Brian Ho (brianho) wrote,
Brian Ho

A younker is a young man...

I just had a schoolaged flashback to the listening portion of the ISTEP.

I still remember the introduction that was used throughout my schoolage years...

"...a baloo is a bear..."
"...a younker is a young man..."
"...wuzzle means to mix..."

I don't know if they're still using these examples, but I'm pretty sure these are ingrained on just about everyone my age.

So today I was looking at the Scrabble calendar that Lissa's mom had gotten me for Christmas.  Today's puzzle is entitled "Change-Ups".  At the top are Scrabble tiles that spell out "Y-O-U-N-G-E-R."  The puzzle reads: "What letter can replace the "G" in the word above to make a new word meaning 'young gentleman'?"

Sure enough, the answer is 'younker'...and I knew it.

I guess I actually learned something from the ISTEP. :P

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