I’ve always been a fan of language. I appreciate good grammar and (as my Aunt Gale and Grammy Janet would call them) $.50 words. Last year I shot a TV commercial for the local access channel, which came with a 20 second sponsorship segment. But what to do? Enter my super hip pal Nora and Words With Amanda was born. On a quiet day at Sunday River, donning my best tweed jacket, we found a fireplace and set up the camera. Think Masterpiece Theater, Nabos style. Now here’s the catch. I don’t know any of the words before I read them. Not one. Not even a clue if I’m saying them right. So this is how it works….in between takes, Nora clips a word and definition into my book, and I open it and read. One take only on each word. Ok, except for that one I flubbed so badly that it had to have a re-do. The words are hysterical, some antiquated, almost all obscure, and did I mention hysterical? I think Nora’s biggest goal was to get me to snort on camera. Yeah, I’m a snorter. No surprise there, huh. And boy did she. I’m posting a word a week from last season on my YouTube channel (YOU WILL BE SERIOUSLY CHEATING YOURSELF IF YOU DON’T WATCH THIS) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOxz7m6PqWwjQ4dxnDwXWuA and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NabosGifts?ref=hl. If you want to see this season’s words (which even I haven’t seen yet), then you’d better tune into Channel 7 for the weekend morning show. It is worth it. I promise. So go forth, expand your vocabulary, and have a pizzazzy and possibly gambrinous day.