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Chuck Pinkey

April 8, 2014

'Primitive' isn't such a bad thing

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“How old Pinkey?” he asked. “Me?” I questioned. “You very stupid,” he said. “Okay, I’m 64 years old,” I answered. “Moons?” he said. “Oh moons! Let’s see … 768 moons!” I answered. “Very old. Ugly too.” he said.

“Eh! Here come Bud,” Primitive Pinkey exclaimed. “Probably try cracking turtle shell with head again.” Bud approached and said, “Tan con Neanderthal cu!” “What did he say?” I asked. “Tan con Neanderthal cu!” Primitive Pinkey answered.

“Okay, wise guy. What does that mean?” I asked. He answered, “Bud wants to know if any Neanderthals in future?” “Yes, there is one,” I answered, “in Fly Creek.”

Chuck Pinkey is a retired area businessman. He can be reached at chuck.ontherightside@gmail.com. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board, but the author thinks they ought to. 

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