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Reavis Wortham

Contributor — The Paris News

Author of the critically acclaimed Red River historical mysteries. The first Sonny Hawke thriller, Hawke's Prey, is out. All are based in Texas!

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@ReavisZWortham — 25,124 followers, 3,399 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

Yes it's the day before Thanksgiving, but the media can save money by NOT sending reporters to the airports to talk about this busy travel day. Just run B-roll from the last ten years. Same story, different year. Sheeesh!

Nov 22, 2017

RT @Abibliofob: @ReavisZWortham Thank you for the lesson today, it is always great fun with #OldTimeyWord

Nov 22, 2017

RT @KarenLeeGamble: @ReavisZWortham I read this at first as "stuck still." Which, to be fair to stumps, is pretty accurate. They aren't going anywhere.

Nov 20, 2017

#OldTimeyWord is stock still. 1425-75, it literally means to be as still as a log, a stump, or a tree trunk. In Old English it was stoc, and there are cognates in Old Frisian, Middle Low German, and Middle Dutch (all spelled 'stok'). There's your lesson for the day. Use it well.

Nov 14, 2017

Right! Probably because he didn’t have his American Express card. Never mind. People probably don’t remember that commercial.

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