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Munday on Monday: Foist

“Foist”

It’s odd how words can vary by location, get confused

And just for an example, take how “foist” is often used.

To

foist

upon another of a duty, chore or task —

It simply means to pass the buck (I’m really glad you ask.)

But when I travel farther east, in city grand and tall,

I notice how this very word takes on a different call.

I asked for the instructions to install a stair and joist;

Explaining thus the sequence, why, a helpful clerk said,

“Foist…”

Don Munday

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