Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon was surprised yesterday to learn, from a friend, that January 29th was, at least in some quarters unknown to his person, “Curmudgeons Day”. (Please don’t ask where the apostrophe should be placed, or if there even should be an apostrophe, that’s why editors were created.)

Anyway, Curmudgeons are supposed to be grouchy, grumpy, grinchy and yet grandfatherly, willing to steal Christmas, but in a nice way. Look left if you disbelieve.

The Curmudgeon who now has stylus on papyrus, finds it very strange that his own sort of . . .

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