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How "Words with Friends" became "Words with Enemies"

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: December 11, 2011

Alec, do you know how to spell C-O-M-P-L-I-A-N-C-E? …

Like Alec, I like "Words with Friends."
It's Scrabble on-the-run.
With letter-luck and strategy,
this game is loads of fun.

But "Words with Friends" on Alec's plane
became a war of words.
When told to turn his i-Phone off,
he acted most absurd.

Ignoring pre-flight courtesies,
the actor became crude
which spelled big trouble for A.B.
resulting in a feud.*

His mouth played words I cannot print
(not minding Qs and Ps).
It seems that "Words with Friends" gave way
to "words with enemies."

But life's too short to pick a fight.
Can't we just get along?
Let's heed the peace and goodwill words
within our Christmas songs.

* http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/alec-baldwin-american-airlines-disagree-on-what-happened-during-words-with-friends-incident/2011/12/08/gIQAKqrEgO_story.html?tid=pm_pop


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

E-mail the author (moc.loa@veRemosewA*)

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Posted: December 11, 2011

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