Today’s Word: Tchotchke
Merritt was the perfect woman: bright, funny, slim, and attractive. Her girlfriends back at Harvard had alternated between calling her Fem-Superlative to her face and Faux-Barbie behind her back. Their jealously led to a number of botched pranks, the most hilarious coming about when they attempted to steal several pieces of her jewelry and sell them to a local pawnshop. Unfortunately for the girls, Merritt had chosen that day to clean out Spot’s tank. The precious jewels, of which they were so proud, turned out be nothing more than goldfish bowl tchotchke.