A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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What am I, your personal translator??

by accidentaltourist on December 13, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Rant warning in place.

"Do you know if [insert name here] went/did/didn't/gave/took/called/left (etc., ad nauseum)?"

Daily question from various family members and associates. To which I reply "I.DON'T.KNOW. Why don't you ask THEM??" (thinking the above)

Do these people not speak the same version of English??


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