My Nickel’s Worth by Randy Ooney
Take the “OW” out of BOWLING and you have BLING. I wonder what is Paris Hilton’s average. To be sure, she must use a 12 lb crystal sapphire bowling ball drilled at On Track, Beverly hills, and customized with super soft grips so as not to break a nail.
So, I began to think of other words that can be formed from the letters in “Bowling”.
OW - this word is used when you show up for your Monday morning traveling league and throw your first shadow ball, after bowling all day Sunday in an MSC Tournament
BOWL - not only our favorite recreational activity, but something from which you can eat soup, cereal, or nuts.
LOB - my normal delivery of a bowling ball. It will be yours also when you get to be my age.
WIN - the goal of all bowlers.
NOW - when to reach that goal.
BOW - something to do after a 300 game.
BOIL - something to do after a 150 game.
BLOW - miss a spare.
GLOW - Saturday night bowling
GIN - beverage of choice for many bowlers
GLOB - what comes back on your ball when the belt in the back gets a little too warm.
BLOG - an internet thing to do between bowling seasons.
OIL - lane dressing at $145.00 per barrel.
LONG - oil pattern at the USBC Tournament.
WING - the part of the turkey that’s always left after Thanksgiving.
NOB - a hill in San Francisco
WINO - There’s one in every league.
BONG - obob who reads this column faithfully
BING - a cherry or a Crosby
GLIB - enough said.