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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Quick Hit--The Perqs of Celebrity

First, you must disabuse yourself of the notion that "perqs" is misspelled and should be "perks." "Perqs" is correct because it is the truncated form of "perquisites," a term which means, among other things, "A thing regarded as a special right or privilege enjoyed as a result of one's position."

Lauren and Megan flank The PubScout
Being a nationally known beer writer carries some of those perqs. Lauren and Megan, sitting at the bar of the Stage House Tavern in Somerset (and apparently star-struck), were kind enough to pose with yours truly, though I had just met them.

The narcissist in me wants to credit the "personal charm factor." But the truth is that neither their dignity nor well-being was in danger of being threatened by a friendly, harmless Geezer. So they probably felt sorry for me.

"Personal Charm Factor" sounds better.

The PubScout

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