Yarn: A long rambling tale that frequently deals with adventure or tall-tales and is told in colloquial or idiomatic English.
An Example from Literature: Lincoln's Yarns and Stories: A Complete Collection of the Funny and Witty Anecdotes by Alexander K. McClure - Abe Lincoln is known as the story telling president. He used his tales to communicate and teach lessons.
My Try: Begin at April 1st and read back through the My Try section of each post and you will read a yarn.
My favorite yarn is the one about the three legged pig. It's in my book If Mama Don't Laugh, It Ain't Funny. I also had an uncle who loved to weave stories for us kids. Usually he tried to scare us at the end. I both loved and hated when he would tell us one of his yarns. What's your favorite yarn? Who told it to you? What did you get from it?
April 30th - Zeugma