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Gist: The Fonz Talks About Fonts

Henry Winkler is an icon of American comedy. Between roles in Happy Days, Arrested Development, and Parks and Recreation, Winkler has been writing children’s books starring the character Hank Zipzer. Winkler says the stories have helped him come to terms with his own dyslexia, which he only discovered as an adult. His newest book is Always Watch Out for the Flying Potato Salad.
For the Spiel, you might want to learn to spell “wiretap” because you accuse someone of ordering a wiretap.

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