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Robert 'Slim Short' Allen, 80: Fixture of Eastern N.C. Broadcasting Started in Radio, Was on TV for Decades
By Jerry Allegood, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Oct. 24--GREENVILLE -- Robert A. Allen, a radio and television announcer better known to generations of Eastern North Carolina residents as the folksy Slim Short, died Sunday. He was 80.
Word of the Day
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.