Can't is a Four-Letter Word
Because you can't spell decanter without CAN. Nor can't, actually. But we're gonna just focus on the positive here.
All my life, people have been telling me the things that I can't do. "Michael, you can't go outside and play because it's raining." "You can't play professional basketball because you're only 5-feet tall." "You can't just run into a parked car on the road and then drive off without leaving a note."
Well, I got sick of people telling me what I can't do. So the word "can't" is no longer part of my vocabulary. Now when someone says to me, "Michael, you can't let your wine out to breathe!" I say, "Yes I deCANter!"
When someone walks up and proclaims, "That deep punt can't increase the surface area to entice the rich flavors and aromas out of the wine!" I say, "Yes it deCANter!"
And the next time someone tells me that I can't improve my experience with a bold red wine by aerating it in hand-blown, lead-free glass with an elegant and sleek Italian design, I'll turn to them and whisper softly in their ear, "Yes. I. de.CAN.ter."
I might even follow that up with an adamant "You're not the boss of me!" and a big, wet raspberry. We'll see. I'll just play it by ear.
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