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Forum: Rantidote 18 February 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,487
Posted By thorny locust
I suspect that it's actually quite a hot job. ...

I suspect that it's actually quite a hot job.

The people waiting on tables are already overheated, because the dining room's kept at a temperature comfortable for people sitting down and relaxing,...
Forum: SLC 18 February 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,117
Posted By thorny locust
And who apparently think they're the only people...

And who apparently think they're the only people going down that road who will have that (not) bright idea.

Such losses add up.
Forum: SLC 16 February 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,688
Posted By thorny locust
whoops too late to edit. That's supposed to be...

whoops too late to edit. That's supposed to be "nearly every", not "early every".

Now I'm trying to think of a coherent meaning for the sentence if it were supposed to say 'early every' . . .
Forum: SLC 16 February 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,688
Posted By thorny locust
I think this society may actually be rather odd...

I think this society may actually be rather odd in insisting that generations are supposed to live separately.

People should do what fits the particular family and the particular individuals.

...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By thorny locust
I think there is a tendency to think that...

I think there is a tendency to think that prejudice, bigotry, racism must include hostility. While hostility's often part of it, there's no essential connection. It's perfectly possible to genuinely...
Forum: Rantidote 15 February 2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,579
Posted By thorny locust
This works off a Logitech dongle, and seems to...

This works off a Logitech dongle, and seems to respond as fast as the wired one.

It never occured to me to keep track of where I am in something I'm writing by counting the lines; I always look to...
Forum: Rantidote 15 February 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,579
Posted By thorny locust
Esprise Me, can you just turn the autocorrect...

Esprise Me, can you just turn the autocorrect off?

-- my current first world problem: I bought a new mouse. (That's not the problem.) The old mouse ran off a USB wire, and I was sick of the wire...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 February 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 214,749
Posted By thorny locust
Even if the Flint association is deliberate, and...

Even if the Flint association is deliberate, and in fact particularly if it is: the fact that a particular city's water system is dangerously screwed up is good reason to investigate where your...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By thorny locust
But that only requires one use of the word (even...

But that only requires one use of the word (even assuming there's somebody in the class who doesn't understand what "N-word" means); and that use can be clearly definitional.



Discuss.
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Forum: SLC 15 February 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,117
Posted By thorny locust
I think most farmers would disagree with that....

I think most farmers would disagree with that. You buy and/or graft the tree, you plant the tree, you water the tree, you fertilize the tree, you weed the tree, you mow the area around the tree, you...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By thorny locust
I'm not entirely sure that you're disagreeing...

I'm not entirely sure that you're disagreeing with me. It seems to me that he did want to provoke something. While a claim might be made that provoking the original reaction was a fair thing to do in...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By thorny locust
In addition to your buts: if that were what he...

In addition to your buts: if that were what he was trying to do a) he only needed to use it once, or, at most, enough to provoke the reaction; but he apparently kept on using it after the reaction...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 February 2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,808
Posted By thorny locust
On the one hand, he was using it in context. ...

On the one hand, he was using it in context.

On the other, he wasn't using it as part of a direct quote, or IMO in a context in which it was really essential to use the full word -- especially to...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 February 2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,279
Posted By thorny locust
I had my older sisters, or my mother, check books...

I had my older sisters, or my mother, check books out of the local library for me, because they wouldn't let me take anything except out of the small children's section.

That was in the 1950's and...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 February 2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,999
Posted By thorny locust
Not well. My mother's parents fled Russia,...

Not well.

My mother's parents fled Russia, some years before my father's got out of Poland. For a while there were letters back and forth between my mother's mother and her family; but eventually...
Forum: Rantidote 12 February 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 26,827
Posted By thorny locust
I once had a housemate bring a young cat home...

I once had a housemate bring a young cat home late at night, without telling me about it first. I was already in bed, and she went to bed, leaving the cat loose in the house. I got up first, and,...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,117
Posted By thorny locust
I've probably only got one or two bent ones, and...

I've probably only got one or two bent ones, and not bent that badly (though they could become bent that badly :D ), but I bet I could lay my hands on some more without too much difficulty.
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,117
Posted By thorny locust
Seriously? What circles, and how much will they...

Seriously? What circles, and how much will they pay for one?
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,315
Posted By thorny locust
I've known some people who were excellent to be...

I've known some people who were excellent to be around when they were 14.

(I'm not so sure that I was one of them. But I don't think it had all that much to do with being 14.)
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 25,744
Posted By thorny locust
I am 66 and I remember Tshirts being underwear....

I am 66 and I remember Tshirts being underwear. And, when I was a young child, effectively only underwear. When that changed, and I started buying them (around 1970) to wear as we now wear Tshirts,...
Forum: Social Studies 11 February 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 28,835
Posted By thorny locust
Yes, that's where it started; which is why I'm...

Yes, that's where it started; which is why I'm puzzled that you seem to be talking about a charge for on-line payment as if it were the same thing. It's not.

Doing it that way may increase the...
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,315
Posted By thorny locust
All books about characters who are 13 when the...

All books about characters who are 13 when the story starts must end before the character's 14th birthday!!

-- I suppose this might for Brad come into the category of 'fights not worth having'; at...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 February 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By thorny locust
That was also the only reason some people were...

That was also the only reason some people were buying their tools there. The tools were decent, but not extraordinary. The warranty made it make more sense for many people to buy a Craftsman wrench...
Forum: Social Studies 11 February 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 28,835
Posted By thorny locust
UL, I guess I don't understand what your...

UL, I guess I don't understand what your argument, or your question, is.

You were charged a transaction fee, by a government agency, for using an online payment method. You weren't charged a...
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,117
Posted By thorny locust
And that is why, if you actually use one with any...

And that is why, if you actually use one with any frequency, a $75 digging fork is cheaper than a $15 digging fork.

(Although there is a faint possibility that somebody did something entirely...
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