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Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 October 2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
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Help with what, exactly?

Help with what, exactly?
Forum: Social Studies 20 October 2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Cervus
Yeah, this is why if someone told me they were in...

Yeah, this is why if someone told me they were in a boat, I'd picture a small boat. In a canoe, in a kayak, in a raft, in a dinghy, etc. Yet no one would say I'm in a yacht or I'm in a cruise ship --...
Forum: Social Studies 20 October 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Cervus
My weird language question has to deal with...

My weird language question has to deal with transportation. In American English, we use "on" or "in" to describe our relationship to different methods of transportation, but there doesn't seem to be...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 102,952
Posted By Cervus
I just watched the rocket launch; it was awesome...

I just watched the rocket launch; it was awesome even with the street light blaring. I can't imagine how spectacular it would have been in the dark.
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 102,952
Posted By Cervus
They finally fixed the streetlight today. It's...

They finally fixed the streetlight today. It's been out since at least February or March. Damn, I'd forgotten how bright it is. Too much light pollution now. Can't see the lighthouse, nor any stars...
Forum: Rantidote 15 October 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,453
Posted By Cervus
I was listening to FM radio and the DJ announced...

I was listening to FM radio and the DJ announced in a serious voice, she had "very sad news." I was prepared for another beloved musician or celebrity to have died. Or something related to the...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 102,952
Posted By Cervus
I took a weekend trip to the city where I went to...

I took a weekend trip to the city where I went to college, and decided to take a walk around campus. I've never felt older in my life. I swear guys did not look this young and baby-faced when I was...
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,524
Posted By Cervus
I've noticed that in major storms like hurricanes...

I've noticed that in major storms like hurricanes and tornadoes, gas stations always seem to sustain significant damage to the roof over the pumping stations. Is there a particular design flaw to...
Forum: SLC 10 October 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Cervus
Thanks for the concern, but I live 500 miles away...

Thanks for the concern, but I live 500 miles away on the opposite end of the state, and was never in any danger.

FYI, a long-time snopester named Spam-and-Cookies, who lives in the panhandle, is...
Forum: SLC 10 October 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Cervus
Hurricane Michael

I was surprised to see that no one had started a thread. This is the strongest storm on record to hit the Florida panhandle in over a century. I've been watching pictures on Twitter and Instagram all...
Forum: Rantidote 08 October 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,453
Posted By Cervus
LTTAM: Having to re-bag my groceries because the...

LTTAM: Having to re-bag my groceries because the bagger put 10 lbs of canned/bottled goods in one bag and put 5 little yogurts in a bag by themselves.
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,997
Posted By Cervus
Houseplants do not purify their air to any...

Houseplants do not purify their air to any significant extent (that 1980's NASA study was horribly misinterpreted by popular media) nor do they remove dust. It's physically impossible for a plant to...
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,453
Posted By Cervus
Different, "caught" has a "caw" sound, whereas...

Different, "caught" has a "caw" sound, whereas cot has a completely different, short vowel sound, but I don't know how to accurately describe it.
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,453
Posted By Cervus
In that video I can hear the difference he's...

In that video I can hear the difference he's enunciating on "married". So it's what I thought -- that mid-Atlantic 1930's film star dialect, how Katharine Hepburn would talk in a film. I've never...
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,453
Posted By Cervus
I'm imagining some exaggerated mid-Atlantic...

I'm imagining some exaggerated mid-Atlantic accent like old-time movie stars used in the 1940's? "Mah-h-h-h-ry." But I've never heard anyone talk like that in real life.
Forum: Rantidote 06 October 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,453
Posted By Cervus
LTAAM: This parking job. ...

LTAAM: This parking job.

http://i67.tinypic.com/w70fpx.jpg

Like, you have primo spaces, in the shade, and a normal size car. WTF are you even doing.
Forum: Rantidote 06 October 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,453
Posted By Cervus
I grew up in Florida and not only do all of those...

I grew up in Florida and not only do all of those words rhyme, I have never heard an American pronounce them differently. I don't even know how they could be pronounced differently.
Forum: Rantidote 05 October 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,453
Posted By Cervus
I literally can't remember the last day I read...

I literally can't remember the last day I read news online without encountering a typo.
Forum: Business Bytes 04 October 2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,811
Posted By Cervus
I only learned about Disneyland E-tickets when I...

I only learned about Disneyland E-tickets when I happened to be listening to Weird Al's "Jurassic Park" recently for the first time in years, and there's a line about "this sure ain't no E-ticket..."...
Forum: SLC 02 October 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 85,675
Posted By Cervus
There are currently seven police cars at the end...

There are currently seven police cars at the end of my street, a residential cul-de-sac. None have their lights on, and the cops are sort of milling around, but this is very unnerving.
Forum: SLC 01 October 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,524
Posted By Cervus
I don't understand -- what makes it fake?

I don't understand -- what makes it fake?
Forum: Rantidote 01 October 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,545
Posted By Cervus
USAns, in general, don't like being compelled to...

USAns, in general, don't like being compelled to do anything. Look at the healthcare mandate.
Forum: Rantidote 30 September 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,997
Posted By Cervus
I had this ongoing problem for months; I had to...

I had this ongoing problem for months; I had to resort to leaving a note in my mailbox for the postal carrier explaining that that person is not at this address. (Crossing out the bar code on the...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 30 September 2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 117,736
Posted By Cervus
I found this cool moth while pulling dead leaves...

I found this cool moth while pulling dead leaves off my plant. It's a Carolina Sphinx moth. They have a pretty yellow-spotted abdomen, but this one wouldn't show it off.
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Forum: Rantidote 29 September 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,453
Posted By Cervus
I've had male clients call me all of those, as...

I've had male clients call me all of those, as well as Baby.

The man who called me Baby no longer patronizes our clinic. That's all I'll say about that.
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