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Forum: SLC 23 October 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 30,024
Posted By thorny locust
The funniest case I remember was somebody at an...

The funniest case I remember was somebody at an airport, who was in a very loud voice reaming out over the phone some poor person who apparently worked for him.

The reason it's funny is that part...
Forum: Rantidote 23 October 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 87,954
Posted By thorny locust
There is of course a risk that the bottle will...

There is of course a risk that the bottle will break due to expansion of the contents.
Forum: Police Blotter 23 October 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By thorny locust
From the article cited: He's either...

From the article cited:



He's either braver or more foolhardy than I am. I wouldn't have touched it.

-- though maybe he'd already picked it up before he realized how suspicious it looked; in...
Forum: Police Blotter 23 October 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By thorny locust
He seems to have Trump pretty well down. He used...

He seems to have Trump pretty well down. He used both 'it's perfectly OK*' and 'I didn't do it*' in the same excuse.


*paraphrase, not quote
Forum: Wild Kingdom 23 October 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 282,191
Posted By thorny locust
Pens. Pens, pencils, and anything on a desk or...

Pens. Pens, pencils, and anything on a desk or table that is either similar to, or near, a pen or pencil.

Or possibly something that is neither similar to nor near a pen or pencil, if I have very...
Forum: Social Studies 23 October 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,051
Posted By thorny locust
I would have to be on something to go out on the...

I would have to be on something to go out on the wing of a plane in midair --
Forum: Rantidote 23 October 2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 12,054
Posted By thorny locust
She may possibly not even have a valid driver's...

She may possibly not even have a valid driver's license.

Or, in the other direction, maybe she just doesn't want her parents to find out about it. But yeah, I'd approach this situation with...
Forum: Social Studies 22 October 2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,051
Posted By thorny locust
That does sound a whole lot like spelling "rules"...

That does sound a whole lot like spelling "rules" in English: more exceptions than rules; or, rather, an attempt to deal with the fact that there is no rule by making up a rule for every instance.
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Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 October 2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By thorny locust
GM, he's in the story that Jusenkyo linked, also....

GM, he's in the story that Jusenkyo linked, also. And that link did work for me without a subscription.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 21 October 2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 282,191
Posted By thorny locust
My clipboard! Mine! So comfy! * ...

My clipboard! Mine! So comfy! *


*translated from Cat


ETA: some years ago, I bought a dog bed. It was a couple of months before the dog got to use it; it was instantly claimed by one of the...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 21 October 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 282,191
Posted By thorny locust
That's not a clipboard; it's a kitty bed --

That's not a clipboard; it's a kitty bed --
Forum: Social Studies 21 October 2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,051
Posted By thorny locust
Neat article, Steve. I particularly like...

Neat article, Steve.

I particularly like this sentence:
Forum: Wild Kingdom 21 October 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By thorny locust
‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss

Have a nice scary article for your October Sunday.

For those of you who think you're not concerned about insects -- note that species which eat insects are also reported as being in trouble.

...
Forum: Social Studies 21 October 2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,051
Posted By thorny locust
I'm pretty sure I'd say 'put that in the truck'...

I'm pretty sure I'd say 'put that in the truck' for either the cab or the open back of a pickup. I think I might say either 'put it in the truck' or 'put it on the truck' for a semitrailer. But come...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 October 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By thorny locust
Eight students at the same school? Are...

Eight students at the same school?

Are people routinely lying in order to get their kids into kindergarten early? And if so, why? Problems with daycare availability/affordability? An attempt to...
Forum: Social Studies 20 October 2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,051
Posted By thorny locust
Now put/putt and foot/strut I do pronounce...

Now put/putt and foot/strut I do pronounce differently. (though put and foot rhyme for me, as do putt and strut.) I thought at first that I also pronounce trap/bath differently, but now I'm not so...
Forum: Techno-Babble 20 October 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By thorny locust
I'd be more concerned (as the article to some...

I'd be more concerned (as the article to some extent mentions) with the effect on all sorts of organisms that need it dark some of the time to function properly.

(Including some humans. Grumble...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 October 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By thorny locust
Yes, I'm also getting a subscription-only site. ...

Yes, I'm also getting a subscription-only site.

There's routinely a minimum age for starting school, at least around here, so I don't see why it's even a story if a school's rejecting a child for...
Forum: Rantidote 19 October 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,065
Posted By thorny locust
Did they, though? Saying 'wow, we had a...

Did they, though?

Saying 'wow, we had a Cherokee ancestor, isn't that great!' is certainly better than saying 'shhh, of course we're not related to any of them' (presuming that you actually did...
Forum: Rantidote 19 October 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,065
Posted By thorny locust
She's been claiming a specific named...

She's been claiming a specific named great-great-great- grandmother was either Native American, or had enough Native American genetics to be generally identified as such at the time. Which is a)...
Forum: SLC 19 October 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,795
Posted By thorny locust
Bill Gates is at my house, doing something that I...

Bill Gates is at my house, doing something that I can't now remember. He has brought with him a mouse that has a very large and overly bright light on it. I realize that if I complain to him about...
Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,311
Posted By thorny locust
Whether Morning's scooter was blocking the aisle,...

Whether Morning's scooter was blocking the aisle, or the other shopper's cart was blocking the aisle, or the store's display was narrowing the aisle so that anyone with either cart or scooter...
Forum: Social Studies 18 October 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By thorny locust
I've no idea what happened in that specific case,...

I've no idea what happened in that specific case, but, as a member of a planning board that often hears applications for permits for something that people weren't supposed to start doing unless they...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,795
Posted By thorny locust
Maybe the horse was a kelpie?

Maybe the horse was a kelpie?
Forum: Social Studies 18 October 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By thorny locust
RichardM, I've seen an occasional house/garage...

RichardM, I've seen an occasional house/garage that looked a whole lot like it had close to that sort of proportion.
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