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Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 March 2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 264
Posted By ChasFink
Chef In my part of the U.S. (downstate New York)...

In my part of the U.S. (downstate New York) buttering bread for sandwiches is far from normal. I expect it is the norm in other parts of the country. Most online sources I've seen say butty comes...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 March 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 264
Posted By ChasFink
Chef I'm far from an expert on U.K. English, but I've...

I'm far from an expert on U.K. English, but I've heard that - while still technically a sandwich - a butty is made with buttered bread, hence the name. There are a few minority opinions that the word...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 March 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 264
Posted By ChasFink
United Kingdom The Chip Butty

This is "bad" gastronomy only in the sense of bad for you.

I was listening to a BBC podcast (about the Branch Davidians, but that's not important) and a Texas lawyer mentioned that while he was in...
Forum: Rantidote 21 March 2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 35,687
Posted By ChasFink
I'm reminded of Point Roberts, Washington, which...

I'm reminded of Point Roberts, Washington, which is on the tip of a peninsula otherwise in Canada. If residents want to drive to another part of the U.S., they have to cross the border twice in each...
Forum: Social Studies 20 March 2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,947
Posted By ChasFink
It wasn't just about sex and dating where the...

It wasn't just about sex and dating where the other person is also a woman - that might have gone okay. There were stories about the right way to be a member of the gay community - e.g. should I just...
Forum: Social Studies 20 March 2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,947
Posted By ChasFink
TV Yes, it was a different time. I was expecting...

Yes, it was a different time. I was expecting more since I was very sympathetic to the gay rights movement at the time: a very close friend was slowly becoming comfortable with being out (much like...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 March 2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,763
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 1. What two colors, in checkerboard fashion, make...

1. What two colors, in checkerboard fashion, make up the flag of Bavaria?
White and sky blue. (I used to know the heraldic names, but my memory fades....)

2. What rock accomplishment did Dr. Hook...
Forum: Social Studies 19 March 2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,947
Posted By ChasFink
Reading More hijack. Ignore if you wish. No offense...

More hijack. Ignore if you wish.

No offense taken whatsoever. I genuinely appreciate the correction. (As Homer Simpson once said "Really, I mean that. Sorry if it sounded sarcastic.")

I...
Forum: Social Studies 18 March 2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,947
Posted By ChasFink
But what a hijack! Interesting questions indeed!

But what a hijack! Interesting questions indeed!
Forum: Social Studies 18 March 2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,947
Posted By ChasFink
Thanks for correcting me; that's what I meant....

Thanks for correcting me; that's what I meant. "Biologically transsexual" really makes no sense.


I only meant another issue in the sense that intersex is something different from transgender. I...
Forum: Social Studies 15 March 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,947
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 I think they mean "sex" - not the act, but one of...

I think they mean "sex" - not the act, but one of "either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished respectively as female or male especially on the...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 08 March 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By ChasFink
Just to be clear, I don't find anything strange...

Just to be clear, I don't find anything strange with ordering your favorite thing at a restaurant every time. I just find it fascinating that my wife will order something great the first time she's...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 07 March 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By ChasFink
My wife has a similar habit. If we go to a new...

My wife has a similar habit. If we go to a new restaurant and she has something she likes, she will order exactly the same thing every time we go back, never trying something she might like even...
Forum: Announcements 07 March 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,623
Posted By ChasFink
Cell Phone I still have a flip phone, but the spring in the...

I still have a flip phone, but the spring in the hinge has pretty much given up the ghost, so I have to manually hold it open. Interpret that in the context of my anatomy however you want.
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 March 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By ChasFink
Icon06 My wife and I have been religious Jeopardy!...

My wife and I have been religious Jeopardy! watchers for many years. She broke the news to me by phone, even though I was already on my way home. I'm taking this news about someone I never met harder...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 06 March 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By ChasFink
Read This! That's Raymond Luxury Yacht. If I went around...

That's Raymond Luxury Yacht. If I went around claiming that just "Luxury Yacht" was pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove", they'd put me away!
Forum: Announcements 05 March 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,623
Posted By ChasFink
I'm in! But as with others, I will not join...

I'm in! But as with others, I will not join Facebook. I have one Facebook account which - in violation of the TOS, so don't tell anyone - is not with a name I use in real life. I only use it to look...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,763
Posted By ChasFink
Sneeze From a quick online search, it seems ragweed is...

From a quick online search, it seems ragweed is the common name for the entire genus Ambrosia. So the question is technically correct, even if it might make botanists cringe a bit to not use the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By ChasFink
No I watched part of the CBS coverage online and was...

I watched part of the CBS coverage online and was amazed (yes, even knowing it's Trump) at how rambling and incoherent that speech was. My favorite piece of stupidity was Trump explaining how good it...
Forum: Rantidote 15 February 2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 57,712
Posted By ChasFink
United States I think it goes back further than 20 years. If I...

I think it goes back further than 20 years. If I remember correctly, Edwin Newman mentioned this in one of his books about the English language in the 1970s. Republicans and other opponents of the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 February 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,763
Posted By ChasFink
I feel compelled to answer this week, even though...

I feel compelled to answer this week, even though I'm embarrassed to say I should know the answers to a few that I'm only guessing.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. The documentary Untouchable, which...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 12 February 2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By ChasFink
United Kingdom I didn't know hedgehogs were popular as pets,...

I didn't know hedgehogs were popular as pets, although I understand Robin Day's got a hedgehog called Frank.
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 February 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 331,158
Posted By ChasFink
Poshmark is an online service where you can sell...

Poshmark is an online service where you can sell your used clothes, etc. to others. The ads are clearly aimed at a female demographic who live most of their lives through their smartphones, and the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 February 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 331,158
Posted By ChasFink
TV And let's face it, smarmy is not easy to do when...

And let's face it, smarmy is not easy to do when talking about medical problems.

After seeing Shatner's appearance several times (well, half-seeing it as I nod off at night) I realize that the...
Forum: Rantidote 04 February 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 57,712
Posted By ChasFink
D'oh! And that's exactly why it's stupid. They can't...

And that's exactly why it's stupid. They can't restrict speech - even commercial speech - to the point where you can't be clear about what you're talking about. I think we all have to start referring...
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