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Forum: Social Studies 27 October 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,085
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Okay, thinking about it, accent on Ro and a...

Okay, thinking about it, accent on Ro and a secondary accent on the tus.

I don't have the "t" on the "bi" as you do.

So, three ways to pronounce it?
Forum: Social Studies 25 October 2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,085
Posted By UrbanLegends101
On the subject of regionalisms, the brand name...

On the subject of regionalisms, the brand name Robitussin.

I normally pronounce it "row-bi-tus-sin" with the accent on the tus.

In the Philippines, the more common pronunciation was...
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,586
Posted By UrbanLegends101
It ran away when I tried to take its photo. I...

It ran away when I tried to take its photo. I don't think it left a pamphlet on the door, so maybe it was representing the crabby welcome wagon?
Forum: Rantidote 11 October 2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,873
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Similarly, as broadcast transmitters have become...

Similarly, as broadcast transmitters have become far more energy efficient, some broadcasters which had been using waste heat from the transmitters to keep the rooms warm in winter are now finding...
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,586
Posted By UrbanLegends101
I heard a tapping noise on the metal door of my...

I heard a tapping noise on the metal door of my TDY quarters and I looked out, no one there and then I noticed a crab on the walkway.
Forum: Rantidote 05 October 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 19,873
Posted By UrbanLegends101
That wasn't in my six words in Japanese that I...

That wasn't in my six words in Japanese that I knew, so I had to translate it. The first attempt, just a copy and paste, gave me the same in English, then it had an option, which translated, well, I...
Forum: Rantidote 20 September 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 93,219
Posted By UrbanLegends101
The Deltona package arrived on the 19th.

The Deltona package arrived on the 19th.
Forum: Rantidote 17 September 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 93,219
Posted By UrbanLegends101
I mailed two USPS medium flat rate packages from...

I mailed two USPS medium flat rate packages from the Fleming Island, FL, USPS, this morning and just noticed an interesting expected delivery date print on the receipt.

I mailed two identical...
Forum: SLC 14 September 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 37,139
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Richard, sorry I did not give you the formal...

Richard, sorry I did not give you the formal attribution credit for this, but I did have to share with my brothers and married children.
Forum: SLC 22 August 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,586
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Odd for us, but I gather fairly common on Big...

Odd for us, but I gather fairly common on Big Pine Key and No Name Key, we saw four key deer today on our trek to the National Key Deer Refuge in the Florida Keys.
Forum: Police Blotter 22 August 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,401
Posted By UrbanLegends101
From a conservative web site: The MSM is...

From a conservative web site:

The MSM is already scrambling to cover it up.

That is, covering up that the suspect is an illegal alien.
Forum: Book Corner 15 August 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,904
Posted By UrbanLegends101
One other interesting characteristic about names...

One other interesting characteristic about names in the Philippines is that many people are known by nicknames which have little to do with their given names.

Probably the most recognizable first...
Forum: SLC 15 August 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,982
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Saw a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle at Whataburger on...

Saw a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle at Whataburger on CR 220 in Fleming Island. Owner has had it for about 8 years. Had Florida antique plates and the four door model.

Nice paint job, and one small...
Forum: Rantidote 10 August 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 93,219
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Another first world problem - I have now joined...

Another first world problem - I have now joined the ranks of those who have received the IRS scam call. A robo voice telling me I owe the IRS money and must return a phone call to 802-671-7030. ...
Forum: Rantidote 10 August 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 93,219
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Agree totally on the humidity issue. I think the...

Agree totally on the humidity issue. I think the idea of evaporative cooling for the outside heat exchanger may have merit, to cool the condenser side of a freon system.

In the last place I...
Forum: Rantidote 08 August 2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 93,219
Posted By UrbanLegends101
If an evaporative system had enough excess...

If an evaporative system had enough excess cooling capacity, one way to control temperatures is to bypass some air around the cooling section, or even use reheaters, another water loop bringing...
Forum: Rantidote 08 August 2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 93,219
Posted By UrbanLegends101
I've worked with chilled water systems and I'd...

I've worked with chilled water systems and I'd venture our chilled water is in the 40 degree F range. The chillers almost always are freon system based, and I don't think we've ever used salt water...
Forum: SLC 07 August 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 111,852
Posted By UrbanLegends101
On our last international move, ten years ago,...

On our last international move, ten years ago, our combined shipment was in two 40-foot shipping containers. Note, about half of one of the containers had our truck and split between the two...
Forum: Rantidote 07 August 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 93,219
Posted By UrbanLegends101
I was looking at the Wikipedia page for swamp...

I was looking at the Wikipedia page for swamp coolers, okay, more precisely, evaporative cooler, and looking at a few hot weather examples:

At 32 C (90 F) and 15% relative humidity, air may be...
Forum: SLC 07 August 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 111,852
Posted By UrbanLegends101
When checking in with the medical unit at the...

When checking in with the medical unit at the beginning of our overseas assignment in 2006, we all got a rabies vaccine - one shot.
Forum: Rantidote 07 August 2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 122,497
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Or the coupons last week for Pilot pens, with two...

Or the coupons last week for Pilot pens, with two of the coupons saving decimal cents:

Save .75
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 30 July 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,203
Posted By UrbanLegends101
American Garden seems to be a unique food...

American Garden seems to be a unique food manufacturer, with most of their products made in the United States but normally not marketed in the United States.

I used to see their products in...
Forum: Rantidote 26 July 2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Long ago and far away, when I worked in...

Long ago and far away, when I worked in broadcasting, the EBS tests, as they were called then, were on our program log and scheduled, but the tests were never an abrupt interruption of program...
Forum: SLC 23 July 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,586
Posted By UrbanLegends101
None of the US or Japanese branded motor vehicles...

None of the US or Japanese branded motor vehicles I've ever had used a lug bolt - they all used a removable lug nut which threaded over the wheel stud, which was pressed into the hub. Two parts...
Forum: SLC 21 July 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,586
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Okay, well this was yesterday. For two or...

Okay, well this was yesterday.

For two or three days, I'd notice a bolt in the middle of a street at a tee intersection near where we live and yesterday while bike riding with resident daughter,...
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