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Old 07 February 2013, 05:10 PM
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There's no picture of the president or governor in my state/federal building. I'm not sure a picture of Perry would go unaltered for very long...
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Old 07 February 2013, 06:04 PM
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That's odd; when I was in Austin a few years ago the guy's picture was in the lobby of my hotel. And at the airport. And, it seemed, restaurants and everywhere else I went. I'm pretty sure I can spot Perry from a thousand yards after a 3-day trip. We started playing "Where's Perry?" when we walked into a new building.
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Old 07 February 2013, 06:35 PM
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Dunno, there's a definite similarity there.
That's not Mr Sheen! THIS is Mr Sheen, away with your imposters!
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Old 07 February 2013, 06:46 PM
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Is that Julia Gillard?

Try googling images of Mr Sheen, Crud pops up before Charlie, and Johnny's nowhere to be seen.
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Old 08 February 2013, 01:23 PM
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A few stupid questions about stupid questions (and similar threads):

1) What's the rule of thumb for posting Topic 3, when several posters are still discussing Topic 2? I know sometimes there's several days' lag between posts, but it usually seem to move very quickly.

2) If you post a question or comment and it gets absolutely no replies, how long should someone wait to repost it (or to make a similar post)? Wait for the thread to restart?
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Old 08 February 2013, 01:39 PM
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1) Post it whenever you feel like it. There is no "dibs" on this thread or unhijackable. That being said, you'd have a better chance of not having to deal with 2) if you post during a more quiet time.
2) I pretty much don't repost as they are usually questions of minimal import anyway.
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Old 08 February 2013, 02:15 PM
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1) What's the rule of thumb for posting Topic 3, when several posters are still discussing Topic 2? I know sometimes there's several days' lag between posts, but it usually seem to move very quickly.
It is very helpful to quote what you are responding to, and then order or interrupting another discussion does not matter.

2 stupid questions about word usage?

(1) Station wagon - a term that's been around as long as I remember, so at least 50 years. Why the 'station' in the term?

(2) 'melons' as the most common fruit used as a comparison for breasts - why? A slender woman's breasts are generally closer to a peach or an orange. Larger breasts get to grapefruit-sized. It takes quite large breasts to get to the size of even a smallish cantaloupe, much less a honeydew or casaba.
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Old 08 February 2013, 02:22 PM
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1) Because the large cargo area allowed it to be used to pick up a passenger with their steamer truck at a train station?

2) The stem part of a melon can sortof, kindof be compared to a nipple?
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Old 08 February 2013, 03:03 PM
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Who uses the term 'melons' anymore? It's YIPPIE BUCKETS!

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Old 08 February 2013, 05:05 PM
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1) Because the large cargo area allowed it to be used to pick up a passenger with their steamer truck at a train station?
I think that's correct. I remember reading an article about the station wagons and it said their original purpose was transporting people and their luggage to and from train stations.
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Old 08 February 2013, 05:10 PM
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On that topic is anyone really making station wagons anymore? Or have small car based SUVs and minivans sorta replaced them? I mean you still see hatchback versions of some popular sedans which I guess sorta technically qualify, but you don't see the old classic station wagon bodystyle anymore.
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Old 08 February 2013, 05:21 PM
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I think Volvo is still making station wagons, or at least was recently. Maybe Subaru, although they're sort of in a gray area between car and SUV.

ETA: I think they're still at least somewhat common in Europe -- granted this was back in '06, but we rented an Audi station wagon in Germany. So maybe "Who's still offering them in the USA?" would be a better question.

ETA2: Apparently I was wrong about Volvo. After a quick look at their site it looks like they only offer sedans and crossovers in the US (although the body style of their crossovers is still sort of station wagonish).

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Old 08 February 2013, 05:33 PM
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The Jetta Sportwagen, the Elantra Touring and the Outback have, to my eye, fairly traditional station wagon profiles.

Much to my surprise, our Kia Soul is actually classified as a station wagon, though only very vaguely looks like one.
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Old 08 February 2013, 06:33 PM
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(2) 'melons' as the most common fruit used as a comparison for breasts - why? A slender woman's breasts are generally closer to a peach or an orange. Larger breasts get to grapefruit-sized. It takes quite large breasts to get to the size of even a smallish cantaloupe, much less a honeydew or casaba.
It's funny because where I come from, melon is used in reference to someone's head.

"Look at the melon on him" would mean "look at his head."

It can bey used in reference to the head getting hit. "Man, he smacked his melon hard on the ground when he was tackled". "If you don't stop making fun of me, I'm gonna smack you upside your melon."

Our army helmets are called "melon-busters".

I'm sure there are other uses of it for the head, but I can't recall any more off the top of my melon.

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Old 08 February 2013, 06:58 PM
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I have heard that one often enough, too, UEL. But when used in the plural about a person, er, generally a woman person, there is no doubt that breasts are meant. Just as I have heard people's heads referred to as a nut, but if you talk about a man's nuts in the plural, you are talking testes.
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Old 08 February 2013, 07:23 PM
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Ford made Taurus station wagons into the early 2000s. A friend of mine had one. I loved my 1984 Toyota Tercel compact wagon and my little Subaru Impreza (which I guess was more of a hatchback).
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(2) 'melons' as the most common fruit used as a comparison for breasts - why? A slender woman's breasts are generally closer to a peach or an orange.
Peach is already the nickname of another female body part.
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Old 08 February 2013, 07:47 PM
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Peach is already the nickname of another female body part.
Really, which one?
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Old 08 February 2013, 07:51 PM
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*Humming* Gonna go out to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches...
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Old 08 February 2013, 07:55 PM
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Thanks a lot for that earworm, Joe.
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