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Old 30 September 2018, 03:55 PM
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I have only done corned meat once. To get a big enough piece to make it worthwhile for one person...well it is a lot of meat for one person.
The leftovers freeze well, if you've got a freezer.
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Old 01 October 2018, 07:54 AM
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The leftovers freeze well, if you've got a freezer.
Yeah I get that. But when cooking on a budget for one person...well you buy a lot of things in bulk cause it is cheaper, you cook a lot of things in bulk and freeze cause so it is there when you are tired and would resort to takeaways when you don't feel like cooking...well my freezer get full at time.

And then I spend are bit of time with my parents who travel and aren't local. So I try to empty my freezer out at times. I don't like leaving to much in the fridge or freezer in case something happens to the power while I am away.

I try to plan my meals around what I have. It seems like I constantly trying get room in the freezer. My economic situation isn't quite as dire as it was last year, but I still try not to waste much. Sometimes I just want to cook what feel like.
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Old 01 October 2018, 09:59 PM
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So my mom just got back from Cuba where she purchased a large box of cigars for me. The box would have cost close to $300, if it were real. Its clearly fake. I don't care about that so much as I wonder if I should tell her about it for her next trip to Cuba.

The box probably cost her close to $100, so its probable that she thought she was getting a good deal. I don't want her to think I don't appreciate the gift. But, she might want to know what to look for next time.

My stupid question, should I say anything to her about it?
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Old 01 October 2018, 10:23 PM
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I don't understand -- what makes it fake?
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Old 01 October 2018, 10:42 PM
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The box and all the cigars say Cohiba, they were not made by Cohiba.
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Old 01 October 2018, 10:52 PM
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Arenít all Cuban cigars made in Mexico? Or Florida?
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Old 01 October 2018, 11:25 PM
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The box and all the cigars say Cohiba, they were not made by Cohiba.
Out of curiosity, since I'm not an expert on cigars myself, how can you tell?
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Old 02 October 2018, 01:21 PM
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But do they taste like $100 cigars or $1 cigars?

If itís $1 cigars Iíd say something so you donít get lumbered with more in the future, if itís closer to $100 cigars, keep, schtum and accept the gesture!
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Old 02 October 2018, 02:19 PM
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Out of curiosity, since I'm not an expert on cigars myself, how can you tell?
The simple answer is that every box of cigars has a seal on it with a serial number. That number can be checked against a database.

Beyond that there are numerous quality issues with the box and the cigars within it which make it clear they are not authentic. Among them: If you take the cigar apart an authentic Cohiba will be essentially be entirely made from whole leaves. A fake will have filler (which often looks like the tobacco found in a cigarette). A good fake might have some whole or partial leaves as part of the filler, but it won't look anything like the inside of an authentic Cohiba.

There is definitely a flavor difference too, otherwise I wouldn't care at all.
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Old 05 October 2018, 11:30 AM
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What is the verb form of cunnilingus? The verb form of fellatio is "to fellate", so ... "to cunniling"?

(I know this could turn into a list of alternative rude terms but it was a real question about language! Perhaps there isn't one. The etymology of cunnilingus involves two nouns, whereas fellatio may have come from a verb in the first place.)
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Old 05 October 2018, 02:08 PM
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What is the verb form of cunnilingus? The verb form of fellatio is "to fellate", so ... "to cunniling"?

(I know this could turn into a list of alternative rude terms but it was a real question about language! Perhaps there isn't one. The etymology of cunnilingus involves two nouns, whereas fellatio may have come from a verb in the first place.)
Exactly why do you need to know, other than idle curiosity?

Merriam-Webster doesn't seem to have a verb. In fact, "fellate" is of fairly recent vintage (1941) compared to "fellatio" (1891), so it looks like someone just made up the verb because one was needed. Perhaps you could be the cunning linguist who does the same for the benefit of the ladies.
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Old 05 October 2018, 10:29 PM
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The verb would be to perform cunnilingus, wouldn't it? Like how you would say "sing a solo" or "perform a solo" rather than "he/she solos" ?
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Old 05 October 2018, 10:47 PM
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It would also depend on which tongue it was expressed in.

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Like how you would say "sing a solo" or "perform a solo" rather than "he/she solos" ?
No, that's simply "masturbate".
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Old 06 October 2018, 05:14 PM
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What is the verb form of cunnilingus? The verb form of fellatio is "to fellate", so ... "to cunniling"?
Cunnilingue or Cunnilinguate
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Old 09 October 2018, 04:52 AM
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In the classic Simpsons episode "Marge vs the Monorail", the song the contains the gag line "The ring came off my pudding can." Does pudding still come packaged in cans with pull-off tops like that? I don't really buy single serving packages of pudding, but it seems like it usually comes in a plastic cup with a foil top, like yogurt. Do young people understand that line when that episode airs today?
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Old 09 October 2018, 08:59 AM
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I'm not a "young person" but from a UK perspective, I have no problem with the idea of the ring coming off the can - you still get that sort of can on plenty of things, including sardines and other fish, the sort of olives you get on a plane and... er, many many other examples. But I have no idea what "pudding" means in that context.

So I shouldn't think young Americans have much trouble either. You can see what it means from the animation, for a start...
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Old 09 October 2018, 10:42 AM
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I'm not a "young person" but from a UK perspective, I have no problem with the idea of the ring coming off the can - you still get that sort of can on plenty of things, including sardines and other fish, the sort of olives you get on a plane and... er, many many other examples. But I have no idea what "pudding" means in that context.

So I shouldn't think young Americans have much trouble either. You can see what it means from the animation, for a start...
Pudding for Americans is a sweet dessert similar (I gather) to blancmange. Or a creamier mousse.
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Old 09 October 2018, 03:16 PM
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Pull off tops are still common enough that I think someone could figure out through extrapolation what the line means.
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Old 09 October 2018, 03:43 PM
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Pull off tops are still common enough that I think someone could figure out through extrapolation what the line means.
The large cans of the cat food I buy recently switched from needing a can opener to opening by pull off top. Turns out it's not the can opener use that makes the cat come. It's the getting of the can from the cupboard.
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Old 09 October 2018, 04:00 PM
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We've been using pull off cans of catfood for so long that the cats no longer come to the kitchen when we use a regular can opener.
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