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Old 12-28-2011, 06:25 PM   #111
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Thanks for the information. It's not a word in common usage then...
I guess that would depend on your background. I made the jump from BuckyTom's word to Schmierkaese because we often ate "Schmierkaese" but it was used not necessarily for a specific kind of cheese, but rather because of the ability to spread it--my grandmother made it and it wasn't always the same. Real Schmierkaese is described as being similar to cottage cheese, but not the same . Given that my great-grandmother was German, I suspect that is how the word worked its way into my family's vocabulary and my Swedish grandmother's kitchen.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:50 PM   #112
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olde timey jewish comedians used to change a word by having it start with a sch to make it sound funnier.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:52 PM   #113
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:00 PM   #114
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Who would think...two terrabytes!
I just saw this the other day...

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Old 12-31-2011, 10:07 PM   #115
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I just saw this the other day...
Amazing, I love it!
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I remember getting a 10 meg hard drive in 1984 and wondering what all we would put on it. :D
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #117
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I've slept about 17 years then.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:36 AM   #118
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20 years for me! Yikes!
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7.8 years for me, but I bet my average is higher than that because I sleep a lot lol. My bf is jealous because he has trouble sleeping
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #120
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I sleep whenever my body tells me to. (Thank Heaven for retirement.) Every so often my sleep pattern goes crazy and I sleep in short spurts around the clock. But I don't care. I don't have to get up in the morning and go to work.
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