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Old 03-17-2015, 11:39 PM   #4001
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My vent? "Uptalk" If you are making a declarative statement, say it like you believe it.

What Can Jeopardy Tell Us About Uptalk? | Innovation | Smithsonian

Yes, my internal editor DID want to remove the space between the "S" and the rest of the word "Sometimes.
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That's interesting. I haven't really noticed any excessive usage of it myself. I had never heard a name for it. I think it is perfectly reasonable in a social setting to use uptalk to indicate that an answer to a question is a guess.

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taxy, I hear it all the time when watching some local TV programming. It seems to be an affectation prevalent among young (and sometimes not so young), highly educated speakers. It gives me the impression they really don't believe in what they are saying. Not a good quality when you are a professional trying to make a point. On the other hand, it probably should be the required speaking style of most things politicians say. After all, they can't seriously believe all the stuff they shovel at us, can they? It doesn't annoy me as much in a social setting unless it's coming out of our son's mouth. I remind him when he tells me something he danged well better sound like he believes what he says.

As far as your "???". If you click on the Smithsonian article I linked to, the first word "Sometimes" has a space between the first "S" and the rest of the word. I think I was born with a blue pencil in my hand.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:37 AM   #4002
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As far as your "???". If you click on the Smithsonian article I linked to, the first word "Sometimes" has a space between the first "S" and the rest of the word. I think I was born with a blue pencil in my hand.
Must be the font you have as default or something with your display. It looks fine to me. That's why I was baffled. I had looked at the link and couldn't find the S followed by a space.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:33 AM   #4003
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To save your sanity and your wallet, tell him (and your wife on the side) that after looking at your finances, you both have decided to not continue with the project. Wait a month or two, then hire someone who you feel can do the work properly and to your liking. By then your finances should improve. And he should be busy on another project.

Unfortunately the project is finished according to him and we had to pay. And now I have to hire somebody to start over and fix everything that he did.


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Old 03-18-2015, 07:39 AM   #4004
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I prefer the plastic bags. They are so much easier to carry than paper bags (think canned goods).

I also tie the tops before transporting the groceries. That way I don't end up chasing my groceries around the trunk. I just cut the knots off when I'm putting groceries away and just ball them all up and put in the trash. I don't feel they are strong enough to be used again safely.

When shopping at Sav-a-Lot where bags aren't supplied, I often forget to bring my own bags, but large plastic bags are available at the cash register, and only cost 10¢ each. It only cost me 50¢ or less, and they are strong enough to be reused. I figure paying for the bags is my punishment for not remembering to bring my own bags.

When I first came to America and would talk to people they would ask if it was true that in Soviet Union people had Cary grocery bags at all times. I said it then that the bag waiting is going to have stop at some points. Well, we are almost there. In a few more years nobody will use plastic or paper bags. Unless pay for it and I'm afraid they will not be 10 cents only, but much more expensive.


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Old 03-18-2015, 08:11 AM   #4005
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When I first came to America and would talk to people they would ask if it was true that in Soviet Union people had Cary grocery bags at all times. I said it then that the bag waiting is going to have stop at some points. Well, we are almost there. In a few more years nobody will use plastic or paper bags. Unless pay for it and I'm afraid they will not be 10 cents only, but much more expensive.


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Are you saying I am going to have to buy plastic bags for my household trash baskets?

Every since the big green bags became popular for the outside trash cans, a lot of city and towns now require that all your trash be in them. No more cans to be emptied. Just pick up the big green bag and toss it onto the truck. Plastic is here to stay folks.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:20 AM   #4006
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Are you saying I am going to have to buy plastic bags for my household trash baskets?

Every since the big green bags became popular for the outside trash cans, a lot of city and towns now require that all your trash be in them. No more cans to be emptied. Just pick up the big green bag and toss it onto the truck. Plastic is here to stay folks.
You said a mouthful Addie. Plastic doesn't biodegrade, it does break down into smaller and smaller pieces.

I would imagine that when a city decides to ban plastic bags, concerned citizens should be able to convince them that they have to update their rules about garbage collection to allow for emptying of garbage cans with no plastic bags. They could make it sound really stupid to ban plastic bags at the same time as requiring them.

When I was a kid we used the brown grocery bags for the garbage and hauled it outside to a garbage can. I have seen people use newspaper to line the indoor garbage can.

When I moved to Denmark in 1969, I was surprised that I either had to bring my own bag to the store or pay for a plastic bag. I don't think that ever changed in Denmark. Around here stores are supposed to charge for plastic bags and most do. Most of them sell reusable bags for ~$1. Some even sell reusable green bins.
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:35 PM   #4007
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The reason for the rule of the large green bags and no more trash cans was weight. It is easier for the collectors to grab the handle and just swing it onto the truck. Fewer back injuries. But I know of some folks who put a TV into the bag or some other large appliance and then tie it off. You have to schedule a special collection for electronics and pay for it. The fee is usually $1.00.
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:49 PM   #4008
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I was having a nice quiet time trying to take a nap. Then I heard a really loud bang. I looked out in the hall. No one there. Then I heard even a louder bang. I looked out again and saw on the floor the number from the door of #211 and broken in half. Now I am getting nervous. The next thing there is a knock on my door. I open it and standing there are four cops. Was I all right? I told them I was nervous and shaken up. I don't know what happened, but they took the tenant out in cuffs. My apartment is in an alcove. And it is #213. #211 is a bit to close for comfort if he is going to be a constant trouble maker. I don't even know who lives there or when they even moved in.

I made a corned beef for sandwiches. It was a small one. I was looking so forward to a nice Reuben sandwich with the Gulden's mustard, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. This has caused me to lose my appetite. I even had the dark pumpernickel bread for it. Maybe later it will come back.
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:45 PM   #4009
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One of our TV stations is congratulating Bostonians for making it through setting a new snow record. Are these folks off their rocker? What is there to celebrate about that? And then we have more snow coming this Saturday and Sunday. Are we going to be congratulated for that too? Do we have a choice of getting through more snow? We have had a terrible winter. And it hasn't been easy for a lot of people. Folks couldn't get to work and lost pay. The kids had a lot of snow days that have to be made up during the Spring break or at the end of the school year. So many folks couldn't get to the stores for groceries. I think the City of Boston could have done a better job in snow removal. Our new mayor was more concerned with making sure the Patriots could have their parade after the Super Bowl win. And then his next concern was to make sure the St. Patrick's Parade could be a go. But why not? He is as Irish as they come. That Parade happens to be a private parade. Some streets never got plowed. And there has been no follow-up for the clearance of sidewalks. Fortunately we recently had a good amount of rain and that took care of a lot of the snow. So what is there to celebrate? Certainly not for the City of Boston. The Patriots didn't have to have a parade right after the first big snow storm. And with all the very low temperatures we have been having, do we really need a private parade? Does any good parent really want their small children standing out in those temperatures for about four hours? Ninety-percent of the parade consists of politicians.

Sorry Mayor and the silly TV station. I am not celebrating. Grant you, we have a brand new Mayor who is still in the learning stage. But he needs to take a page from the man he replaced.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:10 PM   #4010
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You said a mouthful Addie. Plastic doesn't biodegrade, it does break down into smaller and smaller pieces.

I would imagine that when a city decides to ban plastic bags, concerned citizens should be able to convince them that they have to update their rules about garbage collection to allow for emptying of garbage cans with no plastic bags. They could make it sound really stupid to ban plastic bags at the same time as requiring them.

When I was a kid we used the brown grocery bags for the garbage and hauled it outside to a garbage can. I have seen people use newspaper to line the indoor garbage can.

When I moved to Denmark in 1969, I was surprised that I either had to bring my own bag to the store or pay for a plastic bag. I don't think that ever changed in Denmark. Around here stores are supposed to charge for plastic bags and most do. Most of them sell reusable bags for ~$1. Some even sell reusable green bins.
There will shortly be a UK tax imposed on plastic carrier bags which at the moment are given a way free in shops. It isn't clear whether the stores will pass on the cost by making customers pay for bags. I use a wicker basket and I have a few of those jute carrier "bags-for-life" that supermarkets sell so I don't usually have to take the free plastic carrier bags. If I do have to use the store's free carriers I save them until I have a few and then take them with any useful packaging, bubble wrap etc., which I have acquired, to one of the charity shops as they are always desperate for bags to put customers purchases in. I hate throwing them away into the trash.

We don't have to use bin liners for our garbage cans but most people do and of course we buy our own. We have biodegradable bags for our food waste which go in a special bin and they are given free by the local authority. These are fine in principle but the biodegradable bags melt when in contact with liquid (from used tea leaves, coffee grounds, etc.,) and make a horrible mess in the bin which then has to be hosed out which somewhat defeats the eco-logic of the biodegradable bags!
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