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Old 03-19-2011, 11:30 PM   #451
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OK, that was a serious one. How about a small, annoying one? What is it with everyone adding prepositions at the end of a sentence, just for the heck of it? Do you really reduce things down? Reduce. Period. Stir it up? Stir it, enough. Saute it around? Build it up? Stuff it in?

I tried to tutor a 3rd grader a couple of years ago in grammar, and it was virtually impossible. Cooking shows aside, even if your kid never sees a cooking show (the worst when it comes to PREpositions (yes, pre meaning before, not after)), even if you only allow them to watch PBS and listen to NPR, if your kid ever gets a passing grade in grammar, I would consider it a miracle. Since even our so-called experts in communication can't seem to string words together to get a sentence that would pass a third grade grammar class, how can we expect anything better from children?
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:58 AM   #452
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This one is so small as to be nearly invisible. At first it seemed like a great idea -- plastic bag reclosable seals. They either won't reseal without several tries, or sometimes just won't reseal at all. Then there are those seals on commercial products that you can hardly get open. Bad news for older fingers.

Need I mention the "its" "it's" thing?
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:53 AM   #453
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The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey. If anyone knows what I'm talking about!
I did google the Monkey Wrench Gang and it sounds like a good read.

Vent: How about 'to', 'too', 'two' and 'they're', 'their', 'there'? And what about using apostrophes instead of quote marks?
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:34 PM   #454
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I just downloaded Firefox 4. It's not at all bad except for one thing. The tabs that are not in use are printed in black on charcoal gray and is impossible to read easily.

I tried to change back to my original Firefox, but only ended up reinstalling Firefox 4. That's the same thing that Internet Explorer did with IE8. It wouldn't let you go back to IE7 no matter what it said on the download site.

It also makes my Discuss Cooking site look weird. Grrrrrrrrrrr!
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #455
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Download the add on "Colorful tabs"
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:04 PM   #456
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Thanks. I had tried before, but only found sites that said it wasn't compatible, but in checking before posting, I found a site that is compatible. Much better.

Thanks again!
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I did google the Monkey Wrench Gang and it sounds like a good read.

Vent: How about 'to', 'too', 'two' and 'they're', 'their', 'there'? And what about using apostrophes instead of quote marks?
Oh, "to", "too", "two" and "they"re", "their", "there" thing drives me bonkers. People don't seem to realize that when they use the wrong one, I often have to read what they wrote several times before I notice that it's a mistake and then I can understand it.

I sometimes forget the second "o" in "too".
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I just downloaded Firefox 4. It's not at all bad except for one thing. The tabs that are not in use are printed in black on charcoal gray and is impossible to read easily.

I tried to change back to my original Firefox, but only ended up reinstalling Firefox 4. That's the same thing that Internet Explorer did with IE8. It wouldn't let you go back to IE7 no matter what it said on the download site.

It also makes my Discuss Cooking site look weird. Grrrrrrrrrrr!
Try Chrome: Google Chrome - Get a fast new browser. For PC, Mac, and Linux
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Thanks, TL. I got the color tabs and it works fine now. I would like to figure out how to get the same sites to keep the same colors, but I can deal with it.
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Thanks, TL. I got the color tabs and it works fine now. I would like to figure out how to get the same sites to keep the same colors, but I can deal with it.
If you right click on a tab, and scroll down to the Colorful Tabs thingy you can set the color for particular sites.
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