The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 1/31

by: Floja Roja

Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:32:14 AM EST



Thursday already! Good morning, everyone! It's National Popcorn Day, where is the Republican entertainment?

Today's questions are: What is your favorite National Park? You don't need to have been there, just want to go there, or simply love the idea of it. What is your favorite State Park? What is your favorite City park? Stealing a bit from Inside the Actor's Studio, what is your least favorite word? What is your favorite word? What do you think is the most misused word today? What is your Pet Punctuation Peeve?

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Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 1/31
On This Day

In 1601, Guy Fawkes, convicted for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against the English Parliament and King James I, was executed.

In 1801, John Marshall was appointed the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

In 1865, Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of the Confederate armies.

In 1865, Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, wish abolished slavery, and submitted it to the states for ratification.

In 1945, Private Eddie Slovik became the only U.S. soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion.

In 1950, President Harry S. Truman announced that he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb.

In 1971, astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on the third successful manned mission to the moon.

In 2006, Samuel Alito was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as a Supreme Court justice, and I put up stickers all over with his picture and the words "We're fucked."

In 2006, the Senate approved Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Born on This Day

1601 - Pieter de Bloot, Dutch painter (d. 1658)

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1872 - Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)

1892 - Eddie Cantor, American actor and singer (d. 1964)

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1894 - Isham Jones, American bandleader and musician (d. 1956)

1902 - Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)

Tallulah Bankhead

1905 - John O'Hara, American writer (d. 1970)

1905 - Diana Napier, British actress (d. 1982)

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1915 - William Crosbie, Scottish artist (d. 1999)

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1915 - Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)

1919 - Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (d. 1972)

1921 - John Agar, American actor (d. 2002)

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1921 - Carol Channing, American actress and singer

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1922 - Joanne Dru, American actress (d. 1996)

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1923 - Norman Mailer, American writer and journalist (d. 2007)

1925 - Benjamin Hooks, American civil rights activist (d. 2010)

1929 - Jean Simmons, English American actress (d. 2010)

1934 - James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)

1937 - Philip Glass, American composer

1937 - Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)

1938 - James G. Watt, American politician and 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior

1944 - Charlie Musselwhite, American musician

1946 - Terry Kath, American musician (Chicago) (d. 1978)

1947 - Nolan Ryan, American baseball player

1951 - Phil Manzanera, English guitarist (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, 801)

1956 - John Lydon, English singer (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.)

1959 - Kelly Lynch, American actress

1961 - Lloyd Cole, British singer (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions)

1970 - Minnie Driver, British actress

1973 - Portia de Rossi, Australian actress

1981 - Justin Timberlake, American singer ('N Sync)

Died on This Day

1788 - Charles Edward Stuart (aka Bonnie Prince Charlie), the exiled Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1720)

1891 - Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor (b. 1815)

Meissonier, Ernest (1815-1891) - 1859 A Poet (Louvre, Paris)

1933 - John Galsworthy, English writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)

1956 - A. A. Milne, English author (b. 1882)

1969 - Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)

1970 - Slim Harpo, American singer (b. 1924)

1974 - Samuel Goldwyn, Polish-born film studio executive (b. 1882)

1976 - Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (b. 1941)

2007 - Lee Bergere, American actor (b. 1924)

2007 - Molly Ivins, brilliant and much-missed American political columnist and author (b. 1944)

2012 - Dorothea Tanning, American visual artist (b. 1910)

Today is

National Popcorn Day
Brandy Alexander Day (yes, please!)
Backward Day (do everything backwards)
Child Labor Day
Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
 

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Good morning! (2.00 / 24)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

You do more before 5 am.... (2.00 / 8)
The Wheaton twitter...I'm thinking someone is a plagarist! ;)

[ Parent ]
I'm thinking (2.00 / 8)
that CleverNickName knows that "Don't be a dick!" only inspires further dickishness.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Good morning to the herd. (2.00 / 22)
Here are a few answers:

What is your favorite National Park? I love Valley Forge because I was a part of a big archaeological project there about 10 years ago.

What is your favorite State Park? I love the Florida state park system--lots of great parks.

What is your favorite City park? Central Park--I am a native New Yorker.

What is your Pet Punctuation Peeve? So many errors, so little time. Probably the misuse of the apostrophe, especially the difference between its and it's.


Oh great!! (2.00 / 20)
NOW you tell me it is Child Labor Day ... I just sent my daughter to the school bus stop to go get Child Education. I could have had the day off!!!

:::walks away muttering:::

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


You can have her make you Popcorn & Brandy Alexanders (2.00 / 16)
when she gets home.

Brandy Alexanders? Brandys Alexanders? Brandy Alexanderizez? Brandys Alexander?


[ Parent ]
Brandy Alexanders will do. (2.00 / 14)
I'd like one right now. Best tasting drink evah! If you have not tried one yet, you must.

I was just thinking, though, that they would not go well with the only popcorn I have, which is a spiced version I got at the Indian Market.  I guess they will have to be separate meals.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I know a woman named Brandy Alexander. (2.00 / 10)
And she's not a stripper...that's her real name. What the hell were her parents thinking?

(They are tetotalers, so they must have just thought it was pretty. You have to admit it is a more esoteric drink than say, Scotch and water...)


[ Parent ]
There was a woman... (2.00 / 9)
...in my hometown phonebook by the name of Cookie Cakebread. We also had a Lance L. Lott. For real!

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
I knew a Candy Cain. (2.00 / 5)
If her parents gave her a regular name, too, I'm unaware of it.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Oh come on, (2.00 / 4)
she HAD to be a stripper!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Well, I was not acquainted with her later life, (2.00 / 5)
so the name could have been a self-fulfilling prophecy.  She was a kid in my neighborhood.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
I knew a singer named Candye Kane (2.00 / 4)
but she used to be a stripper, and I am sure it is not her real name.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
found during my genealogy research (2.00 / 9)
Pus Pye.  

[ Parent ]
I'll wait until lunch to try a Brandy Alexander (2.00 / 10)
if that's ok?

:P


[ Parent ]
Sure thing! (2.00 / 10)
I'm waiting till dinner. ;)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Damn, me too! (2.00 / 8)
Well I am putting the little ingrates to work as soon as they get home!  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
cold morning again (2.00 / 17)
Grand Canyon

Blue Spring State Park

Park on Park. It was a park on Park Avenue where I used to live.

Vagina. I wish they would call it something else, in clinical terms, I mean. I prefer the P word, to tell the truth.

Agog.

Literally.

Don't really notice.  


helluva lot better than (2.00 / 6)
vijayjay.  I really hate that.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
By "P" word, do you mean (2.00 / 6)
privates? :)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Pudenda. (2.00 / 6)
;-p

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
That would work too! (2.00 / 5)
I think we are about about of "p" words, let me know when we get to "c", I am an expert!  (:

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
caca? (2.00 / 3)
You know how kids say peepee, doodoo, well we also said caca for the p word. I understand Spanish people use it to mean something else, but not where I was from.  

[ Parent ]
ahh haha (2.00 / 3)
I'm afraid I'm a bit vulgar than that. Synonymous with cat.  

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awake enough to check in here at fbomb (2.00 / 17)
not coherent enough to actually post anything that would suggest my brain has retained any intelligence since yesterday.  hopefully that will happen later today.  :)

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

The only things that would affect the brain so (2.00 / 15)
would be Reality TV, too much alcohol, or reading the GOS. OK, lack of sleep fits in there somewhere. ;-)

Here, maybe this will help.

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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
feeling a mite poorly today (2.00 / 17)
but I think I can answer these...

What is your favorite National Park?

Yosemite. I love the history of it, the beauty of it, and the idea of it. Never been there...yet!

What is your favorite State Park?

Any of the parks in northern California that feature redwoods. Double-bonus if there is coastline involved :)

What is your favorite City park?

Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Lots of great memories there, plus it's a beautiful park.

Stealing a bit from Inside the Actor's Studio, what is your least favorite word?

I'm gonna go with smegma. It sounds awful and it is awful. Also? Santorum.

What is your favorite word?

That changes depending on my mood. "Frolic" is always a favorite, though.

What do you think is the most misused word today?

Misused and overused: "utilize." It's also misutilized and overutilized ;)

What is your Pet Punctuation Peeve?

Probably the apostrophe thing...English is a strange language and mighty capricious. "Rules" don't always apply to every situation, leading to much confusion. I blame Hedwig.

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


+4 for "utilize" (2.00 / 16)
that is mine, too. Your park answers fit me, too, except I might choose Central Park instead, that place is wonderful and amazing.

Hedwig is to blame for most things.

And....:::drum roll::: the "reply" is still not working on IE7! Whoop de doo!!!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


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faves (2.00 / 4)
Yosemite. I love the history of it, the beauty of it, and the idea of it. Never been there...yet!

Any time you're ready.  Get lots of cardio training before you go there, though.  ;-)

Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Lots of great memories there, plus it's a beautiful park.

One of my best memories ever is being there in the spring and seeing all the hummingbird mating flights.

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
Little Feat - "A Church Falling Down" (2.00 / 14)


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Lots of interesting birthdays today (2.00 / 16)
Carol Channing was quite a looker in the day.

I still have the Playbill from when my parents saw her do Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Broadway.

Have a wonderful day Floja Roja and all.


Good morning..... (2.00 / 12)
It's still dark and very rainy in Bellingham this morning, but the car is packed with the party goods, I have room left for a suitcase which I need to still pack, and then we're off to celebrate a 95th Birthday for Ron's mom. We'll be back home Sunday in time for Downton Abbey or else!

I'm only awake enough for one answer today....

As I've mentioned before, Boulevard Park is my favorite neighborhood park. Lucky me!  

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Good luck (2.00 / 12)
and have a good time, princesspat! Don't wear yourself out.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Thanks Floja..... (2.00 / 12)
That's my goal...and my concern.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
Have a wonderful time, princess! (2.00 / 10)


There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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Good Morning All... (2.00 / 11)
I haz a sad... Molly Ivins...Miss her wisdom and wit so much!

What is your favorite National Park? Grand Canyon, and Big Bend National Park.. love the all of it...beauty, open space, history..

What is your favorite State Park? Toss up between three: Palo Duro Canyon in West Texas, beautiful landscape and Dinosaur Park in Glen Rose Texas.

What is your favorite City park? Fort Worth Japanese Gardens.

Stealing a bit from Inside the Actor's Studio, what is your least favorite word? "whatever", just sends me over the edge!

What is your favorite word? quintessential

What do you think is the most misused word today? Basically or Literally

What is your Pet Punctuation Peeve? I am more often than not a careless writer, hence I am a repeat punctuation abuse offender. The Grammer Nazi's have me on their top ten list of most likely to traumatize an apostrophe. So, I'll refrain from pointing out my peevishness. Also.


"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


Agree totally on A-Rod (2.00 / 10)
He was too busy last season watching underwear models in the stands to actually play ball.

Also, I love that little Wesley Crusher grew up to be the funniest, dreamiest geek ever (after my husband, of course).  He's my definition of a hot liberal (again, after my husband).


Models? (2.00 / 5)
I should watch more baseball!

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
i don't know the answers to the usual questions (2.00 / 9)
some punk tuations are irritating
yet, trying to isolate them is near
equally unhappity forme

having a borderline purpleorange new pschizofrenetic impression of seeing 4:32+am as the posting time for this split infinite Ffort
z even more percomplexing than the previous context time continue, um. hello. it only took me a year and 9 tries to get this Far here.

really diFFFFicult it was; which might lend a good nickname, come to think:  the diFFiCult or dimFiCult or diMFBiCult!

X.  O.  -amzo (kinda obvious,no?) hi lulu. nice u and JaJa are both 57 now. heh. out.  


In answer to your questions... (2.00 / 8)
What is your favorite National Park? Oh, I think there is a tie between Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. I love both, and just couldn't decide.

What is your favorite State Park? Roosevelt State Park. It has neat little cabins on the lake, with fireplaces. The best time to go is in the winter. (Hey, it's Mississippi - we don't have many nice state parks...)

What is your favorite City park? See above - Mississippi doesn't have many nice city parks either, so I guess it would be Werner Von Braun Park in Huntsville, Alabama. It's nice, and has lots of duckies...)

What is your Pet Punctuation Peeve? Oh, like bjm, the misused apostrophe. And (not really punctuation) the misuse of among and between, and less and fewer. There is a difference, people!


I must not be paying attention (2.00 / 9)
Because I haven't noticed the among and between issue. Less and fewer I notice because I hear it daily. One of the pundits on MSNBC used the wrong one last night. I almost channeled my late father, who used to yell at the TV set whenever anyone said "over" for "more than." ;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I hear the among/between thing all the time, hence my pet peeve. (2.00 / 8)
"Between" for two (and only two) things; "among" for more than two.

If a newsperson says "between" and then proceeds to rattle off four things, I shriek at the tv also...

But hey, I could probably still diagram a sentence - at least a fairly simple one. Do they even teach that anymore?


[ Parent ]
I'm afraid (2.00 / 8)
I like less instead of fewer a lot of the time, because its sound is tinny and its meaning awkward, especially when it's used incorrectly. Even the New York Times can get it wrong.

We slipped up on this issue recently.

Jon M. Chu's "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never'' is billed as a concert documentary, but fewer than half of its 105 minutes are devoted to Mr. Bieber onstage.

The point was not to enumerate the number of individual minutes, but to describe the extent or span of time. Make it "less than half of its 105 minutes is ..."

The resignation of President Hosni Mubarak is a stunning accomplishment for the country's courageous youth-led opposition. In fewer than three weeks, they forced a largely peaceful end to his 30-year autocracy.

Here, too, we meant to describe the extent of time, not to count the number of weeks. Make it "less."

I say use fewer less often. Just my 2¢ (alt+0162).

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.


[ Parent ]
The New York Times (2.00 / 8)
gets a lot wrong. They even added the apostrophe after abbrevations like CD and GI to their stylebook. Ugh. They definitely were wrong in the examples above.

Between "less" and "fewer," I see "less" misused more often. Less taxes, yes. Less guns, no.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Well... (2.00 / 8)
...fewer taxes could also be correct, but only if that's what is truly meant. ;-p

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
And (2.00 / 4)
better vs. best sometimes.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Grammar (2.00 / 10)
I'm not really a Grammar Nazi. After 30 years of reattaching split infinitives and cutting down dangling participles, one hardly cares any more.

But my pet peeve is prior to. Before. Before. Before, everybody. Prior to: Just stop it. You hear me? Stop it.


Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.


I am glad I read your comment all the way through... (2.00 / 10)
...prior to clicking on the Fierce Button. ;-p

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
Favorite Nat'l park: Grand Teton. (2.00 / 10)
Here I am, hiking high above Jenny Lake back in the late '70s:

More locally, I have Golden Gate Park just two blocks from home. But I think on the whole that Portland, Oregon has the best (and prettiest) city parks.

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


Oh wow oh wow oh wow... (yeah, Tetons would be my #2) (2.00 / 8)
I lurvs Jenny Lake! I had never seen water that clear north of the Caribbean. Beautiful.

Did you get to Jenny Lake Lodge? I sat in their Great Room and had a drink and watched a Mama Moose and her baby wander through nibbling marshy stuff... it was really neat!

(Couldn't stay there, however...too 'spensive.)


[ Parent ]
I lived and worked in Jackson... (2.00 / 8)
...over two summers during college. The Lodge was a bit too grand for my budget, but I loved hanging out there occasionally.

And my roommate ran the big boat across Jenny Lake every day, so I got free rides whenever I wished. Always loved staring down into that clear water!

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


[ Parent ]
Oh, cool! I was on that boat several times, just because I liked it... (2.00 / 8)
...and loved being on that clear water. That would have been in the summers of 1978, '79 and '82. Would any of those coincide with your time there?

[ Parent ]
Wow. (2.00 / 8)
Summers of '78 and '79 were my two seasons there. Fate could easily have led us to meet each other way back then (or at least exchange a smile while on that boat). Imagine!

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
That is amazing. It's true that we have a very small world. (2.00 / 7)
We were both in the same place at the same time...You should have SAID SOMETHING, dammit!   ;-D

(I would have loved to meet you and roomie.)


[ Parent ]
LOL (2.00 / 7)
As if it was entirely MY fault. ;-p

As for the roomie, he was a nice enough kid (and I even set him up with my sister) and very handsome (like a young Robert Redford), but not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. Still, I'd prefer nice to not-nice. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


[ Parent ]
We had not quite parallel experiences. (2.00 / 4)
Mine was working in Yosemite in the summer of '75.

I've been to Jackson/Tetons/Yellowstone just once, all too briefly.  What a beautiful setting.

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
distracted while waiting on a code to run... (2.00 / 10)


could definitely use that (2.00 / 8)
and i can hook it up all by my lonesome.  i love being able to do the stuff i learned in med school.  thanks Floja!

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

wow, how this ended up so far below the iv coffee post (2.00 / 8)
proves i really need that iv!

Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

[ Parent ]
LOL (2.00 / 8)
For a moment I was quite confused as to what the heck you were responding to. Get that IV, stat! ;-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
i'm on it! :-) n/t (2.00 / 7)


Does the morgue wagon come with the job?

[ Parent ]
Yo!! (2.00 / 7)
In a bit of a cleaning and cooking frenzy the last two days. I want to make a small chocolate cake for the kids after school snack, I think I will try this one - it's sounds inneresting! I will substitute coffee for the water and sprinkle it with powdered sugar.

I am also going to to super bowl party on Sunday, not to watch the game of course, but to eat and drink too much! I am going to make these individual 7 layer dips , but I'll use a peach salsa in them and add more veggies like corn and bell peppers. I am going to make a peach sangria to go with it with this delicious looking sparkling peach wine I got at Trader Joe's this morning, yum!

Also, I want to marry whoever discovered the bracket for links things, it has changed my moose life!!! If you're a girl, there are several states we can choose from. ;)

Back to work...

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


Cleaning... (2.00 / 5)
In a bit of a cleaning and cooking frenzy the last two days.

What music did you play?

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
Either Pandora (2.00 / 5)
indie dance or Directv's subterranean station. It describes itself as "hip, forward thinking, high energy sound that draws from a broad range of rock, pop, hip hop, electronic and indie". I rarely hear a song I don't like, and it is perfect to keep me going! It has everything from Radiohead and Beck to Phoenix and MGMT. Poifect! I love having music on when I cook and clean, excellent question!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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!yad sdrawkcab ,yay hO (2.00 / 9)
!lausu sa steewt  dna stcaf dna srevoh taerG

!ajor ajolf sknahT

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


¿ʇɐɥʍ (2.00 / 9)
ʇ/u

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
heh (2.00 / 7)
heh

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
¿ɥǝɥ (2.00 / 7)
ɯʇɥǝɯ

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
(: (2.00 / 6)
Although I notice that is how the kids use emoticons these days. Weirdos!  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Really? (2.00 / 6)
Their emoticons look like hats?

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Drives me batty! (2.00 / 6)
Kids these days, sheesh.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I'll repeat myself... (2.00 / 7)
Today's questions are: What is your favorite National Park? You don't need to have been there, just want to go there, or simply love the idea of it. What is your favorite State Park? What is your favorite City park? Stealing a bit from Inside the Actor's Studio, what is your least favorite word? What is your favorite word? What do you think is the most misused word today? What is your Pet Punctuation Peeve?

Yosemite.  Haven't been to Glacier, but I think I'd like it, too.

Assateague, MD, if that's a state park.

Golden Gate Park, SF, CA!

Awesome.  For the moment, anyway.

Music.

Comprise.  But its meaning has shifted, so its misuse is becoming OK.

Punctuation pet peeve:  The period and the comma look too much alike, and sometimes I can't tell which one I typed.  Not a good thing if you're a computer programmer.

I'm lucky.


.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,., (2.00 / 7)
I see what you mean.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
As a programmer, what do you slash or strikethrough? (2.00 / 7)
I slashed zeros Ø and struckthrough Zs Ƶ. Some people slashed Os and struckthrough 7s.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Slashed zeroes. (2.00 / 7)
But I used to slash both 7s and Zs, just because it was, like, German and stuff.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Ha! (2.00 / 7)
Wasn't the whole purpose of the slash so that you would know the difference between the 7 and the Z? If you slashed both ...

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Well, as far as the 7 goes, (2.00 / 5)
I think the Germans put in a slash to distinguish it from a 1, which they write more like a 7 than we do.

No idea about the Z, but I guess I'd choose to slash the Z on a coding sheet rather than the 7.

In related comedy, have you noticed that people differ on which is the slash (/) and which is the backslash ()?  So no matter how sure you are which is which, you always need clarification because you just can't be sure the other guy sees it the same way!

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
I always thought the slash in the Z (2.00 / 3)
was to distinguish it from a 2.

[ Parent ]
OMG! (2.00 / 1)
You are right!! I never slashed the numbers but I always strikethrough my Zs. That is a throwback to when I used to have to write out my programs on coding sheets and send them to keypunching.

I make my ones like this 1 and because they have the little line underneath they are easily discernible.  

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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