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Glen Campbell
I didn't break it
I fixed it. - Louis Gray
I slept on it. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It was like that when I woke up. - Eivind
Brian Johns
Is it just me or has FF been grinding a bit in the last couple days? Somebody go check the oil in this thing!
Not just you! Yeah, definitely some issues. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sorry. I was standing on the cord. - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
In case Twitter's World Cup integration is insufficient, the Google logo (in the USA) uses eggs to show the live score.
Oh cute. - Betsy
The eggs have hatched. - Betsy
Eggscellent. - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
RT @voxdotcom: 6 charts that show how starved for sleep Americans really are: http://www.vox.com/2014... https://twitter.com/voxdotc...
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray is starving Americans. - Spidra Webster
Louis Gray eats babies. - Steve C
Mmmm... babies - Louis Gray
Veal. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Veally good babies. - John (bird whisperer)
Yvonne
Trapped in 4th!
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I saw Yvonne stepping out this morning! - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
Finished my first PT session. It's tendinitis of the posterior tibialis. 2 stretches to do each day plus 2 strength builders. Ice for 10 mins a day. No running for 8 weeks (until no tenderness when I touch the affected area). Need to have muscle inflammation go down while building strength. PT for those 8 weeks -- twice a week for first 4 weeks,...
...then once a week after. No extra walks either. Bummed at no running, but I'm confident this will help me recover. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yup. Better to take care of yourself. You can always get back into running shape later. I'm glad they put a name to it. - Spidra Webster
Oof. Best wishes. - Marie
Ouch, glad there is a diagnosis and plan in place. - Janet from FFHound!
glad you found out your problem and are getting therapy mr mack. plenty of time to be back in tip-top shape for september, ;) - chaz2b
Ooof, not fun, but I'm glad you've got a diagnosis and plan of treatment. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sad trombone - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm sorry you won't be able to run for awhile, Stephen. I hope you'll have a full recovery and come back even stronger. You got this. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Hope you get well soon and you'll be able to get back to your normal routine, be patient and follow the practitioners advice, don't get too ahead of yourself and think your ok. - Halil
I know it's no fun, but I'm glad you have a diagnosis and a great recovery plan you're confident will help you. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks, all! And my Fitbit friends can watch my steps plummet. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, how about I walk to your place and borrow your fitbit, so I could count on your behalf? Would that not be the mark of a true friend? - Louis Gray
Only a true friend would exercise for you. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis Gray is the opposite of sleep. - Akiva
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray from Android
Stephan Planken
"The lies, myths and half-truths ruining your career" http://www.bbc.com/capital...
"The lies, myths and half-truths ruining your career" http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20140605-myths-that-could-ruin-your-career
The truth, he wrote, "Sleep is for high performers.” - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Paging Louis Gray, Louis Gray to the Planken phone. - Betsy
*pops popcorn* - CAJ hates pants
It's an interesting article but the way it's written makes it hard to read. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Nice reminder to take sleep seriously. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Sleep is productive, a good use of time and essential for continued existence. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Louis Gray
Double Daddy Donut Day and Braden Photobombs! (/cc Stephen who just did this)
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nice tie! - Marie
Sarah made me that tie! - Louis Gray
Awww is so cute <3 - Johan Andres Diaz Mora
Awesome! - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
Dads and Donuts Day at Blossom Hill Elementary with Sophie
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Double D Day :) - Eivind from Android
So cute! <3 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
You two are pretty adorable. - Marie
Que cute!! - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks, all! I should have posted pics of the book she made, the drawings are adorable. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Woch out! - Yvonne from FFHound!
I am woching! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Note how she draws no hair on the top of my head... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oof. I just ate double donuts. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
Confession: I still visit FriendFeed about 5x more than Facebook. Maybe 10x.
But Google+ is where your heart is, yes? - Mark H
Google- - Maurizio
Me too! - Farzad
*sleeps on LG's shoulder* - Sucker DJ LB from Android
I am fair to all networks. I use Twitter and Google+ the most. Much of my Google+ activity is in communities. - Louis Gray
FF is a site i see in e-mails, facebook is the network of people I know. Google plus is the reason I use Android now and twitter is thrown to the history books. The community has left twitter. I'm on app.net instead. - Richard A.
I much prefer the Friendfeed interface and feature set for information sharing and discussion over Facebook, Google+, Twitter and all blog platforms. Imagine where FF would be now if it had remained in intensive forward development and tweaking for the past few years. - Sean McBride
Why the preference? -- highest signal to noise in terms of the overall user experience. Look at how clean this page is. Look at how much information is on it. Look at how easy it is to follow conversations and add comments. I could go on and on.... - Sean McBride
But is the clean look/user experience a function of the fact that FF has been basically left alone? I enjoy the way it works, too. And I often wonder why more socnets don't adopt it's interface and feature set. And then it occurs to me that twitter and Facebook were a lot cleaner before the developers started fiddling with them. Also: it is undeniable that FF is great but it's no Google Wave ... *runs* - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
@Sean, I think my allegiance to FriendFeed for 6-7 years is well documented. You also know I wish they'd had a chance to grow without being acquired. - Louis Gray
Louis -- you have always had impeccable taste in picking superior technologies. It's unfortunate that sometimes the best technologies don't prevail in the marketplace. It's enough to make a grown man weep. - Sean McBride
@Sean, please post a video of you crying to YouTube, and share it. - Louis Gray
Please -- I must maintain my dignity. :) - Sean McBride
I keep wondering if there are any far-seeing parties out there who could revive FF, bring it back from its state of suspended animation. Such a dreamer. - Sean McBride
I still have the app running telling me about new posts. - Daniel W. Crompton
Louis it's still a source of complete bewilderment to me that your friends at Google didn't buy it. Has to be one of the worst "passes" in tech history. - JSLeFanu
Only the people there know the whole story, JS. - Louis Gray from Android
Amit Patel
I'm trying to blog more this year. Posts per year to my personal blog: 33, 65, 38, 26, 32, 5, 8, 2, 6, 3, 2. And I have 9 so far this year. I'm not going to try to reach my peak blogging year (2004) but I think 10-20 would be a good amount.
Two things I'm using to help me with this: - Amit Patel
(1) I've gotten organized and now have a place to put half-baked blog ideas. I review them periodically and can turn them into full blog posts. - Amit Patel
(2) I'm writing blog posts in plain text instead of html. This is just much easier. Markdown, restructured text, org mode, and lots of other systems exist for this. I don't yet have an easier interface to Blogger though, so I write the post, convert to html, and then copy and paste. - Amit Patel
My numbers are way down too! I blame FriendFeed. - Louis Gray
Mine too. - Stephen Mack
Hm, FriendFeed … yes … that's the reason! - Amit Patel
Friendfeed killed it eventually, and then I just slowly ran out of things I felt like writing about. It went from 2-3 times a week, to 2 times a month, and then I just stopped posting. - NOT THE CRICKET
Kevin Fox
"Who is your all-time Favorite movie character?" Why the heck would I choose that as a security question? I have no freaking idea.
Henchman #4 - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
torgo - Mike Nencetti
Hodor - Stephen Mack from iPhone
'You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this?' 'Who?' 'Jack Burton. ME.' - Akiva
2nd Tall Man - Kevin Fox
The Thing. - Louis Gray
I am with you on the efficacy of this query. I have no clue either. - Janet
Stuntman. - Joe
Foley Artist. We always applaud them at the credits. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Wilhelm, for his scream. - Amit Patel
Assyrian Ambassador. That guy was one hell of an actor. - Steven Perez
Stephen, Hodor isn't a MOVIE character. :P - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Screaming lady - Heather
Random Subway Rat. - April Russo
Z wins, but does it count if she's dead? - NOT THE CRICKET
Jar Jar Binks; who the hell is going to think he is anyone's favorite character? - NOT THE CRICKET
WalterWhite JessePinkman - imabonehead
The Dude. - Jenny H. from Android
Louis Gray
Hi Ladies! Braden says good afternoon.
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Hiya handsome :D - Shannon - GlassMistress
Forget the cute babby. What's up with the tub of red vines on top of the desk hutch? And why aren't you sharing? :D - Hookuh Tinypants
4 pounds. Oof. Whomever said I love Red licorice is in for it. Black is favored. :) - Louis Gray
*fistbump* Louis. Black all the way, baby (but if I can't get black, I'd take red for the sugar high) - Hookuh Tinypants
Gosh, they grow up fast. Little dude is the spitting image of his big brother and pops. - Mike Nayyar
I am now kicking myself that I didn't think to get Louis to bring Braden with him. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Braden is way fun in person. He's ALL MINE too. - Louis Gray
Now I want to see that pic of me and Braden again. HE LOVES ME. - Monique the crochet freak
Wow, he's grown so much! Way too cute :oD - Melly
I showed Emily - she did a massive burp. - Melly
Audrey says, "Baby! Crawling. Laughing. Couch." - Rochelle
Josiah says, "That's cool." - Melly
Babies have such beautiful and innocent smiles. Pure joy. <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
<3 :) - Stiletto
the blue strechie brings out the blue in those beautiful eyes - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
hi braden:)) - Sima
Bump for 3 year anniversary of this post. :) - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
In 2005 there was a persistent rumor of a trampoline on the Googleplex roof. Nowadays it would take 10 seconds on GMaps or Earth to debunk.
*checks* Whoah! Naked yoga? - Slippy: Potato Croquette
That only happened a couple of times! - Louis Gray
But there is a pool, right? - joey
Not a naked pool, per se. - Louis Gray
There's a pool TABLE. It's right by the solid gold buddha, just south of the secret satellite launch platform. Rumour has it that the REAL Louis Gray sleeps under it... - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
...while the robot Louis Gray does all the hard work :-) - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Rumor?? I've been on the trampoline. - Amit Patel
Stephen Mack
How have I never known this before today?
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My car's indicator is in the middle photo -- it spells it out literally, but I never noticed before this morning, when my girlfriend Elizabeth told me about an Ellen DeGeneres routine regarding these indicator arrows. - Stephen Mack
You all knew about this years ago, right? - Stephen Mack
...yes. But Justin did not until about 6 months ago when I pointed it out. - Jenica
I know it, but I don't remember when I learned. Probably in a time period when I had to use rental cars a good bit. - ellbeecee
yes useful on rental cars - Steve C
No, we didn't all know about this years ago. Or maybe everybody else did... - Walt Crawford
I think I learned it here, on Friendfeed, a few months ago. - Betsy
Betsy, dang, I must have not opened my browser that day. - Stephen Mack
In my youth 55 - 59 Caddy hid their gas cap under the left tail light... http://blog.allstate.com/awesome... - WarLord
WarLord, I remember some Oldsmobile (?) from the '70s that one of my East coast relatives had, where the gas cap was behind the license plate. The greatest joy he had was to drive into a service station and wait as the attendant kept walking around and around the car trying to find it. (Edit: I see now this is mentioned in that blog post.) - Stephen Mack
Stephen: Because you apparently do not read Rhymes With Orange. Because she did a comic strip about this a week or two ago. :-) - Brian Johns
Sparky, true, I gave up comics when I stopped subscribing to the Merc. - Stephen Mack
I had no idea. I even used my sideviews to remember which side it's on. Confusing when you switch between cars and the tank is on the other side. - Anika
I will not question your intellect. 'Tis a mere detail. - Louis Gray
I learned many years ago when I rented a car & the agent pointed it out. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I had an issue this weekend where I was talking about my old car and promptly pulled up on the wrong side of the pump for the one I was actually driving. - Neal Krummell
I missed that day of school. My 2002 4Runner doesn't have a sided-ness indicator. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
This is awesome! - Janet
This came in handy today, driving a rental to the gas station. Of course, first I had to find the little gas pump icon as I'm coasting towards the pumps 'cause I didn't think of it before I got there. - Betsy
Screw the indicators. I want to know if Elizabeth is a girlfriend or a *girlfriend*. If you catch my drift. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
My 2003 Hyundai doesn't have them. - Jennifer Dittrich
Now I want a t-shirt but with the gas pump icon on it and the triangle-arrow pointing up toward my mouth. And inside the gas pump icon would be a tiny chicken leg silhouette. - Akiva
My dad told me this a few years ago - last month, when I told a guy friend, he said he'd never heard it before, which surprised me, as he usually seems to know these things way more than I do. - Corinne L
I always struggle to find that fucker. Thank you, Stephen! - Eivind
Judging by the number of donkeys I see at gas stations dragging the hose across their car to reach the fill spot, it's clear that MANY people do not know about this. - Ken Gidley
Ken: Or their fuel gauges aren't marked? I wonder what percentage of cars do use this system. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Laura has a valid point. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Is this a real thing, or an evolution of the pre-existing urban myth? You know, the one which states that the position of the hose on image of the pump itself tells you which side your filler cap is on. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
It's a real thing, and the arrows themselves became common early 2000's, but handle on the pump also works on most vehicles back through the 90's. I think there's only been one or two vehicles where it was wrong. - NOT THE CRICKET
So that was a real thing too? Now I have to figure out why I thought it wasn't. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
I don't think the handle on the pump one is true -- just the arrows. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
when did this convention begin? from which country? - Adriano
Could it be that the fact that this is an urban myth...is an urban myth? Is this the first urban metamyth? - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Stephen, I've definitely used the handle one in the past. If it's not true, it's been pretty consistent in effectively deducing side. (When the arrow isn't there.) - NOT THE CRICKET
I remember learning this from an issue of Reader's Digest. :) - Sucker DJ LB from Android
Sean McBride
Fwd: Confession: I still visit FriendFeed about 5x more than Facebook. Maybe 10x. (Louis Gray) (via http://friendfeed.com/louisgr...)
Yes -- it is still possible to get 50 likes for a Friendfeed post. - Sean McBride
Make that now 62 likes. - Sean McBride
Likebait. - Louis Gray
FF apparently still has a pulse, if weak. - Sean McBride
Kevin Fox
Announcing product refreshes or an iHome initiative would make sense at WWDC, but an iWatch unveiling would be a separate press event.
Kevin Fox
How long until the meaning of 'auto' shifts to an 'autonomous vehicle'?
It will automatically happen. - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
Google claims their Starbucks wifi is 10x faster than AT&T's. In my testing it's 17x down, 3.6x up. Nice. https://twitter.com/kfury...
(17+3.6)/2 = 10.3! - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
Norovirus. :((
Oh shit :( - joey
Sammy Thursday. His mom Friday. Sophie yesterday. Me today. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm sorry. Are they any better yet? It's awful having an entire house so ill. - joey
Yeah, all but Sophie and me are better. I bet it'll be done for me in 24 hours or less, just like theirs. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
But the issue is who else we gave it to. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Joey, funny thing is, it's been four different places -- my place, her place, on her camping trip, and at my brother's house. Ha ha :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm glad you all seem to have a very quick strain. Keep resting and hand-washing. How did you all make it so far without just collapsing? You have strong constitutions until the moment you don't? ;) - joey
Oh man, that sucks. I'm glad it's passing through quickly, though. - Spidra Webster
GAH! - Melly
Joey, yeah, I felt great until a few hours ago. I had the kids through Wednesday, then they got sick during their mom's turn to have custody on Thursday, but I helped out by watching Sammy on Friday, but he was all better by midday, so she took them camping and texted me a day later to say now Sophie was sick and none of this is interesting but I'm feverish so I'll prattle on ignore me was it always so warm in this room? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Gah! That can't be any fun at all! Feel better fast! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Ugh. That's an ugly one! I wish you all speedy recoveries! - Jenny H. from Android
I'll say a prayer for you this morning in church. ;^) - Friar Will
:-( - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I hope you feel better soon, Stephen! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Feel better! My best friend had norovirus starting Friday night, but she lives in Hawaii. - Meg VMeg
Yikes! - Akiva
:( - Janet
Nooooooo - lris
Oh man... - Anika
:( - Louis Gray
That went through the elementary school this month. Matthew had it for 24 hours. - Louis Gray
:-( At least it seems like it's passing *cough* quickly. Hope you all are feeling 100% soon. - vicster: full-bodied
Get better soon! - imabonehead from Android
How's the household doing? - Anne Bouey
I'm home and in bed; I'd say about 75% better (no more fever or vomiting or diarrhea, just weak). Sophie and Sammy are camping with their mom. Sophie is apparently doing the same as me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis, the rest of you escaped? Well done! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Glad you're improving. :) - Anne Bouey
@Stephen, when Matthew was sick, I did all I could to avoid him. - Louis Gray
:( - Eivind from Android
Did u stay at my in laws? - Steve C
For $29.95, I'll infect the household of your choice. $39.95 for in laws. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*slaps down credit card* How much time you got? - Hookuh Tinypants
That sucks! We were looking forward to this awesome relaxing weekend and we're home bound, too. At least you don't have to take care of you AND the kids. Hope you feel better soon and let me know if I can help in any way. I'd LOVE to get out of the house today. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Thanks, Yvonne. 90% better. And I'll be off to pick up the kids at 5:30. I don't need anything at present except fluids and rest. Anything you guys need? I'm contagious for another day or two, but I can drop off things. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Even after being ill, you still volunteer to bring us stuff. Best. Friend. Ever. - Yvonne from FFHound!
How are you feeling today? Hope you're on the mend? - Halil
Thanks Halil, all better, and no longer contagious today (in theory). - Stephen Mack
A couple of years ago when Laura Norvig told me on FF that my kids would get sick on Tuesday on our Tahoe vacation because I had been sick on Sunday, i thought she was a magician. But she just knew the pattern of Norovirus. I must say, reading the wiki page about it explained so much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Stephen Mack
Kevin Fox
It's been nearly 5 years since FriendFeed was acquired. Wowza.
And we're still here! - Louis Gray
Long live and prosper <3 - Pea Bukowski from FFHound(roid)!
e chicc'ammazza? (and nobody can kill us...) - yespa
and the server is still up & running - Maurizio
@yespa, how can I help you? My top notch team of expert killers is looking to make your life simpler and happier.. - ☥ guideugé ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶
#ffss friend feed social squat - ironicmoka
Hi guys - lucah from Android
HELLO - AJ Batac
Alive and kicking - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It's a shame that they shut it down right away. - Glen Campbell
*Peers out in to the feed* - rob
Louis Gray
Reese's Peanut Butter Oreos are Real and Available |Foodbeast - http://www.foodbeast.com/2014...
Reese's Peanut Butter Oreos are Real and Available |Foodbeast
Hello Heaven. Derrick, when are we going to sit down and eat a bag of these? - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
If I find this, I am buying this. - Akiva
Or you could get some Reese's and some Oreos and get busy rolling your own :-) - Slippy: Potato Croquette
I'm potentially disappointed that it looks like the creme is half peanut butter and half chocolate. This makes no sense since the cookies are already chocolate. - Akiva
Well, they're kinda chocolatey, but not peanut butter cup chocolatey. NB: I love Reese's, but I'm not a fan of Oreos, so I would actually give these a miss entirely. Yes, we do have both of those here in the UK. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
No luck at the nearby Safeway, unfortunately. - Akiva
i am doomed. - Big Joe Silence
Okay, we're gonna have to break this down a little further. Did safeway have Oreos? Get yo ass back there, get some Oreos, some smooth peanut butter, and some chocolate. Now throw the whole lot away and EAT ANOTHER SALAD! ;-) - Slippy: Potato Croquette
C'mon, now. Everyone's made the mistake of trying to eat a Hershey's chocolate bar with JIF spread on it. It ain't the same. Then again, Reese's Peanut Butter in a jar tastes nothing like the peanut butter in a Reese's cup so we're all doomed anyway. - Akiva
Kevin Fox
The B-52 is getting more Windows. “@WIRED: B-52 is about to get its first new communications system since the '60s http://www.wired.com/2014..."
Rock Lobster! - Louis Gray
More windows in the Love Shack! - Steve C
That's COLONEL Clippy to you, Airman! - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Brian Johns
The new tab style in Firefox might be what pushes me to Chrome.
it pissed me off, but not THAT much. - Big Joe Silence
Yeah, I'll tolerate it. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I'm sure I'll get used to it before I actually switch, but Damn... - Brian Johns
Hm? I can't run Firefox on my Chromebook. Guess I'll have to Google it to see. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
When I was young, we moved around a lot, so I was the new kid in school each year. By 3rd grade, at the 4th school in 4 years, I had no friends, and hung out at recess with some 6th-8th graders who were essentially elementary school slackers and would-be stoners. Their drug of choice was chew (which they got from their dads, probably). #SaturdayFF
For some reason, they accepted my being young and nerdy and nicknamed me "Puffer", which suggested I smoked, even though I didn't. - Louis Gray
I'm not even sure what we did, except I followed their orders to be some kind of low-quality bully, to go attack schoolyard enemies. Like "Get him, Puffer!" and I'd run after and rough up or tackle some kid who was older than me but younger than them. - Louis Gray
It was weird, and didn't last too long, but after eating in the cafeteria, I'd run out to the grassy area where these white trash roughies would be lazing about and perform my role as Puffer, and for a short time, they were my posse. - Louis Gray
This Puffer creature sounds a bit like Reek (of GoT fame). Btw, please, go ahead! - ıɔ ǝɯɯǝ ˙ɹp
No one ever leaves me a massage. Louis is lucky. - Janet from FFHound!
Kevin Fox
RT @mikekuniavsky: While Google is becoming more physical, GE is becoming more digital. #OReillySolid
Yvonne
4500 steps before 9:00am. Yay!
Great job! - Tamara J. B.
I'm only at 2,900. :( - Louis Gray
@Louis Gray: I have littler legs and live farther from school. Plus I took a longer route home. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
:) Hey wait! I know this to be true! - Louis Gray
Holly's favorite Anna
How quickly do you lose muscle mass if you stop training for a while? I checked my weight (fully clothed with shoes on) today and it was lower than my last weigh-in at the end of 12 weeks of intense fitness work about a month ago. I'm worried it's muscle and not fat loss.
I had muscle mass? - Louis Gray
Starmama
For some inexplicable reason, I'm annoyed when donut is spelled doughnut. #SaturdayFF
For spelling reasons, I'm annoyed when doughnut is spelled donut. Now I'm resigned to it. [And FIrefox put a red squiggle under 'donut'.] :-) - Betsy
[Interesting. According to Wikipedia, the 'donut' spelling was invented for marketing reasons. "According to John T. Edge (Donuts, an American passion 2006) the alternative spelling “donut” was invented when the New York–based Display Doughnut Machine Corporation abbreviated the word to make it more pronounceable by the foreigners they hoped would buy their automated doughnut making equipment."] - Betsy
given time and acceptance, colloquial English eventually becomes formal English. - Big Joe Silence
I don't care about the spelling, they taste great either way. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
sugary fried dough! :D - Big Joe Silence
I always just figured it was used that way for cartoon's, like Winnie the Pooh's hunny. - NOT THE CRICKET
there's an old, small independent chain in my city called Shipley's that spells it "Do-Nuts" on their signs and in their advertising. walk into one of their stores and (apart from the registers, security systems, phones and food-handling standards) it's suddenly 1955 again. - Big Joe Silence
I've seen it spelled in U.S. Spanish as "dona" (plural, "donas"). In Peru, I saw fudge for sale as "fosh." - Betsy
Sorry. - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
When I first moved to the U.S., the "donut" spelling annoyed me. But now I don't mind either spelling. And now I want one. - Stephen Mack
(Side note: Why is #saturdayFF in Starmama's post not a linked hashtag?) - Stephen Mack
I hold you and this message personally responsible for my purchase of a doughnut/donut at SBux this morning, Mandy. #justsayin - Corinne L
For some reason, I'm annoyed when the donuts aren't all mine. - Louis Gray
I still remember my English grandmother laughing at doo nuts. - sam williams from Android
I was surprised when I first saw some of you American FFers still used the "doughnut" variety. I have always liked you guys for trying to de-Frenchify English a bit :) - Eivind from Android
Usually, those "gh" things come from German. (Or were you referring to French Academy-style prescriptivism?) Some of those spelling changes are still the subject of controversy. Notice we haven't gone to spelling "nite" or "lite" even though advertisers introduced those spellings in the early 20th c. - Spidra Webster
I was just using it to refer to any simplification where all those extra letters are removed :) - Eivind from Android
Sucker DJ LB
Actual #SaturdayFF even though it's really Sunday: When I was in the 4th grade, I won our school's spelling bee, even beating out 5th and 6th graders.
*spelling bee champ fistbump* - holly #ravingfangirl
:D - Sucker DJ LB from Android
In 6th grade I represented my island at the Houston Chronicle Spelling Bee. I got knocked out in round 2, by a superstar like you. :) :( - Marie
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