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Sepi ⌘ سپی
In home, the bathroom is our best-loved space. Most of time, it’s an area where we can fully relax and take out some time for oneself or maybe both J. Whether in luxury hotels, villas or dream chalet, discover our selection of the most stunning walk-in shower, bath… that, we hope will give you some ideas for your future home. - Sepi ⌘ سپی from Bookmarklet
I agree it's best-loved space :D - Ramona
Missi ... is my favorite place to design and relax both ... and after that is kitchen :-)) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Absolutely :) - Ramona
exactly - John Arick
lris
My siblings and I earned our first DVD player (edit: actually VCR player) by digging dandelions out of our yard, five cents per root that measured an inch or longer. That remains one of my prouder accomplishments. #saturdayFF
In my middle age, I imagine my parents thinking "Oooh, we can get a DVD player AND a weeded yard." - lris
Damn. I only got a penny for weeding dandelions, but I got a dollar for ironing blouses. My mother had a wrinkle free wardrobe and a weedy yard. - laura x from iPhone
Aw man, I did ironing for free! - lris
Luckies! To get paid, I had to do things like paint creosote on the horse pastures' fences. - Katy S
Ironing for free as a child. One reason I wear (almost) entirely non-iron clothes as an adult. (The "almost" hasn't come into play for a year or more...) - Walt Crawford
I didn't have anything to spend money on, so I mostly did it out of boredom, I think, or a desire to get my mother's attention. I suspect she did it mostly to get me out of her hair, so it was kind of a zero sum there. - laura x from iPhone
My chores were based on a non-monetary reward system. Mostly donuts. - Meg VMeg
Aw man, I really missed out on rewards! The dandelions were the only chores that came with rewards for me. - lris
(I am also deeply curious about how early on you all got a DVD player--I had only a VCR until I was 30.) - laura x from iPhone
Good catch! This was a VCR player I'm remembering. - lris
50 cents for mowing the front yard, 70 cents for the side or back yard. Dandelions were considered a lost cause. - Deborah Fitchett
Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
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Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Congrats! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
<3 congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations to them! - joey
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congrats! :) - Eivind from Android
Congrats! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
Woohoo! - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
Congratulations!!! - Stanley Mathis
Congratulations!! - FireDragonll
Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
Mike Nencetti
Dinner with my lovely wife at Casa Grande. http://t.co/CEYLsLrfbk
Dinner with my lovely wife at Casa Grande. http://t.co/CEYLsLrfbk
Her issues are fatigue, balance and communication (aphasia). But she is still her joyful self. - Mike Nencetti
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @typeoneerror: Shit's not adding up. Surprise, surprise. http://keithboykin.com/post...
RT @typeoneerror: Shit's not adding up. Surprise, surprise. http://keithboykin.com/post/94829449161/six-questions-for-officials-in-ferguson
Ken Morley
My son treated me to lunch today.
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Oh pho ... Enjoy!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Sepi, I did. A most excellent lunch! :) - Ken Morley
I love pho ... The most perfect lunch :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Nils Sandin
Meet MonsterMind, the NSA Bot That Could Wage Cyberwar Autonomously | Threat Level | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Meet MonsterMind, the NSA Bot That Could Wage Cyberwar Autonomously | Threat Level | WIRED
"The NSA whistleblower says the agency is developing a cyber defense system that would instantly and autonomously neutralize foreign cyberattacks against the US, and could be used to launch retaliatory strikes as well. The program, called MonsterMind, raises fresh concerns about privacy and the government’s policies around offensive digital attacks." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Steve C
Well we are officially indoctrinated parents. The boys two month vaccination shots went well until three hours after when he became part of the 2% with severe reactions. Thus began 8 hours of blood curdling agony screaming only quenched by the second Tylenol dosing.
His legs are still too swollen for the diapers to wrap around and he has the low fever still. But his mood is definitely 100 times better. He'll be fine but it's our first time with that scream of terror taking colic pain and multiplying by 100 it seemed. - Steve C
Also first time with any fever and having to give any drugs. Not first time lacking sleep, just a different reason. - Steve C
:( *hugs* for all three of you - Anne Bouey
Oh man, I'm sending calming vibes! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oh wow. I'm sorry he had such a bad reaction. It's so traumatic for baby and parents. :-( - vicster: full-bodied
So sorry for the little one and his first medical trauma. - Janet from FFHound!
Oh no :-( M got a low grade fever for 3 days afterwards but that was it. Poor Jeffrey - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
:-( - Brian Johns
Poor little guy! I'm sorry for you two! - Soup in a TARDIS
Pobrecito. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Oh, man. Hope he's feeling better now. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:-( I'm glad he's feeling better. - Betsy
He's almost back to good as new just a wee bit of fever left and don't touch near the injection sites. But he's back to smiling and eating and eating and pooping so all is almost well. And the diapers fit around his legs again thank goodness. - Steve C
LB's 3pm Name Change
Please tell me they are starting a boy band??? - Steve C
Yes, they'll cover Mozart pieces. - LB's 3pm Name Change from Android
What's their band name? - Melly
!!! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Nope, that's already a band http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/!!! - Meg VMeg
Sacramento. Who knew? - Micah
Thorn Between Two Roses - Melly
DJJ - Melly
Jessie
Chinese intern said the landlord promised last week to email them a new lease for a different apartment but hasn't done so. Also hasn't done anything about the roaches or the smell of oil paint. Shit's about to get real. *cracks knuckles*
Way to spend your honeymoon Jessie I couldn't be prouder. - Steve C
So I helped them write the complaint letter and then explained why they had to send it certified snail mail. The intern has photos of the roach problem so they're including those in the envelope. They also want to email the letter and pics, which is fine as a courtesy but they will need the receipt certificate from the mailed copy if they have to go to court. - Jessie
Hopefully it won't come to that, but they're saving documents, photos, work orders from pest control, etc. just in case. Anything else they might need? - Jessie
LB's 3pm Name Change
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
today I totally faked confidence in knowing how to do something, then was able to figure it out and deliver... livin on the EDGE!
My life - Eric
Fake it 'til ya make it. Level: Master - Spidra Webster
That's exactly how I became a computer operator in 1992 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Michael W. May
.@ambertides : Pixie in the sun. (@ Village of Beach Park in Beach Park, IL w/ 2 others) https://www.swarmapp.com/joffi... https://twitter.com/Joffi...
.@ambertides : Pixie in the sun. (@ Village of Beach Park in Beach Park, IL w/ 2 others) https://www.swarmapp.com/joffi/checkin/53e7b982498e5b3c70c057ab?s=2NbyQm7-jzDjaJ2ZtUaucSMPyEc&ref=tw http://t.co/CHeWEcSrlF
:) - Jenny H. from Android
Maitani
A Passage To India - Location-Notes, Photos, and Maps of the Barabar Caves near Gaya, Bihar - http://www.mapability.com/travel...
A Passage To India - Location-Notes, Photos, and Maps of the Barabar Caves near Gaya, Bihar
A Passage To India - Location-Notes, Photos, and Maps of the Barabar Caves near Gaya, Bihar
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"The Barabar Caves are some 35Km north of Gaya, in the state of Bihar. They were visited by author E.M. Forster on one of his two visits to India. Struck by their curious echo, he used them as a central location in his book 'A Passage To India', renaming them 'The Marabar Caves' for the story. The Marabar Caves don't really exist. Well, that's almost true. You can find out more about them on my Marabar Caves page, but for now, lets talk Barabar." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Stephen Mack
Let me tell you about the worst allergic reaction I've ever had in my life. #saturdayff
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Growing up, from my earliest memories, I always knew I was allergic to nuts -- particularly walnuts, pecans, and cashews. (But not so much for almonds or pine nuts, and not at all for chestnuts and coconuts.) - Stephen Mack
And while I never liked peanuts or peanut butter, I was never allergic to them. - Stephen Mack
When I tried to say I was allergic to peanuts, my dad would be the first to correct me. - Stephen Mack
"Peanuts are legumes, not nuts," he'd point out. - Stephen Mack
I have a vivid memory as a schoolboy on some field trip to a Roman ruin somewhere, my mother had packed a peanut butter sandwich for me for my lunch. And I didn't like the taste, the smell, the texture, or the way it stuck to the roof of my mouth. But I never had any allergic reactions to it. - Stephen Mack
So I had to admit my dad was right. - Stephen Mack
I was hypersensitive to nuts being in foods. Even a small amount would cause my mouth and lips to itch, my stomach to be upset, and the insides of my ears to itch. - Stephen Mack
My brother Phil thought it was psychosomatic, and would sometimes try to sneak in nuts in foods. But I could always tell. - Stephen Mack
In college, someone made me some packaged ravioli once, and in one half-bite I could tell there were nuts. It turned out there were pecans, listed as the very last ingredient. - Stephen Mack
During high school, I remember at a weekend church social, I had a slice of cake and was immediately miserable. Hazelnuts were to blame. - Stephen Mack
So. I avoided peanuts, learned to ask for ingredients, and went on with my life. - Stephen Mack
Senior year of college, I was with my friends John and Ruth, and we stopped for lunch at some food trucks off Telegraph. There was a Chinese place, and I liked the look of the Kung Pao chicken. At that time, I didn't know that Kung Pao chicken was made with peanuts. - Stephen Mack
I asked the food truck vendor if there were any nuts, and he emphatically said there were not. So I ordered it. - Stephen Mack
When it was ready, I was dismayed when I saw the peanuts, but I just ate around them. - Stephen Mack
Today, I would have returned it, or given it away, or just ordered another meal. But I was a hungry college student, with a limited budget, so I didn't feel I had a choice. Eating out was relatively rare -- mostly I made a lot of ramen. - Stephen Mack
About five minutes after we finished, Ruth, John and I were walking off somewhere, and I started itching. - Stephen Mack
I started scratching myself, not even consciously. - Stephen Mack
Ruth, who was pre-med, noticed. She pointed out that my color had changed, and that I was scratching my arms, back, legs more and more. - Stephen Mack
I pulled up one of my pant legs. There were nickel-sized hives all over. - Stephen Mack
A few minutes later, the insides of my ears started itched, the worst it's ever felt. And my lips started swelling up. - Stephen Mack
Ruth advised me to go to the student health building. - Stephen Mack
It was clear on the other side of campus. So I headed off. - Stephen Mack
As I walked, I felt my breathing become more labored. - Stephen Mack
Today, I would have called 911. Back then, a dumb college kid, I just started running. - Stephen Mack
By the time I got to Cowell Student Hospital, the itching all over my body was unbearable. My whole face was swollen as well. But fortunately it hadn't become any harder to breathe. - Stephen Mack
After a surprisingly long wait (during which time I could hear a doctor discussing things with a student behind the curtain next to me, and overheard the doctor say the word "gangrene," which freaked me out), they ended up giving me an epinephrine shot. My heart raced faster than I've ever felt, before or since, but I could feel the itching stop almost immediately. - Stephen Mack
Before too long, I was back to normal. I raced off to rejoin John and Ruth. And to this day, I avoid peanuts. - Stephen Mack
But it's not just that -- the smell of peanuts is horrific to me. If you're eating peanut butter, or a Reese's, I may have to leave the room. - Stephen Mack
our youngest has this allergy as well. always carrying a pair of epipens. - Big Joe Silence
In contrast to me having acquired the allergy in my teens, both of my kids were born allergic to peanut butter. But their symptoms are different from mine. If they eat any amount of peanuts, they just throw up. - Stephen Mack
Part 2 of this #saturdayff will continue off that theme next Saturday... Stay tuned! - Stephen Mack
--fin-- - Stephen Mack
That sounds crazy scary - also, gangrene? Sheesh. Way to totally freak you out when you're already having a pretty bad day. - Jennifer Dittrich
Joe, we carried epipens for a long while as well, but fortunately it doesn't seem required any longer. - Stephen Mack
Jennifer, I was so freaked out by that! And then afterwards I became super curious about what was going on with him, and wanted to peak in, but I didn't. - Stephen Mack
(Although now I think about it, it was probably hypothetical, the doctor may have been saying something like, "And if you don't take care of cleaning the wound regularly blah blah blah risk of developing gangrene.") - Stephen Mack
Great story and I feel you. My allergies have changed a lot over the years, but I'm a life-long sufferer of sooprize! hives. I also wake up with them almost every morning (on my face and neck). I look forward to reading your next installment! - Jenny H. from Android
Jenny, that must really upset Eivind. Especially since The Hives are Swedish. - Spidra Webster
Haha! I do enjoy their music. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
Ack, Jenny! I started getting menstrual hives a few cycles ago, and that was pretty freaky. I'm still trying to adjust. - Alix May from FFHound(roid)!
I'm pretty sure it's dust mites for me. :-/ - Jenny H. from Android
Wow Stephan, that is truly one of the worthy shares. - Janet
:-( Kung-pao chicken really is delicious. - Amit Patel
While my peanut allergy isn't as severe, I can relate. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'm sorry you've had to go through all that, Stephen. I look forward to the next installment, though. - Spidra Webster
My food allergies have been getting worse and I never associated allergies with itchy ears, but now maybe I will! - Yvonne from FFHound!
That's nutty. - Louis Gray
Oh, the itchy ears will drive you crazy. I have been living with that problem for the last 30 years, and it gets really bad in summer. When it first started I ran to the doctor thinking I had a bug crawling around in my ear (only 1 ear was itching that time). As it was explained to me, the itching isn't really in the ears...it's all in your throat, and you only think it's your ears that are itching. Mine isn't caused by foods, though. It's all airborne allergens that end up in my throat, from breathing. - April Russo
Yeesh! I can't fathom the people in the hospital making you wait to get treated. Glad you're alive! :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Stephan Planken
With Sarah holding the phone the picture may be blurry but FaceTime sure is a blessing. http://ow.ly/i/6vwWN
With Sarah holding the phone the picture may be blurry but FaceTime sure is a blessing. http://ow.ly/i/6vwWN
Awwww ... It sure is in these moments! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
She will turn two soon. You should have seen her face, so happy! At the desk I heard myself being referred to as "a very regular guest". It made me realize I'm doing it wrong; I'm away from home too much. Time to finish this project! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Nils Sandin
We Listed Ever Superhero Movie Coming Out Through 2020 And It's Terrifying - Yahoo TV - https://tv.yahoo.com/news...
"Things are getting tense in the world of superhero movies. Marvel is killing it at the box office and other studios are trying their damnedest to break off a chunk of that sweet, sweet consumer pie. So when Marvel announced they've sketched out their movie universe through 2020 — and then doubled-down by locking in dates — the scramble began." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Shevonne
52-Minute Work, 17-Minute Break is the Ideal Productivity Schedule http://lifehacker.com/52-minu...
52-Minute Work, 17-Minute Break is the Ideal Productivity Schedule http://bit.ly/1nvD0RH
Not the other way around? Drat. - Kevin Johnson from Android
Stephen Mack
Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains [NPR] - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains [NPR]
Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains [NPR]
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From the NPR post: "Noor is a 42-year-old mother of three. She's also one of Pakistan's roughly 100,000 Lady Health Workers, who help provide basic health services to children in slums and remote rural areas of Pakistan. On this day, she and two other workers are immunizing kids for measles. The trio is explaining to a group of young mothers how their children will need to get measles booster shots in a year and a half. Being a front-line health worker usually isn't controversial. But in Pakistan, it can get you killed." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "The Taliban went on an offensive against polio immunization in 2012 after it became clear the CIA used a fake hepatitis vaccination campaign to gather intelligence on Osama bin Laden." - Stephen Mack
Gah. The CIA's fake hep vaccine campaign was incredibly evil. - Stephen Mack
In so many ways. The damage they've done will last decades. - Jennifer Dittrich
Steven Perez
You'd think that someone who could handle 120 proof vodka wouldn't get laid out by a pair of gin & tonics. My head says otherwise.
Dude - Eric from iPhone
Gin can definitely do it. - Todd Hoff
It didn't hit me until I woke up this morning. I'm still a little fuzzy. - Steven Perez
That's the good thing about vodka, it's so purified that most of the nasty toxins are removed. #haveanothershot - Todd Hoff
Starmama
Tupac used to live in my neighborhood. #SaturdayFF
Just northwest of Lake Merritt, I lived on Harrison & he had an apartment up the hill & around the corner. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
A friend from high school lived in the same building as him. He was super cool to her kids, they loved him. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
But when I met him, before many people knew who he was, he'd only done music with Digital Underground. When I met him, he was a supreme asshole. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Me & my neighbor/homie Lori were coming back from a weed mission, on foot, late one weeknight. We passed JJ's diner, nee Biff's, a guy Lori knew was in front and they were happy to see each other. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
He invited us inside to eat with him & his friends so of course we said yeah. He was a music producer, or promoter, or something. We walked to their table & before he started the introductions, I saw Money B and Tupac and some other guy sitting there. I was like whoa, rap stars, but Lori had no clue who they were. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So, we're talking, chopping it up, Lori says we were coming from getting weed, Tupac said "oh y'all smoke? Your weed ain't shit, we got the best weed." Me & Lori looked at each other like, O Kay. She was already tripping off how he was wearing four giant chains with giant diamond pieces on them. She wasn't from Oakland. She'd barely seen anyone wearing just one of them chains. lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So we order, me & Lori get milkshakes, the guys order food...Tupac ordered like, 6 entrees, asking for special shit, was talking down to the poor waitress. Like he'd never sat down in a restaurant before. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Money B was very nice. He must've been used to his homie acting like that, because he for the most part was doing a great job of steering the conversation in a better direction. But damn. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I don't even remember all the things he was talking about, but it was about him, & how he was bigger & better at everything than everybody. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
He took a bite or two of the stuff he'd ordered and was rudely telling the waitress to wrap it up to go. Me & Lori got up to leave & her friend walked us to the door, apologizing for Tupac. "he's young and hype". - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Whatever. We were shocked by his behavior & talked shit about him for hella long. It was a trip when he went solo & blew up. I kept seeing that rude 20 year old douchebag from 1990. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
When All Eyez On Me came out, I thought there'd never been a more apropos song title :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Ha! Good story. I always saw two sides of PAC in interviews. The cocky dude and the other one who was calm and introspective. Guess he was on his ego trip that night. - Eric from iPhone
edythe
RT @ShipLives: Ebola has killed fewer than 5,000 people...ever. Measles (which some folks refuse to vaccinate kids for) killed 122,000 in 2012 alone.
Marie
I put in a request for Facilities to take a look at the air conditioning in my office. http://t.co/qH5thBEncN
I put in a request for Facilities to take a look at the air conditioning in my office. http://t.co/qH5thBEncN
I can't imagine why. You don't look cold or nothing - Sir Shuping is just sir
Liking out of solidarity. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I'm getting a Scandinavian Vampire vibe. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Another classic photo. :) - Julian
You need a tiny "Boo" flag. :( - LB's 3pm Name Change
Nice stillsuit. - Steven Perez
Facilities came and fixed it last night!!! - Marie
Does that now make you the ghost of christmas past? - Steve C
We could trade. You could send me some of that "too cold" air, and I could send you some heat & humidity from my home office. - April Russo
Facilities: "Are you seeing any CO2 frost yet?" - David Lounsbury
Jessie
Korean professor in the office bought a house recently in Dallas and went with his wife to visit their new neighbors. One of the neighbors said she was glad to meet them and she does not have a problem socializing with people of different colors.
Korean professor is not sure how to respond to that. - Jessie
O_o Is he purple? - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Their new house is in a pretty upscale part of Dallas. He said there appears to be only one other Asian couple in the neighborhood, and everyone else is white. - Jessie
He also said some of the neighbors have rather expansive properties and "do not seem to spend much time outside of this area of Dallas." - Jessie
there are many kinds of ghetto. - Big Joe Silence
Yep. - Jessie
We had a black family on our street for a few years. - Meg VMeg from Android
First response that leapt to mind: "How white of you" - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Eric
Happy birthday to my always wonderful wife!
Happy birthday, Elena! - Anika
Thanks, Anika! - Elena
Happy birthday! :D - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Happy birthday, Elena! - Anne Bouey
happy bday! - imabonehead
Happy Birthday, Elena! - joey
Happy birthday :) - Eivind
Happy Birthday, Elena! - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday, Elena! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Elena! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday Elena! - Corinne L
Happy Birthday!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Have a wonderful birthday! - LB's 3pm Name Change
Happy dappy! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, Elena! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thanks, everyone! Could not have asked for a better day! - Elena
Aw, I missed it! Hope you enjoyed your day Elena! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Elena! - Tamara J. B.
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
my favorite British-isms from this weekend:
"naff" is another way to say "rubbish" that originally meant someone is Not Available For Fucking, but now just means anything lame. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"knickers" is only used for women's underwear (which disappointed me, honestly, bc I love the word). men's underwear are "undercrackers." - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"rude boy" is a term some are dubious of and others embrace. vaguely meaning a working class tough guy type I think. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"hunters" are a kind of wellington boot worn by snobs. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
"undercrackers", eh? i'm sad it's not "undernadgers". - Big Joe Silence
Undercrackers aren't exclusively for males but they are predominantly so. - Mark H
"fairy liquid" is dishwashing detergent based on a brand name. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
they really do call cigarettes "fags". and they really do say "punt a fag" to bum a cigarette. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
they don't really say "saucy" that much. (also a disappointment) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Never heard the term "punt a fag" used before; bumming a fag, yes. - Mark H
they felt "pulled pork" was a terrible thing to call food, as it seemed a vulgar phrase. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Mark, maybe it wasn't "punt." It was another p word though that caught me off guard and became yet another conversation about lexicon. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Could it have been pinch a fag? That would be a fairly common thing to say over here. - Mark H
ah... yeah, maybe. there was a lot of beer involved, you see. I'm trying to document from shoddy memory. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
overall I adored the melodic effect of ending statements in a question so that conversations have a kind of upbeat tempo regardless of the topic. that was infectious. I'm probably still doing it. "I couldn't rightly help myself could I?" "Lovely morning isn't it?" "They've done a smashing job haven't they?" - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
oh, and saying "spectacles" instead of glasses. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and "petrol". looking for a "petrol station to grab some fags" in Burlington was a fun errand. needless to say I did all of the direction asking on that one. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and "dodgy". I was so pleased to learn dodgy is a real expression. I love that word. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and "trainers" instead of sneakers. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
O hai! Was wondering how you got on ;-) - Heleninstitches
the naff etymology is likely... naff ;) - Pete
I'm still laughing at your discovery of fairy liquid... For hands that do dishes can feel as soft as your face.... - Heleninstitches
T-ra, I've heard something similar, like "pont a fag" before. - LB's 3pm Name Change from Android
Helen, we watched an insane film at the house night before last that mentioned it a lot. Can't remember the whole title... "Mr Jolly something something Next Door" I think? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Ken Morley
Day 11 - Strained and transferred to carboys
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I'll top them up once the water I'm boiling cools. #plumwineproject - Ken Morley
I've learned something new tonight: carboy, which I'd never heard of, is another word for demijohn. - Mark H
I also learned something new.: "The word carboy is from the Persian qarābah (قرابه), from Arabic qarrāba, 'big jug'." :) - Ken Morley
Stephan Planken
Sophie just singlehandedly dressed Sarah, complete with matching outfit and a fresh pull-up. :)
Aww. :) Soon she'll be babysitting! - Jenny H. from Android
She helped getting Sarah dressed again; most of the clothes were backwards or inside out. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
:) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Big sister knows the best ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Saturday was a fluke. Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
She's getting better at it; at times she feels the need to show off her skills to either her sister or us or both, it seems. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Ken Morley
I haz a fruit!
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Reminds me of the Looney Toons cartoon with Daffy holding on to a perl yelling "MINE MINE Its All Mine!" http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AKSNit... - Me
and uz a cute ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Time flies like an arrow, fruit bats like a melon. - Eivind
imabonehead
All 8 Pangolin Species Being Eaten into Extinction | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinct...
All 8 Pangolin Species Being Eaten into Extinction | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network
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"A few days ago customs officials in Vietnam raided a cargo ship from Sierra Leone and seized an astonishing 1.4 tons of dried pangolin scales. The grisly discovery came from the bodies of as many as 10,000 dead pangolins, the scaly anteaters of Africa and Asia that are being hunted into extinction for their meat and the supposed medicinal qualities of their scales. Experts estimate that more than one million wild pangolins have been caught, killed and traded in the past decade, making them the most heavily trafficked group of species in the world." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
:( - rönin
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