[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - When I had to travel up north I noticed that sometimes people would as me to repeat what I had said. [/quote]
On our way to Maine, we stopped for the night in either CT or RI--can't remember which. Anyhow, the next day we got up and went to a restaurant to eat, kind of a mom and pop place. There was a lot of Italian stuff on the menu but it said they served breakfast all day and had homemade biscuits, so I ordered some. Turns out it was a lie about the biscuits.
The waitress asked how was my breakfast and I said, "Not bad except for these whop biscuits" (what I grew up calling canned biscuits, because you whop them on the edge of the countertop to open them.) She gave me a cold look and never came back to the table until it was time to bring us the check.
I couldn't figure out what I'd done wrong until I related the incident to a friend from New York who had also spent time in the south. He said she probably thought I said "wop" biscuits and was insulted. I still feel kind of bad about that.posted @ Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 20:07
My friend who grew up in the Baltimore area pronounces "flour" and "flower" more like "flair." She used to crack up every time I said "yonder"--it's not a word they use.
And it's always interesting to see how folks in other states pronounce "oil" and "boil"posted @ Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 19:48
@Save our Republic: I'm living in a New England state at present and often have the same problem. I was trying to give a repairman directions to my house and we got hung up on "Ledyard," which I was pronouncing exactly as it's spelled, but I wasn't saying it right. The closest way I can explain it is "LEH-jid," sort of like the middle two syllables of "allegedly."posted @ Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 19:35
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - Bologna will make you h-o-r-n-y.[/quote]
Balogna breath unfortunately has the opposite effect.posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 - 20:56
[quote][b]jlscott[/b] - 2. Mortadella. Boloney, Type 2. Boloney w/ chunks of crap.[/quote]
Always wondered what that stuff was. Now I'm glad I never wasted the money to find out.posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 - 20:51
Luddite/Lurker here.posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 20:09
[quote][b]davidxto[/b] - Never send anything back![/quote]
Well then what are you supposed to do if it's overcooked/undercooked, missing part of what's supposed to come with it, or arrives at your table cold? Eat it anyway and pay for crappy food, or not eat it, say nothing, and still pay for crappy food? I don't find either of those to be acceptable options.
Rarely have I ever been served anything that was bad enough to justify sending it back, but it has happened a couple of times.posted @ Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 17:05
[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] - @annacat: Why eat Dunkin Donuts at all? Ingles are better.
Krispy Kreme...the best.
We don't have Ingles or Krispy Kreme around here.
Better to just stay home and bake muffins.posted @ Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 10:10
Of the "Free" days listed, the only one that I'd consider standing in line for is Free Comic Book Day, and even then I'd only do it if my sons wanted to go.
Where I live you can't drive 2 miles without running across a Dunkin Donuts, but they have gotten to where they make their coffee weak and I would not buy a cup of it just to get the free donut. Pay for the donut, go home and make your own coffee.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 13:39
What I want to know is, why just Verizon and not other phone companies as well? Not that I think ANY of them should have to be turning over all their records.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 17:08
I spent a couple of years working at a pizza restaurant and never saw anybody deliberately do anything nasty to customers' food or even heard anybody talk about doing it. Careless stuff (not washing hands when switching between handling raw food and finished product, telephone, washing dishes, etc) probably happened from time to time, but I never saw anything like food or utensils being dropped on the floor and then being used anyway. I'm sure it happens once in a while, but I doubt it's all that common. I dunno--maybe I just don't want to believe it.
Worst restaurant experience: I ordered a salad and the one that was brought to me had a large amount of brown slimy lettuce in it so I sent it back. About 10 minutes later my mother decided she wanted a salad too. The waitress brought her the exact same one I'd sent back.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 14:40
I thought about creating an alias once--her name was going to be Mrs. Turpin. Decided I would try writing a couple of experimental comments before I actually took the plunge. Turns out it's actually kind of hard to not sound like yourself.posted @ Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 18:12
When we were kids, in the summertime, after we'd played outside, read all our books from the bookmobile, and there was nothing on TV, my siblings and I would have Monopoly marathons. We cheated like crazy--waited until somebody went to the bathroom and stole their money, added houses and hotels to our properties, rearranged the Chance and Community Chest cards. We played it so much that now I detest the game.
Word games--Scrabble, Scattergories, Apples to Apples, etc--are more my speed. And you can't really cheat that I know of.posted @ Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 11:05
I may be wrong, but I don't think the police would be required to disclose your name to the man, and anyway you can make an anonymous complaint.
Unless you and your family are the only people who live/walk in the same area as him, it's doubtful he'd know it's you. He probably accosts others as well.
Call.posted @ Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 14:42
I went into A & F a couple times back in skinnier days. Never could figure out why people thought their clothes were so great and never bought anything.
Just for fun, I took a look at their website tonight. Fat, thin, cool kid or uncool kid, only an idiot would pay $128 for some Bedazzled cutoff jean shorts.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 22:36
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - OK folks, we need to get this crazy train back on the track. A floating Rapala works good for bass.#7-S is a good size to use. For trout I like the Joe's Fies spinner baits. #231 yellow feather with a gold blade. If you are fishing in a deep hole you need to put a couple of small split shot about 18" up the line and let it sink down before you start to reel it in.
Dang. All I use is some worms dug up out of the yard and a plain old plastic bobber. May be why I don't catch much.
I do like to peruse the fishing lures aisle at the sporting goods store 'cause some of the little shiny, colorful components would be cute as earrings or on a charm bracelet. Once when I was shopping with Mr. Annacat I made the mistake of saying so out loud. Now I don't get to go anymore.posted @ Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 16:01
[quote][b]Censored[/b] - Did you ever think that all this diversity will one day attempt to meld into one?[/quote]
Nope, can't say that I do. Different religions have been around for thousands of years without yet melding into one, and I tend to think they'll still all be here in another thousand years, bickering about the same old stuff.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 23:16
Here is what the US Army Chaplains official Facebook page has to say about it. For anyone who doesn't know, OCCH stands for Office of the Chief of Chaplains:
"OCCH has verified that this is the OSD statement in response to recent media and public query. Thank you for your concern and prayers:
"The U.S. Department of Defense has never and will never single out a particular religious group for persecution or prosecution. The Department makes reasonable accommodations for all religions and celebrates the religious diversity of our service members.
Service members can share their faith (evangelize), but must not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others of any faith or no faith to one's beliefs (proselytization). If a service member harasses another member on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, then the commander takes action based on the gravity of the occurrence. Likewise, when religious harassment complaints are reported, commanders take action based on the gravity of the occurrence on a case by case basis.
The Department of Defense places a high value on the rights of members of the Military Services to observe the tenets of their respective religions and respects (and supports by its policy) the rights of others to their own religious beliefs, including the right to hold no beliefs. The Department does not endorse any one religion or religious organization, and provides free access of religion for all members of the military services.
We work to ensure that all service members are free to exercise their Constitutional right to practice their religion -- in a manner that is respectful of other individuals' rights to follow their own belief systems; and in ways that are conducive to good order and discipline; and that do not detract from accomplishing the military mission."
They distinguish clearly between proselytizing and evangelizing and do not single out any particular religion.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 17:02
I don't know why that weird smiley thing showed up in my previous post- it was not intentional.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 13:38
[quote][b]Censored[/b] - @annacat: http://onlineathens.com/faith/2013-04-25/southern-baptist-site-blocked-m...
I've been banned here a couple of times and I've seen several other comment sections with collapsed comments by Christians. Why I wonder?
The article about the SBC website being blocked clearly stated that it was some kind of glitch (something to do with malware, whatever that is) and that they were working to correct it. Had this happened with any other website, would you still be thinking it was some kind of conspiracy?
As to why you're been banned in the past--I couldn't say, since I don't know your previous online name( or what you said. If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say that since there are a number of posters on here who are Christians, who've spoken of their beliefs, and who've not been banned for it, it probably has more to do with violating the terms of service than with you being Christian.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 13:35
There was a farmer had a dog
And Bingo was his name-o
And Bingo was his name-o.
@theold33: Is the flour all purpose or self-rising?posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 18:25
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