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by David
Mon 15 Feb, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Definitions and Connotations
Replies: 10
Views: 76131

Somnambulance (n.): Vehicle used to transport injured sleepwalkers.
by David
Fri 12 Feb, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: re: Winter Olympics 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 64966

a.k.a. The Wealthy European and North American Caucasians Games.
by David
Mon 08 Feb, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 190828

When putting fuel into my car I have to stop the display at an exact multiple of 5 or 10 number such as 25.00 or 30.00. If I misjudge by even 0.01 I must go to the next acceptable number.
by David
Sun 07 Feb, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: isn't it supposed to be getting simpler?
Replies: 2
Views: 35470

I know exactly how you feel. Every time I want to change the channel I'm faced with a basket containing remote controls for the TV, DVD player, surround sound, projector, VCR (gathering dust) and satellite receiver. We also have a universal remote control but nobody uses it because it can't access t...
by David
Wed 03 Feb, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: The tahini is starting to ___.
Replies: 3
Views: 37972

The closest technical description is "demulsify" but I believe "split" is mainly usually used when referring to food.
by David
Tue 12 Jan, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 190828

Another obsession of mine: The tags on my mp3s must be correct and complete.
by David
Tue 12 Jan, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Oh My!!
Replies: 6
Views: 54890

I've noticed that the phrase "the elite" is also being used by US politicians as a collective term for those enlightened citizens who dare to question their masters. It looks like they are attempting to turn it into a derogatory term in the same way they use "liberal".
by David
Tue 12 Jan, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Oh My!!
Replies: 6
Views: 54890

"ordinary Canadians don't consider prorogation to be a big issue". I suspect that "ordinary Canadians" means people who don't know that the word prorogation is defined as "an extended holiday paid for by taxpayers". The arrogance and greed of politicians is a constant s...
by David
Tue 05 Jan, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 1
Views: 34204

<table align="center" border="8" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td align="center"> HAPPY</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td align="center">NEW YEAR</td>
</tr>

</table>
by David
Mon 04 Jan, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Definitions and Connotations
Replies: 10
Views: 76131

So far I can only think of "e-busive" which may already exist (abusive via email) and a couple of offensive-sounding words.

WARNING: OFFENSIVE-SOUNDING WORDS [spoiler]hermaphrodyke, bitchtard[/spoiler].
by David
Mon 04 Jan, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Definitions and Connotations
Replies: 10
Views: 76131

I misread #10 in the first list. I thought it was o s t e o p o r o s i s and the spaces were the joke, representing the porosity (spaces) in the osteo (bones). I also suspect that they may not have originated from the Washington Post (would they publish a Top 17 and a Top 16?) especially as #15 in ...
by David
Thu 31 Dec, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Just when I thought people couldn't be stupider
Replies: 3
Views: 43737

I think I've figured out the Transportation Safety Administration plan: In the final stages of the flight 1. Attendants remove blankets. 2. Ban opening overhead bins. 3. Tell passengers to stay in their seats with their hands in plain sight. 4. Travel back in time and catch Umar Farouk Abdulmullatab...
by David
Wed 30 Dec, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: no problems with indigestion when making dhokla
Replies: 6
Views: 56466

According to the manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline http://www.gsk.com/products/consumer-healthcare/eno.htm Eno is an antacid drug. I am not convinced that adding it to food is a good idea.
by David
Wed 30 Dec, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Just when I thought people couldn't be stupider
Replies: 3
Views: 43737

I'm not surprised at how stupid people in the air travel industry can be. I was out of the country when the restrictions on liquids was brought in as a response to a terrorism attempt. As we were passing through airport security I was told that I could not bring two paracetamol tablets onto the plan...
by David
Mon 21 Dec, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: about etherwork board
Topic: placement of the Webster's Online Dictionary Box
Replies: 5
Views: 43612

I have just used the dictionary box for the first time. I copied and pasted the phrase "C'est la vie" from ejm's post , selected the Non-English option and clicked "Search". I was very impressed by the speed of the results and amused that the phrase has both a French and a German...