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  1. #781
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasputin View Post
    Except that Lennon & McCartney didn't collaborate that much in writing their music. A bit here, a bit there, but most of their songs were written by one of them or the other. They just agreed to call all of them "Lennon and McCartney."
    I know that, and is why I threw in chocolate & peanut butter so people wouldn't take me literally.

  2. #782
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasputin View Post
    Except that Lennon & McCartney didn't collaborate that much in writing their music. A bit here, a bit there, but most of their songs were written by one of them or the other. They just agreed to call all of them "Lennon and McCartney."
    There must be exceptions. How about Norwegian Wood? John had a guitar line, and then together they built the rest of the song.
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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

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  4. #784
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    A word worse than “bogey”: Shank.
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  5. #785
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping William View Post
    A word worse than “bogey”: Shank.
    But I love lamb shanks!

  6. #786
    Quote Originally Posted by rasputin View Post
    But I love lamb shanks!
    Even better in a hot tub with a lovah...

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  7. #787
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    So, last night my wife shows me a piece of mail from the local hospital (not a very good one) that is asking us to fill out a form explaining why they should start an open heart surgery program there (which would NOT be a good idea).

    She hands it to me and says, "This is risible."


    I have never heard anyone use that word before. I was pretty sure I knew what it meant, because in medicine we have a Latin term "risor sardonicus" which means a sardonic smile (associated with tetanus). So I guessed that it means laughable, which turned out to be correct. The dictionary definition is "such as to provoke laughter."

    What a great word!
    A plane takes off from Baltimore and touches down on Bourbon Street

  8. #788

    Veterans without an apostrophe

    "While the holiday is commonly printed as Veteran's Day or Veterans' Day in calendars and advertisements (spellings that are grammatically acceptable), the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website states that the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling "because it is not a day that 'belongs' to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day

    And now I've learned what an attributive noun is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noun_adjunct

    That's enough learning for this day, especially for those who may have gotten caught up in a Marine Corps birthday celebration yesterday -- https://www.marines.com/who-we-are/o.../birthday.html

  9. #789
    Quote Originally Posted by Reilly View Post
    "While the holiday is commonly printed as Veteran's Day or Veterans' Day in calendars and advertisements (spellings that are grammatically acceptable), the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website states that the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling "because it is not a day that 'belongs' to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day

    And now I've learned what an attributive noun is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noun_adjunct

    That's enough learning for this day, especially for those who may have gotten caught up in a Marine Corps birthday celebration yesterday -- https://www.marines.com/who-we-are/o.../birthday.html
    Thanks. I often wonder about "Mothers Day," "Fathers Day," etc. Seems you could make arguments both ways.

  10. #790
    1. Problematize

    2. Situatedness

    3. Occam's Razor

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