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Started by kenarmy, March 29, 2021, 10:25:21 AM

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What if we raise the speed limit of I-366 from 85 to 100?


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Quote from: kphoger on July 30, 2021, 01:07:07 PM
When Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented the automatic commercial bread slicing machine in 1928, what did people compare the finished product to upon encountering it on store shelves?

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kphoger

I grew up learning that buoy is pronounced exactly the same as boy, despite the fact that such only seems to be the majority pronunciation outside the United States.
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TheHighwayMan3561

Quote from: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 04:31:27 PM
I grew up learning that buoy is pronounced exactly the same as boy, despite the fact that such only seems to be the majority pronunciation outside the United States.

This also seems to happen with the word "pianist", which US English often emphasizes the middle syllable as to not sound like "penist" - regardless of the US pronunciation being closer to the pronunciation of the word "piano" anyway.
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kphoger

I've been around musicians for most of my life, and I don't think I've heard more than one or two people say pee-ANN-ist.  Pretty much everyone I know says it correctly:  PEE-in-ist.

Then again, you're from up where people put their copy of "How to Train Your Dray-gon" in their bayg.  And where people play Duck Duck Grey Duck.  And weird stuff like that.
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Scott5114

"Duck Duck Grey Duck" is weird because it implies that a grey duck is not a duck.
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kphoger

Quote from: Scott5114 on August 03, 2021, 04:56:19 PM
"Duck Duck Grey Duck" is weird because it implies that a grey duck is not a duck.

"Duck, Duck, Grey Duck" actually sounds like a better way to play the game, honestly.

But that doesn't stop me from making fun of it.
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Scott5114

Quote from: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 04:58:29 PM
Quote from: Scott5114 on August 03, 2021, 04:56:19 PM
"Duck Duck Grey Duck" is weird because it implies that a grey duck is not a duck.

"Duck, Duck, Grey Duck" actually sounds like a better way to play the game, honestly.

Why?
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kphoger

Quote from: Scott5114 on August 03, 2021, 04:59:15 PM
Why?

From what I understand, the kid going around the outside of the circle says something like "blue duck, red duck, black duck, yellow duck, white duck, chartreuse duck, periwinkle duck, tan duck, grey duck".

That sounds like it would be a lot more engaging and challenging for the other kids than "duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, goose".
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CNGL-Leudimin

Quote from: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 04:31:27 PM
I grew up learning that buoy is pronounced exactly the same as boy, despite the fact that such only seems to be the majority pronunciation outside the United States.

I thought a pull buoy was called a "pull boy" exactly because of that.
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Quote from: CNGL-Leudimin on August 03, 2021, 05:10:44 PM
I thought a pull buoy was called a "pull boy" exactly because of that.

Po boy, actually.   :biggrin:
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Wow ... that's incredibly random.  :confused:

Hopefully the officer will be okay.
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Flint1979

Quote from: renegade on August 04, 2021, 01:51:03 AM
Wow ... that's incredibly random.  :confused:

Hopefully the officer will be okay.
I know it. Last I knew he was in the hospital in serious condition. I just saw on an update that there was an armed robbery about a mile away and the police were in pursuit of the vehicle that crashed.

https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2021/08/robbery-suspect-crashed-into-parked-buena-vista-police-during-pursuit-with-michigan-state-police.html

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Quote from: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 05:13:47 PM
Po boy, actually.   :biggrin:

In that vein, I thought a sandwich had always to be made with sandwich bread. This is the usage of that word in Spain, a sub sandwich is a bocadillo instead.
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kphoger

Quote from: CNGL-Leudimin on August 04, 2021, 08:40:04 AM

Quote from: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 05:13:47 PM
Po boy, actually.   :biggrin:

In that vein, I thought a sandwich had always to be made with sandwich bread. This is the usage of that word in Spain, a sub sandwich is a bocadillo instead.

In (northern?) Mexico, a sandwich made with sandwich bread is called a lonche.  A sandwich made with a bolillo-type roll is called a torta.
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TheHighwayMan3561

Quote from: CNGL-Leudimin on August 04, 2021, 08:40:04 AM
Quote from: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 05:13:47 PM
Po boy, actually.   :biggrin:

In that vein, I thought a sandwich had always to be made with sandwich bread. This is the usage of that word in Spain, a sub sandwich is a bocadillo instead.

In America you can make a sandwich out of anything, including cheese or fried chicken breasts.
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kphoger

Also, a hot dog is a sandwich.

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Roadgeekteen

Quote from: kphoger on August 05, 2021, 10:09:25 AM
Also, a hot dog is a sandwich.

:fight:
Not it's not, that's a silly statement.
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Scott5114

Quote from: Roadgeekteen on August 05, 2021, 01:31:18 PM
Quote from: kphoger on August 05, 2021, 10:09:25 AM
Also, a hot dog is a sandwich.

:fight:
Not it's not, that's a silly statement.

It's meat with bread on either side, ergo it is a sandwich. A taco is also a sandwich.

Also, the ocean is soup (contains water, salt, meat, and vegetables).
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kphoger

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Quote from: Scott5114 on August 05, 2021, 01:42:54 PM
Also, the ocean is soup (contains water, salt, meat, and vegetables).
I just don't know how to argue against that.  You win the internets for today.   :awesomeface:
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kphoger

Quote from: renegade on August 05, 2021, 02:38:03 PM

Quote from: Scott5114 on August 05, 2021, 01:42:54 PM
Also, the ocean is soup (contains water, salt, meat, and vegetables).

I just don't know how to argue against that.  You win the internets for today.   :awesomeface:

I would start by pointing out the obvious fact that the ocean is not a food item.
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Roadgeekteen

Quote from: Scott5114 on August 05, 2021, 01:42:54 PM
Quote from: Roadgeekteen on August 05, 2021, 01:31:18 PM
Quote from: kphoger on August 05, 2021, 10:09:25 AM
Also, a hot dog is a sandwich.

:fight:
Not it's not, that's a silly statement.

It's meat with bread on either side, ergo it is a sandwich. A taco is also a sandwich.

Also, the ocean is soup (contains water, salt, meat, and vegetables).
Hot dog I can concede. TACO?
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kphoger

If you put your sandwich ingredients in a flatbread, or a pita, is it still a sandwich?  If the answer is yes, then how is a taco different?
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