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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by Sason on October 21, 2019, 04:37:33 pm »
love honeypie Jona
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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by Sason on October 21, 2019, 04:36:28 pm »
had brekkie with cutiepie Jona yesterday!
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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by brian on October 21, 2019, 01:46:58 am »
Glad your Dad is improving.
Thankful I do not have any home inspections. I am up to date with the washing, we have had a lot of wet weather and did the ironing today. My sister is visiting at the end of November and some friends (actually students from my class of '73) a few days after my sister leaves so one thorough clean will cover both. Still 5 weeks away but I know it will creep up on me quickly.
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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by CellarDweller on October 20, 2019, 09:26:22 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends.




Hope that everyone has had a great weekend!

This weekend  was the start of figure skating season,  and I spent Saturday at home, watching the Skate America competition.  Feels good to see skating again.

Monday and Tuesday the building is having our annual heat inspections, so I spent today doing laundry and getting the apartment cleaned so it would be presentable  when people came walking through.  It's nice to be going to bed knowing the apartment is clean.

Dad went to his next visit to the doctor, and the doctor is pleased with his progress.  He even cleared my dad to start driving again, as long as it is for short distances around town.
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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by CellarDweller on October 20, 2019, 09:05:04 pm »
this weekend, figure skating season started
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by CellarDweller on October 20, 2019, 09:04:11 pm »
clean your dwelling
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The Culture Tent / Re: In the New Yorker...
« Last post by Front-Ranger on October 18, 2019, 11:37:17 pm »
I've been catching up on my issues that were put aside during the summer. In the July 8-15 issue, I read the article about Hunter Biden. It was very comprehensive and apparently Hunter cooperated and was interviewed several times for it. It was heartbreaking to see how hard he tried and failed to break his addictions. One hopes for him going forward, but the future looks bleak.
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BetterMost People / Re: Happy Birthday Sophytofu!
« Last post by CellarDweller on October 17, 2019, 07:02:05 pm »


Happy Birthday SophyTofu (Sophia)!

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Last Saturday night I told a friend I needed to get to bed because I was sleeping on my feet like a horse.
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I was curious, so I looked it up and found the passage below, from the Chronicle of Higher Education. I've noticed the hahaha thing, and like it better -- I've never been a huge fan of LOL because I think it's rarely literally true. I've noticed people putting lol at the end of posts to indicate they're kidding. (EMC stands for electronically mediated communication.)

https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/03/01/txtng-rules/

LOL no longer means ‘laughing out loud’ (so the OED gets credit for including LOL in the third edition, but the definition is already out of date). To show laughter, EMC now often relies on “hahaha” (students tell me that you need at least three ha’s to show laughter if they are not capitalized). LOL is now a way to flag that a message is meant to be funny (similar to jk—‘just kidding’) or to signal irony. LOL can also be a way to acknowledge that a writer has received a text—a written version of a nod of the head and a smile (“a chuckle at most,” one student told me).

But my sons, 23- and 24-yo millennials, sometimes say LOL to acknowledge something funny I've said in a text. Maybe they just does it to humor me, knowing a boomer is likely to be behind on the latest EMC.

I guess this explains why a coworker of mine has been using "hahaha." She has three daughters, all in the age range, I think, of, say 18 to 25. I guess she picked it up from her daughters.
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