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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #580 on: May 12, 2021, 08:39:36 am »
Americans themselves often don't realize that canceled has only one L. Or that " should go outside of , and . That'as in the sentence below.

Ennis said he worried about "people on the pavement."

Logically, it doesn't make sense, but that's the American way!  :laugh:

You mean people drop the "t"? Is that just dialog reproducing the way people speak, rather than how they spell it?
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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #581 on: May 12, 2021, 11:29:18 am »
You mean people drop the "t"? Is that just dialog reproducing the way people speak, rather than how they spell it?

No, I mean Americans put the quotation marks outside the period (or comma). I highlighted the t as well to make it more visible. Anyway, Brits would say "the quotation mark should go inside the period".


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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #582 on: May 12, 2021, 12:22:24 pm »
No, I mean Americans put the quotation marks outside the period (or comma). I highlighted the t as well to make it more visible. Anyway, Brits would say "the quotation mark should go inside the period".

They also just use a single mark, 'if I remember correctly'.
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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #583 on: May 12, 2021, 12:26:47 pm »
They also just use a single mark, 'if I remember correctly'.

Oh, I think I remember that, too. That also is more logical -- quoting a quote within a quote with two marks.

Plus it takes up less space. Newspapers use ' in headlines for things that would be " in the story itself.


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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #584 on: May 12, 2021, 04:02:14 pm »
Had my second shot yesterday. I went with the Biontech (Pfizer) vaccine, even though my first shot was AstraZeneca.

So far only a sore arm. I hope it stays like that.

Great news, Chrissi!

I felt such a relief after my second shot, you probably do too.

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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #585 on: May 12, 2021, 08:15:02 pm »
Congrats on your second vaccination, Chrissi!


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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #586 on: May 13, 2021, 10:43:26 am »
I have friends who've driven 65 to 150 miles one say to get a shot. A colleague at work sent me a 10-step list of how to arrange it, starting with following a particular Twitter account, and when it says do X, go somewhere else and do Y, which then lets you do Z ... I skipped those steps and just called my clinic 24 times.

Now there's a short line of people waiting to get theirs at my neighborhood drugstore. A brewery in town is offering a free beer to anyone who goes there and gets a shot.

About 50% of people in the state have had both shots. Nationwide, it's 32%. As you probably know, about 80% is considered herd immunity.


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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #587 on: May 13, 2021, 12:03:50 pm »
A brewery in town is offering a free beer to anyone who goes there and gets a shot.

  :D

Artisanal beer?  ;D
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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #588 on: May 13, 2021, 12:21:29 pm »
Artisanal beer?  ;D

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The article I saw neglected to specify, but I believe any beer from a small local brewery is artisanal by definition.



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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #589 on: May 13, 2021, 01:35:00 pm »
:laugh:

The article I saw neglected to specify, but I believe any beer from a small local brewery is artisanal by definition.

If they brew more than one kind, does somebody curate it?  :laugh:
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