Stupid Questions

Why are there so many freakin' "exceptions to the rule" in the English language? For example, in going from singular to plural:

Goose- Geese
Moose- Moose
Fish - Fish
Mouse - Mice

And, I"m still not clear on whether the plural for a computer mouse is "computer mice" or "computer mouses"??!!
What is the point of August? It's such a useless month. NOTHING HAPPENS. Okay, so somone was born. We can relocate your birthday to July or Septemeber.

Quick- which month is August? Bet you can't think off the top of your head. November is the eleventh, everyone knows that. April is the fourth. Easy enough. But August? No Point.
Originally Posted by CurlyEyes
Yea...let's take away August (and, PLEASE don't relocate my b-day....Paula would be HAPPY if this were her last b-day coming up!)
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My redheaded dad has reacted oddly to anesthesia, and needed extra.
We are known to react strongly to anesthesia (I get violently ill and delusional -- fun!), but I'm not sure about the pain tolerance.

I do have seasonal allergies......
I'm a 34-year-old redhead, and I
*have never had poison ivy
*have never had allergies
*have low tolerance for pain and have to have extra meds for dental work

Hmm, I can't think of a stupid question at the moment.
Psalm 30:11 "You have turned my mourning into dancing."

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My redheaded dad has reacted oddly to anesthesia, and needed extra.
We are known to react strongly to anesthesia (I get violently ill and delusional -- fun!), but I'm not sure about the pain tolerance.
Originally Posted by ninja dog
I was told by a pain management specialist that because of the reddish hair, fair skin with/without freckles, green or light-colored eyes, we're more sensitive to medications & that's why I itch with certain drugs. And he wouldn't put me on those because it could turn into a full blown allergy. I think he's just full of **it.

I can say that the this sensitivity doesn't hold true with the two times I had Demoral. Both times the first shot didn't work within 20 - 30 minutes. The second shot did. And Darvocet doesn't do anything to/for me. I might be eating candy for all I know when I take that.
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Pain killers make me dizzy and nauseated.

Lucky LL for no allergies!

I'm a redhead with brown eyes.....where do we fit in the generalizations continuum?
Other people can bike without holding on to their handlebars sometimes. I've tried it all my life, with different bikes even, and I can never do it.

WHY is that?!
What does [sic] mean? I know what it means in that it shows in a quotation that the person who was originally quoted has made a spelling, grammar, or other mistake. But what does it mean? Why sic? Does that stand for something?
Originally Posted by eche428
According to Wikipedia, "sic" is a Latin word that means "thus", "so", "as such", or "just as that".
Pain killers make me dizzy and nauseated.

Lucky LL for no allergies!

I'm a redhead with brown eyes.....where do we fit in the generalizations continuum?
Originally Posted by ninja dog
Like I said, I think he's full of **it.

Especially since he wouldn't give me any of the ---cet drugs because of itching, but prescribed me Fentanyl, which was 10 times worse in that & the wired then tired side effects!
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Wild~Hair, I don't know. I can't do it either. Maybe it has something to do with balance in the hips and legs?

Paula's
Why are there so many freakin' "exceptions to the rule" in the English language?
can be answered by the blend of languages English includes. We follow some rules sometimes, and then another set for another word, since we've incorporated so many Indo-European words into our own. I've heard many non-native speakers complain about this.
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1) What's it REALLY like working in a tollbooth? How do they do lunch breaks? Are there little heaters/ac during the different seasons? What about the ones where it's just a lone tollboth by itself, are there any security precautions for those workers? Do the same workers work the same tollbooth, or do they rotate to different ones in the area?

2) Why did they discontinue putting cabooses on the ends of trains?

3) WHY did they stop making Graham Crackos cereal?

4) WHO is the little girl on the unicycle riding off into the distance during the closing credits of "Welcome Back, Kotter?" Where was she riding to?

5) Who makes school chalk, and why is it different from the crap you buy in the dept stores? School chalk has this shiny smooth outside layer and goes onto the chalkboard very smoothly. Chalk in the dept stores is very dry and very powdery and it makes a horrible scratchy noise when used on a chalkboard.

6) Why don't more places sell single-dipped chocolate covered peanuts? Back home, local stores only carried in the fall and winter. Why, WHY??? (Online sources exist, but I just want to know 'why').
What does [sic] mean? I know what it means in that it shows in a quotation that the person who was originally quoted has made a spelling, grammar, or other mistake. But what does it mean? Why sic? Does that stand for something?
Originally Posted by eche428
According to Wikipedia, "sic" is a Latin word that means "thus", "so", "as such", or "just as that".
Originally Posted by anonnymouse
Thank you. It never occurred to me to look that up on Wikipedia!
< member since 2006. No idea where 1969 came from.
Why is it that when you can't have something you want it SO DAMNED BAD!? When you have it it's no big deal.
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5) Who makes school chalk, and why is it different from the crap you buy in the dept stores? School chalk has this shiny smooth outside layer and goes onto the chalkboard very smoothly. Chalk in the dept stores is very dry and very powdery and it makes a horrible scratchy noise when used on a chalkboard.
Originally Posted by sinistral55
That's so true.

But the thing is, I didn't know school chalk was better. I'm probably going to get arrested now for trying to steal some.
guano: when I was little I wanted to be a schoolteacher just so I could write on the chalkboard all the time.
Actually.. I still want to be a schoolteacher so I can write on the chalkboard all the time.




I guess I could just get a chalkboard.
See. This is why I'm not a teacher.
Me stupid.
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Why do people just spit their gum on the ground?
Don't they have any compassion for the poor sucker that steps in it?? I always feel like such an idiot dragging my foot on the pavement cursing the jerk that left their gum on the ground.
This is more of a general rant- but if anyone has ever done this come forward and tell me why.
Originally Posted by realistic
Because we like to see people cursing and dragging their foot along the ground?

J/K...I hate this too, and only throw my gum where no one would/should be walking if no garbage receptacle is available.
OK, I admit it.....I'm an alias! I wasn't born with the name Honeycurls!
Dood, get over it; there's no time limit on lurking.

I so busy runnin' allllllll over the place and ain't nobody chasin' me!
Did you start this thread just for me?
Originally Posted by Speckla

Stupid question! You know she did!
That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

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5) Who makes school chalk, and why is it different from the crap you buy in the dept stores? School chalk has this shiny smooth outside layer and goes onto the chalkboard very smoothly. Chalk in the dept stores is very dry and very powdery and it makes a horrible scratchy noise when used on a chalkboard.
Originally Posted by sinistral55
That's so true.

But the thing is, I didn't know school chalk was better. I'm probably going to get arrested now for trying to steal some.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
It really pisses me off to no end. There are some 'teacher' stores around here and I'm really tempted to go in (that is, if I don't need a teaching license) and see if I can find some.

At first I thought it was 'dustless' chalk, BUT the crap sold in the dept stores is labeled 'dustless'. So I know that's not it. There was some in the classrooms at the community college I attended a couple years ago. I'm so tempted to go back and ask to see their supply catalog but I know they'd be looking at me like

Speaking of chalk, there's also a type of pencil cap eraser that's like the standard pink one, but a different shape. More like a 4-sided bullet shape. A few years back, my allergists' office had some. I hadn't seen any since I was in elementary school. I was tempted to see their supply catalog too, but that obsession's a little TOO weird to go around asking too many questions.
What does [sic] mean? I know what it means in that it shows in a quotation that the person who was originally quoted has made a spelling, grammar, or other mistake. But what does it mean? Why sic? Does that stand for something?
Originally Posted by eche428
I thought this was funny....
This little notation means, "Hey, I know this quote looks wrong, but it was that way when I found it, so don't blame me." Maybe the original text used archaic spelling or the original writer just messed up. But the person who's quoting that text is aware of the earlier mistake and wants you to know it.
Full answer here: http://ask.yahoo.com/20050824.html
Why is a product labelled "vegan" and "dairy free" but given a Kosher Dairy symbol? If it's dairy free, then why dairy?
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
That does sound wierd. The best explanation I can come up with is that it is produced and/or cooked with utensils and machinery that also come in contact with dairy, or have at some point in the past, but the product itself does not contain dairy. It is believed that certain materials, when heated, soaked, salted, or put under pressure, can absorb outside particles. For example, if you are cooking dairy in a pot at a high temp, the pot can absorb some of the dairy particles. Once such an appliance or utensil is used to heat a dairy product to the point where it is being cooked (a certain temperature), it accquires dairy status in terms of kashrut/kosher-ness and usually remains so.

Edit: so anything cooked in it has to be called "dairy" in kosher terms, even if it doesn't actually contain dairy products, because it could have teeny tiny little dairy particles in it. That's my guess.

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