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Old 10-07-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:29 PM   #2
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Nice catch. It is now added to my Feeds. Thank you.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #3
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I subscribe to both "A Word A Day" and Merriam-Webster's daily. Then I drop my enhanced vocabulary into conversations with our kid-- which compels her to look it up just to see if she's being complimented, teased, or insulted.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:41 AM   #4
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That's a good site, I had the free two-week subscription by e-book, considered coughing up the $1.50/month to continue it, but LBYM and limited reading time set in. Nice looking web site, can't go wrong with Alice, I'll put it on bookmark.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:38 PM   #5
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Neat link.
Glad to see the Internet is still used for fun and learning. There is hope.
The Word Detective site pointed to another site called How Come?
where I found this fascinating little gem.

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Old 10-08-2009, 06:05 PM   #6
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How come they present the problem of breaking the spaghetti to fit the pan but show the spaghetti hanging out of the pan, just as I cook it? Oh, yeah, they used the Mission Impossible line.

And how come, of all my cats, only the red tabby liked to eat dry spaghetti?
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:15 PM   #7
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The Word Detective site pointed to another site called How Come?
where I found this fascinating little gem.
Wow! That's all most as much fun as watching Golf on television.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:31 PM   #8
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If there were black helecopters hovering overhead, and you didn't have your tinfoil hat on, how would the spaghetti behave

Seriously, very cool photography.
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