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  • Originally posted by Bob Bobberton View Post
    I now have over 1000 posts. It is going to be below normal for the rest of this week. I even needed a jacket today when I went out!
    Way to go Bob! It is a hot, muggy day here in ND with thunderboomers building in the sky.

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    • PJ,i hope those thunder boomers head this way when they are done with you.

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      • Originally posted by pegers View Post
        PJ,i hope those thunder boomers head this way when they are done with you.
        Maybe not - they were dropping tornadoes about 3 hours northeast of us so a lot of power in some of those storm cells.

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        • Originally posted by pjedsel View Post

          Maybe not - they were dropping tornadoes about 3 hours northeast of us so a lot of power in some of those storm cells.
          in that case.feel free to leave me out of its path.

          PJ i hope the storms pass by your neck of the woods.

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          • The most important thing to remember when laying sod

            #1 Green Side Up
            Doug

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            • Intel inside, cat outside.

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              • Applied for my Social Security and get first check in December but had to go to the Office and wait two hours just for them to make a copy of my birth certificate since I was born in Germany.
                Due to the recent budget cuts,
                the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                current state of the economy, the light at the end
                of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                • Originally posted by Bill Manzke View Post
                  Intel inside, cat outside.

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                  Looks like the cat caught the "mouse"
                  The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                  Thank you for your understanding.

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                  • Did you ever wonder where the name dandelion came from...

                    Well it actually comes from the jagged edges of the leaves of the plant, as they were said to resemble the teeth of a lion. The name we know as dandelion is a 16th century English corruption of the French dent de lion, literally "lion's tooth", which is a name it still bears in several European languages. Its roots, like chicory, are sometimes used as a coffee substitute.
                    Doug

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                    • PJ's storms pasted us by..but they say another group will be here for Sat/Sun.

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                      • had an enjoyable afternoon.spent the time sitting in the park with a nice breeze.

                        since the park is only a few miles west of the lake.i was able to watch the blue angels doing their practice passes for this

                        weekend's air and water show.

                        they were low enough to read the numbers on there tails.

                        every time they passed in both a 2 or 4 plane formation all the birds would scatter like they were under attack.

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                        • Originally posted by Douglas View Post
                          Did you ever wonder where the name dandelion came from...

                          Well it actually comes from the jagged edges of the leaves of the plant, as they were said to resemble the teeth of a lion. The name we know as dandelion is a 16th century English corruption of the French dent de lion, literally "lion's tooth", which is a name it still bears in several European languages. Its roots, like chicory, are sometimes used as a coffee substitute.
                          I tried once to use the roots as coffee. Tasted "earthy". I think the whole plant except the stem is edible.

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                          • It's hot, muggy, smokey and generally unbearable outside here. But it's nice & cool inside my place, especially in the back room where the A/C is, and we are getting the occasional cloud burst.

                            Doug & Mark: Coffee with chicory is a Southern US (especially Louisiana) tradition. I believe it comes from the Civil War/antebellum and Great Depression eras as a means of stretching a short supply of coffee beans

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                            • today as i sat in the park i was able to enjoy the WWII prop driven planes doing their practice runs.

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                              • If you ever thought the "B" in debt was the survival of an obsolete pronunciation, as commonly supposed, that is incorrect. The word debt is derived directly from the Old French word "dette", and in early English was spelled either det or dette, being pronounce the way we still do today,

                                BUT, in the 13th through 16th centuries grammarians, and scholars would often spell it debt, because they assumed it was derived from the Latin "debita", which meant "owed", and wanted to make the English word conform more closely to its supposed Latin roots, and by Shakespeare's time debt became the established English spelling, and in 1599 the schoolmaster Holofernes even thought it should be pronounced with the b of debt, instead of det.

                                So there you have it, scholars concluding a wrong history about some things, wasn't just for modern times, apparently some were even doing it centuries ago.

                                Doug

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