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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18990 on: November 27, 2013, 03:58:39 PM »

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« Reply #18991 on: November 27, 2013, 04:00:39 PM »
I've thought the US is probably the most anti-traditionalist society there is.

They are very much about history and tradition in the Southeast and Southwest. I can't speak for other parts of the country, but I think the "Yankees" tend not to care for tradition as much.
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« Reply #18992 on: November 27, 2013, 04:13:44 PM »
I've thought the US is probably the most anti-traditionalist society there is.

They are very much about history and tradition in the Southeast and Southwest. I can't speak for other parts of the country, but I think the "Yankees" tend not to care for tradition as much.

I know exactly what you mean. I can certainly tell you my Cajun relatives have plenty of 200-year-old traditions, like my neighbours back in England.
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« Reply #18993 on: November 27, 2013, 04:25:27 PM »
Sounds like a place to visit sometimes. "Tradition" is not the first thing that comes to my mind when thinking of Southern US. First associations are more like former slaves, Baptists, funny dialect and barbeque.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18994 on: November 27, 2013, 04:34:21 PM »
Sounds like a place to visit sometimes. "Tradition" is not the first thing that comes to my mind when thinking of Southern US. First associations are more like former slaves, Baptists, funny dialect and barbeque.

Everyone has stereotypes.  Even traditional ones.
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« Reply #18995 on: November 27, 2013, 04:34:32 PM »
Getting back to the "random" part of the thread: I went to the dentist yesterday and got two of the four crowns he's pushing on me. I was in the chair for 2 hours and 15 minutes and this morning my mouth feels like the Tooth Fairy beat me up from the inside out. Ouch. That is all.

Did they at least give you some happy gas?  ???

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #18996 on: November 27, 2013, 04:41:01 PM »
Sounds like a place to visit sometimes. "Tradition" is not the first thing that comes to my mind when thinking of Southern US. First associations are more like former slaves, Baptists, funny dialect and barbeque.

All old southern traditions  ;D.
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« Reply #18997 on: November 27, 2013, 04:59:13 PM »
Sounds like a place to visit sometimes. "Tradition" is not the first thing that comes to my mind when thinking of Southern US. First associations are more like former slaves, Baptists, funny dialect and barbeque.

Yet spend time in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Thibodaux, New Orleans, or Houston and you'll run into more Catholics than Baptists. Go to Dallas-Fort Worth and you'll run into Methodists, go to Virginia and there are Anglicans, etc.

Everyone has a funny dialect to someone else, technically.

There are so many parts of the world that had slavery, the fact that The South is associated with it far more than others is unfortunate.
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« Reply #18998 on: November 27, 2013, 05:10:45 PM »
Yet spend time in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Thibodaux, or New Orleans and you'll run into more Catholics than Baptists.

Is that a recent phenomenon? Culture of those areas might be Baptist despite the number if the history of the area is Baptist.

Not that I'd know pretty much anything about America. Just thinkin aloud.
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« Reply #18999 on: November 27, 2013, 05:26:50 PM »
Yet spend time in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Thibodaux, or New Orleans and you'll run into more Catholics than Baptists.

Is that a recent phenomenon? Culture of those areas might be Baptist despite the number if the history of the area is Baptist.

Not that I'd know pretty much anything about America. Just thinkin aloud.

Not at all, south Louisiana is historically Roman Catholic...it was a French colony (and parts Spanish). You are talking about a state symbolised by the Fleur-di-Lis, and many parishes are named after saints. :P

Many traditions here are based on Catholicism, like Mardi Gras. lol

I mean, the Cajuns and Creoles (the native peoples of south Louisiana) are very Catholic. Some Cajun families still disown family members who convert to Protestantism due to the persecution their ancestors faced.

Even the Cajun and Creole families who are now Protestant still have Catholic culture and traditions.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19000 on: November 27, 2013, 06:30:35 PM »
Getting back to the "random" part of the thread: I went to the dentist yesterday and got two of the four crowns he's pushing on me. I was in the chair for 2 hours and 15 minutes and this morning my mouth feels like the Tooth Fairy beat me up from the inside out. Ouch. That is all.

Did they at least give you some happy gas?  ???

No, just unhappy Novocaine.  >:(
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« Reply #19001 on: November 27, 2013, 06:49:22 PM »
Well that stinks!

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19002 on: November 27, 2013, 06:54:56 PM »
No, just unhappy Novocaine.  >:(

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My dentist is so nice; he's from Africa and I love his accent, but he is not gentle with shots whatsoever. The last time I needed a filling I asked the hygeinist if she would give me my shots and she did! It was awesome. I keep going to him though because I really like him...
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« Reply #19003 on: November 27, 2013, 08:01:37 PM »
Thank you all for giving me your thanks this year.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19004 on: November 27, 2013, 08:18:03 PM »
How dressy do you and your families get on Thanksgiving?
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« Reply #19005 on: November 27, 2013, 08:19:46 PM »
How dressy do you and your families get on Thanksgiving?
Hoodie and sweats.

You?
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« Reply #19006 on: November 27, 2013, 08:21:36 PM »
How dressy do you and your families get on Thanksgiving?
Hoodie and sweats.

You?

LOL. Shiny, you never disappoint!

Jeans and a nice top. Casual dressy? Something nicer than you'd wear on an average day but nothing even approaching formal.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19007 on: November 27, 2013, 08:22:26 PM »
My family's very informal when it comes to Thanksgiving.  It's not the quasi-formal dinner that's sometimes depicted in TV or movies.  Sometimes I wish I'd get invited for one of those just to see what it's like.  
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19008 on: November 27, 2013, 08:25:30 PM »
I've thought the US is probably the most anti-traditionalist society there is.

They are very much about history and tradition in the Southeast and Southwest. I can't speak for other parts of the country, but I think the "Yankees" tend not to care for tradition as much.
The only tradition we "Yankees" have is trampling the downtrodden on our path to make money.
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« Reply #19009 on: November 27, 2013, 08:26:20 PM »
How dressy do you and your families get on Thanksgiving?
Hoodie and sweats.

You?

LOL. Shiny, you never disappoint!

Jeans and a nice top. Casual dressy? Something nicer than you'd wear on an average day but nothing even approaching formal.
I dont want the cranberry sauce to ruin my blouse.
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« Reply #19010 on: November 27, 2013, 08:41:09 PM »
I skip right over the cranberry sauce. All I really care about are turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and rolls. Everything else is gilding the lily.
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« Reply #19011 on: November 27, 2013, 08:42:44 PM »
How dressy do you and your families get on Thanksgiving?

Since I'll be sitting home alone watching football? Pajama pants and a t-shirt  8)

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« Reply #19012 on: November 27, 2013, 08:43:35 PM »
stuffing, ...rolls. 

Doh :'(  I should have made a better list before I went shopping today!

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« Reply #19013 on: November 27, 2013, 08:45:38 PM »
Since I'll be sitting home alone watching football? Pajama pants and a t-shirt  8)

Oh no! If you feel like driving multiple hours, you are invited to ours.  :)

Doh :'(  I should have made a better list before I went shopping today!

It's not too late to go to Wal-Mart, but I'm sure it's an absolute zoo.
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« Reply #19014 on: November 27, 2013, 08:50:59 PM »
Aww, thank you for the offer :)  I was invited to my Mother's place, but I would have had to have spent the night, and I'll be seeing them a month from now anyway so I just decided to stay home this year.

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« Reply #19015 on: November 27, 2013, 09:06:05 PM »
That makes sense. That could be relaxing. At least you won't have to play musical chairs at the table to avoid getting stuck next to the odd uncle/cousin.  ;)
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« Reply #19016 on: November 27, 2013, 09:18:24 PM »
True!

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« Reply #19017 on: November 27, 2013, 09:23:27 PM »
The Wikimedia Foundation just sent me an email saying "You are wonderful!" Wow. If I'm wonderful for giving $5, imagine how great I'd be if I would give $20! ;D

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« Reply #19018 on: November 27, 2013, 10:38:36 PM »
It reminds me of Louis CK's bit about we go right to the top shelf with our words.

"Dude, it was amazing!"

"You were amazed by a basket of chicken wings? Really? Amazing? What are you gonna do with the rest of your life now? What if something really happens to you?"
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« Reply #19019 on: November 27, 2013, 11:13:40 PM »
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« Reply #19020 on: November 27, 2013, 11:26:36 PM »
Were we separated at birth? 

I suppose that is a possibility, but seems unlikely, especially when one considers that according to your profile, you are older than me. I think it's more likely the influence of the fine state of New York.
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« Reply #19021 on: November 27, 2013, 11:27:53 PM »
Were we separated at birth? 

I suppose that is a possibility, but seems unlikely, especially when one considers that according to your profile, you are older than me. I think it's more likely the influence of the fine state of New York.
lol the overexposed b&w pic. I should do one too.

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« Reply #19022 on: November 27, 2013, 11:33:17 PM »
Were we separated at birth? 

I suppose that is a possibility, but seems unlikely, especially when one considers that according to your profile, you are older than me. I think it's more likely the influence of the fine state of New York.
lol the overexposed b&w pic. I should do one too.

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I have a filter literally called "Heavy Black & White". It took out all of my face, LOL. Do it, Shiny. You will not regret.

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« Reply #19023 on: November 27, 2013, 11:49:39 PM »
I wish Jimmy Kimmel was on there.
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« Reply #19024 on: November 27, 2013, 11:53:14 PM »
That was bananas. Did you see when he appeared on the show? He made no sense.
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« Reply #19025 on: November 28, 2013, 12:05:36 AM »
Kanye yells at Sway:
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« Reply #19026 on: November 28, 2013, 12:08:59 AM »
Kanye yells at Sway:
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« Reply #19027 on: November 28, 2013, 12:09:57 AM »
This meltdown right here.
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« Reply #19028 on: November 28, 2013, 12:10:22 AM »
That was bananas. Did you see when he appeared on the show? He made no sense.
Watch my new clip above.

He is off the rails.
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« Reply #19029 on: November 28, 2013, 12:15:57 AM »
That was bananas. Did you see when he appeared on the show? He made no sense.
Watch my new clip above.

He is off the rails.

Woooooooow. He seriously is. Talk about an over-inflated sense of your own importance.
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« Reply #19030 on: November 28, 2013, 02:13:58 AM »
hey guys,

what is the letter called, where it is like a fancy "f" but it is curved, and is pronounced like an "s"

I look all over the internet but cannot find it, since i cannot type it!

it is usually used in old english books,

such as, one would write "Chrift" instead of "Christ" but the f would be more curved at the bottom and slightly at an angle

Here you go.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_s

It was never an "f".

yes i know never an f, it just looks like one in a way i didnt know how else to describe

thanks very much!!!

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« Reply #19031 on: November 28, 2013, 02:34:32 AM »
That was bananas. Did you see when he appeared on the show? He made no sense.
Watch my new clip above.

He is off the rails.

Woooooooow. He seriously is. Talk about an over-inflated sense of your own importance.
Have you read the lyrics to Bound 2? Classic Shakespearre righhttt thurrrr
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« Reply #19032 on: November 28, 2013, 02:36:07 AM »
That was bananas. Did you see when he appeared on the show? He made no sense.
Watch my new clip above.

He is off the rails.

Woooooooow. He seriously is. Talk about an over-inflated sense of your own importance.
Have you read the lyrics to Bound 2? Classic Shakespearre righhttt thurrrr

I know. I must say, old chap, I'll feeling rather impressed by his witty, well-thought out, and clearly profound verse. *sips my tea*
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« Reply #19033 on: November 28, 2013, 12:18:19 PM »
My fellow Americans: Happy Thanksgiving!
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« Reply #19034 on: November 28, 2013, 12:54:16 PM »
Indeed!