"Capitalized Words" - April 24, 2020

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Re: "Capitalized Words" - April 24, 2020

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Post by Tom Shea » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:30 pm

DBMiller wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:22 pm
I'm originally from an area about that's about halfway between Des Moines and Des Plaines. Yep, both are not pronounced like their French origins, and each one is different. DEE MOYNE and DESS PLANES.
And don't even get started on place names in New Orleans.

My favorite is Burr-GUN-Dee street. Or Burgundy.
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#442

Post by Lucas S » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:36 pm

DBMiller wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:22 pm
I'm originally from an area about that's about halfway between Des Moines and Des Plaines. Yep, both are not pronounced like their French origins, and each one is different. DEE MOYNE and DESS PLANES.
I’m guessing you’re from the QC then?

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#443

Post by DBMiller » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:51 pm

Lucas S wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:36 pm
DBMiller wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:22 pm
I'm originally from an area about that's about halfway between Des Moines and Des Plaines. Yep, both are not pronounced like their French origins, and each one is different. DEE MOYNE and DESS PLANES.
I’m guessing you’re from the QC then?
Exactly! Born in Moline, lived in Rock Island until I moved to New Hampshire.

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Post by CPJohnson » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:02 pm

sharkicicles wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm
ok, now I can post this- does anyone else outside of the Chicago area know what DES PLAINES is? Not the first time I've seen it in a puzzle... and if there was some other random suburb of another city, I'd have no idea.
I knew it, but my daughter used to work there.

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#445

Post by oldjudge » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:33 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:06 pm
oldjudge wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:14 pm
LOL, Barbara-What is the record for consecutive posts?
When you say consecutive posts, what do you mean? submissions of being on the ship or shore?
I was kind of kidding, but when I noticed that I posted three times in a row in this thread I posted a fourth time with the question. Consecutive entries in a thread.

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Post by oldjudge » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:36 pm

I am a WSJ subscriber

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Post by Bob cruise director » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:42 pm

BrianDavidson wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Tom Shea wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:53 pm
Then again, I've heard of Tonawanda too, since I used to get WKBW late at night when they were late night radio (50K watts strong!) when I grew up.
But did you know there's also a North Tonawanda? :lol:
A friend from college came from North Tonawanda
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#448

Post by Lucas S » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:21 pm

DBMiller wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Lucas S wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:36 pm
DBMiller wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:22 pm
I'm originally from an area about that's about halfway between Des Moines and Des Plaines. Yep, both are not pronounced like their French origins, and each one is different. DEE MOYNE and DESS PLANES.
I’m guessing you’re from the QC then?
Exactly! Born in Moline, lived in Rock Island until I moved to New Hampshire.
Nice! My parents are from Davenport, and I lived in Bettendorf for a few years after college.

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#449

Post by MajordomoTom » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:37 pm

I've been a print subscriber (yes, INK ON DEAD TREES, live with it) since 1984.
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#450

Post by BarbaraK » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:38 pm

MajordomoTom wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:37 pm
I've been a print subscriber (yes, INK ON DEAD TREES, live with it) since 1984.
I love my dead tree WSJ! When I don't get a paper and call to report it, they always point out that I can read it online. It's not the same!! If I wanted to read it online, I wouldn't pay for a print subscription!!!

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#451

Post by TPS » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:30 am

BarbaraK wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:38 pm

I love my dead tree WSJ! When I don't get a paper and call to report it, they always point out that I can read it online. It's not the same!! If I wanted to read it online, I wouldn't pay for a print subscription!!!
I am the same way - I like to wake up and read hard copy papers with my tea.

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Post by Joe Ross » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:36 am

Dead tree WSJ subscriber since 1978, when first offered student rates. Hardly ever read the hard copy lately, so it's time to go digital, only.

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Post by SewYoung » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:19 am

MajordomoTom wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:37 pm
I've been a print subscriber (yes, INK ON DEAD TREES, live with it) since 1984.
Trees ARE a renewable resource.

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Post by flyingMoose » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:46 pm

TPS wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:30 am
BarbaraK wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:38 pm

I love my dead tree WSJ! When I don't get a paper and call to report it, they always point out that I can read it online. It's not the same!! If I wanted to read it online, I wouldn't pay for a print subscription!!!
I am the same way - I like to wake up and read hard copy papers with my tea.
Same with me except with coffee. Speaking of which (the WSJ, not coffee), I did not get mine today!

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Post by MajordomoTom » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:17 pm

and ... yes, trees are not just renewable, but the ones used for newsprint are fast growing, so in effect, I'm practicing carbon sequestration.

Take the flattened trees, use for bird cages, dispose in landfill. There - carbon extracted from atmosphere and buried, to be future coal/etc.

:)
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Post by Tom Shea » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:20 pm

MajordomoTom wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:17 pm
and ... yes, trees are not just renewable, but the ones used for newsprint are fast growing, so in effect, I'm practicing carbon sequestration.

Take the flattened trees, use for bird cages, dispose in landfill. There - carbon extracted from atmosphere and buried, to be future coal/etc.

:)
Fun fact:

U.S. forested land acreage has increased (slightly, but measurably) over the last hundred years.
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Post by MajordomoTom » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:00 pm

and piracy has decreased in the Carribean.

must be a causal link there.
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#458

Post by LadyBird » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:24 pm

sharkicicles wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:06 pm
First big concert for me was the R.E.M. Monster tour in 1995. Saw them twice, once at the Rosemont Horizon and once at World Music Theater.
Haven't thought of the World Music Theater in years--decades, actually. My husband (boyfriend at the time) and I saw U2 there back in the early 90's.

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#459

Post by LittleGood » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:35 pm

It's Crossword Contest Eve!! Whoo!

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#460

Post by MajordomoTom » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:40 pm

that's a reason for a cold one.

not that I needed a reason, but I now have a cold one, so ... thanks.

and cute doggo avatar.
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