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Banter / Re: How do you clap hands?
« on: March 13, 2010, 08:04:35 PM »
I clap like you do, skdadl.

Maybe (certain) Merkins clap with hands vertical cuz they're used to prayin' a lot? And when they're clappin', they're also prayin' that what's being said is true - or will come to be (such as da Rapture). And if it ain't true, they'll buy it anyway, cuz His Popishness, or some other self-proclaimed Authority (Palin, Dubya...) said so.

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News / Re: Abousfian Abdelrazik (was "Another Arar")
« on: July 01, 2009, 09:02:14 PM »
That photo makes me weep. Finally, some joy for Abousfian.

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Write On! / Re: Recent blogposts
« on: July 01, 2009, 08:56:25 PM »

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Quote from: deBeauxOs
JJ did blog about that hideous, sexist advert and the comments are informative and entertaining.

My reaction was nothing like the majority of those. To me, the image conjures up feelings from sexual assaults.

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Feminist News / Selling sexism and sexual violence in retail industry
« on: July 01, 2009, 04:15:26 PM »
Originally posted in this thread...

From Pam Spaulding's blog, Burger King ad shoves 7-incher in her face so she can have it their way.

There's a BK near me. I very rarely treat myself but when I do, it's usually with a BK veggie burger. Won't be doing that anymore.

Am terrible at blogging issues like this; the rage fogs up my brain. Am hoping some one or more BnR bloggers might lead the charge.

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Life from a feminist view / Re: Feminism?
« on: July 01, 2009, 01:21:24 PM »
Don't know where to put this....

From Pam Spaulding's blog, Burger King ad shoves 7-incher in her face so she can have it their way.

There's a BK near me. I very rarely treat myself but when I do, it's usually with a BK veggie burger. Won't be doing that anymore.

Am terrible at blogging issues like this; the rage fogs up my brain. Am hoping some one or more BnR bloggers might lead the charge.

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Thread titles / Re: top banner ....
« on: June 27, 2009, 12:41:29 PM »
Wow. Very clever!

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Banter / Re: Calling skdadl! - Language assistance required
« on: June 25, 2009, 02:49:22 PM »
More language oddities... Found in the TorStar today: "If we're not careful, the rest of the province will think Torontonians soft."

Am inclined to insert an 'are' before 'soft'. Without it, the sentence sounds funny. So is that just me, or is there something off in that grammatical construction?

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Banter / Re: Calling skdadl! - Language assistance required
« on: June 25, 2009, 02:01:53 PM »
OK, so am going to go with 'which came to mind'. Less wordy is good.

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Banter / Re: Calling skdadl! - Language assistance required
« on: June 25, 2009, 01:43:58 PM »
Thank you. That helps enormously and solves an issue I've wondered about and struggled with for years.

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Banter / Language assistance required
« on: June 25, 2009, 01:02:40 PM »
Need your language expertise....

When writing something like this: "Respondents were to give the first answer which came to their minds," is the plural 'minds' correct? Or should it be singular?

Have always been flummoxed by that and am not sure why. When people speak they tend to match the nouns' number.

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Canada / Re: Tuition again
« on: June 24, 2009, 05:38:48 PM »
Quote from: Mandos
A certain Canadian university of which I am an alumnus (there's more than one) just sent around a long online survey, which I am answering.  At the bottom of one of the many annoying pages (I regret starting it), there is the statement:

"Tuition levels are not sufficient to maintain the excellence of the school." with an option of choosing 1 to 6 where 1 is "strongly disagree".  

I'm voting 1.  Nonplussed, I am.

And does that "excellence" still exist?

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Write On! / Re: Recent blogposts
« on: June 22, 2009, 12:19:28 PM »
If you haven't checked out this blog yet, you should. It's haunting and deeply personal - driving fast on loose gravel.

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Write On! / Re: Recent blogposts
« on: June 21, 2009, 04:56:25 PM »
- FA Responds re Assisting Injured Iranians - includes complete quote from email I received from Emergency Services, FA.

- Cannon Hypocrisy - I couldn't resist it.

- 24 Journalists Detained - includes Canadian Newsweek reporter.

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Write On! / Re: Recent blogposts
« on: June 17, 2009, 09:12:54 PM »

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