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We had our first overnight guests in the new house.

Our guests sent a Thank You card, which was very thoughtful.  It is also a great example of why you don't use quotation marks for emphasis:


We just wanted to say "Thanks" for the "hospitality" and we "love, love, love" your new house.

The first time I read it I was trying to figure out how I had offended them.

That just made me crack up laughing.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: There's this weird thing I do.....
« Last post by Hollanda on Today at 07:21:22 AM »
My old best friend from school used to eat the goo with a spoon.
 
I absoluitely cannot stand the disgusting things.  They're sickly sweet.  DH loves them. Meh.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Other web sites
« Last post by WolfWay on Today at 07:13:46 AM »
For information or just fun mindless browsing:

http://mentalfloss.com/ <-- collection of random trivia and interesting short articles

http://longform.org/  <-- collection of long pieces of writing (nonfiction) across mutliple subjects from various major publications

http://listverse.com/  <-- collection of very random top 10 lists across huge range of subjects. Sometimes a little factually wobbly, but still very interesting

http://themetapicture.com/  <-- thousands of pages of pretty/funny/cute images

The Smithsonian has some great online article archives:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/?no-ist

Thousans of horrible cakes with great commentary:
http://www.cakewrecks.com/

Passive Aggressive notes:
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/

Some incredibly good advice about all sorts of various subject (the comments are moderated, so I suggest you read them as well)
http://captainawkward.com/

Competative anecdotal story telling (go to the bottom of the comments for each page, click View All Comments, because there is some great stuff hidden down below the top comments section):
http://jezebel.com/tag/pissing-contest

Stories of terrible dates:
http://www.abadcaseofthedates.com/

If you like crowdsourced horror/humour fiction:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/top-rated-pages  <-- collectively written short stories about mythical monsters and creatures. Some are pure comedy gold, some are just deeeeeply creepy

Lots of potentially useful articles:
http://lifehacker.com/

Say goodbye to your life (search for your favourite tv shows or movies and get lost in hours of clicking):
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage


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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Last post by Stormtreader on Today at 07:08:16 AM »
...Put some of it in a backpack and carry it. Make trips back to the car to leave the shopping bags (which is what I see the giant-prams used for as much as baby stuff) in between stores.

Just wanted to point out that them making trips back to the car with shopping is not an option, theyve already said they dont have a car.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Do you have a television? More than one?
« Last post by Venus193 on Today at 07:05:29 AM »
I don't at the moment.  My set died around Christmas after 23 years of daily service.  Getting a new one will mean dismantling the unit this one sits on because of the technology change (flat-screen TV) and I've been both too lazy and lately too busy to do anything.

Once I get rested from the last week I'll work on that.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Talk to Me About Your Bedroom
« Last post by Maude on Today at 07:05:08 AM »
Magician5

Hilarious!
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Congrats!
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: There's this weird thing I do.....
« Last post by Gyburc on Today at 06:59:47 AM »
Count me as another one who sorts Skittles by colour.

Also, are there any other Creme Egg fans here? I have no idea if they are sold outside the UK, but if not, they are chocolate eggs filled with a sweet sticky goo in white and yellow. There used to be a series of adverts for them, asking How Do You Eat Yours?

For the record, I bite off the end, then take my (revolting!) time scooping out the goo with my finger and eating it, before finishing off the chocolate shell. I do not do this in company.  ;D

(I've just looked them up, and they are available outside the UK, so you probably know them.)
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Life...in general / Re: etiquette during two national anthems
« Last post by Sharnita on Today at 06:55:58 AM »
I think removal of a hat indicates respect so replacing it when somebody else's anthem begins seems like it sends a message as well. I think the biggest thing is to be nondisruptive so other people can have their moment. Be seated or replace your hat if you choose or if you must - let me hear and enjoy my national anthem.
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is it ironic that the word "Spelling" in the thread title mistakenly has three l's instead of 2?

I believe it's deliberate :)
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