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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6885 on: February 02, 2013, 11:51:25 AM »
And, as an Ehellion, I have taken to saying 'a refreshing beverage'. >:D

Too much Big Bang Theory? I've been tempted to use it, too.  :)

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« Reply #6886 on: February 02, 2013, 01:44:20 PM »
This might make some people's brains hurt - in the UK, we have no comparable word for soda/pop/coke etc. Maybe 'fizzy drinks' or 'soft drinks' though the latter also covers stuff like juice, tea, etc. Soda means soda water, pop means a genre of music, and coke means coca cola exclusively. I do wonder why we don't have a word for that, actually.

It took me about three visits to the pub to finally realize that nobody was going to understand what "soda" was. But even after two full years in London I could never quite train myself to say "soft drinks", and just ended up asking if they had the particular brand of soda/soft drink I was looking for.

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« Reply #6887 on: February 02, 2013, 01:46:54 PM »
And, as an Ehellion, I have taken to saying 'a refreshing beverage'. >:D

Too much Big Bang Theory? I've been tempted to use it, too.  :)
I first saw it here in Ehell, but maybe the person using it had gotten it from BBT. :)

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« Reply #6888 on: February 02, 2013, 03:45:40 PM »

I'm in the uk and pop as a term for cordials/squash and fizzy drinks is the norm in my region. In fact when I was a child the "Pop Man" would come round in a large open backed truck with creates and creates of different fizzy drinks. A bit like a milk man but with pop. You gave him back your old bottles and he gave you new ones filled with more carbonated heaven.
It's a midlands thing apparently. Family that live more in the north think Pop is a term only used for carbonated drinks. 

I have to go find some dandelion and burdock now.

Mr Chick is from the North West and remembers the Lemonade Lorry - and money back on the empty bottles. He will join you for a dandelion and burdock; his sister drank American Cream Soda. He thinks 'pop' is carbonated drinks, the ones that went 'pop!' when you opened the bottle, not squash.

Where I was born we had white lemonade and brown lemonade. As far as I know, the only difference was that brown lemonade had a little caramel colouring in it, but I certainly thought it tasted different and I liked it better. It did mean that once you got to the age of using lemonade as a mixer, you had to specify 'martini and white, please'.

Morrisons sell a lovely (own brand, but don't get the sugar free, it's vile) Dandelion and Burdock.  It's not quite as nice as the Pop Van Man's (we had Alpine AND Corona in Coventry - both came to our house as we preferred the Alpine D&B but the Corona Limeade). 

I miss the Pop Van Man.  That was *proper* recycling - the bottles were used repeatedly (as bottles) rather than taking up *More* energy breaking them and remaking the glass bits into something else. 

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« Reply #6889 on: February 02, 2013, 04:45:29 PM »
I kind of really want a Dandelion and Burdock now.

I have a brain-hurt that's sort of the counterpart to Octavia's.
When I was in my final year of university, I took a class on Online Journalism. It was aimed people who planned to, like, start up their own professional online magazines and stuff, and pretty much everyone in the class already ran their own blogs/webzines and suchlike. It was a final year class (at a university where every single class involved the use of computers), so you'd expect it to be fairly advanced.

The tutor seemed to think she was teaching a class called, "Intro to Computers." We spend one entire lesson just learning how to do a basic Google search. Then we spent another entire lesson learning how to open a jpg, reduce the file size, and save it. In Windows Paint.

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« Reply #6890 on: February 02, 2013, 05:19:57 PM »
One of my friends is taking an introductory class on how to use a computer. The class is online. And it requires the students to download the course materials, set up accounts on the class forum, etc. before the first session. Chapter 1 of the course starts with instruction on how to turn on the computer.  ???

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« Reply #6891 on: February 02, 2013, 05:30:34 PM »
A teen posted on her Facebook (that showed up on my news feed), "I am making a bucket list for things to do before I graduate! I need help with ideas!"  I wanted to post, "I don't think you quite understand what a bucket list actually is...", but I refrained.  Instead, the Eagle and I had a good laugh at it.
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« Reply #6892 on: February 02, 2013, 07:17:46 PM »
"I do not think it means what you think it means."
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« Reply #6893 on: February 02, 2013, 07:32:45 PM »

I'm in the uk and pop as a term for cordials/squash and fizzy drinks is the norm in my region. In fact when I was a child the "Pop Man" would come round in a large open backed truck with creates and creates of different fizzy drinks. A bit like a milk man but with pop. You gave him back your old bottles and he gave you new ones filled with more carbonated heaven.
It's a midlands thing apparently. Family that live more in the north think Pop is a term only used for carbonated drinks. 

I have to go find some dandelion and burdock now.

Mr Chick is from the North West and remembers the Lemonade Lorry - and money back on the empty bottles. He will join you for a dandelion and burdock; his sister drank American Cream Soda. He thinks 'pop' is carbonated drinks, the ones that went 'pop!' when you opened the bottle, not squash.

Where I was born we had white lemonade and brown lemonade. As far as I know, the only difference was that brown lemonade had a little caramel colouring in it, but I certainly thought it tasted different and I liked it better. It did mean that once you got to the age of using lemonade as a mixer, you had to specify 'martini and white, please'.

In Canada we had a company called the Pop Shoppe that was similar, they'd deliver all sorts of different flavours and pick up the empties.

What is squash?

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6894 on: February 02, 2013, 08:36:22 PM »
A teen posted on her Facebook (that showed up on my news feed), "I am making a bucket list for things to do before I graduate! I need help with ideas!"  I wanted to post, "I don't think you quite understand what a bucket list actually is...", but I refrained.  Instead, the Eagle and I had a good laugh at it.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but I've heard quite a few people refer to a list of things to do before a certain deadline as a bucket list. What other meaning does a bucket list have?

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« Reply #6895 on: February 02, 2013, 08:40:56 PM »
A teen posted on her Facebook (that showed up on my news feed), "I am making a bucket list for things to do before I graduate! I need help with ideas!"  I wanted to post, "I don't think you quite understand what a bucket list actually is...", but I refrained.  Instead, the Eagle and I had a good laugh at it.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but I've heard quite a few people refer to a list of things to do before a certain deadline as a bucket list. What other meaning does a bucket list have?

It means a list of things you want to accomplish before you "kick the bucket," aka die (thus the term bucket list).
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« Reply #6896 on: February 02, 2013, 08:41:59 PM »
A teen posted on her Facebook (that showed up on my news feed), "I am making a bucket list for things to do before I graduate! I need help with ideas!"  I wanted to post, "I don't think you quite understand what a bucket list actually is...", but I refrained.  Instead, the Eagle and I had a good laugh at it.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but I've heard quite a few people refer to a list of things to do before a certain deadline as a bucket list. What other meaning does a bucket list have?

More literally, a "bucket list" is a list of things you want to do/accomplish before you kick the bucket - that is, before you die.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6897 on: February 02, 2013, 08:47:24 PM »
violinp and jedikaiti are right, it is a list of things to be done before one kicks the bucket, hence the term "bucket list".
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« Reply #6898 on: February 02, 2013, 08:51:40 PM »
Several years ago I was in a Education Service Center class for teachers about computers. You were supposed to be an advanced computer user to take the class. We were given our laptops. The people at my table opened them - and raised their hands to announce their computers were broken. I explained several times that you had to press the power button and was told no laptops turn on when you open them.


We came back for our Saturday class - and several explained they couldn't get their homework done because they couldn't get on line. The teachers went around to trouble shoot. For the lady nearest me it turned out that she expected to get on the Region IV wifi from her house.


Region IV ESC is in Houston off 290 between the tollway and 290. The lady lived in either Pasadena (30 miles away)  or Beaumont (90 Miles away)


About that point I resigned myself to spending Wednesday evenings and Saturdays a couple times a month for 6 months pounding my head on the table. The class went from an advanced class to a basic class very quickly.




On a similar vein an election year during a primary. My school was a polling place. I got called out of my classroom and asked how do we hook the D and R parties laptops to our wifi. (These were not voting machines but a way for them to redirect people to the correct polling places and make reports of problems)


I said What wifi? We don't have wifi.


Principal - but you got on wifi to find me x information. (Something blocked by our filters but he needed it)


Me - that was my personal  AT&T USB stick and the connection requires me to stand on my head with my fingers in my ears. (maybe 3G - I still had a flip phone got my first Iphone the next generation) I don't have enough minutes for them to stay on line all day and I'm not going to stay till after 7 pm.


Principal - OK we will unplug councilor's computer and plug them into her drop.
My answer Wouldn't it be easier to just have them use her computer, besides I don't have a cord long enough (would have needed about 50 feet). Besides I got yelled at for plugging a non district laptop into the network last month (not much because a tech told me to). Why don't you call (Head of IT )and have them fix this. I don't have the authority to do any of this. (I'm classroom teacher not even Campus Instructional Technology Specialist)


One party said forget it we will just use our phones to call in. The other huffed and puffed that we were disrupting the election process. IT ended up stringing a ethernet cable along the ceiling to the Councilor's office and turning on an extra drop in there.


For the general elections that year - I sent an e-mail to our principal, AP, and the councilor reminding them to call IT and make arrangements.


We now have 3 wifi networks 1 for laptops, 1 for District IOS devices, and 1 for guests. The same guy still throws fits because the guest network kicks you off every 30 minutes.  We also aren't a polling place as often. Not since they scheduled a run off the same day as the TAKS (kiss the ring) Test and couldn't understand why TEA didn't want people on campus during the (bow down) almighty test)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6899 on: February 02, 2013, 09:28:11 PM »
Kherbert, I could literally have written your post. I retired 7 years ago, but I was the computer teacher at my school in Texas for many years. You bring back many memories!
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