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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #570 on: September 26, 2014, 02:04:35 PM »
No. People in the food industry enjoy eating out at different companies as much as anyone else.

Perhaps even more so.
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #571 on: September 26, 2014, 02:38:04 PM »
No. People in the food industry enjoy eating out at different companies as much as anyone else.

Perhaps even more so.

I know if I owned, say, a pizza place, after a while I'd be thankful for something that isn't pizza that I wouldn't have to pay for.[1]

[1] Yes, I know the food isn't free to the owners... but it's not direst out-of-pocket money.
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #572 on: September 26, 2014, 02:55:59 PM »
No. People in the food industry enjoy eating out at different companies as much as anyone else.

Perhaps even more so.

This. There's a little sub place in the mall I love to go, because it's far enough away that I don't have to smell the popcorn. My co - workers love the Chinese place just next to the sub place.
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #573 on: Yesterday at 10:56:23 PM »
I don't know if anyone's reading this thread anymore but I was wondering something.  ;D

I was reading a bio of someone recently and it stated that this woman had been orphaned at the age of 23.  I always thought to be an orphan you needed to be a child, I've never heard anyone refer to an adult as being an orphan.

Thoughts? I realize it's probably technically correct but it just seemed odd.


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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #574 on: Yesterday at 11:01:24 PM »
I don't know if anyone's reading this thread anymore but I was wondering something.  ;D

I was reading a bio of someone recently and it stated that this woman had been orphaned at the age of 23.  I always thought to be an orphan you needed to be a child, I've never heard anyone refer to an adult as being an orphan.

Thoughts? I realize it's probably technically correct but it just seemed odd.

I think of orphans as being children under 18 or maybe 21 who haven't yet left their parents to be on their own, but especially very young children.  I think it was probably just a clumsy way of saying her parents died (or the last one died) when she was 23, so 'young' but not a child.

The only time I can think of when one might refer to an older adult as being orphaned would be if the child has a mental or extreme physical disability that makes him/her dependent on parental care indefinitely.

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I've really only heard the term used when someone is still a minor. I have trouble imagining that label on a 23 year old, even if he/she was, say, a college student living at home.

Maybe, as grandma dishes said: if she wasn't able to live independently and there was a need to find ongoing care or protection for an adult child after the death of the parents, then I could understand the "orphaned" claim.


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I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who didn't think it sounded quite right. ;)