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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7560 on: May 01, 2013, 05:01:44 PM »
I did look it up and one site said it was an Appalachian thing which would make sense in this area at least.

I am from northwestern PA and my mom's generation all say it.  However, my FMIL, from Texas, also says "warsh"; she did spend time in PA but the Eagle says she has always said that way (take that with a grain of salt).  I have lived in MO and heard it there, too, but again, only from someone in my mom's generation.
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« Reply #7561 on: May 01, 2013, 08:14:00 PM »
Speaking of the traveling L, what accent is it that inserts R into words that don't have one?

I've encountered a lot of folks around this area that say "I'm going to warsh my hair." or "We're going to Warshington D.C."  Is it a southern PA thing? West Virginia thing?  North Virginia thing?  I'm in the same state I grew up in but a different part, about an hour's drive west and we're sandwiched between PA and North VA.

I work with a woman who grew up in Maryland, close to DC.  She says, "warsh."
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« Reply #7562 on: May 02, 2013, 06:00:51 PM »
LDH and his family say "warsh" . . . They are from Missouri.

I really can't think of any other word they use the traveling R with.



Oh, and thanks everybody! for answering my cats & their business question. I feel better now. ;D

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7563 on: May 02, 2013, 06:40:58 PM »
All I know is that one of the quickest ways to make my mother cringe was to tell her we were goin to warsh aor pajaaaamas in the crick for a neckle.   ;D

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7564 on: May 02, 2013, 07:45:04 PM »
Definately change your password.  Make it very complicated.  Make it so complicated you have to write it on scrap paper and hide it under your monitor.  If you are feeling ambitious change the passwords for all of your accounts.

Do not write it down and store it under your monitor; that's a good way for it to get hacked if anyone breaks into your house.

One of the best ways to create a complicated password is to choose a phrase and make it a password.

"Sally saw seashells by the seashore" could be "Sscsbtsc"; substitute phonetic spellings to make it more complicated (like I did the the Cs) or numbers if you can remember the connection.

Yes, definitely change your passwords.

Another thing you can do, in places where a really LONG password is accepted, is to come up with a word for each member of your household and then use caps or symbols.

Like there are four of you; ranked in age, they are Dad, Mom, Sister, and Brother. Dad likes to play golf; mom sews; sister plays clarinet; brother plays football. So: hole in one, seam ripper, benny goodman, touchdown

That becomes:
0in1seamripperBennyGoodmantouch/

numbers, caps, letters, nothing recognizable. Easy to remember.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7565 on: May 02, 2013, 07:48:28 PM »
My mother was from Warshington State.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7566 on: May 02, 2013, 07:49:48 PM »
New question:

What is "normal" as far as how often cats do their business?

Having a cat, you would think that I should know this. I guess I just don't pay attention (plus being at work all day :-\)


Speaking of: how much is normal for kitties to pee each day?

We have a new kitten, and she gets a little water bowl by the sink, which she insists on drinking out of every time any of us go in the bathroom.

She also has a main water dish.
I feel like she uses up a LOT of the clumping litter when she urinates each day. Each box of litter will NOT last as long as they say on the box.

I don't know if it's normal, or if she's drinking too much because of the novelty, or if she's drinking so much because of a kidney issue.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7567 on: May 02, 2013, 08:39:31 PM »
Re:  warsh.  My friend's mother said it that way and she lived so far up the Upper Peninsula (Michigan) that she was in Canada.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7568 on: May 02, 2013, 11:03:37 PM »
New question:

What is "normal" as far as how often cats do their business?

Having a cat, you would think that I should know this. I guess I just don't pay attention (plus being at work all day :-\)


Speaking of: how much is normal for kitties to pee each day?

We have a new kitten, and she gets a little water bowl by the sink, which she insists on drinking out of every time any of us go in the bathroom.

She also has a main water dish.
I feel like she uses up a LOT of the clumping litter when she urinates each day. Each box of litter will NOT last as long as they say on the box.

I don't know if it's normal, or if she's drinking too much because of the novelty, or if she's drinking so much because of a kidney issue.
I've always found kittens are like babies and have smaller bladders so go more often. As they grow they seem to visit the box less.

It's good your kitten is drinking often. Cats can get urinary track infections and lots of water will keep those at bay.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7569 on: May 03, 2013, 01:02:40 AM »
My MIL is from tiny town in Montana & she says "warsh".

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« Reply #7570 on: May 03, 2013, 10:31:56 AM »
Here's another stupid question. 

What exactly do bay leaves add to a recipe?  The question recently came up and others have agreed that they can't taste whether the bay leaf is there or not. 

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« Reply #7571 on: May 03, 2013, 10:37:01 AM »
Here's another stupid question. 

What exactly do bay leaves add to a recipe?  The question recently came up and others have agreed that they can't taste whether the bay leaf is there or not.

Sounds like they're using old bay leaves -- they do lose their potency. When working right, they add a subtle flavor, something reminiscent of the smell of ... bay leaves!
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7572 on: May 03, 2013, 10:53:40 AM »
Here's another stupid question. 

What exactly do bay leaves add to a recipe?  The question recently came up and others have agreed that they can't taste whether the bay leaf is there or not.

Sounds like they're using old bay leaves -- they do lose their potency. When working right, they add a subtle flavor, something reminiscent of the smell of ... bay leaves!

And they can go old and loose their flavor pretty quick. I try to make sure to replace mine at least every 9-12  months.

When I was young, a woman who helped out my parents would nibble on a piece of by leaf to freshen her breathe.  they have a little bitter, a little bit menthol of a flavor. Break a tiny piece off and chew it a little bit. Or cook plain white rice with an added bay leaf. It'll really absorb the flavor.

There are some things that just don't taste right to me without a bay flavor added...Gumbo, Blackeyed or Purple hull peas, beef stew, and indian curries. 

If you ever run across fresh bay leaves, buy some. They are great. We have some really good Indian grocers in town and can find occasionally. I'll buy some and freeze to use later.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7573 on: May 03, 2013, 10:54:31 AM »
Re: "Warsh"

I heard it quite a bit when we lived in Illinois from people who were born and raised there.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7574 on: May 03, 2013, 11:04:41 AM »
Thanks for answers on the bay leaf question, people.  I'll have to go looking for fresh bay.  The deity knows we have places where it can be bought.

It always seemed like something to find in your food...like the baby doll in a King Cake.