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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8790 on: November 25, 2013, 07:26:49 PM »
When I worked in food service, any automatic gratuity was split by a certain percentage between the server for the table and the busser for the table.

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« Reply #8791 on: November 25, 2013, 09:17:30 PM »
In my experience, auto gratuity is handle the same as guest determined gratuity. So if the server normally pools tips or splits with bus staff, then the same would occur with an auto gratuity.

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« Reply #8792 on: November 26, 2013, 12:57:47 AM »
It's interesting to see the different mnemonics for greater-than/less-than.  The way I learned it was simply that the arrow always points at the smaller side.

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to me actualy the sign is a mnemonic, so I am surprisded that people need another one.

Many people don't readily absorb new signs and symbols. To some people mathematical abbreviations (and presumably other signs) are readily absorbed, to many many people something completely new induces panic and a mnemonic can ease them over that hump. Add to that the number of students who already don't understand maths readily and are thinking "WHAT!? They're writing new LETTERS now? What?!" Again, relating it to something familiar can help them to feel more comfortable with it.

I wonder if you are a visual learner, as often I find they are the ones who absorb new symbols more easily.
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« Reply #8793 on: November 26, 2013, 12:50:20 PM »
It's interesting to see the different mnemonics for greater-than/less-than.  The way I learned it was simply that the arrow always points at the smaller side.

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to me actualy the sign is a mnemonic, so I am surprisded that people need another one.

Many people don't readily absorb new signs and symbols. To some people mathematical abbreviations (and presumably other signs) are readily absorbed, to many many people something completely new induces panic and a mnemonic can ease them over that hump. Add to that the number of students who already don't understand maths readily and are thinking "WHAT!? They're writing new LETTERS now? What?!" Again, relating it to something familiar can help them to feel more comfortable with it.

I wonder if you are a visual learner, as often I find they are the ones who absorb new symbols more easily.

I'm very much a kinetic learner, and when I was very young in elementary school my teacher taught us a great tool. She had us draw the signs, then draw teeth inside them, just the standard triangle teeth. She explained that crocodiles were very greedy and very hungry and their mouths were always poised to eat the bigger number because there was more of it. I think this must have been before 5th grade, as I was still in parochial school at the time.

On my first homework assignment, I turned every single one into a rudimenatry crocodile. My teacher said she appreciated the creativity, but I really should try to stick to strictly mathematical symbols, but I never forgot the hungry crocodile.

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« Reply #8794 on: December 06, 2013, 08:47:38 AM »
What is a loundroom? I just saw it mentioned by an Australian, as describing a house. I'm guessing it's a living room?  Google seems to agree that's it a word, but otherwise isn't being too helpful in telling me what it is.  :-\

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« Reply #8795 on: December 06, 2013, 09:18:58 AM »
What is a loundroom? I just saw it mentioned by an Australian, as describing a house. I'm guessing it's a living room?  Google seems to agree that's it a word, but otherwise isn't being too helpful in telling me what it is.  :-\

Yes, a lounge room is a living room. :)

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« Reply #8796 on: December 07, 2013, 12:48:53 PM »
Yes, a lounge room is a living room. :)

Thanks for the help Psychopoesie. :) 

Quick followup; is 'loundroom' even an actual term for it?  Just double checking since you used lounge room in the reply, which I did recognize. ;)

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« Reply #8797 on: December 07, 2013, 01:31:23 PM »
Quick followup; is 'loundroom' even an actual term for it?  Just double checking since you used lounge room in the reply, which I did recognize. ;)

Where did you see it written that way? My guess would be that it's a typo.
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« Reply #8798 on: December 07, 2013, 07:38:44 PM »
Quick followup; is 'loundroom' even an actual term for it?  Just double checking since you used lounge room in the reply, which I did recognize. ;)

Where did you see it written that way? My guess would be that it's a typo.

Assumed it was a typo - certainly never heard that term used and I've lived in Oz all my life.

The word might sound like that if I had a bad head cold though. ;)

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« Reply #8799 on: December 07, 2013, 07:51:26 PM »
Quick followup; is 'loundroom' even an actual term for it?  Just double checking since you used lounge room in the reply, which I did recognize. ;)

Where did you see it written that way? My guess would be that it's a typo.

Assumed it was a typo - certainly never heard that term used and I've lived in Oz all my life.

The word might sound like that if I had a bad head cold though. ;)

Now I want a loundroom. I'm thinking a massive one of those sound-proofed 'home theatres' but with lounges. Perhaps chaise lounges.
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« Reply #8800 on: December 07, 2013, 08:01:54 PM »
On of the things I have noticed is that here and in Oz, it is a lounge.  No room.  It would be like saying 'a kitchen room'.  It might be a sitting room, or a drawing room, or a family room, but not a lounge room.  One of those language oddities

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« Reply #8801 on: December 07, 2013, 08:08:42 PM »
On of the things I have noticed is that here and in Oz, it is a lounge.  No room.  It would be like saying 'a kitchen room'.  It might be a sitting room, or a drawing room, or a family room, but not a lounge room.  One of those language oddities

I tend to say lounge room.

More likely to say I'm sitting on the lounge (ie, the couch/sofa) than going into the lounge.

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« Reply #8802 on: December 07, 2013, 09:07:32 PM »
On of the things I have noticed is that here and in Oz, it is a lounge.  No room.  It would be like saying 'a kitchen room'.  It might be a sitting room, or a drawing room, or a family room, but not a lounge room.  One of those language oddities

I tend to say lounge room.

More likely to say I'm sitting on the lounge (ie, the couch/sofa) than going into the lounge.

Everyone I know says lounge room. You sit ON the lounge IN the lounge room.
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« Reply #8803 on: December 07, 2013, 11:31:44 PM »
So you can lounge on a lounge in a lounge?   ;)

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« Reply #8804 on: December 07, 2013, 11:33:32 PM »
It's interesting to see the different mnemonics for greater-than/less-than.  The way I learned it was simply that the arrow always points at the smaller side.

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The big end goes on (beside) the big number.  The little end goes on the little number.