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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8925 on: January 11, 2014, 05:12:41 PM »
Let's say it's a big rivalry game, the Steelers are playing the Ravens.  On the day of the game, let's say it's tomorrow, you'll see shirts plastered with "STEELERS VS RAVENS, 01-10-14".  That would be a game day shirt.

The strange thing about these is how they have to make two versions - one for Team A winning and one for Team B winning.  And then half of them end up getting donated to a third-world country somewhere because they're factually wrong.

DH commented on this after the BIG game this past week. There will be a lot of blue and orange  shirts from across the state being donated. 

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« Reply #8926 on: January 11, 2014, 11:50:05 PM »
Is it possible to get nail polish out of clothes, or should I just resign myself to a Polluck-y look now, before I get too frustrated? (Okay, it's a series of three drops, but rather vivid green on my lilac pj's.)

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« Reply #8927 on: January 12, 2014, 01:15:15 AM »
Slartibartfast wrote:

"The strange thing about these is how they have to make two versions - one for Team A winning and one for Team B winning."

A lot of game day shirts don't specify a winner, they just announce the contest.  I have a few Super Bowl game days that just show what year and who played.  Mostly they're meant as a souvenir of the event as much as a team spirit thing.

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The ones sold in advance are like that. But for really big championships, they do make 2 different victory shirts, and the correct ones get sold, and the others go to those in need of clothing in other countries.
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« Reply #8928 on: January 12, 2014, 02:29:17 AM »
Is it possible to get nail polish out of clothes, or should I just resign myself to a Polluck-y look now, before I get too frustrated? (Okay, it's a series of three drops, but rather vivid green on my lilac pj's.)

Nail polish remover. Unless your pjs are pure silk or the like.

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« Reply #8929 on: January 12, 2014, 09:59:25 AM »
jedikaiti wrote:

"The ones sold in advance are like that. But for really big championships, they do make 2 different victory shirts, and the correct ones get sold, and the others go to those in need of clothing in other countries."

That's true, but those sorts of things aren't usually called game day shirts.

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« Reply #8930 on: January 12, 2014, 09:20:37 PM »
Also, we have a list of colors on the season calendar for our college football team. All black is "blackout", sometimes they request certain sections wear black and some wear gold or all gold.

Usually for nationally televised games.

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« Reply #8931 on: January 12, 2014, 10:31:40 PM »
Is it possible to get nail polish out of clothes, or should I just resign myself to a Polluck-y look now, before I get too frustrated? (Okay, it's a series of three drops, but rather vivid green on my lilac pj's.)

Nail polish remover. Unless your pjs are pure silk or the like.
Try it on a hidden seam or hem first.  Nail polish remover will disolve some man-made fabrics and remove dye from others. 

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« Reply #8932 on: January 12, 2014, 10:45:39 PM »
You know how nail polish eventually chips off your nails?  If you keep wearing and washing the pajamas, eventually it will 'chip off' the fabric.  It may take many washings for this to occur, but it will probably happen.

I suspect that fingernail polish remover will almost certainly remove the color from the fabric as well as the nail polish.

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« Reply #8933 on: January 12, 2014, 10:50:03 PM »
Don't wash in hot water! That "sets" the polish into the fabric, and then it's never coming out.

I agree with testing polish remover, or even pure acetone, in a hidden spot to see if it'll be usable.
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« Reply #8934 on: January 13, 2014, 07:20:48 AM »
How does sunscreen work?

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« Reply #8935 on: January 13, 2014, 07:36:09 AM »
It reflects or scatter slight so it can't reach your skin.
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« Reply #8936 on: January 14, 2014, 12:50:33 PM »
There is a purple and orange root vegetable, known in the UK as a "swede".

In the US, I believe it is called "rutabaga"?

How is this pronounced?  I want to say root-a-bag-a, but then wonder if it's "root-a-barg-a"?

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« Reply #8937 on: January 14, 2014, 12:51:12 PM »
Root-ah-bay-gah
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« Reply #8938 on: January 14, 2014, 01:19:54 PM »
Thank you :)

I have thrown that round my mouth a few times to try to make it stick and I shall now confuse DH next time we're at the supermarket :)

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« Reply #8939 on: January 14, 2014, 01:35:21 PM »
And to make it more confusing, many people call them turnip.  They are not the same thing - turnips tend to be quite small and the flesh is much whiter; rutabagas tend to be larger and the flesh is more yellowing, darkening when you cook it.

I like rutabaga cooked and turnip raw.
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