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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8895 on: January 12, 2014, 09:45:39 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 #8896 on: January 12, 2014, 09:50:03 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 #8897 on: January 13, 2014, 06:20:48 AM »
How does sunscreen work?

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« Reply #8898 on: January 13, 2014, 06:36:09 AM »
It reflects or scatter slight so it can't reach your skin.
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« Reply #8899 on: January 14, 2014, 11:50:33 AM »
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 #8900 on: January 14, 2014, 11:51:12 AM »
Root-ah-bay-gah
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« Reply #8901 on: January 14, 2014, 12:19:54 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 #8902 on: January 14, 2014, 12:35:21 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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« Reply #8903 on: January 14, 2014, 12:44:31 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"?

It's pronounced "neep"  ;D
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« Reply #8904 on: January 14, 2014, 01:00:10 PM »
I invented a recipe that I call Root Soup:

Rutabagas, peeled & quartered
Potatoes, unpeeled & quartered
Carrots, unpeeled & halved
Onions, chopped coarsely
Garlic, peeled and smashed
Olive oil
Chicken stock

All proportions are to taste. Cook onions & garlic in olive oil until soft. Add everything else, simmer until soft (about 20 minutes). Puree  (I use an immersion blender).

Edited because I can too spell "rutabaga!"
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« Reply #8905 on: January 14, 2014, 10:50:01 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.

Only if you use the hard core acetone stuff. Otherwise you'll be fine! I worked for a dry cleaner, the stuff we used was basically nail polish remover.

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« Reply #8906 on: January 15, 2014, 02:11:43 PM »
I invented a recipe that I call Root Soup:

Rootabagas, peeled & quartered
Potatoes, unpeeled & quartered
Carrots, unpeeled & halved
Onions, chopped coarsely
Garlic, peeled and smashed
Olive oil
Chicken stock

All proportions are to taste. Cook onions & garlic in olive oil until soft. Add everything else, simmer until soft (about 20 minutes). Puree  (I use an immersion blender).

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« Reply #8907 on: January 17, 2014, 03:59:31 AM »
New stupid questions

There are many things that I don't understand about bedding.  Eons ago when I was growing up, I had a fitted sheet, a pillow case and a blanket.

Today I have a bed skirt, mattress pad, fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, comforter, pillow protectors and pillow cases.  I use the modestly decorative comforter as a blanket and don't remove it before sleeping (is that right?).  It's thick and comfy.

My main question:
What is a feather bed and where does it go?  From ads, it appears to look like a down comforter that you lay on.  Does it go under the mattress pad, between the mattress pad and the fitted sheet, or on top of the fitted sheet?  If it goes on top, do you have to buy a cover for it or put another sheet over it?  I like down and I like the idea of sleeping on down but I don't know how it's supposed to be done.

Also, with a down comforter, do you use a cover for it?  Is that what a duvet cover is for?  Is a down comforter a duvet?  Is a duvet simply any comforter that needs a cover?

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« Reply #8908 on: January 17, 2014, 05:52:47 AM »
New stupid questions

There are many things that I don't understand about bedding.  Eons ago when I was growing up, I had a fitted sheet, a pillow case and a blanket.

Today I have a bed skirt, mattress pad, fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, comforter, pillow protectors and pillow cases.  I use the modestly decorative comforter as a blanket and don't remove it before sleeping (is that right?).  It's thick and comfy.

My main question:
What is a feather bed and where does it go?  From ads, it appears to look like a down comforter that you lay on.  Does it go under the mattress pad, between the mattress pad and the fitted sheet, or on top of the fitted sheet?  If it goes on top, do you have to buy a cover for it or put another sheet over it?  I like down and I like the idea of sleeping on down but I don't know how it's supposed to be done.

Also, with a down comforter, do you use a cover for it?  Is that what a duvet cover is for?  Is a down comforter a duvet?  Is a duvet simply any comforter that needs a cover?

Keep in mind that I am not a bedding expert, but here is "my" take on it...
The feather bed.  Personally, I would put the mattress pad over it. 
The down comforter.  I believe you are correct in thinking it is a duvet and yes, I do use a cover for it. 
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« Reply #8909 on: January 17, 2014, 07:31:26 AM »
I would use the feather bed in place of the mattress pad, since both are designed to add some extra padding to the mattress.  Now, if your mattress pad is one of those ones designed to block moisture (sweat) from getting down to the mattress, I'd put the feather bed under the mattress pad.

Usually down and other natural fillings are duvets and man-made fillings are comforters.  At least, that's how I've always referred to them.  Also, duvets are usually plain, though, and you put a cover over them to protect them and match the decor.  Comforters are often patterned already and don't need a cover.

I do know a number of people who only use the fitted sheet and a duvet with a cover - no flat sheet.  When they wash the bedding, they wash the sheet and the duvet cover.
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