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July 23, 2014

"18 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In North Carolina"

I take exception to #10 but most of the rest made me smile or laugh.

9. NASCAR

What it means everywhere else: A bunch of cars going around in a circle for hours on end.

What it means in North Carolina: It’s a sport. It’s a religion. It’s a tradition.

July 21, 2014

"Why High Thread Count Sheets Are Usually A Waste Of Money"

I don't know how general the author's findings are, of course, but he argues that anything over a 500 thread count is probably not cost-effective.

"7 language habits that reveal your age"

Works for me.

1. Fun as adjective

Old school: "That would be a lot of fun."

New school: "That would be very fun."

July 19, 2014

"Nip/Tuck Nations: 7 Countries With Most Cosmetic Surgery"

I'd never have guessed the top two.

July 17, 2014

"Stovetop/Oven to Crockpot Conversion Chart"

"If you love your crockpot like I do, here is some useful information that will help you take even better advantage of it. A handy chart for converting your favorite traditional recipes to crockpot meals!"

July 16, 2014

"Bama, cised, lunchin: these are some of the terms native to D.C."

My older daughter, a D.C. public school teacher, vouches for the list

July 12, 2014

"18 Facts That Make Houston The Best City In America"

As I get older, having M. D. Anderson close at hand would seem to be a big plus.

July 09, 2014

"40 maps that explain food in America"

#11: ". . . together, corn and soybeans make up almost half of America's crop revenues."

July 04, 2014

"18 Photos That Will Make You Proud To Be ‘Murican"

"United States of Being the Best.".

July 03, 2014

"How To Memorize Lines Like A Professional Actor"

If they say so

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