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by mayerling

December 17th, 2014, 2:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 65

Views: 1039
Re: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Makemepretty, I love how you do something in every room! I only do living room but now you make me want to add more!

by mayerling

December 9th, 2014, 12:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 65

Views: 1039
Re: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

I love this thread!

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Edit: No clue how to turn these right side up.

by mayerling

December 8th, 2014, 6:49 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 65

Views: 1039
Re: Is The Time Change Deadly?

Yes, European Union countries observe the time change - albeit at a different time in the year; last Sunday in October, last Sunday in March. Time change is also observed in lots of other countries as well.

by mayerling

November 7th, 2014, 11:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is The Time Change Deadly?

Replies: 21

Views: 344
Re: What bag are you carrying

I carry a London Osprey satchel, except on work days when I use a Michael Kors tote because I can fit my books in it.

by mayerling

October 22nd, 2014, 1:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What bag are you carrying

Replies: 91

Views: 1730
Re: what color is a your front door?

Brown. The one at our last house was blue.

by mayerling

October 21st, 2014, 7:08 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: what color is a your front door?

Replies: 80

Views: 928
Re: 24 Surprising Things ABout Parenting in the United State

Very interesting read. On "please" and "thank you"; DH drills these into N all the time in English, but I certainly don't in my language. It stems from how important these formulaic expressions are in the culture itself. Most Northern cultures have what is called "negative p...

by mayerling

October 12th, 2014, 12:01 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: 24 Surprising Things ABout Parenting in the United States

Replies: 22

Views: 626
Re: I am not too old to learn

I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't heard anything, Joe. Please try to be positive.

by mayerling

October 7th, 2014, 6:14 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: I am not too old to learn

Replies: 301

Views: 12689
Re: Have you ever actually seen a president/monarch/PM?

Does an heir to the throne count? I saw William and Kate when they visited the city I was living in in 2012.

by mayerling

October 2nd, 2014, 10:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Have you ever actually seen a president/monarch/PM?

Replies: 19

Views: 242
Re: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Someone up there posted about "not being able to take constructive criticism." I remember 3 threads (mine was one of them) where the OPs were attacked and piled on unmercifully. The "opinions" given seemed to be agreed upon according to friendships, were far from kind, and were ...

by mayerling

October 2nd, 2014, 12:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Replies: 347

Views: 7625
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Dandi, N still uses a sleep sack. I see no issue with continual use. He'll eventually have to be weaned because he'll be too big for it, but for the moment I'm just happy I don't need to worry about him pushing his covers off during the night.

by mayerling

September 19th, 2014, 11:37 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6253

Views: 151991

by mayerling

September 17th, 2014, 6:36 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: As the Forum Turns ... or ... The 3-Word Story Thread

Replies: 409

Views: 2757

by mayerling

September 16th, 2014, 12:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: As the Forum Turns ... or ... The 3-Word Story Thread

Replies: 409

Views: 2757
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Deb, you posted on this thread. I never said you're not allowed to. I posted on this thread to give you what is scientifically accepted, i.e. that all varieties are equally valid, despite one of them being official. You, and others, went on about how you know better than the science, i.e. linguistic...

by mayerling

September 15th, 2014, 1:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1133
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Deb and Laurie, I did not mean to pick on you or patronise you. I actually have a lot of respect for the two of you from previous threads. However, it can be frustrating to be paid no attention to when one has spent close to 15 years studying a topic. I gave you the science and you ignored it. Peopl...

by mayerling

September 14th, 2014, 11:43 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1133
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

... I don't think that was meant to be condescending: professional jargon can be at odds to common usage (and even sometimes diametrically opposed - see, "critical" as normal people use it vs. how academics use it, or "generic"). I see the point about "dialect" having ...

by mayerling

September 14th, 2014, 11:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1133
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

I'll reiterate. A language is a "dialect" that is generally accepted as official - I really don't mean to pick on you, mayerling , but you are not, now, reiterating when you say that a language is a dialect that is accepted as official! I do not believe that either Laurie or I would have ...

by mayerling

September 14th, 2014, 1:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1133
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

I'll reiterate. A language is a "dialect" that is generally accepted as official - for instance, General American in the US (i.e. the variety spoken in the Mid West), or RP (which is pretty much dead) in the UK. It is in no way better or worse than other varieties, other than the fact that...

by mayerling

September 14th, 2014, 11:45 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1133
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

A well-known saying is that language is a dialect with an army and a native, meaning that whatever "dialect" is spoken by the rich, powerful, educated, etc. will be called a language and everything else will be called a dialect. Yes, every variety ( dialect is a pejorative and antiquated ...

by mayerling

September 13th, 2014, 1:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1133
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

There is prescriptive grammar and descriptive grammar. I understand that prescriptive grammar is the kind of grammar we should use, like textbook grammar. Descriptive grammar is the way a certain dialect chooses to speak, and it strays from prescriptive rules some. Every dialect has rules and struc...

by mayerling

September 13th, 2014, 1:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1133
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

I just realised that my answer probably reads as obnoxious rather than informative. :oops: Anyway, in linguistics, grammaticality - whether a construction is grammatical or ungrammatical in any given language - is only investigated within the variety of the language in question. Something that is gr...

by mayerling

September 13th, 2014, 5:05 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1133
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

As a linguistics PhD, I can tell you that it is correct - in Black English varieties. It is not grammatical in other varieties of English.

by mayerling

September 12th, 2014, 11:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1133
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Ladies, when did your kiddos drop their daily nap, or at least started the transition to drop it?

by mayerling

September 2nd, 2014, 5:19 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6253

Views: 151991
No naps

When did your toddler/pre-schooler completely drop his/her naps?

by mayerling

September 1st, 2014, 11:05 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: No naps

Replies: 6

Views: 435

by mayerling

August 28th, 2014, 12:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What do you do with watermelon seeds?

Replies: 16

Views: 297
Re: Is it okay to recline your airline seat?

Flying first class, unless you are in row one, you're ok. BUT who can afford that these days ..... Almost a quarter of us can afford to fly first class. 12% Sometimes + 5% Usually + 7% Always = 24% screen_shot_2014-08-27_at_2.png Yes, I guess PSers are a bit more comfortable in terms of money than ...

by mayerling

August 27th, 2014, 11:22 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is it okay to recline your airline seat?

Replies: 60

Views: 1165
Re: Is it okay to recline your airline seat?

kenny|1409157069|3740168 wrote:
mayerling|1409155463|3740153 wrote:Could you imagine transatlantic (or similar travel) without reclining seats?


I get your point, but imagine a transatlantic flight with the seat in front of you reclined. :knockout:

That's the problem with this thing.
It goes both ways.


If it's a transatlantic flight, I'd be reclined too.

by mayerling

August 27th, 2014, 12:59 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is it okay to recline your airline seat?

Replies: 60

Views: 1165
Re: Is it okay to recline your airline seat?

Could you imagine transatlantic (or similar travel) without reclining seats?

by mayerling

August 27th, 2014, 10:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is it okay to recline your airline seat?

Replies: 60

Views: 1165
Re: Favorite Seinfeld Episodes!

I love the one where George is arguing with somebody else over who can use a particular parking space, the guy that backs into it or forwards into it.

by mayerling

August 22nd, 2014, 7:13 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Favorite Seinfeld Episodes!

Replies: 26

Views: 259
Re: Just Do It!

I've had a paper ready to be submitted for publication for the past two years! The only thing missing is polishing up the figures and tables, but I can't bring myself to finish it... :wall:

by mayerling

August 18th, 2014, 4:50 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Just Do It!

Replies: 13

Views: 315