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Re: Pet peeves
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Reply to: #935032 by MissMoon
Sep 19, 2016 2:52am
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Thank you for reminding me of an information tidbit I learned a while ago.
There is only one way to write this sentence correctly.
"There are three ways to write the word to."
Gregg's shorthand uses the same symbol for to, too and two.
K.
Re: Pet peeves
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Reply to: #935097 by Klaatu
Sep 19, 2016 7:10am
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Gregg's shorthand uses the same symbol for to, too and two.

Interesting. I always think of 'two' as having nothing to do with 'to' and 'too' because it is a number.

I am a compulsive googler.....I guess that's a word now....auto correct is ignoring it.

In light of the general discussion....:)

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/the-58-most-commonly-misused-words-and-phrases-a6754551.html

Turns out........• Irregardless is not a word but a portmanteau of regardlessand irrespective. [Note: Pinker acknowledges that certain schools of thought regard "irregardless" as simply non-standard, but he insists it should not even be granted that.]

Portmanteau huh? Who knew?

MM.....head spinning
Help me find a parental rating for "Episode".
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Sep 20, 2016 8:39am
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Hi all :-)

I'm trying to find the parental rating for an online game called Episode. The problem is, no matter which way I Google it, it keeps wanting to tell me about the types of ratings in general for anything.

The name of the game is apparently tricky for Googling. I know that some people on here like to do investigating through the internet. Any help?

Mucho gracias.
-cc
Re: Help me find a parental rating for "Episode".
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Reply to: #935155 by crosscresent
Sep 20, 2016 8:43am
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Is it like a choose your own adventure thing, like the Sims?

Is it this? If so it says it's 12+ and why on the left side there.
Re: Help me find a parental rating for "Episode".
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Reply to: #935155 by crosscresent
Sep 20, 2016 10:11am
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Went to Amazon and looked up name under video games. They rate it as "Guidance Suggested". Hope that helps
Re: Pet peeves
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Reply to: #935033 by deniserows
Sep 20, 2016 10:25am
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Have you read this? If not, you should. I would imagine that you would enjoy it immensely.

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html

ETA: GAH! Super Hedge Hoggie Beat me to the punch.
Re: Help me find a parental rating for "Episode".
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Reply to: #935155 by crosscresent
Sep 21, 2016 9:05am
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I don't know about a rating, but I have downloaded it and tried it. I would not let any of my kids play it until they are 18. Some very heavy "romantic" and emotional themes that I don't think under 16 should be exposed to.
Re: Help me find a parental rating for "Episode".
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Reply to: #935194 by Scribe
Sep 25, 2016 7:53am
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Thank yall very much!!!
This Day in history: Jack The Ripper Letter. Curious.
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Sep 27, 2016 7:30am
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Greetings,

I could not help but see the charming brisk note regarding Jack the Ripper and his precious letter.

My, how curious. Sounds like a bit of a grand mystery to me.

Granted, the world is full of many mysteries, I'd rank this one Fifth. Yes. Fifth.

The 13th Mystery
Re: This Day in history: Jack The Ripper Letter. Curious.
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Reply to: #935470 by The 13th Mystery
Sep 27, 2016 7:53am
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What are the others?
Re: This Day in history: Jack The Ripper Letter. Curious.
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Reply to: #935472 by Raven
Sep 27, 2016 8:27am
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To name a few:

A haunting love letter penned by a mysterious woman that history can only speculate upon.

Mythical and not so mythical creatures of our world.

The curious case of a vampire bunny.

Cursed lakes.

To name a few.
bored on the train home, and I asked myself . . . .
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Oct 7, 2016 2:31pm
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what's the oldest active box on AQ?

Either I'm missing something (very possible), or this is a query that cannot be made on AQ?
Re: bored on the train home, and I asked myself . . . .
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Reply to: #936084 by west dover quidditch team
Oct 7, 2016 3:17pm
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The first box listed is Los Obos Oaks. Or this one which looks to be one of the oldest planted boxes Accotink Bay.
Re: bored on the train home, and I asked myself . . . .
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Reply to: #936091 by Janila
Oct 7, 2016 7:49pm
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Ah. Thanks for that, shoulda thought of starting 1... but how did you find the second one.. it's box number was around 1100
My family of boxing converts
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Oct 7, 2016 9:42pm
I have converted many people to letterboxing over the years.

I always thought of it as family: the people I've converted as my daughters and sons and granddaughters and grandsons.

For example, I converted Yiker, so she's my daughter, and she converted her husband & kids so they are my grandkids.

I probably have great-grandkids.

I converted Red Fox when we first started dating and then I married him.

Which means, I married my son!!

KuKu
Re: bored on the train home, and I asked myself . . . .
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Reply to: #936099 by west dover quidditch team
Oct 8, 2016 4:16am
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but how did you find the second one..

Advanced search / Sort Order / Oldest Planted / Run Search
Re: bored on the train home, and I asked myself . . . .
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Reply to: #936117 by Janila
Oct 8, 2016 4:46am
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Awesome thanks
Re: bored on the train home, and I asked myself . . . .
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Reply to: #936091 by Janila
Oct 10, 2016 7:14pm
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When I ran that query I got a different box, 3 years older
Re: bored on the train home, and I asked myself . . . .
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Reply to: #936084 by west dover quidditch team
Oct 10, 2016 8:35pm
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I found some from the early nineties. They are across the pond of course.
Re: bored on the train home, and I asked myself . . . .
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Reply to: #936238 by Spartanfans
Oct 11, 2016 2:50am
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When I ran that query I got a different box, 3 years older

I assume you mean for the oldest planted box because you can't get an earlier listed box than the #1 box. Is it active or retired? I did get some retired boxes but the original question was what is the oldest active box. So, I am curious, which box did you get? I redid my search and it came up with the same results.
Thanks,
Jan
Re: bored on the train home, and I asked myself . . . .
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Reply to: #936084 by west dover quidditch team
Oct 11, 2016 10:16am
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...How does one not post click bait?
Requesting your help. Please "LIKE" my videos....
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Oct 12, 2016 9:38am
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Hi fellow letterbox community members!

I know that I have helped others by "voting" in their contests.....so....I'm asking for the favor to be returned.

I have two music videos entered in a contest.
One part of the contest is pure "Popularity Contes".... i.e.. Who can get the most "LIKE"s on their video.

I am asking for your help here. The link goes to a YouTube playlist from Woodsounds Flutes.

My entries are "by Brent Adams" which should be the first two entries if the link does what it should.

Thank You so much for your help! You might even enjoy the music! ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f--udvaz6q4&feature=youtu.be&list=PLD434B5245mtWj7nbkDjJ24V65MOUvUtn&utm_source=Woodsounds+2016+Video+Contes&utm_campaign=Woodsounds+2016+Video+Contest+Videos+Released&utm_medium=email

Just copy the link and paste it into your browser.
Like my two videos to help me toward winning a new Native American Style Flute. It will only take a couple of minutes of your time...unless you would like to watch more of the videos.
Thanks again!
Y`K blues
( aka Brent Adams)
Re: Requesting your help. Please "LIKE" my videos....
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Reply to: #936318 by Yak King blues
Oct 12, 2016 9:53am
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Yes, I did enjoy the music. And "liked" them both.

Bokmal
Re: Requesting your help. Please "LIKE" my videos....
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Reply to: #936318 by Yak King blues
Oct 12, 2016 11:09am
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Liked both, loved the music. Thanks for the listen.
OD
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Reply to: #936318 by Yak King blues
Oct 12, 2016 11:36am
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Good Luck!
Re: Requesting your help. Please "LIKE" my videos....
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Reply to: #936318 by Yak King blues
Oct 12, 2016 1:16pm
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Done....and I really enjoyed the music . Do you know the maker of the flute you could win? A year ago went to Canyon De Chelly and met Travis Terry --Native Flutist of the Pima Nation-- and he also makes the most beautiful flutes. Check him out.
Re: Requesting your help. Please "LIKE" my videos....
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Reply to: #936318 by Yak King blues
Oct 12, 2016 3:42pm
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Those videos were amazing. Native American flute music is one of my favorite things to listen to. He is very, very talented and I could listen to him play all day. Good luck with the contest. 2 LIKES from me!!!
Re: Requesting your help. Please "LIKE" my videos....
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Reply to: #936334 by shutterbug2012
Oct 12, 2016 4:05pm
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I have some of Travis' music. He is a wonderful flute player and a great guy. He plays flutes made by High Spirits from Patagonia, Arizona. I'm a dealer for these flutes, along with making flutes myself to play and sell.

The Competition is run by Woodsounds Flutes from Utah. Their flutes are "fancier" than mine or the ones from high Spirits and cost a lot more. If I win this portion of the competition I will be awarded $500.00 toward the purchase of one of their flutes and I have already been granted a 20% discount that has to be used by the end of the year.

Thank You so very much for your help!
Re: Requesting your help. Please "LIKE" my videos....
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Reply to: #936318 by Yak King blues
Oct 12, 2016 4:05pm
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Beautiful! Liked them both...good luck!
Re: bored on the train home, and I asked myself . . . .
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Reply to: #936251 by Janila
Oct 13, 2016 9:57am
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box #87523 came up when I did a search of united states only.
planted in 1999 shows as active