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#82448 - 10/03/02 05:36 PM Re: How do you sneeze?
of troy Offline
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Re:They slept, outside of the time they were busy servicing the male, from sundown to sun up.

Milo world must be an interesting place...

in most of the stuff i have read about what is left of hunter/gather societies, woman are responsible for providing 70 to 80% of the calories consumed by the group... the hunter's meat add a nice chunk of fat and consentrated protein, but day in day out, its the men that lie arround sleeping, and the women that are tending the fires and doing all the work..

still, if that how you see the world, perhaps you are interested in a companion? i wouldn't mind the job of sleeping (and sneezing in the morning).

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#82449 - 10/08/02 11:58 AM Re: the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last
FishonaBike Offline
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Registered: 10/11/00
Posts: 1346
Loc: Sussex, England
sundown....sunup

I feel a transpondialism coming on.

Is there a difference in meaning between:
sundown and sunset
and
sunup and sunrise ?




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#82450 - 10/08/02 12:23 PM Re: the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last
boronia Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 322
Loc: Toronto, Canada
for me, sundown and sun( )up refer only to the time, whereas sunset and sunrise refer to the phenomena or the time


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#82451 - 10/08/02 01:19 PM Re: the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last
Alex Williams Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1814
Loc: Spam Factory
I think of "sunrise" as being either the general time when the sun is rising (aka dawn), and the specific moment when the sun is visible at the horizon ("sunrise will be at 6:14 AM according to the almanac"). Same for sunset and dusk.

Sundowning is an interesting word. It describes the onset of confusion or dementia associated with the fall of night. It is often seen in older patients in the hospital who are perfectly fine all day but at night become confused or agitated.



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#82452 - 10/08/02 07:15 PM Re: the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last
milum Offline
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Registered: 09/03/01
Posts: 872
Loc: Birmingham, Alabama
Red sails in the suuuunn sseeet
way out on the sea


So right you really are, Boronia, romantic and not concerned with the tyranny of time.

Now lets try spelling,... type "sun up". Now enter it into Anu's hand cranked spell check machine called by some folk "Erotica". See. that spelling is acceptable.

Now enter "sunup". Wow! The Red letters literally scream your ineptness and you cower in wrongness and in shame.

But, big folk, I have asked a former Grand Dragon Maven of the former Klu, (triple K), Klux Klan, this question - What is now the acceptable usage in the modern south of the word "sunup"?. and she, the ageing Lily Mae Caldwell of the venerable Birmingham News, said...

"Do not use " sunup". That is easily confused with "shutup". We in the south are mindful of such inarticulations."

Now, Kiddo's, anybody want to confront Lily Mae?






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#82453 - 10/09/02 09:17 AM Re: the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last
TEd Remington Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 3467
Loc: Marion NC
She would also say you shouldn't have a Klu. It's Ku Klix Klan.

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#82454 - 10/09/02 09:25 AM Re: the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last
Faldage Offline
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It's Ku Klix Klan.

An important lesson in nitpickery, young Master Remington; when picking another's nits be sure not to introduce one of your own.


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#82455 - 10/09/02 09:53 AM Re: the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last
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#82456 - 10/13/02 08:27 PM sneezing in the dark
redpepper Offline
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Registered: 10/13/02
Posts: 10
Q.: Is it possible to sneeze with your eyes open? Why or why not?
- Jessica

A.: Yes, but not without the aid of some object, like a finger. A sneeze is a complex bodily reflex, and the nerves in your eyes are attached to the same ones as the rest of your face. So when you sneeze, an impulse is also sent to your eyes causing them to shut.
Q and A from "Stump Me".



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#82457 - 10/14/02 01:18 AM Re: the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 3146
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
It's Ku Klix Klan.

Ah, yes, that'd be the well-known Mississippi Tupperware Chapter. They wear plastic bedsheets with snap-on hoods.



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