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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Another grid - related feed from the future:

Canberra


that's pretty wild. not sure how I feel about that.


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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Another grid - related feed from the future:

Canberra


Originally Posted By: eaton
that's pretty wild. not sure how I feel about that.


I'll tell you what is wild! The federal government invades your home and explodes your appliances and a fellow citizen named etaoin is not sure how he feels about that.

Now, folks, that is scary.

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well, you know milo, sometimes people just have to be hit over the head with common sense.


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Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

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bah.


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humbug.

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Pronunciation: (bä, ba), [key]
—interj.
(an exclamation of contempt or annoyance): Bah! Humbug!

Random House Unabridged

This dictionary fully supports this point of vieuw.

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I ahev always understood "living off the grid" to primarily refer to the electrical grid, the overall netorwkr of power dsitribution. As others have said, it doesn't mean living without electricity, but simply making your own from wind or solar power or other alternative sources.

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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Interesting that in "living off the grid" and "living off the land", two concepts that fit well together socio-politically, the phrase "living off" has two diametrically opposed meanings.
That is why, not having heard the grid phrase before, I would have interpreted it in analogy to "living off the land".

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I've tried to find a verb that could be used in the same way.
No, example wasn't good. Maybe it's exceptional.

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