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#33390 - 06/23/01 04:03 PM More AWADer Sightings  

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We have two more famous AWADers among us:

(from the AWAD newsletter):

From: Chris Reiner
Subject: Redd

This word suggested to me interesting bit of linguistic convergence - of a
sort. Two completely unrelated, almost identical words that both have a
connection to fish.

In Spanish, red means net, like you'd catch a fish with (from the same root
that gives us reticulate - resembling a net - like the reticulated python,
whose markings look like a net over its body). So, one could readily catch
a red herring in a redd with a red.


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From: William W. Hunt
Subject: redd

When fish spawn, the bottom must be clear sand or else the developing ova
would not get enough oxygen. The fish spend a considerable amount of time
and energy agitating the water in the place they plan to deposit the ova,
to "redd up" the layer of dead or living algae. I have seen sunfish do this.
All along the edge of the pond there were light colored circles of their
nests, outlined by the dark dead algae layer. I have a hunch the males do
the work, to attract a roe laden female.So the name "redd" for a cleared
place for fish to deposit ova makes sense to me.

( from the bulletin board http://wordsmith.org/board )


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way cool =)


#33391 - 06/23/01 06:12 PM Re: More AWADer Sightings  
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Um-mm, er, Ms. CR, I see you finally decided to post, having lurked long enough, have you?
I just saw these, myself. Kudos, you two. This is the second time in a few weeks that our sweet Dr. Bill has been famous.


#33392 - 06/23/01 06:36 PM Re: More AWADer Sightings  
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Congratulations. No false modesty now. Bask in the limelight! It quickly fades.
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#33393 - 06/23/01 07:02 PM Re: More AWADer Sightings  

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Um-mm, er, Ms. CR, I see you finally decided to post, having lurked long enough, have you?

Why, yes. In fact, I've been reading the posts (with great interest, and much laughter) for so long that I almost feel I know most of you



#33394 - 06/23/01 07:26 PM Re: More AWADer Sightings  
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Good going, Dr. Bill!

(And who is Chris Reiner? What did I miss? )

Jackie, ever get the feeling we're swimming in a goldfish bowl??


#33395 - 06/23/01 07:35 PM Re: More AWADer Sightings  
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And who is Chris Reiner?

That would be Hyla.

And I thought you were one of the socialites of the board.


#33396 - 06/23/01 08:06 PM Re: More AWADer Sightings  
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And I thought you were one of the socialites of the board.

Nah... I tested out more toward libertarian-lite.

(sorry, Hyla )


#33397 - 06/25/01 03:30 PM Re: More AWADer Sightings  
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(sorry, Hyla )

No worries - I'm not likely to take offense, as I'm still euphoric from seeing my name in the AWAD newsletter.

Side note, for them what's been following along at home: no baby yet. Was due on 6/19, so is nearly a week overdue. Turns out I'm no good at the waiting game.


#33398 - 06/25/01 04:55 PM Re: More AWADer Sightings  
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You're no good at the waiting game? I can assure you that your SO is approaching the point where she would not care if we cut her open with a hacksaw and pulled the baby out through her liver, so long as she is finally rid of the pregnancy. FWIW, two weeks either way of the due date is entirely normal.

Please do keep us posted.


#33399 - 06/25/01 05:02 PM Late babies  
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Hyla, if this is your first baby, you've probably got yet another week to go. First babies tend to be ca. 2 weeks late. Our first was, and my wife was 28 hours in labor. Second was just about on time and was born 45 minutes after we arrived at the hospital (it was a Sunday morning and the doctor told me to go ahead and go to church, it would be at least another 3 hours; did so, and returned to hospital to find wife in tears over having another boy); third was 2 days early and born in the E.R. (missed being born in the car by 2 minutes).


#33400 - 06/25/01 05:06 PM Re: Late babies  
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First babies tend to be ca. 2 weeks late.
My cousin was supposed to be born in December, but he was born in November, on my older brother's 16th birthday.


#33401 - 06/25/01 07:03 PM Re: Late babies  
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Here's the thing - this is our second, and the first was a day early - so we expected to have our second even earlier. So we've been thinking "any minute now" for about 3 weeks, ever since my SO had to spend the afternoon before we moved in bed due to contractions.

I can only imagine how long it's going to take to get this kid ready for school in the morn when he/she is older...


#33402 - 06/25/01 10:48 PM Re: Late babies  
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My cousin was supposed to be born in December, but he was born in November, on my older brother's 16th birthday.

I'm sure Hyla really appreciates your encouraging words, child. Now don't you have some summer reading to do, or camp or something?


#33403 - 06/25/01 11:47 PM Re: Late babies  
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I would have some new books, but the library I went to last changed the days it's open, so I have to wait. I read so fast anyway, that it wouldn't help you. And the type of camping you're thinking of isn't any fun, because you have to follow some sort of program. I prefer just going out for a few days with my uncle and brothers, and we do whatever we want. I had more to say, but I decided not to.


#33404 - 06/26/01 10:50 AM Re: Late babies  
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I had more to say, but I decided not to.

Good move.




#33405 - 06/26/01 02:32 PM jimthdog's summer program  
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Jimbo, don't be intimidated. If you don't want to say something on the board, you can pick someone to send a private message to. We are aware that your school system stinks, now we find out the library system is sadly lacking. A real tough situation for a voracious reader with an inquiring mind and a free spirit who isn't fond of regimentation. I know how that is; I've been there.


#33406 - 06/26/01 03:35 PM Re: Late babies  
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And the type of camping you're thinking of isn't any fun, because you have to follow some sort of program

Ahem . . . I happen to be on the staff of a camp with a program.


#33407 - 06/26/01 03:44 PM Re: Late babies  
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a camp with a program

Ahem... bet it's got a good website too


#33408 - 06/26/01 03:57 PM regimented camping  
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I don't much like camping-- my idea of the country is doing something like the Mt Washington Hotel-- picnics, golf, riding, hiking, and back to the base for dinner, and please remember to dress..

and i have mixed feelings about camps (kids camps) it can be nice to have some structure to your day-- but many programs are geared to met the "average" kid-- and if you are not the norm.. it can be boring.. and since camp is also expensive-- it is not always an option.

I only went once in all my childhood-- with five kids my parents just couldn't afford it. (one year, things were very bad-- and we qualified for a camp because we were so poor, most of time, we were "too rich to qualify, to poor to afford" ) but since i wasn't all that sure i like it-- i didn't mind.


#33409 - 06/26/01 06:10 PM Re: Late babies  
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I happen to be on the staff of a camp with a program.
Sorry. I'm sure there are people who like your type of camps, but I'm not one of them.
I'm inclined to think that this library would be great if it wasn't overshadowed by the college. I think the college tries to get the new books. We have another library that we go to, in Wellsville, which is bigger, (the town's bigger, too) and a third that we go to sometimes, but is too far away to be feasible.
The school's library is ok. In the language realm here, people generally like to work somewhere else, and the superintendant will suspend people for things they don't do. Maybe the 2 items are related.


#33410 - 06/26/01 06:25 PM Re: Late babies  
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RE: I think the college tries to get the new books.

and a hint to which college? Alfred University?

You're failling into the same trap that caught Jackie the other day-- when she referred to UK-- and didn't mean United Kingdom-- but rather University of Kentucky.. While it might seem evident to you-- to the rest of us..the college is very vague..

(alfred college was a land grand college-- and it still has one program that is state supported-- i think it falls under the mining program, but it is actual the school of ceramics.. but this information is sort of hazy-- i have been to the town of alfred-- my ex decided my daughter should go to Alfred university-- (did not bother to consult daughter.) and organized a trip up to see the campus.. I was supportive of my daughters right to choose -- and she did not want to go to Alfred...)


#33411 - 06/26/01 06:55 PM Re: Late babies  
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Yes. How did you get through here without me knowing?


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