Friday OT #2 - T-bone Steak, Cheese Eggs, and Welch's Grape

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  1. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    The Iowa portion of the Driftless Area is basically West Wisconsin, in every way imaginable.

    Well, they don’t cheer for the Badgers, but that’s it.
     
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  2. Isualum13

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    #42 Isualum13, Dec 6, 2019
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    I don't indulge in much myself
    but the amount of sunny d and pop tarts my roommate went through in college was alarming.
     
  3. jcyclonee

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    In my book, garlic counts as a vegetable so just fruit for you.
     
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  4. cyclones500

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    As with many grammar rules, flexibility exists within the parameters. Your use of the common in that sentence works for me, useful for subtle emphasis. It could go without a comma and work fine, but it's a smidgen more "rambly." Another place you could add a comma to add a pause point -- "But sometimes <comma> I'm not sure if ..."

    Edit: Your sentence reads effectively as-is.
     
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    Above: Popsicles, Coffee, Bourbon, Irish Coffee, chicken wings, powders sold to me by Uber drivers, powders sold to me by liquor store proprietors, carrots, and floss.

    Below: Most everything not listed above, we live in a horrible consumerist machine, and condoms
     
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    #46 BoxsterCy, Dec 6, 2019
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    Crushing the per capita consumption figures for:
    • Kleenex - chronic stuffy nose
    • Salmon - I laugh at the 2.4 LBs annual per capita consumption and raise that by a factor of at least 10X
    • French red Rhone wines - The glass sounds when the recyclers come is a giveaway. :oops:
    • Bananas
    • Raisins
    • Dutch cheese
    Under per capita:
    • Soda pop and other crap beverages
    • Hamburger
    • Pizza - have really cut back on these
    • Gasoline - JFC, I only drive like 4000 miles/year these days. :eek:
     
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    I haven't taken a complete inventory, but at least 2 in the "above category":
    * Drinking glasses
    * Silverware

    If our kitchenware is going to procreate in the cupboard & drawer while we aren't looking, I'd prefer to have an expensive, new set of pots & pans.
     
  8. Ms3r4ISU

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    Even though it's wasteful and takes up a portion of space. Plus it makes me pause and I don't need to pause. I'm on team No-Oxford, 'cause it's my job.
     
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  9. jcyclonee

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    If we're going to include our spouses, we over indulge in Buffalo Plaid items. The kids and I have talked about staging a Buffalo Plaid intervention.
     
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  10. Ms3r4ISU

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    Don't need to wait 30 years.
     
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    Well above average:

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    Well below average:

    Unflavored water
    Fruits and Vegetables
    Beer
     
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    I must say, I hate, using, commas, because I , never know, when I, should ,use them.
     
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    Kinda picturing this in front of your house once a month. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. CycloneSarah

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    I overuse dish soap. I know how often our kitchen sink is (not) cleaned so the idea filling it with soapy water to wash dishes is gross to me. I put soap on each pan and an extra squirt on the sponge in between most items. I think it comes from growing up with those sponge wands that had the dish soap integrated but it never actually came out so now I overcompensate.

    I also overuse spaces in between sentences. I learned to always use 2 and it's too late to change.
     
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  15. VeloClone

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    I do too. But hey, it's not like I'm going to run out...
     
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    Oke doke hot cheese popcorn
     
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    My three favorite things are eating my family and not using commas.
     
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