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  1. avj commented on Close to Home about 1 month ago

    How did he know that today is my husband’s – an AVID scuba diver’s – birthday ?

  2. avj commented on Candorville 2 months ago

    “Man proposes, God disposes”

  3. avj commented on Dan Wasserman 4 months ago

    Huh? Like . . . WHEN?

  4. avj commented on Candorville 6 months ago

    Tuesday’s strip

  5. avj commented on Monty 8 months ago

    For a while a few years ago there were dark Snickers – my supermarket had them for $.50 at the checkout – I’d treat myself every trip. Yum!!! Except for cleaning up Halloween leftovers, I don’t think I’ve had more than a couple Snickers since those dark ones disappeared.

  6. avj commented on Jack Ohman 9 months ago

    “If truth is on your side . . .” but only one side is passing laws making sure the truth can’t be known (i.e. illegal to collect/keep data, no gov’t money can go to studies).

  7. avj commented on Bad Reporter 10 months ago

    Not only did I look him up, but I went on a Wikipedia bender, reading up on (among many other things) the Anacreontic Society that the tune & original words were written for. Reading about the group’s meetings, I have come to the conclusion that calling the original “a drinking song” does not at all give it its due. Yes, there was a lot of drinking at the meetings, but there was also a lot of music – good music – by invited performers as well as club members – the upper class of 18th C London, an age when singing (instead of just listening) was something that everyone did, and those with leisure & money were often trained in.

  8. avj commented on Rudy Park over 1 year ago

    At least I’m sure he knows the difference between “flaunt” and “flout.”

  9. avj commented on For Better or For Worse over 1 year ago

    That’s how things used to be done — I don’t remember when it changed, but when I was a kid I never saw masks, gloves etc. in the dentist’s office. Presumably he did wash his hands well . . .

  10. avj commented on Darrin Bell over 1 year ago

    Huh? Are you referring to “niggardly”? It’s an adjective commonly and long-used with “praise,” and had no relation to the word you’re obviously thinking of — from etymonline.com:

    niggard (n.) “mean person, miser,” late 14c., nygart, of uncertain origin. The suffix suggests French origin (see -ard), but the root word is possibly from earlier nig “stingy” (c.1300), perhaps from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse hnøggr “stingy,” from Proto-Germanic *khnauwjaz (source of Swedish njugg “close, careful,” German genau “precise, exact”), and to Old English hneaw “stingy, niggardly,” which did not survive in Middle English


    nothing to do with the Latin nigrum (“black”) from which the words I assume you’re thinking of descend.

    So yes, Nos Nevets seems to have a good vocabulary.