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  1. about 1 month ago on Peanuts Begins

    Or at any age! He’s got poor fine motor skills! Can you imagine being old and shakey and having your carers say “If you can’t feed yourself, you go to bed hungry”?

  2. about 1 month ago on For Better or For Worse

    You’ve got your causation backwards. It’s a problem for them BECAUSE she always does it.

  3. about 1 month ago on For Better or For Worse

    (You both can know you’re wrong by the fact that the term “shortening” predates the product “vegetable shortening” by a very long time. Shortening is fat. Some people use the term “shortening” only to refer to “vegetable shortening”, but that does not mean that, in general usage, butter has stopped being shortening.)

  4. about 1 month ago on For Better or For Worse

    You’re also wrong. Look it up. Shortening is fat used in a certain way. That fat can be an animal fat like butter or lard, or it can be vegetable shortening such as Crisco.

  5. about 1 month ago on For Better or For Worse

    Jan C, you’re simply incorrect.

    Shortening can refer to butter, lard, suet, vegetable shortening – any sort of fat used in this way is shortening.

    That’s why vegetable shortening is called “vegetable shortening” – it’s the newfangled stuff they invented centuries after the natural shortenings.

    If you think I’m wrong, please do yourself a favor and look it up before responding again.

  6. about 1 month ago on For Better or For Worse

    Because the term “shortbread” predates the word “cookie”.

  7. about 1 month ago on For Better or For Worse

    Shortening is fat. Butter is a type of shortening. It’s true that nowadays when we say “shortening” we often mean “not butter” but….

  8. 2 months ago on Luann

    In order:

    1. What do you think?2. What makes you ask that?3. July 4th4. Paris, Texas5. What an interesting question!6. I didn’t know that about rattlesnakes. Where did you learn that?7. Sure, stamps are in the drawer.8. No, it’s just water vapor. It eventually reforms as clouds.9. Yup!10. Maybe yours stinks, mine doesn’t. P U!11. Sound is what we call it when molecules move in a way as to stimulate the sense of hearing. Once the follicles in our ear stop moving in response to the stimulus, the sound ends. (Yes, say it exactly like that, Luann.)12. Yes.

    Or you can do what my mother did and answer all of these with “So that people with nothing to say can have something to talk about”. Try growing up with that. She did it in French, too.

  9. 3 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    My cat kills mice, but the one time I saw her go after a squirrel it was somebody’s handfed pet squirrel and I told her to stop, and while I don’t know if she has never gone after a squirrel again I haven’t seen it either.

  10. 3 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    My cat once left food in her bowl. I came into the kitchen and found an industrious squirrel gobbling the leftovers. It dashed out the window when it saw me – and then hung out on the sill like I wouldn’t notice it waiting for me to leave! Bold animal!