An American town has the Brits beat: Cabot Cove, Maine, has a murder rate of 149 per 100,000 residents. Midsomer’s murder rate is a paltry 3.2 per 100,000.
(For reference, New York City’s worst year for murders in the last 50 years was 1990, and that was 14.5 per 100,000. The current highest in the world is El Salvador, with 61.8 per 100,000 in 2017. So yay Cabot Cove!)
Flashback to a scene involving Eddie Murphy, Jeffrey Tambor, and a dog that sounds like Norm Macdonald.
Yes, I love the tartness of the Cosmic. Honeycrisps are too sweet for me. Which means one more vote for naming the twins Mac and Cosmic or Cosmo.
Try clearing your GoComics cookies?
In this context, “claws” is not a numerable object. (Notice how I said “claws is,” not “claws are”? Deliberate.) “Claws” is used as a concept, to mean “pointy sharpness of the paws inflicted upon unfortunate bystanders as a result of inexperience, not malice.” Hence, people-kittens have less claws than kitten-kittens.
I say this as a hopeless grammar nazi who also loves to play with words—one of my favorite grammar-mangling constructions is in the title of an article in The Atlantic: “English has a New Preposition, Because Internet.” My favorite use of the construction? “Cats. Because cats.”
When you’re a wee sprite, the tongue isn’t just about taste. It’s about tactile info too.
Careful—my mom said the same thing. And after contemplating how truly horrifying that would be, I went childfree. ;)
(My parents, bless ‘em, are either okay with being grandchildfree, or they’re such good actors that that they’ve fooled us into thinking they are. Not long ago, an old friend of my mom’s asked about her grandkids. My mom said, “Oh, I don’t have any.” The woman’s response: “Oh! I’m sorry!” Which my mom just had to laugh at.)
Is this a blind taste test? It’s amazing how much the color influences you when you’re trying to guess flavors.
A couple of weeks ago I was rereading a childhood favorite, and I had a sudden desire for a “Fudge 2020” bumper sticker or t-shirt.
Sounds like your Nephew-In-Law has the situation well in hand. That’s good to hear. I used to lurk the JustNoMIL subreddit, before squabbling and a few fakers turned it into a dumpster fire. It gave me a bit of insight into personality disorders, screwed up family dynamics, spotting and disengaging from dysfunctional situations, setting boundaries, and home security. I haven’t had to deal with those issues in my life (knock wood), so my interest was kind of voyeuristic but, darn it, there were some really compelling stories.