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  • early in my years of elementary school in British Columbia, a strong lesson was that the interrogatives when, where, why & what were pronounced hwen, hwere, hwy & hwat (but no, I don't recall any explanation of the skipping of who from that rule)

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    • These Towns Trusted a Doctor to Set Up Covid Testing. Sample Patient Fee: $1,944.

      Patients say a Connecticut physician took advantage of the pandemic with “super Covid tests” and $480 follow-up phone calls.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/10/u...gtype=Homepage

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      • Originally posted by gh View Post
        early in my years of elementary school in British Columbia, a strong lesson was that the interrogatives when, where, why & what were pronounced hwen, hwere, hwy & hwat (but no, I don't recall any explanation of the skipping of who from that rule)
        Interesting ... as someone who went to Elementary school in B.C. at about the same time as you, gh, I don't recall that at all.

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        • Originally posted by gh View Post
          early in my years of elementary school in British Columbia, a strong lesson was that the interrogatives when, where, why & what were pronounced hwen, hwere, hwy & hwat (but no, I don't recall any explanation of the skipping of who from that rule)
          Makes sense. Distinguishes when from wen(a goiter) and win (a victory), what from watt (electrical), why from Y and where from wear.

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          • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
            The whole article is really a hoot....obviously some of these people haven't traveled much in a car..I mean traveling the country in a Tesla seems rather dodgy. I've driven across the country several times and I sure wouldn't..
            lol same to both. Driven cross country many times and cannot imagine why anyone would want to do so in a Tesla, especially if camping is on their agenda.

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            • Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post

              lol same to both. Driven cross country many times and cannot imagine why anyone would want to do so in a Tesla, especially if camping is on their agenda.
              Venture capitalist who thinks she knows everything....

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              • The Onion weighs in on the vaccine situation:

                Headline - Pfizer Announces First Batch Of Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Collector’s Edition Limited To 2,000 Doses

                “Pfizer is proud to offer an exclusive early release of our new vaccine in a custom-made Swarovski crystal syringe with a 24-karat gold needle,”
                https://www.theonion.com/pfizer-anno...wil-1845644705

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                • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                  The Onion weighs in on the vaccine situation:
                  Headline - Pfizer Announces First Batch Of Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Collector’s Edition Limited To 2,000 Doses
                  A take-off on this, no doubt.

                  https://www.businessinsider.com/tesl...bottle-2020-11

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                  • Ticketmaster put out a potential set of guidelines for fans returning to concerts....obviously post vaccine. No paper ticketing at all. No resales. Online hub which you upload your vaccine completion or a negative test within 3 days of event. No one admitted without one or the other.

                    My wife's immediate reaction was something along the lines of "that's too much". I reminded her that we used to simply walk on to an airplane.

                    If this would become the norm, it could encourage some to vaccinate who might otherwise not.

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                    • Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post
                      upload your vaccine completion or a negative test within 3 days of event. No one admitted without one or the other.
                      Wow, I go to about a concert a year (Stones, Elton John, Kings of Leon, 2Cellos and . . . Jim Gaffigan) over the past 5 years, but I shan't be going to one under those rules unless the vaccine is soon. I'm not getting a test just to go to a concert!

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                      • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                        Wow, I go to about a concert a year (Stones, Elton John, Kings of Leon, 2Cellos and . . . Jim Gaffigan) over the past 5 years, but I shan't be going to one under those rules unless the vaccine is soon. I'm not getting a test just to go to a concert!
                        I'd imagine that this could become the industry norm for any ticket access event. This would become nearly weekly for me between music and sporting events.

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                        • Last month I posted this in the Covid Mems thread:



                          I now find that there's a better way to deal with door handles--self sanitizing door handles !

                          Apparently, there are at least two different kinds of them:

                          https://www.yankodesign.com/2020/04/...99-8-bacteria/

                          https://uvsterilesolutions.com/?gcli...0aAlLNEALw_wcB

                          What hath God wrought, indeed!
                          Last edited by tandfman; 11-14-2020, 08:02 PM.

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                          • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                            self-sanitizing door handles
                            Even before the pandemic, I opened the door with a paper towel and then threw it in the bin. It's kinda pointless to wash one's hands and then grab a germ-infested handle.

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                            • My Dad who survived the 1918 pandemic taught me the same thing.

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                              • Paper goods once again tough to come by around here.

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