From: Greg Fisher [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:35 PM
To: John Morse, president and publisher, Merriam-Webster, Inc. (via M. Lunghi)
Subject: Barack, the word, the British
See this message and your response at http://awebsiteabouteverything.com/blog/the-word-barack/.
Please add the word Barack to your dictionary that includes Elizabeth, George, Edward and David. Despite President Obama’s 4-year tenure as the leader of the free world, the British still cannot pronounce his name properly. You, actually, already have a sound file for a homophone of the word.
Thank you, and keep up the great lexicography. You make me sound smart.
I hope I spelled everything right.
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Or maybe that word was capitalized because it is probably the title of a nutty bit of gay (bite me) serendipity: A full-on Broadway-style musical production number–on a 1/2-hour sitcom.
But, depending on your age, you kind of cringe when you hear, say (or, indeed, write) that word, though, right? You’re like: I can’t believe they’re doing a musical number that sounds like they’re singing about a feminine hygiene product. You’re drawn in by shock value, and then you’re RAOTFLMAO (There. I’m no better.) It is too funny to hate: One hilarious fart joke.
On another Lorre show, last week, they tackled sexual harrassment. Again, shock, then raucous (raucous, I say) comedy.
Anyway, I poked around trying to find the card. When you (as they say) type in chuck lorre vanity card douche, you get stuff about him being a douche, short for douchebag (old skool=jerk), and stuff about that other other guy. But, I could not care less about his douchiness (not that I even know if he has any), or lack of it. I’m not even sure how to pronounce his name. Dude’s shows make me laugh.
You catch glimpses of these kinds of things, now and then, and you gotta love the loopy people (and their perfect comedic timing) for it.
I’ll read the vanity card someday when the producer publishes it or I figure out how to live without a DVR. Wait–found it (and the rest of the show). Not capitalized. Hopefully it’s there tomorrow. I’m tired, now. Es ist Zeit für meine Dusche. Tschüß. Heh, heh (rhyming in Geman!).
Sometimes the main hall of a passenger train station is called the concourse. Some stations have been converted to to be used for other purposes (restaurants, hotels or banquet halls).
Photograph thumbnails below link to the actual photo depicted. Word links lead to additional photographs.
Cincinnati – Union Terminal
Washington, D.C. – Union Station
New York – Grand Central Terminal
(slideshow, AWebsiteAboutEverything original photographs)
Chicago – Union Station
Kansas City – Union Station
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“Because of the extraordinary public interest in those cases, the Court will
provide the audio recordings and transcripts of the oral arguments on an
expedited basis through the Court’s Website.” – Supreme Court of the United States
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, OCTOBER TERM
2011, For the Session Beginning March 19, 2012
This t-shirt found at a retailer matches (except for the color) the one on a web page: http://www.essentialapparel.com/russell-athletic-mens-basic-cotton-pocket-tee.html.
A UPC search website gives this title for the item: Russell Basic Cotton
Pocket Tee Mens (http://www.upc-search.org/perl/upc-search.pl?q=023255359587).
Stand by for the length after the first, and subsequent, washes (in cold water, line-dry).
The tagless neck tag says that the shirt was made in El Salvador.
“Ss” stands for short sleeve.
This item appears to be be listed on neither NordicTrack.com nor the Sears website.
This appears to be a duplcate of the previous item, but with a new UPC. The price changed from $5.98 to to 6.98.