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#4776 2017-12-07 14:33:05

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Didn't know all of the english terms, but I've certainly seen all of those in action. I am not certain my mother owns ramekins. I of course, have none of those, though soup plates are very common here. Lily was shocked I didn't have any.


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#4777 2017-12-07 18:09:49

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Kenan wrote:

I knew turrin, because we have the same word (terrin)...

Great when the words translate so easily, isn't it?

Firs you have to tell me what material the Sioux made their plates from!

Obviously, deer hides and feathers! Quite a challenge, making water-tight tureens and ramekins from beads and bald eagle feathers...


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#4778 2017-12-07 18:12:11

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Sahi wrote:

If I understand it correctly it's a fancy plate you put underneath the actual plates.

Ding ding ding ding! $500.00 to the porcupine lady!


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#4779 2017-12-07 18:28:06

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

ylvs wrote:

Geez, Daughter1.1 is at her limit. Was school this hard when we were young?

(I was intructed to write this.)

Sorry about the too-hard school, Daughter 1.1!

Since you asked: my high school was not at all academically hard. Learning was actively discouraged, outside of some good English classes. French class was also fun and educational, and we had some good Art classes. But most of the classes were just places to herd students from room to room, keeping them occupied for eight hours a day with pointless busywork. It didn't seem to be about learning at all.

I understand the German school system is much better.


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#4780 2017-12-07 22:21:50

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

School isn't hard, but getting good grades can be ;)


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#4781 2017-12-07 23:31:46

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Peter wrote:

Didn't know all of the english terms, but I've certainly seen all of those in action. I am not certain my mother owns ramekins. I of course, have none of those, though soup plates are very common here. Lily was shocked I didn't have any.

Shocked by the lack of soup plates, or ramekins?


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#4782 2017-12-08 02:15:14

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

The lack of soup plates. Kia would probably be shocked by the lack of Ramekins, Chargers and a Turreen as well :D .


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#4783 2017-12-08 03:38:40

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Peter wrote:

The lack of soup plates. Kia would probably be shocked by the lack of Ramekins, Chargers and a Turreen as well :D .

You mean you have no tureens, ramekins, chargers, or soup plates? Sounds like a visit to whatever Austria's equivalent to a Pier One store is, is long overdue!


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#4784 2017-12-08 03:48:14

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Don't have space for any of this stuff... the size of my kitchen would not meet with Kia's approval either :D


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#4785 2017-12-08 20:06:33

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

*nodnodnod*

I have no ramekins, tureens, or chargers myself. I do, however, have soup plates.


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#4786 2017-12-09 12:15:17

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

No ramekins, tureens, chargers, or soup plates in my cupboards. I just have ginormous Star Wars mugs for soups, cereal, and oatmeal.


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#4787 2017-12-09 14:51:21

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Seitherin wrote:

No ramekins, tureens, chargers, or soup plates in my cupboards. I just have ginormous Star Wars mugs for soups, cereal, and oatmeal.

That's awesome!

We had limited edition Star Wars glasses when we were kids. Those only lasted a few years, due to accidents.


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#4788 2017-12-09 15:18:12

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Seitherin wrote:

No ramekins, tureens, chargers, or soup plates in my cupboards. I just have ginormous Star Wars mugs for soups, cereal, and oatmeal.

May the force guide and nurture you.


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#4789 2017-12-09 17:05:37

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Live long and proserp. \\//


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#4790 2017-12-10 01:42:51

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

But you'd need Star Trek mugs for that.
"Drink lots and prosper"


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#4791 2017-12-10 10:36:55

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

I couldn't find any 24oz Star Trek mugs. Just normal size drinking mugs. Not what I wanted.


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#4792 2017-12-11 11:14:43

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

How can a mug be sized in a weight unit? *scratches head*


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#4793 2017-12-11 11:17:18

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

They have liquid ounces too...


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#4794 2017-12-11 11:51:18

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Sahi wrote:

They have liquid ounces too...

Yep!


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#4795 2017-12-11 12:19:19

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

oic... well why make things simple and easy to understand :D


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#4796 2017-12-11 15:58:38

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Kenan wrote:

oic... well why make things simple and easy to understand :D

It's how we weed out the weak.


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#4797 2017-12-11 16:01:13

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

But yeah, we have fluid ounces, and there are 8 fl oz in a cup, and then there's weight ounces, and there's 16 oz to a pound.


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#4798 2017-12-11 22:17:30

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

Ad1tu wrote:

Kenan wrote:

oic... well why make things simple and easy to understand :D

It's how we weed out the weak.

Considering the current presidency, may I suggest a change in tactics? :/


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#4799 2017-12-12 13:04:25

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Re: The "get the board to 1000000 posts" thread

*rules AT*

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#4800 2017-12-12 13:54:58

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*sneezes*


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