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    4 is plenty, but the $$$-signs are too big to...

    4 is plenty, but the $$$-signs are too big to ignore for the networks.
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    It's a typical TV sit-com where the kids are cute...

    It's a typical TV sit-com where the kids are cute and bright and the adults are embarrassing morons.
  3. Thread: Eugene WC 2021

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    In most cases you're right, but you have to admit...

    In most cases you're right, but you have to admit that your sofa is more comfy, the bathroom and snack breaks are easier, the temperature is perfect, you are already home when it's done, and you can...
  4. Thread: Wilt lives!

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    Wilt lives!

    NAIA player scores 100 in a game.

    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/college-basketball-player-scores-100-points-naia

    Nowhere in the article does it give the game score.

    I did not know that the...
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    A. Misogyny noted. B. Imagine the dismay of the...

    A. Misogyny noted.
    B. Imagine the dismay of the British Royalists when those ungrateful American colonists complained about the King after all the many gifts he had bestowed upon them as subjects of...
  6. YOU said it. Also a singular noun.

    YOU said it. Also a singular noun.
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    I only have 2 opinions Yes - to Kit H or Rami...

    I only have 2 opinions

    Yes - to Kit H or Rami M

    and

    Absolutely NO to JLo in The Hustler.
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    9-year-old graduating from

    . . . Uni

    Student leaves University because they won't graduate him at 9.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/europe/laurent-simons-university-scli-intl/index.html

    It's a messy 'divorce', but it...
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    2019 M-W Word of the Year

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/americas/merriam-webster-they-word-year-scli-intl/index.html

    It is (are?!) 'they' (sic), as in the non-binary personal pronoun . . . OK, I would think that would...
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    What better time to speak 'truth to power' than...

    What better time to speak 'truth to power' than when they've rewarded you for . . . 'speaking truth to power' [inequity in women's pay].

    It would have been entirely out of character (pun!) for...
  11. Brits are so silly in their insistence that A...

    Brits are so silly in their insistence that A country is a plural noun.

    "Russia, who hosted the 2018 World Cup, have been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada)."

    It's obviously a...
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    Is this the best top 3 we've had in a long time?...

    Is this the best top 3 we've had in a long time?
    OhSt and LSU have been juggernauts, and I still think Dabo's Tigers have been sandbagging.
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    Hence Post #51.

    Hence Post #51.
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    Carli Lloyd is my favorite player (m/w), but...

    Carli Lloyd is my favorite player (m/w), but yeah, Rapinoe is an excellent choice.
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    Wot's that, guv'na?

    Wot's that, guv'na?
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    While I HAVE to go to the first WC in the USA,...

    While I HAVE to go to the first WC in the USA, the best seats are indeed in my living room.
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    So I see windows in the tower facing the track....

    So I see windows in the tower facing the track. So all the Kool-Kids will have offices there, overlooking the track?
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    So was there never a distinction in any word...

    So was there never a distinction in any word between 'en' and 'in'?

    Was a hen a hin?
    Bend = Bin'd?
    Century = Cintury?
    General - Gineral?
    etc.

    That jist ain't raht!
  19. I thought it was indeed on RUSSIAN athletes. They...

    I thought it was indeed on RUSSIAN athletes. They can be 'neutral' or rep other countries, but they can NOT be 'Russians'. This may just be semantics.
  20. Thread: Eugene WC 2021

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    Eugene WC 2021

    I note in a FP article that Oregon21 (LOC) is looking for the rest of their funding. Since the entire budget is only $80M (the track renovation, as a comparison, was $195M!), certainly Uncle Phil...
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    Jazz has a better gig than that - here! :) I...

    Jazz has a better gig than that - here! :)

    I esp. agree with this:
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    Freedom of speech is allowed. And then we are...

    Freedom of speech is allowed. And then we are allowed to judge you on the stupid things you say. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences of said speech. Speak treason, harm or...
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    And is constantly bemused by the creative ways...

    And is constantly bemused by the creative ways that students find to get out of school.
    If parents today are OK with letting their kids miss school because of the mere possibility of picking up...
  24. Talk about an SMU death sentence! This will have...

    Talk about an SMU death sentence! This will have far-reaching ramifications. I suspect many athletes will 'discover' they have bloodlines (or financial ones) into other nations.
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    Aha. 2/3s were out, BUT . . . very few of them...

    Aha. 2/3s were out, BUT . . . very few of them were actually sick. Once the kids heard that a few kids had it, they spread the news on social media, and the rest used it as an excuse to ditch school!...
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