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On Friday Open Thread

@geek_tragedy If you make gluten free brownies/bar cookies, leave them to sit 24 hours before cutting -- it softens up the grittiness of (most) GF substitutes!

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@daisicles I get really really hung up on "what if this is the last thing I googled"

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm 4

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

@fondue with cheddar Yep! Push, press, or mash seem to be regional. Same with the endearments we use reflexively (sugar, sug, hon, honey, sweetie, love), I think? For instance, I would say "Push that button please, hon."

ETA Also I'm mostly just curious if people under 70 say "mash" for "push"

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm 0

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

You're addressing a cute small child in an elevator. Fill in the blanks!
"Could you .... the button for me please, .... ?"

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm 1

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm 0

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

@meetapossum with the notable exception of thee-AY-ter

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm 0

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

@iceberg A lot of older people in Maryland call it the county dispensary, which sounds charmingly old-fashioned (its hours are un-charmingly old-fashioned). Anybody else heard that one?

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm 0

On Cronuts Are Like Donuts Only You Wait in Line For Them

@franceschances Nooooo! Someone must have done what I'm always tempted to do, which is to roll by the Gtown line and walk back to Baked and Wired, leaving a little trail of much-better-cupcake crumbs.

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 11:36 am 0

On Before Too Long, Everyone You Know Will Be Named Emma

@werewolfbarmitzvah I think Joseph has a lot in common with Peter -- legit classic, not going to mystify anyone, but strangely uncommon? I have a zillion great uncle Josephs but no friends my age and no baby friends with that name.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm 2

On Before Too Long, Everyone You Know Will Be Named Emma

@werewolfbarmitzvah also my very favorite is Hugh. I suspect the movie bumped Hugo up a bit in popularity, but Hugh still seems underused for such a solid classic (with a nice meaning!).

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:39 am 0