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On Ask Baba Yaga: All I Want Is So Desperately to Be Good

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm 0

On I Just Wanted to Fly Solo: A Night at the Sugar Ray Festival

@justjoined) oh my god. no.

@yeah-elle hi, i'm here for the hate-laughter! (also your commenter pic seems particularly apt right now)

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 7:49 pm 3

On Friday Open Thread

@SarahP I seem to be in the minority here, but August 10-11 is better for me! My mom is visiting on the 28th and she's super duper cool, but I'm not sure clothing swaps are her jam.

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 12:45 am 0

On Fresh Hells

@pinniped hairpin anthology yes!

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm 3

On Fresh Hells

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Roxanne Rholes Should I go?! I'm actually free for once but I've never been to a 'pin event and I'm nervous. I do love hot dogs though.

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm 0

On The AARP Pie

@par_parenthese @rosinator The only time I tolerate "miss" is when a much older Southern man uses it, because then it reminds me of my dad, who is the most respectful human I know.

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm 1

On The AARP Pie

@SuperGogo But...what if you're southern and it's culturally inappropriate NOT to call a stranger ma'am? Addressing people as "ma'am" and "sir" was drilled into my head since I was old enough to form complete sentences. I suppose I could use "miss" for younger women, but it feels condescending, especially since there's no equivalent for "sir."

NOTE: I avoid doing this now that I live in Boston. It took a while to get to the point where it wasn't automatic though.

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm 10

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

@melmuu When I moved to Mass from NC last August, I was SO confused by the lack of milkshakes at ice cream places. Until I figured out (three months later...) that that's what "frappes" were.

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm 0

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

@Emby North Carolina and Boston, no definite article. It's just "I-40" or "95."

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm 1