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Everything I [Didn't] Need to Know

weather: cloudy
outside: 22°C
mood: tickled
I thought it would be amusing to collect bits and pieces of information for my autobiography (haha! =D).

Everything I [Didn't] Need to Know in Life I Learned From The Bride of the First House:

  • A Mac can blue screen. I done gone and crashed a Mac G4. Except, unlike the Windoes counterpart, it's a lovely serene sky blue.

  • The whisk is better suited to mixing and breaking up the rolled oats mixture for Apple Crumble. Chopsticks are used to beat eggs.

  • The bar at the top of a radical symbol and a long division symbol, that stretches and shrinks to accommodate the radicand and the dividend expressions, respectively, is called the "vinculum".

  • The "remainder" of a long hand root calculation is called the "surd".

  • ... ... ...

So, tell me. What have you learned from me?


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 14th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
The last name "Wang" is pronounced with an a as in "all" :)

My acupuncturist was grateful someone taught one of his patients that.
Jul. 14th, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC)
The remainder of a long night of eating banquet food is a "turd".

Also, Vinculum for those who were wondering, and also Solidus for those who weren't.

Tell me, great one who eats shoots and leaves; what is the rule for placing a period within a quotation mark and/or outside of a quotation mark?
Jul. 14th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)
what is the rule for placing a period within a quotation mark and/or outside of a quotation mark?

Grammar rules say it's supposed to go inside. But that's always looked like incorrectly nested punctuation to me. The period is ending the sentence, which begins outside of the open quote, so it should go outside of the close quote.

If it's a single word, I usually put the period after. If it's more than one word, I'll put it inside =P
Jul. 14th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
I think this is a US/UK thing; British standard practice is to put the full stop outside.
Jul. 15th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
Yeah that's exactly the way I feel about it. I follow the same skewed grammar rule. :)
Jul. 14th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
maybe the mac's blue screen is an apple crumble.
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
*da-dum-CHING* =)
Jul. 14th, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
haha, i beat eggs with chopsticks too. :)

it was normal until a friend slept over and they were like "..chopsticks?" :P
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:51 pm (UTC)
all hail the people who beat eggs with chopsticks. *bows*
Jul. 14th, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC)
i learned about the LJ memories feature from reading your LJ, oh and stuff about birds. (and that it's OK to be crazy organized on your wedding day and plan every hour of the day.)
Jul. 14th, 2004 09:51 pm (UTC)
RSS feeds, random stuff, geeky stuff. Lots of other tidbits of 'semi-useless' information. ;o)
Jul. 15th, 2004 04:10 pm (UTC)
That red envelopes really mean something. :)
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