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Edward Johnson
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Some days I get bored.
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I took a day trip to New York city a week ago, saw the basic tourist sites, it was fun.
Last weekend I took a day trip to New York City to see the sights. I saw the WTC memorial site, the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square. You can take the bus from Bethesda in the morning, spend 6 or 7 hours in NYC, then get...
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“Wanting and not wanting the same thing at the same time is a baseline condition of human consciousness.”
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I think I like this article, but at the same time I don't like it.
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Then just as I was about to stick my straw into the stream, I see this sign...
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It's not natural sugar, its "Natural Brand" sugar.
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The other day I was walking down a trail and I saw a tree in a cage with a little sign on it that said "This plant is caged to protect it from deer" Which got me thinking...

Do we really need to justify putting plants in cages? Is there some constitutional right they have against false imprisonment? Should all plants in cages have the reason for the cage?

I decided it was best to take both sides of the argument. On one hand, if your against putting plants in cages you should support free range trees (and just putting them in a larger enclosure doesn't make it "free range"). On the other hand, maybe any old reason is good enough to cage them, so you can justify it with a sign like "This plant is in timeout". 
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I'd like to put some tree's pollen in cages. 
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I like this sign, it has clearly been around for a while. It has the location of the nearest fire call box, and, has a new-fangled telephone number on it: HO2-1616 (HO maps to 46, so 462-1616, and would be named something like HObart, HOmestead, HOpkins, or HOward)
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Hmm, an online-only offer I got in the mail and that I can call a phone number to accept. What is the definition of "online-only"?
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You must be in the matrix.
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The "Web of Language Distinguished Usage Panel" has chosen the singular "They" as word of the year. Here's a fairly long blog post with the 600+ year history of using They as singular as well as other options people have proposed.

I have long used singular they and think it is a good solution to the problem of needing a non-gendered singular pronoun. The only time it sounds awkward is in the sentence "That's what they says".

(I know OED chose the "tears of joy" emoji, but singular they was on their shortlist as well.) (I also know that the "Web of Language Distinguished Usage Panel" is one person and hardly authoritive, but I have selection bias.)

Singular they is word of the year for 2015. A common-gender third-person pronoun, singular they has been popular in English speech and writing for over 650 years. Although frequently classified by purists as ungrammatical, its use seems undiminished, and it may even be on the rise because it ...
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"Whoever shall steal or willfully cause damage to U.S. Government property is subject to prosecution under sections 641 and 1361 Title 18, U.S. Code"  Says the fallen sign rusting on the ground.  Very formal language, but is "Whoever" correct?  I think they may want "Whomever" here
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I got some super-cool fractal cauliflower at the farmers market today.
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