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I explained to a French visitor that tax rates are different in every state, yet the corporate office of the chain restaurant sets their prices and prints the menus. Here, a restaurant inside the city limits charges 6% state tax plus 3% city tax, but the one next door outside the city limit only charges 6%.
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I'm afraid what they mean is that the process of oxidation causes the thiols to turn into sulfonic acids, which have a more benign odor. The implied way to get from here to there is "airing out over time."
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Funny how terms spread around to mean so many other things. The local school moved the library, the student radio station, and the computers into one big room and call it the Media Center. When kids go to get a book, they still call it the library. If they go use a computer, they call it the Media Center. Meanwhile, the public library has a section inside called the Media Center, where they keep computers and TVs. So one is a Media Center with a library inside, and the other is a library with a media center inside.

My computer is a "media center" itself, and it has a section called the library, where the Kindle books are kept. Meanwhile, those big pieces of living room furniture where you put your TV, home video player, Xbox, and possibly a stereo, plus your DVDs or whatever, is sometimes called a "media center." We used to call them TV cabinets.
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My brother named his son Liam in 2001, thinking it was unusual. Well, it was at the time, not even in the top 100. It's derived from his father's name, William.
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That makes sense. My daughter bugged out for Hurricane Matthew. When she and her roommates got home, the only damage was that the power had been out for a couple of days, but was restored before they returned. They had no trouble detecting that, though, because everything they had in the fridge stunk to high heaven!
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Surely you recall this:

Announcer: Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

Voices: Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!

Announcer: Yes, it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.


Even as a child, I thought that "leap tall buildings" was dumb, since we could see him fly in the show. But the text was quoting from the 1941 movie.
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That kind of illustrates what powers comic book writers should go with. Sure, weird is a lot of fun, but things that kids really wish they could do themselves is the key.
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