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All within your reach? I've never heard of that one -what's it supposed to mean? You cannot reach all of the U.S. on even an extended tourist stay. And if they mean it's affordable, I'll have to laugh again.
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My kids were thoroughly confused one day when I referred to the "microwave oven." We have a toaster and toaster oven which is confusing enough for them, considering the microwave is right above the oven. The big oven.
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There's a difference when you start correcting people you don't know. I will correct my children's English all day long. Neatorama writers are well-versed in English grammar, so anything odd in the posts is just an editing error or a typo, so I will correct the text when I see one. No need to harangue someone about an understandable error; I make those errors all the time.

It gets sticky when you correct people you don't know. Alex used to get corrected often by readers here, and they could get nasty. What they didn't know was that Alex was writing in his third language. One also might be correcting a newbie writer or an elementary school student who needs encouragement. I'd just as soon leave criticism to someone who knows their situation.
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Well, now it's 2016 and the movie is out, two years ahead of what they told us. Everything else in this post held true. While Moana is breathtakingly beautiful, I'm glad they didn't make her a sexy siren as this fan art implied.
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There are a lot of women close to my age named "Peggy Sue" because of the Buddy Holly song. Over time, I got used to the idea that Peggys born before 1957 were actually Margaret and Peggys born in 1957 or later had the middle name Sue.
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Strangely, we will have fresh garden tomatoes for Thanksgiving this year. The first killing frost was last week, so I picked the green tomatoes before nightfall. We have several that are ripe enough to serve today!
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I never saw the show, but the linked article said that the kids would rather win a cool toy than money, and they'd rather run the obstacle course than win. Also, they tended to not follow anyone's advice.
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In getting this post ready, I read a lot about Glenn Seaborg. He was a real alchemist, having turned bismuth into gold, although only a few atoms at a time. The story about how he married his wife is adorable. And (in 1998) Discover magazine noted that

"Not only is Seaborg the first living scientist to have an element named after him, he’s also the only person who could receive mail addressed only in elements: Seaborgium, Lawrencium (for the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory where he still works), Berkelium, Californium, Americium."
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