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“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#80048 Feb 11, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Something to celebrate: 31 years ago today, I set foot on American soil for the first time.
Congratulations!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#80049 Feb 11, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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I was four.:)
I was born in Budapest, Hungary, lived there for the first two years of my life, then lived in Liverpool, England for the next two so stepping directly from there.
To answer Ang's question, my mom and I both became citizens when I was 7.
And I have to admit that I don't necessarily remember the date myself... my mom reminds me every year.
Cool. You were a well-travelled person at the age of 4!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#80050 Feb 11, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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When I worked in Phoenix, people there would pronounce our plant there with the accent on Des.
And then I come back here and people are pronouncing Matteson, mat-son. It's ma-te-son. Years ago the Trib had a whole page dedicated to the correct pronunciation and why.
ok, crankiness...deal.
I learned "Matt-son" was the correct pronunciation many, many years ago. You mean everyone was wrong over 30 years ago? I'm not doubting you b/c a lot of people pronounce Joliet as Jolly-et and it drives me nuts. It's Joel-eee-et.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#80051 Feb 11, 2013
I looked it up. We all were wrong for YEARS. It is Matt-e-son. Hmmm. Learn something new everyday.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#80052 Feb 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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WElcome! When did you become a citizen?
IN other news, today there's a letter int he paper from a French Canadian in Quebec, chastizing us for mispronouncing all kinds of french names of places here in Minnesta. She LITERALLY wants us to say "sahn pau" instaed of St. Paul. And "Brah-nair" instead of "Brainered." She has declared a day of "pronouncing french names correctly in Minnesota." Fucking bitch.
she'd have an absolute fit over what they do in Illinois, then.... Marsales, Kayro, New AAAAthens, Des Planes, Ill-annoy... there;s a few ohters but they don't come to mind right now...

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#80053 Feb 11, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I learned "Matt-son" was the correct pronunciation many, many years ago. You mean everyone was wrong over 30 years ago? I'm not doubting you b/c a lot of people pronounce Joliet as Jolly-et and it drives me nuts. It's Joel-eee-et.
I blew snot one day when i heard someone call it Joy-let... now idea how they got that.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#80054 Feb 11, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I learned "Matt-son" was the correct pronunciation many, many years ago. You mean everyone was wrong over 30 years ago? I'm not doubting you b/c a lot of people pronounce Joliet as Jolly-et and it drives me nuts. It's Joel-eee-et.
Puyallup. Go ahead.

I have more. This place is just rife with Salish names.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#80055 Feb 11, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Something to celebrate: 31 years ago today, I set foot on American soil for the first time.
Congratulations!!!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#80056 Feb 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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And the country's been going down hill ever since!
Doosh.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#80057 Feb 11, 2013
Something I ran into on Google news. I'm not in agreement with it but I'm sure there are people here who are. Short-sighted and narrow-minded is what I think it is.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/02/05/to-...

Here's an excerpt:

"But the truth must be heard. Being equal in worth, or value, is not the same as being identical, interchangeable beings. Men and women may be capable of doing many of the same things, but that doesnít mean they want to. That we donít have more female CEOs or stay-at-home dads proves this in spades."

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80058 Feb 11, 2013
Toj wrote:
I looked it up. We all were wrong for YEARS. It is Matt-e-son. Hmmm. Learn something new everyday.
This is how I always pronounced it.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80059 Feb 11, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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I blew snot one day when i heard someone call it Joy-let... now idea how they got that.
I say Jol-yay sarcastically. Like Tar-jay, the store that's like Wal-Mart, but nicer.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#80060 Feb 11, 2013
Toj wrote:
Something I ran into on Google news. I'm not in agreement with it but I'm sure there are people here who are. Short-sighted and narrow-minded is what I think it is.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/02/05/to-...
Here's an excerpt:
"But the truth must be heard. Being equal in worth, or value, is not the same as being identical, interchangeable beings. Men and women may be capable of doing many of the same things, but that doesnít mean they want to. That we donít have more female CEOs or stay-at-home dads proves this in spades."
I agree 100% with this assessment. I am good at math. It has always come easy to me. There are many people for whom it is NOT easy. For them, it is hard work. Are we equal? Not as far as math is concerned. I'm superior to many others. Certainly those not good at math can work really hard and achieve the same results, but does that make them equal?
There are people who are extremely persuasive. They can sell ice to an Eskimo. I, on the other hand, could not sell water to a man in the dessert. A good salesman might be able to sell product A in 5 minutes just cause it comes naturally to him. If I spenda week working on someone and finally make the sale, am I equal? Hell no.

People excel at different things. That being said, I fully agree that being equal in worth does not mean we are interchangeable beings. What about this do you disagree with?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#80061 Feb 11, 2013
Toj wrote:
Something I ran into on Google news. I'm not in agreement with it but I'm sure there are people here who are. Short-sighted and narrow-minded is what I think it is.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/02/05/to-...
Here's an excerpt:
"But the truth must be heard. Being equal in worth, or value, is not the same as being identical, interchangeable beings. Men and women may be capable of doing many of the same things, but that doesnít mean they want to. That we donít have more female CEOs or stay-at-home dads proves this in spades."
I think THIS is the narrow minded excerpt.

"men and women are equal, but different."

I think PEOPLE are equal but different.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#80062 Feb 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I agree 100% with this assessment. I am good at math. It has always come easy to me. There are many people for whom it is NOT easy. For them, it is hard work. Are we equal? Not as far as math is concerned. I'm superior to many others. Certainly those not good at math can work really hard and achieve the same results, but does that make them equal?
There are people who are extremely persuasive. They can sell ice to an Eskimo. I, on the other hand, could not sell water to a man in the dessert. A good salesman might be able to sell product A in 5 minutes just cause it comes naturally to him. If I spenda week working on someone and finally make the sale, am I equal? Hell no.

People excel at different things. That being said, I fully agree that being equal in worth does not mean we are interchangeable beings. What about this do you disagree with?
Are you saying that you are good at math because you are male?
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#80063 Feb 11, 2013
Not great news for purple and brown line riders:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/201302...

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#80064 Feb 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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I think THIS is the narrow minded excerpt.
"men and women are equal, but different."
I think PEOPLE are equal but different.
I believe you and I agree. I do believe people are different and everyone has different strengths. Without the push for equality between the sexes (and race, etc.), and equality does not mean mirror, the workplace would be horrible for women (and ethnic groups, etc.).

I worked during the 1970s. Late 1970s, but still. I think it is better for women now then back then.

Regarding the writer's point-of-view, I fail to see just b/c you haven't reach 100% equal means you should give it all up. It's the proverbial throwing away the baby with the bath water, to me.

Since: Jan 10

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#80065 Feb 11, 2013
When I was still pretty new to Minnesota, I got a call from a client and he mentioned that he was in "Peer," south dakota. I CORRECTED him. "It's PIERRE." (how dooshy of me!)

"Young lady, I am FROM here. It's PEER."
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#80066 Feb 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
When I was still pretty new to Minnesota, I got a call from a client and he mentioned that he was in "Peer," south dakota. I CORRECTED him. "It's PIERRE." (how dooshy of me!)
"Young lady, I am FROM here. It's PEER."
You should have insisted he was wrong. It's what Mutt would have done.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

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