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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistletoe_Ridcully View Post
    What is the average airspeed of an unladen swallow? (European or otherwise?)
    Alas, the answer is far too complex for me to convey from memory, but when you get the chance, I recommend you do google it. There's a website out there that makes a complete breakdown of swallow flight mechanics, wing beats per minute, gliding speed, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diaglowingcandles View Post
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    You forgot the honorifics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistletoe_Ridcully View Post
    I remember a Miss Manners column from back in the day, in which she recommended that the address lines be separated, to wit:

    Ms. Jane Doe
    Mr. John Smith
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    Anytown, USA
    This is actually what I do for couples who have different last names and no kids, but usually when I address a Christmas card to folks who have kids I'll write "Insertlastname Family". I only have one couple on my Christmas card list who are married with different last names and have children. I end up addressing it as "Smith Family" anyway even though the wife is Mrs. Jane Doe. I just wonder if that's the right way to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alendalujah View Post
    I just wonder if that's the right way to do it.
    Dr. Jane Doe is better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alendalujah View Post
    I end up addressing it as "Smith Family" anyway even though the wife is Mrs. Jane Doe. I just wonder if that's the right way to do it.
    I guess it depends if the kids are Smiths, Does or Smithhyphendoes. If three share a last name, I'd use that one, if the kids are hyphens I'd go with the Hyphen family.

    On a side note, is it bad that I used to think certain kids at my church should grow up and get married so their kids could have four names?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alendalujah View Post
    This is actually what I do for couples who have different last names and no kids, but usually when I address a Christmas card to folks who have kids I'll write "Insertlastname Family". I only have one couple on my Christmas card list who are married with different last names and have children. I end up addressing it as "Smith Family" anyway even though the wife is Mrs. Jane Doe. I just wonder if that's the right way to do it.
    Huh? Why are you quoting me according to the attribution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistletoe_Ridcully View Post
    Huh? Why are you quoting me according to the attribution?
    we quote you so the rest of CM can see your posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistletoe_Ridcully View Post
    Huh? Why are you quoting me according to the attribution?
    I don't know! I'm sure it was a copy-paste error brought on by my lack of breakfast and general frustration while trying to make a pretty header for my latest Web site. Or else, you're a very clever ventriloquist...

    Also, getting back to my question: there is no hyphen in the last name of the couple and their children have the husband's last name, so I think I'm OK. If not, Miss Manners will come beating down my door, I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alendalujah View Post
    I don't know! I'm sure it was a copy-paste error brought on by my lack of breakfast and general frustration while trying to make a pretty header for my latest Web site. Or else, you're a very clever ventriloquist...

    Also, getting back to my question: there is no hyphen in the last name of the couple and their children have the husband's last name, so I think I'm OK. If not, Miss Manners will come beating down my door, I'm sure.
    It's the Ovinomancer family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alendalujah View Post
    If not, Miss Manners will come beating down my door, I'm sure.
    No, not for the likes of you.

    She has ninjas for that sort of thing.

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    we quote you so the rest of CM can see your posts.
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    How does one tell the difference between a lime and a lemon? We got some fresh lemons and limes from a friend, and aside from some that are obviously lemons as they are yellow all over, there are a bunch which are all sort of yellowish-green. So, without cutting them open and actually tasting them, is there a way to tell the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by der_kluge View Post
    How does one tell the difference between a lime and a lemon? We got some fresh lemons and limes from a friend, and aside from some that are obviously lemons as they are yellow all over, there are a bunch which are all sort of yellowish-green. So, without cutting them open and actually tasting them, is there a way to tell the difference?
    If you nick the peel a little bit with your fingernail, without puncturing it all the way through, you should be able to tell by the "zest" smell released. There is a noticeable difference in the way a lemon peel and a lime peel smell.
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    And now and then stab, as occasion serves.
    -- Christopher Marlowe,
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    Quote Originally Posted by der_kluge View Post
    How does one tell the difference between a lime and a lemon? We got some fresh lemons and limes from a friend, and aside from some that are obviously lemons as they are yellow all over, there are a bunch which are all sort of yellowish-green. So, without cutting them open and actually tasting them, is there a way to tell the difference?
    Lemons don't run well and limeys talk funny.
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