[TAG] Re: Site Map... *sigh*
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Sat Oct 8 08:05:43 MSD 2005
On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 05:24:06PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
>  And yes, Ben, it _does_ have moki in all the usual and unusual
> flavours. And I've threatened $SPOUSE with durian popsicles from that
> store -- the Filipino answer to lutefisk.
I'm assuming you mean "mochi", since the only food-relevant moki I can
find is a fish. Can't see that being available in a variety of flavors
(Vanilla fish? Mint-and-chocolate-sprinkles latte fish?), but, hey,
you're talking the Bay Area, so I can't be sure. :)
As to durian, hey, I've had durian bubble tea and durian cake (I will
admit that they had managed to omit the smell.) Durian popsicles?
>  Further evidence of my lingering infection with the Commonwealth-English
> meme: I still hold onto the distinction that "sick" = nauseated versus
> "ill" = unwell. This is one of a large number of usage nits that
> confused me horribly when my family moved back from Hong Kong -- along
> with (of course) the location of the "first floor", an utterly
> irrational way of writing dates, and Americans talking about "halls"
> when they meant to speak of corridors.
I tend to stick with common usage, preferably based on the audience.
When I'm speaking Amurcan, "sick" to me denotes a temporary condition,
while "ill" is longer term. I suppose, if you think about it, the former
definition encompasses the UK usage...
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