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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Sinned » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:58 am

We don't seem to have a cockroach problem over here. In my 65 years I've never seen one locally, only when we go abroad. Ants can be, though, and annually I put some powder around the various door openings but then they aren't a huge problem either - they seem to respect the fact that they aren't welcome and stay away.
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Big and Bashful » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:45 am

Richard_09 wrote:https://www.bustle.com/p/11-gross-sounding-words-everyone-hates-to-hear-according-to-science-36115
Actually I like the word ''rural'' but the others are gross indeed :D


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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby pelmut » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:20 pm

Sinned wrote:We don't seem to have a cockroach problem over here. In my 65 years I've never seen one locally, only when we go abroad. Ants can be, though, and annually I put some powder around the various door openings but then they aren't a huge problem either - they seem to respect the fact that they aren't welcome and stay away.

I recently dealt with an electrical fault caused by thousands of dead ants piled up inside an exterior junction box.  There was no sign that most of the bodies had been electrocuted - just a few had been incinerated directly by the arc - and there had been no fault trips before the completely-full box flashed over in damp weather, so it looks as though they had been using it as a mausoleum.   I remember a similar incident about 30 years ago in my grandmother's kitchen, but many of the ants in that instance were alive and still actively nest building.
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby dillon » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:00 am

Big and Bashful wrote:
Richard_09 wrote:https://www.bustle.com/p/11-gross-sounding-words-everyone-hates-to-hear-according-to-science-36115
Actually I like the word ''rural'' but the others are gross indeed :D


Something gives me the feeling that this is an American list, am I right?

Apparently, according to bugless Dennis, only if that "feeling" is formication. :lol:
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby beachlion » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:01 pm

Is it just me finding FREE GIFT sounding so stupid. To my knowledge a gift is free by its nature. But I hear and see it everyday in commercials. It is another reason to distrust commercials. ;)

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gift
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby JohnH » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:11 pm

beachlion wrote: Well, at least the Americans invented their own gallon. ;) Now the Americans can say they get more gallons of gas in their tank than the British can put petrol in.


There was the wine gallon and the ale gallon. Americans standardised on the wine gallon, and other English speaking countries went with the ale gallon.

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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby weeladdie18 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:44 am

Perhaps the number of words in use in conversational English is decreasing.
I find the Greeting ..."All right ? " ... somewhat confusing .....
or the query regarding the menu in a café as being ..."No problem.."
Or the waitress who brings me a meal , and says ....." Enjoy ...."

Perhaps it is just that the waitress now wears tight black trousers instead of the old style black dress and white apron.
May be I am just getting old.
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Happy-N-Skirts » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:01 am

TO: Sinned

The best and cheapest way to get rid of ants is Food Grade diatomaceous earth. It is cheap, safe around people and pets, and effectively rids your house and yard of ants. Sprinkle a little of it in your pantry, counter tops, or where ever you see them. Put about a tea spoon over the opening of an ant hole. I think it is available on Amazon. My wife bought some and we still have a very good supply.
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Uncle Al » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:41 pm

You can also get Diatomaceous Earth at any "Big-Box" lumber store,
ie: Home Depot, Lowe's, even at Wal-Mart ;)
(If you can't find it at Wal-Mart, you probably don't need it anyway :rofl: )

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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby dillon » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:51 am

The agricultural formulation of diatomaceous earth is a product called Diterra and claims to be effective against phytoparasitic nematodes as well. I tried some but really got no effect in the test between any treatment, organic or otherwise, and the control. Anyway, it’s an OMRI registered product.
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