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Re: Petty annoyances

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jasper » 18 Jul 2018, 13:42

I admit I use the term "airlock" as the entrance to my house from the driveway, even though it is technically a vestibule, because if we don't open/close one door at a time and one of our dogs gets through both, it's an hour-long chase through the neighborhood.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Andrew » 18 Jul 2018, 16:46

Jasper wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 13:42
I admit I use the term "airlock" as the entrance to my house from the driveway, even though it is technically a vestibule, because if we don't open/close one door at a time and one of our dogs gets through both, it's an hour-long chase through the neighborhood.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by dead_elvis » 18 Jul 2018, 18:25

Jasper wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 13:42
I admit I use the term "airlock" as the entrance to my house from the driveway, even though it is technically a vestibule, because if we don't open/close one door at a time and one of our dogs gets through both,
Good doggies know how to properly operate airlock.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by lunchstealer » 19 Jul 2018, 03:29

dead_elvis wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 18:25
Jasper wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 13:42
I admit I use the term "airlock" as the entrance to my house from the driveway, even though it is technically a vestibule, because if we don't open/close one door at a time and one of our dogs gets through both,
Good doggies know how to properly operate airlock.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by nicole » 19 Jul 2018, 08:14

I would use vestibule (or airlock) if it’s enclosed and one door goes outside. For me foyers have to be open. Our building has a vestibule but our apartment has a foyer.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » 19 Jul 2018, 09:41

if it's not air tight it's not an air lock. Generally speaking there should be a large pressure differential for it to be an air lock, though a clean room entry could also qualify.
Foyer is a snooty word, and I think regionally disfavored as well. When I was growing up, entry or entryway were used until we moved.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jasper » 19 Jul 2018, 10:50

Andrew wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 16:46
Jasper wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 13:42
I admit I use the term "airlock" as the entrance to my house from the driveway, even though it is technically a vestibule, because if we don't open/close one door at a time and one of our dogs gets through both, it's an hour-long chase through the neighborhood.
While yakety sax plays?
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jasper » 19 Jul 2018, 10:52

lunchstealer wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 03:29
dead_elvis wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 18:25
Jasper wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 13:42
I admit I use the term "airlock" as the entrance to my house from the driveway, even though it is technically a vestibule, because if we don't open/close one door at a time and one of our dogs gets through both,
Good doggies know how to properly operate airlock.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by lunchstealer » 19 Jul 2018, 11:51

Jasper wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 10:52
lunchstealer wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 03:29
dead_elvis wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 18:25
Jasper wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 13:42
I admit I use the term "airlock" as the entrance to my house from the driveway, even though it is technically a vestibule, because if we don't open/close one door at a time and one of our dogs gets through both,
Good doggies know how to properly operate airlock.

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More compelling than Sandra Bullock.
Although I'd snuggle either.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by dead_elvis » 19 Jul 2018, 14:35

Jasper wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 10:52
lunchstealer wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 03:29
dead_elvis wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 18:25
Jasper wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 13:42
I admit I use the term "airlock" as the entrance to my house from the driveway, even though it is technically a vestibule, because if we don't open/close one door at a time and one of our dogs gets through both,
Good doggies know how to properly operate airlock.

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And more plausible than the movie.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Dangerman » 23 Jul 2018, 12:04

Two sets of doors are only as modern as climate control, so there's no fancy word for it. I would say vestibule because that's where you would don or doff your outer layers, in New England we call it a mud room. The foyer sits inside the front door and is a space where you can receive people without having them come formally sit in a room, although the foyer became the sitting room in many places when homes reduced in size but not traditional function.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 29 Jul 2018, 14:45

Apparently Jeff left a couple sticks of foil-wrapped gum in the pockets of one of the garments he threw in the laundry hamper. Unfortunately, I did not discover this until I took a freshly washed load of laundry out of the dryer.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jake » 29 Jul 2018, 15:03

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 29 Jul 2018, 15:38

Jeff's the one who'll be stuck cleaning the dryer, because (as I confirmed multiple times last night), while my arms are long enough to TOUCH the back of the drum, I cannot do so in a way that I can apply useful scrubbing/scraping pressure to it. I tried saturating an old towel and then running it in the dryer for 20 minutes -- hoping of course to make the inside of the dryer steamy enough to soften the gum so I could scrape it off-- nope. But Jeff was poking around in there just now and said the gum should come off easily enough; it'll just take elbow grease.

However, certain garments might be destined for the ragbag if not the dumpster, because of the gum stuck to them.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 29 Jul 2018, 20:03

In case anyone needs to know this: if you have gum stuck all over the inside of your dryer, a combination of water, Windex wipes and a stiff wire scrubbing brush seems to be the most effective way of getting it off. That said, it is far easier and more convenient to simply NOT add chewing gum to your laundry loads in the first place.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Highway » 29 Jul 2018, 22:30

Our clothes washer will stop and complain when a load is out of balance for spinning... once. If you try to fix it, and it's still unbalanced, it'll just refill with water and go back to the beginning of the last rinse. So you sometimes end up with the load that goes for 3 hours and won't fucking just let us fix it until it is balanced enough. Just refill and reset. So then my wife decides to just put the clothes in the dryer... which then takes another 3 hours because they're completely drenched.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 30 Jul 2018, 15:19

Okay, I've learned to tolerate the local ice cream trucks playing tinny tinkly nursery-versions of Turkey in the Straw and The Sting, but the one outside right now is playing -- Silent Night.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » 31 Jul 2018, 10:03

The Sting?
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JD » 31 Jul 2018, 10:39

People who create flashcard decks for words in gendered languages and don't bother to indicate the gender of the word. It would help not to say things like "I would like to eat the Pope", you know?
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Jennifer » 31 Jul 2018, 14:23

Warren wrote:
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The Sting?
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Sorry; should've said The Entertainer, the old ragtime song made famous in The Sting.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JD » 31 Jul 2018, 14:35

I have had to increase the text size on my cell phone. THERE, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, AGING? I HAVE A LARGE-PRINT CELLPHONE NOW. PLEASED WITH YOURSELF, AGING?
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by lunchstealer » 01 Aug 2018, 13:31

JD wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 14:35
I have had to increase the text size on my cell phone. THERE, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, AGING? I HAVE A LARGE-PRINT CELLPHONE NOW. PLEASED WITH YOURSELF, AGING?
I am about to the point where large print cellphonery doesn't get the job done. :cry:
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JasonL » 01 Aug 2018, 20:03

With readers or with denial?

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by lunchstealer » 01 Aug 2018, 20:06

Denial, duh.
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