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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by linus » Wed May 26, 2010 6:02 pm

well they might, is it inscribed? is there any reason they'd find out?

if they do find out and do get mad they should stop and have a think because it's raising money for oxfam and somebody else- a stranger to boot- will get to cherish it

the alternative is you take it and leave other stuff (and presumably more items than one book) behind and then you've multiplied your 'worries' or you just bin it, which seems a lot worse

that it bothers you should be enough to placate the gift giver if they're cross (and find out somehow), it's not like you've thought 'ah, nevermind' and binned it, you're worried and you've arrived at- what to me seems like- the best solution out of the options open to you

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Post by plath » Wed May 26, 2010 6:14 pm

Thanks for the answer. I don't think she'll find out and even if she did, knowing her, it'd probably be alright. It's not a special book or inscribed. I just think it wasn't a good idea to give me something so heavy/big knowing that I've tried to keep things to a minimum here, knowing that it's a pain having to move stuff from one place to another. I already managed to leave things last time I was home, etc but it's like clothes and things get bigger when you want to put them in a suitcase! And nowadays it's more difficult to check heavy luggage (let alone that I have to carry it myself and travel by bus/train/tube/whatever) so I *always* try to travel light. From the options you mention, Oxfam is the only making sense, because if I decide to leave clothes behind...it'd be like binning them and nobody would gain anything from that. At least this is a book people might want to read. However, I'll wait until everything's packed in case I have some space left...
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Post by Final Loan » Thu May 27, 2010 10:51 am

plath wrote:but it's like clothes and things get bigger when you want to put them in a suitcase!
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Post by humblebee » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:53 pm

Anorak, I have rather stupidly grown a small, stupid beard, which looks stupid.

Will it look more or less stupid if I leave it to grow a bit more?

It doesn't need to be longer - it needs to be more consistent.

It's my mum's graduation tomorrow, so this would be a good time to give up and get rid of it.

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Post by indiansummer » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:05 pm

humblebee wrote:Anorak, I have rather stupidly grown a small, stupid beard, which looks stupid.

Will it look more or less stupid if I leave it to grow a bit more?

It doesn't need to be longer - it needs to be more consistent.

It's my mum's graduation tomorrow, so this would be a good time to give up and get rid of it.
i've got a small stupid beard, so i'm in the 'you should keep it' camp.

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Post by islandhopper » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:37 pm

It takes quite a while for it not to look stupid which is why I've previously given up more than once. It does get better though and even if my beard may not yet be regarded as fully non-stupid it doesn't offend me too much when I look in the mirror.

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Post by humblebee » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:42 pm

I didn't even decide to grow a beard. I didn't want one. I just didn't shave for a bit.

Also, is it normal to be more frequently checked out by women if you have a beard? I thought beards were deemed universally unsexy. Something must be wrong there.

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Post by tompony » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:51 pm

humblebee wrote:I thought beards were deemed universally unsexy. Something must be wrong there.
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Post by islandhopper » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:01 pm

Aye, I'm counting not losing the single female follower I have as a success for this beard.

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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by tonieee » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:05 pm

humblebee wrote:I didn't even decide to grow a beard. I didn't want one. I just didn't shave for a bit.
That's what happened to me last time I had a beard and look how that ended up!
humblebee wrote:Also, is it normal to be more frequently checked out by women if you have a beard? I thought beards were deemed universally unsexy.
Nothing is universal. Only what is deemed the social norm by the current mainstream opinion - doesn't mean that everybody feels the same. Anyway, you're virtually married - you shouldn't be thinking about such things!

My advice if you're going to keep it and want it short is to get a beard trimmer. Mine's got interchangeable attachments for nasal hair and eyebrows too so it's not completely wasted if/when you shave it off.

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Post by cupcake_love » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:08 pm

i used to know a girl that would like everything with a beard. i dont think i would ever like anything with a beard.
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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by RITH » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:52 pm

Hello anorak! How/where do I find out most easily if a song is in the public domain or not? Thank you!

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:40 am

This is way more complicated than I thought. There's some stuff here that might help.

This article looks a little more straight forward.

And Here's a list of Public Domain songs.

The word on the street is that anything pre-1923 is definitely Public Domain, anythign after that may be, but you have to do some more digging :-/
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Post by tonieee » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:27 pm

roundbitsofplastic wrote:The word on the street is that anything pre-1973 is definitely Public Domain, anythign after that may be, but you have to do some more digging :-/
I was pleased that everything from the 60s was public domain and then read the article and found out you meant 1923!

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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:17 pm

Sorry, Tony. I am rubbish at typing :(
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Post by RITH » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:26 pm

Thanks! Sadly I think the 1952 song I was thinking about isn't in the public domain.

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:44 am

RITH wrote:Thanks! Sadly I think the 1952 song I was thinking about isn't in the public domain.
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Post by tonieee » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:24 pm

Why are shocks of hair always white?

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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by Gordon » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:42 pm

Absence of pigment is more likely than change of pigment colour?
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Post by tonieee » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:06 pm

Gordon wrote:Absence of pigment is more likely than change of pigment colour?
What I mean is that the only time I've heard shock used is in the phrase 'shock of white hair'. I've never heard it used when the hair in question is not being explicitly described as white. It seems to be a phrase that only ever comes as a whole.

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