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    Quote Originally Posted by acousticlady View Post
    Maybe it has something to do with that Newton guy.
    Sir Isaac's Most Excellent Idea...
    Now came Newton's truly brilliant insight: if the force of gravity reaches to the top of the highest tree, might it not reach even further; in particular, might it not reach all the way to the orbit of the Moon! Then, the orbit of the Moon about the Earth could be a consequence of the gravitational force, because the acceleration due to gravity could change the velocity of the Moon in just such a way that it followed an orbit around the earth.

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    So...... how come I can buy Maui grown sugar in the raw cheaper in New York than I can in Maui?????

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    Why is it that when you ship something it's called cargo, but if you send something by truck, it's called shipment??

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Quote Originally Posted by acousticlady View Post
    So...... how come I can buy Maui grown sugar in the raw cheaper in New York than I can in Maui?????
    The sugar is probably refined somewhere on the mainland and then shipped back here. Thats been an ongoing problem for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anapuni808 View Post
    The sugar is probably refined somewhere on the mainland and then shipped back here.
    Spot on. Raw sugar from HC&S is shipped from Maui to Crockett, CA, for refining, for example.

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    Just goes to show ya how expensive it is to live here in Paradise!
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    Here's a question that has always bothered me. Why do people use "dear" when referring to family members when online, especially in forums? Nobody I know speaks that way in person and it's awkward.
    Example: DD, DS, DH- dear daughter, dear son, dear husband.

    Why can't they just say...my husband...they way they would in real life? I'm actually curious, not trying to bash anyone. For anyone here that might do that, could you tell me the reasoning behind it?

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Quote Originally Posted by surlygirly View Post
    Here's a question that has always bothered me. Why do people use "dear" when referring to family members when online, especially in forums? Nobody I know speaks that way in person and it's awkward.
    Example: DD, DS, DH- dear daughter, dear son, dear husband.

    Why can't they just say...my husband...they way they would in real life? I'm actually curious, not trying to bash anyone. For anyone here that might do that, could you tell me the reasoning behind it?


    Dear Surlygirly,

    Whether it's online, (ie a forum) or in writing in general it's a traditional greeting that is more sincere than a memo (you don't address a recipient in a memo with "dear").

    To not put it down hints of insincerity towards the recipent and takes on a more business tone. Basically it's crude not to.

    Sincerely,

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    Quote Originally Posted by surlygirly View Post
    Here's a question that has always bothered me. Why do people use "dear" when referring to family members when online, especially in forums? Nobody I know speaks that way in person and it's awkward.
    Example: DD, DS, DH- dear daughter, dear son, dear husband.

    Why can't they just say...my husband...they way they would in real life? I'm actually curious, not trying to bash anyone. For anyone here that might do that, could you tell me the reasoning behind it?
    Not everyone does. I don't think I do; I usually refer to my spouse by name, my kids via appropriate epithets, and my in-laws very carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Dear Surlygirly,

    Whether it's online, (ie a forum) or in writing in general it's a traditional greeting that is more sincere than a memo (you don't address a recipient in a memo with "dear").

    To not put it down hints of insincerity towards the recipent and takes on a more business tone. Basically it's crude not to.

    Sincerely,

    Craig
    Oh no, Dear Craig- I didn't mean like that! I mean- for example: someone in a different forum might be saying "my dd and I were at the store today." Why can't you just say my daughter? Why does it have to be your dear daughter? No one would say that in a conversation. Sorry if I didn't explain myself very well!

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Why do dogs feet smell like Fritos?
    OMG...that is SO true !

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    Quote Originally Posted by surlygirly View Post
    [...]Sorry if I didn't explain myself very well!
    I completely understood what you were asking. I don't have an answer tho'...but I'm curious, just like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    I completely understood what you were asking. I don't have an answer tho'...but I'm curious, just like you.
    I've only been involved in the online forum world since the late '90s and it seems to me that the D?=(dear whatevahs) is a fairly recent thing, the last two-three years or so. It probably came out after the BFF thing due to an insecure spouse wanting cutesy recognition too.

    The first couple times I saw it, I thought they were talking about a person who's online nym or real name involved the initials DH.

    Then it just got annoying.

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    Maybe it's tied into texting...instead of spelling out son, daughter, wife, etc. they write DS, DD, DW, because no one would understand S, D, or W.

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    if it is then it comes down to convenience or laziness. I have a friend who types his emails to me (on his computer not a cell phone) with abbreviations such as, "ru bzy tdy?" I can see if he's on his cell phone where typing entire words would be difficult on a numeric pad, but come on he's on a desktop with a full QWERTY keyboard! Pretty soon text language will transcend into the spoken language and we'll be grunting like our ancestors did when they discovered fire!
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    Dyslexics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peshkwe View Post
    I've only been involved in the online forum world since the late '90s and it seems to me that the D?=(dear whatevahs) is a fairly recent thing, the last two-three years or so.[...]
    I first saw it used on usenet in the mid 90s. I had to ask what it meant!!!

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    By way of the occasionally-requested explanation, I regularly use AFK to refer to my sweetie; it stands for Alpha Female from Kane`ohe.

    "Alpha Female" came from a wonderful discussion in my first year on HT, when asking for suggestions as to what to call my partner. We are not married (thus eliminating "spouse" or "wife"), but have lived together for nearly 15 years now, so "girlfriend" didn't seem like a strong enough word. When AF came up as a suggestion, we seized upon it. "From Kane`ohe" ... well, that's self-explanatory (though perhaps I have long been adding that as a not-so-subconscious attempt to add some legitimacy to my Hawai`i connections, being a life-long mainland haole meself). Actually, I credit our old friend from this and other fora, Mokihana, for adding the "K" to the acronym.

    CW, I hope you don't consider that laziness (either the abbreviation or the lack of marriage license! We've certainly covered that ground before, my friend.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    I first saw it used on usenet in the mid 90s. I had to ask what it meant!!!
    Really? You musta been in some of the more genteel corners of the net. I hung out in alt.slack and alt.poser...was a little rougher neighborhood.

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    Depending what mood I'm in...I call my husband
    Dear, DH, P.K., Honey, Sweetie, and when I mad...a few others!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    We are not married (thus eliminating "spouse" or "wife"),
    Heavens to Mergatroid, I am mortified! Well I'm glad we got that settled.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    Depending what mood I'm in...I call my husband
    Dear, DH, P.K., Honey, Sweetie, and when I mad...a few others!
    When mad, call'm FAKAPICOPICO, Dat get his attntion!

    Auntie, my daughter in Honolulu dis week on bacation. If someone come up to you at International Marketplace an' say day "ta'ahine fefine o'e Matapule", please gib dem big hug and good Aloha. She be cutie pie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    Auntie, my daughter in Honolulu dis week on bacation. If someone come up to you at International Marketplace an' say day "ta'ahine fefine o'e Matapule", please gib dem big hug and good Aloha. She be cutie pie!
    matapule, I no longer work at IMP.

    I'd gladly show your daughter around
    Honolulu and give her my famous
    Chinatown Tour. Please have her
    contact me. I'll give you my phone
    number on pm.

    Love and ALOHA,

    Auntie Lynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peshkwe View Post
    Really? You musta been in some of the more genteel corners of the net. I hung out in alt.slack and alt.poser...was a little rougher neighborhood.
    Must admit, those are 2 groups I never heard of! I hung out in a few of the Hawaii newsgroups which had their share of troublemakers. I ended up spending the most time in soc.culture.hawaii because it was moderated...and for good reason, I might add! HT seems to be a bit of an off-shoot of those groups.

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    alt.slack revolved around The Church of the SubGenius, BOB and slackness.

    alt.poser was a Poser (a 3D imaging program) and general free for all site.

    Oh...and I hung out at comic book and movie sites.

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