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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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I dont think youll find a person reading this blog who doesnt agree with you. Book Banners would probably burn Fahrenheit 451
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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Oooo, you might have Dame Juliana beat!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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Hmm, wild rabbits are a fluffle. Wonder why rabbits get so many names?
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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I think its probably some artists version of her. I cant imagine anyone putting all that fishing info into English not being celebrated in some manner!
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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thank you! It was fun digging around trying to find out more about her.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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Here's what Google led me to, which just has a slight difference in letters, I think: http://thenextbookonmylist.blogspot.com/2014/10/banned-books-little-women-by-louisa-may.html Thank you! One must wonder if it's men banning books about women. It's hard to imagine how Little Women could do anything other than enlighten and entertain.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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Typepad needs a laugh icon!
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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do you have a link to the article? I'm always fascinated in Alcott
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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Hmm, so I had to look up rabbits because I love that too, but even though rabbits get bunches of descriptors, fluffle, disappointingly, isn't one of them: Rabbits (General) Colony, Warren, Bury, Trace, Trip Rabbits (Domestic) Herd Rabbits (Hares) Down, Husk Rabbits (Jackrabbit) Husk
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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exactly. I wish there was a lot more about her!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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She was a fascinating woman, wasn't she? And thank heavens for moms and Anya Seton! A lot of these nouns are kind of onomatopoeic aren't they?
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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LOL, love it!
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well, there is that! I just looked and oddly, squirrels get two collective nouns--dray and scurry!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on A Neverthriving of Jugglers at Word Wenches
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A hive of bees, a litter of puppies, a murder of crows, a pack of hounds-- Ever wonder who sat around and came up with these? How about a bloat of hippos, a business of mongooses, a tower of giraffes, and a confusion of wildebeests? Insane? Or just one woman’s little joke from the 15th century? Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Word Wenches
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Oh my, that would have been a painful one to listen to. Im glad youre out of it but really sorry that any jury has to listen to such horror. I had to reschedule until today. They still havent selected the full jury but Im already prejudiced against the senile defense lawyer. ;)
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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then it sounds as if it should have been deadlocked, good going!
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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several of us have noticed that the men don't seem to be called as often, but the assembly room seemed to have equal numbers. Don't know how that works out!
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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Was it a small town? That really would be difficult. I had to look up voir dire because you aroused my curiosity. It's more of our mangled English than anything, Latin to French to Anglo-Norman and probably written into all the British law texts our laws were founded on. I'm betting law doesn't rely solely on Latin but those old Brit usages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voir_dire
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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oh cool, someone who actually had a chance to serve! That's a great story. And a sad one. We're all humans on this planet. I wish we could open all borders, but we're also still animals, I guess, and need our territories.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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LOL, typepad needs a big laughing face icon. That would have been a good wild life post on our earlier blog. ;) It's interesting how many people have never actually been chosen for a jury!
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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Ah, it's good to know that there is still some leeway once inside a courtroom! But you're right, it would be interesting to actually see a case through. I'm sorry your disability made that difficult to do. And at 91, you need to just enjoy life and not fret about judicial decisions! The young need the experience more than you.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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oh, now that's interesting, thank you! We have different levels of judiciary here. If the basic jury I would be on rules and one of the parties disagrees, they bump the case up another level. The higher courts have only judges. I think we're a more litigious society and we don't have enough judges to handle it your way! So the basic jury settles the basic cases.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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Love that! I think it would be interesting to decide someone's fate, but car accidents... that's just tedious.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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Yep, that's how it works--wait until you're going somewhere!
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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then it wasn't all bad! We have a very comfortable jury assembly room, but I decided to reschedule when they said trials could last for weeks. I have a trip coming up next week I didn't want to miss! And they said that even if the case was settled before we got called up, our presence is valued. They recognize the tedium at least.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2018 on History of Jury Duty at Word Wenches
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