katie

@katie

active 2 months, 4 weeks ago
  • katie posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Bullets for shotguns? Different gauges of cartridges yes – and a shotgun can do a lot of damage or not a lot, depending on a lot of things. Sadly there is a high suicide rate among farmers, and it is often the method of choice. I think your author is mistaken, but someone else may know different!

  • katie posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    As a species we do all sorts of destructive things to our bodies – when I was a smoker I was incredibly aware of how dangerous it was as a habit not just to me, but addictions and habits are things that are very difficult to curb. The soda stream was something I purchased to try and curtail my Diet Coke intake and it’s worked to a degree as I…[Read more]

  • katie posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    I bought a soda stream last year for fizzy water and fizzing up cheap wine – it does not work with wine. 🙄

    I am also a Diet Coke addict and genuinely have never thought of using the soda stream for that. I go through a lot of gas canisters with my two bottles of fizzy water a day habit so can’t imagine there are large economies of scale to be g…[Read more]

    • It does say not to fizz up anything other than water so naughty katie 😉

      I really want to try it in case I can make Diet Coke a bit less fizzy but I also like the eco element I have to admit.

      I’m glad I’m not the only self-confessed Diet Coke Head by the way

      p.s. I’ve just ordered the Fizzi Soda Stream and a big box of Diet Coke syrup so I hope…[Read more]

  • katie posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    If the distribution were more random, I wouldn’t be considering the possibility of a rule! And yet, aside from the eels, in the examples I gave, just some species off the top of my head and I know there are outliers but in terms of what you generally picture when you think of these fish(es), there is a pattern!

  • katie posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    English language fish plurals.
    1: the plural is the same as the singular – e.g. cod, haddock, whiting, whitebait, herring, trout, perch, tench, pike, bream, halibut, tuna, barracuda, piranha, salmon

    2: the plural has an “s” e.g. sardines, anchovies, sharks, rays, eels, minnows

    What is the rule? It seems that apart from the eels, the rule is “if…[Read more]

    • Rule? This is English, don’t expect logic!

      • If the distribution were more random, I wouldn’t be considering the possibility of a rule! And yet, aside from the eels, in the examples I gave, just some species off the top of my head and I know there are outliers but in terms of what you generally picture when you think of these fish(es), there is a pattern!

    • It’s always been a tricky one, even with the word “fish” itself. According to one source, Shakespeare used “fish” as the plural eight times and “fishes” eleven times (Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare’s Grammar).

  • katie posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    You don’t want things that match too well and make it look like a show room, I would find that uncomfortable. I’m in the process of decorating with a combination of second hand and OHs furniture and my random bits and pieces with a few quality new things to tie it all together and I think that makes it all the more lovely and personal. Also I bet…[Read more]