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#4689735 - 03/09/18 03:51 PM Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
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Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Just a small thing really, but I just saw a food store's ad which offered a promotional dozen eggs with a minimum purchase.
That's a good thing...not the first time.

That they called it a "12 pack" made me feel old.

Am I un-hep or are they too cool?

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#4689741 - 03/09/18 04:02 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Kira]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
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Have you been drinking?
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#4689756 - 03/09/18 04:17 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3039
Loc: NJ
I blame Budweiser. They sell beer in 12-packs. No one says I'm going out to get a dozen beer. Hey, pick up a dozen beer at the store!

It's just a bit of Newspeak creeping into our vernacular.

I'll poll my kids what they call it.
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#4689766 - 03/09/18 04:24 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Leo99]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
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To skyactiv: How've you been? I'll always remember the help you offered regarding my sister's Mazda3...with the Skyactiv engine, of course

...but no, haven't been drinking. Gimme time though! Cheers

BTW...what size is the Torx fitting used on the oil drain plug? Something like a T57 or other odd number?

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#4689778 - 03/09/18 04:32 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
Wiat a munite!

dno't yuo konw taht spirg si conimg?
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#4689786 - 03/09/18 04:36 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Kira]
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 3182
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
OKay, OKay, Try # 2:

Don't you know Spring is coming?

Us over 40s feel old...

So after the shock passes, I suggest more Vitamin D, B12, E and the sport called "showing the younger generations they still have a lot to learn"

So you need an omelet....(4 eggs today, 4 eggs tomorrow, 4 eggs sunday)

Now you un-understand-ed math genius , how much is 4+4+4 ?

Now, you're the guy who kept alive some Saabs and some Volvos, so how exactly do you feel out of place?


Edited by pandus13 (03/09/18 04:46 PM)
Edit Reason: vitamins?
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#4689792 - 03/09/18 04:45 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 5612
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Originally Posted By: Kira
Just a small thing really, but I just saw a food store's ad which offered a promotional dozen eggs with a minimum purchase.
That's a good thing...not the first time.

That they called it a "12 pack" made me feel old.

Am I un-hep or are they too cool?

It gets worse. At 80+ years I barely understand todays language.
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#4689799 - 03/09/18 04:54 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17768
Loc: PNW
Isn't it "un-hip?" wink

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#4689801 - 03/09/18 04:54 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Kira]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3039
Loc: NJ
My son(21) said he'll got out to pick up a dozen eggs and a 12-pack of beer.
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#4689834 - 03/09/18 05:34 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2963
Loc: USA
I think it's a generational thing. Is more specificity a bad thing?

Case in point - I once bought a machine from an older coworker. I asked him, "how much do you want for this?"

His reply: "A couple hundred"

And I didn't know what he meant, so I gave him $300. (he was a nice guy and the machine was worth $1k)

I later found out that most people know the following, which I hadn't explicitly learned when growing up.

Couple = 2
Few = 3

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#4689848 - 03/09/18 05:53 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Reddy45]
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Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 1814
Loc: Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
I think it's a generational thing. Is more specificity a bad thing?

Case in point - I once bought a machine from an older coworker. I asked him, "how much do you want for this?"

His reply: "A couple hundred"

And I didn't know what he meant, so I gave him $300. (he was a nice guy and the machine was worth $1k)

I later found out that most people know the following, which I hadn't explicitly learned when growing up.

Couple = 2
Few = 3

Next time he wants to sell something, he'll come to you first.


Edited by cjcride (03/09/18 05:56 PM)

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#4689849 - 03/09/18 05:53 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Kira]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4334
Loc: Taiwan
People who drink that Budweiser stuff (I don't mean the Czech original) already demonstrate poor judgement and can be safely ignored.

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#4689860 - 03/09/18 06:04 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Kira]
Number_35 Offline


Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 818
Loc: Winnipeg MB CA
Perhaps, as a bonus, they were offering a pair of carburetion set-ups for late-60s Mopars. smile


Edited by Number_35 (03/09/18 06:04 PM)

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#4689879 - 03/09/18 06:19 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4037
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Ducked
People who drink that Budweiser stuff (I don't mean the Czech original) already demonstrate poor judgement and can be safely ignored.

Sorry, but there's nothing quite like a fresh-tapped keg of Budweiser.

It's a stellar American Lager.
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#4689889 - 03/09/18 06:36 PM Re: Losing my "grip" or the World is too cool for me [Re: Reddy45]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11924
Loc: NH
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
I think it's a generational thing. Is more specificity a bad thing?

Case in point - I once bought a machine from an older coworker. I asked him, "how much do you want for this?"

His reply: "A couple hundred"

And I didn't know what he meant, so I gave him $300. (he was a nice guy and the machine was worth $1k)

I later found out that most people know the following, which I hadn't explicitly learned when growing up.

Couple = 2
Few = 3



For some reason I think the same thing--when talking in imprecise terms, "couple" means 2 or 3. "Go grab a couple of bolts for me" = grab a number greater than 1 and less than a bunch--which includes 3. Now if I wanted two I'd say two, just like if I wanted any other precise number.

shrug

I think it's from women ruining things. Once one becomes a "couple" females insist it means only two people. They suddenly get very precise about this one detail.

Is it beer o'clock yet?
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