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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Why I didn't go to medical school, law school, or into the arts. What an idiot.
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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd;2511103;
    Who and whom. I can never remember when "whom" is appropriate. I usually just stick with "who" and probably sound stupid when I'm wrong.
    A reasonably easy way to remember which one goes where is, if the answer would be "him", the word is whom, ie. To whom did the entire herd of hamsters lie? They lied to him. / Who is the biggest liar in the entire hamster cage? He is the biggest liar.

    A lot of people seem to have the same difficulty with I or me. If you take away the other person you are speaking about, then you know which word to use, ie: Mr. Rattus is taking Finley and me to the beach (Mr. Rattus is taking me to the beach) / Finley and I went to the beach (I went to the beach).
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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    I have the hardest time reading maps. I don't know what it is but it's almost impossible for me.

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    Don't sweat it, justdecent. I've told my employees for years that maps are for sissies I love clear, concise maps, but they can be hard to find. I replace my road atlas every few years, and it is a real pain to find one I like Too often, I "settle." Street maps of cities can be a great tool , or a nightmare Don't get me started on how worthless I find Mapquest!
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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder;2511570;
    Don't sweat it, justdecent. I've told my employees for years that maps are for sissies I love clear, concise maps, but they can be hard to find. I replace my road atlas every few years, and it is a real pain to find one I like Too often, I "settle." Street maps of cities can be a great tool , or a nightmare Don't get me started on how worthless I find Mapquest!

    Oh man Mr. Newfherder - I absolutely hate mapquest. I pulled it up the other day for someone to get directions, YECK! I have quicker more direct directions in my head and gave him those instead.
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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;2511305;
    A lot of people seem to have the same difficulty with I or me. If you take away the other person you are speaking about, then you know which word to use, ie: Mr. Rattus is taking Finley and me to the beach (Mr. Rattus is taking me to the beach) / Finley and I went to the beach (I went to the beach).

    That's how I always remember it! It irritates me when supposedly "educated" people get that wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaC;2510635;
    ...But Sudoku is the one that I just cannot grasp.
    My sweetie figured out how to do Suduko and get it right almost 99% of the time! It drives me insane.

    I don't understand why we usually think that quality = high price. That is just so not true in real life with so many things. Maybe that's why I love the Dollar store.
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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;2511305;
    A reasonably easy way to remember which one goes where is, if the answer would be "him", the word is whom, ie. To whom did the entire herd of hamsters lie? They lied to him. / Who is the biggest liar in the entire hamster cage? He is the biggest liar.
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    Thanks, I never remember the who/whom rule either. But what's up with the example--herds of lying hamsters?

    As for the math thing, I usually did better with the word problems. And for any other math, I pretend it's referring to money, specifically my money. I do much better that way!

    I'm another crossword and jumble lover, but do not understand the appeal of Sudoku.

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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Quote Originally Posted by queenb;2513211;
    Thanks, I never remember the who/whom rule either. But what's up with the example--herds of lying hamsters?
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    Sorry . The hamsters are the residents of the Big Brother house, many of whom (who? crap, this is one place I don't know the correct word) are lying to one another.
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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy;2511073;
    But it's cheese. Cheese is a dairy product.
    How do you take the calcium out of milk products? Just don't get it. All other cheeses I am aware of have calcium ... even the "fake" processed stuff. Cream cheese should be considered a condiment... or not a cheese. I can't decide which. Sorry ... this has just always bothered me.

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