If you look online at the (United States) National Weather Service’s page http://www.weather.gov/okx/ you will see the New York City region’s webpage. Any one know why the abbreviation that would logically be NYC is OKX? I’ve checked and it is not ROT-13 or any similar transformation.
If you’ve ever used a credit card or debit card for an online purchase, you’ve probably had this happen.
Wikipedia uses, on its pages, templates with links to kindred articels so you can see the relation between them and find similar subject matter. Here is a good example.
Hideous! It is hard to display so many different categories at once, and this is a good example of that.
MLA is the Modern Language Association, and they are responsible for the MLA style of citations used in some research papers, in opposition to the APA, IEEE and others. I shouldn’t really say opposition to, since they all have the same goal in the end.
Anyway, some amusements I have found are:
- The now changed Purdue OWL example of an anonymous publication citation: “Wordsworth is a Loser 100”.
- The ACW style sheet, that I swear was partially adapted into MLA. Examples can be seen here. For some reason I remembered “pine_guest” for maybe 15 years since I first had to work on MLA papers in English 101 and had a handbook for citing MLA style.
- I cannot find it now with some cursory searches, but there was an example text about motion picture censorship that I think was lifted from someone’s research paper, about how licensing fees by governments (towns and villages) were used to control films.
Anyone have anything else like this?
For all English language speakers:
- What do you call the organized group of people who maintain and use equipment to put out unwanted and dangerous fires?
- What do you call the building housing the equipment used by them?
- Any reason(s) why you use those terms?
Reply with your answers please.
As many people in the United States know, Vermont is a State in the Union. Like all other States, it has local government. UNlike most other States, the State’s Secretary of State (no connection with the federal one, currently Tillerson) maintains a list of local government non-civil service positions, viewable here.
I don’t know if the current Secretary of State wrote the descriptions or not, but some of them are a hoot. For example:
Have you ever, when young or otherwise new to a field or endeavor, turned up something interesting that you later discard and then even later realize was truly unique and should have been saved?
Of all fruits that are edible by humans, I think I like the cherry the best. They are now available and ripe in my part of the world. I am happy.
I had an idea when recently removing a (fortunately inactive) virus from my PC.