Go away, clouds!

Posted by: steveg

Go away, clouds! - 04/13/13 02:46 PM

We're in the fair to good viewing area for the Northern Lights tonight. The recent solar flares are causing an awesome display and I'm sure hoping to see it! cool
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/13/13 02:58 PM

Hmm, in Cowtown it's not supposed to clear until around 10-11. Hope it's not too late.

Just in case, I think it's time to unthaw one of my rice krispie treats. smirk
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/13/13 03:53 PM

Ovation Auroral Forecast

HOT STUFF!
Posted by: steveg

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/13/13 03:54 PM

Heh heh... Sky's are clearing over Dayuhn, so I'm-a-hopin'.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 05:45 AM

Must be too far south, cant see nuttin'
Posted by: steveg

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 05:50 AM

Nuttin' here, either. Btwn 9:30 and 11 last night the sky was crystal clear for 360º. The crescent moon, the stars, and every visible planet stood out in stunning relief. Yet nary a wisp of Aurora. Very disappointing. frown
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 07:26 AM

Quote:
Just in case, I think it's time to unthaw one of my rice krispie treats.

Does that mean you will be freezing it?
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 07:50 AM

Lol... I hear that all the time. Unfreeze something, dethaw...
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 08:20 AM

Originally Posted By: Leslie
Quote:
Just in case, I think it's time to unthaw one of my rice krispie treats.

Does that mean you will be freezing it?


Wow man, what a bum-me-out card you are. It's a verb and acceptable use. :-P


Posted by: steveg

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 08:36 AM

I thaw that. But I dint sink it wood wirk. confused
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 11:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: Leslie
Quote:
Just in case, I think it's time to unthaw one of my rice krispie treats.

Does that mean you will be freezing it?


Wow man, what a bum-me-out card you are. It's a verb and acceptable use. :-P


Hmmm ... when I looked-up the word at the online OED I got a different page, with the same definition but also with this caveat:

"Logically, the verb unthaw should mean ‘freeze’, but in North America it means exactly the same as thaw (as in the warm weather helped unthaw the rail lines); because of the risk of confusion it is not part of standard usage. Unthawed as an adjective always means ‘still frozen’, but it is best avoided because many contexts may be ambiguous, such as use frozen (unthawed) blueberries." [my bolding]

Which makes sense given that "unthaw" = "thaw" doesn't ;-)
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 11:34 AM

Originally Posted By: six_of_one
Hmmm ... when I looked-up the word at the online OED I got a different page, with the same definition but also with this caveat:
That's the British and World dictionary. I use the US English, chosen the from the drop down menu. Probably because that's where I am, and that's what I speak? grin

I don't care about Britain or the rest of the world anyway. smirk
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 01:15 PM

I just find it interesting that even the OED is ambiguous -- it's supposed to be the standard ...

Oh well, I think I'll unwalk myself to the store and get some food for dinner ;-)
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: six_of_one
I just find it interesting that even the OED is ambiguous -- it's supposed to be the standard ...

Oh well, I think I'll unwalk myself to the store and get some food for dinner ;-)
Good to see you finally coming around.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 04:20 PM

So I suppose that unwrap means the same as wrap. Unhook the same as hook.
crazy

But I do remember an incident from my youth when my dad told me to raise the hydraulic lift down. I thought, then, " how does someone raise something down?

Dave
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 04:22 PM

Resist. Resist. Resist. Resist.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/14/13 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
Resist. Resist. Resist. Resist.
LOL. This stuff just makes you all twitchy like doesn't it? laugh wink
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/15/13 07:09 AM

round these parts dont knowbody use proper english..let alone proper u.s. english....and when somebody does...nobody knows what they are saying...
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/15/13 09:56 AM

Quote:
Wow man, what a bum-me-out card you are.

THAT bummed you out?
Didn't have you pegged for being so sensitive.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/15/13 10:45 AM

He's a total wuss, I tells ya! grin
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/15/13 12:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Leslie
Quote:
Wow man, what a bum-me-out card you are.

THAT bummed you out?
Didn't have you pegged for being so sensitive.
Hard to convey that Tommy Chong voice in writing. cool
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Go away, clouds! - 04/15/13 06:03 PM


cheech and chong....what a combo....love Blind Lemon Mellon