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Green Room - Week 16 - Day 4

The following 10 dates are the deadline to get your entry in for Week 16. 9 are correct. 1 is a lie. http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1007141.html

1. Tonight at 7pm EDT
2. Tonight at 7pm EDT
3. Tonight at 7pm EDT
4. Tonight at 7pm EDT
5. Tonight at 7pm EDT
6. Tonight at 7pm EDT
7. Tonight at 7pm EDT
8. Tonight at 7pm EDT
9. Tonight at 7pm EDT
10. September 12, 1897

It's the final week for people to use their regular byes, not that there is a lot of them left. If the people who *didn't use any byes* survive this week without using one, there may be something special for them on the other side. (Note: the box may be ticking. Just ignore that.)

It's also the last week before we hit the Top 50!

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murielle
Apr. 27th, 2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
Scary stuff! Exciting, but scary stuff.
adoptedwriter
Apr. 27th, 2017 02:17 pm (UTC)

Oh the drama!!!

beeker121
Apr. 27th, 2017 02:46 pm (UTC)
All of my boxes tick. Is that problematic?
ellakite
Apr. 27th, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
Anyone out there with a Bye they can spare?
I just couldn't come up with an idea that I was happy with this week, and I just had some personal stuff come up that I *MUST* deal with in the next 24 hours, so even if I had an idea I have no time to write it... and I'm out of byes.

If a fellow LJIer is willing to give up one of their Byes for me, that would be great. If you are someone like that, e-mail Gary and let him know that you're giving up one of your Byes for me... and thank you.
clauderainsrm
Apr. 27th, 2017 03:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Anyone out there with a Bye they can spare?
Check your email. I sent you a message this morning. Someone offered one up for you.
ellakite
Apr. 27th, 2017 06:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Anyone out there with a Bye they can spare?
I had to rush out to work this morning before checking my personal e-mail, and the company firewall won't let me access my personal e-mail account (though it will let me access LiveJournal).

I'll check the e-mail when I get home... and if you didn't say *WHO* was so gracious in the e-mail, please thank the person for me.
clauderainsrm
Apr. 27th, 2017 11:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Anyone out there with a Bye they can spare?
They specifically asked me *not* to tell. But I'm sure they are reading this, and if they aren't, I'll pass it along.
murielle
Apr. 27th, 2017 04:25 pm (UTC)
Help please!
Does anyone remember what those round things with the bars coming out of the center to hold onto that we ran around to get them turning and then we'd jump on and spin were called? I can't for the life of me recall. I need the name for my Idol entry.

Thanks!

Edited at 2017-04-27 04:26 pm (UTC)
ryl
Apr. 27th, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
RE: Help please!
Merry-go-round?
murielle
Apr. 27th, 2017 05:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please!
Thank you so much for commenting! I think Merry-Go-Round was more for the ones with the music, lights, and animals. I will google. Again, thank you.
ryl
Apr. 27th, 2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please!
I always called the ride-a-horse-around-it kind a carousel, but that might be a regionalism. Or a case of American vs. English.

Edited at 2017-04-27 06:42 pm (UTC)
murielle
Apr. 28th, 2017 12:38 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Help please!
So much of childhood is regional.

In Scotland all pop regardless of the flavour was called lemonade. Dessert was pudding even if you were having cake or pie or cookies which were called biscuits, and if you wanted to avoid all that confusion you could by calling it all "afters."

I love this kind of thing!
halfshellvenus
Apr. 27th, 2017 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please!
In the U.S., the thing you're talking about is a merry-go-round.

Sometimes that term also refers to the musical thing with horses, but those are as often called carousels.

The playground thing is commonly always 'merry-go-round.'
adoptedwriter
Apr. 27th, 2017 05:20 pm (UTC)

Like a playground carousel?

murielle
Apr. 27th, 2017 06:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah! Thank you! What makes this so difficult is I need the Scottish term for it. But now I'm armed with "names" to search. Thanks!
beeker121
Apr. 27th, 2017 05:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please!
We called it a merry-go-round, though apparently it can also be called a roundabout.
murielle
Apr. 27th, 2017 06:03 pm (UTC)
RE: Re: Help please!
Roundabout! That's got some bells ringing! Thank you so much!
halfshellvenus
Apr. 27th, 2017 06:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please!
?!? Is that one of those regional things that went with the other strange Wisconsin term you mentioned a while back?

Out west, at least, roundabouts are those traffic mechanisms that the Brits also use.

Now, what the Scottish call merry-go-rounds? Wow, I have no idea!

A coworker recently shared with me that he lived in South Africa up through age 5, and at Kindergarten one day was told the class was going to craft robots. He was not prepared to craft something that complex!

It turned out that in South Africa, 'robot' is the term for a stoplight. :O
beeker121
Apr. 27th, 2017 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please!
Probably. While I still call drinking fountains bubblers, and get weird looks every time; I had to dig back to remember playground roundabouts, that one didn't stick the same way. Probably because our playground had a huge witches' hat/merry-go-round/roundabout thingy that was infinitely more fun and dangerous than anything you'd find in a modern park. We called it the machine.

These days I would use roundabouts for traffic too.

I love stuff like this, where we officially are speaking the same language but practically not meaning the same thing at all.
hwango
Apr. 27th, 2017 11:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please!
When I was growing up it was also a "bubbler," though I think it was on the way out. I just plugged the "Speaking American" book in my previous comment (which due to threading structure is below this one) - it was a lot of fun to go through with several different groups of people to see who picked up what word/pronunciation from where they grew up. "Bubbler" is apparently a Milwaukee and southern New England thing, and is very rare outside of those areas.

Edited at 2017-04-27 11:28 pm (UTC)
beeker121
Apr. 28th, 2017 12:50 am (UTC)
Re: Help please!
I didn't realize bubbler was in New England too, I lived in Milwaukee until I was seven and it just stuck. I will have to look for that book, it sounds fascinating.
hwango
Apr. 27th, 2017 11:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please!
If you're interested in regional word usage differences in the US, you've got to check out Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse , and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide, by Josh Katz:

https://www.amazon.com/Speaking-American-Youse-Visual-Guide/dp/0544703391/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493334988&sr=8-1&keywords=speaking+american

It's full of color gradient images of the US map showing the percentages of people that use different words or pronunciations. I knew that "rotary" was not the typical word for that traffic thing, but I had no idea how tiny a piece of the country used it. Most say "roundabout," some say "traffic circle," and some just say "circle."

An image search on Google for Speaking American should turn up a few example pages.
halfshellvenus
Apr. 27th, 2017 11:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please!
I'll check it out!

I've seen various quizzes and such, and the most accurate for regional word use correctly pegged me as being from the Pacific Northwest... but had no idea there were any large cities there apart from Seattle.

Years ago, I tried a "What percent Dixie are you?" online quiz and scored about 33% Dixie, partly because the author had no idea that there are pockets of the country that say "pop" for soda-pop which are not in the Midwest, and the use of things like "crawdads" also tends to be pocketized.
murielle
Apr. 28th, 2017 12:29 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Help please!
Thank you so much! I was never brave enough, or coordinated enough to play on them, but I had my dreams, indeed I did.
lordrexfear
Apr. 27th, 2017 11:46 pm (UTC)
I just really want to be in the 100 weeks club!

Winning would be awesome too cause I actually feel my work has gotten only better and better over the years, but 100 weeks would be cool too.
murielle
Apr. 28th, 2017 12:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Thanks everyone who helped me with the merry-go-round question. I really appreciate it, and I thoroughly enjoyed how the conversation evolved. I went wit roundabout, because...well bells, or tinnitus. It's been that kind of day. Thank you all!
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