October 13th, 2004


Quick question about a word.

I'm having a little discussion in rasseff1 about the word "entree", and its usage in the UK and the USA.

Poll #365525 All about entrees

Which phase of a meal is an "entree" for you, and where do you live ?

Appetizer, and I live in the USA.
Appetizer, and I live in the UK.
Appetizer, and I live somewhere else.
Main Course, and I live in the USA.
Main Course, and I live in the UK.
Main Course, and I live somewhere else.
Smething else, which I may explain in a comment.
These quizzes are making me thirsty.

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A neat LJ.

1st_and_2nd - one person takes photos at the intersections of 1st St / 2nd Ave, and 1st Ave / 2nd St, in New York, every day, and posts them.

(hmmm. For a moment I was thinking that the poll I just posted was silly, since there are only a few people on my friends list in the USA, and at least a couple of those are Aussies. Then I realised that it doesn't matter, because I want the UK/elsewhere point of view ... Fortunate, that)

(finally, I have 6 gmail invites. Comment here with your (obscured-in-case-of-spam-harvesters) e-mail address, or mail me at davidtcook at gmail dot com)
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Updated: A little quiz thing ...

Name a CD you own that no-one else on your friends list does

This should be easy, since my music tastes run to the weird and obscure.

Es Reiten Die Toten So Schnell - Sopor Aeturnus.

Name a book you own that no-one else on your friends list does

Ok, this is going to be tricky, since there are some serious bibliophiles out there.
Without being tricky and using fencing books or books in Chinese, how about :
Strike 1 : Islandia - Austin Tappan Wright. dmw is definitely a bibliophile.
(Edit: and dmw correctly guessed that I bought it (among a bunch of other books which attacked me in a dusty secondhand bookshop) because I used to play on the Islandia TinyMud (or was it a MUCK by then ?). Sometime around 1991-2ish, I guess ... )

Strike 2 : Voyage From Yesteryear - James P. Hogan.

Ok, this time for sure : Epee Fencing : a complete system - Imre Vass.

(like anyone will notice this edit after 5 days :-) )

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that no-one else on your friends list does

Hmmm, also tricky, since so many of you are SF fans.
How about : Danger Mouse Saves the World ... Again

Name a place that you have visited that no-one else on your friends list has

This should be easier ... maybe.

Bettyhill (a town on the north coast of Scotland, about 20 miles west of Thurso).

I presume the idea is that if you've read the book/got the video/been to the place/got the CD, you should comment and I have to try to pick something even more obscure. Go for it.
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