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Old 08-20-2010, 06:41 AM   #31
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Have you eaten a sandwich with cutlery lately? A taco? Ribs (ok, that one is possible but difficult; depends on how tender they are)? Chips and dip? I prefer to avoid eating with my fingers but sometimes it's unavoidable. Try buttering bread without touching it.
I know - I was only teasing you I don't eat that much bread myself though, or chips and dip, and lately I've stopped reading while eating - I don't want to spend 15-30 min. or more making dinner, just to shovel it down without tasting it. I'm a good cook, it would be a shame
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:51 AM   #32
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I haven't found a dictionary that suggests e-Book or eBook. Is this a provincial usage?
I think it is - you know they can't spell proper English in the North American provinces.
Though I doubt using camel case, such as Jon suggests, has crept into everyday use to such an extent

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I always find this interesting that few readers call what they read a story .... always a book or ebook
You read a story in a book But, yes you are right - interesting observation. I use 'story' quite often in English though, but in Danish I'd use book (well, 'bog' actually... )

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I like this thread. It has the right level of perversity, indecency and controversy.

Some provocative questions to the distinguished members that read their eBooks while eating.

Do they read their eBooks while they are posting?
Do they eat while they are posting?
Do they eat only finger food?
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Do they eat only food?
-- No
-- Rarely
-- What do you take me for?
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Wouldn't you like to know

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I always find this interesting that few readers call what they read a story .... always a book or ebook
A story, or a text, or a novel/essay/(put yours here).
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:25 AM   #34
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A story, or a text, or a novel/essay/(put yours here).

Quite !

How often does one say "I'm going to read a story/novel" - more often it's a book ....
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I know - I was only teasing you I don't eat that much bread myself though, or chips and dip, and lately I've stopped reading while eating - I don't want to spend 15-30 min. or more making dinner, just to shovel it down without tasting it. I'm a good cook, it would be a shame
There's the answer! I'm a very lackluster cook, so I need to distract myself while eating!
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:00 AM   #36
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There's the answer! I'm a very lackluster cook, so I need to distract myself while eating!
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I always find this interesting that few readers call what they read a story .... always a book or ebook
Not all books (e or p) tell a story.
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Not all books (e or p) tell a story.

many do, especially fiction and non-technical ....
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:26 PM   #39
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I know - I was only teasing you I don't eat that much bread myself though, or chips and dip, and lately I've stopped reading while eating - I don't want to spend 15-30 min. or more making dinner, just to shovel it down without tasting it. I'm a good cook, it would be a shame
Curious. Reading while eating has the opposite effect with me; it slows me down.
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The first thing that came to mind was my paternal grandmother. When she talked about her "stories,' she was referring to her favorite "soap operas."
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The first thing that came to mind was my paternal grandmother. When she talked about her "stories,' she was referring to her favorite "soap operas."
Yep, around here also! I remember hearing a neighbor saying she couldn't be gone in the afternoons because she would miss her stories.
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I’m a highly skilled one finger hunt and peck typist so eliminating hyphens and capitalizations sounds good to me.

I’m fairly certain that reading is necessary to good digestion.
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Which I prefer depends on if I am eating or not. If I am eating or drinking while typing, it is best to eliminate as many capitalizations or punctuations as possible. It keeps the keyboard cleaner if I only use one hand. And I agree, the word stories brings back memories of watching soap operas with my baby sitter when I was a very young child. I grew up with "Days of Our Lives", "Another World" and "The Doctors". It explains a lot about me.....
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Which I prefer depends on if I am eating or not. If I am eating or drinking while typing, it is best to eliminate as many capitalizations or punctuations as possible. It keeps the keyboard cleaner if I only use one hand. And I agree, the word stories brings back memories of watching soap operas with my baby sitter when I was a very young child. I grew up with "Days of Our Lives", "Another World" and "The Doctors". It explains a lot about me.....
Reading from an e-Book reader actually makes things a bit easier for me because I just need to keep only one finger clean.
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Reading from an e-Book reader actually makes things a bit easier for me because I just need to keep only one finger clean.
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