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  1. On Language, from a digression in a Basenotes thread

    by , 10th September 2009 at 06:39 AM (Jaime B's Blog)
    My husband is from the Pittsburgh area and has a very curious feature of Western Pennsylvania speech: "The floor needs washed." I find this difficult to parse. As a native New Yorker transplanted to California, I would say either "The floor needs washing" or "The floor needs to be washed." I'm told this is a reflex of Pennsylvania Dutch, a dialect of English from just east-southeast of Pittsburgh which retains some lexical and syntactical features of the 17th century ...

    Updated 10th September 2009 at 07:33 AM by JaimeB

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  2. Basenotes: My Haven from the Political Nasty

    Allow me to take this time to say thank you to Basenotes and all of the fellow Basenoters that make this such a great site. I can get on here and be rescued from the nastiness of the world. Here when opinions differ..that's just it..they differ. Most people on here agree that fragrances are subjective and people have a myriad of reasons for loving what they love and loathing what they loathe. As an international community we discuss, debate, dialogue and wait...wait...still get along. So I ...
  3. My Second Home

    Sephora! Guess what.. MORE samples Only 14 this time I really never knew getting a decanted sample was so damn easy. I would have been doing that this whole time. Although.. I think the next time I go I'll just ask them for some bottles and I'll do it myself. I have a lot I wanna try now! I think I pissed off the SA cause I said "well.. I wanna Fall fragrance that's nice and woody and maybe a bit spicy". She points out like 11 different ones and I tried all of them already. That's ...

    Updated 8th September 2009 at 02:30 AM by CanwllCorfe

  4. I'm asking for computer help :(

    Something weird is going on about a month ago i couldn't start and threads when I tried to submit a thread my computer said

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 35 bytes) in /home/basenot2/public_html/community/includes/functions_search.php on line 196

    but the odd thing is I could still post to existing threads just not start them

    it went away after a few weeks and everything was fine but its come back again ...
  5. Blythe's first perfume

    I bought my 19 month old baby girl her first perfume today. l'Occitane's Mom and Baby Water - a fairly uninspiring name for a very pretty light fragrance, with almond "butter biscuit" and "tender floral" notes. I'm crazy for almond anyway, so will help her out as 100ml is a little on the generous side for her.

    I sprayed it on after her bath, a spray to her tummy and one to her hair, and she was so happy and giggly. She always snuggles in to smell my perfume. She's ...

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