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User Name: Wilmar (USA)
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Topic: notice
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:05:46 AM
Those with big egos like to be noticed. Some would prefer that they give notice.
Topic: Conch Republic Independence Celebration
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:04:19 AM
In 1982 the United States Border Patrol set up a roadblock on U.S. Highway 1, just north of the Florida Keys, which threatened the region's tourist industry and angered residents. On April 23, 1982, the residents of the Florida Keys seceded from the United States as the Conch Republic; though it didn't last, the stunt succeeded in lifting the roadblocks. Each year, residents celebrate the short-lived independence of the Conch Republic. The festival features conch-blowing contests, a reenactment of the secession, mock naval battles, numerous public parties, and more.
Topic: Battle of Clontarf (1014)
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:03:52 AM
The Battle of Clontarf was a decisive battle fought between Irish forces under the high king of Ireland, Brian Boru, and a Viking army formed by Sitric, king of the Dublin Norse. Brian's forces defeated the Vikings at Clontarf, near Dublin, but he was killed shortly thereafter by fleeing Norsemen. Brian's victory broke Viking power in Ireland, but, without a king, the country split into small, separate kingdoms that then fought one another.
Topic: Shirley Temple (1928)
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:02:53 AM
A precocious performer known for her dimples and golden curls, Temple was a child actress who became America's most popular female star and Hollywood's top box office attraction in the Great Depression era. In 1934, she made nine movies, leaping to stardom with Little Miss Marker and winning a special Academy Award that year. She effectively retired from moviemaking in 1950. As an adult, Temple served as a US delegate to the UN General Assembly and as US ambassador.
Topic: I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:02:29 AM
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.

Topic: Relative Pronouns
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:01:50 AM
A relative pronoun is a type of pronoun used to connect a relative clause (also known as an adjective clause) to the main clause in a sentence.
Topic: Kirlian Photography
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:01:28 AM
Kirlian photography is a technique in which a high-voltage current is passed over a subject in contact with photographic film or paper. This produces an image surrounded by a luminous aura, which some claim is a bioenergetic field that can reveal information about a subject's physical health and emotional state. The technique is named after Russian scientist Semyon Kirlian, who discovered the electric effect on which it is based.
Topic: come to a parting of the ways
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:01:11 AM
come to a parting of the ways — To separate. To leave someone or something behind, often at a dramatic moment.

I would have said the idiom is simply "a parting of the ways".
Topic: neaten
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:58:22 AM

Definition: (verb) Put (things or places) in order.
Synonyms: clean up, square away, tidy, straighten
Usage: My mother insists that I neaten up my room and put my toys away before bed every night.
Topic: Like
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:53:56 AM
There is very little difference, if any at all.
The hair-splitters will accentuate the difference. In casual conversation, you would make your inquiry using the first question. The 2nd question sounds slightly odd, as if you are ONLY interested in its outside appearance. But most people wouldn't make anything of it.

The run-of-the-mill question is the first one. What is her house like?

If you were driving down the street with a friend, trying to find this new house, you might specifically use the 2nd version of the question, because in that case, you ARE only interested in its outside appearance, simply in an attempt to locate the house. You would not use the more common question in that case.

If you want some specific information, you wouldn't use either form -- you would ask for the information you are seeking.

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