I'm sure you're aware that "fractured" Dutch and German have been a
source of humor for Americans for a long time. From childhood I remember:
peepenflapper = chick
quackenflapper = duck
honkenflapper = goose
waggenbarker = friendly dog
bitenbarker = unfriendly dog
loudenboomer = artillery shell
grosseloudenboomer = 500 lb bomb
loudenboomermiteingrosseholengroundundalleskaput = nuke
In Ustin it is 8.25%
My son recently went to San Francisco and reported that those pore soles are
being taxed to death but hey they think they have a safer environment in
the middle of an earth quake zone. LOL. They also have a "Health Sales
Tax" IIRC sales tax there is way way over 10% perhaps in the 12-14% range.
lowered the tax rate. Who decides on what where, I don't know. I just
take advantage. Usually I like to bike a few hundred yards to Goodman's
Hardware. They have most everything I need that can be had from a
neighborhood hardware store, including shellac. Today I had to go far
afield to cash in my Costco Amex rebate, and decided to go by Lowe's on the
way back. It was hard, but I managed to skip a visit to MicroCenter
computers next to that Lowes ...
close to you, High Point State Park is close to me (HPSP is in NJ, very
close to Port Jervis, where NY, NJ & PA meet. Although for "woods" we
mostly go to Harriman/Bear Mountain, the Shawangunks or Catskills.
And I pay Fed, NY & NJ income taxes in addition to the sales tax. And I
am happy to pay them. If I weren't, I wouldn't have income <sheepish
Where in ET? I'm west knox.
Oh, and yeah, our sales tax stinks...... That was the main part of the
reason I was hoping to find some big iron at the woodworking show (just to
bring this back on topic :-))
The Dutch know a thing or two about long words. To wit:
and my favourite:
don't forget floccinocinihilipilification......
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