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As it is still in common use in its common form, including in terms such as Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude, then it is perfectly acceptable to use it in the correct form, rather than the incorrectly spelled version of "come". Just because the word has also acquired a sexual term doesn't mean that it needs to be audited out of normal usage.
Of course, I agree with you Pete, but, it is interesting to note that in Cicero's writings he explains that the use of nobiscum is a work-around to avoid the possible use of cum nobis because, when spoken, the "m" and "n" are elided into an "n," and the resulting word was obscene.
In our times, editors vary in terms of whether Magna cum Laude and such must be set in an Italic font-face. Harvard Law School's resume format guide says they should be both italicized, and, in lower-case.
«Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.» Miss Piggy
I just made and laid about 4 tonnes of concrete this morning, started at 6:30 am to avoid the heat, and now I feel like sh*t. Throat is swollen, body is absoloutely knackered, stiff, cant walk properly.
"Liked it" or "did it"? If you just installed that much concrete and were not much on physical labor, no wonder you're hurting. I'm guessing in a day or two (these things take time to develop properly, you know), you'll be shrieking in agony.
You might have burned out your central nervous system if you feel extremely weak even after an extended break (10m+) such as having trouble walking, picking up heavy things, grip strength, etc. You'll be back to normal-ish in a day or two if that's the case.
'Tis no joke. There's a gravel pit and concrete company just off the highway I take to work. A number of years ago one of their mixer trucks rolled off the highway, and they couldn't get it emptied in time before a full load of concrete set inside the barrel. The truck was detached and the barrel was left there for a couple months while the company negotiated with the city on its disposal. The barrel was too big and awkwardly placed to move via crane. Initially, they wanted to dig a large hole and just bury it in place, but the state was worried about long-term maintenance of the highway. Various other solutions were either too time-consuming (jack-hammers) or environmentally hazardous (solvents to dissolve the concrete).
The final solution - insert a very specific amount of explosive inside the barrel from the mixer, cover the barrel with hundreds of bags of sand, and set off the explosive. This fractured the concrete into manageable chunks that could be cleaned up easily. They only had the the highway closed for a couple of hours, and it only took them a day or two to cut up the barrel and haul the concrete away.
Eye protection as well. My step-dad and I were painting our basement walls with a concrete-based paint. It came as a powder that you mixed with water. I got a bit of the powder in my eye, and spent 15 minutes with my eye held open under running water. Not a pleasant experience.
Our air conditioner stopped working for some reason, and when I went out to check the heat exchanger outside, it was turning on and off in regular 5-second intervals (5 seconds on, 5 off, repeat). I killed power to it and checked the external cutoff (to see if it was loose), and then restored power. It started working correctly right away.
A quick Google and it seems our unit has a tendency to have its internal motor controller glitch and start doing what I was seeing. Killing and restoring power resets the controller and fixes the issue (until it glitches again).
It seems the controller glitches most often when it is very wet out, and we just had a ton of rain, flooding a lot of places, which explains the glitch.
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
The metaphorical solid rear-end expulsions have impacted the metaphorical motorized bladed rotating air movement mechanism.
Do questions with multiple question marks annoy you???
When our A/C inexplicably stops working, it is usually the drain pipe that takes water that forms on the condenser to the outside, that gets clogged. There is some kind of slime that grows in the pipe. Pouring a cup of chlorine bleach into the reservoir that catches the condensed water every couple of months, helps a lot.
Consider yourself lucky if you have a cutoff switch for the drainage. Very recently, I had the drain for my downstairs unit clog completely to the point that I had to dismantle the whole assembly (having 2 90s and a 45) to clear it out. I replaced all of those joints with a piece of clear plastic tubing which eliminated the elbows and allows me to see at a glance if there is a problem. Luckily, I caught it before it made a real mess.