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If it wasn't for marriage, women would be forced to nag complete strangers.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
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From the Reader's Digest: "Before I got married I didn't know there was a wrong way to put a milk carton in the "fridge."
 
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Proof and Geoff, I think you'll enjoy this article by Garrison Keillor about his wife being gone.

I don't think there is a wrong way, is there, Geoff? My husband taught me the right way to hang toilet paper - it must be hung so that it doesn't touch the wall, where there could be dust or bacteria. Roll Eyes However, I think he got that from his mother.
 
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From someone named Toby on Quora: FoxNews is the Nigerian money scam of news.
 
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Marriage has changed my life. It's caused me to lose the will to live.


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the right way to hang toilet paper - it must be hung so that it doesn't touch the wall,

I never heard that. However, if you have (not "own", since they are never that) it's a good idea to hang the roll so it feeds under rather than over. Otherwise you'll one day find an entire roll strewn about the house -- generally when visitors are expected.


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Proof, I must assume that they guy who invented toilet paper rolls, and specified that it be hung facing away from the wall, didn't live with a cat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z9YNmCIscs
 
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The TP roll dispute is reminiscent of Swift's Big-Enders and Little-Enders. Many people have strong opinions on the subject. First world problems!

In case anyone's interested I prefer that it doesn't touch the wall (I don't have a cat). Probably the best solution is to use a freestanding holder - like the examples shown on Google Images.


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I like THIS freestanding TP holder better. Also substitutes for a cat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iIZpnBpTfU
 
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The printed warning on that machine says: DCYT (Don't Catch Your Testicles).


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Which reminds me: My wife is complaining about excessive use of TP (She's restricted us to one square a day). She says we're using a shitload of it but she cannot find a setting on the washing machine that doesn't destroy used portions. Perhaps some sort of dry cleaning?


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Can you say, bidet? It's such fun to say as the spray washes the poo away!
 
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I didn't want to start a ew thred for this Q (which is actually a thought I had).

A local furniture store, advertising a bureau, says it's available in whte or espresso. When did espresso become a colr?


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Shortly after burgundy and grape and charcoal and oxblood and...
 
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And...

Stony Ground... Pigeon... Mouse's Back... Elephant's Breath... Smoked Trout... Dead Salmon... London Stone and London Clay. Among, I suspect, many others.

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No idea why those examples never occurred to me. I'll just sit in my dapple arm chair and ponder.


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It seems like paint companies hire people whose job consists solely of making up new color names. Walk into Home Depot and look at their color samples. Pick any basic color you want. They'll have myriad shades of that color, each with it's own distinctive name. Here is Wikipedia's List of Colors. It doesn't include espresso (or Dead Salmon) but that doesn't mean anything.

The earliest use of espresso as a color that I can find on the web is in a Bob Villa forum from Oct 16, 2002:
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The color "espresso" is being used on alot of furniture these days. I can't seem to find this color anywhere. Is this an item blended by the manufacturer? Is it simple enough to just blend different stains till the right color appears? Or is it not a stain?

That suggests to me that it may have been a fairly new term for a color. I doubt it was really a new color, just a new name. From what I can find, espresso is a dark brown, nearly black color. Here is a picture of what Bemis Manufacturing Company (toilet seat manufacturer) calls Espresso Brown.

P.S. I hadn't read goofy's post when I wrote this.

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The AI generated names are funny, but I love real paint colour names, I'm just saying. Taupeless showgirl, moonfox, Himalayan eyes, Krypton, twin sweater set, timescape, dream spiral...
 
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For me, good paint names can sell themselves - or not. I'd never buy paint with the name of dead salmon.
 
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