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Old Wed, May-08-19, 11:41
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“Macaroni became ‘pasta’ on the same day the hobo became ‘the homeless,’ the trailer house became the ‘mobile home’ and stock-car racing became ‘NASCAR.’”


And 'gravy' became 'spaghetti sauce', 'local beers' became 'craft beers', 'fraud' became 'fake news', police men and women became 'law enforcement officers', 'jails' became 'correctional facilities', what is essentially a 'station wagon' with a boxier shape became a 'sports utility vehicle' when there is absolutely nothing sporty about it, 'computer programs' became 'apps', and so on.

I guess I joined you on that tangent, because the evolution of language is a source of amusement to me.

BTW, white vinegar diluted with water is a good weed killer for cracks in sidewalks and between paving stones. And unlike "Round-up" and so many other herbicides, isn't classified as a carcinogen.

I've heard fizzing baking soda and vinegar cleans slow drains too. I had no luck with it, but a plunger or a snake usually work fine.

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Old Wed, May-08-19, 12:04
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I’m amazed at what the combo of baking sida and white vinegar can do to clean bathrooms. And it fizzes, too!


Mixing vinegar & baking soda looks good, but the chemical reaction turns it into water. So use them separately.
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Old Wed, May-08-19, 14:39
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My cleaner uses white vinegar, except for wood floors. I don't actually follow her around. I just know the house always smells really fresh when she's done, and it's not a flowery perfume.

I went back to find out what this interesting thread was originally about. It looks like we're still on topic of "stuff you find in a grocery store." So I'll post this.

This morning at the grocery store I picked up one of those yellow boxes in the lunchmeat section called Lunchables. You probably know what I'm talking about, as they are undoubtedly the convenience food of choice for busy parents, and probably the kind of thing kids covet at school. The contents are shocking, and so is the price. For about $2.50, you get something like 330-440 calories (depending on the items), including a Capri Sun "fruit" beverage and a candy bar, with a dab of cheese and some kind of lunch meat and crackers. Yikes! Diabetes in a box, right?

American grocery stores are miracles of abundance and choice. But the choices are the key to a lifetime of health, or not.
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Old Wed, May-08-19, 20:17
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BTW, white vinegar diluted with water is a good weed killer for cracks in sidewalks and between paving stones. And unlike "Round-up" and so many other herbicides, isn't classified as a carcinogen.

Boiling water will also work well for those weeds among the paving stones. Too frugal to actually boil water for that purpose, I have used hot water left over from other uses. From the canner, for example, after canning tomatoes, or the water used to boil or steam eggs.
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Old Thu, May-09-19, 07:44
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This morning at the grocery store I picked up one of those yellow boxes in the lunchmeat section called Lunchables. You probably know what I'm talking about, as they are undoubtedly the convenience food of choice for busy parents, and probably the kind of thing kids covet at school. The contents are shocking, and so is the price. For about $2.50, you get something like 330-440 calories (depending on the items), including a Capri Sun "fruit" beverage and a candy bar, with a dab of cheese and some kind of lunch meat and crackers. Yikes! Diabetes in a box, right?

American grocery stores are miracles of abundance and choice. But the choices are the key to a lifetime of health, or not.


My kids know to steer clear of this junk. At least when Im around. I point out that buying a package of deli meat and deli cheese is much cheaper,, and no crackers. Most deli's have a prepackaged section now. The prices are steep, but not as ridiculous as the Lunchable type. The deli's know they have a captive consummer so charge $10/lb for roast beef. Sheeesh.
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Old Thu, May-09-19, 09:13
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I've heard fizzing baking soda and vinegar cleans slow drains too. I had no luck with it, but a plunger or a snake usually work fine.

Bob
Pour the baking soda down the drain dry, then pour in the vinegar. It makes an "explosion" and that clears the drain. That treatment is also good as maintenance.
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Old Fri, May-10-19, 10:04
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Pour the baking soda down the drain dry, then pour in the vinegar. It makes an "explosion" and that clears the drain. That treatment is also good as maintenance.


A modified version is how I clean things with it. I keep the vinegar in a spray bottle and the baking soda in a separate, shaker, container.

Otherwise, as pointed out, losing the fizz means losing the cleaning power.
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