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 Almost as exciting as if it had turned out not to be Y2K compatible.

This is how I spent my New Year’s Eves when I was in college. My calculator watch had the day, date, year, stopwatch, timer, two alarms, time in other parts of the world, phone number storage, even voice recording. (I don’t know if Abby’s calculator watch is of that caliber… we never seem to see it.)

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 Does that rule really apply to money?

How valid is it to use “gift” as a verb? Every time I hear a term like “re-gifting” or “gifting someone with something,” it sounds really wrong to me… and yet we have the word “gifted,” which is a pretty old word, so it would seem that the use of “gift” as a verb has probably been around for a long time. (Unless “gifted” as a word for “having a gift” is etymologically equivalent to “winged” as a word for “having wings,” instead of actually implying that that gift has been “gifted” to the person in question.)

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 In fact this is a rare exception. Abby usually gives her puns more thought.

Here’s something I made up during my high school math class:

The baby tree said to the mama tree,
“According to laws of geometry,
Because you outgrew me,
To map you onto me
Would take more than any isometry.”

Laugh at me all you want, but that limerick is the only reason I still have any memory of what an isometry is.

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