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What does T&T mean ??

dilly's picture

(post #62818, reply #1 of 32)

Tried and True?

RuthWells's picture

(post #62818, reply #2 of 32)

Yes.

Ruth Wells


"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

Ruth Wells

"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

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Glenys's picture

(post #62818, reply #31 of 32)

"Tried and True" may not apply to my book reviews but I'll keep posting them here just to be organised.

Adele's picture

(post #62818, reply #32 of 32)

And we appreciate it greatly! 

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

mangiaFagioli's picture

(post #62818, reply #3 of 32)

I thought it was tried & tested.

Biscuit's picture

(post #62818, reply #4 of 32)

Tried and True. 

"I just don't think we should go hellfire damnation around the globe freeing people, unless it is directly related to our own national security" - former President Gerald Ford

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

ashleyd's picture

(post #62818, reply #5 of 32)

Tried and tested is truly tautological ;)


Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

mangiaFagioli's picture

(post #62818, reply #6 of 32)

<<<Tried and tested is truly tautological>>>

Maybe, but I can say I've tried a recipe and mean one thing, but if I've tested it I would hope I've used a little more scientific rigor in a process I've repeated and observed. But close enough

Heard a discussion the other day somewhere with people insisting that 'cease and desist' is also tautological (though that was not the word used), but it isn't, not even close.

ashleyd's picture

(post #62818, reply #7 of 32)

In normal conversation conversation 'cease' and 'desist' have similar meanings and so could be considered tautological if used together, but in finer meanings 'cease' means stop but 'desist' means refrain from or do not do it at all, so 'cease and desist' means stop now and don't start again.


As for the T&T thing I liked the alliteration more than anything.



Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Jean's picture

(post #62818, reply #8 of 32)

It's really tried and true. :)



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ashleyd's picture

(post #62818, reply #9 of 32)

I knew that, I'm just having fun with words! :)


Just wait till I graduate from tautology and alliteration to full blown onomatopoeia!



Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Jean's picture

(post #62818, reply #10 of 32)

Back to high school English. 'And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain thrilled me filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before...'


Amazing what lurks in our brains even after all these years. LOL




Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #62818, reply #13 of 32)

Isn't that funny>  I can probably recite at least a few stanzas of that, after all these years.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Biscuit's picture

(post #62818, reply #14 of 32)

Amazing what lurks in our brains even after all these years. LOL


I can still sing every song from the musical "George M"!  I hear the music to Yankee Doodle Dandy or Johnny Get your Gun or Down by the Erie and I can't help myself but to sing it! (G)  and that was 5th grade -


Some things just stay with you no matter what.


"I just don't think we should go hellfire damnation around the globe freeing people, unless it is directly related to our own national security" - former President Gerald Ford

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Marcia's picture

(post #62818, reply #16 of 32)

Just be glad you didn't have to memorize "The Village Blacksmith" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the 5th grade. It's a really unfortunate thing to have lingering in the brain.

MadMom's picture

(post #62818, reply #17 of 32)

Under the spreading chestnut tree, the village smithee stands...etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

UncleDunc's picture

(post #62818, reply #19 of 32)

Oh, sure! Everbody knows the first line. Even I know the first line. But what's the second line?


Edited 3/3/2007 8:59 pm by UncleDunc

MadMom's picture

(post #62818, reply #21 of 32)

The smith, a mighty man is he, with large and sinewy hands...




Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!
Jean's picture

(post #62818, reply #22 of 32)

And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands.



Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #62818, reply #23 of 32)

I give up!  LOL!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Marcia's picture

(post #62818, reply #26 of 32)

You and MM are evil!!! Evidently we all had the same teacher - wonder how that happened?

mishmish's picture

(post #62818, reply #27 of 32)

For truly useless knowledge gained in high school English it would be hard to beat the better part of a semester that I spent learning and analyzing every song on The Beatles White Album. The seventies were strange.
...coo coo ca choo

Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune

Don't let your mind wander. It's much to small to be out by itself.
Risottogirl's picture

(post #62818, reply #18 of 32)

Where did you grow up. I thought only Maine kids were sentenced to Longfellow poem memorization each year from grade 4-8.

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Marcia's picture

(post #62818, reply #24 of 32)

I grew up in and near Savannah, GA, but as you can see from Jean and MadMom's postings, not only Maine kids were subjected to Longfellow torture.

Gretchen's picture

(post #62818, reply #28 of 32)

Add Ohio public schools--a LONG time ago!!

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Biscuit's picture

(post #62818, reply #20 of 32)

Nope, not that one.   I can remember the preamble to the Constitution, though; also a goodly portion of the Gettysburg address and several speeches from assorted William Shakespeare plays. (G)  Oh - and almost every single song from SchoolHouse Rock! (lol)

"I just don't think we should go hellfire damnation around the globe freeing people, unless it is directly related to our own national security" - former President Gerald Ford

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Marcia's picture

(post #62818, reply #25 of 32)

I can still recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish, although I never did understand the point of that. And the Gettysburg Address as well as the preamble - those are fine and I'm glad to know them.


Schoolhouse Rock? Too funny.

Biscuit's picture

(post #62818, reply #29 of 32)

I LOVE Schoolhouse Rock!  As a matter of fact, when I found out I was pregnant with Max, it was the first thing I bought - all of the SchoolHouse Rock videos! (G)  I figured I finally had an excuse to get them!


Hey there's a telegraph line, you got yours and I got mi-ne!  It's called the nervous system!  And everybody understands those telegram commands!  And you know that every body better listen!!!!  dit dittle dittle dit dit diddle dit!  Dit dittle dit dittle dittle dit dit!


I could do the whole song for you if you like (he-he!)


 


 


"I just don't think we should go hellfire damnation around the globe freeing people, unless it is directly related to our own national security" - former President Gerald Ford

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Marcia's picture

(post #62818, reply #30 of 32)

Ah, thanks anyway. LOL

debe5t's picture

(post #62818, reply #11 of 32)

Is there a cure for that?


 Deb