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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Differences Between UK and US English ~ Swedish Meatballs ~ Andy Nantz ~ Cellophane Tape Day


Good 47º dark cloudy morning.
 
Yesterday we started off clear and sunny and stayed that way. We topped at 87º.
 
 
Picture of the Day ... sometimes clouds can be awesome!
 

 

Interesting....
Even if you are a native speaker of English, the way your language is used in different parts of the world may surprise you. The differences between UK and US English are a perfect example, and here are some everyday words that have completely different meanings in the two countries.
 
Casket
UK: a jewellery box
US: a coffin
 
Flapjack
UK: a flat oatmeal snack
US: a pancake
 
Pants
UK: underwear
US: trousers
 
Bird
UK: a colloquial term for woman
US: only an animal
 
Bog
UK: a toilet
US: an area of wet muddy ground
 
Trolley
UK: a shopping cart
US: a trolleybus
 
First floor
UK: the second floor
US: the ground floor of a building
 
Chips
UK: fries
US: thin pieces of deep-fried potato
 
Biscuit
UK: a cookie
US: a buttery bread roll
 
Chemist
UK: a pharmacist
US: a scientist working with chemicals
 
Boot
UK: the trunk of a car
US: a piece of footwear
 
Jumper
UK: a knitted sweater
US: someone who jumps off something to end their life
 
Trainer
UK: a gym shoe
US: a person who teaches you skills, often in a gym
 
Bum
UK: a butt
US: a homeless person
 
Lift
UK: an elevator
US: to pick up and move something
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

We are celebrating the 1960s by paying homage to one of everyone's favorite cocktail party appetizer...Swedish Meatballs! So whether you serve these finger-food style with a toothpick or you put them over some egg noodles for a lip-smackin' dinner, you'll be transported back in time after just one bite!

 

  • 1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar brown gravy
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon bottled browning and seasoning sauce

 

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix well. Form into 1-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet.
     
  3.  Bake 20 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
     
  4. In a large saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Heat over medium-high heat until just bubbly. Add meatballs and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes, stirring gently to coat the meatballs.
     
 

***To use as a main dish, these can be served over cooked noodles or rice.

***If you'd like, you can use lowfat or nonfat sour cream to help cut down on the fat.
 
 
Special birthday today.... Jerry's pal and Marine Corps buddy Andy Nantz is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY!! xo

 
 
 
 
                       ^Andy with his bride Linda, my BFF.
 
 
 
Historically this date.......
 
 
1927 – The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.




1937 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.




2006 – The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 am local time (22:53:58UTCMay 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.



And births this date include....
1837 – Wild Bill Hickok, American gunfighter (d. 1876)
 
 
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1909 – Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011)
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1911 – Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 

It could be a sticky situation on May 27th as we recognize National Cellophane Tape Day. Can you imagine where we would be without this invention? Wrapping presents would be slightly more difficult without it. 

Also known as invisible tape or Scotch Tape, this innovation can be found in every household and office. Richard Gurley Drew (June 22, 1899 – December 14, 1980) invented the invisible tape in 1930. He created the tape from cellulose and originally called it cellulose tape. His career started at the 3M company in 1920 in St. Paul, Minnesota where he developed a masking tape for the automotive industry in 1925.

Originally designed to seal Cellophane packages sold in groceries and bakeries, the new adhesive missed its mark. By the time all its drawbacks were resolved, DuPont introduced heat-sealed cellophane. However, the Cellophane packaging still offered some benefits.

With a resounding endorsement from customers, 3M found a market in both the home and the office. Many of us keep several rolls of it, too. Check the closet with the wrapping paper for a roll or two. There will be another in the junk drawer. Count another on the desk, perhaps. In offices and schools, teachers and employees stash the tape in large quantities.

HOW TO OBSERVE 

From craft projects to posters, Cellophane tape holds up to the hype. How many rolls of this invisible tape do you have laying around? Wrap a package or tape a picture to the fridge. Repair a torn page from a book.