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The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know

The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know
Sheri Jo Fantastic post! I grew up in a town with many, many Jewish people and Yiddish sayings are 2nd nature to me. However, the town I have lived in for the past 15 years has a very small Jewish population in comparison. Consequently, whenever I use a Yiddish term, the response is either hysterical laughter or the “DAHHH… shmendrik” look.

The fate of a generation of workers: Foxconn undercover fully tr Machine translations are still years or even decades away from perfection, so rather than sending you to an auto-translated page, we now present -- with exclusive permission from Southern Weekend -- a human translation of this damning article on Foxconn by undercover reporter Liu Zhiyi. (Photo: Southern Weekend) I know of two groups of young people. One group consists of university students like myself, who live in ivory towers and kept company by libraries and lake views. The other group works alongside steel machineries and large containers, all inside a factory of high-precision manufacturing environment. After going undercover in Foxconn for 28 days, I came back out. My undercover was part of Southern Weekend's investigation on the then six Foxconn suicides. The 28-day undercover work made a strong impact on me. Part one Their most sumptuous day is the 10th each month -- pay day. When chatting with them, I often struggled to respond, as I felt I was ridiculously fortunate. Part two

Sock Differences at Difference between Vintage vs. New Style Red Heel Socks Dear Ceru Monkey, Thanks for your website, It's nice to see a Sock Monkey make it in a world filled with humans. My question is; Everywhere I look, sneaky humans are saying that they have Vintage Rockford Socks or New Style Socks. Uncle Frank Link Dear Uncle Frank, Thanks for writing. There is a lot of confusion about this issue and those pesky humans on ebay don't make it any easier for us crafting Monkeys. Vintage Red Heel Socks (made from 1932- 1992) New Style Red Heel Socks (1992- current) Short toe section (this makes a brown faced monkey) Seam across front of toe Red Heel has symmetrical oval shape (a smile or frown can be stitched with embroidery) Leg section is longer (this makes longer arms and legs) No seam between brown and white section (this makes aligning the different colored section easier) Keep in mind, you can use a new sock and use a "vintage pattern" or new style pattern.

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How to Make new Style Sock Monkey (Sock The New Style Pattern was released around 1970 and was quickly adopted as the standard Sock Monkey design. It has a shorter tail with a little curve at the tip because the tail is cut from the toe end of the sock instead of the cuff end. The tail has less white on the end because the toe has a shorter white section than the cuff end of the sock. The arms of Sock Monkey are usually a bit larger around, more equal to the size of the legs because they are sewn from the whole upper tube section of the sock. The new pattern doesn’t leave you with a whole extra toe piece, so if you want the traditional self-fabric cap you have to use 3 socks. Many people find the newer pattern easier to sew up, due to the shorter tail. 1. 2. 3. TURN THE SOCKS INSIDE OUT Sew a seam (A) 1/2 inch on both sides of the center of sock starting three inches from the white heel and across the end of the top. Then turn the sock so the seams are on the inside and use the crotch opening to stuff the head, body and legs.

The Glenn Gould Foundation - Home How to Make Vintage Style Sock Monkey (Sock The true vintage pattern was released around 1920 and is still used today. The vintage pattern is most easily recognized by the long tail. It stretches almost the whole length of a sock starting just under the toe section and running along the edge all the way down the side of the sock to the top of the cuff. Because of this the arms are narrower or skinnier and often one of the arms will have two seams. If you want to make both arms with just one seam you can, by sewing the tail, then cutting the remaining section of upper tube into two equal pieces before sewing them. The vintage pattern also leaves the whole toe section available for the use as a cap/hat. Many people like the vintage pattern because they prefer the long tail monkeys and like the traditional style cap. 1. 2. 3. INSTRUCTIONS: TURN THE SOCKS INSIDE OUT Sew a seam (A) 1/2 inch on both sides of the center of sock starting three inches from the white heel and across the end of the top. :: Make your own Sock Monkey

Display Myths Shattered: How Monitor & HDTV Companies Cook Their Take everything you think you know about displays and throw it out the window. It's time for a clinic on what display specs really mean—brace yourself for the alarming truth Vision is our most amazing and complex sense, so it’s no surprise that display technology is so amazing and complicated. It’s also no surprise that most consumers don’t have a good understanding of how displays function, or the best way to select them, buy them, use them, and adjust them. Not only are displays getting more complicated and harder to understand, but the competition between manufacturers has gotten so brutal that marketing gimmicks—ploys that exploit the average consumer’s technical ignorance—are playing an increasing role in driving sales. In the following pages, I’m going to discuss user controls, contrast ratios, pixel response time, and color gamut. Confusing Users with User Controls When Brightness Isn't Contrast? The control labeled “contrast” has absolutely no effect on image contrast. Oh, Sony.

Online Etymology An etymology is the history of a linguistic form, such as a word; the same term is also used for the study of word histories. A dictionary etymology tells us what is known of an English word before it became the word entered in that dictionary. If the word was created in English, the etymology shows, to whatever extent is not already obvious from the shape of the word, what materials were used to form it. If the word was borrowed into English, the etymology traces the borrowing process backward from the point at which the word entered English to the earliest records of the ancestral language. How New Words are Formed An etymologist, a specialist in the study of etymology, must know a good deal about the history of English and also about the relationships of sound and meaning and their changes over time that underline the reconstruction of the Indo-European language family. Borrowing A majority of the words used in English today are of foreign origin. Shortening or Clipping Blends

The Particle Zoo [Physics FAQ] - [Copyright] Updated July 1995 by MCW. Original by Matt Austern. If you look in the Particle Data Book, you will find more than 150 particles listed there. It isn't quite as bad as that, though. . . The (observed) particles are divided into two major classes: the material particles, and the gauge bosons. Mesons and baryons both undergo strong interactions. Most of those 150+ particles are mesons and baryons, or, collectively, hadrons. Generation: 1 2 3 U-like: u=0.006/0.311 c=1.50/1.65 t=91-200/91-200 D-like: d=0.010/0.315 s=0.200/0.500 b=5.10/5.10 In the quark model, there are only 12 elementary particles, which appear in three "generations." Finally, according to quantum field theory, particles interact by exchanging "gauge bosons," which are also particles. The picture, then, is this: The best reference for information on which particles exist, their masses, etc., is the Particle Data Book.

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