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Good Morning,  !
It's Wednesday, June 8

Yes, I know that alphabet is not the one devised by Morse. 
And it is not the Boy Scout Alphabet either. 
Officially, if you want to be really picky, it is 
"The NATO Phonetic Alphabet Mnemonic".

Because that is too big a mouthful and too difficult to spell
correctly twice in a row, and because the Girl Guides did
not want the Boy Scouts to get any credit for it, good ol 
Morse's name was wrongly tagged onto it.

With Morse's actual dot-dash mnemonic alphabet, which
I learned as a kid, it used the "short vowels" like a, e, i, u
for dots and the "long vowel" o for the dashes.

In that version, ATOM was used for the letter A, and with
a short and a long vowel, you got DOT - DASH.

E, the most used letter, was EIS in German and EGG in English,
just a short vowel, hence just one dot.

Uniform for U was adopted the same by NATO. It is still correct:
Dot Dot Dash

Personally, I prefer the old version, where the vowels indicated
dots or dashes, but I am not going to lose any sleep over it.

Oh, the reason I made it that small is so that you can print it
and glue it somewhere near where your phone is.If you do 
want it larger, click through the picture to the large version. 
You know the drill by now!

Have FUN!

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Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. --- Socratex Men who never get carried away should be. --- Malcolm Forbes
While teaching children about world religions, a teacher asked her students to bring a symbol of their family's faith to class. The next day, she asked each student to come forward and share the symbol with the class. The 1st child said, "I'm Muslim, and this is my prayer rug." The 2nd child said, "I'm Jewish, and this is my family's menorah." The 3rd child said, "I'm Roman Catholic, and this is my Mom's rosary." The 4th child said, "I'm Greek Orthodox, and this is an icon of my patron saint." The 5th child said, "I'm Southern Baptist, and this is my casserole dish."

TEACHER: Willy, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have 10 years ago. WILLY: Me! TEACHER: Alfred, how can one person make so many stupid mistakes in one day? STUDENT: I get up early. TEACHER: I hope I didn't see you looking at Don's paper. JOHN: I hope so too! GARY: I don't think I deserve a zero on this test. TEACHER: I agree, but it's the lowest mark I can give you. TEACHER: If you had one dollar and you asked your father for another, how many dollars would you have? VINCENT: One dollar. TEACHER: (sadly) You don't know your arithmetic. VINCENT: (sadly) You don't know my father. TEACHER: If I had seven oranges in one hand and eight oranges in the other, what would I have? CLASS COMEDIAN: BIG hands! TEACHER: Max, use "defeat", "defense", and "detail" in a sentence. MAX: The rabbit cut across the field, and defeat went over defense before detail.
Thanks to Chuck for this picture: Click through the picture to the large version. Hi Webby, I've got a weird, flowering cactus in my front yard. Here's a couple pics. Chuck . Hi Chuck, that's a "Spanish Dagger", actually closer to asperagus or agave than a cactus. There are many different variations. The one you got, that blooms this time of year, is probably the one called Yucca Gloriosa or something very similar. I love the dry flower / fruit stems for waking sticks in the desert. They are incredibly light weight and surprisingly strong. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to John Simister, 51 from Milford, Conn. Connecticut man charged with DWI twice in one day in Onondaga County LaFayette, NY -- A Connecticut man was charged with driving while intoxicated by state police twice in about 10 hours Monday. Troopers first came in contact with John Simister, 51, of 38 Linda Drive, Milford, Conn., at 12:17 p.m. Monday when he was stopped on Interstate 81 in Tully, troopers said. Simister, who troopers said was doing 80 mph on the highway, was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.19. Troopers ticketed Simister and he was released to a sober third party, troopers said. At 10:20 p.m., an off-duty trooper spotted a man drinking alcohol inside a vehicle at the Nice and Easy convenience store in LaFayette. Troopers checked the area, saw the suspect vehicle and attempted to pull it over. Simister led troopers on a short pursuit that ended when the he pulled into a driveway on Newell Hill Road in LaFayette, troopers said. Troopers said Simister was again behind the wheel. Simister was arrested again and he was found to have a BAC of 0.17. The legal threshold to DWI is a BAC of 0.08. He was charged with failure to comply, consuming alcohol in a vehicle, failure to keep right and DWI. Simister was arraigned in LaFayette Town Court and ordered held at the Onondaga County Justice Center.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Ron Re: Convert PDF Dear Webby I need to convert some pdf files to WORD. I thought open office used to do that but since I upgraded open office I cannot open pdf files from it. Lots of programs to convert to pdf but not the other way. Got any good ideas (thats a laugh, I know you do) to help me out. Thanks as always. RON P Dear Ron PDF files are basically intercepted print jobs, a graphical image. To convert them to text, you have to scan that image with an OCR program. Adobe made many hundreds of Billions by making that as difficult as possible, in order to provide unalterable invoices and forms and Books. There ARE some programs nowadays, that let you edit PDF files, but I don't think there are any free ones, that will let you convert a PDF file to WORD. Since I never need them in WORD format, I just use PDF-Exchange to edit them when neded, and save them again as PDF. The nediting is not really true editing, but more a commenting or mark-up or form filling, but that suits me fine. If I have to fix a typo or change a name in a birth certificate, then it is easier to do a screen capture and use a graphics program for doing that, because the overlay / annotation method of PDF Exchange is much sharper than the original, and the editing / annotating / form filling is just as obvious as the editing on a certain birth certificate, that received a lot of publicity last month. If WORD is just an intermediate step, try ignoring that and look for a one step converter from PDF to for example Palm's PDB. There are lots of those listed. Have FUN DearWebby
The Ultimate Guide To Discus Fish Care, Breeding and Keeping Them Healthy 2nd Edition, with even more information! By the way, did you know that "dirty" fish tank water is a very potent, natural fertilizer for your garden or balcony flower or herb boxes? Turbo Geraniums! Boost your kitchen herbs like magic.

Thanks to Rose for this story: After shopping at a busy store, another woman and I happened to leave at the same time, only to be faced with the daunting task of finding our cars in the crowded parking lot. Just then my car horn beeped, and I was able to locate my vehicle easily. Wow," the woman said. "I sure could use a gadget like that to help me find my car." "Actually," I replied, "that's my husband."
Daily tip from Sort Mail in Front Entry While organizing my front entryway, I realized I needed places for junk mail which I recycle, bills, and items to be shredded. I hung some attractive straw purses on my coat rack with labels for each. This way I don't carry them to the dining table or the sofa where they tend to pile up. Now I sort them as soon as I carry them through the door! By Susan from Elkhart, IN Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the list, you can vote for it here:
Waiting at a crosswalk, I overheard some kids talking about their siblings. "My brother takes Karate lessons," bragged one. "My sister takes Judo," said another. Not to be outdone, the youngest piped up, "MY fister does Karaoke!"
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A high school senior, saw an inspirational advertisement on television about becoming a teacher. She called the number shown: 1-800-45TEACH. After a woman answered, the student babbled on about how she thought she had found her life's calling and could she send her some information. The lady who answered the phone asked the student what number she was calling. The student told her and there was a long pause. Then she said, "You misspelled TEACH."

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