You can often tell what part of the country a person is from by
their pronunciation. It turns out that – for certain words – there’s a
distinct regional preference.
For example, what do you call the small
crustacean, relative of the lobster, which can be found
throughout North America?
Depending on where you live, this creature may
be known as “crayfish”, “crawfish” or “crawdad”. People in the northeast
favor “crayfish”, those in the south prefer “crawfish”, while “crawdad” may be
heard in pockets of the central and western states.
What you put on to go to bed at night might be
“pajamas” where the second syllable sounds like “jam”, but only if you live in
Canada and the north and western US. If you live in the south and east,
the second syllable sounds like the “a” in “father”.
Someone in the Midwest or Canada might request
“pop”, for much of the US it’s “soda”, but the Deep South ask for it by brand
As to “car-ml” and “car-a-mel”, those of us in
Canada and the eastern third of the US prefer three syllables, while those in
the rest of the continent lean toward two!
– Owner Capell Flooring and Interiors
There’s more web surfing than ever in the world these days.
It’s hard to believe we’ve gone so far down this road that 25 years ago most of
us didn’t even know existed!
Here are the latest figures from the
International Telecommunications Union, which has been in business for over 150 years:
“New figures released by ITU today (May 2014)
indicate that, by end 2014, there will be almost 3 billion Internet users,
two-thirds of them coming from the developing world, and that the number of
mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally.”
So what are all these people up to when they’re
online? Here – without delay – are the top 10 uses for the internet, as
reported by statista.com:
What’s number 2? It’s the ever popular
Thanks for reading! Good luck
slipping in some last minute Christmas Shopping and have a great weekend!
Owner Capell Flooring and Interiors
P.S. I have been blogging
again, and I have tackled the topic of Star Wars from this week's release of
Episode 7 - read all about it by clicking here or
looking at the attachment below. Enjoy!
We all know about vitamins, but often forget
which does what and where they come from. Here’s a simple list to help
you keep them straight.
Good for: vision, skin, bones,
cell growth and immune system
Found in: colorful fruits and
vegetables like carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, sweet red peppers, mangoes
and dried apricots;
also found in liver, tuna and whole milk.
Deficiency: night blindness,
compromised immune system (vitamin A deficiency is unusual in developed countries)
A spectrum of vitamins including thiamine,
niacin, riboflavin, B-6 and B-12
Good for: formation of red
blood cells, deriving energy from food
Found in: fish, poultry, meat,
eggs, dairy, whole grain breads & cereals
Deficiency: anemia, skin problems
Good for: maintains immune function,
benefits many bodily systems
Found in: fresh vegetables and fruit,
especially citrus fruit
Deficiency: gingivitis, impaired
Found in: fish & fish oil, egg
yolk, beef liver, cheese; made by your body when your skin is exposed to
Deficiency: rickets, bone pain,
Good for: antioxidant, protects
against heart disease and age-related eye disorders
Found in: spinach, almond, avocado,
squash & pumpkin, broccoli, olive oil, sunflower seeds, eggs, nuts
Deficiency: hemolytic anemia (unusual in
Good for: blood clotting, protein modification
Found in: dried thyme, basil
& parsley, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, olive oil
Deficiency: raises the risk of excessive
But if some is good, more is not necessarily
better; taking extra amounts of A or E can lead to overdose, and some like K
can produce dangerous drug interactions. So before taking supplements,
make sure to clear it with your doctor.
A healthy diet and sensible sun exposure should
fill most if not all of your dietary requirements.
– Owner Capell Flooring and Interiors
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along to them? You’ll be doing them a tremendous favor by referring them
to a professional they can trust. Plus you’ll be rewarded for your
referrals! Read more about it
here. Thank you!