It means that whoever called you that is an idiot or a moron who should be ignored. Generic comes from the word "genus." Words like "general" as in the expression "in general" or "generality" meaning a non-specific example of something come from "genus."
In Biology, plants and animals are classified using a multi-tiered … Read more
Whenever you darn please?? And if anyone questions you on it...for example: "Why are you wearing that (ugly/silly/stupid looking/ridiculous tie?" You simply say "My "Wife/Daughter/Granddaughter/Niece/Mother/....(or whoever else you want to say) gave me this tie. And I picked this very special occasion to wear it so I could say thank you for the wonderful and special gift by wearing … Read more
Actually, the word was created by the folks in Louisiana after they noticed a large influx of Canadians to their territory. The Louisiana style of speech is rather casual and some words or syllables just sort of slide together. So the natives pronounced the word "Canadian" as "Cajun." The "cajuns" … Read more
I worked for many years in many different
restaurants and commercial kitchens. Early in my career I would ask
how long something should cook, and the answer would invariably be "Until
it is done" which was usually accompanied by an impatient and withering look from
the chef or fellow cook … Read more
I worked for many years in many different restaurants and commercial kitchens. Early in my career I would ask how long something should cook, and the answer would invariably be "Until it is done" usually accompanied by an impatient and withering look from the chef or fellow cook whom I had asked. I soon stopped asking the … Read more
This is an easy one. Get a good sharp knife. Cut the lobster tail right down the middle with the shell still on. You can ask the fish-monger where you bought the tails to do this for you. He will most likely do it gladly. If you decide to do it yourself, go ahead...be brave ;-) Just don't go all the way … Read more
This is an easy one. The simple answer is "Yeast" which is a species of fungus. There are many, many different types of yeast that all have different properties and functions. Yeast is used mostly for two purposes: Making bread rise, and fermenting alcoholic beverages like beer. Any bread recipe starts with the instruction of mixing yeast in warm … Read more
I worked for many years in many different restaurants and commercial kitchens. Early in my career I would ask how long something should cook for, and the answer would invariably be "until it is done." I soon stopped asking the question.
Seriously, though, the real question here is "How do I know when a ham … Read more
I will give you the same answer I gave to the blurter who asked how long homemade vegetable soup would keep in the fridge. If your family is eating what you cook, this shouldn't be an issue. ;-) Seriously, though...just remember the nursery rhyme "...pease porridge in the pot...nine days old." If the ham and beans ("pease" is the … Read more
Very nice fellow originally from New Jersey now living in Seattle, WA. I'm an ordained minister (The Universal Life Church). I hold two degrees in communications, both of which I completed after the age of 40. I can touch-type 70-plus wpm with virtually 100% accuracy. I play the piano. I used to sing in Barbershop Choruses, but gave it up when the choruses morphed into ordinary pops choirs. I worked as a casino dealer here in Seattle for a while. I'm an expert cribbage player. My computer skills are well above the national average.