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LOUISIANA .  Has parishes instead of counties
because they were originally Spanish church units. 
 

 

Thanks. I always wondered why that was.  Living outside of NY I occasionally have to explain the concept of borough vs county. The other question that I've never been able to get an answer to is what is the difference between a commonwealth (Kentucky, Massachusetts) and a state, if any.


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I use to ask my father questions like that. An' ya know what he use to say to me?
"Go look it up."

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I use to ask my father questions like that. An' ya know what he use to say to me?
"Go look it up."

So can I assume that you're looking this up?  Thanks.


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I use to ask my father questions like that. An' ya know what he use to say to me?
"Go look it up!"

These days he'd probably say:

"Google it!"


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So can I assume that you're looking this up? Thanks.


Actually, that's a question that I don't particularly care if I never know the answer to.

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Thanks. I always wondered why that was.  Living outside of NY I occasionally have to explain the concept of borough vs county. The other question that I've never been able to get an answer to is what is the difference between a commonwealth (Kentucky, Massachusetts) and a state, if any.

Pennsylvania also.


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I hope this link comes through - nice answer     Google, of course!

 

http://geography.about.com/b/a/257714.htm


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Legally there is no difference between the four Commonwealths & the 46 other states.  By definition a commonwealth is an area that is legally governed..When KY, PA, MA &VA became states they opted to keep the name Commonwealth. 

 

On a local level, they have constables, at least in Kentucky they do.....which is kind of what we would consider a sheriff. 


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Thanks, Donna.  And I didn't even have to look it up.
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Eh, did the Brothers do your homework for you back then too?
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Terrence:

 

Did you get up on the wrong side of the maple tree today??????

 

Play Nice...................


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How old is Grandpa?

 

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.
The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandfather replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

' television

' penicillin

' polio shots

' frozen foods

' Xerox

' contact lenses

' Frisbees and

' the pill.

There were no:

' credit cards

' laser beams or

' ball-point pens.

 

Man had not invented:

' pantyhose

' air conditioners

' dishwashers

' clothes dryers

' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and

' man hadn't yet walked on the moon.

Your Grandmother and I got married first, . . . and then lived together.

Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir." 

We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.  

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends, not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan' on it, it was junk

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.

Pizza Hut , McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5 &10 cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . . . but who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day:

' "grass" was mowed,

' "coke" was a cold drink,

' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and

' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.

' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,

' "chip" meant a piece of wood,

' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and

' "software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... and how old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old man in mind ... you are in for a shock!

Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.
Are you ready ????? 


This man would be only 59 years old!


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Although the exact date of the invention of the TV is open to debate, the Dumont company started making TV sets in 1939. The ballpoint pen was invented by Laszlo Biro in 1938. In 1933, Edwin Armstrong invented FM radio. Also, penicillin was invented by Alexander Fleming in 1928. In 1902, the first modern electrical air conditioning was iinvented by Willis Carrier. In 1901, just-add-hot water "instant" coffee was invented by Japanese American chemist Satori Kato of Chicago.

 

So, the grandpa has to be at least 106 yrs old not 59!

 

Get your facts straight.


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Ken,
Me thinks grandpa is having a senior moment....
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