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Old April 3rd 11, 05:41 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Polly Esther[_5_]
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There's an Ott floor lamp beside my SM and don't even think about trying to
take it away from me. But . . . I am blessed a couple of times a week with a
friend or two who come and stitch with me for Newborns in Need. The 'guest'
SM has a dismal, cute, trendy, pretty much worthless pole lamp beside it.
I'm thinking it would be 'mighty white' (wonder where that expression came
from?) of me to buy another Ott for the dear folks who join in here. My
question ( do I ever get to the point?) is: Has anyone found something just
as great as the Ott at a better price - or - found the best price for an
Ott? Polly

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Old April 3rd 11, 08:02 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
NightMist
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On Sat, 02 Apr 2011 23:41:03 -0500, Polly Esther wrote:

There's an Ott floor lamp beside my SM and don't even think about trying
to take it away from me. But . . . I am blessed a couple of times a week
with a friend or two who come and stitch with me for Newborns in Need.
The 'guest' SM has a dismal, cute, trendy, pretty much worthless pole
lamp beside it. I'm thinking it would be 'mighty white' (wonder where
that expression came from?) of me to buy another Ott for the dear folks
who join in here. My question ( do I ever get to the point?) is: Has
anyone found something just as great as the Ott at a better price - or -
found the best price for an Ott? Polly


Uh, Miz Polly? If you genuinely do not know the origins of that phrase
may I suggest that you probably do not want to, and might want to
strongly consider dropping it from your conversation. It would likely be
considered wildly offensive in the wrong company. I know it always makes
me growl a little even when I know it is not being used in an ill
intentioned way.

Now here is a tip on Ott lamps, if you go out and buy a replacement bulb
you can fit it into a like wattage halogen lamp of any sort. The bulb is
the thing. I have an end-of-clearance $3 desk style halogen lamp that is
sporting a $25 bought at the art store 13 watt ott bulb. Works just fine
for all that the bulb cost 8 times what the lamp did. You just have to
look at the bulb you want to put in the lamp and make sure you get a lamp
with the right socket thingie.

NightMist



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Old April 3rd 11, 09:18 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Kate T.
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Hey there neighbor

have you ever thought of trying one of the new spiral bulbs. Not the
ones that cast the yellow light. The ones called "daylight bulbs"
They cast a white light. They work great in the evening reading the
newspaper and quilting magazines. Found them at home depot.

Kate T. South Mississippi
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Old April 3rd 11, 01:11 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Bobbie Sews More
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I use the Natural Light bulbs in my pole lamp next to the SM.
Barbara in FL
"Kate T." wrote in message
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Hey there neighbor

have you ever thought of trying one of the new spiral bulbs. Not the
ones that cast the yellow light. The ones called "daylight bulbs"
They cast a white light. They work great in the evening reading the
newspaper and quilting magazines. Found them at home depot.

Kate T. South Mississippi



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Old April 3rd 11, 01:28 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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There are several fine suggestions already. I just checked at Joann and
they have a 40% off sale on their Ott lamps.

http://www.joann.com/joann/common/co...me&ici =Slot6

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

"Polly Esther" wrote in message ...

There's an Ott floor lamp beside my SM and don't even think about trying to
take it away from me. But . . . I am blessed a couple of times a week with a
friend or two who come and stitch with me for Newborns in Need. The 'guest'
SM has a dismal, cute, trendy, pretty much worthless pole lamp beside it.
I'm thinking it would be 'mighty white' (wonder where that expression came
from?) of me to buy another Ott for the dear folks who join in here. My
question ( do I ever get to the point?) is: Has anyone found something just
as great as the Ott at a better price - or - found the best price for an
Ott? Polly

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Old April 3rd 11, 05:17 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Taria
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I have been using the Reveal light bulbs in my lamps and the light is good,
white light. Joann's had a set of an Ott floor and table lamp for under
$100 in a flyer a month or so back. Seemed a pretty good price. The
deal will probably be back.
I nosed around for references to 'mighty white'. Dirty Harry movie, Lone
Ranger and slaves all seem to be associated with it. Nothing very
definitive
though. Maybe someone else can do a better job than I can.
Taria

"Polly Esther" wrote in message
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There's an Ott floor lamp beside my SM and don't even think about trying
to take it away from me. But . . . I am blessed a couple of times a week
with a friend or two who come and stitch with me for Newborns in Need.
The 'guest' SM has a dismal, cute, trendy, pretty much worthless pole lamp
beside it. I'm thinking it would be 'mighty white' (wonder where that
expression came from?) of me to buy another Ott for the dear folks who
join in here. My question ( do I ever get to the point?) is: Has anyone
found something just as great as the Ott at a better price - or - found
the best price for an Ott? Polly



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Old April 3rd 11, 06:21 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Pati, in Phx
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Polly I have an "Ott" bulb (may be a different brand, but I think it
is Ott) in an architects lamp by my sewing machine. Difficult to
remember the brand because it was well worth the price I paid for it
($30???) probably about 10 years ago. I did pick up some replacement
bulbs, to have on hand, a few years ago. G
So, look into finding the bulbs to put into that pole lamp and it will
work well.

Pati, in Phx



On Apr 2, 9:41*pm, "Polly Esther" wrote:
There's an Ott floor lamp beside my SM and don't even think about trying to
take it away from me. But . . . I am blessed a couple of times a week with a
friend or two who come and stitch with me for Newborns in Need. *The 'guest'
SM has a dismal, cute, trendy, pretty much worthless pole lamp beside it.
I'm thinking it would be 'mighty white' *(wonder where that expression came
from?) of me to buy another Ott for the dear folks who join in here. *My
question ( do I ever get to the point?) is: *Has anyone found something just
as great as the Ott at a better price - or - found the best price for an
Ott? * Polly


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Old April 3rd 11, 09:53 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Sunny[_2_]
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Polly, NM is right about the origins of that phrase. The implication
is that the infamous 'N' word is in play and that your actions would
be the opposite of the actions of those to whom that infamous word
would apply. I know, nobody ever explained that. Now I hear all kinds
of people using the phrase 'like white on rice' and wonder if they
don't understand the origins of that saying, which are very similar
and have little to nothing to do with the color of rice in general or
specific. Just sayin'.

As for Ott light bulbs ... I can't use them, but love the Reveal
lights for their good, soft white light.

Sunny
My southern roots run deeper than kudzu
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Old April 3rd 11, 10:52 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Taria
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I looked around some more for this one.
http://www.quotemountain.com/sayings/southern_sayings/
I found some references to asian women and white men.
I don't see anything relating to other races. I have noticed
anything with any words relating to colors are often taken
up as racist even when that isn't the intention. The yellow
line in LA last year is a good example.
Taria



"Sunny" wrote in message
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Polly, NM is right about the origins of that phrase. The implication
is that the infamous 'N' word is in play and that your actions would
be the opposite of the actions of those to whom that infamous word
would apply. I know, nobody ever explained that. Now I hear all kinds
of people using the phrase 'like white on rice' and wonder if they
don't understand the origins of that saying, which are very similar
and have little to nothing to do with the color of rice in general or
specific. Just sayin'.

As for Ott light bulbs ... I can't use them, but love the Reveal
lights for their good, soft white light.

Sunny
My southern roots run deeper than kudzu



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Old April 3rd 11, 11:59 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
NightMist
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Sometimes it is not the origins, nor the intentions behind what you say,
it is how somebody takes it. When more people take it badly than take it
as you might have meant, it is time to find a different thing to say. It
does vary regionally as to how folk might take a thing, that is part of
what makes travel interesting.
My DH grew up with that phrase in common usage and never thought about
using it. Until the day he used it when talking to a black man. He got
himself an earful and a half. I tell you true, it is a darn good thing
for him that that happened in my presence and I got to see his
bewilderment and then dawning understanding, because otherwise I never
would have gone out with him when he finally asked.

Now his people did give him some phrases I am rather fond of. I kind of
like "Colder than the great blue balls of Pluto!" for example. He likes
"Himmel und pancaka!"(1), and "Lache pas la patate!"(2) from my side.

Links talking about the original phrase in question:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_b...sages/670.html
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...8105504AAgBjH4
http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...ite%20of%20you


NightMist

(1) A Pennsylvania expression. Heaven and pancakes! Sort of an
intensified "Oh my gosh!"
(2) A Canadian expression. Hold on to the potato! Mostly means don't
wimp out on this. (3)
(3) Do NOT hold me responsible for the sartorially correct translation or
spelling of phrases in foreign languages that have passed through several
generations of backwoods US families.

On Sun, 03 Apr 2011 14:52:03 -0700, Taria wrote:

I looked around some more for this one.
http://www.quotemountain.com/sayings/southern_sayings/ I found some
references to asian women and white men. I don't see anything relating
to other races. I have noticed anything with any words relating to
colors are often taken up as racist even when that isn't the intention.
The yellow line in LA last year is a good example. Taria



"Sunny" wrote in message
news:7de639d5-0b9a-43de-b4ab-

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Polly, NM is right about the origins of that phrase. The implication is
that the infamous 'N' word is in play and that your actions would be
the opposite of the actions of those to whom that infamous word would
apply. I know, nobody ever explained that. Now I hear all kinds of
people using the phrase 'like white on rice' and wonder if they don't
understand the origins of that saying, which are very similar and have
little to nothing to do with the color of rice in general or specific.
Just sayin'.

As for Ott light bulbs ... I can't use them, but love the Reveal lights
for their good, soft white light.

Sunny
My southern roots run deeper than kudzu






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I'm raising a developmentally disabled child. What's your superpower?
 




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