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Without reruns, I would never have known the joys of Gilligan’s Island and Happy Days, of The Brady Bunch and…

Without reruns, I would never have known the joys of Gilligan’s Island and Happy Days, of The Brady Bunch and M*A*S*H. Without reruns of the culinary variety, I’d have to cook every night instead of doing half-labor by cooking a meal planned for two nights. Some things — I’m looking at you, chili — are even better warmed over. So in celebration of reruns, I offer a retrospective of a few posts I’ve written from the past couple of years that I liked, that garnered a fair number of comments, or whose ideas (if not necessarily my particular expression of them) are important.

In no particular order:

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  1. I use my archive frequently. There are days when I don’t have anything to say, and a rerun can keep the doors open. There are also old posts that say something that should be repeated.

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  2. Very useful and interesting comments on grammar — I’ve also used the “a” thing with “affect” and “effect” (though my students had such other and serious grammar problems that “affect\effect” was the least of our worries).

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  3. You are quite good with record keeping. Would I really be able to trace back posts that aroused interesting conversations? Maybe I should begin to take note of such details.

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    1. It helps that I have fewer than 100 posts. :) By the way, you can see comment counts in a little speech bubble in your post listing page within the admin for a quick way to see which ones prompted more discussion than others.

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  4. I can’t seem to escape the Oxford comma debate recently. I’m Irish. We were taught that you never put a comma or a full stop in front of AND. However, nowadays when I use AND as a conjunction I put the comma in front of it. Thanks for the Reruns!

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  5. Happy Chinese new year! This looks delicious. When I lived in Sydney (and during my uni days), I loved visiting Chinatown. We used to have vegan yum cha once a week (or more!). I loved fried red bean paste balls, covered in sesame seeds. Yum!
    I’m a snake. :)

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