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Old 05-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #11
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GP? Goofy Publisher?

(I was thinking General Practitioner)
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #12
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Oh! - another term that's so deeply ingrained I didn't realise it isn't a worldwide one, Jan ...
General Practitioner.
One's local quack.
Or doctor, to be precise.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #13
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I'm not sure they exist anymore in this country. I think the only way they get to work nowadays is to specialize in something. Dunno.

One's local quack. -- Made me think of a couple of geese I saw on the side of the road the other day, still alive, thankfully. They looked silly with their long necks stretched up and bills pointing skyward. I wondered what they were doing.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #14
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My first thought was General Practitioner, but grand puppy was more fun. I don't have grandchildren yet, just a grandpuppy and a grandkitty.

We call GP's Primary Care physician or PC usually. A PC can be any doc you use as your primary doctor...usually a family physician, internist, or a pediatrician for a child.
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Whereas Dowunder 'PC' is a fairly loathesome term denoting Politically Correct.
Detestable.
How interesting all these variations are!
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PC...Personal Computer...MicroSoft....Detestable....yeah, that works!
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OMG - you must be a Napple aficionado, GG.
Chacune son goût, is all I can say.
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Whereas Dowunder 'PC' is a fairly loathesome term denoting Politically Correct.
Detestable.
How interesting all these variations are!
Oh yeah, we use PC for that, too. And watch it GG, I like my PC! I'm not crazy though, I do have an iPhone and iPad. Yes, yes, I am a tech junkie.
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I do have an iPod; but even that's been overtaken by my use of a different little thinggy for listening to audio books - a SansaClip+. It's neat! - does everything the iPod does except load via iTunes, is smaller, and clips onto anything I'm wearing. Love it!
I bought a Kindle; but it's now been sitting up there on my techo shelf for about a year without being used. I will take it with me next month when I fly down to Melbourne for a day trip, though - perfect for aircraft use.
I'm far from being a luddite: it's just that my two networked PCs keep me totally happy, speaking technically. If I was out and about a lot, I might have to re-think that, of course ...
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I have an iPod, but it's now so old it won't stay charged long and it's been overtaken by the iPhone and iPad. I gave my o,d Kindle to my stepdaughter and bought myself a new Kindle Paperwhite for my birthday in December. I LOVE it!! No more dealing with book lights or buttons since its a touch screen. It's much smaller, too and fits in my purse.

I don't care for audio books myself. I prefer to read. If I listen to something it's usually a podcast.

My husband is the Luddite.
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