With some American English-speaking, usually young female speakers, I sometimes perceive a subtle but distinct shift of ... tone, maybe (?), in the middle of the word "you" that makes it sound almost like "yeh-oo" instead of "yo͞o". My American English-speaking, mid-40's female partner neither pronounces the word this way nor does she hear it in others when I point it out. Am I hearing things, or is this "a thing"? What is it called? Is it a "glottal stop"? Why do some people pronounce it like that and others don't? [more inside]
I am trying to find a dark stop animation electronic metal video of a black worm growing in an aquarium. I thought it was called "Beast".
What are the options for someone who wants to break into the stop motion industry. [more inside]
How do I stop this infernal contraption and stick it to Microsoftian tyranny? Though I have a number of qualms with their implementation of OneDrive, my greatest at the moment is that it continues to auto-start on my computer, despite my having already gone into settings and unchecked 'Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows.' [more inside]
My wife just called me and said the plumber came by and quoted her $700 for a flood stop for our washing machine in our condo not including the service fee. Is this normal? [more inside]
I am very impulsive. My brain often persuades me to do things I shouldn't, like play games when i need to do work, spend money to eat a terrible meal when I'm on a diet, etc. It starts as a thought i dont think I'll act on, then grows fast from there. Impulsively inclined people: When your brain is trying to convince you that doing something you know is bad is fine 'just this one time', what tricks do you use on your brain to get it to cut it out? [more inside]
I've been in a serious relationship for almost 4 years. it was very toxic at times but we have been working very hard and diligently to recognize and change things to make us work. Anyhow in the past my 43 year old boyfriend has begun teasing me by flicking me, pulling my pants down while I'm either just talking to him or go up to hug him, he will flick me hard with the dishrag, poke me until I get mad, kick me when we are walking although not hard, constantly undo my bras strap many times a day, sometimes mock me when I talk.... Anyhow you get my point. [more inside]
My cat has barely let out a meow since I've been home from work. Usually he starts up as soon as my keys are in the door. I plan on taking him with me tomorrow if he's not back to normal by the time I'm ready to leave for work, and hitting the Vet. Any ideas what could be wrong though? [more inside]
What are you supposed to do to minimize being reinfected with staph? So far the only advice I've gotten from doctors is "wash your hands more" but I do that already and it's not helping. [more inside]
I like it when a song is powering along and then it comes to a complete stop and then starts again. Grandfather's Clock is an example. Faker's 'This Heart Attack' does the same thing. What are some others?
There's a stop sign in front of my house, and people don't stop at it. Our neighborhood is working on various ways of solving this problem, and my contribution is to create signs to hang up on my wall right next to the stop sign. Last year in a fit of pique Mr. BlahLaLa made one that said SLOW DOWN, FU**ER! That actually had a big, positive impact, believe it or not, but when the novelty wore off, so did compliance. So, help me create a stack of posters I can use in rotation? [more inside]
Any tips on how to stop being a pessimist or on how to stop being pessimistic about optimism? [more inside]
How can I stop my neighbor's dogs from barking? [more inside]
I apparently stopped talking from just before I was one till I was about four. Should I be worried? [more inside]
I cannot stop gagging.. Help! [more inside]
I have a Canon G10 and want to create a stop motion piece where I won't be near the camera, how do I do it without breaking the bank? [more inside]
What is the "nerdy reference" to this Asian hip hop freestyle battle? [more inside]
Why does our kitten believe that dirty clothes hampers and toilets are one and the same? [more inside]
iPad idiot question of the day: I won a wifi-only iPad a few weeks back and it's my first apple product since my dad bought me a IIGS. My questions is about the browser constantly refreshing pages and how to stop this from happening. [more inside]
If a check is "lost in the mail" and never was received by the payee, is there a rule that says who would have to cover the stop payment charge so that the check could be reissued? [more inside]
Should I stop taking Flonase when I have a cold? [more inside]
Do you know this crudely animated stop-motion music video (or the song it is a video for)...can't remember the song, but part of the refrain is like "shake the house, shake the house" with female vocalist. Two characters standing outside of the house, with a nice tree in the side yard. I think its a love song or some other similar "you're crazy" kind of number but upbeat and fun!
I have a constant, low-grade headache. Help. [more inside]
So I am soon going to be driving from Tucson, Arizona to Los Angeles, California. The drive is long, and will most likely be boring, So I have come here to metafilter to ask if there are any natural features, roadside attractions, interesting things I can stop and see along my route.
Heres the situation…you are backing up in a automatic transmission car down a driveway. It comes time to put it in drive, is there any damage to put it in D before coming to a complete stop? [more inside]
What is the most user-friendly, online, (and hopefully free) tool for making simple stop-motion animation shorts. [more inside]
How do the police/traffic authorities stop a moving highway/motorway? [more inside]
The closer I get to finishing this debt off, the more it seems to bother me. Help? [more inside]
I am having trouble contacting Questrade to ask them this question, and am hoping someone familiar with TSX trading rules can answer this for me: [more inside]
How do I kill these zombie magazine subscriptions? [more inside]
Windows XP PC crashes and burns when four identical sticks of RAM are installed but Memtest86 shows no errors. [more inside]
I have traded stock Options for a while but would like to have the following order type: Example - Option Price = 3.90 Put in a order to sell if price goes below 3.50 or sell if price goes above 4.50 I have looked at stop, stop limit, limit, trailing and the works, but is there a technical name for what I want, and do brokers offer it? Thanks! BB
Would you go crazy if you were living in the boonies and every couple of minutes some dude comes careening around your corner on an ATV or motorcycle revving up slowly and maliciously? [more inside]
crunch-filter: how do I stop my abdominal muscles from aching? [more inside]
Help me fight a traffic ticket. :( [more inside]
How to graciously end a soon to be partnership. [more inside]
Dear GOD what is making that racket in the tree outside my house? [more inside]
Friendshipfilter: How do I end it? [more inside]
So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
Can you really push the "stop elevator" button without getting in trouble? [more inside]
MyFirstTicketFilter: What should I do? [more inside]
How can I stop an automatic adobe download? Every time I boot up my computer I get a prompt to download Adobe version 7.0. I already have it on my machine and I use windows XP. I’ve tried to initiate the download, to get rid of the prompt, and I get a message that you already have this version on your machine and the download stops. I’ve tried to uninstall version 7.0 and reinstall it and that doesn’t work either. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks in advance for your help.
I just got a new MacBook Pro 15.4 (1.83 GHz). Everything's great, except for a hissing from the right-hand internal speaker anytime a sound plays through it. When just idle, in Word for example, there is no noise. But anytime a sound-using program is booted, iTunes or GarageBand for example, there is a continual hissing and popping noise, similar to fuzz on a television screen, that is very loud. Anytime a system sounds plays, such as the Trash sound, hissing accompanies it. The only way to make the noise stop is to plug in headphones, or external computer speakers. This hissing only occurs through the internal speakers. Does anyone know how to stop this annoying sound?
How to turn stop light into night light? [more inside]
I recently, out of curiosity, tried the public transportation systems in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. I know that you can’t seriously depend on buses to get around – most buses run every 20-30 minutes, not to mention the waiting time for connection. Ok, I can accept that. But what puzzles me is that there are so many “unnecessary” stops, a lot of which are installed BOTH before AND after the traffic lights at the same intersection. Twice as many stops double the travelling time. It just seems to me such a waste of resources and lack of efficiency. Are people not willing even to walk across the streets to catch the buses or is this some kind of community service issue? Any input will be appreciated.
NYC bus stops. Where are they? [more inside]
Any of you stopped smoking (or not) after acupuncture or laser therapy? [more inside]
Are parking lot stop signs enforceable in California? [more inside]
I use it way too much, and find that whenever I start using less then normal, my lips quickly dry out and then crack and peel up. So I lick them, which just dries them out. [more inside]
How can I stop talking so fast? [details inside] [more inside]