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geonerd
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« Reply #29835 on: January 18, 2017, 9:40:45 pm »

How could I have forgotten Leonard's Day on February 2 (air date of the episode)!
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« Reply #29836 on: January 19, 2017, 10:26:05 am »

It's the end of line for now, but President's Day is coming up in a few weeks. Maybe Washington or Lincoln has a quote that's somehow relevant.

Washington + Lincoln = more than one president = Presidents' Day, not President's Day. 

Well, since you insist upon being pedantic, it's actually none of the above.

According to Title 5, Part 3, Subpart E, Chapter 61, Subchapter I, Section 6103(a) of the United States Code, it is (still) officially called "Washington's Birthday". (https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/6103)

That being the case, and as Washington refers to only one president, it would seem that the alternate name for the holiday used by Geonerd is more correct than your attempted correction.

I thought it had now become Presidents Day: a day to honor presidents, rather than a day belonging to them.
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« Reply #29837 on: January 19, 2017, 11:06:50 pm »

It's the end of line for now, but President's Day is coming up in a few weeks. Maybe Washington or Lincoln has a quote that's somehow relevant.

Washington + Lincoln = more than one president = Presidents' Day, not President's Day. 

Well, since you insist upon being pedantic, it's actually none of the above.

According to Title 5, Part 3, Subpart E, Chapter 61, Subchapter I, Section 6103(a) of the United States Code, it is (still) officially called "Washington's Birthday". (https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/6103)

That being the case, and as Washington refers to only one president, it would seem that the alternate name for the holiday used by Geonerd is more correct than your attempted correction.

I thought it had now become Presidents Day: a day to honor presidents, rather than a day belonging to them.

I had thought so, too.  But apparently it was never legally established; MysticTechGal appears to be correct.  See Snopes:
http://www.snopes.com/holidays/presidents/presidentsday.asp
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« Reply #29838 on: January 20, 2017, 7:10:55 pm »

In its entirety:

I had been send Email three times for differenrt advisors today and donot get the letter reply,what should i do? Just wait?
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« Reply #29839 on: January 20, 2017, 7:23:02 pm »

In its entirety:

I had been send Email three times for differenrt advisors today and donot get the letter reply,what should i do? Just wait?

Use your powers of time travel for good, never for evil.
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« Reply #29840 on: Today at 04:15:22 am »

What would you all do if a student accidentally sent an email to your personal account instead of your work address? They both (my work and personal emails) have the same name at the beginning, so I'm thinking the student just mistakenly converted my address to gmail. On the other hand, if the student did look up my personal email, that is just weird and/or creepy (especially weird because the message was about the online part of the class, which has internal email).

Ok, I am sure I am overthinking this.

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« Reply #29841 on: Today at 04:19:34 am »

What would you all do if a student accidentally sent an email to your personal account instead of your work address? They both (my work and personal emails) have the same name at the beginning, so I'm thinking the student just mistakenly converted my address to gmail. On the other hand, if the student did look up my personal email, that is just weird and/or creepy (especially weird because the message was about the online part of the class, which has internal email).

Ok, I am sure I am overthinking this.



Any chance you accidentally sent them an e-mail once from your gmail address? If I send e-mail on my phone, it is easy to do this (since I have to actively switch to my university account).
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« Reply #29842 on: Today at 06:15:11 am »

What would you all do if a student accidentally sent an email to your personal account instead of your work address? They both (my work and personal emails) have the same name at the beginning, so I'm thinking the student just mistakenly converted my address to gmail. On the other hand, if the student did look up my personal email, that is just weird and/or creepy (especially weird because the message was about the online part of the class, which has internal email).

Ok, I am sure I am overthinking this.



Any chance you accidentally sent them an e-mail once from your gmail address? If I send e-mail on my phone, it is easy to do this (since I have to actively switch to my university account).

No, I never do student emails from my phone, and it's a brand new student from just this week.
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« Reply #29843 on: Today at 04:34:03 pm »

What would you all do if a student accidentally sent an email to your personal account instead of your work address? They both (my work and personal emails) have the same name at the beginning, so I'm thinking the student just mistakenly converted my address to gmail. On the other hand, if the student did look up my personal email, that is just weird and/or creepy (especially weird because the message was about the online part of the class, which has internal email).

Ok, I am sure I am overthinking this.



Be the kind stranger who lets the errant sender know that they have the wrong address and you are not the intended recipient.  There's no reason someone else couldn't have that gmail address. 
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