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Posts: 984

Alexandria, NH

Posted: Jan 04, 2012 - 3:10 AM GMT

a chairlift takes you to the top of a trail
a chair lift is a medical transport move to use a sitting device to evacuate an immobile person.

T-bar and J-bar are correct-- the others are ranches in northern Texas.

Gondolas is correct-- gondoli are a form if Italian pasta that holds a lot of sauce from the Italian Alps region.

Frozen granular is a ski report term for groomed ridges that froze solid. Hardpack is code for ice clear enough to see a Sasquatch frozen underneath.

Poma sounds better than a platterpull which can be mistaken for a early mammal or a kitchen Olympic event. Poma sounds cooler as well.

Mitey mite's are for little kids, handle tows are the same but sound better for adults.

A handle tow with a platter would be really painful.

Can I change my answers? I like these.
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Posted: Jan 04, 2012 - 2:38 PM GMT
Edited: Jan 04, 2012 - 2:38 PM GMT

It is:
One ski - 2 skis

And never 2 ski's!
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Posted: Jan 04, 2012 - 3:49 PM GMT

mapnut, I admire you courage in taking on the apostrophe problem, but I'm afraid that it's like trying to stop an avalanche. I shows up everywhere.

For example: "The Smith's" on a mailbox. Does that mean that a person named Smith owns the mailbox or the property where it stands? I guess that the Smith family wants it to mean that the family named Smith - all of them - live there. Good luck trying to explain to them that the apostrophe isn't needed.

In Webster, Mass., there is display of statues and honor roles of veterans on the Common with a sign that says "Veteran's Court." I have tried to explain to a couple of town officials that the sign means that one veteran owns that court. They looked at me as though I was dumb and probably unpatriotic.

It's like trying to explain that "I could care less" actually means that the speaker cares. Good luck with that one, too.

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