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Old 06-04-2009, 09:37 AM   #16
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Children are emotional. Adults are rational.
*sigh* if only that were true....
say, i wonder if the soap spray is working?

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Old 06-04-2009, 09:49 AM   #17
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Anyone on the forum who bothers to read my many lengthy, irrelevant, and irreverent posts (thanks, BTW) knows that I was committing only my customary sin: trying to be funny, and failing woefully.

Frog is offensive, and probably inaccurate, slang for a French-Canadian, sorry about that. KeyBeck was meant to be a phonetic representation of the proper pronunciation of the name of the Province.

I sincerely apologize to all the Canucks that I was completely unfunny (My CANADIAN HUSBAND assures me that Canuck is a term of endearment rather than offensive slang).

CCarlisle "You have embarassed yourself"
Yup, and it won't be the first time.
"in one fell swoop you have shown your ignorance, destroyed whatever reputation you might have had and put into doubt your future credibility."
I guess the forum will be the judge of that. Can we do a poll?
Has Leah Frances displayed her ignorance, destroyed whatever reputation she might have had and put into doubt her future credibility?

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Old 06-04-2009, 10:01 AM   #18
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Oh Boy!!! This is gonna be Great!!!


Can you count, on one hand, the number of spelling errors you have committed? "Pot and Kettle" Syndrome here!?!?!?!?

If the tag does not fit, it should not offend! Call me anything but "short", and I am NOT offended.



I am Irish/Italian. That makes me a McGuinea. And Proud of it!

I am an American. That makes me a Yank. And Proud of it.

I am short. Call me short and it PROBABLY will offend me. Why?? Because the TRUTH often hurts.

So if you are a Frog and are offended, there must be something Truthfully sad concerning this name!!!!




POST SCRIPT: "Frogs" are NOT from Canada. The are from France.

French Canadians/Canadiens DO NOT qualify as "Frogs"!!!

I will let you slide on "Neighbours/ors" and Civilisation/lization spelling because of the British influence on your, albeit the CORRECT, English Tongue!!!!


POST POST SCRIPT: I venture to bargain that the "Frog" poster was just being silly and meant no harm!
I do have to agree with you that the poster meant no harm when she used the word "Frog". However, it is a racial epithet no matter how you "spin" it.

I am sure you don't condone the use of such "words or phrases", but I have to admit I was more offended by your post than by the one that sent us on this tangent. And I am not even French Canadian.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:17 AM   #19
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but.... what does all this have to do with aphids? do they insult each other too?
seems to me they work together towards a common goal....eating your garden!... any other suggestions on how to get rid of them?

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Old 06-04-2009, 10:20 AM   #20
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Yes, now back to the topic of these bugs.

Can it hurt anything to spray these plants with the soap and water? If not, it is worth a try.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:25 AM   #21
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When I bought that pesticide, the sales associate who sold it to me also said it sometimes helps to spray them with the hose. Put the sprayer on a setting that will knock them off the plant, but not damage the plant itself.

It wouldn't work on small plants, but it may help on the bushes and Maple trees you're having trouble with Zoolou.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:29 AM   #22
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not Ivory, nope. good stuff. i used it (dishsoap diluted) to kill off ACTUAL spider mites, (much smaller than aphids) on the wife's house plants. worked fine, but you do have to spray up under the leaves.
i like the idea of the added cooking oil too. makes sense to me..... might help, most likely wouldn't hurt anything....

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Will Rana Pipiens eat aphids?
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Thanks for the input... it looks like the majority of them are on the trees more so than the plants....Anyone ever try the thing called Bug Blaster from Lee Valley???? its a hose attachment thats sprays 360 degrees to remove the aphids off the stems and leaves....... and as for the "frog" comments....Im not sure if the aphids are French or Bilingual ...but i'll make sure to ask them before i start to spray them
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and as for the "frog" comments....Im not sure if the aphids are French or Bilingual ...but i'll make sure to ask them before i start to spray them

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not Ivory, nope. good stuff. i used it (dishsoap diluted) to kill off ACTUAL spider mites, (much smaller than aphids) on the wife's house plants. worked fine, but you do have to spray up under the leaves.
i like the idea of the added cooking oil too. makes sense to me..... might help, most likely wouldn't hurt anything....

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We have an infestation of aphids or fruit flies or something in our office. We will give this a try to see if it works on them.
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Will Rana Pipiens eat aphids?
is that another frog joke? seriously though, yes they would, it's just getting enough of them in your yard for that large of an infestation.... a million bugs vs. 10,000 frogs.... hmmmmm...decisions, decisions....lol

ladybugs still love 'em! soap as many as you can to kill 'em off, and add lots of ladybugs and preying mantis.
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/C001/m001epaphidne.html
has other natural predators listed, including a fungus!

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I do have to agree with you that the poster meant no harm when she used the word "Frog". However, it is a racial epithet no matter how you "spin" it.

I am sure you don't condone the use of such "words or phrases", but I have to admit I was more offended by your post than by the one that sent us on this tangent. And I am not even French Canadian.

Had typed and posted an entire page of retort, but the truth of the matter is that it just is not that important. So I deleted it!!

I will allow you the strife of the Pantywad!!!

Have at it!

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Looks like we're gonna hafta get Nathan to put a basement in this place.
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Looks like we're gonna hafta get Nathan to put a basement in this place.
Are you sure we are not already in it?

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