Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by frenchtulip, Sep 25, 2011.
Is "pass out" a phrase used in the US? A synonym would be "overtake".
"Pass out" is used in the US, but it means to lose consciousness, usually from drinking too much.
We say just "pass" to mean overtake.
Are you perhaps thinking of "pass up"?
It may be a regional vernacular.
No, not pass up.
I've asked on a discussion board on language to see do people have thoughts on the phrase.
I like your signature Dolphin, think I am going to borrow it. Seems lengthy, but it appears to fit with the count limitation.
Yeah, fainting is similar to passing out. But you usually pass out for other reasons! 2 different medical situations.
PS thanks for the laughs!
Marly has now gone past another person and is now in 12th position. :Retro smile:
Re: pass out
This person is from East Lyme, Connecticut.
from somebody (a transgendered lady which helps explain it) in Viginia:
Anyway, just doing this for my own sake. I have recently come across a phrase that isn't an international phrase which has made me a bit paranoid (in case anyone is curious, it's "to give out" e.g. John was giving out about the amount of homework he gets at school - it means to complain)
Thanks for the update! That sentence would read fine without the word "out". Not an english major here though, English was actually my second language.
3 VOTES!... and Marly will be in 11th place.
HAVE you VOTED today?
Keep voting, folks. Marly is almost in 11th place. Let's get her in the top 10!
Marly is in 11th place!!!!!!!!!!!
I think the fact that today was Yom Kippur, worked in our favor.
It was just over an hour ago, so probably many others didn't get too many votes today.
TIME TO VOTE!
Trying to think positive: if one gets a message that one has already voted in the last 24 hours, in this case, rather than "beat oneself up" a little for doing it, one could see it as positive. The smaller one can reduce the gap between each vote (24 hours being the minimum) the more votes one can get in in the voting period.
It probably also means for this contest more than most, one doesn't just need a single daily reminder, but actually a few reminders as different people need to be reminded at different times of the day.
So we should keep this thread fairly busy, I think.
To me, I'm hopeful we'll get Marly into the top 10 - we look like we gained ground on 10th not just yesterday but over the last few days - gap is down to 186 votes now.
Don't forget to vote today.
WE NEED YOU!
Good morning, It's 8:30 am US EST. Do you know where your vote for Marly is?
Just checked a few minutes ago. Marly is just 124 votes behind 10th place! We are closing the gap!
Gap from Marly (11th) to 9th place is 233. I have a feeling it was less than that yesterday. So if we get to 10th, we might not move up to 9th without more votes. 10th is better than 11th of course but still might be vulnerable to a charge from somebody behind.
So would be good to get some new voters as well as trying to vote as close to 24 hours as possible.
ETA: Actually perhaps I am remembering when Marly was in 12th position and looking at 10th i.e. my recollection is incorrect. Anyway, I've noted the gap here now so we can see how it changes.
100 VOTES! 100 VOTES!
We did it before, we can do it again!
Let's go guys, don't forget to vote.
We will get her there.
For all those who want to do something constructive. It doesn't always have to do with climbing mountains. Sometimes, we can start with baby steps, like pressing a key on the computer and voting for Marly. Why, you might say will this help me? Well, Marly heads an organization called P,A.N.D.OR.A. The organization represents, advocates and works for our benefit. Please do your share. If we can't accomplish this small benefit, how can we ever expect to wake people up and do what it takes to raise awareness and big funding for our illness.
On November 10th, the polls will close and the the ten Heroes with the most votes in each category will move on to the semi-finals. Marly is now in 11th position. Please show your support by voting for her daily - she is in with a chance of winning $25,000 for PANDORA. http://www.jewishcommunityheroes.org/nominees/leaderboard/
Again this is so exciting.
We are so close. We can't stop now.
Please, keep voting.
We need 80 votes.
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