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Apparently Space Heaters pull a crazy amount of light

So it’s been very cold (obviously, it’s winter) and my apartment has one of those AC/Heater combos. I hate those. They’re loud while used and they pull too much light and I don’t need to pay $200 for a light Bill in December/January.

I went and bought a small space heater and have been using that instead, and regret it. I received my December-January Light Bill this morning and it was $215!!!!! The previous bill was $61!!! I am fuming.

I called them at 4 this morning and spoke to a woman named Diaz and she asked me if I am using a space heater, and I said yes, she said that is what is pulling tons of light in my apartment. She said those small things pull tons of light, and most people don’t know it.

Ugh I am so upset. I am probably better off using the one built into my wall. This is the first time I’m paying a large bill during winter!!!!!!

Below is the heater I use.

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by Anonymousreply 143Last Friday at 1:41 AM

They pull light? Don't you mean electricity?

by Anonymousreply 101/12/2021

Do you mean electricity, OP?

by Anonymousreply 201/12/2021

Yeah those things are horrible.

Same crap happened to me.

I then bought one of the expensive ones after that and those don’t use up as much electricity.

The cheap ones, well, aren’t so cheap.

by Anonymousreply 301/12/2021

Is this an old person thing, "light bill"...?

by Anonymousreply 401/12/2021

Yeah - it sounded like OP's not a native English speaker. Pulls too much light? Power? Electricity? Hard to understand.

by Anonymousreply 501/12/2021

OP is posting from 1973

by Anonymousreply 601/12/2021

R3 the one I bought wasn’t even cheap. It was $70!

I may have to get the Honeywell one that is “Energy Efficient”. May be better.

by Anonymousreply 701/12/2021

Anything that creates heat or motion uses a lot of electricity (or any kind of power.)

by Anonymousreply 801/12/2021

R4 actually you sound old. I don’t know a young person who wouldn’t know what the “light bill” is.

by Anonymousreply 901/12/2021

You may have to cut back on what you pay the iceman and the milkman to balance things out.

by Anonymousreply 1001/12/2021

OP, it hasn't been a "light bill" since World War 2. Now we plug refrigerators and toasters into the same holes in the wall where we plug in the lamps.

And there's no such thing as an "energy efficient" space heater. Fifteen hundred watts (the maximum wattage sold) is 1500 watts.

by Anonymousreply 1101/12/2021

R9 has an ice box.

by Anonymousreply 1201/12/2021

[quote]I called them at 4 this morning

I missed this part. OP is worse than someone who calls about his passport, citizenship papers or visa at 11pm while walking down a busy street.

by Anonymousreply 1301/12/2021

[quote] actually you sound old. I don’t know a young person who wouldn’t know what the “light bill” is.

We call it electric bill or hydro bill where I'm from. Light bill sounds "off".

by Anonymousreply 1401/12/2021

OP, are you Andy Kaufman? The wording sounds like something he'd enjoy...

by Anonymousreply 1501/12/2021

R11 welcome to 2021 bud.

They do make energy efficient heaters now, the same way TVs no longer pull a lot of electricity etc. like they once did.

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by Anonymousreply 1601/12/2021

Most people who grew up in NYC say light Bill still to this day.

Transplants ... they’re different but wanna be us.

by Anonymousreply 1701/12/2021

Go for the oil heated type that look like a radiator.

by Anonymousreply 1801/12/2021

[quote]the one I bought wasn’t even cheap. It was $70!

That's cute!

by Anonymousreply 1901/12/2021

R16 They (and you) can call it energy efficient all you like but as it draws 1500 watts, it uses just as much electricity as any other 1500 watt space heater.

by Anonymousreply 2001/12/2021

R19 that is one of the bigger prices for store bought space heaters.

by Anonymousreply 2101/12/2021

Light bill is an old-timey phrase. ConEd or power bill or electric.

R17 - go fuck yourself. You grew up in some outer borough and your only success in life is to have been born in a ghetto of a major city.

I believe Spanish say 'cuenta de luz' in many places. I assume OP is from one of those countries.

by Anonymousreply 2201/12/2021

I'm old and have never heard "pulling light" Where in the world do you live?

I've heard of pulling taffy

by Anonymousreply 2301/12/2021

No, no, I mean the notion that $70 isn't cheap.

by Anonymousreply 2401/12/2021

R22 and you grew up where???

by Anonymousreply 2501/12/2021

Pulling light?

by Anonymousreply 2601/12/2021

If you life in NY, take your AC out of your window. Don't dry your laundry on the radiator. Do block the space under the front door and caulk around your window frames, especially at the top where no one every checks.

NYC Tip-Best to go to Home Depot for brown caulk, you don't want to ask for it at your corner hardware store. It can be embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 2701/12/2021

^live

by Anonymousreply 2801/12/2021

R10 I love you

by Anonymousreply 2901/12/2021

What r10 said wasn’t that witty r29. Or are you him?

by Anonymousreply 3001/12/2021

However odd & dated this post sounds, I applaud for OP for attempting to change the subject from Civil War 2.0

by Anonymousreply 3101/12/2021

R17 is Edwina

by Anonymousreply 3201/12/2021

[quote] [R4] actually you sound old. I don’t know a young person who wouldn’t know what the “light bill” is.

So you’re saying it’s “young person” slang? Ghetto slang maybe? Because no one calls it “the light bill” or says “pulls too much light.” WTF? I’m not a native NYer but I’ve lived here for almost 14 years and I’ve known plenty of NYC natives, and they don’t call it “the light bill”.

by Anonymousreply 3301/12/2021

[quote] she said that is what is pulling tons of light in my apartment. She said those small things pull tons of light, and most people don’t know it.

She literally did not say this.

by Anonymousreply 3401/12/2021

"After church today there will be a peter pull at Mrs. Taffy's house"

by Anonymousreply 3501/12/2021

R35 - and skip the soda fountain and my Sarsaparilla? I guess a jerk is a jerk whenever you can get it.

by Anonymousreply 3601/12/2021

When was your 100th birthday, OP?

by Anonymousreply 3701/12/2021

This thread is making my lumbago act up

by Anonymousreply 3801/12/2021

R30 I am not r10 are you OP cuz you seem hyper defensive? I found it quite amusing, maybe because I’m old enough to know first hand from my parents how out of date reference to a light bill is. It is from The milkman and iceman era.

by Anonymousreply 3901/12/2021

Invest in some blankets, OP.

by Anonymousreply 4001/12/2021

My grandmother, who was born in 1909, always called it the ‘lectric bill (with the first syllable dropped), but maybe she’d previously called it the light bill before I was born.

It’s just bizarre to call it “the light bill” and also to suggest that it’s not an old person thing but a young person thing to do so, as the bitch at R9 did.

by Anonymousreply 4101/12/2021

Op why are your space heats so loud. Mine had a nice little hum. No big deal really.

by Anonymousreply 4201/12/2021

Get an electric throw. Big enough for one person in bed and doesn't waste heat.

by Anonymousreply 4301/12/2021

"light bill" must be a regional phrase. I've always called it a light bill.

by Anonymousreply 4401/12/2021

Is ‘light’ some type of local word for ‘electricity’? Does OP have an accent?

by Anonymousreply 4501/12/2021

OP - where do you live? Are "light bill" and especially "pulling light" regional expressions like "making groceries" was in New Orleans?

by Anonymousreply 4601/12/2021

Are youse guys paying the light? Me shut off heat.

by Anonymousreply 4701/12/2021

R44 Look at the next one they send you.

I'm guessing it says "Electric"

by Anonymousreply 4801/12/2021

No one says "pulls too much light," OP thought of something dippy to say that would drive DLers crazy, then built an EST around it.

by Anonymousreply 4901/12/2021

And where do you live, R44?

“Light bill” is so obscure/outdated, it doesn’t even come up when you Google it. There are usually many lively discussions to be found online— on various grammar websites, Reddit, etc.—about odd regional variations on common terminology, lingo, and so forth, but I can’t find any mention of a “light bill” let alone “pulling light”.

Which is odd, considering how popular “light bill” supposedly is with young people, right R9?

by Anonymousreply 5001/12/2021

[quote]Ghetto slang maybe?

Leave people in the hood out of this! Even they aren't calling it the "light bill."

But seriously, my grandmother who is in her 90s still occasionally says "light bill" and sometimes she says "electric bill" because she is aware that light bill is an old term and people may not know what she's talking about.

Also people might want to remember there are people in their 80s+ on Datalounge. There always have been.

by Anonymousreply 5101/12/2021

There’s no way the OP is in his 80s. I do want to know where he lives, though.

by Anonymousreply 5201/12/2021

OP isn't in his 80s, ya ding-dongs, he's a troll.

by Anonymousreply 5301/12/2021

I just searched for the term ‘light bill’ on Twitter, and literally every person using it is black. No one else. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It might just be a cultural thing.

by Anonymousreply 5401/12/2021

Try unplugging the sitting room HiFi and the percolator in the Pullman kitchen and see if these help, dearie.

by Anonymousreply 5501/12/2021

I thought only these could "pull" light, lol.

Whenever I see one of these "Only old people use that phrase." I have to chuckle. Because you know what Madge? YOU recognized it. I picture all these old guys (I will include myself at 53) waiting to pounce on each other to prove their hipness. That, or some bitter millennial just now dealing with the fact that they are now slouching towards EG status.

I love talking to people who use old phrases or remember a different time. I did a lot of reading growing up and find it refreshing to talk to someone literate from an earlier generation. And it isn't just Dickens. I have a couple of Vet friends that served in Vietnam and Korea. Their first hand take on that time and this is usually refreshing.

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by Anonymousreply 5601/12/2021

R54, There are many black people when you run the search but there are also a couple of white people and latinos.

I've noticed many of them are from Louisiana (Saints fans), Florida or other Southern states.

by Anonymousreply 5701/12/2021

[quote] ...and spoke to a woman named Diaz

Relevance? Other than confirming you are an ass and a liar?

by Anonymousreply 5801/12/2021

OP is just Edwin using another of his numerous accounts. TROLLIN’, TROLLIN’, TROLLIN’....

Fuck off Edwin, this never happened, you don’t say light bill...all bullshit. Die.

by Anonymousreply 5901/12/2021

R59 is right. OP has been replying all over this thread and not actually replying to the questions about the language he used.

Outside of this thread, he seems to create a lot of threads and then never replies to them with the same account. Just creates a thread and then walks away - or comes back under a different account.

Freak.

by Anonymousreply 6001/12/2021

I don't know if this is still the case, but when I lived in the DC area in the '80s, the gas company was called "Washington Gas Light." And it was ONLY a gas company (not electric), so that name went back to when people and cities used gas for lighting.

by Anonymousreply 6101/12/2021

Let’s stop hanging up on OP for five seconds. If they live in the northeastern part of the country I can empathize. I had oil heating in my previous homes in MA. Then I bought a house last spring with electric. I was happy to not be relying on oil anymore for heat. But— My heating bills are now ASTRONOMICAL. No one told me heating via electricity was so expensive in New England. (I am from the Pacific Northwest and it was not like this there.) The realtor didn’t tell me. I just had no freaking idea. I had to learn the hard way when the winter came and my bills skyrocketed to an outrageous, shocking amount.

The house is from 1969 so I have baseboard heating and these extra little heaters in the bathrooms. The woman I spoke to at the electric company said specifically, yes it’s crazy expensive to have electric heat here. And she said, do NOT assume that if you go buy space heaters it will cut costs. They are crazy expensive to run. Just for a little space heater. So basically, there is no way around the expense except to get solar panels installed.

So old-fashioned verbiage aside, I get it.

by Anonymousreply 6201/12/2021

[quote]OP has been replying all over this thread and not actually replying to the questions about the language he used.

Only on DL would the use of "light bill" incite such a visceral reaction. Who gives a fuck? You old queens really need to get laid soon.

by Anonymousreply 6301/12/2021

No one says light bill. Hardly anyone even says electric bill, most people simply say HYDRO bill. Are you all in the backwoods of Tennessee, by chance??

by Anonymousreply 6401/12/2021

OP you sound positively insufferable. I'd pay your "light bill" just to shut you up.

by Anonymousreply 6501/12/2021

R65 feel free. I am ok with you paying my light bill lol

by Anonymousreply 6601/12/2021

R62 it’s nuts.

My previous apartment (and every place I lived my entire life) had old style radiators, not connected to light.

These newer buildings all use electric heaters and it’s so ridiculous you have to pay that amount to stay warm!

I pay less for AC during summer.

by Anonymousreply 6701/12/2021

R63 as I was reading though I couldn’t help but wonder why saying light bill was something to get worked up over. DLers seem to have nothing going on in their lives. I know I wouldn’t care, and don’t when they say their many stupid things.

by Anonymousreply 6801/12/2021

Here , lets go down this rabbit hole

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by Anonymousreply 6901/12/2021

I was just sexually threatened by text.

A certain someone said he was going to yank down my panties- BOTH PAIRS!!!

He then said he was gonna pull a crazy amount of light up my wazoo! HARD!

by Anonymousreply 7001/12/2021

[quote]Whenever I see one of these "Only old people use that phrase." I have to chuckle. Because you know what Madge? YOU recognized it.

I know what a Fridigaire is because I watch MST3K, not because I'm 120 years old.

by Anonymousreply 7101/12/2021

My landlord forbids space heaters in the building.

They're the cause of too many fires.

by Anonymousreply 7201/12/2021

R72 my mother told me to be careful picking one because they cause so many fires, and that’s how my Uncle lost his place.

by Anonymousreply 7301/12/2021

Hydro bill?

by Anonymousreply 7401/12/2021

Never heard hydro bill.

by Anonymousreply 7501/12/2021

[quote]Hydro bill?

It's a Canadian thing

by Anonymousreply 7601/12/2021

[quote] No one says light bill. Hardly anyone even says electric bill, most people simply say HYDRO bill. Are you all in the backwoods of Tennessee, by chance??

Have never heard anyone say “hydro bill”. Where do you live?

by Anonymousreply 7701/12/2021

Hydro bill is for water?

by Anonymousreply 7801/12/2021

It's because a lot of their energy is generated by hydroelectric dams.

by Anonymousreply 7901/12/2021

I'm a fifth-generation Californian, and when I moved back east I was amazed at how many houses had electric heat. Pretty much everywhere in California has natural gas or propane.

by Anonymousreply 8001/12/2021

I know DL is all about pointless bitchery but.....c'mon, guys. You're bordering on cruelty in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 8101/12/2021

They can cause fires, too. A colleague had to deal with a house fire. She kept a space heater on the floor next to her dogs' beds. One of the dog beds caught fire. Fortunately she was able to get herself and the dogs out without injury.

by Anonymousreply 8201/12/2021

[quote] I picture all these old guys (I will include myself at 53) waiting to pounce on each other to prove their hipness. That, or some bitter millennial just now dealing with the fact that they are now slouching towards EG status.

I’m 41, and while I’m hip, I have no desire to appear young or take up the vernacular of Gen Z or whatever. I want nothing to do with them, in fact. Please, like their vapid, ignorant culture is something to aspire to. I identify strongly with Generation X, of which I am part, and even Boomers. “Light bill” and “pulling a ton of light” aren’t young people OR old people expressions. The elderly people who did use it have all died. It seems to be a Black American Vernacular thing, nothing to do with age.

[quote]I love talking to people who use old phrases or remember a different time. I did a lot of reading growing up and find it refreshing to talk to someone literate from an earlier generation.

I agree with this, and I will go out of my way to use outdated terminology all the time if it’s fun for me. That’s not what OP is doing. He’s not being old-fashioned for fun. And “pulling light” isn’t an expression that *anyone* uses or has ever used.

The cruelty is warranted in this situation, R81.

by Anonymousreply 8301/12/2021

R70 is the real hero of this thread.

by Anonymousreply 8401/12/2021

R83 But the crux of the issue, whether you think "pulling light" is trolling or stupid or whatever else, is that space heaters are in fact insanely expensive to run, and you don't realize it until it's too late and you bill comes due.

by Anonymousreply 8501/12/2021

Oh totally, R85, I agree. And I sympathize with anyone dealing with it. My boyfriend and I have had to use space heaters in our bedroom because our brownstone is so old and only the front half of the house really heats. And it’s MURDER.

I’m going to tell him tonight we need to start pushing light out instead of constantly pulling it in.

by Anonymousreply 8601/12/2021

How old are some these space heaters that started fires? If I even look at mine wrong it shuts off.

I remember hearing stories about these fires in the 60s & 70s when the heaters had those bright red coils and no thermostat or auto-shutoff features. Also, my electricity bill isn’t much different if I run a space heater for a few hours while I watch TV.

Are you guys leaving on all day & night?

by Anonymousreply 8701/12/2021

“Filling station”

by Anonymousreply 8801/12/2021

R86 Marry me! Hilarious. xoxo

by Anonymousreply 8901/12/2021

R88 Yes!! My grandmother always called it a "filling station." I would think of teeth every time she said it.

Here's one: beauty parlor

by Anonymousreply 9001/12/2021

[quote] It seems to be a Black American Vernacular thing, nothing to do with age.

It's an old term that people in the South and Midwest still use, because older terms don't fade in those regions as quickly as they do on, say, the coasts. There's a lot of overlap between black vernacular and old-fashioned terminology.

It's similar to how a lot of young kids call stuff "corny" these days, whereas someone like me, 49 years old and probably the age of their parents, never heard it except on old TV shows.

"Pulling light" is not a term used by anyone and it's the dopey thing OP invented, just to get a rise out of people.

by Anonymousreply 9101/12/2021

R91 It didn't get a rise out of me. I just thought it was weird phrasing, and I was capable of overlooking the phrasing and hearing the actual message. The fact that it "got a rise" out of so many of you caftan cunt queens is perplexing. Or not. We are all chronically under-stimulated because of Covid.

by Anonymousreply 9201/12/2021

R85, there’s a science to using electric heat - just like light bulbs. If you are in an area for extended periods of time, an electric oil radiator takes longer to heat up, but puts out consistent heat for a longer period of time and takes less energy. A bathroom scores heat bulbs; it’s a good contrast against cold toilet seats.

Any electrical appliance that moves hot air is your lead energy hog - electric dryers (hair&clothing) and space heaters that use fans.

OP, a hot shower will warm you up and knock some 2020 off your ass.

by Anonymousreply 9301/12/2021

[quote] The fact that it "got a rise" out of so many of you caftan cunt queens is perplexing

Caftan queens? I will fight you.

by Anonymousreply 9401/12/2021

Hydro = (electronic) energy sourced from hydroelectric dams.

by Anonymousreply 9501/12/2021

r95, see r79.

by Anonymousreply 9601/12/2021

So, if we have a polar event (which, science doctors are hinting at), a bunch of Canadian and East Coast queens are going to need rehousing. You had better have good weed and wear a mask. No musky rescues - wolferines, opossum, stoats, etc.

by Anonymousreply 9701/12/2021

I'm guessing the OP is southern. I've never heard anyone call the electric bill the "light bill" outside the south. I think it's cute. 😉

by Anonymousreply 9801/12/2021

[quote] I couldn’t help but wonder why saying light bill was something to get worked up over.

You may see it as annoying but I see it as something that makes Datalounge special. There is no moderator dragging everyone back to a topic.

ANY thread on Datalounge about any subject can, at the drop of a dime, change to another more obscure subject relating to a single aspect of the actual topic.

A thread about the Golden Girls could turn into a thread about Blanche's scarves.

A thread about handwriting classes no longer being taught once turned into a thread about the modern day color of black boards, "and if they're not black and they're not chalk based then why are they still being called black boards!"

If a poster makes an accidental pun in a thread, there will be 30 posts relating to it within a two hour period.

Datalounge is a place where people's minds wander and it's horrible when you're actually interested in the topic and hilarious when everyone seems to focus on the strangest of things.

by Anonymousreply 9901/12/2021

[quote]I’m going to tell him tonight we need to start pushing light out instead of constantly pulling it in.

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by Anonymousreply 10001/12/2021

R89 thats the second or third time you’ve replied something ridiculous to yourself on this thread alone. Are you ok? Schizophrenic?

Why do you keep telling yourself “I love you” and “Marry me”?

by Anonymousreply 10101/12/2021

I got an email this morning from my electricity provider that my bill was going to 89% higher this month than the same time last year, even though I'm not doing anything different than last year- and this winter is milder than last.

by Anonymousreply 10201/12/2021

R102 mine is up 113%

by Anonymousreply 10301/12/2021

You obviously need to get a gas-powered vibrator.

by Anonymousreply 10401/12/2021

So you called your rent man about paying the light bill?

Are you posting from 1947?

by Anonymousreply 10501/12/2021

R105 what???

by Anonymousreply 10601/12/2021

R101, I’m one of the people that poster replied to with “Marry me,” and I promise you—no matter what else is going on with that person—I am not him and he is not me.

by Anonymousreply 10701/12/2021

R107 but you are. And it’s weird.

by Anonymousreply 10801/12/2021

I have one of those Dyson heating units; I'd freeze without it.

I went away for a month about 14 years ago to take care of a sick relative; I unplugged EVERTYING but the fridge, and my bill was like 5 bucks less.

Rip off.

by Anonymousreply 10901/12/2021

I almost wonder if they’re charging us more to make up some for all the people who can’t pay their bills?

by Anonymousreply 11001/12/2021

The light bills are more expensive because the sun isn't out as long, R110. There isn't as much light to go around.

by Anonymousreply 11101/12/2021

Russians are experimenting with power outages all over the globe. Buy a bunch of candles, bottled water and canned food, people.

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by Anonymousreply 11201/12/2021

Try geothermal, OP.

by Anonymousreply 11301/12/2021

R62, if nobody has told you yet, get a gas furnace.

by Anonymousreply 11401/12/2021

I have a cheap space heater I bought at Aldi. I use it in my home office room during the daytime (where I am most of the day.) Cheaper than heating up the whole house. Of course I'm in SoCal where it doesn't get that cold. (It's supposed to be 80 later this week.)

by Anonymousreply 11501/12/2021

On TV commercials for utilities, the actors refer to their "energy bill." Do you know anyone who says that? Everyone I know says "electric bill."

by Anonymousreply 11601/12/2021

Hydro, R116. It's hydro.

by Anonymousreply 11701/12/2021

Jersey Central Power and Light and Connecticut Light and Power. Two of many utilities using the terminology.

by Anonymousreply 11801/12/2021

This thread made me ask thin on FB, and the majority commenting call it... a light bill

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by Anonymousreply 11901/12/2021

Look at the bottom comment from the elderly white person.

We NATIVES tend to say light bill. You transplants keep pretending to be us though.

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by Anonymousreply 12001/12/2021

When I was bornt my meemaw looked at my ugly face and buck tooths and said that she was fixin to pull a DNA on me!

Fuck you mee maw!

by Anonymousreply 12101/12/2021

I love it when Edwin confirms it is him all along. LOLZ!

by Anonymousreply 12201/12/2021

Why is OP's post crossed out? Not like people really troll about area heaters.

by Anonymousreply 12301/12/2021

r112 we don't rely on Russian energy, unlike the foolish Europeans.

by Anonymousreply 12401/12/2021

[quote] [R107] but you are. And it’s weird.

No, I really am not. You’re the weirdo here, believe me. Blocking you now.

by Anonymousreply 12501/13/2021

R126 I am not op moron

by Anonymousreply 12701/13/2021

[quote]We NATIVES tend to say light bill. You transplants keep pretending to be us though.

Unless you're First Nations, you're not natives. You're the original transplants.

by Anonymousreply 12801/13/2021

R128 doesn’t know what native means

by Anonymousreply 12901/13/2021

R125, I believe the people who are complimenting each other and their posts are trolls gaining karma for their sockpuppets. You are correct that most of the compliments and "love you's" and "marry me's" are for completely boring posts.

by Anonymousreply 13001/13/2021

I'm joking, R129.

by Anonymousreply 13101/13/2021

I have two of these and they are quite energy-efficient.

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by Anonymousreply 13201/13/2021

I am still loving the idea that someone thinks it is light that passes through the electrical grid.

Most people who use the term "light bill" are aware that it is electricity that powers the things in their home--not light.

by Anonymousreply 133Last Thursday at 3:49 AM

Bump

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by Anonymousreply 134Last Thursday at 4:15 PM

OP calls margarine “oleo” and a sofa a “divan”

by Anonymousreply 135Last Thursday at 6:16 PM

What does that all mean R135?

by Anonymousreply 136Last Thursday at 6:18 PM

I think "pull light" sounds cute.

by Anonymousreply 137Last Thursday at 6:22 PM

They’re terms my grandmother used. And ice box.

by Anonymousreply 138Last Thursday at 6:38 PM

Don’t forget broadloom and victrola R138!

by Anonymousreply 139Last Thursday at 6:42 PM

[quote] Most people who grew up in NYC say light Bill still to this day.

Nope, born and raised and we never said it and had no friends who did either.

“Pulling light” sounds strictly flyover, like those hicks who call any soda a “Coke” or say “borrow me” when they mean “lend me.”

It’s strictly Capitol-invader shit, duck dynasty speak.

by Anonymousreply 140Last Thursday at 6:47 PM

I cannot believe how hard this thread made me laugh. Classic DL to get all bent out of shape about the phrase “light bill.” In spite of knowing how it would end, I was pleasantly surprised by how funny it was.

by Anonymousreply 141Last Thursday at 7:43 PM

All of you people with high heat bills should move to Hawaii. We don't have heating bills. You can bitch about the A/C bills though.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Thursday at 8:58 PM

[quote] How old are some these space heaters that started fires? If I even look at mine wrong it shuts off.

Old enough to know that your space heater is not an indication of anything. Space heaters are the leading cause of fatal house fires.

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by Anonymousreply 143Last Friday at 1:41 AM
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