July 30th, 2005

Terms for "Mother"

Does anyone know what an eight-year-old boy living in New York near the end of the 19th century would have called his mother? Right now I'm using "Mom" as a placeholder, but it seems kind of anachronistic - too modern.

Thanks in advance.

ETA: if it's of any help, he's of Irish descent.

ETA2: Thanks everyone! Just an afterthought: what would he call his father?

Separate Emails

Hello,
This is my first post here; hope this is allowed. I was just wondering if anyone knew how to send multiple emails in an email system, but each email would just have ONE address in the "send to" part, if that makes sense. An example would be the way companies do it: a big company has a mailing list of 2,000 addresses, but you can't just give everyone else's email out by putting a hundred addresses in the "send to" part, right? There's got to be some kind of way to say "send each message separately" and have it do it on its own or something, I'll have to look into it, but I thought I may ask here just in case you people had any ideas.

The emailing server used is MSN Hotmail, too, thanks in advance!

Edit: Wow, BCC, who'd've thought? Heh, I never knew that--thanks a ton!

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I'm in an RPG and would love some help: the character is a teenage boy living in 1996 England (the Manchester area, if that changes anything). I have him set up as being a fan of hard & alt rock, but that's where I'm stuck -- I can look up top albums/bands from that year, but I'm not really sure what was actually considered 'in', and I don't accidentally want to pick out an artist that has, I don't know, the Avril Lavigne stigmata attached to it or something. So any bands/artists you could throw at me would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

palace rooms used only by the Royal family

I've tried to look this up but google is not being my friend today and I remembered someone posting else where how helpful this comm was (I'm not sucking up honest just explaining how I got here *g* ).

I'm writing a LOTR fic but I'm stuck on palace terminology for the shared rooms used only by the royals e.g. sitting room, balcony, dinning room etc. They seem too modern to be right, does any body have any suggestions or know any helpful sites?

I'm basing the city loosely on ancient Rome so terms in that area would be great. Researching old style boat fishing is no fun either.