March 3rd, 2007

Batman- the riddler's hat

Ladies-in-waiting

Setting- Elizabethan England and Regency England.

What, if anything, would a lady-in-waiting formally be addressed as? Would she simply be called Mrs. or be addressed as a Lady herself? Wikipedia seems to be calling Tudor-era ladies-in-waiting 'Lady Blah Blah', but I want to be sure about both. If it helps any, the Elizabethan-era one is serving a noblewoman, and the Regency one is serving a Princess.

TY in advance!
Imperious

What Veggies grow in the Orkneys?

Here's hoping my Shetland Faerie is out there still :>. I've searched Google every which way I can think of but *cannot* find any kind of list of vegetables that grow up in the Orkneys. I'm looking for veggies that would be staples as well as those that might only be served at the "posh" hotels in Kirkwall or Stromness on the mainland.

Any help is appreciated!

Edit OK then -- "vegetables + Orkneys" and "vegetabkes growing Orkneys" didn't get me nearly as far as "farming" and "agriculture" -- clearly my brain was not in the right place. Thanks folks :>.
Creepy Shape

Cliffs in Europe/Russia

Is there any location in Europe/Russia that has steep cliffs that are not by an ocean and are in a colder climate? It doesn't have to be too cold a climate, just seasonal enough for there to be substantial snow in the winter. I've googled many combinations of "Europe", "cliff", "steep cliff", and "glacier". I've found many oceanside cliffs, and a few suitable cliffs that are in too Mediterranean a climate for my purposes. I also found the perfect type of cliff geography in the Rockies -- most of Glacier National Park is perfectly suitable. If there aren't any good locations in Europe or Russia I could use that instead, but I would prefer Europe or Russia. I'm not sure how to go about searching for a suitable location in the Alps somewhere if the cliff isn't some sort of landmark. It doesn't have to be so notably big, but it has to be fairly steep. Taller than the canopy. And it doesn't have to have any sort of distance or spread.
Thanks! I hope that question wasn't too convoluted, lol.
Richey
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Suicide attempt - hospital treatment

Present time, location not important. ETA: I just want to know what's possible different places and see what fits the plot best while still being realistic in the way that it can happen/has happened somewhere. Since the story is slightly futuristic, I'm not too picky on where it happened, I just need something to go on.

A nineteen year old boy attempts suicide by cutting himself. He fails and is hospitilised. He is panicking and resisting treatment. Besides treating his injuries, what kind of treatment will he recieve?

Google phrases or online instructions are appreciated, I have tried googleing different combinations of "suicide attempt hospital treatment", but can't find anything relevant. I'm sorry if there is something blatantly obvious I've overlooked. Please tell me if there is...

american slang for money, ways to refer to University and student debt

I'm English, writing a short story set in the (modern-day) USA and I want my character to use a colloquial term for money. Online slang dictionaries give lots, but none that I've found through Google give examples of usage. Bucks, greenbacks, dimes, dough, greens, big ones, dineros are all very well, but how would the be used?

My sentence is "I'm getting pink streaks in my hair next week, if I've got the _______. (I originally used "dosh", but it seems a very English term to me. "If I've got the greenbacks" sounds strange to me - what kind of slang could my character use?

Also, is student debt a problem in the US, to the extent that somebody who dropped out of University in their second year would have substantial debts several years later, and the expectation that this would be the case for the foreseeable future? I know University fees and living costs are lower across the Pond, but my impression seems to be that students still struggle to pay off massive loans. Is this correct?

You also say 'College' to refer to Uni, right? Is 'School' also used? In which contexts would these be used instead of 'University'? I googled 'School College University usage' but my google-fu is not strong today and I can't think of any other ways of phrasing it in a search engine.

Hope I'm not missing anything that's totally obvious here - thank you everyone for your help!

EDIT: Thanks so much, everyone! All the response has been really helpful. So: cash and dough seem to be the most popular suggestions, 'Yes' to student debt and college is the generic term, university more specific and impressive-sounding. 'Uni' a definite no-no. Thank you!