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The quintessential quote for a bookaholic:

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero


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accepted bank cards: the same as debit card, or catch-all for debit and credit card
Feb
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comment bank cards: the same as debit card, or catch-all for debit and credit card
Well, that sure puts things in a whole new perspective for me.
Feb
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comment bank cards: the same as debit card, or catch-all for debit and credit card
P.S.: In Portugal, debit cards are used everywhere whether for withdrawing money from an ATM, direct purchasing or payments to several entities or the State. In fact, there are quite a number of people without credit cards or who use them only for online purchases, since owning several credit cards tends to conjure the idea of being debt prone. What would make this preference ridiculous in the US?
Feb
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comment bank cards: the same as debit card, or catch-all for debit and credit card
Could you please clarify that last statement, even if it isn't directly related to my original question? I can't quite understand the reason behind it.
Feb
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comment bank cards: the same as debit card, or catch-all for debit and credit card
Well, I think your answer (at least after the editing, I didn't read it before) is to the point so I've upvoted it.
Feb
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comment bank cards: the same as debit card, or catch-all for debit and credit card
@FumbleFingers: That comment was one of the few which mentioned bank card = debit card and added a specific country. Rightly or wrongly, I assumed that it might hold true in Canada but not in other countries.
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asked bank cards: the same as debit card, or catch-all for debit and credit card
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accepted “Get a scare” or “catch a scare”
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comment “Get a scare” or “catch a scare”
@FumbleFingers: If you'd like to post that comment as an answer, I'd accept it. Especially because I'll be citing you to my friend. :)
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comment Punctuation of possessive quotations
@AndrewLeach: It's idiosyncratic on the computer, but if you're writing it by hand, it's important to know the rule. ;)
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comment “Get a scare” or “catch a scare”
@FumbleFingers: that is what I'm trying to ascertain. Note that I did find a news article using it (rutlandherald.com/article/20091103/THISJUSTIN/911030330/1003/…;. If it's 'non-existent', how come a (supposedly) native journalist is using it? Could it be a regionalism?
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