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3 comments on this post.
  1. Mary DeLashmit:

    What about the countertop being the top surface of the slab of wood (or whatever) that is on top of the piece of furniture? In the 1960s that would have meant the formica surface ontop of the plywood. With a slab of granite, that would mean the polished surface. That is how I always pictured the difference between the two words.

  2. Dave Khan:

    I believe “countertop” is directly analogous to “tabletop”. Just as a table has a top, so has a counter.

  3. Matt Demont:

    Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps out blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is the diastolic pressure. Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Both are important. Usually they’re written one above or before the other, such as 120/80. If your blood pressure reading is 90/60 or lower, you have low blood pressure.

    Editor’s note: I had to remove the spam link in your comment, but your concern for our well-being was so touching that I thought I should share it with everyone. All this for a mention of blood pressure in the third paragraph. Awesome.

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