Post something you've learnt today

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 17 Feb 2021, 13:23

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Samoan » 17 Feb 2021, 13:52

Flower wrote:Image


How cute. The template for the Poo emoji!
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Feb 2021, 18:24

The lovely smell when rain hits dry soil?

There is a word for that.

"Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɪkɔːr/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil"
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby souphound » 21 Feb 2021, 19:37

Diamond Dog wrote:The lovely smell when rain hits dry soil?

There is a word for that.

"Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɪkɔːr/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil"



Yes, that's a wonderful smell. Also, the smell after summer rain hits a freshly cut lawn which has not been 100% raked. I used to get this a lot on golf courses back when I used to play (I played over 100 rounds a year between ages 14 & 19 - not bad seeing as how short our seasons were). That one only got ruined when said lawn (fairway and/or green in this case) had just been chemically fertilized.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Feb 2021, 15:54

You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Charlie O. » 22 Feb 2021, 17:40

Mannequins and dresses included??
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Rorschach » 22 Feb 2021, 17:55

Piles of dirty clothes and other crap all over the place included?
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby kath » 23 Feb 2021, 03:25

minnie... wanted to let ya know that "my octopus teacher" just made the shortlist for best oscar documentary. sigh.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie the Minx » 05 Mar 2021, 13:38

Loofahs are part of the cucumber family!
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Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 07 Mar 2021, 18:11

the Cookie Monster's first name is "Sid".. :D


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180950099/

Cookie Monster’s First Name Is Sid, And Other Icon’s “Real” Names

From Ronald McDonald to “Little Orphan Annie” Warbucks and Homer J. (the “J” stands for Jay!) Simpson, fictional characters often receive not just nicknames, but full names and backstories—even if those names are seldom, if ever, uttered.

For instance, Sesame Street's lovable cookie-devouring Cookie Monster has a real first name, and it isn't Cookie: it's Sid. And Cap'n Crunch? His name is Cap'n Horatio Magellan Crunch. (Though whether or not he is a true Captain is up for debate. Based on his uniform, Mr. Crunch may actually be a Commander.)

In the video above for Mental Floss, John Green runs through 44 cases of well-known fictional characters and their largely-forgotten or underused “real” names.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie the Minx » Yesterday, 15:52

kath wrote:minnie... wanted to let ya know that "my octopus teacher" just made the shortlist for best oscar documentary. sigh.


Yeah I saw! Very well deserved
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Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » Yesterday, 17:48

A tenement is a type of building shared by multiple dwellings, typically with flats or apartments on each floor and with shared entrance stairway access, on the British Isles notably common in Scotland.
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