Post something you've learnt today

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Geezee » 24 Oct 2016, 16:38

Valerie Bingleton wrote:60 years today since the start of the Hungarian Uprising.

Flags flying all over the city with a hole cut out of the middle. I've only just found out this was flown in '56 by revolutionaries who'd cut the Commie red star out.

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What a shame about what the country has turned into.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 24 Oct 2016, 16:56

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I wouldn't say being a Bowie fan is something you have to confess. Profess maybe. And you're being a bit hard on the Slider, he's right about some stuff!



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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 24 Oct 2016, 19:29

Geezee wrote:
Valerie Bingleton wrote:60 years today since the start of the Hungarian Uprising.

Flags flying all over the city with a hole cut out of the middle. I've only just found out this was flown in '56 by revolutionaries who'd cut the Commie red star out.

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What a shame about what the country has turned into.


I've been asking students about the state of the country today. They're a fucking apathetic bunch.
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Postby Quaco » 24 Oct 2016, 19:37

Charlie O. wrote:That none of the four dictionary.com definitions for "voluptuous" refer to, or even imply a reference to, the largesse of a woman's bosom... which is the context in which I have most often heard the word.

Scrolling down a bit:

3. provocative and sexually alluring, esp through shapeliness or fullness: a voluptuous woman
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Charlie O. » 24 Oct 2016, 21:11

You're right! From the British Dictionary, no less.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Oct 2016, 12:50

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“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Oct 2016, 14:50

Fuck.

And there we were thinking the pleasant atmosphere was going to continue. :(
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Teabag » 01 Nov 2016, 04:21

Diamond Dog wrote:Fuck.

And there we were thinking the pleasant atmosphere was going to continue. :(


It will.

I have learnt that Everton continue to be The Hammers' bogey team.
I have learnt that the heart and soul of BCB is not rotten.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 01 Nov 2016, 04:34

:)
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Teabag » 01 Nov 2016, 05:25

... and Mick Hucknell looks aged before his time.
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Postby Minnie Mincepie » 03 Nov 2016, 17:14

Never, ever, EVER go and read FB groups who liberally use the words 'Wake Up', unless they are an alarm clock retail business.
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Postby Toby » 04 Nov 2016, 15:18

For my degree I'm currently studying the effect of migrating Roman Auxiliary units on Hadrian's Wall in the 3rd Century CE. The Germanic god "Tiw" became associated with the Roman god Mars, and became known as "Mars Thingsus". From "Tiw" comes the Old English "Tiwesdaeg" which then evolved into "Tuesday".

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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 04 Nov 2016, 15:20

I'm learning that very little work has been done on classroom motivation theory and technique, but I still have to fucking write about it in this fucking Delta fucking assign-fucking-ment :x
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Postby Fonz » 04 Nov 2016, 15:23

Toby wrote:For my degree I'm currently studying the effect of migrating Roman Auxiliary units on Hadrian's Wall in the 3rd Century CE. The Germanic god "Tiw" became associated with the Roman god Mars, and became known as "Mars Thingsus". From "Tiw" comes the Old English "Tiwesdaeg" which then evolved into "Tuesday".


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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Nov 2016, 17:13

The brand name "Hovis" was an invented name, shortened from the Latin hominis vis "The strength of man".
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Postby Deebank » 05 Nov 2016, 17:47

Diamond Dog wrote:The brand name "Hovis" was an invented name, shortened from the Latin hominis vis "The strength of man".


There was a lot of it about back in the day.
Bovril is from Bovine and Vril - a mystical life force type thing- 'the power of the coming race' in a book by Edward Bulwer-Lytton!
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Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Nov 2016, 17:55

I've read that..... dodgy 'master race' overtones...
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 06 Nov 2016, 12:47

The real meaning of Sartre's famous 'hell is other people' line...
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Postby Rayge » 06 Nov 2016, 13:16

UNCLE STYLE wrote:The real meaning of Sartre's famous 'hell is other people' line...


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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 06 Nov 2016, 13:34

Darkness_Fish wrote:This is a big fucking mess of absolute shit from the off.