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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Jimbo » 17 Nov 2019, 19:10

Unaware of how popular Korean pop music is, a couple of not so young lady students of mine are big fans. One loves and pays big money to see Super Junior and another is crazy about Big Bang.

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Anyway, these two bands are on comeback tours after they (some members?) had to perform compulsory service in the South Korean military. When I kidded my students about liking "young cute boys" they both told me the members were in their 30s. But they were just drafted. Elvis was what 18? 19?

What I learned was that Korea drafts men in their 30s and not (necessarily) in their callow youth.

Okay, I just looked it up. Korean draft age is from 18 to 28. I'll now assume these boy bands held out until 28 and then went in coming out in their 30s.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 19 Nov 2019, 12:29

That there are some really interesting tours on the Trans-Siberian Express.

https://www.expresstorussia.com/trans-s ... 9EQAvD_BwE

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Postby Flower » 20 Nov 2019, 12:13

That when our white cat taps on our front window, that the female crazy next to us believes that I am tapping and pointing fingers at her. She needs glasses and more.
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Postby Six String » 21 Nov 2019, 19:16

There's a vagina museum in London. :shock:

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Postby Flower » 22 Nov 2019, 12:13

I was watching the television show Bull and found this out .. I haven't tested it yet ... :D

https://www.today.com/health/person-psy ... ell-t40276
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Nov 2019, 16:12

Six String wrote:There's a vagina museum in London. :shock:


Go during less busy periods.
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Postby The Prof » 22 Nov 2019, 16:14

This is a great idea

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/1 ... bags-help/

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Postby Six String » 22 Nov 2019, 18:39

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Six String wrote:There's a vagina museum in London. :shock:


Go during less busy periods.


:D

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Postby Flower » 24 Nov 2019, 11:58

Romaine lettuce recalled nationwide due to E. coli bacteria outbreak. Federal health officials issued a nationwide alert Friday urging consumers to avoid romaine lettuce from California's Salinas Valley after a multistate outbreak of E. coli infections.

I might've had some on Friday on a sandwich. I rec'd something in my email about a recall and that I had purchased some but either it was a salad a week or so ago or the sandwich on Friday. I guess that "they" track this from "points" cards. :x
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Nov 2019, 03:31

Not everyone can smell asparagus piss!
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby The Prof » 26 Nov 2019, 10:19

.. but enough people can, so please... there's no need to keep testing this theory.

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Postby Flower » 28 Nov 2019, 11:45

That Santa and Mrs. Claus are living in sin and were never legally married. Or at least that is the rumor.
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Postby Jimbo » 29 Nov 2019, 16:36

There was this South African guy we knew back in the day we called Crazy Benny because he was crazy, often seen and heard muttering to himself, "Cunts. Cunts. They're all cunts." I had always thought it was a statement of sexual frustration, a dislike of women because he couldn't get laid. But having hung around here where "cunt" means the same to Brits - and S Africans - as "asshole" does to Americans I now realize Benny was pretty much angry at everyone not just women. :D
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Postby Six String » 29 Nov 2019, 21:48

The government of the Navajo Nation was created so the U.S. govt. could buy oil from them. The U.S. wanted the oil but somehow due to laws couldn't do it otherwise.

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Postby Flower » 01 Dec 2019, 11:46

That I need more sleep.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Dec 2019, 15:50

Eating gruel and porridge helped society form labiodental fricatives!
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Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 01 Dec 2019, 18:28

My Dad used to take medicine for his heart condition. He always referred to it as "Rat Poison"

I was reading a Billy Connolly book today. He was chatting in it with Peter McDougal the playwright. As they reflected on getting older McDougal referred to a tablet he takes for his heart, Wafarin. Connolly replied that he remembered it being used to kill Rats in the shipyards.

I had always thought my Dad was joking and just being a bit daft calling it rat poison.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Dec 2019, 13:57

Life is too short to read Camille Paglia’s ‘Sexual Personae’ (sponsored by the word ‘CHTHONIC’)
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Charlie O. » 03 Dec 2019, 01:41

I've just learned that "Thanks For The Memories", a song I've known my whole life, is actually called "Thanks For The Memory".
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Postby Jimbo » 03 Dec 2019, 01:53

Charlie O. wrote:I've just learned that "Thanks For The Memories", a song I've known my whole life, is actually called "Thanks For The Memory".


Not "Thanks for the Mammaries"? Or maybe she offered only one "mammary".
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