Post something you've learnt today

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 30 Jan 2020, 16:55

Jimbo wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:I've been mispronouncing "Tintagel" my whole life!


I had a biopsy done on mine and luckily it was cancer free.


Most castles are cancer free. At least the ones associated with King Arthur.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 30 Jan 2020, 17:07

Minnie the Minx wrote:I've been mispronouncing "Tintagel" my whole life!


That one I know very well, but some of the Cornish place names are impossible to get just from reading them -Mousehole probably most famously.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 30 Jan 2020, 17:14

Diamond Dog wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:I've been mispronouncing "Tintagel" my whole life!


That one I know very well, but some of the Cornish place names are impossible to get just from reading them -Mousehole probably most famously.


Surprisingly, it's actually pronounced "Muscle Shoals".
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Postby Diamond Dog » 30 Jan 2020, 18:45

harvey k-tel wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:I've been mispronouncing "Tintagel" my whole life!


That one I know very well, but some of the Cornish place names are impossible to get just from reading them -Mousehole probably most famously.


Surprisingly, it's actually pronounced "Muscle Shoals".


Trust a fucking Canadian to know that! :evil:
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Postby Six String » 01 Feb 2020, 16:07

David Gates produced the first two Captain Beefheart singles and then went on to form Bread. :o

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Postby Samoan » 01 Feb 2020, 19:28

I don't think I'll ever understand call handlers with Newcastle accents.
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Postby Charlie O. » 02 Feb 2020, 03:23

Six String wrote:David Gates produced the first two Captain Beefheart singles and then went on to form Bread. :o

The Captain was an inspiration to so many people.
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Postby Flower » 02 Feb 2020, 12:09

Groundhogs aren't very good at predicting the coming of Spring. :lol:

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Postby Jimbo » 03 Feb 2020, 12:40

How many people died from the (regular) flu in 2019?

In total, the CDC estimates that up to 42.9 million people got sick during the 2018-2019 flu season, 647,000 people were hospitalized and 61,200 died.


From CNN

The coronavirus outbreak has killed at least 362 people


https://www.worldometers.info/coronavir ... eath-rate/

IT'S BULLSHIT. MORE FAKE NEWS.
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Postby Jimbo » 04 Feb 2020, 13:25

The point I was making before was a snarky one about how the panic over the novel coronavirus outbreak was unjustified when one compares how many deaths there are from the normal flu and this supposedly new version. They're minuscule in comparison. But now - hold onto your tin foil hats - it turns out that the US government has been attempting to weaponize bats to spread this new virus. And despite the enmity between the US and China there is a surprising amount of research cooperation between the two countries, plus a whole lot more world threatening, bio-weaponizing skulduggery from yer Uncle Sam. You can read about it here. It's written by Whitney Webb so you know it's accurate. https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com ... -outbreak/
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Carlsson » 04 Feb 2020, 18:45

The day after 'tomorrow' is 'overmorrow'






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Postby Charlie O. » 05 Feb 2020, 06:41

Jimbo wrote:
How many people died from the (regular) flu in 2019?

In total, the CDC estimates that up to 42.9 million people got sick during the 2018-2019 flu season, 647,000 people were hospitalized and 61,200 died.


From CNN

The coronavirus outbreak has killed at least 362 people


https://www.worldometers.info/coronavir ... eath-rate/

IT'S BULLSHIT. MORE FAKE NEWS.

You're comparing worldwide flu deaths from the ENTIRE YEAR to deaths related to the coronavirus outbreak which was first reported less than two months ago and which has (so far) largely been contained in China (who may or may not be sharing accurate statistics with the rest of the world).

In other words, you are swallowing some bullshit merchants' bullshit whole without taking five seconds to ask yourself whether it actually makes sense... as usual.

I'm not even gonna say anything about "weaponizing bats".
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Postby Rorschach » 05 Feb 2020, 07:46

Charlie O. wrote:
I'm not even gonna say anything about "weaponizing bats".


Oh, go on! Start a thread about it. They sound really cool. You could make millions from the TV rights.

And another thing about Jimbo's latest straw man delusion: reputable sources have always pointed out that it isn't a serious global problem yet but all caution is needed because it could become one.
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Postby Rorschach » 05 Feb 2020, 07:49

If you accidentally put soy sauce on your salad, instead of balsamic vinegar, it tastes revolting.

And it gives you a headache.
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Postby Rorschach » 05 Feb 2020, 08:36

C wrote:The day after 'tomorrow' is 'overmorrow'


Fabulous.

I've already used it twice, and taken great pleasure in disdainfully explaining what it meant.

I didn't give you credit.
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Postby “The Man” » 05 Feb 2020, 10:24

Jimbo wrote:

...It's written by Whitney Webb so you know it's accurate. https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com ... outbreak...



As you've cut and pasted it into one of your posts, J, I think we can all probably take some comfort in the fact that it's actually anything but accurate

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Postby Geezee » 05 Feb 2020, 10:56

Rorschach wrote:
C wrote:The day after 'tomorrow' is 'overmorrow'


Fabulous.

I've already used it twice, and taken great pleasure in disdainfully explaining what it meant.

I didn't give you credit.


Interesting - similarly in Swedish it is "övermorgon"...I hadn't twigged before that morrow is derived from morning (which itself is related to morgon or the German morgen).
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Rorschach » 05 Feb 2020, 13:07

For me, 'morrow' is one of those words that sounds like an original Anglo Saxon word, as opposed to being imported from French or Latin. It figures that it would be the same/similar in other Germanic languages.
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Postby Charlie O. » 05 Feb 2020, 16:40

I learnt something that presumably every British poster here has known all along - that Minnie The Minx is a Beano comics character. I'd always thought that our own Minnie made up the name. (Anna may be pleased to know that the revelation came courtesy of Viv Albertine's excellent memoir, wherein she describes Slits singer Ari Up as "a cross between Lolita and Minnie the Minx.")
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Postby Still Baron » 05 Feb 2020, 17:04

Charlie O. wrote:I learnt something that presumably every British poster here has known all along - that Minnie The Minx is a Beano comics character. I'd always thought that our own Minnie made up the name. (Anna may be pleased to know that the revelation came courtesy of Viv Albertine's excellent memoir, wherein she describes Slits singer Ari Up as "a cross between Lolita and Minnie the Minx.")


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