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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 19 Jul 2020, 13:58

Which is correct organization or Organisation?

The original spelling of the word is 'organisation' which appeared in England. After the U.S. became an independent country, a number of words were ordered to change their spelling in order to make American English different from British English for the sake of nationalism and not of linguistics.

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Postby Jimbo » 19 Jul 2020, 14:16

Sunlamps offer the same vitamin D benefit as actual sunlight.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Charlie O. » 19 Jul 2020, 17:13

Flower wrote:Which is correct organization or Organisation?

The original spelling of the word is 'organisation' which appeared in England. After the U.S. became an independent country, a number of words were ordered to change their spelling in order to make American English different from British English for the sake of nationalism and not of linguistics.

8-)

Interesting. Who ordered this, and who was ordered? And who got to choose which words were changed?
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 19 Jul 2020, 18:36

Charlie O. wrote:
Flower wrote:Which is correct organization or Organisation?

The original spelling of the word is 'organisation' which appeared in England. After the U.S. became an independent country, a number of words were ordered to change their spelling in order to make American English different from British English for the sake of nationalism and not of linguistics.

8-)

Interesting. Who ordered this, and who was ordered? And who got to choose which words were changed?


The Spelling Fairy?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English-l ... ing_reform
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Postby Charlie O. » 19 Jul 2020, 21:04

Flower wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:
Flower wrote:Which is correct organization or Organisation?

The original spelling of the word is 'organisation' which appeared in England. After the U.S. became an independent country, a number of words were ordered to change their spelling in order to make American English different from British English for the sake of nationalism and not of linguistics.

8-)

Interesting. Who ordered this, and who was ordered? And who got to choose which words were changed?


The Spelling Fairy?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English-l ... ing_reform

That's pretty interesting, and thanks for that - but I don't see anything on that Wiki page that says anything like the above quote...
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Jul 2020, 14:41

I was talking to a doctor yesterday who said that they worked somewhere once where there were patients so fat that they could not fit into MRI scanners. If they needed an MRI, they had to send them down the road to the zoo.

If your doctor's lectures on your weight are not an incentive to lose it, I am pretty sure that avoiding the gaze of a rhino in the radiology waiting room is.
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Postby Samoan » 23 Jul 2020, 17:52

The East German Ladies’ Swimming Team, based at the Men’s Bathing Pond at Highgate on Hampstead Heath is comprised entirely of men.



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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Charlie O. » 24 Jul 2020, 04:58

I learnt that the Virginia high school my older brothers and I graduated from is changing its name - from Robert E. Lee High School to John R. Lewis High School. The school board voted unanimously. My brothers and I are pleasantly surprised.
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Postby Jimbo » 25 Jul 2020, 07:20

From a throwaway line in this Len Deighton book I'm audio-ing I learned the reason the English write and pronounce the English place names so differently was to fool invaders.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Minnie the Minx » 25 Jul 2020, 13:41

Harrison Ford was Joan Didion’s carpenter!
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Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Postby Flower » 25 Jul 2020, 19:35

I had not seen my neighbor, Ian, for months but that wasn't unusual as our paths either crossed frequently or infrequently. I had asked by 93 year old neighbor, who was also friendly with Ian, if she'd seen him and she told me that he had to go in for a throat operation. This was a couple of months ago and I've wondered how Ian was doing but didn't know how to contact him. This morning i was told by my neighbor that Ian had died early in July. I was able to find his obit and leave a note for his family.

Ian was only 58years old and a very kind person. As I was reflecting upon Ian, I was told that Peter Green had died.

So two very sad deaths I've learnt of today. I hope that it doesn't run to three.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 29 Jul 2020, 00:05

Subtlety is not everyone's virtue.... :)
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Six String » 29 Jul 2020, 04:09

A giraffe has the same number of cervical vertebrae as a human. :o

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Dr. Baron » 29 Jul 2020, 04:10

Charlie O. wrote:I learnt that the Virginia high school my older brothers and I graduated from is changing its name - from Robert E. Lee High School to John R. Lewis High School. The school board voted unanimously. My brothers and I are pleasantly surprised.


God, how many of those must there be in Virginia!? Good news, all the same.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 29 Jul 2020, 13:25

That my neighbor two doors down wears bright pink polish on his toe nails. He's married with a three year old son and looks like tweedle dee or tweedle dum with skin tight pants, has skinny legs and a large round belly. It was odd to say the least ... :shock:
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Samoan » 05 Aug 2020, 13:05

The Principality of Monaco is smaller than New York City's Central Park.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Robert » 05 Aug 2020, 13:48

Flower wrote: He's married with a three year old son



:o Is that legal there?

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Jimbo » 05 Aug 2020, 14:57

It just struck me how ironic it is that I take my prostate meds before bed with a glass of water.
kath wrote: *which is the real reason he can fucque off and rot for the rest of time.

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Postby Hightea » 05 Aug 2020, 16:02

Remants of hurricane can still destroy plenty. Living in the hills north of NYC means any little storm tumbles trees and knocks out power.

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Flower » 11 Aug 2020, 17:18

Robert wrote:
Flower wrote: He's married with a three year old son



:o Is that legal there?


Only if you are left handed and your right eye is green and your left eye is blue. Otherwise there is a stiff fine but a light jail sentence. :)
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