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Postby Geezee » 14 Aug 2017, 09:06

Still Baron wrote:I learned that, in Texas, if a spouse enters a marriage with home owned free and clear (separate property), the married couple live in that house as their homestead, and the spouse who owned the home dies with a will specifically disinheriting the other spouse and leaving the entire estate to a child, the disinherited spouse cannot be forced out of the house, and can live there until he or she dies (a life estate) even though the child owns the house.


that's a tricky one. wonder if that's unique or how other countries/states treat that kind of situation.
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Postby bhoywonder » 14 Aug 2017, 09:29

Darkness_Fish wrote:Adopting executed children is a weird thing to do. Reminds me of Gogol's Dead Souls.


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Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Aug 2017, 14:04

Someone is away feverishly combing the internet for incriminating revelations, whilst his quisling bitch runs interference....
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Postby clive gash » 14 Aug 2017, 14:08

Diamond Dog wrote:Someone is away feverishly combing the internet for incriminating revelations, whilst his quisling bitch runs interference....


Misogynist.
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Postby clive gash » 14 Aug 2017, 14:11

If it looks like a misogynist, walks like a misogynist, and talks like a misogynist, then it probably is a misogynist.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Aug 2017, 14:21

Still trying to push that part of Adam's agenda, are we?

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Postby clive gash » 18 Aug 2017, 00:58

"The story of the most flagrant mistake in the modern history of sports journalism"

http://deadspin.com/the-fallout-from-sp ... 1797691830
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Postby Geezee » 18 Aug 2017, 09:33

neville harp wrote:"The story of the most flagrant mistake in the modern history of sports journalism"

http://deadspin.com/the-fallout-from-sp ... 1797691830


Fantastic article - so much background/detail! Incredible.
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Postby clive gash » 31 Aug 2017, 21:44

Macedonian ‘Moby-Dick’ Translator Ognen Čemerski, 42, Was a Meticulous Linguist and Engaged Educator

https://globalvoices.org/2017/08/30/mac ... cator/amp/
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Postby Geezee » 01 Sep 2017, 13:39

Geezee wrote:
neville harp wrote:"The story of the most flagrant mistake in the modern history of sports journalism"

http://deadspin.com/the-fallout-from-sp ... 1797691830


Fantastic article - so much background/detail! Incredible.


On a similar note...


Cycling Weekly sorry for 'token attractive woman' caption

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-41122033
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Postby Minnie Mincepie » 08 Sep 2017, 22:47

Americans are not familiar with the term 'jotter'
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Postby harvey k-tel » 08 Sep 2017, 23:50

I must have really particular taste in footwear 'cause I can't find anything I like or want to wear.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 11 Sep 2017, 16:59

Well, yesterday I finally found a pair of boots that I like. This morning I did my usual 4km walk to work in them. Big fucking mistake. :cry:
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Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Sep 2017, 17:02

neville harp wrote:"The story of the most flagrant mistake in the modern history of sports journalism"

http://deadspin.com/the-fallout-from-sp ... 1797691830


:lol:
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Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Sep 2017, 17:03

Minnie the Minx wrote:Americans are not familiar with the term 'jotter'


I had to look it up. It makes sense, since you jot something down in a "NOTEBOOK."
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Postby clive gash » 11 Sep 2017, 17:05

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Well, yesterday I finally found a pair of boots that I like. This morning I did my usual 4km walk to work in them. Big fucking mistake. :cry:


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Postby harvey k-tel » 11 Sep 2017, 18:35

Are those John Elton's boots?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Sep 2017, 21:30

About character actor, Strother Martin.

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At 17, he won the National Junior Springboard Diving Championship. He served as a swimming instructor in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the diving team at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He entered the adult National Springboard Diving competition in hopes of gaining a berth on the U.S. Olympic team but finished third in the competition.

After the war, Martin moved to Los Angeles, California and worked as a swimming instructor and as a swimming extra in water scenes in films. He earned bit roles in a number of pictures and soon gained frequent character roles in films and television through the 1950s,
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Postby Dr Markus » 13 Sep 2017, 18:40

The stereotypical "Ski" at the end of polish names is to make them masculine, or "ska" is feminine.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 13 Sep 2017, 18:55

The Great Defector wrote:"ska" is feminine.


Machuki's not going to like this one bit...
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