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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:58 pm

This thread is for random facts/things you learn throughout the day


For example, last night I had a dream about the differences between American and British spelling*, so I looked it up today and found out that the British had no standard in spelling (e.g. -re and -er, -our and -or) until Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language (1755). Noah Webster defined the American spelling standard in his dictionary (1828) and it differs from the British standards because "America".


*Thrilling stuff, I know

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Postby Silentom » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:01 pm

About this thread.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:06 pm

If I learn a word, do I post it here, or in the new word thread, or in the Randomness thread?

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:08 pm

If I learn a word, do I post it here, or in the new word thread, or in the Randomness thread?
in the new word thread, this is for general trivia

lrn2megathread

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Postby slappybrown » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:08 pm

If I learn a word, do I post it here, or in the new word thread, or in the Randomness thread?
Create a "Create a 'What Thread Should This Post Be Made In Megathread?'" to receive appropriate vetting prior to the post's final resting place.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:08 pm

Oh, no. I know how to Megathread. The confusion does not reside in me.

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:20 pm

TIL Fergie is a mom.

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Postby LITT » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:39 pm

atomic fireballs are still around

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Postby Algernon » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:41 pm

If I learn a word, do I post it here, or in the new word thread, or in the Randomness thread?
Id tell you to go do something but then @Kicksave would ban me

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Postby dodint » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:42 pm

Don't sweat it, I wouldn't have anyway.

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Postby LITT » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:44 pm

... Dude perfect is a thing and they are millionaires

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Postby Algernon » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:45 pm

Don't sweat it, I wouldn't have anyway.
If i thought there was a chance you would, I wouldn't want to say it

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Postby dodint » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:48 pm

8-)

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Postby mikey » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:48 pm

That's closest thing to an internet hug either of you have a chance of getting here probably...

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:09 pm

... Dude perfect is a thing and they are millionaires
it bothers me that these guys are successful. Trick shots got boring after the 4th youtube video

anyone who watches their videos should have their tongue cut out

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Postby iamjs » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:53 pm

atomic fireballs are still around
I'm more surprised that Skor bars are still around, although they could be unsold ones from the 90s that are finally being put on the shelf.

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Postby blackjack68 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:58 pm

atomic fireballs are still around
I'm more surprised that Skor bars are still around, although they could be unsold ones from the 90s that are finally being put on the shelf.
Skor: the poor man's Heath bar.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:41 pm

Some twenty years later, the ace of spades was again used by American soldiers—this time as a terror weapon in the Vietnam War. US troops believed that Vietnamese traditions held the symbolism of the spade to mean death and ill-fortune, and in a bid to frighten and demoralize Viet Cong soldiers, it was common practice to mockingly leave an ace of spades on the bodies of killed Vietnamese and even to litter the forested grounds and fields with the card. This custom was believed to be so effective that the United States Playing Card Company was asked by Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment to supply crates of that single card in bulk. The crates were often marked with "Bicycle Secret Weapon".[8]

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Postby columbia » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:42 pm

@MWB is Factorial's father

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Postby MWB » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:48 pm

Damn. Cat's outta the bag.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:29 am

Who's the mother?

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Postby MWB » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:36 am

She didn't come over from the old site.

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Postby dodint » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:31 am

dagny?

*shudder*

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Postby MWB » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:32 am

I've already said too much.

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Postby Morkle » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:35 am

Penny Lane most likely.

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