Author Topic: what I have learned today.  (Read 303937 times)

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3500 on: May 17, 2019, 07:50:04 pm »

Presumably there's a break-even point for physical media that's easily achieved when your smalls watch Frozen[2] for the eleventy-zillionth time.



[2] Other annoying Disney films are available.

I don't know where the balance is, but all copies of Frozen should be destroyed.

Writing as parent of smalls...
Let it go.
Bzzt
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3501 on: May 17, 2019, 07:56:57 pm »

Presumably there's a break-even point for physical media that's easily achieved when your smalls watch Frozen[2] for the eleventy-zillionth time.



[2] Other annoying Disney films are available.

I don't know where the balance is, but all copies of Frozen should be destroyed.

Writing as parent of smalls...
Let it go.
Bzzt
What? ? ? You think it is only sung once ?? ?? ??

I wish

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3502 on: May 17, 2019, 08:28:35 pm »
the BBC can't count.  On the 7 question quiz of the week I got 5 right and ended up with a score of 4/6

I got 2/7 first time and 7/7 second time - I always repeat the quiz to check my short-term memory.

Maybe they didn't count the question about the Marianas Trench (on your browser - mine got to 7) as all three options were correct.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3503 on: May 19, 2019, 02:14:25 pm »
6174  :o
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

nicknack

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3504 on: May 19, 2019, 02:55:22 pm »
6174  :o
Aha! I knew that one cos there's a band with the same name.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3505 on: May 19, 2019, 05:11:28 pm »
Every time you Google something it comes up with a band or a brand that's usurped something real.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3506 on: May 19, 2019, 07:36:02 pm »
just ran thast one past my daughter "tha's weird, how did he discover that?"

meanwhile, today i was relearning binomial theory as i taught it to her
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3507 on: May 19, 2019, 11:15:42 pm »
That fascism isn’t in fact extreme racism with added nuts. Further reading suggests that in academic circles what exactly does constitute fascism is somewhat contentious and subject to much debate.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3508 on: May 20, 2019, 08:17:04 am »
And while others talk the fascists get on with it.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3509 on: May 20, 2019, 09:49:44 am »
That some people think Farage tells the truth.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3510 on: May 20, 2019, 01:39:27 pm »
Honey bees go "whoops" when they bump into each other.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3511 on: May 22, 2019, 09:37:07 pm »
Mrs E has just informed me that the Welsh for jellyfish is pysgodyn wibli wobli.

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3512 on: May 22, 2019, 09:46:11 pm »
Ha, that came from a comedy panel show t’other day - I saw that  :thumbsup:


A microwave oven is called popedi ping (sic)  8) [size=78%] [/size]
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small just Far Away at the back
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3513 on: May 22, 2019, 09:57:51 pm »
Ha, that came from a comedy panel show t’other day - I saw that  :thumbsup:


A microwave oven is called popedi ping (sic)  8) [size=78%] [/size]

I've just learnt that they are just "slang" terms and that
A Jellyfish is a pysgod mor.
and a Microwave is a meicrodon


Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3514 on: May 22, 2019, 10:11:08 pm »
Ha, that came from a comedy panel show t’other day - I saw that  :thumbsup:


A microwave oven is called popedi ping (sic)  8) [size=78%] [/size]

I've just learnt that they are just "slang" terms and that
A Jellyfish is a pysgod mor.
and a Microwave is a meicrodon

Yes, but popty ping is a lot funner than a straight translation of microwave.
When I first learned Welsh, meicrodon was the name used in Gwynedd and popty ping was confined to Ynys Môn.

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3515 on: May 22, 2019, 10:32:28 pm »
Ha, that came from a comedy panel show t’other day - I saw that  :thumbsup:


A microwave oven is called popedi ping (sic)  8) [size=78%] [/size]

I've just learnt that they are just "slang" terms and that
A Jellyfish is a pysgod mor.
and a Microwave is a meicrodon

Someone on the wireless, possibly Sandi Toksvig, said that meicrodon sounded like a tiny Mafia boss.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3516 on: May 22, 2019, 10:34:00 pm »
Comedy potential every time. And enjoy the arch-welsh getting all annoyed :demon:
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3517 on: May 25, 2019, 03:28:26 pm »
That in Poland you can be fined 150 zloty for cycling with a passenger who has more than 0.02% blood alcohol. Specifically, a passenger in a sidecar!
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)