Author Topic: what I have learned today.  (Read 307824 times)

ian

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3525 on: June 06, 2019, 01:00:19 pm »
There was an updated version released in the 1990s that added her more personal notations, I presume there's other bits, there's always been a quandary since they come from her private diary that was intended to be just that and her father, as I understand, tried to preserve that.

Anyway, despite the grim situation, it mostly seems like she was most teenagers in trying to figuring out what her life would be like. Which makes it all the more extraordinarily sad when you know that none of it will happen.
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Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3526 on: June 06, 2019, 01:28:49 pm »
There was an updated version released in the 1990s that added her more personal notations, I presume there's other bits, there's always been a quandary since they come from her private diary that was intended to be just that and her father, as I understand, tried to preserve that.

Yes, and he was of his time.  It's easy to look down on the Nazis for their treatment of LGBT people, while forgetting that their persecution was continued by the allies after the camps were liberated. 


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Anyway, despite the grim situation, it mostly seems like she was most teenagers in trying to figuring out what her life would be like. Which makes it all the more extraordinarily sad when you know that none of it will happen.

Indeed.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3527 on: June 08, 2019, 04:57:52 pm »
That the national anthem of Vanuatu is entitled Yumi, Yumi, Yumi, which is not nearly as funny in Bislama as it is in English.
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T42

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« Reply #3528 on: June 09, 2019, 07:23:51 am »
The next line is I've got trumps in my dummy.
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Mr Larrington

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« Reply #3529 on: June 09, 2019, 12:25:08 pm »
The next line is I've got trumps in my dummy.

Yumi, yumi, yumi i glat long talem se
Yumi, yumi, yumi ol man blong Vanuatu

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Of all the languages I might unprofitably learn to speak, Bislama is top of the list purely because the word "blong" is a delight in itself.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3530 on: June 09, 2019, 12:56:13 pm »
Doesn't seem to be much French influence in their pidgin. But the best thing on that page is
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Not to be confused with Yummy Yummy Yummy.
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Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3531 on: June 09, 2019, 08:25:19 pm »
That in the 60s and 70s, they experimented with making electricity distribution cables out of metallic sodium.
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3532 on: June 10, 2019, 08:56:33 am »
That MrsT has had a Garmin Oregon 600 lying around unused for the last two years.  "Too much bother for what I do".

Yrs Trly doesn't mind bother.  O:-)
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3533 on: June 10, 2019, 02:50:32 pm »
Also discovered that long-term metformin use doubles the risk of cognitive decline/dementia. Oh goody, now I've got an excuse to watch Ant Man.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3534 on: June 13, 2019, 01:03:35 pm »
That to qualify as an island in the Thousand Islands of the St Lawrence River, a piece of land must have an area of at least 1 square foot and support at leat two living trees.  Visions of running amok with a chainsaw ensued.
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Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3535 on: June 13, 2019, 01:04:53 pm »
That to qualify as an island in the Thousand Islands of the St Lawrence River, a piece of land must have an area of at least 1 square foot and support at leat two living trees.  Visions of running amok with a chainsaw ensued.

Or a Hugh Grant movie about planting saplings.
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JennyB

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3536 on: June 13, 2019, 05:05:54 pm »
That the German phrase 'jemandem unter die Arme greifen'  (literally to grasp someone under the arms) means 'to help'.


There's a lovely Scots word for the literal meaning, or rather, to carry or drag somebody in that fashion - to oxtercog
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3537 on: June 15, 2019, 07:06:44 pm »
That the Welsh for July, Gorffennaf, means End of Summer.  Bugger me.  When's it going to actually start?   :(
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3538 on: June 15, 2019, 08:14:58 pm »
That given sufficiently ludicrous amounts of rain, parts of the new A38 cycleway would make a pretty good waterslide.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3539 on: June 15, 2019, 08:57:44 pm »
Out in your swimmers tomorrow then?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3540 on: June 15, 2019, 09:15:43 pm »
What I have learned today is that the Louisiana Purchase was made possible – necessary, from France's point of view – by the success of the Haitian Rebellion.
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ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3541 on: June 15, 2019, 09:34:19 pm »
What I have learned today is that the Louisiana Purchase was made possible – necessary, from France's point of view – by the success of the Haitian Rebellion.

France needed the money to supress the rebellion?
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« Reply #3542 on: June 15, 2019, 09:40:51 pm »
What I have learned today is that the Louisiana Purchase was made possible – necessary, from France's point of view – by the success of the Haitian Rebellion.

France needed the money to supress the rebellion?

No, the Haitian Revolution persuaded the French that trying retain or build an empire in the New World wasn't a viable proposition any more.

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3543 on: June 15, 2019, 09:52:20 pm »
And they needed money to replace the lost income from "the pearl of the Antilles" as it then was.
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ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3544 on: June 15, 2019, 10:06:52 pm »
But they kept French Guiana - as per Papillon etc
Saint Pierre et Micquelon
Various Pacific islands  - are they old world, along with the African colonies

As an aside, one of the strangest feelings was having flown into an ex- French Foreign Legion airstrip in Algeria, watching the plane bugger off again and dissapear. You know you're really in the middle of nowhere
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3545 on: June 15, 2019, 10:19:44 pm »
That the German phrase 'jemandem unter die Arme greifen'  (literally to grasp someone under the arms) means 'to help'.


There's a lovely Scots word for the literal meaning, or rather, to carry or drag somebody in that fashion - to oxtercog

I learned today that I've forgotten something which I learned over ten years ago.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3546 on: June 15, 2019, 10:40:37 pm »
I learned today that fixed gear cogs can be removed on the bike without a chain whip by 'rotafixing' and using a lockring tool.
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3547 on: June 16, 2019, 06:57:17 am »
Early this morning I discovered it is possible to sleep with a gout affected foot in a bowl of cold water.   :facepalm:

Helped the pain but four hours later the foot is still icy cold!
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T42

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3548 on: June 16, 2019, 07:56:06 am »
That the German phrase 'jemandem unter die Arme greifen'  (literally to grasp someone under the arms) means 'to help'.


There's a lovely Scots word for the literal meaning, or rather, to carry or drag somebody in that fashion - to oxtercog

I learned today that I've forgotten something which I learned over ten years ago.

Having a Killinchy oxter in Ireland means your arm's round a girl.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #3549 on: June 16, 2019, 08:42:39 pm »
Dexter Holland of The Offspring has a PhD in molecular biology.
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