Author Topic: what I have learned today.  (Read 370544 times)

Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4075 on: February 07, 2020, 11:35:54 pm »
I though they were stuff that fell off a boat and stuff that was chucked off a boat respectively, I don't think whales come into it.  Unless the stuff fell off while the boat was getting the Moby Dick treatment, I suppose.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4076 on: February 08, 2020, 12:02:37 am »
So, is Jetsom Ambergris a different thing then?

That's likely to trigger me too. Using the same fucking word for two different things. I pity anyone trying to learn English.  :facepalm:

Kim

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4077 on: February 08, 2020, 12:12:45 am »
....And today I learned another minging fact about sperm whales.  Sort of thing that really makes you appreciate the petrochemical industry.   :hand:
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4078 on: February 08, 2020, 12:18:52 am »
Oh, go on ...
Rust never sleeps

Kim

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Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4080 on: February 08, 2020, 06:46:18 am »
So, is Jetsom Ambergris a different thing then?

That's likely to trigger me too. Using the same fucking word for two different things. I pity anyone trying to learn English.  :facepalm:
I have only ever heard it called just plain ambergris. It is worth a fortune - so if you find a rock like thing on the beach and it floats you could be ten grand better off for a kilogram lump of whale poop/vomit. The jetsam bit just means it was floating debris that washed up on the beach and the whale lightened it’s load deliberately.

When it comes to bowel movements I find deliberate (jetsam) far preferable to accidental (flotsam).




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T42

  • Tea tank
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4081 on: February 08, 2020, 08:37:45 am »
Given the enduring pong, if you took it home in your car it'd probably pay for the new one you'd need. But then the Crown Estates might have a prior claim.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4082 on: February 08, 2020, 09:08:31 pm »
That the phrase "Lashings of ginger beer " does not appear in any Enid Blyton book.

Bit like "Play it again,  Sam".

Or, "You dirty rat "
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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4083 on: February 08, 2020, 10:01:33 pm »
or "Here's Johnny!"

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« Reply #4084 on: February 08, 2020, 10:24:17 pm »

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4085 on: February 09, 2020, 12:14:16 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampersand?wprov=sfti1

“The ampersand is the logogram &, representing the conjunction "and". It originated as a ligature of the letters et-Latin for "and".[1]“

I did not know that (in bold) until today.

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4086 on: February 09, 2020, 07:45:06 am »
In some fonts it still appears that way, e.g. Trebuchet: & (if you have Trebuchet on your machine, that is).
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4087 on: February 09, 2020, 08:09:15 am »
..if you have Trebuchet on your machine, that is.

Quite a lot of people will have thrown it out  ;D

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4088 on: February 09, 2020, 08:36:12 am »
I flung it as far as I could
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4089 on: February 09, 2020, 09:45:38 am »
:facepalm:
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4090 on: February 14, 2020, 04:13:45 pm »
That love is 200 million years old.
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Evidence of parent-offspring bonding appears around 200 million years ago, in the latest Triassic and earliest Jurassic periods. Fossils of Kayentatherium, a Jurassic proto-mammal from Arizona, preserve a mother who died protecting her 38 tiny babies. For this behaviour to exist, the instincts of both mother and offspring first had to evolve.
https://theconversation.com/the-origin-and-evolution-of-love-131109

No heart shapes necessary!
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4091 on: February 15, 2020, 11:08:53 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampersand?wprov=sfti1

“The ampersand is the logogram &, representing the conjunction "and". It originated as a ligature of the letters et-Latin for "and".[1]“

I did not know that (in bold) until today.
Many writings of the late 19th century used &c. For etcetera

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orraloon

  • I'm trying Ringo, I'm trying real hard
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4092 on: February 15, 2020, 11:53:38 am »
That whispering on t'internet is A Thing.  ASMR.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

ElyDave

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Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4093 on: February 15, 2020, 12:06:33 pm »
yes, t'was on the beeb this morning
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

orraloon

  • I'm trying Ringo, I'm trying real hard
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4094 on: February 15, 2020, 01:18:24 pm »
Got it from podcast episode of The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry, also from the BBC.  Hasn't worked for me, yet.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4095 on: February 15, 2020, 03:34:00 pm »
Try saying "LUMOS MAXIMA!" to the Google Assistant on your Android phone.  I just thought I'd try it since we were watching Harry Potter.
Never tell me the odds.

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
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    • the Igloo
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4096 on: February 16, 2020, 11:31:58 pm »
Gay panic defense, jeez-o  :(

Clare

  • Is home
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4097 on: February 17, 2020, 12:57:49 pm »
That you can be guilty of sinister buttocks .

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4098 on: February 17, 2020, 01:18:08 pm »
Oh I like that.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: what I have learned today.
« Reply #4099 on: February 19, 2020, 08:33:21 am »
That Heartbreak Hotel has both Scotty Moore and Chet Atkins playing guitar on it. Not too sloppy, the singer was pretty good as well.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.