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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu May 29, 2014 10:35 pm

You can get tablets for that WW or are you a glutton for punishment. :lol:
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby janet » Fri May 30, 2014 5:37 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:You can get tablets for that WW or are you a glutton for punishment. :lol:


or just strawberries?

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby ChristianBecker » Sat May 31, 2014 10:39 am

janet wrote:sorry

Now, then, do you think that reading a very small font helps with the headache?
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby wicked woman » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:31 am

Only joking, I forgot the smiley face.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby raptornx01 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:58 am

Apparently, "Adorkable" is now a word in the dictionary.

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/submis ... /Adorkable

A person or object who is adorable and also a dork or are doing something that is geekish to make them adorable.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:20 am

raptornx01 wrote:Apparently, "Adorkable" is now a word in the dictionary.

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/submis ... /Adorkable

A person or object who is adorable and also a dork or are doing something that is geekish to make them adorable.

It says it has been "submitted" as a possible new word - not that it "is" a word. :)

On the other hand, I was on a bus yesterday and was reading a sign about passenger capacity. Apparently there really is such a word as "standee" meaning someone who stands rather than sits.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Quatermass » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:48 am

Tonyblack wrote:
raptornx01 wrote:Apparently, "Adorkable" is now a word in the dictionary.

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/submis ... /Adorkable

A person or object who is adorable and also a dork or are doing something that is geekish to make them adorable.

It says it has been "submitted" as a possible new word - not that it "is" a word. :)

On the other hand, I was on a bus yesterday and was reading a sign about passenger capacity. Apparently there really is such a word as "standee" meaning someone who stands rather than sits.


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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Ghost » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:23 am

pop culture has always been a factor within the inclusion of dictionary words

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:50 am

Today, after translating the username of a troll on the kitten site "le connard" - I learned what the French for a$$hole was. :mrgreen:
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Ghost » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:55 am

thats not what google tells me :P
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:56 pm

Ghost wrote:thats not what google tells me :P
It translates it as "git" - but I did get other translations. ;)
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:13 pm

I just learned what "Git" meant. :lol:

I also learned that there is another ocean closer to the earth's core.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2 ... 5tLGChQh8M
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:42 pm

Interesting article :D
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:45 pm

Ferry interesting! Ok I've been watching too much Allo, Allo. :mrgreen: but as Mad says it is. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby wicked woman » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:24 pm

I've learned that it's snap because it's in a snap-tin. I always thought it was the other way round. 60 years I've had that wrong. :oops: (Snap is a workmans packed lunch.)
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