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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:57 pm

Lets have a game of...

WIKID TAG!
I started this on Dreams yesterday after a convo with Sjoerd :P Anyway we're mildly amused by it, so worth trying on a more active forum as everyone skips around on Wikipedia like this anyway, so why not spread the joy! :wink:

How it works ~ someone posts a link to an obscure subject/article on Wiki.
You go to the article and pick another obscure link on that page and post that in here saying why you chose it.
And so on...

OK - to start I'm on the WikiPortal page for Discworld (has to be proper Wikipedia and not the Discworld version) and read this bit
Wikipedia wrote:still holds the record for the most shoplifted books
and I linked out to...

SHOPLIFTING

And off we go! :twisted:
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Re: WikiD TaG

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:48 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:I started this on Dreams yesterday after a convo with Sjord :P


Oi! it's Sjoerd! not Sjord :evil:
:lol:

The Police deals with shoplifters :wink:
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Postby mystmoon » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:50 pm

ok, i linked out to Target because
The presence of uniformed guards acts as a deterrent to shoplifting activity and they are mostly used by high end retail establishments. However they are also used in stores like Target and Wal-Mart.
i found funny (and target sounds like a cool shop that should be over here :evil:
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"He's going out"
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:41 pm

Grand Forks, South Dakota

'cos it's Target's first shopping mall :P

Sjoerd - *thwacks* OK so it's a typo! Get over it (have edited it just because it's you!) :roll: :wink:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:30 pm

thanks Jano :wink:

Sarpsborg is a sister city of Grand Forks :P
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Postby mystmoon » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:21 pm

Roald Dahl's father was born in Sarpsbourg
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:29 pm

Apparently Dahl was named after Roald Amundsen :wink:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:18 pm

Amundsen (who was born not far from Sarpborg but we won't go there again :wink: ) besides being the first man to reach the South Pole also did a lot of treks and exploring in the Arctic too. During one of these journeys he stayed with the

Netsilik people...
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Postby michelanCello » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:26 am

The missionaries introduced a written form of their language (called Qaniujaaqpait... no wonder they don't want to pronounce it...), which is based on Syllabics
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:33 am

Syllabics can mean Syllabic verse
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:51 am

The English language came late to syllabic-style poety and one of the early exponents was

Louis Zukofsky
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:14 pm

In his early years Zukofsky was a marxist
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Postby michelanCello » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:35 pm

Marx was a german philosopher
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:49 pm

Because I liked the sound of it

Epistemology

Regrettably it has nothing to do with drinking :oops: but it is QI :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:12 pm

René Descartes had an opinion on that :P
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