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#1 2013-03-22 05:05:07

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Useless Trivial facts

the first is compliments of GBN from another thread

OT some more, has anybody researched where the expression 'tarred with the same brush' comes from?

"The idiom appears in print first in 1818, in one of Sir Walter Scott's novels, Rob Roy: "They are a' tarr'd wi' the same stick — rank Jacobites and Papists."

Back in the day, tarr'd meant defiled.
Anybody here want to defile a few politicians with a stick?


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#2 2013-03-22 05:05:52

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

useless trivial fact #2

You cant slam a revolving door


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#3 2013-03-22 05:09:41

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

#3... The longest word in the english language is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.


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#4 2013-03-22 05:19:25

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

The longest 1 syllable word in the English language is "Screeched".


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#5 2013-03-22 05:24:51

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

You can't fold a paper in half more than 7 times


In the end everything fades away ....... really?

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#6 2013-03-22 05:33:36

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

You can spell all numbers to 100 without encountering the letter "a"


Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1790

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#7 2013-03-22 05:36:17

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

The shortest poem in the world is:
Fleas.
Adam had'em.


Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright, until you hear them speak...

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#8 2013-03-22 05:41:28

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

If you ever saw any American Cop shows they always talk about Gun Shot Wounds, but for shorthand they call them GSWs.  But Gun Shot Wound is three syllables and Gee Ess Dub-el-Yew is five, so they might as well just use the whole words instead of trying to be clever.

As W is the only letter in the English alphabet to have more than one syllable the same is true of WWW, quicker to say World Wide Web.

Not sure if I would count this knowledge as a useless trivial fact but my wife seemed to think it was when I told her.


Double yew is apparently dub-el-yew so three syllables.

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Swap your older, worn, dirty fractional silver coins for fiat, .999 rounds or legal tender. 
Individual coins, mixed lots or bulk. 
Not looking for Australian, bent, holed or damaged coins, thanks!

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#9 2013-03-22 05:46:34

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

revlisify wrote:

You can't fold a paper in half more than 7 times

smile


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#10 2013-03-22 06:07:05

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

When I eat too much curry, my ass resembles the Japanese flag neutral

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#11 2013-03-22 06:27:33

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

lol while were on bum facts dragonflies breath through gills in their rectum


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#12 2013-03-22 06:34:44

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

Caput Lupinum wrote:

When I eat too much curry, my ass resembles the Japanese flag neutral

Can't beat that one. It certainly is the most useless trivial fact that I have heard of.

You win.


Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright, until you hear them speak...

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#13 2013-03-22 06:40:14

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

Clawhammer wrote:

The longest 1 syllable word in the English language is "Screeched".


I beg to differ..would have to be "Zoooooooooooooooooooooooooom"  big_smile


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#14 2013-03-22 06:46:10

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

If you hold a fart in you have a shitty idea

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#15 2013-03-22 06:47:24

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

sconejon wrote:

If you hold a fart in you have a shitty idea

lol


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#16 2013-03-22 06:50:34

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

revlisify wrote:

You can't fold a paper in half more than 7 times

That's a trip out that one

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#17 2013-03-22 06:51:50

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

renovator wrote:

the first is compliments of GBN from another thread

OT some more, has anybody researched where the expression 'tarred with the same brush' comes from?

"The idiom appears in print first in 1818, in one of Sir Walter Scott's novels, Rob Roy: "They are a' tarr'd wi' the same stick — rank Jacobites and Papists."

Back in the day, tarr'd meant defiled.
Anybody here want to defile a few politicians with a stick?

Become a paid member Reno, plenty of general chat in the general discussion area you'll gain access to.

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#18 2013-03-22 07:25:05

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

salty lemon wrote:
renovator wrote:

the first is compliments of GBN from another thread

OT some more, has anybody researched where the expression 'tarred with the same brush' comes from?

"The idiom appears in print first in 1818, in one of Sir Walter Scott's novels, Rob Roy: "They are a' tarr'd wi' the same stick — rank Jacobites and Papists."

Back in the day, tarr'd meant defiled.
Anybody here want to defile a few politicians with a stick?

Become a paid member Reno, plenty of general chat in the general discussion area you'll gain access to.

If i sent something from the phillipines it wouldnt make it out of the country lol  One of the other members was going to send the pelican an oz for me & said just pay me when i get back the problem is i dont know when il be back so i declined. international transfer will be nearly the same price as an oz ....pass  .I'l do it when i come back whenever that may be


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#19 2013-03-22 07:28:17

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

renovator wrote:
salty lemon wrote:
renovator wrote:

the first is compliments of GBN from another thread

OT some more, has anybody researched where the expression 'tarred with the same brush' comes from?

"The idiom appears in print first in 1818, in one of Sir Walter Scott's novels, Rob Roy: "They are a' tarr'd wi' the same stick — rank Jacobites and Papists."

Back in the day, tarr'd meant defiled.
Anybody here want to defile a few politicians with a stick?

Become a paid member Reno, plenty of general chat in the general discussion area you'll gain access to.

If i sent something from the phillipines it wouldnt make it out of the country lol  One of the other members was going to send the pelican an oz for me & said just pay me when i get back the problem is i dont know when il be back so i declined. international transfer will be nearly the same price as an oz ....pass  .I'l do it when i come back whenever that may be

I'll lend you an oz till you get back & I'll give GP an oz for you on Sunday at the meetup big_smile


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#20 2013-03-22 07:37:15

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

Thanks .... i knew you loved me  tongue:  I just realised how i might be able to do it . so keep yours & spend it on booze for now  I'l pm ya later if it falls in a heap


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#21 2013-03-22 08:20:26

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

renovator wrote:

useless trivial fact #2

You cant slam a revolving door

No, but you can devolve a damning scam.


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#22 2013-03-22 08:20:48

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

Keep 'em coming!

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#23 2013-03-22 08:23:49

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

mmm...shiney! is quite the cunning linguist!


The chemical symbol for lead is pb, from the latin? word for lead 'plumbum' - also the root of the word plumber.

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#24 2013-03-22 08:26:12

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

GBN wrote:

mmm...shiney! is quite the cunning linguist!

Careful lol


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#25 2013-03-22 08:35:16

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Re: Useless Trivial facts

I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghhuot slelinpg was ipmorantt! See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.

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