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Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Lohrenswald, Jun 8, 2015.

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  1. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    You don't have a cathedral in your village, then? ;)
     
  2. amadeus

    amadeus Bring back the Civ2 theme!

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    I never found Taco John's as gassy or greasy as Taco Bell. If you ever do come across one, try the potato olés.

    I don't think their branding is bad, but it might just be because I grew up with it.

    Besides, who in America would think to buy donuts and coffee from a hockey player? :D
     
  3. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I didn't even know Tim Horton was a hockey player until recently! But the name of the chain is actually Tim Hortons, so in my mind it's not related to the hockey player at all - who's name was Tim Horton. Not Tim Hortons! I don't know who that is. ;) If there was an apostrophe there, it would make sense, but there isn't, so I am forced to assume that it's a poorly ran franchise named by idiots. Might as well call your franchise MATT DAMON

    Yeah, I'm sure by now you can tell that I don't frequent this place. The coffee gives me the poops and their donuts taste like plastic. Plus they don't understand the basics of the English language.
     
  4. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Funnily enough, no. British cathedrals tend to be found in cities. :p
     
  5. really

    really Deity

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    Tech companies in my town. Covers a variety of firm sizes.
     
  6. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    I always liked Galway. As a name, I mean. It sounds nice. Galway.
     
  7. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    I would hope that you pronounce the 'Gal' as in gall-stone.
     
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    That's how I pronounce it.
     
  9. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Whilst we're on the topic of fiendishly complicated pronunciations (I'm looking straight at you, Irish Gaelic), I assume that Connacht is is pronounced "Con-naut" (at least, that's how I've always pronounced it).
     
  10. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    Jeez, you're just scaring the gals away!
     
  11. Domen

    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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    The spread of agriculture (as well as migrating farmers who brought it) in prehistoric Europe, in years before present:

    Few populations of farmers expanded to Europe from Anatolia, the Near East (through Anatolia), and maybe also from North Africa:

    http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/12/106/20150166.figures-only



    Compared to percent of ancestry from European hunter-gatherers who had lived in Europe before farmers came, by region:



    It's called West European Hunter as it's based on DNA extracted from bones of several prehistoric hunters buried in West Europe.

    But as you can see today this ancestry actually peaks (45% - 50%) mostly among North-East Europeans, Finns and Balts:

    Other groups with high % of prehistoric European Hunter-Gatherer ancestry inside them, include for example:

    Belarusians 43.1%, Norwegians 42.8%, Scottish 42.8%, Ukrainians 38.7%, English 36.4%, Czechs 33.8%, Croats 29.3%, Basques 29.3%.

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    Sami people from northern Finland have probably absolutely the highest % of "West" European Hunter-Gatherer ancestry - 57%.
     
  12. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Damn, Germany isn't in there, can't make a "Lebensraum" joke :(.

    ^^


    And yeah, Bangladesh is crammed like hell.
     
  14. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    I wonder what mongolia would look like...
     
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    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    They could have varied the Dunmer insults a little.
     
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    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    the map maker's a proper swit
     
  18. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I used to draw maps like you...
     
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    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    ... then I developed RSI of the fingers for typing tedious memes.

    Spoiler :
    :)
     
  20. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    and Stannis made me bend the knee :p
     
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