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TIL: Today I Learned

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, May 24, 2013.

  1. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    I wrote "pounds and ounces" specifically so people couldn't make a sterling joke. Damn you, Tim! :mad:
     
  2. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    But sterling is sold by the once....
     
  3. HoloDoc

    HoloDoc Chieftain

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    Which is why I didn't make it the first time around. I wanted to.
     
  4. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Troy ounces, maybe. People aren't measured in Troy weights, even if they are as good as gold. :)

    You may enjoy a rendition of the QI klaxon instead.
     
  5. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    They still haven't found a way to hard quantify the kilogram?? Haven't they been working on that for decades now?
     
  6. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Dark matter keeps screwing up the calculations.
     
  7. brennan

    brennan Argumentative Brit

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    Info from the NPL:

     
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  8. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    Tahoe?
     
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    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    I thought of that, but I'm pretty sure there's no Tahoe municipality on the Nevada side. Both Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe are on the California side of the border.
     
  10. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    Yeah, the community on the Nevada side is cleverly named "Stateline."
     
  11. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    I might have learned something today, or maybe I heard it wrong. UK posters can help me out.

    There was this Brit on TV being interviewed; being asked about how May reacts to D'ump. That's not important, but the woman said, I think, that May "Just flows with it." That's not really important either, except that the reason I'm not sure about what she said is that if she said "flows" she said it so it rhymes with "cows." Is that normal?
     
  12. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    In my experience, not in the slightest.
     
  13. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    So you normally go with the flow like the rest of us, and only Theresa May flows with the cows? Maybe she wasn't saying flow at all. I wonder if I can find a link to that interview...
     
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    Were the cows running through wheat fields?
     
  15. Chukchi Husky

    Chukchi Husky Lone Wolf

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    Morty Chieftain

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    fl-ow-s and c-ow-s?? (as in "ow that hurt"???)
    Not something I would ever use, but wonder if it's some London accent (or is that dialect?)? :confused:
     
  17. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    She may be flowing with cows as an ex-PM soon, if this no-confidence vote goes (gows?) ahead...
     
  19. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    Yeah. It was like flowers without the -ers. She was some former official aide from May's office and she was on CNN, but it seems like her interview wasn't significant enough to make it to their website.

    Gow with the flow, baby, gow with the flow.
     
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    Manfred Belheim Warlord

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    To a 'Murcan ear a cockernee pronunciation might sound like that.
     

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