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Posted: Sep 1, 2023 - 4:28pm

Some people have all the fun: 


oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
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Posted: Sep 1, 2023 - 2:40pm

 lily34 wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:

your big head is why.
 
nailed it...
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Posted: Sep 1, 2023 - 2:01pm

The Cap'n Crunch Crew:

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Posted: Jul 26, 2023 - 2:33pm

And here I thought a hippocampus was where hippo’s go to college.  
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Posted: Jul 26, 2023 - 1:46pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Maybe not surprising:

When I was designing the t-shirt for the "Seahorse Magic Sauce", I wanted to use the proper Latin name as the name of the food company - it is "hippocampus" (from Greek).  I had to dig into it more and found out that the part of the human brain was named for its resemblance to a sea horse.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2023 - 11:43am

 Proclivities wrote:
Maybe not surprising:


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Posted: Jul 26, 2023 - 8:57am

 miamizsun wrote:






your big head is why.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2023 - 7:13am

 lily34 wrote:


ok, but not because you said so.




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Posted: Jul 26, 2023 - 7:12am

 miamizsun wrote:


what about manbird and oldviolin?
bet you never thought about that did ya?


ok, but not because you said so.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2023 - 6:56am

 Proclivities wrote:

what about manbird and oldviolin?
bet you never thought about that did ya?
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Posted: Jul 14, 2023 - 5:06am

 Proclivities wrote:

i just saw this. very interesting!
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Posted: Jul 7, 2023 - 9:40am

Linguistic Siblings: 9 Pairs of Words With Surprisingly Shared Etymologies
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Posted: Mar 2, 2021 - 4:50pm

An air fryer “oven” is essentially a convection oven.  Thanks, haresfur!
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Posted: Mar 2, 2021 - 2:32pm


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Posted: Mar 2, 2021 - 4:50am

Took me 55 years to finally realize that Led Zepplin is the greatest band ever.  Strange that.{#Stupid}
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Posted: Feb 3, 2020 - 11:31am


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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 - 2:28pm

When making pound cakes, DO line the pans with waxed/parchment paper. Luckily it was only one of four, and it's mine.

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Posted: Jun 12, 2017 - 12:25pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Mostly medieval or Elizabethan.

 
Well, there you go then!
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Posted: Jun 12, 2017 - 12:25pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I learned it as duffel bag and was always a little surprised to see reference materials say it's okay or preferred to use duffle bag. It's like someone is actually trying to actively force the accepted spelling to be duffle, but not many are going along with it.

duffel bag vs. duffle bag

 
I learned the "duffel" spelling as well, though I do see the "le" spelling pretty often.  I didn't know it was named for a place; I assumed it was someone's last name, like "leotard", or maybe just a French term for "satchel" or something.
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Posted: Jun 12, 2017 - 12:22pm

 maryte wrote:

Well, depending on which time period is in question, it was first used as early as 1839.

 
Mostly medieval or Elizabethan.
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