Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Sibyl, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As do Water and Milla Jovovich.

     
  2. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Stealer of all the cookies in time and space Premium Member

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    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.........

    People mangling the pronunciation of words and this was really getting to me watching the Queen's funeral march. They kept saying the word cortege wrong, or at least not the way I had always thought it was pronounced. Isn't it pronounced cor-tah-j but people on TV were saying cor-tej
     
  3. Velocity

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    Nope, kor-tej is correct. Not like corsage.
     
  4. Gingerbread Demon

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    OH ok thank you. But I keep hearing tons of people pronouncing it the other way.
     
  5. Velocity

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    I have no doubt. That's people, and really it doesn't matter that much if we understand what they mean to say.
     
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    If I bring my own bag to Target, I get a 5 cent discount. If I just carry it out with my own two hands without a bag, I don't get that discount.
     
  7. Oddish

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    We don't get a discount, we pay 8c a bag unless we use our own bag or carry it out. And as someone who brought reusable bags years before the law against single use plastic was passed... I like that fine.
     
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  9. Avro Arrow

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    The top story in the news for the past few days has been about... people waiting in a really long line.

    Good to know that there's apparently nothing bad happening anywhere.
     
  10. Worf factor9

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    Ain't that the Truth. :biggrin:

    I believe they call that a queue across The Pond, but I am in full agreement with your thought.
    Crowns drop and a lap dog roots it up.
     
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  11. Gingerbread Demon

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    But isn't it a very British thing to be waiting in lines? So I hear.

    BTW Our PM could have brought a better bunch of flowers for the queen that little thing he put there looked a bit pathetic.
     
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  12. Worf factor9

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  13. Avro Arrow

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    It's also considered a very Canadian thing, which maybe is why the Canadian press is giving it such prominence?

    I'm not saying it shouldn't be reported on at all; it's a perfectly valid human interest story. But COVID is still raging, there is a war going on involving a nuclear power, Pakistan has been devastated by flooding, the RCMP is still not being forthcoming about the death of Myles Sanderson, there is a new populist leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons who is already causing scandal, and I'm not even going to get into all the messes currently going on in the United States right now. So maybe what the wait time is now for the line, and the famous people who are currently standing in it, aren't really the first things I need to see when I go to look at the news.
     
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    Did not that used to be "The Loyal Opposition" or am I just getting Old?
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  15. James Vines

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    OTOH one could look at it as the end of Russia as a military power to be feared. Watch the Brit Conservatives implode, the US GOP go down bigly, radical conservatives everywhere die of Covid, and authoritarians from Trump to Xi fail specularity. I might get nuked, but will have little time to regret it.
     
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  16. Worf factor9

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    Why think about tomorrow, when you can dance? [​IMG]

    That was rhetoric, btw.


     
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  17. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Having a great time here in Baltimore. Didn’t realize how much I missed this city.
     
  18. Avro Arrow

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    Well, the top story today was how Canadian democracy is failing, so I guess I got my wish?? :lol::lol:...:sigh:

    There are some places where it is referred to as that, yes, but the formal name is "Official Opposition", as per the Standing Orders of the House of Commons.

    But I should also point out that those two statements aren't necessarily mutually exclusive... ;)
     
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  19. somebuddyX

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    I was looking at google maps to see where Stoneybrook from Babysitters Club would be and realised I got heaps of american places wrong. I thought Philadelphia was above New York near Boston and New Hampshire was up near Maine. I also thought Connecticut was closer to Washington, DC. And Long Island is really long!
    I started "Chandler's Dumb States Game" from Friends like 4 years ago and still only worked out 48 states.
     
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  20. Worf factor9

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    Try lookin' up Chickamauga. Some well known historians deem it as The River of Death.

    https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/chickamauga