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#210281 - 04/06/13 10:36 AM Re: MISC [Re: Faldage]
jenny jenny Offline
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Tell us, Mister Faldo, is that honey you drip or sarcasm? smile

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#210282 - 04/06/13 10:41 AM Re: MISC [Re: Faldage]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
The first four are kind of ho-hum but that last one is simply amazing!


heh
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#210286 - 04/06/13 01:22 PM Re: MISC [Re: LukeJavan8]
Faldage Offline
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Which one, Ms. JJ, do you think will catch more butterflies?

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#210290 - 04/06/13 02:45 PM Re: MISC [Re: Faldage]
jenny jenny Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Which one, Ms. JJ, do you think will catch more butterflies?

That, dear Faldage, depends on your station. The intellectual catches his pretty butterflies with both sarcasm and honey. The common man is much more direct as logic and truth is his only butterfly net. smile

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#210293 - 04/07/13 09:53 AM Re: MISC [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
A C Bowden Offline
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More miscellaneous facts:

The word 'round' can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb or preposition.

The English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Latin words for 'bird' all begin with a different letter.

The longest note in music is the breve, which comes from the Latin word meaning 'short'.

RONALD REAGAN is an anagram of DA LONA RANGER (a spaghetti Western?)

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#210363 - 04/10/13 09:56 PM you've been taken in by anothr Urban Myth, I think [Re: LukeJavan8]
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The first child to be vaccinated in Russia was named Vaccinov.

Vaccinations are so named because the serum is made from processed Cowpox virus, and cow = vacca, and the fancy name for the disease is "vaccinia." (Smallpox in Variola. Can't tell you why.)

(And btw it wasn't scratched into the skin the way later generations did, but rather dropped into the eye. That's why it was called "inoculation against Smallpox.")

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#210367 - 04/11/13 11:37 AM Re: you've been taken in by anothr Urban Myth, I think [Re: wofahulicodoc]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Well now that conversation we had somewhere makes
more sense. Thanks, wofa.
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#210376 - 04/11/13 07:20 PM Re: you've been taken in by anothr Urban Myth, I think [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I'd like to know what this so-called Vaccinov is a transliteration of. Doesn't much look like it would work in Cyrillic.

OK. I googled it and found it in Wikipedia, so it must be true. But it wasn't some sort of cosmic coincidence; he got the name for being vaccinated.

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#210380 - 04/12/13 07:38 AM Re:Pete's Tony [Re: Faldage]
zmjezhd Offline
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Doesn't much look like it would work in Cyrillic.

Neither did it to me. But according to the Russian Wikipedia article (link):

Quote:
The first to be inoculated was an orphan Anton Petrov. At the command of the Empress [Catherine], Petrov was given a surname of Vaktsinov ([Вакцинов), and he was awarded a lifetime pension.


Interesting, but as you say, Faldo, he was named after vaccine.

[Translation by Google and me.]
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#210382 - 04/12/13 11:45 AM Re:Pete's Tony [Re: zmjezhd]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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I am not a linguist and just found that on a list
of interesting facts. I do appreciate your work
on the name. Interesting he was an orphan and
given respect by an absolute monarchy. Thanks for
your endeavors, both of you.
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