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Forum: Social Studies 20 September 2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Don Enrico
UEL, I'm sure you know the background of this and...

UEL, I'm sure you know the background of this and have a good reason to consider it "lawnmowing". I just pick the example to illustrate my point made above because you didn't include the background:...
Forum: Social Studies 19 September 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 436
Posted By Don Enrico
Sounds like another name attributed to parental...

Sounds like another name attributed to parental behaviour that could be absolutly normal in one case and really bad parenting in another. As one person quoted in the article says:

So, just like...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 September 2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 173,630
Posted By Don Enrico
6. In a nutritional context, cholecalciferol and...

6. In a nutritional context, cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol are often labelled with what letter of the alphabet?

My only guess this week: D (as in vitamine D)
Forum: SLC 17 September 2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 91,296
Posted By Don Enrico
No banana in pyjamas left behind!

No banana in pyjamas left behind!
Forum: Rantidote 17 September 2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,938
Posted By Don Enrico
I never saw those before! Wikipedia ...

I never saw those before! Wikipedia (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stutzen_(Kleidung))claims that they were made that way because the lower part (the one on the feet) got mor wear and tear and could...
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,938
Posted By Don Enrico
Buscherump is the name for a Fischerhemd in...

Buscherump is the name for a Fischerhemd in Hamburg Low German.
Forum: SLC 14 September 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 91,296
Posted By Don Enrico
If you are going over the mountains, it's still...

If you are going over the mountains, it's still "over". It's only when your destination is on a mountain to the west that you have a problem.
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,938
Posted By Don Enrico
I linked to some websites selling Lederhosen over...

I linked to some websites selling Lederhosen over in the "Stupid questions" thread, and now Google ads is showing my Lederhosen ads on every page I visit.

Go away! I don't want to buy Lederhosen!...
Forum: SLC 14 September 2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 91,296
Posted By Don Enrico
Things I learned today! Thank you! And I...

Things I learned today! Thank you!


And I did indeed check whether Seattle has a higher elevation above sea level than Vancouver, thus making you go "down". There seems to be no relevant...
Forum: SLC 14 September 2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 20,895
Posted By Don Enrico
Germany For what it's worth, I would guess that at least...

For what it's worth, I would guess that at least 70 % of the people in any given Oktoberfest beer-tent are tourists, many of them dressed up in stupid verdions of regional costumes. And most of those...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 September 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By Don Enrico
Could you post a picture? Both you link and the...

Could you post a picture? Both you link and the Baltimore Sun's website are unavailable for European users.
Forum: Hurricane Katrina 13 September 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By Don Enrico
I found a picture of the incident: ...

I found a picture of the incident:

http://www.sally-ann-melia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/You-Shall-Not-Pass.jpg
Forum: SLC 13 September 2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 91,296
Posted By Don Enrico
Can't you ask the hotel to mail it to you? Using...

Can't you ask the hotel to mail it to you? Using either UPS or the Canadian Post or some other deliverer? For what it will cost you to drive that distance, you could mail-order them all fees and a...
Forum: SLC 13 September 2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 20,895
Posted By Don Enrico
Germany Apparently, there's a lot been said about wearing...

Apparently, there's a lot been said about wearing Dirndl and Lederhosen to Oktoberfest these days:

Oktoberfest dirndl: is it ever OK to wear 'sexy' versions of traditional dress?...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 September 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,652
Posted By Don Enrico
Whether or not he was exposed to this kind of...

Whether or not he was exposed to this kind of caricature in his childhood or youth isn't the point. Being a professional artist, he's bound to have studied all kinds of caricature, and he must have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 September 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,652
Posted By Don Enrico
Australia And the artist claims that he had not known of...

And the artist claims that he had not known of earlier racist cartoons in that fashion:


I very much doubt that a person who draws for a living can on the one hand be ignorant of earlier racist...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 September 2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 173,630
Posted By Don Enrico
Ah, yes ... sorry 'bout that! :fish:

Ah, yes ... sorry 'bout that!

:fish:
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 September 2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 173,630
Posted By Don Enrico
2. What word do sailors use today in place of the...

2. What word do sailors use today in place of the archaic term "larboard"?

I suspect that is the opposite of "starbord", so the answer is: "port"
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 September 2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,188
Posted By Don Enrico
Working in the administration, I know quite a lot...

Working in the administration, I know quite a lot of people who regularily write speeches, letters and other papers for politicians. Most of the texts that are published under a politician's name or...
Forum: SLC 06 September 2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,302
Posted By Don Enrico
Of course, there also is The Crimson Permanent...

Of course, there also is The Crimson Permanent Assurance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crimson_Permanent_Assurance)
Forum: SLC 06 September 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 91,296
Posted By Don Enrico
Appartently to get up and down from Heaven: ...

Appartently to get up and down from Heaven:


Jacob's Ladder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s_Ladder) on Wikipedia.
Forum: SLC 04 September 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 77,719
Posted By Don Enrico
Buteo buteo buteo is the one I was seeing. ...

Buteo buteo buteo is the one I was seeing.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Buteo_buteo_-Netherlands-8.jpg/90px-Buteo_buteo_-Netherlands-8.jpg

Seeing vultures around...
Forum: SLC 04 September 2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,302
Posted By Don Enrico
ASL, since this thread isn't commiting any acts...

ASL, since this thread isn't commiting any acts as specified in Art. 101 of the Convention, I resist your attempt to confiscate it!

Also, I would call my pirate ship the Jolly Lawyer.
Forum: Rantidote 29 August 2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 107,020
Posted By Don Enrico
And don't they actually sing "Michelle, ma belle"...

And don't they actually sing "Michelle, ma belle" (in French)?
Forum: SLC 29 August 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 77,719
Posted By Don Enrico
Should I be?

Should I be?
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