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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 September 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 175,786
Posted By Don Enrico
2. "Anna O," "Wolf Man," "Dora," and "Little...

2. "Anna O," "Wolf Man," "Dora," and "Little Hans" are the aliases of people best known for their association with what man?

These are all patients of Siegmund Freud.

4. What 1960s CBS TV show...
Forum: SLC 25 September 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,709
Posted By Don Enrico
Not a sea, but Danmark has Limfjorden...

Not a sea, but Danmark has Limfjorden (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limfjord), an inland body of water about 180 km long.
Forum: SLC 25 September 2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 164,224
Posted By Don Enrico
Germany Richard, I love that! You nailed the style! This...

Richard, I love that! You nailed the style! This is very much a dress up that quotes Bavarian dress culture without imitating or mocking it. And with the beard, everybody will take you for a local...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 September 2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,587
Posted By Don Enrico
Really? :confused: Having a certain...

Really? :confused:

Having a certain haircolour that - before the European expansion - naturally occured from the British Isles to the Ural mountains and from the north of Scandinavia to the Alpes...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 September 2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 532,536
Posted By Don Enrico
Hi, Lainie, good to see you back! A new...

Hi, Lainie, good to see you back!

A new commercial I like is from the "Hannoversche" insurance company, which takes it's name from the city of Hannover.

It's here: https://youtu.be/fO79WJrxIkk...
Forum: Rantidote 24 September 2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,086
Posted By Don Enrico
I think I've never been adressed as "sir" while...

I think I've never been adressed as "sir" while staying in English-speaking countries. In Scotland, where I stayed most often, it usually was "love" or "dear" when talking to store clerks, especially...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 September 2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Don Enrico
Germany I would go and recommend "Logo...

I would go and recommend "Logo (https://www.zdf.de/kinder/logo/)" to you, the German public television children news show (you know that in German, this would be one word ;)). It covers all news,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 September 2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 175,786
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: 889
Views: 93,600
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: 88
Views: 3,086
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: 88
Views: 3,086
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: 889
Views: 93,600
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: 88
Views: 3,086
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: 889
Views: 93,600
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: 382
Views: 22,770
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: 729
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: 472
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: 889
Views: 93,600
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: 382
Views: 22,770
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: 88
Views: 3,587
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: 88
Views: 3,587
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: 1,128
Views: 175,786
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: 1,128
Views: 175,786
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: 2,351
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: 1,407
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)
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