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Date: 2009-01-01 22:37
Subject: things you may not have known
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The BBC website's Magazine does a weekly roundup called 10 Things We Didn't Know Last Week. It's now done a roundup of the roundup covering last year. And very good it is, too. Among the things I didn't know was that faking your own death is known as pseudocide. Presumably pretending to make your own fermented apple drink is known as pseudocider. I knew the one about the bear carrying ammunition for the Polish Army during World War Two, but I didn't realise that `tork' is the Swedish term for a man who visits prostitutes, or that the world's oldest Mormon congregation is in Preston, Lancashire, or that toasters are banned in Cuba. Nor did I know that misheard song lyrics are called, rather charmingly, `mondegreens.' I must try and find out why.
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Kat: Smarty Pants
User: artykat
Date: 2009-01-01 23:38 (UTC)
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Wow, I didn't know ANY of those things! I'm not a smarty pants like YOU! :)
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User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-02 22:25 (UTC)
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Well I didn't know all of them by any means.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-01-02 02:59 (UTC)
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I learned a new word, "unbepissed". Now to find a way to use it and piss everyone off.

Offal-free haggis in the USA . . . does this mean you guys across the pond eat sh . . .

I've always wanted to Live in Cumbria. Seriously.
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User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-02 22:32 (UTC)
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I know, offal-free haggis. Next thing they'll be telling me is that they've made coffee without caffeine...
Cumbria's actually one of the few places in the country I've never visited or at least travelled through, but it's a lovely place. Although the coast is a bit grim.
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