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Now boys, there's nothing wrong or sinful in hugging your parrot. You just shouldn't overdo it. (Sorry,Bonny :wink: )



Maybe Bonny is a Dutch Pirate and she's keeping it from us... :mrgreen:

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Now what's all this about Bonny and Poly? :?

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Learnt how after-imaging works.

Your eye cones can easily get tired if they are being over-stimulated. They will become insensitive and stop responding.
To counteract this, the eye moves continuously. However, if the colour section is too large, the eye movement doesn't work, and the cones tire out. If you stare at an image with large blue sections for twenty seconds, the blue cones in your eye stop responding, and when you look away, something white will appear orange.

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Discovered one of those tunes I was looking for, is the violin concerto by Max Bruch.

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In 19th century Wales, English was the only accepted language in schools. Children who were caught speaking Welsh were administered the Welsh Not punishment: a piece of wood with the letters WN inscribed was hung on them.



The Welsh Brothers (known as black Welsh) would be blinging that shit with gold plate and add chain walk up and down downtown Welsh say'in, "Oh my my I'm fly fly fly with with my blinging WN...bitch's...I saw that in a history book somewhere... :smoke:
Sound like different eras The Black Welsh is from way before when the English was trying too take Wales from 1066-1282 Llywelyn the Lasts(Death).If they did take all Wales they never did a good job of it because the beginning of the 20th century everybody was still talking Welsh what took the welsh out of Wales was all the Coal Slate(ECT),NOT enuff Welsh workers so You Guessed it the place got over run with English 8)

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A 70 kg person has in average 7 octillions of atoms in his/her body (7 x 10^27 = 7 followed by 27 zeros or 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)

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terpsichorean

PRONUNCIATION:
(turp-si-kuh-REE-uhn, turp-si-KOR-ee-uhn, -KORE-)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to dancing.
noun: A dancer.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Terpsichore, the Muse of dancing and choral song in Greek mythology. The word Terpsichore is the feminine form of terpsichoros (delighting in the dance), a combination of Greek terpein (to delight) and khoros (dance), which is ultimately from the Indo-European root gher- (to grasp or to enclose), also the source of chorus, carol, choir, garth, court, and garden. Earliest documented use: 1825.

USAGE:
"Each week, performers on the Fox terpsichorean competition So You Think You Can Dance have to learn new dance routines."
Rick Bentley; Choreographers Put Hearts Into Dance Too; The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio); Sep 3, 2012.

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terpsichorean

PRONUNCIATION:
(turp-si-kuh-REE-uhn, turp-si-KOR-ee-uhn, -KORE-)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to dancing.
noun: A dancer.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Terpsichore, the Muse of dancing and choral song in Greek mythology. The word Terpsichore is the feminine form of terpsichoros (delighting in the dance), a combination of Greek terpein (to delight) and khoros (dance), which is ultimately from the Indo-European root gher- (to grasp or to enclose), also the source of chorus, carol, choir, garth, court, and garden. Earliest documented use: 1825.

USAGE:
"Each week, performers on the Fox terpsichorean competition So You Think You Can Dance have to learn new dance routines."
Rick Bentley; Choreographers Put Hearts Into Dance Too; The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio); Sep 3, 2012.

If you were a Monty Python fan, you'd know this already! (The Cheese Shop sketch)

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If you were a Cats fan, you'd know this already!

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just plain doug wrote:
sleeping in a jar wrote:
A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

terpsichorean

PRONUNCIATION:
(turp-si-kuh-REE-uhn, turp-si-KOR-ee-uhn, -KORE-)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to dancing.
noun: A dancer.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Terpsichore, the Muse of dancing and choral song in Greek mythology. The word Terpsichore is the feminine form of terpsichoros (delighting in the dance), a combination of Greek terpein (to delight) and khoros (dance), which is ultimately from the Indo-European root gher- (to grasp or to enclose), also the source of chorus, carol, choir, garth, court, and garden. Earliest documented use: 1825.

USAGE:
"Each week, performers on the Fox terpsichorean competition So You Think You Can Dance have to learn new dance routines."
Rick Bentley; Choreographers Put Hearts Into Dance Too; The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio); Sep 3, 2012.

If you were a Monty Python fan, you'd know this already! (The Cheese Shop sketch)


i love that sketch! don't remember hearing "terpsichorean".

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sleeping in a jar wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
sleeping in a jar wrote:
A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

terpsichorean

PRONUNCIATION:
(turp-si-kuh-REE-uhn, turp-si-KOR-ee-uhn, -KORE-)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to dancing.
noun: A dancer.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Terpsichore, the Muse of dancing and choral song in Greek mythology. The word Terpsichore is the feminine form of terpsichoros (delighting in the dance), a combination of Greek terpein (to delight) and khoros (dance), which is ultimately from the Indo-European root gher- (to grasp or to enclose), also the source of chorus, carol, choir, garth, court, and garden. Earliest documented use: 1825.

USAGE:
"Each week, performers on the Fox terpsichorean competition So You Think You Can Dance have to learn new dance routines."
Rick Bentley; Choreographers Put Hearts Into Dance Too; The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio); Sep 3, 2012.

If you were a Monty Python fan, you'd know this already! (The Cheese Shop sketch)


i love that sketch! don't remember hearing "terpsichorean".

Customer: Good Morning.

Owner: Good morning, Sir. Welcome to the National Cheese Emporium!

Customer: Ah, thank you, my good man.

Owner: What can I do for you, Sir?

Customer: Well, I was, uh, sitting in the public library on Thurmon Street just now, skimming through Rogue Herrys by Hugh Walpole, and I suddenly came over all peckish.

Owner: Peckish, sir?

Customer: Esuriant.

Owner: Eh?

Customer: 'Ee, ah wor 'ungry-loike!

Owner: Ah, hungry!

Customer: In a nutshell. And I thought to myself, "a little fermented curd will do the trick," so, I curtailed my Walpoling activites, sallied forth, and infiltrated your place of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some cheesy comestibles!

Owner: Come again?

Customer: I want to buy some cheese.

Owner: Oh, I thought you were complaining about the bazouki player!

Customer: Oh, heaven forbid: I am one who delights in all manifestations of the Terpsichorean muse!

Owner: Sorry?

Customer: 'Ooo, Ah lahk a nice tuune, 'yer forced too!

Owner: So he can go on playing, can he?

Customer: Most certainly! Now then, some cheese please, my good man.

Owner: (lustily) Certainly, sir. What would you like?

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terpsichorean

Ahhhh if you are an FZ fan etc

Mudd Club

You Are What You Is version

And here we are, at the Mudd Club, y'all
I hope you enjoy yourself
'Cause the show's about to begin...

Hey, they're really dancin'
They're on auto-destruct
On the floor, on the pipe
Bouncin' off-a the wall

Hey, the people here
Are really tearin' it up
On the side, in the back
By the front of the stage

They ain't really crazy
You can take it from me
I should know 'cause I go
Every time I'm in town

If you never tried it
Lemme straighten you out
It's the best kinda place
To unfasten yerself

MUDD CLUB!
All the way downtown
MUDD CLUB!
They ain't messin' around
MUDD CLUB!
Just turn to the left 'n look around
Because it's there somewhere

If you ain't found it, better hurry up
The folks down there's on auto-destruct
And so can you be too
The fact of the matter: it's made for you

Try it on a Saturday 'bout four o'clock in the mornin' or even a Monday at midnight when there's just a few of those Fabulous Poodles doin' the Peppermint Twist for real
In a black sack dress with nine inch heels
And then a guy with a blue mohawk comes in
In Serious Leather...

And all the rest of whom for which to whensonever of partially indeterminate bio-chemical degradation seek the path to the sudsy, yellow nozzle of their foaming, nocturnal, parametric, digital, whole-wheat, inter-faith, geo-thermal, terpsichorean ejectamenta
In Serious Leather...
In Serious Chains...

Then they work the wall
They work the pipe
They work the floor
'N they work the wall some more
In Serious Leather...
Serious Chains...
Serious Clothing...

From when they come downtown
From the ruins of Studio '54
To twist 'n frugg
In an arrogant gesture
To the best of what the 20th Century has to offer
Al Malkin's down there right now,
Looking for a virgin with nice breath
Why, maybe it's you?
And you don't even know it!

Hey, they're really dancin'
They're on auto-destruct
On the floor, on the pipe
Bouncin' off-a the wall

Hey, the people here
Are really tearin' it up
On the side, in the back,
By the front of the stage

They ain't really crazy
You can take it from me
I should know 'cause I go
Every time I'm in town

If you never tried it
Lemme straighten you out
It's the best kinda place
To unfasten yerself
While you...


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terpsichorean

Ahhhh if you are an FZ fan etc

Mudd Club

You Are What You Is version

And here we are, at the Mudd Club, y'all
I hope you enjoy yourself
'Cause the show's about to begin...

Hey, they're really dancin'
They're on auto-destruct
On the floor, on the pipe
Bouncin' off-a the wall

Hey, the people here
Are really tearin' it up
On the side, in the back
By the front of the stage

They ain't really crazy
You can take it from me
I should know 'cause I go
Every time I'm in town

If you never tried it
Lemme straighten you out
It's the best kinda place
To unfasten yerself

MUDD CLUB!
All the way downtown
MUDD CLUB!
They ain't messin' around
MUDD CLUB!
Just turn to the left 'n look around
Because it's there somewhere

If you ain't found it, better hurry up
The folks down there's on auto-destruct
And so can you be too
The fact of the matter: it's made for you

Try it on a Saturday 'bout four o'clock in the mornin' or even a Monday at midnight when there's just a few of those Fabulous Poodles doin' the Peppermint Twist for real
In a black sack dress with nine inch heels
And then a guy with a blue mohawk comes in
In Serious Leather...

And all the rest of whom for which to whensonever of partially indeterminate bio-chemical degradation seek the path to the sudsy, yellow nozzle of their foaming, nocturnal, parametric, digital, whole-wheat, inter-faith, geo-thermal, terpsichorean ejectamenta
In Serious Leather...
In Serious Chains...

Then they work the wall
They work the pipe
They work the floor
'N they work the wall some more
In Serious Leather...
Serious Chains...
Serious Clothing...

From when they come downtown
From the ruins of Studio '54
To twist 'n frugg
In an arrogant gesture
To the best of what the 20th Century has to offer
Al Malkin's down there right now,
Looking for a virgin with nice breath
Why, maybe it's you?
And you don't even know it!

Hey, they're really dancin'
They're on auto-destruct
On the floor, on the pipe
Bouncin' off-a the wall

Hey, the people here
Are really tearin' it up
On the side, in the back,
By the front of the stage

They ain't really crazy
You can take it from me
I should know 'cause I go
Every time I'm in town

If you never tried it
Lemme straighten you out
It's the best kinda place
To unfasten yerself
While you...

So...Frank Zappa was a big fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus!

(See, I have Spacebrothers associative methods down pat!)

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the reason i posted the definition in the first place was because i'd heard it in mudd club for years and was never really sure what it meant.

anyway, here's one of the replies on the word a day site:

From: Peirce Hammond (peirce_hammond ed.gov)
Subject: terpsichorean

Brings back Monty Python's Flying Circus with John Cleese in the Cheese Shop declaring that the music being played did not bother him since "I delight in every manifestation of the terpsichorean muse." This is then followed, after considerable frustration in not finding any cheese available for purchase (of course), by "Shut the bloody bouzouki off!" To which the shopkeeper responds, "Told ya."
Peirce Hammond, Bethesda, Maryland

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the reason i posted the definition in the first place was because i'd heard it in mudd club for years and was never really sure what it meant.

anyway, here's one of the replies on the word a day site:

From: Peirce Hammond (peirce_hammond ed.gov)
Subject: terpsichorean

Brings back Monty Python's Flying Circus with John Cleese in the Cheese Shop declaring that the music being played did not bother him since "I delight in every manifestation of the terpsichorean muse." This is then followed, after considerable frustration in not finding any cheese available for purchase (of course), by "Shut the bloody bouzouki off!" To which the shopkeeper responds, "Told ya."
Peirce Hammond, Bethesda, Maryland

TOLD YA!

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It's after Terpsichore, the Greek muse of dance. The other muses are Erato (love poetry), Euterpe (cheerful flute playing), Thalia (comedy plays), Cleio (history), Calliope (philosophy), Urania (astronomy/logy), Polyhymnia (pantomime), and Melpomene (tragedies). I had to stamp these for my Greek mythology classes.

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Learnt of the LaLaurie house: man that's going to give me some nightmares.
http://www.prairieghosts.com/lalaurie.html

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A lot of Western animated humans, like Bob the Builder, get an extra finger when they are put on the Japanese market. Because the Yakuza cut off the little finger of someone who cannot pay his debt. And 4 is bad luck.

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Oh, and from the Understanding Shakespeare class: the completely harmless words nothing, wit, death, nunnery, cut (actually, spelled with a K, it still has this meaning in Dutch), stones, were all slang words with eyebrow-y meaning. Much ado about nothing.

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A lot of Western animated humans, like Bob the Builder, get an extra finger when they are put on the Japanese market. Because the Yakuza cut off the little finger of someone who cannot pay his debt. And 4 is bad luck.


Uh, what?

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Sorry, you're right. It's not true. I'll check my Miyazaki's to see if any of them have a 4-digited character.


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The series aired in Japan as "ボブとはたらくブーブーズ" (Bob the Eginer). When being exported to Japan, it was reported that characters of Bob the Builder would be doctored to have five fingers instead of the original four. This was because of a practice among the Yakuza, the famed Japanese mafia, where members would "cut off their little fingers as a sign they can be trusted and have strength of character, and will stay through."[19] In fact, Bob the Builder aired in Japan without such edits,[20] as did other series including Postman Pat and The Simpsons.


The BBC initial source is here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/720419.stm

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Sorry, you're right. It's not true. I'll check my Miyazaki's to see if any of them have a 4-digited character.


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The series aired in Japan as "ボブとはたらくブーブーズ" (Bob the Eginer). When being exported to Japan, it was reported that characters of Bob the Builder would be doctored to have five fingers instead of the original four. This was because of a practice among the Yakuza, the famed Japanese mafia, where members would "cut off their little fingers as a sign they can be trusted and have strength of character, and will stay through."[19] In fact, Bob the Builder aired in Japan without such edits,[20] as did other series including Postman Pat and The Simpsons.


The BBC initial source is here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/720419.stm



I wasn't trying to claim it wasn't true, it was just confusing why the Yazuka would cut the fingers off of a doll.

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Sorry, you're right. It's not true. I'll check my Miyazaki's to see if any of them have a 4-digited character.


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The series aired in Japan as "ボブとはたらくブーブーズ" (Bob the Eginer). When being exported to Japan, it was reported that characters of Bob the Builder would be doctored to have five fingers instead of the original four. This was because of a practice among the Yakuza, the famed Japanese mafia, where members would "cut off their little fingers as a sign they can be trusted and have strength of character, and will stay through."[19] In fact, Bob the Builder aired in Japan without such edits,[20] as did other series including Postman Pat and The Simpsons.


The BBC initial source is here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/720419.stm



I wasn't trying to claim it wasn't true, it was just confusing why the Yazuka would cut the fingers off of a doll.


The Yazuka are ruthless Cal, they would cut the finger off a poodle....if the poodle had fingers, and owed them some yen.


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