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1 minute ago, Uncle Zeb said:

And they get badly mistreated by pet traffickers as they're so sought after.

What a world we live in, a current headline reads 'Pangolins still under threat despite China ban on eating wild animals amid coronavirus outbreak'.

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Today I learned the old guy in the Blues Brothers asks "You got my cheese wiz boy"?

Not "You got my cheese Wes boy".

Why would he have said the latter as neither of the Blues Brothers were FUCKING CALLED WES?

Shoot me now.

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35 minutes ago, Hugh Thesz said:

"You got my cheese wiz boy"?

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Except it's the aerosol version in the film. Madness. 

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On 3/2/2020 at 11:11 PM, Carbomb said:

TIL that the prefix "Llan-" in Welsh means "saint" because somebody's translated the entire Tube map's stations into Welsh. He's gone into the etymology of the names in detail. The only one that confused me is that he's translated "Westminster" into the area's old name "St. Stephen's", and that's "San Steffan". 

San Steffan is the Welsh word for Westminster though. Always been thus on news bulletins etc. 

https://cy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palas_San_Steffan

I live and grew up on Ynys Mon (Anglesey) where there are a total of 46 parishes starting with 'Llan.'

Of course there had to be one village which did, and to this day, when you ask its inhabitants where they're from, they'll refer to their village (Llannerch-y-Medd) as "Llan."

Helpful.

 

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19 hours ago, garynysmon said:

San Steffan is the Welsh word for Westminster though. Always been thus on news bulletins etc. 

https://cy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palas_San_Steffan

I live and grew up on Ynys Mon (Anglesey) where there are a total of 46 parishes starting with 'Llan.'

Of course there had to be one village which did, and to this day, when you ask its inhabitants where they're from, they'll refer to their village (Llannerch-y-Medd) as "Llan."

Helpful.

 

Thanks, for that, man. Always like to learn new stuff. Cultural quirks in particular fascinate me, like the fact that you and your community know exactly which village they're talking about when they say "Llan". 

Thinking about it, the area now known as Westminster is one of the oldest parts of London, so I guess it makes sense it would be known by its older name in the language of a culture geographically close enough and old enough to have recorded it as that. It is interesting, though, that the change to "Westminster" from "St. Stephen's" wasn't recorded. 

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So today I learned in Richmond, VA in the 1980's there was an Association for Retarded Citizens.  I've been watching a fair bit of 1984 Jim Crockett Promotions over the past couple of days (thank god for Buzz Sawyer showing up and saving me from tedious eight minute squash matches) and usually fast forward through the adverts, although for some reason didn't this time.  Imagine my surprise to hear an advert from the Richmond Association for Retarded Citizens advertising an upcoming family picnic!  Crazy how in this day and age that word is a complete no no, yet here it is back in 1984 not only being used and said in an advert but being used in the name of an actual association to describe a group of people.  How times have changed.  

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“Ass for retarded citizens” sounds like a group booking of whores for Man Utd fans. 

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42 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

“Ass for retarded citizens” sounds like a group booking of whores for Man Utd fans. 

City fans surely?

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