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Spud McLaren
718927.  Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:13 pm Reply with quote

It's interesting where a surf beginning with ingrowing hair can take you -

I can vouch for the fact that one of these is (sometimes literally) bloody inconvenient.

Spud McLaren
718931.  Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:20 pm Reply with quote

Ingrowing toenail, doesn't.

Some of the photos here are a little gory, if you're squeamish.

Spud McLaren
718934.  Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:29 pm Reply with quote

All things iso...

719053.  Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:39 am Reply with quote

I've found that, disregarding royalty who have always practiced it and still do, the later the time period the less it is accepted.
Not too long ago, cousin relations were still considered as normal - Einstein, for example, married his cousin and his second cousin (who was the same person). The family tree in Wuthering Heights is riddled with examples.
Parent-child relations I probably find the most weird.

Ian Dunn
719113.  Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:06 am Reply with quote

Itasha is a car which is decorated with anime and manga characters.

719120.  Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:27 am Reply with quote

In flagrante delicto:

In the heat of the crime/offense/act, or whilst the crime/offence/act was blazing. Caught re-handed m'lud.

Spud McLaren
719219.  Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:43 pm Reply with quote


"Once insulin enters the human brain, it enhances learning and memory and in particular benefits verbal memory."

I think I could do with some of that....

719225.  Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:51 pm Reply with quote

The history of italics.

"When we read italic type to this day we are basically reading the handwriting of Poggio Bracciolini."

719250.  Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:28 pm Reply with quote

Can't find a proper definition of the difference between italics and cursive script.

719309.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:05 am Reply with quote

Italics is just slanted script, cursive is specifically handwritten.

719335.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:01 am Reply with quote

Is that so? My father, who was a calligrapher, often muttered about italics and half-uncials.

Spud McLaren
719555.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:14 pm Reply with quote

Illness and Infections, maybe?[/b]

719557.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:17 pm Reply with quote

Ibn Battuta

Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Al Lawati Al Tanji Ibn Battuta (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد ابن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة‎), or simply Ibn Battuta (February 24, 13041368 or 1369), was a Moroccan Berber Muslim scholar and traveller who is known for the account of his travels and excursions called the Rihla (voyage in Arabic). His journeys lasted for a period of nearly thirty years and covered almost the entirety of the known Islamic world and beyond, extending from North Africa, West Africa, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe in the West, to the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China in the East, a distance readily surpassing that of his predecessors and his near-contemporary Marco Polo. With this extensive account of his journey, Ibn Battuta is often considered as one of the greatest travellers ever.

hassan el kebir
719558.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:18 pm Reply with quote

Things ITHYPHALLIC. Sorry, it's one of my favourite words and not one I can drag into general conversation that often, so any excuse.....

Spud McLaren
719561.  Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:20 pm Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
Ibn Battuta
Wasn't he so important, he had his own thread somewhere?


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