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51788.  Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:18 am Reply with quote

Post links that will get us from one D to another. Warning: these often end up getting cut, because one or other topic doesn't fly, but when they work it makes us look rather artful, I think.

51789.  Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:22 am Reply with quote

Linking Dragons with Dinosaurs - and maybe even Darwin: in the days when evolutionary theory and fossil-hunting were both young disciplines mythologists hypothesised that dragons were a folk memory of the dinosaurs, an idea which had to be abandoned as it became apparent that there was a 60 million year gap between the last dinosaurs and the first humans.

51790.  Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:23 am Reply with quote

Linking Dragons with Ducks via Drake: drake is a name used in English folklore for a small (or wingless) dragon.

52253.  Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:44 am Reply with quote

In line with your briefing notes suggestion, Flash, that we ask a few open-ended questions: if we asked the panel “What happens after death?” we could then give Stephen notes on the decomposing whale (post 50271), the southward maggots (50229), Pythagoras and the beans (50570), and no doubt many more ...

52254.  Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:44 am Reply with quote

Should this topic be sticky, by the way?

52259.  Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:10 am Reply with quote

Probably, though making it so would involve knowing how to make it so. Perhaps Chris could do the honours?

53422.  Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:22 am Reply with quote

Possible link from Dodgson to Dexterity (Alice, Looking Glass, Reflections, 'handedness'...)

55018.  Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:37 pm Reply with quote

Not that we have either topic on the go at the moment, but, lest I forget, a link from Delta to Dixie is that 'delta' is used to signify D in the phonetic alphabet everywhere except in airports, because there's an airline called "Delta Air Lines". The airlines use 'dixie' to signify D.

55445.  Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:53 pm Reply with quote

Damnation to Dancing via limbo

58523.  Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:29 pm Reply with quote

Drugs to Dystopia, via George Orwell:
see post 58521 and post 58520

59436.  Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:51 am Reply with quote

van Dyck painted Jeffrey Hudson, the dwarf who jumped out of Queen Henrietta Maria's pie and also Sir Kenelm Digby's dead wife.

59936.  Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:14 am Reply with quote

The Committee for Small-Body Nomenclature (formerly the Small Bodies Names Committee) links the Dave (minor planets) question to Dwarves.


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