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Efros
1384088.  Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:08 am Reply with quote

Some might say that's worth it then.

 
bobwilson
1384489.  Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:13 pm Reply with quote

Alberta - the only rat-free (human-inhabited) place in the world - at least according to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iq9ake0fek

Sounds plausible

 
duglasbell@hotmail.co.uk
1387282.  Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:19 pm Reply with quote

Question: Where did Joan of Arc come from?

Answer: Arc.

Klaxons

Domremy in Lorraine. This was an independent duchy not assimilated into France until 1766. Her father was called Jacques Darce, variously presented as Darx or Darc but never as d'Arc as the apostrophe was not used in 15th-century French surnames and there as no such place as Arc from which he could have hailed. Her mother was called Isabelle de Vouthon and she and her husband chose the surname Romee though there is no evidence that either of them ever made the pilgrimage to Rome.

'Joan' herself was christened Jehannette and it wasn't until the 19th-century that the name Jeanne d'arc or Joan of Arc appeared through a misreading of Darc.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lb0sEAAAQBAJ&pg=PT10&lpg=PT10&dq=no+such+place+as+arc&source=bl&ots=Agq5H8RQK6&sig=ACfU3U2gA78RCrq8F

 
duglasbell@hotmail.co.uk
1392153.  Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:05 pm Reply with quote

Sandi: What was the name of John Lennon's first child?

Alan: Julian

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John.

His full name is John Charles Julian Lennon. According to him, "when my mum would call 'John!' we'd both come running, so we decided it would be better if I was called Julian from then on."

 
Brock
1392155.  Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:15 pm Reply with quote

duglasbell@hotmail.co.uk wrote:

His full name is John Charles Julian Lennon.


Are you sure? Wikipedia says he changed his name by deed poll in 2019 to "Julian Charles John Lennon".

 
Efros
1392179.  Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:50 am Reply with quote

Sandi does say 'was' not 'is'. So that would be his old name. "Julian, born John Charles Julian Lennon, changed the order of his name in 2019 as stated in Deed Poll UK public record."

 
ali
1392534.  Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:03 am Reply with quote

duglasbell@hotmail.co.uk wrote:
Question: Where did Joan of Arc come from?

Answer: Arc.

Klaxons

Domremy in Lorraine. This was an independent duchy not assimilated into France until 1766. Her father was called Jacques Darce, variously presented as Darx or Darc but never as d'Arc as the apostrophe was not used in 15th-century French surnames and there as no such place as Arc from which he could have hailed. Her mother was called Isabelle de Vouthon and she and her husband chose the surname Romee though there is no evidence that either of them ever made the pilgrimage to Rome.

'Joan' herself was christened Jehannette and it wasn't until the 19th-century that the name Jeanne d'arc or Joan of Arc appeared through a misreading of Darc.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lb0sEAAAQBAJ&pg=PT10&lpg=PT10&dq=no+such+place+as+arc&source=bl&ots=Agq5H8RQK6&sig=ACfU3U2gA78RCrq8F


QI.com has an earlier reference to this fact (2017 as opposed to the cited book's 2018 :-)

 

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