Things I learned today


#3624

Incorrect. This is doing the rounds on Twitter over the last few days. it’s a recent suggestion for the term, a previous one being that it was an acronym for North, East, West and South. However the most likely explanation is that the origination of the term is a derivative of the the French term ‘les nouvelles’ a plural of the word ‘new’.

Occam’s Razor and all that.


#3625

Ah come on Mac


#3626

Fucks sake


#3627

:hushed:


#3628

NESW ???


#3629

:grimacing:


#3630

the scotch irish world for someone mentally disabled is “wee daftie” :joy:


#3631

It takes eight minutes for sunlight to reach the earth


#3632

Next thing you’ll be saying that sound and light don’t travel at the same speed.


#3633

And that’s without traffic


#3634

The same length of time it would take @artfoley to walk to work


#3635

And the same amount of time it would take for that sunlight to be reflected back to its origin off his shiny, baldy head.


#3636

In theory then, if he could make it in four minutes, he could keep himself company on the way


#3637

Rickie Fowler is knocking off Allison Stokke now


I wouldn’t have backed him for the US Open if I’d known that


#3638

Some cracker still.


#3639

I read that as Robbie Fowler.


#3640

So Allison, what attracted you to the millionaire Rickie Fowler?


#3641

I’d say Robbie Fowler would have more chance of riding Rickie than Allison


#3642

The medical profession don’t understand how general anaesthetic actually works. Holy fuck.


#3643

General anaesthetic is fairly scary stuff, real buried alive sort of shit, my wife was under one time for wisdom teeth and she knew what was happening but couldn’t communicate.
Are you reading ‘Black box thinking’ by any chance?