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joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
21 Oct 2008 12:48PM

Quote:Like, for instance, Fornication Under Consent of King - load of rubbish!


Haven't heard that one before. Anyway, I thought it was common knowledge that it stems from Anglo-Saxon English.

Sorry for drifting off topic and giving some useful information....



Did you know that the average horse defecates eight times a day?

Phew! That was close.... Wink

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lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 12:53PM
Most of the rude words come from Anglo-Saxon and the politer versions come from French E.G. **** vs Excrement. Animals in the fields have names derived from Anglo-Saxon: Pig but when it's cooked it gets a name derived from french: Pork.

It's all the fault of The Normans!
dwilkin 8 24.3k United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 1:07PM
What have the Normans ever done for us? Wink
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 1:10PM

Quote:Did you know that the average horse defecates eight times a day?
Yes. Unfortunately its useful to know that, if you're looking after a number of horses and want to keep a check on their health. It also gives a clue as to why the manure heap is so big and why you spend so much time pushing the wheelbarrow.
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 1:17PM
Excrement is latin really. Frogland was much more occupied by the romans, and I suppose it didn't get overrun by barbarians as much as britain did, so I think we got a lot of latin style words from there.
then there was an eighteenth century fad for making up latin english to show how educated (latin word) you were.
21 Oct 2008 2:05PM
aparently the only word in Dutch which has no connotation whatsoever with any other language is FIETS
I'll let you guys figure out what it means, which of course you can't, as it's the only word that has no connotation whatsoever with any other language ha ha ha (sigh)

edit : And calling for Conrad is cheating
21 Oct 2008 2:07PM
and did I read somewhere on the forums here, that you can't fold a paper more than six times in half ?
User_Removed 12 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 2:14PM

Quote:And did I read somewhere on the forums here, that you can't fold a paper more than six times in half ?

True....... in fact, it can only be folded in half once any more than that and it isn't in half Wink
macroman 11 15.3k England
21 Oct 2008 2:23PM
I always thought it was 8.

You can fold A4 6 times, and a newspaper sheet 7 times (just).
After that you need a very large sheet and some strong fingers. Wink
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
21 Oct 2008 2:26PM
It isn't the size of the sheet that's the limiting factor but its thickness. Try it with a sheet of tissue paper and an identically sized sheet of wrapping paper....
macroman 11 15.3k England
21 Oct 2008 2:32PM
Yes, but 8 folds means folding 128 thicknesses of paper ( 2^7), which even with tissue is quite a feat.
And the size of the sheet would need to be around 8 times the size of a double news sheet.

A double news-sheet folded 7 times is around 2 x 2.5 inches so 128 thicknesses even of tissue would be tricky to fold again.
minicooper 6 536 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 2:37PM
it's seven you get can eight but that will not hold so it's seven.
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
21 Oct 2008 2:40PM
You can reliably fold aluminium foil eight times. I know this because I've done it. (Gosh, what a thrilling life I lead.... Wink)
macroman 11 15.3k England
21 Oct 2008 2:43PM
Hey we're talking about paper here, go and find your own thread! Tongue
User_Removed 12 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 2:44PM

Quote:
Did you know that the average horse defecates eight times a day?



Most of it in this thread it would appear Grin

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