(Closed) Just for fun: (Not so) Common Knowledge

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Post # 77
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@ltj14:  When I was 8 I really didn’t want to go to school one day, so I spent about an hour on the Sunday with my feet in a puddle of freezing water outside to catch a cold. HAH! Dear oh dear, not my brightest moment 😛

Post # 78
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@FutureMrsHallam:  Lol :)) See you were 8, you had an excuse! You were probably told that too! I hear people say it all the time…

Post # 79
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Bumble bee

If you (or someone you know) are ever exposed to tear gas or OC/pepper spray, grab some milk and pour it on your eyes and skin!  Whole milk is better than skim.  It’s a great natural neutralizer and works fairly quickly to alleviate the burning (sadly, it can’t help with the respiratory effects).  I carry OC for my job, and have been exposed to it many times.

Post # 80
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Baimee:  one time I was on a bus going to a youth camp I was staffing in the Australian outback…it was late and I was tired …. I all the sudden sat up in my seat and yelled “DEER!”….everyone looked…..

 

 

 

 

 

Undecided….Canadian problems

 

Post # 81
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000

@MechEBee:  

Ireland is the island, in a geographic sense, but it comprises two countries, Ireland (Éire) and Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, but NOT Great Britain. Great Britain is England, Wales, and Scotland. The United Kingdom is Great Britain + Nothern Ireland. 

And Ireland (the country, not the island as a whole) is NOT, I reapeat, NOT part of either the United Kingdom OR Great Britain. We do not use pounds, we do not have a monarch, we do not sell union jacks in our kitschy tourist shops.

Sheesh. (it comes up more than you’d think)

 

Post # 82
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

To peruse means to look at something carefully and thoroughly, not casually glancing at it.

Post # 83
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Helper bee

I’ve got to join the GMO ladies- there’s nothing we eat nowadays that is NOT GMO. All our food has been tempered with by scientists/farmers who choose seeds/genetic material from the best of last year’s harvest and plant it this year in the hopes that the harvest will be as good as last year’s. The food has been modified by our preventing the “bad” produce from contributing any genes to this year’s harvest (which is what would have happened had we not interfered).

What people mean when they object to “GMOs” is the Genetically Engineered Organisms, where genes from one species are introduced into another unrelated species for a particular favourable trait. Some people don’t like the idea of eating corn with mushroom in it  Cool

 

Post # 84
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Someone once asked me what the difference between prawn toast and prawn crackers were.

 

 

Well, one’s toast and one’s a cracker.

Post # 85
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

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@208bride:  OMG the people who don’t know basic apostrophe use drive me mad.

I won’t go on a thread on here if there is an incorrectly used apostrophe in the thread title because I know it will upset me.

Post # 86
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Cardiac arrest and a heart attack are not the same thing. 

Post # 87
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Latino and Hispanic are not synonyms and they are not race terms. They are ethnicities which refer to country/region of origin OR language of origin depending on the situation. Latin refers to people from any number of a group of countries in the Americas which were colonized at some point by certain European countries (including French-speaking Guadeloupe, Portuguese speaking Brazil, Dutch speaking Suriname and ENGLISH speaking Belize, Guyana and Jamaica). It also includes countries in the Americas where a Romance (Latin-derived) language or creole is widely spoken (Such as Haiti where Haitian creole is spoken and Curacao where Papiamento, a creole based partly on Spanish and Portuguese, is spoken). Hispanic is a term that refers only to people from any of several Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world (inclduing Equatorial Guinea in Africa and Spain in Europe). A person can be both Latino and Hispanic, but both conditions needn’t necessarily apply. A person can therefore be BOTH Black– or any race– and Latin–or any ethnicity–as are myself and my husband.

You would be [hopefully] surprised at how many people of all races look me right in the face and demand that I choose “which one” I am because they cannot fathom that there are Latinos who don’t look like Jennifer Lopez and that there are Afro-descendants in the Americas who have a native language other than English.

Post # 88
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@Eckle:  It drives me nuts when people mistake ponies for young horses; also, people who call all male horses stallions. It’s actually pretty funny when I have to explain what a gelding is in front of guys, because they all grimace and cross their legs. But I don’t see any of them volunteering to ride a stallion around, nor do they advocate for people keeping stallions whole (with a few exceptions); they just don’t like to hear about it.

Post # 89
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@zumbaista:  I met a stallion once, he managed to bruise me from the other side of a fence. I much prefer chilled out geldings.

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