Author Topic: "F**k my Hat, I didn't know that!" Amazing things you've only just found out  (Read 259532 times)

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Wikipedia seems happy enough with the goddess Eostre explanation.

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Bede provides the only documentary source for the etymology of the word, in his eigth-century The Reckoning of Time. He wrote that Ēosturmōnaþ (Old English 'Month of Ēostre', translated in Bede's time as "Paschal month") was an English month, corresponding to April, which he says "was once called after a goddess of theirs named Ēostre, in whose honour feasts were celebrated in that month".

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Was looking up imdb to see if it was a young Peter Cellier in an episode of Fabian Of The Yard I was watching (turns out yes it was and he's Bruce Seton's brother in law) but I never knew he's the son of Frank Cellier out of The 39 Steps



Can definitely see it though

fucking get in!! didn't start a new page for once

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Sure, but it says absolutely nothing about 'east'.

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Leonard Nimoy directed Three Men and a Baby.

Henry Winkler directed Cop and a Half.

Fr.Bigley

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Leonard Nimoy directed Three Men and a Baby.

Also wrote the book on parenting.

Also wrote the book on parenting.

He only wrote A book on parenting. THE book on parenting is Fritzl & West's 'Parenting Tips: Build Your Relationships From The Basement Up'.[1]
 1. Apparently it was a big cellar.

NoSleep

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Sure, but it says absolutely nothing about 'east'.

Because it has nothing to do with the word east. I thought that was the obvious point of the quote I posted (confirming your own post; I was going to post the quote as the answer but returned here and you had already posted; and new page on top of all that).

gib

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Because it has nothing to do with the word east. I thought that was the obvious point of the quote I posted (confirming your own post; I was going to post the quote as the answer but returned here and you had already posted; and new page on top of all that).

Fair enough.

So was FredNurke trolling when he said

No, that's just a coincidental similarity. 'Easter' is almost certainly connected with 'east' and hence with various 'dawn' words in other Indo-European languages.

No. If there was a Germanic goddess called 'Eostre' (Northumbrian; therefore 'Eastre' in most Old English dialects) - which there probably was, but Bede is the only evidence we have for her existence in any Germanic language, not just English - then that name is in turn connected with 'east', which is a Germanic formation based on the same Indo-European root as Greek eos, Latin aurora, etc., all meaning 'dawn'. (And of course Eos and Aurora are also dawn-goddesses.) But the shape of the word 'Easter' in Old English and other Germanic languages is such that the connection with 'east' is pretty near certain, regardless of whether or not there really was  an 'Eostre / Eastre' in the Germanic pantheon.

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Thanks, that makes sense.

Fr.Bigley

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Thanks, that makes sense.

Whens the next series coming out Mr Cruickshank?

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Esso = S.O. = Standard Oil (est. 1870)

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Texaco: Terry’s Excellent Anthractite Coal & Oil.

020201us Q8 = Kuwait.

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Repsol: Really Exciting Petrol Slash Oil & LPG

I take far more pleasure than I should in knowing what SCUBA stands for.

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I know UBA.
Can't think of SC.

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EDIT: I'll let Gulftastic tell you. They'll enjoy it more.

Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

Ahhhhhh.

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Damn.
Could've sworn it was Undulating Bubble Arse

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Kiwis call all sweets “lollies”. Like Rolos, flying saucers, foam shrimps, Dweebs: all “lollies”.

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Bede's a good lad but he did basically pull the Eostre thing out of his ass

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Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

Might be a QI klaxon, but I seem to remember it's actually Osciallation, rather than Amplification, meaning it should be L.O.S.E.R.

I know about his dalliance with Pat Kirkwood, but I didn't know that allegedly Anna Massey was Prince Philip's "type of woman".

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I know about his dalliance with Pat Kirkwood, but I didn't know that allegedly Anna Massey was Prince Philip's "type of woman".

They’re all his type of woman by the time he’d finished wanking.

Turns out the Massey story was possibly invented by Michael Gambon to see if people would believe it.

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Dermot Morgan is in Taffin!

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