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« Reply #90 on: July 15, 2021, 05:48:07 PM »
New York City isn't even the capital of New York state!

It's Barnsley

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« Reply #91 on: July 15, 2021, 05:54:34 PM »
This confused me for ages. Also, the capital of Saskatchewan isn't Saskatoon, it's Regina, although Saskatoon is the biggest city. Regina is pronounced to rhyme with vagina (or miner not meaner, in non-rhotic English accents).

I pronounce it va-geena.

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« Reply #92 on: July 15, 2021, 06:06:13 PM »
Edinburgh/Glasgow ;)

As a former resident of Edinburgh, I’m happy to confirm that it is by far the nicer and better city. Just a better class of people all around, you know.

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« Reply #93 on: July 16, 2021, 10:08:53 AM »
Just found more exciting Saskatoon and Saskatchewan facts, all you fans of the boring bits of Canada. Apparently Saskatoon doesn't mean "Saskatchewan town" named by Geordie immigrants; the names were originally unconnected. Saskatoon is probably named after Saskatoon berries (misâskwatômina in Cree) and specifically the Cree misâskwatôminiskâhk meaning "place with many Saskatoon berries", although there's an alternative story it means "place with willow trees" (for making arrows with). Saskatchewan is named after the Saskatchewan river which probably derives from kisiskāciwani-sīpiy ("swift-flowing river"). So evidently English-speaking locals jumbled up the two and assumed they were the same, but they are not.

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« Reply #94 on: July 16, 2021, 10:59:59 AM »
facts… the boring bits of Canada

Stay in your lane mate, that’s my gimmick.

Honestly.

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« Reply #95 on: July 16, 2021, 12:38:37 PM »
I want to live in Canada.

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« Reply #96 on: July 16, 2021, 02:01:44 PM »
I want to live in Canada.

James Brown something something

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« Reply #97 on: July 16, 2021, 02:10:05 PM »
Everything free in Canada

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« Reply #98 on: July 16, 2021, 09:24:50 PM »
My hat's usually safe on this matter, but yesterday I temporarily forgot that the Montepulciano grape isn't actually grown in the vineyards around Montepulciano, the wines from the town being made from Sangiovese instead.

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« Reply #99 on: July 17, 2021, 08:39:04 PM »

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« Reply #100 on: July 17, 2021, 10:35:26 PM »
Crickets speed up or slow down the speed of their chirps in a linear relation to the air temperature around them. If you count the number of chirps they make in 8 seconds and add 5, that’ll give you a pretty accurate approximation of the temperature (in Celsius).

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolbear%27s_law


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« Reply #102 on: July 17, 2021, 11:43:06 PM »


The image on the right looks like something an owlphile would have on their hard drive.


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« Reply #104 on: July 18, 2021, 11:41:22 AM »
The image on the right looks like something an owlphile would have on their hard drive.
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« Reply #105 on: July 18, 2021, 01:26:50 PM »
strigiphile
Fuck, whenever you mention owlphilia there's always someone who pops up to say "No, that's actually strigiphilia".

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« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2021, 02:28:18 PM »
The image on the right looks like something an owlphile would have on their hard drive.

"I would assume"

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« Reply #107 on: July 18, 2021, 03:30:45 PM »
Fuck, whenever you mention owlphilia there's always someone who pops up to say "No, that's actually strigiphilia".

A strigipedant.

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« Reply #108 on: July 19, 2021, 12:54:48 AM »
The image on the right looks like something an owlphile would have on their hard drive.

I don't know what you mean....


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« Reply #110 on: July 19, 2021, 09:59:41 AM »
These vanilla passerinophilic fuckwits thinking any tytibopper worth their salt would be interested in that pic.

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« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2021, 01:11:34 AM »
mastodons, hairy elephants similar to mammoths, were named by a man who noticed that their teeth look a bit like tits


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« Reply #112 on: July 22, 2021, 01:31:05 PM »
Mumbles in Swansea is named for a putative topographic similarity to breasts.



Basically the real life version of Mark Heap buying The Ritz in Jam so he can rename is The Titz.

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« Reply #113 on: July 22, 2021, 02:05:05 PM »
Mumbles in Swansea is named for a putative topographic similarity to breasts.

Basically the real life version of Mark Heap buying The Ritz in Jam so he can rename is The Titz.

Same as the Paps of Jura, among others (paps being an archaic word for breasts).  There must basically just have been groups of randy sailors going around naming maritime landmarks after tits, I think. ‘Mumbles’ is supposed to have been named by French sailors after ‘les mamelles’.

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They are steep-sided quartzite hills with distinctive conical shapes resembling breasts. The word pap is an ancient word of Old Norse origin for the breast. The Paps are conspicuous hills that dominate the island landscape as well as the landscape of the surrounding area


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« Reply #114 on: July 22, 2021, 02:06:55 PM »
Ah, of course - Papua New Guinea.

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« Reply #115 on: July 22, 2021, 02:17:58 PM »
Same as the Paps of Jura, among others (paps being an archaic word for breasts).  There must basically just have been groups of randy sailors going around naming maritime landmarks after tits, I think. ‘Mumbles’ is supposed to have been named by French sailors after ‘les mamelles’.



The Tetons in Wyoming/Idaho are also named for this reason.

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« Reply #116 on: July 22, 2021, 02:19:30 PM »
The Tetons in Wyoming/Idaho are also named for this reason.

The titular mountains of Ansel Adams’ great work. No prizes for guessing whence comes the name of the Snake River.

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« Reply #119 on: July 22, 2021, 03:35:26 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast-shaped_hill

Lucky that my hills are green and craggy
So you don’t confuse them with breasts

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