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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 5:26:50 PM

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Who else but English have noses that run and feet that smell?


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
gradyone
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 9:53:38 AM

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The same language evokes the surreal: a nose has a bridge and a foot has nails.


Viva Geronimo
whoopi88
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 4:57:11 AM

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and meanwhile there's
Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter,
In sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles,
Thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.
If Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter,
Can thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb,
See that thou, in sifting a sieve full of un-sifted thistles,
Thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb.

Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:33:32 AM

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Why is there a "D" in fridge,
and not in refrigerator?


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gradyone
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:07:35 AM

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Yes, JJ, the 'd' is puzzling.

Beginning in 1916 the first self-contained refrigerator was built by the Guardian Frigerator Company
in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as a frigerator. Two years later William Durant, a founder of General Motors,
personally financed Guardian's operations, and in 1919 the company's name was changed to Frigidaire.
The new logo also included General Motors' name. So many refrigerators were sold under the name
Frigidaire, the household appliance popularly came to be called a frigidaire regardless of brand.

From frigerator to Frigidaire to fridge . . . Possibly the 'd' couldn't be resisted by the AE tongue
on the shortcut from Frigidaire to fridge. ..Angel


Viva Geronimo
Ray41
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 6:49:01 PM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Why is there a "D" in fridge,
and not in refrigerator?


Think For the same reason that we have a 'd' in 'fudge'? Angel

And; how many people 'actually pronounce' the 'd' in 'judge'?

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 5:53:01 PM

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Why are boxing rings square?


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Spiral
Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 6:23:45 PM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Why are boxing rings square?


Because of all the boxers in them. [boxes]

Agápē is unconditional love - All of life's problems are solved by this.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 7:52:14 AM

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Happened to find this thread again ;-)

https://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst51750_This-mystic-language.aspx


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