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Topic: It is not violence that best overcomes hate—nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.
Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 8:44:06 PM
pedro wrote:
Daemon wrote:
It is not violence that best overcomes hate—nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

so what is it?

Right. Negating a solution without giving a better solution is not a solution at all. Not even a worse solution.
Topic: surgery
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 3:54:53 PM
No we don't as Fyfardens has already said we call it an operating theatre or a surgical suite.

OK. Operating theatre or a surgical suite sounds fancier like Oxford accent.

Do you carry an umbrella when the sun is shining? Yes? A bit crazy.

Most of us just walking in the rain unperturbed. Crazier.
Topic: surgery
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 2:38:44 PM
Koh Elaine wrote:
Fyfardens wrote:
Yes, in BrE.

Thanks, Fyfardens.

But isn't surgery also a room where surgeons perform operations?

Yes. That is why Brits are a bit crazyd'oh!. We call it operating room: A room in a hospital used for performing surgical operations per Wiki.

However, to find something really crazy, check us out.
Topic: Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 12:26:58 PM
Time like wind can also blow away the chaff and leave us the grain of fact.
Topic: three-and-sixpenny
Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 9:14:40 PM
Guinea is as romantic as pound is mundane in my imagination although I have no experience with using either.

If I were to travel in England, the place must be countryside, with my sword at by side, and several guineas in my pocket. Or, are they in my moneybag?
Topic: The Herero and Namaqua Genocide
Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 12:27:56 PM
Germany at least has the decency to acknowledge their crime. Japan's Abe, on the other hand...
Topic: three-and-sixpenny
Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 2:12:30 PM
Per Wiki: The guinea was a coin of approximately one quarter ounce of gold that was minted in Great Britain between 1663 and 1814. Googled "gold price per ounce", got $1,322.30. 2 guineas is about $661.15 toady.

So their 2-guinea hat cost about $661.15 toady. Some hat then, some hat now.
Topic: So, what do people think about Al Franken?
Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 4:09:19 PM
He has the decency to resign. And that itself says he is much better than many other shameless politicians.
Topic: Anna May Wong (1905)
Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 4:00:59 PM
It took a Anna May Wong to understand Chinese are kissable; It took a Korean war to realize them Chinese are respectable. Not sure how many wars have we go though to understand wars are good for nothing.
Topic: Summer afternoon...the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 12:30:53 PM
_ War. Fill in the blank. Two ugly, if not the ugliest words.

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