Things you've always wanted to know......

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Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby jevs on Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:54 am

But were too afraid to ask.

Just little things in life....and you're immune from having the pi$$ taken

2 questions....what does "(sic)" mean in a sentance ? and should you leave a space inbetween a word and an exclamation mark or question mark !!!! ??? (or should that be "question mark?")
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Philosophical Dan on Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:56 am

Google "sic".

For punctuation, there is no space between the last letter of the word the question or exclamation mark. For reference, look at Pink Palermo's posts, and do exactly the opposite of what he does.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:12 pm

Sic is used when quoting something which has a mistake in it. It indicates to the reader that the mistake belongs to the original piece and not the quoter.

It's Latin for 'thus', the full phrase is sic erat scriptum, 'thus it was written'.

Thanks are due to Frank Mack, Latin master at Campion :)
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FrankieMacsPerm on Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:36 pm

Frank McAvennie was your Latin Master??!! Nice one! :thup:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby nedgray on Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:36 pm

Thanks for clearing that up!

I've always wanted to know why you never see baby pigeons?
Are they just born that size?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby -DL- on Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:27 pm

Why does your mum keep on stalking me?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Dyl on Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:11 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Sic is used when quoting something which has a mistake in it. It indicates to the reader that the mistake belongs to the original piece and not the quoter.

It's Latin for 'thus', the full phrase is sic erat scriptum, 'thus it was written'.

Thanks are due to Frank Mack, Latin master at Campion :)


I knew the meaning of 'sic', but I always thought it stood for "spelling is correct".
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hammerted on Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Isn't this what the 'Idiot Amnesty' thread was for?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby jevs on Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:54 pm

nedgray wrote:Thanks for clearing that up!

I've always wanted to know why you never see baby pigeons?
Are they just born that size?


Pigeons are born as tiny, blind, featherless, ugly bleeders. They grow in the nest, get their feathers, and when it's time to fledge, they are exactly the same size, shape and colour as their parents.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:24 pm

This is perhaps not the best place to ask this question, but...

What is the purpose of these new three-wheeled moped arrangements, much favoured by the Met Police, where a low spec moped - or motorbike - has two smallish wheels at the front?

Is it for people who worry about balancing properly on a two-wheel vehicle?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby WHU_Del on Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:40 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:This is perhaps not the best place to ask this question, but...

What is the purpose of these new three-wheeled moped arrangements, much favoured by the Met Police, where a low spec moped - or motorbike - has two smallish wheels at the front?

Is it for people who worry about balancing properly on a two-wheel vehicle?

As I understand it, some of them negate the need for motorcycle training. You can ride them on a standard car licence.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby ParisTheHammer on Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:45 pm

Why do people feel the need to put massive exhausts and spoilers on FWD Vauxhall Corsa's?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby RyanWHUFC on Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:58 pm

What the queen wipes her ass with, Andrex just seems a bit to common for her
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby White Goodman on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:05 pm

Why do lots of the mums at my daughter's school drive two wheel drive '4x4s'? What is the point?

When I say drive, I just mean panic as soon as they see you coming in a considerately sized car, even when there is room to drive a bus through the gap .
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:08 pm

WHU_Del wrote:As I understand it, some of them negate the need for motorcycle training. You can ride them on a standard car licence.


Makes sense, Del.

But do you think they realise quite how stupid it looks?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:21 pm

RyanWHUFC wrote:What the queen wipes her ass with, Andrex just seems a bit to common for her


live baby albino chinchilla.
and yes, they get flushed in the royal toilet.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby WHU_Del on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:21 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:Makes sense, Del.

But do you think they realise quite how stupid it looks?

I must admit, I did look into buying one of these for getting to work, as they also have better grip and stability apparently. Then I found out they cost about six grand...
Looking stupid? Yeah I guess so, but to be honest I'm probably too old to care :lol:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:24 pm

in most of europe you can drive normal mopeds and small motorbikes (below 125cc and a power limit i cant remember) with the car license, no need for a third wheel!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby RyanWHUFC on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:26 pm

warp wrote:live baby albino chinchilla.
and yes, they get flushed in the royal toilet.


Thank you for enlightening me on that one! :lol:
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby RyanWHUFC on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:28 pm

Why do people eat quorn?

Why do people eat tofu?
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