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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Oct 16, 8:06 AM
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    The Random Odd Thoughts Thread..aka ROTT
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    • 9th Oct 16, 8:06 AM
    The Random Odd Thoughts Thread..aka ROTT 9th Oct 16 at 8:06 AM
    The random Odd Thoughts Thread is a thread for random odd thoughts.

    Eg........

    I think that the letter U should come after Q in the alphabet.

    It is joined at the hip to Q in words, so they must get traumatised by being split apart in the alphabet, a bit like swans wot mate for life.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 09-10-2016 at 10:36 AM.
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Oct 16, 7:43 PM
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    Northsherry...
    ?????:

    !!!20160;!!!20040;
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 12th Oct 16, 10:16 PM
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    What did they call barn owls before they'd invented barns?
    What did they call the Hundred Years war when it was only a few years old?
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Oct 16, 10:25 PM
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    I am returning to my forgotten S. What would ex do without the S in front?
    • tommix
    • By tommix 12th Oct 16, 11:45 PM
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    ?????:

    !!!20160;!!!20040;
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Southport...Northsherry etc..
    • tommix
    • By tommix 12th Oct 16, 11:46 PM
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    What did they call barn owls before they'd invented barns?
    Originally posted by zagubov
    Homeless owls?
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Oct 16, 11:10 AM
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    What did they call barn owls before they'd invented barns?
    Barnless owls.

    Why do cats leave their eyes in the road?
    • tommix
    • By tommix 13th Oct 16, 1:29 PM
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    Here's a random thought..If gravity can stop something as heavy as the Moon from falling..How come when I let go of a Feather it drops to my Carpet? I don't understand it!
    • Alikay
    • By Alikay 13th Oct 16, 2:51 PM
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    Why do people make such a fuss about unicorns, (which are basically just mythical white horses with a horn) when zebras, with their jazzy stripes, are far more exciting and actually REAL?
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 13th Oct 16, 3:19 PM
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    Why do people make such a fuss about unicorns, (which are basically just mythical white horses with a horn) when zebras, with their jazzy stripes, are far more exciting and actually REAL?
    Originally posted by Alikay
    Also why do people ignore that fact that Unicorns do exist, we just call them by a different name and they're not so classically beautiful?


    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Oct 16, 4:35 PM
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    Fog horns, devil horns, car horns - so many horns!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Oct 16, 6:16 PM
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    Fog horns, devil horns, car horns - so many horns!
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Leghorn.


    Aka Livorno.








    Just saying.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Oct 16, 6:18 PM
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    what did they call barn owls before they'd invented barns?

    ghost owls





    what did they call the hundred years war when it was only a few years old?
    Originally posted by zagubov
    the war.






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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
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    so why do cats leave their eyes in the road?
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Oct 16, 9:20 PM
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    • effervescing elephant
    • By effervescing elephant 14th Oct 16, 9:28 PM
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    Why are dusters yellow?
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Oct 16, 10:10 PM
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    Q: Why are dusters yellow?

    A: It seems no one knows for sure but I!!!8217;ve come across 3 explanations that are the most plausible

    1. In the first half of the nineteenth century a large quantity of bright yellow cotton cloth was imported from Nanking in China, and subsequently imitated and produced in Britain, from which highly fashionable trousers (Nankeens) were made. After the garments wore out, the remaining cloth was recycled as polishing rag in the hands of the thrifty.

    2. Dusters are yellow because it!!!8217;s the colour of the flag hoisted on a ship before coming into port to let those ashore know that the crew were all fit and clean!

    3. Connected with spring, such as daffodils and the expression !!!8216;to be as busy as a (yellow) bee!!!8217;. Spring cleaning with (yellow) wax and duster is an almost symbolic gesture of spreading sunlight around the home.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Oct 16, 7:05 AM
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    Oh! They like to bring the sunshine back into people's lives!
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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 15th Oct 16, 10:14 AM
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    War and Peace actually isn't as long as people think it is. After the first 200 pages it's just pictures of bears riding unicycles, but everyone gives up before getting to that.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    That's the American English translation - you know, to please the TL;DR crowd

    In the original Russian, it keeps going with words
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 15th Oct 16, 10:16 AM
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    Why do people make such a fuss about unicorns, (which are basically just mythical white horses with a horn) when zebras, with their jazzy stripes, are far more exciting and actually REAL?
    Originally posted by Alikay
    Unicorns could also be narwhals, like this one:
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 15th Oct 16, 10:17 AM
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    so why do cats leave their eyes in the road?
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Sorry tips, but I've got no eye-dea

    I'll get me coat.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
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