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Offline BristolUK

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Great mysteries
« on: June 07, 2012, 08:44:43 AM »
This one occurred to me as I was lying awake this morning.

You know how you learn a new language - from someone who knows both your language and the language you want to learn?

Well, how did the first person to learn a different language learn it?

Sure you can hold up a rock, point to it and say "Rock" while the other fella says "Ugga" or whatever but how do you cover verbs, tenses and all the technical stuff?

You could probably demonstrate running but how do you cover ran?
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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 07:10:10 PM »

You REALLY know how to pick a good topic.....

It must have been one heck of a time way back then...

Getting everyone in your tribe to agree on ROCK would have been an accomplishment.

Of course if you all travelled and encountered another tribe....well,

I suppose this is where Might makes Right came in.

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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 11:57:24 PM »
If you think the rock part is complicated, wait til the 50's, when the roll was added.
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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 02:03:52 PM »
A week ago I discovered my bike had a flat tyre. My stepson had borrowed it 3 day earlier.

I pumped it up and it seemsed okay. Probably a slow puncture - or maybe you use a different expression in Canada.

The next day it was down a bit. The next day it was down more, enough to have pumped it up had I been using it. The next day, completely flat.

So three days after S/S borrowed it - completely flat. Three days after poumped up - completely flat.

I pumped it up again Thursday. Four days on it feels as hard as Thursday.

Explain that one.
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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 09:27:53 AM »
It's the 'little people' playing tricks on you. ;)

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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 09:59:47 AM »
I think when you pedal the bike the weight pushes the tire against the tube and helps seal the air in. If the bike sits for a couple of days the air slowly leaks out If you place a couple of beans in each bike tube they will never go flat. Just don't put too many in or your tube may explode.

This bike has about three beans too many:
« Last Edit: July 03, 2012, 10:13:48 AM by willie c wuddle »
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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 02:29:24 PM »
If the bike sits for a couple of days the air slowly leaks out

 If you place a couple of beans in each bike tube they will never go flat.

Except that it hasn't leaked out this time. :D

What about the tomato sauce?
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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 09:17:08 PM »
Sounds like you bean lucky. Save the tomato sause to make soup or something.
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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 10:14:53 PM »
because my road bike has such skinny tires on it I run a but of "SLIME" in then... that way a rim pinch doesn't always mean a flat.

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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2012, 10:58:28 PM »
because my road bike has such skinny tires on it I run a but of "SLIME" in then... that way a rim pinch doesn't always mean a flat.
I bought something back in the UK that sounds like that. Supposed to seal a puncture? I never actually got around to trying it out.


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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 12:09:24 AM »
My ex girlfriend loves the stuff. She swears it pumps her up better than joining any exercise club.

PS....That's her husband in the picture, not me (NOT to be confused with Notme).
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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012, 11:13:10 PM »
did you say that was notme or it wasn't notme or it wasn't notyou or it was notyou

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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 06:55:22 PM »
I mean it's not me, and it's not Notme either.
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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2012, 09:43:04 PM »
OK so its not you and it's not notme... isn't that sort of like a double negative

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New mystery - burgers
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2012, 06:20:11 PM »
Why do burgers go oval shaped when you cook them?

Supplementary question: Do they lengthen or narrow? (or both?)

Bonus point: How do they know which parts should become the ends?
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Re: Great mysteries
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2012, 05:26:18 PM »
How does a cat learn so quickly about washing itself and using its tray but never learns wandering around your feet - especially creeping up behind you and standing there unseen - is a bad idea?
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