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by Sableagle
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 30211

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

... the JFK German "I am a jelly doughnut" myth ... That's an easy mistake to make for a native English-speaker. "Ich bin Berliner," "Ich bin Hamburger," "Ich bin Frankfurter" etc mean "I am of Berlin," "I am of ______," i.e. "I am a ...
by Sableagle
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 30211

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

not wanting a name that sounds like "less refined" Which clearly hasn't mattered for the last 15 years Fair one. Now I wonder what "corsa" actually means, and whether it's related to "hare coursing" in some way. They had a serious design flaw back in '97 or so. The dri...
by Sableagle
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 24242

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

You know I'm on a BMX, BMX, note ruble
by Sableagle
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 30211

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

Wrong Nova, wrong continent. Vauxhall Nova, and actual Spain itself, although the world's least reliable source not owned by Rupert Murdoch lists the Nova as the UK name for the Corsa (due to them not wanting a name that sounds like "less refined"), rather than the other way round.
by Sableagle
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: "New Horizons"
Replies: 62
Views: 30211

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

They couldn't sell the Nova (Italian or Latin or Greek or some such for "star") as a Nova in some places, because "no va" is Spanish for "doesn't go." I was annoyed that Randall failed to specify what kind of gun. There's a lot of difference between a 250m/s .177 air ri...
by Sableagle
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 43598

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Contrary to oversea's beliefs, Germany isn't a country full of beer-drinking lederhosn bumpkins and red-cheeked dirndl dressed beauty bunnies. Cancels trip to Germany Try the Stubaital in Austria instead. I was there in 2005 and couldn't move without the hands of the blind man I was guiding bumping...
by Sableagle
Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 43598

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Someone over on another webcomic forum got a kidney stone and was advised to drink beer. He said he didn't like beer. His doctor told him to find one he liked and drink it. He sampled beers and posted reviews. That thread seems to be lost, but a follow-up thread called "beer" exists. I hav...

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