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Re: Weird fact of the day....

Postby Mbwun » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:57 pm

If you ever think mythology is boring ...

Just remember that Cerberus, the hellhound and guard dog of the Underworld, comes from the root Indo-European word kerberos, which evolved into the Greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from Greek to Latin.

Kerberos means "spotted".

That's right ...

Hades, Lord of the dead, literally named his pet dog Spot.
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Re: Weird fact of the day....

Postby dreab trawets » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:06 pm

Mosquitoes in Canada are considered more deadly than the ones in Chile.

Chilean mosquitoes have not known to carry any virus.

Canadian mosquitoes have been confirmed to carry the West Nile Fever..
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Re: Weird fact of the day....

Postby dreab trawets » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:32 am

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One of the first written uses of OMG..

check out the date bottom right
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Re: Weird fact of the day....

Postby dreab trawets » Fri May 02, 2014 12:48 am

Got to love English law expressions.
There there is something similar in Canadian law..
It was changed from the below to
'Ordinary hurried purchase'

I give you a definition of.

Moron in a hurry

A moron in a hurry is a hypothetical person against whom a claimant's concern might be judged in a civil law action for passing off or trademark infringement. The expression is used to reject a claim that two items could reasonably be confused by a passer-by: that "only a moron in a hurry" would be confused. If the items offered for sale are distinct, the goodwill and brand of one trader cannot be affected by another's.
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