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[*] posted on 22-1-2017 at 10:42
I suppose we have more interest in our history, Jack, as we kinda have a lot more of it, than you do. We got invaded and taken over, a few times, then went and did the same to others. A lot of our history is to be immensely proud of. Unfortunately, there's an awful lot that we can immensely ashamed of, too.

We've screwed up way too much of the world, in our time, and it could be argued that we're suffering, for that, now. Some would say that we thoroughly deserve it, too.

Our Empire has a lot to answer for.

Some would even postulate that our industrial revolution caused more harm than good, in the long run.

[*] posted on 22-1-2017 at 05:46
Do you really think that Americans are repressed? I'd probably judge them as ignorant of the outside world more so than repressed. The ignorance is not anything other than ill educated on anything outside their borders. It certainly isn't as a result of be oppressed or repressed by a controlling regime, like in China or USSR.

[*] posted on 21-1-2017 at 12:21
Americans are far more repressed than us...

[*] posted on 21-1-2017 at 12:17
Originally posted by Katzy

So now I know; thank you (also interesting that someone(s) took the trouble to develop a website that spoke to the origin of surnames; from across the pond it seems that's a very English trait to make the effort to acquire such knowledge---and if you ask how did such a 'perception' ever get burnt into my skull, I would have to say that I have no idea. But I would note that the skits of Monty Python reinforced/created the perception that the English were quite formal/stodgy/repressed and given to inane preoccupations [whereas Americans were of the 'let it ALL hang out' persuasion].

[*] posted on 21-1-2017 at 09:43

[*] posted on 21-1-2017 at 04:05
Originally posted by LSemmens
As was the word Gay....,

While we're at it:

Gay City State [of CT] Park, Hebron, CT [USA]; the name "Gay City" derives from a now-extinct mill town that once occupied the site. Today only some tumbling stone foundations, several grass-filled cellar holes and a few silent tombstones suggest its former existence.

Gay City was first settled in 1796 by a religious sect led by Elijah Andrus and later by Rev. Henry P. Sumner. The Gays soon comprised the majority of the 25 or more families who then lived in the community. The residents kept strictly to themselves, existing as distinctly separate from the neighboring communities. [The site write up didn't say if these early settlers were English, or if the sect was an offshoot of some larger organized established religion, or for that matter how the word "gay" ever entered the picture.

And then there is Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT which I can personally attest to is a world class rehabilitation hospital by both deed and reputation. Its primary tour de force is physical rehabilitation for severe trauma. I haven't taken anyone there in 20+ years, so what I know about it is likely outdated. As one small example, they have physical therapists with doctorate degrees, but their real strength is their intense teamwork and I was present many times as they intensely debated the pro's and con's of a treatment regimen for a client's ailments, i. e., what a client wound up with for a treatment plan was state of the art re what was possible/realistic that their in-depth experience could conceive. Again I have no idea how its name came about.

Question: is "Gaylord" at least in days of yore, an English family's surname (and possibly of some prominence)?

[*] posted on 21-1-2017 at 01:26
As was the word Gay. We already had some good words to describe Homosexuals, Homosexual being the prime one,

[*] posted on 20-1-2017 at 13:15
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For the benefit of Yanks, faggots were called faggots long before you appropriated the term for gay men.

[*] posted on 19-1-2017 at 13:31
Originally posted by Quaver
Child shredded meat?scared_stiff


Hope they don't have this in the Chinese buffet I'm going to for lunch today lips_sealed


[*] posted on 19-1-2017 at 01:28
Good one, Jack.;)

[*] posted on 18-1-2017 at 21:19
The brand name bimbo is a fairly good size bakery chain in the USA and I see products made by bimbo at the check out stand of a local Italian deli-specialty foods store. Have no idea if "bimbo" is some word in the Italian language; also don't know, cause I haven't looked, if this store's bimbo's stuff is a different bimbo from the USA bakery company, i. e., whether it's imported (from some Italian company also named bimbo) as this store has a mix of USA & imported items; the imported items you would never ever see in a chain store.

[*] posted on 18-1-2017 at 12:43
Child shredded meat?scared_stiff
Having Googled, the original means:

The literal translation of 儿童营养肉松 is nutritious pulled pork for children. 儿童 means children. 肉松 means pork floss or very fine dried shredded pork. This is sort of baby food.


[*] posted on 18-1-2017 at 10:05
Some of them are quite humorous. Some have become so because of their names being hijacked by some of the minority groups.

[*] posted on 18-1-2017 at 01:57

. . . is the first on the list.

I found several of them to be funny, though many are on a childish level.

For example: who wants a nice, refreshing bottle of Pee Cola?lips_sealed