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The Master Board / Re: Etymology
« Last post by Undestroyer on June 24, 2017, 09:48:53 AM »
Where life and death meet in symmetry.
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The Master Board / Re: Food and Health
« Last post by Undestroyer on June 24, 2017, 09:33:16 AM »
We have more arsenic in our drinking water than normal.

Not above any permissable limits but enough that I have heard it speculated that has something to do with our nickname : "the home of heroes"

We have the most medal of Honor winners per cap in the country.

We also have the most bars.

It must be in the water ;)
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The Master Board / Re: When the Earth had no Moon. . .
« Last post by Johnwho on June 24, 2017, 09:14:07 AM »
I forget which thread but we've spoke on this before.

Also this is a Great resource http://www.halexandria.org/dward200.htm

Thank you for the friendly reminder :D
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The Master Board / Re: Pizzagate is "fake news"
« Last post by nrgiseternal on June 24, 2017, 04:16:18 AM »
Although it's not what it once was, i hold v.c. In in the highest regard. It's not often we beat them to the punch.

https://vigilantcitizen.com/moviesandtv/something-is-terribly-wrong-with-many-kids-videos-on-youtube/
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The Master Board / Re: Australia proof of caucasian superiority?
« Last post by nrgiseternal on June 24, 2017, 04:14:14 AM »
So oddly, this goes up on reddit conspiracy, than gets like insta deleted.

Someone copied the op and posted it in the comments..

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/6j10de/hello_i_am_a_canadian_graduate_student_in/djarfk6/?context=3

Declared fake by a poster who says that the wrong university was mentioned... Oh gee duh I thought op was attempting to conceal his identity for now and not lead everyone to his doorstep... ;P

Not even the "wrong" university, but one the commenter thought was "unlikely" to perform that kind of dig

They believe it to be fake because it goes against what they've been taught.  If true, then Asians weren't the first to inhabit North America.  That would mean Native Americans were not the first and they can't vilify those dirty Europeans anymore.

The pig bones argument is just stupid.  "It can't be true because we've been taught that's not how pigs got here" to paraphrase.

Most people know you can't carbon date stone (unless it contains organic matter).  The OP does go on to say that they carbon dated the strata.  The OP probably just didn't want to go into detail of the process for dating the stone tools, spearheads, etc.

I don't know anything about the Universities in Canada, but I thought archaeological digs took place all over the world by people who travel from other countries.  Why would it be one University's territory?
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The Master Board / Re: Etymology
« Last post by Searching in TX on June 24, 2017, 03:11:42 AM »
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php is what I use too.

Interesting fact about 11 and 12.  Does that mean they had 6 fingers on each hand?
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The Master Board / Re: Australia proof of caucasian superiority?
« Last post by Searching in TX on June 24, 2017, 03:07:06 AM »
So oddly, this goes up on reddit conspiracy, than gets like insta deleted.

Someone copied the op and posted it in the comments..

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/6j10de/hello_i_am_a_canadian_graduate_student_in/djarfk6/?context=3

Declared fake by a poster who says that the wrong university was mentioned... Oh gee duh I thought op was attempting to conceal his identity for now and not lead everyone to his doorstep... ;P

Not even the "wrong" university, but one the commenter thought was "unlikely" to perform that kind of dig

They believe it to be fake because it goes against what they've been taught.  If true, then Asians weren't the first to inhabit North America.  That would mean Native Americans were not the first and they can't vilify those dirty Europeans anymore.

The pig bones argument is just stupid.  "It can't be true because we've been taught that's not how pigs got here" to paraphrase.

Most people know you can't carbon date stone (unless it contains organic matter).  The OP does go on to say that they carbon dated the strata.  The OP probably just didn't want to go into detail of the process for dating the stone tools, spearheads, etc.

I don't know anything about the Universities in Canada, but I thought archaeological digs took place all over the world by people who travel from other countries.  Why would it be one University's territory?
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The Master Board / Etymology
« Last post by Supersonic on June 24, 2017, 01:19:21 AM »
I thought I'd start a thread for any interesting etymology sites or connections anyone wants to add that might not fit into another thread. Here's a couple I found while investigating the words "Tyger" and "Symmetry":

-ty
    suffix representing "ten" in cardinal numbers that are multiples of 10 (sixty, seventy, etc.), from Old English -tig, from a Germanic root (cognates: Old Saxon, Dutch -tig, Old Frisian -tich, Old Norse -tigr, Old High German -zug, German -zig) that existed as a distinct word in Gothic (tigjus) and Old Norse (tigir) meaning "tens, decades."
    English, like many other Germanic languages, retains traces of a base-12 number system. The most obvious instance is eleven and twelve which ought to be the first two numbers of the "teens" series.
    Old English also had hund endleofantig for "110" and hund twelftig for "120." One hundred was hund teantig. The -tig formation ran through 12 cycles, and could have bequeathed us numbers *eleventy ("110") and *twelfty ("120") had it endured, but already during the Anglo-Saxon period it was being obscured.
    Old Norse used hundrað for "120" and þusend for "1,200." Tvauhundrað was "240" and þriuhundrað was "360." Older Germanic legal texts distinguished a "common hundred" (100) from a "great hundred" (120). 

cemetery (n.)
    "graveyard, burial place," late 14c., from Old French cimetiere "graveyard" (12c.), from Late Latin coemeterium, from Greek koimeterion "sleeping place, dormitory," from koiman "to put to sleep," keimai "I lie down," from PIE root *kei- (1) "to lie," also forming words for "bed, couch."
    Early Christian writers were the first to use it for "burial ground," though the Greek word also had been anciently used in reference to the sleep of death. In Middle English simeterie, cymytory, cimitere, etc.; forms with cem- are from late 15c. An Old English word for "cemetery" was licburg (see lich (n.)).

"What immortal hand or eye, dare frame thy fearful cemetery?"

Here's a couple other links with a ton of info:

http://web.archive.org/web/20151117152836/http://people.sc.fsu.edu/~jburkardt/fun/wordplay/wordplay.html
http://etymonline.com/columns/do-be-thee.htm

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