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Roger the Dodger

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Typewriter is the longest word that can be typed on one row of keys.  

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On 29/07/2019 at 17:11, Roger the Dodger said:

Worcestershire sauce is made from anchovies dissloved in vinegar, bones and all, plus a few other spices.

You have me bang to rights, ol' pal and I grovel facetiously...:laughing2dw:

 

On 29/07/2019 at 18:17, Roger the Dodger said:

Chop Suey was invented in New York, not China.

Chicken Tikka Masala was invented in the UK, not the Indian sub-continent, possibly in Glasgow but there's some debate about that.

On 29/07/2019 at 19:26, Roger the Dodger said:

The piccolo section of the theme tune to 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em', spells out the title in Morse code.

The morse code motif in the late Barrington Pheloung's theme to Inspector Morse (and Endeavour) spells MORSE.  Barrington Pheloung died on 1st August aged 65.

On 02/08/2019 at 09:01, Roger the Dodger said:

There is a town called Boring in Oregon and a town called Dull in Scotland. They have been twinned since 2012.

A shrimp's heart is in its head.

There's a village called Hell in Norway, and it freezes over every winter.

There's a town in south Holland called 'Monster', that always made me chuckle.  It's said the names derives from old Dutch for a big church - it used to have a very large church.  Its is said to drive from Latin to 'warn' and to 'demonstrate' and has a similar derivation to the word 'money'.

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11 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Our word 'Orange' is a corruption of the Arabic 'Naranj'. It doesn't refer to the colour of the fruit , but rather to its origin.

See here...https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/qi/8345477/QI-Quite-interesting-facts-about-orange.html

As many people will know William of Orange aka William III of England, was Dutch, but being the Prince of Orange refers to the La Principauté d'Orange north of Avignon in Provence, France, although was not part of France until the Treat of Utrecht in 1713.  The Principality of Orange belonged to the House of Orange-Nassau which led resistance to Spanish occupation of the Netherlands (the 80 years war) and later French occupation (Napoleon) resulting in the establishment of the monarchy in 1815 in the Verenigd Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (United Kingdom of he Netherlands), which lasted until 1839 when Belgium (and Luxembourg) broke away under the Treaty of London.  The House of Orange-Nassau is still the royal family of the Netherlands.

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11 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

An arachnid (spider) can grow a new leg over several subsequent moults if it loses one.

so i wasnt doing any harm then as a kid when i pulled them off? 

can flies grow new wings then? 

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im watching the bbc proms it seems nice English, cricket and fairness, tranquillity and proper. Long may us show the rest of the world how to behave.  

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32 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

Long may us show the rest of the world how to behave.  

Hear hear. 

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17 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Er....no....they have to walk if you pull their wings off, you freak! :laughing2dw:

like the rest of us then eh. 

17 hours ago, WRENCH said:

Hear hear. 

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eh them were the days ronnie and reggie

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4 hours ago, JoT said:

Margaret Thatcher's fish-pie

 

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Jesus...there's nearly 4lb of ingredients there. Dennis must have been sick of it by the end of the week. She must have cooked it in a bucket...:laughing2dw:

Strangely, no mash on top...

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After an online vote in 2011, Toyota announced that the official plural of Prius was Prii.

But several anus are called politicians.

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Only once has a boxer won the junior and senior ABA titles in the same season.

It happened in 1945 when Randy Turpin won the first at 16 years years old the then turned 17 in the May and won the second.

Immediately after, the rules changed and it can't happen again.

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