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(Originally posted on: 03-10-05 06:54:55 PM)
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What have you always wondered that someone at INTL might be able to answer? e.g. Why do guys sit on the toilet and read while shitting for half an hour?

Personally, I know fuck is a curse word because it was a Saxon word and the Britons defeated the Saxons and condemned it, but what are the origins of the other "curse words?" I'm hoping someone here with a bit of linguistic knowledge or just useless trivia could inform me of that.
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Reply 1 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 07:15:35 PM)
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Reply 2 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 07:37:07 PM)
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Personally I have always wondered how the human race has managed not to eradicate itself from existance.

But I thought FUCK came from Victorian Britain "Fore Unlawful Carnel Knowledge".
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Reply 3 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 07:56:58 PM)
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How did music theory and the music notation evolve?
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Reply 4 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 08:05:40 PM)
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Why aren't other mathematical theories taught alongside the current one? Why is it so reliable? What makes it always reliable?
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Reply 5 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 08:08:32 PM)
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Why do guys sit on the toilet and read while shitting for half an hour?

Reading gives you something to do.

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Personally, I know fuck is a curse word because it was a Saxon word and the Britons defeated the Saxons and condemned it, but what are the origins of the other "curse words?" I'm hoping someone here with a bit of linguistic knowledge or just useless trivia could inform me of that.

Wikipedia on Fuck

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Personally I have always wondered how the human race has managed not to eradicate itself from existance.


Survival.

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But I thought FUCK came from Victorian Britain "Fore Unlawful Carnel Knowledge".


"For Unlawful Cardinal Knowledge," is what I remember as a child. Niether are the origin of Fuck though.

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How did music theory and the music notation evolve?


Wikipedia on Music Theory
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Reply 6 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 08:29:39 PM)
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why are the people behind wikipedia a bunch of assholes?
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Reply 7 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 08:57:25 PM)
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Quoted from Bon:
why are the people behind wikipedia a bunch of assholes?


Those who seek to do anything except edit articles at Wikipedia, tend to like the prospects that power creates. Power sometimes distances a person from what their original purpose in working at a community used to be.
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Reply 8 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 09:07:30 PM)
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Please change title of thread to "Ask Sunny"


Dear Sunny,

Why is it that college age girls will still crack up and run out of the bathroom laughing after hearing someone in a stall fart?

Just wondering.
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Reply 9 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 09:07:51 PM)
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I thought "FUCK" was "Fornication Under the Consent of the King". Y'know, back when the king would give his lords permission to do as they would with the womenfolk under their jurisdiction?
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Reply 10 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 09:10:57 PM)
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Why is it that college age girls will still crack up and run out of the bathroom laughing after hearing someone in a stall fart?


Farts are funny. College age girls farting is funnier.big grin

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I thought "FUCK" was "Fornication Under the Consent of the King". Y'know, back when the king would give his lords permission to do as they would with the womenfolk under their jurisdiction?


Another Urban Legend, which has been used for it.
I saw a pornstar
that looked just like you;
although he was legal
his name apparently was Robert.
What's the odds?
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Reply 11 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 09:19:14 PM)
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Quoted from Arnok:
I thought "FUCK" was "Fornication Under the Consent of the King". Y'know, back when the king would give his lords permission to do as they would with the womenfolk under their jurisdiction?

That's what I heard, except I heard that the reason for this was that people could only have sex upon receiving prior permission from the king (even if they were married).

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How did music theory and the music notation evolve?

As far as we know, music all started with Gregorian Chant (there may have been music earlier than the Roman times, but we don't have a lot of evidence). Gregorian Chant was sung by monks in churches, and used a less evolved version of the notation that we use today.

Fun fact: originally, the only allowed intervals were perfect 4ths and 5th and of course perfect octaves. Major and minor thirds if played were a tribute to Satan, and were punishable by the church.
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Reply 12 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 09:39:19 PM)
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Why can't we all just get along?
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Reply 13 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 09:47:49 PM)
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Reply 14 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 09:48:57 PM)
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How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie roll pop?



Really...
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Reply 15 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 10:17:36 PM)
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How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie roll pop?



Really...


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Reply 16 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 10:22:06 PM)
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Why cant I get laid? OMG why is Dad kissing that guy?!?OMG why is Dad kissing that guy?!?
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Reply 17 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 10:27:14 PM)
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Why cant I get laid? OMG why is Dad kissing that guy?!?OMG why is Dad kissing that guy?!?


Because you are not self confidant and try to use friggin online image whoring gimmicks such as rateme.com or whatever it is. Look if IF0 can find women you sure as hell can.


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Reply 18 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 10:43:33 PM)
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Quoted from Angus:
How did music theory and the music notation evolve?

As far as we know, music all started with Gregorian Chant (there may have been music earlier than the Roman times, but we don't have a lot of evidence). Gregorian Chant was sung by monks in churches, and used a less evolved version of the notation that we use today.

Fun fact: originally, the only allowed intervals were perfect 4ths and 5th and of course perfect octaves. Major and minor thirds if played were a tribute to Satan, and were punishable by the church.


Um, the Odyssey and the Iliad were both sung way before that, and in Homer's "The Hymn to Hermes" they provide an aitiology for how the lyre (a guitar-like instrument) was invented. There's been music since pre-history in the form of drums and singing.

Oh wait, or do you just mean musical notation?
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Reply 19 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 11:07:00 PM)
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Why are the the fundamental physical laws that way and not some other way?

This is one level of evolution that I have trouble coming to terms with. I can handle most things beyond that- why the solar system formed the way it did, how the basics of life formed from inorganic compounds, why various basic biological processes work they way they do, why complex organs like the eye are the way they are. Random traits coming up against a selection factor and the most suitable ones progressing. The only level that I don't understand is cosmic evolution, when taken back to the very start of the universe.

Are the fundamental physics of the universe the same as other evolutionary traits, in that they exist because they are just the most successful at existing, or is it a case of 'they just are'?

In fact, I don't really care about the answer, I just want to know if science provides any reasonable hypothesis.
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Reply 20 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 11:39:21 PM)
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Quoted from Lucifer Beowulf Helidon:
Are the fundamental physics of the universe the same as other evolutionary traits, in that they exist because they are just the most successful at existing, or is it a case of 'they just are'?


I have read things that say basically "because if they didn't, we wouldn't be here to observe it". It's not really answering why, but the only way you would really be able to that is if you had the answer to "why does the universe exist?" or a similar question. Basically the idea behind it is that if a universe with laws other than this existed, molecules might not be able to form, or perhaps the universe would just be a huge cloud of pure hydrogen, or some other idea.
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Reply 21 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-10-05 11:47:23 PM)
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Why things that happen leave an actual bitter taste in my mouth, even though I don't eat anything while the issues occur.
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Reply 22 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-11-05 02:06:37 AM)
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Quoted from Amphytrite:
Why things that happen leave an actual bitter taste in my mouth, even though I don't eat anything while the issues occur.
Oh, and why MTV won't pimp my ride MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS


The term 'making my bile rise' is actually quite accurate and during times of intense emotional stress the body will clench and the bile duct squeeze tight; residue can make it to the mouth, leaving you with that bitter taste.

I think.
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Reply 23 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-11-05 04:12:07 AM)
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Personally, I know fuck is a curse word because it was a Saxon word and the Britons defeated the Saxons and condemned it

"Fuck" has many apparent cognates in other Germanic tongues, always with sexual connotations (like most other curse words). Nothing to do with the Norman conquest, as far as I know.
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Reply 24 of 85 (Originally posted on: 03-11-05 06:41:51 AM)
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Why can't we all just get along?

Compromise stunts the progress of the individual.
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