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Why did they name them 'LEGOs' ?

Because 'caltrops' was already being used.
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Felt bad but laughed a lot!
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My enlarged prostate had a chuckle at this one.
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White privilege doesn't mean your life isn't hard. It means your skin colour isn't making it harder.

What goes on in a woman's uterus is none of your fucking business.

Equal rights for others does not mean less rights for you. It's not pie.

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Not exactly a pun and definitely not hilarious. So many English words sound alike.

From today's news in South Africa

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:shrug

Wait, did they use quart for court?
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:shrug

Wait, did they use quart for court?
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Do they even use quart in SA? I would have thought they were metric (indeed, I can't recall the last time I saw a quart liquor bottle in the US, just liters, 750 ml ,and 250 ml; most call the latter two fifths and pints, a throwback to the old days).

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Do they even use quart in SA?
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Quarte? Is it pronounced the same?

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Big RR wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:00 pm
Do they even use quart in SA? I would have thought they were metric (indeed, I can't recall the last time I saw a quart liquor bottle in the US, just liters, 750 ml ,and 250 ml; most call the latter two fifths and pints, a throwback to the old days).
Love in a seven-50 mil bottle: quart, ngudu, and Zamalek—three words for a big beer in SA English
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Three words can be used to describe a 750ml bottle of beer in South Africa. One, quart, involves a historical misapplication of the name of the imperial unit of measure to another, newer, metric quantity; it has for some time now been the standard term for this size beer bottle. The second, ngudu, from one or more of the Nguni languages, is a more recent addition to the lexicon of SA English. Both are generic terms referring to any beer, or beer bottle, of that size. The third, Zamalek, the name of an Egyptian football club, on the other hand, refers to a specific size of a specific brand of beer.
quart

In general, the word quart in English is best known as representing an imperial unit of capacity—two pints, a quarter gallon (1.13 litres in the UK; 0.94 in the US)—or as a vessel having that capacity. In most well-known online dictionaries by international publishers these senses are the most salient. Quart, where it applies as a unit of measurement of beer or whatever, is in broad use in the world’s most populous English-speaking regions.

In South Africa, on the other hand, quart is the established word for a 750ml bottle of beer—this size beer bottle is not conventionally known by another name.
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White privilege doesn't mean your life isn't hard. It means your skin colour isn't making it harder.

What goes on in a woman's uterus is none of your fucking business.

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Back in the day, liquor in America was sold by the gallon, usually in increments of a fifth-of-a-gallon (hence the term, "a fifth of whiskey" or whatever) — and a fifth of a gallon ≈ 25.6 fluid ounces.
(why they settled on a fifth, rather than a quart or some other measure, is a topic for another discussion ... probably had something to do with taxation, most likely)

When the liquor industry moved to retire the imperial measurements and started to adopt the metric measurements (liter, etc.) they still wanted to keep the traditional 'fifth'.  By a convenient quirk of fate, the winemaking industry had long ago established the 750-ml bottle as the standard so that sized container was already there, ready to leap into the breach.  And since 750 ml equals 25.3 fluid ounces, the difference was negligible.

That is why, when you go to a liquor store in America today and ask for a 'fifth of scotch', you will be shown a bottle containing 750 milliliters of the distiller's art.
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Thanks Bill, I never really knew why the smaller bottle was called a fifth; it makes sense.

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