Pedantic Digressions

Not “refudiate”? :thinking:

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fewer

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Well both fewer and less Angels if they were cremated right?

I can be pendantic too!! :smiling_face:

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That would be angel dust.

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Since we’re being pedantic, it would be fewer angels and less of the angels or less angel.

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… surely the plural of “trolley” is “trolleys” :thinking:

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I’m just reporting the word-swap, don’t look at me.

Trollopodes

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…That sounds like a plural for “trollop”. :frowning:

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Perhaps Trollypodes then

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studio ghibli GIF

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That’s a cattypede.

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Trolloi?

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season 3 netflix GIF by Gilmore Girls

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Since it’s Germanic in origin I kind of like trollen. Although it looks like they only use that in Dutch…in German it’s just trolle and in Norwegian just sticks with troll.

(Disappointed the auto substitute tried to make that last one trolley and not traller. Maybe I need to use language tags?)

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BareExemplaryJenny-size_restricted

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So not to go off topic there after being specifically told not to, but I do think it’s worth noting that Mormon tea is normally from Ephedra nevadaensis, which don’t have ephedrine. I’m not sure why they picked them over other plants, if it’s for flavor or convenience or something.

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Probably because of the existing indigenous tradition of Ephedra tea- as a beverage and a medicine (for venereal disease).

It’s possible that none of the North or South American species contain ephedrine at all.

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… IIRC the big thing that turned “clean shaven and buzz cut” into a moral imperative for men was chemical warfare in WW1, and the need for gas masks to seal tightly

Soldiers were still training for gas combat into the 1940s, and WW2 veterans were running the world until the early 1990s

The height of hair craziness IMO was astronauts in the Apollo program having to shave in zero gravity, when surely the safest place for all those little floating bits of beard would have been remaining securely attached to the astronauts’ faces :man_astronaut:

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