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    tintin is pronounced tin tan in Japanese as tintin pronounced chin chin in Japanese means *****.
    For our younger viewers tintin is a popular cartoon character
    edit the word that is starred out would be called boaby in Scottish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    tintin is pronounced tin tan in Japanese as tintin pronounced chin chin in Japanese means *****.
    For our younger viewers tintin is a popular cartoon character
    edit the word that is starred out would be called boaby in Scottish.
    Bod (remember him?) is gaelic for the same appendage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    Bod (remember him?) is gaelic for the same appendage.
    I'm not going to lie, I had to google it funnily enough it started the year I was born in 1975 so I probably have seen it but don't remember it.

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    tintin is pronounced tin tan in Japanese as tintin pronounced chin chin in Japanese means *****.
    For our younger viewers tintin is a popular cartoon character
    edit the word that is starred out would be called boaby in Scottish.

    Tintin is Belgian so doubt he really gives a duck what his name translates to in Japanese .

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    Danger mouse in Gaelic is "Cunnart luchag" but the remake in that language couldn't be called that as he has the initials DM on his chest.

    They randomly chose the name Donny Murdo instead.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y-5hII715_s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
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    Danger mouse in Gaelic is "Cunnart luchag" but the remake in that language couldn't be called that as he has the initials DM on his chest.

    They randomly chose the name Donny Murdo instead.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y-5hII715_s
    Ha ha. I heard another teuchter related fact the other day. The last 37 inhabitants of the island of St Kilda agreed to relocate to the main land as they were all provided with jobs in the forestry commission. This was despite the fact they had never seen a tree as St Kilda doesn't have any trees.

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    Halitosis was a name invented by the makers of listerine to give a name to bad breath in order to sell their product.

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    The vast majority of clocks and watches that use Roman numerals show the number 4 as IIII rather than IV.

    Something to do with it being easier to cast twenty Is and four each of Vs and Xs rather than seventeen Is, five Vs and four Xs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caversham Green View Post
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    The vast majority of clocks and watches that use Roman numerals show the number 4 as IIII rather than IV.

    Something to do with it being easier to cast twenty Is and four each of Vs and Xs rather than seventeen Is, five Vs and four Xs.
    That's a belter, particularly because I will remember it (and look for it) every time I see a clock/watch with roman numerals on it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caversham Green View Post
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    The vast majority of clocks and watches that use Roman numerals show the number 4 as IIII rather than IV.

    Something to do with it being easier to cast twenty Is and four each of Vs and Xs rather than seventeen Is, five Vs and four Xs.
    You have just solved a lifelong puzzle for me

    I was a Latin scholar, at a school that prided itself on its Classics traditions. So I was perplexed by the clocks.... "quid the ***kus est?" I think it went.

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    There is more nutrients in the cardboard box packaging of cornflakes than the cornflakes themselves (or something like that)

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    IIRC one of the clock faces of Register House, facing West along Princes Street, has 2 no. XIIs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    You have just solved a lifelong puzzle for me

    I was a Latin scholar, at a school that prided itself on its Classics traditions. So I was perplexed by the clocks.... "quid the ***kus est?" I think it went.
    Talking about numerals and this sort of thing, maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong here.
    In engravings you often see the letter "U" depicted as a "V" e.g. COLVMBVS.
    I was told it was to make the engraver's job easier as it's difficult to engrave on a curve.
    That's fair enough. But, why then is an "O" not a square?

    Solved (Google is great):
    https://www.quora.com/Why-was-V-once-used-as-U
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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Talking about numerals and this sort of thing, maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong here.
    In engravings you often see the letter "U" depicted as a "V" e.g. COLVMBVS.
    I was told it was to make the engraver's job easier as it's difficult to engrave on a curve.
    That's fair enough. But, why then is an "O" not a square?
    In Roman/Latin alphabet U and V was the same letter (there were only 23 letters) which they wrote as V.

    The french pronounce the word for 'W' as double-V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibee87 View Post
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    There is more nutrients in the cardboard box packaging of cornflakes than the cornflakes themselves (or something like that)
    Nah .
    Not having that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    In Roman/Latin alphabet U and V was the same letter (there were only 23 letters) which they wrote as V.

    The french pronounce the word for 'W' as double-V.
    Thanks, PM.
    I see that "I" & "J" were just one letter too. Hence "IVLIVS" would be "Julius"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleeping giant View Post
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    Nah .
    Not having that.
    I got it from a works intranet fact thing to be fair so may well be pish, im sure it expanded on it and said something about the test conducted involved rats eating the flakes and rats eating the box and the ones eating the box lived longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Thanks, PM.
    I see that "I" & "J" were just one letter too. Hence "IVLIVS" would be "Julius"
    In a similar vein, 'Y' didn't exist in Latin either and was introduced from the greek alphabet. The French call 'Y' igrec - literally "greek i".

    Thankfully it didn't come from Japanese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Thanks, PM.
    I see that "I" & "J" were just one letter too. Hence "IVLIVS" would be "Julius"
    ..pronounced Yoo-lee-ooss in Latin.

    Man, am I so glad of my classical edukashun....

    (unlike those who insisted on calling that 70's series "I, Clav-divs" )

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    You have just solved a lifelong puzzle for me

    I was a Latin scholar, at a school that prided itself on its Classics traditions. So I was perplexed by the clocks.... "quid the ***kus est?" I think it went.
    There's an aesthetic element to it as well. Because there's IV digits at VIII o'clock having IIII at IV o'clock gives a better visual balance than having IV at IV o'clock.

    Cogito.

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    The vast majority of clocks and watches that use Roman numerals show the number 4 as IIII rather than IV.

    Something to do with it being easier to cast twenty Is and four each of Vs and Xs rather than seventeen Is, five Vs and four Xs.
    I was told the Romans didn't use shortened versions of numbers, such as IV and IX these would be IIII and VIIII, seemingly these were introduced much later.

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    I was told the Romans didn't use shortened versions of numbers, such as IV and IX these would be IIII and VIIII, seemingly these were introduced much later.
    Can't say I've heard of that, but in any case the clocks and watches were presumably made after the introduction of the shortened versions.

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    Bookies always round the odds down to the lowest common denominator (i.e. 3/1 not 6/2)... apart from 6/4 and 4/6... and I've no idea why.

    The above points on V instead of U are interesting - I've noticed "Edinbvrgh" a few times before!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    Bookies always round the odds down to the lowest common denominator (i.e. 3/1 not 6/2)... apart from 6/4 and 4/6... and I've no idea why.

    The above points on V instead of U are interesting - I've noticed "Edinbvrgh" a few times before!
    What about Burlington Bertie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo_1875 View Post
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    What about Burlington Bertie?
    They just like that saying and 10/3 doesn't rhyme

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    They just like that saying and 10/3 doesn't rhyme
    They could have rhymed 10/3 with "Gypsy Rose Lee".
    Lazy beez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    They could have rhymed 10/3 with "Gypsy Rose Lee".
    Lazy beez.
    I'm guessing poetry is not your thing
    I think years ago lots of prices were done like that, 100/6, 100/7 for example. I don't know why though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    I'm guessing poetry is not your thing
    I think years ago lots of prices were done like that, 100/6, 100/7 for example. I don't know why though.
    They cut all these prices under the guise of simplifying them for punters, i'm sure I could've coped with 100/7 rather than 14/1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo_1875 View Post
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    What about Burlington Bertie?
    That's went right over my head to be honest...
    Mon the Hibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    I'm guessing poetry is not your thing
    I think years ago lots of prices were done like that, 100/6, 100/7 for example. I don't know why though.
    Yeh yeh, I got the BB rhyme - just pointing out there was an option.

    I find it strange that the odds are calculated down to such small increments.
    100/6 & 100/7 (as you quoted) are perfect examples.

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