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    Quote Originally Posted by J.S View Post
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    I saw that exact fact on QI last night.
    Google rather disputes it though....seems the origin of the phrase is less than certain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeSloan View Post
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    Google rather disputes it though....seems the origin of the phrase is less than certain.
    You'll have to take that up with Stephen Fry then

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.S View Post
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    You'll have to take that up with Stephen Fry then
    Or the QI elves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    It's a Catalan word. Catalans always say "ll" like the "y" in "yam" unless there's a "." inserted, like in "paral.lel" as in the Avinguda del Paral∑lel in Barcelona.

    There, that was useless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Or the QI elves.
    Ahh sheesh thatís me done for now!

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    Catagelophobia is the fear of being ridiculed. Maybe why I donít post much.

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    The level used when levelling a professional full size snooker table is that accurate that placing a banknote under it will send the bubble a couple of degrees out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    The level used when levelling a professional full size snooker table is that accurate that placing a banknote under it will send the bubble a couple of degrees out.
    I take it you mean another form of angle measurement than degrees, I can't imagine that a single bank note would cause a variation of even 1 degree. That would mean that 90 bank notes would cause the level to stand at a right angle to the measuring surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    I take it you mean another form of angle measurement than degrees, I can't imagine that a single bank note would cause a variation of even 1 degree. That would mean that 90 bank notes would cause the level to stand at a right angle to the measuring surface.
    I suspect he means the equivalent of a couple of degrees on a less sensitive level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    I suspect he means the equivalent of a couple of degrees on a less sensitive level.
    Yes this exactly, I should have been more clearer by degrees I mean the lines on the level, there are many more than a standard level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    I take it you mean another form of angle measurement than degrees, I can't imagine that a single bank note would cause a variation of even 1 degree. That would mean that 90 bank notes would cause the level to stand at a right angle to the measuring surface.
    Thankfully Scouse doesn't appear to suffer from acute Catagelophobia or else you'd have ruined his Sunday with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Yes this exactly, I should have been more clearer by degrees I mean the lines on the level, there are many more than a standard level.
    Thanks, maybe mils?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    Thankfully Scouse doesn't appear to suffer from acute Catagelophobia or else you'd have ruined his Sunday with that.
    I'm sure he's got a thick skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    I'm sure he's got a thick skin.
    As thick as a bank note under a snooker table level 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    As thick as a bank note under a snooker table level 😂
    That's no skin, that's armour.

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