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What I learned today....

Post by darkdeamon » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:34 am

Learned a new word today....

kakistocracy
/kakɪˈstɒkrəsi/

noun
government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state.
"the danger is that this will reduce us to kakistocracy"
a state or society governed by its least suitable or competent citizens.
plural noun: kakistocracies
"the modern regime is at once a plutocracy and a kakistocracy"
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Post by 0verzeal0us » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:46 am

I’ve learnt two!

plutocracy
/pluːˈtɒkrəsi/

noun
government by the wealthy.
"the attack on the Bank of England was a gesture against the very symbol of plutocracy"
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Re: What I learned today....

Post by warlock359205 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:00 am

is bollocks one word or two?
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Post by Cercoza » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:25 am

Learned one that describes myself most of the time

acrasia
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Acting against one's better judgment due to a lack of self-discipline
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Re: What I learned today....

Post by Hairy Frog » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:33 pm

This last one is probably the root of "crazy"
If a fool is a guy who lost is touch with the real world, what to think about people who are confusing

- Hanger and hatred
- Respect and fright
- Offense and fear
- Truth and belief
- Knowledge and information
- Love and concupiscence
- Being and having

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Re: What I learned today....

Post by Spawnsy » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:31 am

Do you know how to tie your shoe laces? Yeah, I think we all do, but did you know that there are many different ways to do it and that most of us do not use the best method? If your laces come undone from time to time, or you have a curious mind, this will be a belter of a post for you.
I came across this video some years ago and immediately adopted the method.


Then just now as I searched for the video once more to link it here I came across this, which references the former and then expands on it!


Awesome! So now we all know better. But wait! There's more still! You must own or have owned a pair of shoes with a loop/tab on the top of the tongue, right? What is that for? To feed the laces through so that the tongue doesn't slip down or to one side while you're wearing them, right? Has it ever worked? For me it has stopped them from slipping down but never to one side. But something dawned on me today.
When you initially lace your shoes, instead of using the tab between the last two pairs of lace holes, pass the laces through the tab last. Yep, after the last set of lace holes.
You can leave them there too, ready to go. When you tie the overhand knot to start your bow, do it under the tab. Then complete your bow over the top of the tab, trapping it in the middle of your knot. No more slippage. Now combine all three things and you're rocking the best shoe tying method out.
Having looked at the shoes I own which have that tab on the tongue I see that it's not high enough up the tongue to do with all of them. Shame.
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Re: What I learned today....

Post by eyzpick » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:12 pm

Wanna know a lillte Eyz secret?
Ever since I have learned how to tie a shoe lace I'm making a sport out off it to not have to tie my shoe laces ;-)
Zippers, elastics, tied them in such a way you can can go in and out and they stay on, velcros, boa laces, shoes with no laces, etc.
Everything I can find to not have to tie my shoe laces :mrgreen:
I love it !!!
Only downside, when I try to tell the teenage daughter that she has to tie her shoe laces I got a reply that is best translated to:
Like you are leading by example, short pauze, dad! :biggrin:
One of those moment you are starring at her with big eyes and you're proud on the inside but you may not show it to her :eek:
Just breathe :?

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