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    lollys mate
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    My old dear departed Grandad, who I used to go and see on a Sunday lunchtime, allways asked me what I had learn’t that weekend.<br> It was quite easy to reply to him then, because I was doing my apprentiship at the time, and allways had an answer.

    I still do try to learn every day, ( but cos I know everything, its getting harder) but find it more important to learn "something at the weekend".

    For example. <br> This weekend I learnt that the Spanish word "tapas" means to cover. It came from the Andalucian area of Spain and was the phrase for covering up the glass of sherry with a piece of bread before it was given to the workers of the land. I found that interesting.

    The weekend before that, I enjoyed reading this quote.

    "I have tasted the stars!"

    It was Dom Perignon’s first quote after drinking his first glass of champagne.

    What did you learn this weekend?

    #92243
    seabird
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    ………that it is not wise to fill two rubbish skips in one morning, at the age of 60.

    <br>I’m still knackered!

    Colin

    #92245
    robnorth
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    That sitting scoring a cricket match in the cold and drizzle is not fun…..

    Rob

    #92248
    lollys mate
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    Sorry guys but these are just experiences over you weekend.

    I want you to learn an actual fact, like a new word or quote or something clever likes what I did.

    Do your homework at the weekend and report back on Monday.

    Make a point of learning something.

    " skips in one morning Colin? Want a job?

    #92250
    wilsonl
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    Learnt that hot water freezes faster than cold !!

    Cost me a tenner in the process though :(

    Lee

    #92256
    Purple Patch
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    Lolly<br>I read Bill Bryson’s book A Short History of Almost Everything and learned more in one weekend than I did in 12 years at school. Suggest you do the same and save time!

    #92259
    wilsonl
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    Not sure Razeen.

    I understand the evaporation argument and even tried to use it myself.

    It seems there are other reasons though in addition to this.

    Way over my head but something to do with impurities I think.

    #92261
    Meshaheer
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    I learnt last weekend that you can’t have much more fun than buggering off down to Cornwall with Uni mates for a few days away. :cool:

    I also learnt that I can’t really survive on approx 4 hours sleep a night.

    #92262
    Andrew Hughes
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    I learnt that there is a Turner painting entitled ‘Dudley’ which I was completely unaware of (courtesy of David Dimbleby’s excellent series) and that the Albanian for horse is ‘Kal’.

    #92266
    wilsonl
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    While we’re at it: –

    Never buy a dwarf with learning difficulties !!

    It’s not big and it’s not clever.

    #92268
    stevedvg
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    the Albanian for horse is ‘Kal’.

    A couple of days ago, I learned the Dutch for horse is "paard".

    Yesterday I learned things about the town of Maisons-Laffitte and its racecourse.

    Steve  

    #92269
    lollys mate
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    This is the stuff that I’m talking about.

    Razzie.<br> <br> The hot water, if put onto a freezers top shelf will melt the ice underneath and therefore start working on freezing the hot water so much faster than the cold water, that stays on top of the frozen shelf without any immediate reaction.

    Purple patch.

    Please share just two of your educational weekend experiences with us . Onw for Saturday and one for Sunday.

    #92270
    dave jay
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    Nothing at all .. mind you, I am already damned clever.

    #92272
    seabird
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    ………..not to believe the hype surrounding comfortable Derby winners!!:)

    Colin

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    Daylight
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    I learnt on Friday night horses are bloody fustrating creatures!

    And I also learnt Beverley is a hell of a way from the midlands!

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