June 28, 2005 at 18:17 #3989
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?June 29, 2005 at 06:48 #92243seabirdParticipant
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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!
ColinJune 29, 2005 at 14:37 #92245robnorthParticipant
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That sitting scoring a cricket match in the cold and drizzle is not fun…..
RobJune 29, 2005 at 18:22 #92248
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?June 30, 2005 at 09:51 #92250
Learnt that hot water freezes faster than cold !!
Cost me a tenner in the process though :(
LeeJune 30, 2005 at 11:01 #92256Purple PatchMember
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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!June 30, 2005 at 11:26 #92259
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.June 30, 2005 at 14:56 #92261MeshaheerMember
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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.June 30, 2005 at 15:14 #92262Andrew HughesMember
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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’.June 30, 2005 at 15:14 #92266
While we’re at it: –
Never buy a dwarf with learning difficulties !!
It’s not big and it’s not clever.June 30, 2005 at 15:46 #92268stevedvgMember
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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.
SteveJune 30, 2005 at 18:21 #92269
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.
Please share just two of your educational weekend experiences with us . Onw for Saturday and one for Sunday.June 30, 2005 at 18:55 #92270dave jayMember
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Nothing at all .. mind you, I am already damned clever.July 4, 2005 at 08:26 #92272seabirdParticipant
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………..not to believe the hype surrounding comfortable Derby winners!!:)
ColinJuly 4, 2005 at 10:39 #92273DaylightMember
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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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