Category Archives: History, Etymology

Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him.

The history behind Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him. is fairly simple – it is used to get all 26 letters of the english alphabet into a short sentence, with 47 characters. Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him. If you look up The quick brown fox on Wikipedia you’ll find this is similar to what they say: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is an English-language pangram – a phrase that contains all of the letters of the alphabet. It has been used to test typewriters and computer keyboards, and in other applications involving all of the letters in the English alphabet. Owing to its brevity and coherence, it has become widely known. TypeKit also uses Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him., among other frases to demonstrate their fonts.

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252 Names For Either Boys Or Girls

The following names have been collected around the web as the most complete list of unisex baby names. If you have a name that’s not on the list of unisex baby names, please add it in the comments below (no login required). This list of baby names will work for boys and girls, that is these names are given to both boys and girls, although some are more command and some are less common. Also included are unisex names for babies in Turkey and Japan, but most are common to English speaking countries. Addison Adrian Ainsley Akira Alex Alexis Ali Amari Andy Angel Ari Ariel Armani Ash Ashley Aspen Aubrey Avery Aytaç Bailey Bay Bevan Bilge Blaine Blair Bobbie Bobby Brett Bronwyn Brook Brooke Burçin Caelan Cameron Campbell Camryn Carroll Carson Casey Cassidy Charlie Chiaki Chris Chris/Kris Cihan Clay Corey Dakota Dale Dallas Dana Darby Daryl Dawson Deniz Derya Devin Devon Devyn Dominique Dorian Drew Duygu Dylan Eddie Eden Eli Elliott Ellis Elvan Emerson Emery Emmerson Erin Eser Evren Evrim Finley Frances Francis/Frances Frankie Gabriel Gene/Jean Gillian Glenn Gray Greer Harley Harlow Harper Harumi Hayden Hikaru Hiromi Holland Hunter Indigo Izumi ?lkay Jackie Jaden Jadyn Jaiden Jaidyn Jamie Jamie/Jayme Jan Jayden Jaylen Jaylin Jean Jesse Jessie Jody Joe Jordan Jordyn Journey Jules Julian Jun Juri Justice Kaden Kai Kamari Kamryn Kamuran (of Persian Origin) Kaoru Kasey Katsumi Kayden Kazumi Keelan Keely Kei Keith/Keath Kelly Kelsey Kendall Kennedy Kennedy/Kennedi Kensley Kerry/Carrie Kevin Kieran Kiley Lake Lane Lee/Leigh Leslie/Lesley Logan London Loren … Continue reading

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Japanese Phonetic Translator

I created a Japanese Phonetic Translator which allows you to type in english text and have it translated into Japanese characters and roman-ji (english) characters which will be pronounced phonetically. This translator does not actually translate the language – it is a phonetic translator only. A good use (and original purpose) was to practice recognizing Japanese characters without learning Japanese – i.e. English words written in Japanese characters. The characters can be written in Hiragana or Katakana.

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The iPod of 2004

I have some old magazines laying around. This morning I was looking at one and flipped it over; And I thought, “Wow. Today the iPad 2 is coming out. And I don’t think of this magazine as being all that old.” Was it really that long ago that we would pay $299 for a 20GB mp3 player who’s advertising highlighted it’s ability to shuffle songs? No color screen, no video capabilities, no WiFi, and less memory than on a typical USB flash drive. Crazy.

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GMMXIE

GMMXIE means 2011, in Google Terms. It is derrived from the Roman Numerals M (1000), X (10) I (1). G does not have any meaning in Roman numerals. So, GMMXIE is Google’s way of saying “Happy New Year” for 2011! Additional Roman Numerals: Symbol Value I 1 (one) (unus) V 5 (five) (quinque) X 10 (ten) (decem) L 50 (fifty) (quinquaginta) C 100 (one hundred) (centum) D 500 (five hundred) (quingenti) M 1,000 (one thousand) (mille) (The odd thing is that I read this GMMXLE instead, as the I looks like an L)

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What is a diplomatic cable?

It’s an official record written by embassy staff to the Department of State in Washington D.C. of an interaction between U.S. diplomatic corps and host country counterparts. The information included within the cable is a summary and important details of a meeting between U.S. diplomats and their counterparts. Every embassy writes hundreds and hundreds of cables each day. Here’s an example of one… “So-and-so met with so and so today in the ministry of agriculture and discussed water policy.” via Yahoo Answers Political messages communicated internationally may also be referred to as “cables,” derived from the days when an international telegram was sent via a cable (such as the transatlantic cable). What is a diplomatic cable? (another thought) A diplomatic cable is a diplomatic message. The etymology goes back to the mid-nineteenth century when the first diplomatic messages were sent via telegraph. Telegraphs were connected by telegraph cables and the focus on telegraph as the technical device was very often on laying and managing cables (e.g. the epic attempt to lay trans-Atlantic Cable in 1860s). via E-Diplomacy

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What is Brisket?

Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest. While all meat animals have a brisket, the term is most often used to describe beef and sometimes veal. The beef brisket is one of the eight beef primal cuts. According to the Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Second Edition, the term derives from the Middle English “brusket” which comes from the earlier Old Norse “brj?sk“, meaning cartilage. The cut overlies the sternum, ribs and connecting costal cartilages. Political Cartoon vs Real Diagram

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What does it mean? Google’s code. This is a reference to the all your base are belong to us. However, on google’s homepage in the animation of the alien spaceship, the aliens are stealing the google “o” thus we have “all your O are belong to us” Just convert the numbers to the alphabetical counterparts (a=1, b=2) This is using something similar to the caesar cipher What does “All your base are belong to us” mean? Wikipedia says: “All your base are belong to us” (often shortened to “All Your Base“, “AYBABTU“, or simply “AYB“) is a broken English phrase that was central to an Internet phenomenon, or meme, in 2000-2002, with the spread of a Flash animation that depicted the slogan. The text is taken from the opening cut scene of the 1991 European Sega Mega Drive version of the Japanese video game Zero Wing,[1] by Toaplan which was poorly translated by Sega of Europe. It was popularized by the Something Awful message forums.[2] The lines For great justice and Somebody set up us the bomb are often replicated as a secondary memes, with the phrase for great justice applied to an ordinary or inappropriate action. Watch the Video Google’s Homepage Animated Gif 1.12.12 25.15.21.18 15 1.18.5 2.5.12.15.14.7 20.15 21.19

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Blackballing

clipped from en.wikipedia.org Blackballing was a rejection technique used in elections to membership of a gentlemen’s club (as well as similarly organised institutions such as Freemasonry and fraternities). The principle of such a club was that it was self-perpetuating; i.e., new members could only be elected by existing members. This was to ensure that new members were congenial to the old members, which helped to preserve the ethos (and exclusivity) of the club. The term is also used as a synonym to blacklist. The favoured method of election was by the ballot box, which was a wooden box into which those participating in the election placed a small ball or ballot. A white ball signified support; a black ball signified opposition. The box was usually designed so that observers could not see how the voter was voting; it was all done under cover of the box, or of a combination of a cloth and the box itself.

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Schrödinger’s cat

clipped from en.wikipedia.org Schrödinger’s Cat: A cat, along with a flask containing a poison, is placed in a sealed box shielded against environmentally induced quantum decoherence. If an internal Geiger counter detects radiation, the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when we look in the box, we see the cat either alive or dead, not a mixture of alive and dead.

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