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26th Jan '17 6:57:30 PM Adriantancy
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*** It is generally not recommended to use old furniture as firewood because their varnish or other chemical treatment can burn and turn into poisonous fumes.
12th Dec '16 11:52:47 AM TheNerfGuy
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* Americans say that Australia got a Typhoon. a) Americans call them Hurricanes b) Australians call them Cyclones. So why the heck do they use the asian name for them?
** "Typhoon" refers to Pacific hurricanes in general, including ones that hit the American Pacific Coast, so the average American would probably use that word to describe one hitting Australia. (This might not actually be the correct technical distinction between Typhoon/Hurricane, but it seems to be the general belief among East Coast Americans where I live)

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* Americans say that Australia got a Typhoon. a) Americans call them Hurricanes b) Australians call them Cyclones. So why the heck do they use the asian Asian name for them?
** "Typhoon" refers to Pacific hurricanes in general, including ones that hit the American Pacific Coast, so the average American would probably use that word to describe one hitting Australia. (This might not actually be the correct technical distinction between Typhoon/Hurricane, but it seems to be the general belief among East Coast Americans where I live)



* Is it even possible for two twisters to join like that? Beside each other their sides would be going opposite ways. I would have thought that would have made them clash and cancel each other out. (Genuine question by the way.)

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* Is it even possible for two twisters to join like that? Beside each other their sides would be going opposite ways. I would have thought that would have made them clash and cancel each other out. (Genuine question by the way.)



* I find it odd from a film making perspective, that at $1 million a wolf, they went for using C.G.I wolves rather than real, trained wolves which would be better looking and cheaper.

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* I find it It's odd from a film making perspective, that at $1 million a wolf, they went for using C.G.I wolves rather than real, trained wolves which would be better looking and cheaper.



** Yeah I don't think anyone can justify that.



** TV announcers probably do not take the bus to work and aspire to drive a Porsche if they don't already drive one... so naturally they'd empathise with the posh car and not the plebs in the bus?

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** TV announcers probably do not take the bus to work and aspire to drive a Porsche if they don't already drive one... so naturally they'd empathise empathize with the posh car and not the plebs in the bus?



** Seeing this movie for myself, none of the Scots speak in American accents: their accents just aren't real heavy (and most European accents you hear in American entertainment are large exaggerations anyway); like with Americans, certain accents and dialects are more noticeable than others are, such as, say, a Brooklyn accent, or a Cajun (Louisiana) accent. Same with the U.K., they have regional accents and dialects that are more pronounced than others.

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** Seeing this movie for myself, movie, none of the Scots speak in American accents: their accents just aren't real heavy (and most European accents you hear in American entertainment are large exaggerations anyway); like with Americans, certain accents and dialects are more noticeable than others are, such as, say, a Brooklyn accent, or a Cajun (Louisiana) accent. Same with the U.K., they have regional accents and dialects that are more pronounced than others.



** Judging by the actions of the Vice President at the climate conference, this movie apparently occurs in an AU where the US government didn't give a fuck about climate, didn't pass any laws regarding it, and didn't fund any programs for it. Which would be consistent with the whole heavy-handed Anvilicious that's the entire movie, I guess.

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** Judging by the actions of the Vice President at the climate conference, this movie apparently occurs in an AU where the US government didn't give a fuck about climate, didn't pass any laws regarding it, and didn't fund any programs for it. Which would be consistent with the whole heavy-handed Anvilicious that's the entire movie, I guess.movie.



** Considering his age, you'd assume he was far-sighted, but if he was doing that then he's probably nearsighted. I know ''I'' am nearsighted and I do the same thing as he did.

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** Considering his age, you'd assume he was far-sighted, but if he was doing that then he's probably nearsighted. I know ''I'' am Most nearsighted and I people do the same thing as he did.that.
18th Jun '16 6:25:06 AM AgProv
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** and books on tax law...
16th Jun '16 9:07:21 AM AgProv
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** TV announcers probably do not take the bus to work and aspire to drive a Porsche if they don't already drive one... so naturally they'd empathise with the posh car and not the plebs in the bus?


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** Educated upper middle class Scottish accents are not that strong and certainly not Glasgow. A sort of Highland Scots accent exists which is, paradoxically, more English in sound!
13th Mar '16 6:58:30 AM Tightwire
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** Libraries aren't full of expensive and irreplaceable books like the Gutenberg Bible. They're also full of thousands of copies of "Green Eggs and Ham" and "Rosemary Coneley's Hip and Thigh Diet".
2nd Dec '15 6:28:32 PM Miumia
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* Was the Dick Cheney {{Expy}} supposed to be far-sighted? Throughout the movie, he wears glasses, but takes them off to read, when most glasses-wearers do the opposite.

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* Was the Dick Cheney {{Expy}} supposed to be far-sighted? Throughout the movie, he wears glasses, but takes them off to read, when most glasses-wearers do the opposite.opposite.
** Considering his age, you'd assume he was far-sighted, but if he was doing that then he's probably nearsighted. I know ''I'' am nearsighted and I do the same thing as he did.
2nd Dec '15 6:25:39 PM Miumia
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** To the first question: if the bus was being blown around, maybe the announcer thought that whoever was inside there was already doomed to begin with. At least if the car was empty, no one else besides who was already on the bus would die.
9th Sep '15 2:39:23 PM Willbyr
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** [[Main/AceAttorney The R is in the wrong place Appolo!]]

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** [[Main/AceAttorney [[Franchise/AceAttorney The R is in the wrong place Appolo!]]
28th Jun '15 7:47:59 AM Tarlonniel
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* Was the Dick Cheney {{Expy}} supposed to be far-sighted? I notice throughout the movie, he wears glasses, but takes them off the read, when most glasses-wearers do the opposite.

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* Was the Dick Cheney {{Expy}} supposed to be far-sighted? I notice throughout Throughout the movie, he wears glasses, but takes them off the to read, when most glasses-wearers do the opposite.
27th Jun '15 4:05:09 PM justanotherrandomlurker
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** Also, the actual Ice Ages didn't really cause much glaciation in the southern continents, aside from expanding the ice shelves around Antarctica and moving the Andean snowline down a ways. Places like Australia would have more problems with receding sea levels pulling back their coastlines than with ice.

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** Also, the actual Ice Ages didn't really cause much glaciation in the southern continents, aside from expanding the ice shelves around Antarctica and moving the Andean snowline down a ways. Places like Australia would have more problems with receding sea levels pulling back their coastlines than with ice.ice.
* Was the Dick Cheney {{Expy}} supposed to be far-sighted? I notice throughout the movie, he wears glasses, but takes them off the read, when most glasses-wearers do the opposite.
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