History OlderThanTheyThink / Other

21st Nov '17 6:36:00 PM nombretomado
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* {{Russian reversal}}s are older than Yakov Smirnoff. In fact, ColePorter would have you know they're older than the UsefulNotes/ColdWar.

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* {{Russian reversal}}s are older than Yakov Smirnoff. In fact, ColePorter Music/ColePorter would have you know they're older than the UsefulNotes/ColdWar.
20th Nov '17 5:51:11 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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%% I would object to the troper who stuffed a first-person rant here "objecting" to the use of the term "oligarchy." Which is why I've removed it.
%% I switched a third subpoint to a secondary because it stood well enough on its own.
20th Nov '17 5:45:50 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** "Wendy" has an alternative etymology. "Gw-" names are common in Welsh; a typical opening prefix is ''Gwen-''. ''Gwenda'' is perectly possible, and King Arthur's wife in Welsh was ''Gwyneddfa" - Guinevere. ''Gwendolyn ''is a girls' name that can be shortened to something sounding like "Gwendy", or sometimes "wendy".

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** "Wendy" has an alternative etymology. "Gw-" names are common in Welsh; a typical opening prefix is ''Gwen-''. ''Gwenda'' is perectly possible, and King Arthur's wife in Welsh was ''Gwyneddfa" ''Gwyneddfa'' - Guinevere. ''Gwendolyn ''is ''Gwendolyn'' is a girls' name that can be shortened to something sounding like "Gwendy", or sometimes "wendy".
24th Oct '17 8:08:10 PM Nicoaln
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** [=PDAs=] have many similarities to the Kindle (along with smartphones.)
24th Oct '17 7:55:58 PM Nicoaln
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* "[=E-Readers=] and [=eBooks=]":
** The term 'e-reader" was actually used on the Game Boy Advance long before the Kindle and Nook hit market.
** While most people will say the Kindle was their first [=eBook=], [=eBooks=] existed long before but E-readers made it far easier to market them on a commercial level. Not only that, but E-Readers were around in the late 90s and Sony even made E-readers in the early-mid 00s. The Kindle was the first commercially ''successful'' E-reader, in part due to its store architecture.
16th Oct '17 7:45:56 PM Malady
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* Whether you believe that Louis Réard invented the bikini bathing suit in 1946 or not depends on whether you want to call all two-piece bathing suits "bikinis". What is beyond doubt that navel-baring, bikini-like sports suits for women are shown in paintings and mosaics from ancient Greek and Roman times, some of them looking almost identical to modern, strapless bikinis.

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* Whether you believe that Louis Réard invented the bikini bathing suit in 1946 or not depends on whether you want to call all two-piece bathing suits "bikinis". What is beyond doubt that navel-baring, bikini-like sports suits (though not swimsuits), for women are shown in paintings and mosaics from ancient Greek and Roman times, some of them looking almost identical to modern, strapless bikinis. bikinis.



* Speaking of which, garments resembling the modern bikini have been portrayed in ancient Greek illustrations, used by women partaking in sports and other leisurely activities (though not swimming).
16th Oct '17 5:49:33 PM Market43Fan
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* U.S. President UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's "Make America Great Again" CatchPhrase actually [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_America_Great_Again dates back]] to UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's 1980 presidential campaign.

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* U.S. President UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's "Make America Great Again" CatchPhrase actually [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_America_Great_Again dates back]] to UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's 1980 presidential campaign. In addition, UsefulNotes/BillClinton also briefly used the "Make America Great Again" phrase during the early stages of his 1992 campaign for President.
15th Oct '17 12:11:11 PM Ezclee4050
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* "Happy holidays", often cited as a prime example of 21st century PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, has been [[http://www.hburgjeremy.com/2011/12/history-of-happy-holidays.html in common use in America]] since at least the 1860s.
2nd Oct '17 10:01:17 AM OlfinBedwere
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** On a similar note, the idea of a man with no experience of elective office or military service winning the presidency actually isn't new; the Republicans nominated another businessman, Wendell Wilkie in the 1940 election, and one of the chief reasons for the Democrats putting up UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt for an unprecedented third term as president was because their polling showed that Wilkie would have easily trounced any of the other likely nominees that the Democrats could have put up, had Roosevelt followed tradition and stepped down after two terms.
27th Sep '17 3:26:12 PM BrendanRizzo
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* The name "Wendy" is commonly attributed to J.M. Barrie's ''Literature/PeterPan'' and it's true he popularized the name, but the name was recorded as being used in the US as early as the 1820s, about twenty years after Barrie was born.

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* The name "Wendy" is commonly attributed to J.M. Barrie's ''Literature/PeterPan'' and it's true he popularized the name, but the name was recorded as being used in the US as early as the 1820s, about twenty forty years after before Barrie was born.
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