While the provinces' delegates spent little time, if any, in settling on Canada as the name for the new country, others proposed a variety of other names:
Anglia – the medieval Latin name for England Albionoria – 'Albion of the north' Borealia – from borealis, the Latin word for 'northern'; compare with Australia Cabotia – in honour of Italian explorer John Cabot, who explored the eastern coast of Canada for England Colonia Efisga – an acronym of English, French, Irish, Scottish, German, Aboriginal Hochelaga – an old name for Montreal Laurentia Mesopelagia – 'land between the seas' New Albion Norland Superior Tupona – derived from The United Provinces of North America Transatlantica Ursalia – 'place of bears' Vesperia – 'land of the evening star' Victorialand – in honour of Queen Victoria
― silverfish, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 13:40 (one month ago) link
Imagine if this country had been named 'Superior'. Everything would be completely different.
― silverfish, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 13:44 (one month ago) link
― mark s, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 13:45 (one month ago) link
― mookieproof, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 15:14 (one month ago) link
"Efisga" is mindshattering
― president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:34 (one month ago) link
I agree, gonna start a poll right now
― silverfish, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:43 (one month ago) link
The French-language Wikipédia article on bilingualism in Ottawa is dramatically different from the English one and may be the most opinionated Wikipedia article I've ever read, concluding:
Enfin, cette situation linguistique du français à Ottawa est humiliante pour de nombreux francophones du Canada (et en particulier ceux qui ne parlent pas l'anglais, nombreux au Québec) qui se rendent dans la capitale fédérale. Cela risque de favoriser donc le séparatisme québécois.[réf. nécessaire]"Ultimately, the linguistic status of French in Ottawa is humiliating for the many Canadian francophones who find themselves in the national capital (especially those who do not speak English, who are numerous in Quebec). This may encourage Quebec separatism ."
"Ultimately, the linguistic status of French in Ottawa is humiliating for the many Canadian francophones who find themselves in the national capital (especially those who do not speak English, who are numerous in Quebec). This may encourage Quebec separatism ."
― All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:03 (one month ago) link
He published a book that was banned in Suriname and misunderstood in the Netherlands.
― Today he dances jazz, but tomorrow he will sell his homeland (seandalai), Friday, 30 August 2019 22:53 (one month ago) link
For Frank Sinatra's 1967 detective movie, Tony Rome, Hazlewood also wrote the theme song which was performed by Nancy. Lee Hazlewood shot a guy in 1963.
― a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 16:49 (one month ago) link
Haraszthy was a writer in German (which he spoke from birth [dubious - discuss])
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Sunday, 1 September 2019 16:53 (one month ago) link
The film was released on VHS in 1988 by MCA Home Video and contains a trailer for the film Positive I.D. at the end.
― Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 13 September 2019 18:49 (one month ago) link
In March 1999, Manser successfully passed Kuching immigration by disguising himself in a business suit, carrying a briefcase, and wearing a badly knotted tie.
― johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 September 2019 17:24 (three weeks ago) link
The album went head to head with heavy metal band Slipknot's All Hope Is Gone on the Billboard 200 albums chart, seeing that both albums were released on August 22, 2008, therefore both albums were competing for the number one spot on the Billboard 200. LAX ended up debuting at number two on the Billboard 200, at first, it looked like LAX had debuted ahead of All Hope Is Gone by 13 copies. Initially, Billboard published an article stating that The Game had secured the top spot with a margin of 13 units, in what was described as the "closest race for number one since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking Data in 1991". Slipknot's labels Warner Music Group and Roadrunner Records asked for a SoundScan recount, a historic first. Nielsen proceeded to the recount, which placed LAX at number two with 238,382 copies, and Slipknot in the first position with 239,516 copies scanned, a margin of 1,134 copies. After the recount 12 hours later, the article was rewritten and Slipknot was awarded the number one spot
― When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Saturday, 21 September 2019 17:34 (three weeks ago) link
So many gems in this article.
Homosexual behavior is quite common in wild marmots. (NOTE THE FOOTNOTE #)
After aggressive "necking", it is common for two male giraffes to caress and court each other, leading up to mounting and climax. (I SAW WHAT YOU DID THERE AND I DISAPPROVE)
In captivity, they have been observed to sometimes perform homosexual and heterosexual penetration of the blowhole, a hole homologous with the nostril of other mammals, making this the only known example of nasal sex in the animal kingdom.
― Poody Mae Bubblebutt, Miss Kumquat of 1947 (rushomancy), Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:11 (two weeks ago) link
nasal sex in the animal kingdomfake stereolab song titles
― times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:23 (two weeks ago) link
definitely a collaboration with NWW
― Poody Mae Bubblebutt, Miss Kumquat of 1947 (rushomancy), Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:33 (two weeks ago) link
oh god yes, i can hear it now
― times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 26 September 2019 06:09 (two weeks ago) link
not so much a detail, but if you scroll down to the bottom of the Buffalo '66 article, you'll find that the film is rolled into the extended Buffalo Bills NFL Franchise extended cinematic universe.
― soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:27 (one week ago) link
Derek landy was very good at his job being a author. He had won the red house children award. This helped him in his career.
― now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 4 October 2019 06:52 (one week ago) link
Waugh also merits a mention in the history of reggae music. The success of the movie adaptation of Island in the Sun and the Harry Belafonte title track provided inspiration as well as the name for the successful Island Records record label.
― Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Monday, 7 October 2019 16:33 (one week ago) link
Dimension Films chief Bob Weinstein demanded musical changes after being dissatisfied with Ottman's score, instating the song "What's This Life For" by rock music group Creed, which is featured in the film during a party sequence and also during the end credits.
― now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Saturday, 12 October 2019 19:21 (four days ago) link
― When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Saturday, 12 October 2019 19:57 (four days ago) link
― now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Saturday, 12 October 2019 20:04 (four days ago) link