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Post 9741

Baron Grim

Scotch Brand tape from 3M was developed in part to help with the masking of two toned automobiles and in part to help grocers display and seal their wares.

Its name, however, is sourced in bigotry.

http://gizmodo.com/how-scotch-tape-was-invented-1666050615


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Post 9742

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Has anybody ever been insulted by that 'slur', though? I've heard people joking about being Scotch all my life - people who would go to great lengths to avoid giving offence to anyone.

I've always said that I belonged to the last ethnic group in America that you can safely insult [Scots Irish Americans], because, frankly, we don't care. smiley - winkeye

As a kid, I knew Scotch brand tape was supposed to be 'thrifty', but thought that was, er, a compliment...smiley - run


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Post 9743

Mr. X---> ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!!!

I expect most people here already know this, but William Shakespeare's dead son was named Hamnet.

smiley - pirate


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Post 9744

Baron Grim

Ronald Reagan owned a 1978 Subaru BRAT.


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Post 9745

Vestboy

Was that the worst?


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Post 9746

Cheerful Dragon

smiley - facepalmsmiley - groansmiley - rolleyes


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Post 9747

Vestboy

1 Down, Was Shakespeare's son the man (6)


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Post 9748

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

The world's tallest snowman was made in 1999 and measured 34.63 metres. It was made by the people of Bethel, Maine, USA and took two weeks to build.
- the weathernetwork


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Post 9749

Dmitri Gheorgheni

'The weather network' - Why am I not surprised? smiley - run


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