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Peer Review: A88036112 - Spying on the Neighbours in Second World War America, or Loose Lips Sink Ships, But Those Index Cards Will Help

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Entry: Spying on the Neighbours in Second World War America, or Loose Lips Sink Ships, But Those Index Cards Will Help - A88036112
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated - U1590784

Wars and rumours of wars. Don't shoot the messenger: the jokes and rumours in here are awful. Especially the ones about the British.

One thing I found out while researching this, children:

Your grandparents or great-grandparents, depending on how old you are, told 'Little Moron' jokes. smiley - groan

This proves two things:

1. 'Dad jokes' are not age-dependent. They originated in misspent childhoods.

2. Political correctness is not new. The 'Little Moron' was a stand-in for the ethnic groups they did not want to implicate in these jokes. (In Pittsburgh, the Polish joke will never die because it is told only by Polish Americans these days.)

smiley - dragon


A88036112 - Spying on the Neighbours in Second World War America, or Loose Lips Sink Ships, But Those Index Cards Will Help

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - yikes

Consider me surprised!


A88036112 - Spying on the Neighbours in Second World War America, or Loose Lips Sink Ships, But Those Index Cards Will Help

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SashaQ - happysad

Sorry I missed this earlier - very topical.

Would you consider putting the text of the poem into the ALT? Is the flowchart Lies on one side and Opinion on the other?

Did the project find differences between the schools?

Thank you for saving us from the worst of the jokes.


A88036112 - Spying on the Neighbours in Second World War America, or Loose Lips Sink Ships, But Those Index Cards Will Help

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Thanks for reading! smiley - smiley

smiley - biro I put the text of the poem into the ALT>

smiley - biro Yes, it says 'Lies' and 'Opinion.' I put that text into the ALT, as well.

smiley - biro I don't know what differences they found because there's no analysis in the raw data in the database. (I looked, but couldn't find anything.)

smiley - birosmiley - rofl You're welcome. I tried to keep it light, and as clean as possible.


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SashaQ - happysad

Thank you smiley - ok

Congratulations! smiley - bubbly


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Thanks! smiley - smiley


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