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Message 2094123 - Posted: 14 Feb 2022, 18:56:24 UTC
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Sadly aptly for present world news riding on the back of the multifarious consequences of covid:


Wikipedia: Paper tiger


There is also this connection from many years ago that was often used as a test print to really test out your printer capabilities:


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Message 2094219 - Posted: 16 Feb 2022, 2:41:31 UTC
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Enigma - Nygma
Edward Nygma - Enigma
The Riddler.

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Message 2094228 - Posted: 16 Feb 2022, 6:56:42 UTC

Richard Cypher was the main character in the "The Sword of Truth" series by Terry Goodkind.

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Message 2094269 - Posted: 16 Feb 2022, 19:25:57 UTC

In case you want to play the name the shape game. Here is a list for your perusal.
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Message 2094271 - Posted: 16 Feb 2022, 19:33:55 UTC - in response to Message 2094269.  

And for regular and semi-regular solids and others, a good list is on:

Virtual Polyhedra
The Encyclopedia of Polyhedra
By George W. Hart


That includes beautifully crafted 3-d models also.

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Message 2094299 - Posted: 16 Feb 2022, 23:05:04 UTC

Just to note that titanium as compared to other metals is not heavy!
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Message 2094334 - Posted: 17 Feb 2022, 12:05:21 UTC

Carnival.
Just a few days I came across the origins of word Carnival.
Carni from the medieval Latin carnem levare or carnelevarium, which means to take away or remove meat. (where we get the word carnivorous from)
& vale from the latin for farewell

Which is why the Germans end the Carnival season on Shrove Tuesday. The day Christians should say farewell to meat before the time of abstinence during Lent
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Message 2094379 - Posted: 17 Feb 2022, 23:07:15 UTC
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Muscles -> Titin

The full chemical name of the human canonical form of titin, which starts methionyl... and ends ...isoleucine, contains 189,819 letters...


More 'fun' chemical names can be found on:

List of chemical compounds with unusual names


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Stay strong!!


Note #1: I've just discovered that a post is limited to a maximum 64000 ASCII/utf8 characters... So only about one third of the full name can be posted!

Note #2: Does this deserve another rule for the thread??! :-)

Note #3: Oooops! Too long to fit and abbreviations don't count! :-o
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Message 2094383 - Posted: 18 Feb 2022, 1:06:08 UTC
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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Perhaps the embodiment of the limit of how much titin can be wrought?!
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Message 2094710 - Posted: 21 Feb 2022, 20:36:47 UTC
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Message 2094779 - Posted: 22 Feb 2022, 23:40:13 UTC

The Bangles, Manic Monday
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Message 2094969 - Posted: 26 Feb 2022, 0:14:17 UTC
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Mattresses, Sqornshellous Zeta, and Zem:

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The mattress globbered


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Message 2094985 - Posted: 26 Feb 2022, 3:40:12 UTC

ZETA Fusion Reactor
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Message 2095695 - Posted: 11 Mar 2022, 23:31:57 UTC - in response to Message 2095691.  


Unfortunately headed down the rankings towards the King as others continue to improve their product.
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Message 2095747 - Posted: 13 Mar 2022, 19:29:32 UTC

Just in case the connection is arrested:

arrest (a rest) -> restful, resting, hence sleepy.


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Message 2095750 - Posted: 13 Mar 2022, 20:27:30 UTC

As in the 12 Dwarfs Sleepy, Grumpy, Doc ....
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Message 2095853 - Posted: 15 Mar 2022, 17:38:08 UTC

grabber ---> video

A video grabber is a digital tool to convert old video tapes to the computer in digital formats.
With each crime and every kindness we birth our future.
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Message 2095987 - Posted: 17 Mar 2022, 18:01:06 UTC

Apple:

Johnny Appleseed: Man Behind the Legend


Quite the legend throughout hard times...
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Message 2096019 - Posted: 18 Mar 2022, 4:29:56 UTC

Ok this is a commonly used term
TGIF
I claim that this falls under
"-Abbreviations are allowed (but must be a word in its own right)"
But it is also an Acronym. Acronyms are not allowed.

GrammarBook.com
Calls this an Initialism. It also says that initialisms and acronyms are two types of abbreviations that are used to shorten phrases.
Initialisms are abbreviations that are pronounced one letter at a time.
It points out that true Acronyms are abbreviations that are pronounced as words. For example, you say NASA not "N". "A ", "S", "A" or Asap, not "A", "S", "A", "P".
TGIF is spoken as "T", "G", "I", "F" not Tgif So it is an Initialism and thus allowed.
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