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Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:08
Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:20
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:21
Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:23
de·cap·i·tate (d-kp-tt) Pronunciation Key
tr.v. de·cap·i·tat·ed, de·cap·i·tat·ing, de·cap·i·tates
To cut off the head of; behead.
Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:26
Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:28
Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse.
This also applies to undertakers. The sex organs of the deceased
Must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.
Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:35
Rumor I guess, or otherwise... Bull**** !
I am Muslim & there's no such thing... !
Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:46
Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:46
Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England but only
In tropical fish stores.
Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:51
Posted 22 September 2006 - 15:52
Posted 22 September 2006 - 16:00
This is a bunch of crap. Worth your time reading it and posting it on the forum
njlouch Posted Today, 16:51
Here's the thing. I hate the word "factoid".
First off, IT'S NOT A WORD! And also what does it mean? What is the difference between a FACT and a FACTOID?
Seems to me the difference is that a factoid is not necessarily true. Hence, not a fact!
fac‧toid /ˈfæktɔɪd/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[fak-toid] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. an insignificant or trivial fact.
2. something fictitious or unsubstantiated that is presented as fact, devised esp. to gain publicity and accepted because of constant repetition.
[Origin: 1973; fact + -oid]
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source fac·toid (fktoid) Pronunciation Key
A piece of unverified or inaccurate information that is presented in the press as factual, often as part of a publicity effort, and that is then accepted as true because of frequent repetition: “What one misses finally is what might have emerged beyond both facts and factoidsa profound definition of the Marilyn Monroe phenomenon” (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt).
Usage Problem. A brief, somewhat interesting fact.
Usage Note: The -oid suffix normally imparts the meaning “resembling, having the appearance of” to the words it attaches to. Thus the anthropoid apes are the apes that are most like humans (from Greek anthrpos, “human being”). In some words -oid has a slightly extended meaning“having characteristics of, but not the same as,” as in humanoid, a being that has human characteristics but is not really human. Similarly, factoid originally referred to a piece of information that appears to be reliable or accurate, as from being repeated so often that people assume it is true. The word still has this meaning in standard usage. Seventy-three percent of the Usage Panel accepts it in the sentence It would be easy to condemn the book as a concession to the television age, as a McLuhanish melange of pictures and factoids which give the illusion of learning without the substance. ·Factoid has since developed a second meaning, that of a brief, somewhat interesting fact, that might better have been called a factette. The Panelists have less enthusiasm for this usage, however, perhaps because they believe it to be confusing. Only 43 percent of the panel accepts it in Each issue of the magazine begins with a list of factoids, like how many pounds of hamburger were consumed in Texas last month. Many Panelists prefer terms such as statistics, trivia, useless facts, and just plain facts in this sentence.