What have you learned recently?

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  1. Ome

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    What have you learned recently?


    Last night we were entertaining friends and they mentioned SHEWEE

    I had no idea what this was, they told me it's a device for women to use so they can pee standing up.

    Shewee is a portable urinating device which allows women to wee whilst standing and without removing their clothes. Used for many years by campers, climbers, skiers, walkers, festival goers and those stuck in traffic jams


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    I wouldn't want to embarrass anyone and ask if they have used one, though I'm curious if you're aware of them.
     
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  2. Daniel Avery

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    In the same family, I guess....

    A few weeks ago I learned the term "Trucker Bombs". A friend and I took I-95 down to Delray Beach and I needed to stop to go to the bathroom. He jokingly handed me the plastic Pepsi bottle I'd just emptied and said "Time for a Trucker Bomb". I honestly had no idea what he was talking about, so he explained that when long-distance drivers can't stop to pee, they will fill up a bottle while driving and just toss it out the window. In the old days Pepsi came in glass bottles, so the "bomb" aspect was because it would likely break/explode on impact. The advent of plastic bottles means the 'bomb' is more likely to survive the toss, and it must be such a joy for the roadside workers to discover. :fp: We stopped for me to do my business the correct way, thankfully, but I was fascinated enough that I wanted to spot one or two on the way back. The only part I'm still not getting is how...problematic is must be to use a bottle with a narrow neck. And I'm now convinced we were better off when the drink bottles were glass!
     
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  3. Willie Oleson

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    ^
    I need to hitchhike more often.
     
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  4. Daniel Avery

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    These are just two of the scintillating topics of discussion in the break room at the Moderator Headquarters.
     
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  5. Emelee

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    Today I learned the names of many different kinds of wrenches in English. :)
     
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    Today I learned that even though they say, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone".... the truth is, you knew what you had but just thought you'd never lose it...? :confused:

    ...:(
     
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    Today I learned that Robyn Lively and Blake Lively are sisters.
     
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    I can't believe you were unaware of the shewee @Ome . For sale in many Kleeneze catalogues :) I haven't used one but I have been very tempted to get one as I used to have to drive long distances.

    I am starting to learn that there are things that are beyond my control.
     
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  9. Mel O'Drama

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    This morning I learnt a hitherto unknown-to-me word from a Guardian article @James from London posted in the Corrie forum.

    Now I just need to work "echt" into a sentence. Ideally without someone passing me a tissue afterwards.
     
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  10. Willie Oleson

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    Dat is echt niet zo moeilijk hoor:)
     
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  11. Mel O'Drama

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    Easy for you to say, Willie. ;)

    I shan't embarrass myself and risk offending someone with a Google Translate response. Instead I'll just thank you for showing me how it's done. :hat:
     
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  12. Zable

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    They pee through their knickers? Lordy! What a wet way to do things. Who'd have thought?

    Wait a minute. Now I get it: that pink is their bush. Oh, Lordy! Lordy!
     
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  13. Zable

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    I've finally learnt that my week-old Samsung Galaxy J5 likes to be charged when lying on its side, not flat on its back. Go figure.
     
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    That's a new one on me, too!
     
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  15. Willie Oleson

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    I almost funny-rated that but then I realized you weren't kidding. After all, my computer modem is placed standing up (on carpet) so when I'm hoovering I have to be very careful not to hit it (although I usually just pick it up and hoover underneath it, making the carpet plush-y again and as a result the modem stands up quite unbalanced for another week).

    I've learned/learnt today that most YouTube videos are clickbait especially the ones that promise they're not clickbait at all.
    Although the "fail" may refer to the compilation itself, not the actual content.
     
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    Yes, youtube has become just another for-profit enterprise on the web. It's a shame, too because it used to be a fun place to explore. Seems that all places on the web lose their appeal once people try to monetize them.

    I learned last night that the supermarket I go to most often is going to close down in the near future. :rip:

    Winn-Dixie's parent company, Southeast Grocers, is closing about 90 of their stores and filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. It's not the only supermarket I shop at, but my favorite in the area and the closest one to where I live, so I'm going to have to find another 'favorite'. I'm no fan of Publix, but they're practically a monopoly here. I guess I held out as long as I could.
     
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  17. Willie Oleson

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    Your supermarket drama reads like a soap, so it only makes sense that it ends with a cliffhanger.

    *A mysterious, filthy rich and dashingly handsome man arrives in town - is he going to destroy or save Daniel's favourite supermarket? TBC*
     
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    If he's really rich and good-looking, shopping for food will not matter because I'll need to lose a few pounds anyway....:ms:
     
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    lol, will @Sarah be able to make sense of that ^, I wonder?
     
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    I never realised until today that the song - ’Somebody That I Used To Know’ by Gotye, samples ’Baa Baa Black Sheep’.
     
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