What did you learn today?

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  1. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    I learned a new fact today.

    I always thought an acronym was any series of letters used as a shortened version of several words using the first letter of each word.

    Apparently an acronym is only an acronym if it's pronouncable as a word, like SCUBA, LASER or NASA.

    If it's not pronouncable as a word, it's an initialism.

    So, FBI, UFO, and AKA are initialisms, because they're verbalized by their initials, not as fubi, oofo, or acka.


    What completely new idea or fact (trivial, interesting, mindblowing, world-shattering or otherwise) did you learn today or recently that you didn't know before?
  2. KeddyLee

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    Learnin' never taught me nuffin!
  3. DannyBob

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    Find a penny pick it up, all the day you'll have...an extra penny, not much else really
  4. bassinplace

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    Makes sense. What did I learn today? That my new American Standard P arrived in the mail today! It's New Bass Day! :hyper: :bassist: :D
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  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Perfect for Breaking the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    I learned how to kick your ass.

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  7. bassinplace

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  8. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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  9. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    I was openly mocked by a bartender at a club we were playing for acronyming what the man felt was an initialism.

    I will drink "eepas" if I want to!: mad:

    :|
  10. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long Supporting Member

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    Penn & Teller?

    I learned that I'm a card game hipster. I played Hearthstone a lot until the other day, when it became open to the public. All of a sudden I don't feel like playing it anymore.
  11. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Yup, I was watching an episode today when I should have been working. I found it interesting enough to post. I have a boring job.
  12. cdef

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    A new word: cullet. Meaning recycled, crushed & cleaned glass.
  13. Dug2

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    how to setup my bass/es.
  14. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long Supporting Member

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    I'm going to finish this sidetrack right now, but I recently read "Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday!" by Penn Jillette. It's a very misleading title, it's not a book on atheism, which I wouldn't mind at all but there you go. Instead it's just a collection of anecdotes and thoughts by a funny guy who's done some strange things. Laugh out loud at certain points. Recommended
  15. wild4oldcars

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    at rehearsal today, I learned that drop D is not my cup of tea. Go to play an F and it comes out an Eb... It will surely be the bane of my existence for the next few months until competition season ends. Oh well, life goes on. (long after the thrill of living is gone) :bag: :D
  16. Unrepresented

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    It takes a while, and then once you're comfortable, switching back to standard makes your brain, and fingers, and ears hurt.
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    What Did You Learn in School Today?
    -The Chad Mitchell Trio


    Two and two are four
    And four and four are eight
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP
    Two and two are four

    What did you learn in school today
    Dear little boys of mine
    What did you learn in school today
    Dear little boys of mine

    I learned that Washington never told a lie
    I learned that soldiers seldom die
    I learned that everybody's free
    That's what the teacher said to me
    And that's what I learned in school today
    That's what I learned in school

    What did you learn in school today
    Dear little boys of mine
    What did you learn in school today
    Dear little boys of mine

    I learned that policemen are my friends
    I learned that justice never ends
    I learned that murderers die for their crimes
    Even if we make a mistake sometimes
    And that's what I learned in school today
    That's what I learned in school

    What did you learn in school today
    Dear little boys of mine
    What did you learn in school today
    Dear little boys of mine

    I learned that wars are not so bad
    I learned of the great ones we have had
    We fought in Germany and in France
    And someday I might get my chance
    And that's what I learned in school today
    That's what I learned in school

    What did you learn in school today
    Dear little boys of mine
    What did you learn in school today
    Dear little boys of mine

    I learned that Government must be strong
    It's always right and never wrong
    Our leaders are the finest men
    And so we elect them again and again
    And that's what I learned in school today
    That's what I learned in school

    That's what I learned in school today
    That's what I learned in school
    Two and two are four
    Two and two are four
  19. 1958Bassman

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    I Learned that I'm totally freakin' sick of cold weather and I want to move to a warm place.
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    Serializing form data and wrapping it in a json stringify function is horrible practice. I learned that the people that built the site I work on love to do it.
  21. Einherjar

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    That my boss thinks I'm only good for grunt work after two and a half years of excellent performance, consistently going above and beyond my job expectations, and outstanding attendance. Time to look for a new job! Hurray!

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