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  • 38_Cal
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    Going just a little bit off track here, but for all you old and former Jarheads, I target shoot with the Halls of Montezuma (Iowa).

    David

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  • ricksplace
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    Borups Corners, Ontario, Canada

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  • TGTool
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    Originally posted by lynnl
    I have a tendency to speed read or just glance at words and sentences for the overall gist. For years I read the word Puyallup as "pulleyup."

    Similarly, I was well into adulthood before I stopped mentally verablizing Don Quixote as "Don Quicks-oat."
    Thanks for the contribution, or in French, mercy buckups.

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  • lynnl
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    Originally posted by Weston Bye
    Me too, or used to. Back during the first Gulf War, I read in Newsweek about a big bomb they were using. On first read I thought the passage read:

    "...in addition to the destruction it caused, the bomb was so loud that it was thought that it would frighten the Iraqi soldiers into defecating."

    It wasn't until I read the sentence a second time that I realized that the last word was defecting.

    But the misunderstanding in the first read probably wasn't far off.

    That's funny! Defecating.

    I do that too, i.e read the wrong word into a passage. Of course when the result is nonsensical you catch it right away. But sometimes it still makes sense, tho a bit odd, even with the misread word. ...as in your instance.

    BTW, my son-in-law made (machined) some of the guidance components for that bomb, or at least the T&D versions of it. MOAB - Mother of All Bombs.

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  • Weston Bye
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    Originally posted by lynnl
    I have a tendency to speed read or just glance at words and sentences for the overall gist. ...
    Me too, or used to. Back during the first Gulf War, I read in Newsweek about a big bomb they were using. On first read I thought the passage read:

    "...in addition to the destruction it caused, the bomb was so loud that it was thought that it would frighten the Iraqi
    soldiers into defecating."

    It wasn't until I read the sentence a second time that I realized that the last word was defecting.

    But the misunderstanding in the first read probably wasn't far off.

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  • lynnl
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    I have a tendency to speed read or just glance at words and sentences for the overall gist. For years I read the word Puyallup as "pulleyup."

    Similarly, I was well into adulthood before I stopped mentally verablizing Don Quixote as "Don Quicks-oat."

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  • dp
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    Our local quaint town if Issaquah was recently in the news when a guy with two rifles showed up at a local school and decided to take several rounds in a suicide by cop scheme that worked great.

    MyNorthwest.com - Seattle news, sports, weather, traffic, talk and community., Home, MyNorthwest.com


    All supposition, so far, of course, but it's as good as any other theories.

    Issaquah, btw, is linguistically interesting, and I've always wondered how it may have been spelled if the French arrived here first. Had they it may have be spelled Issaquois which is what happened to the Iraquah (Iroquois) tribe. An ancient language linkage between Seattle and New York? I suspect so. Fun to think about, anyway.

    We also have the Dosewillipa, Humptulip, Skagit, Lummi, Duwamish, Suquamish, Sammamish, Stillaguamish, Makah, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Quilleute, Quinalt, Snohomish, Skokomish, Nooksack, Nisqually, Yakima, Tulalip, and a zillion others for which towns and casinos are named. And Seattle is named after Chief Sealth so it seems we didn't get that right, either.

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  • Toolguy
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    Names

    New Pig is at One Pork Ave. in Tipton, PA.

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  • Pete F
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    Originally posted by rustamd
    Acu-Rite/Heidenhain is located on One Precision Way, always thought that sounded nice
    Apple Computer is headquartered at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino... Anyone care to chime in with why?

    -Pete

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  • rustamd
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    Acu-Rite/Heidenhain is located on One Precision Way, always thought that sounded nice

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  • macona
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    Originally posted by J Tiers
    I thought it was originally "Jackson's Hole" and was a rustler's hideout. Right? Wrong?

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  • Shuswap Pat
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    Welcome to Canada - Salmon Arm, BC - bet you didn't know fish had appendages. My favorite is Spuzzum, which is 'Beyond Hope'.

    Patrick

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  • duckman
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    And in Wisconsin there is 3 county roads that come together "H" "O" "G" they have a tough time keeping signs there.

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  • J Tiers
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    Now that I recall, on 51 north in Illinois, there are some interesting towns, like "Lostant".

    I'm figuring that they likely never found that.



    Originally posted by Lew Hartswick
    The town has ALWAYS been Jackson. It was the valley that was called
    "Jackson Hole" It's only the stupid tourists that have been calling the
    the town that.
    ...Lew...
    I thought it was originally "Jackson's Hole" and was a rustler's hideout. Right? Wrong?

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  • J Tiers
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    Another Stupid duplicate deleted
    Last edited by J Tiers; 09-28-2011, 09:26 AM.

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