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What I Learned Today

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  1. SneakyDave

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    You know what? I didn't know that either. That is one of the Christian faith I am not well versed in.

    I did know they were the first church to split from the Roman Catholic faith. Why it didn't click they would of course have a pope, I don't know. Just didn't occur to me.
     
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    I'm not sure if the Greek Orthodox have a different pope, or if they share with traditional Catholics? I'll have to do some reading.
     
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    I think they should have a pope vs pope cage match, with the winner getting the title "God's favorite church"
     
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    I appears the Greek Orthodox also has a similar set up in terms of pope. Wow. A three way cage match? I'd pony up for PPV on that. lol
     
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    I hear that Benedict XVI has a great finishing move. The "end of days" piledriver...
     
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    Today I learned that the uprisings in the Middle East are called Arab Spring. I have been reading that thread in the "Rough" section without really knowing what it was. Today I asked and Dave filled me in. Thanks again Dave.
     
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    Today I learned what a "granuloma" is. I thought it was spelled "glanuoma", but searching for it didn't yield anything familiar, then I realized that I just spelled it wrong.

    I had a weird red bump on my ring finger that looked like a wart, but was bright red. It didn't hurt, but I knew it was a little weird, so I went to the doctor and found out that is what it was. He said that my finger must have been scratched or cut, and an infection caused the granuloma to grow on it. He froze it off like a wart.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granuloma
     
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    Today I learned that the words "cleave" and "sanction" are "contronyms".

    They can mean the exact opposite thing. "Cleave" can mean both to attach to, and also mean to split into two. "Sanction" can mean allow or encourage, but it can also mean to punish or discourage.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contronyms

    Others from Wikipedia:
    • "Apparent" can mean "obvious" or "seeming, but in fact not".
    • "To buckle" can mean "to fasten" when used transitively or "to bend then break" intransitively.
    • "To cleave" can mean "to cling" or "to split".
    • "Deceptively" can mean "more so than is apparent" or "less so than is apparent".
    • "Fast" can mean "moving quickly" as in "running fast," or it can mean "not moving" as in "stuck fast."
    • "To overlook" can mean "to inspect" or "to fail to notice".
    • "Oversight" (uncountable) means "supervision", "an oversight" (countable) means "not noticing something".
    • "Refrain" means both non-action and the repetition of an action, e.g. in musical notation.
    • "To sanction" means "to permit", and also "to punish".
    • "Shelled" can mean "having a shell" or "has had the shell removed" (as in shelling).
    • "To stint" means "to stop", but the noun "stint" refers to the interval of work between stops.
    • "Strike", in baseball terms, can mean "to hit the ball" or "to miss the ball".
    • "To weather" can mean "to endure" (as in a storm) or "to erode" (as in a rock).
    • "Weedy" can mean "overgrown" ("The garden is weedy") or stunted ("The boy looks weedy").
     
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    Today I learned that it is a PITA to create an independent message board style just for mobile browser use.
     
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    I read somewhere that there are criminal gangs who go to Open Houses to steal the seller's stuff. The biggest prize is pain killers from medicine cabinets.
     
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    I am learning that when it comes time to move, you find you've accumulated a lot more crap that you ever thought possible...
     
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    Today I learned that I'd never be able to cut it in the landscaping, or any outdoor, business.
     
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