Sunday, February 27, 2011

So Many Things I Do Not Know

Well, I found that I had a winner yesterday on the Friday night Arizona Mega-Millions drawing. Only three numbers... only seven dollars, but that's better than nothing, or so I've been told... Much, much better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

When, at a web page from the UK, I read: "This helps to protect against any food bourne illness that can occur..." I wondered at the spelling of 'bourne' which I don't remember having encountered before. But I was not sufficiently curious as to do further research on the difference between food bourne and the more common food born or food borne used in the US.

Below is more from that same publication:

Organic milk comes from cows that have been grazed on pasture that has no chemical fertilisers, pesticides or agrochemicals used on it.The producers must register with an approved organic body and are subject to regular inspection. Once the cows have been milked, the milk is treated in exactly the same way as regular pasteurised milk.

There is no evidence to suggest that organic milk is any more nutritious than conventionally produced milk. Although there have been studies to show that organically produced milk contains higher levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, these are plant derived, short-chain fatty acids which appear to be of limited health benefit compared to the longer chain omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish.

Good Golly Miss Molly! There is so much in this world that I don't know.

Bet you didn't know that . . .

The plural of penis is penes, although in the U.S. penises (through common usage) has now become a grammatically correct plural form for penis.

And . . .

The record for the largest penis to body size ratio is held by the barnacle. The barnacle's penis can grow to up to forty times its own body length. This enables them to reach the nearest female.

From AWAD...


plural lacunae (luh-KYOO-nee) or lacunas

noun: An empty space, gap, missing part, an opening.


There is an interesting piece on Names that could be useful to writers:


"What we take away from our reading of a good novel is mainly is the memory of character."
--Elizabeth George

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