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« Reply #135 on: October 07, 2014, 19:18:12 »

Pamplemousse is the only word that Google can't translate into Czech.
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« Reply #136 on: October 07, 2014, 22:29:00 »

Pamplemousse is the only word that wouldn't be used in English (or failing that, England) because over here we call them grapefruits.


Maaan, now I want some grapefruit.
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« Reply #137 on: October 08, 2014, 05:04:57 »

I like CWolvie's best!
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« Reply #138 on: October 09, 2014, 17:30:44 »

 ;)

Stomach, heart, kidneys, small/large intestine, liver, lungs.
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« Reply #139 on: October 09, 2014, 18:02:29 »

The heart.

This poem by Simon Armitage sums it up well.

I've made out a will; I'm leaving myself
to the National Health. I'm sure they can use
the jellies and tubes and syrups and glues,
the web of nerves and veins, the loaf of brains,
and assortment of fillings and stitches and wounds,
blood - a gallon exactly of bilberry soup -
the chassis or cage or cathedral of bone;
but not the heart, they can leave that alone.

They can have the lot, the whole stock:
the loops and coils and sprockets and springs and rods,
the twines and cords and strands,
the face, the case, the cogs and the hands,

but not the pendulum, the ticker;
leave that where it stops or hangs.


The rest of the organs we visualise as little more than complex pieces of meat, the bits of the body that makes it all work. Think of the heart and your mind explodes; somehow, culturally, it has come to mean emotion, life, love, the soul. It's more than a part of the body, it's a part of the soul. It's everything that makes us human.

Speaking as the 16-year-old-me-studying-this-poem-for-my-GCSEs, what stands out about the poem is that he offers no explanation as to why the heart matters so much to him. And that, I think, is the point. Something about the way we perceive the heart cannot be put into words. But simply put, it matters.
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« Reply #140 on: October 09, 2014, 22:35:34 »

The kidneys, because you can give one of them away and still live? Uh, gee, this is a hard one.
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« Reply #141 on: October 10, 2014, 05:59:08 »

The kidneys, because you can give one of them away and still live? Uh, gee, this is a hard one.
Just saying; i was gonna do a similar one ("You only need one of each to live, except for the lungs, which you need two of"), but then i did some research and guess what.
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« Reply #142 on: October 10, 2014, 08:52:35 »

My mum has only one lung...

Though she may be a zombie. i haven't tested in a while.
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« Reply #143 on: October 12, 2014, 22:24:49 »

It seems that I picked a hard selection so Mr. Talps can go on if he wants to.
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« Reply #144 on: October 15, 2014, 09:36:42 »

Sorry for the delay.

'A', 'E', 'I', or 'O'.
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« Reply #145 on: October 15, 2014, 16:49:38 »

The full moon glyph, as it's the only one Terezi from Homestuck doesn't replace with a number.
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« Reply #146 on: October 15, 2014, 18:42:01 »

'U', since it's the one vowel you didn't mention.
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« Reply #147 on: October 16, 2014, 13:44:31 »

"A", because it's the start of the alphabet.
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« Reply #148 on: October 16, 2014, 16:14:59 »

"O", because it's round (doesn't have any form of a straight line).
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« Reply #149 on: October 17, 2014, 08:56:39 »

Amm'a give it to CWolvie. (I nearly gave it to Sergio but I would have felt a bit mean to give the reward to the person who picked an answer that wasn't an option. That'd be like having the final question of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' where the correct answer is 'None of the above'.)

(Also, four answers seems optimal to me. Sorry, U...)

(Now I feel bad for insulting U. I hope I didn't make it cry. :()
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