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Bad is an adjective, worse is an adjective, but worst is a noun. So is it bad grammar to write 'the worst thing you could do'? Should I write 'the worse thing you could do' instead?
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In Brittany, France, many place names inckude the words 'La Grée' or 'Les Grées'. I cannot find a translation of this word which must be obsolete or archaic French, probably alluding to a...
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I have a picture of a soldier in uniform around the time of Boer War. On the lower left sleeve of his tunic are three chevrons pointing upwards (ie like a sergeant's stripes except the other way up)....
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In a quiz recently, the question put was this: 'Arsenic is an element that ends in -ic. What other element ends in -ic?' The answer given was 'turmeric', obviously wrong but I would still say a good...
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I have been asked to 'enable cookies' in order to use a website. Trouble is, there is nothing on the page to help me to do this. So how can I 'enable cookies'?
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The other day on a radio 4 programme about sugar, mention was made of a 'safe' artificial sweetener derived from a natural product - wood I think. Its name was something like xylenol (xylo is derived...
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How does my meter know when the off peak time starts? If we had a power cut, would the clock stop as well and therefore allow the off peak time to start later?
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Is it true that on/in the sun the speed of sound is greater than the speed of light? If so, how can this be if the speed of light cannot be exceeded by anything. OK, so no object is moving at either...
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Many years ago I heard that Richard Wagner had been accused of knowing nothing about counterpoint. So he incorporated it into the shoemakers' song in the opera 'Die Meistersingers von Nurnberg'. Is...
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I often have to convert word documents into pdf's. When I do this I have to edit the pdf because often it does not translate the word document properly. In particular, italic script sometimes comes up...
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The countdown timer of my blackberry mobile phone will not reset to zero. It used to start at 24 hours to go and now it starts with 48. Not yet found a geek on the high street who can fix it. Does...
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I have signed up to Adobe acrobat and use it occasionally to send documents etc. I also pay around £10 a month to Adobe. Is the programme permanently wired in to my computer or would it disappear if...
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Alkaline button batteries cost a fair fortune when bought singly or in pairs - up to £5 for two AG13 for example. But in the past I have purchased a sheet of up to 36 such batteries, assorted sizes,...
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Christiania is another name for Oslo. Bangkok has another, very long, name. How many other cities have more than one name?
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I have just bought a Prinz Astral 500 telescope. But there are no instructions for it. These may be available online but my computer warns me that the website may be harmful. Does anyone out there...
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I have a garmin nuvi 42 satnav. The battery needs replacing. Although the device is being sold in the UK I don't see any sources in UK for suitable batteries, they only seem to be available in US and...
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I have a garmin nuvi 42 satnav. The battery needs replacing. Although the device is being sold in the UK I don't see any sources in UK for suitable batteries, they only seem to be available in US and...
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This is from a 15th century document in French. '...ses baghes, joyaulx, tapisseries,robes et autres habillements servants a sa personne'. I should like to have a translation of the second word,...
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I have a Garmin 1410. First it lost all its maps though still gave some help eg actual speed. But now it's lost all its power too and won't boot up when plugged in to the computer or car. Anyone got...
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A toy bird that looks a little like an ostrich, it continually dips its head into a beaker and then out again. Uses the phenomenon of capillary action I think to go on and on, apparently endlessly. I...

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