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Old 08-12-2008, 04:59 PM   #1
 
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Ok, here is your chance to ask stupid questions...
Please don't be mean to the people asking stupid questions and make them feel bad for being stupid.

I'm sure I'll have plenty... but here's my first one:

1. Why are people with the name "Robert" called "Bob"?
Why aren't they "Rob"?... where did they get that extra "B"??
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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Because rob means to steal and no one wants their kid to grow up to be a thief.
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Ok, here is your chance to ask stupid questions...
Please don't be mean to the people asking stupid questions and make them feel bad for being stupid.

I'm sure I'll have plenty... but here's my first one:

1. Why are people with the name "Robert" called "Bob"?
Why aren't they "Rob"?... where did they get that extra "B"??
Oh, and Richard, why do they get to be "Dick"? lol
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Why are blond children called towheads?
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:11 PM   #5
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Ok, here is your chance to ask stupid questions...
Please don't be mean to the people asking stupid questions and make them feel bad for being stupid.

I'm sure I'll have plenty... but here's my first one:

1. Why are people with the name "Robert" called "Bob"?
Why aren't they "Rob"?... where did they get that extra "B"??
Oh, and Richard, why do they get to be "Dick"? lol
It's genetic.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:13 PM   #6
 
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Who decided the barter system should go and we should start using money huh? I'd have rather traded a couple cows for college instead of money! lol
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Did you start this thread just for me?
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What is the scientific name for a booger?
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What is the scientific name for a booger?
I am guessing MUCUS.... lol

So why do they call guys named William, Bill
James-Jimmy

I am still thinking of something stupid
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Are all redheads immune to poison ivy?

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What happened to Old Navy's $5 shipping? This is a stupid question because I already know the answer - it's gone up like the prices of everything have gone up - I just want to complain about it a bit.

The world has truly gone to hell in a handbasket when there is no longer that $5 Old Navy shipping rate. You just know that something's gone wrong when you can't even rely on that anymore. We knew it would go up someday, but that little "$5.00 flat rate shipping" icon at the corner of the screen gave us hope that maybe things weren't so bad after all. If you can have anything and everything from Old Navy shipped to your door for a five spot, the economy, our livelihood, surely is not at risk for decimation. I ask you: what is going on with our world??? I need to go cry now...
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:45 PM   #12
 
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What happened to Old Navy's $5 shipping? This is a stupid question because I already know the answer - it's gone up like the prices of everything have gone up - I just want to complain about it a bit.




i was just sitting on the old navy website hunting the bargain bin, thinking how great it is that i can get stuff from old navy, gap, banana all for $5 shipping.. and i was seriously considering just buying online and forgetting about dealing with going to the mall.. then i read this...


i investigated a little further and see the rate went up $2, so it's a flat rate of $7 and you can stock your cart with stuff from all the stores
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:48 PM   #13
 
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Are all redheads immune to poison ivy?

(I am, and so is my redhaired friend.)

I've never heard of that. I'm not willing to test the theory, though
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:53 PM   #14
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What happened to Old Navy's $5 shipping? This is a stupid question because I already know the answer - it's gone up like the prices of everything have gone up - I just want to complain about it a bit.




i was just sitting on the old navy website hunting the bargain bin, thinking how great it is that i can get stuff from old navy, gap, banana all for $5 shipping.. and i was seriously considering just buying online and forgetting about dealing with going to the mall.. then i read this...


i investigated a little further and see the rate went up $2, so it's a flat rate of $7 and you can stock your cart with stuff from all the stores
I don't like it at all. I never even shop at any of those other stores. $7 doesn't sound like a lot more but it really is because I typically don't buy a lot at one time. $7 would probably be more than I would pay for the same amount someplace else. I'm such a scrooge when it comes to money. $5 was just such a great deal! It sounds so much better than $7. I'm afraid they won't even do that anymore once the economy worsens further. I don't have an Old Navy within an hour of me, heck I don't have A MALL within an hour of me, so I usually buy most clothing online. I know, this should be the least of our worries... I'm just a humbug tonight.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:12 PM   #15
 
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Why do people just spit their gum on the ground?
Don't they have any compassion for the poor sucker that steps in it?? I always feel like such an idiot dragging my foot on the pavement cursing the jerk that left their gum on the ground.
This is more of a general rant- but if anyone has ever done this come forward and tell me why.
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Are all redheads immune to poison ivy?

(I am, and so is my redhaired friend.)
I used to be immune to poison ivy until recently. I know a few others who are as well, none of them redheads though. Only thing we found in common was we all ate it when were were kids trying to catch it or get sick.
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Do all fair-haired fair-skinned light-eyed people get itchy with drugs like Percocet, Ultram & Fentanyl?
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ok, this is probably going to be a really stupid question, but i've never used public transportation before and i'm going to have to when i move next week, and i...well, i don't know how to ride the bus!

is there some kind of thing at the front where i put change into? if i have a bus pass do i show it to the driver, or is there some machine that scans it?

i'm so confused!
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Why are blond children called towheads?
I found this on Ask.yahoo. They got it from the Washington Post.

"In colonial times, families grew their own flax to make into fabric for clothing. Transforming the flax into thread was a complicated, involved process with many time-consuming steps. After the flax was harvested, it was soaked in water for several days to soften it so the inner fibers could be removed from the stalk. To separate the long, thin fibers from the shorter, coarser ones, the flax was pulled through a bed of nails or combed in a process called "towing." The shorter fibers that were extricated were of a lesser quality and were called "tow." This led to the term "towheads" to describe people, particularly children, whose hair resembled these strands."
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Are all redheads immune to poison ivy?

(I am, and so is my redhaired friend.)
I have never heard of this. But, I'm a redhead, and I've lived around poison ivy for all 28 years of my life and have never gotten it.
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