Jump to content
inthisriver

General Chat / Random Musings

Recommended Posts

3 minutes ago, SoulMonster said:

The difference is simply that "venom" is injected while "poison" is eaten. So foods can be poisonous while a bite from a snake or spider, or a sting from a bee, is venomous.

You can read all about it here, although, I would of course have preferred to bore you with this over a pint: https://www.britannica.com/amp/story/whats-the-difference-between-venomous-and-poisonous

https://www.burkemuseum.org/collections-and-research/biology/arachnology-and-entomology/spider-myths/myth-some-spiders-are

https://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/difference-venomous-poisonous.htm

Now I insist that you thank me for sharing of my superior knowledge on biology. Thank me. Now. Or I will throw a hissy fit. 

But you went after my use of the word poisonous and my use was correct, according to Britannica. And here you are using Britannica as a source. So obviously you respect it as a source. Maybe its time for you to go to bed. :lol::jerkoff:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, soon said:

But you went after my use of the word poisonous and my use was correct, according to Britannica. And here you are using Britannica as a source. So obviously you respect it as a source. Maybe its time for you to go to bed. :lol::jerkoff:

You still think you used the word correct despite the three articles I posted? That is interesting. 

Here are a few more:

https://www.science.org.au/curious/people-medicine/poison-vs-venom

https://www.thoughtco.com/venomous-vs-poisonous-1968412

https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/what-is-the-difference-between-venomous-and-poisonous/amp/

This is one of the reasons I like English so much, the details. In Norwegian we only have one word for this but in English they differentiate on how the toxin is delivered: if it is delivered actively, i.e. through fangs, barbs, spines, stingers, it is a venom; if it is delivered passively through being imbibed or eaten, it is a poison. Hence spiders are venomous while some mushrooms are poisonous. 

If you go out and lick a toad, which I assume you do, you are being poisoned. 

You are obviously not the only one who doesn't know this. Maybe English isn't your first language, either? Even the author of that Britannica article got it wrong and I am sure you can find numerous examples on the net of other people fumbling with these expressions, but hopefully you won't again - at least not in the real world. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, SoulMonster said:

You still think you used the word correct despite the three articles I posted? That is interesting. 

Here are a few more:

https://www.science.org.au/curious/people-medicine/poison-vs-venom

https://www.thoughtco.com/venomous-vs-poisonous-1968412

https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/what-is-the-difference-between-venomous-and-poisonous/amp/

This is one of the reasons I like English so much, the details. In Norwegian we only have one word for this but in English they differentiate on how the toxin is delivered: if it is delivered actively, i.e. through fangs, barbs, spines, stingers, it is a venom; if it is delivered passively through being imbibed or eaten, it is a poison. Hence spiders are venomous while some mushrooms are poisonous. 

If you go out and lick a toad, which I assume you do, you are being poisoned. 

You are obviously not the only one who doesn't know this. Maybe English isn't your first language, either? Even the author of that Britannica article got it wrong and I am sure you can find numerous examples on the net of other people fumbling with these expressions, but hopefully you won't again - at least not in the real world. 

I feel for you :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, soon said:

I feel for you :lol:

Maybe you are not comfortable getting knowledge through reading? I found a few videos for you:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, soon said:

Id spray the spiders if I had a kid, but these spiders are very contact averse so they can live here. They are fascinating and beautiful, if also scary!

if you say so, mr blofeld :lol:

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, action said:

if you say so, mr blofeld :lol:

:lol:

Had to look it up :facepalm::lol:

At a quick glance it seems like an honour! :lol:

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, soon said:

:lol:

Had to look it up :facepalm::lol:

At a quick glance it seems like an honour! :lol:

Is that how you spell honour in Canadia? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Dazey said:

Is that how you spell honour in Canadia? 

Is that how you spell Canada in England? :lol:

(but seriously, isnt that how you spell honour?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, soon said:

Is that how you spell Canada in England? :lol:

(but seriously, isnt that how you spell honour?)

No it is. That’s the proper spelling. I didn’t know if you lot had adopted the spasticated Yank spelling or not. :lol: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Dazey said:

No it is. That’s the proper spelling. I didn’t know if you lot had adopted the spasticated Yank spelling or not. :lol: 

:lol:

I swear proper english spellings used to get autocorrected on here. Not anymore! :headbang:The worst yank intervention we have is about lbs. We speak of our weight in terms of pounds, even though we abide by the metric system. And then you call your dollars Pounds, too. Its a cats sleeping with dogs thing, really :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, soon said:

:lol:

I swear proper english spellings used to get autocorrected on here. Not anymore! :headbang:The worst yank intervention we have is about lbs. We speak of our weight in terms of pounds, even though we abide by the metric system. And then you call your dollars Pounds, too. Its a cats sleeping with dogs thing, really :lol:

Yeah we use the metric system alongside imperial measurements. In my line of work that can be quite confusing at times. :lol: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Dazey said:

Yeah we use the metric system alongside imperial measurements. In my line of work that can be quite confusing at times. :lol: 

Yikes! :lol: 

In my line of work people will screw up the sign for 'feet' and the sign for 'inches' and chaos ensues.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
2 minutes ago, soon said:

Yikes! :lol: 

In my line of work people will screw up the sign for 'feet' and the sign for 'inches' and chaos ensues.

Did you know by the way that Marx and Engels first met in my city and started work on the Communist Manifesto here? 
 

Edit. Oops, wrong thread. :lol: 

Edited by Dazey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Dazey said:

Did you know by the way that Marx and Engels first met in my city and started work on the Communist Manifesto here? 
 

Edit. Oops, wrong thread. :lol: 

I get all warm and fuzzy. Just think, The Places You'll Go :lol:

Shoving their faces with parma the entire time, Im told :lol:

 

Back on topic, which was me being compared to a criminal mastermind ... :) 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Dazey said:

Did you know by the way that Marx and Engels first met in my city and started work on the Communist Manifesto here? 
 

Edit. Oops, wrong thread. :lol: 

Yeah, well, I’d expect nothing less from Manc’s, you’re raised on treason up there, bunch of embittered communists that Mrs Thatcher quite rightly took the legs out of because everybody knows that as long as the pound notes keep flooding into the capital no one gives a flying rats bollocks about a bunch of unintelligible cloth cap wearing stout drinking parasites, all gathered around the Free Trade Hall attempting to make a virtue of skiving :lol: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, soon said:

Yikes! :lol: 

In my line of work people will screw up the sign for 'feet' and the sign for 'inches' and chaos ensues.

Reminds me of the scene in Spinal Tap where they wrote 18 inches instead of feet for Stonehenge.  They lowered this 18 inches tall Stonehenge onstage with midgets dancing around it.😄

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, lame ass security said:

Reminds me of the scene in Spinal Tap where they wrote 18 inches instead of feet for Stonehenge.  They lowered this 18 inches tall Stonehenge onstage with midgets dancing around it.😄

:lol:

The connection hadnt even occurred to me! Oh dear... we actually would make for a great Christopher Guest documentary :wow::lol:

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Jesus. Just found out a well known (and controversial but I'll not bore you with the details) historian in one of my fields is basically Jimmy Saville of the Historical World. 36,000 kiddie pictures found and all sorts of shenanigans. I am about two-four years out of date with this!  

It opens up a strange rather analytical and nerdy version of, what all those Gary Glitter fans must have thought they were going to do with all their LP? What is one to do with these books on Prussian Line Infantry haha?

 

PS

Just thought of a ''marginal'' (obviously being a nonce and a Nazi are very different unless incorporated into the same person) analogy in Second World War historian David Irving's case. An unrepentant Holocaust denier yet he did some sterling work in the German archives, and whose work on the German V-Project is still the best there is. 

Edited by DieselDaisy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
11 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

Jesus. Just found out a well known (and controversial but I'll not bore you with the details) historian in one of my fields is basically Jimmy Saville of the Historical World. 36,000 kiddie pictures found and all sorts of shenanigans. I am about two-four years out of date with this!  

It opens up a strange rather analytical and nerdy version of, what all those Gary Glitter fans must have thought they were going to do with all their LP? What is one to do with these books on Prussian Line Infantry haha?

Depends how many infants are in them. :lol: 

Edited by Dazey
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spoiler

Peter Anthony Hofschroer, 60, who specialises in the Napoleonic Wars, denied that he had used a Prussian regiment name for an account on a website of indecent images…He claimed he was the victim of a conspiracy between a fellow military historian who won defamatory damages in a court case against him, the judge in that case and a Duke; and that he had evidence of senior people linked to North Yorkshire Police engaging in al fresco sex with Jimmy Savile on the North York Moors.

Unintentional comedy gold, especially Hofschroer using a Prussian regiment's name to access kiddie porn, and the bit about Yorkshire Police in al fresco sex with Saville on the moors. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My TV has a dead pixel right at the top of the screen.

 

Now I know its there I can't stop fucking looking at it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Ace Nova said:

53DE8312-E92A-4288-92D0-8BEAACD32CB4.png

So true! :lol:

Also true is that Im now inspired to re watch Mandalorian but as a cute cat video, basically lol

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×