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Far more Britons live in Europe than government statistics suggest
The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently produced estimates of the number of British citizens living in the European Union (EU). The numbers,…
world  Britain  from instapaper
april 2018 by ree
Debate ends. to drive. There were many women who worked on this for decades. Thank u for ur persever…
Saudi  women  news  world  gender  from twitter_favs
september 2017 by ree
thefingerfuckingfemalefury: dxrk-sxxls:...
"Julie D’Aubigny was a 17th-century bisexual French opera singer and fencing master who killed or wounded at least ten men in life-or-death duels, performed nightly shows on the biggest and most highly-respected opera stage in the world, and once took the Holy Orders just so that she could sneak into a convent and shag a nun."

I love history.
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march 2017 by ree
suitov: tikkunolamorgtfo:...
Back in the thirteen hundreds, the Dauphiné was a region of France. (Southeast somewhere I think?) The region was named for its lords, who were originally titled ‘Count of Albon’ like normal people. They then took the oddball title of ‘Dauphin’, following a count who was called ‘le Dauphin’ because he had a dolphin on his heraldry.

The title went from ‘Count of Albon‘ to ‘Dolphin of Viennois’ (the Viennois being the area around Vienne, their base), and they named their little state le Dauphiné, ‘the Dolphinate’ and then in the mid-fourteenth century they went broke, and agreed to hand the whole thing over to the king of France. But only if the heirs to the throne took on and preserved the dolphin title, to which they were apparently pretty attached. The term was agreed to, and the heir to the throne of France was ‘le dauphin de Viennois’, and his wife ‘la dauphine’, until 1791.

I swear to God, I’m not kidding. Medieval French noblemen were a trip. History has not recorded the response of the first French crown prince to be informed that he was taking on this weird-ass vanity title in exchange for a big chunk of land.
via:IFTTT  via:Tumblr_following  on:Tumblr  history  world  France  language  royalty  clipblog 
july 2016 by ree
Krah tey, zeymah — Hey, dumb American question here. Every UK person...
Anonymous asked: Hey, dumb American question here. Every UK person I have ever met hates Margaret Thatcher. Why? What terrible thing did she do to piss off that many people for so long?
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march 2016 by ree
When a vampire washes itself, rain will fall from...
When a vampire washes itself, rain will fall from heaven. Thus, when a drought occurs, nobles send all their men to wash, because any of them may be a vampire.

From Agnes Murgoci’s 1927 paper The Vampire In Roumania, as found in The Vampire Casebook compiled by Alan Dundes

This is so amazing to picture. Like ok men, we know PROBABLY some of you are vampires. IT HAPPENS. This is old timey Romania. That’s how it works. So hey don’t worry, no questions asked, personal business is personal business, but if EVERYONE would just go take a shower we would really appreciate it. Thanks.
via:IFTTT  on:tumblr  via:tumblr_following  vampire  wtf  world  romania  folklore 
december 2014 by ree
by  lancastrien
"English kezboards are annozing." My German teacher used to prank the other teachers by switching their keyboards to German ones. :)
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november 2013 by ree
“If that does not suit you, then get out. You may find another employer where your attitude and behaviour is accepted, but I doubt it. […] If you become aware of any individual degrading another, then show moral courage, and take a stand against it.”
via:ifttt  on:tumblr  via:tumblr_faves  clipblog  world  australia  military  sexism 
june 2013 by ree
There’s no homework in Finland (infographic) | EdTech Times
WTF. Finland sounds amazing. I'm from South Dakota, USA, which has the lowest-paid teachers of all 50 United States. Fuck.
via:pc  world  finland  education  notes 
may 2013 by ree
Fox News UK: Fair & Balanced
The domain name has been registered. You really should visit it. / via
humour  news  world  uk  britain  from twitter_favs
july 2011 by ree
Lusitanian mythology - Wikipedia
Are you about to base yet another story on Greek mythology? Why not try something a little less overused?
mythology  world  notes  wikipedia 
april 2011 by ree
Misplaced Nationalism - Television Tropes & Idioms
'There is a rather amusing trend on more laid back sites of having threads discussing politics or religion where even Christians and Satanists talk quite civilly, but every third post has some shell shocked Internet veteran saying "We have to lock this thread before it turns into a Flame War!" A thread like this is often seen as a rite of passage for newer Message Boards.'

I'm so glad that more message boards are hosting this type of civil conversation.
tvtropes  clipblog  nation  world  online  community  religion  faith  notes 
april 2011 by ree
BBC News - Viewpoint: Religious freedom is not tolerance
"Far too many insist on saying the US is a 'Christian' country without considering what that means for those of us who are Americans but not Christian."
clipblog  news  bbc  world  usa  religion  islam  christianity 
september 2010 by ree
Encyclopedia Dramatica Blog » Blog Archive » The state of things to come
"Encyclopedia Dramatica will never be censored in any way. We will keep publishing this content and our Australian users will be able to view it up until the point that your God-forsaken government blocks it with their soon-to-be-implemented secret list of banned material. ... My counsel has advised me that I can never under any circumstances visit my family in Sydney again, nor otherwise make any appearances on Australian soil. Here’s to the hidden cost of freedom."
world  law  legal  australia  censorship 
march 2010 by ree
Iran Updates (VIDEO): Live-Blogging The Uprising
"Neda, don't be afraid. Neda, don't be afraid. (There is yelling and screaming.) Neda, stay with me. Neda stay with me!"
world  news  iran  election  2009  neda  clipblog  resource  IranElection 
june 2009 by ree
davywavy: Things would have been so different with alcopops.
'This leads to one inescapable conclusion: for the vast proportion of human history, everyone in the world was completely hammered pretty much all the time. When you think about it in that light, most of history suddenly makes a great deal more sense.'
livejournal:by:davywavy  world  history  alcohol  humour 
november 2008 by ree
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