Saoirse (Irish pronunciation: [ˈsˠiːɾʲʃʲə], [ˈsˠeːɾʲʃʲə] or [ˈsˠɯːɾʲʃʲə]; roughly SEER-shə) is an Irish and Scottish female given name meaning "freedom", which became popular in Ireland in the 1920s. - Wikipedia
I had no idea how to pronounce 'Saoirse' (Ronan) but her name was mentioned twice on the radio today. Evidently, the movie just released "Brooklyn" is very good, with a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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11-26-2015, 12:45 AM #311Don't hate me because I'm right and you're not.
11-26-2015, 01:13 AM #312
11-26-2015, 01:56 AM #313
She's all grown up. I'm not even a fan, but I've seen a ton of her movies: Atonement, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Lovely Bones, The Host, City of Ember, and Hannah. I'm starting to think that her name might be holding her back; few people know how to say it.Don't hate me because I'm right and you're not.
11-28-2015, 12:10 AM #314
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11-30-2015, 08:21 PM #315
According to Andy Puzder, the CEO of Hardees/Carl's Jr, it takes:
1. 60 days to open up a Hardees in Texas;
2. 63 days to open up a Hardees in Shanghai, China,
3. 195 days to open up a Hardees in Siberia, Russia, and
4. 265 days to open up a Hardees in California.
That's right, it takes about 9 months to complete the permitting process to open up a restaurant in California. They have to get permits from the city, the county, and the state.Don't hate me because I'm right and you're not.
12-02-2015, 01:26 AM #316
Scuba divers frequently pee in their wetsuits to stay warm. There is a 3 gas mixture of Helium, Oxygen, and Nitrogen that reduces the bends.Don't hate me because I'm right and you're not.
12-03-2015, 03:29 AM #317
ISTJ wouldn't tell me how to update this app on my phone (that can't be updated through the play store, that he downloaded for me). So I did some research and learned about apks and did it myself.
12-06-2015, 06:19 PM #318
There was a clear version of Coca Cola nicknamed "White Coke" produced specifically for Soviet General Georgy Zhukov, who developed a taste for it around the end of World War II. Since he did not wanted to be seen drinking something that could be considered a symbol of American imperialism, White Coke was filled in bottles resembling those of vodka. The drink was manufactured in Austria and got a special permit so it could be shipped to the Soviet Union without the usual cumbersome customs procedures.IN SERIO FATVITAS.
-τὸ γὰρ γράμμα ἀποκτέννει, τὸ δὲ πνεῦμα ζῳοποιεῖ-
12-10-2015, 08:24 PM #319
This might be the shortest commencement speech ever given:
'Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.' - Winston Churchill
I wonder how Churchill would feel about UFC fighters tapping out.Don't hate me because I'm right and you're not.
12-12-2015, 02:01 PM #320
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