Things you have been slow to realise


glad to be of service! :slight_smile:


Luke Skywalker wasn’t talking about applying to the Rebel Alliance academy.


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Ha, yeah when @FKA_Adam_Jeffson came back I suddenly twigged it was ‘Formerly Known As’ and then realised that was presumably why FKA Twigs is called that

Oh wait, I actually read the article

Several sources have claimed that the “FKA” stands for “Formerly Known As”.[21][22][23] However, Twigs herself has said in multiple interviews that the letters do not stand for anything in particular.


Kind of linked, Genoa FC is the first club in Italy and was originally set up as an English team, as such it’s the only team in Italy which the English name is used even when spoken in Italian (the city is actually Genova).

Learned that from an Italian colleague yesterday.


Lotta Italian football heritage with English origins and connections. The AC Milan badge has the St George’s cross, Juventus has Notts County’s stripes.


Argument ensued at work over this a couple of weeks ago. afaik the Notts County thing is right though


Isn’t it:

Notts County - yes
Notts Forest - no





also some tubes of cream have a little plastic collar under the lid - remove the lid, then remove the collar. Then screw the lid all the way down et voila - seal broken


Do Italians say “AC Milano” then?


Courtney Act = Caught In The Act



How can anyone not know this?

Surely one of the most satisfying things in the world to do, too.


I thought that was just because it was also the general flag for Milan?

Edit: Wikipedia tells me Milan has been using the red cross/white background since the 10th century.


They say Meeelan.


I see. Always took it to it be a link to the founders.

A.C. Milan was founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club in 1899 by English expatriates Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin.


Internazionale had a third kit a few years ago (maybe for their centenary or something) which was basically just a massive St. George’s cross



I only just found out that Van Morrison is “Van” because his middle name is Ivan.


My favourite Genoa fact is that they were originally set up as a cricket club.

That’s why they’re called Genoa CFC (Cricket and Football Club).


So I’ve been a bit confused why drunken roommate keeps pressing the up button on the elevator when we want to go down. I asked her why and she said because the display says the elevator is currently on a lower floor so we need to get it to come up to us. 60 years old she is.