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Re: Poser
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2014, 08:53:09 am »
Why is marmalade called marmalade and not called 'orange jam'

Because it should be made out of marmelo, or quince. In Portugal, marmelada is that rich and delicious quince paste that you eat with cheese, and orange jam is made with sweet oranges  and totally different to our lovely bitter tasting marmalade.

Home made jams in Portugal are different - I remember sitting down to breakfast with three homemade jams on the table - pumpkin, tomato (red tomato, not a way of using up green ones), and carrot!

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Re: Poser
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2014, 09:03:16 am »
We've all heard the expression, 'Well, however bad it might be, there's always someone worse off'.

So, the poser – who is the poor sod on the planet 'than whom there is no-one worse off'?

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Re: Poser
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2014, 12:44:02 pm »
Why don't they make oversuits out of that stuff they wrap DVDs in, everybody knows you cant rip that
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Re: Poser
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2014, 01:50:11 pm »
Why is marmalade called marmalade and not called 'orange jam'

For the same reason it's lemon curd, not lemon jam.
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Re: Poser
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2014, 04:24:14 pm »
Why is marmalade called marmalade and not called 'orange jam'

For the same reason it's lemon curd, not lemon jam.

Why not lemon cheese?

But it's not the same reason. Marmalade is a jam made from oranges, misnamed after a foreign fruit name, lemon curd/lemon cheese has eggs in it and so isn't a jam, since jams should be just fruit and sugar. Jam from lemons is lemon marmalade.

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Re: Poser
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2014, 05:43:20 pm »
OK, smartypants!  ;D
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Re: Poser
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2014, 08:25:53 pm »
How come you never see a ghost dressed in a shell suit & trainers?

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Re: Poser
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2014, 08:52:29 pm »
..because I'm never dressed in a shell suit and trainers!

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Re: Poser
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2014, 10:04:03 am »
Every ghost I've ever seen was dressed in a shell suit and trainers.
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Re: Poser
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2017, 11:17:58 am »
Rain weighs 1Kg/L, no matter how heavy it gets.
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Re: Poser
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2017, 12:55:09 pm »
Because Kg/L isn't a unit of weight, its a unit of density (the mass per unit volume). Hence it can't have a weight of 1 Kg/L, it has a density of 1 Kg/L, and this would remain constant (at constant pressure and temperature).

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Re: Poser
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2017, 01:26:00 pm »
Awkward *%!&*!

OK, 1 Ltr of rain weighs 1 Kg no matter how heavy it gets.   :tease:

 ;)
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Re: Poser
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2017, 01:28:29 pm »
"Kg/L" isn't a unit of anything.

"kg/dm3" might be more precise. (The "3" should be superscript of course but I'm far too dumb to work out how to make it go up there!)

So, yep, one "litre" of rain (if pure) weighs 1 kg.

OK, I'll just get my coat . . .

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Re: Poser
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2017, 01:31:33 pm »
"Kg/L" isn't a unit of anything.

"kg/dm3" might be more precise. (The "3" should be superscript of course but I'm far too dumb to work out how to make it go up there!)

So, yep, one "litre" of rain (if pure) weighs 1 kg.

OK, I'll just get my coat . . .

Shouldn't that be one litre of rain at standard density and pressure weighs 1Kg?

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Re: Poser
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2017, 01:34:00 pm »
technically speaking, kilogram is the unit of mass (not of weight)

weight is a force and would be expressed in newton

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Re: Poser
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2017, 01:36:11 pm »
"kg/dm³" might be more precise. (The "3" should be superscript of course but I'm far too dumb to work out how to make it go up there!)
That better?  ::)
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Re: Poser
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2017, 01:37:51 pm »
Almost right mudman - but kg not "Kg".

Marysboy is of course right.

Nice one Laurie (you clever beggar!).   ;)


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Re: Poser
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2017, 01:56:20 pm »
Litres are an SI accepted unit of volume equal to 1 cubic decimetre (dm3).

So 1 L of rain weighs 9.807 N at standard pressure and temperature.

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Re: Poser
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2017, 02:07:45 pm »
So one pint (or gallon) weighs what in pounds and ounces?
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Re: Poser
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2017, 02:13:48 pm »
Almost right mudman - but kg not "Kg".

Marysboy is of course right.

Nice one Laurie (you clever beggar!).   ;)

Damn. Out-pendanted.  :-\

And bugger, pressure, not density. Long time since my physics days.

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Re: Poser
« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2017, 02:28:34 pm »
So one pint (or gallon) weighs what in pounds and ounces?

 :lol:

Never mind that - it's what a pint costs that counts!   ::)

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Re: Poser
« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2017, 02:29:48 pm »
Awkward *%!&*!

OK, 1 Ltr of rain weighs 1 Kg no matter how heavy it gets.   :tease:

 ;)

But does it if it's actually "heavy water" - D2O?

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Re: Poser
« Reply #47 on: March 16, 2017, 03:26:22 pm »
Awkward *%!&*!

OK, 1 Ltr of rain weighs 1 Kg no matter how heavy it gets.   :tease:

 ;)

But does it if it's actually "heavy water" - D2O?
The molecular weigh of water is 18 (oxygen (16) + 2 hydrogen (1)). Deuterium has a molecular weight of 2 so D2O 1s 20/18 times as heavy as H2O. (No doubt that will be contradicted by someone that knows at more than me about this subject).
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Re: Poser
« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2017, 03:41:37 pm »
Awkward *%!&*!

OK, 1 Ltr of rain weighs 1 Kg no matter how heavy it gets.   :tease:

 ;)

But does it if it's actually "heavy water" - D2O?

Heavy water has a density of 1.107 g/cm³ so 1 litre will weigh 1.107 kg

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Re: Poser
« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2017, 06:07:24 pm »
An Imperial Gallon (of water) weighs 10 lbs.
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