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"The world according to the Romans" 
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Prep for Season 4 of TableTop with this OwlBear teeshirt!
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One Of The World’s Last Remaining Globe-Makers That Use The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand

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Thanks as always +Xabier Ostale 
 
Now, let's watch the documentary Horizon. First Britons
Early Britons: Have we underestimated our ancestors?
"Some of these Mesolithic, or Middle Stone Age, people lived at Blick Mead, Wiltshire - a few miles away from the future site of Stonehenge.
Here, groups seem to have managed and cleared rich forests, built structures and returned to the same place for over 3,000 years, according to a radio carbon date range that has yielded a uniquely long sequence for any Mesolithic site in Britain and Europe - 7,596-4,246 BC."
"Hunter-gatherers prospered in Britain, but then, 6,000 years ago there was a dramatic and permanent change in the way our ancestors lived their lives. So dramatic in fact that it's been given a different historical name. This was the start of the new Stone Age in Britain - the Neolithic."
"We have always thought of Mesolithic people, the first Britons, as hunter-gatherers, living a nomadic life, primitive and precarious. But what has been recently revealed at Blick Mead, and elsewhere, is the existence of a much more complex, dynamic society."
Evidence from a variety of sources suggests that the first people to resettle Britain after the Ice Age were more sophisticated than we could have imagined.
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I love the idea of Bio-Technology. 
 
Artificial photosynthesis could power homes in a few years, mimicking plant-based photosynthesis by using solar energy to convert water into hydrogen. If cheap nickel catalysts can be used… and 22% efficiency holds up… then toss it onto the pile of potential game-changers. Ah, but that pile had better be producing, big-time, soon.
 
Figures indicate that the world’s uptake of renewable energy has finally eclipsed its demand for fossil fuel sources, and now a record-breaking solar device made by Australian scientists could mean a whole new category of clean energy production is...
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The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.
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Why Do Americans and Brits Have Different Accents? ... something new to me, SO we Americans actually speak the Queen's English while you Brits speak differently, eh? ... " In 1776, whether you were declaring America independent from the crown or swearing your loyalty to King George III, your pronunciation would have been much the same. At that time, American and British accents hadn't yet diverged. What's surprising, though, is that Hollywood costume dramas get it all wrong: The Patriots and the Redcoats spoke with accents that were much closer to the contemporary American accent than to the Queen's English.

It is the standard British accent that has drastically changed in the past two centuries, while the typical American accent has changed only subtly.

Traditional English, whether spoken in the British Isles or the American colonies, was largely "rhotic." Rhotic speakers pronounce the "R" sound in such words as "hard" and "winter," while non-rhotic speakers do not. Today, however, non-rhotic speech is common throughout most of Britain. For example, most modern Brits would tell you it's been a "hahd wintuh."

It was around the time of the American Revolution that non-rhotic speech came into use among the upper class in southern England, in and around London. According to John Algeo in "The Cambridge History of the English Language" (Cambridge University Press, 2001), this shift occurred because people of low birth rank who had become wealthy during the Industrial Revolution were seeking ways to distinguish themselves from other commoners; they cultivated the prestigious non-rhotic pronunciation in order to demonstrate their new upper-class status.

"London pronunciation became the prerogative of a new breed of specialists — orthoepists and teachers of elocution. The orthoepists decided upon correct pronunciations, compiled pronouncing dictionaries and, in private and expensive tutoring sessions, drilled enterprising citizens in fashionable articulation," Algeo wrote.

The lofty manner of speech developed by these specialists gradually became standardized — it is officially called "Received Pronunciation" — and it spread across Britain. However, people in the north of England, Scotland and Ireland have largely maintained their traditional rhotic accents.

Most American accents have also remained rhotic, with some exceptions: New York and Boston accents have become non-rhotic. According to Algeo, after the Revolutionary War, these cities were "under the strongest influence by the British elite." ..."

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am just wondering how if anyone's done a similar study on indian english, where we tend to pronounce every syllable. that is probably due to the fact that indian scripts are phonetic in nature...so, indians are used to pronouncing a word exactly as is written

in this context, the indian pronunciation of "bird" is closer to the scot when it comes to the "r"
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This is funny and slightly weird 

When he was older he also asked if he could be head of the Doctor Who fan club
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Great pizza, and awesome service!
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
The BEST quality meats. Used to love going here as a kid with my parents just to get some stick bologna and scrapple for breakfast. Whenever I'm back in the area I make sure to stop and stock up to bring 300 miles back home!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Pretty much what you would expect from an all you can eat buffet. Almost good food. But lots of it. Beverages cost extra.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Delicious dishes and you can't beat the atmosphere. You can request your own comfy armchairs inside, or sit outside by the fire in the summer. Generous serving sizes and a full bar with some tasty drinks on the menu. The deserts are some of the best I've had.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
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They do one thing(basically) and they do it well. Breakfast. They're open till 1 on weekdays, but this place is for breakfast. Huge portions, small prices. The seating can be tight when they are busy, which is most of the time. Which says something! One of the best places for breakfast in the area.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We've stopped here many times. Nursery/Garden supply/Produce/"Restaurant"/Farmers market. Always busy. Great people. Took our nephew through the corn maze this fall!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Deep fried goodness. A little pricey but being a local summer tradition it's almost expected. All outside seating at picnic tables. Which is why it's seasonal. You're not a Adams/North Adams local unless you've been here at least once. Each summer.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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