Just in case you are ever on Jeopardy, this sign..#..is an ancient symbol from the old Norse word for farm or village called a 'thorpe'.
The symbol was originally used in map-making representing a village surrounded by eight fields... So it was aptly named the 'octothorpe'.
..."I'll take Word Origins for Two Thousand Alex"!!
If you or anyone you know have written a Friday Flash 55 this week, please come tell the G-Man. I will visit, read, enjoy, comment... Then Book!
The two winningest programs in college football are going head to head this week-end, and all you hear about is Beanie Wells's Turf Toe....Very Sad.
Have a Great Week-End Everybody!!!!
(hehehehe double 55's)
Woo! - I'm first! *does a little dance*
I'll let Kurt know (if he doesn't already). He's much closer to being on Jeopardy than me.
Mine will be up at 8pm (Pacific time).
Never knew that before. How did the thorpe become the pound sign?
Fascinating bit of lore there G-Man. Not a lot of use for that information, but that just means it'll stick in my head forever. (Thanks!)
My newest installment is up!
No Jeopardy in my neck of the woods. Mine's posted :)
Octothorpe...yes, trivia 101 basic q. = #
Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?
well thanks for that, g. i will add to my useless facts folder. hehehe
i'm up w a 'dark' 55 LOL
I'm up! I have been all evening. I just didn't get 'round to letting you know. Because I suck. Sorry, G-man. I've been a bit distracted lately. BOOM!
*hums the Jeopardy theme*
I'm just glad The Wolverines are playing ND instead of USC! I don't think Ohio State will beat them..
Cool, education and entertainment. Nicely done, G-man. :D
Mine is up as well.
As always I will finish commenting on all the 55 participants when I get home from Borders tonight..
.."They are on the metric system in France, they don't know what the fuck a quarter pounder is"!!
...You Rock Sista!!
Such a clever one, G! I always learn something when I come here.
As you already know, my 55 is up.
Who posted their first Friday Flash 55?
i am such a geek, i love learning stuff like this!
Great information 'philanthrope'!
& my 55ve is up! :D
Well, I plan on being on Jeopardy at some point in my life, and if this is the Final Jeopardy question, and I win money on it, I'm givin' half to YOU! :)
I played this week again....
Hey you, Flock of Seagulls, I just got one thing to say:
"Bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood."
A very informative 110 g-man! :)
our family competes against each other when Jeopardy comes on and we can all sit and watch. I will remember this bit of info and place in a safe spot in my brain so that I can score some good points if it is ever asked.
Hope you are having a great day!
Mine is up. Glad to be back.
Hi, Galen! This one was really cool! I love Jeopardy.
My 55 is up.
My mom has got me watching this show to the point where in the beginning when they announce...."THIS IS JEOPARDY" I am saying it outloud JUST like my mom!!!!!!!!
I've always like that show tho
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