Post by CJS: The Last Fender Bender on Jun 15, 2007 9:39:52 GMT -5
Here's my attempt at making an "Ask Me" thread. Feel free to ask anything that comes to mind. I'll answer it as best as I can. All I ask is for two things:
1) I like to think things through, so don't be surprised if you don't get an instant response.
2) Please refrain from asking huge blocks of "copy and paste" questions. It requires so little effort of the asker and so much effort from the answerer that it's just wrong-sick . I believe Duff Killigan summed it up best:
Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie Mary-Kate Olsen or Ashley Olsen Hilary Duff or Lindsay Lohan Backstreat Boys or N'SYNC Pamala Anderson or Carmen Electra Calvin Klein or Tommy Hilfigure Hulk Hogan or Vince McMan KISS or AC/DC Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera Tyra Banks or Janice Dickinsen Green Day or Bowling for Soup Simple Plan or Good Charlotte All America Rejects or The Killers HIM or Evanescence Ashley Tisdale or Brenda Song Dylan Sprouse or Cole Sprouse Raven-Symon or Christy Romano Aly or Aj Ashlee Simpson or Jessica Simpson Avril Lavigne or Pink Gwen Stefani or Fergie Jesse McCartney or Aaron Carter Mandy Moore or Brooke Hogan Ashlee Simpson or Skye Sweetnam
Fer the love of William Wallace, this thing has fouled me mood!
Just fer the sake 'o bein' new to the boarrd, I'll answer by sayin' I know of none but a few on this bloody list.
An I'll nae do such a thing again!
*Throws laptop across the library*
You tell 'em, Duff, you tell 'em ;D. And whoever can tell me where the quote in the subject line is from gets a stack of fresh made virtual cookies.
Now that that's settled, ask away.
"Somehow I don't see Trent Reznor as a plushie." Duke Random Guy ZT Music, and remember... I OGC everyday.
Post by Duke Random Guy ZT on Jun 15, 2007 15:37:15 GMT -5
Here you go:
The oldest known source and most probable origin for the expression "baker's dozen" dates to the thirteenth century in one of the earliest English statutes, instituted during the reign of Henry III (r. 1216-1272), called the Assize of Bread and Ale. Bakers who were found to have shortchanged customers could be liable to severe punishment. To guard against the punishment of losing a hand to an axe, a baker would give 13 for the price of 12, to be certain of not being known as a cheat. Specifically, the practice of baking 13 items for an intended dozen was to prevent "short measure", on the basis that one of the 13 could be lost, eaten, burnt or ruined in some way, leaving the baker with the original dozen. The practice can be seen in the guild codes of the Worshipful Company of Bakers in London.