Random things

Mapbuilder is way cool (HT: 5150)

Sometime over the past week Drex messed up my rear derailer on my bike so now the gears won’t shift.

I happened upon the Wikipedia entry on ethnic slurs and my current favorite is Chernozhopiy, which is “a person possessing a black ass” in Russian.

Curiously Russians seem to use this to indicate all non-Europeans, not exclusively black people. Very strange. Also strange is the fact that most of the Asian countries have a term that literally means “White Ghost”. Also Criminal -(UK & NZ) an Australian (see also convict)

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