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Oct. 17th, 2013

09:31 am - An educational post - for some values of education, anyway

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"Want higher quality sperm? Avoid bacon."

I kid you not - this was in an email I received this morning. And here's the article it linked to, which summarises a study that found that men who eat higher quantities of processed meat have lower sperm counts. And deep in the depths of the article, there's a thing that says cod makes your sperm healthier.

The more you knew..

*cough*


Because I'm 12 and I know it'll make Happy happy.

Those of you who've been around here a while know that it's a reasonably regular occurrence when talking about tools, to end up in the gutter complete with references to emasculators and ball peen hammers. Now, I don't actually have an emasculator (I do have an elastrator though!), but I have a ball peen hammer. Here it is:



I inherited it from my Mum - if you look closely you can see 'Noreen's Hammer' pokerworked on the handle. This is because my Dad was old-fashioned enough to believe that All Your Tools Are Belong To Me Because Man *gruntgrunt* - well, actually he wasn't like that but he did have a habit of nicking off with Mum's tools and then claiming they were his, so she got into the habit of labelling them. Yes, her name was actually Noreen - Val is a name she took in her 40s for reasons that are kind of embarrassing and involve numerology. Um, yes.. er.. anyway..

This one is smaller than your average peen. It's a little lightweight one for working copper, and I'm finding it perfect for putting authentic-looking dents in my plastic armour pieces that make them look as if they were shaped.. well, with a hammer.

And yes, this post exists almost entirely so that I could use the line "Let me show you my peen."

12, remember?


This morning's pillow talk - learning the difference between prone and supine. Because Dr Wheel has this memory thing he does every morning, and I find it vastly entertaining. Sometimes it's the flags of countries, sometimes it's how to speak Cantonese, sometimes it's the captials of African countries, sometimes it's just incomprehensible equations. And there's vocabulary. Did you know that lubricious and salubrious have meanings that are almost completely opposite to each other? I didn't. In fact I'd never even heard the world lubricious before today.

Anyway, I'd rather be supine than prone. And English is weird.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 16th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Blame the ancient Romans. It was supinus and pronus for them.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 16th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
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It makes more sense that way - somehow the 'sup' and 'pro' are more obviously meaningful in Latin.

Weird.
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From:pombagira
Date:October 16th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
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lubricious i have herd of this word.. mosty in harry potter fanfiction... or one very similar.. usally a spell, for lubricating for sexy sexy bits...

*grins like a 12 year old*
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From:tatjna
Date:October 16th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Apparently it also means salaciously offensive.

But yes, I can imagine the HP fandom having fun with it.

In DragonAge it's Grease. SO eloquent!
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From:rivet
Date:October 16th, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Might be my new favourite word. At least for today ;)
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From:tatjna
Date:October 16th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
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I challenge you to use it in a report.
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From:eska_rina
Date:October 16th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
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It's always good to know what will improve/lower the sperm count.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 16th, 2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I've been concerned about mine lately. ;-)
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From:tatjna
Date:October 16th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
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I am not sure I want to know how you figured that out. Also, are they 'normally' shaped? Apparently this is important.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 16th, 2013 10:50 pm (UTC)
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I am now imagining your sperm looking like this:



Complete with pool and bikini babes.

The fact that I am thinking about your sperm at all is somewhat disturbing.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 16th, 2013 11:03 pm (UTC)
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And bloody awful for anyone with trypophobia.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 16th, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
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The little hairs on the back of my neck remain unconvinced by your argument.
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From:bekitty
Date:October 16th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
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InYOURendo. :P
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From:c_maxx
Date:October 16th, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
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They always did say that saltpeter (nitrates, yes?) lowered the effect...

Who would have thought that they might be right?

I'm glad it was a hammer, I was almost afraid to look, when you said look at your peen. Looks like a great hammer, and an heirloom!
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From:tatjna
Date:October 17th, 2013 07:14 am (UTC)
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It is a fantastic hammer, and it has a lovely peen.
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From:meathiel
Date:October 17th, 2013 06:55 am (UTC)
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Okay ... I had to look up all these words on Leo ... haha ... ;-)
Though - if you do read crime novels - lubricious does turn up!
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From:tatjna
Date:October 17th, 2013 07:14 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure I want to know how lubricious would present itself in a crime novel! ;-)
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From:adam_0oo
Date:October 17th, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
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teehee
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From:coyotegoth
Date:October 17th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Kiwi peen!
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From:tatjna
Date:October 17th, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
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It's the best kind!
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From:pickleboot
Date:October 17th, 2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
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that is exactly the ball peen hammer i have for the start of raising metal(making a bowl/round shape of flat metal)- i have a series of hammers for it. in fact, they are labeled nicole's hammers. keir was not allowed to touch any of my tools until we had been together nearly 5 years, and even now i cringe. what can i say? he is touching my stuff!
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From:tatjna
Date:October 17th, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
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I feel that way about my shearing gear. Tools are a really personal thing, and if you've had one a long time I reckon it's fair enough to be a bit territorial about it.

I also have a downsized shoeing hammer that I'm particularly defensive of.
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From:pickleboot
Date:October 18th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
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you should see my "hammer" collection. i say "hammer" as some are technically mallets. but i am super defensive of the hard to find ones or the ones my grandfather(dad's dad) bought for me as i cannot replace them. a few even have customized grips/handles that my grandfather helped me make and they are so nice to use.

a good tool is so important. i swear that there are still men out there that think women don't know a hammer from a screwdriver, and i love showing them my extensive knowledge of tools. it always leaves them a bit baffled.
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From:ms_hecubus
Date:October 18th, 2013 01:58 am (UTC)
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All the tools are my tools! (Except for Eric's electrician's tools) My ball peen hammer is tiny though. Like it does tacks, basically, but it can hammer the heck out of some wire though.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 18th, 2013 01:59 am (UTC)
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We have my tools, his tools and our tools. And the boundaries between them are fairly well delineated now we each have our own space. I am a fan of this own space business.

I think everyone should have a ball peen hammer!
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From:kehleyr
Date:October 19th, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
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"Want higher quality sperm? Avoid bacon." lol good to know if I ever want kids :-)
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From:pundigrion
Date:October 25th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Best excuse to eat lots of bacon ever!
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