158 thoughts on “Open Thread For October”

  1. The chinese military is switching from their current “bullpup” rifle to a rifle that looks almost like a clone of the M16.
    The older rifle was developed a bit too fast, in order to be displayed in time for the handover of Hong Kong and not all bugs were easy to fix.
    The infantry is finally getting more protective vests and modern helmets, too.

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  2. It is difficult to translate between colloquial Swedish and colloquial English. For instance the music title “Fet House Mode” by Rebecca and Fiona would literally mean “fat” house mode but it would probably be more correct to say supercharged or massive.
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    -I have searched in vain for a comprehensive Swedish slang list, there are places explaining local traditional dialects but slang changes so rapidly it is maybe little point in investing much time in making some kind of encyclopedia. The slang of my youth is anyway completely out of date. Like wearing a beret and saying ‘daddy-o’ while playing be-bop.

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  3. Marine LePen is treathened from the right by the even more reactionary French politician Eric Zemmour.

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