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jacquesdor
- user joined since January 10, 2008
94 questions asked by this user
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why do we say feeling blue if we are down ? Why not brown or any other colour?
In phrases - asked by jacquesdor - 1 answer - 8 years ago
What was the 1967 referendum in Australia to decide?
In history - asked by jacquesdor - 1 answer - 8 years ago
From which film did the song ´I remember it well ´come?
In films, music - asked by jacquesdor - 2 answers - 8 years ago
when did swearing in public stop being an offence in law?
In society, values - asked by jacquesdor - 1 answer - 8 years ago
If invited guests brought unexpected extras with them, how would you react?
In etiquette, manners, entertaining - asked by jacquesdor - 3 answers - 8 years ago

Answers

The Virginia stool shower became popular in the 1830s. The bather worked a lever on one side to pump water up through a hose while simultaneously working another lever or pedal to move an attached scrub brush up and down his or her back.
Built in shower/bath only became popular after the first world war, in 1920 the first built in bath, flush to the wall rather than the free standing claw foot tub made showering more practical.


Supplement from 11/07/2008 07:21pm:

Go To Question - asked by jacquesdor - 0 replies - 8 years ago

It was changed when Sunday became the first day of the week, making Wednesday the fourth day, Hence ´midweek´. Now I have written that it doesn´t look right, but anyway, that is apparantly the reason for the change.


Go To Question - asked by jacquesdor - 0 replies - 8 years ago

I can´t see the difference between choosing between two English people on the basis of accent. Someone who speaks English as a second language may very well speak more clearly and correctly than a native English speaker. It wouldn´t surprise me to learn that some discrimination act will cover this, but in certain jobs the way the employee speaks is very important so someone who is less easy to understand is simply not as well qualified, English or not.
I still shudder at one girl we had on trial who answered the phone - ´allo, den´-íst´ the one who said ´good morning, dental surgery´got the job.


Go To Question - asked by jacquesdor - 0 replies - 8 years ago

I think it is. So many times disasters have been excused by the plaintive cry quoted by Ms Heels. Often they end up with just the same results as bad intentions. ´She meant well´is a very damning phrase.
Then what would be the solution ? Every act is preceeded by an intention, some good and some bad. It seems an impasse ..... all this waffle could have been prevented by a one word answer.
But I meant well!


Go To Question - asked by jacquesdor - 0 replies - 8 years ago

Women were always advised to wait for six weeks after a birth before having sex. Why not give the clinic where you got the jab a ring just to be on the safe side .


Go To Question - asked by jacquesdor - 0 replies - 8 years ago