Started by Cato, February 08, 2009, 05:00:18 PM
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Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 15, 2022, 12:37:39 PMIt baffles Science!
Quote from: André on June 17, 2022, 11:42:37 AMHow do you un-un something ? 🧐
Quote from: steve ridgway on June 18, 2022, 06:14:58 AMA few years ago, for the sake of filling in the gaps in the periodic table, the as yet undiscovered chemical elements up to 118 were given temporary names such as Ununtrium (113), Ununpentium (115), Ununseptium (117) and Ununoctium (118). These are now known as Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 18, 2022, 06:21:12 AMAt a semi-wild guess, I wonder if Tennessine is associated with the Oak Ridge labs....
Quote from: steve ridgway on June 18, 2022, 06:46:41 AMYes, didn't know you were into nuclear physics Karl.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 18, 2022, 06:54:06 AMNo, but a previous girlfriend hailed from Oak Ridge. She was nuclear by association
Quote from: JBS on June 17, 2022, 02:16:30 PMAlthough in this case the un is part of "under", so one under-stands something.It might help to point to the German verb meaning "understand" is verstehen, while the verb meaning "stand" is stehen.This does raise the question why we don't refer to lack of understanding as overstanding. Such are the quirks of English.
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