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comment Was “the modern cocktail” intended to mask the foul taste of Prohibition-era liquor?
Well, there are the weasel-words "the modern". The argument, IIRC, is that a lot of prohibition-era liquor was low-quality, so mixers became much more popular then for the reason given.
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reviewed Approve Why did Britain not purchase Alaska when Russia had it up for sale?
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comment Were NC, IL, and VA's latest concurrent constitutions' effective dates coincidental?
Interesting question in its current form at least. That is a very suspicious coincidence. Given what was going on in US history at the time, and the actual states in question, its possible there's a reason that none of them publicize because they aren't proud of it...
Jan
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comment African Clicking Language
@AlainPannetier - If you have a link for that theory, I'll see if there's somewhere appropriate I can fit it in. The practical utility of clicks wasn't really asked about though.
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comment What is the origin/history of the practice of standing up if an elder or respectable is approaching?
In that case, I hope Michael was standing when he typed that comment. ;-)
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revised How did Saudi Arabia become and remain strongly Wahhabi?
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revised Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
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comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
Makes a fair bit of sense. Poland being attacked was what England went to war over in the first place, after all. They would have had a nearly impossible time agreeing to Poland being removed from the map. From Stalin's standpoint, Poland was so far into his sphere of influence, it hardly mattered to him if it was technically an independent country or not.
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comment African Clicking Language
Perhaps there is a better way to phrase the question, but I think (or at least hope) my answer shows that how we got our present menu of click languages and where those languages (and sometimes their clicks) came from can be described historically.
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