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Here's an interesting thought. Optimae is the Latin word for "excellent." But Optimæ is the Latin word for "freak," or more accurately "inbred."

They're pronounced almost identically. It's a strange thought, isn't it? What someone considers to be a freak, another might consider to be perfect, and they'd use the same word.

Or perhaps it relates to how royal families prefer to inbreed to keep the bloodline pure, but this causes severe genetic mutations. Many kennel clubs are the same way with so-called "purebred" dogs that have become disfigured due to decades of genetic mutation.

Or maybe it's meant to erase the idea of freakishness? It doesn't matter if you're disabled, or disfigured, or just different. You're still human, and no matter who you are, we are all excellent.

We are all Optimae.

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I swear I'm going to be the death of my family. Like there's going to be some burglar breaking into our house and stealing everything and my parents are just gonna hear them rummaging around and be like "oh I guess Kyle's downstairs making a meatball sandwich at one-oh-clock in the morning again."

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If you are what you eat then Voldemort is a unicorn

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100 years ago, everyone had horses, but only rich people had cars.

Now, everyone has a car, but only rich people have horses.

Oh how the stables have turned.

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Nerdy historical and etymological stuff below.

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Alright, so playing Crusader Kings 2.

"Sultan" is a title given to king-rank Muslim rulers.

"Sultan" is also a possible first name for Maghrebi Arabs.

Turkish dynasties take their name from the first name of the founder of the dynasty.

All Islamic nations take their name from the dynasty name of their founder.

Started playing as a Maghrebi Arab named Sultan, culture shifted to Turkish. Got my father to disown me, am now lowborn. Fled to the court of the Abbasid Caliph, and befriended him. Formed a new dynasty: the Sultan dynasty. Assassinated the heirless governor of Syria, the Caliph makes me the new governor. I raised an army and declared my independance. My new nation takes my dynasty name.

I am now Sultan of Sultan, Sultan of the Sultan Sultanate.

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bought eu4 for $9.50 on g2a now I am TRULY ready to spell out my name across the world map using my trade routes

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Fun fact: when they tell you to turn off all personal electronic devices on a plane during takeoff, it has absolutely nothing to do with interference. Think about it, if you live in a big city, or even in a town with like, more than two people in it, your phone is being exposed to likely thousands if not millions of stray signals every day, and it can block them out just fine, of course multi-million dollar airliners can do the same. If that wasn't the case, planes would drop out of the sky every time they flew over any land that wasn't completely uninhabited. All airports would have to be in the middle of the desert, or in some other remote corner of absolutely nowhere, just to not be death traps for any plane trying to make a landing.

The real reason is just because they want you to pay attention during the safety demonstration.

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Toxikyle started the thread What is milk

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E V E R Y T H I N G

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roughly the same quantity that currently exists

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Hi, I'm Kyle, and I'm not fully certain whether or not this type of post is a trend yet

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Update on the EU4 thing.

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Story time!

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I finally put my Steam info on my base. If you have Steam, add me, and I'll also be adding everyone on here I know has Steam but I haven't added yet.

Also sorry you have to look at my ugly red base, I'll make it better soon.

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Toxikyle asked a question.

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Tfw the teacher says the assignment will be available online, so you check the site, and he accidentally uploaded the answer sheet instead of the blank assignment

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Some puns make people laugh...
Some puns make people annoyed...
Some puns make people cringe...

I told a pun today that made someone throw a book at my head.

It was a good day.

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happy belated!!!

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Happy birthday!! :D

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