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    What is the difference between a tangerine and an orange? When is the best time of year to buy either of them?

 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup the Christmas Goblin View Post
    What is the difference between a tangerine and an orange? When is the best time of year to buy either of them?
    To add to that, is a Clementine different from a tangerine, and how come they're usually (or seem to be) only sold around Xmas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madweindeer View Post
    To add to that, is a Clementine different from a tangerine, and how come they're usually (or seem to be) only sold around Xmas?
    Clementines are just like tangerines, but with 50% more darling.

    Also, if you lose your clementines, don't even bother looking for them. Those fuckers are gone forever.
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    Why can't jazzers call a half-diminished seventh chord by its proper name instead of that "seven flat five" shit?

    Where the hell was Locria?

    What's the P-I curve?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Calamari Face View Post
    Why can't jazzers call a half-diminished seventh chord by its proper name instead of that "seven flat five" shit?
    Jazz is invested in being more complex than other music; in order to call yourself a jazz musician, you must have learned the rules so well that you know the proper ways to break them. Also "A7b5" is easier to transcribe.

    Bonus answer: Jazzers are simply much cooler than you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarion'sCousin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calamari Face View Post
    Why can't jazzers call a half-diminished seventh chord by its proper name instead of that "seven flat five" shit?
    Jazz is invested in being more complex than other music; in order to call yourself a jazz musician, you must have learned the rules so well that you know the proper ways to break them.
    That's true but doesn't really explain the chord notation.

    Also "A7b5" is easier to transcribe.
    Is not. Aø7 is fewer characters and fewer strokes of the pen, too, if you're writing it out.

    In fact, since "half-diminished" necessarily implies a seventh chord, you could just write "Aø".

    So there!

    Bonus answer: Jazzers are simply much cooler than you.
    Not for long! I plan to join their sunglasses-at-night-wearing ranks soon. If I can get into Gregg Gelb's class.



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    Quote Originally Posted by madweindeer View Post
    Yep, and that is exactly why I started this thread. Thank you!
    Well then I'm glad to be of service!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup the Christmas Goblin View Post
    What is the difference between a tangerine and an orange? When is the best time of year to buy either of them?
    Oranges are larger and generally tarter. Tangerine wedges will usually separate smoothly and with a minimum of fuss, especially if the waxy white webbing is removed beforehand; the skin will almost always separate very easily, as opposed to most oranges. Tangerine season is very short, typically Nov/Dec/Jan; I don't know about the best season for oranges, but off-season oranges tend to have a much thicker rind and can be sour.

    Tangerine is also one of the best and most vibrant flavors of Jelly Belly jellybeans, and one of the more accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calamari Face View Post
    Where the hell was Locria?

    What's the P-I curve?
    These questions are still awaiting answer.

    And since Magnus and Wayne answered the orange/tangerine/Clementine one, here's a new one:

    What are the lyrics to the song that the Whos sing around the Who-tree in "How The Grinch Stole Christmas?"

    (Remember: Googling is kinda contrary to the spirit of the thread, although I suppose if you must... and correct answers are appreciated, but totally optional.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by madweindeer View Post
    Why does Campbell's condense soup? Why condense it at all?
    Because condensed you can use it for sauces and as an addative to other dishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle all the Wayne View Post
    Tangerine is also one of the best and most vibrant flavors of Jelly Belly jellybeans, and one of the more accurate.
    If you want a vibrant Jelly Belly, try one of these:

    Skunk Spray

    Rotten Egg

    Ear Wax

    Booger

    Baby Wipes

    Pencil Shavings

    Toothpaste

    Vomit

    Moldy Cheese

    Black Pepper



    Quote Originally Posted by Calamari Face View Post
    What's the P-I curve?
    It's the rate at which the dramatic increase in upscale coffee drinking is affecting the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodrigo Inamangir View Post
    What's the name of that Parker Brothers board game where you move the pieces around the board and can bump opponents pieces and send them back to the start?
    On Croatian, it's called "Čovječe, ne ljuti se!" or "Don't Be Angry, Man!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seonaid View Post
    Sorry!.
    I would have said Ludo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JingleRel View Post
    WTF?
    INORITE?!
    Omnes lagani pistrinae gelate male sapiunt.
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    "Et des boyaux du dernier prêtre, serrons le cou du dernier roi." -- Diderot
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    You must be proud, bold, pleasant, resolute,
    And now and then stab, as occasion serves.
    -- Christopher Marlowe,
    Edward II, Act II, Scene I

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