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    Fifty Fifty Member Bacon_Barbarian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvester_Of_Sorrow View Post
    There are 50 states in the USA.

    46, actually. The states of Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachussetts are commonwealths. I only add this one because its starnge how many Americans are unaware of this.
    No. They are States. They're just constituted as commonwealths. Different.
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    Its just a paper thing. If they weren't states they wouldn't get senators or people in the house.
    Last edited by jubeh; 12-31-2011 at 12:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon_Barbarian View Post
    No. They are States. They're just constituted as commonwealths. Different.
    So they're called commonwealths but their actually States? Interesting.

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    Yep. Sort of silly. And what Jubeh said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvester_Of_Sorrow View Post
    And the Chilver (sp?) which is an ancient Hindu religious text.
    Chilver is not a text. It is a female lamb. I am a Hindu and I never heard of it, so googled it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvester_Of_Sorrow View Post
    So they're called commonwealths but their actually States? Interesting.
    Do you watch QI chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayashida View Post
    Do you watch QI chris
    Hell yeah, its a great show. I just wish Jo Brand wasn't on it so much. That woman is about as funny as typhoid.

    And I appreciate your correction, saphira, it appears I was fed misinformation on that one. Hinduism is a religion I would like to learn alot more about, my current understanding is fairly basic.

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    Jo Brand is better than Sue Perkins anyway but they should put Bill Bailey on more than Jo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvester_Of_Sorrow View Post
    And I appreciate your correction, saphira, it appears I was fed misinformation on that one. Hinduism is a religion I would like to learn alot more about, my current understanding is fairly basic.
    Thank you! I'd love to help you, but I myself don't know a lot other than the stuff my parents and grandparents told me (which is mainly related to all the festivals and traditions that appear in everyday life). There's tons of texts and stories and some of the mythology is p.confusing (all the names and roles played). Now, I kinda have my own understanding of it (based on whatever I know). Anyway, ask me what you want to know, i'll tell ya, or I'll refer you if I don't know. =)

    Oh! and some aspects are very related to ancient history as well. Right now, I want to check if I'm right about something, so I want to learn more about Harappan culture (or Indus Valley Civilization).
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    some people think Chilver is an ancient Hindu text but it's actually a female lamb

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