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Caption This

07/05/2022 6:22 AM

I just watched an article on the news about a "sand battery" in Finland. It's just a huge silo full of sand which can be heated to 500oC during the summer then used to heat the town during the winter.

As the camera panned over the town I spotted this:-

I can't find a Finnish to English translation, so, I assume it means what it says in English: but why?

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07/05/2022 6:56 AM

It might be the name of the bar near the local college.

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07/05/2022 7:54 AM

Good answer! And most likely correct.

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07/08/2022 4:11 PM

Bad translation reloaded. Finglish? S.M.

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07/09/2022 2:56 PM

Good find.

The Romans had a reputation, perhaps undeserved, of gorging and purging. Here is an interesting take on it...

"The vomitorium, today as in ancient Rome, is simply an architectural element of performance spaces like theaters and stadiums to aid in the efficient movement of people out of the arena when the show is over. The name has the same Latin root as the word “vomit,” which means “to spew forth, the idea being that people use the vomitorium to “spew forth” from the theater just as food “spews forth” when regurgitated."

https://historyofyesterday.com/the-astonishing-truth-about-vomitoria-revealed-2d76627428c4

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07/11/2022 2:53 PM

Finland’s answer to San Francisco’s Poop Map

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07/12/2022 12:14 PM

This an Anglo-French word but has the same meaning as in English.

From Latin Vomitorium,which was an opening to a place outside,meaning "place where ancient Romans (allegedly) deliberately vomited during feasts"... Thanks,DuckDuckGo.

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