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    Real or fake

    This sent to my email today. You think fake or no?


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    Have alarm clock in 60's?????

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    ^It is all very true and still applies today for any woman staying with me. Obedience is the same as good manners.

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    The small moan can be fake. Up to you of course. 555
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    DP is kidding you Dao ...don''t listen to him...55555...well at least the part about still applies today.....but in the 60's for sure, thats when a man was a man, and the lady well, read the article
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    A very real song from the very real 60's ..... it seems it was a different world then .....



    Sometimes its hard to be a woman
    Giving all your love to just one man
    You'll have bad times
    And he'll have good times
    Doing things that you don't understand
    But if you love him you'll forgive him
    Even though he's hard to understand
    And if you love him
    Oh be proud of him
    'Cause after all he's just a man
    Stand by your man
    Give him two arms to cling to
    And something warm to come to
    When nights are cold and lonely
    Stand by your man
    And tell the world you love him
    Keep giving all the love you can
    Stand by your man
    Stand by your man
    And show the world you love him
    Keep giving all the love you can
    Stand by your man
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    Sometimes its hard to be a woman
    Giving all your love to just one man....
    That's because it's not natural... 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by daohoshi Dao View Post
    Have alarm clock in 60's?????
    Yeah sure. Here's one from 100 years ago.

    Has anyone ever noticed that the Roman numeral for '4' which is 'IV' is always 'IIII' on clocks and watches.

    Why is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norabunga View Post
    Yeah sure. Here's one from 100 years ago.

    Has anyone ever noticed that the Roman numeral for '4' which is 'IV' is always 'IIII' on clocks and watches.

    Why is that?



    Friggin heck thats is observant Nora


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    "There is a story that a famous clockmaker had constructed a clock for Louis XIV, king of France. The clockmaker had naturally used IV for four. When the clock was shown to the king, he remarked that IIII should have been used instead of IV. When it was explained to him that IV was correct, he still insisted, so that there was nothing to do but change the clock dial. This introduced the custom of using IIII for four. This is probably only a story, however, as IIII occurs long before the time of Louis XIV. And this same story is also told in connection with other monarchs. There is one reason why IIII is preferable to IV, and it may have caused the change. On the other side of the clock dial the VIII is the heaviest number, consisting of four heavy strokes and one light one, as it is usually made. It would destroy the symmetry to have the IV with only two heavy strokes on the other side. Thus IIII with four heavy strokes is much to be preferred. The change may therefore have been made for reasons of symmetry."




    There was a long discussion about that in a German watch- magazine ('Uhrenmagazin', for those who may know it). The widely accepted argument for '4' being displayed as 'IIII' and not as 'IV' (as it would be correct!) is the following: Imagine a watch face with roman numerals, and look at the numerals opposite to each other - all of them are in perfect balance, except for the 'heavy' VIII and the 'light' IV; optical balance is re-established by printing an also 'heavy' IIII. This may sound rather silly, but for a similar reason you'll see many watches/clocks displayed on photographs with their hands showing 10:09; it's simply the 'most friendly' clock face .


    The reason isn't all that far fetched. Using four I's instead of IV for the "four" is due to the casting process of the numerals. Since some numerals were cast out of metal, or carved out of wood or bone, you need 20 I's, 4 V's, and 4 X's, even numbers of each, if you use four I's for "four". The molds would produce a long centre rod, with 10 I's, 2 V's, and 2 X's on each side.


    According to my high school Latin teacher (it was long enough ago that she may have been there personally), the reason clocks use IIII vice IV is out of respect for the Roman God Jupiter, whose name, in Latin, begins IV (the V being the U we now use, the I the J; sort of an abbreviation).

    This convention would, of course, go back to the days of sundials (as an aside, I am also interested in them, mostly how best to make them...although living in New England they don't work very well!), and in my travels I have never seen a sundial made prior to the 19th century which had IV on it, always IIII. Sounds just odd enough she might have been right. Any ancient Roman/Greek scholars out there to offer some further insight?


    This is trivial, but some of you might not have noticed... On Roman clock faces, "IIII" is often used in place of "IV" for the "4 o'clock" (excuse me... 04:00 or 16:00 per ISO9000 !). This is apparently because "IV" is an abbreviation for "Jupiter" in Roman times. So they decided to use "IIII" so that their public clocks didn't have "1 2 3 GOD 5..." written on them. I find it interesting that this bit of knowledge has been missed by some architects with their big, pompous monuments_to_themselves proudly displaying a giant "IV" just like a cheap imported clock.
    Alan Heldman, alt.horology:

    Yes, all of those theories have been mentioned. But the one not mentioned in the last post is the one that strikes me (four times) as the most likely: Classicists who have studied old Roman inscription of marble monuments etc. say that IIII was very often, perhaps predominantly, the form that was used in classical times. In a book picturing hundreds of tower clock dials, I found that about 95+% of them were in the IIII form. Interestingly, though, the most famous tower clock in the world, Big Ben, uses the IV form. There is also a hypothesis that the first clocks to use the IV form were clocks which had the rare feature of "Roman Striking." This used two bells, a higher pitch bell representing a one and a lower pitch bell representing a five. Thus four o'clock would be struck by one stroke of the small bell followed by one stroke of the big bell; six would be struck by one stroke of the big bell followed by one stroke of the small bell. This is a very efficient system, but died out almost entirely in the early 18th c..



    Like so many others I wondered about the presentation of the number four on roman dials. I think that there might be another explanation for using the IIII form, an explanation I have never read so far. What about the simple explanation that using IIII would build a dial that has four hour-indications using a I; four indications that use a V and four indications that use an X. Isn't that beautiful and symmetrical?
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    Damn, I saw the heading and charged into this post thinking boobies, "Real or Fake" ##
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    ^^^^ Your not the only one AM 5555555
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    Dao, Its probably fake or if it was real, probably a sarcastic or a satire writing, not meant to be taken seriously...

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    Have seen various versions of it before.
    A real urban legend. Here someone has done some homework on it.

    Good Wife's Guide from Housekeeping Magazine 1955

    A college stunt designed to make baby boomer women feel good about how much better they have it than their mothers and grandmothers.

    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    >>>>>>>>A very real song from the very real 60's ..... it seems it was a different world then .....

    Well peoples HAIR was obviously very different back then....555
    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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