Thursday, October 09, 2003

OPTED v0.03 Letter B: "Bantingism (n.) A method of reducing corpulence by avoiding food containing much farinaceous, saccharine, or oily matter; -- so called from William Banting of London."
Eat Fat, Get Thin! Low-carbohydrate diet for slimming that works and is easy to maintain: "All diets show before and after pictures, but how many can show that after 36 years weight has not come back on? "
Eat Fat, Get Thin! Low-carbohydrate diet for slimming that works and is easy to maintain: "On the left I have shown three pictures of my wife, Monica. At age 60 she is fit and healthy, eating as much as she wants. When a friend, who has been on and off diets for most of her life, found that we lived the way I write about in Eat Fat, Get Thin! she said: 'do you mean you have been dieting for thirty-six years?' "
Dietary fibre increases cancer risk: "Post-menopausal women stand a 1 in 2 chance of suffering from osteoporosis (brittle bone disease) and 1 in 5 of them will die as a direct result. (30) That is twice as many as many fractures as there were in the 1950s. (31) Osteoporosis is caused by a number of things, but it is basically a calcium deficiency which is at the heart of the disease. Very few surveys have concentrated on intake of any nutrient other than calcium and more research is needed on this subject. However, as the eating of bran both inhibits the absorption of calcium from food and depletes the body of the calcium it has, is it coincidence that the incidence of osteoporosis has increased by about ten percent a year for the past two decades? In England alone, a fifth of all orthopaedic beds are now occupied by patients with broken hips and the direct hospital costs alone amounted to more than �160,000,000 a year over a decade ago. (32) That figure did not include other breakages, personal costs and, of course, the pain and hardship brought on by the disease. Broken bones also require zinc for their repair, and zinc is another mineral whose absorption is adversely affected by cereal fibre. "
Nonsense about Doctors may be sued if they don't warn about the dangers of low-carb diets: "An advertising campaign is being launched warning that high protein and other faddish weight loss programmes are potentially dangerous. Experts are concerned over the growing consumer belief that obesity is caused by carbohydrates and not fat, a theory pushed by Dr Atkins. He argues that insulin makes you store fat, and that avoiding carbohydrates such as bread, potato and pasta will stop the over-stimulation of insulin.

But studies have shown that the foods consumed on these high protein diets are linked to heart disease, colon cancer, kidney disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.

Diets such as Atkins are designed to induce ketosis, an abnormal state that occurs in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and starvation. Over time, ketosis can cause a host of physical problems, including calcium loss, brittle bones and kidney stones. "
Letter On Corpulence by William Banting -: "IT is with no slight degree of pride and satisfaction that I presume to publish a fourth edition of my Letter on Corpulence, in the hope and belief that it may still further interest and benefit the Public."

the whole text
The History Of Diets And Dieting: "world's first diet book suggested a low carbohydrate plan? Actually more of a booklet or pamphlet than a true book, it was called Letter On Corpulence Addressed to the Public. Banting published the first edition in 1862. (Take note: 1862, not 1962!) The booklet later went into four editions, and achieved worldwide circulation after being translated into French and German. Some 68,000 copies of the booklet were sold over a five to six year period, and this at a time when at least half of the population could not read, and when diet advice was generally unknown."

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

From my mail box

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classic simple web design
. "Kongeligt bryllup den 14. maj "

Danish TV equal to a miniature BBC paid by licence

there will be video streams of news broadcasts from TV and there is lots of radio here too - det levende net: "Mary Donaldson præsenteret for folket
the Danish newspaper headline

Mary Donaldson presented to the people

Tusinder af danskere modtog landets kommende dronning med jubel, da kronprins Frederik og Mary Donaldson klokken 12 trådte ud på balkonen på Amalienborg. Parret skal giftes fredag den 14. maj i Vor Frue Kirke i København. "

On the palace balcony at Amelienborg Palace Copenhagen

getting married May 14 2004 in the cathedral at Copenhagen

she is no doubt getting coached by the ladies in waiting hand picked by this very clever and artistically gifted Danish Queen.

To win the hearts of the Danish people

learn Danish without an accent and produce a baby prince or two
prefereably male. - det levende net: ": View of the Copenhagen Town Hall Square - the Town Hall is seen in the upper left part of the picture. The camera is placed on the roof of the Politiken domicile.
The picture is updated every 20. sec. "

the Copenhagen webcam to watch

if there is a street party it spills over here when Denmark wins big at football or whatever
or new years eve . .

on the roof of the newspapers offices with the presses below in the same building like in the old days.

A Danish email tells me no traffic on the roads and all are glued to their TV
well it beats a presidential election cheaper and simpler.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Beauty under Chengdu's nose: "People often neglect the beauty right beside them. "

more HAKKA architecture
cancel language pack ITs in english

Google Search: HAKKA architecture

House is a better google word

see the unique circular fortified collective dwellings

Google Search: HAKKA house

Monday, October 06, 2003 :: home of fine hypertext products: "Have you noticed that Google is acting more and more like a stupid marketing/advertising company lately? It's one of the side effects of not really being a search engine company and seems to fly in the face of Sergey Brin's Google rule #1: 'Don't be evil'."

surfin out of robot wisdom weblog:
The Robot Wisdom pages

ended up bookmarking

about "weblog, which is a frequently updated, chronologically ordered collection of hypertext fragments. You'll find the most recent posted stuff on the front page and many ways to get at the older posts on the archive page.

My wunderkammer. Wunderkammer is a German word meaning, roughly, 'cabinet of wonders' or 'cabinet of curiousities'. Julian Dibbell wrote about weblogs as wunderkammers for the dearly-departed Feed.

Incomplete. "

Sunday, October 05, 2003

BOND TEGEN HET VLOEKEN - English summary: "The work of the league against blasphemy and swearing 'Bond tegen het vloeken' began in Holland in 1917, when a group of christians, concerned about blasphemy and swearing in society, decided to combat this sinful trend with the teaching of the Bible."

and I was only googlin sociolect

Google Search: sociolect

I'm also a autodidact linguist ;-=) Hugh W
4/2/02: Narrative Hand Out: "All of this is important, but what does it mean? That is, how does it affect the way a reader reads a novel?"
About Mountain Songs: "the oldest extant folk tune in Hakka culture. Its melody preserves the original characteristics of the Hakka mountain song. The entire tune is sung in the free san-pan rhythm. "

When you have a hat on your head, do not use the umbrella.
My lover, you already have me, so do not love other girls.

tracks om URL above

You cannot put two different wines in the same bottle.
There cannot be two different kinds of flowers in the same tree.

After peach flowers are bloomed, chrysanthemum blooms.
My lover wants something that belongs to me.
First he wants my pillow, and then he wants my bed,
and then he thinks me that I am his medicine.

You do not know how a violin sounds before you play it.
You do not know how deep a river is before you go across it.
You do not know if a new bottle leaks before you put water in it.
You do not know if your lover loves you or not, but how to test it?

from About Hakka Music: "Introductions of Hakka Music"

Eight Tone: "These are the musical instruments used in playing Eight-Tone. Click on them to listen to their sounds. "

Adopted from "Musical Legacy of The Chinese Hakka People", Kwang Hwa Mass Communications and Shuiching Sound Productions
Welcome to all Watkins Researchers:
Watkins Family History Society
Founded in 1995, this coalition of WATKINS researchers has been formed to collect and organize genealogical data on WATKINS families world-wide and along the way we try to have a little fun.

WATKIN is a forname for example

Watkin Tench: "Watkin TENCH (1758/9-1833)
Tench was born in England. He became familiar with Latin and French and spent some time in France during his early years.
He served in the Royal Navy during the American War of Independence and in 1786 volunteered for three years service with the First Fleet.

Following James Cook's 'discovery' of Australia in 1770, the First Fleet arrived from England in 1788 carrying approximately 760 convicts and a force of 212 officers and marines.
What is now Sydney was to be settled and established as a penal colony.

Tench, who served as a marine on one of the vessels, provides a first hand account of the voyage and then goes on to describe the subsequent settlement in Sydney, New South Wales. He details the natural environment of Port Jackson and its environs; the efforts to establish food production; the exploratory trips into the hinterland; and, most interestingly, the first interaction between Europeans and the Australian Aborigines."

WATKIN may be derived from
WALTER or GWALTER, GWATKIN is also seen,
and the nickname WAT

which in SANSKRIT means an enclosure or in THAI a temple, and a hurdle which is used to make an enclosure or sheep pen,

The meaning and origin of the first name Wat: "The meaning of Wat
Origin: English
Meaning: Hurdle.

Origin: German
Meaning: Diminutive of Walter: Rules the people; powerful ruler. Famous Bearers: explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) and U.S. actor Walter Matthau.

Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Strong fighter."


Wat Tyler (British And Irish History, Biographies) - 1Up Info - Encyclopedia: "Wat Tyler d. 1381, English rebel. His given name appears in full as Walter; his surname signifies the trade of a roof tiler. He came into prominence as the leader of the rebellion of 1381, known as the Peasants' Revolt. "

BBC - Radio 4 This Sceptred Isle - Richard II, Wat Tyler and the Peasants' Revolt: "The country ENGLAND was over-taxed and when in 1381 an extra poll-tax was introduced, the peasants' of Kent and Essex rebelled. They gathered behind Wat Tyler and marched to London. The Chancellor and the Treasurer were beheaded by the mob on Tower Hill. The young King met the mob at Smithfield, Wat Tyler presented their charter. Tyler attacked the Lord Mayor of London as he tried to arrest him, he was later beheaded."

and his head no doubt put on a pole . . . we are only recently more civilised.

Well he had a surname from his occupation but others had a patronymic s:
"Of, relating to, or derived from the name of one's father or a paternal ancestor."

lots more Google Search: patronymic


Dictionary of Difficult Words - patronymic: "a.,n. (name) derived from father or ancestors; surname, especially formed by addition of suffix (as -son, etc.) to father's name."

or in Danish -sen.

but -kins:
"-kin or -kins
Little one: devilkin.
[Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch -kijn, -kin.]"

Merriam-Webster OnLine: "akin to Old High German -chIn, diminutive suffix
: little "

Welsh Patronymics: "However the great majority of Welsh surnames are based on patronymics and these other names have mainly developed to help identify people or as a result of English influences."

an example
Newport, Salop, 1828/9, page 4: "Watkin Watkin, Wheelwright, Water Lane"

Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth: "1802 March 21; Protestant; a dwelling house called Crythan in the parish of lower Llantwit near Neath; Thomas BOWEN, John HOWELL, Watkin WATKIN; No 413 "

then the -s was added too english style

1815 May 11: Independant Calvanist; a meeting house called Ebenezer, Watkin WATKINS, Minister, Robert WILLIAM elder, Thomas LEWLLYN, deacon, William THOMAS, No 417 (endorsed Received 1815 May 11)

or Google Search: watkinson

and Google Search: watson

Most embarrassingly
Sir Edward William Watkin: "One of his projects was on the site of what is now the famous Wembley Stadium. It became kown as the Watkins Folly:
"During a trip to the Exhibition of France in 1889, Sir Edward Watkin, Chairman of the Metropolitan Railway and one of the first to push the idea of a channel tunnel, became greatly impressed with the newly built Eiffel Tower, which stood at over 894 feet high.
Sir Watkin wanted to build an even taller tower on land he owned in Wembley Park. He set up the Metropolitan Tower Construction Company, and held an architectural competition inviting designs from all over the world. Many of the ideas sent in strongly resembled the Eiffel Tower. "

Wembley, London Borough of Brent: "Wembley Park used to belong to the Page family in the 16-17th century. In the 1870 it was landscaped. At the end of the 19th century the Wembley Park estate was purchased by the Metropolitan Railway to create pleasure grounds. Its chairman Edward Watkin planned to build a 1,200 foot steel tower to rival the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It was to complement a beautifully paid out part with leisure and sports facilities. The Park opened in 1894 and was only 12 minutes from Baker Street thanks to Metropolitan Railway. The tower, however, had to be abandoned, partly due to the unsuitability of the marshland and demolished in 1904.
A stadium was built on the site of the tower which held the 1923 Football Cup Final, which turned out to be huge affair with thousands of people overwhelming Wembley. "

Google Search: watkin brent

AND some embarrassing romantic TOSH :

Google Search: watkin brent


new to me Google Search: Watkines

and sucker bait

Watkins Family Crest, Coat of Arms: "Origin Displayed: Welsh
(Below is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Spelling variations include: Watkins, Watkyns, Watkens, Watkin and others.
First found in Breconshire, where they were seated at Pennoyre from ancient times and early in the eleventh century branched to Llangorse in that same shire.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Henry Watkins who was a fisherman of Little Harbour in Twillingate Newfoundland in 1814; Peregrine Watkines settled in Virginia in 1621; Evan Watkins settled in Virginia in 1622."

why sucker bait see:-
College of Arms: "The College of Arms is the official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants. Its records also include official copies of the records of Ulster King of Arms the originals of which remain in Dublin.

The officers of the College, known as heralds, specialize in genealogical and heraldic work for their respective clients."

College of Arms FAQ : "Q. Do coats of arms belong to surnames?
A. No. There is no such thing as a 'coat of arms for a surname'. Many people of the same surname will often be entitled to completely different coats of arms, and many of that surname will be entitled to no coat of arms. Coats of arms belong to individuals.

For any person to have a right to a coat of arms they must either have had it granted to them or be descended in the legitimate male line from a person to whom arms were granted or confirmed in the past. "

RootsWeb: Genealogy Mailing Lists: England : Bristol_and_Somerset: "Topic: genealogy and local history in the city of Bristol and the county of Somerset, England."

Which I subscribe to for now, researching my maternal great great grand parents

WATKINS and LAPHAM of Monmouthshire and Bristol UK:Information about Alfred Lapham:

"Alfred Lapham (son of Robert Thomas Lapham and Elizabeth Seymour) was born February 23, 1843 in Bristol, and died date unknown.

He married Fanny Bartley Ball on September 27, 1868 in St Andrew's church, Montpelier, Bristol Clifton 6a 190, daughter of Thomas Buckingham Ball."

Now why was her middle name BARTLEY - like my own ?