Post by ndgradbuthcfan on Feb 5, 2021 18:02:25 GMT -5
I play on line trivia and today's category was basketball. Here are three questions: 1.Name the NBA champ and MVP who played for Crispus Attucks H.S. in Indiana in the 50's. 2.Which person is in the NBA Hall of Fame in 3 categories; as player, coach and Asst. Coach of Olympic Dream Team (I guessed Tom H.-wrong). 3.Who is Olympic leader in men's basketball in career points, career ppg and single game points. Need name and country.
I think everyone from my era would have gotten that one. There used to be a cartoon announcing that fact right above the bubbler in the fieldhouse. At least I was reminded of that piece of trivia quite often.
Fortunately, I was still at home on the faithful day in 1969. The Football team arrived several weeks earlier than the rest of us.
Still remember the first time I heard bubbler describing a water cooler. One of the housekeepers in Beaven made a reference to where I could find something, and she said it was next to the “bubbler”. I am sure my expression indicated I did not understand the conversation. Ah! Brings back memories.
Last Edit: Feb 8, 2021 10:01:39 GMT -5 by Crucis#1
Maybe that is why the field house was so popular. The water cooler was truly a bubbler. 🤣 I always thought the water had a different taste.
Outside of CT, I think most New Englanders of all ages know what a bubbler is. Definitely not central MA only or people of a certain age.
For those who forgot certain terms after they left Mt St James for destinations around the globe, a bubbler is a basically a mini fountain for the purpose drinking the water. A bubbler is a unit that is plumbed into the local water supply Different than a water cooler which is a stand alone unit with an inverted water bottle for dispensing water into a cup
My next dissertation on the proper use of the English language will be on the difference between a frappe and a milk shake
Well done, Tom. When you finish the Frappe vs milk shake discussion, perhaps you might expound on the differences among a grinder (grinda), hero, submarine and a wedge (sandwich).
As to "bubbler" - I thought it was "bubbla" since I never heard an "r" in the word. Of course that may be from my time in the garment district - confusing Bubbla with the Yiddish "bubbale." (sweetie, darling - term of endearment)
The Urban Dictionary has a definition and dialogue of the term “ Bubbla”
“Name used for what most would consider a water fountain, drinking fountain. This word is most commonly used around the Boston area. Grammatically it would be spelled Bubbler, but is pronounced by the users as bubblah since the 'r' sound is dropped.”
Google “Bubbla” from the Urban Dictionary.
Warning!.....If you were offended by the language in the Departed, do not read, the Urban Dictionay dialogue as an example. The dialogue would have been “ Banned in Boston” 70 years ago. 😁 I did not provide the link, as I could be “Banned by the Dean”.
Great to find a topic to have a laugh doing a tough year.
Maybe we should discuss Tonic vs Soda.
Last Edit: Feb 8, 2021 11:29:44 GMT -5 by Crucis#1
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Feb 8, 2021 12:47:41 GMT -5
Here's another college basketball question: Can you name the 13 men in NCAA D-1 history who have scored 2,000 or more points and averaged 30+ points per game? Of the 13 I'll suggest that this group should get 9 of them in short order, will find 2 more a bit more challenging, and then have to really work or pray for the final two.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Feb 8, 2021 13:27:24 GMT -5
Off to a good start--love that thecrossisback left the easier ones to his peers and nailed two that some might not get right away
1= 44.8 Pete Maravich LSU 3= 33.8 Big O--Cincinnati and was #1 in total points until Pete eclipsed him 10= 31.0 Elvin Hayes Houston 11= 30.7 Freeman Williams Portland State--also #2 in total points scored to Pistol Pete 13= 30.2 Bill Bradley Princeton
Hot Rod had the 2,000 points but averaged 24.5 Wilt missed on both as he avereged 29.8 and played only two seasons with under 1,500 points