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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2021, 09:44:32 pm »

One thread drift already. So here's another.

As I post this the time is 2121:21 on the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century.

Others may have missed that ... but I suspect 21 people posted that on my Facebook timeline, and Billy has asked for 21 bisicuits as a treat!    This is as bad as me trying to post as 12:34:56 on 7th August!
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« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2021, 09:56:27 pm »

Timestamp shows I missed it by 1 second. bobm was on the ball with a screenshot though. Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2021, 10:31:28 pm »

...generically called NOX because they are noxious, at least in the wrong place...

They're NOx, where x can be 1 or 2. 'Noxious' has its roots in the Latin word for 'injury'. Air pollution buffs talk of both SOx and NOx.

Apologies if you were joking! 

I was and I wasn't - whatever the origins, the reason for the term becoming popular was the coincidence. And 'x' would not otherwise be the only or most obvious one, particularly as nitrogen doesn't confine itself to integer values. Atmospheric chemists do appear to have adopted a more restrictive definition, which is their business I guess.

Sox can be smelly, too.
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