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Amorous Badger says: "I once humorously suggested that someone had been internet-stalking a Big Brother contestant. They concluded that I was threatening them. What's the oddest misunderstanding you've been involved in?"

(, Thu 12 Dec 2013, 13:48)
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Actually, you've got a point
"Look," I said to my daughter, "See that bright star moving up there? That's the Space Station".

"How can it be a station if it's moving?"

(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 9:06, 10 replies)
But surely it's not moving...
... relative to its own frame of reference.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 9:15, closed)
Nothing is moving if you ignore everything else.

(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 10:08, closed)
What about the bit in Watership Down when Art Garfunkel starts warbling?
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 10:50, closed)
I've, er, got something in my eye
*goes outside to stare manfully into the middle distance*
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 11:07, closed)

(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 12:53, closed)
Very true. But...

... explaining moving frames of reference and orbital dynamics to a five-year-old is a little tricky. Especially for a mind evolved to scream abuse at the monkeys in the next tree...
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 10:34, closed)
Well, you could do that or you could explain the difference between station - train, bus and
space and stationary and stationery.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2013, 10:48, closed)

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