Questions you want answered.

What does the 'O' in SFO (San Francisco International Airport) stand for?

It's not an acronym, it's just the airport's FAA location identifier.

But why 'O'?

Has anybody ever used "Wrecking Balm" tattoo removal and have it work? Just seems like one of those crazy diet pill fads.

Who knows?
Edit: here is a list of US airport ids. Most of them are a lot stranger than SFO. Honolulu is ZYY

It entertains me to read Americans complaining about the presence of corn in a dish. Do the words "high fructose corn syrup" ring a bell? Corn is in freakin' everything except pizza on this side of pond.

VDOWhoNeedsDD wrote:

What does the 'O' in SFO (San Francisco International Airport) stand for?

Probably San FranciscO

muttonchop wrote:

Who knows?
Edit: here is a list of US airport ids. Most of them are a lot stranger than SFO. Honolulu is ZYY

I've flown in there quite a few times, I though it was HNL.

VDOWhoNeedsDD wrote:

What does the 'O' in SFO (San Francisco International Airport) stand for?

San FrancisO

Better off asking why there's an X in LAX.

Ultimately, the answer is because you need a 3 letter code to refer to an airport. The big airports got given the abbreviations that make sense (LGW = London Gatwick, JFK = well, JFK!)

The airports that are left are assigned whatever's left over e.g. Sumburgh airport in Sumburgh in the Scotland has the code LSI.

Interestingly, there's a bunch of tiny airports that don't even have an IATA code (the 3 character code). There's an alternative 4-character ICAO code assigned to airports too, which isn't used outside of the aviation world.

Jonman wrote:

It entertains me to read Americans complaining about the presence of corn in a dish. Do the words "high fructose corn syrup" ring a bell? Corn is in freakin' everything except pizza on this side of pond.

It's not the corn that's the problem, it's corn on pizza that is the problem.

PandaEskimo wrote:

a Chicago style is pretty much a can of tomato sauce

Lies! Certainly some of our local deep-dish varieties incorporate a large amount of sauce, but certainly not all of them.

I have no objection to corn as a topping. Pizza topping creativity is to be encouraged. (My favorite combos from Giordano's are jalapeno and ground beef and pineapple and pepperoni.)

Jonman wrote:

It entertains me to read Americans complaining about the presence of corn in a dish. Do the words "high fructose corn syrup" ring a bell? Corn is in freakin' everything except pizza on this side of pond.

Your assertion only has merit if you can find a place where HFCS is an offered pizza topping.

CannibalCrowley wrote:

I've flown in there quite a few times, I though it was HNL.

Whoops, you're right. ZYY is something else in Honolulu.

Why do people say either/or when it means the same thing? Unless they are being accurate and presuming the or is a logical OR. But in that case the OR encompasses the XOR making it redundant. Am I over thinking this?

adam.greenbrier wrote:

It's opposite is "neither/nor" as in "people are neither minerals nor vegetables."

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If I'm following your question right, "either/or" is based on the sentence construction of "either A or B" as in "you can either have a bowl of ice cream or a slice of cake" or "we could go to either Disneyland or Disneyworld." Its opposite is "neither/nor" as in "people are neither minerals nor vegetables."

I fixed it for you, sweetie.

Aw, thanks pumpkin.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Jonman wrote:

It entertains me to read Americans complaining about the presence of corn in a dish. Do the words "high fructose corn syrup" ring a bell? Corn is in freakin' everything except pizza on this side of pond.

Your assertion only has merit if you can find a place where HFCS is an offered pizza topping.

What's the betting that it's an ingredient in the sauce?

Jonman wrote:

What's the betting that it's an ingredient in the sauce? :)

I won't make that bet.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Jonman wrote:

What's the betting that it's an ingredient in the sauce? :)

I won't make that bet. :)

I know it's not an ingredient in my brother-in-law's pizza place's sauce. Also corn is not an available topping

wordsmythe wrote:
PandaEskimo wrote:

a Chicago style is pretty much a can of tomato sauce

Lies! Certainly some of our local deep-dish varieties incorporate a large amount of sauce, but certainly not all of them.

I have no objection to corn as a topping. Pizza topping creativity is to be encouraged. (My favorite combos from Giordano's are jalapeno and ground beef and pineapple and pepperoni.)

Trying to smear me through the mud with your out of context quoting?

PandaEskimo wrote:

I usually get a plain pizza, so a Chicago style is pretty much a can of tomato sauce and so I never eat it.

Now, go eat your can of tomato sauce!

VDOWhoNeedsDD wrote:

What does the 'O' in SFO (San Francisco International Airport) stand for?

I might be skimming.. but along those lines..

Chicago Ohara

ORD?

wtf.

TheGameguru wrote:
VDOWhoNeedsDD wrote:

What does the 'O' in SFO (San Francisco International Airport) stand for?

I might be skimming.. but along those lines..

Chicago Ohara

ORD?

wtf.

They just want to make it clear that Chicago Midway Airport, MDW, is the better Chicago airport.

MDW also makes no sense.

TheGameguru wrote:

I might be skimming.. but along those lines..

Chicago Ohara

ORD?

wtf.

ORcharD

TheGameguru wrote:

MDW also makes no sense.

MiDWay

CannibalCrowley wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

I might be skimming.. but along those lines..

Chicago Ohara

ORD?

wtf.

ORcharD

TheGameguru wrote:

MDW also makes no sense.

MiDWay

ORD still makes no sense and I feel stupid now about MDW Thanks.

It was named Orchard Field until 1949, when it was renamed O'Hare after a Navy airman from Chicago who died in World War II.

Katy wrote:

It was named Orchard Field until 1949, when it was renamed O'Hare after a Navy airman from Chicago who died in World War II.

Ah. What an answer!

PandaEskimo wrote:
Katy wrote:

It was named Orchard Field until 1949, when it was renamed O'Hare after a Navy airman from Chicago who died in World War II.

Ah. What an answer!

Why was O'Hare special? Surely there are a lot of guys that died in WWII from Chicago.

VDOWhoNeedsDD wrote:

Why was O'Hare special? Surely there are a lot of guys that died in WWII from Chicago.

He was an ace and a Medal of Honor winner.