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by liza
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3482037

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Ah, I'm a big proponent of cutting one's own hair (haven't paid for a haircut for about a year now - sometimes it ends up in a poor state, but mostly I find that it ends up just as well as if I'd gone to a salon, and when it doesn't... well, turns out that most people really don't care about your ha...
by liza
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I feel really grown up when..
Replies: 171
Views: 20522

Re: I feel really grown up when..

Shopping for medical insurance. Buying decent liquor. (Well okay, not completely adult there yet, as I will still have to have someone buy for me for five more months. But still, going into a wine shop with my of-legal-age friends and picking wine to go with dinner feels pretty adult.) "You're ...
by liza
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3482037

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I'll second Marsh's experience. No worse than any other shot, and now I'm less likely to get one of the worst cancers. Definitely glad I did it.

<3 the Sarah Haskins videos, tin. Thanks!
by liza
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A small topic not undedicated to Double Negatives
Replies: 71
Views: 9261

Re: A small topic dedicated to Double Negatives

Tom Swifties were created in mockery of that "she said adverbially" construct, actually.
Just an aside.
by liza
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029570

Re: Post yo' fehs

You people. You are good people.
That is all.
by liza
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 348341

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I think this one's been mentioned before, but Shiloh Pitt is a pretty dire spoonerism. Nicholas If-Jesus-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barbon was dealt a pretty bad hand, and I once knew a girl named Surreal. One of her middle names was a colour, and one was a shape. Relevantly: Baby'...
by liza
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3482037

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Emergency contraceptives and regular ol' birth control are NOT crucial healthcare services. They are a luxury I'd say EC is crucial healthcare in situations like rape. And BC maybe not be crucial from a health standpoint, but it is the primary factor in women's equality today. Without it, we'd stil...
by liza
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029570

Re: Post yo' fehs

Angstrom wrote:It's windy.
You call that windy?
Spoiler:
Image
I'll skip over the pictures where I'm literally holding my friend's skirt down :P
by liza
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 160//Char. per/ txt_ msg. plz/
Replies: 14
Views: 3878

Re: 160//Char. per/ txt_ msg. plz/

acousticcarnival wrote:Like a haiku

You may have just solved
Your own problem with texting.
Compose in haiku!

Embrace the limits
And eschew stupidity
By making text art.

Cell phone text poems
Will make texters poets and
not chat/txtspk tools.

Culture is rescued.
Yay for haiku! No thanks to
Cell phone companies.
by liza
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 751456

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Some pizza place has an ad for "chocolate dunkers". They purvey them at some mall's faux-french bakery, and record reactions. The sales lady - who's been sporting the poorest French accent I've heard by a professional actor - takes off her smock to reveal [pizza chain]'s uniform and announ...
by liza
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3482037

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

So, this is rather silly, so forgive me. I don't really have anywhere else I can crow about this, and figured this thread was closest to appropriate. I wore proper shorts in public for the first time since I was seven or eight. I hate my thighs with a white-hot passion (which is fitting, because the...
by liza
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029570

Re: Post yo' fehs

I guess it's a good think I'm not attractive enough to have people ask me to smile. I doubt it - it's just something that happens almost solely to females (or so I've heard). How long have you presented yourself as female in public? The longer you have, the more likely it is that you'll hear that. ...
by liza
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029570

Re: Post yo' fehs

20/20. I thought it was fairly easy. It's all in the eyes.
by liza
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3482037

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Any idea what evidence/arguments I could present to convince a friend to get Gardasil? She's opposed to it now, because she doesn't see it as necessary for her monogamous lifestyle.
by liza
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3482037

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

sophyturtle wrote:I vote red dress black and white shoes.
But I dislike wedge shoes.

But they're black and beige, so they clash the slightest bit with the white in the dress. Go with the red shoes. Or maybe the blue! The blue ones may be cute with the red dress.
by liza
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029570

Re: Post yo' fehs

I love it, and the boots! Your lips are lovely too :)
by liza
Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3482037

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

There have been so so many instances where I've stood up dear friends because I just couldn't bear to be in company...because I've felt I looked repulsive, or that I'd be entirely incapable of holding a conversation, and I have to say I've regretted it every single time, and the odd time that I've ...
by liza
Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Eclectic Pockets
Replies: 77
Views: 8194

Re: Eclectic Pockets

I tend to wear ridiculously tight girl pants, so pocket contents are limited to maybe cash and maybe cell phone. I will list the contents of my purse though! (Quickly males, adhere to social norms and avert your eyes, lest you play a text-only version of looking through a lady's purse.) Miniature dr...
by liza
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd tourism in the United States
Replies: 61
Views: 6441

Re: Places in the US, west of the Mississippi (roadtrip)

I'm amazed how far down the first mention of Seattle was! And Liza's was really only cursory. I'm surprised too. I guess people just don't care about the Pacific Northwest. *sob* I'm not really good at listing Seattlish places to go because I've only been there twice. Oregon native and homebody, yo...
by liza
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Filler Sounds
Replies: 7
Views: 2360

Re: Filler Sounds

steewi wrote:In Japanese, they often say 'anoooo...'

I've also heard "eeto". I don't understand multisyllabic fillers - it seems like monosyllabic ones would be more natural. Though, aren't all lone vowels words in and of themselves in Japanese? That'd account for the need of a multisyllabic filler.
by liza
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029570

Re: Post yo' fehs

JayDee wrote:Someone wrote "Tall and Lanky - Turns me on" in my high school year book. I figured it was meant sarcastically (or at least in jest) but liked to think, deep down, that she meant it.
She did if she knew what she was talking about. Look, there are other ladies who agree with me, even!
Nougatrocity wrote:So you'll be a state over soon - we are of course getting some space risk on?
Oh heck yes. The year 2210 won't know what hit it. Wait, it will, because you know when a nuclear strike happens.
Though I hear the moon has raptors on it now. Best be cautious.
by liza
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd tourism in the United States
Replies: 61
Views: 6441

Re: Places in the US, west of the Mississippi (roadtrip)

Go to OREGON. We have loveli lakes and the majestik moose and a telefone system. If you're doing cities, Portland is incredible. Powell's is worth checking out - it's a bookstore three or four levels high that fills a city block. 30 minutes west (or so) you'll see Multnomah Falls. It's a waterfall, ...
by liza
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029570

Re: Post yo' fehs

michaelandjimi wrote:But I don't get how people would be attracted to ridiculously lanky people.
Puns AND lankiness? You move to the states and we get married, mmkay?

Actually, this is aimed at all the lanky boys ever: lanky is the best. Please never ever stop being lanky. <3, some chick on the internet
by liza
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029570

Re: Post yo' fehs

I was about to complain, but luckily I was top of 179, which just misses out. You're silly. And by "silly", I mean wrong. And by wrong, I mean wanna go get an intercontinental cup of coffee sometime? *eyebrow wiggle* Some pictures from earlier this year. Don't feel like being clever, so h...
by liza
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029570

Re: Post yo' fehs

I feel like photowhoring for a bit. Senior photo. It's my favourite of the bunch. http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v252/211/27/675419782/n675419782_1073463_3620.jpg And this is me. Eating a fig newton. Apparently in a surprised manner. http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v30...
by liza
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: No, no, roll the "R"
Replies: 60
Views: 8435

Re: No, no, roll the "R"

And I think most Asian languages don't have the consonant clusters we have. A word like "strengths" would be very difficult. The funny bit is that most English-speakers have no problem with "strengths", but balk at Russian (and other similarly consonant-heavy languages) words li...
by liza
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusion using predictive text.
Replies: 25
Views: 4947

Re: Confusion using predictive text.

First off, words like "high" that are composed of all or mostly the same number are painful.
Second, I was typing "novocaine" and it suggested "novorolsky". Which is not a word at all. Silly Cupertino effect.
by liza
Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly
Replies: 91
Views: 27748

Re: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly

Gnomon: the shaft of a sundial
Glair: egg white.
by liza
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly
Replies: 91
Views: 27748

Re: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly

Abilene - the property of coolness that the underside of the pillow entails. That's right, kids, we've all known this sensation since we we're, what, 6-ish? And now it has a word. Maybe it's cooler than the other side of the pillow. Maybe it's Abilene. [citation needed] (Couldn't find anything with...
by liza
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pre-Language thought
Replies: 69
Views: 9662

Re: Pre-Language thought

Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said that "The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for." Sounds Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis-y. I dare say thought without language is near-impossible for those who think via language to understand, and vice-versa (for...
by liza
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Overmorrow
Replies: 61
Views: 16569

Re: Overmorrow

ZLVT wrote:Is there an equivalent for yesterday?

"Ereyesterday" was suggested once here, but it is even more archaic than "overmorrow" and googling the term will in fact get you that xkcd thread, among few other results.
by liza
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What colour do you prefer to write in?
Replies: 39
Views: 3857

Re: What colour do you prefer to write in?

Dark blue or green. I graded papers in high school, and the occasional blue-ink break from black-on-white made my eyes happy. Since then, I'm a little obsessive about blue ink, in case my graders feel the same way. I like green ink for my own purposes, but would never ever submit something in green....
by liza
Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Classical meaning of words
Replies: 19
Views: 3491

Re: Classical meaning of words

Often in such a case I've said things like "apology (in the classical sense)" but that's rather cumbersome. ... enthrall, form the Norse "thrall" meaning slave, would mean to enslave (though the modern meaning is pretty close) awesome, from the word "awe", meaning some...
by liza
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Back pain - WTF?
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: Back pain - WTF?

That doesn't stop you from trying, now does it? First thing Monday morning. Sooner is definitely better, nay? You MAY want to try to make an appointment with a chiropractor too. He'll likely have the same scheduling issues, but you never know. Again, if the pain significantly worsens, there's always...
by liza
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Back pain - WTF?
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: Back pain - WTF?

Back pain can be serious (though it isn't always - no need to panic) and this is an internet forum. We are not medical professionals. Your doctor is. Go see him/her. We can theorize; he/she can fix. Try alternating cold/heat in the meantime and don't do anything physically strenuous. Take it easy. U...
by liza
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Suburbs accents ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3048

Re: Suburbs accents ?

I suppose standard American English and AAVE are analogous (or at least comparable) to that situation, nay?

Edit: note for non-Americans: AAVE is typically more of a sociolect than an ethnolect. In case anyone was wondering.
by liza
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 110674

Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall

I'm a little embarrassed by this, but I have to ask: How the hell do you use possessive apostrophes? I understand contractions, but for some reason possession has always confused me. It seems sometimes a possessive needs an apostrophe and other times it doesn't, seemingly at random. Nouns, proper o...
by liza
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029570

Re: Post yo' fehs

Shro, you are so gorgeous it is a little ridiculous. On behalf of every other girl ever, please stop being so gorgeous. Thanks.
by liza
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly
Replies: 91
Views: 27748

Re: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly

Definitely not as good as I thought it would be. Maybe the person who came up with the word didn't like that smell. Also, Firefox doesn't recognize the word. Odd. I agree, it's a really unmusical word. Firefox doesn't recognize most rare words, and "petrichor" is pretty darn rare. The ety...
by liza
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 139707

Re: Words you love.

Zax: a roofing hatchet. I just love the letters and the sound; it's unfortunately rather useless.

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