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by IWX
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"
Replies: 47
Views: 11299

Re: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"

I wouldn't pronounce "interfocalic" to include a part that sounds like "fuck". So, no. You might not. Would others? Not everyone pronounces words by analyzing the root words and drawing on knowledge of a definition. I've definitely heard people pronounce "focal" as &qu...
by IWX
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"
Replies: 47
Views: 11299

Re: 1697: "Intervocalic Fortition"

So did Randall just nerd snipe everyone into skipping the obvious reference of applying the linguistic shift to the comic's title?

"...Inter what a lick? Go wash your mouth with soap."
by IWX
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"
Replies: 167
Views: 46494

Re: 1122: "Electoral Precedent"

During the campaign before Clinton's first term, a classmate of mine was trying to sound knowledgeable about the outcome. Sure, she ended up being right about Clinton beating Bush, but she cited that no Republican with a 4 letter last name had ever been re-elected. That was her biggest reason to bel...
by IWX
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 135335

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

xkcd seems consistently phoned in recently, and this is just part of that pattern. It's kind of sad. Might want to take a look at Friday's comic (1048) again if this is how you feel. If you think he has come across as detached or preoccupied for the last year, there's a very good (and personal) exp...

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