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by Moobly
Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Going Dutch"
Replies: 35
Views: 5036

Re: "Going Dutch"

One of my mates back in the states was from Colorado and he always used it like this: Him: "Wanna grab a bite?" Me: (always the cheap-ass) "You buying?" Him: "I'll dutch you" Me: "Feck off then" I'd never heard "going dutch" before, but I've a vague ...
by Moobly
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Angry Aussie
Replies: 57
Views: 4069

Re: Angry Aussie

Better yet, record is on your webcam and send it to him. Give him the full treatment.
by Moobly
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: trick question?
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: trick question?

Sorry, I got caught up in all the side conversation I missed the original question. (and thanks for being so gracious about calling me out on being offtopic. :) ) I'm no english major to be sure, so take my thoughts with some salt. In fact, my english is down right horrible. I learned english until ...
by Moobly
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 255528

Re: High and low point of your day

High: Woke up, wasn't dead. Low: I took two months to actually ask this girl out. On the first date, about an hour in, I realized that she is just not a good person at all. Fine to hang out with, and you'd never guess it, but she really is an amazingly cruel person when she starts sharing opinions. ...
by Moobly
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: trick question?
Replies: 33
Views: 5116

Re: trick question?

says nothing about the small cats being in the backpacks and could easily be a general statement about the distribution of cat sizes in the world. Thus the correct answer could be 7*2 + 7*7*7*4 = 1,386 (plus or minus error for bus drivers, 3-legged cats, any millipedes that might be crawling around...
by Moobly
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1775763

Re: Today You Learned

Today I learned that the word "cunt" carries meaning across languages and cultures. Even though I said it in a nice way...
by Moobly
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3587501

Re: Rant Thread

Rant? Don't mind if I do. I hate people who order coffee in the pub when I'm waiting to get served a proper drink. OK, if someone's driving or whatever I can understand them asking for coffee, but why does it have to some fancy shit with foam and sprinkles and God knows whatever else? Those big ste...
by Moobly
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is not understanding sarcasm considered stupidity?
Replies: 16
Views: 2792

Re: Is not understanding sarcasm considered stupidity?

I propose another, alternate explanation for much of youtube.

See: John Gabriel's Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/19/

It's old, but it still continues to ring true, time and time again.
by Moobly
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: writing ideas feed
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Re: writing ideas feed

Does anyone know of any RSS or Atom feed other daily writing ideas? Just looking for ideas for a few hundred word short stories or essays to keep me full of writing ideas. Maybe I'm tired, or just dumb tonight, but I'm having a horrible time trying to wrap my head around that post. Are you looking ...
by Moobly
Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Suburbs accents ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3092

Re: Suburbs accents ?

My impression from time spent in the states is that various cities, i.e. Chicago, Boston, and Atlanta, all had their own accent and the people in the suburbs had much lesser versions of said accent. In Ireland, it's a mess. A guy from 3 miles down the road is likely to have a different accent, and h...
by Moobly
Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Learning Languages (halp meh?)
Replies: 18
Views: 3856

Re: Learning Languages (halp meh?)

When I was moved to Japan, I was only given about a 3 week notice. In their infinite wisdom my employer offered up free Rosetta Stone Japanese program to make up for the lack of time. To be honest, it's difficult at best. I've been here just short of 5 months now and have abandoned RS. It just wasn'...
by Moobly
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1775763

Re: Today You Learned

Today I learned that true hatred is a pretty energy intensive act.

At least it looks like a lot of work from where I'm standing. I don't think I could keep up with that sort of thing and still manage to function throughout a day.
by Moobly
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9396690

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Briareos wrote:Perhaps you could re-copy the instructions onto a separate sheet of paper?



Possibly, but that would mean more effort. I think I'll continue to miscook my food, and continue to bitch about it every time.
by Moobly
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9396690

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Why whenever something meant to be microwaved has multiple steps are the directions on the bottom of the package. With all the things going on in my head, I can't be expected to remember more than: 1)Open container 2)Cook on high for 3 minutes 3)Eat Beyond that, I'm direction memory retarded. All I ...
by Moobly
Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 255528

Re: High and low point of your day

High: I finally got up to ask Kaori out. A beautiful Japanese girl I've been talking to for about a month, rather she's been talking to me. I always do that amazingly impressive thing where she'll say something to me and I just mumble similar to "mphm". Over the last week I've manned up a ...
by Moobly
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Declaring your own country
Replies: 51
Views: 8581

Re: Declaring your own country

OF COURSE he's not justified. What right does he honestly have to oil profits that aren't on his land (that he probably has no right to own in the first place) and that he paid absolutely no money, time, energy, etc. into making happen in the first place? Well if he's allowed to keep making noise, ...
by Moobly
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Declaring your own country
Replies: 51
Views: 8581

Re: Declaring your own country

set up a naval blockade and starve him into annexation. Isn't doing such a thing as demanding annexation just acknowledging his right to declare independence? And considering that blockades are generally considered acts of war, if that's your approach, wouldn't it make more sense just to drop a ver...
by Moobly
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Declaring your own country
Replies: 51
Views: 8581

Declaring your own country

A single man has declared an island, that he essentially has no personal legal claim to as from being the only resident, a crown dependency and thus no part of the U.K. He's also claiming his newly found country has rights to North Sea oil drilling profits. It's all on the basis of some loop-hole or...
by Moobly
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 100 things to do before you die
Replies: 80
Views: 8842

Re: 100 things to do before you die

30) Finish a working mastery of Japanese
31) Return to a country where english is spoken as it's meant to be
32)Forget all Japanese that was previously learned in 30 as a result of 31.
by Moobly
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 100 things to do before you die
Replies: 80
Views: 8842

Re: 100 things to do before you die

30) Finish a working mastery of Japanese
31) Return to a country where english is spoken as it's meant to be
32)Forget all Japanese that was previously learned in 30 as a result of 31.
by Moobly
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)
Replies: 27
Views: 9480

Re: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)

I grew up in Wexford until around middleschool when mum decided she wanted to live in states...go figure. Anyways I can completely concur. Learning gaelic as a boy was horrible. Even the instructor hated it. He'd sigh, pull out the text and say "Another day of Irish." Everyday same words. ...
by Moobly
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Trend in Peer Pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Trend in Peer Pressure

(Note: *I* may be the one who's confused, not everyone else.) <^> I think I get your meaning, but it's still a bit fuzzy. Overall though, I'd say I hadn't noticed anything of the sort. My mates still stick with the generalized put down/challenge method. I wouldn't think your way would be overly eff...
by Moobly
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 96177

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

Raised with Irish Gaelic and english. Mostly English but my grandda insisted on the gaelic. We were taught a bit in school too, but the language is going away is seems. Learned spanish from dating a girl from El Salvador for about 5 years and now studying Japanese as a matter of necessity, though I'...
by Moobly
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language
Replies: 85
Views: 11312

Re: Confusing and annoying things in your (non-English) language

My beef with Japanese as I'm learning it. The pacing. It's the hardest part for me. When I'm trying to speak to someone I tend to put "natural" pauses and end up sounding like I either have a speach impediment, in the best case, or, in the worst case, actually saying something horribly dif...
by Moobly
Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Fuck shit piss goddamn motherfucker (Swearing)
Replies: 82
Views: 17028

Re: Fuck shit piss goddamn motherfucker (Swearing)

I grew up hearing the word cunt all the time too. It's quite common and often an ,admittedly crude, term of endearment, i.e. to friends; "Which one of you cunts is picking me up?" It's funny how the cultures differ like that.
by Moobly
Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2868951

Re: Confessional Thread - Sponsored by the NRA

Confession: I live in Tokyo, am a self proclaimed nerd, and have never seen an anime. I don't know that I could even name more than 2 off the top of my head.

Confession #2: I frequently take my own Jameson to pubs because none of the "good" places stock it.
by Moobly
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Supreme Court Decision on Death Penalty for Child Rape
Replies: 70
Views: 5897

Re: Child rape

Revenge is still revenge. And the death penalty is still grossly flawed. There should be no death penalty at all. I think a line needs to be drawn between revenge and punishment, yah? Revenge is returning harm with the expectation of some sort of personal satisfaction or relief as a result. Judicia...
by Moobly
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Supreme Court Decision on Death Penalty for Child Rape
Replies: 70
Views: 5897

Re: Child rape

It's a pretty weak argument but one could also make the point that many of these convicts ends up on the business end of a prison shank, so a death sentence is redundant. I feel it's also worth mentioning that there seems to be a growing trend against the death penalty in recent years, partially due...
by Moobly
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Packed Lunches (how to make them better)
Replies: 27
Views: 3890

Re: Packed Lunches (how to make them better)

I get stuck in the same situation, often between classes and work. I've found that a small pouch of jerky will keep me running just as long as the trail mix. Also making a cheap Chex Mix is an less expensive alternative. 6 tbsp. butter 4 tsp. Worcestershire 1 tsp. seasoned salt or (3/8 tsp. garl...
by Moobly
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2421979

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm Chris. I'm a24 y/o Irishman, schooled for 10 years in the U.S., returned to Ireland and now living in Tokyo. Imagine the language barrier I find myself running into. Anyways I'm attending university here for a general computer science degree. I've been a fan of the comic for quite sometime now, ...
by Moobly
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 29 words or less
Replies: 116
Views: 11097

Re: 29 words or less

French people killing french people, then having the audacity to name it "The Hundred Years' War", when it lasted 116 years. They're bad at math AND life.

Now, The Irish
by Moobly
Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Attack and Defend
Replies: 2904
Views: 289493

Re: Attack and Defend

I die and am found in your refrigerator. You're taken to jail, where you are sodomized.

My rotting flesh spreads deadly bacteria in NP's general area.

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