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by Hobgoblin
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words which nearly all languages use
Replies: 54
Views: 9851

Re: Words which nearly all languages use

Maybe this doesn't count, but "OK" is universal, even if other languages technically have their own translation of OK.
by Hobgoblin
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How to learn Vietnamese
Replies: 11
Views: 5029

Re: How to learn Vietnamese

xkcdinspired wrote:But there's plenty of hope. A Canadian guy went to Vietnam, became so good at the language that he instantly became a local celebrity. He publishes books, MC on TV and even stars in movies. You could be the next one! Check out his journey here. http://joe.vn/


So. Cool.
by Hobgoblin
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How to learn Vietnamese
Replies: 11
Views: 5029

Re: How to learn Vietnamese

Umm, what I mean is, you have to give it time, at first you can't tell which sound is which, but slowly, you start getting it, you start feeling where a word stops and starts the other; because at the beggininging, most foreign languages sound like they're being spoken in a big hurry, a messy compo...
by Hobgoblin
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How to learn Vietnamese
Replies: 11
Views: 5029

Re: How to learn Vietnamese

I've taken 5 years of honors Spanish classes at my school (si, puedo hablar en espanol si quisieras), and a year of French (et francais, aussi!), and my girlfriend is Vietnamese. We spent half an hour going over a sentence that came up in conversation between her mom and her: "no noi no khong ...
by Hobgoblin
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How to learn Vietnamese
Replies: 11
Views: 5029

Re: How to learn Vietnamese

in my opinion , learning Vietnamese is easier than learning English or Spanish . Firstly , learning Alphabet is the most important , but you can do this step easily . secondly , how to speak a word . After this step , you can read newpapers while you don't understand what you are reading . step by ...
by Hobgoblin
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sequential Thought Processes through Language
Replies: 9
Views: 2653

Re: Sequential Thought Processes through Language

I hope the seat were vinyl and easy to clean afterwards. :lol: Sorry, too good to resist. I thought the same exact thing. [Unrelated: In spanish the other day, we were talking about subjunctive mood when my teacher mentioned the example sentence: "I hope that she comes." I laughed, hard.]
by Hobgoblin
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sequential Thought Processes through Language
Replies: 9
Views: 2653

Re: Sequential Thought Processes through Language

Thanks for the correction on indirect/direct pronouns.

I guess you're right.. the situation isn't thought of in words before it's translated.
by Hobgoblin
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sequential Thought Processes through Language
Replies: 9
Views: 2653

Sequential Thought Processes through Language

In Spanish class, we've been learning about things like direct and indirect object pronouns. Take, for example, saying "I bring it for you" is "Te lo traigo." Te being the direct object pronoun for you, lo being the indirect object pronoun for it. Traigo means "I bring."...
by Hobgoblin
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Billingual weirdness
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: Billingual weirdness

Down here in Texas, we call that Spanglish. "What's up, hombre?" or "Hey vato" is not uncommon. Pretty much everyone does this to some extent, whether it's "No problemo" or "Rightamundo", we all mix English and Spanish a little. Me entiendes, vato?
by Hobgoblin
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 345185

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Eebster the Great wrote:
bigglesworth wrote:Andromeda is a rubbish name for a girl, because of the whole "andro-" thing. IMO

"To think of a man." Hm... it's not great, is it? I don't know, it depends on how you interpret it.


By that knowledge, wouldn't it be an awful man's name? :D
by Hobgoblin
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Any Latin learning aids?
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: Any Latin learning aids?

pheonixduprese wrote:How do I say this... Latin is DEAD! No body speaks Latin natively. Sorry.


That's what it takes to be a pseudo-Archaeologist, though. You have to learn something nobody knows/cares about to unlock the secrets of ANCIENT ROMMMMEEEEEEEEEEE :D
by Hobgoblin
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Any Latin learning aids?
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: Any Latin learning aids?

Well with no budget, one might think the best tool you have at your hands is one of a pirate, but be careful, while stealing you must remember to keep the authorities at bay.
by Hobgoblin
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Two words that MUST be used together
Replies: 51
Views: 11184

Re: Two words that MUST be used together

Heebie Jeebies.
by Hobgoblin
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: five-a-day fruit and veg
Replies: 20
Views: 3352

Re: five-a-day fruit and veg

spudtheimpaler wrote:
Hobgoblin wrote:I've drank a gallon of water in one hour just to see what would happen, and I didn't die. I didn't even feel sick.

This is clearly the best way to do science... ;)


I'm a scientist at heart, and I like water. What I don't like is peeing so much that my urethra becomes sore.
by Hobgoblin
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: five-a-day fruit and veg
Replies: 20
Views: 3352

Re: five-a-day fruit and veg

Just because your pee is clear doesn't mean it's dangerous at all. I've drank a gallon of water in one hour just to see what would happen, and I didn't die. I didn't even feel sick. You have to drink a TON of water to die from it, so don't really worry about "Oh lawd is this too much water?&quo...
by Hobgoblin
Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: For once, I want to be fit.
Replies: 14
Views: 2945

Re: For once, I want to be fit.

I'd like to start running. I need to learn how to run though, I seem to get a stitch in one side and a tight muscle on the bottom of my foot everytime. I've looked up what streches can help my feet, but what can I do to prevent getting a stitch in my side? I'm no runner, but from what I understand,...
by Hobgoblin
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Trying to fill out
Replies: 11
Views: 2369

Re: Trying to fill out

Them's some excellent gains for two weeks, bucko! I read your diet, and from what I can tell that's probably the same almost everyday (I understand maybe one day a month you might go out to watch a football game with your friends or something and eat something less-than-warrior-food. From what I've ...
by Hobgoblin
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: five-a-day fruit and veg
Replies: 20
Views: 3352

Re: five-a-day fruit and veg

iblis.raeb wrote:A Vegan diet works for me... with Spirulina (a supplement).

What's the deal with having to drink so much water?... I constantly pee with high water intake‼


When you pee all the time, you're flushing out all the crap that collects in your kidneys and stuff, which is excellent for your health.
by Hobgoblin
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Plural of white dwarf.
Replies: 22
Views: 5333

Re: Plural of white dwarf.

I always figured the plural of dwarf could either be dwarves or dwarfs. But Tolkien used Dwarves, so i stuck with it.

This just in, Google Chrome's spellcheck says dwarves isn't even a word, but dwarfs sure is.
by Hobgoblin
Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Should English be the international language?
Replies: 202
Views: 30279

Re: Should English be the international language?

sje46 wrote: English is also an easy typing language.



sje46 wrote:Englihs


God damn it, I laughed out loud.
by Hobgoblin
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Clocks can tock
Replies: 8
Views: 1972

Re: Clocks can tock

Clocks can tock like Mavrisa likes.. :shock:
by Hobgoblin
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3404
Views: 763492

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I found myself looking ALL OVER the city for my watch. I don't even wear my watch, ever. After a while I started to get frustrated until I realized, "Wait a minute, I don't give a shit about my watch. Whatever." Then I woke up. This pisses me off because I'm always trying to realize I'm as...
by Hobgoblin
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: "I just don't get it" Thread.
Replies: 344
Views: 27747

Re: "I just don't get it" Thread.

Bon Jovi. And I'm not a very big fan of Journey or Van Halen, either.

Not an 80's-ish man here.
by Hobgoblin
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 20543

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

I've been playing for maybe 4 or 5 years now, I'm in 10th grade. I don't know a lot of songs, and much less songs full length, usually just the chords of the chorus or a riff from a song or two. I took a year of school over Classical Guitar from a guy down here in DFW, Texas named Steven Howell. He'...
by Hobgoblin
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do you play?
Replies: 274
Views: 36133

Re: What do you play?

Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Kazoo :lol: , and I'm going to buy a Ukulele.
by Hobgoblin
Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: XKCD's playlists
Replies: 0
Views: 741

XKCD's playlists

Playlist.com. Know about it. Basically you can make a playlist for free, out of any song they've got (they have a lot of songs..) and Listen to it on shuffle, share it with friends, find similar playlists, etc. I've been working on a playlist of good Ska music, which is pretty small. http://www.play...
by Hobgoblin
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bianca attempts to stick with it
Replies: 31
Views: 3615

Re: Bianca attempts to stick with it

Victoria, that's not exactly true. Since muscle does weigh something, you can't exactly lose weight AND gain muscle unless you're dropping shittons of fat, but you can DEFINITELY burn fat and gain muscle at the same time, which is what I think is being asked about right now. And you don't need any d...
by Hobgoblin
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Saying "rabbit" in other languages
Replies: 74
Views: 28152

Re: Saying "rabbit" in other languages

In Korean: 토끼 , which Romanized is to-kki, like toe-key.
by Hobgoblin
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bianca attempts to stick with it
Replies: 31
Views: 3615

Re: Bianca attempts to stick with it

Well for one, that is DEFINITELY hiking. My idea of hiking in Texas is nothing of the sort- everything around Dallas is perfectly flat. :( Your diet sounds great; if you like eggs, you should definitely introduce them to your breakfast. They're a good source of calories, and a legendary source of pr...
by Hobgoblin
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Flexibility... I don't have it. >.<
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Flexibility... I don't have it. >.<

Google 'Sunrise salutation yoga' or something along the lines of that. That's a little yoga routine people do every morning. Stretches you out fairly well, I'd say.

Not to mention, after working out, stretch a lot. It's more important after than before, but before is recommended too.
by Hobgoblin
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Swimming: its not just good for escaping Raptors anymore!
Replies: 30
Views: 7296

Re: Swimming: its not just good for escaping Raptors anymore!

I've been swimming for about 3 or 4 years and I was on a competitive swimming team for a year about a year and a half ago. Since then, I've been swimming solo for fun and to stay in shape. I've been doing the following for the last 2-3 months, about 4 times a week: 1000m crawl 1000m crawl with a pu...
by Hobgoblin
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: SmartTraining
Replies: 0
Views: 720

SmartTraining

Smart Training is a community I've been with for a while. It's kind of like fit club on XKCD, but imagine different sections of fit club. Bodybuilders, armwrestlers, traceurs (practitioners of freefunning/parkour), and nutritional experts. There are forums for people wishing to lose weight, as well ...
by Hobgoblin
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ugh, a fat man in his pants
Replies: 23
Views: 5851

Re: Ugh, a fat man in his pants

For people starting to shed some serious poundage, the most important thing you can do is look at your diet. If you eat well and get no exercise, you won't be too much overweight, so you're definitely not eating right. It's fairly obvious what you're doing wrong once you look. Look for things that a...
by Hobgoblin
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Attempting to gain weight
Replies: 30
Views: 4362

Re: Attempting to gain weight

As a group of infamously anonymous fitsters I know on the internet would say "OATZ N' SQUATZ!" They mean this slightly literally, but it is also a [very] condensed idea of what you want to try to do. Eat high protein foods (this is going to be a challenge for you, being vegetarian), and do...
by Hobgoblin
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Easy effective excercises
Replies: 12
Views: 2350

Re: Easy effective excercises

spudtheimpaler wrote:
Nath wrote:Easy, effective and fast? Good luck! :)

What are your objectives?


Ah, time to churn out a classic...

"Quality, Speed, Price. Pick two."


Exactly my thought.
by Hobgoblin
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bianca attempts to stick with it
Replies: 31
Views: 3615

Re: Bianca attempts to stick with it

Well, Bianca, I haven't been on in a while. I decided to log back onto these forums solely to see how you were progressing. Needless to say, I'm proud of you! You are definitely on your way to success. It's usually the first few weeks of a lifestyle change that you have to stick out, then it's just ...
by Hobgoblin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Most Epic Religious War?
Replies: 28
Views: 5403

Re: Most Epic Religious War?

Probably the Third Crusade.
:D
by Hobgoblin
Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?
Replies: 35
Views: 3605

Re: Do other drinks hydrate you as well as water?

Well, I've never really had alcohol, and don't really plan to, but supposedly a good beer is heavenly after a long race. Maybe I'll drink one after the marathon I might run in the Netherlands next year... If it's your first, you won't enjoy it. It's an acquired taste, usually. BUT OH REQUIRE IT YOU...
by Hobgoblin
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bianca attempts to stick with it
Replies: 31
Views: 3615

Re: Bianca attempts to stick with it

Good to hear! I'm glad you don't take my posts for granted; I noticed that nobody else is replying to your thread, and if it just takes you and me to keep your head up and you going in the right direction, then that's how it'll be! Cake and tea with grandma doesn't have to be a bad thing, just keep ...
by Hobgoblin
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bright Shadows attempts to play football
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Bright Shadows attempts to play football

If you're playing American Football, it all depends on your position what you're going to train. If you plan on just playing pick up games with your friends, you'll be playing a bit of everything, so just run a lot and play catch with your buds. Be sure to catch the ball running, far away, close up,...

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