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by Rheum
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that sound like what they mean
Replies: 33
Views: 41903

Re: Words that sound like what they mean

Phlegm.
by Rheum
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Discussion of the nature of being transgender/cisgender
Replies: 187
Views: 44740

Re: Discussion of the nature of being transgender/cisgender

What is the term for someone who doesn't identify as either gender? Is there anything besides "catch all" terms like genderqueer? Because I think that is probably me. I think it's a personal thing on what one chooses to label themselves in that situation. Some find "androgynous"...
by Rheum
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Discussion of the nature of being transgender/cisgender
Replies: 187
Views: 44740

Re: Discussion of the nature of being transgender/cisgender

I've had gender conflict since I was a very small child. It only become an issue as I was slowly edging towards puberty and coming to grips with society's views on gender-norms. As a child I enjoyed activities assigned to both. Gender is partially innate, studies have shown boys will have a natural ...
by Rheum
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ghosts
Replies: 10
Views: 2193

Re: Ghosts

Just because this skepticism manifests itself through this sort of wistful wishful-thinking about an afterlife, without the burden of that whole God thing, doesn't mean that there isn't a silver lining. Some Spiritualists may not believe in a God, but does not always imply they don't feel burden. M...
by Rheum
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0698: "You Hang Up First"
Replies: 61
Views: 15145

Re: "You Hang Up First" Discussion

Is it weird that I used to do this with friends?
by Rheum
Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it unethical to tell a dying child that he will be cured?
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

Re: Is it unethical to tell a dying child that he will be cured?

When my grandmother was approaching her death bed, my mother and aunt were the first and only people to be informed that she only had a matter of weeks to live. They were given the responsibility to inform my grandmother. My grandmother never questioned the state of her health, and received her medi...
by Rheum
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494870

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Don't you know that we will fact-check your ass? c900 tr. Bæda's Hist. IV. ii. 258 Wæron her stronge cyningas and wel cristene. 1599 SHAKES. Much Ado I. i. 224 Amen, if you loue her, for the Ladie is verie well worthie. 1648 GAGE West Ind. 160 They have enough and more then is well sutable to their...
by Rheum
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494870

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Well. Over the past 2/3 years there has been a rise in the use of "well" as an adverb. I have a feeling that this fad is going to become a part of standard British English in the near future. Very few people notice this and takes it as seriously as I do. It drives me NUTS. "That film ...
by Rheum
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trojan help?
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Trojan help?

So quite recently, my computer received what I believe to be a Trojan. Well that's what my friend said, he has the same thing. I feel like a moron, cos I'm not the most computer-savvy person about. To be fair, I don't know if I should even be on a computer. I know so very little. Not too sure how I ...
by Rheum
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: words you know exist but you wonder why.
Replies: 102
Views: 17342

Re: words you know exist but you wonder why.

The words that really make me think "Who the hell needs a word for that?" are the words that mean the same thing as a much simpler word. Like "infundibuliform." What kind of pompous asshole would say "infundibuliform" when he could just say "funnel-shaped"? I...
by Rheum
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do people become monsters?
Replies: 35
Views: 11381

Re: How do people become monsters?

I have reason to believe it's down to the enviroment a child is raised in, who raises them and strength of bonds formed between a child and care-givers. Children may have medical conditions which may lead to sadistic and violent behavious, but these can be controlled and maybe even prevented altoget...
by Rheum
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 148641

Re: Tea Snobbery

No milk, no sugar, and I must be able to see the bottom of the cup. Preferably a few tea fragments too. :P
But if it's made with a tea-bag, so strong and sweet it will put hairs on your chest!

Plain peppermint tea is holy. The cure for all mild digestive problems.
by Rheum
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Really good ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING food
Replies: 292
Views: 58420

Re: Really good ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING food

Jam on everything. Any kind of jam, though preferably good-quality home-made jam. Strawberry jam, marmalade, plum, peach whatever-jam. Jam on chicken Jam on fish Jam on beef Jam on curry Jam on toast Jam on chips Jam on rice Jam on cat. Jam on stew Jam and cream cheese Jam and marmite Jam on Jam Jam...
by Rheum
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do you like your fried eggs?
Replies: 27
Views: 3563

Re: How do you like your fried eggs?

Sunny-side up, English-style. But I only have it like that if I'm cooking, as everyone else always gives me a crispy white and a completely raw yolk. *blergh*
I like scrambled eggs, but just-set. Never fully well-done so they resemble pieces of fried brain.

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