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by xyweasel
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 63676

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Guess.

Spoiler:
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by xyweasel
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 554
Views: 50108

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

African -> Botswana
by xyweasel
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 63676

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Jayus:

Spoiler:
To call somebody's cellphone only for one or two rings, so that it leaves a "missed call" notification and prompts them to call you back, thus saving you phone credit.
by xyweasel
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 63676

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Ladies and gentlemen, this round is now over! ⋅ ( Lawrencelot ) A quantum property of photons traveling through an optic waveguide, where the expected time delay of the photons is negative. (Yablo, 12obin) ⋅ ( Vytron ) Having a dream where you live again a very detailed past even...
by xyweasel
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 63676

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Timoptic , is it: ⋅ A quantum property of photons traveling through an optic waveguide, where the expected time delay of the photons is negative. ⋅ Having a dream where you live again a very detailed past event. ⋅ In astroomy, the inference of the existence of radiatin...
by xyweasel
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 63676

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

12obin hasn't logged in for nearly a week. I'll continue without him if he doesn't log in by the 24th. I don't want to leave it too long.

I've sent him a PM informing him.
by xyweasel
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 554
Views: 50108

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

West Virginia -> Charleston -> Kanawha -> Forest -> Wood -> Xylophone
by xyweasel
Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Adding a possessive to franchise names
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

Re: Adding a possessive to franchise names

bigglesworth wrote:In the West Country it can be referred to as "wai-rose-s".

Honestly, that doesn't surprise me much. Corrected, nonetheless.
by xyweasel
Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 554
Views: 50108

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

Queen Elizabeth -> Britain -> Europe -> Romania
by xyweasel
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 554
Views: 50108

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

Nail > Finger > Poke > Disturb > Provoke > Offend
by xyweasel
Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 378
Views: 101408

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

Dason wrote:I heard 5 saying some pretty harsh things about your mother the other day too. As if you needed any more reason to hate it!

I'd fight back, but I heard 5's best friend is 10, and he's like twice the size he is.
by xyweasel
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 378
Views: 101408

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

Xanthir wrote:Then for 5+, back down to three forever.

Man, 5 thinks it can tell everyone what to do. Fuck 5.
by xyweasel
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Great Quotes From the Wrong People
Replies: 58
Views: 5645

Re: Great Quotes From the Wrong People

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." - 50 Cent "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Josef Fritzl "I can't change the direction of the wind, but ...
by xyweasel
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 270481

Re: Misquote the person above you.

Yablo wrote:Would they mess their pants, and all?


That's gross, but plausible.
by xyweasel
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Adding a possessive to franchise names
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

Re: Adding a possessive to franchise names

Is it only things that sound vaguely like personal names? I can't imagine someone saying "I stopped at Best Buy's for a printer cable." In Britain we have a grocery store called "Tesco", and we generally refer to it as "Tesco's". We have another grocery store named aft...
by xyweasel
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 378
Views: 101408

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

I never really liked the number 5. To me, 1 is barely a number, and 2 is just two. Both are still really cool, don't get me wrong, but the first number-y number is 3 for me, and I like that because three points define a plane. 4 is a power of 2, and I like 2 because it's the only even prime. And the...
by xyweasel
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 63676

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

The word is timoptic.
by xyweasel
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ███ █ ████! ███ █!
Replies: 54
Views: 2971

Re: ███ █ ████! ███ █!

████ ██████ ██.

█████████.

██'█ ███ ██████ ████ ██ ███'█ ████████ ████████. ███ ███████'█ ██ ██████ ██ █████ ██ ███████ ██ ███ ████████ ██ ███.

█ ████, ██████!
by xyweasel
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 63676

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Desuetude ; is it 1. A state of disuse causing obsolescence 2. One of a series of persecutions directed by King of Navarre against French Protestants, in which troops were quartered upon them. 3. The state of being noncommittal or indecisive 4. Being certain of something despite a lack of justifica...
by xyweasel
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ███ █ ████! ███ █!
Replies: 54
Views: 2971

Re: ███ █ ████! ███ █!

Whizbang wrote:█ ███ ████ ██ ██████ ███


██ █████ ██ "█" ██ ██?
by xyweasel
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 63676

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

desuetude

Spoiler:
A state of extreme dryness, or desiccation. Or, the amount by which a thing has become dry or desiccated.
by xyweasel
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ███ █ ████! ███ █!
Replies: 54
Views: 2971

Re: ███ █ ████! (█ ███ █ ███)

Vytron wrote:██ ██, ███ ██'█ ████ ██ :wink:

█████ ███! █ ███ ███████...
by xyweasel
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How would you punctuate these?
Replies: 9
Views: 3719

Re: How would you punctuate these?

I generally exclude punctuation from the end of a quotation, unless the sentence continues on after it, or if the entire sentence is the quotation. For instance: 2A. Did she say, "I like that show"? 2B. Did she say, "I love that show"? 2C. Did she ask you, "Do you like that ...
by xyweasel
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ███ █ ████! ███ █!
Replies: 54
Views: 2971

Re: ███ █ ████! (█ ███ █ ███)

Vytron wrote:███ █ █ █ █ ██ :wink:

███ (████ ██ ██)


█ ███'█ █████ ██████ ████ █████ ███ ████ █████...
by xyweasel
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ███ █ ████! ███ █!
Replies: 54
Views: 2971

Re: ███ █ ████! (█ ███ █ ███)

████ ████ █ ███ ██ ██! ███ ██ ██ ██?
by xyweasel
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Pronunciation of Sudo
Replies: 88
Views: 33352

Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

Flumble wrote:Should you also pronounce the u in sudo like the u in user, making it shoodoo?
I like it, but I'll say pseudo regardless.

I pronounce pseudo as /ˈsjuːdəʊ/ and the u in user as /ˈjuː/ so, yes.
by xyweasel
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ███ █ ████! ███ █!
Replies: 54
Views: 2971

Re: ███ █ ████!

███ ██ ███ ████ ██ █████████ █? █'█ ████████.
by xyweasel
Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Pronunciation of Sudo
Replies: 88
Views: 33352

Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

I always assumed that sudo derived from su, and that su stood for "switch user" or "substitute user". So, sudo is short for "have the s ubstitute u ser do ". But no matter how much I try to remember that, I keep saying it as "pseudo" in my head, and it shouldn...
by xyweasel
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1392235

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I wanted to have a go at this, but I'm almost certainly making a joke that has already been done.

Comic 708

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Why are we playing craps on a bed, anyway?
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by xyweasel
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10851
Views: 1906339

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

xyweasel, if you want to learn about a silly parody on evolution of language there is a thread where a dialect evolved (warning, that tread is massive). Also there are real language discussions there and some attempts at decoding a language in the comic it's about (Randall invented what we call Bea...
by xyweasel
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 452
Views: 161263

Re: Song Identification!

If anybody knows the song "Hands Swollen With Grace" by the band "Dakota Suite", there is another song that sounds almost exactly like it, but has a man singing words, of which I remember none at all. I don't remember if it's also by Dakota Suite, or by another band of the same g...
by xyweasel
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10851
Views: 1906339

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Monika wrote:Did you see the various language practice threads?


I didn't until you told me they exist. I feel like a kid in a candy store, now. Thank you.
by xyweasel
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's a motto with you?
Replies: 44
Views: 9342

Re: What's a motto with you?

My old school had a very memorable motto that has stuck with me to this day. Quas dederis solas semper habebis opes. This translates as " What you give will be your only permanent riches ", or as my French tutor paraphrased it, "You get out what you put in". It serves as a source...
by xyweasel
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10851
Views: 1906339

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello everyone. I'm called Xy. It's pronounced "xy". I'm from Britain. I like science, politics, writing, and travelling. Travelling and visiting cities around the world, especially. I know my way around a few cities, and really like discovering little coffee shops and eating places, about...

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