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by Lazar
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

smash that like button
by Lazar
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

awww you got page topper
by Lazar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The Necessity of Credibility: Checker, check thyself.
by Lazar
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

and so on and so on
by Lazar
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Well, China's practice has been to cut relations with anyone who recognizes the ROC – though who knows what would happen if the US tried it. It is curious that the PRC and ROC haven't been able to achieve the sort of grudging dual UN membership that we got with the two Germanies and the two Koreas. ...
by Lazar
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 166129

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Yeah – tradtionally, Southern speech could be divided (in very simplistic terms) into upland and lowland varieties. The latter were known for their non-rhoticity (r-dropping), and seemed to hold a greater grasp on the national imagination. But in recent decades, from what I can tell, the division ha...
by Lazar
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And so are you, by making an issue out of the non issue of them doing it, by spreading the story. :P I charitably assume that this isn't the kind of venue where people will be swayed to support Trump by a cute visual. I am posting it as a cautionary tale to show the danger of letting yourself be ma...
by Lazar
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

This is bait. He's pressing his outrage button and expects to be served up videos of idealistic liberal protesters burning the American flag. And like clockwork, they fall for it. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CyeylMLWgAAttHb.jpg If Trump told them not to jump off a bridge, I suspect they would.
by Lazar
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And this morning on Twitter, the president-elect Finally Goes Too Far™ and calls for fascistic restrictions on expression: Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail! This is bait. He's pressing his outrag...
by Lazar
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 406
Views: 34520

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

It occurs in AAVE, but on the whole it's much more common in Britain than in the US.
by Lazar
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The rape lawsuit was dropped before the election, and was backed by a former Jerry Springer Show producer with a history of making outlandish claims about celebrities – see the skeptical coverage it garnered from The Daily Beast , The Guardian and Jezebel . I think Trump is most likely guilty of sex...
by Lazar
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

In any case, I don't think we should elect the president by popular vote. Most people are too easily swayed by repetition and emotional appeals. This is not a good way to make decisions. Whatever you think of Trump as a candidate, the arguments he made to support him were horrifying. "Not even...
by Lazar
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

@The Great Hippo: A refrain that I've heard from Trump supporters is, "The media takes him literally, but not seriously; we take him seriously, but not literally." Many of them view him as an irl shitposter and relish it; he gives vent to their frustrations in a hyperbolic way and then, ho...
by Lazar
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 166129

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I don't – it's [wɒːn(t)] for me – but I'm aware of the version with [ʌ]. It's somewhat common in the US and can even pop up in Britain too. (Mark Kermode uses it.)
by Lazar
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

GodShapedBullet wrote:As was mentioned earlier, the smarmy mocking comedians that have come to represent the face of the left is not winning any friends.

"The wages of smug is Trump."
by Lazar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17041
Views: 1189166

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Lazar
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 166129

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Derek wrote:But twenty as [tʰwʌn(tʰ)i]? I don't think I've ever heard anything like that. It's /twɪnti/ for me (pin-pen merger).

[ʌ] in "twenty" is not uncommon in North America. It's even listed in dictionaries.
by Lazar
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 166129

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Probably because it's part of a small number of historic /ɒɹV/ words which shift to the START set rather than the NORTH/FORCE set in General American – canonically, "sorry", "borrow", "sorrow" and "(to)morrow".
by Lazar
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So at the moment, Hillary is down to exactly her 272-vote firewall in all three of 538's projections. She'd better hope that early voting and her superior ground game give her a bit of a boost from where the polls are putting her.
by Lazar
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 166129

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

They both have [ɛ] for me.
by Lazar
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20149
Views: 773519

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for insufficient vigilance.
by Lazar
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bundyite militia seizes federal building
Replies: 414
Views: 45568

Re: Bundyite militia seizes federal building

I think it's kind of a chicken-and-egg thing, causality-wise.
by Lazar
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 166129

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I distinguish all those pairs, but I also consider them all one syllable (going by sprachgefühl, at least). "File", "fowl" and "foil" undergo syllabic breaking for me, but not "feel", "fail", "fool" or "foal".
by Lazar
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 625377

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What happens next? Does the (R) stay elected and wait for someone else's name to be put before it? Does the election get re-run? Do all votes for him get annulled, leaving Hillary as President? If that happens between the electors cast their votes in December, they could decide (or be directed by p...
by Lazar
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20149
Views: 773519

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for giving us clues as to who the prophet is.
by Lazar
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 166129

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I have [ˈkʰʌlɚ], [ˈdʌlɚ], [ˈdɒːlɚ]. I think for Mega and chridd, what might be happening is that historic /ʌ/ undergoes significant allophony before /l/ in the same syllable, as in "dull", extending to inflected forms like "duller" – but in "color" this doesn't take pla...
by Lazar
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20149
Views: 773519

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned because fate ordains it.

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