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by Foremorrow
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your handwriting!
Replies: 330
Views: 127337

Re: Post your handwriting!

Here are some comics I've drawn for examples of my handwriting (the former two are actual quotes):

http://imgur.com/a/dB0zO

This is something I made just for you:
Image
by Foremorrow
Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boots
Replies: 50
Views: 24906

Re: Boots

I only have blundstone boots (two pairs), which are the traditional Australian boots. http://gearpatrol.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Blundstone-Original-500-Series-Gear-Patrol.jpg I've been thinking about getting some boots which are more waterproof because water can get through the elastic b...
by Foremorrow
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Kilogram as a unit of weight
Replies: 51
Views: 5582

Re: Kilogram as a unit of weight

Not at all. It's simply too popular that people assume mass equates to weight so it's not worth to let it bother me. Does anyone know where to get a chart for how to convert our weight in Kg (according to a weight scale) into Netwons depending on where on earth we are and depending on where the moon...
by Foremorrow
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 171981

Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

I meant that I felt like that has been brought up in this thread before, but I wasn't sure, and I couldn't find it again looking through. It might have been another thread. You're correct. I just checked and it was no further into the thread than the second page. My sentiment toward the word still ...
by Foremorrow
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 171981

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

Eebster the Great wrote:
Foremorrow wrote:Thou/Thee: Singular form you the second-person personal pronoun "you".

I feel strangely as though I have heard this somewhere before . . .


If you mean that I'm incorrect to have thought of that word myself, then you misread my post. Otherwise I don't understand what you mean.
by Foremorrow
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: am I just a few cells or a whole brain?
Replies: 63
Views: 5913

Re: am I just a few cells or a whole brain?

A short documentary exploring the subject I find really great is Horizon — The Secret You . The conclusion is essentially that it's the networking and communication of the different parts of the brain which as a whole creates consciousness, or "the self". When one's asleep or unconscious t...
by Foremorrow
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:30 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Intriguing IQ Test Question
Replies: 16
Views: 4746

Re: Intriguing IQ Test Question

Many, many years ago in sixth grade, I was administered an IQ test. It did turn up positive, but I remember a question on it that I have always been curious about. This question was: Q: "Who was Charles Darwin?" Now, up to that point, I had somehow only heard the name Charles Darwin menti...
by Foremorrow
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: person 1, person 2, and then i (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Re: person 1, person 2, and then i (?)

I just think of it this way: I take the context and change the names/words around to find out what's grammatically correct, two examples of my thought process are: Original quotation: Tom, Jane, and I were in the line. Rewording: I was in the line. My thoughts: Makes sense. Original quotation: No, t...
by Foremorrow
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 171981

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

Foremorrow? Yes, can I help you? I thought I was clever and invented my own word when I created this account. I'm sure there are more I'd like, but right now the words I'd like to have brought back into English are: Overmorrow: The day after tomorrow. Ereyesterday: The day before yesterday. Thou/Th...
by Foremorrow
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: singular pronoun for a person?
Replies: 50
Views: 6361

Re: singular pronoun for a person?

This is just me being nitpicky, but I prefer "they" over "he/she; s/he; he or she" because the latter forms assume a gender binary. Well the reason "he/she" and "s/he" bothers me is for romantic reasons really — just aesthetics. This is a thread for linguisti...
by Foremorrow
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 135
Views: 67720

Re: Punnilingus

Meteorswarm wrote:I hope you don't mind a foreign language pun.

怎麼叫一個無形的刀子?
Spoiler:
看不劍


I don't mind, I just think that it might have a greater effect if I understood it.
by Foremorrow
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Best online bilingual dictionaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1940

Re: Best online dictionaries

I've not done much study of languages other than English (I studied Italian at school, and have been studying Norwegian on-and-off in my own time). I'd suggest Google Translate. I find it quite useful.
by Foremorrow
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: singular pronoun for a person?
Replies: 50
Views: 6361

Re: singular pronoun for a person?

The appropriate and well-established gender-neutral singular personal pronoun is "they" in most contexts. "One" may be acceptable in some contexts, but it's quite rare. Examples using "they": Applicants must submit their CVs before Monday 1st. That person just hit my ca...
by Foremorrow
Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 258836

Re: The worst film you've seen

There are really much too many for me to narrow down to just one item. I despise the vast majority of films. I'll just pick the most recent film I saw at the theatre, " Skyline ". My friend and I decided to see it with full knowledge that it was very likely going to be a terrible film in t...
by Foremorrow
Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:13 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 219538

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Zarq wrote:^Wobbuffet


Well that explains it. I never knew that thing's name anyway. I still maintain there were only ever 151 Pokémon.
by Foremorrow
Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 219538

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

The after-school children were out on the playground as I was leaving the other day... Child 1: I choose you! Charmander! Child 2: I choose you! Boba Fett! Child 1: Hey, Boba Fett isn't a Pokemon. Child 2: He sounds like one. {beat} Child 1: [shrugs] Good point. Child 2: (in the bulbasaur voice) BO...
by Foremorrow
Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your favourite phrases, quotes and lyrical exerpts.
Replies: 141
Views: 22244

Re: Your favourite phrases, quotes and lyrical exerpts.

I'm under the impression these are meant to be quotations from literature and such and not personal, but if you don't mind I'd like to share a favourite personal quotation. It's one of more surreal and memorable moments of my life. [Earlier in the day, Friend asked Me to think of some answers to que...
by Foremorrow
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 200879

Re: Song Identification!

There was a song used during a television advertisement for the programme Medium on Network Ten (Australia) around the year 2005 which I've had stuck in my head ever since. I remember the words as being, "Angel you know you are my friend, and I will guide you 'til the end." I tried searchi...
by Foremorrow
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pronouncing "Cthulhu"
Replies: 22
Views: 5295

Re: Pronouncing "Cthulhu"

I pronounce it as such: [kəˈθulu]
by Foremorrow
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 151538

Re: Explain your avatar!

My avatar is an adaptation of one of David Troupes's wonderful Buttercup Festival comics.
by Foremorrow
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 242874

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

After reading about rarely used, yet fantastic words such as "ereyesterday" and "overmorrow" I made up my own word, "Foremorrow". It is created from "fore" meaning, "ahead, before" and "morrow" meaning, "day"; it's synonymous with...
by Foremorrow
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 135
Views: 67720

Re: Punnilingus

"I think I'm about to fall unconscious." Tom said faintly.
by Foremorrow
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong
Replies: 553
Views: 62714

Re: Facepalm TV

The Stargate franchise also loves it's bad technobabble, though it's far enough between to be possible to watch it without bashing your head into the wall. We can all poke fun and complain about one another, for example, you made the grammatical mistake of using "it's" (it is) where you s...
by Foremorrow
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The Ampersand Appreciation Society
Replies: 47
Views: 8665

Re: The Ampersand Appreciation Society

My favorites are the ones where you can easily discern between the e and t - it shows something about the etymology instead of just being some arbitrary wiggly shape. Yes I agree. My favourite form of ampersand is represented as such: http://imgur.com/1cGTM.png None of my teachers permitted ampersa...
by Foremorrow
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 305871

Re: The radical idea that women are people

I'm sure there are cultures were women are considered to be equal or even sometimes superior to men, but why is it that the seemingly overwhelming cultural background of peoples consider women to be lesser of mind and body? For example: * Norse: "Trust not in a woman's words nor in what she say...
by Foremorrow
Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 46704

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

Find a good towel and take up stargazing. Most of all, Don't Panic. It's a busy galaxy, someone will be along in a moment. Yes, you make a good point. I wouldn't be surprised if the entire human race got mysteriously wiped out when you consider that Zaphod Beebelbrox is running the galaxy right now.
by Foremorrow
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Guy on facebook page denies germ theory
Replies: 39
Views: 5889

Re: Guy on facebook page deny's germ theory

I haven't read the Theory in detail, but I understand the concept. I know a General Practitioner who seriously doubts the Germ Theory. I have found that there are a few things to consider when one finds another who appears to be ignorant or unintelligent, as ridiculous they may seem: A great quotati...
by Foremorrow
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 46704

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

I think I would start by observing my new environment. Then I believe my second action would be to start punching trees. I would just progress from there.
by Foremorrow
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 305871

Re: The radical idea that women are people

I've not read through the vast amounts of posts in this thread. I believe, however, that it is quite likely that the following is an original notion in this thread. To leave no debate, the following is meant to be a satirical play on the follies of following religious and cultural "morals"...
by Foremorrow
Tue May 04, 2010 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Accents Around The World
Replies: 15
Views: 3160

Re: English Accents Around The World

They accentuated the vowels and pronunciation of the letter "r". I don't remember the details of exactly what they did. I've tried to but can't find the name of the documentary series from where I got this information — I think it was a 4 — 6 part series, probably made by either the BBC o...
by Foremorrow
Tue May 04, 2010 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Accents Around The World
Replies: 15
Views: 3160

Re: English Accents Around The World

They accentuated the vowels and pronunciation of the letter "r". I don't remember the details of exactly what they did. I've tried to but can't find the name of the documentary series from where I got this information — I think it was a 4 — 6 part series, probably made by either the BBC o...
by Foremorrow
Tue May 04, 2010 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Accents Around The World
Replies: 15
Views: 3160

Re: English Accents Around The World

They specifically made an attempt to "perfect" the English language, and applied the new spelling (returning words like "colour" and "flavour" to a more Latin "color" and "flavor", and phoneticising the "ise" suffix to "ize, for examp...
by Foremorrow
Mon May 03, 2010 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Accents Around The World
Replies: 15
Views: 3160

Re: English Accents Around The World

The American spelling and pronunciation was reformed, chiefly by Noah Webster (as in the Merriam-Webster dictionary). Although I've no idea what it's called, I'm sure there is a documentary television series on the English language, one episode of which focuses on American English. They specifically...
by Foremorrow
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that sound like what they mean
Replies: 33
Views: 41645

Re: Words that sound like what they mean

I really like the word, "wisp." I think it's a perfect representation.

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