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by Chrishy
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1025:"Rock Tumbler"
Replies: 50
Views: 20411

Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

by Chrishy
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226915

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

L'Académie était si intéressante ; j'ai appris beaucoup, particulièrement sur la prononciation. Mais quand je parlais, je n'ai pas utilisé toujours la grammaire parfaite (comme le subjonctif). La chose la plus cool : je pensais et rêvais en français ! A la fin, après trois semaines de parlant seulem...
by Chrishy
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226915

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

La semaine prochaine, je vais à l'Académie française du gouverneur de Virginie. Là, on ne peut parler qu'en français. Tout ce que nous apportons doit être en français: les livres, la musique, les jeux, les films, etc. Les académiciens suivent cinq cours : Langue et culture arabe, le Québec, Phonétiq...
by Chrishy
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226915

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Bien sûr, je pense que l'on peut trouver beaucoup d'accents français bizarres ! Même pour l'anglais : récemment j'ai regardé l'émission Misfits. C'est britannique (et très drôle), et au début les accents étaient difficile pour moi de comprendre.
by Chrishy
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226915

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Merci bien, pour les paroles et pour les corrections ! Je n'ai jamais appris l'usage de « ne...nulle part ». ;)
by Chrishy
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404473

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Ehh, my middle school had a drug bust on pseudoephedrine.

~hardcore children~
by Chrishy
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226915

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Si quelqu'un peut, je voudrais les paroles d'un chanson, « Fantôme dur » de Nous Non Plus. Je ne peux pas les trouver partout. C'est un très bon chanson, mais je ne comprends pas tout.

Il me plairait bien ! Merci. :)
by Chrishy
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404473

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My chemistry teacher was explaining the difference between effusion and diffusion and accidentally said "effusion is just diffusion through a whore." (She said she had mixed up HOLE and PORE.) Then she told the English teacher about her mistake and he said, "Oh don't sweat it. I don't...
by Chrishy
Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494164

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

maleficent wrote:Here is what I found for "spiel:"

"1890–95; (n.) < G Spiel or Yiddish shpil play, game; (v.) < G spielen or Yiddish shpiln to play, gamble"

Am I mistaken in thinking that /s/ instead of /ʃ/ is an acceptable pronunciation?
by Chrishy
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0841: "Audiophiles"
Replies: 266
Views: 52693

Re: 0841: Audiophiles

Since the mention brought out the audiophiles, I'd like to ask a question of those familiar with this brand: are Skullcandy products actually any better, or are people buying a brand? Personally, I can't stand earbuds (which is why I just use whatever Apple gave me with my iPod when I must), but my ...
by Chrishy
Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226915

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Est-ce que ton clavier français peut faire les accents d'autres langues ? Par exemple, l'accent tchécoslovaque, le « č » ? Je n'ai jamais utilisé un clavier français...
by Chrishy
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:10 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404473

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

This is from a math analysis class I'm taking. The teacher is grade-A INSANE and we're only halfway through the class (it's a full year). I party (I = Prt) all night long. Pert and Ernie (A(t) = Pe rt ). ...There really isn't an Ernie, but we did do a Pert problem based on Sesame street. Also, we di...
by Chrishy
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226915

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Moi, j'aime beaucoup le clavier des Macs. Avec la touche « option » (⌥), on peut faire les accents de toutes sortes de langues sans la mémorisation des «alt-codes». Très simple et, bien sûr, très utile pour l'amoureux de français ! Apparemment, il y a une touche analogue avec quelques claviers de PC...
by Chrishy
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226915

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

J'ai appris le subjonctif (j'ai un examen demain), mais quelquefois je pense que les Français ne l'utilisent pas. Quand est-ce qu'on l'emploie? Par exemple, « Il faut qu'on fasse le plein d'essence avant de partir en vacances. » Mais, « Je pense qu'il est intelligent. » (...ou est-il « SOIT intellig...
by Chrishy
Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494164

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

broken_escalator wrote:I hate solder, hymen and debris. They look like they could be pronounced in so many ways but no matter how I say it I'm always wrong D:

My last name is Hyman.

Just throwin' that out there. Yeah. I'm living with that.
by Chrishy
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494164

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Stephen Fry's PODGRAMS series 2 episode 3, Language

It made me think of this thread. Especially since you just said "action" used as a verb.

I do say "totes" for totally and "adorbs" or even "adurbs" for "adorable". :D
by Chrishy
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494164

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

<?php die(); ?> wrote:The word "polyglot" sounds like puke reflexes of a cat vomiting up a hairball.

As a result, I much prefer multilingual.
by Chrishy
Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: If you had to do a project...
Replies: 27
Views: 4061

Re: If you had to do a project...

Maybe I should instead just do a project on pretentiousness. It'd be more succinct; a few screenshots ought to cover it.
by Chrishy
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: If you had to do a project...
Replies: 27
Views: 4061

Re: If you had to do a project...

(ending clauses in prepositions) That's... not an error. They're only pre positions in Latin, usually, but in English they're fine to come after. Consider: "That is the man I talked to." "That is the robot to whom I talked." Which sounds clunky and awkward? Yes, the second sente...
by Chrishy
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: If you had to do a project...
Replies: 27
Views: 4061

If you had to do a project...

Today in English class we reviewed basic grammar. I found the lessons utterly boring because she just presented "common" mistakes I don't make in writing anymore (ending clauses in prepositions, pronoun-antecedent agreement, etc.). However, my interest was sparked near the end of class whe...
by Chrishy
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404473

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

French teacher: "To remember the gender of copain and copine, just think: guys are a pain, and girls smell like pine cones."

Wat.

Also, the teacher is female.
by Chrishy
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226915

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Bonjour ! J'ai étudié la langue française seulement pour quatre ans. Ma grammaire est très mauvais, mais je pense que je comprends bien les phrases. J'espère étudier le français à l'université, mais j'ai envie d'étudier le latin aussi. Le français est très, très beau, mais je pense qu'il est ambigu....
by Chrishy
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 89644

Re: Mnemonics you love

In my high school chemistry class, our teacher split us into groups one day and had us make up mnemonics for the groups of the periodic table. The best one, by far, was one one of the groups (sadly, not mine) came up with for VIIA. Taking hydrogen to be an honorary VIIA member: Hot Food, Cold Beer,...
by Chrishy
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What Slang Do You Use At Work?
Replies: 20
Views: 6371

Re: What Slang Do You Use At Work?

I work at Food Lion as a bagger in Southern Virginia. (Food Lion is a grocery store on the East coast.) ⋅ Shopping carts:. There is a singular "buggy" which you get for a customer, etc, but there are the plural "carts". I am the only employee who uses "cart". ...
by Chrishy
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Interesting features in your conlang
Replies: 93
Views: 50063

Re: Interesting features in your conlang

The one pronoun that English requires: (s)he It's honestly just neuter, much like "it", but retaining the "person" aspect of "he" and "she". Simple, yet useful as hell. edit: I definitely know I'm the 90384092384092383rd person to say that. It's far from origi...
by Chrishy
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494164

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

daft -- for some reason it sounds like it should mean "fast/skilled" but it means "dumb/silly/stupid" Maybe you are connecting it to the word "deft". Most likely. churning butter -- It makes me think of stomachs churning and that's utterly disgusting. Just think of tha...
by Chrishy
Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 89644

Re: Mnemonics you love

There are a million for taxonomy, but I was taught Dainty Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Silk to include "Domain". For the compass points I was taught "Never Eat Slimy Worms". I remembered it because the thought of eating any worms at all, regardless of sliminess, seemed ridiculo...
by Chrishy
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494164

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

churning butter -- It makes me think of stomachs churning and that's utterly disgusting. daft -- for some reason it sounds like it should mean "fast/skilled" but it means "dumb/silly/stupid" legit, and worse, "legit-ly" -- I hate the current common usage more than the f...
by Chrishy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404473

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

"So now we have this: sin 32° + 47 × sin 41° And you may be tempted to just plug that into your little calculators, but we have to be sure that the multiplication comes first! You wouldn't want to anger your dear aunt Sally!" You'd think a calculator that does sines would be able to do or...
by Chrishy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:18 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404473

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

We had this substitute that taught us the Law of Sines for my precal teacher (yes, it was review. gahh) "So now we have this: sin 32° + 47 × sin 41° And you may be tempted to just plug that into your little calculators, but we have to be sure that the multiplication comes first! You wouldn't wa...

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