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by liza
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly
Replies: 91
Views: 28267

Re: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly

Spindrift: airborne sea spray. Also called spoondrift.
by liza
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Chinese dictionary
Replies: 26
Views: 4494

Re: Chinese dictionary

And how do Chinese/Japanese speakers typically type hanzi/kanji?
by liza
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly
Replies: 91
Views: 28267

Re: Words You Didn't Know That Describe Things Perfectly

Paraph: the flourish made below or after a signature (originally intended to prevent forgery).
Footle: to waste time.
by liza
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538285

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I just started tracking Shark Week - thanks for the idea, girls :D My cramps have really intensified lately for some reason, and my chest has gone up at least a cup size. I can sort of attribute the latter to recent weight gain, but really the former. These changes are minor enough to not warrant wo...
by liza
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538285

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Liza. You weigh 100 pounds, IF that. No part of you is huge. I think one of my legs probably weighs roughly what you do, and I still wear short skirts on occasion (though only with tights). Thanks, Sarah. I wasn't looking for affirmation when I wrote that, but your words did help - though I wish yo...
by liza
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084744

Re: Back to post yo' face

Ansible wrote:Best shirt ever.

Agreed! That second photo is excellent in multiple ways.
by liza
Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538285

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

How about spandex bicycle shorts? I assumed this was what everyone did. I live in a particularly windy area, so shorts under skirts are all but necessary. Spandex for colder months, light elastic fabric shorts in summer. I love skirts because of their inherent femininity. I wear them quite a bit, t...
by liza
Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Homophone phrases/sentences?
Replies: 7
Views: 9356

Re: Homophone phrases/sentences?

PaulT wrote:These things are called holorimes.

Or mondegreens, in some contexts.
Edit: post 2^6*5^2
by liza
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great things that happened to you today*
Replies: 1346
Views: 178947

Re: Great things that happened to you today*

I love this thread. I'm glad it has been resurrected.
Today, at 6-something AM, after a long night awake, I solved my first Rubik's cube. As of right now, I'm under six minutes. Yay!
by liza
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084744

Re: Back to post yo' face

I'm seconding both Parka and Fossa. Goodness, I'm jealous! And they say geek girls aren't pretty.
by liza
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084744

Re: Back to post yo' face

photowhoresayswhat? (what?) prom: rosm.jpg Not the best, but, but dress and hair and pearls! There needed to be evidence. graduation: n897515095_3265411_7038.jpg I was bored at grad rehearsal. graduation gift (hardback War & Peace), taken with my 18th birthday gift (macbook): Photo 10.jpg I am d...
by liza
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nikola Tesla - what a weird guy
Replies: 38
Views: 4243

Re: Nikola Tesla - what a weird guy

Ohmygosh yes. I <3 Tesla so much . I have a Nikola Tesla pin on my bag, and nobody understands. And what about the Tesla coil? It's a neat little jigger - in case you don't know what it is, look it up. They're an asset to every science museum, doncha know. Now if we could get some Leibniz love up in...
by liza
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538285

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

...I suppose this means that when I was told in middle school that there is no part of the cycle that is naturally safe from pregnancy, they were lying. I kinda feel like I should've thought that through before now. Though, no, I'm not going to go off and have unprotected period sex now. I suppose t...
by liza
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar & Vocab Books
Replies: 8
Views: 2134

Re: Grammar & Vocab Books

If you run firefox, I highly recommend the answers add-on . It allows you to quickly look up any word right there in your browser without opening any new windows/tabs. These fora aren't bad for encountering new words, though more academic sites - news sites, for example - are even better. No reason ...
by liza
Fri May 30, 2008 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1865470

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

The Pong one is actually pretty xkcd-ful, I think; simple computer game is omniscient, but it's doesn't matter - it's still just a computer game. A different route than Randall actually took, but not unlike his style.
Or maybe it isn't xkcd-esque, and I'm just overthinking it. Either way, I like.
by liza
Thu May 29, 2008 6:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2 female leads
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: 2 female leads

Nice work.
Took the liberty of graphing your data - it makes the trends easier to see for me at least, so I figured I'd share. Hope you don't mind. Sorry the mm line is so hard to read.
Image
by liza
Wed May 28, 2008 8:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084744

Re: Back to post yo' face

I always get exotic fruit and forum moderators mixed up. Mah bad.
In retrospect, this explains why LE4DGOLEM screamed so much when I tried to peel him. Yeuch.
by liza
Wed May 28, 2008 8:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Guitar Hero vs. real guitar (probably not what you think)
Replies: 28
Views: 2935

Re: Guitar Hero vs. real guitar (probably not what you think)

Fingering doesn't get intricate until you've had some experience (yes, that is what she said) - again, killer bass solos are crazy-intricate, whereas your average bassline in a band is going to be alternating between a couple of notes. The hotness factor lies solely in the fact that I love mildly un...
by liza
Wed May 28, 2008 7:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084744

Re: Back to post yo' face

Uh? My post was edited and replaced with that red text. There must be some confusion here. Oh, no, I was joking - I see what happened, and I don't intend to twist your words :) I just take every chance I can to flatter the mods. I hear they give out candy to the ones they like! Though thefiddler ma...
by liza
Wed May 28, 2008 7:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Guitar Hero vs. real guitar (probably not what you think)
Replies: 28
Views: 2935

Re: Guitar Hero vs. real guitar (probably not what you think)

Hey. I don't play guitar hero and only know basic guitar-ing, but a good friend of mine is a guitarist/guitar heroist and a lefty (and, by the bye, plays guitar left-handed but guitar hero right, if anecdotal evidence is your thing) and my mother was a professional guitarist for a number of years. S...
by liza
Wed May 28, 2008 6:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084744

Re: Back to post yo' face

Being beautiful the way you are isn't healthy?
Well goodness, Gordon, you poor thing. I knew your condition was extreme, but I didn't know the situation was this dire. My condolences.
by liza
Thu May 22, 2008 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 135
Views: 69070

Re: Punnilingus

How much do you make when you're a professional photosynthesizer?
80p

Why couldn't the porifera blow its nose?
It didn't have any tissues.

What do you use to make guaca-mole?
Ripe Avogadros.

And they go on.
by liza
Mon May 19, 2008 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Anymore
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

Re: Anymore

I twerked the poll options a bit to be more descriptive, so if you'd kindly re-vote :)
by liza
Mon May 19, 2008 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Anymore
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

Anymore

Do you use the word "anymore"? Is it a synonym for "nowadays" for you? Always accepted: two words. "I don't want any more." Contested: one word, synonym for nowadays. "I don't do that anymore" (negative sentence) or "It's part of my speech patterns anymor...
by liza
Mon May 19, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 135
Views: 69070

Re: Punnilingus

Boast about your personal punning, you say? Well, only if you insist. In AP English, we refer to grammatical errors as fatal errors. Instead of an essay, my friend submitted a parable vaguely related to the topic. Fable error! On the news, a man falls for an undercover cop posing as a prostitute. He...
by liza
Mon May 19, 2008 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 141776

Re: Words you love.

I've loved 'cognizant' lately. So rare to see a Z in Latin-derived word. I appreciate it. The meaning is endlessly useful too.
by liza
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon”
Replies: 43
Views: 4162

Re: “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon”

Dang. Talking about honey reminds me how much I like fireweed honey, which will make me sad because it isn't sold locally around Los Angeles. (Yes, I know, I can buy it off the internet. Now find me salmonberries. :() Oh goodness. Fireweed honey! For anyone who hasn't had any, go get some, NOW. It ...
by liza
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 'Judge' vs 'Adjudge'
Replies: 4
Views: 4672

Re: 'Judge' vs 'Adjudge'

My own experience with the words, primarily, augmented by dictionary.com :)
by liza
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 'Judge' vs 'Adjudge'
Replies: 4
Views: 4672

Re: 'Judge' vs 'Adjudge'

They're very similar. Adjudge only has two meanings: one is to deem or assess and is essentially synonymous with 'judge'. The second is to rule or come to a decision, and has a air of officialness (such as in court). 'Judge' too can be used in this context and effectively convey the same meaning, bu...
by liza
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 112051

Re: Little editing mistakes that drive you up the wall

A semicolon would be appropriate as both ("I never said you couldn't" and "just that, to me, it's more clear if you use a comma than if you don't.") are independent clauses. A period would be correct but would hinder the flow. I have other quibbles with the phrasing of that sente...
by liza
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Test your linguistic prowess (FreeRice)
Replies: 7
Views: 3128

Re: Test your linguistic prowess (FreeRice)

I got up to level 50 once. I was giddy. The word that got me there was "monad", I do believe. I had learned it just a few days prior while reading about Leibniz and his ideas. Leibniz, you've never failed me!
by liza
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084744

Re: Back to post yo' face

like it says in the sidebar, the frozen butthole of nowhere. so fairbanks :) Fairbanks! ...I hate Fairbanks. But I have an Aunt there, so I know it well :) I lived for two summers in Soldotna, down on the Kenai, not too far from city of the same name. If it helps at all, I'm going to be in Denali S...
by liza
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084744

Re: Back to post yo' face

<3 for Homer. It's a fun little town. Where in AK do you live, by the bye?
by liza
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538285

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

I work on that whole non-self-loathing thing every day, but fuck all if isn't difficult. I'm a fucking SIZE TWO. I SHOULD NOT CARE ABOUT BEING FAT. Perfect example. I get frustrated at my 0-jeans not fitting well and having to go to a 1/2. My prom dress is a 3, and there's a part of my mind that reg...
by liza
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's in a name?
Replies: 249
Views: 21605

Re: What's in a name?

Ten guesses as to my first name. I like the uniqueness. I've never met another Liza in real life. I turn my head for "Eliza", but that's it. My only gripe is substitute teachers and the like think it's pronounced "leeza". Oh, and the association with Minelli is unfortunate. Real ...
by liza
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538285

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

The societal assumption that girls come in either one of two flavors, pretty or smart, also effects my feelings. I've always been the "smart" girl, and I know I have my intelligence going for me. I've had this conversation with you before, but I have to iterate: you are so not alone in th...
by liza
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494999

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Are you implying that it is incorrect? Because it is a valid use of the word, according to the Almighty Dictionary.
by liza
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538285

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

Sorry, have to go back to smells for a sec. ...douchebag....Axe crap... Dear every man ever, If you wear Axe or any of the knock-offs, I will be forced to castrate you. Thank you for complying. Love, Liza Vanilla. I like to smell like vanilla. :) Vanilla is considered by some to be the most erotic s...
by liza
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538285

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

You can go days without showering and not feel disgusting? I skip one day and begin to feel icky.
As for cologne, really light cologne is okay, but no man seems to wear it that way; it's either nothing or he's drowning in it. Really, clean is the best smell, hands down.
by liza
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538285

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

Girlhood crushes? Mostly they were local kids (who spurned my advances! Pah, what did they know, stupid boys! ;) ), but... there were exceptions. Spoilered for imageness. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Matthew_Lawrence.jpg Matthew Lawrence, from Boy Meets World http://danwho.net/...

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