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by liza
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 493395

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

When discussing the difference between new and old words. One could point out that while "satisfactory" will likely be in our lexicon for generations to come, copacetic is far less likely to survive. Why? Because it's a neologism and is thus less ingrained in most people's vocabularies. He...
by liza
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 493395

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

What the crap makes something a neologism? It's not a neologism; it's a freaking word ! Surely you can see the advantage in linguistics for having a term for a new word? New words are discussed all the time. It's nice to have a word for that instead of having to use "new word" all the tim...
by liza
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 493395

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

No, Nazi is a shortened version of Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei, or the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

"Big Bang Theory" is almost another example of a lulz-esque situation, but that was adopted in more of an ironic spirit.
by liza
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Portmanteaux
Replies: 124
Views: 18209

Re: Portmanteaux

You can't crabscond yourself. You crabscond after you, I don't know, crabduct someone. But that sort of behaviour is crabysmal. You'd best crabstain. This entire conversation is crabsolutely crabbhorable. Can we crabscise this entire exchange from this thread? I for one crabjure my arthropodal punni...
by liza
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: (North American) Indigenous Languages and Peoples?
Replies: 30
Views: 4555

Re: Navajo numbers

I wouldn't say that the term "East Indian" is common around here, but I'd definitely know what was meant. The East is the term for Asia; the West is the term for Europe and the Americas. I've always assumed that these terms came from back when the world was thought of as non-circular. So, ...
by liza
Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I am made of Smug ((The Smug Stories Thread))
Replies: 311
Views: 33051

Re: Today I am made of Smug ((The Smug Stories Thread))

There's a point of smugness for me (forgive me for this ruthless bragging :?). Took the ASVAB (it's required for high school students in the area), got straight 99th percentiles in General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge (leaving Elec...
by liza
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071623

Re: Back to post yo' face

Back off, Sour Apple! She is mine!
Err, well, if it weren't for that boy of hers. And the one of mine.
Other than those two obstacles, we're practically a couple.
by liza
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3526715

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

What confusing about that? It's intended for leg hair removal. Don't use it on sensitive skin - it will likely burn. I'd be wary of using it on underarms. As for the happy trail, I'd say that'd depend on the sensitivity of your lower abdomen. Don't use it too close to the genitals though. Have you u...
by liza
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3526715

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

I own four. No, five, but one is strapless. No, six! But one is athletic, so I don't wear it for entire days. And they are all the wrong size. Alack. On that note, does anyone know good places for bras that sell size 30 bands? I've seen figleaves.com, but past that my google-fu is failing! Edit: Re:...
by liza
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071623

Re: Back to post yo' face

@argyl3:
What eyeliner do you use?
by liza
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Optastic! - Glasses, Contact, and Your Crappy Vision
Replies: 185
Views: 16682

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

Mwaha, my eyes are -6.5 in one eye and -7.0 in the other. It is different for my glasses, but that's because they're supposed to be different. We are prescription buddies! Neat. I get my new glasses today! I always go for thinner frames because the clunky ones (that I love on others) look weird on ...
by liza
Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Neato sounds.
Replies: 16
Views: 3525

Re: Neato sounds.

by liza
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Optastic! - Glasses, Contact, and Your Crappy Vision
Replies: 185
Views: 16682

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

An already painfully self-conscious, overweight, unpopular 16-year old girl who has been wearing glasses since she was 10, complete with labels and name-calling? Whose eyes are the only redeeming feature on her face, I might add. What? You don't even know me! Oh, you. Okay then. Actually, I got my ...
by liza
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 141461

Re: Words you love.

Proselytize. As the people here who know me can attest, I abuse this word. Poor thing never gets a rest. I think it's because it sounds stodgy and vaguely self-righteous, which is what I usually want to convey when I talk about the act.
And sforzando. Just because it sounds nice.
by liza
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9344425

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Are you going to Scripps?
by liza
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071623

Re: Back to post yo' face

Pocra is so purdy. I know I've said it before, but I love your glasses - I wish my eyes were good enough to get half-frames!
by liza
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23751
Views: 1894055

Re: Guess the next poster (thanks a lot, Rodan...[/sarcasm])

Well fine then! Mess me up!
Anyway, next is HYPERiON. DON'T LET ME DOWN.
by liza
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23751
Views: 1894055

Re: Guess the next poster (thanks a lot, Rodan...[/sarcasm])

That's ridiculous! You've always been the paranoid type.
Anyway, I predict rtrgrrl.
by liza
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last person on Earth scenarios
Replies: 134
Views: 10853

Re: Last person on Earth scenarios

I have child-bearing hips <3 I love that other people use that phrase! I'd probably feel the urge to recreate the human race (talk about a God complex), but childbirthing alone would be truly horrid, and probably fatal. So I don't know if I would or not. Perhaps if I survived a few years and the sp...
by liza
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Symmetric/symmetrical, asymmetric/asymmetrical
Replies: 13
Views: 17570

Re: Symmetric/symmetrical, asymmetric/asymmetrical

Interestingly, at least one dictionary prefers symmetrical to symmetric but asymmetric to asymmetrical. Funny.

Like HYPERiON, I use -etrical for describing a single object/image and -etric for two. Not saying that this usage is correct, just what I find myself doing.
by liza
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071623

Re: Back to post yo' face

Good good. You look nicer with longer hair, methinks.
by liza
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071623

Re: Back to post yo' face

Is that a picture from a while ago or did you really cut your hair, PS?
Also, wow you have a low postcount. I hadn't noticed. I sometimes maybe forget that others are terse 'round the fora, unlike moi :oops:
by liza
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848280

Re: Confessional Thread - 447 - Number of the Divine Pie

Liza does not approve of this. GO GET SOME PUMPKIN PIE, ON COMMAND OF SOME CHICK THAT'S SOMETIMES AT A FORUM YOU VISIT.
*Taps foot in exasperation.*
by liza
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Y-know what I think is kinda cool?
Replies: 50
Views: 5198

Re: Y-know what I think is kinda cool?

I like the premise of this thread. Okay, prepare for the obvious answer: http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/i-m-in-ur-internet-cloging-ur-tubes.jpg The internet. I mean, it's the epitome of communication. I can get almost any fact in an instant, verify it in another. We can live i...
by liza
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Oboe on Foxtrot?
Replies: 32
Views: 3333

Re: Oboe on Foxtrot?

Yes. The keys are a bit high for an oboe, but meh, it's a cartoon. I guess it could be a piccolo oboe, but I think the mouthpieces are those are a little different? The mouthpiece is definitely a double-reed and I'd say the possibility of it being a cor anglais would be considerable if not for the s...
by liza
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 141461

Re: Words you love.

Lately, gmal has instilled in me a love of the word "wherefore". It's really a great word. Flows better than 'why' does.
by liza
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Portmanteaux
Replies: 124
Views: 18209

Re: Portmanteaux

Well for calculus my friends and I use "derivitate", which is a portmanteau of "derive" and "differentiate". I have to wonder how common this is. I and friends used the variant "derivate" in Calc. I know other fora-members have mentioned using similar portman...
by liza
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One word Sentence
Replies: 36
Views: 19679

Re: One word Sentence

I'll venture to say that the verbs in "yes" and "what?" are implied. In both those sentences, you're really saying "yes it is " or "what did you say ?", or some variation thereof. I also cast my vote for the colon or a complete rephrase, assuming your teacher ...
by liza
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15607

Re: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

I've heard varsity plenty in reference to college sports, I think. I've heard JV recently when I started listening to podcasts. Although it took me a while to realise he wasn't saying juvie (as in Juvenile Detention.) Oh, those college sports juvies :) But yeah, unis have varsity/JV teams too. And ...
by liza
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15607

Re: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

I think varisty is an American term, I hear it from that lot all the time. Huh. Did not know the term varsity wasn't universal (univarsal?). Varsity is our term for the most advanced sports team for an institution, primarily in high schools. To clarify, the best kids in a high school get to be on t...
by liza
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15607

Re: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

I've always been a fan of the etymology of "shambles": The history of the word begins innocently enough with the Latin word scamnum, “a stool or bench serving as a seat, step, or support for the feet, for example.” The diminutive scamillum, “low stool,” was borrowed by speakers of Old Engl...
by liza
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that require a certain partner
Replies: 26
Views: 3600

Re: Words that require a certain partner

"Chagrined" is another common, valid usage of the word (as in he "he was chagrined when he found out how poor his grades were"). Chagrin in and of itself indicates mental unease, especially in the way of embarrassment. Etymologically, it certainly comes to us via French, but it i...
by liza
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 259322

Re: Custom titles

I move that "Yowza b'gowza! It's Naderade!" because:
1) Yowza b'gowza is
a) something she says a lot
b) a completely hilarious phrase
2) Calling her Naderade
a) has more Nader than her real SN
b) Distinguishes her from the Swarms of Other Sarahs. Very useful.
by liza
Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071623

Re: Back to post yo' face

Gordon wrote:[img]

You are good-looking Canadians. Who are the far left and right?
by liza
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3526715

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

Aaand Sarah wins the ring discussion. Those are amazing choices. I love the principle of the first (even if I'm not a fan of gold) and the idea and simplicity of the second. I always wanted something discreet and simple. Like thin, sterling silver bands. Though I like significant wooden ones even mo...
by liza
Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Whence and hence
Replies: 19
Views: 6808

Re: Whence and hence

I'd just like to interject that I really wished we still used these words. Unfortunately, I get weird looks for "therein", so I'm not expanding my everyday vocabulary to include "herefore", "whence", and "thither". Even though those are fun words.
by liza
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071623

Re: Back to post yo' face

My first thought was Glen Hansard.
by liza
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071623

Re: Back to post yo' face

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:If Liza is average, what the hell is beautiful?

Err, thanks :oops:
I need to learn to take compliments better. I appreciate the thought, really I do.
And yes, TMT is pretty. Handsome too, if that's a preferred adjective.
by liza
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Insecure vs Unsecure
Replies: 12
Views: 22376

Re: Insecure vs Unsecure

"Unsecure" is not a word by most dictionaries, which is why it probably sounds funny. "Unsecured" works because the "secure" is a verb, whereas insecure uses "secure" as an adjective. I think. Insecure can also describe a network in the way you want it to, but...
by liza
Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071623

Re: Back to post yo' face

[img] YOU. YOU, get out of this thread. We have already exceeded the pretty quota, are you are NOT helping the situation at all. Plus, what about all us average looking ladies on the fora? You make us look worse by comparison. THANKS. :evil: Or, err, the serious way of doing this: you are truly gor...

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