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by Daimon
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The Oxford Comma
Replies: 26
Views: 15259

Re: The Oxford Comma

If you don't use the Oxford Comma then you're bad and you should feel bad. The argument against it due to ambiguity makes no sense, because the ambiguity that is "removed" comes right back as soon as you have a list of four or more: "To my mother, Ayn Rand, Bob Dole and God". Th...
by Daimon
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 196199

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

I don't remember anyone except one of my English teachers saying Ax'd instead of asked.
by Daimon
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121762

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Okay, so I'm not having a heart attack, but I'm having worms.
by Daimon
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121762

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I cook my microwavable bacon for 1 minute 30 seconds to have it chewy as hell and it still has that raw colour. Reccomended time on the package is 3, though. That might have something to do with it.
by Daimon
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nonsensical English...
Replies: 131
Views: 35723

Re: Nonsensical English...

There are tons of adverbs that don't end in ly. Always, never, well, ill, fast, hard, incognito, and others. Some of those, like 'fast', are also adjectives. I always considered cunning to be a strange word, where it doesn't quite sound right to say "He has cunning." as well as "He h...
by Daimon
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nonsensical English...
Replies: 131
Views: 35723

Re: Nonsensical English...

The more I think of this sentence, the less is makes sence. "I cannot think fast." as opposed to "I cannot think quickly." I'm not an expert in English, but I'm going to assume "fast" is not an adverb, and is actually an adjective. So you cannot think about the adjectiv...
by Daimon
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121762

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Hell yeah, it felt like I was having a heart attack last night. I'm still here. Good. Every day above ground is a good day. I think this graph has something to do with it. Now imagine about a quarter of your daily fat/sodium needs in about a package of bacon, and a box that contains 4. Now imagine ...
by Daimon
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121762

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Hell yeah, it felt like I was having a heart attack last night.


I'm still here.
by Daimon
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would killing baby Hitler really change anything?
Replies: 36
Views: 8297

Re: Would killing baby Hitler really change anything?

I wouldn't kill Hitler in the first place, because I don't want to mess with our current, although not that great, present.
by Daimon
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 196199

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Toilet paper hangs in whatever side I last left it.
by Daimon
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 196199

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

X = Crossing
O = Lips
by Daimon
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3404
Views: 767054

Re: What were your dreams last night?

So I was in <Insert name of location in COD4 that resembels the middle east>, and I was about to play some MTG with an Arabic woman that had a child. Shortly after we got started with MTG, I was playing blue, some giant vertibird from Fallout came, which I had to shoot down with an RPG. Then some mi...
by Daimon
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 196199

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

X's are hugs and O's are kisses.

How did I not notice why before!?
by Daimon
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The expression "British accent"
Replies: 43
Views: 14550

Re: The expression "British accent"

When I refer to "British" accents, I generally have two things I say. Either, "That guy has a British accent. Cool." or, "That guy is from Liverpool. Let's shun him." :P When I was in sixth grade, everyone always said I had a British accent, (The fact that I've lived in...
by Daimon
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nonsensical English...
Replies: 131
Views: 35723

Re: Nonsensical English...

"Be that as it may"

I don't know about anyone else, but I can't conciously comprehend this phrase; I understand it, but I can't comprehend it. Or was it the other way around? I know what it means subconciously. :roll:
by Daimon
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Newspeak practice
Replies: 21
Views: 10027

Re: Newspeak practice

tesseraktik wrote:
Daimon wrote:Newspeak is doubleplus ungood (or doubleplus bad)
The word "bad" is a sign of doubleplusungood oldthink and it is reasonwise crimetalk. Come back when you is a goodthinker.


Big brother is doubleplus ungood.
Oldspeak is goodthink.
Newspeak is doubleplus ungoodthink.

I can't do this.
by Daimon
Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Newspeak practice
Replies: 21
Views: 10027

Re: Newspeak practice

Newspeak is doubleplus ungood (or doubleplus bad) I don't know which one to use; I'd assume good. My problem with it, is that I try too hard to come up with more complex sentences with more meaning in them, so I don't sound like I don't know how to talk by way of Newspeak. I can't think of a single ...
by Daimon
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 91420

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

McGrupp wrote:Progress is "PRO-gress" not "PRAW-gress", in my part of the universe.


As far as I know, I say PRO-gress when I mean the verb, and PRAW-gress when I mean the noun.
by Daimon
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1086: "Eyelash Wish Log"
Replies: 90
Views: 24644

Re: 1086: "Eyelash Wish Log"

15 Jan to 6 Feb sounds like the things I thought of when I heard about "You can't wish for unlimited wished."
by Daimon
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X
Replies: 30
Views: 13009

Re: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X

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by Daimon
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X
Replies: 30
Views: 13009

Re: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X

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by Daimon
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X
Replies: 30
Views: 13009

Re: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X

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by Daimon
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1083: "Writing Styles"
Replies: 137
Views: 25748

Re: 1083: "Writing Styles"

My dad types like that senator. I find myself disgusted at it.
by Daimon
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 196538

Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

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by Daimon
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 44307

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

I was suprised to NOT see this thread when I looked for it. Then I refreshed the page.
by Daimon
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 54589

Re: 1078: "Knights"

The english longbow was the WMD of it's day, until effective mass musket fire came in. We still have a law on statute that grants every english 'yeoman' (i.e. a 'free' man that owns property) the right to carry a longbow in public. It's also still law that every able bodied man be proficient with t...
by Daimon
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nonsensical English...
Replies: 131
Views: 35723

Re: Nonsensical English...

"Look what I found" vs "Look at what I found."

Weird now that I think about it.
by Daimon
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 91420

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

gmalivuk wrote:What word do you pronounce that way?


Mage.
by Daimon
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 91420

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

I don`t know IPA, but I`m going to try and get a chart here. Might do it wrong.

Instead of saying /māj/, I say /māʒ/
by Daimon
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nonsensical English...
Replies: 131
Views: 35723

Re: Nonsensical English...

I don't remember where I first read this, but it went something like this: "Foreigners that try to speak your language know more about it than you do."
by Daimon
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nonsensical English...
Replies: 131
Views: 35723

Re: Nonsensical English...

It makes more sense if you think of it as an infinitive of purpose: I am going (in order) to eat. Now that I think about it, there seems to be a difference between "I will eat." and "I am going to eat." I'm just a native speaker; I know things without knowing why. Just now, I th...
by Daimon
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nonsensical English...
Replies: 131
Views: 35723

Re: Nonsensical English...

Is it just me, or does every single future tense that starts with "Going to" not make literal sense? I am going to eat. Okay, so there`s this thing called "eat" and you are moving towards it.
by Daimon
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 196538

Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

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by Daimon
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 196538

Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

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by Daimon
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nonsensical English...
Replies: 131
Views: 35723

Re: Nonsensical English...

"I'm home."

So you, yourself, are the house?
by Daimon
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Yes, it's.
Replies: 7
Views: 3829

Yes, it's.

Now, "it's" is a contraction of "it is." You can say, "Yes, it is." but why does it sound odd if you were to say, "Yes, it's." It doesn't sound odd to say, "No, it isn't." Only for this. And how about, "Let's go" versus "Let us go.&quo...
by Daimon
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39071

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

Eternal Density wrote:Relevant.


Best way to learn German ever.
by Daimon
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Student Trolling
Replies: 39
Views: 8408

Re: Student Trolling

So the student actually talkes this advice seriously, without a grain of salt. A question about veolcoraptors, european trade summits, and a link to xkcd. None of them related at all, and he just accepts it as true? Really? Someone is that stupid? That will cover you for the first 5% of marks. The o...
by Daimon
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 196538

Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

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by Daimon
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 196538

Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

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