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by Rinsaikeru
Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The English Spoken Language: RIP (Examples)
Replies: 154
Views: 21066

Re: The English Spoken Language: RIP (Examples)

I know lots of children at work who use: bringed, catched, buyed, ranned (ie. He ranned away).

They typically know the correct word usage (at least once they are about 9 years old), but they speak differently among peers than they would write or speak with adults.
by Rinsaikeru
Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

But, strictly speaking--it isn't a politics thread any more than it is a makeup thread. Or is it? I thought that the point of this particular thread was that women could talk about whatever things they wanted without being judged for it. It veers, within one day, from politics to makeup, to feminine...
by Rinsaikeru
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

But, not all of us are american, therefore american politics are of limited interest to me. Makeup hits pretty much across the board. Just sayin' I think that this thread should avoid trying to value topics in some sort of hierarchy--that reeks of maleness to me. (Not that there's anything wrong wit...
by Rinsaikeru
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 129 college presidents draft letter challenging drinking age
Replies: 39
Views: 4040

Re: 129 college presidents draft letter challenging drinking age

The drinking age here is 19, I think it should be lower though because most kids start University at age 17/18 here. Responsible drinking is learned behaviour, if you are forced to drink illegally you are more likely to be stupid about it. In my household we were allowed to drink (moderately at fami...
by Rinsaikeru
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Probably the best thing you can do for your face, if you do nothing else, is to wear sunscreen every day. Usually I'm a sunscreen and lipgloss girl. I can do makeup if I need to, and you can certainly do makeup in 5 minutes or less and have it be easy, lightweight and pretty. Some things that are aw...
by Rinsaikeru
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate
Replies: 98
Views: 26217

Re: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate

I grew up listening to oldies on the car radio because my mother was NOT a fan of the 80s. :P I still adore 50s-70s rock n roll, funk, motown etc. though. My sister, on the other hand, loathes the stuff. I have a soft spot for bands I listened to in highschool, even if I don't particularly adore som...
by Rinsaikeru
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz
Replies: 90
Views: 9990

Re: Jazz

I love pre-WW2 jazz. I know this is a slightly vague moniker, and I do like some more recent Jazz, but it works as a clear distinction. I'm a swing dancer, you can't dance to be-bop or cool jazz--don't even think about avant garde. :P Some favourites: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Bo...
by Rinsaikeru
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What exactly is "classical" music?
Replies: 46
Views: 3798

Re: What exactly is "classical" music?

It is kind of a tricky and ambiguous definition. Is classical: music without electric or electronic modification? does it indicate which instruments count? it certainly sounds a certain way, though I'd have no way of defining that to anyone. Would you differentiate it from, say, jazz by saying it's ...
by Rinsaikeru
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280463

Re: The Liquor Thread

I was in the Jameson's distillery when I was in Ireland, the only thing they offered as a mixer was cranberry juice--though I usually just have it straight up. I don't tend to like any carbonated mixers (aside from soda water) much, though I do like amaretto and coke because it tastes like Dr. Pepper.
by Rinsaikeru
Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 89154

Re: Mnemonics you love

There's a few I remember from when I was a child: Roy G Biv (Red orange yellow green blue indigo violet)--I learned it from Beakman's world. The order of operations mnemonic from my elementary school text book was Bedmas I think: Brackets, exponents, div, mult, add, subtract. Though really, why I re...
by Rinsaikeru
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quality clothing/style for skinny males(with fedoras)
Replies: 40
Views: 7981

Re: Quality clothing/style for skinny males(with fedoras)

I agree with what most have said on the thread. The trick to making sure your t-shirt/shirt fits properly is all in the shoulders. The shoulder seam should not go past your shoulders, if it does, go down a size. You might want to see if you can convince a friend or family member (maybe the one who g...
by Rinsaikeru
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I tend to use translucent powder or tinted moisturizer, if I'm using concealer (usually under eyes cuz I've thrown myself out of my time zone) that goes on top of any base layer.

I like my freckles lots. :D My skin is fine how it is mostly, so I don't really bother with foundation much.
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Quite possibly the best candy known to man
Replies: 78
Views: 8891

Re: Quite possibly the best candy known to man

Hershey bars were always confectionery but your grandfather might have been referring to the military issue Hershey bar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_chocolate It was apparently awful tasting. They also made a meal replacement bar that was oats and chocolate and a bunch of oth...
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 349241

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

There's a sliding scale on weird names. I think it goes something like: 5 kids of same name in your class ----to---- Having your name changed by the state due to parent cruelty In between those, having a unique (but not cruel) name probably does you some good. At least you have a good conversation s...
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

This thread has convinced me to paint my face this evening. I require mascara...
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Trenchcoats?
Replies: 80
Views: 8292

Re: Trenchcoats?

I agree, not necessarily a suit, but certainly slacks and suspenders, and if you have a fedora. *swoon*

I think that my swing dancing might have coloured my opinion on this particular topic....
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

My mother is such a tomboy that makeup for me was a combination of experimentation and research. I love to draw/paint, so most of it made some sense (though I did go through a period in highschool where lots of fun colours was more important than sense in terms of makeup :P). I still do my mother an...
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?
Replies: 30
Views: 6135

Re: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?

I'm a huge Alton Brown fan too, and I also occasionally use the http://www.cookingforengineers.com/ website. Usually when I cook something new, I pull about 4 recipes for it and then pick the elements of each that I like best. I prefer finding the general way it's done by reading several methods for...
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do you take your coffee? (Or tea)
Replies: 106
Views: 9035

Re: How do you take your coffee? (Or tea)

Twinnings Tea, though I'll tolerate others that aren't Red Rose or Lipton. With sugar. Lots of sugar or honey, though I've been trying to cut down.
by Rinsaikeru
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: spelling -> pronounciation. most fucked up
Replies: 44
Views: 5864

Re: spelling -> pronounciation. most fucked up

I kind of think of english spelling like I think of London. The streets are completely incomprehensible and the underground is worse. It's like spaghetti on a map. But that's the beauty of the city. It grew in fits and starts and without the overarching ideology of grid-style city planning. You get ...
by Rinsaikeru
Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Yeah I totally agree, go to a good bra shop and get measured by professionals. Usually boutiques are better, and you can even decide not to purchase a bra--because bras at boutiques will be expensive. :P That aside, my advice was for how to not get screwed over by people claiming to be professionals...
by Rinsaikeru
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I think womyn is pretty ludicrous, but to each his own (because it's an idiom damn it and I can use his as neutral if I please.) In terms of feminism, revisionist spelling is pretty superficial and a pretty easy target for those who think feminism is a waste of time. I suppose that to some people th...
by Rinsaikeru
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Most large lingerie chains don't really have employees that know how to fit bras. At least in my experience. I'm a 32G, but having been measured--mostly for entertainment at places like Victoria's Secret, Department stores etc. they tend to say I'm 38-42 D...because, surprise of suprises, most of th...
by Rinsaikeru
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Simple, yet effective desserts
Replies: 45
Views: 8606

Re: Simple, yet effective desserts

Easy PB Cookies--Recipe found on kraft pb jar.

1 Cup PB
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla

(yes that's right..NO Flour--which means Gluten free for me, yay!)

Mix Ingredients

Drop by teaspoonful onto baking sheet.

Criss cross on top with wet fork.

Bake at 350 F for 8ish minutes.

Done
by Rinsaikeru
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Try it at home all you want... it just won't taste the same.
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: Try it at home all you want... it just won't taste the same.

I try to only buy local and seasonal produce. Sometimes I cave if it's something I really need for a recipe (like scallions/green onions). I find you get much better tasting produce that way--like cantaloupes (actually the ones we get are actually musk melons in North America)--they are only ripe be...
by Rinsaikeru
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Yeah I use skirt hangers for two skirts sometimes. There are some skirts I roll, some fabrics are stretchy and wrinkle, so after they dry i roll them to prevent creases and kind of stack them on a shelf in my closet. I can't stand dressers. I forget what's in them (someone else mentioned the same th...
by Rinsaikeru
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 94?
Replies: 21
Views: 3199

Re: 94?

I know what lorry means, but probably because I watch/read so much British media. I doubt I could use it without explaining it here.
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: I'm looking for some jazz/funk type stuff...
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: I'm looking for some jazz/funk type stuff...

I listen to really old jazz, mostly pre-war stuff. If that's capable of turning your crank try:

Boswell Sisters
Count Basie
Ella Fitzgerald
Duke Ellington
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 94?
Replies: 21
Views: 3199

Re: 94?

I say 'sore-y'. I think that's probably what's typical here.
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: spelling -> pronounciation. most fucked up
Replies: 44
Views: 5864

Re: spelling -> pronounciation. most fucked up

It is a bit of a puzzle, but there wasn't harmonized spelling for centuries after these words became common. Even reading texts a couple of hundred years old takes lots of effort.
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 36359

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)

When I was a kid, I always dog-eared pages. Now I book mark...but only with bus transfers, or other scraps of stuff that is not originally intended to be a book mark. (Receipts, napkins, post its)
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pancakes
Replies: 55
Views: 4632

Re: Pancakes

Pancakes are good. And 2.5 pancakes that are about 6" diameter is my threshold. My preference, however, is buckwheat crepes with nutella and banana (or strawberry--or both XD). I mix up the batter and keep it in the fridge (Buckwheat flour, baking soda, salt, water--sometimes I experiment with ...
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Packed Lunches (how to make them better)
Replies: 27
Views: 3854

Re: Packed Lunches (how to make them better)

It all depends on what you're willing to eat cold. You could make riceballs out of white rice or fried rice. I've taken leftovers of all varieties cold (I'm gluten intolerant so I'm not big on sandwiches :P). Sometimes I'll make wraps out of corn tortillas and whatever is lying around the kitchen. T...
by Rinsaikeru
Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: spelling -> pronounciation. most fucked up
Replies: 44
Views: 5864

Re: spelling -> pronounciation. most fucked up

A lot of the inconsistencies in how words are spelled/pronounced are directly related to the language of origin of the loan word. If you know something about greek, latin, french or german--it can help you a lot with english spelling and pronunciation. There is a very large component of french deriv...
by Rinsaikeru
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 94?
Replies: 21
Views: 3199

Re: 94?

Having read this thread, I cannot tell you how I naturally would say 94 anymore. I've said it several times and have now disintegrated it into meaninglessness. My best guess is that in casual conversation I'd tend closer to "ninedy;" if it was more formal, being recorded, or on the telepho...
by Rinsaikeru
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487331

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Question for diva cup users: If you are on the heavy part of Shark Week, how would you empty the cup in the middle of the day, when you're not at home, if you had to? You have to wash it before re-inserting right? Getting sick of pads and tampons, and honestly wondering why they bleach the things if...
by Rinsaikeru
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Things that make you giggle about language.
Replies: 27
Views: 5156

Re: Things that make you giggle about language.

Post-modernism exists for the sole purpose of upsetting anything accepted as concrete, for no other reason than to upset it. Language is ambiguous if you allow it to be. Any conversation can be made absolutely meaningless if you try to take it too literally, not literally enough, or attempt to whitt...
by Rinsaikeru
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A small topic not undedicated to Double Negatives
Replies: 71
Views: 9280

Re: A small topic dedicated to Double Negatives

I think rage about double negatives should be tempered in some cases depending on context. Is it verbal? Is the statement understandable even with dubious grammar? It isn't as though the English language is static, we change syntactical, grammatical, and structural elements of it all the time. Occas...
by Rinsaikeru
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pre-Language thought
Replies: 69
Views: 9668

Re: Pre-Language thought

And this is the point where poetry comes in--well not precisely the point, but a whole lot of poetry is about just that phenomenon. The point where the language you know is not enough to express the things that are going on inside your head but you want to try using it anyway. Which, to relate back ...
by Rinsaikeru
Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0468: "Fetishes"
Replies: 163
Views: 47758

Re: "Fetishes" discussion

I read xkcd and my background is English/History. I usually know what the joke is, because it can be logically sorted out--but I rarely get the math/computer references without some reading. ie. I understood why the right hand rule one was funny--but I had to get an engineer to explain to me why I k...

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