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

Postby Adacore » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:23 am UTC

I think all of the initialised stuff I've seen at work (and we have an office in Glasgow, so there's a fair bit of it) has had things along the line of AMcA (for Arnold McAdams) and AMcQ (for Andrew McQueen) where Mc's and O's are involved. The convention for everyone else is three letter initials, so I'm AOO (Adam Oliver Oddy).

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

Postby poxic » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:37 am UTC

We would likely do the same on this side of the pond if we had as many Mc's and Mac's and O's as (I imagine) you do. Our company has at least as many Wongs/Wangs and Lees/Lis as Mc's/Mac's. :wink:
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby Adacore » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:12 pm UTC

poxic wrote:We would likely do the same on this side of the pond if we had as many Mc's and Mac's and O's as (I imagine) you do. Our company has at least as many Wongs/Wangs and Lees/Lis as Mc's/Mac's. :wink:

I'm living and working in South Korea now, so my team (with 18 members) has 5 Kims and 3 Lees.

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

Postby OBrien » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:01 pm UTC

And, once again, my initials come out as NOB...
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby Hofstadter'sLaw » Fri May 11, 2012 12:15 am UTC

The letter "L" in the Staples office supply store logo is a staple. =/

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

Postby Dystopiq » Fri May 11, 2012 2:47 pm UTC

Your toilet flushes in E♭

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

Postby poxic » Sat May 12, 2012 12:16 am UTC

Dystopiq wrote:Your toilet flushes in E♭

Hmm. Mine flushes mostly in a low B, then ends on E (not E flat).

/yes, I flushed it just to hum to it. I need more hobbies.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby K-R » Sat May 12, 2012 4:07 am UTC

Dystopiq wrote:Your toilet flushes in E♭

I think that belongs in the "How Have I Noticed That Now?" thread.

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

Postby Thesh » Sat May 12, 2012 4:08 am UTC

My toilet flushes! Wow, that's going to save me so much time, and so many showers.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby UniqueScreenname » Sat May 12, 2012 4:21 am UTC

Showers? You mean I can be clean without having a bathtub?
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby Kewangji » Sun May 13, 2012 7:13 pm UTC

Probably not something I should have said:

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Postby Lawsome » Sun May 27, 2012 12:54 pm UTC

kaimason1 wrote:On the subject of amalgamated usernames, Ive been seeing voicedotter as "voice dotter", not "voiced otter", for a while now before I noticed his sig explaining otherwise (which, now that I think of it, has actually been there a while).


I'm so glad i trawled back through this topic now.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby Ptolom » Sun May 27, 2012 8:00 pm UTC

Kewangji wrote:Probably not something I should have said:

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Bathtub? You mean I can make meth in large quantities that easily without having to dig a grave and get a whole lotta square feet of plastic?

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Meth? You mean I can get high without snaring and licking toads?

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

Postby Magnanimous » Sun May 27, 2012 8:25 pm UTC

I just realized that "please" and "pleas" are basically the same word. If you're pleading with someone, you have a plea, and you'll probably say please.

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

Postby UniqueScreenname » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:05 pm UTC

Lawsome wrote:
kaimason1 wrote:On the subject of amalgamated usernames, Ive been seeing voicedotter as "voice dotter", not "voiced otter", for a while now before I noticed his sig explaining otherwise (which, now that I think of it, has actually been there a while).


I'm so glad i trawled back through this topic now.

In a similar vein, I just noticed orangedragonfire can be read as orange dragon fire or oranged rag on fire. I'm thinking it's the first one.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby RollingHead » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:01 pm UTC

This morning I looked in the bathroom mirror and realised my flower-patterned shirt has a human face on it.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:56 pm UTC

RollingHead wrote:This morning I looked in the bathroom mirror and realised my flower-patterned shirt has a human face on it.


Are you sure it wasn't your face you saw in the mirror?
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby Ashvio » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:39 am UTC

Abuse- ab+use
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby Ashvio » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:49 am UTC

God->Good
Devil->Evil

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

Postby Krealr » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:14 pm UTC

Ashvio wrote:God->Good
Devil->Evil


I would have added more emphasis

God->Good

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

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:20 pm UTC

Ashvio wrote:God->Good
Devil->Evil

god | dog

devil | lived
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:50 pm UTC

pearly gates of heaven | nevaeh fo setag ylraep.

ylraep, people! ylraep!
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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:23 pm UTC

bob | bob

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Postby Magnanimous » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:14 pm UTC

Yvan et noij?

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Postby UniqueScreenname » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:25 pm UTC

Magnanimous wrote:Yvan et noij?

:D
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Postby The EGE » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:45 am UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:Yvan et noij?

:D


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

Postby casualevils » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:54 pm UTC

Today I realized that This song that we're playing in my community band doesn't have any of the themes from the LOTR movie in it because it was written in 1988.

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Postby RebeccaRGB » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:33 am UTC

The ASIMO robot... is ASIMOV without the V.

(Although according to Wikipedia it's just a coincidence.)
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby GangsterFiction » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:39 am UTC

I watched "Goodfellas" again the other night (classic!). I was astounded by the number of different actors in that movie who all later played significant roles in "The Sopranos". Is there a lack of decent Italian-American actors overall, or did the producers of The Sopranos actually do that on purpose . . . ?

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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:36 pm UTC

GangsterFiction wrote:I watched "Goodfellas" again the other night (classic!). I was astounded by the number of different actors in that movie who all later played significant roles in "The Sopranos". Is there a lack of decent Italian-American actors overall, or did the producers of The Sopranos actually do that on purpose . . . ?

More of - There's a lack of actors who look Italian who take Gangster roles because they don't mind being typecast as Gangsters.
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Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Postby DavidSpencer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:10 am UTC

Humpty Dumpty never says he's an egg.

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

Postby PurplePenguin » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:00 pm UTC

I maintain that Humpty Dumpty is not an egg, and parents just decided to start telling their children that he was only an egg, as otherwise it is quite a disturbing little rhyme.

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Postby ShootTheChicken » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:44 pm UTC

Wikipedia suggests it was originally put forth as a riddle.
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Postby folkhero » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:08 am UTC

I hate riddles with dozens or hundreds of answers that all adequately answer the riddle, but with only one "right" answer. I mean, of all the things that could break when falling off a wall and that are difficult to put back together, how in the world is anyone supposed to guess that it's about an egg?
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Postby TimelordSimone » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:30 am UTC

Anything else the King's horses would have been able to put together again.
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Postby emceng » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:15 pm UTC

folkhero wrote:I hate riddles with dozens or hundreds of answers that all adequately answer the riddle, but with only one "right" answer. I mean, of all the things that could break when falling off a wall and that are difficult to put back together, how in the world is anyone supposed to guess that it's about an egg?


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Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:31 pm UTC

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

Postby UniqueScreenname » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:15 pm UTC

A Russian nesting doll?
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