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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:02 pm UTC
by Ptolom
I've been saying "am a trifle?"

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

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:44 pm UTC
by The Scyphozoa
I thought "Amere (as if that was a first name) trifle".

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

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:54 am UTC
by SurgicalSteel
Even though the spelling isn't even close, I usually think it "Am I right, Phil?"

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

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:56 am UTC
by ameretrifle
Yeah, you're, obviously not the first, and obviously won't be the last. If I'd had a damn bit of sense I'd've put in dots. XD

(my father has a name that is traditionally female (despite his parents being traditional as all get out... come to think of it i should ask how that happened...), my mother has a relatively common name with a nonstandard pronunciation, and kids couldn't spell mine for waaaaaay too long. weird family obscure name curse?)

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

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:22 pm UTC
by Dream
ameretrifle wrote:my father has a name that is traditionally female (despite his parents being traditional as all get out... come to think of it i should ask how that happened...)

Your dad is Fat Tony?

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

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:54 pm UTC
by farnsworth
I've been pronouncing "The Scyphozoa" as "skit-zo-fo-uh." I know that is absolutely wrong. How is it supposed to be pronounced, anyway?

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

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:56 pm UTC
by Zarq
farnsworth wrote:I've been pronouncing "The Scyphozoa" as "skit-zo-fo-uh." I know that is absolutely wrong. How is it supposed to be pronounced, anyway?


Like this

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

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:59 pm UTC
by The Scyphozoa
Well done, farnsworth, you managed to avoid putting a long i sound (as in psycho) into my name. That's close enough for me.

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

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:48 am UTC
by Chuff
You've always been skit-zo-za to me. I have no idea why.

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

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:15 am UTC
by Feddlefew
HOLY SHIT FUNYONS ARE DELICIOUS

*munch munch munch munch*

Ironically, these are better for me than most of the ones I can get.

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

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:20 am UTC
by kaimason1
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).

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

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:06 pm UTC
by Doctor whom
That minute, as in 60 seconds, and minute as in small were spelt the same.

I spent 14 years of my life not knowing. I'm an idiot.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:24 am UTC
by ConMan
Tom Nook, in the Animal Crossing games, isn't just a raccoon. He's a tanuki. Which his name sounds like. *facepalm*

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

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:37 am UTC
by kaimason1
ConMan wrote:Tom Nook, in the Animal Crossing games, isn't just a raccoon. He's a tanuki. Which his name sounds like. *facepalm*


:shock: So if he runs really fast, he can fly?

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

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:36 am UTC
by Felstaff
Doctor whom wrote:That minute, as in 60 seconds, and minute as in small were spelt the same.

I spent 14 years of my life not knowing. I'm an idiot.

How did you think minute was spelled?
More importantly, how did you think minute was spelled?

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

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:03 am UTC
by Doctor whom
Felstaff wrote:
Doctor whom wrote:That minute, as in 60 seconds, and minute as in small were spelt the same.

I spent 14 years of my life not knowing. I'm an idiot.

How did you think minute was spelled?
More importantly, how did you think minute was spelled?


You're messing with my brain...
I'm sure I knew how but I realised they were spelt the same when people pronounced the minute waltz by Chopin as minute while I thought it was minute because its nowhere near a minute long but is rather minute for a waltz. On that note, is the name of the waltz minute as in 60 seconds or minute as in small ?

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

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:13 am UTC
by poxic
The waltz is minuet (min-you-ett'). Sixty seconds is a minute (min'-itt). A small thing is minute (min-yoot' or mine-yoot').

So a minute minuet might be a minute long. :wink:

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

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:23 am UTC
by phlip
Doctor whom wrote:On that note, is the name of the waltz minute as in 60 seconds or minute as in small ?

The latter.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:27 am UTC
by poxic
Oh, that waltz. My bad. (A minuet is not, in fact, a waltz, or so my brain now helpfully chimes in.)

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

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:43 am UTC
by Felstaff
Image

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

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:46 pm UTC
by Cloud Walker
. . .is so cute.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:50 pm UTC
by PM 2Ring
Poxic is now obliged to speak for 60 seconds on the topic of "Things I've Never Noticed Before" without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

:)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_a_Minute

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

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:22 pm UTC
by Doctor whom
Bit off topic but...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01457q5/Just_a_Minute_Series_61_With_Guests_Gyles_Brandreth_Tony_Hawks_Miles_Jupp_and_Pam_Ayres/
Best show on radio 4

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

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:42 am UTC
by Mumpy
I'm sorry to let off on you like this, but back away slowly from that sentence. I'd take News Quiz or ISIHAC over JAM anyday. And what about Old Harry's game? Or Claire in the community? Hell, even the Milton Jones show is better.

I'm sorry, but JAM isn't up to anything when compared with those, let alone The Now Show, which is the best satire on any British airwave you care to mention.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:33 am UTC
by Felstaff
PM 2Ring wrote:Poxic is now obliged to speak for 60 seconds on the topic of "Things I've Never Noticed Before" without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

Oh man, we used to play this at school. It was my favourite game, because I was a precocious little shit and more wordy than any of my classmates, and consequently the only child who could speak for a full minute on mundane things ("clipping your ear hair" was one of them). I remember, several years later, I was listening to some Just a Minute and my first thought was 'they're totally ripping off MY SCHOOL's game!' before thinking... hang on a sec*. Come to think of it, the teacher who ran the game had a passing semblance to Clement Freud...


*Everyone thinks their school invented some sort of regional meme** that's actually been going on probably since the 1950s.

**Our school used to just say HMMM! sarcastically and stroke a non-existent beard to express disbelief in the speaker's promulgation.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:08 pm UTC
by Doctor whom
Doctor whom wrote:Bit off topic but...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01457q5/Just_a_Minute_Series_61_With_Guests_Gyles_Brandreth_Tony_Hawks_Miles_Jupp_and_Pam_Ayres/
Best show on at present radio 4


Fixed, and Cheddar gorge for me

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

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:34 pm UTC
by broken_escalator
poxic wrote:So a minute minuet might be a minute long. :wink:

Stick "my newt" somewhere in there and we're going places!

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

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:17 pm UTC
by Mumpy
To the top of a minaret per chance?

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

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:24 pm UTC
by The EGE
Only a miniature one.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:17 pm UTC
by quadmaster
Colonel is pronounced kernel.

When I was first told this, it took three people and a trip to wikipedia to convince me I wasn't being pranked.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:14 am UTC
by SecondTalon
Hey, might as well look up the River Thames while you're there.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:01 am UTC
by The Scyphozoa
The people who make those recordings need better microphones. Unless it really is supposed to be "*rubs finger over the other person's ear*tempts"

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

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:03 am UTC
by e^iπ+1=0
Didn't listen to the recording, but I believe it's supposed to be more or less "tems".

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

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:19 am UTC
by kaimason1
e^iπ+1=0 wrote:Didn't listen to the recording, but I believe it's supposed to be more or less "tems".

tl;dr

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

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:01 am UTC
by Kewangji
"There once was a man from Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man
And as for the bucket, Nantucket."

I just got that. I've known this poem for years and I just got it. Gosh.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:45 pm UTC
by You, sir, name?
Kewangji wrote:"There once was a man from Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man
And as for the bucket, Nantucket."

I just got that. I've known this poem for years and I just got it. Gosh.


Relevant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen

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

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:14 am UTC
by RollingHead
Posting at 3 am to say that I just realised that Hook is played by Dustin Hoffman despite having seen that film a million times when I was a kid...

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

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:35 am UTC
by folkhero
RollingHead wrote:Posting at 3 am to say that I just realised that Hook is played by Dustin Hoffman despite having seen that film a million times when I was a kid...

Did you know that Dusting Hoffman was also in Star Wars?
[/Seinfeld reference]

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

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:54 am UTC
by Dr. Diaphanous
Just realised spacebar = pause on YouTube. :0

Also, I am constantly being hit with realisations about the etymology of words. e.g. the 'vag' in 'vague' is the same as in 'vagabond' (from the Latin 'vagus' = wandering).

Additional example: When typing e.g. in this post I realised that the g. (short for grātiā = sake/thankfulness/favour) is the same word as in grace and ingratiate.

Edit: also gratuitous

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

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:41 am UTC
by Kewangji
Why the lines over the a's? How does exempli gratia contain the word sake/thankfulness/favour? I can almost see it, with 'I am doing you a favour, giving you an example', but only almost.