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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby gmalivuk » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:11 pm UTC

No worries is only Aussie slang when you say it in a bad accent and follow it with "mate".
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Peter Galbavy » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:14 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:No worries is only Aussie slang when you say it in a bad accent and follow it with "mate".


... and the questioning intonation at the end... ? Or anywhere ... ? mate ... ?

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Armadillo Al » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:32 pm UTC

HiddenCounter wrote:People who think Pokemon is the only anime.


"Do you watch anime?"

"I am not that into pokemon."

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HiddenCounter wrote:I don't understand people's problem with sexual orientiation. Are they afraid of different. I grew up in a mormon family who always taught me it was a sin.


My family is ignorant.

By loose definitions of 'sin' (read: anything that separates man from God), yes, it is a sin. Then again, by that definition, you'd be hard-pressed to find things that aren't.

It's still no excuse to think any less of a person, though...unless you want to think that every single person on Earth is subhuman, which is kinda self-defeating purely by definition.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby SurgicalSteel » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:05 pm UTC

Peter Galbavy wrote:I prefer calling them ignorant peasants.
SecondTalon wrote:Sure. And then you come across as an elitist prick.
Yea, there's really no reason to bring economic-labor classes into it at all.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:54 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:No worries is only Aussie slang when you say it in a bad accent and follow it with "mate".


I've used "no worries" from time to time, and I find it very hard not to say it a bad Australian accent. That phrase just seems (rightly or wrongly) to belong to the Aussies.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:01 pm UTC

Thanks to Scrubs and Stargate SG-1, I say "fair enough"* and "indeed"** quite a lot.


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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Peter Galbavy » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:57 pm UTC

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Peter Galbavy wrote:I prefer calling them ignorant peasants.
SexyTalon wrote:Sure. And then you come across as an elitist prick.
Yea, there's really no reason to bring economic-labor classes into it at all.


I was actually, somewhat tongue in cheek, referring to my own relatives - see previous posting. But looks like folks here are to sensitive in a PC-way to get it ...

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:09 pm UTC

Or they missed that post or didn't remember who you are.
Without that context you look like an elitist prick.
With context I don't even know where to begin defining the word 'peasant' in this century.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Peter Galbavy » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:24 pm UTC

Wow. Now who reads like an elistist prick ?

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Whelan » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:26 pm UTC

You do, actually.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:45 pm UTC

Peter Galbavy wrote:
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Peter Galbavy wrote:I prefer calling them ignorant peasants.
SexyTalon wrote:Sure. And then you come across as an elitist prick.
Yea, there's really no reason to bring economic-labor classes into it at all.


I was actually, somewhat tongue in cheek, referring to my own relatives - see previous posting. But looks like folks here are to sensitive in a PC-way to get it ...
No, no.. I got the context. I still think you're an elitist prick.


But also what TD said. I have no idea what a peasant refers to in this century. I'm assuming rural, high school education at best farming folk.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Rakysh » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:07 pm UTC

Surely it's a redundant term? Like we don't have Barons any more. (well, we do, but they're not so big on the mead and quaffing and rebelling and other such Baronic activities.)

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Rakysh » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:09 pm UTC

Owait, you mean like the equivalent. D'oh.

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:13 pm UTC

I was pretty careful to not say anything elitist in that post...
Calling somebody 'peasant' just has really elitist connotations to me.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Cane » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:18 pm UTC

I believe you could argue that anyone using the term "peasants" without including themselves is elitist by definition.

Elitist - Believed to be a member of a higher class.
Peasant - Member of a lower class.

Adds up to me, eh?
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:01 pm UTC

I believe in the modern parlance, the term is now "pleb". Which is funny because "pleb" is an even older concept than "peasant".
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Levi » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:19 pm UTC

Misconception: "Whilst" is a grammatically correct replacement for "while" in every case.

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby kernelpanic » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:21 pm UTC

Levi wrote:Misconception: "Whilst" is a grammatically correct replacement for "while" in every case.

Whilst you may be correct, it's acceptable whilst you are drunk.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby -.Mateo.- » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:32 pm UTC

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Levi wrote:Misconception: "Whilst" is a grammatically correct replacement for "while" in every case.

Whilst you may be correct, it's acceptable whilst you are drunk.


I read this after a long time on reddit and tried to upvote you.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby TheChewanater » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:29 am UTC

Levi wrote:Misconception: "Whilst" is a grammatically correct replacement for "while" in every case.

Wikipedia wrote:In standard British English and Australian English, whilst is synonymous with while in meaning and usage. In American English and Canadian English, whilst can be considered pretentious or archaic.[2][3]

So it's a difference in connotation?
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby iHound » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:00 am UTC

Misconception: The words upload and download are interchangeable. "I just need to download these pictures to Facebook."
Misconception: Systematic problem solving on a computer means you have any clue what you're doing. At all.

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby The Scyphozoa » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:10 pm UTC

Armadillo Al wrote:
HiddenCounter wrote:People who think Pokemon is the only anime.


"Do you watch anime?"

"I am not that into pokemon."

Obligatory link

HiddenCounter wrote:I don't understand people's problem with sexual orientiation. Are they afraid of different. I grew up in a mormon family who always taught me it was a sin.


My family is ignorant.

By loose definitions of 'sin' (read: anything that separates man from God), yes, it is a sin. Then again, by that definition, you'd be hard-pressed to find things that aren't.

By that definition, the atmosphere is a sin.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:11 pm UTC

Only if you literally interpret God to be living in the sky rather than in a metaphysical "up"
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby emceng » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:31 pm UTC

I think I love that definition. Everything I do now will be a sin, separating me from god. MMMMmmmm sin tacos. Mmmmmm sin Pepsi. Sin internet. Sin Charmin fluffy toilet paper.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby gmalivuk » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:39 pm UTC

Roofs and umbrellas are sinful. Basements are sinful. Caves are sinful.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby SurgicalSteel » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:12 pm UTC

Clothing is sinful.

Which is actually possible to infer from the right interpretation of the Book of Genesis.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Xeio » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:48 pm UTC

I think you've stumbled upon something with unintended consequences... bacon is a sin.

Now, if only I liked bacon...

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby nyeguy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:20 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:I think you've stumbled upon something with unintended consequences... bacon is a sin.

Now, if only I liked bacon...

Bacon isn't a sin. It clogs your arteries and brings you to god faster.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby oxoiron » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:26 pm UTC

emceng wrote:I think I love that definition. Everything I do now will be a sin, separating me from god. MMMMmmmm sin tacos. Mmmmmm sin Pepsi. Sin internet. Sin Charmin fluffy toilet paper.
I believe the proper term is 'sinternet', especially if one considers porn sinful.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby kernelpanic » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:14 pm UTC

iHound wrote:Misconception: The words upload and download are interchangeable. "I just need to download these pictures to Facebook."
Misconception: Systematic problem solving on a computer means you have any clue what you're doing. At all.

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Random832 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:57 am UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Thanks to Scrubs and Stargate SG-1, I say "fair enough"*


I never really thought of that as his catchphrase or anything, because I and people around me say it all the time and always have. I always assumed it was either A) a perfectly universal phrase or B) regional to midwestern America. My world is shattered (two sites on google claim it's australian slang, and one claims it's british, just at a glance)

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Whelan » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:32 pm UTC

Fair enough certainly exists in the UK. I assumed it was international though. We do, however have a British variation, fair deuce, now more commonly believed to be fair do's. Actually, although I assume it to be British, it might'nt be. Please someone tell me if it's not.
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Kurushimi » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:10 pm UTC

Misconception: Hugh Laurie is American.

not a lot of people think that. I thought that. And it annoyed me to realize I'd been wrong for several years.

He does a really good American accent.

Also, am I the only one who doesn't think Peter Galbavy is an elitist prick? The peasant thing was obviously a joke...I'm not even sure what a peasant would be in this century. But the ignorant thing is obviously because they were acting stupid. What else is he supposed to say?

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby phlip » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:55 pm UTC

Kurushimi wrote:He does a really good American accent.

Yeah, it's pretty good.

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby SecondTalon » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:48 pm UTC

Kurushimi wrote:Misconception: Hugh Laurie is American.

not a lot of people think that. I thought that. And it annoyed me to realize I'd been wrong for several years.

He does a really good American accent.

Also, am I the only one who doesn't think Peter Galbavy is an elitist prick? The peasant thing was obviously a joke...I'm not even sure what a peasant would be in this century. But the ignorant thing is obviously because they were acting stupid. What else is he supposed to say?
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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Quagmire » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:19 pm UTC

People who think that because I occasionally talk to my friends about gaming, I must have no social life whatsoever. And people who think that because I am smart and do well on my school assignments, I am automatically going to do all their work for them and am a walking dictionary.

Edit: Oh yeah, and ESE = mentally retarded. People don't understand that ESE also encompasses the other end of the scale, and assume that something must be wrong with my brain when I go into/come out of an ESE meeting.

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Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Postby Levi » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:30 pm UTC

TheChewanater wrote:
Levi wrote:Misconception: "Whilst" is a grammatically correct replacement for "while" in every case.

Wikipedia wrote:In standard British English and Australian English, whilst is synonymous with while in meaning and usage. In American English and Canadian English, whilst can be considered pretentious or archaic.[2][3]

So it's a difference in connotation?

Well, the instance I was thinking of was "For a whilst".

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Re: REALLY Αnnoying Misconceptions

Postby TheChewanater » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:49 pm UTC

Misconception:

Because I do really well in sсience classes and I'm a Star Wars fan, I'm going to invent faster-than-light travel.

A LOT of people seem to think this.
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Re: REALLY *fantastic* Misconceptions

Postby The Scyphozoa » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:39 pm UTC

Meh, I'd prefer to invent beaming technology. Preferably have it be like Asgard beaming.
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Re: REALLY *fantastic* Misconceptions

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:46 pm UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:Meh, I'd prefer to invent beaming technology. Preferably have it be like Asgard beaming.


I'd prefer to invent wormholes that you can just step through. Much neater that way, and you don't get the existential uncertainty that the you on the other end is the same you.

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