0559: "No Pun Intended"

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0559: "No Pun Intended"

Postby Insanity's Partner » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:03 am UTC

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Alt Text: "Like spelling 'dammit' correctly -- with two m's -- it's a troll that works best on the most literate."

Heh. I should try this on my Geology professor....he's a punful maniac.

Include a link next time.
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby ayleein » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:04 am UTC

I've been doing this for about a month! I also hate when 'dammit' is spelled with two 'm's, technical correctness be damned.

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Re: No Pun Intended

Postby Contrabass » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:04 am UTC

Check your formatting... Damnit

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby joee » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:05 am UTC

Add a link and commentary please

If I tried that on my friends, they'd come up with something dirty, regardless of how innocent the sentence was...
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Insanity's Partner » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:05 am UTC

Damn. Late by probably thirty seconds... ^_^;;
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Kdz » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:06 am UTC

I like how meta the alt-text is: See, there are people who will argue that "dammit" can be spelled either way. I personally don't know, or care. But still, it's a subtle troll. Nice.

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby BlastOButter42 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:06 am UTC

How else would you spell "dammit"? With an n, like "damnit"? That just looks weird.

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby suso » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:06 am UTC

I never really got the point of saying "no pun intended". I mean, if you were aware of your pun enough to say that, then obviously you intended to make the pun, right?

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Troger64 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:06 am UTC

dude randall needs to learn to spell damnit

no pun intended

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby ayleein » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:06 am UTC

I've been doing this for about a month! I also hate when 'dammit' is spelled with two 'm's, technical correctness be damned!

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby seth1010 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:07 am UTC

Sorry about the formatting, first time.
By the way, you spelt dammit with one "m"

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Crysm » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:07 am UTC

BlastOButter42 wrote:How else would you spell "dammit"? With an n, like "damnit"? That just looks weird.

Damn it?

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby thegreathal » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:08 am UTC

How dare you insult my spelling of 'damnit'? Although it looks funny now that you mention it. Was this part of the trolling?

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby ventusignis » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:08 am UTC

I love randall's hobbies.

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Dan.V » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:13 am UTC

I believe Blink 182 is entirely to blame for the misspelling of the word/expression damn it.

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Cal27 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:16 am UTC

ayleein wrote:I've been doing this for about a month! I also hate when 'dammit' is spelled with two 'm's, technical correctness be damned.

I don't know why, but 'dammit' is the only word I will knowingly misspell. Perhaps it doesn't sound angry enough with two 'm's?

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby abstractpotato » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:17 am UTC

I will be doing this quite a lot from now on =)

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Storm » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:18 am UTC

Don't forget your link and commentary.. it was posted first and neither are perfect format so I chose this one.

This is definitely NOT a 'get out of my head Randall' comic for me, however I believe it's a brilliant idea and shall now use it.
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Iluvatar » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:19 am UTC

I've always used damnit -dammit just seems like a tongue-in-cheek spelling like sammich. I will now, of course, go research this instead of working or going to sleep.

Edit: my research is going nowhere. Going by search result counts won't help us since Blink 182's spelling throws that off. Looks like the official way of looking at it is that neither are correct, and it should be "damn it" or "dam it", depending on whether you stubbed your toe or are interested in hydroelectricity.
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby phlip » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:24 am UTC

Storm wrote:This is definitely NOT a 'get out of my head Randall' comic for me, however I believe it's a brilliant idea and shall now use it.

Randall is future psychic?

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enum ಠ_ಠ {°□°╰=1, °Д°╰, ಠ益ಠ╰};
void ┻━┻︵​╰(ಠ_ಠ ⚠) {exit((int)⚠);}
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Storm » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:27 am UTC

phlip wrote:Randall is future psychic?
Well, he can influence YouTube, who knows what else he can do.
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Psykar » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:34 am UTC

Re the whole 'dammit' thing....
Wouldn't it have originated from:
damn it - as in "God damn it" - which makes damnit simply lacking a space.... hrm.
Maybe we need an apostrophe added! dam'it!

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby ayleein » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:36 am UTC

Iluvatar wrote:Looks like the official way of looking at it is that neither are correct, and it should be "damn it" or "dam it", depending on whether you stubbed your toe or are interested in hydroelectricity.


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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Insanity's Partner » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:39 am UTC

Iluvatar wrote:I've always used damnit -dammit just seems like a tongue-in-cheek spelling like sammich. I will now, of course, go research this instead of working or going to sleep.


It's a moot point for me, really. I've always spelled it as "damn it".

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"You breccia."
"Of quartz you may."
"Bull schist."
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Geology Rocks!
*while holding up a sample of quarts* "That's some nice cleavage you've got going on there."
"Hey. Don't take it for granite."
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby ayleein » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:40 am UTC

Psykar wrote:Re the whole 'dammit' thing....
Wouldn't it have originated from:
damn it - as in "God damn it" - which makes damnit simply lacking a space.... hrm.
Maybe we need an apostrophe added! dam'it!

Maybe. I used that logic for 'til instead of the annoyingly popular 'till, but after a little research, turned out that 'until' was a shortening of 'untill,' so I was and am still wrong, technically. I'm going to spell it 'damnit' 'til I die.

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby mrbaggins » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:40 am UTC

http://www.google.com/trends?q=damnit%2C+dammit

Dammit wins, apparently.

I always use an 'n' though, no pun intended.
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Unforgiven » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:44 am UTC

Psykar wrote:Re the whole 'dammit' thing....
Wouldn't it have originated from:
damn it - as in "God damn it" - which makes damnit simply lacking a space.... hrm.
Maybe we need an apostrophe added! dam'it!

You mean it isn't derived from "dam it", as in "let's build a dam here"? Dammit, I've been wrong all this time. :P
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Chuff » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:46 am UTC

I always write damn it. What's wrong with 2 words?
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby ayleein » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:47 am UTC

Chuff wrote:I always write damn it. What's wrong with 2 words?

Some of us don't have space for two words. No pun inten-- no, wait, yes.

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Pifreak94 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:48 am UTC

Presumably someone figured out there was no "n" sound anywhere, so s/he replaced it with an m.

And, http://googlefight.com/index.php?lang=e ... rd2=damnit

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Chuff » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:49 am UTC

ayleein wrote:
Chuff wrote:I always write damn it. What's wrong with 2 words?

Some of us don't have space for two words. No pun inten-- no, wait, yes.

I read a pun in that, but I don't know if it was intended.
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby ayleein » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:49 am UTC

Pifreak94 wrote:Presumably someone figured out there was no "n" sound anywhere, so s/he replaced it with an m.

And, http://googlefight.com/index.php?lang=e ... rd2=damnit

So dammit won a fight, big deal. We all know the mneak will inherent the Earth.

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby dennisw » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:51 am UTC

Insanity's Partner wrote:
Iluvatar wrote:I've always used damnit -dammit just seems like a tongue-in-cheek spelling like sammich. I will now, of course, go research this instead of working or going to sleep.


It's a moot point for me, really. I've always spelled it as "damn it".

List of terrible geology puns:

"You breccia."
"Of quartz you may."
"Bull schist."
"You better calm down. You're started to look like a real ash hole. Wouldn't want you going all rhyolitic on us."

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*while holding pencil* "I think you're not getting the point. Graphite is a great resource."
Geology Rocks!
*while holding up a sample of quarts* "That's some nice cleavage you've got going on there."
"Hey. Don't take it for granite."
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"It's not my fault, it's your fault!"

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Gojoe » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:54 am UTC

Ah, this comic is the first in a wee while that made me actually laugh out loud. This is mainly due to the fact that I have been in that situation.
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby eviloatmeal » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:58 am UTC

Iluvatar wrote:I've always used damnit -dammit just seems like a tongue-in-cheek spelling like sammich. I will now, of course, go research this instead of working or going to sleep.

Edit: my research is going nowhere. Going by search result counts won't help us since Blink 182's spelling throws that off. Looks like the official way of looking at it is that neither are correct, and it should be "damn it" or "dam it", depending on whether you stubbed your toe or are interested in hydroelectricity.

A quick google search later reveals:

"damn it" - 6 710 000

dammit -"blink 182" - 5 230 000

This is how all googling should be done to be honest, no pun intended.
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby berto17 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:02 am UTC

According to me, this doesn't really live up to Randall's other hobbies....
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby ayleein » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:04 am UTC

eviloatmeal wrote:
Iluvatar wrote:I've always used damnit -dammit just seems like a tongue-in-cheek spelling like sammich. I will now, of course, go research this instead of working or going to sleep.

Edit: my research is going nowhere. Going by search result counts won't help us since Blink 182's spelling throws that off. Looks like the official way of looking at it is that neither are correct, and it should be "damn it" or "dam it", depending on whether you stubbed your toe or are interested in hydroelectricity.

A quick google search later reveals:

"damn it" - 6 710 000

dammit -"blink 182" - 5 230 000

This is how all googling should be done to be honest, no pun intended.


According to this, it's much more one-sided. http://googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=dammit+-%22blink+182%22&word2=damnit

Unfortunately, it looks like a lot of damnit's results come from Blink 182 as well: http://googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=dammit+-%22blink+182%22&word2=damnit+-%22blink+182%22

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby plantofail » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:07 am UTC

read it 1 time didn't get
read it two times and i was on the floor

pun very much so intended

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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:09 am UTC

Crysm wrote:
BlastOButter42 wrote:How else would you spell "dammit"? With an n, like "damnit"? That just looks weird.

Damn it?
The correct spelling is "gat dangit", though "consarn it" is also acceptable.
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Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

Postby Jarmel_Davis » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:12 am UTC

From the OED:

1908 E. WALLACE Angel Esquire xii, ‘Outside as quick as dammit!’ he cried. 1921 WODEHOUSE Jill the Reckless i. 31 When I'm alone with Barker{em}for instance{em}I'm as chatty as dammit. 1931 F. D. GRIERSON Mystery in Red vii. 106 You were as near rude to him as dammit. 1956 A. H. COMPTON Atomic Quest iii. 193 Dammit, give it stuff to spare. 1961 Guardian 24 Apr. 9/7 The score standing as near as dammit at two. 1971 Sunday Times (Colour Suppl.) 21 Feb. 43/3 Whenever I talk about Rizzo and brutality, I have to use the word ‘allege’, but dammit all, I have so many facts, baby, there ain't nothing alleged about it.


Decidedly older than Blink 182. Also, I like the older usage "_______ as dammit".

Errr...back to homework now. Pun intended.

EDIT: Just read the last example of usage in what I just posted...amazing.


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