0259: "Cliched Exchanges"

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0259: "Cliched Exchanges"

Postby The LuigiManiac » Wed May 09, 2007 4:07 am UTC

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Interesting new hobby. The title of the comic looks weird. Will it be fixed?

(EDIT: Never mind, it was fixed)

Title field: It's like they say, you gotta fight fire with clichés.

*Whistles* Nothing happened here. These are not the droids you're looking for. Move along. -L
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Postby athelas » Wed May 09, 2007 4:09 am UTC

Alt: It's like they say, you gotta fight fire with clichés.

EDIT: Ah, beaten to it.
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Postby geofft » Wed May 09, 2007 4:09 am UTC

I think you want é, not &eacut;.

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Postby xkcd » Wed May 09, 2007 4:10 am UTC

Davean and I just had a long conversation about whether the é was gonna display right :)

Looks like we were wrong, because I used &eacut; instead of é

Oops. Well, fixed now :)

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Postby Dxh » Wed May 09, 2007 4:18 am UTC

I'm ashamed to say this is one of the first I don't entirely get... I can grasp part of it, but I can't get how O RLY and "'er" connect...

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Postby kertrats » Wed May 09, 2007 4:22 am UTC

Dxh wrote:I'm ashamed to say this is one of the first I don't entirely get... I can grasp part of it, but I can't get how O RLY and "'er" connect...


Phrases such as "O rly? Ya rly! no wai!" and "[word ending with "er"]? I hardly know her!" are common internet cliches, especially among forums.

/captain obvious to the rescue
/gosh-darned cunt.

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Postby Dxh » Wed May 09, 2007 4:27 am UTC

kertrats wrote:
Dxh wrote:I'm ashamed to say this is one of the first I don't entirely get... I can grasp part of it, but I can't get how O RLY and "'er" connect...


Phrases such as "O rly? Ya rly! no wai!" and "[word ending with "er"]? I hardly know her!" are common internet cliches, especially among forums.

/captain obvious to the rescue
/gosh-darned cunt.


Wow, you learn something new everyday.

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Postby Trooth » Wed May 09, 2007 4:29 am UTC

Oh, this'll be great... I have a friend who quotes Family Guy and thousands of clichés constantly, so I'll have to dish out something totally unrelated next time I hear him do it.
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Postby The Ivy » Wed May 09, 2007 4:34 am UTC

Why didn't anyone think of this before? Brilliant!

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Postby yy2bggggs » Wed May 09, 2007 4:34 am UTC

Trooth wrote:Oh, this'll be great... I have a friend who quotes Family Guy and thousands of clichés constantly, so I'll have to dish out something totally unrelated next time I hear him do it.

Just steal one of the idea balls from the manatees.

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Postby skyo » Wed May 09, 2007 4:37 am UTC

My hobby: moving the hyphen:
"hey, check out my hi fi-stereo"
"do you get a wi fi-signal here?"
"this is a self portrait-photo"
floop.

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Postby rhalleys5th » Wed May 09, 2007 4:45 am UTC

skyo wrote:My hobby: moving the hyphen:
"hey, check out my hi fi-stereo"
"do you get a wi fi-signal here?"
"this is a self portrait-photo"


Hmm....were you going for this?

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Postby 4=5 » Wed May 09, 2007 5:04 am UTC

or being an dressed up as in pimp'n costume just to mess with the polices' heads when they bust the hide out (even better if they loose points

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Postby Phil » Wed May 09, 2007 5:04 am UTC

Yeah! I love ass-cars!

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Wed May 09, 2007 5:09 am UTC

Phil wrote:Yeah! I love ass-cars!


My god, it's full of 'cars'! :wink:
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Postby Ketsuban » Wed May 09, 2007 5:10 am UTC

kertrats wrote:... "[word ending with "er"]? I hardly know her!" ...


That sounds to me all too much like the "Rectum? Damn near killed 'em!" joke.

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Postby Hawknc » Wed May 09, 2007 5:11 am UTC

Same idea, yes. The first is a lot more versatile, though.

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Postby skyo » Wed May 09, 2007 5:14 am UTC

rhalleys5th wrote:
skyo wrote:My hobby: moving the hyphen:
"hey, check out my hi fi-stereo"
"do you get a wi fi-signal here?"
"this is a self portrait-photo"


Hmm....were you going for this?


I was going for a cross between that and today's comic ;-)
floop.

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Postby Patashu » Wed May 09, 2007 5:23 am UTC

Often, my response to 'Orly?' is a blunt, resounding 'Yes.'

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Postby Twasbrillig » Wed May 09, 2007 5:28 am UTC

Rectum? Damn near HERPES.

All your base are belong to LLEEEEEEROOOOOYYYYYYYY MMMJEENNNKKIIINNNSSS.

Hey, i hurd Bruce Schneier lieks mudkips.

[edit]: lol wut? That's an awesome wordfilter.
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Postby The LuigiManiac » Wed May 09, 2007 5:32 am UTC

What's his power level?
It. is. SPAAAAAARTAAAAA!
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Postby joeythehobo » Wed May 09, 2007 5:32 am UTC

Reminds me of the "knights who say 'ni'" comic, though I can't seem to find it in the archive, otherwise I'd link it.

Can somebody help me find it?
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Postby The LuigiManiac » Wed May 09, 2007 5:34 am UTC

joeythehobo wrote:Reminds me of the "knights who say 'ni'" comic, though I can't seem to find it in the archive, otherwise I'd link it.

Can somebody help me find it?


Here you go: http://xkcd.com/c16.html
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Postby joeythehobo » Wed May 09, 2007 5:40 am UTC

The LuigiManiac wrote:
Here you go: http://xkcd.com/c16.html


Wow, way farther back than I remembered, thanks. Does anyone else kinda see the correllation. In fact, his playing with modern language is in a heck of a lot of comics.
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Postby Torn Apart By Dingos » Wed May 09, 2007 6:08 am UTC

Someone explain the "I hardly know 'er!" joke. When I tried to find it on urban dictionary I just got nipples.

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Postby nemo42 » Wed May 09, 2007 6:20 am UTC

Two old examples I know:

Mo: I saw this cute girl in a bar and bought her a drink.
Joe: Liquor?
Mo: Liquor? I hardly knew 'er.

And for the Brits:

Mo: I took my new girlfriend on holiday to Wales.
Joe: Bangor?
Mo: Bangor? I hardly know 'er.

Hardly the pinnacle of humour. :)

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Postby SNARF.EXE » Wed May 09, 2007 6:20 am UTC

Torn Apart By Dingos wrote:Someone explain the "I hardly know 'er!" joke. When I tried to find it on urban dictionary I just got nipples.

Someone say something ending in "er", and you respond "____ 'er? I hardly know 'er!". Example:
Person one: Let's play some poker
Person two: Poker? I hardly know 'er!

I liked the alt text better than the comic itself, this time.

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Postby Torn Apart By Dingos » Wed May 09, 2007 6:27 am UTC

Thank you gentlemen.

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Postby Workaphobia » Wed May 09, 2007 6:37 am UTC

The Ivy wrote:Why didn't anyone think of this before? Brilliant!


I've actually been doing something similar and far more annoying for a long time now. When I wanted to utterly derail a conversation with an insulting non-sequitur, I'd simply resort to a meaningless and quite irritating "your mom" joke based on the subject matter of the conversation.

Unfortunately, I got hooked on the non-sequiturs so I'm now trapped spewing mom-jokes in all of my conversations. It's kind of like when your mother told you not to make that face or it'd freeze that way. ("Heh heh, your MOM told me not to make that face...")

On a side note, when people say "O RLY", do they say it phonetically or what? Is it "Oh Really" or "Orly?"

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Postby Ronfar » Wed May 09, 2007 6:46 am UTC

Workaphobia wrote:
The Ivy wrote:Why didn't anyone think of this before? Brilliant!


I've actually been doing something similar and far more annoying for a long time now. When I wanted to utterly derail a conversation with an insulting non-sequitur, I'd simply resort to a meaningless and quite irritating "your mom" joke based on the subject matter of the conversation.

Unfortunately, I got hooked on the non-sequiturs so I'm now trapped spewing mom-jokes in all of my conversations. It's kind of like when your mother told you not to make that face or it'd freeze that way. ("Heh heh, your MOM told me not to make that face...")

On a side note, when people say "O RLY", do they say it phonetically or what? Is it "Oh Really" or "Orly?"


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Postby EradicateIV » Wed May 09, 2007 6:55 am UTC

It's sad that I use orly a lot in conversation without thinking of it.

I just picture the owl.

O rly? Ya rly!
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Postby Konst » Wed May 09, 2007 7:44 am UTC

This dialogue is really part of a longer dialogue:

-- So zen I sought I'd take 'er to an airport cafeteria.

-- Orly?

-- Orly? I 'ardly know 'er! I took 'er to Charles de Gaulle.

(Can anyone from Paris confirm that Orly is a really bad choice for a first date?)

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Postby Vaniver » Wed May 09, 2007 7:56 am UTC

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Postby ginkomortus » Wed May 09, 2007 8:04 am UTC

Despite the fact that just reading these fora takes up enough of my time already, I had to join and post because of this comic.

I'm pretty sure that xkcd doesn't actually exist on the magical intarwebs. Going to xkcd.com actually opens a tiny metaphysical wormhole from your computer straight into the collective hearts and minds of geeks everywhere.

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Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Wed May 09, 2007 8:22 am UTC

O R'lyeh?

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Postby smocc » Wed May 09, 2007 10:53 am UTC

This is also my hobby. And completely knee-jerk interjections. For example, I was once doing a lab in physics class once discussing variables with the teacher. He said something like "the resistance shouldn't matter". I replied "YOU don't matter!"

To this day, I don't know why. O_o
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Postby Cctoide » Wed May 09, 2007 10:56 am UTC

Excuse me, does u has a flavar?
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed May 09, 2007 11:30 am UTC

Cctoide wrote:Excuse me, does u has a flavar?


No, but I still miss mah bukkit.

And I herd butterz nootrishus.
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Postby ... » Wed May 09, 2007 12:52 pm UTC

I like pronouncing the abbreviation 'RLY' on it's own as a response. It's a difficult sound to make.

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Postby liquidplasmaflow » Wed May 09, 2007 1:06 pm UTC

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