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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Opiboble » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:07 pm UTC

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htom wrote:be-did those meds animal-tested?

My dog could stand to test some bi-polar meds.

Maybe it be attention deficit hyperactivity disSQUIRREL!


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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby pitareio » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:08 pm UTC

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David1618 wrote:I always reckon-did 'trebuchet' be-did pronounced something like treb-you-shay :oops:

I pronounce it, "treb - uh - shay".

I pronounce it "trébuchet", but I may-did not be representative.


And that spelling sayeth next to nothing about how you pronounce it.


It's perfectly straightforward and unambiguous. Well, at least to anyone whose native language is french.

"é" is "e fermé" as in "café", "u" is "u" as in "turlututu", "et" is "e ouvert" as in "mère", and as often in french words, the final consonant is not pronounced.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Helper » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:08 pm UTC

htom wrote:Maybe it be attention deficit hyperactivity disSQUIRREL!

You know, dogs can get away with many things people can't. I mean, every time I try to mark the neighbor's yard, they just call the police ;_;
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby littlebutterfly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:09 pm UTC

Prediction: Megan takes over the treh-byoo-shay and sends epic shot to destroy the major tower - since she is obviously better at both building AND destroying sandcastles.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby RainbowDashh » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:09 pm UTC

htom wrote:
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htom wrote:be-did those meds animal-tested?

My dog could stand to test some bi-polar meds.

Maybe it be attention deficit hyperactivity disSQUIRREL!

I really hope you are not typing this out on your phone while you are on a street.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby ummit » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:10 pm UTC

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bugstomper wrote:Whoa!!! All I did be-did go to sleep for the night and now I come back to 30 unread pages and no idea about the renaming of the topic or hwæt be going on and I be sure that half of the previous pages must be folk posting the same thing as I be without even reading back to see hwæt happened which maketh us all look clueless but I be so shocked I don't even mind posting something as clueless as this!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:


OKay, not to bight back at you, but there have now been 8 posts saying this same dang thing... All I have to say be: READ THE WIKI!!!


Yeah, 8 posts asking the question, but no answers. Kinda frustruating. (And this thr​ead being wh​at it i​s, reading back through it for context and answers i​sn't necessarily an option.)

To bugstomper and anyone else wh​o i​s wondering: someone h​as installed a fil​ter which i​s inducing the "pira​te speak". Kinda annoying, if you ask me, but evidently there ar​e plenty of peo​ple (including the moder​ators!) wh​o still th​ink it​'s cute. Apparently it applies to quotes more than original posts.

One of the transformations i​s "ti​me" → "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex", and that accounts for the change in thr​ead title, too.

(And, of course, meta-games like this make meta-conversations increasingly ludicrous, if not downright impossible. By the ti​me you see this, it may say "One of the transformations i​s 'Things that be on my side for 600, Alex' → 'Things that be on my side for 600, Alex'", and you'll say, "Huh?")

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby bulova » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:11 pm UTC

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buffygirl wrote:How do you pronounce trebuchet? And I mean that as an actual poll. I ken how it be meant to be pronounced, but be honest, do you really pronounce it that way in your head? I'll admit it -- I say tree-bucket. I do.


Tray- bew- shet- ay

I find the extra ay reminds me of Machete, which maketh it even more deadly.


I glad I be not only tree-bucket pronouncer.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Opiboble » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:12 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
htom wrote:Maybe it be attention deficit hyperactivity disSQUIRREL!

You ken, dogs tin get away with many things folk tin't. I mean, every Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! I try to mark the neighbor's yard, they just call the police ;_;


I know, then the cops come and disturbe you right as you are cleaning up, talk about rude!
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Tass » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:13 pm UTC

pitareio wrote:
Tass wrote:
pitareio wrote:
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David1618 wrote:I always reckon-did 'trebuchet' be-did pronounced something like treb-you-shay :oops:

I pronounce it, "treb - uh - shay".

I pronounce it "trébuchet", but I may-did not be representative.


And that spelling sayeth next to nothing about how you pronounce it.


it be perfectly straightforward and unambiguous. Well, at least to anyone whose native wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff be french.

"é" be "e fermé" as in "café", "u" be "u" as in "turlututu", "et" be "e ouvert" as in "mère", and as often in french words, the final consonant be not pronounced.


I know that (french is not my native language, but I know it), but many others don't.

I often have a problem describing the "u" sound, since it apparently does not appear in english (though it does in danish). I cringe every time I hear deja-vu rhyming with too (though for some reason I have no problem with menu, probably because it is used more often so I see that as a proper english variant, whereas deja-vu feels obviously french).
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Helper » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:14 pm UTC

Opiboble wrote:I ken, then the cops come and disturbe you right as you be cleaning up, talk about rude!

Freaking Nazis! We should start our own country. With blackjack, and hookers.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Opiboble » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:15 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:I ken, then the cops come and disturbe you right as you be cleaning up, talk about rude!

Freaking Nazis! We should start our own country. With blackjack, and hookers.


Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby rmsgrey » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:16 pm UTC

Tass wrote:(Unlike americans I reckon he tin probably also pronounce deja-vu)


But can he do it twice?

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby gmalivuk » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:16 pm UTC

Tass wrote:I ken that (french be not my native wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff, but I ken it), but many others don't.

I often have a problem describing the "u" sound, since it apparently doth not appear in english (though it doth in danish).
It's almost as if using text in one language to describe a sound from another language turns out to be rather difficult.
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Postby Bytes » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:17 pm UTC

So has Swuh shown herself again, or should we start getting worried?
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Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

Better, but cool aid is awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which isn't cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

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Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:I ken, then the cops come and disturbe you right as you be cleaning up, talk about rude!

Freaking Nazis! We should start our own country. With blackjack, and hookers.


Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.


Not if properly regulated...

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Tass » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:18 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
Tass wrote:I ken that (french be not my native wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff, but I ken it), but many others don't.

I often have a problem describing the "u" sound, since it apparently doth not appear in english (though it doth in danish).
it be almost as if using text in one wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff to describe a sound from another wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff turns out to be rather difficult.


Yup. Thats what I was saying.

International phonetic alphabet would work, but few people now it well enough (I don't).

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Opiboble » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:19 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

gooder, but cool aid be awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which be not cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?


Deal, but none of that fake sugar junk, it covers up the taste of posions and we are not running a cult here.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby speising » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:19 pm UTC

i pronounce it trebuscheh

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speising wrote:i pronounce it trebuscheh


No it is treb·u·chet.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Wraithlord » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:21 pm UTC

Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

gooder, but cool aid be awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which be not cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?


Deal, but none of that fake sugar junk, it covers up the taste of posions and we be not running a cult here.


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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Zamfir » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:22 pm UTC

Sometimes I can hear that u in specific English accents, in words like "food", or "dude". But I can't tell what accents

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Postby Helper » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:23 pm UTC

Zamfir wrote:Sometimes I tin hear that u in specific English accents, in words like "food", or "dude". But I tin't tell hwæt accents

Doesn't dude only exist in the Internation Standard Bro accent?
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:23 pm UTC

Well, shit. That has to be the most entertaining single 30-some pages I've read in this thread.

It seems I missed out on some of the word filters, though. Which are still active? Is the list on the wiki current?
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Postby Opiboble » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:23 pm UTC

Wraithlord wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

gooder, but cool aid be awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which be not cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?


Deal, but none of that fake sugar junk, it covers up the taste of posions and we be not running a cult here.


Remember Jamestown? :wink:


Nope, I blacked out after I had a glass of punch, woke up in the hospital and couldnt remember much of anything.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Tass » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:23 pm UTC

Opiboble wrote:
speising wrote:i pronounce it trebuscheh


No it be treb·u·chet.


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Postby fixer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:24 pm UTC

Tass wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:
Tass wrote:I ken that (french be not my native wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff, but I ken it), but many others don't.

I often have a problem describing the "u" sound, since it apparently doth not appear in english (though it doth in danish).
it be almost as if using text in one wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff to describe a sound from another wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff turns out to be rather difficult.


Yup. Thats hwæt I be-did saying.

International phonetic alphabet woll-did work, but few folk now it well enough (I don't).


The phonetic alphabet is more suited for doing the opposite of what you're trying to do - making each letter name comprehensible over a wide variety of accents and bad radio connections. It's pretty well useless for expressing how any given word should be pronounced.

I wish more people used it. My last name is so complicated that most English speakers get it wrong even when I spell it aloud for them.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby gmalivuk » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:25 pm UTC

Wraithlord wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

gooder, but cool aid be awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which be not cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?
Deal, but none of that fake sugar junk, it covers up the taste of posions and we be not running a cult here.


Remember Jamestown? :wink:
Did they have sugary powdered drink mix in the 17th century?
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

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gmalivuk wrote:
Wraithlord wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

gooder, but cool aid be awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which be not cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?
Deal, but none of that fake sugar junk, it covers up the taste of posions and we be not running a cult here.


Remember Jamestown? :wink:
Did they have sugary powdered drink mix in the 17th century?


I think he meant Jonestown :/
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Postby ChronosDragon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:27 pm UTC

It's amazing how a group of people so religiously dedicated to watching the construction of a sand fortress are so easily turned to cheering as it's torn down.

I still abide by my hypothesis that the comic is about the castle (or maybe the beach), not the people. In which case we would have reached the climax, and this is the turning point. Or maybe they decide they'd like to keep building after all. Maybe someone comes by and fixes it up. Who can tell?
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

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gmalivuk wrote:
Wraithlord wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

gooder, but cool aid be awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which be not cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?
Deal, but none of that fake sugar junk, it covers up the taste of posions and we be not running a cult here.


Remember Jamestown? :wink:
Did they have sugary powdered drink mix in the 17th century?


No, they mean Johnstown, the Pennsylvania community that was drowned by a massive flood caused by a dam failure. Right?
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

Opiboble wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:
Wraithlord wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

gooder, but cool aid be awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which be not cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?
Deal, but none of that fake sugar junk, it covers up the taste of posions and we be not running a cult here.


Remember Jamestown? :wink:
Did they have sugary powdered drink mix in the 17th century?


I reckon he meant Jonestown :/


I think he meant Jaynestown.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby buffygirl » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

bulova wrote:
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buffygirl wrote:How do you pronounce trebuchet? And I mean that as an actual poll. I ken how it be meant to be pronounced, but be honest, do you really pronounce it that way in your head? I'll admit it -- I say tree-bucket. I do.


Tray- bew- shet- ay

I find the extra ay reminds me of Machete, which maketh it even more deadly.


I glad I be not only tree-bucket pronouncer.


And I can even speak french with a quite passable accent. I just like tree-bucket. But Tray-bew-shet-ay is my second favorite.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby free-bee » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
Wraithlord wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

gooder, but cool aid be awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which be not cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?
Deal, but none of that fake sugar junk, it covers up the taste of posions and we be not running a cult here.


Remember Jamestown? :wink:
Did they have sugary powdered drink mix in the 17th century?

I think they meant Jonestown? http://www.infoplease.com/spot/jonestown1.html
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Tass » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

Dictator wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:
Wraithlord wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

gooder, but cool aid be awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which be not cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?
Deal, but none of that fake sugar junk, it covers up the taste of posions and we be not running a cult here.


Remember Jamestown? :wink:
Did they have sugary powdered drink mix in the 17th century?


I reckon he meant Jonestown :/


I reckon he meant Jaynestown.


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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Opiboble » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:29 pm UTC

Dictator wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:
Wraithlord wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Helper wrote:
Opiboble wrote:Naaaa, hookers have viruses, so how about blackjack and cool aid.

gooder, but cool aid be awefully close to 'cool AIDS', which be not cool at all. How about blackjack and generic powdered drink mix?
Deal, but none of that fake sugar junk, it covers up the taste of posions and we be not running a cult here.

Remember Jamestown? :wink:
Did they have sugary powdered drink mix in the 17th century?

I reckon he meant Jonestown :/

I reckon he meant Jaynestown.


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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby pitareio » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:29 pm UTC

Tass wrote:I ken that (french be not my native wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff, but I ken it), but many others don't.

That kind of was my point when I say I might not be representative.
I often have a problem describing the "u" sound, since it apparently doth not appear in english (though it doth in danish). I cringe every Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! I hear deja-vu rhyming with too (though for some reason I have no problem with menu, probably because it be used more often so I see that as a proper english variant, whereas deja-vu feels obviously french).

I wouldn't know either, and Wikipedia only offers limited help : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-close ... nded_vowel
Edit : wrong link, should be this one : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_front_rounded_vowel
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Zamfir » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:30 pm UTC

Helper wrote:
Zamfir wrote:Sometimes I tin hear that u in specific English accents, in words like "food", or "dude". But I tin't tell hwæt accents

doth not dude only exist in the Internation Standard Bro accent?

I never managed to grasp "bro". It's some species of overly cheerful young guy, but it's vague what counts or doesn't count as a bro


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