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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #360 on: July 21, 2009, 07:08:17 AM »
My dad on why tethering through his pager doesn't always work: "It has some bad memories from having previously connected."

On another note, in defining transitive vs. intransitive, you should have dived into a discussion of transitivity, ergativity, ditransitivity, and morphosyntactical alignment in general. (See, I've heard of wikipedia. :P)
I would have, but she didn't even know what the indicative was. ;P I highly doubt she would have been able to follow. :P
 
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #361 on: July 21, 2009, 07:15:36 AM »
But! That's very much the point! If she knows that you will always respond with far more information than she thinks she will ever need and/or could even follow, then she may very well stop asking. :P
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #362 on: January 19, 2010, 08:50:48 AM »
I was cuddling with my favourite kitty on my bed when she suddenly decided to lunge at my face and tear the inside of my nose open. :P Since I was bleeding profusely and it hadn't clotted after several minutes, I called my mother upstairs, telling her that I was losing a lot of blood. :P She then asked from where and I answered her, whereupon, not knowing the backstory, she asked how endometrial cells got into my nose. ::)
 
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #363 on: January 19, 2010, 01:24:18 PM »
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My cat once randomly attacked my nose similarly and it didn't really hurt too much but it bled more than I ever have! A little discomforting.
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #364 on: January 19, 2010, 02:20:23 PM »
Indeed. :P It looks like someone's been murdered on my sheets. :P
 
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #365 on: January 19, 2010, 04:37:30 PM »
pauvre Nez de Reine... she was the queen's favorite at court... until the queen's favorite cat got jealous and murdered her in her sleep. :P

The endometrial cells comment was HILARIOUS and well-delivered too. XD
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #366 on: January 19, 2010, 07:09:09 PM »
I called my mother upstairs, telling her that I was losing a lot of blood. :P She then asked from where and I answered her, whereupon, not knowing the backstory, she asked how endometrial cells got into my nose. ::)
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #367 on: February 22, 2010, 08:34:10 PM »
two things from conversations with my dad:

Dad: "Whatever happened to Catastrophe Theory?"
Me: "It's obvious, isn't it? It got turned down."

Me: *proposes that Spanish missed an opportunity to improve on Latin by having an inclusive vs. exclusive "we" forms (nostodos vs. nosotros was the idea)*
Dad: ...but Brandon, you know how languages are: they don't improve--they decline.  XB

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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #368 on: February 25, 2010, 01:48:37 PM »
Me: *proposes that Spanish missed an opportunity to improve on Latin by having an inclusive vs. exclusive "we" forms (nostodos vs. nosotros was the idea)*
Dad: ...but Brandon, you know how languages are: they don't improve--they decline.  XB
*groans*

Lithuanian is an improvement over PIE...*grumbles something about no one being able to appreciate 11 cases and 5 numbers*
 
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #369 on: February 25, 2010, 02:35:07 PM »
ok, ok...but do you get the other one? :P (think Greek)
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #370 on: February 26, 2010, 12:05:10 AM »
Too busy extolling the virtues of LITHUANIAN. :P


Um, kata is "down", among other things?

Or the fact that, sometimes, a catastrophe is the part of the play where the audience experiences catharsis, which is traditionally when the plot goes downhill? :P
 
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #371 on: February 26, 2010, 07:33:05 AM »
If kata is "down", what's "strophe"?

(hint: it is a noun related to trepo/tropos (in fact, in ?Doric? IIRC, many words beginning with an m or a t in Attic have an s in front... and the o-grade of a stem was commonly employed for the formation of nouns))...
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #372 on: February 26, 2010, 01:40:24 PM »
If kata is "down", what's "strophe"?

(hint: it is a noun related to trepo/tropos (in fact, in ?Doric? IIRC, many words beginning with an m or a t in Attic have an s in front... and the o-grade of a stem was commonly employed for the formation of nouns))...
Oddly enough, I learned both strophe and trepo, but my professor explained that there was a distinct difference between the two. :) Obviously both mean to turn.
 
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #373 on: February 26, 2010, 03:35:33 PM »
Or the fact that, sometimes, a catastrophe is the part of the play where the audience experiences catharsis, which is traditionally when the plot goes downhill? :P
Actually, in theater terms anyways, the catastrophe is the final event that "raises the stakes" in the plot, and that comes before the climax -- which is when catharsis occurs.

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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #374 on: March 11, 2010, 08:31:35 AM »
If kata is "down", what's "strophe"?

(hint: it is a noun related to trepo/tropos (in fact, in ?Doric? IIRC, many words beginning with an m or a t in Attic have an s in front... and the o-grade of a stem was commonly employed for the formation of nouns))...
Oddly enough, I learned both strophe and trepo, but my professor explained that there was a distinct difference between the two. :) Obviously both mean to turn.
And thus a catastrophe is a down-turn... so: "Catastrophe Theory got turned down." :P
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #375 on: March 11, 2010, 10:11:44 AM »
I was waiting for my train when I was approached by someone from a charity that gives poor children in Africa crutches.

Him: Could I have a moment of your time?
Me: I'm sorry, but you would be wasting your time. I'm misanthropic.
Him: what's 'misanthropic'?
Me: I see how they got you. ::)
 
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Re: Stupid things you have said or heard
« Reply #376 on: March 11, 2010, 06:37:45 PM »
Poor guy probably thought he'd get some money from you to...

Still... really good reply XB
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« Reply #377 on: March 13, 2010, 11:07:17 AM »
I was in class once in high school and the teacher asked if anyone knew which two countries the US has the friendliest relations with.  A kid in my class raised his hand and proudly says, "London and Britain."
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« Reply #378 on: March 17, 2010, 04:01:02 AM »
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« Reply #379 on: March 17, 2010, 06:47:54 PM »
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