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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #60 on: March 19, 2012, 07:56:20 AM »
Verbs are either transitive, intransitive or reflexive. :P I don't know what you mean by distinguishing between "verb form" and "transitive form". :P
Verbs are either transitive, intransitive or reflexive. :P I don't know what you mean by distinguishing between "verb form" and "transitive form". :P

I think by "verb form" he just meant that it had a dictionary entry that is a verb. :yes:

By "transitive form", he means the transitive definition as opposed to the intransitive (so pretty much exactly what we expect unless we expect a morphological difference). :yes:
Yes, I was distinguishing between verbs and nouns. I do know a thing or two about grammar (though nowhere near as much as either of you).

The way I wrote it was a bit confusing. These two statements are unrelated:
Also, I was using the transitive form of leach. I didn't know there was actually a verb form of leech.
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2012, 11:27:00 PM »
Coworker at lunch, "You know, heart of palm always reminds me of that scene in Indiana Jones where the priest rips out that guys beating heart. The guy who named it must have been pretty bad-arse!"
Me, "Hm. You should turn off your TV every once and a while and pay more attention to the outside world, like the palm tree we're under."

3 1/2 HOURS LATER...

Coworker, "Ohhh! Heart of palm is the heart of a palm tree, ohh! Yeah, I was going to say, what does it have to do with the palm of a hand"

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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2012, 11:30:38 PM »
Coworker at lunch, "You know, heart of palm always reminds me of that scene in Indiana Jones where the priest rips out that guys beating heart. The guy who named it must have been pretty bad-arse!"
Me, "Hm. You should turn off your TV every once and a while and pay more attention to the outside world, like the palm tree we're under."

3 1/2 HOURS LATER...

Coworker, "Ohhh! Heart of palm is the heart of a palm tree, ohh! Yeah, I was going to say, what does it have to do with the palm of a hand"



That reminds me of a Simpsons episode where Otto (the school bus driver) asked, "Why do they call them fingers? I've never seen 'em fing."
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2012, 06:11:24 PM »
Friend told me this story:

Friend, "So I went to pay for the subway, the lady at the register asked
Subway Employee 'foot long or 6"?"
Friend, "Look at it, you tell me"
Subway Employee, "Uhh 6 inches?"
Friends, Nope, you get one more guess"

The future generation looks even more pathetic than ours  :-\
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2012, 07:42:56 AM »
Every generation says this about the next generation. :P ::)
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #65 on: March 26, 2012, 07:51:51 AM »
Lady walking her dog on the phone

"I don't even know why I bother to chew corn anymore"
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #66 on: March 26, 2012, 08:31:34 AM »
Friend told me this story:

Friend, "So I went to pay for the subway, the lady at the register asked
Subway Employee 'foot long or 6"?"
Friend, "Look at it, you tell me"
Subway Employee, "Uhh 6 inches?"
Friends, Nope, you get one more guess"

The future generation looks even more pathetic than ours  :-\
Maybe she only knows metric? :-\
Could I get a 30.48 cm sub on Italian bread? :P

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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #67 on: March 26, 2012, 03:30:59 PM »
Ha ha haa!  :rofl:
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #68 on: March 27, 2012, 05:41:08 AM »
I took a break from reading yesterday while drinking my ICED black tea and became consumed with this scene nearby.

SO
These two mothers bump into each other (literally), Gasping shock at first followed by ecstatic joy, hugging. I guess they're best friends. Anyway they both had little toddlers and I lost track about what the parents were saying but started paying attention to the kids and started marking every time they had to repeat themselves as their mothers ignored them to catch up.

Little boy, "Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. I need to pee. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. I Need--mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy."
Boy's mother, "Okay in a minute" (back to ignoring)

Little Girl, "Look at this, mom. Look at what I found. Mom! mom. Mom (X8 more times). (She found a nickle btw and she got 2 quest points for it!)

it reminded me of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNkp4QF3we8
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2012, 12:08:51 PM »
Quote
me: Please, please be there. XD
  I kind of desperately need your help.
19:51 Now, this isn't a joke
  So please, no matter how many jokes we've actually made on this subject, please take it seriously. XD
  I can't turn Caps Lock off in Word. :P
19:52 I know I've not been around in days, but I have a really, really good explanation. :P
  Basically, my mother decided keeping me perpetually drugged on narcotics and sleeping pills was a good idea
  And then I started panicking when I came out of the daze because I HAD TO WRITE!
  And then I wrote 14 pages. :P
  over the past three days. :P
19:53 But hey, at least you weren't there for the "The furniture seems so friendly and my skin feels weird :D" part. :P
  WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  CAPS LOCK ISN'T MEANT TO BREAK. XP
19:54 I NEED TO WRITE!
  WRITE!
  You're going to think this so hilarious when you get back. :P
  I know you. XD
19:58 You'll be pleased to know that I figured out how to save it after ten minutes of panicking. :P
  Please let's never, ever speak of this again. XD
  I'm glad to have provided you with comic relief. :yes:
 
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #70 on: March 28, 2012, 11:37:28 AM »
XD
I've had worse - the Alt key got stuck (not the actual key - Windows was confused) on my work computer while I was working remotely. It's really hard to do anything with the computer in that state. :wall:

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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #71 on: March 29, 2012, 03:25:53 AM »
:hug: XD In fairness, it was HILARIOUS! Then, you were all like--"let's never speak of this again!" And then promptly posted it to the forum. XD
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #72 on: March 29, 2012, 01:57:22 PM »
I have to be able to laugh at myself. :P

XD
I've had worse - the Alt key got stuck (not the actual key - Windows was confused) on my work computer while I was working remotely. It's really hard to do anything with the computer in that state. :wall:
Oh I bet. :( That sounds utterly infuriating.
 
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #73 on: March 29, 2012, 10:45:37 PM »
The advantage of living in a place where English is the 3rd most spoken language at home,

Sign inside Target. Have a picture on my phone but too lazy to upload

"Weth pant, no tocuy"

I'm sure you can translate.
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #74 on: March 29, 2012, 11:27:49 PM »
Wet paint, don't touch? ???

iPinta mojada, no toquen!  (Correct? Been seven years since I took a Spanish class! :P)
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #75 on: April 02, 2012, 03:23:45 PM »
"behind every great woman is a man...staring at her behind".

might have been a little more filthier the first time I heard it
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2012, 12:09:11 PM »
I think I've shared this before -- it's from years ago.

I was meeting a friend in our campus diner (back when I was still in college) and when we sat down together this happened:

FRIEND: "I didn't know this came with cheese."
ME: "What is it?"
FRIEND: "Chicken cheese steak."
There's a looooong pause.
FRIEND: "Oh."
"If your translation is correct, that was 'May a sleepy hippopotamus lie down on your house keys,' but you’re not sure. Unfortunately, your fluency in griffin-speak is too low."

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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2012, 09:10:12 AM »
Deloria, regarding the Falkland Crisis: "How do you go to war when you can't sustain the effort for more than 72 days!? It's the stupidest I've ever heard!"
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #78 on: April 04, 2012, 09:25:04 AM »
I actually said that I didn't understand how a country could justify offering Britain a casus belli with a massive imperialistic gesture when they didn't have the resources or manpower to actually sustain a war for more than 72 days. XD
 
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Re: Stupid things you've said or heard
« Reply #79 on: April 05, 2012, 10:55:33 PM »
Moi, "You still have a thing for Kyra?"
Friend, "Cha, I don't Kyra about Kyra at all."

(Posted on: April 04, 2012, 02:10:38 PM)


Friends talking among each other

Friend 1, "It seems my new job involves checking in *real* guns. I have to open the boxes, pick them up, and look for the serial numbers."
Friend 2,  "So what your saying is your fingerprints are on dozens of potential murder weapons"
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