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by Shm Jay
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: How to Build a Future, 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7288

Re: How to Build a Future, 2015

FYI: John Barnes used those charts for his novel A million open doors https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Million_Open_Doors
by Shm Jay
Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77440

Re: Venting thread that embraces everyone without distinctio

I remember an Archie cartoon that went like this.

Shoe salesman: Would you like a thong?
Jughead: Sure! What thong would you like me to thing?

The art showed it was from the 50s (early 60s at latest),
by Shm Jay
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77440

Re: Venting thread that embraces everyone without distinctio

Chagen: have your friend take you to a counsellor at the university. This isn't something you can resolve on your own. ZBBers, does anyone live near him who can do this?
by Shm Jay
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Proto-Romanian Resources
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Proto-Romanian Resources

That just means it's not slightly controversial, it's microscopically controversial :wink:
by Shm Jay
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Helo! My name is P. Rabbit Yenkov. I come from the year 2176
Replies: 23
Views: 4901

Re: Helo! My name is P. Rabbit Yenkov. I come from the year

Does interesting food still exist in sufficient quantities for everyone, or do you have to eat algae and yeasts?

What strange or humorous thing do we do at this time that you 2176 people just find weird or silly or laughable?
by Shm Jay
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Helo! My name is P. Rabbit Yenkov. I come from the year 2176
Replies: 23
Views: 4901

Re: Helo! My name is P. Rabbit Yenkov. I come from the year

What happened in 2168 for it to be 0эп?
by Shm Jay
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 367680

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, s

Wow! Welcome back :-D

OK, I guess that's a bit creepy since I'm at least 15 years older than you, if not 20. But you look very grown-up and sophisticated.

But wait! Is that cup partly made out of glass? It looks weird for the coffee to be visible like that.
by Shm Jay
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77440

Re: Venting thread that embraces everyone without distinctio

OK then, "All-embracing venting thread".
by Shm Jay
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The dream thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 158723

Re: The dream thread

I dreamt I was at work and this person (who had just quit) was trying to get me to join her and take the train to Iceland, which was similar to the Chunnel train, to live with Vecfaranti. But I didn't pack my clothes in time so I missed it.
by Shm Jay
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Grammar resource for 1,362 languages
Replies: 21
Views: 20608

Re: Grammar resource for 1,362 languages

Can you post a catalogue somewhere, like in Kneequickie?
by Shm Jay
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 274061

Re: Happy Things Thread

Did you have an egg for dinner there? Or at least one for breakfast?
by Shm Jay
Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 274061

Re: Happy Things Thread

sirdanilot wrote:In France I don't think you can get very good food unless you go to very high end restaurants.
Where did you go to eat in France? Hamburger Quick?
by Shm Jay
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 121313

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

linguoboy wrote:Thread Name Change Vexes Dotty Mod
Thread Block Name Change Jig Fad Vexes Dotty Quiz Mod, Pow!
by Shm Jay
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Jokes in your conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 3148

Re: Jokes in your conlang

YourFace wrote:I'll go first:
I guess it's too much to expect that the jokes actually be funny.
by Shm Jay
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The 200,000 Year English Project
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Re: The 200,000 Year English Project

What's wrong with keeping it to, say, 2000 years, which is manageable? You can always keep adding 2000 year increments. 200,000 years is ridiculous and grandiose, like the person who starts learning Klingon and then wants to translate the Bible after one lesson. You might as well make it 200,000,000...
by Shm Jay
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Struggles Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 24108

Re: Linguistic Struggles Thread

I'm trying out the Michel Thomas Polish course, and I can tell you that having studied Russian and a long time ago a little Ukrainian really helps.
by Shm Jay
Thu May 21, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77440

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

No, still way too far away. This is weird then; a check-up on what's going on might be a good thing. Well, in the near future, I'm going on vacation to Winnipeg, and on the way back down I'm going to Minneapolis to hit the used book stores, so I'm looking forward to that. I think my bluh feelings h...
by Shm Jay
Tue May 19, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77440

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

No, still way too far away.
by Shm Jay
Tue May 19, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77440

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

I know you don't care about what Céline Dion does, and neither do I, but I thought it was delightfully ridiculous.

Anyway, here's a vent. Maybe it's my age, but it just seems there's so little to look forward to now.
by Shm Jay
Tue May 19, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77440

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

I'm very sorry you're so sick. Perhaps pretending Céline Dion is returning to Las Vegas on your behalf too (even if she doesn't know it) will help you feel stronger.
by Shm Jay
Mon May 18, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 274061

Re: Happy Things Thread

Torco is an alien from a trisexual species, so his other partners were of the galactic sexgender categories gamete-female and womb-neuter.
by Shm Jay
Fri May 15, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77440

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

I think it's best not to give him advice unless he asks for it.
by Shm Jay
Thu May 14, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 77440

Re: Venting thread that excludes sirdanilot

Yiuel Raumbesrairc wrote:On my side, my birth country is getting worse every single day that passes, and it pisses me off, knowing I'll be going into that.
You need to listen to the soothing sounds of music played on the harp. https://youtu.be/CvI5oy25QO4
by Shm Jay
Sun May 03, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214332

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

Yes, why not use "truly" or "true"? Unless you are trying to communicate a shade of meaning which will be obvious to the listener, the Anglo-Saxon words always have more force than the Anglo-French or Greco-Latin ones.
by Shm Jay
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 274061

Re: Happy Things Thread

I think sirdanilot needs to buy some yarn and run his fingers through it or play with it like a cat so he can learn the word in a tactile manner and then calm down about it.