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by Kereb
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 18982

Re: Venting thread that embraces everyone without distinctio

I myself have never heard any native NAE-speaker in Real Life use the term thong to describe a type of footware. When I was little, that was the only name I knew them by. Right up until about age ten or so when I learned the underwear definition of the word "thong" and the fact that most people onl...
by Kereb
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 246094

Re: Happy Things Thread

do you want to preserve that clover? :) Yeah I'm going to. I save some of the 4- and 5-leaf clovers that I find. It's become a bit of a Thing. It's now sitting in a shot glass of water by my computer just to perk it up a bit because it was very wilted by the time I got it home. Sometimes I'll keep ...
by Kereb
Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 246094

Re: Happy Things Thread

check it out you sons and daughters of bitches i found a five-leafed clover

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by Kereb
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 291200

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

jal wrote:A giant icecream in Tivoli, Copenhagen.
whatever that chocolate covered solid thing is on the side, it's shaped just like a big fungus conk that might grow on the end grain of a fallen log
by Kereb
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang creation help request...
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: Conlang creation help request...

Slab Bulkhead Fridge Largemeat Punt Speedchunk Butch Deadlift Bold Bigplank Splint Chesthair Flint Ironstag Bolt Vanderhuge Thick McRunfast Blast Hardcheese Buff Drinklots Trunk Slamchest Fist Rockbone Stump Beefgnaw Smash Lampjaw Punch Rockgroin Buck Plankchest Stump Chunkman Dirk Hardpeck Rip Stea...
by Kereb
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: NEWS FLASH: POPE FRANCIS ABANDONS USE OF LATIN
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Re: NEWS FLASH: POPE FRANCIS ABANDONS USE OF LATIN

your subject counts as a clickbait-style headline >:[
by Kereb
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 91165

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

Federal government websites back up after cyberattack
by Kereb
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 91165

Re: Cheese that smells

i imagine the crash blossom to be a flower that grows in the area where an airplane crashed, kind of like how morels come up after a forest fire, or those white flowers that grow on burial mounds in lord of the rings
by Kereb
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Are a set of naming languages all I really need?
Replies: 15
Views: 2348

Re: Are a set of naming languages all I really need?

don't do any conlanging at all if you do not enjoy the process. it's a nichey nichey hobby, it's never actually 'finished', and its products will likely be of no interest to anyone but yourself. so if you don't enjoy the actual doing of it, fuck it. kludge up some passable names and get on to the bi...
by Kereb
Sun May 03, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 91165

Re: Cheese that smells

headline language tends toward the terse, you can't be unaware of this. your revision would appear to a newspaper editor to gain nothing but additional characters.
by Kereb
Sat May 02, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 91165

Re: Cheese that smells

Viktor77 wrote:Not garden path, but the author might have mistaken NBC's audience with her young children, which is a perfectly reasonable mistake to make.
what
is there a more 'adult' way you would have phrased this?
by Kereb
Fri May 01, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 91165

Re: Cheese that smells

The problem is the word 'by'. Mr. Ramsey didn't lose 122 to 84, according to the article - he lost by 122 to 84. That means that he got 122 votes less than 84. Huh? No, "122 to 84" is what he lost by. That was the score he lost by. Your reading wouldn't make sense at all, regardless of the numbers....
by Kereb
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 91165

Re: Cheese that smells

If the other person got 84 votes, you can't have lost to them by 122 votes, unless you somehow got negative votes. not necessarily; there exists a convention in sports* to put the winning score first, so that it makes equal sense to say you "won 5 to 3" and "lost 5 to 3". the sentence reads just fi...
by Kereb
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: What part of speech is "quote ... unquote"?
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: What part of speech is "quote ... unquote"?

Gulliver wrote:The OED lists it as an imperative verb, which I am not sure I wholly agree with. The entry is rather short.

I suppose it's interpreted as a sort of imperative-to-self. COMMENCE QUOTING! DESIST QUOTING! sorta thing.
yeah that really doesn't cover what it's doing when it appears that way
by Kereb
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 246094

Re: Happy Things Thread

so y'all are just gonna let him parry the inner-city thing then? the kid probably thinks that comment still stands.
aah well

hey i have a happy thing ... i installed a standing desk at work. now maybe my back will not be in constant pain from having to sit so damn much.
by Kereb
Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 332756

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

There are plenty of Han Chinese around here and it's not at all unusual to see individuals with whiter skin than most of the Caucasians on campus. (Not least of all because more of the White people here seem to sport tans.) yeah Hong Kong also has that thing going on, at least for women, about avoi...
by Kereb
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Boozy Uncle Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 10041

Re: The Boozy Uncle Thread

de gustibus and all that, I'm not about to tell anyone to stop liking Mountain Dew but it's noticeably even sweeter than most sodas. it's like a liquid version of lemon pie filling i'm open to cocktail recipes that make use of it, though ... i've read that MD was originally invented as a mixer for ...
by Kereb
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Boozy Uncle Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 10041

Re: The Boozy Uncle Thread

Can't help you with the mate-cocktail but I do know that Orangina makes an awesome variant tequila sunrise
by Kereb
Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Boozy Uncle Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 10041

Re: The Boozy Uncle Thread

tee hee hee hee hee hee hee
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by Kereb
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Boozy Uncle Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 10041

Re: The Boozy Uncle Thread

this recipe is not entirely my thing, and very much a cold-weather drink (and it's been unambiguously spring for about a month here)
but the presentation is fuckin adorable

http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/the-wint ... +katedries
by Kereb
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Zompist books feedback
Replies: 73
Views: 14353

Re: Zompist books feedback

naw I was just curious, I didn't mean to imply anything about hiring anyone
by Kereb
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 246094

Re: Happy Things Thread

I got a Vanagon Westfalia that I'm not above living in; it's just in kinda shit condition for the time being
I would budget more like 5K cause ... I will stay anywhere, not picky, but while I'm in a place i'm gonna make sure to eat and drink the local best.
by Kereb
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Zompist books feedback
Replies: 73
Views: 14353

Re: Zompist books feedback

do you ever employ a second set of eyes
by Kereb
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 246094

Re: Happy Things Thread

man for a few years now i've had this idea that once i have a good hoard of funds in one place, i'll do a big road trip of the US. but i'll probably make it a big U shape. Down the west coast, maybe cross into Mexico for a bit (save a deeper trip of Mexico for another time) then across Texas (I've a...
by Kereb
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "Behind" versus "In back of"
Replies: 10
Views: 2004

Re: "Behind" versus "In back of"

"in back of" is still heard here (British Columbia) from time to time. I know I've used it, and I'm certain I got that from my Dad's family whose English is a bit more Oldschool BC than more recent arrivals to the area (ie, fucking everybody ). But it doesn't overlap totally with "behind". I'm not e...