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by Delthayre
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

Could anybody who is well acquainted with Chinese evaluate how well John Huntsman speaks it ? I know very little of Sinitic languages generally, so can't really assess it, but even so, he sounds very conspicuously like a second-language speaker. Don't kick yourself too hard!! But it's the only thing...
by Delthayre
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

Stephenson Billings Offers 12 Reasons to Boycott A Game of Thrones ", presumably in an effort to further American conservative christianity's crusade to become a laughingstock . Apparently Peter Dinklage is a gay icon, R'hllor the Red God is an avatar of socialism and it's all too hard to understan...
by Delthayre
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

Stephenson Billings Offers 12 Reasons to Boycott A Game of Thrones ", presumably in an effort to further American conservative christianity's crusade to become a laughingstock . Apparently Peter Dinklage is a gay icon, R'hllor the Red God is an avatar of socialism and it's all too hard to understand.
by Delthayre
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: English: long sandwich
Replies: 141
Views: 8203

Re: English: long sandwich

What do you call it? Usually hoagie , but sub wouldn't be unusual. Where are you from? Southeastern Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley) Where do you live now? Southeastern Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley) What else might have influenced your choice? Local convention for hoagie , the name of the 'iconic' chain...
by Delthayre
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

So, Dan Ayrkoyd is hocking vodka and is also nuts. Well, I knew about the vodka from when he hosted a 'bottle signing' at the local Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits store* that attracted a very long line of devotees and was extended several ours beyond its planned length, but I had not before directly o...
by Delthayre
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

Data Pointed has created color-coded maps of population change in the United States . I find some of them difficult to interpret (I had trouble figuring where things were on the map of Philadelphia ), but they are interesting as they show not just the continued, however lamentable, growth of suburb...
by Delthayre
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 366760

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

That's pretty cool. I quite like the 'vortex' behind the head of the wrench.
by Delthayre
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2
Replies: 812
Views: 118584

Re: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2

Plus, there's always a place for a well placed joke. Yes, but what you excreted out wasn't a well placed joke. Hell, it barely qualifies as a joke. Rick Rolls are old enough in internet years to withdraw money from its IRA without tax penalties, what you did was devoid of any real comedy. All that ...
by Delthayre
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: You
Replies: 111
Views: 9199

Re: You

finlay wrote:The spelling 'youse' really, really annoys me because it's obviously you + the plural morpheme -s, so it should be 'yous'...
I think that the <e> at the end might be meant to reflect that it is usually pronounced with a final /s/, not a final /z/.
by Delthayre
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 366760

What I watched it for

Well, now I think that you're obligated to provide a recording of you singing Freckles..
by Delthayre
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

The release of the county data for the 2010 census has been finished. They also have a neat list of state centers of population. . A few of the state capitols are in fact quite close to their centers of population (Harrisburg, PA; Lansing, MI), whereas others are quite far from them (Albany, NY; Sac...
by Delthayre
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 366760

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

Shm Jay wrote:Who's that funny-looking guy in the background?
A ghost!
by Delthayre
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

The census has a neat animated map that traces the movement of the United States' center of population from 1790 to 2000. As strange as it seems now, Washington was a quite reasonable location for the capitol until the middle of the nineteenth century. At the moment, it lies half a mile southwest of...
by Delthayre
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

The United States Census has been releasing county population and racial demographic data for a few weeks now . Data for twenty six states have been released thus far and they intend to release the data for the whole union by early April. Hate Comes to Orange County http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu...
by Delthayre
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 366760

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

You look almost as though you're some abused politician's assistant in a television satire who's about to burst into some delightfully profane tirade.
by Delthayre
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almeopedia
Replies: 51
Views: 15306

Re: Almeopedia

vecfaranti wrote:So the Almeopedia went down. Could have just said that...
Actually supplying context and information is so passé.
by Delthayre
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

I feel obliged to point out that Christwire is a satire of the worst of the American Christian right, something that Rachel Maddow and The Huffington Post have both at times overlooked.
by Delthayre
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 366760

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

Yes, you've gone from the Terminator's understudy to some guy at a poetry slam who thinks that his pretentiously dolorous blank verse rumination on BP is just so goddamned important.
by Delthayre
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 366760

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

Somebody had better warn John Conner.
by Delthayre
Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Yonagu by Nancy - vowel systems
Replies: 76
Views: 5921

Re: Yonagu by Nancy - vowel systems

finlay wrote:I think commonest is right...
Seconded, although I'm biased toward synthetic forms. I think, however, that, "most common," is favored by some prescriptivists and amongst younger speakers of General American, for whom the synthetic superlative seems largely moribund.
by Delthayre
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

The New Yorker has published an excellent and thorough article about Scientology . There are a lot of damning incidents cited in it and the incessant, repetetive denials by the 'church' are as credible as those of a man who insists that every woman who spurned his advances was really a lesbian, esp...
by Delthayre
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 366760

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

OMG is that where Harlem comes from!? You are quite an ignorant peasant sometimes, aren't you? The English "traded" (at gunpoint) the Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam for Suriname, the renamed it New York. Brooklyn (Breukelen), Harlem (Haarlem), Wallstreet (Walstraat) and many others still remind of t...
by Delthayre
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 252823

Re: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)

Hairmerica: A Not Too Grimm Fairy Tale . A crudely animated, but sometimes inadvertantly amusing demonstration of the worst derangement and mania in the American authoritarian right. Less well-made, but crazier than that flash game from the 2003 Democratic primary election season that featured a ma...