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Ars Lande wrote:
cunningham wrote:I'm fasting until Le Pen wins.


So how is it going? I hope you drink plenty of water, and don't rehydrate too much.You're considering being fed on IV now, I suppose.

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Ars Lande wrote:Le Pen lost. That's a happy thing.



The number of commenters on the appropriate page of the BBC website who aren't happy is slightly less happy, however.


I've checked BBC news out of curiosity, did they really call him the Big Mac?

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From my thread where I asked for some translation help:
mèþru wrote:[*]Telly is so stereotypically British it wears a bobby (UK slang for police) uniform and a monocle while sipping tea.


Salmoneus wrote:
[*]I turn on the telly and lay underneath the warm and moist duvet.
I thought telly was only used in BrE, but according to Wiktionary it can be either or. Is this true?

*screams* AAAAHHH! No! No! No!
Oh, sorry, that wasn't about the telly. That was the shiver of automatic disgust at someone laying under a moist duvet.
*takes time to shudder some more and avoid vomiting*
I'm not one of those weird people who hate the word 'moist'. But the threshold of 'moist' is way too high for non-insanitary duvets*. Is there mould growing in his duvet? Has he urinated in his bed? Is it... I don't know, dripping with semen? Even a wet duvet would somehow be better, then he'd probably have had a flooding accident or something, but 'moist'? That's just horrifying.

*Originally wrote 'sanitary duvet'. Hmm. Perhaps now. Damn you, euphemistic "sanitary towels" for ruining a perfectly good word...
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These are not ZBB posts, but they are of historical interest:

Andreas Johansson wrote:Subject: Law of ten times worse natlangs
From: Andreas Johansson
Reply-To: Constructed Languages List
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 19:45:40 +0100

I dunno if we ever made an official name for the law that says that for any
feature you can think up for a conlang, no matter how freaky, there is at
least one natlang that's already doing it, except ten times worse. If not, we
should give it a shortish name for easy reference.

Anyway, I just realized that Telenzh has ended up with a pretty scary set of
voiceless affricates; bilabial, dental, alveolar, postalveolar and velar. To
this comes alveolar and postalveolar voiced ones. Anyone know of a natlang
with this many, or even more affricates?


H. S. Teoh wrote:Subject: Re: Law of ten times worse natlangs
From: "H. S. Teoh"
Reply-To: Constructed Languages List
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 14:12:52 -0500

On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 07:45:40PM +0100, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> I dunno if we ever made an official name for the law that says that for
> any feature you can think up for a conlang, no matter how freaky, there
> is at least one natlang that's already doing it, except ten times worse.

Hmm. I've yet to find a natlang with a case system that resembles
Ebisedian's. Not that I doubt it, just that I haven't found any yet.

> If not, we should give it a shortish name for easy reference.
[snip]

How about ANADEW? A Natlang's Already Dunnit Except Worse. :-)


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From the thread about what language people use in multicultural companies.

Salmoneus wrote:But it's so sweet that Viktor thinks that not being able to communicate anything meaningful would actually noticeably impede the "work" of non-executive directors...
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xxx wrote:Algorithm is the new untermensh...

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ˈd̪ʲɛ.gɔ kɾuˑl̪ wrote:Yes, eight-year-old I wondered why when I wanted to say "my mom" in Polish ("moja mama") the pronoun took the gender of "mom" ("mama") and not of "I" ("ja"). This was my first morphological thought.



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Pole, the wrote:
Travis, I missed the "a" before "prn" and I thought you were talking about porn. [XD]

What if that's what he meant and he has only one porn?

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The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread


GamerGeek wrote:Word-Initially, just not in Xylophone: /z/ (Ex: [zinofobia])
Intervocallically and Unstressed: /gz/ (Ex. [ɤgzampl])
None of the above: /ks/ (Ex. [eks])

wait...
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zompist wrote:That comes from Jonathan Haidt, who posits that "disgust" is a moral value for conservatives and not liberals. I'm not sure if he really maintains that physical disgust and cultural repulsion are the same thing. I'm sure he's extensively tested his hypothesis on university freshmen, however.

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linguoboy wrote:Most organisms are screwed. That's kind of how nature works.

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Axiem wrote:
linguoboy wrote:Most organisms are screwed. That's kind of how nature works.


*I* was going to post that!
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Salmoneus wrote:I'm not sure whether to ask what "coconut reverse" is, or what "reverse buttercream" is (and I'm not sure I dare google that...)

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Salmoneus wrote:I have never put my hands together above my head and stared blankly at someone to indicate "OK". And the symbol Kath suggests I recognise as "bunny ears shadow", "half of an obscene gesture", "thing that Donald Trump does all the time", and "naff way of expressing that something, usually food, is perfect, or that someone has done something excellent." Given the latter, I'd find using it for "OK" misleading.
I interpret Axiem's latest as "not knowing where an item is", "being shocked", or "character in Californian high school drama is pleased to meet a friend". I'm not sure whether she means it here to mean surprise or perplexity. Surely, just saying "I'm surprised people on a geeky hobbyist board can't interpret my implicit social cues perfectly" would be both quicker to do and easier to understand?

I mean I can see the point of sometimes having a smily face or a frowny face or a winky face, although in my experience even these are more trouble than they're worth (because it's hard to read tone in short written messages, so it's hard to judge if a smile is sarcastic or a frown is in jest, and using the symbols instead of words tends to mean there's less effort to make tone clear in the words). But the weird sign language stuff where you have to be asking yourself "what would a gesture that that sort of looks like mean to an audience of Japanese teenagers?" all the time.... it accomplishes nothing, and even if you really WANT to be inscrutable it's still much quicker just to type *makes an inscrutable gesture* or the like.
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masako wrote:
Salmoneus wrote:So nobody thinks it's legitimate to, say, feel pride in the human race when looking at the Mona Lisa?

Pride in other's accomplishments simply because of a shared state or attribute seems quite contrived to me.

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Pole, the wrote:Thank you. It's ugly, ambiguous and non-intuitive, but thank you nevertheless.

Pole, the wrote:Of course the Solar eclipses are not caused by the Moon, but the article is false. Solar exlipses happen because there is no such an entity as a celestial body called “Sun”. What we perceive as the Sun is in reality the earthshine focused by a translucent planet called Kerbik and projected onto the celestial dome. During a Solar eclipse, Kerbik gets directly between the Moon and the Earth so no earthlight can be dispersed. As to why the Sun appears to be brighter than the Earth — that's what happens when you put a large dim light through a lens and focus it. By the way, rainbows are also caused by the light being dispersed by Kerbik. By the way, homosexuality is evil.

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kuroda wrote:
xxx wrote:That's why I recommend not to reveal his preference for conlangs...
Especially since the pleasure it gives is even more intense...

You delightful thing. You fill me with lubricious thoughts. Only you! Yes, only you, among all the betas of zompistery, can fulfill me. That is the pleasure you intense gives me. Yea, yeah, otulengba!

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kuroda wrote:otulengba!

I came.
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Pole, the wrote:
kuroda wrote:otulengba!

I came.

mèþru wrote:*Textual Hugs*

linguoboy wrote:
Salmoneus wrote:[and Sidney Godolphin's name is usually stressed on the second syllable. I'd also like to remind the chuckling Americans that they are from a country whose recent Presidents have included the surnames "Clinton", "Bush" and "Trump". Not to mention, back in time, "Fillmore", "Johnson", "Harding", and "Johnson" again because you hadn't had enouh Johnson yet. And "Polk", "Coolidge" and "Truman". And, ridiculously, "Hoover". And first names have included "Grover", "Millard", "Calvin", "Herbert", "Quincy", "Franklin", "Rutherford", "Abraham", "Zachary", "Woodrow", "Franklin" (again!), "Bill", "Ronald", "Lyndon", "Ulysses"... and, heaven help us, "Dwight"...]

What I like best about this extremely proportionate response if about how it's free of any trace of defensiveness.

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alice wrote:
Hydroeccentricity wrote:Someone south of the border explain this to me:

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It's very simple. A gun surrounds its owner with an impenetrable force field, so if everyone else has a gun, you need one too.
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Hydroeccentricity wrote:The Republicans can do whatever they want, dismantle your country, replace the ketchup with gasoline, whatever, because there is literally nothing they can do that will convince you to stop voting for them. Harper pushed us too far and so eventually, after extensive consultation, we drafted a very firm letter suggesting the establishment of a council to consider replacing him. And by golly, after a few hundred years we did! The American equivalent would be to reward him with more votes every time he does something stupid.

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Pole, the wrote:
tiramisu wrote:Apparently one of its members is now dating one of Russia's most famous far-right activists. To highlight the irony: While she is famous for a feminist protest performance deliberate sacrilege in an Orthodox cathedral, he gained notoriety in Western press a few years ago for delivering a lecture asking if Vladimir Putin may in fact be God a messianic figure.
What if they both are half-right and Putin is in fact a woman? :o
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rotting bones wrote:Why isn't anyone calling out Jordan Peterson on his presupposition that premodern societies were more peaceful or stable than ours?
Because no-one knows Jordan Peterson, nobody cares about Jordan Peterson and we have bigger problems in the world right now? What you tell of him makes him look like an ignorant dick though...
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Pole, the wrote:
Soap wrote::) I'm just missing something but did you need anything else from the Democratic party? Or do you have the hottest summer temperatures anywhere in the world? :)

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Emojis seem to still cause errors.
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