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The Official ZBB Quote Thread

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What're your favorite quotes by fellow ZBBers? This, of course, includes sigquotes.

"By the way, have anybody ever noticed this strange occurrence? In the Book of Genesis prior to the Tower of Babel story, everybody speaks English. However, after Babel (when all the languages are supposed to have changed), everybody still speaks English." :? --Xephyr

"Some Italian guy made one that works that way in Italian and Latin:
'I VITELLI DEI ROMANI SONO BELLI' Meaning "The calves of the Romans are pretty" in Italian, and "Go, Vitellius, at the Roman god's warcry" in Latin." -Grath

"The one you don?t want to pronounce is the anal liquid. Unless you happen to be sitting over a convenient bowl-like receptacle." -Shm Jay

"All of this jabbering in wonderful languages I can't understand! Now I know how my father must have felt going to the barber's as a child."-Delthayre

And then there was one in the "Should we bring back Latin?" thread or somesuch where someone said, "Oh, don't blame the language for who spoke it; it's not its fault!" (anyone know who said that? I did a search, but it didn't come up. :evil: )
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Eddy the Great wrote:I apologize. I shouldn't have trolled.
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Great idea!

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In the Ephemera thread entitled "6/6/2001 - my first contact with Mr Rosenfelder" started by Krinnen, Warmaster, aka Typomaster, wrote:I [...] think the first time i spoke to Mark on the board was pointing out a few typos on VV, or something along those lines.


In the Ephemera thread entitled "Ketske" started by boomajoom, the aforementioned person wrote:Perhaps he's a Marxist because he doesn't have a lot of money or property.

(This one is funny because he (I'm sure accidentally) implicitly admits that the rich, and capitalists generally, are greedy materialistic bastards! ;))

(All of) "
"Basque and Spanish Are Related!!!"" deserves a mention too.
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Delalyra wrote:And then there was one in the "Should we bring back Latin?" thread or somesuch where someone said, "Oh, don't blame the language for who spoke it; it's not its fault!" (anyone know who said that? I did a search, but it didn't come up. :evil: )
I think that was amaya.
/me summons amaya

there was one about the zbb becoming a parody of itself

and one where sonib or soren said something like "you killed the butterflies!" to a pic of a volcano i claimed included me (it did actually)

also, the quote in fmra's sig by fmra was one i wanted to sigquote but didn't have room to

also ran once said something baout manyogana being just like middle chinese but totally different in a way he didn't understand :P
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Trebor wrote:(All of) "
"Basque and Spanish Are Related!!!"" deserves a mention too.


Most especially:
jsburke wrote:I could just see this guy instructing a group of grad students who're going out for their first field work; "Ok, kids, remember to listen close for nasal squigglies!"
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I'd lay off words like "exude" and "aura" (especially in the same sentence) in order to +1 your machoness.[/quote]

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finlay wrote:Water is bad because Lemmings die in it.


brandrinn wrote:[...] Eddy, your various signatures are becoming both mind-bogglingly annoying and very entertaining. please either stop or keep doing it.



And whatever happened to jsburke's quote in Ruby's sig? (The one about him becoming Jesus or whatever it was, i mean.)

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Virtually everything I say is quoteworthy. Erm, coff. Yep.

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I'll get back to you on the greatest quotes lark.

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this one deserves mention. :mrgreen:

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Delalyra has this one sig-quoted:

Roughly translated, it means 'to coin a new word that is pronounced as if one is vomiting and crying at the same time'. When used with the (usually) causative particle 'bingo' (/kxXteu/), it means instead 'to accidentally tie one's shoes'.-Matt
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Who has Dudicon's "Conartist" quote?
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Warmaster wrote:Who has Dudicon's "Conartist" quote?
Here it is!

Dudicon wrote:And something written in a conscript is, of course, a context. And the person who writes such contexts, presumably performing other practices such as conworldery and conlangery, is, of course, a conartist.


Another good one is...

jmcd wrote:Gravity is just heavy air, really.

Or something like that.

In the Ephemera thread entitled "Lemmings five-peat", Twpsyn Pentref wrote:If I swore, which I do not, I would say, 'Shut the fuck up with the lemmings', regardless of your five-peat-having-gottenness. But as I do not swear, I shan't.

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Just a thought.

Since one of the awards for the Zbb awards is "best quote" and many people seem to struggle to remember any of them, can we make sure this stays around into December, and stick in as many as you can!
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Warmaster wrote:can we make sure this stays around into september

December, even.
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Twpsyn Pentref also wrote:'/x/ is <ch>, I must remember these facts, / or Grandma'll come at me with a battle-ax'

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Matt wrote:
Warmaster wrote:can we make sure this stays around into september

December, even.

Forever.
[quote="aardwolf"]
I'd lay off words like "exude" and "aura" (especially in the same sentence) in order to +1 your machoness.[/quote]

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Matt wrote:
Warmaster wrote:can we make sure this stays around into september

December, even.


Fixed. Thats what you get spending 3 days talking to a 3 year old :roll:
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Trebor wrote:
Twpsyn Pentref also wrote:'/x/ is <ch>, I must remember these facts, / or Grandma'll come at me with a battle-ax'

Anything said by Twp in that thread belongs in this thread.
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Dazi wrote:there was one about the zbb becoming a parody of itself


I wrote:Is it just me, or is the ZBB slowly slipping into a parody of itself?
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Dewrad wrote:
I wrote:Is it just me, or is the ZBB slowly slipping into a parody of itself?
Actually, a lot, if not all, of that thread belongs in this thread; Jaq and Eddy debating is just... wow. :D

Matt, do you still have that quote about insulting someone's uvula that you once sigquoted? I tried looking; no luck.

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Trebor wrote:Jaq and Eddy debating is just... wow. :D

We need a 'Best Debate' category in this year's ZBB Awards.

Trebor wrote:Matt, do you still have that quote about insulting someone's uvula that you once sigquoted? I tried looking; no luck.

Adso de Fimnu wrote:I'll be surly to the next person who insults my uvular.

(From this thread).
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some more....

Delthayre wrote:I've often said that conlanging is what I do instead of smoking weed.


linguoboy wrote:ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT LANGUAGE DEATH!

this one makes me laugh so much.
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Delathayre wrote:Oh, right, I'm sorry. I thought this was about something rational. Well, okay, then I'm going to go do my laundry. Bye bye now.


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halyhev wrote:Sometimes humans can be like chickens. Chickens, if they notice a difference in another chicken, will gang up and peck the living crap out of it, just because it's different.
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Trebor wrote:I would tell all of you what i do with my conlangs, but there are some rather young people here, so i don't think i should. Suffice it to say that we have a lot of fun together.
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