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by Ley
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 340574

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

My mother went to college with a Candy Barr.

On another note, I met a woman last week who goes by "Deja". I didn't want to ask, but I assume it's short for "Deja Vu" or something...
by Ley
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 66541

Re: 0931: "Lanes"

the thing that really gets to me is the insurance companies. men diagnosed with breast cancer aren't covered, so they have to buy their own chemotherapy. our patient's protocol is approximately two thousand dollars per treatment. and yes, there are men with breast cancer.
by Ley
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 66541

Re: 0931: "Lanes"

I work at a cytotoxic pharmacy. that's where they prepare the chemotherapy. we don't have much contact with most of the patients, but we get to know their names. it's quite depressing to see all the names, hundreds and hundreds of poeple who could die any day...and when they don't show up for a whil...
by Ley
Wed May 04, 2011 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 27112

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

I thought that the niqud were added much later. Still have trouble with the vowel sounds which are indicated by both niqud and vav/yod. How did they write in pre-niqud hebrew? the vav is used to emphasize the vowel. nobody actually uses the different vowel sounds properly though. the vowel that mak...
by Ley
Wed May 04, 2011 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Media that mixes two or more languages?
Replies: 40
Views: 12330

Re: Media that mixes two or more languages?

it's true. when people speak more than one language, especially if the person they're speaking to also speaks those languages, there is a lot of switching back and forth, using phrases from another language in the middle of a sentence, responding in a different language, etc... also, especially with...
by Ley
Tue May 03, 2011 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 340574

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I know someone with the last name 'de beer' (dutch for 'the bear') now as awesome as that may sound on it's own, he insists on calling his son Wil. 'Wilde' in dutch means 'wild' in english, so the kid will be Wild Bear. I thought I'd point out that in Yiddish the word "beer" sounds a lot ...
by Ley
Mon May 02, 2011 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 340574

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

My mother's landlord has a daughter named Storm. All I can think of is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0W7Jbc_Vhw. I'm currently at work, so youtube is blocked, but can I safely say that you refer to the almighty genious that is Tim Minchin's Storm? if not, everyone here should watch it. ever...
by Ley
Sun May 01, 2011 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 340574

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

calulus. definately a kid named calculus. well, that is actually a name in hebrew. I speak fluent hebrew, and I've never heard of that. קלקולוס? or do you mean אינפי? neither are hebrew, and neither mean anything in hebrew. I do however know of a girl named akhzava (אכזבה). it means dissapointment....
by Ley
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0863: "Major in the Universe"
Replies: 108
Views: 24030

Re: 0863: "Major in the Universe"

aaaaah, see, this is what happens when you're not the first to do something. you say something you think is brilliant- e.g.- "I found a awesome website! http://www.malcolmgladwellbookgenerator.com/" - and then discover that not only has it been discussed, it was the first post in the threa...

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