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by Monika
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8585
Views: 1317763

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Can they really burn down because of being dirty?
by Monika
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 165469

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Question: Here in the US decimal numbers are written with a "decimal point " as e.g. 3.14, which is said out loud as "three point one four". I know that in some (many?) other countries decimals are written using a comma as 3,14. In this case how is the number said out loud? Is i...
by Monika
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8585
Views: 1317763

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Who wrote:existence_proof_2xsw.png
Spoiler:
Image

Nice!

What does the small text at the right say?
by Monika
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 165469

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Is this still widespread / the most common pronunciation among native English speakers?
by Monika
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 345821

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

You don't have to get so defensive. … There was no subtle attempt to insult you going on there. Calling the system used in my part of the world obtuse was not exactly subtle. Continents are always divided up arbitrarily. Exactly. How does that not make sense? Read the rest of my post, where this qu...
by Monika
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 107039

Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

In German it's for a variety of terms mostly for people Zwilling twin Drilling triplet I assume that continues counting up for higher-order multiple births? Correct, there are Vierlinge (4-lings), Fünflingsgeburten (5-ling-births), Sechslingsschwangerschaften (6-lings-pregnancies), ... "Drilli...
by Monika
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 345821

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

any system that separates Eurasia but not the Americas is just being obtuse for obtuseness' sake. That's pretty insulting and doesn't make sense, either. I could also say: Any system that counts South $continent and North $continent as two separate continents even though that's clearly one continen...
by Monika
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 345821

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

In Mexico Estados Unidos refers to the United Mexican States and $ stands for Mexican Pesos and that got me very confused. In German we use Amerika both for the continent (North and South count as 1 not 2) and the USA. There are 4-7 continents, Wikipedia has a rough list which countries count them h...
by Monika
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 107039

Re: Words you think English should have or bring back.

In German it's for a variety of terms mostly for people
Zwilling twin
Drilling triplet
Flüchtling refugee
Lehrling apprentice
Sträfling/Häftling prisoner
and
Schmetterling butterfly

Did you know the forum does not support the unicode character for butterfly
by Monika
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 165469

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I say [dju:d] but I'm not a native speaker.
by Monika
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi! Allow me to introduce myself. I've been a regular on this forum since 2007~2008. My first account, Camoninja, fell victim to a "post here and get banned" thread because I was an obnoxious 13 year old who didn't know shit about the internet (I think I tried to get into an argument with...
by Monika
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 144
Views: 109358

Re: Language practice threads

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind
es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind
by Monika
Thu May 11, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

hi hi My avatar is a combination of the tic marks on a ruler (indicating measurement of space) and a "measure" from a musical score (indicating measurement of time). How extremely neat! Hi! Came here from a different site to play some Mafia. Hopefully I knock out these 5 new user posts qu...
by Monika
Wed May 10, 2017 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8163
Views: 1013991

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

cn: transphobia within queer spaces and associated shit like bio essentialism etc; mentions of fgm A bunch of pages for my university appeared recently. First there was memebridge for memes, then crushbridge for people to do missed connections type stuff, then grudgebridge for people to anonymously...
by Monika
Sun May 07, 2017 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8585
Views: 1317763

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Made slightly worse! :D
by Monika
Sun May 07, 2017 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Ah, thanks!
by Monika
Sat May 06, 2017 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 165469

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

That's the caught-cot merger , isn't it? Is silent l in walk and talk the caught-cot merger? No. In Standard American English and standard British English (and I think most others, too) the l is silent, only a few dialects pronounce it (with silent I mean it's not pronounced like l ... it still inf...
by Monika
Sat May 06, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Welcome to the forum! What's a Heinz 57'er?
by Monika
Wed May 03, 2017 9:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi Lucas, I think you will find several subforums exactly to your liking here :)
by Monika
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I like PhpBB forums.
by Monika
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

There are no official welcomers as far as I am aware.
by Monika
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8585
Views: 1317763

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

chridd wrote:Color Pattern Obvious (Color Pattern (1814)) [transcript]
color_pattern_obv.jpg

Fantastic :D
by Monika
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 345821

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

What does it mean?
by Monika
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I hope you enjoy Berlin and this forum.
by Monika
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8163
Views: 1013991

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

LOL, yeah, wedding preparations are super stressful. At my wedding in addition: seating order. My mom doesn't talk to my bio dad, step dad or her parents. That limits the options. But in the end nobody got murdered, so I count that as a successful wedding ;) . Even though I forgot my ring, my husban...
by Monika
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Where do you live normally?
by Monika
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8163
Views: 1013991

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

My dad professionally writes about off-road driving. Sometimes he also does leisure/travel stuff, mostly when he's describing his own experiences. Recently the editor for this somewhat high-class leisure and lifestyle magazine he occasionally writes for, asked him to write about an interesting hote...
by Monika
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 607
Views: 165469

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Infrared, past participle of infrare
by Monika
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Thanks. And is that hyena really supposed to be an otter?
by Monika
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Honestly it looks more like a hyena.

Beware of doors with raptors behind them!

By the way I have a baby now.
by Monika
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Welcome back, voiced otter!
by Monika
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 418525

Re: Favorite math jokes

Sizik wrote:The Romans could never have invented algebra, because they always thought X = 10.

:lol:
by Monika
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8585
Views: 1317763

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I hope she appreciated it.
by Monika
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8163
Views: 1013991

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

@ivnja: Yay for hormones! Hopefully the doc will fix the cramping somehow.

@Carlington: That sucks a lot :(

@Zohar: My condolences :(
by Monika
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8585
Views: 1317763

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

:D
by Monika
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10844
Views: 1823810

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi Salt.
by Monika
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 418525

Re: Favorite math jokes

CZeke wrote:So why don't most mathematicians go around proving the unsolvability of the general quintic?

They're not Abel.

LOL
by Monika
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8585
Views: 1317763

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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