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by chayanin
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"
Replies: 132
Views: 29431

Re: 1595: "30 Days Hath September"

In my language we have three different endings for the names of the months. One for all the months with 31 days, another one for 30 days, and a unique one for February. Once you remember the month names and the simple rule, you're set. I never imagined that people speaking other languages would need...
by chayanin
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 442
Views: 75475

Re: 1431: Marriage

What purpose does the marriage license requirement serve these days? It seems counter-intuitive that there would be a legal requirement to acquire a license that legally can't be denied. I'm a bit confused about how marriage licence work. You have to obtain it before having a wedding? I think in my...
by chayanin
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Size-based intensity for written laughs
Replies: 13
Views: 8876

Re: Size-based intensity for written laughs

Chinese is pretty simple. They have a character for it: 哈 (conveniently pronounced and transliterated "ha"). Its typical use is two of them (哈哈), but it can be reduplicated ad nauseam for longer laughs. Before anyone asks, it's pretty much coincidence that the right hand half looks kind o...
by chayanin
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Obscure Language Game
Replies: 305
Views: 135062

Re: Obscure Language Game

So... reasonably well-known obscure language?
by chayanin
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 102021

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

I must attack this ISO standard. It is obvious why we do not use this format (YYYY-MM-DD). We have ordered the date by quantity of information it imparts. For example, if you ask me the date, and I tell you it is 2013, you would probably be taken aback by my apparent idiocy. Obviously you wanted mo...

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