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by Aquinas
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun words to misspronounce.
Replies: 217
Views: 17176

Re: Fun words to misspronounce.

From the age of about 4-7, I mispronounced "calculator" as "cockulator".
by Aquinas
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)
Replies: 34
Views: 18701

Re: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)

Yeah, Urdu is primarily written in Nastaliq script. I was trying to learn how to read it as I was planning on going to Pakistan (plans later abandoned for obvious political reasons). The thing that really gets me is that Nastaliq is super-calligraphic, and for a novice reader of Perso-Arabic, it's s...
by Aquinas
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)
Replies: 34
Views: 18701

Re: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)

When I first learned to read Arabic script, I also had a really hard time reading it on the web because of the small font. It seems that it's normal for someone learning to read to have a hard time differentiating certain characters if they're smaller than you're used to. Once you get the hang of re...
by Aquinas
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28599
Views: 3378711

Re: Rant Thread

Fuck you, bladder infection. I'm going to India in less than a month and you are not invited. fuck you, sir. Why did you have to call 4 minutes before I wanted to leave to fix a problem you could have had fixed at any time today. But no, 4 minutes before we close is the best time to do it. Stupid sh...
by Aquinas
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long hair in males as a cultural or political statement?
Replies: 153
Views: 21614

Re: Long hair in males as a cultural or political statement?

I have hair that goes down to my ribs, and a beard that goes down to my chest. People usually don't notice the length of my hair, because 90% of the time I have it wrapped in a tight bun. I don't really keep my hair long as a social statement, at least I don't think I do. I don't like pride or vanit...
by Aquinas
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitar Tunings
Replies: 35
Views: 3296

Re: Guitar Tunings

I'm not a rock guitarist, and I can hardly play in standard tuning, unfortunately. I learned appalachian-style folk guitar in open G tuning and that's really my 'home' tuning. Another favourite tuning of mine is CGDFBbD-- a really interesting tuning Joni Mitchell used to use a lot in some of her alb...
by Aquinas
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 170661

Re: Making the world a weirder place

Heh. I'm glad i found this thread, since I just turned everything in someone's room upside down. An oldie but a goodie/ Yes, that's a favourite of mine. In high school, somebody in one of my classes figured out how to hang chairs from the ceiling tiles, and for months, we would hang all the chairs ...
by Aquinas
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Non-Americans and the upcoming election
Replies: 100
Views: 7941

Re: Non-Americans and the upcoming election

I'm pretty sure I've heard it's real hair, oddly enough! His election campaign motto is "Canada: Let's stick with Harper." No, let's stick it to Harper instead. That's it? That's seriously his motto? It might as well be "Harper again: because changing things is scary." Actually,...
by Aquinas
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Non-Americans and the upcoming election
Replies: 100
Views: 7941

Re: Non-Americans and the upcoming election

I'm pretty sure I've heard it's real hair, oddly enough!

His election campaign motto is "Canada: Let's stick with Harper."

No, let's stick it to Harper instead.
by Aquinas
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Non-Americans and the upcoming election
Replies: 100
Views: 7941

Re: Non-Americans and the upcoming election

I'm Canadian, and I would absolutely vote Obama if I could... I think a good chunk of the Canadian population wants Obama to win, simply because our country not only depends on the US economically and culturally, but the Harper government has a nasty habit of imitating the US. Maybe if our governmen...
by Aquinas
Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Elliott Smith
Replies: 29
Views: 3822

Re: Elliott Smith

To my ears, Either/Or is definitely the most balanced and accessible. I really like his earlier stuff that's pretty much just him and his guitar (like his self-titled and Roman Candle), and Either/Or is a good combination of his folky stuff and his full-band material.
by Aquinas
Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 449352

Re:

notallama wrote:i kinda want "καλλίστη" on my shoulder.

I've got the "golden apple of discord" tattooed on my shoulder. It was tattooed by a friend of mine with a sterilized sewing needle and india ink. I semi-regret getting it, but on the other hand, the Illuminatus trilogy is still fantastic.
by Aquinas
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Soo...what to do with my life?
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Re: Soo...what to do with my life?

I have been struggling with the same problem since I was 15 myself. I also play the piano, and for a long time I hoped my career would be in music. I'm 23 now, and I've had a couple of temporary, short-term jobs that I liked, such as teaching piano, playing Turkish music for Turkish community functi...
by Aquinas
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10921
Views: 2296906

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello! My name is Chris, 23 years old, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm a huge language nerd, and I love reading about language families and ethnic migration patterns. My hobby is music from around the world. I play the oud (from Arabia/Turkey), setar (from Iran), saz (from Turkey), Komuz (fro...

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