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by Grop
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2462
Views: 252302

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I am not so sure about the intent of the dead people who ruled France in the seventies, but I am pretty sure our policy has been to assimilate/integrate the people from Marocco, Algeria and Tunisia for quite a while (as opposed to trying to have them leave).
by Grop
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 240
Views: 14002

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Except when improperly discarded on the ground, I suppose.
by Grop
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2462
Views: 252302

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Turkey calling any other country a nazi remnant should belong in the humorous news thread.
by Grop
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Demi-chan looks decent, but I am already reading the manga. It's funny how the author can't draw a nose.
by Grop
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Taiga Fujimura 2 : Who the hell is a teacher at 25? You haven't watched GTO have you? (Also I think I have met teachers as young as that). I am watching Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon ; nothing special but I like it. It is cute and funny. (I am a bit sad to say that this is almost my favorite 201...
by Grop
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 240
Views: 14002

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Is there a name for the thing French speakers do with the tense high vowel at the end of words in English? (I mean the vowel at the end of "happy", which is /i:/ in my dialect where happy-tensing is in full effect). It's a weird kind of...aspiration-y type thing? Almost as though they add...
by Grop
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 521
Views: 145997

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Angua wrote:FEB-ru-ARY


The r in ru in pronunced right?

Monika wrote:Infrared, past participle of infrare


Remove a d, and it suddenly looks Latin.
by Grop
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Well the main series would be the Fate/stay night series from 2006 and Fate/Zero. Fate/Zero is a sequel to F/SN and is generally agreed to be much better. F/SN(UBW) is a sort of F/SN reboot: it takes place at the same moment and with the same characters. I think it is better. F/SN (2006) was much ab...
by Grop
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

These days I am watching The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1993) because I didn't do that before; it is surprisingly good. Quite fun and decently pretty for that time. Some of the jokes actually feel clever. http://ipic.su/img/img7/fs/when_you_join_the_military.1486942747.jpg I don't mean this on...
by Grop
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 31
Views: 3475

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Sizik wrote:
gd1 wrote:You know what Germany said to France in WW2 when they conquered it? Allemagne.

"All mine"


Incidently, Alle in the ethymology of Allemagne seems to mean "all" as well.
by Grop
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I didn't notice it, but it seems good indeed.
by Grop
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I almost missed 3-gatsu no Lion (aka March Comes in like a Lion). Anyone watching this show? It's produced by Shaft and is quite nice I think (only seen 6 episodes so far).

Apart from that, this season was quite disappointing, and I mostly watched sequels.
by Grop
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2462
Views: 252302

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Also lambs are cute as well.
by Grop
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583847

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

He didn't speak to the why of celibacy. His claim was that church members of superior intelligence fell out of the gene pool by not reproducing. Which is a reach given that avowing celibacy and actually being celibate are two different things. On the other hand, church members of inferior intellige...
by Grop
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 327
Views: 159357

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

I couldn't think of any in the few seconds before going there, but tvtropes has a few suggestions for Trapped in Another World . None (or very few) of the books listed in litterature seems to involve reincarnation however. Now I think of it, I liked Planet of Adventure (Jack Vance) which they didn't...
by Grop
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 274
Views: 114878

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

I will check those out, thanks! I think I'd read that about Miyazaki. Can something be a Japanese cartoon without bring anime? Not really. The Japanese word for animated cartoons is anime. I would even say that cartoon is how we call American animation :p. Because anime makes much more sense as a w...
by Grop
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583847

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

The first mobile phone I owned could work either with its own battery, or with plain old disposable batteries. For some reason they no longer do that.
by Grop
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 13609

Re: 1759: "British Map"

That is quite many mountains.
by Grop
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 242732

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Yes, WTF is a poor choice for naming your child. Don't do that.
by Grop
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "I know to X" - what part of grammar?
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: "I know to X" - what part of grammar?

That is also how I parse it.
by Grop
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583847

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

any country that requires you to share your date of birth, NHS number, passport number, driver's licence number, home address, telephone number and credit card details with the entire internet to get a visa I wouldn't be surprised if the US demanded as much of that as any country that you have mark...
by Grop
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2462
Views: 252302

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I started drinking at 15; I think it's a good thing I couldn't drive then.
by Grop
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1004
Views: 197164

Re: Recommend one artist

Between the Buried and Me is a nice progressive metal group, I think (I would classify them in hardcore metal though, unlike Tool for instance). Two titles I like are Sun of Nothing and Extremophile Elite
by Grop
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 667
Views: 199209

Re: The worst film you've seen

Do you mean that as a sort of reason for the movie being so bad?
by Grop
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 977
Views: 61515

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I would expect the British police to worry about that, not the French one.
by Grop
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583847

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

"life.ru, roughly translated"
by Grop
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Is Mob Psycho 100 already over? I expected it would go further, especially as some of what can be seen in the opening happens later.
by Grop
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that have two opposite meanings?
Replies: 29
Views: 8866

Re: Words that have two opposite meanings?

(I also say the two meanings of plus are disambigated by prununciation; but that is an faq in most sites about French). One of my favorites is transparence. In politics, it means that every information is available to the public. In computer science, something (typically a change) being transparent ...
by Grop
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

IMO, the "Country Roads" song is an American classic. It was just super-weird hearing it in Japanese (plus the lyrics were crossed, since the female lead changed the words to "Concrete Roads", because she never left the city) It was, of course, not weird to me as I didn't know t...
by Grop
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I just watched Whisper of the Heart; then I looked up that country roads song.

Very nice movie; however it is about teenagers, but I don't know if many teenagers would enjoy it.
by Grop
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2462
Views: 252302

Re: The Darker Side of the News

There was a series of clown attacks in France in 2014. But I think that was mentioned before.
by Grop
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Things are never easy in Mob Psycho 100. This is quite unlike One Punch Man in that regard.
by Grop
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

One could say Subaru becomes more or less dumb as it serves the story; however this show wasn't too bad.
by Grop
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 628
Views: 95039

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

Eebster the Great wrote:Literally fifteen minutes ago my evolution professor complained about misspelling "dominant."


I would say its spelling is quite simple though :lol:. It is exactly spelled the way I say it.

But then what is an evolution professor?
by Grop
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5241
Views: 620214

Re: Police misbehavior thread

- I thought they were sayajin, as in Dragon Ball Z, therefore I shot them. Alas they died, so maybe they were mere humans after all. But how was I supposed to know they were not sayajin?
- You thought they were sayajin? Then you are free to go.
by Grop
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I just watched Steamboy, a 2004 movie. It was very good. Also I am looking forward to watching Drifters (the manga is quite fun) and Uchouten Kazoku 2. ... And sao abridged isn't much abridged; it is quite long and verbose. Well after re-watching some abridged stuff from Saint Seya, it wasn't exacly...
by Grop
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5241
Views: 620214

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It's an American thing, it doesn't need to make any sense.
by Grop
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

There may also be a matter of timing; it is the first Japanese animated movie that I watched in a theater (almost ten years after it was made) and it made a big impression at that time. Along with GITS and Princess Mononoke, it was one of the few movies that made anime and manga popular and taken se...
by Grop
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4335
Views: 576039

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Lately I watched (or rewatched) quite a few things from the eighties and early nineties (Macross SDF, Laputa, Nadia, Porco Rosso, Roujin Z, Bubblegum Crisis, and more). All the names I have said are great things to watch. But sometimes the action is not very well animated (yes, even in the Myiazaki ...

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