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by Banarnar
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 300287

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

And does really anybody think New Zealand is a state of Australia? Oh no, what have I started. Kinda off topic but no, intelligent people don't think it is, so I guess putting that on the XKCD fora is tongue in cheek but I wouldn't be surprised if someone DID learn something. In this day in age it'...
by Banarnar
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Synonyms and Anagrams?
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

Re: Synonyms and Anagrams?

I'm sure there are way more, as usually the cool thing about anagrams is that they're usually synonyms anyway... of sorts. Well done to Alcas for that pair tho as I can't think of any more single word pairs. There's bound to be loads. I just thought of one that is sort of but not really , team + mat...
by Banarnar
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 300287

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

When a very lovely teacher at my old school had a new baby, a daughter, they wanted to name her Eden as they are Christians. And, it's a nice name. The only problem is that their family name is Dick. Luckily, they DID think before naming their child, and I'm pretty sure they changed their minds. Als...
by Banarnar
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: My pen is graceful like... (Metaphor thread)
Replies: 27
Views: 5687

Re: My pen is graceful like... (Metaphor thread)

Guelphia wrote:"His face is a round and a delicious cake"


LOVE IT :D :D
by Banarnar
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Example, e.g
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Example, e.g

Oh goody, we're onto i.e.!!

Are there any others?? I know etc. is short for et cetera, and I know how and where to use it, but can any of you Latin buffs tell us what exactly et cetera means?? Or its origin or something.
by Banarnar
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1951
Views: 390919

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

argentigfera13 wrote:anyways (this one dives me NUTS)


That drives me nuts too, and a variation of that:

anywho.

"... and then she kicked him in the face. Anywho, what d'you want for lunch??"

I want a dictionary shoved into your ear.
by Banarnar
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Example, e.g
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Example, e.g

Got it, thanks. And to be perfectly honest with you, I've never even thought about doing the Google thing. I have no idea how much it bothered SlyReaper but for me it's just one of those things that are intensely interesting at the time of the thought but once it passes you forget all about it, and ...
by Banarnar
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Example, e.g
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Example, e.g

Oh, I see. Well that would be the logical thing to do so of course nobody has done it. And sometimes it's nice to talk to people... rather than read a page...
by Banarnar
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: literal translations
Replies: 35
Views: 2850

Re: literal translations

There's a whole heap of idioms in German that when translated directly are quite fascinating!! The one that I love and stuck with me is "der Pechvogel" meaning "tar bird". Used to describe someone unlucky or who has gotten themselves into a sticky situation, if you'll excuse the ...
by Banarnar
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Example, e.g
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Example, e.g

Sorry... what is meant by "jfgi"??
by Banarnar
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1951
Views: 390919

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Along the lines of all those people who hate 'moist' (as do I... what's WITH that??) ... Yes, what is with that? "Moist" means damp; wet, but not dripping. What's wrong with that? The only time the word bothers me is in advertising, when describing cakes. Is there something I'm missing? W...
by Banarnar
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1951
Views: 390919

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Along the lines of all those people who hate 'moist' (as do I... what's WITH that??) my friends and I have this in-joke about the word 'secrete' or 'secretion'. One day we sat around and had a conversation about how much we hate that word. IT'S DISGUSTING. GROSS AND DISGUSTING AND JUST...EWWWW!! Ano...
by Banarnar
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Example, e.g
Replies: 38
Views: 3128

Re: Example, e.g

Why does example abbreviate to e.g? There is no g in the word example. This has bugged me for a while. I agree, it bugged me as well, and in my head I satiated myself with the answer that "well, when you SAY 'example', it sounds a bit like 'egsample', and English is CRAAAAZY, so that must be i...
by Banarnar
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: My pen is graceful like... (Metaphor thread)
Replies: 27
Views: 5687

Re: My pen is graceful like... (Metaphor thread)

The word "like" should indicate it's a simile rather than a metaphor, shouldn't it? I concur. But trying not to panic abut it. I thought a simile was a kind of metaphor. Negatory, they are both comparative tools in their own right, but have one defining difference (alliteration!! :D .. he...
by Banarnar
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Luxury Nuts
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: Luxury Nuts

Well these all sound VERY tasty, but when I think of luxury nuts I think of.... pine nuts. More of a savoury than sweet flavour, though, I would not sprinkle them over ice cream. Rather expensive but have such a unique taste, and maybe it's the power of suggestion but I usually think they taste like...
by Banarnar
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737938

Re: Today I Made:

Today I Made: COFFEE. And a boiled egg and toast. Not very exciting but that's what you get at breakfast time, when it's more about waking up than actually making anything excitingly creative. Hmmm.... now I feel I should go and do some baking or something, just to make up for my inadequacy in the k...

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