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by aurumelectrum13
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: !? or ?!
Replies: 30
Views: 2953

Re: !? or ?!

Qaanol wrote:


This is of course the obvious answer. I like this one so much I got a tattoo interrobang over my heart.
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 39123

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

Just wanted to say that we aren't using Greek or Latin, we're using English. The rules don't have to carry over from the original language.

You're...you're free. Go. Be free.
by aurumelectrum13
Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0839: "Explorers"
Replies: 90
Views: 22167

Re: 0839: "Explorers"

This definitely got a LOL from me, as well as two non-readers I showed it to. I love that there is more than one layer of nerd to this comic: I've never heard of Catan, but the basic chess joke is hilarious.
by aurumelectrum13
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0804: "Pumpkin Carving"
Replies: 81
Views: 22062

Re: 0804: Pumpkin Carving

joee wrote:
glasnt wrote:Pumpkins. Carving. Australians don't get it.

Hi joee!

Also, 65000 threads. Woo!


HI CRACK GLASNT BOOM!

My housemates' kids were taken pumpkin carving last year. I thought it was super-weird.


Weird as opposed to what?

Also: this year, I shall be following the existentialist.
by aurumelectrum13
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 119900

Re: Futurama

Yay! One more episode this season! It's going to be in November because it's the holiday/Christmas episode.
by aurumelectrum13
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 35003

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

Lol. :D And no, advanced mathematics isn't a foreign language to this English major. The reason I'm a liberal arts major is because calculus was too simple. Really? What hypotheses are necessary on a continuous function f : R -> R with an almost-everywhere defined derivative to ensure that the integ...
by aurumelectrum13
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 35003

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

Burned the liberal-arts majors and the physics majors? Oh, here we go again... Although to be honest, I think this could apply to any variety of major encountering a problem in any field that is not their own. So really, the only insult is to the liberal-arts majors. But really, it says right in th...
by aurumelectrum13
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0793: "Physicists"
Replies: 158
Views: 35003

Re: "Physicists" discussion (#793)

You're trying to predict the behavior of a great work of literature? Just model it as a math equation, and then add secondary terms to account for the entire breadth of human creativity and expression.
Why does literary analysis need a journal anyways?
by aurumelectrum13
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: best fantasy author working
Replies: 89
Views: 11611

Re: best fantasy author working

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. is great, but it's meant to be a trilogy, of course it has multiple plots. She's taking ages to write a little more. I mean I was in high school when I got it, and she's published nothing since. :/ My vote is still for Diana Wynne Jones, she's as productive as Terr...
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 26881

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

One of my favorite Dickinson poems!
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Greasy
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Re: Greasy

Well, maybe not a differing of emphasis. I use greasy (like fleecy) when referring to mechanical grease. I use greasy (like easy) when referring to stuff like pizza grease. I can't remember the term for it, but it has something to do with how words that are "bad" things sound bad (like &q...
by aurumelectrum13
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 37693

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

Thank you eatcaramels, for explaining Agricola. The most difficult/obscure game I've ever played is Monopoly. :D
by aurumelectrum13
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Who ate who?
Replies: 39
Views: 5907

Re: Who ate who?

Commas are not irrelevant grammatically, though, because they can for example tell you whether a relative clause is identifying or not. Example: My sister who lives in France speaks French. = I have two sisters. My sister, who lives in France, speaks French = I have one sister. Am I missing somethi...
by aurumelectrum13
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: best fantasy author working
Replies: 89
Views: 11611

Re: best fantasy author working

Susanna Clarke , currently at work on the sequel to Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell . Gaiman's recent output seems a little off, in comparison. Pratchett has definitely changed, but I'm not sure if it was for the better or worse. I hated Rincewind, I loved the Witches and Death. And he hasn't don...
by aurumelectrum13
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Greasy
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Re: Greasy

Well, maybe not a differing of emphasis. I use greasy (like fleecy) when referring to mechanical grease. I use greasy (like easy) when referring to stuff like pizza grease. I can't remember the term for it, but it has something to do with how words that are "bad" things sound bad (like &qu...
by aurumelectrum13
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Grammar: Omission of the object in a sentence
Replies: 16
Views: 5481

Re: English Grammar: Omission of the object in a sentence

There's no need to be offended. English grammar rules are vague enough without muddying the waters further. I was only striving for clarity.
by aurumelectrum13
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Grammar: Omission of the object in a sentence
Replies: 16
Views: 5481

Re: English Grammar: Omission of the object in a sentence

So you meant:
gmalivuk wrote:However, "like" is usually transitive, requiring an object for it to be grammatical.

whereas you said:
gmalivuk wrote:However, "like" is usually transitive, and "like" therefore would indeed require an object for it to be grammatical.

(bold my own)?
by aurumelectrum13
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Grammar: Omission of the object in a sentence
Replies: 16
Views: 5481

Re: English Grammar: Omission of the object in a sentence

gmalivuk wrote:
aurumelectrum13 wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:"like" is usually transitive
Only if "like" is treated as transitive.
Yes. And it usually is.


"Usually" does not imply "require". "Like" does not require an object to be used in a sentence.
by aurumelectrum13
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Greasy
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Re: Greasy

I use both, depending on emphasis. They may as well be two different words.
by aurumelectrum13
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Grammar: Omission of the object in a sentence
Replies: 16
Views: 5481

Re: English Grammar: Omission of the object in a sentence

a sentence needs an object No, that's definitely not true. Lots of verbs are intransitive, which means they require no objects. "I eat every morning" has no object, and neither does "Jim died". However, "like" is usually transitive, and therefore would indeed require a...
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Grammar: Omission of the object in a sentence
Replies: 16
Views: 5481

Re: English Grammar: Omission of the object in a sentence

An implied subject is generally part of imperative sentence (usually an order), such as the sentence, "Eat." The implied subject is "you", i.e., "You eat." Your examples wouldn't really work.
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marriage Rights
Replies: 57
Views: 6494

Re: Marriage Rights

Well, it seems that a predominant number of states do allow first cousins to marry.

I should also be trying to save the rain forest, planning for retirement, and spaying my pets.
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 37693

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

They aren't real people, they're embodiments of porn cliches. Pizza Boy, Sexy Maid, and Plumber. They inhabit Pornland, where the likely hood of getting out of a speeding ticket with sex is high, and a good idea. No one ever eats the pizza in Pornland; the pizza does not exist. The only thing speci...
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marriage Rights
Replies: 57
Views: 6494

Re: Marriage Rights

Is it illegal for first cousins to marry in the US? I was under the impression the FDR and Eleanor were first cousins... @Роберт: Yes, it would also apply to family members who wish to marry. Of course, the number of incestuous relationships that would result in marriage (I imagine) is so small it ...
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 37693

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

If they were real people and not actors, then why would the pizza guy treat the pizza like a prop? They aren't real people, they're embodiments of porn cliches. Pizza Boy, Sexy Maid, and Plumber. They inhabit Pornland, where the likely hood of getting out of a speeding ticket with sex is high, and ...
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0779: "Anxiety"
Replies: 113
Views: 63536

Re: "Anxiety" discussion (#779)

What really cinches it is the way all the dudes are standing... :D
by aurumelectrum13
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marriage Rights
Replies: 57
Views: 6494

Re: Marriage Rights

The Equal Protection Clause is not limited to any particular category of law, nor is it limited to the powers of the federal government. In fact, it is specifically applied to the states: No State shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. When laws pass Eq...
by aurumelectrum13
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 37693

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

aleflamedyud wrote:So these Joneses actually scheduled to make three or four different pornos at about the same time and then didn't show up? Where's the lulz?


It isn't hugely funny, since these jokes have been done to death, but maybe there are three different Jones families who each had a porn scheduled?
by aurumelectrum13
Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 67386

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Also, a single mother could also reasonably just get pregnant again with a new man, and then it's worth it to him. And she probably does - and the previous child probably has an unfortunate accident. How sad. I read an article in either Newsweek ( http://www.newsweek.com/2009/06/19/why-do-we-rape-k...
by aurumelectrum13
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 67386

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

Did no one else think immediately of Georgia when they read the guy's first sentence? I didn't even think of Africa till the girl started talking...
by aurumelectrum13
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 37337

Re: "Temper" Discussion (#767)

I can honestly not remember a time when Mr. Rogers didn't annoy me completely. I would specifically avoid watching his show. I have no real idea why: probably, I disliked being talked down to "at my level". I watched Looney Tunes instead, bombarding, brash, and noisy as they were. I did no...
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sexy Accents?
Replies: 121
Views: 17634

Re: Sexy Accents?

A Russian accent would get you nearly anywhere with me.
by aurumelectrum13
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0753: "Southern Half"
Replies: 193
Views: 48927

Re: "Southern Half" discussion (#753)

Also been bugging me; exactly WHERE does Europe end and Asia begin? Yeah yeah, that vague region of the Urals. As far as I'm concerned, Europe isn't a continent. Hey, if Pluto isn't a planet... Have you ever learn geography? You probably live in USA, dont you? Europe is on top of an Eurasia's conti...
by aurumelectrum13
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Help with Phononyms
Replies: 9
Views: 1897

Re: Help with Phononyms

^ I'm sure that every artist, everywhere, is fully concerned about the immortality of their work.

946 = "who" and "win"
78776733= "supposed" and "purposed"
by aurumelectrum13
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 326631

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

SecondTalon wrote:Which makes me wonder how strongly the "transporting minors across state lines" laws are enforced there.


Does anybody enforce this law? At all?
by aurumelectrum13
Mon May 24, 2010 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0744: "Walkthrough"
Replies: 68
Views: 18737

Re: "Walkthrough discussion"

Meh. Forgot the whole thing until I got here.
by aurumelectrum13
Sun May 09, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Supper or Dinner?
Replies: 55
Views: 7234

Re: Supper or Dinner?

Monika wrote:
sje46 wrote:And tea is a drink, not a meal.

Of course.

But the light meal with cake eaten at 3 p.m. is coffee.


Whoever has been having my light meal at three, whatever they call it, needs to stop and give me reparations.
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Why did Vishnu erase his memories as Rama?
Replies: 9
Views: 3316

Re: Why did Vishnu erase his memories as Rama?

I was under the impression that only a human could kill Ravana; hence, Vishnu incarnates.
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Drug Dogs and Old Backpacks
Replies: 39
Views: 3799

Re: Drug Dogs and Old Backpacks

^ This was my thought. No, I'm not doing anything wrong by the school's standards. Nevertheless, get the hell away from my shit.
by aurumelectrum13
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519614

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

Fuck Arkansas. Fuck RDs that fuck freshman and bust up our soirées. Fuck segregated dorms. Fuck, I've lost $25 of tequila. :(

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