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by anschelsc
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1324:"Weather"
Replies: 76
Views: 18945

Re: 1324:"Weather"

Am I the only one who thought of that scene from Groundhog Day?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAu6TsCK-KM
by anschelsc
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1072: " Seventies"
Replies: 117
Views: 30290

"Wherefore"Re: 1072: " Seventies"

The title text used "wherefore" where I think "whence" or even "whence came" would be more appropriate.
by anschelsc
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laptop with good graphics and otherwise average specs
Replies: 2
Views: 1679

Laptop with good graphics and otherwise average specs

Hi everyone, My girlfriend is looking to buy a laptop with "good graphics" (which she defines as Geforce GT 555M or better) but she doesn't want a super-expensive machine. As far as we can tell, laptops with good graphics chips also have high-priced processors/hard-drives/branding. Does an...
by anschelsc
Fri May 27, 2011 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Media that mixes two or more languages?
Replies: 40
Views: 12563

Re: Media that mixes two or more languages?

Basque-Galician-Spanish-French singer Manu Chao does this all the time. He sings songs in various languages, and also frequently mixes two or more in one song.
by anschelsc
Fri May 27, 2011 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: An experiment, if you don't mind.
Replies: 28
Views: 5979

Re: An experiment, if you don't mind.

Done. Any reason you chose these particular permutations?
by anschelsc
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Engrish, Etc. - The Funny Translations of the World
Replies: 52
Views: 14447

Re: Engrish, Etc. - The Funny Translations of the World

I have a friend who, on her first day in Japan, passed by a bakery with a neon sign that said "Baked Flesh!"
by anschelsc
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 44241

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

A_of_s_t wrote:I've actually had this hypothesis before, except hard consonant sounds subtract from the effect.


Source?
by anschelsc
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0833: "Convincing"
Replies: 85
Views: 22309

Re: 0833: "Convincing"

To me the scariest thing is that when I looked at the second panel I immediately thought "But those axes aren't labeled!"
by anschelsc
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Saying "rabbit" in other languages
Replies: 74
Views: 28669

Re: Saying "rabbit" in other languages

The Yiddish word (according to Weinreich) is "‫קיניגל‬", pronounced "kinigl" with the accent on the first syllable (and all i's in Yiddish are short, like English "is"). This is also, incidentally, the diminutive of "kinig", which is an seldom-used word for &q...
by anschelsc
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Accidental Offense: Misunderstandings Through Dialect
Replies: 41
Views: 6356

Re: Accidental Offense: Misunderstandings Through Dialect

My two favorites of all time are both in Spanish. Sorry about that. I was in Ecuador studying Spanish with my father and we were talking to a group of teachers. My father had been wondering (I don't remember why) where one could buy shellfish in that mountainous region. He wasn't sure of the word fo...

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