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by bigglesworth
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "I know to X" - what part of grammar?
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

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

When I say "I know to stay alert", I'm saying I know I should and how to stay alert. What part of grammar is this use of the verb there?
by bigglesworth
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14016
Views: 1912423

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

Having been to a bunch of festivals in recent years I can confirm it's the middle aged people lighting up in the middle of the crowd.
by bigglesworth
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 919
Views: 153344

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Which coffee do you like?
by bigglesworth
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Not sure what this type of word is?
Replies: 8
Views: 5784

Re: Not sure what this type of word is?

Isn't it an intensifier? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensifier

Just because in British or American Standard English it's never at the end of the sentence doesn't mean that an intensifier couldn't be at the end here.
by bigglesworth
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: My wife and I's...
Replies: 30
Views: 6059

Re: My wife and I's...

Thinking about it, I might end up saying "My wife and I favourite restaurant" to avoid saying I's. Not deliberately - but it does have a precedent in newspaper headline English (e.g. "Florida government debt reduces", that is the debt belonging to the government belonging to Flor...
by bigglesworth
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 323
Views: 110623

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Spellcheckers might not save us from that one.

"Ur so vain" does not set off my spellchecker because of the city.
by bigglesworth
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 226943

Re: The Liquor Thread

I looked around the Sipsmith distillery when it was in a garage in Ravenscourt Park (a residential part of London).
by bigglesworth
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 323
Views: 110623

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

The other person is put first in these constructions (you and I) for politeness' sake. It's a cultural, rather than grammatical part of English.
by bigglesworth
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89774
Views: 6494042

Re: Passing ponderments

Ponderment: would the Venga bus actually be all that fun? New York to San Fransisco is a long way.
by bigglesworth
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14016
Views: 1912423

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

Ah, the month first system. As American as July 4th.
by bigglesworth
Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1491
Views: 296903

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Apropos of nothing: a ruleset called Fate. It's designed to be simple and about storytelling above everything else.
by bigglesworth
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1645: "Toasts"
Replies: 81
Views: 12759

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

This one works even better in British English:

Ladybirds for my real friends, and real birds for my lady friends!
by bigglesworth
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14016
Views: 1912423

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

commodorejohn wrote:Speaking as someone who very much appreciates the ability to carry a certain number of $100 bills rather than twice that number of $50s
Brits find no problem using £20s for similar scale purchases. £50 notes aren't trusted here - historically they weren't secure.
by bigglesworth
Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 226943

Re: The Liquor Thread

My sloe gin has gone down quite well folks who have tried it. It could have done with a month or two extra steeping time, but it had to be ready for the holiday season. It's improved by sitting in the bottle since then, which surprised me. My next one is a pomegranate vodka, which, to be honest, I d...
by bigglesworth
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14016
Views: 1912423

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

If you had the cure for cancer on there, I'd be OK with Google stealing it and marketing it.
by bigglesworth
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1240032

Re: Today I Learned

They don't diverge - they are not joined at any point.
by bigglesworth
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2560
Views: 409095

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I haven't played any of those yet - I just work in the industry so that's the one for me.
by bigglesworth
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2560
Views: 409095

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I got a DLC for Borderlands: The Presequel and Big Pharma.

But I'll likely only be playing through the DLC campaign if anyone happens to be wanting to COOP it.
by bigglesworth
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 99392

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

Yeah, this one was hyped but the zeitgeist was still wary - the next one will be hyped to lightspeed.
by bigglesworth
Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 99392

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

Spoiler:
Which is presumably why the First Order wants to complete a secret Galactic Empire doomsday weapon to finish the New Republic off, rather than engage them in fleet battles.
by bigglesworth
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14016
Views: 1912423

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

I think you mean North America there.
by bigglesworth
Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1616: "Lunch"
Replies: 71
Views: 14908

Re: 1616: "Lunch"

Well, they do ship well. Just in tins after being boiled until their skins come off.
by bigglesworth
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1616: "Lunch"
Replies: 71
Views: 14908

Re: 1616: "Lunch"

Justin Lardinois wrote:I don't know of a British dish that has more flavor than say, fish and chips; is there one?
Spice doesn't equate to flavour.
by bigglesworth
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1491
Views: 296903

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

I had some fun playing Gnomoria for a while.
by bigglesworth
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 252
Views: 56302

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

I just ordered a whetstone. My cheap knife will have a shiny, shiny blade :D
by bigglesworth
Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89774
Views: 6494042

Re: Passing ponderments

bentheimmigrant wrote:Scaring children intro obeying their parents.
But in the story, which person represents the parent, which the child and which the monster?
by bigglesworth
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89774
Views: 6494042

Re: Passing ponderments

Nope. How do I know this? Because it's a modern day legend, having much the same purpose as the legends of old.
by bigglesworth
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14016
Views: 1912423

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

Angua wrote:

Dude, it's in Manchester. I know England is a lot smaller than Canada, but we do have other cities than London!
It has a football team and everything.
by bigglesworth
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4151
Views: 680657

Re: Today I Made:

I wonder if one could do something similar to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsugi on a cheesecake. That is, bake a cheesecake that will crack heavily, then fill the cracks with a fruit jelly or similar, letting you see the cracks exactly.
by bigglesworth
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14016
Views: 1912423

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

This fits the humorous news items category, because it's about Muslims in a town called ham-trunk.
by bigglesworth
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2560
Views: 409095

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I just picked up all the DLC for Age of Wonders III.
by bigglesworth
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4151
Views: 680657

Re: Today I Made:

http://imgur.com/63c9gwG

Today I made Leek and Potato Soup (with crispy bacon)!

This board really doesn't have a way of resizing images huh?
by bigglesworth
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 285061

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Had last night a traditional Mild - a 19thC recipe at 9% called Ring Your Mother.

This is why I love Buxton. I would say they can do no wrong, but their pale ales are pretty disappointing.
by bigglesworth
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 919
Views: 153344

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Mmm I love BBQ. I grilled a whole sirloin steak once, it was great.
by bigglesworth
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14016
Views: 1912423

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

I'm asking about "You say x -> y. This is fallacious" in cases where the argument isn't fallacious. Ah, I see. Well in that case is it not just a fallacy? Since you're making a point about the argument. If you're using a false fallacy in your argument, then "Argument from False Falla...
by bigglesworth
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2560
Views: 409095

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I've played one short game in vanilla - it was pretty fun!
by bigglesworth
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4151
Views: 680657

Re: Today I Made:

May I suggest the aural and buccal pleasures of "an ample dollop of syllabub"?
by bigglesworth
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 20161

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

I read that as you suggesting that the young men had indeed ruined Babylonian society, and that's why you don't hear of them much.

Please confirm this reading.

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