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by GhostWolfe
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 87188

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

Omahge, like in Hot Fuzz, for homage.
Mohcha, instead of the short "O" sound we use here. Another one I picked up from a movie, actually, Zoolander.

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Idioms that don't make sense
Replies: 60
Views: 16990

Re: Idioms that don't make sense

"couldn't hit a $large_object with a $handheld_object " It has been my experience that $handheld_object usually refers to something that's relatively easy to hit some other thing with. Assuming even a below average level of coordination, one should be able to hit something as large as a b...
by GhostWolfe
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Idioms that don't make sense
Replies: 60
Views: 16990

Re: Idioms that don't make sense

For one, both "chalk" & "cheese" are simple ideas that translate reasonably across cultures. Everyone knows what they are. I don't know what "Rennie" is. Secondly, "chalk" & "cheese" both start with the same sound, making them roll off the to...
by GhostWolfe
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Idioms that don't make sense
Replies: 60
Views: 16990

Re: Idioms that don't make sense

AvatarIII wrote:
Lazar wrote:To want to have one's cake and eat it too.
i think it's more about potential to eat... the concept of wanting something both now and later, when it is impossible to do so.
Lazar wrote:If I have a cake, it's entirely reasonable and probable that I'm going to eat it. Why else would I have it or want to have it?
But if you eat it, you don't have it any more & can no longer eat it. It's similar to "waste not, want not".

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 323245

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

If I add the jello names to my drinking game, do you think I'd die of liver toxicity?

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Aussies have 3rd gender passports
Replies: 21
Views: 3349

Re: Aussies have 3rd gender passports

my point is, people's appearences can change drastically in the lifetime of a passport, things like eye colour do not, First up, that's why passports expire. Secondly, eye colour is fairly* easy to determine from a simple headshot, gender notsomuch**. /angell *I'm looking at my passport, and you ca...
by GhostWolfe
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Aussies have 3rd gender passports
Replies: 21
Views: 3349

Re: Aussies have 3rd gender passports

You don't have the option *not* to disclose your gender for purposes of obtaining a passport. "Indeterminate" is still a shitty word, I wonder if "other" was simply too... open to interpretation (in a legal or document records sense)? Um, what's the word I want here? It's a good ...
by GhostWolfe
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Being an Internet Troll can get you jailed, it seems.
Replies: 32
Views: 4203

Re: Being an Internet Troll can get you jailed, it seems.

That is the problem, the family built this website so their daughter's image would be built by what people said about her, instead of holding who she was as they saw her. To build a website about their daughter where strange people can write about her is to let others build her identity, becuase th...
by GhostWolfe
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Use regularly"
Replies: 10
Views: 2683

Re: "Use regularly"

Not to mention that "frequently" would be worse for your hair than "regularly".

Regularly suggests to me a certain sense of frequency, tempered with a sense of uniformity.

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sentence Misinterpretation
Replies: 10
Views: 3047

Re: Sentence Misinterpretation

Makri wrote:Isn't "any one except me", with the two words, impossible?
As you are "one person", then specifying "except me" would still be a valid construction when saying "any one, except me, blah blah blah".

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sentence Misinterpretation
Replies: 10
Views: 3047

Re: Sentence Misinterpretation

So here is my question. Is his interpretation of my sentence grammatically correct? Is "anyone" in that context potentially referring to just one person, as he states, or is it referring to any/all people that look at my illusions, as I would think? Grammatically I couldn't answer your qu...
by GhostWolfe
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mis-Marketed Movies
Replies: 35
Views: 6312

Re: Mis-Marketed Movies

The Scyphozoa wrote:And it says "Comedy". I didn't find it very funny at all.
It is definitely a dark comedy.

I just went and checked the blurb from the back of the DvD, and they are pretty similar. I don't think it's misleading, and I don't think there's much more that needs to be said.

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amy Winehouse joins the 27 Club
Replies: 548
Views: 34165

Re: Amy Winehouse joins the 27 Club

I could try and dig up the relevant quote, but trawling through the pages to get to the end was hard enough, so forgive me for paraphrasing. Sourmilk, you suggested that we should not "reward" addicts with our sympathy, but rather that we should help them out of their addiction. But, as he...
by GhostWolfe
Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama has repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Replies: 114
Views: 7441

Re: Obama has repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

He is pre-op, but living as a man. Just one of the problems faced by his commanding officer is bathroom facilities: he doesn't want to use the mens facilities , but cannot use the females bathrooms. I'd be tempted to say, as the commanding officer, "tough sh*t". I mean, seriously, all the...
by GhostWolfe
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama has repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Replies: 114
Views: 7441

Re: Obama has repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

And I'm pretty sure a big part of the rationale for excluding trans people from the military is the perception that it would be a huge legal, regulatory, and logistical mess to change the status quo. Boo fucking hoo. You know we used the logic of it being hard as a reason to go to the Moon? Are we ...
by GhostWolfe
Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Replies: 45
Views: 5526

Re: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

I do, however, don't understand why... the big threat was that Cybertron was going to be summoned and the victorious Decepticons would then use Earth to rebuilt it or something. No one seemed concerned about dropping something as massive as a fucking planet into the orbit of another, possibly small...
by GhostWolfe
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 244602

Re: The worst film you've seen

I saw AI at the cinema when i was 15 and i thought it was amazing, i even welled up a bit at the end, it's never been as good on rewatches but i still consider it a really good movie, (~7-8/10) I cried a few times, but every time I got invested something so spectacularly stupid would happen that I ...
by GhostWolfe
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Replies: 45
Views: 5526

Re: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

I didn't, except the internet was full of people going "Oh my god, it's so much better than the first two" which turned out to be complete lies. I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't been surrounded by people telling me how amazing it was this time. I believe it was significantly better tha...
by GhostWolfe
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 244602

Re: The worst film you've seen

While not bad enough to take the crown of worst movie I've seen, I finally watched AI: Artificial Intelligence on the weekend. Gah.

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Replies: 45
Views: 5526

Re: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

I really hate that article. How is it unfair to say that something is a "brain off" movie? It doesn't mean that you have to turn your brain off, but that you're probably not going to like the movie much. You enjoy picking the movie apart, and we enjoy drooling mindlessly while our eye hole...
by GhostWolfe
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Replies: 45
Views: 5526

Re: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

If Megatron had made his deal with Sentinel Prime way back when The Ark left Cybertron--which he would have had to, given that SP is acting on the plan when he's revived--why in the heck did the Decepticons ever shoot the Arc down in the first place? I think that the information about Megatron ...
by GhostWolfe
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: !? or ?!
Replies: 30
Views: 3618

Re: !? or ?!

You probably don't. Which is why you don't really find that sort of thing happening in more formal settings.

In things like forums and chat I use !? and ?! to add different inflections, where ?! carries more surprise than a simple ?

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: iOS/Android/Smartphone games
Replies: 54
Views: 9723

Re: iPhone (and other phone) games

Have I/anyone else mentioned Tiny Wings? I love that game, it makes me smile and the birdy makes the most cheerful and heartwarming sounds as you play.

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: !? or ?!
Replies: 30
Views: 3618

Re: !? or ?!

I do which ever seems more appropriate for the sentence. Unfortunately, I can't really describe how I make that decision. I definitely use both though. Same. I base my decision on whether the sentence is biased towards interrogation or shock/outrage/aggression/something. For example "How could...
by GhostWolfe
Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 129945

Re: Words you love.

Iulus Cofield wrote:How else does one sneak out of the house?
Well I would sneak out by climbing carefully out the window. Throwing oneself out the window sounds awkward and painful. Unless you had some sort of mattress to land on I guess.

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone else think blackmail should be legal?
Replies: 115
Views: 14622

Re: Anyone else think blackmail should be legal?

Intrigued wrote:If Person A would rather pay the $1000 than have the secret released and Person C would rather have the $1000 than release the secret (and would rather release the secret than do nothing), aren't these two people actually having a positive net gain here?
GhostWolfe wrote:Quite frankly I have better ways of spending my hard-earned dollars than paying people to not be dicks.

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 698595

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

But when someone takes a cake to work, they usually make an announcement, and more of the cake gets eaten than two slices before it's left alone in the fridge, especially when the cake is a delicious looking cheesecake. I used to work in an office of 12 people. When there was a b-day cake, one of t...
by GhostWolfe
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Go the F**k To Sleep
Replies: 22
Views: 4895

Re: Go the F**k To Sleep

Not available in Australia :(

We're sorry. Due to publishing rights restrictions, we are not authorized to sell this item in the country where you live.


/angell
by GhostWolfe
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to care for a dog
Replies: 46
Views: 4726

Re: How to care for a dog

Make sure you set aside money for emergencies. If at all possible, pet insurance will make your life much, much easier. If not, have fun with that $800 animal clinic bill the first time your pup gets constipated and you think his stomach's imploded. Second on this. Getting a dog's teeth cleaned her...
by GhostWolfe
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to care for a dog
Replies: 46
Views: 4726

Re: How to care for a dog

Every week, open up your dog's mouth and look at their teeth. Don't rely on bones/chews/etc no matter what promises they make about keeping your dog's teeth and gums healthy. My poor baby had twelve of his teeth removed, because I didn't know how bad his teeth were getting. Also: if you get a puppy,...
by GhostWolfe
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone else think blackmail should be legal?
Replies: 115
Views: 14622

Re: Anyone else think blackmail should be legal?

You could use this same argument for any service transaction. When you are getting your hair cut the barber is using his position of power (the fact he knows how to cut hair and you don't) to exploit you and get you to pay him money. Except that I am soliciting a hair cut because I want one, and ha...
by GhostWolfe
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone else think blackmail should be legal?
Replies: 115
Views: 14622

Re: Anyone else think blackmail should be legal?

Why does asking for money change anything? You are clearly not threatening them because they are giving you money of there own free will. But I'm not giving you money of my own free will, and that's exactly the point. You are using a position of power to exploit me, and quite frankly I have better ...
by GhostWolfe
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The dying deserve to die.
Replies: 30
Views: 4367

Re: The dying deserve to die.

If there were any internets left, I would give you them. But you have them all already!

<3

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raptors! Now in iDino size!
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: Raptors! Now in iDino size!

big boss wrote:how do they know its an adult dino? By the wear and tear on its bone?
The linked article wrote:The vertebra lacks a neurocentral suture, a rough, open line of bone that doesn't close until a dinosaur is an adult, Naish and his University of Portsmouth colleague Steven Sweetmen reported. That means the dinosaur was grown when it died.

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 698595

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

There's a new anti-piracy advert I encountered the other day on one of my DVDs. On the one hand, you have a family who bought the DVD legally. Everything is brightly coloured, they're all attractive white americans, smiling from ear to ear and obviously very excited because they're about to watch t...
by GhostWolfe
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trigger]
Replies: 403
Views: 25990

Re: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trig

Tiberius wrote:So, what you are telling me is that cutting off your penis in a prison cell with a knife and no training and expecting to have a vagina afterwards is reasonable.
Tiberius wrote:So if she didn't want a vagina then she would know she would just have a grotesque infected stump afterwards.
An infected stump that perhaps the state would be forced to do something about? And the hope that maybe they would allow her GRS instead of just patching up the bleeding?

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ad company pulls gay safe-sex ad, internet riots
Replies: 31
Views: 3124

Re: Ad company pulls gay safe-sex ad, internet riots

Apparently I'm a member of a highly organised homosexual lobby group? http://australianchristianlobby.org.au/2011/06/support-us-in-the-debate-about-sexualised-bus-shelter-ads/ We are disappointed to see Adshel cave to pressure from the highly organised homosexual lobby and reinstate the billboards. ...
by GhostWolfe
Sat May 21, 2011 4:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle Soundboard
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

Re: Omegle Soundboard

You lost me at:
KrazyerKate wrote:you type like a girl.

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Fri May 20, 2011 3:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Treasure Hunt Team Names
Replies: 12
Views: 12122

Re: Treasure Hunt Team Names

Lostdreams wrote:Worst. Dungeon. Crawl. Ever.
Now I want to re-name my video game trivia team :)

/angell
by GhostWolfe
Fri May 13, 2011 12:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post Your Pets
Replies: 70
Views: 28817

Re: Post Your Pets

My little boy is at the dentist today. I miss him :(
December 2009 sml.jpg

/angell

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