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by Grop
Mon May 08, 2017 7:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14712
Views: 2244635

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

(Ninja2: From my own reading of the article, the Instructor had to be brought to the stopped vehicle (from the Test Centre, and the Examiner at least would have needed to get a lift back there anyway). And, good catch: the Instructor doesn't run the exam. They're usually only involved as far as bei...
by Grop
Sun May 07, 2017 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14712
Views: 2244635

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

Soupspoon wrote:Bitter-sweet humour: Learner prevented from passing driving test due to instructor. (As a bonus, though, police Twitterer fails basic grammar test.)


But then couldn't the examiner give the learner their license? How do police have their say in this?
by Grop
Sun May 07, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14712
Views: 2244635

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

Mutex wrote:Hoping this is the high point of the FN and not the direction politics in France are going to continue.


We will see; quite a few people predict much unrest for five years, and higher FN results in 2022.
by Grop
Tue May 02, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14712
Views: 2244635

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

Exactly, he is showing no humility. He apparently expects people to be shamed into voting against the other candidate.
by Grop
Tue May 02, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14712
Views: 2244635

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

I still think Macron will be elected, but he's doing a great job at making everyone hate him.
by Grop
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 290
Views: 151197

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

Sorry for suggesting you would be mocking me, I may have been playing games with trolls and become paranoid.
by Grop
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 290
Views: 151197

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

That was a typo for animation. Not sure if your post is sarcasm or sincere.
by Grop
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 290
Views: 151197

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

I haven't finished watching it yet, but I think I should make some free advertising for Lastman ( English teaser ). It seems to be the first French animated tv series aimed at adults ever. (There was animated movies for adults before). It looks like American animation of American comics, and actuall...
by Grop
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14712
Views: 2244635

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

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-french-election-is-way-too-close-to-call/ French elections are too close to call as herding poisons the polling data. Still better than any UK polling though. Apparently Le Pen and Macron were ahead today, which should lead to a very predictable second round...
by Grop
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 726892

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I have just watched Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, a Gainax movie from 1987. I wouldn't say I am fond of the story, but it looks so good especially characters.
by Grop
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 61
Views: 12337

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

I saw this movie lately (for free, in a plane). It was very good. I would only complain that the humor lacks subtlty, for instance the funny grandma in the beginning is a stereotype of all cool American movie grandmas. (Also she doesn't feel like a Japanese character). (I have nothing bad to say abo...
by Grop
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 156572

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

These 70+ pounds are quite similar to the cost of renewing m'y French passport (86€).
by Grop
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 156572

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Isn't dark blue the color of Scotland ? Will the UK pick a new color if Scotland leaves ?
by Grop
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3965
Views: 508014

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I am not so sure about the intent of the dead people who ruled France in the seventies, but I am pretty sure our policy has been to assimilate/integrate the people from Marocco, Algeria and Tunisia for quite a while (as opposed to trying to have them leave).
by Grop
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 77878

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Except when improperly discarded on the ground, I suppose.
by Grop
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3965
Views: 508014

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Turkey calling any other country a nazi remnant should belong in the humorous news thread.
by Grop
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 726892

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Demi-chan looks decent, but I am already reading the manga. It's funny how the author can't draw a nose.

kiniget wrote:Gakkou Gurashi! has surpassed all my expectations

I had no idea what I was getting into to begin with, but now I'm very glad that I did


I have just seen it, very good indeed.
by Grop
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 726892

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Taiga Fujimura 2 : Who the hell is a teacher at 25? You haven't watched GTO have you? (Also I think I have met teachers as young as that). I am watching Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon ; nothing special but I like it. It is cute and funny. (I am a bit sad to say that this is almost my favorite 201...
by Grop
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 77878

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Is there a name for the thing French speakers do with the tense high vowel at the end of words in English? (I mean the vowel at the end of "happy", which is /i:/ in my dialect where happy-tensing is in full effect). It's a weird kind of...aspiration-y type thing? Almost as though they add...
by Grop
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 229444

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Angua wrote:FEB-ru-ARY


The r in ru in pronunced right?

Monika wrote:Infrared, past participle of infrare


Remove a d, and it suddenly looks Latin.
by Grop
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 726892

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Well the main series would be the Fate/stay night series from 2006 and Fate/Zero. Fate/Zero is a sequel prequel to F/SN and is generally agreed to be much better. F/SN(UBW) is a sort of F/SN reboot: it takes place at the same moment and with the same characters. I think it is better. F/SN (2006) was...
by Grop
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 726892

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

These days I am watching The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1993) because I didn't do that before; it is surprisingly good. Quite fun and decently pretty for that time. Some of the jokes actually feel clever. http://ipic.su/img/img7/fs/when_you_join_the_military.1486942747.jpg I don't mean this on...
by Grop
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 96
Views: 20972

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Sizik wrote:
gd1 wrote:You know what Germany said to France in WW2 when they conquered it? Allemagne.

"All mine"


Incidently, Alle in the ethymology of Allemagne seems to mean "all" as well.
by Grop
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 726892

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I didn't notice it, but it seems good indeed.
by Grop
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 726892

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I almost missed 3-gatsu no Lion (aka March Comes in like a Lion). Anyone watching this show? It's produced by Shaft and is quite nice I think (only seen 6 episodes so far).

Apart from that, this season was quite disappointing, and I mostly watched sequels.
by Grop
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3965
Views: 508014

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Also lambs are cute as well.
by Grop
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14712
Views: 2244635

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

He didn't speak to the why of celibacy. His claim was that church members of superior intelligence fell out of the gene pool by not reproducing. Which is a reach given that avowing celibacy and actually being celibate are two different things. On the other hand, church members of inferior intellige...
by Grop
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 332
Views: 185629

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

I couldn't think of any in the few seconds before going there, but tvtropes has a few suggestions for Trapped in Another World . None (or very few) of the books listed in litterature seems to involve reincarnation however. Now I think of it, I liked Planet of Adventure (Jack Vance) which they didn't...
by Grop
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 290
Views: 151197

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

I will check those out, thanks! I think I'd read that about Miyazaki. Can something be a Japanese cartoon without bring anime? Not really. The Japanese word for animated cartoons is anime. I would even say that cartoon is how we call American animation :p. Because anime makes much more sense as a w...
by Grop
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14712
Views: 2244635

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

The first mobile phone I owned could work either with its own battery, or with plain old disposable batteries. For some reason they no longer do that.
by Grop
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 32965

Re: 1759: "British Map"

That is quite many mountains.
by Grop
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 314240

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Yes, WTF is a poor choice for naming your child. Don't do that.
by Grop
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "I know to X" - what part of grammar?
Replies: 5
Views: 4186

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

That is also how I parse it.
by Grop
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14712
Views: 2244635

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

any country that requires you to share your date of birth, NHS number, passport number, driver's licence number, home address, telephone number and credit card details with the entire internet to get a visa I wouldn't be surprised if the US demanded as much of that as any country that you have mark...
by Grop
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3965
Views: 508014

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I started drinking at 15; I think it's a good thing I couldn't drive then.
by Grop
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1012
Views: 242652

Re: Recommend one artist

Between the Buried and Me is a nice progressive metal group, I think (I would classify them in hardcore metal though, unlike Tool for instance). Two titles I like are Sun of Nothing and Extremophile Elite
by Grop
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 239045

Re: The worst film you've seen

Do you mean that as a sort of reason for the movie being so bad?
by Grop
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 156572

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I would expect the British police to worry about that, not the French one.

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