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Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
by flicky1991
*pees my butt*
Spoiler:
I know that's not what it says.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:29 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
ς

If it were in the middle of a word, I'd post σ, but that's at the end, so it's ς.

Not to be confused with ζ.

Or ξ, for that matter.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:30 pm UTC
by flicky1991
So many swirls.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:26 am UTC
by ObsessoMom
τ

Speaking of swirls, maybe σ and ς are both springs, but one is being viewed from the top, and the other is being viewed from the side.

Spoiler:
I just Googled "spring images" to illustrate this, and unleashed an avalanche of flowers and butterflies. FAIL!

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:19 am UTC
by flicky1991
Tau interesting.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
flicky1991 wrote:I like heury.


:oops: <3

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
by flicky1991
*kiss*

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:58 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
*accepts*

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:01 am UTC
by flicky1991
*proposes*

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:02 am UTC
by heuristically_alone
I do

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:10 am UTC
by flicky1991
You may now kiss the bird.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:56 am UTC
by heuristically_alone
*obeys demands*

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 am UTC
by flicky1991
This pleases the bird. <3

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:01 am UTC
by heuristically_alone
Pleased to please

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:02 am UTC
by flicky1991
I have more demands, but they're not for the eyes of the public. :wink:

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:44 am UTC
by heuristically_alone
I'll blind the public.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:32 am UTC
by flicky1991
Thanks, dear. <3

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
Anything for my cutie pewtie.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
by somitomi
ObsessoMom wrote:
I just Googled "spring images" to illustrate this, and unleashed an avalanche of flowers and butterflies. FAIL!

And now you know the exact joke everyone at engineering school thought of the moment they heard we're going to have a spring break for the first time in history.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
by flicky1991
heuristically_alone wrote:Anything for my cutie pewtie.
:oops:

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
Almost everything

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:14 am UTC
by flicky1991
That's all I need.<3

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:49 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
I will swallow my doubt.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:52 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
somitomi wrote:
ObsessoMom wrote:
I just Googled "spring images" to illustrate this, and unleashed an avalanche of flowers and butterflies. FAIL!

And now you know the exact joke everyone at engineering school thought of the moment they heard we're going to have a spring break for the first time in history.


Rolling springs:

Image

Rolling spring rolls:

Image

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:11 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Eh? That's not a spring roll! These are spring rolls:
Image

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
by somitomi
ObsessoMom wrote:
Rolling springs:

Image

I have never heard that term in my life. You mean coil springs?

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:53 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
For my next term as president...

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:53 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
flicky1991 wrote:Eh? That's not a spring roll! These are spring rolls: [pic]


The main gustatory difference between a spring roll and its egg cousin is that spring rolls have thin, often translucent flour wrappers and usually aren't fried, while egg rolls have thicker, deep-fried wrappings. Also, spring rolls in America are often filled with carrots and bamboo, while egg rolls are more likely to be filled with meat and bean shoots. Oh, and one other difference: Spring rolls are Chinese; egg rolls probably aren't.

In fact, Chinese cuisine in America is so vastly different from Chinese cuisine in China that many American Chinese restaurants advertise, beneath their English names, the words "Westernized Food" in Chinese.


http://mentalfloss.com/article/16080/wh ... pring-roll

I have seen the fried ones advertised as "spring rolls," but not at authentic dim sum restaurants.

somitomi wrote:
ObsessoMom wrote:Rolling springs: [pic]

I have never heard that term in my life. You mean coil springs?


Probably. Apparently there is something called a rolling spring electrode that is part of a tool to detect flaws (called "holidays") in pipe coatings. The springs used with holiday detectors don't look like the springs in the picture I chose, though:

http://www.elcometer.com/en/coating-ins ... ories.html
https://www.buckleysinternational.com/p ... 400mm-e756

I wonder if, when a holiday detector goes off, it sings "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas."

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:24 am UTC
by flicky1991
ObsessoMom wrote:I have seen the fried ones advertised as "spring rolls," but not at authentic dim sum restaurants.
There could be a US/UK distinction here - the term "egg roll" is something I've only heard on American TV shows.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:21 am UTC
by ObsessoMom
Yes, that's possible.

Speaking of cultural differences, two years ago I was astonished to hear "gyros" being pronounced "JIGH-rose," on several different Greek islands. I guess the Greeks have collectively decided that it's futile to try to get English-speaking tourists to say "YEE-rohss". If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. At least long enough to take their euros.

Relevant video

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:46 am UTC
by flicky1991
I'm not even sure I've seen them anywhere here, so anyone I know would probably assume based on the spelling.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:01 am UTC
by ObsessoMom
That's the best part of living in California--all the lovely ethnicities, who have brought their lovely food. Yum.

Spoiler:
(With a few exceptions, such as my Persian brother-in-law's rose-flavored cookies. And my Chinese in-laws' salted plums, which are vile. The stuff I like makes up for those, though.)

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:42 am UTC
by adnapemit
flicky1991 wrote:I'm not even sure I've seen them anywhere here, so anyone I know would probably assume based on the spelling.

Pronounced "Kebab".

Spoiler:
This really does vary a lot by region though.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:56 am UTC
by Soupspoon
Egg roll?
Spoiler:
Image

Is this my ninth post? I didn't want to get to ten, and been not posting multiple times already, but couldn't resist this one…

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:34 am UTC
by flicky1991
Soupspoon wrote:Egg roll?
Spoiler:
Image

Is this my ninth post? I didn't want to get to ten, and been not posting multiple times already, but couldn't resist this one…
That's what I would have thought.
Ooh, I didn't know this was an option!

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
Everybody I know is growing old too quickly. How am I supposed to slow it down so I can figure out who I am?

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:40 pm UTC
by somitomi
heuristically_alone wrote:Everybody I know is growing old too quickly. How am I supposed to slow it down so I can figure out who I am?

Spin counterclockwise?

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
Ask my mom about her recent trip. She will go into excruciatingly minute detail about every meal she ate and every person in her tour group. And will say nothing about the cool places she visited. Time will slow to a crawl, I assure you.

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:05 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Does everyone's mother tell stories this way? :P

Re: Post number N wins

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
I enjoy my mother stories. And my mother.