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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:21 pm UTC

I add the parenthesis to close the one I opened in my previous post.

The nonpartisan pile contains twintopia, username5240's thirteen pennies, an angry username5243, a note that says "I don't like unclosed parentheses, thank you", a chessboard (on which are 3 tribbles (no, wait, there are 9 tribbles!), and a mysterious beverage), and username itself.)
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby username5243 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:26 pm UTC

I add an open parenthesis.

The nonpartisan pile contains twintopia, (username5240's thirteen pennies, an angry username5243, a note that says "I don't like unclosed parentheses, thank you", a chessboard (on which are 9 tribbles (no, wait, there are 27 tribbles!), and a mysterious beverage), and username itself.)
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby ThirdParty » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:04 pm UTC

I add indentation.


The nonpartisan pile contains
    twintopia,
    (
      username5240's thirteen pennies,
      an angry username5243,
      a note that says "
        I don't like unclosed parentheses,
        thank you",
      a chessboard (on which there are
        27 tribbles (
          no,
          wait,
          there are 81 tribbles!), and
        a mysterious beverage), and
      username itself.)

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby username5243 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:00 am UTC

I bump this thread and add it to the pile.


The nonpartisan pile contains
    a 53-page thread,
    twintopia,
    an indentation, and (
      username5240's thirteen pennies,
      an angry username5243,
      a note that says "
        I don't like unclosed parentheses,
        thank you",
      a chessboard (on which there are
        243 tribbles (
          no,
          wait,
          there are 729 tribbles!), and
        a mysterious beverage), and
      username itself.)
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby SirGabriel » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:39 pm UTC

I remove all line breaks.

The nonpartisan pile contains a 53-page thread, twintopia, an indentation, and username5240's thirteen pennies, an angry username5243, a note that says "I don't like unclosed parentheses, thank you", a chessboard (on which there are 243 tribbles (no, wait, there are 729 tribbles!), and a mysterious beverage), and username itself.)

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby username5243 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:16 pm UTC

I put them back in random places along with a few other breaks I found myself.

The nonpar
tisan pile contains a 53-p
age thread, tw
intopia, an indenta
tion, a
nd username524
0's thirteen pennies, a
n angry use
rname5243, a note that
says "I don't li
ke unclosed parentheses, thank yo
u", a chessb
oard (on which the
re ar
e 729 trib
bles (no, wai
t, there are 2187 tr
ibbles!), and
a mysterious beve
rage), and username itself.)
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby ThirdParty » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:38 pm UTC

I think we've reached a bit of a dead end and so it's time to reset the pile. I remove everything except the left side of the pile, and interpret it into intelligible words.

There is taint on a skewered tiara.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby SirGabriel » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:28 am UTC

I change the grammatical structure of the sentence to make it sound more natural.

There is a tainted tiara on a skewer.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby ThirdParty » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:40 am UTC

I add a potato.

There is a tainted tiara and a potato, on a skewer.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby username5243 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:35 pm UTC

I shuffle the comma around, subtly changing the meaning of the sentence.

There is a tainted tiara, and a potato on a skewer.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:25 am UTC

I remove the oxford comma.

There is a tainted tiara and a potato on a skewer.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby ThirdParty » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:13 pm UTC

I add a nickel. The oxford comma's absence becomes much more obvious.

There is a tainted tiara, a potato on a skewer and a nickel.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby SirGabriel » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:24 pm UTC

I add an oxford comma.

There is a tainted tiara, a potato on a skewer, an oxford comma and a nickel.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby ThirdParty » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:17 pm UTC

I add another potato.

There is a tainted tiara, a potato on a skewer, a potato off the skewer, an oxford comma and a nickel.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby username5243 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:21 pm UTC

I always write with the Oxford comma. I put it in, and leave a graded paper with no Oxford commas, with points taken off for each comma. Oh, and I capitilize "Oxford" for being the name of a place. I add myself to the pile, and take the nickel.

There is a tainted tiara, a potato on a skewer, a potato off the skewer, an Oxford comma, a Grammar Nazi username5243, a graded term paper marked "91%" due to missing Oxford commas.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby ThirdParty » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:34 pm UTC

I grammaticize the pile.

There are a tainted tiara, a potato on a skewer, a potato off the skewer, an Oxford comma, a somewhat-incompetent Grammar Nazi named username5243, and a graded term paper marked "91%" due to missing Oxford commas.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby SirGabriel » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:34 pm UTC

I point out that the sentence is now missing a conjunction.

There is a tainted tiara, a potato on a skewer, a potato off the skewer, an Oxford comma, a Grammar Nazi (with imperfect grammar) username5243, and a graded term paper marked "91%" due to missing Oxford commas.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby username5243 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:36 pm UTC

I remove the adjectives and punish ThirdParty and SirGabriel by forcing them to fight to the death.

There is a tainted tiara, a potato on a skewer, a potato off the skewer, an Oxford comma, a Grammar Nazi username5243, a ThirdParty and a SirGabriel locked in combat, and a graded term paper marked "91%" due to missing Oxford commas.[/quote]
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby ThirdParty » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:42 pm UTC

I win the fight to the death, using the skewer. I then undo SirGabriel's reversion of my previous post and depart the pile.

There are a tainted tiara, a potato and SirGabriel's corpse on a skewer, a potato off the skewer, an Oxford comma, a Grammar Nazi named username5243, and a graded term paper marked "91%" due to missing Oxford commas.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby bug sniper » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:06 am UTC

I rewrite the scene how I'd naturally say it.

There's a tainted tiara, 2 skewers, both with a potato and one with SirGabriel's corpse as well, an Oxford comma, a Grammar Nazi named username5243, and a term paper marked down to 91% because of missing Oxford commas.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby SirGabriel » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:25 am UTC

My corpse turns into a zombie that eats potatoes and Oxford commas.

There's a tainted tiara, zombie-SirGabriel on a skewer holding another skewer, a Grammar Nazi named username5243 and a term paper marked down to 91% because of missing Oxford commas.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby ThirdParty » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:44 am UTC

I add back all of the missing Oxford commas.

There's a tainted tiara, zombie-SirGabriel on a skewer holding another skewer, a Grammar Nazi named username5243, and a term paper marked down to 91% for no apparent reason.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby username5243 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:51 pm UTC

I take a sword and slice the zombie SirGabriel. Oh, and I remove all non-alphabetic characters and capitalization just for fun. I write "try to read this without being confused" on the paper with the point of one of the skewers

theres a tainted tiara two skewers a grammar nazi named username a negative sword and a term paper marked down to for no apparent reason with a note saying try to read this without being confused
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby SirGabriel » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:34 am UTC

I capitalize and add an apostrophe to the first word, add a period at the end, and then remove words until it's grammatically correct (or at least, I think it is).

There's a tainted tiara named username and a term paper marked down for no apparent reason with a note saying to read this without being confused.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:40 am UTC

I clean the tiara

There's a tiara named username and a term paper marked down for no apparent reason with a note saying to read this without being confused.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby emlightened » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:17 am UTC

I alter the word order to change the sentence's meaning, and add commas.

There's a term paper named and username marked down for no apparent reason, with a note saying to read this without a tiara being confused.

"Therefore it is in the interests not only of public safety but also public sanity if the buttered toast on cats idea is scrapped, to be replaced by a monorail powered by cats smeared with chicken tikka masala floating above a rail made from white shag pile carpet."

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby username5243 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:39 pm UTC

I remove all th's. I then attempt to make sence of the resulting nonsense by adding, changing, and removing some words.

Ere's a term paper named And Username marked down for no apparent reason, while a note says "to read is what makes a tiara confused."
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby emlightened » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:38 pm UTC

I turn all of the e's upsidə down.

Ǝrə's a tərm papər naməd And Usərnamə markəd down for no apparənt rəason, whilə a notə says "to rəad is what makəs a tiara confusəd."

"Therefore it is in the interests not only of public safety but also public sanity if the buttered toast on cats idea is scrapped, to be replaced by a monorail powered by cats smeared with chicken tikka masala floating above a rail made from white shag pile carpet."

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby username5243 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:17 pm UTC

I turn all the n's into u's and vice versa.

Ǝrə's a tərm papər uaməd Aud Nsəruamə markəd dowu for uo apparəut rəasou, whilə a uotə says "to rəad is what makəs a tiara coufnsəd."

No, I'm not even gonna TRY to make sense of that mess.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby emlightened » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:04 pm UTC

I reverse the character order, and challenge someone to make sense of that mess.

".dəsnfuoc arait a səkam tahw si daər ot" syas ətou a əlihw ,uosaər tuərappa ou rof uwod dəkram əmaurəsN duA dəmau rəpap mrət a s'ərƎ

"Therefore it is in the interests not only of public safety but also public sanity if the buttered toast on cats idea is scrapped, to be replaced by a monorail powered by cats smeared with chicken tikka masala floating above a rail made from white shag pile carpet."

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby username5243 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:32 pm UTC

I put it in a book which is then put in the pile.

There is a book in the pile. Opening it to a random page you read the following passage:

".dəsnfuoc arait a səkam tahw si daər ot" syas ətou a əlihw ,uosaər tuərappa ou rof uwod dəkram əmaurəsN duA dəmau rəpap mrət a s'ərƎ"
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby SirGabriel » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:06 am UTC

I accept emlightened's challenge.

There is a book in the pile. Opening it to a random page you read the following passage:

"Den's Fuoco (aka Sekhmet) thaws his deer out" says EtOH a Elohim, user of a tuner app on a rough wood Dekraii, as emu-renter Doduo Maui re-papers Mr. Etas' ear.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby emlightened » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:16 pm UTC

Huh.

There is a book in the pile. Opening it to a random page you read the following passage:

"Den's Fuoco (aka Sekhmet) thaws his deer out" says EtOH a Elohim, user of a tuner app on a rough wood Dekraii, as emu-renter Doduo Maui re-papers Mr. Etas' ear.

You then say "Huh," and put the book away.

"Therefore it is in the interests not only of public safety but also public sanity if the buttered toast on cats idea is scrapped, to be replaced by a monorail powered by cats smeared with chicken tikka masala floating above a rail made from white shag pile carpet."

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby SirGabriel » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:17 pm UTC

I set the book on fire.

There is a flaming book on the file. Opening it to a random page you find it too badly burnt to be legible.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby ThirdParty » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:51 pm UTC

Since the book is already on a file, I put it in a file folder. Interestingly, the flames are extinguished. I was kind of expecting them to set the whole folder on fire.

There is a badly-burnt book in a fire-retardant file folder. You cannot open the book without first removing it from the folder.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby emlightened » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:21 am UTC

You create a short cut in the book.


There is a badly-burnt book with a shortcut in a fire-retardant file folder. You cannot open the book without first removing it from the folder.

"Therefore it is in the interests not only of public safety but also public sanity if the buttered toast on cats idea is scrapped, to be replaced by a monorail powered by cats smeared with chicken tikka masala floating above a rail made from white shag pile carpet."

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:28 pm UTC

I change the shortcut to a hardlink to the grandparent folder
There is a badly-burnt book with an evilly corrupted hardlink in a fire-retardant file folder. You cannot open the book without first removing it from the folder.
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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby SirGabriel » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:21 pm UTC

I put everything in a tank full of molten adamantium and let it cool.

There is a badly-burnt book with an evilly corrupted hardlink in a fire-retardant file folder inside an indestructible metal block.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby Mike Rosoft » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:08 pm UTC

I add a wolverine.

There is a badly-burnt book with an evilly corrupted hardlink in a fire-retardant file folder inside an indestructible metal block. A wolverine is sitting on the block.

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Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Postby ThirdParty » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:17 pm UTC

I look inside the book, and immediately regret it.

A wolverine is sitting on an indestructible metal block, which contains a fire-retardant file folder, which contains a badly-burnt book, which contains the fire-retardant file folder again, which still contains the badly-burnt book, which still contains the fire-retardant file folder, which still contains the badly burnt book, ...


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