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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.
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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."
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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
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"a nebulous cloud of different combinations of styling bodily features"
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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.
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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.
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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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