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Intellectual pissing contest

Postby SpiritOfRock » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:17 am UTC

I have this to share from Facebook... are you meta enough to follow along?

Warning: A racial slur is used once.

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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby AvatarIII » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:36 am UTC

Gee, that was really exciting
Rhymes and haikus were amazing
Eat up the Meta
Acrostics are better
Than, of what i have found, anything

that was pretty hard.
these guys must have a lot of spare time on their hands.

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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby roband » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:59 am UTC

Wait, meta rhymes with better?

I always pronounced it me-ta. Damn

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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby AvatarIII » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:29 am UTC

roband wrote:Wait, meta rhymes with better?

I always pronounced it me-ta. Damn


well i only assume it rhymes with better because i pronounce meta as in metaphor, if you pronunce metaphore as "me-ta-for" in whatever accent you havem i guess your pronounciation is as valid as mine.

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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby roband » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:29 am UTC

Never really thought of it in that context. I do say meh-ta-for. Weird.

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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby ShootTheChicken » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:17 pm UTC

You're both wrong though, because better is not pronounced bettah. Unless you have a british accent. Like you're from the UK or something...
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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby roband » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:33 pm UTC

Is this beddur?

Also, we're not all Kate Nash.
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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby Readout » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:54 pm UTC

Betty Botter bought some butter but she said "This butter's bitter! If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter!" So Betty Botter bought better butter for her batter.

The point of that story is that it's pronounced bett-uh, like butt-ur. So that it rhymes with meta. Which is the start of metaphor.


Wait, what was I saying?

--edit--
Surely me-ta is meter?
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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby Kewangji » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:57 pm UTC

I thought it was be'-uh?
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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby Deva » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:05 pm UTC

Expected a urination competition between Einstein and another. Pictured boasting involving the speed of light and general profanity use. Imagines statements regarding Central Processing Units, with the correct individuals.

Also reminded me of an image. Looks different than previously remembered. Captures the idea, though.
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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby roband » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:14 pm UTC

Readout wrote:--edit--
Surely me-ta is meter?


Sure, they sound similar. But so do lots of things.

Me-tuh and me-tah are different sounds to me.

You measure things in me-tuhs and poems like those in the OP are me-tah. Got it? ;)

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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby Readout » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:23 pm UTC

roband wrote:
Readout wrote:--edit--
Surely me-ta is meter?


Sure, they sound similar. But so do lots of things.

Me-tuh and me-tah are different sounds to me.

You measure things in me-tuhs and poems like those in the OP are me-tah. Got it? ;)


Crazy, to my brain me-tuh would be metre and me-ta would be meter.

Accents: why must they all be different?
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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby roband » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:25 pm UTC

Readout wrote:
roband wrote:
Readout wrote:--edit--
Surely me-ta is meter?


Sure, they sound similar. But so do lots of things.

Me-tuh and me-tah are different sounds to me.

You measure things in me-tuhs and poems like those in the OP are me-tah. Got it? ;)


Crazy, to my brain me-tuh would be metre and me-ta would be meter.

Accents: why must they all be different?


Aren't meter and metre the same word just one is real and the other is Americanised? Wait, we're talking poem meter. What about meta, like I was originally talking about?
Or do you say meh-ta?

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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby Malconstant » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:30 pm UTC

That was an excellent facebook comment train. Although I notice that each comment had like an hour to work on, which I find also hilarious.
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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby Readout » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:36 pm UTC

roband wrote:
Readout wrote:
roband wrote:
Readout wrote:--edit--
Surely me-ta is meter?


Sure, they sound similar. But so do lots of things.

Me-tuh and me-tah are different sounds to me.

You measure things in me-tuhs and poems like those in the OP are me-tah. Got it? ;)


Crazy, to my brain me-tuh would be metre and me-ta would be meter.

Accents: why must they all be different?


Aren't meter and metre the same word just one is real and the other is Americanised? Wait, we're talking poem meter. What about meta, like I was originally talking about?
Or do you say meh-ta?

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Damn homophones! And damn some of words for these for being homonyms but others for not being homographs! Except in America they're all homonyms because they're all homophones AND homographs and.... and....*breaks down*
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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby SpiritOfRock » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:12 pm UTC

For anyone baffled at any point...

Spoiler:
First limerick had no acrostic.

Second limerick spelled "WITCH"
Third limerick speled "WHITE"
Fourth poem spelled "WICKED" (making it, rearranged, "WICKED WHITE WITCH" like the last three words). It should be noted that the fourth poem is intended to be read as a full sentence.

Fifth poem is three limericks which spell out "GARYSBEENSERVED" acrostically.

Sixth is five limericks which spell "THEEIGHTHLINISWHATSHESAID" backwards. The eighth line is "This work of vigor and spit".

Seventh is eight limericks which spell out "THATSWHATSHESAIDONFIVENINEANDTHIRTYSEVEN". The fifth line is "Suck is all you've done this day". The ninth line is "Totally deep inside me", and the thirty-seventh line is "Enough I'm done jerking around". Finally, the first words of each line spell out the following:

"This has achieved total suck, we have about totally shown how eloquently sophisticated and intellectually devoted our nerdy feud is. Victory earns nothing, it's not even admirable, now don't try harder I really think you said enough verily engrossing nonsense."

Eighth is a sonnet in iambic pentameter. The first letter of every line spells out the rule for finding the other acrostics, which is "ADDONEANDTHREE". Taking the first letter of each last word, and applying the rule until line 11 ("Here lies the rule of one and nine/three" or "Here lies the rule of one and three", basically the rule is no longer in place), and instead going by the pattern "IXI" (IX and then E+4). Trying both I and X as the positive space, you end up with either "THEGAME" or "THEGAMIL", so you can kind of see which one it was supposed to be. Finally, in the negative space of that acrostic, backwards, is another acrostic "LINETWO". Line two is "Do try and check both ends of this headstrong", which is, of course, what she said.

Ninth, and finally, is explained later on in the post and is pretty easy to read. There is a haiku written acrostically across the haikus (a metahaiku, if you will), that writes:

"This is really dumb
I'll stop when you do Gary
I'm quite done with it"

The last words of each line also go on to write out a speech about how much time and valuable work was wasted effectively laying out intellectual genitalia on rulers.

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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:30 pm UTC

AvatarIII wrote:
roband wrote:Wait, meta rhymes with better?

I always pronounced it me-ta. Damn


well i only assume it rhymes with better because i pronounce meta as in metaphor, if you pronunce metaphore as "me-ta-for" in whatever accent you havem i guess your pronounciation is as valid as mine.
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Re: Intellectual pissing contest

Postby xX17GHDUDE17Xx » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:13 pm UTC

Hofstadter would be proud.
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