1753: "Thumb War"

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1753: "Thumb War"

Postby thunk » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:30 pm UTC

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alt-text: "Seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty--" / "Can't we just read Pat the Bunny?"

Who raised Black Hat anyway?
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby flicky1991 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:32 pm UTC

thunk wrote:Who raised Black Hat anyway?

It's pretty clear from the picture that Black Hat was raised by a toy dump truck.
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Kalium_Puceon » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:36 pm UTC

This is actually a thing Randall said on the #xkcd IRC channel a while back.
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Wee Red Bird » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:39 pm UTC

The second verse I heard was:

Five, Six, Seven, Eight.
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby cellocgw » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:56 pm UTC

flicky1991 wrote:
thunk wrote:Who raised Black Hat anyway?

It's pretty clear from the picture that Black Hat was raised by a toy dump truck.


That's still likely better than being born to a mountain and a laundry machine
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Keyman » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:35 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:
thunk wrote:Who raised Black Hat anyway?

It's pretty clear from the picture that Black Hat was raised by a toy dump truck.


That's still likely better than being born to a mountain and a laundry machine
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby trpmb6 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:26 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:
thunk wrote:Who raised Black Hat anyway?

It's pretty clear from the picture that Black Hat was raised by a toy dump truck.


That's still likely better than being born to a mountain and a laundry machine


After reading the Wikipedia stuff I am beyond intrigued. I feel compelled to read this now out of curiosity.

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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:43 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:
thunk wrote:Who raised Black Hat anyway?

It's pretty clear from the picture that Black Hat was raised by a toy dump truck.


That's still likely better than being born to a mountain and a laundry machine
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Qaanol » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:23 am UTC

I’m just here for the pronunciation of “twenty”.
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Heimhenge » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:35 pm UTC

Qaanol wrote:I’m just here for the pronunciation of “twenty”.


"Seventeen, eighteen, nineteen twenty,
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby chridd » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:21 pm UTC

Qaanol wrote:I’m just here for the pronunciation of “twenty”.
Wait, is that supposed to rhyme? I thought it was just the other kid interrupting with something unrelated (and non-rhyming).
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Heimhenge » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:52 pm UTC

chridd wrote:
Qaanol wrote:I’m just here for the pronunciation of “twenty”.
Wait, is that supposed to rhyme? I thought it was just the other kid interrupting with something unrelated (and non-rhyming).


"Twenty" is oft pronounced like "twunny" (at least in American English), so "bunny" works fine. Poetic license, ya' know?

But if you enunciate the second "t" and pronounce the "e" as in "bed", then "plenty" is really a better rhyme.

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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby rmsgrey » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:38 pm UTC

Heimhenge wrote:
chridd wrote:
Qaanol wrote:I’m just here for the pronunciation of “twenty”.
Wait, is that supposed to rhyme? I thought it was just the other kid interrupting with something unrelated (and non-rhyming).


"Twenty" is oft pronounced like "twunny" (at least in American English), so "bunny" works fine. Poetic license, ya' know?

But if you enunciate the second "t" and pronounce the "e" as in "bed", then "plenty" is really a better rhyme.


It's plenny good enough even if you don't.

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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:10 pm UTC

"Plenny" and "twunny" have different vowels though, and so don't rhyme.
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Copper Bezel » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:17 pm UTC

Yeah, "twenty" works all four ways, twunny-twenny-twunty-twenty, where "plenty" only has two and only rhymes with the twenties it matches. The T is incidental, the vowel is not.
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Ae7flux » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:27 am UTC

thunk wrote:
Who raised Black Hat anyway?


I suspect he raised himself. He's probably his own mother and father as well.
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Re: 1753: "Thumb War"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:54 pm UTC

All You Blackhats?

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(That was a pain. Turns out that 1) if you rename a file on my tablet, then select it (by new name) and upload it for attachment, then it still appears as the original name in the attachment-handler bit (presumably because the rename is only cosmetic, not system-level!), which is not a problem except when, 2) the file you cropped pretends to you to be a .png (certainly has the extension for it) but the attachment handler on the forums rightly complains that it's mismatched because it's actually a .jpg - which I'd gladly change at source by renaming to keep everyone happy, but the point #1 kicks in, until I copy the renamed files as "renamed file(0).correctextension" and use them! Needs someone to rewrite the kernel's drive-emulation facility, obviously...)


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