0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Josephine » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:59 am UTC

no... NO! I... just read... 1500 panels...and now... I discover they had the equivalent of alt-text? CURSE YOU ALL!
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Max2009 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:11 am UTC

sircheeziusbreezius wrote:
Max2009 wrote: So I was in the middle of saying "what are you going to do with a pineapple?" and lost five points on my paper.

I really wish I could think of something to make fun of you for, but I can't think of any specific words that would do that hilarity justice :/

Well, I'll tell you what my roommate said, remember Little Nicky and what happened to Hitler? Well, it was something like that.
I think your imagination can fill in the rest, but if you can't, here's a little help:
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Twilightfoxx » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:14 am UTC

stopped lurking to say two things:

1. I do the oppisite in which I'll be talking then start typing what I'm saying on an invisible keyboard.

2.

I fell out of my chair I laughed so hard.

That is all.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby miggit999 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:32 am UTC

I sometimes do this too, but when the languages are different it gets even more confusing...
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby TurtleMidget » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:38 am UTC

Randall, get out of my head.

I laughed at the examples: "Watergate Shampoo" and "additional pineapples."
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby L33tsaber » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:06 am UTC

Worst thing about this is that it doesn't restrict itself to typing in my case. Sometimes I find that when I'm taking notes in class, I'll suddenly realize I've written a word I've been thinking rather than what I'm supposed to copy from the projector.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby HighSpeedFallingObjects » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:31 am UTC

This is the first time I've ever gotten on the second page. There's usually already a third or fourth page by the time I log in. Huh.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Benson » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:52 am UTC

Yeah, I'll do this sometimes, though more often what I'm thinking than what I'm saying. (Probably because I'm usually typing when I'm alone, and I only think aloud perhaps 25% of the time, so thinking something else much more than saying something else.)

In fact, I had one earlier tonight. Was listening/watching to Walk Through The Fire (a BtVS song) while writing a shell script, and later discovered this line:

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FILETYPE=`file endless blaze -b "$BASEPATH/$BASENAME"`


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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Jsty » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:10 am UTC

Best part of this comic for me?

The title. Qwertial Aphasia is just an accidental bobcat. It's the equivalent of George Carlin's piece on sudden silences in large groups of people.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby nigenet » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:32 am UTC

Squid Tamer wrote:For me, it usually happens when someone else is saying something.
This once lead me to accidentally do a google search for "Watergate Shampoo". It took me a second to figure out what had gone wrong...


Just googled for watergate shampoo. This thread was on the first page! How very cyclical...
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby ishqboli » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:49 am UTC

i´m trying to figure out the logistics of eating out a giraffe... i´ve never seen a giraffe´s vagina before. for all i know, it´s in the foot.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby dragonridingsorceress » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:50 am UTC

rwald wrote:
lulzfish wrote:Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is one of the few webcomics to rival xkcd in coolness.

But I only read their RSS feed.... What does he mean, alt-text picture?

I've got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is, there's more humor to be found on SMBC; on the comic pages (either main page or archive), hover over the little red button thing below the comic, and you'll see an extra panel which provides a second punchline.

The bad news is, you now need to go back through hundreds of comics to view all of their votey-comics.


What red button thing?

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby FurbyFubar » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:00 am UTC

I also just googled Watergate Shampoo and giggled a little at the only sponsored link that showed up:

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I suppose enough people make a typo on "Nioxin" (apparently a hair care brand) and instead type "Nixon" for it to make sense for them to have Nixon as a keyword. What I can't really figure out is if google somehow automatically also added the keyword "Watergate" as it's related to Nixon...?

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby FurbyFubar » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:05 am UTC

dragonridingsorceress wrote:What red button thing?


There aren't any votey comics for the early ones. Check out http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db ... 1033#comic and you should see a red button?

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Gamer am I » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:56 pm UTC

I'm lucky enough that I can listen to music without this happening to me. At least old music. I have a list of music that I really like and have liked for a long time, and listening to it keeps me form being distracted. If I listen to new music, the same result is not guarantied.

And thus Frankenstein's search for power corrupts him internally because he should have put a ring on it.


I do sometimes suffer from Qwertial Aphasia pretty badly, especially when I'm having a conversation. I sometimes become a full-blown stenographer. In fact, once I no dad, I'm not looking at porn.

Edit: See what I mean?
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby ssamp » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:19 pm UTC

L33tsaber wrote:Worst thing about this is that it doesn't restrict itself to typing in my case. Sometimes I find that when I'm taking notes in class, I'll suddenly realize I've written a word I've been thinking rather than what I'm supposed to copy from the projector.

I find typing more natural than writing, so it only happens when I'm at the computer..

But now it has a name.. Qwertial Aphasia..
I never got to successfully justify, without changing the mood of the conversation, that I am really paying attention to whom I am typing to and not to something else =/

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Random832 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:43 pm UTC

dragonridingsorceress wrote:What red button thing?
They start at number 655.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby SpringLoaded12 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:03 pm UTC

rwald wrote:
lulzfish wrote:Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is one of the few webcomics to rival xkcd in coolness.

But I only read their RSS feed.... What does he mean, alt-text picture?

I've got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is, there's more humor to be found on SMBC; on the comic pages (either main page or archive), hover over the little red button thing below the comic, and you'll see an extra panel which provides a second punchline.

The bad news is, you now need to go back through hundreds of comics to view all of their votey-comics.


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I didn't know that! I always just assumed SMBC didn't have alt-text because the guy didn't know the HTML code for it!

EDIT: Now that I've looked through a few hundred of them: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1510#comic This one's alt text is the only reference to Randall within the comic that I've seen.

Oh, and for the rest of you... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qwertial_Aphasia, which apparently was either just made (and then targeted for Neologism) today, or has been around for a while and today's comic was added as a reference.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Monika » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:08 pm UTC

Squid Tamer wrote:For me, it usually happens when someone else is saying something.
This once lead me to accidentally do a google search for "Watergate Shampoo". It took me a second to figure out what had gone wrong...

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Google count

Postby jc » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:33 pm UTC

Just for yuks, I googled "Qwertial Aphasia", and got 1460 hits. They all seem to be dated today or yesterday, so it looks like a neologism. I wonder what the google count will be by the end of the day.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Dogbert » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:51 pm UTC

My most common mistake is simply out words.

Fingers < brain :-(

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby civver » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:10 pm UTC

The alt-text definitely makes it. I liked the dig at SMBC, another webcomic I enjoy.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Gobo » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:19 pm UTC

Shale wrote:"QWERTY" having an adjectival form makes me happy.


As a certified speech-language pathologist and researcher of communication disorders, I swear today that I will do everything in my power to get "Qwertial Aphasia" added as a diagnostic category. I've got until 2012 to get it into the DSM-V.

(Hmmm. Going to need a peer-reviewed study. Let's see what my doctoral adviser has to say about my changing my research topic so drastically this late.)

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:35 pm UTC

I do this all the time, but sometimes it'll just be what I'm thinking, OR it'll be something that I'm about to type in a different context (different browser tab, chat window, etc).

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Munzapoppa » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:57 pm UTC

This thread has made me realize how I've been missing out on the alt-panel for SMBC comics. I can't believe I missed that red button. Anyway, relating to the xkcd comic, I ususally don't talk and type at the same time, so that usually never happens to me. It looks like it has funny results though.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby nbl » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:04 pm UTC

pbnjstowell wrote:Really helpful when she skips important things like verbs. ("Please the old fax machine in a box.")


Maybe "Please" was the verb.

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Re: Google count

Postby Random832 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:22 pm UTC

jc wrote:Just for yuks, I googled "Qwertial Aphasia", and got 1460 hits. They all seem to be dated today or yesterday, so it looks like a neologism. I wonder what the google count will be by the end of the day.

It's the comic title - a lot of your hits are sites that pick up the xkcd RSS feed.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby fenrir_darkwolf » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:31 pm UTC

athelas wrote:Eh. Does happen to me sometimes, though it's worse when hand-writing something.


What is this mysterious non-keyboard typed form of communication you speak of??
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Tacereus » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:45 pm UTC


Max2009 wrote:

So I was in the middle of saying "what are you going to do with a pineapple?" and lost five points on my paper.



This is yet another example of the evils of graph theory. How dare you invoke real life objects in a pure math problem.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Monika » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:48 pm UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:I won't bother criticizing Randall for abbrev'ing Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, but it is one of my pet peeves when people use the initials of titles of stuff readers may have never heard of.

But weren't you consoled after googling SMBC and finding it the first hit?

Also I can't ever think of giraffes without thinking of those "Put giraffes in the air" videos.

Now I have to keep listening to this.

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How cuuute. I have to make one.

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pbnjstowell wrote:Really helpful when she skips important things like verbs. ("Please the old fax machine in a box.")


Maybe "Please" was the verb.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby jaklumen » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:20 pm UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:I won't bother criticizing Randall for abbrev'ing Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, but it is one of my pet peeves when people use the initials of titles of stuff readers may have never heard of.

Also I can't ever think of giraffes without thinking of those "Put giraffes in the air" videos.


Indeed. I'd never heard of it, but as I am approaching 35 in about a month, I'm not exactly a hipster... if the modern equivalents know what a hipster is.

These were my thoughts:

"I can't afford to keep eating out this giraffe frequently?" You'd think the giraffe was paying him. I didn't know giraffes had gigolos.

and therefore, the alt-text was a letdown. I mean, I was sorta close. Sorta.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Mavrisa » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:24 pm UTC

jaklumen wrote:"I can't afford to keep eating out this giraffe frequently?" You'd think the giraffe was paying him. I didn't know giraffes had gigolos.


Perhaps it doesn't mean afford in the monetary sense?
Just a thought...

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Kadzar » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:25 pm UTC

pbnjstowell wrote:Really helpful when she skips important things like verbs. ("Please accidentally the old fax machine in a box.")

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Random832 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:08 pm UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:I won't bother criticizing...
Um... so what was that?

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:15 pm UTC

I wonder how many people are going on SMBC just to find all the alt-images they missed. I know I am.

SpringLoaded12 wrote:Oh, and for the rest of you... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qwertial_Aphasia, which apparently was either just made (and then targeted for Neologism) today, or has been around for a while and today's comic was added as a reference.


Definitely made today; if there's ever any doubt, you can check the history tab of an article.

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby skordge » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:33 pm UTC

Very good one!

On a slightly related note, I know an economics professor who has a disorder that prevents him typing/writing out things correctly (dyslexia, if I'm not wrong, but not sure). He does notice this after he typed/wrote it out. He uses Debian, and seeing him type out commands in the shell is just demonic: "taptaptaptaptap oh taptaptaptaptaptap wrong again taptaptaptaptap DAMN!", and so on.
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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby N>L » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:34 pm UTC

jaklumen wrote:"I can't afford to keep eating out this giraffe frequently?" .


Frequently was the word that he mis-typed
instead of "I can't afford to keep eating out this frequently" he wrote "I can't afford to keep eating out this giraffe"

...and actually, this would imply that Randall was paying to eat the giraffe out, I didn't know giraffes were such hos

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Lerkistan » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:53 pm UTC

rwald wrote:The bad news is, you now need to go back through hundreds of comics to view all of their votey-comics.


Damn!

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Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

Postby Rhombus » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:24 pm UTC

Is nobody else bothered by this yet another mention of cunnilingus?

Frankly, it's getting a licking old.


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