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12:02 AM
@AndrewLeach That decision gave me a chance to comment. Also it's probably Foxy since he's the only one we see biting anybody if I recall correctly. The main reason people think it might be Freddy is because of a television show within the game that has a copyright date of 1984, but that doesn't preclude the possibility of it being 1987 since reruns do happen. =P
Because you're all burning with curiosity I'm sure. =P
12:54 AM
@Tonepoet Me? I am burning with passion. =P
The two aren't mutually exclusive. =P
1:14 AM
@WillHunting if you meet the Buddha on the road, ignore him. He's just going to ask for money anyway.
2:11 AM
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 For your reading pleasure: telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/10/23/… plus the delightful contrastrebellion.com
2:30 AM
@tchrist From simply reading the headline: that is the truth. My own website's font is pretty thin.
3:20 AM
Hi @cornbreadninja麵包忍者 long time no see. How are you and Tim? =P
I came in because the OED word of the day is shiok. Made me think of you.
I think Oxford has indeed degenerated.
They have words like 'ang moh' at oxforddictionaries.com but not proper words like 'fustigate'.
I have never ever seen the Macquarie Dictionary. It seems to be the dictionary in Australia.
There is no preview available, and it can only be bought in Australia or online at Autralian websites. Very, very exclusive club.
And it seems the Australians have all kinds of strange expressions!
I really cannot stand their accent. =P
What an evil thought!
There is a blog at blog.oxforddictionaries.com for your reading pleasure, just like there is one at ahdictionary.tumblr.com.
From the Oxford and American Heritage lexicographers respectively.
3:36 AM
I feel I've offended you.
Mahnax deleted his account, and Daniel doesn't come to chat anymore.
I wonder what they look like now. =)
Oh no!
Now we'll never have snack exchange. :(
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5:20 AM
What's the opposite of college-educated?
5:43 AM
I suppose that would be debt-free. =P
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8:32 AM
College education is so expensive one would expect it to be quality education, which is not always the case.
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9:41 AM
It is raining here in Antarctica.
Halloween is coming, yay! Time to watch Halloween 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 again, LOL.
10:14 AM
@Tonepoet One book just arrived from Book Depository and I just did the quality check. Still waiting for three books to arrive from Amazon. =P
@Tonepoet You mentioned you got the OED Additions Series Vol 1. Did you get Vol 2 and Vol 3 as well?
For my Christmas present, I hope I get a new laptop with Windows 10 and Office 2016 preinstalled. I have been using Linux and LibreOffice the past five years and really miss Microsoft. =P
There is thunder and lightning. I hope I am not short-circuited again, LOL.
10:34 AM
Was there a tag on the site where the tag info contained the entirety of Gerard Nolst Trenité’s poem “The Chaos”? I thought there was, but I cannot now find it.
In fact, I thought it was , but that’s now a synonym.
What? The person who wrote that wasn't even a native speaker? Damn!
@terdon I believe he was Dutch.
Yes, I just looked up the name.
10:53 AM
I just gave 'nameless' as an answer.
11:35 AM
Now why am I not surprised that you wrote that tag wiki?
11:57 AM
this question could do with a good answer:
Q: When should we use "can", "could", "will", "would"?

user2457Most people say I wish I could, I wish you would. Can we use I wish I can, I wish you will? I'd like to know what the main differences between the usage of can/will and could/would are when wishing. Is it related to the subjunctive? Because one says "I wish I were", not "I wish I am", so a...

there's 100 rep in it!
@tchrist Thanks.
Anyboy ever read The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester?
In places it does the sort of thing my latest post does on the printed page, albeit far better and to much greater effect.
A: Grammar/Punctuation

tchristit is really quite simple punctuation is an artifact of orthography        andorthography is a form of technology grammar is a part of language        which is the tongue spoken               by each of us grammar comprises        syntax and      morphology morphology is how individual words ...

I promise not to make a habit of it, but here it fits well I adjudge.
@MattE.Эллен It's for you to grab.
12:42 PM
@tchrist never swallow jj cummings. Always spit.
Anyway. Just wanted to post a current picture of The Beatles:
@RegDwigнt ˌɪ̃znɪˈfʌniˌhɑwˈɛvɻɨˌbʌdɨzːˈpit͡ʃɨzˈpʰɝfɨkliˈfriəvˈpʰʌ̃ɴʃuˌeʃn̩ˈeɻɚz
Because peaches never make it to the colon.
1:02 PM
@WillHunting I put it up.
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2:40 PM
@MattE.Эллен I wish that had been answered well already. And presumably a hundred times by every ESL teacher ever. But if it hadn't, someone should just go through 'I wish' vs 'I believe' (and other subjunctivy things) followed by all the modals to see the actual data.
3:29 PM
@Mitch meow
3:50 PM
@tchrist Pas moi, dit le chat
The most impressive and effective use of typography I've ever seen.
But how does your answer address orthography @tchrist? All I see is playful typography.
Cats originated the phrase, duh. — Mitch 40 secs ago
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6:54 PM
@terdon It explains what grammar is, and isn't, by using no punctuation whatsoever yet remaining not only completely grammatical but clear and easily understand. Punctuation is about writing not grammar.
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8:35 PM
What would be the best StackExchange site for asking a question about copyright infringement and related legalities regarding a textbook on Ancient Greek? To give more context — I would like to reproduce the readings from the textbook on my blog, but I'm not sure if doing so would be legal.
There's law.stackexchange.com.
Oh, that's a good bet.
Do take care to give all relevant details, including your jurisdiction (country).
And whether the book is in print, and where it is (was) published.
And how much of the book is to be reproduced.
And the purpose of the reproduction.
Also, whether you're reproducing just the textual content, or using screenshots/scans. Typography has its own copyright separate from the text.
@AndrewLeach Those are some really helpful pointers. Thanks!
8:53 PM
@ktm5124 I think that's quite a good question :-) Have an upvote.

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