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12:49 AM
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@snailboat It also makes you a very picky person. Did you know you forgot a period at the end of that sentence?
 
Anonymous
@tchrist Naw, it's missing on purpose :-)
 
Anonymous
1:05 AM
I think in online chat, using or not using final punctuation can change the tone of your message
 
Repeating rereading something over and over again looking for bugs that you were looking for makes you prone to pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, Cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more.
@snailboat It presents a tone manqué.
 
Weird. I just searched for é.
Wéird.
Is it considered pretentious these days to format résumé properly in one's cover letter?
 
@Arrowfar In places where the distinction is observed, terrapins are freshwater (=sweetwater) chelonians, turtles are saltwater (=marine) chelonians, and tortoises are terrestrial chelonians. Because this is not a distinction universally observed, and indeed many are oft called another, it may be best to call them all turtles and be done with it, excepting perhaps the giant desert (not dessert) Galápagos tortoises.
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 I discard résumés with spelling mistakes out of hand. :)
 
@tchrist That's a fantastic point.
 
bows
 
1:20 AM
I see ya under the midnight / all shackles and bows
 
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 Would you want to work at a place that thought it was?
 
@Robusto I would not.
Cover letter is for someone else's.
 
I'm that kind of drunk that stops you from laying down at all
cause you get all dizzy
 
and I dunno what to do cause I'm really tired and wanna snooze
 
1:33 AM
One good turn . . .
 
One good spin . . .
 
but if I try to snooze the room starts to spin 😭
i come to you, Mensch of English
 
for words of wisdom
 
1:34 AM
Jan 6 at 1:43, by Robusto
Don't forget, you're not really drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
 
I wanna lie on my bed
with or without holding on
but without getting dizzy
maybe I should drink much water
 
uuuuugggggh
i feel poopy 😓
 
@GeorgePompidou Always a good idea. Try some Vitamin B as well.
 
I had lots of beer, measured in liters
instead of… whatever stupid unit we use to measure beer
in America
i don't even know
it's for sure not liters because the American brain cannot comprehend something as easy as base 10
so it's something random
let's call it schplörgebsluebs
 
1:39 AM
Nothing is uglier than self-hatred coupled with blinding ignorance.
2
 
there are 46.8 scholörgensluebs in a glantinplöf
and a quarter of a glantibplöf in a floopa
and there you have it, the imperial measurement system.
i had like 8 ploofas of beer.
± 1.4 ploofas
gott sei dank this German keyboard has a ± sign
it also has a §
whatever the hell that is
 
oh, wirklich?
 
5 mins ago, by tchrist
Nothing is uglier than self-hatred coupled with blinding ignorance.
 
are you saying I hate myself?
tchrist, you should know that I see myself as the most handsome and amazing life form to ever exist
 
1:48 AM
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 Segno, in music.
 
Simoleons, in The Sims.
charmap calls it section sign.
 
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 stimmt!
@Robusto where can I source this vitamin of which you speak
 
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 Sí, es tan.
@GeorgePompidou Drugstore, chemist, apothecary, what have you.
 
it's 4am in a small city in Lower Saxony
 
I'm in America. I can get vitamins any hour of the day or night.
 
1:52 AM
I really dislike source as a verb. It's so much sexier as noun.
 
i was hoping it would be in something which is already in my house.
 
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 And crowd-source is, well, putting an ugly bow on it.
 
@Robusto yeah… that's one thing about Germany. also all the train drivers are on strike so I can't fucking get anywhere.
 
@GeorgePompidou eat some shellfish.
 
shellfish!
like oysters?
is that shellfish?
 
1:54 AM
Take a wild guess.
 
shells! shell shell shell!
well an oyster isn't a fish. but it has a shell.
i'd say with 50% certainty then.
 
WTF; I can't OED anymore.
 
YA NUB
Time to retire. Flights of angels, etc.
 
i like oysters. I went to a restaurant which had an oystermelier once.
 
Ha! Earliest source-as-annoying-ass-verb c.1972.
 
1:56 AM
he knew lots about oysters but I think he totally made up his title.
 
@Robusto I got in.
 
Don't steal anything.
 
What is pa. pple?
> pa. pple. passive participle, past participle
Sleep tight, @Rob.
 
2:15 AM
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 In the OED?
@Robusto Sorry about your flat.
@Robusto 𝄋
My God it’s flea-sized!
Tutti segni.
O quizás mejor dicho: sono tutti segni, è vero, ma non tutti i segni che esistono, comme tu sais bien.
 
2:36 AM
@tchrist yes.
 
Muchas son las frases qui résistent obstinément la traduction automatique per les màquines d’idiotes, de ahí que tornouse o meta meu a presentarvos só le frasi come queste para siempre jamás in sæcula sæculorum, amen.
Please don’t ask why meta is masculine, don @terdon. I blame the Greeks.
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 That is always past participle. There’s a Key one can look these up in.
Stupid poggylot’s wife has me confusing on avec one.
notes that don terdon is syllabically palindromic
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 I renege.
It is both.
Batards.
I hate being a reneguer.
Tommy Shaw is no Geddy Lee, but at least the girls can still sing along with him.
 
2:59 AM
@tchrist That is where I copied it from.
The ol' murine snarf 'n barf.
 
Yah.
If you are asking if there is a difference, or what that difference may be, I fear it may be too late at night for me to poke at it.
 
@tchrist I was asking about the abbr.
How on Earth was I not signed up for OED Word of the Day?
 
I cannae say, lassie.
Or maybe Ah.
 
3:17 AM
I get the Wordnik word of the day.
I bid you good night.
 
 
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5:29 AM
@Robusto Crowd sores, crowd soars, crowd's ores, crowds' oars, corrodes ORs, crowed SARS, kraut's arse, crow tsars.
Crowd sowers, crowd sewers, crowd so errs, crowds owe hers, crowd so hearse,
 
 
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6:59 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: REQUEST TO CORRECT THE GRAMMER by ABDUL RAZIQ on english.stackexchange.com
 
7:14 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive body detected, offensive title detected: Why is the request “nigga” Google gives the White House? by kissds on english.stackexchange.com
 
 
3 hours later…
10:33 AM
Visit Mongolia.
 
11:01 AM
@tchrist Wasn't a flat. A bearing in the rear wheel was dry and making a clicking sound. Flats I fix myself.
 
@Robusto You were retiring.
 
Oh . . . oh
Old joke.
 
At my age, all my jokes are old.
 
Hey, I'm older than you!
 
Just like you always see what other people call words as jumbles of letters that are simultaneously many words at once via anagrammatical rearrangement, I always hear words as many different meanings at once, whether through twisted meaning or by reanalysis as with my baker’s dozen of crowd source versions above.
 
11:11 AM
I do that too. And @Reg can't stop doing it. It's where puns come from, among other things.
 
Now you’ve invoked the crow tsar.
 
There was already an instance of him in chat.
 
There are no crows at this hour, only night choughs.
 
Do you ever hear the coo-ick of the ricks flying at night?
Or at least at dusk?
 
We’ve no rocs here. Not enough elephants.
 
11:16 AM
As I rode to sleep the owls were bearing the farm away,
All the moon long I heard, blessed among stables, the nightjars
     Flying with the ricks, and the horses
          Flashing into the dark.
 
Those would be rooks, I reckon.
But goatsuckers and corvids together? Seems unlikely.
 
Take it up with Dylan Thomas.
 
A pile of hay might attract skeeters.
Or other midges.
Which the night hawks would then dine upon.
But I don’t think the hay flies.
like being eaten by nightjars.
I dunno. Hard to find a good rick for that.
Oh wait, maybe so.
> Etymology: OE. hréac, = Fris. reak, rêk, MDutch rooc, roke (Dutch rook), ONor. hraukr (Norw. rauk, Sw. rök, obs. Da. røg). The later rick exhibits a shortening of the vowel, which is paralleled in the wide-spread dialect form ship for sheep (OE. scéap).
So I bet I was right the first time.
It’s what we would call a rook.
> rook /rʊk/, sb.1
Forms: ɑ. 1 hrooc, hroc, roc, 3 rok, 3–6 roke, 5–7 rooke, 5– rook. β. Sc. (and north.) 5–6 ruke, 6 reuk, rwik, 6–7 ruik(e.

Etymology: OE. hróc, = MDutch roec, roek-, rouc, rouk- (Dutch and Fris. roek), MLG. rôk, rook (LG. rok, roke, rauk, rauke), ONor. hrókr (obs. Da. rog), OHG. hruoh (MHG. ruoch, G. ruch); cf. also MSw. roka, Sw. raåka, Da. raage. The name may be of imitative origin.
I don’t quite see a rick there, but there once was a rwik. Perhaps some dialect.
Dylan Thomas would have known rooks.
As in, the corvid.
Eesh, rook is Ydfran is Welsh. Ain’t from that.
 
He knew English too.
 
Obviously.
And as we know, Welsh for crow is Bran.
> crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers
Treepies?
Asian jaylike birdies.
One of which is called a magpie but isn’t.
The black magpie (Platysmurus leucopterus) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family. Despite its name, it is neither a magpie nor, as was long believed, a jay, but a treepie. Treepies are a distinct group of corvids externally similar to magpies. It is monotypic within the genus Platysmurus. == Distribution and habitat == It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. The subspecies P. l. atterimus is endemic to the island of Borneo; it is sometimes considered a full species known as the Bornean black magpie. The natural habitats of the Black Magpie are subtropical...
 
11:32 AM
@Robusto do not go gentle into that bad movie.
 
I do not go gentle into bad movies.
 
The grey treepie is Dendrocitta formosae meaning “pretty tree-magpie” in Bionomialese.
The Hindians have a “Cinereous Tit”. Why they couldn’t have just called it an ashen one I don’t know. English needs to be English.
Basically, a chickadee.
 
@Robusto I can stop doing it for $3000. But you're just one scrooge of a scrooge, so what should I do.
@tchrist I didn't know the magpie was a platypus.
 
11:58 AM
@RegDwigнt I don't think you can stop doing it. Not for any amount of money.
 
@Robusto I will think it for you for $3000.
@tchrist stuff and nonsense. One thing is uglier than self-hatred coupled with blinding ignorance.
 
@RegDwigнt So nice of you to join @George for his drinking games, but does he know you’re posting his party shots on the internetz?
 
12:13 PM
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Q: How do idioms come to be?

Dog LoverAll these questions about idioms here on ELU makes me wonder - how do idioms come to be? How are they made up? How do they become accepted? Common examples are: silly as a wheel that's another kettle of fish what's that got to do with the price of fish? best thing since sliced bread don't cry ...

The Idiom Fairy leaves them under your pillow.
 
@tchrist I can't speak for others but when I'm drinking I don't know shit.
@Robusto no, an idiot comes along and misspells "idiot" with an "m".
 
Not clear that drinking changes anything with the supercited party.
 
Not saying that idiots can't be fairies, mind you.
But some of them aren't.
 
Didn’t know you had Ren Fairies thereabouts.
 
I voted to close as too broad.
Otherwise off-topic as well.
 
12:18 PM
A Renaissance fair, Renaissance faire, or Renaissance festival is an outdoor weekend gathering, usually held in the United States, open to the public and typically commercial in nature, which emulates a historic period for the amusement of its guests. Some are permanent theme parks, while others are short-term events in fairgrounds or other large public or private spaces. Renaissance fairs generally include an abundance of costumed entertainers or fair-goers, musical and theatrical acts, art and handicrafts for sale, and festival food. Some offer campgrounds for those who wish to stay more than...
 
I commented it's not about English and should be moved to Linguistics.
@tchrist Renaissance no fair.
 
These are about as Renaissance as I am Saudian.
 
What’s with the anime?
 
O-renaissance ishii.
 
12:22 PM
@RegDwigнt Gee, if only there were someone in chat right now with the privileges to make that happen.
 
Yeah. Too bad. Such a shame.
I guess we'll have to wait until tomorrow.
 
What more matters is the acquiescence of the target site’s moderatori, which he won’t get because it’s a cruddy question.
 
Exactomundo.
If we use Linguistics as our toilet bowl, they will think of us no higher than a toilet bowl thinks of its user.
 
@tchrist Besides, he's obviously a dog lover.
 
Better than a log dover.
 
12:26 PM
@RegDwigнt Then why do German toilet bowls place their love-offerings on an observation altar?
 
Tell me the story, now that it's over. Wrap it in glory for one loggish dover.
@tchrist this is the strangest sentence I have read all day. I promise to put the deciphering of its meaning on short schedule.
 
@Mitch it's tough to be a god, though.
Sep 21 '11 at 15:27, by RegDwight Ѭſ道
@tchrist complete stuff and nonsense. I can't remember the last time I saw a toilet with an inspection shelf in Germany.
I can name twenty countries off the top of my head where I saw hordes of them recently.
 
I can: the last time I was there.
 
Sweeping generalizations are sweeping, what should I say.
 
12:32 PM
You can’t sweep the shit off the observation altar that easily.
Or perhaps shrine.
 
I am sitting just a couple miles away from a porcelain manufacturer. I don't think they even have observation altars in their programme.
 
Fucking weird.
Medieval madness.
 
Okay, so I just did you the huge favor and stood up and went to check every single lavatory in this building that I have access to.
There is not a single observation altar anywhere. Not a one.
 
What did the ladies say?
Perhaps your firm is foreign.
 
@tchrist Hang on, are you telling me US toilets don't sport a brush?
 
12:37 PM
I've been living here for 22 years now, and I've surely seen a dozen altars here and there, but that's like going to the US, seeing a ginger and then going OMG all US citizens are fucking aliens on fire.
Retarded.
 
Oh, and remember not to poop in the bidet.
 
I might as well just ask, why the hell did you idiot book a hotel room with an altar.
I sure as hell never did.
By "you idiot" I mean that person, of course. Not any of the idiots currently present here.
 
I don't recall seeing any when I was there.
 
> The shelf, I am informed, plays a key role in the health of the German nation. The user, on rising from the throne, will inspect (I’m not sure whether with satisfaction, disgust or curiosity) the resting turds and make a note of the consistency, shape, colour and any abnormalities.
This is one huge lie.
This is slander and libel.
It is punishable by law in any respectable country.
 
room topic changed to English Language & Usage: Please do not poop in the bidet [long-shelf-life]
 
12:41 PM
@terdon With a nebuchadnezzar of water per flush, they’re hardly nebuchanecessary.
 
@tchrist Really? I find that hard to believe.
 
Try a stool softener.
 
I'd rather have a brush, thanks.
 
Crest or Colgate?
 
@RegDwigнt How else would you pray to the porcelain God?
@tchrist Either will do. The smaller the better.
 
12:42 PM
As a mildly uninteresting aside, "Nebuchadnezzar" is some kind or weird Pig Russian or otherwise Pseudo-Slavic for "don't get drunk all day long, tsar".
@terdon I only pray to the gold God. What are you, a heathen?
It's called orthodox for a reason. Show my anything ortho about a toilet bowl.
(And by that I don't mean "show me a rectangular video with a toilet in it". This stupid chat with its stupid disclaimers.)
 
@RegDwigнt A Nebuchadnezzar is a big bottle of wine.
 
@RegDwigнt Dunno about you but I usually piss standing up.
 
A wine bottle is a bottle used for holding wine, generally made of glass. Some wines are fermented in the bottle, others are bottled only after fermentation. Recently, the bottle has become a standard unit of volume to describe sales in the wine industry, measuring 750 millilitres (26 imp fl oz; 25 US fl oz). However, bottles are produced in a variety of volumes and shapes. Wine bottles are traditionally sealed with cork, but screw-top caps are becoming popular, and there are several other methods used to seal a bottle. == Sizes == Many traditional wine bottle sizes are named for Biblical kings...
 
@Robusto you're a big bottle of whine.
And yes, I know that and I've even been to a wedding where I called the bride that.
 
You're a bag battle of whinge
 
12:45 PM
She was chunky and wearing a chamois dress.
 
Chamois really soaks up the sweat, yeah?
 
@terdon dunno about you but that clearly depends on what you're wearing.
 
That’s racist.
Why must the walls be white?
There are other colors of walls, you know.
But all the glam shots are always of white ones.
 
Oh I thought you were talking about the first one being an Indian and the second a Bangladeshi.
 
Not fair.
 
12:50 PM
Anyway, millions of people are working of making said walls unwhite as we speak.
Exhibit A and B.
 
@RegDwigнt Hamburgers?
 
Yes, thanks, I'll take five.
 
Okay I've had it with faux German news for today.
Let me read some faux American news.
heads off to Huffington Post
 
It’s all because of @Rob's crowd sourcing.
 
12:52 PM
@terdon Nope. All Am bathrooms have a brush next to the toilet. It's the inspection shelf that's 'holy shit my shit didn't go into the toilet and I can see it... Hey, everyone come here look at my shit, it looks like the Mona Lisa!'
 
Which was really kraut’s arsing in disguise.
@Mitch ¡Santa María!
 
@tchrist and Joseph!
This one looks like the Pieta!
 
*Pietà
Otherwise it’s just another cottontail.
 
'This one... huh.. you really should go see a doctor about that.'
 
@Mitch I've heard horror stories about Am toilets, too. According to Reddit, they use so much water that every time you drop a bit, a huge fountain jumps up to cold-kiss your ass.
 
12:55 PM
... and that's why the Germans have a shelf, so they can tell a doctor about it.
@RegDwigнt Yes there is that (rare) possibility
 
I don't want to have that possibility, thank you.
Anyway. In 22 years I've seen exactly as many inspection shelves as I've seen doctors or people actually eating kraut.
 
And with the couching toilets (where you crouch, not the toilet), there's the possibility of crapping on your pants.
 
Which is why crouching toilets were only ever invented in countries where people do not wear pants.
 
@RegDwigнt mmm...sauerkraut. isn't that at absolutely every imbiss?
 
No.
Senf und Ketchup, ja. Wurst und Brot, absolut. Aber Sauerkraut? Wer zur Hölle ißt Sauerkraut?
 
12:59 PM
mit Wurst, nicht wahr?
 
Ja, Wurst mit Wurst. Ja, in Bayern, wo die Berge hoch sind.
Jan 15 '13 at 20:41, by RegDwighт
Little wonder about that, as it should, and has been, noted that German sauerkraut is quite disgusting as opposed to the Russian or even the French.
 
Not by the hair of my chin doesn't make much sense either. Does it mean the pig has a beard? — Nick 17 mins ago
Um, seems like someone is struggling to grasp nursery rhymes.
 
They pigs are simply having a toast. They are Italians. Jesus. Some people.
 
Jesus wasn't Italian. The Italians simply appropriated him, which was highly inappropriate.
 
at every Markt. Currywurst (bleurgh), in pikanter Curryketchupsauce (_ even more bleurgh_)
@RegDwigнt Pigs don't eat toast. It's not kosher.
Something about not having time to put in the toaster.
 
1:04 PM
@Mitch you're a toast that's not kosher.
 
That would be very hurtful if I actually was nonkosher toast
I'm a little self conscious as it is.
 
@Mitch electricity is no fire, you can use it on Shabbat. When God wrote the Torah, he had no electricity. That's why he had to invent light.
 
I read that as 'electricity is on fire' and I thought, 'wow, Reg is messed up'. Then I reread.
 
Then you retread.
Then you retired.
 
Tires don't get tired.
 
1:09 PM
I can tire your tire any time for $3000.
 
They do wear down though
@RegDwigнt Go ahead, knock yourself out.
 
May 28 '14 at 12:55, by Robusto
"Pig like that, you don't eat him all at once."
 
I eat, therefor I am.
 
That's not funny, I'm a pig. runs off crying
 
Wait, wait, let me ketchup.
 
1:14 PM
See, I told you it wasn't funny.
 
When you scamps get together, you're worse than a sewing circle.
 
What a gyp.
 
Ain't the same fucking sport.
 
Did you ever give a guy a foot massage?
 
Zed's dead.
 
1:18 PM
He'd have to be one charmin' fuckin' pig.
 
Well, let's not start sucking each other's dicks quite yet.
 
You have to appreciate what a delicate thing this Bonnie situation is.
 
It's a chopper, baby.
 
The truth is, you're the weak, and I am the tyranny of evil men.
 
Our names don't mean shit.
 
1:23 PM
What does Marcellus Wallace look like?
 
A royale with cheese
 
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go home and have a heart attack.
 
Don't be lookin' at me. I can feel your look.
 
Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face.
 
Cops tend to notice when a car is drenched in fuckin' blood.
 
1:29 PM
Get it straight, buster: I'm not here to say please.
 
@RegDwigнt Da hat man keine Bengaltiger gefunden.
 
2:14 PM
@MattE.Эллен 'Honey bun'?
 
2:41 PM
@tchrist kraut's heirs
 
3:31 PM
Is there a closevote reason called 'This question is just stupid, ask it on yahoo answers'?
 
4:17 PM
@Mitch It's been aliased to "Please include the research you've done . . ."
> Only hours after David Letterman bid farewell to “Late Show,” a demolition crew began dissembling the show’s iconic set Thursday morning at the Ed Sullivan Theater.
Looks like they lied about it, too.
 
Dutch people speak German funny
and really quick
some Dutch trains have big snouts, like me
funny trains!
 
 
1 hour later…
crl
5:51 PM
that train doesn't seem to have been very active lately
 
 
1 hour later…
7:57 PM
@Cerberus I'm eating at De Belhamel; do you know it?
 
 
1 hour later…
9:17 PM
Hotel Des Indes was nice but The Grand in Amsterdam is way nicer.
 
9:39 PM
@Rob are the room description and the tag related? I've heard things about German toilets.
 
 
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10:42 PM
@JohanLarsson Haha very realistic.
@GeorgePompidou I do not!
Where is it?
 
10:57 PM
@Cerberus near the train station somewhere
brouwersgracht?
 
Ah, I was at the Brouwersgracht 15 minutes ago!
Funny.
 

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