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12:11 AM
@manooooh When surgical staff prepare to go in to perform a surgical procedure. among the many necessary things to do is to wash hands and forearms really well, ie scrub your hands clean. So doing that process is called 'scrubbing in'. Also, the clothes they wear while in surgery are called 'scrubs' for similar associative reasons.
 
1:02 AM
@Mitch thank you for your answer! So "scrub in" only refers to medical context. Thank you!
 
@manooooh Yes, medical. But as @Cerberus asks, context would help to make sure. But I'd find it difficult to figure out other contexts where 'scrub in' would work.
 
@Mitch Hello.
 
1:19 AM
@RegDwigнt: If you're still pursuing the flute, this is a great discussion of intonation on that instrument:
Notice also how wide he opens his mouth when taking a breath. You can be sure his throat is as wide open as it can get, in order to 1) get a big breath very quickly and 2) to avoid that sucking sound that accompanies a constricted airway. WTTW.
 
1:56 AM
@Mitch I do not have any other context rather than it is a phrase seen in Grey's Anatomy, but I think you are right
 
 
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8:48 AM
Hello everyone. I need to ask my friendly boss about the forgotten joining bonus. How best I can phrase this to him?
 
 
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12:00 PM
@Mr_Green Hi!
Do you want to ask in person, or via e-mail?
General advice: keep it short, simple, and neutral.
 
12:16 PM
@Cerberus Hello. I want to ask via e-mail
I already asked it like - "Gentle reminder about the joining bonus".. I was not happy
 
 
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1:36 PM
@Reg: Here's another of Pahud's talks:
That's the flute solo that initially got me interested in the flute, by the way.
You know how your ears pick up, almost twitch, when you hear something that makes a special impression on you? That's what happened to me, hearing Doriot Anthony Dwyer play that on a recording with the BSO.
 
 
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4:37 PM
@Robusto I think it was you who posted a video on Strads and Guarneris. I can't seem to find it in my YouTube history. I wanted to watch it.
Nevermind, found it.
 
5:01 PM
Why is it pedagogue-pedagogy, but demagogue-demagoguery?
I guess just because.
 
5:23 PM
@Færd Yes, I would say so.
In Dutch, I would say demagogie.
Though that word must be very rare.
 
Is using retard as a verb seen as offensive?
I see a label for offensive under the noun definition but not the verb
I'll as on main site
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Q: Is retard offensive when used as a verb?

JBisObviously calling someone a "retard" or "retarded" is considered offensive. As a noun, it is considered a dated, offensive and pejorative term when used to refer to a person who has a mental disability. -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retard_(pejorative) However, is it offensive when used ...

 
@JBis Not offensive. But, unfortunately, it's tainted by its association with the insult. Fire retardant, for example.
 
6:20 PM
@Robusto yes I'm actually hoping the singing will help me with the breath. Though frankly I'm nowhere near worrying about that just yet. Still haven't even learned half the fingerings.
And by "half" I obviously mean "more than all of them".
Mostly I just fuck around by ear pressing whatever feels right.
Quite like I started with the violin.
Or how I still play guitar after 20+ years, tbh.
But yeah I haven't watched either video just yet, but I think it's the same guy we watched the other week. With that other piece that you said was one of your firsts. Where it said "teaching" in the title and we both noted how no teaching was going on, the lady just played along constantly throwing seductive glances at his back.
 
6:34 PM
@Færd Strategogue/strategery
@DavidM I don't find 'retardant' offensive (or at most only the slightest bit), probably because it doesn't sound enough like the offensive word.
 
7:01 PM
Ascribing offense to lack of education is problematic though.
 
7:17 PM
@Mitch fair enough.
Though it seems that an educated audience would not stick their tongues out at this.
I changed it to maturity level
 
8:16 PM
@Cerberus I can hear a difference between them (with headphones, rather than my crappy phone speaker), but I think the biggest difference is the musicians
@RegDwigнt clarinets and saxophones are like that too
 
8:47 PM
The president of our cycling club seems to have been hacked on Strava by some Russians. He just had an event the substance of which was a link: http://David-NameWithheld.eobewg.ru коⅿаn lооkⅰng ꜰоr ꜱех buⅾⅾу соⅿⅿunⅰсатⅰоn rеlатⅰоnꜱhⅰᴘ тhеn соⅿе ⅰn hеrе.
Does that kind of shit ever work? I mean, it's like a robot holding up a sign saying "Please do not suspect I am not a human being."
@JBis Not at all. If I were to read something like "Certain unfortunate events have retarded our progress in the fourth quarter this year," I would not even think twice about it, and I certainly wouldn't associate it with the offensive noun retard (which, btw, exists only as an offensive term). Fortunately that term is a discrete entity, and there is no bleed-over to retardant and the verb form.
 
 
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9:57 PM
@marcellothearcane Yeah, I hear more of a difference between the musicians.
But it's also that the two amateurs don't seem to concentrate too well: they stop and laugh often.
@Robusto Or perhaps he wanted you all to know his new interests.
@Robusto There is a theory that scammers don't want to waste time on someone who won't bite anyway, in the end. So they want to get rid of most people as early in the process as possible, and only invest time in the stupidest of people.
So the dumb e-mail / link is a means of selecting dumb candidates.
 
@Mitch That's.. screwed up.
Like allergogue/allergery
@Cerberus That's the German word too! And maybe not so rare.
 
@Mitch The second element is agog-.
@Færd I don't know! Demagoog is common.
 
In German?
 
In Dutch.
But it seems you are right.
 
Aha
 
10:06 PM
Demagogie has an entry in the Etymologiebank, even.
 
What is it in Greek?
 
Lemme figure out how it's pronounced...
Okay. It doesn't seem to be the -ery ending.
 
@Færd No, it is demagogia.
That -ery would be an English thing.
 
@Cerberus That reminds me of a word that I don't care for.
Makes my skin crawl.
It's like they're making up a word to make things sound better.
 
10:20 PM
@Mitch Umm, yeah.
 
I also shudder whenever I hear 'dynamical'. It should be as bad as 'semantical'.
@Cerberus If they meant it's butter from a creamery (which I would presume is some sort of specialist dairy), then it would be slightly more acceptable even though I don't think that's a thing.
But I could be wrong.
 
Yes, how terrible. It should be dynamicalous.
 
I'm not knowledgeable about the animal products industries.
@Cerberus dynamolicious
 
You like that better?
 
sounds tastier
 
10:23 PM
@Mitch You don't give milk?
 
needs some creamery butter spread all over
@Cerberus No. I don't even sell it.
Does cheese ever go bad?
I feel like by definition it can't. It already -has- gone bad.
I mean scrape off the extra mold that might develop
 
@Mitch And you don't even suck yourself when you're hungry?
@Mitch It merely becomes a different genre of cheese.
 
@Cerberus looks away
I think I walked into the wrong room accidentally.
backs out quickly
 
No shame in that.
Back to the dairy room with you, a.k.a. the stables.
 
10:50 PM
@Cerberus No but you figure they'd want their privacy.
 
@Mitch Mebbeh.
 
 
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11:59 PM
@Cerberus You'd have to be pretty damn stupid to fall for that. But, again, these are the people who got Trump elected, so ...
 

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