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12:18 AM
@DavidM Presumably.
 
12:54 AM
I'm watching the 2019 Eurovision contest and all I can think is...
What the hell is she wearing?
What deranged monkey herder designed that... that.... that I can't really call it a dress?
 
1:09 AM
Also, all this strange thung called dancing seems like random jerky limb movements in unison.
So far I vote for the lady with the see through/flesh colored underwear. For sheer what-the-he'll-is-going-on-ness.
Pun intended
 
 
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4:35 AM
@Mitch ...why?
 
 
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8:23 AM
hello, anyone online?
I am trying to use a word similar to "seem" but doesn't convey the idea of "appear to be"
i have two definitions that look the same, and i want to mention that they're complementary
any ideas?
can I just use are in this sentence "Upon examination, the aforementioned definitions seem complementary"?
i think i can
t-t
 
 
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1:35 PM
@Luyw I think seem is possible there.
Alternatives: turn out to be, have been found to be.
Or: we conclude that the the aforementioned definitions are complementary.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Few unique characters in answer, repeating characters in answer (169): "There do not appear to be any comments to delete." by Jason Bevins on english.SE
 
1:56 PM
@Luyw Just use 'appear'
 
 
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4:59 PM
@Luyw are you looking for "deem"? Your sentence seems fine to me though
 
5:29 PM
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Q: is gramerly correct to say it?

Иван АнатоьевичI know that present perfect tense can be use if we talking about several different actions which have occurred in the past at different times Is the sentence down below grammatically correct? We have always eaten at this table.

Ugh.
Well, I would have actually answered this in good faith seeing how the OP is a native speaker of Russian. However, seeing how they can't even spell their own name, in Russian, I think the problem runs deeper.
 
5:53 PM
Yeah, I wonder why so many people post sloppy questions.
 
6:14 PM
@Cerberus Thank you for your answer, but I think I'm going with "are", since it's me who is commenting and I need to convey that it is a "fact" not a seemingly thing
 
@Luyw Sounds fine to me.
 
@M.A.R. nah not really, thank you though!
@marcellothearcane as I said to Cerberus, I don't want to give an air of potentiality, thank you :)
 
6:40 PM
@Cerberus it's the strangest thing, really. Here you have the Internet that actually lets you get ahold of an expert or twenty, that are totally qualified and willing to answer your question — and then you fuck up asking the question.
 
@RegDwigнt it got an upvote and everything
 
It's such an incredible opportunity people have worked on for 5 million years to even have, and now you have it, and you don't even fall at the very first hurdle; you erect a hurdle for yourself where there is absolutely none.
 
In a minute I'm going to flag a comment as 'having the upvote too close to the flag button'
 
You could go to Twitter right now and grab none other than Neil de fucking Grasse Tyson, and ask none other than himself to explain to you in person what the difference between weight and mass is. But then rather than asking him "what is the difference between weight and mass?" you somehow type "y gay cheese pls????"
 
@RegDwigнt do you have the 42 studies by Kreutzer?
 
6:45 PM
I've only printed out the first five like, and I only practice the third. Though in some editions it's the second.
Anyway, them's all in the public domain, no?
 
@RegDwigнt it's probably some hidden genius - Charles Babbage was laughed at for asking 'y gear no math' and look where he is now
Dead
@RegDwigнt Yeah, probably - I have the Galamian edition
Heifetz said all you need is Kreutzer, so they're worth it I reckon
 
I have the Galamian book. Was the first thing I read when I started. But I don't have any scores revised by him.
Or maybe I do without even knowing. My Kreutzer sure has a ton of footnotes. Someone's gotta have written them all.
 
One day I'm sure I'll appreciate the genius of his fingerings
 
I'll just invent fingerings of my own and let other people spend decades trying to see the genuis behind them.
Good thing I misspelled "genius" there, too. Very appropriate.
 
Sounds like a quick way to make $3000
 
6:49 PM
No, the genuis isn't available for any kind of money.
 
That will be carved into a rosetta stone of the 21st century
 
Rosetta is German for anus. So every time someone mentions the rosetta stone, it confuses the hell out of me.
 
@RegDwigнt By people, you mean animals?
@marcellothearcane That is too close together!
 
@Cerberus yes, by "people" I actually mean "animals", but caveat emptor: by "animals" I actually mean "escalators".
 
6:54 PM
You know, sometimes people will ask about a sentence they don't understand, and everyone's immediate reaction is "not sure what exactly you don't understand".
But then, sometimes people will ask about a sentence, and my immediate reaction is "not sure why you want to understand it".
In my capacity as someone who does understand the sentence, I can tell you for a fact you don't need to understand it.
There are probably three better sentences in that paragraph alone that warrant your attention.
 
@Cerberus flagged
 
@marcellothearcane Oh, dear.
I'm scared.
 
@RegDwigнt I'm sure you've mentioned a lot of german words for anus
@RegDwigнt that escalated
 
I'm actually not so sure.
 
hey guys, back again :)
 
6:56 PM
I've probably mentioned more Russian words for "whore" than I did German words for "ass".
And welcome to chat, Luyw.
 
Welcome!
 
How do you pronounce @Luyw?
 
I am enumerating things then finally giving a description as follows "A, B and C were all dictatorial groups ..."
should I put all between commas?
 
Oxford comma please
 
I have a different question. How can a group be dictatorial.
 
6:58 PM
when I read it without commas, "all dictatorial" is giving me the same vibes as "all powerful" etc
 
But other than that, the 'all' is great
 
@Luyw No.
But, yes, all is ambiguous, at least theoretically, depending on context.
Is it a praedicative adjective, or is it an adverb?
 
Nah I'm not seeing it.
 
@marcellothearcane lou
 
@Cerberus You're inventing things out of thin air.
 
6:59 PM
@Cerb Better as 'all were'?
 
The adverbial use is colloquial here, though, or it would require a hyphen.
 
I could parse every word of yours three different ways. Yet I'm not doing it.
I suggest you follow my example. That's what I lead by example for.
 
@Luyw I was hoping for 'liar' with your mouth full
 
@marcellothearcane That sounds a bit awkward?
Depending on context, one could probably live with the theoretical ambiguity.
 
luw*, no idea :)
 
7:00 PM
@Cerberus True, true
 
Cerberus, yes, group of leaders
 
@RegDwigнt Am not.
 
Like, 'Stalin, Lenin, and Trotsky were all dictators'
One had more ice axes than the others
 
@Cerberus Yes are.
 
"The Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the Soviet Union, led by Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) and the National Fascist Party led by Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) were all dictatorial groups by this definition."
 
7:01 PM
Now now children
 
> She went all Nazi on me. (colloquial)
Hades is all-powerful. (requires hyphen)
The gods are all powerful. (= all of the gods are powerful, = what you want)
@Luyw Sounds perfectly fine to me.
 
Exactly. It's fine.
 
:) ♥
 
Except for the commata.
 
You cannot parse Luyw's sentence any other way unless you want to exhibit a great deal of obvious malintent.
 
7:02 PM
Are the dates related to people or the parties?
 
people
 
Stalin and Mussolini need comma's on both sides each.
 
What'cha writing?
 
"The Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the Soviet Union, led by Joseph Stalin (1878-1953), and the National Fascist Party, led by Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), were all dictatorial groups by this definition."
?
 
@Luyw Yes, good.
 
7:04 PM
Commies
 
@marcellothearcane paper for an intro poli sci course
as computer sicence student, yay
 
Fancy that
 
a
 
@marcellothearcane Russia wasn't Soviet in 1878, you silly something.
Nobody was Soviet in 1878.
 
The rule is: if you have an apposition that starts with a comma, you need a comma on the other side as well.
 
7:05 PM
Pff how am I supposed to know?
 
Every rule is there to be broken. Discuss.
 
Didn't study Russian history
 
oh, as marce did, won't other persons think that the dates refer to the groups?
 
@marcellothearcane Neither did I.
 
as in: should they?
 
7:06 PM
@RegDwigнt What about that one?
 
@marcellothearcane that is not a rule. That's just a dumb line on the Internet.
 
You probably know more about Russia than me
 
Rule: not every dumb line on the Internet is a rule.
Try and break that one. I dare you.
 
It would make the Internet a much nicer place.
For you and me and the entire animal race.
 
7:07 PM
@Luyw Dates are often used in the way you did, to mark a person's birth and death; on the other hand, they can also be used to indicate when he did a certain thing. So strictly speaking there is ambiguity in your text; but the end dates are the same anyway(?), and the dates of birth disambiguate.
So I think you're OK.
 
@marcellothearcane I probably even know more about Russia than myself. But I'm too lazy to find out.
 
well for muss and hitler those are end ww dates.
 
Now that's impressive
@Luyw just to rub it in
 
@Luyw that's because that's when they died.
 
i know i know
 
7:08 PM
Except Hitler of course. He's still in Argentina.
 
And the Nazis are still going strong, so it can't be the party dates now I think about it
 
i meant it's just a coincidence
 
He turned 130 this year, too.
I wonder if there was nazi cake.
 
Does he have the elixir of life?
 
@Luyw Total coincidence.
 
7:10 PM
@marcellothearcane not if you ask the 35 million people he killed.
 
Failsafe way of knowing if Hitler is in Argentina. Find out if it has ever annexed Poland
 
before the phrase I quoted, I introduced it by using something along the lines of "when we look at history we can find examples bla bla bla"
should I continue just after the full stop?
I have it in a new indented line
 
@marcellothearcane that's a trick question.
May 7 '11 at 12:55, by Robusto
Everybody has invaded Poland at one time or another.
Jul 14 at 0:15, by RegDwigнt
Nobody occupies Poland ironically. Except the Polish.
 
He has a point
Even North Minehead
 
Even the Falklands occupied Poland. With their left hand, while fighting off the British Empire with their right. That's how easy it is to occupy Poland.
 
7:12 PM
@Luyw that depends
Hang on, we have the Falklands
I think
 
on?
 
Not after brexit though
 
@marcellothearcane You don't, if you're Argentina.
 
The rule is, does it make sense and is it readable? If yes, then you're good.
 
@marcellothearcane well, to be fair, after Brexit you will have fuck all.
So that's not really much of a standard.
 
7:13 PM
I'm not Argentina
 
 
We'll have a hot mess
 
i need to amend the by this definition part
 
@marcellothearcane Nah. That you done had for the last three years.
 
As long as the tea supply gets through, I can't see the good people of Britain making much of a fuss
 
7:14 PM
just asking about whether the jump is needed or not
or perhaps a colon
 
@marcellothearcane Do you grow tea in Britain? Well, there's your answer right there.
 
Today's Egypt's, while technically correct, could use rephrasal
 
Today's Egypt could use a lot of things.
 
current president of egypt should be fine
 
I'd prefer semicolons between the parties (since you have commas separating the party and leader already)
 
7:17 PM
but don't they convey specific meaning?
 
Well if we collectively continue to overthink this sentence for another hour, I'm sure we'll find numerous flaws with every single serif in it.
Even those of us using Arial.
 
empowering!
 
@RegDwigнt was Stalin's party called the Soviet Union?
@Luyw so does everything
 
Well. The Soviet Union was quite a party, I can tell you. Best party of my life.
But Stalin's party was called many things. And then after he died it got called many other things.
 
My point is, should it be Nazi Germany, by Adolf; the Soviet Union, by Stalin; and whatever they call that Italian one
 
7:19 PM
That's where Russia has its epic anthem from, BTW. It was originally the anthem of the Bolshevik party.
 
> Abdel fatteh el-Sisi, the current president of Egypt, can be considered a dictator as well.
 
@RegDwigнt what's it called in ASCII?
 
It's generally bad style to begin a sentence with "Also,".
 
thank you, i was thinking bad of also too
 
@marcellothearcane trick question. I know what the "A" in ASCII stands for. I'm not falling for your cheap trap.
 
7:20 PM
I think also usually needs to go after the main verb.
 
Anus in English
 
Yeah. The United Stats of Anus.
 
Exactly
 
@Cerberus not in German.
As we've learned from Mark Twain, the main verb always arrives last.
 
@RegDwigнt I'm sure Luyw will consult you when writing in German.
 
7:23 PM
Why does it need two people to approve an edit?
 
@Cerberus I'm sure they'll consult you, actually.
@marcellothearcane because two legs good, four legs better.
 
@Cerberus I need a quick way to get into hades. Asking for a friend.
@RegDwigнt who am I to argue
Stackexchange is very Orwellian then
 
@marcellothearcane Take your head, take a wall, then put both into a blender and smash that like button.
On that note, what happened to that splendid Will It Blend? channel?
 
@marcellothearcane Have you considered dynamite?
 
Have they run out of things? There must be some things left.
Yeah they've not blended dynamite yet I don't think.
 
7:27 PM
They wanted to do stradvaris, but there wasn't the budget
Did they ever try blending a blender?
 
Well a strad won't fit a commercially available blender.
 
@RegDwigнt maybe you could make your own comeback
 
@marcellothearcane you know, now that you ask, I think they did...
 
Full of splendid Russian translations for whore
 
They sure blended a mobile phone. Nokia 3210. That dates them right there.
 
7:28 PM
Nokia won
 
Tell that to Nokia.
 
They should try an iPhone
 
An iPhone can be blended simply by sitting on it.
A Nokia 3210, not so much.
 
Nokias are great for blending, but nothing else
No idea why they advertised them as phones
 
Well they did advertise them as gum boots first.
They spent the first 50 years of the company's history advertising all their products as gum boots.
 
7:29 PM
The spork market would have been a winner
 
Then they started advertising their products as mobile phones, and look ma, went bankrupt.
Lesson learned: only sell gum boots.
 
Damn. I don't sell gum boots
 
That's unfortunate.
You could quickly start before anyone notices.
 
Diversify
 
passing by : did you know that, originally, dictatorship is an actual construct, roman, made to deal with emergencies?
 
7:31 PM
Next board meeting
 
I'm hearing setting up a personal home page on Geocities only takes a couple weeks these days.
 
Dictatorships are fantastic at getting things done
 
@Luyw well Cerberus did know that.
 
It's what Britain needs now
What about myspace?
 
@marcellothearcane well Boris is trying, problem is: you've run out of things to get done.
So he's just trying to be a dictator for fun.
 
7:32 PM
Look at what Russia and Germany accomplished!
 
Well, vodka and autobahnen.
You can combine the two if you're a Jack Ass.
 
Nobody took over Europe democratically
 
Nobody took over anything democratically.
 
well "took over"
 
You can't even take over a grilled sandwich democratically. You have to beat it into submission.
 
7:34 PM
Look at the history - England used to own half of France
 
Nonono. France used to own half of England.
 
America used to be owned by nobody
 
Hence the French language still being French, and the English language now also still being French.
 
@RegDwigнt okay that's true
But it's not what they teach in schools
 
Yeah "school" is about the only English word you still have left.
 
7:35 PM
Africa was taken over by everyone undemocratically
 
You don't even have an English word for your own history. That's how clean a shave the frogs gave you.
@marcellothearcane luckily nobody cares about Africa. Even the Ebola virus gave up.
 
They do when there's sweet diamonds and gold to be had
 
Sweet diamonds?
 
See the queen for details
 
Now where can I get meself one of those?
 
7:37 PM
Sugar
 
Sweet diamonds, I mean, not a queen.
 
Queens are easy to get
They dont move fast
 
Queens are so overrated, even Holland got rid of theirs.
 
So did we really
Actually it was a king
 
Tell that to the Queen.
She can still decapitate you. And you won't be able to say anything. Except "ouch".
 
7:40 PM
Only once though
So it doesn't matter
 
You never get a second chance to make the last impression.
 
I can die happily knowing they'll take her sword away
Also being decapitated personally by the queen has to be some record
Even Elizabeth I didn't do that
 
@marcellothearcane They won't. Anyone tries, there'll be mass protests in the streets.
 
What's one more mass protest here or there?
 
@marcellothearcane exactly. So if you want to one-up her, one head shall suffice.
@marcellothearcane that's what Tony Blair said.
And so that's what everyone else has been saying ever since.
Really what the UK direly needs is a John Major. Alas, them times are past.
 
7:44 PM
There'll be a war in the next 5 years which'll clear the air a bit
 
@marcellothearcane too many old people for that.
Wars happen where there's an overwhelming majority of young males.
Ideally unoccupied.
 
It won't make much difference with nuclear
Any OAP can hit a big red button
 
That's not clearing the air a bit.
That's dirtying it up and not by a bit at all.
 
Speaking of accents, I had the pleasure of listening to someone from the Carribean speaking for about half an hour the other day
And the accent sounded Irish at points
 
Mar 4 at 22:00, by RegDwigнt
De'z uh-raht i'ma kitchin, whatamagonnadoo,
De'z uh-raht i'ma kitchin, whatamagonnadoo?
 
8:23 PM
@marcellothearcane I lived in the West Indies for two years and New York City for four .... Old news.
 
8:36 PM
Just chill, evahbody.
@DavidM The only spring of our discontent is in the lid to a jack-in-the-box.
 
9:11 PM
@DavidM this enlightening
Why do they sound similar? All the Irish immigrants that went to America?
 
@marcellothearcane Afro Carribean accents are all largely due to West African accents mixed into English. New York City just has a lot of people from the West Indies, so you hear the accent a lot. The Irish bit, who knows. Probably just some similar shifts in vowels combined with cultural overlap.
@Robusto I haven't eaten there since I was a kid ....
 
Good thing I never let my culture overlap with anything. Wouldn't want to sound like one of them Irish!
Just got a private message on MuseScore that was spam. That's new.
Also it was not promoting looking at ladies, but rather it was advertising looking at blokes. That's new as well.
This Internet thing really is a strange thing.
Who invented it?
 
9:30 PM
@RegDwigнt Al Gore
 
No he invented not being relevant.
He certainly didn't invent that one day a person I don't know would write to me a letter saying "sometimes I really like watching a guy jerk off till he cums".
 
And he also didn't invent that I would sit there contemplating whether I should reply, "good for you".
 
So, that doesn't float your boat?
 
To float a whole boat with myself in it, that guy would really have to cum 24/7 for the rest of his life.
 
9:34 PM
Good point
 
On a side note, I refuse to give a free click to gizmodo, just to witness first-hand how it takes them seventeen paragraphs and 55 ads to spell out a simple "No".
 
Sounds like a question for Randall Munroe to answer ....
 
@TannerSwett I can only think of things along the lines of "the chips are down", or along the lines of "buckle up".
I can think of a whole number of things that fit the bill, but all of them are not in English.
Then again, you didn't really specify it would have to be in English, now did you... hm...
@DavidM on a side side note, "paleo future" is the kind of word game you'd expect a nine-year old to come up with who's only just found out that word games exist.
Anyway I'll go read a book or something.
Cheerios.
 
10:13 PM
@RegDwigнt Corn Flakes to you.
 
10:58 PM
@Cerberus Why watching reruns of competitions from the past year? Calling it trivia is elevating it to having a label?
I WATCH IT BECAUSE I DON"T HAVE THE REMOTE
@DavidM Lucky Charms
 
11:11 PM
I love this website. I found it so I can stop trying to explain to people what the hell the world looks like to me.
@Mitch I loved that bit when I was a kid who was allowed to listen to completely inappropriate Eddie Murphy tapes ...
 
11:37 PM
@Mitch I...didn't know trivia' was an elevation.
 
11:47 PM
@Cerberus You know, like sports. Nothing meaningful results afterwards.
@DavidM Is it really the case that all three earths and all three hat pictures look mostly identical to you?
 
@Mitch Just the first two. Tritanopia is people who have blue/yellow color blindness. Much rarer. I have deuteranopia.
 

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