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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, bad pattern in url body, pattern-matching product name in body, potentially bad keyword in body, repeated url at end of long post (389): Can I Please Have Some Fun To Go Along With My Results? by Shanu Sweet on english.SE
 
 
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3:35 PM
I need to vote 4 more times to do my Civic Duty. I just can't think "oh, neat" one more time. Could someone be somewhat impressive or mildly interesting 4 times? Or 4 ppl, once; or two, twice...whatever.
 
4:01 PM
@KannE Look at older questions and vote on them and/or their answers.
 
4:18 PM
@Mitch Yes, I never look at older questions on purpose; I'll have to find some.
@RegDwigнt I think he/she is looking for expressions that mean one or the other, not both, but I'm not sure.
 
5:11 PM
@Mitch I just found your sic-sic by clicking on "votes." Congratualtions, #1 for you, and one down for me. But now I feel like downvoting 20...wild guesses. JK, but they were exhausting. Certain questions are hard not to answer, even if you shouldn't. How about [[sic]]? Hahaha...
 
5:25 PM
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Q: Which word you think is stressed in the sentence "And I don't like to know" (link of the video attached below)

PithI hear she stresses both "don't" and "know", "don't" was said in higher pitch than "know" but "know" was more drawled than "don't". So which word do you think she want to emphasize the most, or both of them? Link: And I don't like to know

I cannot fathom what the purpose of this question could possibly be.
It makes no sense to me at all.
 
5:59 PM
@RegDwigнt Exactly. That's the point of exam questions.
You're supposed to trust someone who really doesn't know much more than you (I mean, two infinitesimals, really) that the purposeless question will make you better at something
 
6:18 PM
Hi! :)
 
@00schneider Hi!
 
I am a non-native speaker and I have a question regarding a sentence of mine. I am not sure if it is correct/sounds weird.
I worked in various projects that lasted one to four months.
my sentence is "- Various tasks in projects of 1–4 months." (it is a bullet point)
is that correct or common english?
or should I rephrase to "various tasks in 1–4 months projects"
 
@00schneider Well, so am I
 
damn ;)
 
@00schneider Do you really need to include that information?
@00schneider And egotistical one who thinks he's such a hotshot, so I got the upper hand
 
6:23 PM
yeah, since there was no budget, an indication of the projects' sizes is needed
 
- Tasks in projects that took months
@00schneider It'd probably be more elegant if there was some sort of standard for what projects can be called as. "Long"? "Holy crap long"? Anyway, if I had only the two choices you give me, I'd go for "Various tasks in 1–4-month projects"
 
cool, thanks for the input!
 
@00schneider Sure, you can wait around for the native speakers to come online and answer.
 
6:39 PM
@00schneider Both sound fine.
I am a native speaker.
Of American English.
 
Thanks, Mitch!
 
Also, I'm so sorry.
I'll also apologize for the British. I'm not British, but you know guilt by association.
 
@Mitch Also of Punnish English
Spoken in some Pacific island
 
OMG those goddam Puns
Sorry, that was Punist.
 
Tsk tsk tsk and bulls should know better.
You're not red.
@Mitch Doesn't the attribute plural sound a bit clunky
 
6:42 PM
@M.A.R. As someone who might see such a resume, a point of curiosity that might come up in an interview might be... what various tasks? (ie it's a little too vague)
 
Maybe I'm just being nitpicky today
Point
Not a black circle, but a point
 
@M.A.R. 'goddam'? Yeah it's a bit clunky but it's how it comes out in my head.
 
@Mitch so all you're saying is you don't speak English at all.
 
1 min ago, by M.A.R.
Point
 
I'm worried about later in life when I get one of many varieties of dementia that sort of has you lose you inhibitions... and then every other word will be profanity.
 
6:45 PM
Oh but you already have dementia. You forgot that you're a mule. That doesn't speak English.
 
@RegDwigнt By all accounts, that is not an unreasonable inference to make.
By some other accounts though, it is abject poverty.
 
Dec 19 '18 at 23:00, by Mitch
dang I forgot what I was thinking about.
Mar 26 at 14:50, by Mitch
I forgot to put on socks.
 
@RegDwigнt Muling and pewking.
 
Mar 15 at 14:39, by Mitch
I also forgot all my musical lyrics
Mar 15 at 14:39, by Mitch
I forgot all my evolution
May 26 at 0:02, by Mitch
Oh... forgot pepper, egg, and cheese sandwiches. Those are awesome.
Oct 24 '18 at 23:03, by Mitch
Dollars! forgot the currency!
Aug 22 '18 at 14:12, by Mitch
Then I thought, is my tea ready, and went to get it and forgot all about all this stuff.
Jun 26 '18 at 18:31, by Mitch
OMG there's a bag right here. I had almost forgot.
May 21 '18 at 16:24, by Mitch
I need to point out that I forgot how to spell 'navel orange' and thought it was a more maritime fruit...(eg 'naval orange')
 
It's like looking in a mirror and no one's there.
 
6:47 PM
Aug 7 '17 at 19:45, by Mitch
That I used to know but forgot
 
2018 was a good year
 
Jun 7 '17 at 15:31, by Mitch
oops, forgot the flash-bang canisters.
Wait till we get to 2011.
 
haha 'naval' orange... that guy was a real laugh riot
 
Apr 19 '12 at 21:39, by Mitch
They're consistently '?!' which has a anme which I forgot.
That is not even English. QED.
 
it should be 'an anme'.
 
6:48 PM
Oct 24 '12 at 17:16, by Mitch
argh again! forgot about lunch! BBIAS
 
It's Sanskrit for 'soul'
 
Dec 2 '12 at 20:25, by Mitch
right...I forgot, bth do the math well.
Jul 12 '16 at 22:05, by Mitch
oops..forgot 'pustulent'
 
Ya know you could just link the search for 'forgot' and be done with it.
 
Nov 7 '16 at 2:17, by Mitch
@Cerberus Hm...I forgot that.
Sep 2 '16 at 15:40, by Mitch
@MattE.Эллен I forgot.
@Mitch Yes, I know I could just link the search for "forgot" and be done with it.
Jul 19 '16 at 18:42, by Mitch
@Cerberus Oops, forgot the punchline.
Jul 21 '16 at 19:21, by Mitch
Forgot the link
Apr 16 '16 at 21:16, by Mitch
Ooh forgot one.
Mar 28 '16 at 15:02, by Mitch
dang it, already forgot the other.
Dec 15 '15 at 22:25, by Mitch
I had something to say but... you know. I forgot.
Dec 3 '15 at 2:48, by Mitch
Oh. Taleban. Right. I forgot.
 
Hmm.. 2016 was pretty choice
 
6:51 PM
Dec 1 '15 at 18:08, by Mitch
I saw... crap...already forgot
Sep 11 '15 at 14:10, by Mitch
I've already forgot about it.
Sep 12 '17 at 18:02, by Mitch
I forgot
Jul 25 '17 at 15:51, by Mitch
and the other ones I forgot
Aug 3 '16 at 0:30, by Mitch
have you seen the movie 'Memento'?
Aug 3 '16 at 0:32, by Mitch
Have I asked you that before?
 
Aug 3 '16 at 0:34, by Mitch
in The Frying Pan, Jan 12 '14 at 16:12, by Jolenealaska
Hmm...have I asked you that before?
Aug 3 '16 at 0:54, by Mitch
@Cerberus where do you find these?
These were not mine. These were Martha's.
I don't even know what thwack is.
 
Ooh, I haven't asked 'have I asked you that before' in a while.
I must have forgot
 
You have. You merely forgot.
 
Thanks for reminding me
I don't take it as an insult
 
6:55 PM
May 7 at 21:16, by RegDwigнt
Why the fuck am I unable to ever forget anything.
 
It's like a favor only friends would do for each other.
 
Friends don't let friends do favors to friends.
 
Like, you got something there... in your teeth... upper left... no the other left.... yeah there you got it.
 
It is a bird? Is it a plane?
 
Or, that girl is no good for you.
 
6:56 PM
Anchor.
 
The cars she steals are just not your style.
 
Girls don't have style in cars.
 
Not that girl, am I right?!!!!!!
 
Jul 31 '18 at 18:44, by RegDwigнt
Girl, you'll be a woman soon.
 
Girl, you know it's true .
 
6:59 PM
Jul 8 '15 at 13:55, by RegDwigнt
Love is a bird, he needs to fly.
 
Because you contain a quality that I admire
You're pretty, plain and simple
You're pretty plain, and simple
 
You're pretty slain, and pimple.
 
@RegDwigнt This is some sort of thing I can't explain
 
Nöone can.
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Q: Name for words that may be split into two words, regardless of space placement

user2723494Is there a name for a word that becomes two words regardless of space placement? A trivial example would be the word "aa" which becomes the two orthographic (but identical) words "a" and "a" when cleaved in the middle. Another example is the word "aba" which becomes the words "a" and "ba" when ...

Wat
 
Uh oh... dishwasher ended.. @M.A.R. can you take over for a second?
 
7:03 PM
He already told you. But you forgot.
 
@RegDwigнt aaa
 
@M.A.R. that's as good a name as any. You should post that as an answer.
 
30 consecutive a's would be caught by SmokeDetector, or I would have.
 
Not if you make every other a an а.
 
Are you questioning my words?
 
7:05 PM
No I am teaching you to hack.
 
I'm sure the first message aliens get from Earth will be "aaaaaaa"
 
All I see is hunter2.
 
Woooo?
 
@RegDwigнt Well I Google that and it says "Pricing About FAQ". I want no part of that
Who killed hunter1?
Or is it a tax evasion excuse?
 
7:07 PM
Why is the ELL room so empty?
 
'cause um
well
you know
 
It has like 9 people in it. That's not empty, that's three times the usual number.
 
I have no idea either.
Now you're being chattist
 
@RegDwigнt That's the ELU room, not the ELL room.
 
Oh sorry I forgot how to read.
ELL has a room?
 
7:09 PM
Yes, it has an official room. 24938.
 
That wasn't a question. That was the explanation for why it's empty.
Nobody knows it even exists.
 
IKR.
I was once an idiot. Linked to things that would actually help ELLers.
I'm probably no longer an idiot.
 
There are no more interesting questions on ELU or ELL.
 
Well I'm not sure how people would go about chatting on ELL if by definition they can't because no English.
They totally should, because that's how you learn. But people don't like actually learning.
 
They can hablo Ingles but they're either not sure or unsure.
 
7:11 PM
It seems that many websites have become unaccessible recently, maybe because of the verizon/clouflare outage.
 
They have?
 
@JaspervanLooij I don't know any of these words.
 
Then again, all the internet time I can offer is wasted here.
No regrets.
 
I also do not visit websites. So I'm unaffected.
 
But is it really that many?
 
7:12 PM
It's probably like 3.
 
Well, many for me.
 
That nobody ever visits anyway.
 
And I'm saying that as someone who's faced censorship on . . . I can't count how many fronts.
 
And in this case, it is not because someone is blocking them, I am sure.
 
Seven. It was seven fronts. I have counted them.
 
7:13 PM
Even Google and YouTube censor their stuff from me. The things that our benevolent governments leaves untouched
 
And you can't say I'm wrong because you can't count.
@M.A.R. Google and YouTube censors everything for everyone.
 
This Friday is my birthday, LOL.
 
So nothing has changed.
@JaspervanLooij Cool! Mine is on December
 
What is birthday.
 
Two days after Jesus.
Or after Santa? Can't tell
@RegDwigнt A randomly special day.
 
7:15 PM
Jesus didn't have a birthday. There's no mention of him having a birthday in the Bible. And he wrote it FFS.
Surely he'd have mentioned it.
 
I am wondering how many presents I will get.
 
Seven. You will get seven presents.
 
Seven is awesome.
Brad Pitt is like every person ever there.
 
I think Dutch is a beautiful language. It sounds like English and German at the same time.
 
Seven is awesome. That's why George Costanza picked it as his son's name.
 
7:17 PM
@RegDwigнt Jesus wasn't that kind of guy
 
@Mitch Jesus was that kind of gay, though.
 
Oh hey the laundry bull is back
 
@JaspervanLooij Dutch is like if German and English had a kid and it has a sore throat.
@M.A.R. Better that than the laundry bill. It is huge
 
Dutch only sounds like English and German if you don't know what you're doing.
Otherwise it sounds like Dutch.
 
7:19 PM
Of course it's true, Jasper van Leugenaar.
 
In other news, I think I will finally get a Macbook Air, but I am waiting for the next version to be released, because it will have the usual keyboard and not the unusual one.
 
Dutch to me sounds like German with more glottal stops.
Fun fact. I haven't seen a Macbook my entire life.
I imagine a burger.
 
Jasper, you've been thinking of getting a Macbook Air for so long, might as well wait for another month for Apple to go out of business.
 
@JaspervanLooij Oh? When is that coming out?
 
I also found that Amazon does sell some pretty cool laptops and ship them here, such as the LG gram 17.
@Mitch Rumours say either October this year or early next year.
 
7:21 PM
I'm going to order Amazon on Amazon. It's a bit pricey though.
 
The LG gram 17 is the world's lightest 17-inch laptop, at only 1340 grams.
 
@JaspervanLooij Apple is very secretive.
@JaspervanLooij googles how to convert that into imperial mode
 
The LG gram 15 is 1099 grams.
 
2.954194 lbs
pretty nice
 
The LG gram 14 is 995 grams.
The LG gram 13 is 965 grams.
 
7:23 PM
do they run iOS?
or just linux
 
The LG laptops run Windows.
 
or
ack!
kjhkhkjsxkk
 
@JaspervanLooij so why is it not called LG gram 995, then.
False advertising.
 
But they are supposed to have around full sRGB colour coverage.
 
popcorn shell stuck in my throat
 
7:24 PM
I am thinking of getting a laptop myself. But I'll probably get a PC in the end.
PCs don't look anything like PCs anymore. Just some bread boxes that run on 19 Volt.
When the fuck did that happen.
If I get one of these I'll mod it to look like a Wii.
 
It seems that many laptops with powerful CPUs and are thin and light suffer from thermal throttling, because there is not enough air and space to cool them.
 
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Q: What is the word to describe an action taken against ones self?

StephanSI was wondering what is the best way to describe an action taken against one's self without a negative connotation behind it? Such as in the action of someone recusing themselves from an activity, the action of recusing is neutral. I know that an action against one's self that is negative, such...

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There are no more interesting questions on ELU or ELL.
@JaspervanLooij I dunno why that should happen. My Galaxy Tab is an octocore and it doesn't fry itself.
 
@RegDwigнt Hmm, maybe it is really well built, or you are not running much on it.
 
I am running everything on it save for this chat.
Nothing else will run on my PC anymore.
 
Yeah, probably also chatting from IE4
 
7:30 PM
@RegDwigнt You might want to take a look at the Microsoft Surface Laptop, but wait till version 3 comes out, maybe in October.
 
Okay thanks.
 
The Microsoft Surface Laptop is Microsoft's answer to Apple's Macbook Air.
Both are premium devices with high screen resolutions.
 
@M.A.R. almost. The last 32-bit Chrome build.
Actually it might be older than IE4.
 
Microsoft had its day. They should put their energies into eradicating malaria.
Like IBM.
Except IBM is still straining.
 
I think they should put all their energies into eating ice-cream.
 
7:32 PM
@RegDwigнt That quest will never end.
 
I think that the Dell XPS 13 is overrated.
 
Don't know about that. I don't rate it highly at all.
 
33 mins ago, by Mitch
Girl, you know it's true .
 
Yes, Mitchilli Vanilli.
 
And while LG produces the lightest laptops, Asus has the most compact ones. Asus Zenbook 13, 14, and 15.
 
7:33 PM
See, that's why I don't buy laptops. All of them, all of them, have retarded names. Dell. Asus. Lenovo. Fuck that.
 
The HP Spectre Folio even comes with genuine leather covering.
 
Gay.
 
@JaspervanLooij That says A LOT about how good it is.
 
And the Acer Swift 7 is the world's thinnest laptop.
 
Taylor Swift is the world's thinnest laptop.
 
7:34 PM
Bugatti comes with a lame puppy hanging from its roof. Don't let that dissuade you
 
But I touched the Swift 7 that day. It was very hot.
 
I touched Taylor Swift once and she wasn't very hot at all.
 
Facepalmdesksofa
 
I think when I go to the computer stores to look at computers, I won't ask the staff there questions anymore. They always give me the wrong answers. I will just do my own research online.
Looking at laptops has become one of my hobbies.
 
You should get a hobby.
 
7:38 PM
Maybe I should try LEGO.
 
You can build Taylor Swift out of LEGO.
 
You can build anything with LEGO.
 
@RegDwigнt You seem biased.
 
@JaspervanLooij Yes. I've built anything with LEGO once.
@M.A.R. good.
It's much more dangerous when someone's biased but doesn't seem like they are.
 
I finally ordered a physical copy of Webster's Third New International Dictionary and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary from Amazon.
 
7:41 PM
Why.
 
For LEGOistic purposes
 
I like paper books. Collecting them is my hobby.
I should take a picture of my bookshelves some time. Not that many books though.
 
Clearly if a physical book has the word "New" right in its title, it was written and published by morons.
 
Yes, nowadays lots of dictionaries have 'New edition' printed on the front cover. They do that every time there is a new edition.
 
QED.
 
7:44 PM
Oxford is nuts, because lots of their books have 'new' in the title.
New Oxford American Dictionary, New Hart's Rules, New Oxford Annotated Bible, etc.
 
Oxford has a college called 'New College' that was founded in 1307, because it was a new college after the first one founded in 1298.
 
Lol new Bible.
How does the Church allow that.
Fuck that old Bible, we're printing a new one.
 
By the way, the NOAB is the most scholarly bible translation available.
 
@Mitch the newest thing in Oxford is about as new as the socks I'm wearing.
@JaspervanLooij so it just repeats "there is no God you fucking idiot" for 1000 pages?
 
I hope Maria will find me soon.
@RegDwigнt No, it makes sure the translation is as accurate as possible, and gives you tons and tons of notes. Very, very academic.
 
7:48 PM
That's like reading a very, very academic translation of what Gérard Depardieu had for breakfast.
Who the fuck cares.
 
@RegDwigнt I don't know how to judge that.
I'll recuse myself from the case.
 
@Mitch with extreme prejudice.
 
Because I have socks too
 
I have not been watching movies recently. I only watched one this year, instead of 100.
 
@RegDwigнt His nutritionist?
 
7:49 PM
Do not judge at all until you're finished prejudging. After that, also do not judge.
 
Oh, you weren't expecting an answer.
I get it now.
 
I sort of indicated that by means of it not being a question.
 
So it was ambiguous?
 
No.
 
By the way, the 25th Bond movie will be shown in April 2020.
 
7:50 PM
I saw that too.
 
2 mins ago, by RegDwigнt
Who the fuck cares.
 
It will be the last with Daniel Craig.
 
It's not with Idris Elba.
 
It's with Addis Abeba.
 
Maybe the 26th Bond movie will have Jasper van Looij as Bond.
 
7:51 PM
@RegDwigнt I can't bother to link to Luke Skywalker saying 'I care'
@JaspervanLooij If so you should take a cough drop, because your Dutch last names sound like you have a sore throat.
 
I stopped trusting Elba ever since Napoleon escaped from him and took control of all of France.
 
It is nice that Ana de Armas will be in Bond 25.
 
@Mitch yeah and have you seen what Kaitlin Kennedy and Ryan Johnson did to him for saying that?
He sure will never say it again.
 
@RegDwigнt That didn't last long
 
My mistrust shall never cease.
 
7:54 PM
@RegDwigнt No I did not see that. It wasn't in any of the blogs I read.
 
Aug 10 at 22:19, by RegDwigнt
@Mitch you are one happy panda.
Basically they took Mark Hamill and skullfucked him for being a nice person.
That'll teach him.
 
@RegDwigнt That seems like an overreaction.
 
That's Disney for you.
Those 5 billion in investments don't pay themselves back.
 
Actually they do, when it earns 10 billion worldwide, not including Antarctica.
 
Did you guys know that I actually watched all the 24 Bond movies so far?
 
7:56 PM
Lot's of bootlegs down there
 
The Solo movie made about 10 billion Zimbabwean roubles worldwide.
 
@JaspervanLooij I'm don't think you told us outright, but I'm not surprised.
@RegDwigнt A lot of people say bad things about that movie, but I thought it was OK.
 
@JaspervanLooij name seven people who have not.
@Mitch you only thought that because you couldn't see anything because they forgot to switch the lights on while filming.
 
@RegDwigнt Good point. Though I may have missed a coupe in that in between period, Never say Never Again, or the Timothy Dalton one.
 
But that's the thing. Everyone watches the Timothy Dalton one just because it's the Timothy Dalton one.
 
7:58 PM
@RegDwigнt The explanation of how Han Solo got his name was the only bad thing.
 
It's easier to not watch Spectre, really.
@Mitch that one thing alone is enough to spoil not just the entire franchise, but the entire universe past and present.
 
Why would they name him after the Solo Cup company, when by Star Wars chronology, it wouldn't be invented until a long time from now in a galaxy far far away (ours).
 
@RegDwigнt No, TImothy Dalton had two. George Lazenby had one.
 
One Solo, two Cups.
 
@RegDwigнt I did cringe so hard I had to get a cast for my broken eyerollers.
 
8:00 PM
@JaspervanLooij I literally don't care. I forgot all of them as soon as the credits rolled.
 
The George Lazenby one is my favourite one.
 
@RegDwigнt You forgot your Exelon
 
My favorite ones are the ones where they don't strip Bond naked to crunch his balls on camera.
 
Yes, I prefer the older Bond movies to the newer ones.
 
So long suckers! @M.A.R. Where are you?
 
8:03 PM
What, are you two off to play Halo: Reach?
I'll go watch YouTube, then.
You go make a new Bond movie, Jasper.
 
 
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9:06 PM
@JaspervanLooij That reminds me. If they wanna address sexist machismo (not to be confused with normal-ass machismo, like that guy from the original King Kong movie, OK, he was a little bit sexist), they better start with Bond not correct my comments online.
Help. I'm turning into a Mitch.
Not to be confused with. Ugh.
 
 
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10:42 PM
@M.A.R. That is a very confusing sentence, LOL.
 
@RegDwigнt I went off to remember all those things that you found that I forgot.
I think.
Is that
what
I
was doing?
I am not a bear.
This much is true.
Bears can't type.
Typo ergo non orso sum
QED
 
> The composer may also choose to write for only one instrument, in which case this is called a solo. Solos may be unaccompanied, as with works for solo piano or solo cello, or solos may be accompanied by another instrument or by an ensemble.
Thank you, Wikipedia.
 
@M.A.R. That's confusing.
@RegDwigнt If you don't know, now you know
 
Yes, I'm taking notes.
 
Wait... if it is accompanied...then it's not a solo anymore, right?
 
10:56 PM
I think I shall write a violin solo for solo violin. Accompanied by seven harps, a tuba, and a church organ.
@Mitch is my point. Thank you for your understanding.
 
Wikipedia said it, it must be true.
 
Yes, earlier in the same article it also said "all members of a band collaborates to write a song".
I am learning so much from just this one article. Do they have more? I hope they have more.
> Since the invention of sound recording, a classical piece or popular song may exist as a recording.
Whoa.
Mind = blown.
 
Holy mother of god
Do you mean
Are you telling me
 
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