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12:07 AM
@Robusto First you foment your rebellion, then fold in a little insurrection (do not over mix, you want to preserve plausible deniability). Let rest over night, broil at 500 degrees for an hour. Bite into an uncut lemon, then sprinkle pepper into your open eyes. Enjoy!
I'm hungry just thinking about it
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1:09 AM
> "Two swaggers boiling a billy of tea, Milford Sound" by John Gibb, oil on canvas Christchurch 1886
A billycan is an Australian term for a lightweight cooking pot in the form of a metal bucket commonly used for boiling water, making tea/coffee or cooking over a campfire or to carry water. These utensils are more commonly known simply as a billy or occasionally as a billy can (billy tin or billy pot in Canada). == Usage == The term billy or billycan is particularly associated with Australian usage, but is also used in New Zealand, and to a lesser extent Britain and Ireland. In Australia, the billy has come to symbolise the spirit of exploration of the outback and is a widespread symbol of bush...
> To boil the billy most often means to make tea. This expression dates from the Australian gold rushes and probably earlier.[6] "Billy Tea" was the name of a popular brand of tea long sold by Australian grocers and supermarkets.[7] Billies feature in many of Henry Lawson's stories and poems.
Why do the English stress the first syllable of intricacy while the Irish and the Americans stress its second syllable? How do you have a stressed syllable followed by three unstressed ones? What kind of a poetic foot could that ever be?
Otherwise it's very hard to rhyme fricassee in British INTricacy, but not so hard with American or Irish inTRICacy.
1:30 AM
This is a joke, right? Nobody stresses that word on the second syllable. Or do they??
YouGlish turns up a couple examples of inTRICacy but dictionaries only show it being stressed on the first syllable.
1:57 AM
@tchrist I stress the first syllable.
When I hear it on YouGlish, either the first syllable is stressed or the whole word is pronounced a relatively flat way, not far from the French intrication.
2:25 AM
Would it be bad if I said I pronounce it on the penultimate syllable? in tri CUH see?
I think it would be bad.
I'm not going to say that then
Forget I said anything at all.
In other news, I think rats get a bad rap.
Or rather, in comparison to other rodents.
People ohh and ahh over how cute squirrels and chipmunks are taking popcorn straight from your hand, but then freak out over a rat eating its own siblings.
Don't squirrels and chipmunks and raccoons and beavers and rabbits spread just as many diseases as rats?
@Mitch Noted.
@Mitch ¿Qué?
So: éfficacy or effícacy or efficácy or efficacý?
Does only Casey sound like Casey?
2:46 AM
Surely "efficacy" is always stressed on the first syllable. But the vowel in the second syllable is shortened to the point of near-nonexistence.
If Stacy changed her name to Catsy, she'd be an ex-Stacy.
I know an ex-Heidi. She's now a Kaleigh.
Because she wanted people to vaguely think her more Irish than German.
Alas that athanasy is but /əˈθænəsi/ not /ˌæθəˈneʲsi/! But down that road may lurk /ˈæθn̩si/ waiting for us if we're not careful.
Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?
What is the word for how a rose smells?
Rosy, of course my friend.
LaCroix. It smells like LaCroix.
2:58 AM
Only a rose is rosy. Not a violet. Not an orange blossom. Not a plum blossom. Not a cherry blossom.
But I should almost think that rosy more suggests its hue than its fragrance.
Like LaCroix tastes, I guess. I've never sniffed a LaCroix for an extended period of time.
Snorted, on the other hand...
> rosy 1.a. 1381– Having or being the colour of a light crimson or pink rose; rose-red. In early use frequently in figurative context, esp. of the dawn.
> 2. 1508– Decorated or covered with roses; composed of roses; (in later use also) designating a rose-coloured pattern on porcelain, fabric, etc. Also figurative. Frequently poetic.
Tough for us raccoons to open, but if Soda Can Raccoon can manage...
> 4. figurative.
4.a. 1685– Of an event, circumstance, etc.: that brings happiness, enjoyable, bright; (also) promising good fortune or happiness, hopeful; (over-)optimistic (cf. rose-coloured adj. 3, rose-tinted adj. Phrases).
> 4.b. Of temperament: optimistic, cheerful.
Apparently it's anaromatic in use.
A: Is 'petrichor' the only noun in English that means a specific scent?

MetaEdIn any sentence in which you use the word petrichor, you could substitute linen, rose, pine, citrus, or any number of other words which identify a scent. I leave it to the reader to decide whether this means that linen is a noun which identifies a scent or that petrichor is an adjective. But eith...

Rosy and piney but not lineny.
Time to send LaCroix my pitch for raccoon-friendly psuedo-soft-drink containers.
Ergonomic for your paws. Made to be bit open. Shiny for optimal nighttime visibility.
3:08 AM
azahariyya Borrowed from Arabic ظُهْر (ẓuhr). IPA(key): /ʔà.zá.hàr/ (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [ʔà.zə́.hàr] àzahàr̃ f (Islam) dhuhr, the noon prayer Form Andalusian Arabic, from Arabic الزَّهْرَة (az-zahra, “flower, blossom”); compare Italian zagara (“orange blossom”). IPA(key): (Spain) /aθaˈaɾ/ [a.θaˈaɾ] IPA(key): (Latin America) /asaˈaɾ/ [a.saˈaɾ] Rhymes: -aɾ Syllabification: a‧za‧har azahar m (plural azahares) orange blossom lemon blossom naranjo “azahar”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014
Derived, through Sicilian zàgara, from Arabic زَهْرَة (zahra, “flower, blossom”), from the same root as زَهَرَ (zahara, “to shine, to sparkle white”). Cognate to Spanish azahar and Galician azar. IPA(key): */ˈd͡za.ɡa.ra/ Rhymes: -aɡara Hyphenation: zà‧ga‧ra zagara f (plural zagare) an orange blossom or, rarely, any citrus tree blossom Synonym: fiore d'arancio Hypernym: fiore zagara f (plural zagari) (Non stressed orthography) Alternative form of zàgara
As though there were a name for a pea blossom that did not involve pea.
> In an essay published in The New York Times opinion section on Monday, Dr. Murthy pointed to research showing that teens who spent more than three hours a day on social media faced a significantly higher risk of mental health problems.
Only teens? Really?
WTF? Are they trying to make themselves somethingcidal? That's like living on nothing but chips and pop and ice cream.
A taste now and then is fine, but when it's a third of your waking hours, you're bound to get fucked up for sure.
3:46 AM
@tchrist Rosy is nosy. Boise is noisy. Dizzy is busy. Buzzy is busy too.
What did people do in their free time before the Internet?
I genuinely do not know, since by the time I reached adulthood we were already all glued to smartphones.
I suspect "watch TV" is a large part of the answer.
I dunno. Maybe people useta all read books and go outside and talk to people.
4:05 AM
Back in the good old days, when you had to go in person to a sketchy cruising spot and hope you didn't get serial-killed.
> Fortunately, it wasn't long before Miller found a new, if rather ironic, opportunity. He got a job at Undetectable AI, a technology company that builds software to make AI writing harder to identify. In other words, Miller is helping a company that's using AI to do the work he was forced into after AI took his job in the first place. bbc.com/future/article/…
5:04 AM
Does this sentence sound good to you guys?

Poverty in the Philippines is unlike anything you've ever seen.
Other than the topic, it sounds ok to me.
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6:51 AM
@user85795 Thank you.
7:43 AM
But it’s unlikely that Johnson a* material for a specialized safety instructor.
* a or the ?
7:56 AM
What's the opposite of uppercut (as in boxing)? I don't think "lowercut" is a thing?
@DannyuNDos Downercut maybe.
That's a joke.
Not for the one who gets hit!
And yes for who're hitting... I guess.
8:24 AM
@DannyuNDos hulk smash
@tchrist bacteriocidal?
@tchrist I don't get it myself. Either your feed is carefully tailored and curated, which means after at most half an hour it's gonna be more of the same thing, or it's not, and faced with exhaustingly varied posts, it turns into a sort of mental fasciculation of dopamine centers
I guess it's often the latter.
I probably don't get it in the sense of how, as a non-addict, I don't get addiction to nicotine, for example
8:58 AM
An overhand (or overcut or drop) punch is a semi-circular and vertical punch thrown with the rear hand. It is usually employed when the opponent is bobbing or slipping. The strategic utility of the drop relying on body weight can deliver a great deal of power. == References == == External links == (in English) BoxRec Boxing Encyclopaedia (in French) Antenne WKA-France – Lexique des boxes pieds-poings (Rubrique "Formations", onglet "Ceinture noire") (in French) Lexique de Netboxe.com (in French) Fiches pratiques de Netboxe.com === Movies === ...
9:49 AM
@tchrist They are most likely chatting with each other there. This is a kind of communication, which helps to get in touch in real life, if you work at different jobs but meet together for bicycle rides of partying.
It all depends on how you use the medium. Of course the medium is so powerful that it also uses you.
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10:52 AM
Russian etymology of the day: антабка /antabka/ - gun sling mount, sling swivel. Most likely from German handhabe - to handle, wield, manipulate. The German noun Handhabe means 'handle', from which derives Polish antaba - bar, bolt, latch; door handle. Thus Russian antabka may have been borrowed from Polish.
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12:18 PM
@tchrist haha I kept repeating the two possible versions in my head and now I don't know which is right
12:44 PM
@jlliagre Coup de poing descendant
12:59 PM
Wordle 1,095 3/6

Daily Octordle #876
Score: 58
1:24 PM
Daily Sequence Octordle #876
Score: 66
1:40 PM
> acariˈcidal [adj.] ← acaricide
arboricidal [adj.]
bacilliˈcidal [adj.] ← bacillicide
bactericidal [adj.]
bacˌterioˈcidal [adj.]
barmecidal [adj.]
-cidal [comb. form]
ˌculiciˈcidal [adj. n.] ← culicicide
deicidal [adj.]
ecoˈcidal [adj.] ← eco-
foetiˈcidal [adj.] ← foeticide
filiˈcidal [adj.] ← filicide
ˈfratriˌcidal [adj.]
fungicidal [adj.]
genocidal [adj.]
germicidal [adj.]
gigantiˈcidal [adj.] ← giganticide
herbiˈcidal [adj.] ← herbicide
homicidal [adj.]
-icidal [suff.]
inˈfantiˌcidal [adj.]
2:17 PM
@user85795 Aïe !
Wordle 1,095 4/6

Daily Octordle #876
Score: 80
Iznogoedh :-(
Daily Sequence Octordle #876
Score: 73
#WhenTaken #112 (18.06.2024)

I scored 952/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 2 km - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 200 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 22.3 metres - 🗓️ 7 yrs - ⚡ 191 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 3 km - 🗓️ 14 yrs - ⚡ 173 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 204 km - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 192 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 7.7 metres - 🗓️ 4 yrs - ⚡ 196 / 200

3:23 PM
"Frisbeetarianism, n.: The belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck."
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7:20 PM
#WhenTaken #112 (18.06.2024)

I scored 866/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 399 km - 🗓️ 26 yrs - ⚡ 119 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 231.8 metres - 🗓️ 8 yrs - ⚡ 189 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 521 km - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 182 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 641 km - 🗓️ 4 yrs - ⚡ 177 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 47.8 metres - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 199 / 200

I was too far away, mostly. And #1 was a poor start.
8:19 PM
@Robusto #1 was a good start for me :-)
9:03 PM
@jlliagre Yeah, how'd you get so close? Had you been there?
9:28 PM
What's happening.
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10:29 PM
@Robusto I have been in that town yes, before and after. I identified it because of various clues (traffic and bus signs, "Lei.." typeface, car manufacturer logo). I was lucky with the year.
Resumptive pronoun of the day, from a 15-year-old quoted in an NYT article:
> “It’s just one of those products that, like, all these people were getting them, so you feel like you have to have it too,” Leyton said.
11:03 PM
Looks like Boston will be getting some awful weather this week. Even more awful than usual, that is.
@CowperKettle One out of four males reads books.
The other three are riding to the book store
"We want that stuff the beatnik is reading!"
The annoyed bookstore clerk is running away from them in a different scooter.

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