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6:01 AM
@tchrist Thanks. This is exactly what I thought. Well, sometimes, for word requests, I think the asker just needs to know that a certain word exists for his purpose, and the citation is not really too important.
 
@JasperLoy So much for building up a useful library of expert answers then. I gues we should close those, right?
 
@tchrist Well, I think those that are very specific in what they ask for can be allowed, but most of them are not specific enough and leave room for guessing. They ask for what is X, but X can mean X1 or X2 or X3, and they should really ask for that, but most people in the real world do not think that precisely in real life, which is also a good thing because otherwise more people would go mad. =)
 
So, too localized, right?
Not likely to ever help anybody else.
 
Well, what I described above I think fits more closely to not clear what you are asking, if that is still a closing option!
I am not sure what the options currently are on this site. I think they are slightly different on different sites and also change over time.
I would not close it as too localised. In fact, the nature of word requests is such that they have to be very specific.
Well, actually, I think that it can help others browsing the site. I think it can be educational.
 
We can close anything for any reason we want.
 
6:11 AM
@JasperLoy The most applicable close reason for a lack of evidence in an answer is Primarily Opinion Based. However questions should be closed on the basis of the question, and not the answers. You'd use the P.O.B. close reason if you felt the answer can't be answered according to the guidelines in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective.
 
I think we should not pretend that this site has the standards we expect of say professional linguists. As long as questions and answers are reasonably good, it is OK.
 
I pretty much don't like these single writing requests. I wish they would go away. I will continue to tighten down the formal requirement so we can maintain site quality.
And yes, that's [sic].
 
For once, I think I understand your strange use of the word in the last line. I think I am getting smarter. =)
@Tonepoet Also bear in mind that rules are written by people and not God and can also change over time and be interpreted differently, just like words or laws.
Interesting fact: Do you know there is a moth named after Donald Trump? Maybe I mentioned this before...
It is so named by the discoverer of the species because it resembles his hairstyle.
Neopalpa donaldtrumpi is a moth species of the genus Neopalpa occurring in Southern California and Northern Mexico. It was described in 2017 by Canadian scientist Vazrick Nazari. He chose the name because the moth's head cover reminded him of the hair of then President-elect Donald Trump. == Discovery == The genus Neopalpa, including the species Neopalpa neonata, was first described in 1998 by Dalibor Povolný. Almost two decades later, Nazari reviewed the material, including specimens that had been collected since the first description of the genus, from the Bohart Entomology Museum. He considered...
 
@JasperLoy Rules can certainly change, but not very freely if they are to count for anything. I have no reason to believe that they have changed in regards to this matter.
 
@Tonepoet I would like to mention that the correct form is 'in regard to' or 'as regards' or 'regarding' or 'with regard to' and not what you have typed.
Perhaps you can see what Noah Webster said about this...
 
6:21 AM
@JasperLoy Nowhere on the SE network are one-liner responses considered to be anything but low quality ones.
 
@JasperLoy "As regards" sound strange to me.
 
@tchrist I see. I feel that if they actually do answer the question, it is OK. Actually Barrie England has a huge number of those. =)
 
Trust me, I know because of the zillions of daily automatic low-quality flags levied on such answers by the system, kicking them into the LQRQ. Also, there's the post notice about that.
And when I say zillions, I am not hyperpolating.
 
Now, I don't like the automatic flags for low quality answers. I think it's like the Microsoft grammar check. =)
 
The site must police itself.
And those ones get instant citations.
 
6:24 AM
I am surprised that John Lawler like me also thinks that tags are useless. I thought I was the only one.
It's very hard for me to think of the appropriate tag to use on a question on SE.
If people really searched by tags, they could find lots of things they don't wanna find and not find those they wanna find.
Having a super advanced search function would be the best solution, instead of using tagging to group questions.
Even personal blogs use tags these days. =)
Well, maybe those are fine if the categories are neat.
 
As somebody who is primarily concerned with semantics, I like single word requests, but I dislike how they are treated by other users. We rarely see anything outside of adjectives being suggested for instance. I also don't think the exemplary sentence requirement makes much sense, since a good word should be applicable in a variety of contexts and it does not do much to provide us with expert level questions of the sort that are expected on E.L.U. or restrict the answers given.

I'd change the requirement to something that requires a modicum of expertise, e.g. listing the part of speech bei
 
6:56 AM
Also, something needs to be done if the gen. ref. guidelines in Are Some Questions Too Simple have truly been replaced by a strict research requirement. It seems like most S.W.Rs. do not provide prior research, but under the old guidelines that could be generally waived since it's not easy to research them.
 
 
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8:52 AM
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11:43 AM
@Tonepoet I'd argue that the example sentence (which may or not be exemplary) is the single most important datum you can offer. Without it, I have no way of knowing if my word suggestion fits what the OP is after. Context is essential when choosing a word.
 
11:59 AM
@terdon Hmm, it can be essential but it is it really always? I think the important thing is that a question be sufficiently descriptive. There will be times when a contextual sentence is necessary for that and times when it's not. I think the most important thing to consider is that the question could be closed as unclear if it is and one isn't provided anyway though. The absolute requirement seems a little prejudiced in that respect.
 
@Tonepoet I can't imagine how a word request could be sufficiently descriptive without an example sentence.
 
12:20 PM
@terdon Hmm, well, I think asking for the name of a color doesn't really need one at least. It has one of course, but it seems largely unnecessary to me.
 
OK, yes, I can see how a picture could also provide enough context there. Still, 99% of all word questions do need the example sentence. And it never hurts to add one.
 
12:43 PM
@terdon I'm not so sure about never. I can vaguely imagine a circumstance where somebody forced out a mismatched sentence that spurred the suggestion of a much too contextually sensitive word, to make the question eligible for consideration, that ended up encouraging a real world usage that made no sense. That is to mean, we have no way of verifying if the exemplary sentence is really an example, which might be related to what you mentioned before.
However with that having been stated, I can certainly say it usually won't hurt.
 
1:35 PM
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3:08 PM
@user8469759 Your problem is not that phrasal verbs are listed in dictionaries in some weird place you haven't yet figured out (by preposition or by verb or by something else), but that they are often not listed at all. Common two word phrases, with idiomatic meanings, are often ignored by dictionaries. Sometimes they are given descriptions in better dictionaries. OED usually has an sub-entry. M-W and others usually has a separate entry.
For phrasal verbs, sometimes a definition is hidden under the entry for the verb (as opposed to a separate entry). E.g. 'call - to address out loud' might have within its definition a subentry for 'call off - to terminate' or it might be a separate entry.
@JasperLoy Tags could be useful, but only if they a lot of expert time is spent on them. Newer people don't know how things should be done so their tag suggestions are not accurate for their own things. Also, the use of a tag is inconsequential for most people.
@JasperLoy tags can help with that.
@user8469759 just use google search 'call off definition' and you'll get lots of good definitions. I think that should solve your problem in general.
 
3:35 PM
There are entire dictionaries of phrasal verbs.
Any good learner's dictionary (LDOCE for example) should also list plenty.
 
Hi,
@snailplane LDOCE? stands for?
maybe... Learning Dictionary Of ...?
(I was wrong, just found the dictionary online, thx)
 
4:27 PM
How would this question fare here at English Language & Usage?
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Q: Is there a trend toward not capitalizing the word "Bible"?

rhetoricianJust in the past few months, I've been coming across the word bible as a lowercase word. I'm not talking about the word as used in, say, "the fisherman's bible," or such similar uses; rather, the appearance of the word when it clearly refers to the Holy Bible, as in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures...

 
4:54 PM
@Mr.Bultitude yes, I think that is very much on-topic here.
as to answering it, there are difficulties (which don't prevent its suitability here but should be discussed). A corpus search that is case-sensitive (like Google NGrams) on a comparison search of 'bible, Bible' is not distinguishing between metaphorical uses of bible and the Christian Bible. maybe search for 'Holy bible' vs 'Holy Bible' or other context words which compare things as you intend.
Also, it may be difficult to compare intentional decapitalizing and simply typographical errors (or simply style errors by people learning or not used to writing, like "its" for "it's" errors)
My initial impression is that the Christian Bible is still almost always capitalized and uncapitalizing it is not more common, but that the metaphorical bible is used more often now (your 'fisherman's bible').
Also see the many results about capitalizing God to see how good/relevant answers to your question might be.
 
5:25 PM
@Mitch Not in its current state though. We'd need to remove the discussion of the OP's Christianity and only keep what's relevant to the English language.
That said, the OP is active here, so they should know what to do.
 
5:37 PM
@terdon Would excising the second paragraph be sufficient for that? My impression is that that's merely meant for context, not really as an integral part of the question.
 
@Mr.Bultitude I think so, yes.
 
Thank you both for your input.
 
Hello @Kit. I just went pubbing with my friend just now.
 
@JasperLoy Wow, how grown up!
Did you have fun?
 
Well, usually he pays for the drinks. We just sat there and listened to the music. =)
I think the loud music takes me to another world which helps me feel a little better.
When the girls who work there approach us to buy more drinks, we just ignore them. =)
 
5:43 PM
:-)
 
Well, actually, lots of army boys go to these places too, eighteen year olds, so it's not exactly a very grown up thing!
 
@terdon Oh I didn't notice that part. I guess I was just thinking of the title question.
 
I think by now they probably think that me and my friend are gay, lol.
@Mitch I have not gotten Enderton's Computability Theory, but there is a chance I might get it this week after considering it for a few months.
 
@terdon I'm not entirely sure I agree with that. This isn't just English Language S.E. but English Language & Usage. Changing connotations are very much a part of what we discuss here and the second paragraph more or less indicates a desire to know about a possible change in usage.
 
@Tonepoet The second paragraph simply explains why the OP cares. I don't see how it gives anything relevant. If there's a trend, there's a trend and whether or not the OP is a Christian doesn't seem relevant at all.
 
5:48 PM
@JasperLoy I often think about buying books for years before doing so, and then it lays on my bedside table forever not being read, and then I'll maybe go to put it in my bookcase and find that I already had bought a copy some time before anyway.
 
@Tonepoet Whether it is English Language or English Language and Usage is the same, because usage is part of a language. I think for simplicity all SE language sites should omit the usage in the title!
 
@terdon Whether O.P. is a christian or not doesn't matter much, but what might matter is whether the register of the word changed.
 
@Mitch You sound mentally ill, lol.
 
I have at least three books on Topology (but not the same one; I was actually very aware of buying an entirely new one because the previous one didn't convince me).
 
@Tonepoet I know that OP is an internet term, but I really dislike using it because it sounds so stupid. I usually just say asker or answerer.
 
5:51 PM
@JasperLoy If so then I'm in good company. No I think it is a memory problem. It's not like I'm buying the same book more than 2 times.
@JasperLoy I sometimes use 'answerer' but it doesn't feel right. Like it is not a word.
 
@Mitch Yea, I know you don't get topology, you said before. I recommended to you Willard's General Topology, which I think is the best single volume on general topology alone. It is a cheap Dover book. I think if you want to learn general topology in detail from scratch it is a good book. You don't even need to know metric spaces beforehand because that would be covered inside as well.
@Mitch Most people in the math circles will recommend Munkres's Topology to you but I think the book is overrated. When I say Munkres is a bad book, I mean that I don't like it. I never said Munkres is stupid, but some people will start scolding me for even saying it is a bad book. These scolders are stupid.
It's like when I say a movie is bad, I mean I just don't enjoy watching it, very different from calling the director stupid or something like that.
 
I have Henle (intro to combo topo), McCarty, and Hocking and Young. They all might as well be written in cyrillic
all scolders are stupid.
 
@Mitch The first is very combinatorial as the name suggests, the second one I dunno, and the third is a very old book written in an old style. All three are bad, lol.
 
I agree. bad bad bad. the HY and Y one is the worst (or the most impenetrable).
but they're all impenetrable to me.
 
If you want general topology, manifolds, and algebraic topology in one book, it is Bredon's Topology and Geometry. If you want only general topology, it is Willard. End of story. This comment is AUTHORITATIVE, lol.
 
5:57 PM
I get metric spaces but I just don't get ... the ... all the topology stuff
There's so much math teaching out there that just says 'how' but doesn't say why.
 
The latest edition of Munkres actually has a second half on basic algebraic topology as well. I like neither the first nor the second half.
 
or if they say why they say 'because it helps solve X' in like one sentence in the intro (if at all) but then never mention it again.
Like I can do diagram chasing and exact sequences but I just don't get the point.
 
@Mitch There is a branch of topology called pointless topology, LOL.
 
I get point-set toplogy because it's basically set theory.
 
@Mitch It's dictionary attested if that makes you feel any better.
 
6:00 PM
haha maybe it's pointless
@Tonepoet It makes me feel better like if I have a headache and someone gives me a sugar pill and says 'this is a placebo, it has no biological effect, but if you believe in it, you might not notice that you still feel bad
 
The introduction to the ODE is so long that by the time I finish reading it I feel as if I have read the entire dictionary, lol.
 
@JasperLoy The main reason I used O.P. here is because I believe this is more of an editorial circumstance than would be appropriate for a questioner/answerer distinction.
 
I hop every word in the intro is actually in the dictionary
You know, they should compile their own code.
eat their own dog food
 
@Tonepoet Aha, in which case I might use the word poster or poser. I never figured whether it should be post or pose, lol. I guess you can pose a question but not pose an answer, so it might be better to use post for both.
 
have you ever had a a kangaroo burger?
a burger made from kangaroo meat?
 
6:04 PM
No. There are already some typos in the introduction.
 
It kinda smells funny, kinda like dog food?
THat's because...
 
I ate baby food once as an adult. One day I will buy some cat food to try, or dog food.
 
@JasperLoy hah! probably more typos in the rest!
 
Is it safe for humans to eat cat and dog food?
 
@JasperLoy they add sugar to baby food because...
so that when parents taste it, it will taste good. babies don't have good taste sense for many months.
@JasperLoy hm... are you asking for a friend?
 
6:06 PM
@Mitch No. I am asking for myself.
I think the answer is no, cat food is not safe for human consumption.
 
@JasperLoy haha. that's a joke, when someone asks a potentially embarrassing question, to throw suspicion somewhere else.
 
I think Colin Fine looks like a sage, like William Shakespeare.
@Mitch Oh no, I don't tell lies. At least I try not to. On a few occasions I do lie.
 
he just plays characters all the time in those Shakespeare-like movies
I make it a habit to randomly tell the truth or falsehood. Keeps people guessing
 
@Mitch I think given the jokes you say you must be Mr Bean.
 
@JasperLoy I kninda hardly ever find the Mr. Bean character funny. at least the TV show.
Blackadder though is funny
so there's no pattern
 
6:13 PM
I watched Bean, Mr Bean's Holiday, Maigret Sets A Trap, and Maigret's Dead Men.
I have not watched the Johnny English series.
Today my friend told me that Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein underwear advertisement photo shoots were Adobe photoshopped, so disappointing, lol.
 
I dont know why there's anymore photography, hen you can just create things with photoshop
 
Maybe the same goes for movies, lol.
I am proud to say I never photoshopped any of my photos or videos, lol, so what you see is what you get, lol.
 
not yet. just for things like 'toy story'
I photoshopped my avatar
first I did it in mathematica
 
This is my real face, #nofilter
 
6:18 PM
then I think someone complained (maybe it was me) that it was too bright.
 
@Mitch I knew your fields were too narrow for reality!
 
If you see this movie tell me what it means. I am still not sure.
 
so I photoshopped (gimped) it to tone down some colors
@KitZ.Fox haha I know my butt looked too big
 
I see why its IMDB rating is 4.3 out of 10. Nobody really gets it either.
 
@JasperLoy hm...havent seen it ir heard of it yet. looks new
 
6:21 PM
I have a guess for what it all means but then again, it still doesn't really fit very well.
It's a very, very mysterious thriller.
 
like life
 
@snailplane LDOCE seems to have the most number of definitions among advanced learner's dictionaries, in fact the only one with over 200,000. The Concise OED has 240,000.
 
except the thriller part
 
Oh I still haven't watched Resident Evil: The Final Chapter!
I think maybe I will see it in the cinema tomorrow.
One person died and another had to be amputated during its filming, sad
The stuntwoman for Milla lost her arm, actually.
Milla never grows old. Maybe after doing all these films she has turned into a zombie.
 
wow
to the death and amputation thing
 
6:29 PM
The Superman movies are cursed too right?
It seems the actors all had tragic accidents or something.
I stopped following the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of movies long ago. It's just those characters over and over and then combined in different combinations and then sequels and spinoffs and crossovers etc
The Batman vs Superman one was total nuts!
 
Your profile picture seems a bit... odd.
 
Yes, it is what Google gives you if you remove all profile pics.
I quite like it because it has two different shades of blue.
And I think it represents me very well.
 
Where can I practice speaking good English like you by the way? Do you know any good sites on the internet?
I mean writing or whatever
 
You can practise conversational English by typing in this room.
Just come here and chat and talk with us.
 
Yes. Typing is boring though.
Also I hate the emoticons on the internet.
 
6:35 PM
So what do you want to do if not typing?
 
Good question.
Skype etc. reveals too much.
It sucks to be a non native speaker of English.
 
Not many people are willing to skype with others. It reveals too much about themselves.
 
100% agree there.
 
I don't know of any sites where people will skype with you for free to speak English. There might be though.
Actually I don't mind, but I don't even know how to use skype and I don't think I wanna spend too much time doing that.
I think typing can be a good alternative.
 
I tried Skype once with a stranger on the internet and after first few minutes it was very awkward because I didn't feel like talking about myself and they were giving the same vibes. Awkwardness at its peak lol.
 
6:39 PM
Just imagine you are speaking when you type!
You can talk about other things, like movies and food, if you don't wanna talk about you.
 
Yes but I'm pounding keys on my mechanical keyboard here and not learning pronunciations etc.
Grammar too.
It's fine though.
Fun.
 
type first to get comfortable then voice later
 
Best to learn grammar from a real grammar book, not from someone on the internet.
 
Grammar books are expensive. I can't afford a good one.
 
pfft...people on the internet
 
6:41 PM
For pronunciation, keep hearing whatever you can.
 
@englishstudent Do you know about gen.lib.rus.ec? It has lots of books online, but it is blocked in some countries...
 
Never heard of it. Thank you kind sir.
I will search.
 
If you want just the pronunciation of a single word, many online dictionaries already give you that for free.
 
@MattE.Эллен but you've had work done so...
 
6:43 PM
@englishstudent Don't call me sir. I am nobody, lol.
 
@JasperLoy that is not sufficient
 
@JasperLoy Sorry.
 
it doesn't tell you how it really sounds.
 
@Mitch OK. How does it really sound? It sounds the way you say it, whatever you want to say. That means ANYHOW, lol.
 
naw, you know what I mean, the accent.
 
6:45 PM
Ah yes. Just watch Mr Bean for British accent, lol.
 
@JasperLoy It works in my country. Yay.
 
Well not exactly Mr Bean because he doesn't talk much.
 
he grunts sometimes
rarely
 
@englishstudent Can you tell me if you prefer to learn British or American accent?
 
for effect
 
6:47 PM
@JasperLoy I'm okay with both British or American accent. Anyone would do.
Perhaps a mixture of both.
lel
 
@englishstudent that's the 'mid-atlantic' accent
 
@englishstudent livinglanguage.com/languagelab/eslenglish gives you many English lessons. You can hear them speak in conversations in American accent!
 
@Mitch Can you give an example of 'mid-atlantic' accent from youtube perhaps sir?
 
@englishstudent Oh and you can always listen to newscasters online.
 
Oh. uh... wiki for it, and then listen to those people. Cary Grant? Alastair Cook?
@JasperLoy US newscasters talk like the rest of the country. standard accent.
I've found that UK newscasters have increasingly very regional accents.
 
6:50 PM
@JasperLoy You are very helpful, thank you.
 
but not Estuary/Cockney
that's universally condemned (but half of what they use in movies)
condemned is harsh. 'not preferred'
 
Speaking of British accent I used to watch the show Spooks.
 
but irish, scottish, northern accents. probably not west country or yorkshire or liverpool
 
@Mitch Maybe because you type it as liverpool, I keep thinking it is a pool of livers.
I think youtube can be very useful for learning how people sound when speaking a language. Just watch a whole bunch of random videos every day.
 
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6:59 PM
What's the bad keyword Smokey?
 
Probably Viagra.
 
That reminds me, I get spam emails related to Viagra all the time. I block the addresses later. Sucks to be on internet sometimes.
And about booty calls etc.
 
@JasperLoy and repeat it out loud to yourself.
Which reminds me, does anyone else have voices in their head?
 
@JasperLoy That is a good site, I'm listening to conversations there now, thanks. I would give you upvotes for your help but that would be wrong I guess, so ta, and see you soon.
 
I mean, I only have one, and its mine, but I'm just checking.
 
7:07 PM
Bye,
 
wondering if inner conversations with other people are what become these 'other voices'
 
"Inner dialogue" sir?
 
exactly
 
I have heard of the term.
 
like dreams are movies your mind makes up for itself but you're the only one who gets to watch
some of the action scenes were OK, the dialog was unexpected, but the direction was the worst.
should be fired.
the Shyamalan of actual nightmares
 
7:14 PM
I used to know a girl, she would regularly spend an hour of her day creating imaginary worlds in her mind. I told her you do that because you are not happy with this world perhaps. Folks do that sort of thing it seems.
It was her "escape to" part of the day.
Is "escape to" okay in english?
 
just 'escape'
or 'escape time' of the day
'escape to' sounds weird as a nominalization of the verb. it's not a phrasal verb.
 
@Mitch Ok, but why not to with escape? It is an infinitive and can go with the word I think, thanks for the correction though.
 
@Mitch Not as @englishstudent used it, no, but She escaped to the country would be fine, for example.
@englishstudent to escape is not the same as escape to.
 
@terdon ok thanks.
 
If you say escape to, it must be an escape to something. Just like if you say She gave the book to
You need someone to give it to. So she gave the book to him is fine, and she gave the book is also OK, but not *she gave the book to.
 
7:28 PM
Thanks. I understand now.
 
pulled the door to
just to be annoying
 
No, you are not annoying at all lel.
 
@KitZ.Fox No fair, phrasal verbs don't count!
If phrasal verb that is, that is.
 
I guess it would be a phrasal verb.
 
7:46 PM
@terdon "it was her 'escape to' part of the day" is all that I was saying is wrong. Sure "she escaped to the country" is fine.
 
8:37 PM
Someone's eyeing up a hottie on the opposite sidewalk and, not paying no attention to where they're going, they BUMP! into you. What do you tell them?
In other words, what is the idiomatic critical or derogatory expression that you say to someone who has made a mistake (e.g. crashed into you) because they weren't careful about their movements?
 
watch it, pal
 
Ah, right! Thanks.
Correction: not paying no attention --> paying no attention
 
or "not paying attention"
 
Yes.
Another one: is Time is short! the thing you say when you want to imply that you're in a rush and have to act quickly or you want to get someone to hurry up and act quickly?
I know there are countless possibilities like We have no time!, Hurry up!, etc, but I want something along the lines of Time is short!.
 
8:53 PM
@Færd Or if you're Canadian "I'm sorery"
 
I feel my leg being pulled.
 
@Færd Yeah, that's fine.
 
Thanks.
 
Time's a-wastin'.
 
Good one!
 
8:55 PM
@Færd It's a cliché about Canadians that they're so polite that they excuse themselves for an error on your part. Also, it is extremely exaggerated but the first vowel in 'sorry' as said by some Canadians sounds like 'oar' instead of the usual 'ar'
 
My questions must seem so stupid. I just want to know how to talk naturally in these common situations.
 
Pick up the pace!
 
@Mitch Heh, got it.
 
No time for Love, Dr. Jones!
 
@Færd I don't know if I'd actually ever pronounce any of these things out loud because they are a bit ... I don't know. YOu'd have to be on good terms already to say these things.
 
8:57 PM
@MattE.Эллен haha
Step to!
Let's GO!
I think I use all of those every morning getting the boys ready for school.
 
"Do you all mind picking up the pace? I have to go see a man about a dog. And it's urgent"
 
@KitZ.Fox :D
 
@KitZ.Fox I thnk you're on good terms with them.
so to speak.
 
@MattE.Эллен I only know Dr Strangelove. Does that work?
 
@MattE.Эллен yeah...what scene is that?
 
8:59 PM
@Mitch Short Round.
 
@Færd Indiana Jones
@KitZ.Fox ah
 
When he's rescuing Charlie
 
@Mitch I know it from Clerks. :D
 
@Mitch Oh.
But with Strangelove you can learn how to stop worrying and love the bomb.
 
@MattE.Эллен er...I fear to ask what scene from that
 
9:01 PM
@Færd well, I mean Dr. Strangelove wasn't one for love, so maybe...
 
@Færd I don't thnk anybody in that movie (or out, for that matter) starts loving it.
 
@Mitch How can you be on good terms with someone who bumps into you out of nowhere?
 
@Færd But they're in love!
 
basically when Randall shows up to work
 
@Mitch ponders
broods
eggs don't hatch
Who's in love?
Never mind. I've already outstayed my consciousness. I must go to sleep.
Dream blue everyone, when sleep befalls you.
(Such a pity that blue is a gloomy color in English. I don't mean that when I say dream blue.)
 
9:10 PM
@Færd the guy who bumped into you accidentally
@Færd Then what does it mean?
So, I was picking up some kids and making stupid conversation ('how're your classes going?'
 
yeah?
the suspense is killing me
 
and it came up they were doing a report on the 'know-nothing' party in the US (pre civil war politics) and
(oops accidentally hit return in the middle of editing)
and...
they said that not many people have learned much about them
(also, you never know if people are listening here)
 
giggles
 
and it was just such a golden opportunity, laid on a silver platter, how can you give up a chance like that...
So I said "I totally know this is a dad joke so forgive me in advance..."
"but that's because we 'know-nothing' about them"
chirp chirp chirp
 
@Mitch Well don't expect us to all Whig out at once.
 
9:22 PM
@MetaEd nice
 
Because we know bullmoose when we see it.
 
I giggled in advance.
 
It was kinda obvious
I think
 
I also figured out why I have this Spanish song Y Tu? in my head.
Which is that the table elements are dark gray: #e2e2e2
 
It's gotta be better than 'Veo Veo'
 
9:24 PM
By the way, did you hear how Santa Claus keeps his reindeer population under control?
 
@KitZ.Fox that's pretty nerdy.
 
Y tu, y tu, y tu, y tu, y nadie mas que tu.
 
ha!
 
only with proper accents.
And with a loud flourish on the end.
 
@MetaEd No. How does Santa Claus keep his reindeer population under control?
 
9:25 PM
@Mitch Periodic Donner parties.
 
OHGOD!
That's awful!
 
groan
 
Awful funny.
 
I think my work here is done.
 
@MetaEd another! another!
 
9:36 PM
claps hands
Also is your avatar Chewbacca in diamond armor?
 
I have a good joke with me but I don't know... let's see.
 
go on...
Oh...I got a quick one... How do you catch a squirrel?
 
okay. It is a joke I heard related to giving answers on the internet.
 
Climb up a tree and act like a nut.
 
Son: "Dad, that's a very silly and low quality answer to post on an internet site. Why do you want me to post it?"
Dad: "DO IT!! IT MUST BATHE IN THE SWEET INTERNET POINTS!"
Son: "Is this why mom left?"
 

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