Random thing you loathe right now.

Agent 86 wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

Everybody that complains about how words are used outside of their prescribed definition (which they are often incorrect about anyway) really should take a linguistics class. It really changed my mind and enlightened me on a host of ideas, including how we use grammar to other lower classes.

Gift and grief are to more words we use as verbs now.

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So my new spelling for the number 2 has not been adopted yet?

English majors and professors are hopefully excluded from this suggestion of willful grammar travesty.

My developmental linguistics professor was the one that eventually broke me of most of my English hang-ups. He had a 'Grammar Nazis F*** Off' sign in his office and would routinely send people out of his class when they got hung up on word usage in younger generations. He was a huge proponent of the evolution of language and believed that text speak (which was just beginning to proliferate at the time) was hugely exciting due to the amount of information that could be conveyed in smaller and smaller 'packets'. He predicted the emoji to become a global, universally contextual language booster that could enhance any other language through emotional enrichment. Just like physicists and mathematicians, my experience has shown me that truly transcendant intellectuals care the least about layman transgressions or misunderstandings in their field.

I have one thing to add to this argument: Yeet.

When it comes to the English Language there is one thing to keep in mind.

Their our know rulzs.

Stengah wrote:

You can likely blame Facebook "invites" for it seeming even more common now.

There were computer invites long before Facebook.

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Rykin wrote:

I have one thing to add to this argument: Yeet.

You just had to throw that out there?

WizKid wrote:

When it comes to the English Language there is one thing to keep in mind.

Their our know rulzs.

I had a boss once hang a sign in the breakroom that demanded we keep “are” breakroom clean.

If that had not happened, I would have no idea what you meant by “are” in that post.

In my part of the world, "their" and "there" have distinct pronunciations, as do "our" and "are". "Know" and "no" do sound alike, though.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

In my part of the world, "their" and "there" have distinct pronunciations, as do "our" and "are". "Know" and "no" do sound alike, though. :)

That's really interesting. There and their sound identical here, with they're being subtly different. Are and our are more distinct. Know and no are pronounced exactly the same though.

I'm really curious about the difference between there and their now!

I'd have a really hard time pinning it down, and unfortunately that's not a portion of linguistics I've studied to be able to give you a better idea, but "their" sounds slightly more like "theer" (rhymes with "steer") while "they're" sounds like "thur" (rhymes a bit with "sure", although I know that pronunciation of that word also varies) while "there" rhymes with "stare".

And today I’ve learned that Clockey pronounced words strangely.

Vector wrote:

And today I’ve learned that Clockey pronounced words strangely.

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Tscott wrote:
Stengah wrote:

You can likely blame Facebook "invites" for it seeming even more common now.

There were computer invites long before Facebook.

Yes, but FB explicitly calls them invites and not invitations. I'm not saying they're the first, but they've spread it the most.

I used to have a coworker who seemed incapable of pronouncing the difference in the names Mary and Marie. We had a very needy user we supported named Marie and he always said her name wrong.

My mother-in-law has some of the best mispronunciations. She pronounces "woman" to sound like the plural "women" and she pronounces "wolf" as "woof" instead.

I don't even know how to phonetically type out how she pronounces "origami" and "Barbados."

The jury is still out among my family whether she does this on purpose or not.

PaladinTom wrote:

My mother-in-law has some of the best mispronunciations. She pronounces "woman" to sound like the plural "women" and she pronounces "wolf" as "woof" instead.

I don't even know how to phonetically type out how she pronounces "origami" and "Barbados."

The jury is still out among my family whether she does this on purpose or not.

Just from that description it sounds like an Appalachian accent. Ending words that end in -o or -ow with an -er(like hollow=holler, tomato=tomater), adding an h sound in front of I work(it become hit, ain't become hain't), changing -ir- in the middle of words to -a-(fire becomes far, tire becomes tar).

Baggles are delicious!

Numbing gel doesn't numb, and cystoscopies suck. I'll never understand people into sounding.

Confirmed a fistula, which means I definitely have to have a bowel resection. Probably a week-ish in the hospital. Getting my colonoscopy bumped up to Tuesday, so I get to spend my birthday Monday sh*tting my brains out with that Go-Lytely prep stuff.

Maybe I can convince my wife to get me a Switch and BOTW for my hospital stay.

At least I get to see Into the Spider-Verse today before my CT scan, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

I usually use spinal anesthesia for cystoscopies. Not the full dose - a fifth dose preserves some motor function, has lower incidences and severity of side effects, and does everything you could possibly need for a cystoscopy. It's pricier because you need an actual anesthesiologist, and OR time.

I hope you get your problem sorted out, Bonus! It does sound fairly straightforward - that's exactly the sort of medical problem you'd want to have. Exotic crap sucks because no one knows exactly how to deal with it.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Maybe I can convince my wife to get me a Switch and BOTW for my hospital stay.

At least I get to see Into the Spider-Verse today before my CT scan, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

I hope you get 'em both and enjoy SV!

Gonna grump, because I did the math for an argument yesterday.

As a middle class professional with 23 years at my company, 26% of my income goes toward health insurance - mostly so we can keep one of our children alive without being destitute - and I count myself lucky! We're networked with tons of families who have Type 1 diabetic children, many of whom face a much worse situation. We're always sending our extra supplies to families free of charge so their kids have some hope.

But hey... why increase our taxes to pay for universal medical care, right? Why take this thing nobody can live without and share the burden with everyone? Why work to reduce soaring costs due to massive profiteering and inefficiencies? Let's pretend it's some slippery slope and protect our "way of life".

The flu.

E: drive went poof (mostly)... it appears every now and then, enough that I’ve been able to pull all my photos to another drive, but that drive is old, small, and now very full. Also C: SSD (only 100GB) is pretty much maxed out, too. No warning on E’s failure, just poof.

Looks like I’m in the market for a new drive - might look at 1TB+ ssds.

Stele wrote:
Vector wrote:

And today I’ve learned that Clockey pronounced words strangely.

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I recently read an article that talked about American English accents actually being closer to original English than the current British English accent. The article talked about how the way the Brits speak now was actually used by the aristocracy to sound more posh and then adopted by the commoners to an effort to "upscale" their social status.

I don't know how reliable the article was, but it was at least interesting to read and think about. It's been a while - so, I don't remember if this is the same article or not, but it talks about similar contributing factors: http://mentalfloss.com/article/29761...

I saw another article over the weekend that talked about American kids picking up British accents watching Peppa Pig. My daughter did the same thing 3-4 years ago when she was into that show. I dropped a couple quarters in the grocery store parking lot one day and she popped off her British accent, "Oh dear, Duddy Pig. You've lost your pounds!"

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I saw another article over the weekend that talked about American kids picking up British accents watching Peppa Pig. My daughter did the same thing 3-4 years ago when she was into that show. I dropped a couple quarters in the grocery store parking lot one day and she popped off her British accent, "Oh dear, Duddy Pig. You've lost your pounds!"

Bonus points for snorting at random points in the sentence...

Boudreaux wrote:

Edit 2 - ... Kids still have the flu though.

Have you tried unclogging their drain lines?

I just received a ticket for depositing trash on the sidewalk. 68€ fine. And they’re claiming they caught me red handed. On a Wednesday. At 10:26am. When I was at work.
I am seething.

>:-( That is nuts and awful.

Doppelgangers causing trouble.

Eleima wrote:

I just received a ticket for depositing trash on the sidewalk. 68€ fine. And they’re claiming they caught me red handed. On a Wednesday. At 10:26am. When I was at work.
I am seething.

Is it real? I'm not sure what France is like, but in the US, I would immediately assume that was a scam.

Arnaque :p