Post a quote, that could have just been text but instead for some stupid reason is an image, entertain me!

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Well two of them are already dead so duh.

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Amoebic wrote:

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With a lot of experience helping out my my daughter's band teacher with getting kids to where they need to be and such, my thought was, "Looks like someone just said, "f*ck this tuba!"

Jayhawker wrote:
Amoebic wrote:

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With a lot of experience helping out my my daughter's band teacher with getting kids to where they need to be and such, my thought was, "Looks like someone just said, "f*ck this tuba!"

“This one time, at band camp...”

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"And The The"

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Boustrophedon is:

a type of bi-directional text, mostly seen in ancient manuscripts and other inscriptions. Every other line of writing is flipped or reversed, with reversed letters. Rather than going left-to-right as in modern European languages, or right-to-left as in Arabic and Hebrew, alternate lines in boustrophedon must be read in opposite directions. Also, the individual characters are reversed, or mirrored. It was a common way of writing in stone in Ancient Greece.

And here's what that looks like in English:
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I gotta wonder if "the ancients are straight-up trolling us" is something archaeologists ever consciously take into account.

qaraq wrote:

I gotta wonder if "the ancients are straight-up trolling us" is something archaeologists ever consciously take into account.

A smart archaeologist would only worry about that for artifacts that post-date the invention of archaeology as a discipline.

Can't troll what you don't realize is a thing.

One aspect left out by ClockworkHouse: they did not put spaces between words in that period of Ancient Greek (and Ancient Latin).

That sounds like the sort of thing that is usually explained by some weird mechanical flaw (like the "they jumbled up typewriter keys because early users were typing so fast they were breaking the typewriters").

Are we, like, 100% sure that there wasn't a giant typewriter carving out these stone blocks and they just couldn't get the "ksssssssssssssh--DING" carriage return to work?

Yonder wrote:

(like the "they jumbled up typewriter keys because early users were typing so fast they were breaking the typewriters")

Which doesn't appear to be true, by the way.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Yonder wrote:

(like the "they jumbled up typewriter keys because early users were typing so fast they were breaking the typewriters")

Which doesn't appear to be true, by the way.

The best part of that article for me is the citation of the study that shows Dvorak is not more efficient. Suck it, Dvorak freaks!

Yeah, I never bought into the "QWERTY was designed to prevent mechanical typewriters from jamming up" thing. I learned to type on the very last mechanical typewriters, and it was trivial to jam them up by typing quickly - we were very glad to switch to IBM Selectrics in year I officially took the typing class.

I'm old.

Aetius wrote:

Yeah, I never bought into the "QWERTY was designed to prevent mechanical typewriters from jamming up" thing. I learned to type on the very last mechanical typewriters, and it was trivial to jam them up by typing quickly - we were very glad to switch to IBM Selectrics in year I officially took the typing class.

I'm old. :)

My understanding is that QWERTY was designed to prevent jams, but it was not designed the slow typing. Common key combinations were physically separated. The typist themselves must control their speed.

Psst, read the article.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Psst, read the article.

lol, on the internet? I thought I was just supposed to read the headline and jump to whatever conclusion best fit my biases.

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Honestly, I might trust Denzel over the cops.