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by Schrottrocker
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 46304

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

Perfect comic to make anybody outside GB and USA feel totally left out. When I'm grown up I'm going to create a comic that attracts an even bigger fanbase than Randall's, then I'll write an episode that refers to a) 5 different sketches/tv shows/novels that are all well known in my country but compl...
by Schrottrocker
Tue May 07, 2013 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help with lyrics
Replies: 0
Views: 5669

Help with lyrics

Hello you all, can anybody help me with lyrics of a song? This song has some lyrics I can't find out for the hell of it. Most of the song is no problem at all but there's a ragga rap part from 3:40 to 4:20 that a guy sings with a Jamaican (?) accent and I have the hardest time to even understand a s...
by Schrottrocker
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1076: "Groundhog Day"
Replies: 107
Views: 27041

Re: 1076: "Groundhog Day"

This is one of those comics that make no sense at all unless you're from North America. First, I had to look up 'Groundhog Day' on wikipedia. Now I still don't know what that has to do with having sex, being trapped in a time loop and creating our world. Anybody willing to give insight?
by Schrottrocker
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Idioms that don't make sense
Replies: 60
Views: 18104

Re: Idioms that don't make sense

Excuse me, I never got the idea behind this chalk & cheese saying. Besides the sound of the words, what is the connection between cheese and chalk? Who would ever eat chalk?...
by Schrottrocker
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 11
Views: 4249

Re: Newbie question

Thank you guys, you explained the concept of your safespaces very well and comprehensible. As I said, I would suggest you include a "For newbies: what is a safespace" article in your FAQ; "safespaces" are not common in the online world and I as a newbie was simply wondering what ...
by Schrottrocker
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 11
Views: 4249

Re: Newbie question

Thank you for explaining, that makes sense. I'd suggest your post should be included in the newbie guide, I found the description there pretty confusing.
by Schrottrocker
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 11
Views: 4249

Newbie question

Excuse me for making a new thread, I miss a general "newbie questions/feedback" thread... Reading through the newbie guide and the rules told me this whole subforum is the place for all forum questions, if I'm wrong here feel free to delete this and to direct me somewhere else :) I have on...
by Schrottrocker
Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 338
Views: 161944

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Well, thing is, ~500 years ago rules were not consistent, today they are and that includes archaisms. While Shakespeare alternates between -s and -th just as he likes modern authors will usually employ only -th to point out clearly they are using archaic language. While Shakespeare uses 'thou art' a...
by Schrottrocker
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 338
Views: 161944

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Thank you :) Yes I agree, I was just curious :wink:
by Schrottrocker
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 338
Views: 161944

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

I have a question to you native English speakers: Does the word "willeth" exist? For clarity: You know that the 3rd pers. sing. can have the archaic -th ending instead of -s (e.g. "here beginneth a new chapter" ) and this goes for all verbs, even those that Shakespeare and his ma...
by Schrottrocker
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2419673

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Monika wrote:Hi Schrottrocker :D . The initiation rite is to send me 1000 Euro. ;)
Come by the German practice thread in the linguistics forum and help the German learners to learn German.

Ok, sent :mrgreen: Yes I'm going to provide my help, I know German is hard :P
by Schrottrocker
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2419673

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello, my name is Schrottrocker, I just joined the forum, I'm 30 years old, I'm from Germany... what else would you like to know about me? :wink: Oh yes, I'm male. English is not my native language so pardon me for wrong English. :oops: But I can help you guys with German if needed. I've been readin...

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