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by SalSomer
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"
Replies: 37
Views: 8635

Re: 2089: "Christmas Eve Eve"

Well, I don’t know about y’all, but the only language I speak is PIE. I just don’t bother too much with the cases, my pronunciation is a little lax, and I guess I’ve borrowed some words from Semitic and a few other languages along the way.
by SalSomer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2084: "FDR"
Replies: 49
Views: 11466

Re: 2084: "FDR"

Maybe one of you USAians would be kind enough to tell us what in tarnation this is about. December 7th some year in the 1940s? Some president? What? I'm not a USAian but we learn about Pearl Harbor in school in Norway. You don't in Germany? I would have thought that would be fairly universal. (That...
by SalSomer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 31200

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

I also find it funny how the arKANsas river runs through arkanSAW.
by SalSomer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 31200

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

I never know what to make of words like "tier", "caveat" and "inventory". Why pronounce them as tear, cavee-at, inVENtory, rather than tyre, caf-feet, INventory? "Caf-feet"? Surely it's meant to be "cave-at". The word I insist I'm pronouncing correc...
by SalSomer
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 17087

Re: 1799: Bad Map Projection: Time Zones

Looks like xkcd recognizes the annexation of Crimea, which makes me very, very sad. :( On the other hand, xkcd doesn't seem to recognize Finland ceding Petsamo/Pechengsky to the Soviet Union in 1944. Living in Northern Norway I always find it a bit funny how many people don't seem to know that Norw...

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