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by Felstaff
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Names of Nations
Replies: 101
Views: 13541

Re: Language issue (did not see it listed..)

Strangely, of the two Farsi speakers I know, they both pronounce Iran, to the best of my knowledge, differently.

I'll forgive them though, as they're both sexy as hell.
by Felstaff
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 9527

Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Never again will you forget whether it's a 'flock of whales', a 'herd of horses', or a 'murder of cows', as Wikipedia has the definitive list of all collective nouns, like, evar . Some of my favourites: An Ambush of Tigers. A Deceit of Lapwings. A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies. A Kendle of Kittens. A ...
by Felstaff
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Names of Nations
Replies: 101
Views: 13541

Re: Language issue (did not see it listed..)

Your friend is wrong.

After all, when I'm speaking to a French person, I wouldn't expect that person to say: "Pariss? Pariss? What ze 'ell are you talking about? It's pronounced Paree, you imbecile!"
by Felstaff
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Portmanteaux
Replies: 124
Views: 17978

Re: Portmanteaux

Huzzah - a shared hatred for advertising! I'm also not even a fan of Southern Comfort. It's supposed to be a drink for grizzled 19th century prospectors; not kids who need acidic kaleidoscopic imagery to keep their attention for 18 seconds. I like Popemobile , and will add Batmobile to that. We shou...
by Felstaff
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The Subjunctive Mood is DYING in English!
Replies: 94
Views: 19345

Re: The Subjunctive Mood is DYING in English!

Fortunately, every staunch grammarian's prayers have been answered: the standard English subjunctive mood has been immortalised, thanks to Fiddler on the Roof . If I were a rich man, Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum . ...That's another thing we can thank the Jews for! As for the cu...
by Felstaff
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Text size is text size
Replies: 30
Views: 3130

Re: Text size is text size

Perhaps you had your finger on the Ctrl button, when you rolled the mouse-wheel down? (I think the Ctrl button is pronounced "catarl" or "catroll") Also, is your chair on wheels? Is there anyone else in the house/office? They may be sneakily manoeuvering your chair backwards and ...
by Felstaff
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 25459

Re: That song that's stuck in your head right now...

ella, ella, ella, ella, eh, eh.

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by Felstaff
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1211730

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

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This is what the Super Adventure Club actually believes.
by Felstaff
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 439872

[UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk

Edit: Hey let's all meet up in London. We can discuss Dickens at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street We can discuss Shakespeare at The George Inn, Borough We can discuss the discovery of DNA at the Waterfront, King's College, Temple (entering through the front doors on Aldwych to avoid overzealou...
by Felstaff
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Portmanteaux
Replies: 124
Views: 17978

Portmanteaux

Is there an existing thread for dedicated fans of the portmanteau? If so, kindly direct me to it, and delete this one! Anyhoo, I am a fan and anti-fan of portmanteaux. Anyone got any good ones? For those who are unsure, a portmanteau is basically fusing two existing words together to make a new word...
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Movie Quote?
Replies: 101
Views: 15703

Re: Favorite Movie Quote?

I'm a mushroom-cloud laying mother fucker, mother fucker. A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark. Llewelyn: If I don't come back, tell mother I love her. Carla Jean: Your mother's dead, L...
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0381: "Mobius Battle"
Replies: 122
Views: 34405

Re: "Mobius Battle" Discussion

Genius, or a stroke thereof. The endless time-loop, pictured in all its simplicity using a single strip of paper. How wonderfully complex. Reminds me of this pbf comic, which is also excellent. Although drawing the entire history of time may result in more than one strip of paper. Actually, I guess ...
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sigur Rós
Replies: 77
Views: 12837

Re: Sigur Ros

Vaka, from (). Now that's a fine song indeed.

I had the opening bars to it on loop on my website, until I got a letter. What's Icelandic for "cease and desist?"
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome videogame music?
Replies: 149
Views: 19148

Re: Awesome videogame music?

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Shadow of the Beast. (1989)

Get it in delicious mp3 here, and set your ears to nostalgic.
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2379030

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Izzhov wrote:Felstaff, you are the most awesome person I have ever met on these forums in the week or so that I've been here.


As a token of thanks, this will somehow be incorporated into my signature. Watch this space. (Not literally).
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2379030

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Good day, My name is Tim. I am a 23 year old copywriter. I'd be an excellent mathematician, but I am not very good with numbers. I am actually better with words. I have a good strong pair of legs, and a straight set of teeth. I once met Sasha Baron Cohen and told him he should make a TV show of his ...
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beef Jerky, and the eating/buying of it.
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

Re: Beef Jerky, and the eating/buying of it.

In England, the only beef jerky available in my area actually turned out to be Zebu jerky.

You can really taste the hump and dewlap.
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 113090

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

I noticed a lot (read: majority) of people have voted for the "writing in a book is desecrating a book" option. I, on the contrary, have a ...contrary...opinion. I think writing in a book is absolutely magical. I used to be of the ilk that would never let a book get damaged, such as only o...
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15521

Re: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

(collected from one of many of those "random fact" emails you get from well-meaning aunts, co-workers etc.) The old Sanskrit word for war literally translates as "desire for more cows" Although I can't source this for accuracy; information is only from about 1,000,000 blogs on th...
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MMO Recommendations?
Replies: 41
Views: 4884

Re: MMO Recommendations?

Here is an interesting linkto all the Free MMO role-playing games out there: everything from RuneScape to Guild Wars to ...A Tractor? (I don't think that game exists anymore, although it was fun.) The site's homepage has a link to all free online games, also.
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: make your own curse words
Replies: 66
Views: 9373

Re: make your own curse words

motherbitchcow. The magazine 2000AD brought some interesting curse words to the fore, being a magazine for younger readers. Judge Dredd had the curse words "drokk!" and "stomm!" where as Rogue Trooper used "skev" and as I recall, the comic adaptation of the game "U...
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15521

Re: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

The word cow is quite interesting. Someone correct me here, as I don't have the correct evolution of the word, but it goes something like: Iron-Age Germanic tribes (500BC) " Guu " --> Early European (200BC) " Gou " --> Old Frankish/Danish Tribal " Kuu " or " Kuh &q...
by Felstaff
Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The following writers gave me a bloody nose
Replies: 34
Views: 5810

Re: The following writers gave me a bloody nose

Tennessee Williams.

The only man who could die of a speedball concoction and make it look like choking on his eyedrop bottle lid.
by Felstaff
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MMO Recommendations?
Replies: 41
Views: 4884

Re: MMO Recommendations?

Wow. Time for a riposte to that last brutal destruction of my post! I'm with you on the "truly customise your character" part - there are, compared to other MMOs, limited options in terms of your character's appearance. But with two genders, each with eight races, each with ten hairstyles,...
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MMO Recommendations?
Replies: 41
Views: 4884

Re: MMO Recommendations?

Clearly World of Warcraft is the forerunner in the MMO world. Don't get me wrong, I love Eve and Lord of the Rings, but WoW just...has it all. Good Soloing, good grouping, epic story, great for raiding, is highly rewarding, minimising on farming, very social, very polished (maybe not so much in the ...
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 140229

Re: Words you love.

Kerfuffle, shindig, hurly-burly, brouha-ha, tumult, hubbub, hullabaloo, ballyhoo, furore, pandemonium, squabble.

All action words.
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15521

Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

I have a love for the English language, particularly words and their origins. I also love archaic words. If anyone knows the origins of some cracking words, they should post here, or inform me that this topic exists elsewhere, and henceforth direct me to said forum. First word off of the top of my h...
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0078: "Garfield"
Replies: 62
Views: 34186

Re: "Garfield" discussion

By "Kettle of Fish" I mean "awesome" - Lorenzo Music's voice was absolutely excellent, just like it was for Peter Venkman's voice in The Real Ghostbusters! His sense of lilting apathy, like Steve Wright's voice, suited the lazy kitty to a tee.
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0078: "Garfield"
Replies: 62
Views: 34186

Re: "Garfield" discussion

I agree, although it has given me licence to espouse my own memories of that particular strip of Garfield, from a topic which should have been filed away long ago. I was a Garfield nut as a child, particularly enjoying his " BEAN ME! " strip, and the general strips revolving around Garfiel...
by Felstaff
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ↆ Rules for "News & Articles" ↆ
Replies: 0
Views: 20097

ↆ Rules for "News & Articles" ↆ

RULES ⋅ Abide by the General Rules . ⋅ This forum is only for discussion of news and articles sourced from reputable sources. ⋅ Don't be a dick. ⋅ Stay on topic. If the topic naturally drifts from one subject matter to another, report the first post it does s...
by Felstaff
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 328
Views: 112502

News in brief

Interesting, topical, and irreverent news stories that demand discussion, but not enough to warrant a new thread*. Other places you can post your news and/or article in: ⋅ If it's a funny, light, humorous, cute, sweet, uplifting, cheery or otherwise warmth-inducing news story, post it here...

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