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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby phlip » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:07 am UTC

I Am Raven wrote:Although I do like the Terminator reference. Alot.

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Also: Mojibake is always fun... here's a tastier one. But yeah, that Russian parcel story always makes me happy.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Moo » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:23 am UTC

Dasboard wrote:What sort of holiday is the 16th of july? :?
a) It's June
b) Not a fan of the condescending and dissaproving tone for a day that commemorates children dying in the name of freedom :?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soweto_uprising
The Soweto uprising or Soweto riots were a series of clashes in Soweto, South Africa on June 16, 1976 between black youths and the South African authorities. The riots grew out of protests against the policies of the National Party government and its apartheid regime.

June 16 is now celebrated in South Africa as Youth Day.



edited to soften language a bit, suppose I don't have to be quite so confrontational.
edited again to add this explanation.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby dubsola » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:07 am UTC

Uh, Moo, I think you may have the wrong end of the stick there. I suspect he/she was just asking and had no idea what the reason was for the holiday on the 16th JulyJune.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Moo » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:10 am UTC

What does :? convey to you? It's certainly not called "inquisitive". If they really wanted to know they could have googled it within seconds (providing they use the right month). The link I posted was the second to come up for "16 june south africa".
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Zohar » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:38 am UTC

Ha ha someone made a vuvuzela remover. The website's in German, there are a couple of sound clips at the bottom to show the difference.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby dubsola » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:00 am UTC

Moo wrote:What does :? convey to you? It's certainly not called "inquisitive". If they really wanted to know they could have googled it within seconds (providing they use the right month). The link I posted was the second to come up for "16 june south africa".

If you are indeed correct then I fully stand behind your statement. I just didn't see it like that. :? conveys very little to me, when posted by a user I'm not familiar with.

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Felstaff » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:54 am UTC

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:28 pm UTC

The burger knows how to disable spam bots. Not even John Henry can penetrate their defenses. Is that bot still around?


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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Felstaff » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:38 pm UTC

He goes by the name of shadowfax now. Still as pointless as JohnHenry, but I took a liking to the hep cat. I don't like this new shadowfax creature. Very querulous.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:41 pm UTC

haha, I had to google querulous. I thought he would've improved by now. Hope all is well. Cheers!


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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:13 pm UTC

I want to shoot my TV everytime the Marineland commercial comes on.

Ok, yes, it's absolutely adorable and hilarious when my daughters say "Daddy! Daddy! Belugas! We saw belugas at the aquarium! And a baby beluga! And a orca! And a seal! And a dolphin! DADDY! LOOK! BELUGAS!"

But after the tenth time before my shower in the morning? That's too much. HTH.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Mot » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:43 pm UTC

Happy Youth Day, Moo! :-D
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Felstaff » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:57 pm UTC

Mot wrote:Happy Youth Day, Moo! :-D

Gelukkige Jeugdag!

Archbishop Desmond Tutu taught me about today in a lecture I once had. Also I think the movie District 9 did the same.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:59 pm UTC

District 9 taught us a lot of things. Namely, don't spray alien goo on your own face. Bad things tend to result from that.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:02 pm UTC

District 13 was four better. It taught you that jumping off of buildings was cool.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:07 pm UTC

Yeah? Well District 9 taught us that if you want to go on a decent rampage, the way to do it is to commandeer an alien battle mech. Who knew those fookin' prawns could build such awesome stuff?
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Moo » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:19 pm UTC

Gelukkige Jeugdag, Felstaff en Mot!

And good luck with your team tonight, Mot ;)
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby I Am Raven » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:02 pm UTC

Moo wrote:Gelukkige Jeugdag, Felstaff en Mot!

And good luck with your team tonight, Mot ;)
Felstaff wrote:
Mot wrote:Happy Youth Day, Moo! :-D

Gelukkige Jeugdag!

Archbishop Desmond Tutu taught me about today in a lecture I once had. Also I think the movie District 9 did the same.


What's with the Dutch?
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Moo » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:04 pm UTC

It's not Dutch.
Proverbs 9:7-8 wrote:Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt. So don't bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby I Am Raven » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:12 pm UTC

Moo wrote:It's not Dutch.

Oh fuggof... :mrgreen: That's like saying "No, I'm not talking English, I'm talking Irish."
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Moo » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:15 pm UTC

Fuck you, douche. That's both ignorant and insulting. Luckily I am going to go watch the soccer now so I am forced to do the intelligent thing and just ignore you.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Whelan » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:22 pm UTC

FT: The Sith's red lightsabres would be lower energy than the jedi's Blue and green ones. Mace Windu's would be the highest energy.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:41 pm UTC

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby I Am Raven » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:42 pm UTC

Moo wrote:Fuck you, douche. That's both ignorant and insulting. Luckily I am going to go watch the soccer now so I am forced to do the intelligent thing and just ignore you.

Not ignorant (as soon as I saw "Afrikaans" I knew what you meant), but how is it insulting? Saying Afrikaans is basically Dutch, but a screwed up version of it? 'Tis. Whenever I hear someone speak Afrikaans, I laugh 'n' twitch. Coz it's really agonizing to hear one's own language being raped like that, right in front of you, but it also sounds really weird. So that explains the laughing 'n' twitching.
As for the "intelligent thing to do right now"? It probably is... :roll: Happy watching!
Whelan wrote:FT: The Sith's red lightsabres would be lower energy than the jedi's Blue and green ones. Mace Windu's would be the highest energy.

You know I actually said this to my physics teacher when we were talking about light, and he just stared blank at me, and continued talking after 5 seconds of total silence.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby crowey » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:57 pm UTC

I Am Raven wrote: I laugh 'n' twitch. Coz it's really agonizing to hear one's own language being raped like that, right in front of you, but it also sounds really weird. So that explains the laughing 'n' twitching.

Dude. No.

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Postby olubunmi » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:06 pm UTC

Today my brother's USB stick accidentally ended up in the vacuumcleaner.
I got it out safely tough, now let's see whether it still works :oops:

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby I Am Raven » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:18 pm UTC

crowey wrote:
I Am Raven wrote: I laugh 'n' twitch. Coz it's really agonizing to hear one's own language being raped like that, right in front of you, but it also sounds really weird. So that explains the laughing 'n' twitching.

Dude. No.

Dude. YES! It are as like me will going talk like that every time. See what I mean? Well maybe not really... But it's just agonizing and funny at the same time. Funny for obvious reasons, but agonizing because they aren't doing it on purpose. And don't give me the "It's its own language, not just screwed up Dutch." bull, because sure, that's what it is. But believe me: everybody I know makes jokes about Afrikaans all the friggin' time. And rightfully so. Do you know how they say "egg"? Li'l shitholefruit. I kid you not. "Poepholvruchie" (try translating "poepholvruchtje"). I means seriously? What the cock is that shit!
But alright alright, I guess there is a difference between the two languages, and a pretty big one too (like pronunciation and certain words as such). But I just can't get over it, sorry.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Box Boy » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:21 pm UTC

My problem is that you compared hearing a language similar but distinct from your own spoken to rape.
Also, saying it's just something you can't get over doesn't excuse you for being insulting in your other posts.

Fuck that noise.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Zohar » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:25 pm UTC

Not to mention your only excuse for laughing at the language is because other people do it too. You're being incredibly dumb here.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby crowey » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:27 pm UTC

Box Boy wrote:My problem is that you compared hearing a language similar but distinct from your own spoken to rape.
Also, saying it's just something you can't get over doesn't excuse you for being insulting in your other posts.

Fuck that noise.

yup.

Also your attitude of "hahaha listen to their stupid skwaking imitation of my noble language, oh those silly foreigners, they can't even talk properly" is pretty fucking douchey.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Weeks » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:45 pm UTC

I Am Raven wrote:But I just can't get over it, sorry.
That doesn't change how insulting your comment was...
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby I Am Raven » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:03 pm UTC

Oh man, when I was saying rape, I didn't mean actual rape. C'mon guys, what the hell is wrong with you, why are you insisting on reading the bad underline of what I'm saying? (And please, do tell me what was wrong with any sentence I typed.) I admit that it's condescending as hell to say stuff like that. And looking back, I'm sorry I did, because it wasn't fair. And I realise it's not an excuse to laugh when other people are laughing (although that is not what I meant: I meant to say that it's not such a bad thing for me to feel that way if others are doing it too. And that actually IS true [to some extent], seeing as our whole perception of "normal" is made up from what the mass is doing), don't worry.
So, all things considered:
1) Dutch and Afrikaans are almost the same language, but from my point of view I still think Afrikaans sounds weird, and screwed up. Just like Frisian sounds messy if your mother's tongue is Dutch.
2) I am sorry if I, in any way, insulted someone.
3) I am sorry I mentioned rape. Clearly when using this word I have to be careful to construct my sentences in such a fashion that it remains comprehensible.

And please, try to realise you have no idea what's it like hearing a language very similar to yours, but where things are a liiiiitle bit different. There really is no English equivalent for this phenomena, but please trust me when I say almost every native Dutch speaker thinks Afrikaans is a bit funny.

Good night to all of you, and I hope you will not think less of me because of this little... whatever it is.Clusterfuck, I think.

Totally unrelated but true nonetheless:
RT: I am having such a bad case of hay fever I can barely spend more than 15 minutes doing anything before running to sink and splashing cold water in my face because the pain becomes unbearable. :(
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:18 pm UTC

olubunmi wrote:Today my brother's USB stick accidentally ended up in the vacuumcleaner.
I got it out safely tough, now let's see whether it still works :oops:

It will, I guarantee it. You could nail it to a tree and it would still work.
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Postby Zohar » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:31 pm UTC

You'd have to get the PC all the way to the tree though, which would be sort of a hassle.
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Postby Baldur » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:35 pm UTC

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I was going to type up some problems I had with most of what you said, but decided I cannot be arsed with it. Instead, I'll just foe you.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Ivora » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:40 pm UTC

Sometimes, whenever sunlight hits a certain object, it looks absolutely beautiful.

Even if that object happens to be the corpse of a 79 year old man.

The crevasses on his face told such a delightful story. :D

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Box Boy » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:51 pm UTC

I Am Raven wrote: (And please, do tell me what was wrong with any sentence I typed.)

:D
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I Am Raven wrote:Saying Afrikaans is basically Dutch, but a screwed up version of it? 'Tis.
No, it's in fact it's own language which is derived from it AND IS IN FACT IN SOME WAYS BETTER THAN DUTCH AS IT HAS KEPT THE USAGE OF OLDER WORDS WHICH HAVE BEEN CHANGED IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE OVER THE YEARS. It's also not screwed up as it is correct according to it's own grammar, spelling, and general language-based rules.
I Am Raven wrote: I laugh 'n' twitch. Coz it's really agonizing to hear one's own language being raped like that, right in front of you, but it also sounds really weird. So that explains the laughing 'n' twitching.
No, y'see, nothing is like rape besides rape. Because rape is a unique, horrifying experience which should never be taken lightly, especially here where there are actual victims. So no, it's not like that. At all.
I Am Raven wrote:And don't give me the "It's its own language, not just screwed up Dutch." bull, because sure, that's what it is.
*headesk*
It. Is. Not. Screwed. Up. Dutch.
And if it is? Then Dutch is the bastard brother of East Frisian Low Saxon.
I Am Raven wrote:But believe me: everybody I know makes jokes about Afrikaans all the friggin' time. And rightfully so. Do you know how they say "egg"? Li'l shitholefruit. I kid you not. "Poepholvruchie" (try translating "poepholvruchtje"). I means seriously? What the cock is that shit!
Everybody else being a prick doesn't give you the right to be one. For example, if every person in your country were to unanimously agree that burning down hospitals while bored is okay, would you?
Also, I do believe it is Afrikaans. And no, no it is not ridiculous. It is a foreign language's version of a word, so it's not funny.
I Am Raven wrote:But alright alright, I guess there is a difference between the two languages, and a pretty big one too (like pronunciation and certain words as such). But I just can't get over it, sorry.
But you just said the exact opposite! Apologising after being a tool doesn't make it okay!
I Am Raven wrote:Oh man, when I was saying rape, I didn't mean actual rape.
Rape, definition;
1. The crime of forcing another person to submit to sex acts, especially sexual intercourse.
2. The act of seizing and carrying off by force; abduction.
3. Abusive or improper treatment; violation: a rape of justice.
Alright, I've removed what you seem to think "real" rape is. Now which of the other two is accurate? Neither, that's which. Except for possibly number 3), but that's stretching the definition beyond it's intended usage and you know it.
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1) Then why did you say it?
2) At least you've said it, I suppose.
3) Actually, that doesn't make it okay. When the Aztecs performed sacrificial murders for their Sun God, their nation supporting it didn't make it okay. Peer pressure doesn't make something right.
I Am Raven wrote:1) Dutch and Afrikaans are almost the same language, but from my point of view I still think Afrikaans sounds weird, and screwed up. Just like Frisian sounds messy if your mother's tongue is Dutch.
2) I am sorry if I, in any way, insulted someone.
3) I am sorry I mentioned rape. Clearly when using this word I have to be careful to construct my sentences in such a fashion that it remains comprehensible.

1)M'kay, once again, at least you've said it. And yeah, I'll admit that while it does, it doesn't give you the right to mock someone else's language.
2) M'kay, see above.
3) Or just don't use it for metaphors or symiles at all except for when referring to either the crime or one of the other two definitions.
I Am Raven wrote:And please, try to realise you have no idea what's it like hearing a language very similar to yours, but where things are a liiiiitle bit different. There really is no English equivalent for this phenomena, but please trust me when I say almost every native Dutch speaker thinks Afrikaans is a bit funny.
American English != British English
I Am Raven wrote:Good night to all of you, and I hope you will not think less of me because of this little... whatever it is. Clusterfuck, I think.
LTB'd. Yeah, I'd say that's accurate. And too late.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Baldur » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:06 pm UTC

Thank you, Box Boy.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby felltir » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:00 pm UTC

Congratulations, I Am Raven (doing that just to piss you off) you are no longer on the list of people I like on this fora.

Jesus, I thought you were cool. Fuck.

Well done, Waffleman. That's epic.
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