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Random Babbling - 113

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Jul 18, 2010.

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  1. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    Frist! :D

    Saw Trainspotting today. Good movie, ugly actors, but good acting.
     
  3. Disciple of The Watch

    Disciple of The Watch Preparing The Coming of The New Order Veteran

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    Damn you, Morg!

    BWHAHAHAHA! :lol:
     
  4. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    Yay! New babbling thread! [​IMG]

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    Don't forget to start adding useless letters like "u" and "e" to words that shouldn't have them....like 'towne' or 'colour'. It's color god-damnit! [​IMG]

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    I just found this emoticon...I can see Rags making full use of this one.... [​IMG]
     
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  5. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    The extra letters just make their language more flavourful and centred. Of course, my English colleagues love to tease me for forgetting my vowels. Those zany, mad-capped English, always up their antics....


    In other news, just finished throwing a B-day party for my son who just turned 3. It was a very successful and enjoyable party. The food was excellent. The bounce house a particular hit with the kids. But it really amazes me that even when you try to plan something really small, it always ends up bigger than you planned, and much more expensive. I sort of lost track of the costs, but it was definitely north of $400.00 USD. Really? Just for a few families to hang out, eat some food, cake, and a few party favors? Oh well....
     
  6. Loreseeker

    Loreseeker A believer in knowledge Veteran

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    Hibernation was a failure. Too much sleep is scary.

    Back to the drawing board.
     
  7. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    Speaking of such gibberish...I've always wondered how the Engrish (and aussies) got Al-Oom-In-Ee-Um from 'aluminum'. They're adding an extra sound that doesn't belong. People, it's A-Loo-Mi-Num. I can understand words like La-Bor-A-Tory since it's not introducing any new sound, it's just breaking the word down in different sections.


    Wait a minute...I'm Brit bashing here....where's Barmy? :grin:
     
  8. Cap'n CJ

    Cap'n CJ Arrr! Veteran

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    Maybe because it's spelt "Aluminium", you fecking yank! :D

    Edit: Oh, and if our language is too difficult for you to master, you can always come up with your own instead.
     
  9. 8people

    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    [​IMG] They did, American English :p

    Half the syllables, half the hassle! ;)
     
  10. Cap'n CJ

    Cap'n CJ Arrr! Veteran

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    Half the intellect too, it often seems.
     
  11. Tarrasque

    Tarrasque Whoever said Paladins had to be charismatic? ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    No, that would be too hard for them. :D
     
  12. Cap'n CJ

    Cap'n CJ Arrr! Veteran

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    I move that they rename this "British Babble Thread"
     
  13. Mesmero

    Mesmero How'd an old elf get the blues?

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    It was actually called aluminum first. When the element was discovered it was named alumium, but the discoverer (a Brit) changed it to aluminum some years later. Some British fellows decided however that it didn't sound posh enough and thought it should be named aluminium to keep consistency with the -ium suffixes, totally forgetting there were already elements like platinum.
     
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    Montresor Mostly Harmless Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    Nothing like standing on the sideline and watching the UK and US bash the hell out of each other. :p :evil:

    Weird thing is, I still use British spelling but my spoken English is more American than English. Probably because we learn British English in school but American English from TV.
     
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    Cap'n CJ Arrr! Veteran

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    While totally remembering elements like Magnesium!
     
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    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Happy birthday to your little 'un Marceror! I know what you mean about it being expensive! Even though I did all the catering for Ashleys 3rd it still cost a fortune! We don't do party bags now though. Since I do the chocolate bars we use those. A friend of mine was really pleased when I did them for her daughter as she said that the party bags normally cost her about £3 each to make but my choccie bars only cost £1.20
     
  17. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG]
    A thread late, but anyway... you were probably not looking at the vB Blog FAQ, but even if you were, it's not very useful on the subject. Below the Sorcerer's Place Forum logo near the top of every forum page, there's a green Blogs link in the nav bar. Clicking it gives you several options. One of them is "Your Blog". If you click that, you'll be directed to the page where you can manage the various blog settings as well as post new blog entries. The navigation is on the left side of the page. You're looking for the "Post to your Blog" option.

    The "How do I..." sticky in SS is a better place to ask such questions as I'm more likely to see them.
     
  18. Caradhras

    Caradhras I may be bad... but I feel gooood! Veteran

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    Two countries divided by a common language.

    My spelling is British as American English just simplifies things too much for my taste. I also feel British accents definitely sound better to my ears (but there are exceptions).

    ION I'm so busy it's not even funny. That and being sick when it's incredibly hot is no fun at all.
     
  19. T2Bruno

    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    In my dictionary...

    aluminium n. Chiefly Brit. Variant of aluminum.

    In the US the spelling 'aluminium' is primarily used by chemists when referring to the element. The spelling 'aluminum' is generally used in other industries when referring to the metal. The later is far more common in the US and so the the universal pronunciation here is based on the second spelling.
     
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  20. Loreseeker

    Loreseeker A believer in knowledge Veteran

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    At least with both Aluminium and aluminum it's fairly clear what element it is.

    Sodium and Potassium, otoh... (Natrijum and Kalijum are in use here)

    I've learned the terms ten years ago and still catch myself thinking "Sodium? Ooooh, Na!"

    Still - Uuq (Ununquadium) , anyone?

    Temporary name and everyone just says element 114 but - Uuq? Catchy. :D
     
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