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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Zombie Protestor » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:20 am

There's a bunch of information from this Google search that might help.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby badplantmommy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:54 am

Zombie Protestor wrote:There's a bunch of information from this Google search that might help.


Thanks! I have bookmarked a few of these. It was all over the local news today that L.A. was going to do away with them; it would be nice if my county did too. I know I'm not in a huge rush to send it in and identify him (he was driving my car, and the ticket was sent to me, but that's obviously not me in the photo :P ).
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Skimba » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:27 am

Today, the Denver metro area's temperature is breaking it's streak of 17 days of heat in the 90's (F) by having an estimated high of only 85 (F). It's been 95+ since last week, so 85 feels almost like the fall? :?
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby PonderThis » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:59 pm

110F(43C) yesterday and looking at the same today. Actually I just looked at current weather in Mexicali and fan should come in here and tell me to stop being such a crybaby.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Judas Maccabeus » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:14 pm

Skimba wrote:Today, the Denver metro area's temperature is breaking it's streak of 17 days of heat in the 90's (F) by having an estimated high of only 85 (F). It's been 95+ since last week, so 85 feels almost like the fall? :?


... Apparently Cincinnati and Denver got the same settings in the weather machine this month. 17 straight days of 90+ temperatures, then 85 today. :P
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby fanelian » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:25 pm

WHAT PONDER SAID!


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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby jvcc » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:57 am

I got my hair colored today (for the first time ever, woohoo!), and I must be allergic to either the dye or the hair products the stylist used, because my nose is so congested it feels like it wants to explode.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby James » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:34 am

Perhaps you guys should consider accommodation somewhere other than the surface of the sun.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby PonderThis » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:22 pm

James wrote:Perhaps you guys should consider accomodation somewhere other than the surface of the sun.

You know, you might just be on to something!

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Judas Maccabeus » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:48 pm

James wrote:Perhaps you guys should consider accomodation somewhere other than the surface of the sun.


How am I supposed to work on my burn... ah, tan otherwise? :(
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby ntw3001 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:32 am

James wrote:Perhaps you guys should consider accomodation somewhere other than the surface of the sun.


For some reason the typo here is really bugging me and people keep quoting it.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby fanelian » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:42 am

I say BLAH to your wacky english-language-thing of using two consonants together to make the same sound it makes with a single one.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Zombie Protestor » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:01 pm

And I say blah to Spanish's counter-intuitive phrasing. I can't say "I'm walking on the beach;" I have to say "I'm walking for the beach." I can't say "I play in the band;" I have to say "I'm touching in the band."

("Yo camino por la playa" and "Yo toco in la banda", respectively)
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby fanelian » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:09 pm

You're just being silly, we all know Spanish is the greatest language of them all. :)
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby Zombie Protestor » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:21 pm

English is the hardest language to learn (as I've read anyway), but I love how we have so many different words for the same thing because each has its own nuanced meaning. "He's thrifty" and "He's penny-pinching" for example.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby chrismachine » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:13 pm

French is fairly decent at playing off English meanings, actually. Student is étudiant(e) and pupil is élève, for example. Talk about picking nits.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby badplantmommy » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:10 am

English is a wacky, wonky language, with so many incongruities and exceptions to the rules, and I'm glad it was my "first" language, because I probably would have failed miserably trying to learn it as a second language.
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby EvilJekyll » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:24 am

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby badplantmommy » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:25 am

I have been having an impossible time trying to start zinnias from seeds. They are easy to grow, so why won't they come up, dammit? (And yes, I've been watering them.) :(
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby badplantmommy » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:28 am

I wish I could drink alcohol. I have more than a month of the antifungal meds to go. :(
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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby ntw3001 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:51 am

Everyone I've asked who actually had to learn English as a foreign language has told me it's pretty easy. The grammar isn't especially complex (at a basic level, anyway), verbs and such tend to come in far fewer flavours and things like irregular plurals are just exceptions that can be learned like any other vocabulary. Myself, I couldn't get the hang of [url=http://german.about.com/library/blcase_sum.htm]German cases[/i]. It all seems rather more complex than English, which has some extra pronouns to stick in where appropriate but has a pretty uncomplicated system for their application ('he' at the start of a sentence, 'him' anywhere else).

The spelling issue Fan initially complained about is a thing, though. At least we're not speaking Welsh. But German definitely has the right idea with letters reliably representing particular sounds. *Slaps forehead* why didn't we think of that?

But yeah, also if it were an uncommonly difficult language to learn it probably would never have become so darned popular.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby jvcc » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:34 am

Estoy de acuerdo con Enty, más o menos, pero creo que el español es más fácil que el inglés.

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Re: A whine and complain thread

Postby ntw3001 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:54 am

Yeehaw Babelfish said that that said what I thought it said. I am a language prodigy!

I've also heard that Spanish is an easy language to learn, but I don't know anything about it so I can't hazard a guess as to why. I chose German over Spanish because it was rumoured to be easier, but as it turned out we were all tricked by recognisable vocabulary. Vocabulary is not the difficult part!


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