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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, way to be an asshole for no reason.

This thread is called "The most-postwhoring thead of DOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!!", it exist for shit that no one gives a fuck about.

But hey, when I see the person I mentioned, this afternoon at our meeting to work on my pilot idea for a new sitcom, I'll be sure to tell him how much you don't give a fuck about him or his friends.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooooo, look, a blibbering humdinger!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost corrected someone for writing "nowt" instead of "naught," but apparently "naught," "nowt," and "nought" are all valid.

what the hell
NOWT?
srsly?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think you are allowed to use 'nowt' only if you are writing in a thick northern british accent.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

only times I've heard it Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it would be fair to expect other cues indicating an accent in that case, though, yea? And the only other variation from completely bland flavorless English was some fairly archaic language, so considering the origin of the word
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Middle English naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from Old English nawiht

"nowt" would have been at least somewhat unexpected even to someone who'd been familiar with the variation




unless you just mean that it might be the default spelling for an author from Northern England

Wiktionary informs me that in Scotland it would probably mean "ox"!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wiktionary has been clearly been misinformed by scottish cattle thieves.

nice english police officer: did you steal your neighbor's ox?
scotsman: me? i've taken nowt!

and the police officer takes his inquiries elsewhere, and when the scot is caught trying to sell said ox and is dragged into court, he claims he told the absolute truth and it's not his fault the nice police officer didn't speak the language.

i think nowt of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
so considering the origin of the word
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Middle English naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from Old English nawiht

"nowt" would have been at least somewhat unexpected even to someone who'd been familiar with the variation


I don't quite see your point here. When I read "nawiht" in my head it sounds like "now it", which is a very short step from "nowt". And I think you need to look at pronunciation distances here rather than letter distances.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh.
"nā whit"

Either way, I would have thought that using archaic vocabulary would also mean using archaic spellings, within reason, or at least spellings that more closely resemble the archaic spellings, especially if they also happen to be the more common variation.

and we only sort of know what Middle/Old English (or even Early Modern English, for that matter) sounded like


but really my only point had been that I'd been somewhat surprised that "nowt" was an actual thing
I'm not arguing against its use
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think youtube's video recommendation algorithm is broken

it keeps recommending me videos from a user that I've only interacted with by 'disliking' one of their videos
very annoying
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
I think youtube's video recommendation algorithm is broken

it keeps recommending me videos from a user that I've only interacted with by 'disliking' one of their videos
very annoying

This actually explains it well
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't decide between Interesting Linkdump or Random Image Post, so I decided to drop this in here.





Yes, these are all real names.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They really should have named him Fancy English II instead of JR. Such a waste.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is General Post Dump Thread III, in which Heretical Rants agrees with dyslexiA, notes the slightly disappointing nature of the way in which people seem to be voting on those names, and complains of dreaming about minor body issues!

Stay tuned!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yo Campbell's

if there are two different cans of soup
and I have a choice between them
and one says that they sponsor the NFL and the other doesn't
I'm going to buy the one that doesn't
every. single. time.
unless the other can is advertising its sponsorship of
like
al-Qa'ida or "Focus on the Family" or something actively bad

so plz
stop
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