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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ark: a big floating hat?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

English as she is spoke

What happens when you, a native speaker of Portuguese, decide to write a Portuguese-to-English phrasebook... when you don't know any English? Why, you take a Portuguese-to-French phrasebook, a French-to-English phrasebook, and simply cross-reference! What could possibly go wrong? What could possibly go right? Everything.

Before there was Babel Fish, there was this guy. Reportedly, this book was read aloud in the Lincoln war room to take the edge off that whole "civil war" thing.

An example or several may be in order:

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Defects of the body.

A blind | A left handed
A lame | An ugly
A bald | A squint-eyed
A deaf

Degrees of kindred.

The gossip | the quater-grandfather
The gossip mistress | The quater-grandmother
The Nurse | A guardian
A relation | An guardian
An relation | A widower
An widow.

Trades.

Starch-maker | Porter
Barber | Chinaman
Coffeeman | Founder
Porkshop-keeper | Grave-digger
Cartwright | Tradesman
Tinker, a brasier | Stockingmender
Nailer | Lochsmith

Objects of man.

The boots | The lining
The buckles | The clogs
The buttons-holes | The wig
The buskins | the morning-gown, night-gown

Woman objects.

The busk | The paint or disguise
The sash | The spindle
The conet | The patches
The pumps | The skate
...

Diseases.

The apoplexy | The megrime
The scrofulas | The whitlow
The melancholy | The rheumatisme
The vomitory.

Parties a Town.

The butchery | The low eating house
The cause-way | The obelis-ks
The sink | The prison, geol

...

Of the bed.

The bed wood | The feet's bed
The bed battom | The pillar's bed
The head's bed.


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Familiar Phrases
...
At what o'clock dine him?
Dress your hairs.
These apricots and these peaches make me and to come water in mouth.
This room is filled of bugs.
Give me some good milk newly get out.
To morrow hi shall be entirely (her master) or unoccupied.
He has spit in my coat.
He burns one's self the brains.
He do the devil at four.
It must never to laugh of the unhappies.
He was wanting to be killed.
I am confused all yours civilities.
I am catched cold.
I not make what to coughand spit.
Never I have feeld a such heat
I have croped the candle.
I have mind to vomit.
I am catched cold in the brain.
I am pinking me with a pin.
I dead myself in envy to see her.
I take a broth all morning.
Witch prefer you?
The paving stone is sliphery.
Lay him hir apron.
Help-to a little most the better yours terms.
We are in the canicule.
Do not might one's understand to speak.
Take that boy and whip him to much.
Take attention to cut you self.
Dress my horse.
All trees have very deal bear.
You not make who to babble.
You interompt me.


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To inform oneself of a person.

How is that gentilman who you did speak by and by.
Is a German.
Tongh he is German, he speak so much well italyan, french, Spanish, and english, that among the Italyans, they believe him Italyan, he speak the frenche as the Frenches himselves. The Spanishesmen belie ve him Spanishing, and the Englishes, Englisman.
It is difficult to enjoy well so much several langages.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm out of "some wing" spice.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best hop on your horse and ride to the spicesmann, then!
What's that? You need to know how to ask for a horse? Say no more, friend, at least not until you can ask for a horse... in English!
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For to ride a horse.

"Here is a horse who have a bad looks. Give me another; I will not that. He not sall know to march, he is pursy, he is foundered. Don't you are ashamed to give me a jade as like? he is undshoed, he is with nails up; it want to lead to the farrier."
"Your pistols are its loads?"
"No; I forgot to buy gun-powder and balls. Let us prick. Go us more fast never I was seen a so much bad beast; she will not nor to bring forward neither put back."
"Strek him the bridle, hold him the reins sharters. Pique stron gly, make to marsh him."
"I have pricked him enough. But I can't to make march him."
"Go down, I shall make march."
"Take care that he not give you a foot kick's."
"Then he kicks for that I look? Sook here if I knew to tame hix."
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clearly he was planning to become a cowpoke or an outlaw or some such, that he immediately responds to a bad horse by pulling out his gun.

i have been watching kitten cams. i think 'interompt" is a perfect word for kittens. you know, like when you are trying to do something and one romps up and pounces on you? it's an interomption!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 Ingredient Ice Cream Bread
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THis is a HUGE infographic explaining world religions via Twitch Plays Pokemon: http://i.imgur.com/4An9vRT.png
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After scrolling down and reading a few of these, I felt compelled to go get Oliver a doggie treat and tell him he's a good boy: http://www.dogshaming.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to be a fan of problematic things - http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2011/09/how-to-be-a-fan-of-problematic-things/
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, I really like that article, Stripey. I have probably linked it in various parts of the forum more than once. <3 That was ages ago, though, so it's always nice to post again.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stripeypants wrote:
How to be a fan of problematic things - http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2011/09/how-to-be-a-fan-of-problematic-things/

That is some awesome sauce indeed. I gotta say though, I still feel inclined to defend problematic works when they are faulted for the wrong reasons. For instance, someone accusing a work of being racist or sexist when in fact it's the intentional negative portrayal of a specific set of character traits. I realize that there's a fine line between accurate portrayal and glorification and that there is a degree of subjectivity, but it just bugs because it feels like often times people miss some crucial points. Like if one of the characters was a pimp and they call the whole work misogynistic, even though pimps by their inherent nature are misogynistic and to portray them otherwise is likely to make the character or even the whole story seem unrealistic.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not surprised it has been linked to before.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to have a box of tissues ready before checking this out: http://www.jamesmollison.com/wherechildrensleep.php

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Where Children Sleep - stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms. When Fabrica asked me to come up with an idea for engaging with children's rights, I found myself thinking about my bedroom: how significant it was during my childhood, and how it reflected what I had and who I was. It occurred to me that a way to address some of the complex situations and social issues affecting children would be to look at the bedrooms of children in all kinds of different circumstances. From the start, I didn't want it just to be about 'needy children' in the developing world, but rather something more inclusive, about children from all types of situations. It seemed to make sense to photograph the children themselves, too, but separately from their bedrooms, using a neutral background. My thinking was that the bedroom pictures would be inscribed with the children's material and cultural circumstances ' the details that inevitably mark people apart from each other ' while the children themselves would appear in the set of portraits as individuals, as equals ' just as children. This is a selection from the 56 diptychs in the book (Chris Boot November 2010). The book is written and presented for an audience of 9-13 year olds ' intended to interest and engage children in the details of the lives of other children around the world, and the social issues affecting them, while also being a serious photographic essay for an adult audience.


This is . . . sobering, to say the least.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an infographic breaking down the daily routines of some super successful people. Not surprisingly, Balzac spent an enormous amount of time writing: http://infographwetrust.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/daily-rituals.png

And if you really want to binge on infographics: http://infowetrust.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of them are spending 5-7 hours a day socializing, and 3-5 hours per day working. That's a pretty sweet life.
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