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16-12-2013, 09:05 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(16-12-2013 08:20 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(16-12-2013 05:56 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  That much to Chas' dismay, irregardless is in fact a word. Tongue

No, it's not. You're wrong. He's wrong.

It's a stupid, meaningless, illiteracy. The ir- cancels the -less. Just fucking stupid.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary is the McDonald's of dictionaries. Pure crap.

Irregardless of your objections, it's still a word. Tongue

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19-12-2013, 12:47 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
Well, I finally have proof positive that mustaches are of the devil and should be banned by law.

Meet the Emei moustache toad (or rather, pray to god you don't).

"During the breeding season, each male grows 10 to 16 spines. "They are as sharp as a pencil lead," says Hudson, adding that the frogs "do try to stab you a bit when you pick them up". The toads spend most of the year in forests, but in February and March they head to streams to breed. The males arrive first and claim rocks in the fast-flowing water. They spend several weeks swimming around their chosen rock, with hardly any food, grunting underwater to attract females."

Mustaches and grunting underwater - what woman could resist that!

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And yet, this is nothing compared to the hairy (or horror) frog, which, apparently "actively breaks its own bones to produce claws that puncture their way out of the frog's toe pads, probably when it is threatened."

And ain't it a beaut!

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19-12-2013, 04:44 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(16-12-2013 09:05 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(16-12-2013 08:20 PM)Chas Wrote:  No, it's not. You're wrong. He's wrong.

It's a stupid, meaningless, illiteracy. The ir- cancels the -less. Just fucking stupid.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary is the McDonald's of dictionaries. Pure crap.

Irregardless of your objections, it's still a word. Tongue

Real dictionaries classify it as 'informal'. That is dictionary for 'not actually a word'.

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19-12-2013, 04:58 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(19-12-2013 04:44 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(16-12-2013 09:05 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Irregardless of your objections, it's still a word. Tongue

Real dictionaries classify it as 'informal'. That is dictionary for 'not actually a word'.

According to my desktop dictionary widget ...

USAGE
Irregardless, with its illogical negative prefix, is widely heard, perhaps arising under the influence of such perfectly correct forms as : irrespective. Irregardless is avoided by careful users of English. Use regardless to mean 'without regard or consideration for' or 'nevertheless': : I go walking every day regardless of season or weather.

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19-12-2013, 05:00 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(19-12-2013 04:44 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(16-12-2013 09:05 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Irregardless of your objections, it's still a word. Tongue

Real dictionaries classify it as 'informal'. That is dictionary for 'not actually a word'.

MW also contains an entry for "ain't".

As a portmanteau it's curiously redundant.

I'm inclined to suspect this is yet another example of a mistake that has reached an unnecessary level of recognition.

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20-12-2013, 06:02 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(19-12-2013 05:00 PM)Cardinal Smurf Wrote:  
(19-12-2013 04:44 PM)Chas Wrote:  Real dictionaries classify it as 'informal'. That is dictionary for 'not actually a word'.

MW also contains an entry for "ain't".

As a portmanteau it's curiously redundant.

I'm inclined to suspect this is yet another example of a mistake that has reached an unnecessary level of recognition.

Girly, you ain't usin' it, is ya?

Only whens Ima writin teckneecap reportz cuz 1) I like dicking with the tecnocrap eddytors and B) cuz I get to says "Did you even fucking read it?" when they miss it. Big Grin

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20-12-2013, 06:04 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(20-12-2013 06:02 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(19-12-2013 05:00 PM)Cardinal Smurf Wrote:  MW also contains an entry for "ain't".

As a portmanteau it's curiously redundant.

I'm inclined to suspect this is yet another example of a mistake that has reached an unnecessary level of recognition.

Girly, you ain't usin' it, is ya?

Only whens Ima writin teckneecap reportz cuz 1) I like dicking with the tecnocrap eddytors and B) cuz I get to says "Did you even fucking read it?" when they miss it. Big Grin

I get it. It's like the bowl of blue M&M's in the hotel requirement of a contract. A test!

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20-12-2013, 09:01 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
(20-12-2013 06:04 PM)Cardinal Smurf Wrote:  
(20-12-2013 06:02 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Only whens Ima writin teckneecap reportz cuz 1) I like dicking with the tecnocrap eddytors and B) cuz I get to says "Did you even fucking read it?" when they miss it. Big Grin

I get it. It's like the bowl of blue M&M's in the hotel requirement of a contract. A test!

Main problem I have with technical editors? They're usually right. ... fuckers.

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23-12-2013, 04:06 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
About Lévy flights (and Brownian motion)... but it wasn't long before my mind decided to go on a random walk.

Can't say I got all of it, but the words "a mix of long trajectories and short, random movements found in turbulent fluids" rang a whole lot of bells... And so did "self-avoiding random walks"... Confused

I also learnt that there is a good reason I hate eggs... though this might actually make me like them a bit more...

(And to make it even more on the nose, the yellow bit is actually a gonadal mass.)

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23-12-2013, 04:14 PM
RE: What Did You Learn Today?
Oooo.... chaos... Smile Pretty...

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