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by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 17:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Lotion
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Lotion

Too catchy. I'm debating whether to purchase the song on iTunes or not, because it's quite the earworm. I love it, though. Showed it to a friend, who had the same reaction, loved it. Of course, this is the friend who arranged for my "rate my professor" page to have the motto "it puts the lotion on i...
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 16:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words you mispronounced
Replies: 168
Views: 4005

Re: Words you mispronounced

Wix gaslights Jake. +100 internets.
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words you mispronounced
Replies: 168
Views: 4005

Re: Words you mispronounced

highway and lunchstealer:

artesian and artisan is probably from whence my confusion originally arose, thanks
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 14:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words you mispronounced
Replies: 168
Views: 4005

Re: Words you mispronounced

db, thanks, that's good to know. Merriam-Webster only has the way I stated, which is the way I learned it, and the only way I've ever heard it, except from one person who, despite holding a doctorate in biology, I consider an expert in nothing except getting out of work. edit to add: hmm, I think I'...
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words you mispronounced
Replies: 168
Views: 4005

Re: Words you mispronounced

Only if you play the Queensryche song to accompany it.
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 14:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 327476

Re: OFFS

oh, snap! :)

I like consistency as much as the next obsessive-compulsive, but as dbcooper points out, language just don't work that way.

lipid is pronounced lip (as in the things on your mouth), id (as in part of the mind), but lipase, an enzyme that breaks down lipids starts with "lie".
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 14:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words you mispronounced
Replies: 168
Views: 4005

Re: Words you mispronounced

Mo wrote:
the innominate one wrote:I used to pronounce partisan as though it rhymed with artesian.
Wait, it doesn't? I pronounce them:

part-eh-zen
art-eh-zen
apparently not, artesian has a touch of h and e in the last syllabus: zhEn
partisan's ultimate syllable ends in -san (phonetically and spellingly)
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 14:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words you mispronounced
Replies: 168
Views: 4005

Re: Words you mispronounced

hey, hegemony is part of a trend detected by Merriam*-Webster Dictionary

http://www.merriam-webster.com/trend-watch/2011/04/28/

follow this link and click the speaker icon to hear the pronunciation: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hegemony

*edited to correct a spelling error
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 13:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words you mispronounced
Replies: 168
Views: 4005

Re: Words you mispronounced

I used to pronounce partisan as though it rhymed with artesian.

I also used to pronounce efficacy with the emphasis on the second syllable instead of the first syllable, until a student pointed out my error.
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 13:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 327476

Re: OFFS

I correct student pronunciation in class, though I try to do so in a polite, non-dickish way. reasoning: (or rationalizing, if you prefer) 1. class is for learning 2. if one student is making a mistake, others are either making the same mistake, or will copy the mistake from that student 3. I simply...
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 13:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9379
Views: 348719

Re: Petty annoyances

+10 for snake-based solutions
+100 for using scientific names, italicizing them and capitalizing the generic name (the first word) but not the specific epithet (the second word)

Opheodrys aestivus is good for eating spiders. On the other hand, spiders eat insects, so trade-offs.
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 11:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A Purely Selfish Request From A Freeloader.
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: A Purely Selfish Request From A Freeloader.

I think that in windows you can change the settings such that clicking the mouse wheel will do that.
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 09:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 327476

Re: OFFS

Fwiw, AR, Merriam-Webster online audio pronunciation gives both, but "air" comes first, if that means anything. I've never heard it pronounced uhr.
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 09:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Lo, It Was Declared that Stuff Was Good
Replies: 1810
Views: 111903

Re: And Lo, It Was Declared that Stuff Was Good

Don't forget to apply the angular transformation at each step of your calculation!
by the innominate one
19 May 2011, 08:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon
Replies: 902
Views: 30546

Re: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon

Thanks again, guys. I hope being back doesn't involve as much John Travolta as Mr. Kotter had to put up with.
by the innominate one
18 May 2011, 10:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Lo, It Was Declared that Stuff Was Good
Replies: 1810
Views: 111903

Re: And Lo, It Was Declared that Stuff Was Good

Happy bday belatedly, Thoreau. I was going to make the parsecs joke, but didn't re-register in time to beat Stevo, who of course came up with a better one.

So, how old are you in einsteins meV fortnights hertz...meh, I got nothing.
by the innominate one
18 May 2011, 09:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon
Replies: 902
Views: 30546

Re: The Grylliade Welcome Wagon

Thanks, gentlemen.
by the innominate one
18 May 2011, 09:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: John Hannah, J sub D
Replies: 195
Views: 9224

Re: John Hannah, J sub D

I, too, regret the loss of J sub D and the ignorance of his situation which prevented any of us from being there for him (in any fashion, both literal and metaphorical). Props to Jennifer for her investigative reporter skills and fine tribute, and to DAR and Thoreau for their tributes as well (not t...