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Re: Words I Just Happen to Like

Post by Jadagul » 22 Jun 2017, 18:26

Exactly! Made me happy when I learned that.

If you like that sort of fact you should check out the History of English podcast, which is pretty fantastic.

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Post by Warren » 22 Jun 2017, 19:23

We should adopt a metric calendar of ten months of thirty six days plus a five day (six on leap years) extended holiday at the end of the year .
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Post by Mo » 22 Jun 2017, 19:31

Ellie wrote:OH MY GOD

THAT'S WHY THE WORD IS FORTNIGHTLY

BECAUSE MEANS EVERY FOURTEEN NIGHTS

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Post by Kolohe » 22 Jun 2017, 19:47

Warren wrote:We should adopt a metric calendar of ten months of thirty six days plus a five day (six on leap years) extended holiday at the end of the year .
Of course the frog wants some silly revolutionary French thing.
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Post by Warren » 22 Jun 2017, 20:28

Kolohe wrote:
Warren wrote:We should adopt a metric calendar of ten months of thirty six days plus a five day (six on leap years) extended holiday at the end of the year .
Of course the frog wants some silly revolutionary French thing.
Okay fine. Then thirteen months of 28 days and New Years Day, plus a Leap Day.
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Post by Sandy » 22 Jun 2017, 22:16

12 months of 36 days and fuck rotation.
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Post by Aresen » 22 Jun 2017, 22:50

Obviously, the fundamental unit is the year, which should the basis of all time units.

In place of months, we would have deci-years and instead of weeks, we would have centi-years. (Note that this would give us 100 weekends per year.)

Days would be replaced by milli-years. People would work one milli-year and have two milli-years off. (Note that time would no longer be linked to the turning of the earth, so daylight savings could be abolished. For convenience, milli-years could also be referred to as days.)

Days (or milliyears) would be ten hours long. The new hour would be equivalent to ~.875 old hours, meaning shorter hours for everyone.

Hours would have 100 minutes and each minute 100 seconds. A three minute egg would now become a five and a half minute egg.

Each second would be less than one third of the old second, meaning you would have more seconds to do things when seconds count.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 22 Jun 2017, 23:44

Look Aresen, you can try to impose your metric devilry on us when your country has the biggest military okay?
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Post by Sandy » 23 Jun 2017, 00:09

Base 12 for lyfe.
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Post by thoreau » 23 Jun 2017, 00:41

Twelve months of thirty days, four seasonal festival days, New Year's Day, and a midyear leap day.

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Post by thoreau » 23 Jun 2017, 00:42

Alternately: The Shire Reckoning.

And we switch to base 12.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 23 Jun 2017, 03:59

Metric based on seconds or GTFO.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 04 Jul 2017, 22:54

Would semi-bi-weekly (or bi-semi-weekly) be weekly or (roughly) monthly?

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Post by lunchstealer » 05 Jul 2017, 13:35

D.A. Ridgely wrote:Would semi-bi-weekly (or bi-semi-weekly) be weekly or (roughly) monthly?
twice a week, you're half-attracted to dudes.
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Post by the innominate one » 09 Sep 2017, 00:28

unctuous
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Post by Aresen » 09 Sep 2017, 14:47

the innominate one wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 00:28
unctuous
Isn't that a synonym for 'White House staffer'?
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Post by pistoffnick » 29 Jan 2018, 11:35

Always be suspicious of people who have, or crave, power. - Stanley Kubrick
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Post by Sandy » 29 Jan 2018, 11:37

Here I was thinking it was something with one-and-a-half legs.
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Re: Words I Just Happen to Like

Post by Tuco » 31 Jan 2018, 07:49

Relampago. Nothing to do with meaning, I just like the way it feels in my mouth when I say it.

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Post by Aresen » 31 Jan 2018, 10:24

Sandy wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 11:37
Here I was thinking it was something with one-and-a-half legs.
I think that would be sesquipod. As in Afghanistan veteran.
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Post by Aresen » 31 Jan 2018, 10:25

Tuco wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 07:49
Relampago. Nothing to do with meaning, I just like the way it feels in my mouth when I say it.
Very enlightening.
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Re: Words I Just Happen to Like

Post by lunchstealer » 31 Jan 2018, 15:54

Tuco wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 07:49
Relampago. Nothing to do with meaning, I just like the way it feels in my mouth when I say it.
Relampaaaaago.

Not at all tinny.
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Post by Jake » 31 Jan 2018, 16:45

lunchstealer wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 15:54
Tuco wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 07:49
Relampago. Nothing to do with meaning, I just like the way it feels in my mouth when I say it.
Relampaaaaago.

Not at all tinny.
It's got a sort of woody quality about it.
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Post by the innominate one » 31 Jan 2018, 20:08

Tuco wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 07:49
Relampago. Nothing to do with meaning, I just like the way it feels in my mouth when I say it.
I like the way it feels in a woman's mouth when she says it when I'm in her m...you know what, never mind. That's too much information. I don't want to be crude.
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Re: Words I Just Happen to Like

Post by Ellie » 22 Aug 2018, 22:29

I really like the British phrase "fannying about." :)
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