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Re: Light laffs

Post by nicole » 24 Aug 2017, 06:42

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Re: Light laffs

Post by dbcooper » 25 Aug 2017, 02:38

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Post by dbcooper » 25 Aug 2017, 20:32

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Light laffs

Post by Dangerman » 25 Aug 2017, 20:48

nicole wrote:
24 Aug 2017, 06:42
This dude turned up in a reddit thread about the gif. That's his wife. He really appreciates everyone's kind words, though.
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Re: Light laffs

Post by dhex » 25 Aug 2017, 20:50

he looks hella suspicious in that clip but jumbotrons are alienating.

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Re: Light laffs

Post by Warren » 26 Aug 2017, 14:27

dhex wrote:
25 Aug 2017, 20:50
he looks hella suspicious in that clip but jumbotrons are alienating.
To me it looked like his arm was falling asleep.
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Re: Light laffs

Post by Mo » 26 Aug 2017, 21:08

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Re: Light laffs

Post by dbcooper » 26 Aug 2017, 22:59

BBC Pidgin is quite something.

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin
De one we dem de read well well
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Ghana import 30 million condoms but dem no use am
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Indian woman divorce husband because dem no get toilet
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5 Ways You Fit Get President Trump to Sack you
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Re: Light laffs

Post by dbcooper » 26 Aug 2017, 23:04

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Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Light laffs

Post by Solitudinarian » 27 Aug 2017, 00:20

dbcooper wrote:
26 Aug 2017, 22:59
BBC Pidgin is quite something.

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin
De one we dem de read well well
1
Ghana import 30 million condoms but dem no use am
2
Indian woman divorce husband because dem no get toilet
3
5 Ways You Fit Get President Trump to Sack you
That was truly amazing. I'll have to check that out more often.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Aug 2017, 00:59

I wonder if this is something like how the Romans would have felt listening to modem romance languages.
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Re: Light laffs

Post by dbcooper » 27 Aug 2017, 03:29

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Light laffs

Post by nicole » 27 Aug 2017, 08:06

Eric the .5b wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 00:59
I wonder if this is something like how the Romans would have felt listening to modem romance languages.
Not really, it's kind of unique to pidgins because of how the vocabulary is almost directly lifted from English.
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Re: Light laffs

Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Aug 2017, 16:46

nicole wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 08:06
Eric the .5b wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 00:59
I wonder if this is something like how the Romans would have felt listening to modem romance languages.
Not really, it's kind of unique to pidgins because of how the vocabulary is almost directly lifted from English.
Only to English-based pidgins, and only the English words in it; there are pidgins of many languages. The vocabulary of romance languages is largely derived from Latin. (The real difference between pidgins and other languages is syntax, not vocabulary.)

I suspect it is something like the reaction they would have listening to Italian or Spanish, though.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Aug 2017, 16:48

And, similarly gigglesome to me, anything written in Scots:
An atom is the smawest consteetuent unit o ordinary matter that has the properties o a chemical element. Ivery solit, liquid, gas, an plasma is componed o neutral or ionised atoms. Atoms are very smaw; teepical sizes are aroond 100 picometres (a ten-billiont o a metre, in the short scale).
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Post by thoreau » 27 Aug 2017, 17:08

I remember watching a movie with actors from Scotland and northern England, made for a UK audience. There were scenes where I needed subtitles.

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Re: Light laffs

Post by nicole » 27 Aug 2017, 17:10

Eric the .5b wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 16:46
nicole wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 08:06
Eric the .5b wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 00:59
I wonder if this is something like how the Romans would have felt listening to modem romance languages.
Not really, it's kind of unique to pidgins because of how the vocabulary is almost directly lifted from English.
Only to English-based pidgins, and only the English words in it; there are pidgins of many languages. The vocabulary of romance languages is largely derived from Latin. (The real difference between pidgins and other languages is syntax, not vocabulary.)

I suspect it is something like the reaction they would have listening to Italian or Spanish, though.
Uh...yeah. But the vocabulary of Romance languages is derived rather than lifted directly from Latin. The difference between pidgins and other languages is that they typically marry the vocabulary of one language with the grammatical elements of another. So it's like hearing English with some other stuff mixed in, rather than hearing a bunch of languages that evolved over time to actually not sound like English anymore.
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Re: Light laffs

Post by thoreau » 27 Aug 2017, 17:24

Isn't English a bit of a pidgin, with a metric shit ton of Romance vocabulary on top of Germanic grammar?

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Re: Light laffs

Post by Jadagul » 27 Aug 2017, 17:56

Nah, we're just a Germanic language that borrows words from other languages super aggressively. (We did also borrow some grammar from the Normans, who were at least moderately Romantic, but that's normal linguistic evolution).

Technically, I think it's a "pidgin" only if no one speaks it as a first language and it doesn't have a coherent internal grammar. Once people grow up with it it's a creole instead. This means that Pidgin is a creole and not a pidgin.

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Re: Light laffs

Post by Sandy » 27 Aug 2017, 19:47

Jadagul wrote:Nah, we're just a Germanic language that borrows words from other languages super aggressively. (We did also borrow some grammar from the Normans, who were at least moderately Romantic, but that's normal linguistic evolution).

Technically, I think it's a "pidgin" only if no one speaks it as a first language and it doesn't have a coherent internal grammar. Once people grow up with it it's a creole instead. This means that Pidgin is a creole and not a pidgin.
"Borrow." I can't remember who said it, but someone said English doesn't borrow from other languages, it follows them into dark alleys, clobbers them over the head, and strips them of anything loose.
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Re: Light laffs

Post by Jadagul » 27 Aug 2017, 22:15

Sandy wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 19:47
Jadagul wrote:Nah, we're just a Germanic language that borrows words from other languages super aggressively. (We did also borrow some grammar from the Normans, who were at least moderately Romantic, but that's normal linguistic evolution).

Technically, I think it's a "pidgin" only if no one speaks it as a first language and it doesn't have a coherent internal grammar. Once people grow up with it it's a creole instead. This means that Pidgin is a creole and not a pidgin.
"Borrow." I can't remember who said it, but someone said English doesn't borrow from other languages, it follows them into dark alleys, clobbers them over the head, and strips them of anything loose.
Yes.
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Re: Light laffs

Post by Mo » 28 Aug 2017, 13:33

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h/t Julian Sanchez
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Re: Light laffs

Post by dhex » 28 Aug 2017, 13:50

Fucking a, mookie
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Re: Light laffs

Post by dead_elvis » 28 Aug 2017, 15:31

That's a name I haven't heard in a while.

Probably wouldn't remember him but for this classic Letterman:

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Re: Light laffs

Post by JasonL » 28 Aug 2017, 15:42

I love that quote so much.

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