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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2016, 02:47:09 pm »
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Why do people say to cough, "cough"? Doesn't make any sense. I mean, when they're describing the act of coughing, the sound of it.

not sure what you mean. you mean why does the word "cough" sound like an actual cough? they don't have onomatopoeias in romanian? buzz, swish, crash, boom, quack, caw.
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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2016, 03:12:24 pm »
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also, vag is slang for vagina
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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2016, 03:50:02 pm »
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Yeah but the point is that "cough" doesn't sound like an actual sound of a cough at all, haha.

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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2016, 06:28:47 am »
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Center embedding - Like quantum physics, hard to understand or explain.

In linguistics, center embedding refers to the process of embedding a phrase in the middle of another phrase of the same type. This often leads to difficulty with parsing which would be difficult to explain on grammatical grounds alone. The most frequently used example involves embedding a relative clause inside another one as in:
A man that a woman loves
A man that a woman that a child knows loves
A man that a woman that a child that a bird saw knows loves
A man that a woman that a child that a bird that I heard saw knows loves

It like the loop concept in programming lol, in terms of the start is executed first, then the ending of each one depending on the order of the way they are nested are is executed.
e.g not proper coding just example
(A man)
   that (A women)
       that (A child)
           that (A bird)
              I heard
           saw
        knows
   Loves

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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2016, 04:05:28 pm »
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That's crazy haha

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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2016, 05:53:36 pm »
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from the discussion in undoubtable's journal, got me thinking about:

"if programming languages were spoken languages"

https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/35vwa6/if_programming_languages_were_spoken_languages/



this sums up english (and javascript) nicely:

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Funny, I was recently thinking about English being similar to JavaScript in a slightly different way: due to historical reasons, it has spread everywhere and dominates the internet, despite the fact that many hate it for its many peculiarities.

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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2016, 06:14:29 pm »
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fuck all english haters. its particularities are what make it great.
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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2016, 03:12:08 am »
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The most I like about English is that it doesn't have genders for things. That simplifies it A LOT. In all the other languages (including Romanian), things have gender - male, female or neutral. Who set them? No idea. But they exist. And they're hard to learn.

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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2016, 11:25:30 am »
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So or sew or sow - all pronounced go

Also

Bow and arrow or bow down
  o                          ow


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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2016, 11:52:03 am »
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i've posted this before but it popped into my head again today and this is the right thread for it: "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo," is a complete, coherent sentence in english.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2016, 12:01:37 pm »
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i've posted this before but it popped into my head again today and this is the right thread for it: "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo," is a complete, coherent sentence in english.

So you have the Buffalo animal and then you have the buffalo verb meaning to intimidate but I just can't understand this. Unless Buffalo is also someone's name.
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So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief.
Holy Quran 94:5
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Measuring reminder:
5 toe to heel steps = 148cm
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�Strength comes from the legs, Power comes from the torso and Speed comes from the arm.� � Al Vermeil

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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2016, 01:25:28 pm »
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it's the name of a city in new york. so you could read the sentence as, "Buffalo from Buffalo who are bullied by buffalo from Buffalo bully buffalo from Buffalo."
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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2016, 06:10:51 pm »
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I don't understand ANYTHING out of that, lol.

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Re: The proper English thread
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2016, 12:19:18 pm »
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Where do the "whom other" and "themselves" fit into that sentence? I only see buffalos. This is stupid.