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kscherer
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2011-03-26, 11:01

ignorant: lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated; can also mean discourteous, rude, or easily angered.

Yeah, go right ahead. Call someone ignorant and see what happens. Know why they get mad? Because they don't know what the word means! Then again, most people who use the word don't know what it means, either.

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Robo
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2011-03-26, 15:37

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Except that I pulled it from the OS X Dictionary. It's the British spelling that is Grey. You being American I presume you thought it was the other way around?
Unlike color/colour, and similar differences, "grey" is actually common on both sides of the Atlantic. (The AppleNova posting guidelines, for example, use "grey.") It's just the fact that "gray" is not used outside of the US* that makes everyone think "grey" is The British Spelling. Many US style guides prefer "grey." /pedant

*) Except, of course, in names.**

**) I may be biased, here.

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong

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2011-03-26, 15:48

I think it's now i's turn. Don't you think?
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Robo
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2011-03-26, 15:51

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I think it's now i's turn. Don't you think?
I heard they're about to go all web 2.0 and drop the "e." Gry.

We used up all the Es with by sticking them in front of random words back with web 1.0.

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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kscherer
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2011-03-26, 16:35

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We used up all the Es with by sticking them in front of random words back with web 1.0.
eWorld: an online service operated by Apple Inc. between June 1994 and March 1996. The services included email (eMail Center), news, and a bulletin board system (Community Center). Users of eWorld were often referred to as "ePeople".


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kscherer
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2011-03-28, 12:18

punctuation: the marks, such as period, comma, and parentheses, used in writing to separate sentences and their elements and to clarify meaning.

Good editorial has them, the interwebs do not.

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billybobsky
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2011-03-28, 12:32

er... the interweb has a lot of them, just not following any standard rules:

:)

;)

???
....
:,(

etc.


actually I have a hypothesis: emoticons steal punctuation from normal text. The correlation of excessive emoticon use and lack of grammatically proper sentence structure is evidence for this.

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Robo
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2011-03-28, 12:32

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punctuation: Good editorial has them, the interwebs do not.
Then you're on the wrong interwebs.

Stop being such a downer. Most adults do know what "ignorant" means, and everybody complains about opinions-masquerading-as-news, except when they agree with the opinions.

Now the bias/biased thing, shit yeah that's a travesty.

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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kscherer
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2011-03-28, 13:17

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Stop being such a downer.
enthusiastic: having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval

There. Now, bite me!

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kscherer
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2011-03-29, 11:21

Oddly enough, this was actually in the dictionary:

smoke and mirrors: the obscuring or embellishing of the truth of a situation with misleading or irrelevant information
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kscherer
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2011-03-29, 16:48

discussion: the action or process of talking about something, typically in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas

Or, in our case, to argue and call each other names.

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2011-03-30, 10:54

Precocious: 1: exceptionally early in development or occurrence
2: exhibiting mature qualities at an unusually early age

I had a discussion with a friend of mine about a patient who I described as precocious. It was a disheveled conversation until I realized that his interpretation of precocious was negative. He thought that word implied that the patient was intellectually capable but socially immature. We looked it up and it appears I am correct. I have always used 'precocious' as a compliment and assume others do as well...
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kscherer
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2011-03-30, 14:10

compatible: able to exist or occur together without conflict; able to have a harmonious relationship: well-suited

I hate the way this word is used within the computer industry. Not only is there a misunderstanding of what it means to be "compatible", but there is also an oversimplification when it comes to 3rd party "accessories", and this holds to both Windows and Macs. In other words, sometimes compatible means "it just works" and sometimes it means "maybe, maybe not. Depends. Could happen, but could also drive you to insanity!"

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addabox
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2011-03-30, 14:38

I believe in the tech industry "compatible" means "not actually physically impossible to get to work together, assuming you're willing to take whatever means are necessary."
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kscherer
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2011-03-30, 15:00

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I believe in the tech industry "compatible" means "not actually physically impossible to get to work together, assuming you're willing to take whatever means are necessary."
Can I update my Oxford Dictionary?
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kscherer
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2011-03-31, 17:12

exuberant: filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement

It is 66º and the sun is out. I am feeling exuberant!
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kscherer
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2011-04-04, 11:22

quiet: making little or no noise

Boy, it sure has been quiet around here. Must have been spring break, or something.
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2011-04-04, 12:31

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quiet: making little or no noise

Boy, it sure has been quiet around here. Must have been spring break, or something.
All the cool kids are playing Minecraft. Also: weekend.
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kscherer
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2011-04-04, 12:47

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All the cool kids are playing Minecraft.
Suddenly I feel so uncool.
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2011-04-04, 18:53

and: used to connect words of the same part of speech, clauses, or sentences that are to be taken jointly

or: used to link alternatives

Sometime we write "and/or" but wouldn't that be logically same thing as saying "or"? It seems that if we meant XOR, we'd have made it explicit instead of explicitly making the assertion that it can be either one of, any combination of, or all of the choices as we do with "and/or". Am I misguided in wondering if it's perhaps incorrect usage?
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Bryson
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2011-04-04, 20:00

I think "and/or" is perfectly acceptable. "Or" would imply that if you chose one option then you couldn't also choose the other - logic nerds would call that XOR, but in casual conversation then that usage isn't widespread.
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2011-04-05, 03:28

'xor' is very jargonistic. It doesn't exist in the common vernacular, and isn't widely understood.
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2011-04-05, 05:41

Perhaps so, but consider the following phrases:

"Choose either one or other" <== XOR (the "either" makes it exclusive)
"Choose one of the following..." <== XOR
"Choose one or other" <== ambiguous; doesn't seem that it should imply it's XOR (at least IMHO).
"Choose any of those" <== implies OR

It seems to me that we already make XOR explicit as is the case with first two phrases but assume XOR in the penultimate phrase.

Oh, well. Just wondering.
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kscherer
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2011-04-05, 09:36

How about "xoinx"? Can we use that? Shaggy wants to know!
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2011-04-05, 11:06

bitch-slap: deliver a stinging blow to (someone), typically in order to humiliate them

The things that show up in the dictionary!
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curiousuburb
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2011-04-05, 13:42

obloquy: strong public criticism or verbal abuse

upmarket version of above

see also soliloquy: |səˈliləkwē|
noun ( pl. -quies)
an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers

ORIGIN Middle English : from late Latin soliloquium, from Latin solus ‘alone’ + loqui ‘speak.’

All those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.
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kscherer
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2011-04-06, 12:10

apple: the round fruit of a tree of the rose family, which typically has thin red or green skin and crisp flesh

outsider: a person who does not belong to a particular group

Yep. Sounds about right.

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Xaqtly
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2011-04-07, 01:00

You callin' my flesh crisp?
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kscherer
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2011-04-07, 09:46

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You callin' my flesh crisp?
Well, if the shoe fits!

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snow: atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer; currently falling in Boise, Idaho, and which may lead to

frown: furrow one's brow in an expression of disapproval, displeasure, or concentration; also

I hate the way people use the word snow as if it should be a source of delight. Clearly, this nasty, white crap is falling with no other purpose other than to frustrate my Motorcycling ambitions.

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2011-04-08, 11:08

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Atoning for educability through delicate beauty



Edit: Side note: I stand in violation of rule 3# on this one.
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