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Category: insightfulness


most quoted re "insightfulness": Jonathan North Washington (14), other (10), Tristan Alexander McLeay (5), Rianna (4), spectie (3)

other categories found with "insightfulness": linguistics (10), sadness (10), wisdom (9), language (8), SSSR (8)

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[link] heard: 27 December 2014
[edit] added: 27 December 2014

(01:51:13) sushain: .g xkcd workflow

(01:51:13) begiak: sushain: http://xkcd.com/1172/

(01:51:18) sushain: google is magic

(01:51:26) firespeaker: so is begiak

(01:51:38) sushain: begiak is like a grumpy old wizard

(01:51:48) sushain: sometimes it doesn't even try

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[link] heard: 21 June 2014
[edit] added: 22 June 2014

(20:59:11) spectie: weFFIOJEoiweg;oiejg

(21:06:20) spectie: oijoij

(21:09:23) sushain: er

(21:09:24) sushain: hi spectie

(21:09:27) sushain: are you ok?

(21:21:17) spiegelian: sushain, it's a code, you have to break it

(21:45:07) sushain: spiegelian: hmmm

(21:46:07) sushain: 'weFFIOJEoiweg = went to the bar. oiejg = had some beer. oijoij = going to bed now

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[link] heard: 24 February 2014
[edit] added: 24 February 2014

Brian: "Do you know why circular reasoning is so fun to make fun of?"

Jonathan: "Why?"

Brian: "Because it's fun to make fun of it."

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[link] heard: 15 September 2013
[edit] added: 15 September 2013

Я: "Lucky точно так думает: ‘Я королева джунгли!’ деп."

Толгонай: "У родителей точно джунгли."

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[link] heard: 1 February 2013
[edit] added: 2 February 2013

I feel like asking linguists to also be not-racist, not-clueless, and good prose stylists shouldn't be too much to ask. But apparently...

in response to "For example, some Arabic languages such as Farsi include a phonological contrast between the voiced velar stop /g/ and a voiced uvular stop /G/ that does not contrast with /g/ in English (Maddieson, 1984)."
writing, racism, sadness, linguistics, insightfulness
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[link] heard: 11 January 2013
[edit] added: 11 January 2013

"I wonder if they make almond-shaped marzipan candy."

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[link] heard: 30 April 2012
[edit] added: 30 April 2012

(17:15:49) spectie: what's the frst rule

(17:15:52) spectie: of turkic language grammars ?

(17:17:16) spectie: the first rule is

(17:17:27) selimcan: hargle bargle

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[link] heard: 26 December 2011
[edit] added: 26 December 2011

(17:30:52) spectie: you know, ((we) = you) could write a better bashkir grammar than the one in TTL

(17:30:55) spectie: in a week

(17:31:31) firespeaker: I'm aware, but I don't know bashqort

(17:31:47) spectie: neither do the people writing the grammar!

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[link] heard: 15 July 2011
[edit] added: 14 July 2011

(02:11:24) Gekz: You are overcomplexifying irrelevance

(02:11:29) Gekz: so this is what linguistics is

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[link] heard: 7 June 2011
[edit] added: 7 June 2011

(13:05:46) [me]: not the interesting places, mind you—just to some other city, probably to go to some night club or to see some girl

(13:06:02) Өвгөнхүү: well, to each his own method of sightseeing

about Temüjin in Australia
euphamisms, insightfulness, relationships
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[link] heard: 9 April 2011
[edit] added: 17 May 2011

Monolingual people are so paranoid!

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[link] heard: 14 January 2011
[edit] added: 14 January 2011

me: "Do you know ‘Children of a Lesser God’?"

Kris: "Is it a movie about mormons or something?"

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[link] heard: 13 January 2011
[edit] added: 16 January 2011

CB: "There's one rule about language comparison—"

Niko: "Don't trust a Russian?"

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[link] heard: 17 May 2008
[edit] added: 17 May 2008

(17:23:23) [me]: "More data would have to be gathered to determine what the underlying cause of these dichotomies is"

(17:23:37) [me]: (is there anything you'd change with that?)

(17:24:31) kesuari: (yes, of course i would; i find academic written language and the spoken language that is essentially its read version incredibly hard to understand)

(17:24:49) kesuari: (but unfortunately making it just normal english wouldn't be thesis-like enough)

(17:24:50) syljwesandhr: (so what would you change?)

(17:25:11) kesuari: "if we want to work out what actually causing these differences, we'll have to get more data"

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[link] heard: 10 May 2008
[edit] added: 10 May 2008

Left-over master's thesis? Those things are like a surgeon's tool that gets left inside the body.

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[link] heard: 8 May 2008
[edit] added: 8 May 2008

Тралик: "Түнкү канал эрте көрсөтүлүп калган экен."

мен: "Анткени азыр саат 12ден кийин эч кимде шам жок."

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[link] heard: 1 May 2008
[edit] added: 1 May 2008

(14:15:48) [me]: every time I think back to how I thought about things in high school, central asia makes a lot more sense

(14:15:56) [me]: very provincial and uninformed about things

(14:16:12) Michaela: heh

(14:16:55) Michaela: you know, it's true--even thinking about things like the way people used to write in middle/high school--the quality of their writing makes a lot more sense

(14:17:45) Michaela: i remember telling my mom, "It's like, there's no one here that knows how to think outside the box." she said, "Honey, they don't even know that there is a box."

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[link] heard: 27 April 2008
[edit] added: 27 April 2008

(16:14:09) kesuari: if i agreed with everything you said, why not just talk to yourself?

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[link] heard: 2 November 2007
[edit] added: 2 November 2007

"Well, Europeans travel because they're in Europe, and Australians travel because we're not."

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[link] heard: 18 July 2007
[edit] added: 18 July 2007

(21:43) Tristan: you realise of course that what you're doing here is filing bugreports for linguistic theories, which are kind of like computer programs

(21:43) Tristan: so the "maintainers" are probably going to call you mad

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[link] heard: 1 March 2007
[edit] added: 1 March 2007

Jonathan: "Kazakh isn't that hard—I don't know why all the materials that teach it are so bad."

Ardak: "I think it's because the Soviet system made things unnecessarily complicated."

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[link] heard: 29 January 2007
[edit] added: 11 February 2007

"Kazakh is sweet piece of cake comparing to Russian.. Russian is even more harder than English..."

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[link] heard: 21 January 2007
[edit] added: 23 January 2007

"Breton music is like Irish dance music with Iranian instruments."

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[link] heard: 11 November 2006
[edit] added: 11 November 2006

[song plays: The Hollies - Stop Stop Stop]

Rianna: "Whoa."

Jonathan: "Do you recognise this?"

Rianna: "I recognise when someone is on drugs and writing music."

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[link] heard: 14 October 2006
[edit] added: 14 October 2006

"Why is it that the Kazakh flag strikes me as Romulan somehow?"

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[link] heard: 9 October 2006
[edit] added: 9 October 2006

"Okay, be careful when you're going to the bathroom, cause we don't want toilet paper falling in the toilet."

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[link] heard: 8 June 2006
[edit] added: 8 June 2006

Jonathan: "Yeah, it's a couple people taking advantage of one group's suffering to take advantage of another group's generosity to take advantage of another group's money."

Rianna: "It's like one big orgy of screw-overage."

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[link] heard: 28 May 2006
[edit] added: 28 May 2006

"This is, like, the ultimate incarnation of toast."

toast with avocados, extra sharp cheddar, cilantro, spices
wisdom, burning, insightfulness, philosophy, omnipotence
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[link] heard: 28 May 2006
[edit] added: 28 May 2006

Rianna: "What should we do with the bread?"

Jonathan: "Well, we could toast it."

Rianna: "Yeah, that's what I was thinking—that'll make it easier to spread the avocado joy."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 25 February 2006
[edit] added: 25 February 2006

15:48:24 [oberon]: The opposite of extreme is extreme

in reference to creepy people who were creepy in opposite ways
creepiness, brandeis, wisdom, insightfulness
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 7 February 2006
[edit] added: 7 February 2006

05:39:41 [me]: how big's the file?

05:39:49 [Tristan]: 346 MB

05:40:07 [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:40:44 [Tristan]: or maybe this?:

(00:39:51) [Tristan]: 346 MB

(00:39:53) [me]: how big's the file?

(00:40:15) [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:41:12 [me]:

05:39:41 [me]: how big's the file?

05:39:49 [Tristan]: 346 MB

05:40:07 [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:41:32 [me]: *someone's* internet isn't as fast as it should be

05:41:40 [me]: probably fault of my stupid ethernet cord though

05:42:11 [Tristan]: probably

05:42:22 [Tristan]: yours must be slow, and mine fast, to make me able to reply before your question gets here

05:42:38 [me]: .. what?

05:42:44 [me]: oh, that actually makes some sense

05:42:47 [me]: scarily enough

05:43:12 [Tristan]: lol

05:43:18 [Tristan]: don't i normally?

05:44:14 [me]: in weird ways like that? Emphatically yes.

05:44:39 [Tristan]: no, i mean in normal ways, like that

05:44:50 [me]: that's what I mean

05:44:54 [me]: you just think it's normal

05:45:00 [me]: cause it's you

05:45:51 [Tristan]: actually, i was a bit scared it would be patent nonsense,

05:46:02 [Tristan]: but i thought i should try anyway

05:46:02 [Tristan]: and it worked :)

05:46:16 [me]: no, you see, it did make some sense

05:46:45 [Tristan]: yeah, that's what i mean

05:46:45 [Tristan]: i was scared it would be patent nonsense

05:46:45 [Tristan]: and it wasn't

05:46:58 [Tristan]: so my attempts at communication resulted in some communication

05:47:10 [Tristan]: which is what working communication should do

05:47:10 [Tristan]: so it worked :)

05:47:21 [me]: you mean you were afraid it would come across as such?

05:47:37 [me]: (and hey, give me some credit too, I understood your nonesense)

05:47:38 [Tristan]: i was afraid it would come across as patent nonsense, but that wasn't my objective

05:47:43 [Tristan]: i was trying to communicate :)

05:47:44 [me]: okay

05:47:46 [me]: yeah

05:47:49 [me]: well, you succeeded

05:47:51 [Tristan]: i wasn't meaning to deprive you of any

05:47:57 [me]: after I thought on it some..

05:48:00 [Tristan]: yeah, but only after much effort just now!

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[link] heard: 5 January 2006
[edit] added: 12 January 2006

"Speakers can't converge on a common rule because no one knows what anyone else is doing."

Jeff Mielke, in a talk on the English /r/ at the 2006 LSA conference, in reference to the fact that there seem to be 8 or 9 acoustically equivalent production strategies, each with its own allophonic variation.
linguistics, insightfulness, conferences
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