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Category: meanness


most quoted re "meanness": Jonathan North Washington (8), professors (4), other (4), Tristan Alexander McLeay (3), Kathryn Harris (2)

other categories found with "meanness": linguistics (4), insults (4), stupidity (4), sadness (4), computers (3)

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

JH: "Well, this was accepted to a major international conference, so it can't be useless."

RS: "Wrong."

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[link] heard: 2 December 2010
[edit] added: 2 December 2010

"You know, I feel sorry for his parents. Can you imagine the amount of money and energy they've wasted on sending him here?"

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[link] heard: 19 May 2008
[edit] added: 19 May 2008

(19:34:54) ***kesuari bags jon all the time, but jon doesn't always notice it

(19:35:12) [me]: no, I just can't tell

(19:35:15) [me]: I notice that something's up

(19:35:19) [me]: and consider that as a possibility

(19:35:25) [me]: but can't always tell if it's the right one

(19:35:37) kesuari: it's like shakespearean comedy, except with insults, not sex

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[link] heard: 19 March 2008
[edit] added: 19 March 2008

(23:29:36) Michael: wow

(23:29:38) Michael: you're so mean dude

(23:29:59) Michael: if heaven was run by carebears

(23:30:02) Michael: there's no way you'd get in

Michael insults Jonathan, in reference to quote #1063
insults, religion, meanness, quotes
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[link] heard: 1 August 2007
[edit] added: 1 August 2007

(03:26:05) kesuari: in a thousand years, when english has divided into many languages and tehy've all had spelling reforms, they'll divise a "standardised spelling" for classical english

(03:26:52) kesuari: because the current spelling will been seen as "irregular" and "hard to read", "a poor guide to pronunciation" &c. they will probably also add diacritics so we can tell which vowels are long and which are short, which e's are silent and which are pronounced etc.

(03:27:09) kesuari: much like we do to old english

(03:27:33) kesuari: only, for a non-linguist of the 20th/21st centuries, it'll be hard to read because we don't expect it

(03:29:08) kesuari: and because no-one can seriously expect any of our recordings to last until then and because linguistics texts will largely have been lost to time as they weren't reproduced enough, people will have debates about quite how various aspects were pronounced

(03:30:10) kesuari: they'll reconstruct a language that includes the "bath/trap" split, f'instance

(03:30:24) kesuari: and have trouble reconciling it with the other germanic languagse

(03:32:45) kesuari: but, of course, english retained *þ and *w so it's obviously conservative: it must've been that german and even icelandic lost the original æ/ɑ distinction

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[link] heard: 12 July 2007
[edit] added: 12 July 2007

[English department turns off lights and opens door because it's hot out]

[Confused undergrads misconstrue this to mean they're closed, so English department puts up sign]

Sign reads: "We're open. Come on in!"

Jonathan: "Hey, you ended a sentence with a preposition! Two even!"

Secretary 1: "… Oh no!" [tears down sign]

Jonathan: "Yeah, what'll people think of the English department‽"

Secretary 1: "Yeah, we have to fix that!"

Jonathan: "How're you gonna fix it?"

Secretary 1: "… Uhm… We could maybe leave just one preposition? ‘We're open; come in.’ But no, I guess we need to get rid of both. ‘We're open; come!’"

Jonathan: "Yeah, that might work. Good thing we caught it!"

Secretary 2: "Yeah, they're going to shame me and fire me tomorrow when they find out about this!"

[Jonathan tells Joyce the story]

Joyce: "You shouldn't mess with people like that."

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[link] heard: 20 June 2007
[edit] added: 20 June 2007

(01:55:22) [me]: and using beamer to do my slides

(01:55:29) kesuari: use powerpoint then :)

(01:55:47) kesuari: *use powerpoint then $\ddot{\smile}$

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[link] heard: 8 May 2007
[edit] added: 8 May 2007

"I have a much harder time being mean to furry cute animals than to other living things."

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[link] heard: 4 November 2006
[edit] added: 5 November 2006

"Sometimes I just want to yell out my window at the drivers."

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[link] heard: 6 September 2006
[edit] added: 6 September 2006

22:05:17 [Jess]: guess what i learned today

22:05:26 [Jonathan]: what?

22:05:36 [Jess]: the difference between competence and performance~!!!

22:05:53 [Jonathan]: so what's the difference?

22:06:29 [Jess]: narrow-minded wanna-be scientist linguists and bullshitty humanitarian science-doesn't-exist anthropologists?

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[link] heard: 31 July 2006
[edit] added: 1 September 2006

Doug: "Cause after 2 beers, I'm starting to feel it. I don't get mean; I just get gay and happy—or maybe ‘gay’ isn't the right word."

Shoshana: "No, you definitely do not get gay."

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[link] heard: 23 May 2006
[edit] added: 27 May 2006

"I don't like that whole ‘let's be shitty to pagan goddesses’ thing."

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[link] heard: 3 December 2005
[edit] added: 3 December 2005

20:23:03 [Laura]: I want a pack of black flesh eating squirrels that i can command to attack people i don't like.

20:23:37 [Laura]: Hungry squirrels. It's better than say, hungry rats, because it's so much more degrading to be killed by a squirrel than a rat.

20:24:09 [Laura]: Wouldn't you love to sic a pack of meat-eating squirrels on your enemies?

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[link] heard: 7 February 2005
[edit] added: 8 February 2005

"You know, why do all the buildings on campus have people's names on them? They didn't give that money out of the kindness of their heart. They wanted their name on a god-dammed building."

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[link] heard: 18 January 2005
[edit] added: 19 January 2005

"Yeah, there's only one chick in software engineering. Unless you count Kolb."

Jon in reference to Jeremy
sex, sexuality, computers, meanness
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[link] heard: 7 November 2004
[edit] added: 7 November 2004

Jonathan: "So OS 9 was giving problems, and then the projector blew up."

oberon: "Well, I don't think that was OS 9's fault."

Jonathan: "It probably was. I'd love to be the author of that code."

oberon: "Adam would sue you for stealing his copyrighted code."

Jonathan: "I'm putting that on my quotes page. Adam wouldn't approve of it though."

oberon: "But do you disagree?"

Jonathan: "No, but he won't be happy."

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[link] heard: 7 November 2004
[edit] added: 7 November 2004

Greer: "If she ever comes back here again, I'll break her kneecaps!"

Nat: "Because that's the only thing you can reach."

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[link] heard: 7 December 2003
[edit] added: 4 February 2004

Dan: "...because Becky's ticklish after sex."

Becky: "So are you."

Dan: "Shut up."

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[link] heard: 16 September 2003
[edit] added: 16 September 2003

oberon: "So what was in the box?"

Dan: "Goodies."

oberon: "Can I have some goodies?"

Dan: "They're my goodies!"

oberon: "Sharing means caring."

Dan: "But I don't like you."

Dan Miner, a suitemate of oberon's
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[link] heard: 30 July 2003
[edit] added: 30 July 2003

(13:11:20) Qatharsis: Your languages suffer from inbreeding, it seems.

(13:12:55) [me]: inbreeding?

(13:14:59) Qatharsis: They're all each other's brother's offspring, and the replicative deficiencies show.

(13:58:39) [me]: there's no inbreeding in the Tēlvo languages

(13:58:47) [me]: no more so than there are in any other language

(13:59:06) Qatharsis: They just look like contorted copies of each other. =P

(13:59:26) Qatharsis: And they develop pathological spelling freakages.

(14:00:07) [me]: what??

(14:00:37) Qatharsis: I mean, accented l? Hello?

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[link] heard: 4 June 2003
[edit] added: 4 June 2003

(15:30:57) Kathryn: today's my parents' 25th anniversity

(15:31:05) Kathryn: i probably should maybe be nice or something

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[link] heard: unknown
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"Ooh, my colouring book. I haven't coloured all semester. Okay, where'd it go? Oh yay, my coloured pencils! I stole this from my little brother. He didn't know it was gone. I stole it from him like three years ago. He still doesn't know it's gone. Wait, longer than that. I finished my last colouring book ... around sophomore year?"

[comment] [rate] 4/5