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Category: metaness


most quoted re "metaness": Jonathan North Washington (9), Tristan Alexander McLeay (4), Kathryn Harris (2), other (2), Thatcher (1)

other categories found with "metaness": irony (9), language (6), sadness (5), stupidity (5), quotes (5)

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[link] heard: 12 August 2012
[edit] added: 12 August 2012

(16:55:49) [me]: btw, I've noticed that voicing typos aren't as uncommon as one might thing

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

(04:18:28) [redacted]: I don't give a shit about spellign

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[link] heard: 25 June 2008
[edit] added: 25 June 2008

(13:21:56) kesuari: i am not sure if i am nervous, excited or simply feeling the effects of a can of coke i drank so i would be unsure if i was nervous, excited or simply feeling the effects of a can of coke

(13:22:24) kesuari: i second-guess myself all the time

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[link] heard: 22 May 2008
[edit] added: 22 May 2008

(12:16:42) kesuari: literal definition often means "in accordance with, involving, or being the primary or strict meaning of the word or words; not figurative or metaphorical"

(12:17:01) [me]: fair enough

(12:17:07) [me]: people certainly use it that way

(12:17:49) kesuari: that's the first definition on dictionary.com ;)

(12:18:25) [me]: yeah, I guessed you'd pulled it from a dictionary

(12:18:44) kesuari: well, i was pointing out it's the *first* definition

(12:18:52) kesuari: i.e. the primary one

(12:20:08) [me]: dictionaries don't always know which to put first

(12:20:37) kesuari: in the case of "literal" i think they got it right

(12:20:49) kesuari: people don't use it to mean its literal definition i.e. "of letters" very often

(12:21:03) kesuari: (oh noes! i've used "literal" with a different definition!)

(12:22:46) [me]: you're just trying to be meta and ironic to get on my quotes page

(12:23:01) [me]: *to get more on my quotes page

(12:23:06) [me]: you dominate it anyway these days

(12:23:27) kesuari: lol no, i was just trying to be ironic because irony is funny

(12:23:40) kesuari: if that gets me on your quotes page, well then, i can use that in my plot to take over the world

(12:23:49) kesuari: and if it doesn't, well, it's not a vital step anyway


(12:25:40) kesuari: actually, that could be more a difference of the implications of "primary" anyway. so maybe i was using "literal" with its literal meaning, but "literal" and "primary" are both thankfully ambiguous in the same way?

(12:25:43) kesuari: i am confused.

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

(17:34:35) [me]: yeah, if the number on the two sides of a copula are different, lots of languages have issues with determining which form is right :-P

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[link] heard: 27 March 2008
[edit] added: 26 March 2008

Thatcher: "The funniest quote of the night was:

Thatcher: ‘Do you want a valium?’

Jonathan: ‘What's that?’


Jonathan: "I have enough quotes of myself under stupidity. Though all my friends seem to think that when I say something that should be under stupidity, I put it under wisdom or profoundness instead."

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[link] heard: 23 February 2008
[edit] added: 22 February 2008

"It's Friday night and you're writing quotes‽"

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[link] heard: 22 January 2008
[edit] added: 22 January 2008

(18:41:48) kesuari: because i thought that wsa pretty obvious and lack the thingy (that means you're good with words) to express it clearer

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[link] heard: 23 December 2007
[edit] added: 22 December 2007

(02:30:11) [me]: and I'm pretty open minded, I guess

(02:30:26) Rianna: you guess?

(02:30:38) Rianna: You're one of the most open-minded people I know

(02:31:16) [me]: huh, I have some pretty strong beliefs in certain directions though, and that makes me closed minded on those issues

(02:33:04) Rianna: hrm, yea, I guess, I have some stuff like that, but I dunno, it tends to be in the direction of "let's tolerate people who aren't hurting others" rather than "lynch the [racial slur]"

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

(02:38:42) [me]: what's a synonym for indecision?

(02:39:52) kesuari: ambivalence

(02:40:31) [me]: I don't have either of those as categories on my quotes page

(02:40:39) [me]: I hate adding new categories because I have so many

(02:40:50) kesuari: just put in procrastination and go to bed

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[link] heard: 5 May 2006
[edit] added: 5 May 2006

"Russians can totally fly while not dead."

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[link] heard: 17 April 2006
[edit] added: 18 April 2006

14:50:30 [sn withheld]: is it bad when I'm bored enough that getting to use the word 'efficacious' - in a hyphenated appositive no less - makes me happy? (as does using a hyphenated appositive to note the use of a hyphenated appositive)

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[link] heard: 30 January 2006
[edit] added: 30 January 2006

14:24:40 [me]: you know how when you write an e-mail and edit it as you go, you sometimes miss stuff, so you an extra word or something?

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[link] heard: 30 July 2005
[edit] added: 31 July 2005

"Everything is a euphamism; you can't really say it; you have to do it."

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[link] heard: 1 April 2005
[edit] added: 1 April 2005

Matt: "Could we reschedule the conversation about the meaning of life?"

Jonathan: "It's not really about the meaning of life; it's about the driving factors."

Matt: "Could we also reschedule the conversation about the conversation?"

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[link] heard: 1 March 2004
[edit] added: 1 March 2004

(05:19:06) Aaron B: i love typis

(05:19:08) Aaron B: typos*

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"Wait, what were we talking about? Oh, yeah, what people talk about."

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"Wait, what were we talking about? Oh, yeah, talking."

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