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Category: misunderstandings


most quoted re "misunderstandings": Jonathan North Washington (11), other (10), Tristan Alexander McLeay (4), spectie (4), Derek Gulas (2)

other categories found with "misunderstandings": stupidity (9), language (6), sex (5), computers (5), sadness (5)

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[link] heard: 8 February 2019
[edit] added: 7 February 2021

(12:56:11) jonathan: this rewording is very minor but does seem to get rid of one of the issues at least

(12:56:39) jonathan: I'm not positive, though; I have to force myself to misunderstand my own thoughts to even evaluate whether it's maybe fixed :(

(12:56:53) Фрэн: well, i can help with that

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[link] heard: 4 August 2018
[edit] added: 7 February 2021

(20:19:09) naymersin: there are formulas of forces, mostly the degradion of maakülgetõmbejõud

(20:19:28) naymersin: how do you call that force that has 9.8m/s

(20:19:35) Aegis_: gravity

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[link] heard: 4 June 2014
[edit] added: 4 June 2014

(16:19:48) Unhammer: "a basic skill to be learned alongside the three R’s"

(16:19:51) Unhammer: R's?

(16:19:56) firespeaker: .wik Three Rs

(16:19:57) begiak: "The three Rs (as in the letter R)[1] refers to the foundations of a basic skills-orientated education program within schools: reading, writing and arithmetic" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_three_Rs

(16:20:04) Unhammer: so not r-project

(16:20:07) Unhammer: damn

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[link] heard: 17 April 2014
[edit] added: 18 April 2014

Fran: [həvjəgɔʔˈbɪː]

Cashier: "What's [bɪː]?"

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[link] heard: 9 November 2012
[edit] added: 9 November 2012

(11:51:13) Francis Tyers: do you have christmas lists in america ?

(11:51:42) jonathan: uhm

(11:51:44) jonathan: maybe?

(11:52:00) jonathan: I feel like there's some extra piece of pragmatics attached to what you have in mind

(11:52:49) jonathan: like, a wishlist that you might show your relatives before Christmas?

(11:52:54) Francis Tyers: yeah

(11:52:56) jonathan: yeah, sure

(11:52:59) Francis Tyers: that you hang on a tree

(11:52:59) jonathan: we have that :-P

(11:53:02) jonathan: whoa

(11:53:02) Francis Tyers: for the christmas robin

(11:53:03) jonathan: wait

(11:53:05) Francis Tyers: to collect

(11:53:08) Francis Tyers: the christmas robin

(11:53:12) jonathan: wtf man

(11:53:14) Francis Tyers: takes the list to father christmas

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[link] heard: 1 August 2012
[edit] added: 1 August 2012

my father: "Tell him he doesn't know how to pronounce the Queen's English."

Tolgonay: "Say ‘the Queen's English’!"

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[link] heard: 25 January 2012
[edit] added: 25 January 2012

"Если человек не понимает слово, это не проблема перевода - это проблема человека."

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[link] heard: 16 December 2011
[edit] added: 16 December 2011

(03:10:38) spectie: i've done it before with a russian girl

(03:10:41) spectie: so i know the principles

apparently in reference to making pirožki
sex, food, euphamisms, russian, SSSR, sadness, misreading, misunderstandings
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[link] heard: 26 February 2010
[edit] added: 25 February 2010

"Он взял хлеб, потом убежал чють-чють подальше и там стоял и кушал. Не друг, то есть, а белка."

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[link] heard: 23 July 2008
[edit] added: 24 July 2008

(16:10:49) kesuari: can black kids come from white parents?

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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: 22 March 2008
[edit] added: 24 March 2008

me: "What's that called when you express things with sounds?"

Austin: "You mean speaking?"

Jonathan meant interjections, or something, but Austin made an accurate generalisation..
misunderstandings, linguistics, language, phonetics, stupidity
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[link] heard: 13 February 2008
[edit] added: 12 February 2008

(10:03:38) Michael: people think that the internet is the closed system of pipes, but it's more like mail-carriers all running around, out in the open

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[link] heard: 30 January 2008
[edit] added: 30 January 2008

[Пирожки сатып алган киоскта турганда]

Эже: "Пирожки [что-то что-то орусча]?".

Мен: "Кетти, азыр келет."

Эже: "Нет, пирожки [что-то что-то орусча]?"

Мен: "Көрбөй турасызбы? Пирошки бар, ээси азыр келет."

Эже: "Нет, Вы меня не поняли. Пирожки [что-то что-то орусча]?"

Мен: [Жарайт, деп ойлоп атам.] "Түшүнбөдүм. Орус эмесмин."

Эже: "Почему?"

Мен: "Орус эмесмин го."

Эже: "Неге?"

Мен: [ийинимди көтөрөм]

Эже: "Чынында орус эмессизби? Анда сиз кимсиз?"

Мен: "Америкалыкмын."

Эже [өзүнө]: "Мм, орусча билбейт экен."

Мен: "Жок, орусча билем, сиздин айтканыңызды эле түшүнбөдүм."

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[link] heard: 24 December 2007
[edit] added: 24 December 2007

Jonathan: "Well, I mean, if you own land, and the value goes down, that's something you worry about, and you look to the cause."

Mandy: "Yeah, 'cause black people themselves actually make property values go down, just by standing there. Why don't we just shoot them all."

Jonathan: "Well, I'm not disagreeing with you guys—"

everyone: [jaws drop]

Jonathan: "Nono, that's not what I mean!"

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

"It sounds like if you had a lisp in this language, you'd end up saying something you didn't want to say."

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[link] heard: 12 June 2007
[edit] added: 17 June 2007

"I apologise for the delays getting off the ground, but it looks like we'll have some head-winds to help us arrive on time."

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[link] heard: 23 April 2007
[edit] added: 23 April 2007

Derek: "No, Joyce, what you should be saying is ‘[in effeminite voice] atashi.’"

Meghan: "Is that the female you?"

Derek: "No, that's the Hello Kitty me."

Derek, Meghan, and Joyce in one big misunderstanding
japanese, language, misunderstandings, sexuality
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[link] heard: 3 April 2007
[edit] added: 3 April 2007

Jonathan: "So I was working on my thesis the other day, and I had to read through all this stuff."

Stefan: "Dude. You're in grad school. You're working on your thesis. And you had to read stuff? No way!"

Jonathan: "No, but like, I have to read through all this stuff to get data from it."

Stefan: ...

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

(20:41:33) [Rianna]: uhh...what version of the windows virus are you runinng?

(20:42:01) [Laura]: The latest version of AVG.

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[link] heard: 11 March 2006
[edit] added: 12 March 2006

Shoshana: "Hey, this seahorse looks like it's pregnant."

Josh: "Well, I don't know—it says here that it's a 'pot-bellied seahorse.'"

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[link] heard: 22 February 2006
[edit] added: 22 February 2006

Zoe: "Ребята, можно серьезно спросить?—Извини – ты говоришь по-русски?"

George: "Uh, … Меня зовут George."

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[link] heard: 6 July 2005
[edit] added: 6 July 2005

Aaron B [20:47]: in *america* we don't have an "h"

go to any store

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[link] heard: 27 March 2005
[edit] added: 27 March 2005

"It makes me calm every time I take a sip."

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[link] heard: 14 January 2005
[edit] added: 14 January 2005

"Oh, that's not a fur coat, that's an animal!"

while watching the Magic Christian
animals, religion, misunderstandings
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[link] heard: 17 February 2004
[edit] added: 17 February 2004

Vickie: "We can make margaritas, but we need a blender"

oberon: "Render? Burritos? Huh?"

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[link] heard: 7 November 2003
[edit] added: 8 November 2003

Ben: "But my girlfriend is here."

Matt: "She's understanding."

Sarah: "Not that understanding."

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[link] heard: 1 August 2003
[edit] added: 31 July 2003

(21:09:04) [me]: it's qt.. is it in python?

(21:09:51) Kesuari: no, i think i'ts just qt

(21:09:59) [me]: what language?

(21:10:10) Kesuari: python

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[link] heard: 13 April 2003
[edit] added: 13 April 2003

"That's quality. It's like a monkey meets Fred Astaire." or "That's quality. It's like a monkey named Fredistan."

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[link] heard: unknown
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"When she got drunk, she was a whorenog, man."

or "When she got drunk, she was a horndog, man."

take your pick
weirdness, sex, misunderstandings
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