"I'm not like you. I got all these vowels from my parents… and some consonants from these Klingons." [ view | more ]



Interesting things said in my presence

Sort by:




Said by

(you'll need a firespeaker.org account to rate quotes)

Category: obviousness


most quoted re "obviousness": Jonathan North Washington (9), Vickie F (3), spectie (2), other (2), Laura Covey (1)

other categories found with "obviousness": stupidity (7), linguistics (5), language (5), food (3), quotes (3)

Viewing 20 of 1473 Result(s)
[ sort: date / rating, ↓ ]

[link] heard: 27 June 2016
[edit] added: 7 February 2021

(19:05:24) spectie: you could remove the 'in langs'

(19:05:31) spectie: what else would TR vowel systems be identified in?

(19:05:32) spectie: buckets?

(19:05:50) spectie: insurgent groups/

(19:06:01) spectie: water supply?

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 11 February 2012
[edit] added: 16 February 2012

me: "Why do I suddenly want coffee?"

Andy: "Well, you do have cake. Or is that banana bread?"

me: "No, it's coffee cake... [sudden realization]"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 8 July 2011
[edit] added: 8 July 2011

(03:31:47) spectre: i don't like having the negative morpheme in different places

(03:31:56) firespeaker: but this is Turkic

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 30 May 2010
[edit] added: 30 May 2010

(13:44:30) jonorthwash: anyway, the Kyrgyz side of the invitation's going to be very different

(13:44:42) Aaron B: make sure to put the same date ;)

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 17 December 2007
[edit] added: 18 December 2007

Jonathan: "Hey, look, the eternal flame's going. That's good to know."

Lara: "Yeah, that's different."

Lara makes fun of me for pointing out the obvious
contradiction, stupidity, fire, SSSR, sarcasm, obviousness
[comment] [rate] no rating

[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: ...

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 26 March 2007
[edit] added: 26 March 2007

Jurgen: "So I don't mess it up, how do you pronounce your name?"

Dan: "Dan."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 10 February 2007
[edit] added: 11 February 2007

"Welcome to America. Now let's move on."

[comment] [rate] 1/5

[link] heard: 27 November 2006
[edit] added: 27 November 2006

"Languages are big."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[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."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 27 October 2006
[edit] added: 27 October 2006

"And now that I don't get stoned anymore, I do my dishes every day!"

[comment] [rate] no rating

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

"That's interesting: if you eat spicy food with the back of your mouth, the back part gets burned."

[comment] [rate] no rating

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

05:28:39 [Tristan]: otherwise it'd just be a co-incidence

05:29:16 [me]: what's a coïncidence?

05:29:27 [Tristan]: when two incidences coincide?

05:29:34 [me]: …

another typical conversation, about the quotes page, ironically enough
irony, coincidence, silliness, puns, language, obviousness, quotes, typical-conversations, quotes, stupidity
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 5 April 2005
[edit] added: 5 April 2005

(05:31:53) Laura C: people say really weird shit in your presence.

(05:33:57) [me]: such as?

(05:34:08) [me]: (and yeah, tell me about it...)

(05:34:45) Laura C: that made no sense.

(05:36:49) [me]: ?

(05:41:01) Laura C: 1. "such as?" implies that you need an example of how people say really weird shit in your presence.

2. "and yeah, tell me about it" suggests that realize that people say really weird shit in your presence.

3. your professor said "The raw act of boy fellating man would not go down well in mainstream America. No pun intended." hsfdkljsdhfksdfjhksdjfhsdkjfh!

4. you run a page of quotes of wierd shit people say in your presence.

(05:41:31) [me]: point made.

[comment] [rate] no rating

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

"You see, cats are a lot more resourceful than plants."

[comment] [rate] no rating

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

"You see, cats are a lot more resourceful than plants."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 24 November 2004
[edit] added: 25 November 2004

Jonathan: "Whoa, there's all sorts of junk in there."

Vickie: "Yeah. It's a trash can."

Jonathan: "Well, there's like styrofoam and banana peals."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 9 June 2003
[edit] added: 9 June 2003

(22:54:11) Verdant Forest: I remember when I first started using AOL when I was 10...

(22:54:27) Verdant Forest: I would go into chatrooms and people would be saying "IM me! im me!" and I would just wonder

(22:54:37) Verdant Forest: Why do they need to clarify that they are themselves?

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 19 August 2003

"Needless to say, a poem in any proto-language translated into one of its decendants after ten or fifteen millennia have passed, will no longer rhyme."

Robert Wright, in his article "Quest for the Mother Tongue", The Atlantic Monthly, April 1991.
linguistics, language, randomness, obviousness
[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"'Hehe', you know, four simple letters."

[comment] [rate] no rating