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Category: people


most quoted re "people": other (9), Jonathan North Washington (9), Tristan Alexander McLeay (8), oberon (3), Michael Forest Meservy (3)

other categories found with "people": sadness (13), linguistics (10), computers (8), stupidity (8), gradschool (7)

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[link] heard: 16 May 2017
[edit] added: 16 May 2017

[22:37:24] <selimcan> <firespeaker> need to upgrade my firmware. bbiam

[22:37:34] <selimcan> didn't know firespeaker was a bionic

[22:39:48] <fotonzade> selimcan, they're slowly replacing all americans actually

[22:41:23] <selimcan> ola bilir

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[link] heard: 10 December 2014
[edit] added: 10 December 2014

basically what i should do is, hang out with her and every time she rolls her eyes about someone, demand to meet that person

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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: 23 September 2010
[edit] added: 23 September 2010

Багш: "Дөрөвдөх өдөр IMUд хүн бүр хүхдүүд хайртай гэдэг кино болно: Everybody Loves Babies."

Мөнх-Эрдэнэ: "Яагаад?"

Багш and Мөнх-Эрдэнэ
sadness, movies, child-like, mongolian, people, love
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[link] heard: 8 February 2010
[edit] added: 8 February 2010

(21:43:46) Aaron B: and H&R are like "um, you got peanut butter in my chocolate; NO, you got CHOCOLATE in my peanut butter"

(21:43:51) Aaron B: except they don't like Reese's

(21:44:04) Aaron B: so they're grumpy about it

(21:44:19) Aaron B: basically they're like "phono is a completely arbitrary, abstract computation system; anything else = lame"


(21:46:37) Aaron B: lol, sorry

(21:46:50) Aaron B: sometimes i need to anthropomorphize complex theoretical issues

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[link] heard: 6 August 2009
[edit] added: 6 August 2009

(21:12:04) kesuari: mark twain was awesome

(21:12:08) kesuari: possibly the world's best american

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[link] heard: 6 June 2008
[edit] added: 5 June 2008

(03:58:15) Aladnsane: John, think for a minute. Average male. Prick. Both in attitude, and in thinking organ.

(03:58:29) [me]: true

(03:58:38) [me]: though most guys I know are half decent at least

(03:59:10) Aladnsane: Most guys you know are selected, remember?

(03:59:18) [me]: ?

(03:59:25) Aladnsane: I don't know any stupid people.

(03:59:31) Aladnsane: This isn't because there aren't any.

(03:59:37) Aladnsane: It's because you /can/ choose your friends.

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[link] heard: 18 May 2008
[edit] added: 18 May 2008

(16:29:31) kesuari: i learnt the names "asterix" and "obelix" long before i learnt what asterisks and obelisks were, and the common nouns are just weirdarse variants of the characters

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[link] heard: 12 May 2008
[edit] added: 12 May 2008

(23:17:03) [me]: ROFL

(23:17:08) Aaron B: ?

(23:18:29) [me]: just the way you talk about phonology

(23:18:38) Aaron B: how's that?

(23:18:45) Aaron B: like it's baseball cards?

(23:19:01) [me]: hah, no, like the actually processes are people

(23:19:08) Aaron B: oh, they totally are

(23:19:12) Aaron B: that's how i understand things

(23:19:18) Aaron B: segments are "doods"

(23:19:21) Aaron B: processes are things doods do

(23:19:41) Aaron B: constraints are like guys with whips

(23:19:55) Aaron B: bein' all like "dood, do this or i'll whip you"

(23:20:00) Aaron B: but then higher ranked constraints have bigger whips

(23:20:15) Aaron B: and are like "yeah, i know the dood to my right is going to whip you, but imma whip you harder if you don't satisfy me"

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[link] heard: 10 March 2008
[edit] added: 9 March 2008

(03:02:05) Sarah: How the fuck do I ignore a woman who now calls me ABBA because she's convinced that TikTak is secretly ABBA?

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

Jonathan: "In the south, there are these people who stay at Walmart all day and get bored and when you go in they try to socialise with you."

Kimberly: "Wait, aren't those called ‘greeters’?"

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[link] heard: 22 November 2007
[edit] added: 25 November 2007

"There's something about mountain people and alcohol—you know, they're not strangers."

James, during a Thanksgiving toast
alcohol, people, SSSR, anthropology, humanity, kyrgyz, provincialism
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[link] heard: 3 November 2007
[edit] added: 3 November 2007

Tristan: "You should get that [dripping sink] fixed. And when the plumber comes, you should get him to fix the hot tap [in the bathroom] too."

Jonathan: "Yeah, maybe I'll call my landlord."

Tristan: "But he'll probably come and try to fix it himself."

Jonathan: "What gives you that impression?"

Tristan: "Just the over-hereness of this sort of place."

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[link] heard: 31 October 2007
[edit] added: 31 October 2007

"I don't think they issue ethics approval based on whether it's more ethical than things that're more fun."

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[link] heard: 30 June 2007
[edit] added: 1 July 2007

(23:37:38) [me]:

(23:36:42) Jade Solitude: I love free software

(23:36:51) Jade Solitude: But I love some propriety software, too

(23:36:51) Jade Solitude: =þ

(23:37:02) Jade Solitude: I love Winamp, for example

(23:38:38) kesuari: hah! people still use winamp. how cute. you should cage him, etc.

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[link] heard: 30 June 2007
[edit] added: 30 June 2007

(23:27:50) kesuari: (also, it's annoying for people on dialup, because it makes it take much longer to download)

(23:28:00) kesuari: (but that's largely no longer a concern in the west)

(23:28:28) [me]: I'm actually talking to someone who's on dial-up right now

(23:28:53) kesuari: ooh wow, you should cage her and put her in the zoo with that windows friend of yours who uses gaim

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

"I hate the 4th of July—I'm always afraid someone will burn down my apartment. I have terrible neighbours. Not in my building, but within bottle-rocket distance."

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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: 9 April 2007
[edit] added: 9 April 2007

Annex door creaks

Derek & Jonathan, in unison: "Ghosts!"

Derek: "Truth by concensus!"

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[link] heard: 19 March 2007
[edit] added: 21 March 2007

"Like, when I smoke in a public place, it's a private public place."

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

"It was funny when Derek had a question, you could tell—it was like watching a puppy. ‘Got a morphology problem boy?’"

Sarah comments on Derek at the review session for our students
child-like, linguistics, people, humanity, animals, stupidity, gradschool
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[link] heard: 10 January 2007
[edit] added: 16 January 2007

"I'm a fan of the syllable; I believe in the syllable, but some people don't."

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[link] heard: 7 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

"We don't just want you to think that we're software designers with no understanding of theoretical linguistics. Then you wouldn't sit next to us in the coffee shop, and that would be bad."

Jason Riggle, at the 2007 LSA annual meeting
caffeine, insults, computers, programming, linguistics, people, conferences, gradschool
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[link] heard: 9 December 2006
[edit] added: 9 December 2006

"It's always unfair to the women! Especially in Central Asia.."

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[link] heard: 13 November 2006
[edit] added: 14 November 2006

"When you put people in a booth like that, they're desperate to please you. Unless they're a psychology undergrad—then they might be trying to mess with you."

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

"She was small enough to fit in my backpack, but I don't know if I could've gotten her through customs."

Doug met a five year old in Kyrgyzstan that he wanted to take home.
people, bad-ideas, sketchiness, SSSR, kyrgyz
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[link] heard: 27 October 2006
[edit] added: 27 October 2006

Jonathan: "A lot of people look like Galen today."

Derek: "Yep: Cartoons. Real people."

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

01:34:57 [Tristan]: there's a windows-user who uses gaim?

01:35:06 [Tristan]: i didn't realise such things existed!

01:35:16 [Tristan]: you should capture him and put him in a zoo!

01:35:53 [Tristan]: or stuff him and put him in a museum!

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

01:02:01 [Tristan]: (it occurs to me i've probably spent more money on free software than many people have spent on pay-for software)

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[link] heard: 3 March 2006
[edit] added: 4 March 2006

"If a layman gets confused, I sort of don't care."

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[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
people, creepiness, brandeis, wisdom, insightfulness
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[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: 5 January 2005
[edit] added: 5 January 2005

"Human bonding rituals often involve a great deal of ... talking, and dancing, and crying."

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[link] heard: 20 December 2004
[edit] added: 20 December 2004

"I'm so glad I'm not a doctor, because if I was a doctor and had to deal with people with throat issues today, I'd tell them to open their mouths and say `Numa numa yey'."

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[link] heard: 17 February 2004
[edit] added: 17 February 2004

(03:06:58) Оберон: it's not very flexible, but these are windows users

(03:07:08) Оберон: they can be easily distracted by a ball of twine and a slightly bent stick.

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[link] heard: unknown
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"Within the deep enigmatic craters of the human mindset, exists a belief of an ideal world; inconceivable in reality, an almost intangible paradise is found to be a constantly recurring notion. The previous sentence meant nothing; it is only a structural perception of the implausible."

in a paper he wrote
deepness, stupidity, school, papers, philosophy, people
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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 19 August 2003

"They are not interested in many things which are interesting. And that's the American way."

Vitaly V. Shevoroshkin, referring to American linguists
wisdom, politics, linguistics, people, provincialism, patriotism, sadness, indifference, insults
[comment] [rate] 3/5