(18:48:18) jonathan: a lot of Mongol stuff in China is hand-written
(18:48:30) Фрэн: or in CLSEFJSGHXDHT
(18:48:31) Фрэн: script
(18:48:18) jonathan: a lot of Mongol stuff in China is hand-written
(18:48:30) Фрэн: or in CLSEFJSGHXDHT
(18:48:31) Фрэн: script
(13:29:23) Фрэн: now i just need to get the irish converted into IPA
(13:29:29) Фрэн: so i can convert it into finnish
[Jonathan crops anon's picture for his github profile]
[anon]: "What do you think women will think when they see this?"
Jonathan: "I don't think that's what github's for. ... Like, not all of the internet is for that."
"What about the grammars that don't allow it at all? Like ours. ... Like mine."
(23:19:57) Flammie: is yandex those guys who asked me for a full-form list of all finnish word-forms
(23:21:28) Flammie: I generated some 2 TB until something broke on the then lousy linguistics cluster from csc.fi
(23:26:04) firespeaker: Flammie: did you send them the 2TB file?
(23:26:36) Flammie: I aksed for instructions on doing that, didn't get replies anymore
"I've gotta remember to type ‘optimality theory’ before I google ‘domination latex’."
"I can't read my own code. If it stops working, I basically have to start over."
(21:11:05) firespeaker: you guys are so much better at git than me :-P
(21:11:22) firespeaker: I'm a dinosaur, from back in the days of cvs
(21:11:33) sushain: that reminds me of a kesha song
(03:55:29) taylskid: well they get the girl
(03:55:36) taylskid: so they don't care about the other stuff
(03:55:45) jonorthwash: yeah
(03:55:50) jonorthwash: "get"
(03:56:18) jonorthwash: not in the romance movie sense of the word
(03:56:38) jonorthwash: more like in the horror movie sense of the word
(03:44:57) taylskid: living in a notorious party area definitely has its pros and cons
(03:45:04) taylskid: on one hand, it's loud a lot of the time
(03:45:22) taylskid: on the other hand, you get to watch people make that awkward walk of shame home
(03:45:49) taylskid: tonight I saw a guy throw a punch and fall over, and some girl just puked in the street screaming "get turnt"
(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) 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
(20:17:26) firespeaker: I mean, when this movie was filmed, none of the audience probably knew any better
(20:17:37) firespeaker: they'd never seen gypsies or heard russian anywhere else
(20:17:37) spectie: aye
(20:17:39) spectie: wait
(20:17:47) spectie: probably _now_ the audience doesn't know any better ;__;
"It has Qazan, Alacant, São Paulo, and Bloomington. This is basically my ‘is Jonathan awake?’ button. Unfortunately, it's not very reliable, because you keep such weird hours."
(15:54:50) spectie: is that real dutch
(15:54:52) spectie: or joke dutch ?
(15:55:06) spectie: sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference ... :|
"The stupidity that goes on in the humanities is beyond words."
I was a homebody by Austin standards
which has made me social chair by ACES standards
JH: "Well, this was accepted to a major international conference, so it can't be useless."
I feel like asking linguists to also be not-racist, not-clueless, and good prose stylists shouldn't be too much to ask. But apparently...
"If we put it in the carrier sentence first, we might have confounding variables—like thinking."
"No, no Noğays have ever wanted to sleep with me. To my knowledge."
(21:39:17) firespeaker: but it's worth seeing what the people who've spent time on this think
(21:39:23) spectie: aye
(21:39:25) firespeaker: "particles" is probably not the way to go
(21:39:41) spectie: "particle" stands for "defeat"
(13:40:56) spectre: there is a special place in hell
(13:41:04) spectre: for linguists who design orthographies with the ' character
(13:41:53) spectre: (a) letters, (b) punctuation
(13:41:58) spectre: and ne'er the twain shall meet
(01:41:16) Aaron B: they are like, the crappiest, lowest quality, processed horribleness
(01:41:19) Aaron B: but they are so good
(01:41:33) Aaron B: you know what i mean
(01:41:36) jonorthwash: yes
(01:41:41) jonorthwash: I'm a grad student too you know
"But you're not getting [your abstract] done, you're having Washington-family faculty meeting."
you remember what i am talking about? i thought that the song was about michael jackson, but they were just using the future tense ;)
(21:01:22) [anon 1]: and [redacted] is still the biggest dick
(21:01:24) [anon 1]: I've ever worked with
(21:01:41) [anon 2]: I've worked with worse
(21:01:48) [anon 1]: yes
(21:01:56) [anon 1]: but have you worked with worse for essentially $5 an hour?
(21:02:08) [anon 2]: I've worked with worse for free :-P
(21:02:13) [anon 1]: good lawd.
(21:02:18) [anon 2]: plus, I live in America
(21:02:22) [anon 2]: where half the country is dicks
(21:02:23) [anon 1]: OH GOD
(21:02:24) [anon 1]: GOOD POINT
(17:15:49) spectie: what's the frst rule
(17:15:52) spectie: of turkic language grammars ?
(17:17:16) spectie: the first rule is
(17:17:27) selimcan: hargle bargle
(00:10:10) selimcan: oh, I have to make a small break and grep some coffee
[shows slide with poster]
"I don't have to say much about this poster. You can all see who's handing who the baby."
"Если человек не понимает слово, это не проблема перевода - это проблема человека."
Jonathan: "Yeah, I've found that a lot of linguists aren't good at dealing with computers [e.g., writing transducers]."
Fran: "And most computer people aren't good with linguistics."
Jonathan: "Yeah, there aren't many who can cross over to the other side well. I think most of us are sitting in this room."
Fran: "And the other's coming on Tuesday."
я: "Здесь, когда хотим повернуться нет никакого светофора, а раньше, когда хотели просто побыстрее ехать, полно было. Вот закон подлости!"
Илшат: "Да, вот единственный закон который в России работает."
(00:36:59) firespeaker: crawfora: hmm, wikipedia for emergencies?
(00:37:06) jarrettwold2: someone on a cell phone looking up medical information
(00:37:07) twb: crawfora: like "oops I stabbed a guy now how do I do first aid... ask wikipedia"
(00:37:15) ***TomyLobo searches "what is the number of 911?"
(00:37:16) jarrettwold2: twb: that's how it is now :)
(00:37:18) crawfora: twb: I'm sure it happens
(00:37:30) firespeaker: uhm
(00:37:36) vry: "what color is blood?!? quickly, open wikipedia"
(00:37:52) firespeaker: on their blackberry
(21:25:55) faggot: We and 200 guys are going to send in you in an inexistance
(21:26:01) faggot: with a special DDOS app
(21:26:10) faggot: except debian.org to be down for hours
(21:26:47) faggot: it begins in a half hour
(21:26:53) faggot: also we`ll take down freenode after that
(21:27:23) faggot: we have already lavished the money from the Debian`s paypal account
(21:27:33) faggot: it was like 4000$ there
(21:27:35) faggot: poor guys
(21:28:38) faggot left the room.
(21:29:28) firespeaker: we should DoS him ourselves
(21:29:48) gnarface: he's in romania you'd DoS the whole country
(17:30:52) spectie: you know, ((we) = you) could write a better bashkir grammar than the one in TTL
(17:30:55) spectie: in a week
(17:31:31) firespeaker: I'm aware, but I don't know bashqort
(17:31:47) spectie: neither do the people writing the grammar!
(03:10:38) spectie: i've done it before with a russian girl
(03:10:41) spectie: so i know the principles
(16:44:52) spectie: :((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
(16:45:00) spectie: ^-- this is my non-crazy turkologist deficit face
(16:45:08) spectie: it looks like my multiple-encoding file face
(03:08:57) firespeaker: it's like there's 3 or 4 different encodings being used here
(03:09:01) spectie: :(((((((((((
(03:09:08) spectie: this is my multi-encoding file face
(2011-10-14 16:41:03) Christopher: In Yoshkar-Ola there are ethnofuturist young people who record pop music CDs and put on stage productions in Mari, but I don't think their efforts reach the villages they came from.
(2011-10-14 16:41:30) Christopher: Essentially they are a small elite who live in a bubble while their language is dying across the republic.
Monolingual people are so paranoid!
"I touch things and their technological valence goes back a decade. Like one time, I got into a tractor and it turned into a plough. I make Priuses disappear."
Traci: "So yeah, you should submit to the Online Working Papers!"
Elijah: "You see, that has the word ‘work’ in it..."
Aaron A: "We should rename it ‘Relaxing Papers in Linguistics.’"
"Шинэ семестр, шинэ итгэл..."
"You know, I feel sorry for his parents. Can you imagine the amount of money and energy they've wasted on sending him here?"
"He lost my attention so fast, it actually made a noise."
Багш: "Дөрөвдөх өдөр IMUд хүн бүр хүхдүүд хайртай гэдэг кино болно: Everybody Loves Babies."
Baatar: "I wonder what happened."
Jonathan: "They're probably just being Central Asians."
Baatar: "Yeah, they'll show up really late."
Jonathan: "‘We'll be there on Monday.’"
Baatar: "Yeah, but they wouldn't say that."
Jonathan: "Yeah, they'd probably came up with some excuse."
Baatar: "They'll just show up three days later on their microbus and say, ‘We couldn't cross river.’"
Baatar: "‘We made good time across Russia, but then we got to the Atlantic.’"
"For Indiana, Irkutsk is gay-friendly."
(11:45:53) Aaron B: i don't even have a querty!
Тэмүүжин: "‘Дулаахан’ means ‘slow’, right?"
Тэмүүжин: "‘Дулаан’ then?"
... [everyone pauses]
Тэмүүжин: "I'm getting colder, aren't I?"
(15:15:10) Өвгөнхүү: it'll b jank, but desperate times call for duct tape snakes
(20:07:46) [redacted]: there is not one single redeeming quality about the interface
(20:07:49) [redacted]: except that you can see it
(20:07:53) [redacted]: like, that it's not covered in black
(20:07:57) [redacted]: that's the only redeeming quality
(20:08:00) [redacted]: that you can see it
"If you're lying, then the other person is probably lying too. And if you're not lying, the other person is probably still lying."
(23:19:05) Qatharsis: I had forgotten my conlanging days and my happy days overlapped. :)
(23:41:30) [redacted]: i have to present 30-40 min on "the status of your qualifying paper" for our qual paper workshop
(23:41:44) [anon]: the status of my QP is "ummmmmmmmm"
(23:41:51) [anon]: it's hard to hold that out for 30-40 min
"And then I was planning on not eating lunch, but they had taco salad, and so I had to."
(00:49:38) kesuari: you have a really lax system
[Jonathan explains rules in more depth]
(00:54:44) kesuari: okay, now it seems more normal
(00:54:56) kesuari: complex rules & money = immigration law
(01:06:43) kesuari: (there's some people who manage to study the psycholinguistics of generative grammar, but i think that's like studying the physics of alchemy)
Jonathan: "Yeah, I remember being in the dark about stuff a lot when my Russian and Kazakh weren't very good: ‘Where are we? Why're we here?’"
Tekla: "‘Why's there a sheep boiling in the front yard?’"
(20:40:31) kesuari: and take a guess how easy it is to search for information on something called "by" with relation to something called "r"
(19:07:00) kesuari: apparently we don't have extradition treaties with canada or new zealand! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extradition_law_in_Australia
(19:08:59) kesuari: how can we not with new zealand? they're like our buddies!
(19:09:11) kesuari: maybe we have some other architecture for dealing with extradition between them and us
(19:09:46) kesuari: like we're so happy to extradite that no-one bothers with a treaty, we just say "yo" and they say "have fun"
(18:17:11) kesuari: i'm gonna try something different
(18:17:25) kesuari: (i.e. find a comp with spss)
(18:24:08) kesuari: i found one!
(18:24:15) kesuari: it does what all good commercial softwar does:
(18:24:17) kesuari: crashed on startup
"Isn't there a law against shooting people when they're at church?"
(22:00:27) [me]: in the movie The Negotiator, Samuel L. Jackson talks on a cordless phone after they turn the power off
(22:00:35) [me]: they, like, don't even try
(22:00:42) [me]: not when Samuel L. Jackson is acting
(15:56:08) Aaron B: being a syntactician for the year is messing up my brain
(01:47:55) [me]: dude, I grew up in Louisiana
(01:48:01) Michael T: i grew up in NM
(01:48:16) Michael T: the lousiana on the other side of texas
(16:45:11) cassowary: he was being a prick and thought putting a smiley on would make him not a prick
(16:45:19) [me]: yeah
(16:45:22) [me]: people do that a lot
(16:45:27) [me]: I know people who do that irl
(16:45:46) cassowary: what, they say "you're an idiot colon closing bracket"?
(16:55:43) [me]: speaking of which, the dotted line that's normally on buttons and other non-entry things to show focus (very useful if you're using tab instead of the mouse) have recently stopped dispalying at all for me
(16:56:10) [me]: mostly on buttons
(16:56:16) [me]: at least that's where it bothers me the most
(16:59:13) thecartographers: hm, that sounds bad
(16:59:31) [me]: well, it's not bad in that it breaks anything really
(16:59:36) thecartographers: i'm sure it's been discussed ad nauseum in the past, and everyone knows it's important
(16:59:38) [me]: it just makes me feel like I'm drunk when doing things
(16:59:46) thecartographers: it breaks thinsg for people who can't use mice...
(16:59:50) [me]: true
(17:00:00) [me]: or who just don't :-P
(17:02:08) thecartographers: yeah but gnome people, who are in charge of gtk for better or worse
(17:02:14) thecartographers: don't care about what you want, jsut what you can do
(17:02:34) thecartographers: if you say "i can't use the mouse" then they accomodate: if you say "i won't use the mouse" then they say "use kde"
(17:03:31) thecartographers: and then you say "now i've tried using kde, but i've gone blind from the hideous sight. can you accomodate me?" and they'll say "yes, but you can still use your hands, so you only get a text-to-speech engine system, but no outlines on the buttons"
(03:00:00) Аймона: i was sort of writing this cover letter. i mean, why on earth you would need a cover letter for fin. aid from the person who comes from KG
(03:00:05) Аймона: KG speaks for itself
prof. Kara: "Benjamin, what's regressive assimilation?"
prof. Kara: "Well, you could say, when the Chinese borrow from the Tibetans, for example."
(03:53:24) [me]: apt broke evince
(03:53:57) kesuari: cool =)
(13:08:38) [me]: yeah, I know; GPG's on my list of things to get going
(13:08:56) [me]: I need to get gmail + IMAP working in balsa first though
(13:09:20) crculver: I didn't know Balsa was still around.
(13:09:47) crculver: But you can install the FireGPG extension for Firefox which would allow you to encrypt any text you enter on e.g. GMail's web interface.
(13:09:57) [me]: I don't use firefox
(13:10:09) crculver: What do you use then?
(13:10:15) [me]: galeon
(13:10:30) crculver: Wait, am I talking to you in 2003 through a wormhole?
(00:57:37) Hannah: i don't understand why people can't pay me to cook and listen to music.
(21:58:30) Hannah: dude, i get nutrition. not when i eat mac&cheese, though :P
Jonathan: "I mean, in Kazakhstan a cellphone is like a toothbrush, but in America, it's more like a bicycle."
Michael: "I donno, I knew some people in Kazakhstan who didn't brush their teeth, but you can bet they had a phone."
(22:50:20) Aaron B: i'm trying to right the wrongs committed to the world with my undergrad thesis
(22:50:32) Aaron B: by writing something that actually makes sense, on basically the same topic
"But Vanya from the provinces is just as clueless about that sort of stuff as Timurbek."
"I'm thinking of getting a new game console. Basically the reason being that I don't have a girlfriend. Not that I think it'll help me get one..."
"It's my wedding, but I didn't plan it. I'll show up at the appointed place and time and say the appointed things. I'm told there will be food."
"I think they're going a little overboard—no pun intended—on this ocean theme."
(01:54:44) [me]: (i.e., it's not so much rule-based (=something you can learn))
(01:54:53) [me]: ((...easily))
(01:55:06) Almar: you learnt russian
(19:14:46) T. A. McLeay: en franczais
(19:15:14) T. A. McLeay: (my compose key and altgr key on this keyboard are switched, and it's easier to use a z and this explanation than it is to cope with switched keys)
(22:10:45) Sarah: Ha, I dye my hair pink and Becca calls going,"Come up to Learning Tech and apply to teach Spanish!"
(15:45:30) [me]: you make gourmet food from foodbank handouts?
(15:45:39) Aladnsane: This is the PNW.
(15:46:07) Aladnsane: Foodbank handouts are raw ingredients, some canned goods, bakery rosemary diamantes, fresh fruit and veg... *shrug*
(15:46:15) Aladnsane: If you know how to take your pick, yes, I do
(15:49:05) Aladnsane: Seriously though; the Food Bank here is amazing
(15:50:49) Aladnsane: I've gotten fresh bell peppers, fresh cilantro, there's ALWAYS good bread (largely because most people going there have families, so they need whitebread for the kids, because they don't seem to realize that kids are /trained/ to be picky, rather than being naturally picky - it's serving them 'kids food', that makes kids picky), I mean, there's always things that are hard to find,
(15:50:51) [me]: in Seattle, I can imagine
(15:51:06) Aladnsane: Bellingham
(15:51:13) Aladnsane: In Seattle, I could get all of that Dumpster Diving
(04:01:06) Aladnsane: *shrug* Go to a college bar. Throw a rock. Whoever shouts 'ouch' is 10:1 to have an IQ between... 10 and 1.
(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.
(15:32:55) Aladnsane: Is it spelled with an H in yiddish? I always just guess with German orthography. Hell, it's written in Hebrew half the time *shrug*
(15:33:06) [me]: it's not written in hebrew
(15:33:09) [me]: just hebrew script
(15:33:13) Aladnsane: point
(15:33:33) Aladnsane: At least I didn't say it was written in Jewish :P I get asked if I speak Jewish way more often than is cool.
(11:48:40) kesuari: they mean you'll live with god (or notwith god) forever
(11:49:00) kesuari: heh, without means notwith. i didn't need to make the word up
(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.
(19:23:46) [me]: stressed and unstressed clitics are used that way
(19:23:53) [me]: at least in AmE
(19:24:11) kesuari: well yeah, they're used like that here too --- but they shouldn't be
(19:24:29) [me]: now you're just being a perscriptivist
(19:24:50) kesuari: of course i am: i'm advocating spelling reform
(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
(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
(17:23:23) [me]: "More data would have to be gathered to determine what the underlying cause of these dichotomies is"
(17:23:37) [me]: (is there anything you'd change with that?)
(17:24:31) kesuari: (yes, of course i would; i find academic written language and the spoken language that is essentially its read version incredibly hard to understand)
(17:24:49) kesuari: (but unfortunately making it just normal english wouldn't be thesis-like enough)
(17:24:50) syljwesandhr: (so what would you change?)
(17:25:11) kesuari: "if we want to work out what actually causing these differences, we'll have to get more data"
(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
(13:27:47) kesuari: i don't entirely no
(13:28:01) Jonor Thwash: you don't entirely no what? ;)
(13:28:40) kesuari: i don't entirely no why we maintain this farce of an orthographical system
(19:13:11) kesuari: well, i suppose they say one way to become a great artist is to copy everyone else
(19:13:26) kesuari: well, copy the great artists i mean
(19:13:37) kesuari: someone who wanted to paint well shouldn't copy any drawings i've done
(13:31:11) Aaron B: i've taken to calling lots of things adventures now
(13:31:17) Aaron B: like, if i get lost -- that's an adventure
(13:31:30) Aaron B: forgot to buy something at the grocery and have to go back -- an adventure
(13:31:35) Aaron B: it makes me feel like my life is exciting
(13:31:57) Aaron B: i haven't yet gotten so desperate that i need to "adventure" to the living room
(13:32:00) Aaron B: but that day may come
(17:40:43) kesuari: my dialect has everything to do with syntax ungrammatical?
Тралик: "Түнкү канал эрте көрсөтүлүп калган экен."
мен: "Анткени азыр саат 12ден кийин эч кимде шам жок."
(14:15:48) [me]: every time I think back to how I thought about things in high school, central asia makes a lot more sense
(14:15:56) [me]: very provincial and uninformed about things
(14:16:12) Michaela: heh
(14:16:55) Michaela: you know, it's true--even thinking about things like the way people used to write in middle/high school--the quality of their writing makes a lot more sense
(14:17:45) Michaela: i remember telling my mom, "It's like, there's no one here that knows how to think outside the box." she said, "Honey, they don't even know that there is a box."
(16:48:45) kesuari: a place where not only it snows, but it gets to 30 °
(16:48:48) kesuari: that sounds awesome
(16:48:54) kesuari: do they keep any of them in civilised countries?
(16:49:00) [me]: heh
(16:49:05) [me]: much of the U.S. is like that
(16:49:22) kesuari: as i said, in civilised countries?
(19:22:47) kesuari: so i mean, a large part of why i want to move overseas is so i can move out of my parent's place
(14:04:28) Michaela: but the central asian/tajik dating trick i learned is that the guys just gradually start attaching pictures of flowers to emails and see how the girl reacts
"Where's the rice at? No, the good rice, this is the rice with rocks in it."
Lara: "Hm, it smells like animals in here."
anonymous: "It's all the Kyrgyz."
"I've found that mayonaisse enhances the flavour of a lot of things."
"‘Surly?’ In Russian—what's the opposite of malodetz? Staridetz. ‘Surly.’"
(23:21:17) Michael: i have to actually start writing the journal paper version of my thesis soon
(23:21:33) Michael: before i forget what i did
(18:45:25) kesuari: i never know how to assess girls
(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?
(03:24:42) Derek: you know
(03:24:52) Derek: I have absolutely nothing against a woman being president but
(03:24:54) Derek: Hilary Clinton?
(03:24:59) Derek: does it have to be her??
(18:24:50) Jóhann: im such a loser and super nörd :P
last night, my friend asked me "Iceland is lowering the drinking age to 19, want to go out tonight"
I said "Nah, I am doing some massive edits on the Chechen wikipedia, might get 300 articles tonight" :P
(18:25:07) Jóhann: and i did :D
(18:25:09) Jóhann: 300 articles :D
(18:28:09) Jóhann: I sent such a corny email "What will it cost if someone stole this book" :P haha
(18:28:15) Jóhann: yeah, who the fuck is going to steal a book haha
(18:28:09) Jóhann: I sent such a corny email "What will it cost if someone stole this book" :P haha
(18:28:15) Jóhann: yeah, who the fuck is going to steal a book haha
(19:22:29) kesuari: i'm probably the wrong person to be giving any sort of relationship advice/commentry i guess :)
(19:22:34) kesuari: or maybe :(
(02:14:04) Jóhann: dude, can you stop being a language nerd like me for one second and enjoy chauvnistic jokes? :D
(02:21:33) Rianna: i'm hungry for something, but i'm highly unsure what
(02:22:20) Rianna: but i dunno, i don't wanna cook up pea soup now
(02:22:40) [me]: well, bawırsaq might be good
(02:22:46) [me]: I had some really good boorsoq today
(02:23:01) [me]: bog'irsoq isn't too hard to make
(02:23:05) [me]: I have a recipe
(02:23:09) [me]: though I've never actually tried it
(02:23:19) Rianna: mitä vittuu toi o?
(02:23:30) [me]: a type of fried dough / bread
(02:23:31) [me]: kind of
(02:23:37) Rianna: hahaha
(02:23:38) Rianna: nice
(02:23:41) [me]: ?
(02:23:50) Rianna: you answered my question :-p
(02:23:54) [me]: ..?
(02:23:55) [me]: so?
(02:24:08) Rianna: it was in another language..?
(02:24:13) [me]: oh shit
(02:24:15) [me]: wtf
(02:24:19) [me]: okay
(02:24:26) Rianna: i just asked you what the fuck is that
(02:24:30) Rianna: and you just answered that
(02:24:30) [me]: I guess I'm just used to guessing what people are saying half the time anyway
(02:24:46) [me]: don't really pay attention to how they say it unless I'm in linguist mode
(02:24:47) Rianna: you should put that on your quotes page to show off your mad skillz
(02:25:16) Rianna: you're a....demigod among linguists, Jonathan
"‘Stop hugging strange men and sit down.’ … Oh, that's actually what's happening."
"It's Friday night and you're writing quotes‽"
(12:17:30) Michael: although crazy professors are pretty cool
(12:17:35) Michael: i think you'd make a pretty good crazy prof
(16:32:42) Jóhann: thank you so much for your referal !
(16:32:52) Jóhann: if i was there and gay, id give you a big kiss :D
(18:11:23) Amanda: you meet the most random people in the most random countries
(18:11:49) Amanda: like, i've never met a norwegian person EVER, and you meet one in like, east bum, planet jupiter
(18:11:58) Amanda: ... i say this bc i forget which country you're in now
(01:20:44) Michael: yeah... programming interviews are fun dude. you should try it
(23:28:44) Sarah: Blech...this is vegetable soup with chicken and dumplings....does not compute :|
(23:29:39) Sarah: It's the Healthy Choice shit so maybe that's why
(23:30:41) Sarah: I'll make it unhealthy. I'm going to eat chocolate covered pretzels afterwards.
(23:34:07) [me]: send me some?
(23:35:15) Sarah: Hmmm....do you want me to send you some?
(23:35:27) [me]: heh, I was just kidding
(23:35:32) [me]: unless you can find a way to e-mail them to me
(23:35:55) Sarah: I only have one bag here and I am NOT sharing them.
(23:36:00) [me]: aw
(23:36:35) Sarah: I'll share some of my weird soup with you?
(23:36:40) [me]: ROFL, no thanks
(23:37:07) Sarah: Good, because you'd probably vomit and hate me for the rest of your life.
(23:37:21) [me]: is it that bad?
(23:37:55) Sarah: It would be fine if it were just vegetable soup, but it's like they tried to add chicken and dumplings.....but it's VEGETABLE soup.
(23:40:17) [me]: what's the soup call itself?
(23:40:45) Sarah: It says that it's chicken and dumplings. I got maybe 3 pieces of bite sized chicken?
(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
(22:43:31) Colum: you know, I think professors are scary.
(15:38:13) Sarah: He sleeps like the dead.
(15:38:49) Sarah: He's too busy dreaming of WoW to be disturbed by anything climbing in or out of bed with him.
(23:23:16) Sarah: My brain is going in circles right now. Thesis ---> Cleaning ---> Teaching ---> Thesis ---> Repeat
(23:24:22) Sarah: Oh, and throw music popping in randomly.
(23:25:04) Sarah: I'm silly to the point of serenading cans of hair mousse.
(23:27:24) Sarah: What's sad is I'm not joking.
(23:30:47) Sarah: I serenade and dance with the cats too.
(23:33:54) Sarah: Is it bad that this is what keeps me sane?
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’?"
(03:19:15) [me]: I like tech support to know more than I do
(03:19:27) [me]: instead it's just this number I call to try to convince to flip a switch for me
(17:04:21) kesuari: (and also, not even irregularity is regular, so there's going to be some regularity somewhere)
(17:01:15) kesuari: nothing's regular in english, not even irregularity
(01:37:57) Rianna: Drunk friends = free entertainment
(22:29:20) Michael: she has some best friends from HS that she hasn't told yet 'cause they are really busy
(22:29:37) [me]: but not busy enough to not be on facebook
(22:30:23) Michael: no.
(22:30:29) Michael: who is that busy, honestly :)
(22:30:39) Michael: i was only that busy maybe 2 days this quarter
(22:29:10) [me]: I don't get why people are so scared of linux
(22:29:20) Rianna: it's hard for people who wanna game
(22:29:25) [me]: yeah
(22:29:28) [me]: but like, my parents?
(22:29:35) Rianna: and i dunno, people just don't grow up seeing linux
(22:29:40) [me]: yeah
(22:29:45) [me]: like my parents :-P
(13:32:30) Brenda: you check, i call him up to pick me up and drive me places and everytime he is happy to come and everytime he gets lost and i have to give up and catch a bus. like, what is the point of relationships? clearly there can be no love bc such cannot exist in the rotted and twisted hearts of men (no offense; it is a gender thing, not a sex thing, which means you're fine bc you are an individual who creates himself outside of societal presssures and definitions)
(13:32:53) Brenda: and men who have 16 hours hangovers and get lost right when you need them have otherwise no point
(12:44:54) [me]: oh crap. I just remembered I had a dream where someone said something funny and I was going to add it to my quotes page, but now I don't remember what it was
[a woman cuts ahead in line at store to get a dirty, brown, unappetising-looking root vegetable weighed]
guy at head of line to woman: "Это бесплатно, наверно."
(22:26:59) [me]: the one where the guy didn't know how to take a pciture?
(22:27:16) Amanda: yeah but the one where "the guy" was me
(01:08:08) Sarah: I say that I have a halo and they tell me it doesn't count if it's super-glued on.
(15:59:40) Rianna: I sat alone in the dark one night ... I found a preacher who spoke of the light -- he'd show me the way according to him, in return for my personal check. I flipped my channel back to CNN and lit another cigarette.
(16:00:15) Rianna: i dunno, that's most sane thing ever said on a country music station
"You know, I've drunk more in the last two weeks than .. in the last three."
"You don't know Central Asia if you think eating trumps toasts."
Tristan: "Yeah, that's why you should ask out who you think you should ask out."
Jonathan: "That's a good policy."
Tristan: "I just need to know some girls."
Jonathan: "It probably doesn't help that you work as a computer programmer."
Tristan: "Yeah, that's half the reason I reckon I should go back to uni and get a masters."
(23:25) [my father]: they abreviate Perth, Western Australia as Perth, WA -- it one of the very few place abbreviation confusions in teh English speaking countries
(23:34) [me]: CA
(23:35) [my father]: Canada and California can be distinguished because California has more people
"I think back in Soviet times, the brake must've been on the steering wheel or something."
(13:06:16) Derek: I wanted to say thanks for speaking Kazakh (etc) around me all the time
(13:06:41) Derek: I think it's giving me a big edge in my Uighur class right now
(13:07:28) Derek: Turkic seems familiar to me instead of something strange, which is something the other students I would say definitely lack ;)
"You see, it's different for you: Kyrgyz and Kazakh girls are actually attractive."
[wine keeps causing X to crash]
(03:26:24) [me]: wine sucks
(03:37:21) kesuari: well, at least it's emulating windows well
KJ: "Why can't my roommate see he's annoying me and just move out?"
Joyce: "Some people get satisfaction from annoying other people."
KJ: "Well, he's still paying rent."
Jonathan: "Some people pay to annoy other people."
KJ: "But he's poor."
Joyce: "Yeah, it's a luxury to be able to annoy other people."
[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."
(01:33:38) Jade Solitude: You know you spend too much time on Wikipedia when you look for the "mark this edit as minor" button when editing ID3 tags . . .
"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."
(00:47:17) Rianna: i had a dream last night that i was on a train to georgia with a bunch of people from high school
(00:49:05) [me]: which Georgia?
(00:49:24) Rianna: the boring one :-p
"There's light at the end of the tunnel for your Masters, and then you realise that it's just the light between tunnels."
(00:11:39) kesuari: anyway, on notes unrelated, have you got anywhere a list of soundchanges from some earlier form of the language to kazakh/kyrgyz?
(00:12:09) [me]: no, but I could make one really quickly
(00:12:22) kesuari: could you?
(00:12:31) kesuari: there needs to be a turkic romlang
Gretchen: "Yay, food that isn't peanut butter and jelly!"
Joyce: "Now I'm really sorry for referring that woman to the Tlingit wikipedia article. It makes it sound terrifying."
Jonathan: "Why's it terrifying?"
Amy: "Because she's not a linguist, and every ejective possible doesn't sound like a good thing."
Jonathan: "Four languages: America never expects anything close to that."
Joyce: "Yeah, we don't even like dialects."
"You're not married, and you haven't got a girlfriend—and you don't watch Star Trek? …Good lord."
Jonathan: "I was just trying to figure out what comes between 4 and 6, and couldn't figure it out for a second."
Joyce: "A bus ride home..."
Anara, Palao isn't Kazakh for plov, plov is Russian for palao. Don't ever forget that.
I sometimes wonder how they count.
they have trouble taking 10% of a large number
they were bothered by having claculators that couldn't handle enough digits
‘what is 24000 inches in feet?
let's guess until Dr. Washington tells us we're right’
Jonathan: "My favourite translation tool on the internet is to look something up on wikipedia in the source language, and then click the link to the article in the destination language."
Joyce: "Oh yeah, I only ever did that to look up how Star Trek was written in katakana."
"It was cool, you know? I got intimate with her voice, or something."
"Unfortunately, all my finals [for grading] for [anonymous class] look good so far."
"I did have the dishes washed..."
Jonathan: "Kazakh isn't that hard—I don't know why all the materials that teach it are so bad."
Ardak: "I think it's because the Soviet system made things unnecessarily complicated."
(19:22:10) [me]: I'd totally do Korean
(19:22:17) Amanda: awnyunk haseo!
(19:22:23) Amanda: naaay awnyung haseo!
(19:22:26) [me]: .. I don't *know* Korean
(19:22:30) Amanda: me either
(19:22:47) Amanda: i mimic the korean phrases i heard my korean student frie3nds using all th time
(19:22:56) Amanda: and one time i was just like making korean sounding noises
(19:23:02) Amanda: and some kid was like oh which teaching team do you have?
(19:23:05) Amanda: and i'm like uh the arabic one
(23:14:08) [Sarah]: Yeah...I can see me in Poland...I'll have to remember not to go out and get drunk.
(00:45:36) [me]: I think I'd summarise Hawai'ian as (C)V
me: "Huh, if you go to the Jackson School's page, they have this graphic at the top that's a picture of some stream that doesn't look like it's on the UW campus."
Graham [looks at picture]: "Oh yeah, I've seen that place, it's on the other side of Lake Union."
me [reloads page, blinks]: "Hey look, now they have a picture of the Taj Mahal."
Graham: "Yeah, you haven't seen that? It's behind the forestry building."
Meghan: "People used to throw batteries at me because they thought I was gay."
Julia: "And they thought you needed the batteries why?"
"I'm a fan of the syllable; I believe in the syllable, but some people don't."
Ray: "Phonetics can be a turn off."
Mark: "Depends on how you teach it, Ray."
Ray: "Most of these people [taking intro to linguistics] won't become majors—"
Mark: "And shouldn't."
Mark: "From your mouth to God's ear."
linguist: "It's an Indian mouth—he won't hear."
me: "That's an abstract?!"
anonymous: "It's a very abstract..."
[Jonathan shows Aaron a book on Qaraqalpaq written in French]
Aaron: "This orthography is.. what?"
"I myself am a theoretical phonologist, but in the late '80s, my eyes were beginning to glaze over and I was saying ‘I don't care where to hang [lateral].’"
(03:28:52) [me]: mkay, yeah, I need to pack
(03:29:03) Derek: psh
(03:29:04) Derek: whatever
(03:29:10) Derek: just throw it all in a ball
(03:29:14) Derek: duct tape it up
(03:29:19) Derek: and roll it on the plane
(03:29:30) Derek: if you tell them its a bomb, they work faster you know
[redacted]: from now on when we disagree on american english usage, i'm just going to assume i'm right on the grounds that you spell yogurt with an H
my mother: "Did you put all your candy in a bag?"
me: "Nah, I just took some wrapping paper and put it all in there."
my mother: "But it's not a bag..."
me: "It's taped together though."
my mother: "But I taped it..."
[redacted]: tim's already posted my grade on sage
[redacted]: so i just need to crap out 5 (single-spaced... wtf) pages
and then he won't like, rescind the grade, i guess
"It's always unfair to the women! Especially in Central Asia.."
(02:00:05) Colum: well I did study for the final but I didn't know what I was studying so I don't consider that as "having studied"
"Let's call this the Chomskian response; no linguistics talk is complete without a massive quote from Chomsky."
[massive Chomsky quote appears on slide]
"I don't even know how high that number is—it's one of those numbers with letters in it that I don't understand because I haven't taken math since high school."
(01:11:15) [me]: you're really getting into this quoting thing tonight
(01:11:29) [Aladnsane]: No. I'm really getting into this insobriety thing tonight.
(01:11:34) [Aladnsane]: Which is close.
(01:11:43) [Aladnsane]: Because insobriety tends to lead to quotes
(01:12:03) [Aladnsane]: That, and I've been reading your quotes page and, to be honest, missing that brief period when I dominated it ;)
(01:12:20) [Aladnsane]: If only because we spent WAY too much time battling linux and drinking
(01:09:04) [me]: that was a really round-about way of saying that
(01:09:17) [Aladnsane]: I learned english from Tolkien. What do you expect?
(01:01:57) [Aladnsane]: But seriously, when you show someone ID that says it's your 21st birthday, order a drink they don't know how to make. and then /tell them how to make it/... it tends to put a damper on their machismo.
"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."
Jonathan: "Gah. Where's my camera?"
Rianna: "I donno. It needs a page button so it beeps and you can find it. ... All my shit needs one too."
"And now that I don't get stoned anymore, I do my dishes every day!"
"Okay, be careful when you're going to the bathroom, cause we don't want toilet paper falling in the toilet."
"That's like pulling an assault rifle on a horde of bunnies! A horde of bunnies in a cage!"
"...and some students might actually understand it, but in such a convoluted way that they just end up confusing the other students they're trying to explain it to."
"Most of the students just want to learn what's going to be on the test, get their grade, and then they want to move on to finance, or business, or biology—you know, whatever isn't linguistics."
"When you are forced to read books for school, other pastimes besides reading become that much more appealing."
14:13:02 [Rianna]: yeah...fanfiction is like...free literary crack
14:13:32 [Rianna]: It is really fun, generally not too good for you, but you keep coming back for more each time you quit :-p
02:22:23 [Aaron]: (i need to hear a drunk irishman speak in order to live out my accent fantasy)
Jonathan: "Yeah, it's a couple people taking advantage of one group's suffering to take advantage of another group's generosity to take advantage of another group's money."
Rianna: "It's like one big orgy of screw-overage."
(20:41:33) [Rianna]: uhh...what version of the windows virus are you runinng?
(20:42:01) [Laura]: The latest version of AVG.
01:04:04 [Jonathan]: I'm a linux person, I just use a mac
01:04:17 [Jonathan]: because it's more convenient on portable hardware for now
01:04:26 [Jonathan]: I hear most of the issues I had with linux on here have cleared up
01:04:37 [Jonathan]: so I might go back to linux, but I'm thinking of waiting until the fall
01:04:46 [Jonathan]: though I did just clear enough HD space for it I think
01:04:50 [Tristan]: you should do it now, for your health
01:05:03 [Trstian]: when i'm using the mac, i always do stupid things like type in the wrong window
01:05:18 [Tristan]: "my cursors on that bloody window, how come i can't type oh shit i've just deleted all the files on my hard drive"
01:05:32 [Tristan]: yeah, that's why i haven't got linux on my computer properly yet
10:45:43 [redacted]: i think se coucher is reflexive for going to bed oneself
10:45:56 [redacted]: but "to bed, as in a woman" is probably not reflexive
10:46:30 [redacted]: (let's put it this way - if you se coucher, as in a woman, by yourself, god just killed a kitten)
"I wish I knew more places that had less of an element of sketch."
23:39:17 amosblock: english has a crap shoot, not an orthography :P
"Bartending in America is just making a lot of blowjobs and sex on the beach for sorority girls. If you don't have standards and you don't have a fear of venereal diseases, then bartending in America can be a good way to get a lot of blowjobs and sex on the beach from sorority girls. However, I have standards and a fear of venereal diseases."
"It came up and asked me if I wanted the animated tour or the non-animated tour. ‘Fuck you’ was not an option."
[00:59] Ryan: It amuses me to see Jesus fish on cars. I always see sideways vagina.
"Is this divided into mes+es or mese+s? This is what grown people spend their time on."
I'll spare you my escapades of sleep-deprived monitor/keyboard plugging-in (let's just say it was like Who's On First), but:
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)
00:22:11 [sn withheld]: Ya know, one advantage of living in Colorado or Wyoming? by their standards? I can dance
22:03:31 [me]: :-P
22:03:43 [me]: (I started to type :-P as 'th')
22:03:54 [me]: (which was weird. but that's how I'd pronounce it)
22:03:59 [Laura]: WHAT?
22:04:05 [Laura]: th=smiley face?
22:04:09 [me]: no.
22:04:11 [me]: pronounce :-P
22:04:21 [Laura]: "smiley face"
22:04:22 [Laura]: OH
22:04:25 [Laura]: pffft
22:04:28 [me]: no
22:04:31 [Laura]: no?
22:04:32 [me]: stick your tongue out
22:04:38 [me]: no ffs if your tongue's out
22:04:39 [Laura]: pbpbpbpbpbp
22:04:51 [me]: no ps or bs either
22:04:59 [Laura]: Absolutely it's a BP
22:05:17 [Laura]: The sounds of someone blowing a raspberry sounds like a p or b to me.
22:05:25 [me]: technically it's lingua-labial
22:05:36 [me]: yeah, but in this case your tongue is involved
22:05:40 [Laura]: a TH sounds is made by blowing air over over your tongue.
22:05:52 [Laura]: Maybe mrmrmrmrmrmrmrmr
22:05:59 [me]: no, an /h/ is made by blowing air over your tongue
22:06:08 [Laura]: But i like pbpbpbpbpbpbpbp
22:06:15 [me]: but you can do that without your tongue
22:06:20 [Laura]: Yes.
22:06:26 [Laura]: True.
22:06:38 [Laura]: But it's the same sound!
22:06:42 [me]: thbt might be better
22:06:48 [Laura]: Ok, ok.
22:06:55 [Laura]: It's understandable.
22:07:07 [me]: so that's why I started writing it as 'th'
22:07:10 [me]: instead of :-P
22:07:12 [Laura]: heh.
22:07:25 [me]: that conversation is almost worthy of my quotes page
22:07:38 [Laura]: pretty much.
15:28:38 qatharsis: Züritüütsch is not so common in the music business. Bärndütsch lends itself better to singing. It's more vowelly.
18:03:03 [anon]: hell, I think I got more action in high school than at brandeis
04:29:42 [Tristan]: stupid 10 am is a time that shouldn't be allowed to exist.
Guy at checkout: "What is that?"
me: "That's a rutabaga."
Guy at checkout: "Uh, how do you spell that?" [fumbles through code guide]
Guy at checkout: [finds code and punches it in]
me: "What is this world coming to?"
Guy at checkout: "Well, sir, we have a lot of produce, and I don't know what it all is."
14:38:07 [me]: I could see like Laura going through and ranking every quote
14:38:09 [me]: all 700 of them
14:38:17 [Ian]: haha.
14:38:25 [me]: I could even see myself doing that.....
14:38:32 [Ian]: sigh.
14:39:28 [Ian]: Laura's, like, a bit crazy and would do something like that. You doing that would be more like lame.
07:25:46 [Aaron]: ok, i gotta shower and get ready for the day
07:26:00 [Aaron]: also, something freudian may be noted on the fact that i originally typo-ed "day" as "bad"
Prof. Voyles: "Let's get rid of the /ð/ in this example…"
me: "No, you can't do that—it's attested!"
06:58:41 [Laura]: Did you know
06:58:50 [Laura]: that there is a real movie coming out
06:58:58 [Laura]: called, "Snakes on a plane"
06:59:02 [me]: wtf
06:59:14 [Laura]: Snakes on a Plane.
06:59:24 [Laura]: As in, i can tell you the plot of the movie already.
06:59:31 [Laura]: There will be snakes on a plane.
Jonathan: "My blood type's going to be B+, and I'm going to be like, 'yeah…'"
Hannah: "My blood type's going to be A-, and I'm going to be like, 'dammit!'"
"If we could put the bathroom out in the carport, we wouldʼve done it a long time ago."
[02:58] Aaron B: it was dallas raines
[02:58] Aaron B: sorry
[02:58] Aaron B: same difference
[02:50] Aaron B: well, by "famous" i mean "famous within the field"
[02:50] Aaron B: aka "my research funding hasn't been cut more than 70%"
[02:35] Aaron B: you finished your hw?
[02:35] Aaron B: you're all caught up?
[02:35] Aaron B: hold on, i need to look out my window
[02:35] Aaron B: nope, i don't see any pigs flying...
[02:35] Aaron B: maybe hell froze over?
[17:03] Aaron B: *dork*
[17:03] Aaron B: not that that's a bad thing, mind you
[17:03] Aaron B: given, i heard a radio ad and thought about phonological queues
"Usually I just huddle up in my room and conjugate things."
Vickie: "I'm a year older than Matt."
Matt: "No you're not, because if you were, we wouldn't both be 21 right now."
Vickie: "Fine, I'm 9 months older than you."
Nat: "That's enough time to make a baby."
Vickie: "Yeah, I could be your mother."
everyone else in room confused.
oberon: "Uhm, that's not ... how ... it works."
"Greer, did you fry beef in my hat?"
"I trust a webpage more than I trust myself."
"I smell incense. That incensitive bastard."
"Yes, we're writing character sheets for silverware. Shut up."
"I really don't understand people who like opera, and I mean like Klingon opera and Wagner. And yes, I equate those two."
(00:37:21) Оберон: Judging by Anna's reaction, my interpretive "Farm in the Dell" dance won't seem nearly so artistic at !(about to fall asleep) o'clock.
(00:39:50) [me]: isn't it "farmer in the dell"?
(00:40:28) Оберон: fomgers...typing...cheese stands alone.
"Human bonding rituals often involve a great deal of ... talking, and dancing, and crying."
"It's like a little thing in the breakfast nook that's in their way and blares at them at newstime."
"You see, we're edumacatifying you."
"Well, let's just say I'll land my Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria at her Plymouth Rock."
Matt: ".. and I still have a paper to write."
Jonathan: "You're still writing it?"
Matt: "Well, I'm done, but it's not long enough."
Jonathan: "How many pages do you have left?"
Jon: "Matt, is it a 3-5 page paper?"
"Hey, do you know how to use Windows?"
"That's an expensive relationship. He could find a cheaper one. He just doesn't know how to manage his money."
Vickie: "What country's flag is this?"
Jonathan: "Uh, no..."
Jonathan: "Uh, Vickie..?"
"How come in the Windows installer my mouse doesn't work, and then when I put the CD in the other drive and reboot, it does?"
(23:46:47) Kesuari: (just now reading your quotes page. sometimes it seems it would be easier on you if you just hitched up a microphone and speech-to-text system under oberon's mouth and just have a complete transcription of everything he says)
Matt: "We haven't dated, but I have gone on dates with her."
oberon: "You do know how past tense works in English, right?"
"Have you ever been looking around your room trying to find something and your hand starts tapping Ctrl-F or Command-F? I do that all the time, and it bothers me more that there's no Command-F than that I can't find what I'm looking for."
(15:59:45) Aaron B: but i forgot that you're jonathan
(15:59:51) Aaron B: and conventional logic doesn't apply
(15:59:58) [me]: IT'S NOT CONVENTIONAL LOGIC
(16:00:08) [me]: it's logic that works on stereotypical american teenagers and no one else
(16:00:27) Aaron B: right
(16:00:29) Aaron B: convention
Matt: "Given a perfectly spherical tongue of uniform density..."
"Where'd my 'feine go? Who stole my—?! Oh, I finished it. Aw, that was the last 'feine."
"Only a Pole would put 'z's where he didn't know what letters go."
(02:37:03) Adam B: What?
(02:37:27) Adam B: Are you saying I wrote OS9?
(02:38:18) Оберон: Yes.
(02:38:20) Оберон: Tell him yes.
(02:42:51) Оберон: Sure.
(02:43:08) Оберон: Perhaps Adam's true calling is less in writing code and more in writing comedy.
(02:44:17) Adam B: It's cool
(02:44:19) Adam B: Maybe he's high
(02:45:32) Оберон: Wow
(02:45:36) Оберон: no wonder everyone was asking us for weed
(02:45:45) Оберон: Adam must be telling people I'm a druggy
(02:46:19) [me]: (this is in reference to the fact that about 3 people have asked me and oberon for weed in the last 2 saturdays)
(02:46:22) Adam B: So I just re-read it
(02:47:13) Adam B: And, well, my first guess still stands
(02:47:27) Adam B: So seriously, what are you talking about, if not OS9
(02:47:32) Adam B: Which I did write, by the way
(02:47:38) Adam B: When you weren't looking
(02:47:39) [me]: no, you see, this is what we're talking about
(02:48:24) Adam B: I don't want you to think that I'm a sexually overactive president, but please define your "this" from that sentence
(02:48:48) [me]: that you wrote OS 9
(02:48:53) [me]: we're acknowledging that
(02:48:51) Adam B: Cause there was definitely no "this" (err, "that") to be referred to
(02:48:59) Adam B: Well, except for that
(02:49:02) Adam B: The OS9 thing
(02:49:06) Adam B: Okay whatever, sure
(02:49:08) Adam B: I'm flattered
(02:49:09) Adam B: Really am
(02:49:13) Adam B: Maybe you are high too
(02:49:25) Adam B: Which would explain why they asked both of you for pot, not just him
(02:51:05) Adam B: Righty-o then
(02:51:14) Adam B: So now, how did I get involved in that conversation?
(02:51:20) Adam B: And why do you think I wrote OS9?
(02:51:27) Adam B: (i.e. how did you find out about that)
(02:52:16) Adam B: Or
(02:52:28) Adam B: More fun could be watching me just type to myself in this pretty IM window
(02:52:42) Adam B: That's cool too
(02:52:47) Adam B: It's like a monologue
(02:52:51) Adam B: With an audience of 1
(02:52:55) Adam B: Well probably 2
(02:53:08) Adam B: Because Oberon is apparently monitoring this somehow too
(02:53:30) Adam B: Maybe through the ssh over unencrypted wireless through vmware and X forwarding
(02:53:32) Adam B: Or whatever that was
(02:53:34) Adam B: But he's watching
"No, you don't get it. Domino's is bad pizza for the same reason steak is bad pizza."
Jonathan: "Всё. Пошли."
Nat: "I wonder if Vickie understands kick-to-the-shins."
"What is this? This is beginning to sound like the student union."
(16:28) Kesuari: i hate my uni. every time i find a journal article that might be vaguely useful, i get told that the library doesn't have that journal. stupid library
(16:28) [me]: typical, yeah
that's all unis + murhpey's law
which makes another law I guess
(16:29) Kesuari: mcleay's law? :)
"I'm sorry, you can't buy that here, we don't sell those. You'll have to put it back."
"Aw man, playing Nintendo games and naming your characters `Cunthead.' That brings me back."
"I don't think I've had enough to drink. I can still type all my passwords."
Vickie: "Yes, you can change positions. Refusing to change your positions just means your pig-headed and stubborn and stupid."
Jonathan: "That makes me sad."
[anon]: "Drink up, Jonathan. That's the leader of the `free world'."
oberon: "Yeah, they're not even allowed to talk to eachother. It's not even a debate, it's a joint press conference."
Matt: "That's why the only appropriate way to respond to the political system in this country is to imbibe alcohol."
oberon: "Well, this could be typical, and they'll have sex, or she'll kick him in the balls and it'll be really funny."
Vickie: "It's Sex and the City, what do you think?"
oberon: "This could be the city part."
Jonathan: "Well, emacs has its advantages..."
Aaron: "Yeah, like it's an operating system. I'd rather use emacs as my OS than Windows."
(18:20:28) Оберон: I'd never miss free, easily accessible food
(18:20:35) Оберон: Though I'm afraid dinner may consist largely of tainted cow
(18:22:01) Оберон: ...which would make a much better band name than entree
(03:22:16) Виктория: i dunno if testing people on understanding oberon is productive
"According to my watch, it's двадцать neuf одинадцатого."
"Now help me out here: сьем, восьем, nueve... but that doesn't sound right either."
oberon: "Where's the zoom? This is a shitty editor."
Adam: "That's the web browser!"
"So what you're saying is you're running gentoo by hand and calling it Red Hat."
(04:36:15) Оберон: "I hate Brandeis"
(04:36:30) Оберон: Brings back fond memories of...yesterday. And the day before, for that matter.
"I trust the Boulevard not to actively poison me, just not to not passively poison me, like this crap."
"I think the PeopleSoft backend is pretty good, but the PeopleSoft frontend sucks big donkey cock."
(04:02:52) [me]: well, it works in french, so I'll just italicise it and call it english
(01:24:40) [me]: trees are your friends :)
(01:24:48) Jackie: trees kick my ass
(01:24:50) Jackie: over and over again
(22:14:23) Adam F: el mamut se murio
(22:14:25) Adam F: thats so sad lol
(22:14:40) [me]: yeah, I mean, he got aids and he did 10 lines of coke...
(22:14:50) [me]: what else was he going to do afterwards?
(22:14:52) [me]: get a Ph.D.?
(22:15:04) Adam F: well he could go to brandeis
(06:12:40) Оберон: If a woman walked up to you tomorrow and said "I bet you have a wonderful snapple, and I'm absolutely not asexual -- how about you come back to my place and do me?" would you assume she wanted to know the way to Usdan?
(06:12:51) [me]: I might...
(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.
"By the way, don't get the veggie wrap the way they normally make it; it's like 30% veggie and 70% mayonnaise. It's mystery-sauce-alicious."
Amy: "My grandmother had back surgery today."
(06:02:06) Kesuari: (there is, i think, a certain amount of regular voicing and devoicing of stops and /tS/~/dZ/ (which might better be called /c/ and /J\/ even if that isn't their phonetic rendition) IMD. I have heard that it's not uncommon in AuE for voiced stops to be totally unvoiced and unvoiced aspirated, though i'm not sure if that's true for me.)
(06:02:44) [me]: that's like Werner's law
(06:03:03) Kesuari: or the second sound shift of german.
(06:03:19) Kesuari: which is like Werner's
(06:03:40) Kesuari: also fits into this neck of the woods better e.g. chinese and many other asian langs
(06:05:30) [me]: English:PIE::Australian English:Proto Germanic
(06:05:33) [me]: or at least in 2000 years
(06:06:02) [me]: lord help us if Middle English becomes proto-World
"Let's blow this joint! ... Do you have a car?"
(21:08:48) Оберон: you should link that new quote to the old one
(21:08:51) Оберон: or it's not funny
(21:09:00) [me]: and how do you propose I do that?
(21:09:40) Оберон: ...with this "hypertext markup language" thing which is all the rage nowadays?
(21:10:08) Оберон: see, you use an "anchor tag", and then you give it a "property" called the "href" which...
(21:10:27) Оберон: y'see, Jon, when a mommy webpage and a daddy webpage really love eachother...
(21:10:33) Оберон: ...not sure where that last bit came from
(21:10:38) Оберон: but it seemed appropriate
(21:11:19) Оберон: perhaps because at this point I expect you to know at least as much about HTML as you do about sex
(21:11:24) Оберон: hell, at this point, you should know a lot more
(22:35:45) Casoar: i imagine i'd play that in realplayer, which seems to be more like realcrasher on my computer
(20:42:57) LunaCamilla: it's a sad state of affairs when you're single b/c you're not geeky enough
"Let me revel in my funniness for a few minutes before telling me I'm delusional."
"They are not interested in many things which are interesting. And that's the American way."