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Jonathan North Washington
This is me. I have no delusions about who I am. Or maybe I do, but I'll spare everyone.

top categories: language (105), sadness (95), linguistics (84), weirdness (83), stupidity (80)

most quoted with: Tristan Alexander McLeay (66), other (51), oberon (40), Abe Solomon (25), Derek Gulas (25)

(BETA) Jonathan North Washington's quotes have been rated 128 times, with an average rating of 3.34/5

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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: 6 May 2017
[edit] added: 6 May 2017

(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

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[link] heard: 22 April 2016
[edit] added: 23 April 2016

[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."

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[link] heard: 18 September 2015
[edit] added: 14 December 2015

"Well, Jonathan's excellent at writing twol, and I'm pretty good at hassling Jonathan to do stuff."

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[link] heard: 18 September 2015
[edit] added: 14 December 2015

(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

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[link] heard: 7 June 2015
[edit] added: 18 March 2002

Fran: "So I was at the bar at the airport and there was someone on the TV saying that banning same-sex marriage should be up to the states."

me: "Yeah... ☹"

Fran: "And murder legalised by school-district."

me: "Wait, what??"

Fran: "Well, I'm extrapolating."

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[link] heard: 15 January 2015
[edit] added: 15 January 2015

(00:09:56) firespeaker: there's so much win in git

(00:10:07) firespeaker: and there's like two or three big fails

(00:10:21) vigneshv: SVN is the opposite :P

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[link] heard: 28 December 2014
[edit] added: 28 December 2014

(23:34:45) vigneshv: 140 px :D

(23:34:54) firespeaker: vigneshv: I can think of words longer than that

(23:35:01) firespeaker: I have some 153px words

(23:35:17) sushain: (10:35:00 PM) firespeaker: I have some 153px words <- wait, was that random?

(23:35:30) sushain: or do you actually have a 153px word

(23:35:30) firespeaker: i.e., not a good measure of word-length ;)

(23:35:33) sushain: LOL

(23:35:34) sushain: ok

(23:35:35) vigneshv: ill change

(23:35:40) firespeaker: point made? ;)

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[link] heard: 27 December 2014
[edit] added: 27 December 2014

(01:51:13) sushain: .g xkcd workflow

(01:51:13) begiak: sushain: http://xkcd.com/1172/

(01:51:18) sushain: google is magic

(01:51:26) firespeaker: so is begiak

(01:51:38) sushain: begiak is like a grumpy old wizard

(01:51:48) sushain: sometimes it doesn't even try

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[link] heard: 1 December 2014
[edit] added: 2 December 2014

(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

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[link] heard: 22 August 2014
[edit] added: 22 August 2014

(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

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[link] heard: 8 June 2014
[edit] added: 8 June 2014

(16:47:29) spectre: ok, now you have a twol rule

(16:47:34) spectre: that is {A}:a / {A}:e

(16:47:54) spectre: but your twol rule has to combine with this {A}b{A}bbbbbb{A}

(16:47:57) spectre: when does it finish ?

...

(16:51:11) spectre: firespeaker,

(16:51:16) spectre: DON'T TRY AND MENTALLY PROCESS IT

(16:51:26) spectre: YOU WILL GO INTO AN INFINITE LOOP

(16:52:13) fpetkovski: he's gone

(16:52:14) fpetkovski: too late

...

(16:57:07) firespeaker: ^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C

(16:57:08) firespeaker: phew

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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: 1 June 2014
[edit] added: 4 June 2014

Inari: "Wait..."

Fran: "Are we in Finnish?"

Jonathan: "No, we're in English with Finnish pronunciation."

Tommi: "That's the bestest!"

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[link] heard: 7 April 2014
[edit] added: 7 April 2014

(17:29:40) sushain: their philosophy of decentralization sort of requires everyone to download the whole repo :\

(17:29:51) firespeaker: it doesn't necessitate it

(17:29:56) firespeaker: they just force it to

(17:30:14) firespeaker: Thomas Jefferson's idea of decentralisation of libraries

(17:30:20) firespeaker: doesn't mean you have to have ALL THE BOOKS

(17:30:23) firespeaker: in each library

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[link] heard: 24 February 2014
[edit] added: 24 February 2014

Brian: "Do you know why circular reasoning is so fun to make fun of?"

Jonathan: "Why?"

Brian: "Because it's fun to make fun of it."

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[link] heard: 5 January 2014
[edit] added: 5 January 2014

(18:01:23) firespeaker: (isn't lexc a mess?)

(18:01:26) sushain: yes

(18:01:30) sushain: all those newlines

(18:01:43) firespeaker: it's amazingly easy to work with though

(18:01:47) sushain: I can´t believe spectie didn´t add braces :P

in reference to spectie using "# {" and "# }" in python code blocks
programming, insults
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[link] heard: 11 November 2013
[edit] added: 11 November 2013

[11:42] <tw2113> did you scale it down to just 1 user ID?

[11:42] <jonorthwash> I suppose I could do that

[11:42] <tw2113> via something like phpmyadmin

[11:42] * jonorthwash whips up a query

[11:42] <tw2113> or if you're fancy, sequelpro

[11:42] <jonorthwash> real men telnet to the mysql port

[11:43] <Limp_Trizkit> telnet to the mysql port? psssh. real men open the DB files in a hex editor

[11:43] <myosotis> hex editors are just a crutch for stream editor n00bs

[11:43] <tw2113> i read my mysql databases in binary

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[link] heard: 9 October 2013
[edit] added: 9 October 2013

[14:28] <Unhammer> %ap Guovdageainnu ruskabiillas čuožžu "muitte sirret doabbariid!"

[14:28] <Brainstorm> Unhammer: Apertium has no mode 'se-en'

[14:28] <Unhammer> Brainstorm, use sme-nob!

[14:28] <Unhammer> :)

[14:29] <jonorthwash> .t Guovdageainnu ruskabiillas čuožžu "muitte sirret doabbariid!" sme-nob

[14:29] <begiak> Sorry, the apertium API gave HTTP error 451: Not supported pair ☹

[14:29] <Unhammer> jonorthwash, %ap should autodetect source lang and translate iiuc

[14:29] <jonorthwash> Unhammer: oooh neat

[14:29] <jonorthwash> Unhammer: how does it guess destination language? ;)

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[link] heard: 15 September 2013
[edit] added: 15 September 2013

Я: "Lucky точно так думает: ‘Я королева джунгли!’ деп."

Толгонай: "У родителей точно джунгли."

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[link] heard: 28 July 2013
[edit] added: 30 July 2013

"On the bright side—uhh, inverse pun not intended—the sun has set so it won't be as hot out."

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[link] heard: 1 May 2013
[edit] added: 1 May 2013

(00:15:16) alexr: ... but it's looking like -- and this is kind of interesting -- using an HMM is actually slightly worse than always just taking the most-frequent-translation.

(00:16:04) [jonathan]: HMM?

(00:16:08) alexr: hidden markov model.

(00:16:36) [jonathan]: ah

(00:17:14) [jonathan]: hrm

(00:17:17) alexr: No, hmm.

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[link] heard: 24 March 2013
[edit] added: 24 March 2013

(23:10:45) jonathan: type: "the use Lubunca"

(23:10:50) jonathan: *typo

Jonathan trying to fix Niko's typos...
typos, irony, turkisms, language
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[link] heard: 22 December 2012
[edit] added: 22 December 2012

me: "‘Draco’?"

my mother: "Yeah, they've started naming winter storms now."

me: "After what, Harry Potter characters??"

my mother: "Constellations, Latin names of things that might scare us, ..."

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[link] heard: 16 December 2012
[edit] added: 16 December 2012

(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"

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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: 3 September 2012
[edit] added: 3 September 2012

(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

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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: 27 April 2012
[edit] added: 27 April 2012

(00:09:00) [anon]: spreche kann nicht deitch

(00:09:03) [anon]: deuitch

(00:09:07) [anon]: deutcsch

(00:09:09) [anon]: deutsch

(00:09:10) [anon]: or something

(00:09:13) [me]: those are all dialects

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[link] heard: 28 March 2012
[edit] added: 28 March 2012

me: "Hm, this talk looks like it's going to be about how some researchers make animal communication look more similar to language than it is."

Tolgonay: "‘Meow.’ What did I say?"

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[link] heard: 28 March 2012
[edit] added: 28 March 2012

me: "Yeah, Tolgonay, if I won the lottery and got poisoned, you'd be the first person they investigate."

Andy: "Or they'll just look at the mouldy bread on the table, and be like ‘oh, it was an accident.’"

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[link] heard: 18 March 2012
[edit] added: 18 March 2012

(04:14:07) نىكو: cypriot also has no question particle

(04:14:10) jonathan: oh???

(04:14:18) jonathan: (pun not intended)

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[link] heard: 7 March 2012
[edit] added: 7 March 2012

(19:14:27) firespeaker: "10 or 20 most important languages" :(

(19:14:30) spectie: yeah D:

(19:14:33) spectie: borrrrrrrrrrrring

(19:14:36) spectie: give me a U

(19:14:39) spectie: give me a D

(19:14:43) firespeaker: U D

(19:14:49) spectie: give me an M U R T

(19:14:52) firespeaker: M U R T

(19:14:59) spectie: U D M U R T !!!!!

(19:15:03) firespeaker: U D M U R T ! \o/

(19:15:11) spectie: \o/ \o/ \o/

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[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]"

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[link] heard: 28 January 2012
[edit] added: 1 February 2012

[чаң]

[...]

мин: "Бер генә булдымы? .. Юк, сәгать өч икән! Нигә бер генә ди?"

[чаң]

мин: "Аа, ике икән."

[... чаң]

мин: "Өч. Булды."

Ростәм: "Белмим, чиркәүдә дүрт тә булырга мөмкен."

мин: "Нигә?"

Ростәм: "Чиркәү булса, һәр ничек була"

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[link] heard: 26 January 2012
[edit] added: 1 February 2012

Андрей: "А почему свинину не кушаешь?"

я: "Моя мама еврейка, и поэтому у нас такая семейная традиция есть."

Андрей: "А мой дед был Удмурт, и поэтому я все кушаю."

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[link] heard: 24 January 2012
[edit] added: 24 January 2012

Fran: "You've convinced me that it's time for me to learn a real Cyrillic keyboard layout."

Jonathan: "Yeah, I can't believe you still use a transliterated keyboard. How do you do non-Russian Cyrillic letters?"

Fran: "I copy-paste them. It sucks."

Jonathan: "But how many languages have you worked on that use Cyrillic?"

Fran: "Most of them."

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[link] heard: 22 January 2012
[edit] added: 22 January 2012

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."

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[link] heard: 21 January 2012
[edit] added: 1 February 2012

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."

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[link] heard: 18 January 2012
[edit] added: 18 January 2012

(00:36:40) crawfora: the "read more" page does actually explain that the use of easily-disabled javascript was deliberate; they want to make it possible for people to access the site in emergencies

(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"

(00:37:43) firespeaker: and they're going to what, figure out how to disable the javascript?

(00:37:52) firespeaker: on their blackberry

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

(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!

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[link] heard: 9 December 2011
[edit] added: 9 December 2011

(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

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[link] heard: 1 December 2011
[edit] added: 1 December 2011

(16:57:49) zfe: we are gonna call gel-sin jussive

(16:58:01) firespeaker: zfe: call it what you want I guess

(16:58:16) zfe: science and scientific method won again

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[link] heard: 31 October 2011
[edit] added: 31 October 2011

(18:42:02) spectie: Flammie, did you get the abstract in on time ?

(18:43:42) Flammie: I did, though it was kindof short and wishywashy

(18:43:52) spectie: you should have seen mine and firespeaker's

(18:44:50) firespeaker: we didn't even read ours

(18:44:52) spectie: yeah

(18:45:11) firespeaker: and I think it just sounds like a bunch of disconnected facts about Kyrgyz morphology

(18:45:19) firespeaker: and phonology

(18:45:33) firespeaker: which is basically what talking to me sounds like I guess

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[link] heard: 25 October 2011
[edit] added: 25 October 2011

"My family doesn't ever have a ham for Christmas dinner because we're Jewish."

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[link] heard: 24 July 2011
[edit] added: 24 July 2011

(17:24:59) ragib: in fact, I'm bangladeshi

(17:26:53) zfe: are there still tigers there?

(17:34:52) ragib: yes, the royal bengal tiger :D

(17:37:25) zfe: cool

(17:42:24) zfe: can you privately own one

(17:42:28) zfe: in bangladesh?

...

(17:45:47) ragib: zfe, no i guess

(17:46:16) zfe: :(

(17:46:21) zfe: i wanted to be like scarface

(17:46:23) zfe: in bangladesh

(17:46:24) zfe: my villa

(17:46:27) zfe: my tiger

(17:46:27) ragib: oh

(17:46:29) zfe: my cocaine addict wife

(17:46:31) zfe: :(

(17:46:46) firespeaker: zfe: first you have to join the mafia though

(17:46:57) firespeaker: ... *be* the mafia

(17:46:59) ragib: hm

(17:47:18) zfe: "be" is more proper

(17:47:30) firespeaker: I suspect if you were that rich, you probably could own a tiger

(17:47:47) TinoDidriksen: Legally, only if you build a zoo.

(17:47:50) firespeaker: whatever laws exist could be avoided by payments to the right officials

(17:48:01) firespeaker: TinoDidriksen: I'm not talking legally

(17:48:08) firespeaker: TinoDidriksen: this is Bangladesh we're talking about

(17:48:19) TinoDidriksen: True true

(17:48:23) zfe: well, buying a zoo license

(17:48:30) zfe: is not that expensive probably

(17:48:41) firespeaker: zfe: but there would probably be restrictions associated with it

(17:48:46) firespeaker: like letting people in to see your tiger

(17:48:52) zfe: sure

(17:48:58) zfe: but who told you i will keep the tiger in a cage?

(17:49:14) zfe: food for tiger √

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[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

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[link] heard: 14 January 2011
[edit] added: 14 January 2011

me: "Do you know ‘Children of a Lesser God’?"

Kris: "Is it a movie about mormons or something?"

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[link] heard: 11 December 2010
[edit] added: 11 December 2010

me: "it's completely predictable"

me: "which isn't what most linguists would expect"

Baatar: "or isnt what they would predict"

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[link] heard: 1 November 2010
[edit] added: 1 November 2010

Baatar: "It says here that the republican candidates were going ‘reverse trick-or-treating’."

me: "What does that mean?"

Baatar: "They call it ‘trick-or-campaigning’. But it should be ‘trick and campaigning’."

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[link] heard: 4 October 2010
[edit] added: 4 October 2010

"I don't think I would've gotten in a car with that guy even if I did know his name. That's probably just because the sketch artists made him look extra sketchy."

"...Which is probably why they call them sketch artists."

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[link] heard: 17 September 2010
[edit] added: 17 September 2010

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.’"

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[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 ;)

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[link] heard: 7 May 2010
[edit] added: 9 May 2010

"Ой, өчүр рекламаны. Түшүндүк уже: сатылат экен."

Tolgonay learns about paid programming.
kyrgyz, multilingualisms, tv
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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: 26 January 2010
[edit] added: 26 January 2010

Чулуун: "Okay, so the second group will just be two lines behind the entire song. Does that make sense?"

[everyone nods]

Чулуун: "Okay, so, first group? Second group?"

[pause while everyone looks around]

Багш: "Баатар!"

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[link] heard: 16 January 2010
[edit] added: 16 January 2010

Jonathan: "Пиво тебе понравилось?"

Толгонай: "Вкус как лимонад. Имено лимонный лимонад. Классно - первое пиво которое мне понравилось."

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[link] heard: 14 September 2009
[edit] added: 14 September 2009

Jonathan: "Dude, I have a girlfriend."

Sod: "Yeah, but still."

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[link] heard: 19 July 2009
[edit] added: 19 July 2009

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?’"

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 3 July 2009
[edit] added: 2 July 2009
"Нету обеда без велосипеда."
ложная русская пословица
rhymes, food, technology
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[link] heard: 31 May 2009
[edit] added: 31 May 2009

"Isn't there a law against shooting people when they're at church?"

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

(12:17pm May 5) Michael:
sudo stop --event=rain --location=seattle --reason="it's amost summer for crissakes"

(12:18pm May 5) Michael:
it worked! sorta.

(6:14pm May 6) [me]:
export LOCATION="Seattle";
configure --force;
sudo make rain;

hah! try and stop that!

(6:49pm May 6) Michael:
dude, wtf, it's raining again.
sudo killall make
sudo userdel -f Jonathan

(7:22pm May 6) [me]:
agh, it's starting up again here now..

mv /indiana/rain /seattle/
chmod a-rw /seattle/rain
chown Jonathan /seattle/rain

(Okay, I don't get the full points, because I didn't show the roothack I used to get my account back.)

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[link] heard: 26 April 2009
[edit] added: 6 May 2009

(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

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[link] heard: 8 April 2009
[edit] added: 7 April 2009

(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

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[link] heard: 5 April 2009
[edit] added: 5 April 2009

(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"?

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[link] heard: 14 March 2009
[edit] added: 14 March 2009

(18:19:44) jonathan: we'll probably have 1TB flash drives in a couple years

(18:19:56) jonathan: but 1PB is still quite a ways off I think

(18:21:40) T. A. McLeay: hm maybe

(18:21:51) T. A. McLeay: what'd you do with so much storage anyway? :)

(18:22:52) jonathan: put star trek on it

(18:22:58) jonathan: and I mean all of it

(18:23:25) jonathan: well, maybe not Voyager

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[link] heard: 29 January 2009
[edit] added: 29 January 2009

anon: "So is this worse than the topic you didn't bring up?"

Liv: "Nah."

Jonathan: "Yeah, sex goes fine with food."

Lennea: "And sometimes it makes it better!"

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[link] heard: 23 January 2009
[edit] added: 23 January 2009

(22:16:04) jonathan: though the ty/vy forms are taking over :\

(22:16:40) jonathan: (hint: ty/vy = Russian)

(22:17:29) [anon]: wow

(22:17:36) jonathan: wow?

(22:17:58) [anon]: russians

(22:18:15) jonathan: russians = wow?

(22:19:40) [anon]: yeah.. . they are so sneaky.. conquering by inserting pronouns into other languages.

(22:21:11) [anon]: though i guess that's probably not all that gets inserted... and languages are probably not the only thing that gets err.. penetrated.. umm.. anyway

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

(13:18:45) kesuari: and today the jon at uni was going on about not doing homework during break

(13:19:09) kesuari: funny how things come in batches

Jonathan was only talking about how in America, there is no homework over winter break; donno if that's what "jon at uni" had in mind..
badness, school, college
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[link] heard: 6 January 2009
[edit] added: 6 January 2009

(03:53:24) [me]: apt broke evince

(03:53:57) kesuari: cool =)

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[link] heard: 31 December 2008
[edit] added: 31 December 2008

Jonathan: "Nah, we'll just reverse the math on the other end."

Aaron: "How do we do the reverse of a modulo? If times two, it equals an odd number?"

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

(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?

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[link] heard: 13 October 2008
[edit] added: 13 October 2008

(15:22:45) [me]: typing while translating from Russian isn't an exact science

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[link] heard: 11 October 2008
[edit] added: 11 October 2008

"I mean, Indiana is a throw-up state."

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[link] heard: 29 September 2008
[edit] added: 29 September 2008

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."

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[link] heard: 29 September 2008
[edit] added: 29 September 2008

(23:14:35) Aaron B: i was at the dept from 9-6, had ice cream for dinner, and have been working since, excluding a few minutes when i fell afk (=asleep face-on keyboard)

(23:16:10) [me]: ooh though, ice cream

(23:16:18) Aaron B: yeah, i know, right?

(23:16:38) Aaron B: cookie dough

(23:17:05) [me]: I have mint chocolate chip

(23:17:17) Aaron B: but does yours have peanut butter in it?

(23:17:22) Aaron B: mine didn't, until it did

(23:17:28) Aaron B: but then it became better than yours

(23:18:40) [me]: that would make me so sick

(23:18:54) Aaron B: i feel sick right now, but that's the only reason i'm not laying down --

(23:18:59) Aaron B: because if i did, i'd barf

(23:19:07) Aaron B: it's me keep-working mechanism ;)

(23:19:14) Aaron B: (not really, but it sounded too good to pass up that story)

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[link] heard: 16 September 2008
[edit] added: 16 September 2008

One note on Imart's grammar: when I said it was hard to use in class today, I meant it--there are no page numbers, but instead about 3500 bullet points, and the index is too short to have anything useful in it.  But at the same time, it is very thorough on a lot of critical issues, and by far the best existing reference on the language.  I wish I'd had access to it as I was learning the language, though I guess using my "teachers" as elicitation subjects to figure out some of this stuff developed useful skills.  And no doubt built character and grew hair on my chest.  Just like trying to find something again that you read in Imart's grammar if you didn't bookmark it.

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 15 August 2008
[edit] added: 16 August 2008

"I think they're going a little overboard—no pun intended—on this ocean theme."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 25 July 2008
[edit] added: 24 July 2008

(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

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

(19:13:28) [me]: yeah, they have a lot of quays in canada

(19:13:39) [Tristan]: probably to keep the americans out

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 9 June 2008
[edit] added: 9 June 2008

(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

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[link] heard: 9 June 2008
[edit] added: 9 June 2008

(18:14:29) Aladnsane: a cubic litre? Litre is a measurement of volume; at best, a cubic litre would be a round about way of saying litre per cubic... something? ;)

(18:14:54) [me]: no, a cubic litre is a five-dimensional measurement I made up :-P

(18:15:30) Aladnsane: whoa man, 5 dimensional alcohol quantities? now THAT is how you get messed up.

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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: 2 June 2008
[edit] added: 2 June 2008

(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.

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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: 19 May 2008
[edit] added: 19 May 2008

(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

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

(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"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[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: 16 May 2008
[edit] added: 16 May 2008

(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

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

(22:54:40) [me]: /r/ → [j] → ∅

(22:55:33) Aaron B: ??

(22:55:41) Aaron B: whatʼs the second arrow mean?

(22:56:08) Aaron B: /input/ -> [output] -> telepathy?

(22:56:18) Aaron B: that would explain the sound/no sound alternation...

...

(22:57:12) Aaron B: if that's the case, then there might be a weird kind of suppletion thing going on

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[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: 8 May 2008
[edit] added: 8 May 2008

Тралик: "Түнкү канал эрте көрсөтүлүп калган экен."

мен: "Анткени азыр саат 12ден кийин эч кимде шам жок."

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[link] heard: 1 May 2008
[edit] added: 1 May 2008

(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."

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[link] heard: 1 May 2008
[edit] added: 1 May 2008

(16:27:22) kesuari: is *that* what causes that bug?

(16:27:27) kesuari: i hadn't worked it out yet

(16:27:30) kesuari: but you could easily be right!

(16:27:33) [me]: that's what I assumed it was

(16:27:36) [me]: and of course I'm right

(16:27:50) kesuari: including about all the contradictory things you might've said about l/n?

(16:28:02) [me]: that's all just theory

(16:28:07) [me]: there's no way to be right for sure ;)

(16:28:21) kesuari: but if you contradict yourself, you must be wrong

(16:28:32) [me]: no, just stating theories

(16:28:32) kesuari: especially if you begin the contradiction by saying "oh, i was wrong before"

(16:28:39) [me]: have I said that?

(16:28:42) [me]: .. probably actually

(16:28:43) kesuari: i don't know

(16:28:45) kesuari: i'm assuming you have

(16:28:50) kesuari: because it makes my theory make you look bad

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[link] heard: 27 April 2008
[edit] added: 27 April 2008

(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?

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[link] heard: 15 April 2008
[edit] added: 15 April 2008

"Where's the rice at? No, the good rice, this is the rice with rocks in it."

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[link] heard: 14 April 2008
[edit] added: 14 April 2008

"I'm scared of your fridge. I never know if it's some strange experiment or food."

Lara goes on adventures in Jonathan's apartment
food, badness, technology, science, insults, scariness
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[link] heard: 13 April 2008
[edit] added: 13 April 2008

"I've found that mayonaisse enhances the flavour of a lot of things."

seriously, used to gross me out, but living in Kyrgyzstan seems to've changed that
SSSR, sadness
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[link] heard: 13 April 2008
[edit] added: 15 April 2008

Thatcher: "I think it's really great that J said I speak fluent Russian. He doesn't just say stuff like that."

Lara: "Yeah, sometimes you communicate better than we do."

Thatcher: "Yeah, I think you're right."

Lara: "... That's because you speak human."

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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: 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..
linguistics, language, phonetics, stupidity
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[link] heard: 19 March 2008
[edit] added: 19 March 2008

(23:29:36) Michael: wow

(23:29:38) Michael: you're so mean dude

(23:29:59) Michael: if heaven was run by carebears

(23:30:02) Michael: there's no way you'd get in

Michael insults Jonathan, in reference to quote #1063
religion, meanness, quotes
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[link] heard: 18 March 2008
[edit] added: 19 March 2008

мен: "Таңга чейин чай иче алам."

Тралик: "Давай спор!"

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[link] heard: 18 March 2008
[edit] added: 19 March 2008

Тралик: "Чай ичесиңби?"

мен: "Уф, жок, болдум."

Тралик: "Давай, паслений стакан."

мен: "Макул. Элүү грам."

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[link] heard: 17 March 2008
[edit] added: 16 March 2008

Жыкы: "Америкада ушундай свободность жок."

Jonathan: "Туура, биз көчөдө пиво ичсек, полиция көрсө, биз сразу качып кетиш керек эле."

Жыкы: "Быякта наоборот, милиция көрсөң, сразу "Ооо!" деген..."

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[link] heard: 17 March 2008
[edit] added: 16 March 2008

Жыкы: "Орустарда, ‘семья-мемья’ деген бар."

Jonathan: "Сиздерчи? ‘Үй-бүлө—сүй-бүлө’?"

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[link] heard: 4 March 2008
[edit] added: 4 March 2008

(17:46:00) [me]: when's the beginning of spring for you guys?

(17:46:06) kesuari: 1 spring

(17:46:10) [me]: ...

(17:46:11) kesuari: 1 september

(17:46:17) kesuari: sorry, they start with the same letter

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[link] heard: 29 February 2008
[edit] added: 29 February 2008

(17:14:36) [me]: I wonder if Turkish F-type keyboards are related to Turkish F-type prisons

(17:14:49) kesuari: ? i think the F comes from first letter

(17:14:54) [me]: oh

(17:15:07) [me]: what about the prisons?

(17:15:17) kesuari: they probably don't have any keys

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 28 February 2008
[edit] added: 28 February 2008

(18:50:47) [me]: y'know is jɨnəʊ̯

(18:51:13) [me]: that's weird though, because it doesn't follow the ə/ɨ generalisation for me

(18:51:31) [Tristan]: clitics don't in general

(18:51:42) [me]: oh yeah, the ɨm/əm contrast..

(18:51:45) [Tristan]: kill him ~ kill them is a ɪ/ə minimal pair

(18:52:05) [Tristan]: usefule to know as the indisputable overlord of the whole world

(18:52:24) [Tristan]: and especially useful for one of his minions

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[link] heard: 28 February 2008
[edit] added: 29 February 2008

Лазат эже: "‘Тийишүү’, мисалы, бир бала кафеде отурганда бир кызды көрөт. Кыз ага жагат. Ал кыз менен сүйлөшөт, ‘Окуйсузбу, канчанчы жылкысыз’ деп сурайт. Бала кызга тийишет, бирок аны экинчи жолу көрбөйт."

мен: "А өзбөк кино болсо, экинчи жолу точно көрөт."

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[link] heard: 26 February 2008
[edit] added: 26 February 2008

(17:02:31) [me]: I can't think of anything to make from potatoes

(17:03:34) kesuari: mashed potatoes?

(17:03:43) [me]: nah

(17:04:12) [me]: I mean, soup, mashed potatoes, and omlit (tortilla española) all come to mind

(17:04:18) [me]: but I don't want any of those

...

(17:05:51) [me]: maybe I'll just make that really good curry again

(17:10:05) kesuari: you can also make stamps out of potatoes

(17:10:17) [me]: I was thinking of food

(17:10:23) [me]: not .. other stuff

(17:10:27) [me]: that I have no use for :-P

(17:10:37) kesuari: given you're talking to me, you really should've specified

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[link] heard: 26 February 2008
[edit] added: 26 February 2008

(22:39:11) [me]: well, we all know the French are chauvinists. They even invented the word.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 26 February 2008
[edit] added: 26 February 2008

(13:53:57) kesuari: now you're getting stupid

(13:54:15) [me]: no, I'm actually trying to get it to go one step further

(13:54:20) [me]: in a scientific way, not a silly way

(13:54:41) kesuari: for you, i think there's little difference anyway

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 25 February 2008
[edit] added: 24 February 2008

(02:14:04) Jóhann: dude, can you stop being a language nerd like me for one second and enjoy chauvnistic jokes? :D

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[link] heard: 25 February 2008
[edit] added: 24 February 2008

(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

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

(12:17:30) Michael: although crazy professors are pretty cool

(12:17:35) Michael: i think you'd make a pretty good crazy prof

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[link] heard: 21 February 2008
[edit] added: 21 February 2008

(17:26:23) [me]: well, the ranking of constraints in America right now is something like Security >> Freedom

(17:26:59) [me]: and that's Security[National], not Security[Personal], mind you

(17:27:15) kesuari: (in australia: IDon'tCareButIVote >> *)

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[link] heard: 19 February 2008
[edit] added: 18 February 2008

[телесынык карап жатканда]

Траллик: "Жакшынакай экен."

мен: "Ал ким?"

Траллик: "Билбейм."

мен: "Бирок аты ким?"

Траллик: "Билбейм."

[жазылып туруп койот]

Траллик: "Айтурган экен."

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[link] heard: 19 February 2008
[edit] added: 19 February 2008

[MTVде уйду соосу көрсөтүлөт]

мен: "Неге саап жатат?"

Траллик: "Саабаса болбойт."

мен: "Жок, сааганын неге көрсөтөт?"

Траллик: "Просто, реклама, билбейм."

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[link] heard: 14 February 2008
[edit] added: 14 February 2008

(23:10:36) Jóhann: no thong?

(23:10:39) [me]: no

(23:10:54) [me]: but at the bazaar right next to the cards at one place they had a big pile of women's underwear

(23:11:04) [me]: probably including thongs; I didn't check

(23:11:10) Jóhann: im glad you didnt check

(23:11:42) [me]: why?

...

(23:13:44) Jóhann: because thats just perfectly normal for a guy who looks straight with red hair to go through a pile of women's underwear in a middle of an unorderly marketplace in Kyrgryzstan...nothing strange about that

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[link] heard: 13 February 2008
[edit] added: 14 February 2008

(17:54:49) Brenda: a card is better than a red satin thong. i like you. you have class

...

(17:55:26) [me]: anyway, try giving a Central Asian girl a thong and see what happens

(17:55:40) [me]: actually, I'm not sure what would happen

(17:55:57) Brenda: she would floss with it

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[link] heard: 13 February 2008
[edit] added: 13 February 2008

(14:54:07) Michaela: in english school can refer to either a university or an elementary school--as long as it's an educational institution

(14:55:12) [me]: no, in American English

(14:55:29) Michaela: true

(14:55:39) Michaela: but really, i mean, we know who's running the show these days

(14:55:44) Michaela: i'm not ethnocentric, but come on

[comment] [rate] 3/5


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

(23:05:15) Jóhann: you are a walking wikipedia :D

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[link] heard: 10 February 2008
[edit] added: 10 February 2008

Назгүл: "Я хочу взяться за это дело."

мен: "Кандай?"

Назгүл: "Ошол ишти баштайын деп элем."

мен: "А ‘взяться’ деген не?"

Назгүл: "‘Алуу’ деген мааниси берет."

мен: "Бирок кыргызча котормосунда ‘алуу’ деген сөздү айткан жоксуң."

Назгүл: "Я не профессионал."

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[link] heard: 6 February 2008
[edit] added: 6 February 2008

Thatcher: [makes face] "What is this stuff?"

me: "That? Vitamins."

Thatcher: "... Yeah, it is."

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[link] heard: 1 February 2008
[edit] added: 1 February 2008

(23:23:55) Sarah: Hmm...I'm not sure if this soup is safe...

(23:24:29) Sarah: It's supposed to be chicken and dumplings....but it looks like vegetable soup with dumplings thrown in here and there

(23:24:58) [me]: sounds like someone went fishing all the good stuff out

(23:25:25) Sarah: This is in a can though!

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[link] heard: 1 February 2008
[edit] added: 1 February 2008

(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?

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[link] heard: 31 January 2008
[edit] added: 31 January 2008

(23:33:41) Rianna: You "saw" her? Either you mean, that she says you did, but you don't recall or that you hallucinated her while incredibly drunk, because it's too cold there for mirages

(23:35:21) [me]: no, she says I saw her, but I don't really remember. She certainly saw me

(23:35:49) Rianna: Were you wearing one of your Kyrgyz pimp hats?

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

"Can you imagine knowing a language and not wanting to hear music in that language, however bad it is?"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 26 January 2008
[edit] added: 26 January 2008

(22:53:40) [me]: it's the cheapest wine I've seen

(22:53:59) [me]: it's cheaper than like soda

(22:54:02) [me]: and bottled water

(22:54:30) Rianna: I some how doubt Jesus has been active in their area :-p

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[link] heard: 15 January 2008
[edit] added: 15 January 2008

(14:03:29) [Tristan]: "i'm bored" "heh, some madman was telling me i should add this feature to gaim" "hm really? maybe i'll do that then"

Tristan immitates gaim developers; Jonathan's the madman.. references quote #210
programming, boredom, insanity, craziness, linux
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[link] heard: 13 January 2008
[edit] added: 13 January 2008

(13:54:40) [me]: the music videos are kind of Turkish too

(13:56:52) Michael: are they vaguely thuggish and/or have beautiful women prancing around in revealing outfits and silly visuals?

(13:57:05) [me]: only the silly visuals

(13:57:19) Michael: yeah, turks are into that

(13:57:25) [me]: one has a bunch of girls getting rained on

(13:57:33) Michael: just randomly?

(13:57:37) [me]: mm, no

(13:57:47) Michael: what a concept.

(13:58:00) Michael: so... you guys are just gonna sing like, you know, your concerts right. .

(13:58:45) Michael: and then, right in the middle, bam! rain.. no umbrellas, either.. then.. uh.. that was my only id ea

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[link] heard: 9 January 2008
[edit] added: 9 January 2008

"Most animals that are scared of guys aren't scared of me."

apparently this was funny..?
sexuality, cats, scariness
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[link] heard: 8 January 2008
[edit] added: 8 January 2008

Jonathan: "I mean, I've heard bad things about the place."

Lara: "What sorts of bad things?"

Jonathan: "That people tried pizza for the first time there and never wanted to eat pizza again."

Thatcher: "Yeah, 'cause it doesn't have mutton fat in it."

Thatcher obviously hasn't been there
insults, SSSR, food, kyrgyz
[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 2 January 2008
[edit] added: 3 January 2008

Jonathan: "Суп жақсы екен."

Қали: "Суп емес—повор жақсы."

Қали brags about his soup.
machoism, kazakh, omnipotence, puns
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[link] heard: 24 December 2007
[edit] added: 23 December 2007

(13:35:56) [me]: oh man teleportation would solve so many problems wouldn't it

(13:36:04) [me]: I'm only just starting to see the potential

(13:36:11) Michael: well it would probably create more problems than it would solve

(13:36:20) [me]: oh?

(13:37:33) Michael: well... obviously security would have to be completely rethought.. or i guess it would just be more like network security

(13:38:09) Michael: i mean, can you imagine? illegal immigration would turn into like a DoS attack

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

Jonathan: "Well, alcohol leads to bad judgement; beer takes a little while."

Lara: "Well, maybe for you; for me, it's like three sips, and then… you know, bad judgement. Not really bad, though."

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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: 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 niggers"

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

(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

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[link] heard: 20 December 2007
[edit] added: 20 December 2007

(14:49:24) Brenda: it isn't that i don't care about consequences! i just usually don't think about them

(14:49:42) [me]: it seems to me more that you do think about them, you just honestly don't care about them

(14:49:54) Brenda: ok you're right

(14:49:57) Brenda: i don't

(14:50:12) Brenda: it's after i decide i don't care that i stop thinking about them

(14:50:26) Brenda: that way it can be a surprise when they happen! :)

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[link] heard: 17 December 2007
[edit] added: 16 December 2007

(01:29:38) Amanda: look at my smileys

(01:29:46) Amanda: >:o angry!

(01:30:44) [me]: ..

(01:31:37) Amanda: you see my lo9bster?

(01:32:00) [me]: what?

...

(01:32:39) Amanda: no my smiley faces are lobsters

(01:32:55) [me]: oh

(01:32:58) [me]: yeah, they kind of are

(01:32:59) [me]: it's weird

(01:33:14) Amanda: no they're literally lobsters

(01:33:22) Amanda: do you see them?

(01:33:47) [me]: ....

(01:33:53) [me]: then how about I say "no" this time

(01:34:01) [me]: no

(01:34:03) [me]: I haven't seen them

(01:34:08) Amanda: 'm confused

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

(16:05:58) [me]: sometimes people format them like an e-mail, and it's really strange

(16:06:18) [me]: "Hey X,

What's up? I had fun last weekend. See you around.

Your friend,
Y"

(16:06:21) [me]: and it's like wtf?

(16:06:30) [me]: it should be "Yo, had fun last weekend. Catch you later."

(16:07:02) kesuari: people write emails like that?

(16:07:20) kesuari: i thought i was the only person who used capital letters any more

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[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
stupidity, fire, SSSR, sarcasm, obviousness
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[link] heard: 16 December 2007
[edit] added: 16 December 2007

(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

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 16 December 2007
[edit] added: 17 December 2007

Я: "Алло?"

Телефон: "Пойдите на выбор!"

Я: "Но я не могу, я иностранец."

Телефон: "Хозяйка есть у вас? Ей можно сказать."

Я: "Нету хозяйки у меня."

Телефон: "Вообще нет? Тогда пожалуйста, всем скажите."

Я: "Ладно."

trying to solicit my participation in a foreign election, а теперь всем сказал :)
russian, SSSR, annoyingness, stupidity
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[link] heard: 14 December 2007
[edit] added: 14 December 2007

(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

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[link] heard: 8 December 2007
[edit] added: 8 December 2007

(15:17:35) [me]: you just have to think like me is all, and then you'll understand things like this :-P

(15:17:46) kesuari: yeah

(15:18:06) kesuari: i, on the other hand, got my thinkingways from a more reputable dealer than you, i think

(15:18:14) kesuari: you probably got yours from a kyrgyz bizarre

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[link] heard: 5 December 2007
[edit] added: 4 December 2007

(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

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[link] heard: 27 November 2007
[edit] added: 27 November 2007

(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

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[link] heard: 12 November 2007
[edit] added: 12 November 2007

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."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 9 November 2007
[edit] added: 12 November 2007

me: "Do you know any numbers for a taxi to Karakol?"

all: "Taxi? Take a marshrutka. They're cheap and fast."

me: "Aren't taxis faster?"

Leo: "Yeah, but do you really want to go that fast?"

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 7 November 2007
[edit] added: 6 November 2007

Tristan: "[pæ̃ː]."

Jonathan: "[pæ̃ ]. It's short."

Tristan: "French is stupid."

Jonathan: "Why?"

Tristan: "Because it's not like my dialect of English."

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[link] heard: 7 November 2007
[edit] added: 7 November 2007

Tristan: "It's weird hearing you say /o/s correctly when you speak other languages [Russian, Kyrgyz]."

Jonathan: "Why's that?"

Tristan: "Because you don't normally pronounce them right in English."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 6 November 2007
[edit] added: 6 November 2007

(18:56:03) Altynay: Bishkekte emne kylyp atasin

(18:56:32) [me]: кыргыз тилин жакшылоо үчүн практика кылып жатам

(18:57:14) Altynay: abdan jakshi

(18:57:41) Altynay: sen ushul Bishkekte kalip Kyrgyzdarga Kyrgyzcha sabak beret okshoysun :)

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[link] heard: 6 November 2007
[edit] added: 6 November 2007

(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

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[link] heard: 3 November 2007
[edit] added: 3 November 2007

"And she, like, uses the internet for everything it's meant to be used for—except maybe porn, maybe she doesn't use it for that."

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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."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 24 September 2007
[edit] added: 16 October 2007

Баха: "Ты исследователь?"

Jonathan: "Да."

Баха: "Или шпион?"

Jonathan: "Ладно, я шпион."

Баха: "Где ты учился тогда?"

Jonathan: "Назвается ‘Шпионский Институт Америки.’"

Баха: "А! Мы всегда знали!"

Jonathan: "Ты знаешь как сокращается называние этого института? C.I.A.—‘Шпионский Институт Америки.’"

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[link] heard: 29 August 2007
[edit] added: 29 August 2007

me: "How can you recall food?"

my mother: "If you don't, it recalls itself."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 21 August 2007
[edit] added: 22 August 2007

[arrives on plane for connecting flight 5 minutes before scheduled take-off (40 minutes before actual take-off), and finds seat taken]

me: "You're in my seat."

other passenger: "Uh, well, we had to to, uhm—"

flight attendant: "Just sit anywhere."

[other passengers laugh]

I apparently missed some musical chairs…
weirdness, confusion
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[link] heard: 20 July 2007
[edit] added: 20 July 2007

[wine keeps causing X to crash]

(03:26:24) [me]: wine sucks

(03:37:21) kesuari: well, at least it's emulating windows well

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 18 July 2007
[edit] added: 18 July 2007

(21:43) Tristan: you realise of course that what you're doing here is filing bugreports for linguistic theories, which are kind of like computer programs

(21:43) Tristan: so the "maintainers" are probably going to call you mad

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 13 July 2007
[edit] added: 13 July 2007

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."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 13 July 2007
[edit] added: 13 July 2007

"It's probably been about 20 years since I've eaten play-dough, but I still remember what it tastes like."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 12 July 2007
[edit] added: 12 July 2007

Derek: "I think we should write in runes, and the British should write in Roman."

Jonathan: "What about the Australians?"

Derek: "… They can write in kanji."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 12 July 2007
[edit] added: 12 July 2007

[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."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 4 July 2007
[edit] added: 4 July 2007

Jonathan: "The Cuyahoga River Fire prompted the Clean Water Act of 1969. Wow, that's an important fire."

Gretchen: "Yeah, it's bad when water catches on fire. It's like ‘maybe we should stop letting our kids swim in the river now…’"

Michael: "‘Hey mommy, I float better over here.’"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

(20:03:17) [Sarah]: Albert keeps telling me to not drink that much in Poland. I was like,"Poland = VODKA!"

(20:03:31) [me]: yeah

(20:03:36) [me]: but be careful when you do drink

(20:04:11) [me]: people try to take advantage of drunk people

(20:04:30) [Sarah]: Oh they don't want to fuck with me. The Mexicans have tried that.

(20:32:24) [Sarah]: I've started to speak to the Mexicans in Polish and Japanese so they'll leave me alone.

(20:35:27) [Sarah]: Well I have a sign on my forehead that says "EASY PIECE OF ASS! VEN AQUI!"

(20:40:30) [Sarah]: The last time I was in Walmart with a friend, I had a Mexican following me around and he was speaking in English and wouldn't leave me alone so I just started going,"Nie rozumiem. Nihongo ga rozumiesz?"

(20:43:49) [Sarah]: I was like,"What do you want?" "I just want to talk." "Mexicans NEVER want to just talk to me."

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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

[comment] [rate] no rating


[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.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 29 June 2007
[edit] added: 29 June 2007

(05:54:49) kesuari: i was saying it was evidence i was right, just saying it was what some sourte said

(05:55:00) [me]: sourte?

(05:55:04) kesuari: source

(05:55:08) [me]: oh :-P

(05:55:22) [me]: it processed semantically something like "bloke" would've in that context :-P

(05:55:49) kesuari: yeah, well, this is the internet so it might as well have been some bloke

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

(23:53:48) Derek: That's a really well preserved blade

(23:53:53) Derek: for how old it is

(23:56:13) [me]: it's metal.

(23:57:07) Derek: "it's metal" doesn't cut it

(23:57:12) Derek: because iron rusts

(23:57:18) Derek: and steel rusts really fast

(23:57:27) Derek: ha - doesn't cut it

(23:57:29) Derek: I made a funny

[comment] [rate] 3/5


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

(04:02:04) [me]: let's do sheep based on land area now

(04:02:43) [me]: Kazakhstan: 15'217'700 / 2,724,900 km²

(04:03:06) [me]: Kyrgyzstan: 5'264'000 / 199,900 km²

(04:03:11) [me]: oops

(04:03:16) [me]: I think I'm doing humans :-P

(04:03:52) kesuari: unless you're kiwi, that's what I'd expect you to "do"

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

(04:44:13) [me]: nz has more sheep/km² than china has people

(04:44:20) kesuari: indeed

(04:44:48) kesuari: this is the basis for why the chinese, in general, breed with other chinese; but new zealanders often breed with sheep.

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

(23:45:03) Aaron B: cool. tjamls

(23:45:25) [me]: tjamls?

(23:45:35) Aaron B: tjamls?

(23:45:43) [me]:

(23:45:03) Aaron B: cool. tjamls

(23:45:56) [me]: oh

(23:45:58) [me]: "thanks"?

(23:46:00) Aaron B: i have no idea what that was

(23:46:06) Aaron B: maybe?

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 20 June 2007
[edit] added: 20 June 2007

(01:55:22) [me]: and using beamer to do my slides

(01:55:29) kesuari: use powerpoint then :)

(01:55:47) kesuari: *use powerpoint then $\ddot{\smile}$

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

Shyngys: "Кто придумал пейперы? Я хочу по голове ему дать."

Jonathan: "Аристотл наверное."

Shyngys: "Блин, он умер уже."

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

Shyngys: "Как я поеду домой?"

Jonathan: "Автобус есть..."

Shyngys: "72. Нет."

Jonathan: "Есть."

Shyngys: "Есть, да? Are you sure?"

Jonathan: "Yeah. До скольких не знаю, но есть."

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[link] heard: 2 June 2007
[edit] added: 3 June 2007

Shyngys: "So the bus is supposed to be here at 11:27."

Jonathan: "No, it's supposed to be up there at 11:27; it's supposed to be here at—that's it!"

Shyngys and Jonathan start running after the wrong bus

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[link] heard: 28 May 2007
[edit] added: 28 May 2007

me: "Yeah, it's Low Germanic, but not Northern."

Derek: "Huh? Is it a language named after some city or something?"

me: "Nope, it's named after a continent."

Derek: "A continent?!"

me: "Yep. Go back to your room, continue grading, and in 30 seconds you'll figure it out and be like ‘Dammit!’"

(16:51:22) Derek: LOL

(16:51:24) Derek: you bastard

(16:52:04) [me]: told you :-P

(16:52:22) Derek: *shaking fist*

[comment] [rate] 5/5


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

(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

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

"I need some real food. Ooh, Reese's!"

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[link] heard: 12 May 2007
[edit] added: 12 May 2007

Jonathan: "Інің неге келмеді?"

Anara: "Потому-что there is no қыздар."

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[link] heard: 7 May 2007
[edit] added: 7 May 2007

(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

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

(00:21:10) kesuari: am i meant to think something of it ?

(00:21:17) [me]: well, yes :-P

(00:21:33) [me]: as an australian listening to an American-made folk song about Australia :-P

(00:21:59) kesuari: it’s just an american doing what americans do. like when they go off and call us "arsies"...

(00:22:08) kesuari: we forgive you, but we don’t encourage you :)

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 28 April 2007
[edit] added: 28 April 2007

Jonathan: "Look at all the different kinds of mould in there! There's white ones, black ones, grey ones, and green ones."

Derek: "And they're all living in harmony."

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[link] heard: 25 April 2007
[edit] added: 25 April 2007

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."

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[link] heard: 25 April 2007
[edit] added: 26 April 2007

Derek: "Something about the word ‘Kyrgyz’ sounds agressive."

Jonathan: "What about [qr̩ˈʀz̩] sounds agressive?"

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[link] heard: 20 April 2007
[edit] added: 22 April 2007

(00:04:32) kesuari: eü -> ew is nothing...

(00:05:04) [me]: actually, not's not true

(00:05:45) [me]: didn't you look at that chart I sent? ;)

(00:06:29) kesuari: oh, w desonorises!

(00:06:32) kesuari: that’s awesome

(00:06:32) [me]: yeah =)

(00:06:42) [me]: I remember noticing that about 2 years ago

(00:06:46) [me]: and coming to the same conclusion

(00:07:00) kesuari: lol. yeah, your opinions are contagious or something

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[link] heard: 19 April 2007
[edit] added: 19 April 2007

Jonathan: "Four languages: America never expects anything close to that."

Joyce: "Yeah, we don't even like dialects."

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[link] heard: 18 April 2007
[edit] added: 18 April 2007

Shyngys: "This is the first time I'm showing up late to this class, so it's okay."

Jonathan: "Yeah, but it was because of music."

Shyngys: "But it was Kazakh music, so it was worth it."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 15 April 2007
[edit] added: 15 April 2007

me, holding a can of Mountain Dew: "You know what would probably be good? This and orange juice."

Derek: "I donno man...."

me: "I mean it's green and orange—how can you go wrong with… oh, wait."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 11 April 2007
[edit] added: 11 April 2007

Derek: [ftktp]!

Jonathan: "What's that?"

Derek: "Probably Berber."

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[link] heard: 11 April 2007
[edit] added: 11 April 2007

Jonathan: "Maybe they just think that */p/ turned to /b/ in Germanic. But it only went half way."

Derek: "Yeah, that's how they got þorn."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 10 April 2007
[edit] added: 10 April 2007

me: yeah. I'ma work on my thesis 'til then I guess. gaah

Michael: yes. i told don the other day that i stopped pronouncing it as "thesis" .. or at least in the way suggested by spelling and my prior knowledge of the word

instead i just replace it with a random expletive

anyway. back to the $&#*

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[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: 5 April 2007
[edit] added: 5 April 2007

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..."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 4 April 2007
[edit] added: 4 April 2007

"Hah. You break matzah like a goy."

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

(02:37:06) [me]: I think it's kinda definitely bed time ish

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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: 29 March 2007
[edit] added: 29 March 2007

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."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


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

(00:31:27) [me]: btw, safeway's website claims that this one is 24hours

(00:31:32) [me]: is it sketchy to go there at 1am?

(00:31:39) Derek: yes

(00:31:47) Derek: you're probably a crack dealer

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[link] heard: 20 March 2007
[edit] added: 21 March 2007

(22:39:59) [me]: like, Proto Turkic has very few colour words

...

(22:41:03) [me]: *sarg = yellow

(22:41:11) [me]: not sure where that's from, actually

(22:50:40) Derek: I went back in time and told them that word

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 3 March 2007
[edit] added: 4 March 2007

Derek: "Blood sucks."

Jonathan: "Then it'd be a vampire, but blood can't be a vampire—then it'd be cannibalistic."

[comment] [rate] 1/5


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

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."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 21 February 2007
[edit] added: 21 February 2007

(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

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 18 February 2007
[edit] added: 19 February 2007

Anara: "There's naked girls in these music videos."

[everyone continues playing poker, but half watches for a while]

Jonathan W: "So she's not naked yet."

Anara: "It's Alsu."

Jonathan W: "Oh, she's Tatar. She'll never get naked."

Jonathan C: "That's my experience. Unless you start dropping the blue chips." [tosses in a blue chip, worth the highest value: 100]

Jonathan C relates to Anara's Russian music videos
sex, SSSR, scariness, money, russian
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[link] heard: 11 February 2007
[edit] added: 11 February 2007

Jonathan: "Mm, easy mac. I'm hungry. We don't have easy mac, do we?"

Derek: "No, but we have hard mac."

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

(17:44:13) Jade Solitude: Looks like something only a Linguist, Anthropologist, or Folklorist would be interested in. =þ

(17:44:49) [me]: or any other scientist ;)

in reference to new statistics features on quotes page
anthropology, science, quotes, gradschool
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[link] heard: 2 February 2007
[edit] added: 12 February 2007

Gabe: "So in other words, every time something stupid came into your head, you'd have to do it immediately."

Jonathan: [playing with something on the table at a restaurant] "Like me!"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

(00:45:36) [me]: I think I'd summarise Hawai'ian as (C)V

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[link] heard: 16 January 2007
[edit] added: 16 January 2007

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."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 5 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

me: "That's an abstract?!"

anonymous: "It's a very abstract..."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 4 January 2007
[edit] added: 13 January 2007

[Jonathan shows Aaron a book on Qaraqalpaq written in French]

Aaron: "This orthography is.. what?"

me: "Inconsistent."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 3 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

(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

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 1 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

[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

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[link] heard: 30 December 2006
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

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..."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 27 December 2006
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

(03:12:51) [me]: I think they decided the klingons weren't Russian or Chinese enough anymore and had to rethink a new race to fit that type of society

(03:13:07) Derek: yeah

(03:13:21) Derek: they started Russian-Mongols and ended up Vikings

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

Derek: "I can't wait 'til next week, man."

Jonathan: "Why's that?"

Derek: "'Cause it's all over then. It's kind of like not being able to wait until you're euthanised."

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

"Kids are freakin' expensive! ...Uh, not to buy, but to raise."

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[link] heard: 17 November 2006
[edit] added: 17 November 2006

(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?

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 17 November 2006
[edit] added: 17 November 2006

Jonathan: "People never write on your wall. They write on my wall all the time."

Derek: "Yeah, that's because you're friends with an entire country."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 17 November 2006
[edit] added: 17 November 2006

(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

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[link] heard: 16 November 2006
[edit] added: 16 November 2006

(03:17:16) [me]: never heard of æ tensing? ;)

(03:17:55) Qatharsis: D'oh, of course. It's the opposite of q crumbling. ;)

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 14 November 2006
[edit] added: 17 November 2006

Jonathan: "I don't like the 373 bus as much as the 66 bus, because instead of dropping you off a block and a half from the house, it drops you off √50 blocks from the house."

Derek: "Uh, I think that's where my mother lives."

[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."

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

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."

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

(02:55:01) [me]: and I'm maxing out the network capabilities of my server

(02:55:26) [me]: between me and it is an 802.11g connection, a router, and a 100Mbps connection

(02:56:05) [Tristan]: not bad.

(02:56:14) [Tristan]: between me and it is half the world

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[link] heard: 5 November 2006
[edit] added: 6 November 2006

"You can tell it's cold outside when humans start turning off the lights and watching something hot inside glow."

Derek and I stand stupefied as we throw corriander at the burner on our stove and watch it glow and fizzle.
humanity, stupidity, burning
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 4 November 2006
[edit] added: 5 November 2006

"If I were a buffalo, and I tasted this good, I'd want to be factory farmed."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 4 November 2006
[edit] added: 5 November 2006

"Sometimes I just want to yell out my window at the drivers."

the eternal pedestrian
meanness, stupidity
[comment] [rate] 2/5


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

Jonathan you make kazakh people go WOW!

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[link] heard: 28 October 2006
[edit] added: 28 October 2006

Jonathan: "That's what weekends are for: taking care of stuff that got out of hand during the week."

Rianna: "Yeah, like sobriety."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

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

Derek: "Yep: Cartoons. Real people."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 16 October 2006
[edit] added: 17 October 2006

Richard: "They did a spelling reform and got rid of all those extra circonflexes."

Jonathan: "Really? Did it apply to Canadian French?"

Richard: "Nothing applies to Canadian French."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 13 October 2006
[edit] added: 13 October 2006

[Derek feeds squirrel bread]

Jonathan: "Hey, Derek, gonna get tested for rabies?"

Derek: "Yeah, I guess I should—I wouldn't want to infect the squirrels."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 4 October 2006
[edit] added: 9 October 2006

Derek: "Look, cheerleaders."

Jonathan: "And they're not wearing their uniforms."

...

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 19 September 2006
[edit] added: 9 October 2006

[TV blares in another apartment]

Rianna: "Wow, someone's TV is up later than we are."

[me]: "Maybe someone is actually up later than us."

Rianna: "Or maybe someone is up way earlier than us."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 11 September 2006
[edit] added: 11 September 2006

Hannah: "You have to come taste the icing to see if it's still any good."

Jonathan: "Why do I have to come taste the icing?"

Hannah: "Because the Reeses bits are old."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 6 September 2006
[edit] added: 6 September 2006

22:05:17 [Jess]: guess what i learned today

22:05:26 [Jonathan]: what?

22:05:36 [Jess]: the difference between competence and performance~!!!

22:05:53 [Jonathan]: so what's the difference?

22:06:29 [Jess]: narrow-minded wanna-be scientist linguists and bullshitty humanitarian science-doesn't-exist anthropologists?

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 17 August 2006
[edit] added: 1 September 2006

"Пока это не срочно, а утром будет срочно."

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 31 July 2006
[edit] added: 30 July 2006

Shoshana: "What did he mean by ‘претензия’?"

Jonathan: "I don't really know."

Shoshana: "Maybe he meant ‘bribe.’"

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 28 June 2006
[edit] added: 27 June 2006

02:30:52 [Rianna]: Like being so into Rocky Horror Picture Show, that you're there all the time and sleeping with multiple cast members at the same time in the same room? :-p

02:31:45 [me]: well, that's not so sketchy for Rocky Horror if you're in the cast

02:31:57 [Rianna]: whoa, yeah, that is pretty weird

on sketchiness, though it turns out Rianna was referring to something else
sex, weirdness, geekiness, double-standards
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[link] heard: 25 June 2006
[edit] added: 25 June 2006

01:54:00 [me]: I'm getting ready to head to bad

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 9 June 2006
[edit] added: 13 June 2006

Jonathan: "Whoa, there's a Russian Passport Helpline! And it's a 1-800 number."

Rianna: "1-800-BRIBE-US?"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

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."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 2 June 2006
[edit] added: 2 June 2006

Jonathan: "You know how the saying goes, three Jews in a room, four opinions."

Rianna: "Three Americans in a room, two opinions. I mean, I'd rather be stereotyped as having lots of opinions instead of…not thinking."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 1 June 2006
[edit] added: 2 June 2006

Jonathan: "You can write s/he."

Jurgen: "And if you add the neuter pronoun, you get a funny sort of word—I'm not going to say it."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 30 May 2006
[edit] added: 31 May 2006

Jurgen: "Promiscuity means ‘proximity’ in French."

Jonathan: "It would."

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[link] heard: 28 May 2006
[edit] added: 28 May 2006

Rianna: "What should we do with the bread?"

Jonathan: "Well, we could toast it."

Rianna: "Yeah, that's what I was thinking—that'll make it easier to spread the avocado joy."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 28 May 2006
[edit] added: 29 May 2006

kid in car: "Hey, I know you!"

Jonathan: "Do you?"

older girl in car: "He's 11."

Jonathan: "Oh, okay."

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

Rianna: "I don't even speak Danish!"

Jonathan: "Have you ever studied Danish?"

Rianna: "No, but still… I can't even read it. Out loud."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 15 May 2006
[edit] added: 15 May 2006

Aladnsane: "You just don't want to quote things you said that aren't flattering [to yourself]."

me: "I … don't … know … what you you're talking about :-P"

in reference to something not quoted ;) (cf. quote #191)
compliments, stupidity
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[link] heard: 5 May 2006
[edit] added: 5 May 2006

Aladnsane: "Don't tip this. There's a beverage involved."

Jonathan: "But I like tipping things with beverages involved… like cows."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

Jonathan: "I think I spilled margarita on my laptop."

Aladnsane: "…Dude, you're licking your laptop!"

Jonathan: "But it's sour. Wait, this could be battery acid. That would be bad."

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

Aladnsane: "Zavulon can fly, but he can't."

Jonathan: "Certainly not while dead…"

watching Дневной Дозор
death, omnipotence, russian
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[link] heard: 5 May 2006
[edit] added: 5 May 2006

"Russians can totally fly while not dead."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 4 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

Jonathan: "Why did the French decide to settle Louisiana? What were they thinking, with the bayous and the prehistorical aligator-looking thingies that eat you?"

Gabe: "Well, the French are frogs, right?"

Jonathan: "Well, they eat frogs."

Derek: "Maybe they were looking for Yoda."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 2 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

Jurgen: "You know, some people say I'm hard—I don't think I'm that hard."

Jonathan: "Well, you're flexible."

classmate: "You're the xantham gum of professors."

Avram: "Flexible, but still with integrity."

Jurgen, Avram Blum, and another classmate
puns, weirdness, science, college, analogies, gradschool
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 1 May 2006
[edit] added: 1 May 2006

"I got cold, instead of hot. I asked for a little whipped cream—and got a lot."

not trying to rap. seriously.
rhymes, music, food
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 30 April 2006
[edit] added: 1 May 2006

"Positing *o is like positing Ident-Germanic and saying that among Uralic languages, Finnish has it most highly ranked."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 29 March 2006
[edit] added: 29 March 2006

21:56:01 [me]: yeah, what's up with that? Freckles and red hair are like signs of evilness or something

21:56:13 [Vickie]: well id love to have red hair

21:56:38 [me]: yeah, but you also don't mind being evil

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 29 March 2006
[edit] added: 29 March 2006

02:35:08 [Tristan]: i hope your health insurance covers your tongue

Tristan learns that Jonathan is taking Georgian
badness, medicine, linguistics, phonetics, SSSR
[comment] [rate] 3/5


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

Leyzer: "I should drop International Relations and take Georgian."

me: "The Georgian language is like international relations."

Shoshana: "Georgian wine maybe…"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 23 March 2006
[edit] added: 23 March 2006

21:24:31 [Hannah]: http://community.livejournal.com/baaaaabyanimals/1902984.html?#cutid1

21:24:32 [Hannah]: eew?

21:28:01 [me]: rofl, what is that, an aardvark?

21:28:19 [Hannah]: yeah

21:28:23 [me]: it's like a proto-mamal

21:28:26 [Hannah]: lol

21:28:28 [me]: it is!

21:28:41 [Hannah]: not cute is what it is

21:29:10 [me]: like, its feet are kind of prehistoric-looking, it's body is generic mamal, and it's head's evolved for sniffing out and sucking up ants

21:29:20 [me]: it's head's like the only part of it that's evolved

my 2¢ on aardvarks, based on a post to the baaaaabyanimals community on lj sent to me by Hannah
cuteness, weirdness, time, analogies
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[link] heard: 23 March 2006
[edit] added: 23 March 2006

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.

[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

03:43:49 [me]: you wanna hear something funny? Moxy Früvous

03:44:04 [me]: they rhyme whopper and copper

03:44:10 [me]: oh

03:44:12 [me]: those do rhyme

me, confusing myself on why Canadians sound funny
stupidity, patriotism, music, diatribes
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 18 March 2006
[edit] added: 18 March 2006

03:36:29 [me]: cardinal vowels are so wrong

03:36:44 [Tristan]: oh, yeah, they're quite arbitrary

03:37:58 [me]: very franco-centric, though, if you ask me

03:39:24 [me]: btw, Kazakh has aspirated voiceless stops

03:39:27 [me]: go figure

03:39:40 [me]: but those voiceless stops voice and fricativise on occasion :)

03:40:11 [Tristan]: the primaracy of voice distinction in stops is also very fraco-centric :)

03:40:28 [Tristan]: maybe the americans should make their own freedom phonetic alphabet :)

[comment] [rate] 3/5


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

20:27:37 [me]: btw, your husband seems to bear some uncanny resemblance to Tom Cruise

20:28:23 [Amanda]: you think he looks like tom cruise?!

20:28:24 [Amanda]: that's awesome

20:28:28 [Amanda]: i think he looks like a chicken

20:28:32 [Amanda]: ... a cute one tho

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 26 February 2006
[edit] added: 26 February 2006

18:05:22 [Tristan]: "songs about diachronic OT phonology"? you're mad.

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 23 February 2006
[edit] added: 23 February 2006

05:23:50 [me]: (I'm rather fond of pre-revolution Russian. It's almost proto-eastern slavic)

05:24:29 [Tristan]: yeah, well just wait till the english languages break up, our spelling will be proto-english :)

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 20 February 2006
[edit] added: 20 February 2006

20:58:04 [me]: *moves to Iceland*

20:58:15 [Tristan]: what, you can do that just by saying it over IM? :)

20:58:27 [me]: hey, it was a performative sentence :)

20:58:40 [Tristan]: iceland has the 7th highest GDP per capita, apparently

20:58:46 [Tristan]: performative?

20:58:52 [Tristan]: (is that a word?)

20:59:04 [me]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performative

20:59:08 [me]: wikipedia thinks so :)

21:00:20 [Tristan]: hm, interesting, so by saying "*moves to iceland*" it actually caused you to move to iceland? :)

21:01:15 [Tristan]: *moves to iceland*

21:01:20 [Tristan]: nah, didn't seem to work :(

21:01:29 [Tristan]: obviously not a perfomative in my dialect :)

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 15 February 2006
[edit] added: 18 February 2006

me: "Are people allowed to use cellphones in here?"

help-desk guy: "No, but I'm not going to do anything."

me: "Oh. Well, there's this really annoying girl on her phone at that computer over there."

help-desk guy: "In that case, I will do something."

help-desk person at the library
books, computers, incompetence
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[link] heard: 15 February 2006
[edit] added: 15 February 2006

Guy at checkout: "What is that?"

me: "That's a rutabaga."

Guy at checkout: "Uh, how do you spell that?" [fumbles through code guide]

me: "R-U-T-A-B-E-G-A"

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."

The guy at the checkout at Safeway; and for the record, Safeway does not have a lot of produce.
stupidity, food, obliviousness, incompetence
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[link] heard: 13 February 2006
[edit] added: 13 February 2006

03:37:52 [me]: I want snow sooooo bad

03:37:57 [me]: though spring would be good too

03:38:05 [Laura]: word.

03:39:02 [Laura]: My left hand was off by a key, and I subsequently typed "woes" the first time i try to type "word"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 12 February 2006
[edit] added: 12 February 2006

06:11:54 [Aaron]: does this make sense:

06:11:55 [Aaron]: For the sake of differentiating between participants in the pre-recorded conversation (e.g. those who sat in the recording studio and conversed) and users who have downloaded and listened to the audio file via a technological media, the terms “participants” and “users” will be used throughout this paper, respectively.

06:12:48 [me]: yes, that's perfectly clear [to me]

06:13:00 [Aaron]: shit

06:13:03 [Aaron]: if it's clear to you

06:13:07 [Aaron]: then nobody else has a chance...

[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
coincidence, silliness, puns, language, obviousness, quotes, typical-conversations, quotes, stupidity
[comment] [rate] no rating


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

05:43:30 [me]: I'm matching for a timestamp

05:43:40 [me]: since people don't generally say those

05:43:47 [me]: and all the im quotes have them

05:43:48 [Tristan]: i say them all the time

05:43:52 [Tristan]: every time i'm talking, i say them

05:44:08 [me]: oh?

05:44:26 [Tristan]: yes: "bracket oh-oh colon four-four colon twenty-three close bracket tristan colon: i do it all the time"

05:44:58 [me]: hence it being for ims

05:45:10 [me]: and you don't say that

05:45:15 [Tristan]: are you sure?

05:45:20 [Tristan]: have you ever heard me speaking?

05:45:49 [me]: actually, yes, but not conversationally

05:46:05 [me]: though granted you coulda stripped those out of the the recordings I've heard

05:46:10 [Tristan]: yeah, i did

05:46:30 [Tristan]: 'cos it's a bit weird, admittedly

05:46:39 [Tristan]: i didn't want to interfere with whatever eles you're doing

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

05:39:41 [me]: how big's the file?

05:39:49 [Tristan]: 346 MB

05:40:07 [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:40:44 [Tristan]: or maybe this?:

(00:39:51) [Tristan]: 346 MB

(00:39:53) [me]: how big's the file?

(00:40:15) [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:41:12 [me]:

05:39:41 [me]: how big's the file?

05:39:49 [Tristan]: 346 MB

05:40:07 [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:41:32 [me]: *someone's* internet isn't as fast as it should be

05:41:40 [me]: probably fault of my stupid ethernet cord though

05:42:11 [Tristan]: probably

05:42:22 [Tristan]: yours must be slow, and mine fast, to make me able to reply before your question gets here

05:42:38 [me]: .. what?

05:42:44 [me]: oh, that actually makes some sense

05:42:47 [me]: scarily enough

05:43:12 [Tristan]: lol

05:43:18 [Tristan]: don't i normally?

05:44:14 [me]: in weird ways like that? Emphatically yes.

05:44:39 [Tristan]: no, i mean in normal ways, like that

05:44:50 [me]: that's what I mean

05:44:54 [me]: you just think it's normal

05:45:00 [me]: cause it's you

05:45:51 [Tristan]: actually, i was a bit scared it would be patent nonsense,

05:46:02 [Tristan]: but i thought i should try anyway

05:46:02 [Tristan]: and it worked :)

05:46:16 [me]: no, you see, it did make some sense

05:46:45 [Tristan]: yeah, that's what i mean

05:46:45 [Tristan]: i was scared it would be patent nonsense

05:46:45 [Tristan]: and it wasn't

05:46:58 [Tristan]: so my attempts at communication resulted in some communication

05:47:10 [Tristan]: which is what working communication should do

05:47:10 [Tristan]: so it worked :)

05:47:21 [me]: you mean you were afraid it would come across as such?

05:47:37 [me]: (and hey, give me some credit too, I understood your nonesense)

05:47:38 [Tristan]: i was afraid it would come across as patent nonsense, but that wasn't my objective

05:47:43 [Tristan]: i was trying to communicate :)

05:47:44 [me]: okay

05:47:46 [me]: yeah

05:47:49 [me]: well, you succeeded

05:47:51 [Tristan]: i wasn't meaning to deprive you of any

05:47:57 [me]: after I thought on it some..

05:48:00 [Tristan]: yeah, but only after much effort just now!

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

21:08:53 [me]: well, I thought "file has vanished" was an interesting way of informing me of it

21:09:09 [oberon]: Well, as far as rsync was concerned, that's what happened

21:09:20 [oberon]: one minute there's a file, the next minute there's not a file

21:09:43 [me]: yeah

21:09:49 [me]: I suppose that could be called vanishing

21:09:51 [oberon]: Would you prefer "file has committed glorious harikari, and will ride the divine wind to its 70 virgins"?

21:11:07 [me]: heh

21:11:08 [me]: yes

21:11:44 [oberon]: So go edit the rsync source =P

21:11:50 [oberon]: or even the binary

21:11:54 [oberon]: just ask grep...

21:12:21 [me]: nah

21:12:28 [me]: I already don't trust rsync

21:12:31 [oberon]: lol

21:12:32 [me]: not going to screw with its binary

21:17:27 [oberon]: Am I the only one who thinks that 70 number is kinda arbitrary?

21:17:33 [oberon]: I've always sorta wondered about that

21:17:43 [oberon]: I mean, it's not like they're all useful at once

21:18:07 [oberon]: The sort of thing you do with virgins is not something you can do with 70 without engineered infrastructure and supports

21:18:37 [oberon]: Is the next verse of the Qu'aran something about "and you will also receive a house so large, it requires 65 people to keep it clean?"

21:31:26 [oberon]: That's still counting on an awful lot of women to die virgins

21:31:34 [oberon]: And I don't think infant mortality counts here

21:34:05 [oberon]: Maybe 70 is just an average

21:34:09 [oberon]: and it's really determined by annual ratios

21:34:47 [oberon]: so, like, if you have a string of really unsexy years, 'cause the plague hits or the 70s happen or something, you get more virgins, so everyone gets 71.2 or something

21:35:47 [oberon]: So it's more like "I got 70 virgins*" and then in fine print: "*results not typical. Actual results may vary. Consult your doctor before..."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 6 February 2006
[edit] added: 6 February 2006

03:47:04 [Tristan]: i thought yiddish was ei > ai, ii > ei

03:47:16 [me]: that's possible. what's your source?

03:47:28 [Tristan]: my possibly faulty brain

03:47:37 [me]: well, where'd you get it before that

03:47:41 [me]: cause that sounds basically right

03:47:59 [Tristan]: my possibly faulty brain is getting a DNS resolution failure on that.

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 2 February 2006
[edit] added: 2 February 2006

01:33:23 [me]: the commercial right before that one just now was a girl with a perfectly standard my-generation american accent, and I was admiring her very clear vowels. Enough so that I downloaded Praat.

01:34:11 [Tristan]: you're kidding me?

01:36:01 [Tristan]: "check out this girl's formants!"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 2 February 2006
[edit] added: 2 February 2006

02:26:13 [me]: meh. I'll do this later

02:26:29 [me]: more food

02:26:43 [Tristan]: food's always good

02:27:01 [Tristan]: that's why people spelt "food" and "good" with mostly the same letters, even tho they don't rhyme

02:27:23 [Tristan]: this nonsense about "phonetic drift" and "irregular splits" is just that.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 2 February 2006
[edit] added: 2 February 2006

05:43:39 [Tristan]: and why is equality suddenly intransitive?

05:43:47 [me]: because evilness is bivalent

05:44:24 [Tristan]: the valency of evilness has no meaning wrt the transitivity of equality.

05:44:50 [Tristan]: if FOO's transitive, then if a FOO b and b FOO c means a must FOO c, simple as that

05:45:56 [me]: nope

05:46:09 [me]: that's only in standard western lgoic

05:46:36 [Tristan]: you will confuse everyone if you don't use standard western logic!

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

06:28:24 [Tristan]: so what, you're saying that if the russians had've invaded australia & america, they'd try and pretend we spoke different langs? :)

06:28:35 [me]: yes

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[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?

[comment] [rate] 5/5


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

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.

Ian and Jonathan, in reference to Laura, on the topic of the potential of having a quotes-ranking system
sadness, craziness, procrastination
[comment] [rate] 1.5/5


[link] heard: 17 January 2006
[edit] added: 17 January 2006

Prof. Voyles: "Let's get rid of the /ð/ in this example…"

me: "No, you can't do that—it's attested!"

prof. Voyles decides not to like Bashkir data, and I plea with him not to change the language
germanics, omnipotence, sadness, linguistics, language, phonetics, turkic
[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 16 January 2006
[edit] added: 17 January 2006

01:04:54 [me] (Autoreply): trying to get my spaghetti sauce recipe to taste right for once

01:18:07 qatharsis: May His Noodly Appendage guide you on this endeavor.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 15 January 2006
[edit] added: 15 January 2006

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.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 26 November 2006

(21:46:21) [me]: (yes, linguistics is science—it's predictive)

(21:46:50) [Aladnsane]: Then tell me how my ancestors will say 'indifferent' 500 years from now.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 30 December 2005
[edit] added: 30 December 2005

me: "So how did the fishies that evolved originally get to lake Baikal? By air?"

my genious scientist father: "Probably."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 20 December 2005
[edit] added: 20 December 2005

04:20:24 [me]: and there it is, your 18th quote

04:26:46 qatharsis: Only 18? I have to be wittier.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 9 October 2005
[edit] added: 9 October 2005

18:30:51 [oberon]: that does something totally whacky

18:30:52 [oberon]: the fuck?

18:31:00 [oberon]: The camel claimed that would work...

18:31:32 [me]: you using perl 6 already? ;-P

18:37:04 [oberon]: Excellent

18:37:08 [oberon]: And no, I'm not using Perl 6

18:37:13 [oberon]: because it DOESN'T FUCKING EXIST

18:38:14 [me]: well, it was one possibility for why what you were doing wasn't working

18:38:24 [me]: that you got Perl 6 from future.sourceforge.net

18:38:35 [me]: and were using that as your primary perl interpreter for some reason

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

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!'"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 25 August 2005
[edit] added: 26 August 2005

me: "How far back is his Cornish ancestry?"

my father: "Five or six generations."

me: "So he's got a lot of other stuff mixed in then?"

my father: "I wouldn't count on it."

me: "How inbred is he?!"

Hannah: "That's how he got that colour hair."

in reference to one of my father's colleagues
bad-ideas, hair, sex, southernisms
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[link] heard: 13 August 2005
[edit] added: 13 August 2005

Nic: "Me & Kristin hung out and watched the movie Sideways. So we got to spend time together."

Jonathan: "Mm. … Sideways?"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 8 August 2005
[edit] added: 8 August 2005

[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?

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 12 July 2005
[edit] added: 12 July 2005

me [01:31]: check check check check it out

me [01:31]: find out what what what it's all about

Aaron B [01:32]: if you never do that again, it would be ok

me [01:32]: okay, I promise

me [01:32]: we coo now?

Aaron B [01:33]: yeah

me [01:33]: dat be chill mah homester

Aaron B [01:33]: uh

Aaron B [01:33]: we not chill no more

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 17 May 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

"Yeah, what's up with people who can't take naps? I think it's bisexual people—people who are bisexual can never take naps."

Jonathan talks to / refers to Viktoriya
sleep, non-p.c.ness
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 17 May 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

"I had a girlfriend once who had problems with 'l's and 'r's, but the mail-order bride company said that wasn't going to be a problem."

Matt, in response to Jonathan talking about how a one-time girlfriend of his talked a little funny
relationships, language, sketchiness
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 5 May 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

(21:59:14) [me]: isn't it funny, that it's C Store and Java City

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 19 April 2005
[edit] added: 19 April 2005

(04:10:01) [me]: you mind/want your name cited?

(04:10:23) [me]: (by default, I'll say "Examples from personal communication with Christian Thalmann, 19 April, 2005.")

(04:11:17) Qatharsis: Cool. :)

(04:12:05) Qatharsis: Though "Christian 'm4st0r of teh univers' Thalmann" would be more proper. ;)

[comment] [rate] 2/5


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

"For you, walking backwards is forward."

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[link] heard: 8 April 2005
[edit] added: 8 April 2005

(02:11:04) [me]: aw, but that wasn't helpful :-P

(02:11:04) Оберон : Naked and wet.

(02:11:10) [me]: neither is that...

(02:11:10) Оберон: Sorry.

(02:11:13) Оберон: Monkey is all I can offer.

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

(00:40:12) [me]: why do you keep comparing me to a squirrel?

(00:40:19) Оберон: I dunno.

(00:40:19) [me]: don't you have some sort of vendetta against them?

(00:40:35) Оберон: Not really, I just think they're tree-rats

(00:40:42) Оберон: whereas Anna thinks they're like little cats with big tails

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[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.

in reference to quote #654, among other things
obviousness, confusion
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[link] heard: 1 April 2005
[edit] added: 1 April 2005

"I understand how time passes; it just doesn't make sense."

in reference to it being April already
confusion, contradiction
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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?"

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

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

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 15 March 2005
[edit] added: 15 March 2005

"Greer, did you fry beef in my hat?"

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

(05:04:45) Jess: no one's as bad as you

(05:04:58) [me]: yeah, I think I might even hold records

(05:05:13) [me]: one paper due in february turned in the day grades were due in may

(05:05:29) [me]: another final paper turned in early the next semester

(05:06:06) Jess: yep

(05:06:15) Jess: you get the procrastinator award

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 13 March 2005
[edit] added: 13 March 2005

Jonathan: "That's a lot of rice."

Matt: "Yeah.."

Jonathan: "So I'll put a lot of corn on it."

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

(21:14:41) Laura C: I have a feeling even most linguists won't look at a misspelled of ROFL as RORL and think it's alot like ARUAL

Laura to Jonathan, who said "aural"
typos
[comment] [rate] 2/5


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

Jonathan: "Чё готовишь? [What're you making?]"

Vickie: "Cauliflower."

Jonathan: "С яйцами? [With eggs?]"

Vickie: "Yep."

Jonathan: "И с флафом?! [And with marshmallow fluff?!]"

Vickie: "Yep. And with paprika and Tony's."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 10 February 2005
[edit] added: 11 February 2005

"J'ai почти todo этого фильма."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 10 February 2005
[edit] added: 10 February 2005

"My father likes ketchup on knishes. My father also likes ketchup on latkes. But he's a goy."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 8 February 2005
[edit] added: 8 February 2005

Jonathan: "The founders of modern anthropology and modern linguistics were both secular Jews."

Vickie: "The founder of modern psychology was a secular Jew."

Jon: "The founder of Christianity was a secular Jew."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 2 February 2005
[edit] added: 2 February 2005

(01:07:03) [redacted]: i'm too tired to bullshit

(01:09:42) [me]: how are you too tired to bs?

(01:09:45) [me]: that doesn't even make sense

(01:09:54) [redacted]: i need to be 'on' to bs

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 29 January 2005
[edit] added: 29 January 2005

Jonathan: "Homntashn's good shit."

David: "That's exactly what it is."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 25 January 2005
[edit] added: 25 January 2005

Ian: "With slight modifications, the iPod could greatly benefit the blind."

Nat: "With slight modifications, the iPod could be made into a tricorder."

Matt: "With slight modifications, the iPod could be made to be sentient."

Jonathan: "But then how would you know the iPod is sentient and not just the sentience inside?"

Matt: "I'm not allowed to discuss that."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 23 January 2005
[edit] added: 23 January 2005

Nat: "Reciprocical could be a type of popsicle."

Jonathan: "You mean a `recipopsicle'?"

Vickie: "The popsicle that sucks you?!"

Matt: "Well, it would go numb after a while."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 22 January 2005
[edit] added: 22 January 2005

(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.

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 17 January 2005
[edit] added: 17 January 2005

[discussion about birth control in Kazakhstan]

Jess: "Well, there are always used kvas bottles."

Jonathan [hands Jess a glass bottle]: "Here. You know where to put it. Be my guest."

Ian: "Well, if the condom breaks, you'll know right away."

[Whole room cringes in pain.]

Ian: "Mental note: no glass condoms."

Matt: "Well, there goes my version of Cinderella ."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 15 January 2005
[edit] added: 15 January 2005

(01:26:33) Aaron B: let's focus here

(01:26:38) Aaron B: ihop

(01:26:43) Aaron B: we need to get a car

(01:26:56) Jonor Thwash: we could steal and hotwire one?

(01:27:09) Aaron B: yes!

(01:27:11) Aaron B: oh wait

(01:27:14) Aaron B: that's a "bad" idea

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 15 December 2004
[edit] added: 15 December 2004

"You see, we're edumacatifying you."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 11 December 2004
[edit] added: 11 December 2004

"How did you spell 'Hannukah' when you said it?"

Jonathan to oberon, making sure he gets quote 593 right.
language, weirdness, quotes
[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 10 December 2004
[edit] added: 10 December 2004

Jonathan: "What class is this?"

oberon: "Temporal pain, Pustegofuckhimself."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 6 December 2004
[edit] added: 6 December 2004

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?"

Matt: "Four."

Jon: "Matt, is it a 3-5 page paper?"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 3 December 2004
[edit] added: 6 December 2004

Jonathan: "I mean, what sort of person founds an all girls school? I guess you have to be a rich guy with weird dreams."

Matt: "Yo."

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

"Hey, do you know how to use Windows?"

Keith Brafford, to Jonathan
computers, evil, linux
[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."

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

Jonathan: "If the flour turns into pie crust, then how do those kids in plays deal with getting it out of their hair?"

Nat: "They don't put flour in their hair—they put shoe polish or baby powder in their hair."

Jon: "Or Kool-Aid."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 19 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

Vickie: "What country's flag is this?"

Jonathan: "Guess."

Vickie: "Mexico?"

Jonathan: "Uh, no..."

Vickie: "Spain?"

Jonathan: "Noo.."

Vickie: "Africa?"

Jonathan: "Uh, Vickie..?"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 18 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

Jonathan: "Matt, what sorting algorithm are you using?"

Matt: "MattSort."

Jonathan: "That means that if you know the original state of the cards, you can recalculate which cards everyone has."

Matt: "No, because it's O(...look over there!)"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 18 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

"Yeah, value judgements ... bad."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

"You're not the straight man in gay porn!"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 14 November 2004
[edit] added: 15 November 2004

Jonathan: "I like how our suite event is, like, Linux."

oberon: "We're all sitting around the TV watching the Linux burn. It's like 5'000 years ago, but with a different word for 'fire'."

Jon: "Next week on shelter-vision, BSD!"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 14 November 2004
[edit] added: 14 November 2004

(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

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 10 November 2004
[edit] added: 10 November 2004

(08:34:57) Laura C: I accidently lit my pencil on fire

(08:35:03) Laura C: And now it won't work.

(08:36:52) [me]: what kind of pencil

(08:37:05) Laura C: mechanical.

(08:37:20) Laura C: I wanted to see what happened if you lit the lead on fire.

(08:37:29) Laura C: except i caught the plastic on fire

(08:37:39) Laura C: and the top part kinda melted off.

(08:38:46) Laura C: And the peice of lead is completley covered in melted plastic.

(08:39:13) Laura C: BUT I CAN STILL WRITE WITH IT!

(08:39:33) [me]: I thought you said it didn't work?

(08:39:51) Laura C: Well, the tip of the piece of lead pokes through the plastic

(08:39:57) Laura C: So i can technically still write with it

(08:40:28) Laura C: But it's not like i can reverse the damage i did. When that peice of lead is through, it'll be completley broken.

(08:47:54) Laura C: this is the coolest pencil EVER

(08:48:56) Laura C: It's now more like an abstract art idea of a pencil

(08:50:30) Laura C: It's all twisted and seperated

[Jonathan continues to add quote to quotes page]

(08:50:51) Laura C: DAMNIT, You're making me seem like an insane crazy pyro who always burns shit at 8 in the morning.

(08:52:00) [me]: well...

(08:52:20) Laura C: shhh

Laura, rambling about setting her pencil on fire for a good 20 minutes
school, stupidity, bad-ideas, quotes, burning, diatribes, typical-conversations
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[link] heard: 9 November 2004
[edit] added: 9 November 2004

Peter: "Did you know they sell birthday candles at the C-store?"

Jonathan: "Yeah, I think I saw that."

Peter: "... Wanna light some?"

[Peter fiddles with a box of candles he pulled out of pocket]

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 8 November 2004
[edit] added: 8 November 2004

(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

referring to a message from Adam Batkin about quote 541 and quote 543
sadness, insults, drugs, scariness, diatribes
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 8 November 2004
[edit] added: 8 November 2004

Nat: "Wait, what? Now you guys have to tell me."

oberon: "I was just making stuff up to scare Jon."

Jonathan: "And I was just making stuff up to scare Nat, and oberon played along rather nicely."

Nat: "... Somehow I don't trust either of you."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 8 November 2004
[edit] added: 8 November 2004

Nat: "Look at the specs; it turns out that a lot of the examples out there are wrong. I had a lot of trouble until I checked the specs."

Jonathan: "Well, I looked at your code."

Nat: "Don't look at my code—I looked at your code!"

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 7 November 2004
[edit] added: 7 November 2004

Jonathan: "So OS 9 was giving problems, and then the projector blew up."

oberon: "Well, I don't think that was OS 9's fault."

Jonathan: "It probably was. I'd love to be the author of that code."

oberon: "Adam would sue you for stealing his copyrighted code."

Jonathan: "I'm putting that on my quotes page. Adam wouldn't approve of it though."

oberon: "But do you disagree?"

Jonathan: "No, but he won't be happy."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 7 November 2004
[edit] added: 7 November 2004

Jonathan: "You know what? Actually, I could just give you an account on my box, you could ssh in, run vmware via X-forwarding, and---"

Nat: "Uhm, Jonathan, that sounds like one of the slowest ideas for computing ever. Plus it'd be over encrypted wireless, which adds even more layers."

Nat and Jonathan, while talking to oberon
computers
[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 31 October 2004
[edit] added: 31 October 2004

(04:34:43) Оберон: Know Thineself

(04:34:57) Оберон: Else Thineself Will Wait Till You're Asleep And Steal Your Wallet.

(04:35:09) [me]: I'm more worried about other things

(04:35:13) [me]: My wallet can bite me

(04:35:21) Оберон: Damn. I'd get a new wallet

and Jonathan North Washington
misreading, misfortune, life
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 31 October 2004
[edit] added: 31 October 2004

(05:05:12) Оберон: and don't forget to set your clock back!!!

(05:05:20) [me]: oh yeah. Aaron pointed that out earlier

(05:05:24) [me]: my computer did it automatically

(05:05:26) [me]: my alarm didn't

(05:05:29) Оберон: heh

(05:05:35) Оберон: My computer is my alarm

(05:05:37) Оберон: I win.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 31 October 2004
[edit] added: 31 October 2004

"Vicke, whoring out your boyfriend for your own amusement is not a good idea."

oberon, to Vickie, in reference to Nat and Jonathan (don't ask)
scariness, sexuality, sex
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 26 October 2004
[edit] added: 26 October 2004

"That's what I'm saying! Definitions can't be defined. ... As such."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 16 October 2004
[edit] added: 16 October 2004

Nat: "If you keep speaking French, I'll be forced to hit you."

Jonathan: "What's wrong with French?"

Nat: "French sounds like ass."

Matt: "Nat, I don't know what your ass sounds like."

Nat: "I can show you."

Matt: "If it sounds like French, then okay."

Matt, Nat, and Jonathan, originally directed at Viktoriya, who was speaking French
french, weirdness, language, analogies, violence
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 15 October 2004
[edit] added: 15 October 2004

oberon: "The cheese is in the fridge, the cheese is the fridge, hi-ho the dairy-o, Illegal Audio-MPEG-Header 0x54414750 at offset 0x1e0800"

Jonathan: "... Uhm.."

oberon: "What? You don't know that verse?"

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 12 October 2004
[edit] added: 12 October 2004

Jonathan [referring to an incident that just happened]: "Well, if a weird shape appeared out from behind a wall and meowed at you, you'd be scared too."

Nat: "Yeah. I'm sorry I scared you, Vickie. I was calling you in your native tongue."

Nat and Jonathan, in reference to Viktoriya
cats, animals, scariness
[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 9 October 2004
[edit] added: 9 October 2004

Jonathan: "Всё. Пошли."

Nat: "I wonder if Vickie understands kick-to-the-shins."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 6 October 2004
[edit] added: 6 October 2004

(01:11:36) Matt S: Lemurs stole my syllabery.

(01:11:42) [me]: ?

(01:11:56) Matt S: They tricked me, they said they just wanted to borrow it, and now they're all, like, "What syllabery?"

(01:12:05) [me]: oh?

(01:12:18) Matt S: Yeah. Well, just wanted to let you know to be on the lookout.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 3 October 2004
[edit] added: 3 October 2004

(18:49:47) Qatharsis: One of your weirdo Frenches.

(18:49:52) [me]: rofl

(18:49:54) [me]: *mine*?

(18:50:05) Qatharsis: You keep digging them up.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 1 October 2004
[edit] added: 2 October 2004

Jon: "Who left the iced tea pitcher with 2 shots in it?"

Vickie: "Wait, you don't measure iced tea in shots."

Nat & Jonathan simultaneously: "Jon measures everything in shots."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 30 September 2004
[edit] added: 30 September 2004

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'."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 28 September 2004
[edit] added: 28 September 2004

Jon: "Ooh, we could so make a white Russian."

Jonathan: "With cranberry vodka?"

Vickie: "That would be a gay white Russian. It'd be a rainbow Russian."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 26 September 2004
[edit] added: 26 September 2004

Jonathan: "What's Microsoft encumbered technology?"

oberon: "SOAP. That's why Nat never showers."

Jonathan: "Wait, what? ... Oh."

oberon: "I think chunks of shampoo are owned by Sun."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 26 September 2004
[edit] added: 26 September 2004

oberon: "In one of those tests linked to on Jon's test page, there's a question that asks 'Do you frequently make references to things that you have heard or read?'"

Matt: "No, most of my conversations are smell-based."

Nat: "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra."

oberon, Matt, and Nat, in reference to Jonathan's test page
philosophy, humanity, star-trek, randomness
[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 25 September 2004
[edit] added: 25 September 2004

oberon wanted to try a brandy-filled chocolate

Greer: "Sorry, you don't get that kind because there's only one left."

Jonathan: "You can have my half if you want."

oberon: "That's okay, a vodka and a lawyer are enough for me."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 18 September 2004
[edit] added: 18 September 2004

(06:27:36) Kesuari: i think i'm planning on going on exchange second semester next year. except that i'll go to the northern hemisphere, so i'll have three first semesters in a row and it will be spooky

(06:30:06) [me]: whereto exactly?

(06:30:31) Kesuari: europe, for preference. and somewhere they speak english, so that rules out the mainland and england.

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 18 September 2004
[edit] added: 18 September 2004

(07:02:07) Kesuari: meh. functionality ahead of pritiness

(07:02:14) [me]: sometimes

(07:02:47) Kesuari: yeah, today :)

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 18 September 2004
[edit] added: 18 September 2004

(07:06:09) Kesuari: (haha, you have an american accent)

(07:07:12) Kesuari: (it's really weird, because you seem so educated :)

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 18 September 2004
[edit] added: 18 September 2004

Jonathan: "Hm, something messed up."

oberon: "Because you don't own files."

Jonathan: "No, it's the Monkees."

oberon: "Yes, Jon, it's the monkeys."

Jonathan: "The Monkees aren't working. Root owns the Monkees."

[oberon starts ignoring me]

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 10 September 2004
[edit] added: 10 September 2004

Jonathan: "This sound card should work right and shouldn't."

Matt: "That's because everyone and his mom has messed with it."

Jonathan: "Yeah, you and Nat."

Matt: "Well, I'm everyone and Nat's his mother."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 4 September 2004
[edit] added: 10 September 2004

"Are you TAing any business yet?"

Sarabeth Reingold, to Jonathan
brandeis, school, gradschool
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[link] heard: 13 July 2004
[edit] added: 13 July 2004

Jonathan: "Это маленький мир."

Руслан: "Это большая деревня."

Руслан Болатбеков
mistranslations, alcohol, russian, SSSR
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[link] heard: 9 May 2004
[edit] added: 9 May 2004

Jonathan: "Fingers are not articulators!"

Aaron: "...Yes they are."

[Aaron again says [sʌmθɪŋ] using his fingers to open his mouth to avoid saying [sʌmpθɪŋ]]

Aaron: "You can't speak English without using your fingers."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 5 May 2004
[edit] added: 5 May 2004

(02:26:38) [me]: you staying up all night?

(02:28:22) Оберон: Probably

(02:28:24) Оберон: Bring cheese

(02:28:26) Оберон: I've got chocolate

(02:28:28) Оберон: oh, and bring root beer

(02:28:48) Оберон: Hell, bring whatever the fuck you want ;)

(02:28:54) Оберон: We can even boil some water and put it in my freezer

(02:29:01) Оберон: that should make it safe to drink when it cools

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[link] heard: 2 May 2004
[edit] added: 2 May 2004

(03:42:44) Kesuari: what size billion are we talking about?

(03:43:23) Kesuari: (i.e. a thousand-million--billion or a million-million--billion?)

(03:47:25) [me]: a thousand-million

(03:47:35) [me]: a million-million is a trillian :-P

(03:47:43) [me]: trillion

(03:47:45) [me]: bleh

(03:47:53) [me]: too much Douglas Adams

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[link] heard: 18 April 2004
[edit] added: 18 April 2004

"I was standing there peeing and I thought to myself 'I know they took the cow'."

Adam knows me and oberon too well
animals, conspiracies
[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 12 April 2004
[edit] added: 13 April 2004

all: "Where's the die?"

Jonathan: "I think it went under Matt's chair."

oberon [to Matt]: "You have a pompom. It's making die-like noises."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 22 March 2004
[edit] added: 22 March 2004

(03:24:12) [me]: hehe, yeah, fiddling with the phone to disconnect dial-up...

(03:24:35) Zefram47: if you are good you can make some noises and get it to discon in a few seconds

(03:25:07) [me]: ppp over voice: one language I don't know much of

(03:25:23) [me]: that'd be awesome though

(03:25:32) [me]: I could have im conversations without touching a computer

(03:25:35) Zefram47: could sit there and imitate connection protocols i'm sure

(03:25:37) [me]: then I'd have to know Oscar too

(03:25:42) [me]: indeed

(03:25:52) [me]: I'd have to learn various compression algorithms as well

(03:25:55) [me]: that'd suck

(03:26:12) Zefram47: LOL...too much effort...but the uber cool factor may be worth it :-P

(03:26:24) [me]: yeah, I'll have to consider that one for a while

[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

(18:35:14) [me]: well, I am going to go play DDR in an hour and a half...

(18:36:11) Qatharsis: Putting on bland brown pullovers and pronouncing /a o u/ as /Q 9 u-/? ;-)

(18:36:56) Qatharsis: Can't help but parse that as East Germany.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 19 March 2004
[edit] added: 19 March 2004

(04:02:52) [me]: well, it works in french, so I'll just italicise it and call it english

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 19 March 2004
[edit] added: 19 March 2004

Matt: "People who dislike homosexuals should support gay marriage because everyone knows after you get married, you stop having sex."

Jonathan: "How do you know that?"

Matt: ...

oberon: "Well, we do know your birthday."

Matt: "I do have younger brothers, though."

Ian: "Are your brothers married?"

Matt: "I have two younger brothers and two cats. You do the math."

oberon: "That leaves three days of the week."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 18 March 2004
[edit] added: 18 March 2004

(03:59:22) Kesuari: well, then you talking about you experiencing class is real, just like a book of fiction is real, but the class is make-believe

(03:59:44) [me]: and so am I :-)

(03:59:59) [me]: I need to get some make-believe sleep

(04:00:25) Kesuari: okay

(04:00:43) Kesuari: good make-believe early morning.

(04:04:09) Kesuari: (or, perhaps, me reading you talking about you experiencing class is real, but you talking about class and the class itself is make-believe... i'm not entirely sure.)

(04:04:56) [me]: yeah, I think that's more in line with what you originally said

Jonathan, letting Tristan live in his own little world
sleep
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[link] heard: 16 March 2004
[edit] added: 16 March 2004

(01:24:40) [me]: trees are your friends :)

(01:24:48) Jackie: trees kick my ass

(01:24:50) Jackie: over and over again

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 7 March 2004
[edit] added: 7 March 2004

(16:37:41) Jackie: no, it does scare me

(16:37:56) [me]: whereas it amuses me

(16:40:01) Jackie: thats the difference between us jonathan :-)

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 6 March 2004
[edit] added: 6 March 2004

Jonathan: "Freckles are good."

Jess: "Yeah, they're like little specks of chocolate."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 1 March 2004
[edit] added: 29 March 2004

Jonathan: "But I love Chernobylian shoulder parrots."

oberon: "Polly wanna meltdown."

and Jonathan North Washington
animals
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 29 February 2004
[edit] added: 29 February 2004

(04:52:12) [me]: Plastic Cup

(04:52:22) Amanda: sounds like an emo band

playing a word associations game..
music, weirdness
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[link] heard: 29 February 2004
[edit] added: 29 February 2004

Jonathan: "But then why does /ʔəɾə-/ become [pɾi-]?"

Aaron & Amanda: "`Price'. That's English."

Jonathan, helping Aaron and Amanda with phonology homeowrk
slowness, stupidity, phonetics
[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 25 February 2004
[edit] added: 25 February 2004

(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...

oberon, in reference to Jonathan's obliviousness
sexuality, obliviousness, sadness, brandeis, food
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[link] heard: 23 February 2004
[edit] added: 14 March 2004

"No, you can't transfer files from the ColecoVision Adam anymore."

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[link] heard: 23 February 2004
[edit] added: 14 March 2004

"No, you don't need Word Perfect 6...No, you don't need 5.1 either!"

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

Jonathan: "You can just go around the curb that way."

oberon: "But I like to go the legal way."

Jonathan: "But the Branvan goes that way."

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[link] heard: 9 February 2004
[edit] added: 12 February 2004

Jonathan: "It smells again."

oberon: "Of what?"

Jonathan: "Burning."

oberon: "All I smell's the beef."

and Jonathan North Washington
burning, brandeis
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 3 February 2004
[edit] added: 4 February 2004

"That's why Aramark doesn't need a hazardous waste disposal license. They can just make things like that."

Ian points to a "pie" Jonathan is eating
sketchiness, food, college, brandeis
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[link] heard: 2 February 2004
[edit] added: 2 February 2004

(04:17:24) Kesuari: o ... kay... i have come to the conclusion that you, sir, are insane, and forget the difference between yourself and the rest of the world :)

Tristan, in reference to Jonathan after he rambled about Turkic orthography for a few minutes
wisdom, scariness, insanity, craziness, insults, linguistics, writing, gradschool
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[link] heard: 2 February 2004
[edit] added: 2 February 2004

(18:03:18) Qatharsis: Man, you need therapy. ;-)

Christian, in reference to Jonathan, who couldn't keep his eyes open enough to read much of the conversation, and was thus #blink#ing
craziness, sleep, compliments
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[link] heard: 17 January 2004
[edit] added: 17 January 2004

(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

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 23 December 2003
[edit] added: 23 December 2003

(00:12:59) [redacted]: and OMG you're sharing 2 computers on dial up?!

(00:13:10) [redacted]: ware you crazy?

(00:13:17) me: :)

(00:13:24) me: it was three

(00:13:29) [redacted]: you are crazy, aren't you?

(00:13:33) [redacted]: you're certifiable

(00:13:36) [redacted]: THREE?@??@?

(00:13:39) [redacted]: HOLY SHIT ON A STICK!

(00:13:40) [redacted]: come on!

(00:13:43) me: four :-P

(00:13:48) [redacted]: that's like 2 kb/YR per person

(00:14:05) [redacted]: i do hope you're kidding

(00:14:05) [redacted]: about the 4

(00:14:11) [redacted]: tell me you were kidding

(00:14:15) me: no

(00:14:18) [redacted]: or i may just have a cardiac arrestr

(00:14:21) ***[redacted] dies

(00:14:21) me: I have a linux box sitting there doing nothing

(00:14:31) ***[redacted] has been magically revived

(00:14:45) ***[redacted] recalls why he died, then proceeds to die again

(00:15:04) ***[redacted] is revived again and would like to forget that FOUR computers were sharing a dialup connection

(00:15:09) [redacted]: at least its 56k, rite?

(00:15:09) [redacted]: not 28?

(00:15:32) me: uhm.. I think it's connected at 46666kbps or something right now

(00:15:58) [redacted]: well, yeah... 56k never connects at that

(00:16:39) [redacted]: but still

(00:16:41) [redacted]: holy jesus

(00:16:48) [redacted]: how long did it take to load google?!

Abe Solomon realises how hard my life is
religion, weirdness, computers
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[link] heard: 16 December 2003
[edit] added: 17 December 2003

Jonathan: "That peppermint ice cream would probably be good with some of those mint hershey's kisses melted and dribbled on top."

Hannah: "Ugh.. ... Mmmm...."

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[link] heard: 10 December 2003
[edit] added: 10 December 2003

Jonathan: "I showed someone this picture and they said 'Whoa, how did you get Brandeis not to look like a post-apocolyptic wasteland?'"

Mark: "But you didn't show them this one. The background looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland."

Jonathan: "But there's Volen in the background."

Mark: "Yeah, that's like the post-apocalyptic command centre."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 8 December 2003
[edit] added: 8 December 2003

(05:00:19) Aarón: i just broke down a translation of desfortunamente for my friend

(05:00:28) me: desafortunadamente?

(05:00:34) Aarón: yeah

(05:00:37) Aarón: what did i say?

(05:00:46) Aarón: oy

(05:00:52) ***Aarón is too tired for this crap

(05:01:12) Aarón: anyway, i was all des=fortunate fortunada=un mente=ly

(05:01:20) Aarón: then i realized, um...

(05:01:29) Aarón: un is NOT equal to fortunate

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 6 December 2003
[edit] added: 6 December 2003

(03:25:41) Aarón: youre screenshots are scary

(03:26:00) Aarón: it's like looking through the eyes of a paranoid schizophrenic

...

(03:30:27) Aarón: AH! it's 330

(03:30:42) Aarón: ok... must sleep... snow is waiting for me

(03:30:51) Aarón: i can see it building up JUST for me :)

(03:30:57) Aarón: it's calling my name

(03:31:07) Aarón: "aaaaaron, aaaaaaron.. come plaaaaaay with meeeeeE"

(03:31:16) Aarón: o wait... it's the damn pipes in my room

(03:31:23) Aarón: SHUT UP, PIPES

(03:31:40) Aarón: ok, i think I'M the paranoid schizophrenic, not your screenshot

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 3 December 2003
[edit] added: 3 December 2003

(21:26:44) Kathryn: i meant logically

(21:26:45) [me]: you mean how that has anything to do with the part before?

(21:26:50) Kathryn: yes

(21:27:17) [me]: that can stay ambiguous. There's some context here that makes it a little clearer. You'll see later

(21:27:30) Kathryn: o...k...

(21:28:25) [me]: I'm not on crack; I promise.

(21:28:37) Kathryn: riiight

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 1 December 2003
[edit] added: 1 December 2003

(08:48:03) [me]: not what I meant

(08:48:06) Kesuari: i know

(08:48:11) [me]: I know you know

(08:48:18) Kesuari: i know you know i know.

(08:48:25) [me]: I know you know I know you know

(08:48:33) Kesuari: did you though?

(08:48:41) [me]: no :\

(08:48:48) Kesuari: didn't think so :P

(08:49:00) [me]: well, that's why I said it in the first place

(08:49:04) [me]: why I said "I know you know"

(08:49:26) Kesuari: i think i'm lost

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 30 November 2003
[edit] added: 30 November 2003

Cem: "I've written 12 pages for a 5-page paper that's probably going to be 20 pages long."

Jonathan: "Wow, what are you writing about?"

Cem: "Wisdom and the bible and philosophy and socrates and shit. It's fucked up."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 30 November 2003
[edit] added: 30 November 2003

(23:47:02) [me]: why do I have the DDR version of Oops I did it again stuck in my head?

(23:50:47) Оберон: Because you have sinned.

(23:50:48) Оберон: Duh.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 29 November 2003
[edit] added: 29 November 2003

Aaron: "This guy on my hall is taking his girlfriend to dinner in Sherman in a tux for her birthday. And this other guy from our hall who plays violin is going to play for them."

Danny & Jonathan, in unison: "Freshmen.."

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[link] heard: 26 November 2003
[edit] added: 26 November 2003

[Rongrong implies that Jonathan needs to leave.]

Jackie: "A.k.a. 'get the fuck off my computer'."

Rongrong: "A.k.a.? Who's that?"

[Jonathan starts to add quote so far using Rongrong's computer]

Rongrong: "What kind of music you don't like? Britney Spears?"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 24 November 2003
[edit] added: 24 November 2003

"We always see you, but you always come out from behind something, like a rock."

Rongrong, in reference to Jonathan
randomness, compliments
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[link] heard: 23 November 2003
[edit] added: 24 November 2003

"It's freezing; can we go get ice cream now?"

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[link] heard: 6 November 2003
[edit] added: 6 November 2003

(03:32:19) [me]: heh. Norwegian is a funny language

(03:32:28) Оберон: lol, yes.

(03:32:33) Оберон: thanks for pointing that out

(03:32:35) Оберон: or something

(03:33:16) [me]: ack, too much Norwegian. Need Silly Wizard

(03:33:45) Оберон: lol

(03:34:44) [me]: mmm, Macedonian

(03:34:52) Оберон: lol

(03:35:23) Оберон: at first, "(03:34) [jonathan]: mmm, Macedonian" looks like a random quote

(03:35:28) Оберон: but with some creative editing we have:

(03:35:42) Оберон:

(03:33) [jonathan]: I like the taste of European flesh

(03:34) [jonathan]: mmm, Macedonian

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 5 November 2003
[edit] added: 6 November 2003

Peter, rummaging through the food drawer at work: "Ooh, coffee beans. Those will keep me awake in class. Do you think they're caffeinated?"

me: " ... Probably. I mean, why would Dave have coffee in the office if it weren't caffeinated?"

Peter: "How many do I need?"

me, Adam: [laughter] "Uhm, Peter...."

Peter: [humbled voice] "I'm serious."

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[link] heard: 5 November 2003
[edit] added: 6 November 2003

me: [getting ready to leave a class of Adam's I went to with him] "I can't take another hour of this... How do you guys put up with it?"

Adam: [gestures towards his laptop, types "www.porn.com" at his web browser]

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 3 November 2003
[edit] added: 3 November 2003

oberon: " ... What language is that?"

me: "Russian..?"

oberon: "That's some echoy-ass Russian."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 30 October 2003
[edit] added: 30 October 2003

(00:44:11) Aaron: shitmuffins! it's already 12:45!

(00:44:57) [me]: shitmuffins?!

(00:45:01) [me]: roflmfao

(00:45:12) Aaron: hey, i'm allowed to make up my own language if i want!

(00:45:18) Aaron: even if it is crappy english words combined!

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 30 October 2003
[edit] added: 3 November 2003

me: "Well, he played Han Solo well."

oberon: "But it doesn't take much to play Han Solo. All it takes is walking into things. But abstract things, not literal things."

and Jonathan North Washington
insults
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 28 October 2003
[edit] added: 28 October 2003

(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

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 21 October 2003
[edit] added: 21 October 2003

(02:22:15) Mark: what kind of pizza is cheeseless pizza?

(02:22:22) [me]: what Kathryn eats

(02:22:32) [me]: I've had sauceless pizza... it's pretty good I guess

(02:22:48) Mark: yeah i wouldnt want to eat non real pizza

(02:23:28) Mark: Non-real pizza is defined as (pizza)i where i=sqrt(-1), or the (-cheese) factor

after way too much physics homework on Mark's part
food, school, physics, math, gradschool
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 21 October 2003
[edit] added: 28 October 2003

oberon: "I am not a perl interpreter!"

[me]: "That's what you think."

oberon: "I guess it's time to shave again."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 20 October 2003
[edit] added: 20 October 2003

Cem: "That's what I want to be—a Samurai Sword Craftsman."

Jonathan: "That's an honourable profession."

Cem: "... Fuck that. I wanna be a Samurai. I wonder if they get paid."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 18 September 2003
[edit] added: 18 September 2003

(02:48:11) [me]: the song "ty poterjal" is great. "ty poterjal moi ruki i guby. ty poterjal potomu chto ty glupy"

(02:48:31) оберон(l): you lost my arms and something

(02:48:37) оберон(l): you lost because you're dumb

(02:49:14) [me]: my hands and my lips

(02:49:21) оберон(l): ah

(02:49:32) оберон(l): yes, the two most important parts of a woman *snicker*

(02:49:36) [me]: rofl

(02:49:53) оберон(l): seriously; who comes up with that crap?

(02:50:25) оберон(l): "Oh, but should I live to see another sunrise, even as the sun does bow before your splendor, I would be no richer, for I have bathed in the light of your beauty"

(02:50:28) оберон(l): yadda yadda yadda

(02:50:31) оберон(l): it really does sound like that

(02:50:50) оберон(l): seriously, that's not love

(02:51:00) оберон(l): that's "someone put some bitter crap in my coffee and I think I have the flu"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 8 September 2003
[edit] added: 8 September 2003

Mark: "So how many songs can it play at once?"

Me: "An infinite number, theoretically, but I don't want to test the limits of my server."

Mark: [starts a half dozen songs] "I do."

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[link] heard: 8 September 2003
[edit] added: 8 September 2003

Me: "Mon nom c'est Jonathan, j'ai un nom qui sème la peur."

Mark: "Ce nom-là ne sème rien."

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[link] heard: 8 September 2003
[edit] added: 8 September 2003

"You keep asking questions—I feel like I'm in the Matrix, you know, and these bullets are flying by me and I'm dodging them."

Cem, in reference to Jonathan
weirdness, analogies, compliments
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 8 September 2003
[edit] added: 8 September 2003

Cem: "I wanna throw this awesome party in my Ziv, with like a mad DJ and strobe lights and everything and we'd have to hand pick who came and have a guest list, and you could hire this huge black guy to be a bouncer for like a hundred dollars for the night and he'd make money off people bribing him to get into the party."

Me: "I'd almost go to that party, just for the DJ and the strobe lights."

Cem: "You'd have to get past the bouncer though."

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[link] heard: 4 September 2003
[edit] added: 20 October 2003

[anon]: "I don't even look Turkish."

Jonathan: "You look vaguely Turkish and vaguely Armenian."

[anon]: "That's just because I haven't shaved."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 3 September 2003
[edit] added: 4 September 2003

Jonathan: "That was an appropriate response. We said 'Russian' and he said 'ew' and moved his finger away lest it become contaminated."

oberon: "Yeah, wouldn't want it to become genitive."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 30 August 2003
[edit] added: 30 August 2003

[Kathryn is vegan]

Laura: "I should spray some squirt cheese at you. We could fill a watergun with it."

Kathryn: "I'm sorry, I don't think that has any dairy products at all in it."

Jonathan: "You could always melt a block of cheddar and put that in a watergun."

Laura: "But then it would get hard."

Kathryn: "And that would destroy the watergun."

&c.

while eating cheeseless pizza at Cappy's
weirdness, bad-ideas
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 30 August 2003
[edit] added: 30 August 2003

(23:20:31) Kathryn: damn straight

(23:20:46) [me]: yeah, I am

(23:26:05) Kathryn: that was dumber than kwanzaa

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 24 August 2003
[edit] added: 24 August 2003

(01:41:03) [me]: my modem doesn't like handshaking

(01:41:18) Kesuari: my cat doesn't either.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 7 August 2003
[edit] added: 7 August 2003

(05:17:01) Kesuari: umm... clag is a kind of glue that children in kinder/grade prep/1/2 use... i can't describe it any better, but i mean it seems similar to that.

(05:17:11) [me]: paste

(05:17:32) [me]: My first thought with that word was glue-like stuff

(05:17:46) [me]: though I don't think I've heard that word before in my life

(05:17:50) [me]: it's an onomotopoeia for glue!

(05:18:08) Kesuari: do you mean you haven't heard the word clag?

(05:18:10) Kesuari: or claggy?

(05:18:12) [me]: or maybe it's because of its striking phonetic similarity to coagulate

(05:18:16) [me]: nope

(05:18:23) [me]: hey, you don't know what gyros are..

(05:18:30) Kesuari: true. what's a gyros?

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[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: 31 July 2003
[edit] added: 31 July 2003

[standing by an orange tree trying to get down a good orange]

me: "Ooh, try to get that one up there."

Mahesh: "I'm not a monkey, man."

Mahesh—a friend of Marat's—and me
animals, food
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[link] heard: 30 July 2003
[edit] added: 30 July 2003

(13:11:20) Qatharsis: Your languages suffer from inbreeding, it seems.

(13:12:55) [me]: inbreeding?

(13:14:59) Qatharsis: They're all each other's brother's offspring, and the replicative deficiencies show.

(13:58:39) [me]: there's no inbreeding in the Tēlvo languages

(13:58:47) [me]: no more so than there are in any other language

(13:59:06) Qatharsis: They just look like contorted copies of each other. =P

(13:59:26) Qatharsis: And they develop pathological spelling freakages.

(14:00:07) [me]: what??

(14:00:37) Qatharsis: I mean, accented l? Hello?

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 22 July 2003
[edit] added: 22 July 2003

(03:43:48) Casoar: apparently there is no suprise

(03:43:50) Casoar: surprise.

(03:44:04) Casoar: stupid silent r. silent ahs shouldn't be spelt

(03:44:20) [me]: then don't spell them :)

(03:44:33) Casoar: okay, i won't then :)

(03:45:15) Casoar: if i can remembe not to spell them. i'll probly foget half the time though. unless the word in question is suprise, when i won't so much foget not to foget as not foget to remembe

(03:46:40) [me]: what??

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 20 July 2003
[edit] added: 20 July 2003

(05:18:57) [me]: wow

(05:19:03) [me]: that's scary

(05:19:11) Kesuari: why?

(05:19:23) [me]: it did just what I expected

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[link] heard: 19 July 2003
[edit] added: 20 July 2003

(22:53:24) [me]: where does kde keep its icons?

(22:53:45) Kesuari: on my computer in /dev/null

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[link] heard: 19 July 2003
[edit] added: 19 July 2003

Nathan: "Take his keys."

Me: "He's walking home."

Nathan: "Take them anyway; he might drive his house into something."

me and Nathan Kuhlman, in reference to Marat
craziness, alcohol, driving
[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

(12:50:43) [me]: hehe, you used Bumblefuck

(12:50:57) Kathryn: shit yeah i used bumblefuck

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[link] heard: 6 July 2003
[edit] added: 6 July 2003

(17:18:55) Qatharsis: Huerehimmelherrgopfetaminomal.

(17:19:04) [me]: euh?

(17:19:10) Qatharsis: You don't wanna know.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 18 June 2003
[edit] added: 18 June 2003

(01:27:22) Adam Batkin: Legal or pirated?

(01:27:28) [me]: hah, like it'd be legal

(01:27:36) Adam Batkin: Where do you get it?

(01:27:45) [me]: Jon Sagotsky and Jeremy Kolb

(01:28:10) Adam Batkin: That sounds safe

(01:29:00) [me]: iis that sarcasm?

(01:29:49) [me]: from Jon's profile (and away message both), something said by Jeremy (presumably to Jon):

(22:25:53) [Jeremy]: you are devilish and evil and embody all that is dark and creepy. you are the master of the bowels of hell, a rival to the great one himself. you absolutely exude evilness and your intelligence and brain power blows mine away. i can't even comprehend your majesty

(01:29:57) [me]: oh yeah, reeeaal safe

(01:30:11) [me]: they aren't safe people!

(01:30:14) Adam Batkin: Wow

(01:30:14) Adam Batkin: Well

(01:30:17) [me]: but then neither am I

(01:30:20) Adam Batkin: I was serious

(01:30:37) Adam Batkin: I'm glad you wanted to live with them

Adam and Jonathan discussing pirated software from Jon and Jeremy
weirdness, omnipotence, evil, non-p.c.ness
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[link] heard: 18 June 2003
[edit] added: 18 June 2003

(02:54:29) [Shreyas]: i better eat soon

(02:54:36) [Shreyas]: i'm trying to reset my sleep cycle

(02:55:03) [me]: I should sleep soon, myself

(02:55:14) [me]: I didn't get enough sleep last night so napped today

(02:55:16) [me]: big mistake

(02:55:19) [me]: now I'm wide awake

(02:55:28) [me]: and have class in 5 and a half hours

(02:55:38) [me]: well, not *wide* awake

(02:55:46) [Shreyas]: crazy

(02:55:53) [me]: I had a tired spell around 12:30 when my sugar crashed from snacking on fig bars

(02:55:56) [Shreyas]: yeah, you should sleep

(02:56:07) [Shreyas]: that's probably a way to do it

(02:56:15) [Shreyas]: you could sugar crash again

(02:56:19) [Shreyas]: and sleep then

(02:56:24) [me]: I'm out of fig bars

(02:56:32) [Shreyas]: maple syrup?

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[link] heard: 18 June 2003
[edit] added: 18 June 2003

(15:52:15) [me]: well that's sent

(15:52:21) [me]: or it's in the quad's outgoing mail

(16:02:45) Adam Batkin: Email not snail mail?

(16:02:54) [me]: snail

(16:03:03) Adam Batkin: Oh thats what you mean by quad's outgoing mail

(16:03:08) [me]: yeah =P

(16:03:23) Adam Batkin: I was wondering why in the world there would be an SMTP server for outgoing mail for your quad

(16:03:29) Adam Batkin: And why it would queue it

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[link] heard: 17 June 2003
[edit] added: 17 June 2003

(02:03:48) [me]: and I have ten salts in my soup

(02:04:01) оберон - desktop: I usually put in 12.

(02:04:03) оберон - desktop: Gives it more flavor.

arguing about Russian orthography
language, weirdness, russian
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[link] heard: 15 June 2003
[edit] added: 15 June 2003

(18:50:38) [me]: it's sad that it has to say "made with real fruit :)" on this box of fig bars..

(18:51:04) [Tristan]: with a *smiley*?

(18:51:19) [me]: well, it looks like a smiley, but it could be a ray of sunshine

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[link] heard: 10 June 2003
[edit] added: 10 June 2003

(23:19:24) oberon: BTW, speaking of Gentoo -- portage is coming to OSX!

(23:19:43) firespeaker: so you're going to be running portage + apt on OSX?

(23:19:49) oberon: no

(23:19:54) oberon: portage + apt + darwinports

(23:20:17) oberon: Yeah, if you wanna see a stable OSX box...find someone else's =P

(23:20:26) oberon: Oh, let's not forget all the libs I custom-compile.

(23:20:39) oberon: It's Debia-Gent-Mac O-Slackware!

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

(01:58:21) [Shreyas]: played?

(01:58:48) [me]: by Natlihah

(01:58:58) [me]: she just wants to distill her guilt

(01:59:19) [me]: I don't think she really cares about them that much

(01:59:40) [me]: I'm not sure if this actually results in anything bad down the road

(01:59:43) [me]: but I suspect it will

(01:59:47) [Shreyas]: that's deeply comforting

(02:00:17) [Shreyas]: on an unrelated note, i just realized that an inertialess spaceship could be fabulously agile

(02:00:45) [me]: rofl, I suppose so

(02:00:50) [me]: good luck designing one

(02:01:19) [Shreyas]: i'll put it on the "rpgs to write" list

(02:01:41) [Shreyas]: right after the one about people who can see into the future as if it's just another spatial dimension

(02:01:52) [me]: heh

(02:04:06) [Shreyas]: it's got a lot of dangerous metaphysics behind it, actually. i'm imagining that futeresight is analogous to depth perception: it takes information you have and derives data from it, via some unconscious, hypercompetent capacity

(02:05:08) [Shreyas]: unfortunately for our prophets, futuresight has to work on their knowledge of things, so they can see any appreciable distance only in familiar situations populated by familiar things

(02:05:50) [Shreyas]: and anytime something unexpected happens, the prophetic capacity has to readjust

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

(02:45:01) [me]: hm, I have class in less than 6 hours

(02:45:15) [Shreyas]: yeah, i should go to bed or something too

(02:47:12) [me]: what timezone you in?

(02:47:17) [Sheryas]: eastern

(02:47:25) [me]: oh lord

(02:47:34) [me]: you must be at home

(02:47:53) [me]: (at home, meaning have nothing better to do than stay online all night =P)

(02:47:59) [Shreyas]: yes.

(02:48:03) [Shreyas]: i couldn't sleep

(02:48:17) [Shreyas]: visions of sugarplums, strange white birds, that kind of thing

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 6 June 2003
[edit] added: 6 June 2003

(22:42:55) [me]: yeah, vxptj. It's a bunch of sounds together that could almost be russian but not quite

(22:43:01) [Vickie]: oh that means "gurgle" i guess...but not really its the sound of water running over rocks in a stream

Vickie was answering another question it turns out, but still....
russian, weirdness, mistranslations
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 5 June 2003
[edit] added: 5 June 2003

(17:12:07) [me]: I have a new haircut too, but it's pretty normal for me. just shorter than most people are used to

(17:13:40) [Sarah]: lol. the jonathan. i think we should market it that way

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 5 June 2003
[edit] added: 5 June 2003

(22:38:28) [me]: did you get that song?

(22:38:35) [Kathryn]: yes

(22:39:40) [Kathryn]: shit

(22:39:41) [me]: what do you think?

(22:39:46) [Kathryn]: this is a good song

(22:39:55) [me]: =)

(22:40:33) [Kathryn]: Jesus

(22:40:40) [Kathryn]: you know my taste in men and in music

(22:40:43) [Kathryn]: that's creepy

(and this trend that was identified has been consistent)
sex, weirdness
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[link] heard: 4 June 2003
[edit] added: 4 June 2003

(15:21:01) Qatharsis: How come a quote is "profoundness" when it's by you, but "stupidity" otherwise?

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[link] heard: 4 June 2003
[edit] added: 4 June 2003

"When you are on the road is life, not forgetting the wandering of roses on the sea."

a mistranslation by me of that last quote by Christian Thalmann
language
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[link] heard: 4 June 2003
[edit] added: 4 June 2003

(15:26:28) Kathryn: heh, that's so true

(15:26:36) Kathryn: esp. when it's something i said

(15:26:48) Kathryn: like, everything i say is under stupidity or hormones or both

(15:27:02) [me]: that's going up too

(15:27:19) Kathryn: yeah, under stuipdity and hormones

(15:27:24) Kathryn: put it under profoundness!

(15:27:26) Kathryn: i dare you

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[link] heard: 0 June 2003
[edit] added: 15 June 2003

Fri 13 Jun:

(16:43:15) [me]: this keeps coming up entirely randomly... I'm running gaim 0.64 with rox+waimea as my session+window managers:

** (gaim:1141): CRITICAL **: file prefs.c: line 358 (gaim_prefs_get_bool): assertion `pref != NULL' failed

(17:48:08) [me]: this killed gaim 0.64:

(gaim:1273): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gvalue.c:86: cannot initialize GValue with type `gpointer', the value has already been initialized as `gpointer'

Sat 14 Jun:

(23:25:07) [me]: you guys really need to fix this:

(gaim:7407): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gvalue.c:86: cannot initialize GValue with type `gpointer', the value has already been initialized as `gpointer'

(23:25:07) SeanEgn : SLEEPING IN ALL CAPS AGAIN!

Sun 15 Jun:

(07:59:37) SeanEgn: no we don't

(08:02:50) [me]: oh? something I did...?

(08:03:10) [me]: or a gtk2 problem?

(08:03:45) SeanEgn: It's just that we don't really need to do anything

(08:04:04) [me]: oh, true :-P

(08:04:35) [me]: well, I found that 0.64 crashed every 10 mins or so using waimea as a wm, and now with xfwm4 only crashes once every couple hours.

(08:04:43) [me]: so I'm sticking with xfwm4 for now

(08:05:08) [me]: but 0.64 definitely has some issues that should be resolved eventually

(08:05:44) [me]: and as long as you're on the line, I have a question: is there any way to merge multiple instances of the same buddy, like 0.60 did?

(08:06:05) SeanEgn: 0.60 didn't do that

(08:06:09) [me]: it did for me

(08:06:17) SeanEgn: nope, you're wrong

(08:06:20) [me]: I have a cvs version in /opt that I can start up to prove it

(08:06:42) SeanEgn: How does a cvs version prove what 0.60 did?

(08:06:57) [me]: okay, *my* version of 0.60 does

(08:07:11) [me]: I think once you guys merged the edit buddies window and the online buddies window you got rid of that "feature" / "bug"

(08:07:11) SeanEgn: no, no version of 0.60 ever merged buddies

(08:07:15) [me]: mine did

(08:07:29) SeanEgn: No, stop being contrary and wrong.

(08:07:41) [me]: you're the one being contrary and wrong

(08:07:48) [me]: maybe you never saw it do that

(08:07:50) [me]: but it does for me

(08:07:51) SeanEgn: I'm the one who's going to stop talking to you

(08:07:59) [me]: okay, take care then

me, reporting gaim bugs to Sean Egn (a gaim developper) when the problems start to become annoying enough to warrant it.
randomness, computers, stupidity, gaim-pidgin, craziness
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[link] heard: 6 May 2003
[edit] added: 6 May 2003

"How do you know what your thesis is about until you have it formulated? That's what's so bad about theses—they're paradoxes."

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[link] heard: 4 May 2003
[edit] added: 4 May 2003

Rameez: "Just because you're right doesn't mean I have to listen to you."

Jonathan: "That's almost quotes page material, but it doesn't make enough sense."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 2 May 2003
[edit] added: 3 May 2003

Rameez: "I just got shot to shit."

Jonathan: "Where's that?"

Rameez: "It's somewhere between Brooklyn and Queens, and they just call it 'Shit'."

while Rameez was playing GTA3
provincialism
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 24 April 2003
[edit] added: 24 April 2003

Jonathan: "This guy isn't human! Hm, he doesn't look human either."

Rameez: "None of us are human."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 11 April 2003
[edit] added: 11 April 2003

"You look like the magic pumpkin or whatever, but blue."

Jonathan, in reference to David in his big blue poncho
weirdness, analogies
[comment] [rate] no rating


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

"Well, now that you mention it, that does look kinda like orange."

In reference to my *yellow* folder that everyone thinks is orange.
philosophy
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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Let me revel in my funniness for a few minutes before telling me I'm delusional."

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

(18:19:02) Kd5cfx: I hat theis kebord

(18:19:19) Kd5cfx: whoa, how'd the e in hate get half way into the enxt word?

(18:19:30) Verdant Forest: I dnt'o nkow

(18:19:35) Verdant Forest: :)

(18:19:38) Kd5cfx: hehe, lest just kep;p making typose

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

Me: "What's that thing when you mix orange juice with vodka?"

Hannah: "Suicide?"

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

(00:05:32) firespeaker: I wrote some last night

(00:05:44) firespeaker: added to the story I've been writing. also edited it considerably

(00:05:48) ¡Luz! Je viens du ciel et les étoiles entre elles / ne parlent que de toi...: what langue?

(00:06:11) firespeaker: what langue do you think? it's a story that may become an epic...

(00:06:19) firespeaker: It's in Tjelwu of course!

(00:06:23) firespeaker: j/k.. English =P

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

"Damn nuclear fusion, or fission, or whatever makes the sun shine."

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

Rameez: "You know, I've got five missing socks. The laundry must've eaten them"

Jonathan: "The laundry doesn't just eat socks. It just seems like it does."

Rameez: "It must be the dryer."

Jonathan: "Yeah, you know, there's a vent that goes outside. It must just like suck the socks in. Like, you know, it'll be spinning [waves hands and makes whirring sound] and then it goes like 'dounk' and sucks it into the vent, and then blows it out the other end outside."

Rameez: "If we were ever to find that, that would be like the motherload of socks."

Jonathan: "I should make a comic stip about this. Like in the first scene clothes spinning in the dryer, and in the second, like the same scene, but then 'dounk' and the sock gets sucked into the vent, and then in the the third scene, like a sock shooting out into someone's lawn, or onto a pile of socks or something. If I had any artistic talent at all, I'd so draw that up right now."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

"That always freakin happens to me—I'm always thirsty."

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

(16:39:22) [me]: and also, scratch the "isn't sex" part. it is sex, just not full-blown sex. (pun *NOT* intended)

(16:39:36) Qatharsis: LOL

(16:40:11) Qatharsis: Yeah, such unintended puns *suck*, don't they.

(16:40:21) [me]: hehe

(16:40:48) Qatharsis: You had it coming. ;-)

(16:40:54) [me]: oy

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

Me: "I'd like to see oberon play these steps for 20 minutes."

Rameez: "He would die."

Me: "It would be funny though."

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

"We don't need no inspiration. We don't need no firewalls."

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

"No, Jon, we'll play Sopwith Camel some other time."

Mark to Jonathan, calling it a night after a good 15mins of Super Mario Land 3
games
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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

(05:52:06) [me]: you sleeping at all?

(05:52:46) [me]: well, whatever, I'm gonna get two hours or so in.. night

(07:51:14) [oberon]: lol

(07:51:14) [me] : Away: asleep

(07:51:14) [oberon]: yeah

(07:51:17) [oberon]: I was asleep

(08:35:23) [me]: then you should've put up an away message

(08:35:23) [oberon] : Class? At this hour?

(08:35:36) [me]: no, not for another half an hour!

(13:13:47) [oberon]: wasn't feeling well

(13:13:53) [oberon]: probably from sleep deprivation

(13:14:06) [oberon]: but definitely wasn't going to sit through russian with satan playing the bongos in my head.

(13:45:54) [oberon] logged out.

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

[18:03:17] firespeaker org: brb

[18:03:21] LunaCamilla: ok.

[18:05:25] firespeaker org: back

[18:05:50] LunaCamilla: oh good. the world had stopped spinning on its axis during those heart-stopping seconds in which you had gone

[18:06:01] LunaCamilla: but now that you are back, the world may resume its normal course

[18:06:11] firespeaker org: yeah

[18:06:22] firespeaker org: what can I say?

[18:06:28] firespeaker org: it always does that

[18:06:45] LunaCamilla: you're just so damn critical to the functioning of reality and the universe

[18:06:49] LunaCamilla: it must get annoying at times

[18:07:00] firespeaker org: no. actually, it's kinda fun

[18:07:08] firespeaker org: I enjoy being omnipotent

[18:07:18] firespeaker org: even if I'm inadvertently so

[18:07:26] LunaCamilla: heh i should hope you're not

[18:07:39] LunaCamilla: i don't want you knowing everything about me! eep!

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

[17:52:39] LunaCamilla: you're so damn weird.

[17:52:48] LunaCamilla: i could write a freaking paper on you, you know that

[17:52:53] firespeaker org: ooh, do it do it!

[17:53:02] LunaCamilla: i think i may this summer

[17:53:15] LunaCamilla: when i've nothign else to do but have my parents yell at me and read

[comment] [rate] no rating


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

[23:22:18] LunaCamilla: now i'm stupid!

[23:22:34] firespeaker org: I should put that on the quotes page

[23:22:40] LunaCamilla: it's SARCASM

[23:22:43] firespeaker org: I know

[23:22:47] firespeaker org: but out of context it isn't

[23:22:50] LunaCamilla: you don't put sarcasm on the quotes page!

[23:22:58] LunaCamilla: you shit male dumbhead you!

[comment] [rate] no rating


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[21:41:53] LunaCamilla: my biscotti tells me that if it makes me happy, to do it at least once

[21:42:08] firespeaker org: that's not always possible

[21:42:18] LunaCamilla: yeah, i was thinking that

[21:42:23] LunaCamilla: i told the biscotti that

[21:42:27] LunaCamilla: but it wouldn't listen

[21:42:32] LunaCamilla: so i ate it

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"Everything's filtered through the little woods we live in."

A mistranslation by me of something Mark said in French.
mistranslations, french
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"Oh, carpet samples.. is that what they call it these days?"

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