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Mark McGrath
I met Mark in person for the first time in Nova Scotia in late spring of 2000, but we knew each other through various mailing lists, and the internet in general, before that. We both share a passion for languages and linguistics, and both found that passion originally through French and Tolkien. We're linguistics majors at Brandeis University now, and discuss things outside the classroom that most other people wouldn't follow in the slightest.

top categories: gradschool (6), music (5), school (5), language (5), linguistics (5)

most quoted with: Jonathan North Washington (6), David Borenstein (1)

(BETA) Mark McGrath's quotes have been rated 7 times, with an average rating of 2.43/5

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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."

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[link] heard: 30 November 2003
[edit] added: 30 November 2003

(23:39:00) Mark: I always wanted to be a toy monkey. such a carefree life

(23:39:02) Mark: no homework

(23:39:19) Mark: get to see all sorts of exotic tourist destinations

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[link] heard: 22 November 2003
[edit] added: 23 November 2003

(18:43:06) Mark: There comes a point where you can reduce anything to anything. I mean, reconstructions of reconstructions of reconstructions - they're building a PIE in the sky

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[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
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[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: 31 August 2003
[edit] added: 31 August 2003

"Puurrrge. I love that word! It's such a harsh word for e-mail."

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

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

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

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

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[link] heard: 6 May 2003
[edit] added: 6 May 2003

(22:22:26) VerdanTForesT: ok, time for some histizzorical linguistissizin'

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[link] heard: 30 April 2003
[edit] added: 30 April 2003

(21:37:49) Ver D Antforest: he's so creative with his expletives. His Tourette's is like an expletive generating gift from God

Mark, in response to previous quote from David.
analogies
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"Blast some MC Solaar up in here or something."

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"Hold on, we need to change the equaliser for this one. I think I even have a preset for this one, yeap, called 'Max up DAT bass.'"

And yes, he really did have a preset named that. Scary.
music, ghetto-talk
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[21:09:30] Verdant Forest: ooh i want to go to the mentality of apes too

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[17:24:29] Verdant Forest: I think Russian is more lustful than French. French plays hard to get.

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"I've been reading about all these crazy Jewish cultures which may or may not have to do with my research project."

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(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

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"Where I live? Not in England! ... It's cause they give you a choice, where you live, and they showed a map of England."

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(16:34:23) Verdant Forest: ack, I have a bazillion plastic bags, what am I going to do with them all?

(16:34:34) Verdant Forest: a bazillion is probably about 25-30

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"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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"OOH—I still have orange Tic-Tacs. Barukh haŠem...."

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"WHOA! If you say, 'Fucking fuck the fucking fuckers,' 'fucking' is used as two different parts of speech!"

Saying this he was about as elated as I've ever seen him when not drinking Orangina.
linguistics
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"So, wait, does winamp play oggs?--[loud crashing guitar sound] Whoa, I guess so."

over the phone
randomness
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"No, I didn't learn anything senior year—it must've been junior year. . . . In French I mean."

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"Le lango loo lango hey lango isn't a good clue for guessing what language this is!"

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"Well, lango could be a word in like 50 million languages. Or just 5 hundred or whatever.."

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"Uh, just place it on the floor. ...Right side up. Yeah, I know I have to be pretty specific when I'm talking to you."

making sure I didn't lunge an "empty" soda bottle towards the recycling bin
common-sense, sarcasm
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