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by Thousand
Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 'xxx' in messages
Replies: 57
Views: 13576

Re: 'xxx' in messages

Male, pretty much never use "x" (except occasionally in birthday cards, but even then I tend not to unless I'm signing it along with someone else who's already put an x and don't want to appear distant in comparison). Like David, I prefer to do all my kissing live . Ahhhhhhh you beat me t...
by Thousand
Thu May 06, 2010 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 36596

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

casiguapa wrote:come to http://www.tanglerlive.com/conversation/2702 if you fancy a live chat online during it /shamelesspromotion


My hat off to you, tis an excellent chatroom.
by Thousand
Thu May 06, 2010 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 36596

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

I'm in Ceredigion, the second highest voting power in the UK: 1.220. Did you get people coming through to try and take your vote? Nobody came round here =[ Same here! Only got a leaflet from the Lib Dems and Labour (Labour having had an ultra safe majority here since 1992). Guess when your vote is ...
by Thousand
Thu May 06, 2010 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 36596

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

Oh buggery, you're sure? the G2 says it's on tonight. I think before the show begins we should give a big hand to the real star of this show, the little blue elephant in felstaff's signature saying "I only want to love". I'm not sure if it's deliberate, but it's perfect for this thread. A...
by Thousand
Thu May 06, 2010 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?
Replies: 514
Views: 36596

Re: UK election- GREAT SCOTT, IS THAT AN ELEPHANT?

so I'm going to watch have I got news for you and outnumbered, I'm afraid HIGNFY isn't on today :( It's on tomorrow. Also, have voted for the first time! (woo!) Even brought along my 10 year old brother; he had the day off Primary School on account of it being a polling station, so I dragged him ba...
by Thousand
Tue May 04, 2010 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Accents Around The World
Replies: 15
Views: 2897

Re: English Accents Around The World

They accentuated the vowels and pronunciation of the letter "r". I don't remember the details of exactly what they did. I've tried to but can't find the name of the documentary series from where I got this information — I think it was a 4 — 6 part series, probably made by either the BBC o...
by Thousand
Sun May 02, 2010 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimicking accents
Replies: 72
Views: 12659

Re: Mimicking accents

SlyReaper wrote:
Slavaa wrote:I'm so bad at Scottish/Irish I can't even tell them apart, except for being able to say "I HATE ICELAND!"


Go on then, was "I HATE ICELAND" said in an Irish or Scottish accent? :P


AH HEHT ICELAAND! :D
by Thousand
Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Accents Around The World
Replies: 15
Views: 2897

Re: English Accents Around The World

First off, what do you mean by "British" sound? Under British accents comes a whole roster of different accents, and to simplify it under one label is misguided at best; some sound distinctly un-Australian/New Zealanderishian. Also, yes, the fact you're American probably means you'd find y...
by Thousand
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What's with the reverse-double standard about nudity?
Replies: 30
Views: 5055

Re: What's with the reverse-double standard about nudity?

What say you about...a summonable penis? (courtesy of Persona 4; NSFW obviously)

Spoiler:
Image


Admittedly not every player would see it but still!
by Thousand
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things that annoy you on TV
Replies: 68
Views: 9041

Re: Things that annoy you on TV

The scheduling. I wouldn't mind aguirre, wrath of god being on at 2.20 am if the only things on earlier were not CSI: boring, macabre america and Piers Moron interviews another, somehow even more egregious, shithead. Bizarre, I just finished watching that about half an hour ago :D But yeah, there's...
by Thousand
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Penny Arcade's Take on Homophobic Slurs
Replies: 550
Views: 38277

Re: Penny Arcade's Take on Homophobic Slurs

Vaniver wrote:Why do you think that? The word is new (the first printed use is in a porn magazine in 1969)


Time is a porn magazine?

EDIT: Weird, Wiki gives a different first citation to the OED.
by Thousand
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: roller coaster war cry
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: roller coaster war cry

"doo doo doo doo doo DO THE HUSTLE!" whilst dancing :D (that is, as much as one can dance whilst strapped into a hunk of metal hurtling along at insane speeds)
by Thousand
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737106

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

Anime I need to finish: Neon Genesis Evangelion (24 episodes done) Hah! Have fun with those last two episodes :D I'll be lucky to finish this before I die. Hey, look on the bright side. At least you're not trying to catch up with One Piece/Bleach/Naruto (especially One Piece; that alone could susta...
by Thousand
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737106

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

FLCL (Any thoughts on subs vs dub here? I usually watch subs but the wikipedia page seem to suggest that I'd be more familiar with the references of the dubbed version. Yes or no?) It's only five episodes and worth watching more than once, I'd say. While I've only seen the sub myself, I don't think...
by Thousand
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Two-Player RPG Suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Re: Two-Player RPG Suggestions?

I seem to remember that Tales of Symphonia's multiplayer was in battle? In any case, Final Fantasy 9 had an option (fairly hidden away) that allowed certain characters to be controlled by certain players in battle (e.g. Player 1 gets Zidane and Garnet, Player 2 gets Vivi and Steiner); me and my brot...
by Thousand
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: JD Salinger's dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 3643

Re: JD Salinger's dead.

I have to confess, I thought he was already dead. Everyone I've told this has said this too :( I liked Catcher in the Rye, but found his other books to be much better. I feel horrible for saying it but Although many years have passed since the publication of any work by Salinger, friends and visito...
by Thousand
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: History of present continuous for future events?
Replies: 8
Views: 2604

Re: History of present continuous for future events?

gmalivuk wrote:Either my Google-fu is lacking, or there's not actually a lot of online information about this.


I'm not entirely sure about the history myself, but you might get a few extra hits on Google using 'progressive' instead of 'continuous' (if you haven't searched that already).
by Thousand
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 74470

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

Box Boy wrote:I just can't stop laughing at the word Unobtanium.


I genuinely just realised a few moments ago that everyone in the thread wasn't taking the piss out of it by calling it that, and that it is actually called Unobtainium.
by Thousand
Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 74470

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

the lines i've heard from the trailer are the only thing putting me off it. it seems like such contrived, generic sci-fi-action-movie dialogue to the point of camp. as if they're making fun of such dialogue--but i don't think they are. so.. egh. "You aren't in Kansas anymore". Urgh. I saw...
by Thousand
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Any U.K. slang I need to know
Replies: 17
Views: 2754

Re: Any U.K. slang I need to know

Feel free to say rubber as much as you like :D (rubber = eraser)
by Thousand
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Why is XKCD suitable for learning English?
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Why is XKCD suitable for learning English?

That and the fora tend to be much less lenient when it comes to lazy misspellings and text-speak than the rest of the internet.
by Thousand
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737106

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

Hold the phone, a Romance of the Three Kingdoms anime?! (discounting the one from 1991) Might have to watch that.

EDIT: Although from reviews it looks like I better not get my hopes up :<
by Thousand
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Glenn Beck's show loses Corporate advertising revenues
Replies: 19
Views: 3101

Re: Glenn Beck's show loses Corporate advertising revenues

They're discussing the advertising on his show when it's broadcast in the UK, so Guinness makes sense, considering it's a popular drink over here. Wait, why are we broadcasting this overseas? I didn't think we actually considered stupidity an export. I'm as surprised as you are! I had no idea it wa...
by Thousand
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you always brush your tongue?
Replies: 32
Views: 4042

Re: Do you always brush your tongue?

icanus wrote:I thought it was just a marketing ploy


ffffffffff beat me to it
by Thousand
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: New sci-fi thriller
Replies: 7
Views: 3276

Re: New sci-fi thriller

A first time published author in hardcover? Impressive :D I'll have to look out for this at work. I wish you all the best with it though.

(btw you messed up a little on your pre-order link)
by Thousand
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Glenn Beck Wants You To Question Authority
Replies: 158
Views: 10694

Re: Glenn Beck Wants You To Question Authority

luketheduke wrote:"one letter is missing"

...excellent.


C! Of course, Glenn Beck isn't that...wha.....how.....words fail me.

I can just imagine the silent laughter of the camera crew :D
by Thousand
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737106

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

Zohar wrote:I just hope this doesn't go on until August...


What, like..... an endless summer? :twisted:
by Thousand
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How much coffee do people drink in a day?
Replies: 97
Views: 25840

Re: How much coffee do people drink in a day?

0-1 per day, and only when I can find really good stuff. I don't drink for the caffeine, so I don't bother if it's going to be crap. Once a week or so i'll enjoy a double espresso in steamed milk (that's a latte right?) That's a Flat White, as far as I know. A latte is milkier and has a top of lots...
by Thousand
Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How much coffee do people drink in a day?
Replies: 97
Views: 25840

Re: How much coffee do people drink in a day?

acb wrote:Cafetiere coffee = amazing.


YES :D If suitably bored I'll probably make 1 or 2 cafetieres worth a day (6 cups I guess?). Although if I'm on the move some days I might not have any coffee at all.
by Thousand
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: British heatwave
Replies: 181
Views: 8948

Re: British heatwave

Two9A wrote:It's been crazy up Manchester way. Sunny at 8am or so, and rain began pounding down at about 10. Gutters overflowing, drains flooding out, and all with the sunroof of my car left open from yesterday.

Win!


Win indeed! Rain, glorious rain! Perhaps now I can actually close my windows :D
by Thousand
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kung Fu: The Legend Doesn't Continue for Carradine
Replies: 23
Views: 1924

Re: Kung Fu: The Legend Doesn't Continue for Carradine

I suppose you could have accidental suicide if you prepare to kill yourself but actually do before you intend to- e.g. a spy who accidentally bites down on the cyanide capsule he's placed in his mouth. Then, of course, you have the long and complicated case of the late Ronald Opus: "On March 2...
by Thousand
Fri May 22, 2009 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737106

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

From my understanding it isn't so much the next season as just a new episode. From what I understand, they're screening all the episodes they've made in a chronological order. So this is the first of the second season episodes, and the next new one should be in three or four weeks time after. Incid...
by Thousand
Tue May 12, 2009 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that few Know...for example
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: Games that few Know...for example

Tombi! Little pink haired fella, got different coloured shorts and weapons, few about on a little puppy called Baron and beat up evil pigs and captured pig leaders in magic bags! Tombi yesssssssssssssssss. I had a demo of it which came with my playstation, and I'd been looking for it for ages (befo...
by Thousand
Wed May 06, 2009 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jalapenos Kill Cancer Mightily
Replies: 28
Views: 2079

Re: Jalapenos Kill Cancer Mightily

Great news (considering how much curry I eat haha) albeit a wee bit old (2007 old) :D It's something I hate about the BBC news website; they have articles in the "related news" section that are something like 5 or 6 years old.
by Thousand
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Reverse-abridged" Dictionaries?
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Re: "Reverse-abridged" Dictionaries?

I think you can get the Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words in pocket size. A quick search on amazon shows several other brands of dictionary as well.
by Thousand
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "I had to send my son to Heaven and myself to Hell"
Replies: 28
Views: 2427

Re: "I had to send my son to Heaven and myself to Hell"

I'm not sure which pictures in that article offend me more--the security camera stills with breathless captions ("smiling right before she put a gun to his head") or the fact that the only picture of the dead man's girlfriend is a bikini shot that looks like they pulled it off myspace. Ca...
by Thousand
Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Look Around You - The Greatest Science Show Ever
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Look Around You - The Greatest Science Show Ever

What are birds? We just don't know.

(great show :D the first series is a take-off of 70s style science videos, and the second is 80s style)
by Thousand
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Best. Death. Ever.
Replies: 50
Views: 4884

Re: Best. Death. Ever.

I came into this thread ready to be annoyed at you for describing any person dying as having had the "Best Death Ever", but having read the article I find myself agreeing that it is indeed, the best death ever :D And what a bet!
by Thousand
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Clever Bot
Replies: 94
Views: 13076

Re: Clever Bot

Me: Have you passed the Turing test?
What's the turing test?
Me: It's where you have to pass for a human.
A human.
Me: Are you human?
Yes Are you a computer?
Me: Maybe


Christ, that was...revealing >_>

EDIT:

Me: Do you dream of electric sheep?
No, I am not an android.


Damn it's good.
by Thousand
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 67214

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

All these trailers are making me annoyed, since I know it'll be forever before it comes to Europe, anyhow. Whut? Belgium - 4 March 2009 France - 4 March 2009 Czech Republic - 5 March 2009 Germany - 5 March 2009 Netherlands - 5 March 2009 Austria - 6 March 2009 Denmark - 6 March 2009 Finland - 6 Mar...

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