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by Monika
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 866
Views: 174334

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Er malt die Motorräder = He creates a picture of a motorcycle by putting paint on paper or other suitable material
Er malt die Motorräder an = Er streicht die Motorräder = He changes or renews the colors of the motorcycles
by Monika
Mon May 14, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2117249

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I heard there are otters behind it. But since otters have feathers now they seem less scary.

Wait, I think I'm mixing something up. Let me go check what is really behind that door ...
by Monika
Fri May 11, 2018 7:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Yay poxic!
by Monika
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Just came out to my brother as trans. It did not go well at all. He angrily yelled at me and verbally attacked me and denied everything about me. Accused me of being mentally ill or mislead by Satan and demanded I never corrupt the innocent mind of my other brother and that it was my fault for ruin...
by Monika
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8640
Views: 1573188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

patzer wrote:I'm sure something like this has already been done, but:

169.

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Very good.
by Monika
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2117249

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

poxic wrote:There can never be too many cat avatars. Or cats.

I was about to write that.


Also hi jperezov! How many web comics do you read?
by Monika
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2117249

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Zohar wrote:Hey, welcome back, I remember your avatar, which is basically how I identify people here.

I remember it, too! Welcome back, cat avatar.
by Monika
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 147
Views: 124915

Re: Language practice threads

Ooooh, thanks a lot! :D
by Monika
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:Posting this here:

https://www.youcaring.com/jessicaevans-1061679

Would very much appreciate any help, including reposts to elsewhere.

I reposted it to my tumblr
by Monika
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2117249

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Dogs have owners, cats have personnel.

Dog: They feed me, play with me, pet me - they must be god!
Cat: They feed me, play with me, pet me - I must be god!
by Monika
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

CelticNot wrote:My biggest complaint is that endomorphs, regardless of whether they have breasts or not, are not flattered by ANYTHING fashionable.


Yeah, it's really hard to find good-looking clothes that also look good on me.
by Monika
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

If switching doctors is impossible, can a friend who correctgenders you go with you?
by Monika
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA joke
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

Re: IPA joke

On fb I, and a few others, were trying to work out where the bartender's from seeing as he apparently speaks a non-rhotic variety with canadian raising. Wikipedia tells me that there are small isolated areas in southwestern New Brunswick, parts of Newfoundland, and the Lunenburg English variety spo...
by Monika
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

*hugs* if wanted If you're about 30 now and your family members got it around age 80 scientists have 50 years time ... I think the chances are pretty good that they will have found treatment by then. Wasn't there even something in the news about progress on a vaccination for Alzheimer? Also seeing t...
by Monika
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Thanks
by Monika
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Has someone watched Modern Family? What are these wedding boards where Cam and Mitch say „veto veto veto“?
by Monika
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I print because my "joined up writing" is illegible. I blame left-handedness. I've taken to crossing my z's, 7's and 0's because if I'm writing rather than typing, I'm probably marking up an engineering drawing and the difference between Type-O and Type-0 matters. There is a story that at...
by Monika
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 147
Views: 124915

Re: Language practice threads

I speak French (francais) but for working, I have to improve my English skill so many :D . Any suggestion for practice? You can practice here http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=71931 (English as she is spoke - the subject line is a joke, it is intentionally wrong grammar.) Request that...
by Monika
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

As flicky showed, in American cursive only the top left to bottom right line of x connects. You come back and cross the x later, like you would with a t. The "crossing the t's" was the weirdest thing I heard in the US. I can't write well with the mouse (the lower case i is totally messed ...
by Monika
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: IPA joke
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

IPA joke

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by Monika
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Fascinating. I've never seen a rounded x in math ... but then we don't use x for multiplication in German (we use the dot in the middle).

And we were taught that the second x stroke goes up. How are you going to connect it otherwise in cursive writing?

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(Hexe = witch)
by Monika
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:
Monika wrote:How can they close a shelter in the winter in Seattle :-(


They opened it again. It's just that with work and other obligations I couldn't check back in and now all the women's beds are full.

FUCK
by Monika
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

How can they close a shelter in the winter in Seattle :-(
by Monika
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2117249

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi flicky,

Welcome again, too. I'd say this is a fine thread to re-introduce yourself as a not-guy or nonbinary girl or whatever you will turn out to be :) . You can also do it in the LGBTIQQA support thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38355&start=8160 if you feel like it.
by Monika
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Huh, I never realized that in the UK, but a Google image search for ticket UK brings up several tickets with a dot in the middle between pounds and pence. I guess I always assumed their printer was slightly broken or something. Is this from the time when a pound was not broken into 100 pence but som...
by Monika
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8640
Views: 1573188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Very scary
by Monika
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 355728

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My literature professor: "So it follows that the poetic function of language is a result of the projection of the principle of equivalence from the axis of selection to the axis of combination." *blank stares from the students* Professor: "Well, that's what people sound like after ye...
by Monika
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 355728

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Why did she write Chicken Owl on the board?
by Monika
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8640
Views: 1573188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Very nice!
by Monika
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8218
Views: 1255057

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Going to complain about how other people treat me for a moment. I feel like I have enemies everywhere because people are so "confused"/hostile about calling me a woman that they might as well have said they don't like my face. People ask if I'm the same person when my mom talks about me a...
by Monika
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 329
Views: 125941

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Are blackbird and Blackbeard pronounced the same?
by Monika
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

It’s especially hard with possessive pronouns. One can avoid he/she and him/her by repeating the name, but “Toni lost Toni‘s gloves” and “Storm washes Storm’s hands” gets really awkward. There French is great: son/sa means both his and her.
by Monika
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

In German _ or * is used. Example:
Arbeiter - male worker
Arbeiterin - female worker
Arbeiter_in/Arbeiter*in - nonbinary worker or worker of unknown gender

ein_e fleißige_r Arbeiter_in - a diligent worker
by Monika
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

which words to draw together into one word and which to keep separate, Is there a rule for this, or is it just all noun adjuncts? If the resulting word is a noun they are always written as one word, the difficulty is with verbs, adjectives and adverbs. The old rules were vague: “if it changes the m...
by Monika
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Was the reform about updating rules to fit modern usage, or did a group of people just decide to change a bunch of spellings because they thought that would be more convenient? The latter, and the bunch of people were the Duden editorial department. Which had been officially tasked with German spel...
by Monika
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

We (German kids) had spelling in grade 1-4 about when to use double or single letters and which words have silent h, about x/ks/cks/chs, about pf and s/ss/ß and tz/z and how to hyphenate words at the end of the line (hey, our words are long). Then in grade 5-8 we had spelling about which words to ca...
by Monika
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Are you saying in your country there is no law or adminstrative order that tells schools and state institutions how to spell? Do different schools teach different stuff? Do different institutions use different spelling on their forms and letters?
by Monika
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

That’s how it works here, too. The rules are only legally binding for schools and other state institutions.
by Monika
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

„Mrs“ is weird like that, too.
by Monika
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230641

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Thanks, eSOANEM. German has two word endings where something similar happens, is that also called coalescence? * The noun ending - tion (e.g. Nation, Portion, Aktion, Sensation and a bunch of other nouns from Latin that usually mean the same thing as in English or something related except for Sensat...

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