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They're several layers of lies built on top of a foundation of truth.

Except New Zealand's stereotype. I don't even get where that one came from.
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Sleet wrote:Except New Zealand's stereotype. I don't even get where that one came from.
what, they aren't all fruity birds?
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Bolly wrote:Sorry, but your dad isn't doing anything to improve my impression of the average 'Murican.
Ouch, right in the patriotism.
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People took that comment seriously? I'd have thought that writing it as "'Murican" would give it away :P

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Well it's a rather loaded term and some people take that kind of stuff seriously.
We really do need a sarcasm/ dry humor font around here.
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I believe that's when you use the color code #408000.
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Dissension wrote:I believe that's when you use the color code #408000.
The implications of this are delightfully existentialist diss. I never figured you for the type. :p
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How many Murrikans do you need to change a- *bricked*
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RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:
Sleet wrote:Except New Zealand's stereotype. I don't even get where that one came from.
what, they aren't all fruity birds?
The one I'm talking about is pretty baaaaaaad.
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We interrupt this program with breaking news!
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Liam wrote:How many Murrikans do you need to change a- *bricked*

Two. One to change the light bulb, one to brick you.
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Have you ever wondered what words were coined in your year of birth?

Here's your chance to find out.
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Apparently I share a birth year with "emoticon."
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I got "poptastic"
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ai got gastropub, go me :3

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I have never heard that word.
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me neither, it's apparently a restaurant that serves high-end beer and food

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Mine was:
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The best hyphenated word ever, channel-surfing, was coined in the year of my birth!
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cool beans
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I was born in the year of bling. I do not own bling. Bling is tacky. Therefore the year of my birth is tacky.

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Liam wrote:Have you ever wondered what words were coined in your year of birth?

Here's your chance to find out.
I was born in the year of internet :shock:
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Geeksville. 1993 is apparently the year that geeks decided to colonize.
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Interesting doohickey! My car was made the year air guitar became a word. My father's car (or what's left of the original car) was made the year mathlete became a word. How fitting... he's an engineer, and I play bass in a handful of bands (he also happens to be able to afford gas)...
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RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:I got "poptastic"
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(I got the same word)
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Mine's fire, whippersnappers. :]
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Geeksville. Where is this place? Maybe I can get them to solve the eternal mystery: Why is Windows slow now!?
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"nu skool"
I can't believe that's actually in the OED!
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Wait why that and not "new school?" *explodes*
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*headdesk* I have no idea and I refuse to accept it! When I find the editor that let that phrase in I'll [bleeps out extremely un-PG phrase]!
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But slang is how languages grow! I think watching language grow and develop is awesome.
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slang id how languages grow, yes, but the language should at least have the original phrase before it has the slang for it.

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It's one way it grows. Shakespeare used literally THOUSANDS of new words. Sure, he definitely used slang, some of it quite vulgar ( :oops: ) if you know the lingo, but he did come up with many new words too.
The grammarphiles among us cringe when we see deliberate bad spelling and grammar though, including when it's slang. :P
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I've always seen grammar as more of a guideline than anything else. *shrugs* But that's just one nerds opinion on the matter......
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I'm actually following a facebook page for bibliophiles and grammarphiles. It's just differences of opinion I suppose. ;)

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I'm rather relaxed on grammer as long as it is understandable. I hate texting speak on fourms and other platforms where it's not suitable tho.

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As a writer and proofreader for a lot of stuff, grammar sucks. Most of my proofreading is requested by people who either aren't very experienced in writing, or who don't speak English as a first language. (It's even worse when it's both...)

When it comes to grammar, that's the major killer in stuff. I can still enjoy a rushed story full of plot holes if the grammar is alright, but I can't enjoy a well executed storyline if the grammar is sub-par.

And like Foxstar, I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to grammar. A lot of times in English, something eventually becomes an accepted way of writing because so many people were writing it like that before it was officially accepted that it just becomes normal.
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