IIRC the rape bit comes from the part where they're forcibly/artificially inseminated by people/machinery for reproduction.
People can/have/will argue over this point ad nauseam, don't assume that I'm the one making the claim.
If we were to attempt to settle the matter of whether or not it is rape, per se, we'd need to establish a contextual definition of the word rape and what is considered consent in this case. Dictionary.com is a good start. I'm sure that this very topic has been debated by more adept minds than mine so I won't conclusively say that it is/isn't rape... just that the convention of humans artificially procuring, diluting, and injecting bovine semen sure looks a lot like something that may be called rape.
^^I'm ^^very ^^tempted ^^to ^^prompt ^^discussion ^^on ^^the ^^Chestburster ^^scene ^^from ^^Aliens ^^and ^^its ^^implications ^^on ^^what ^^is/isn't ^^consent ^^or ^^reproduction ^^being ^^thrust ^^upon ^^those ^^deemed ^^to ^^be ^^'lesser' ^^beings... ^^but ^^IDK ^^how ^^to ^^phrase ^^it ^^and ^^I'm ^^tired/talking ^^too ^^much.
We have a similar problem in Bloomington, IN.
We have a good social net here for homeless who appear here. The problem with that, is that anything you do to assist with homeless attracts more. And I mean a lot more.
As city government, what can you do? We have shelters, we have food banks, we have free delivered food; really there's lots of resources. And our numbers have doubled in the last 2 years. Any money left available is eagerly gobbled up by people coming from out of city/state to here. Add this to greyhound therapy, from other cities, and this is a problem.
What needs to be done is a war on poverty and homelessness, and it needs to be applied across the whole country. That will stem the flood of moving homeless to better areas, and we can start really fighting it.
EDIT(11:53 -500): "war on poverty and homelessness" was a bad phrase, and is derailing by attacking that phrase. Call it "ending homelessness", "fixing homelessness", or something.
EDIT(2:30 -500): /u/NoMoreNicksLeft has an intriguing solution revolving around stopping the game theory attributes of cities helping the homeless. Read about it here. It's a rough draft, but contains essential pieces to start solving the problems locally!
He was zero black. As a Hebrew/Israeli/Jew, he was Hebrew/Israeli/Jew.
EDIT: For clarity and mostly because people are nit-picking the semantics of things.
EDIT 2: I did not mistype. Semantic is a real word too and the one I used on purpose because people were arguing about my choice of words. That is literally the definition of semantics.
Up your diction, foo.
According to dictionaries now, the primary definition is
>the underdeveloped nations of the world, especially those with widespread poverty
>the group of developing nations, especially of Asia and Africa, that do not align themselves with the policies of either the U.S. or the former Soviet Union
being the second definition. Wikipedia says the same thing on the very page you linked. The above use is completely legitimate, though the ambiguity means you should probably use another term to describe poor underdeveloped nations.
I was thinking that he looked like Jack McBrayer.
> hack v. : to damage or injure by crude, harsh, or insensitive treatment; mutilate; mangle. 
> hack n. : One who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work.
I wouldn't rub a lemon in my eye either that doesn't make it unsanitary. Just because something is an irritant doesn't mean it's not sanitary. Acidity doesn't mean unsanitary.
The dictionary definition of unsanitary is unclean, unhealthful or with a tendency to harbour or spread disease. This is simply not the case of vaginal discharge which is completely healthy and does not harbour disease.
I really don't understand the point of this silly semantics argument. The common definition of racism is either poor treatment/violence of a person because of their race or the belief that a race is better than another.
Yet some want to use institutional racism to define all racism. Obviously institutional racism is far more powerful and destructive as than non-institutional racism but I fail to see how this justifies changing the definitions.
I mean most black people that I know view racism as the common definition rather than it requiring power and influence. I was always told by my parents (who are black) not to be racist, they never said bigoted. I really don't get the reason for changing the definition other than to make it hard to call a minority racist. Just because Ta Nehisis Coates and a couple other people in academia says it doesn't make it a good idea.
By this definition a native American could deny service to a black person and call him an ape and not be racist because natives have no power in America.
Edit- It would seem like Coates didn't make that argument as OP pointed out, my bad
(sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
(sometimes initial capital letter) the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.
(initial capital letter) a political movement that employs the principles and methods of fascism, especially the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43.
I could be wrong, but I believe that piqued should have been used here instead of peaked. For future reference of course.
That being said, very interesting read. I'm surprised he had to actually sue the PGA in order for them to let him use a cart. Seems like a dick move on the PGA's part.
First, a primer.
> Buffalo, n: A large bisonic creature.
> Buffalo, n: A city in New York.
> Buffalo, v: To intimidate.
North America is positively rife with buffalo. Some of the most prominent buffalo of North America hail from the Northeastern part of the United States, particularly in the general vicinity of Buffalo, New York. Such buffalo tend to be more aggressive than most; these Buffalo buffalo have been known to buffalo western buffalo with no mercy. In fact, Buffalo buffalo sometimes buffalo other Buffalo buffalo just for the hell of it. However, Buffalo buffalo most prefer to buffalo Buffalo buffalo that Buffalo buffalo buffalo.
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
It wasn't necessarily sexual; "puss" just meant 'face', like sometimes you hear "sourpuss".
> puss^2 : noun, Slang.
> 1. face: "She smacked him in the puss."
> 2. mouth: "Shut your puss before I shut it for you."
> Origin: 1880-85; from Irish pus lip, mouth
In Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 3 (Fire), the main characters are infiltrating the Fire Nation and are trying to blend in undetected.
Aang is a character who was frozen in ice for a hundred years. Before he was frozen, the world was at peace and he traveled the world, including visiting the Fire Nation before it had invaded the other lands. So, when the group arrives in the Fire Nation, Aang tells them about "Fire Nation slang" that he picked up back before he was frozen, including "flameo", "hotman", and "stay flamin'".
The joke is that the slang is archaic, being from a hundred years ago and all. So whenever he says it, people look at him weirdly.
It'd be like calling someone a "simp" (1910's slang for "simpleton") or asking for a "jitney" (1900's slang for a nickle).
Matt with the joke of the video:
> Jeremy: What are you freaking out about Geoff? We're the man. We're the man, collectively.
> Ryan: Mens.
> Jeremy: We're the mens.
> Geoff: Menzies?
> Matt: Eh, maybe once a month.
It doesn't belong to the time. We're supposedly in 200 years after the world was obliterated, but all the music belongs to some 120 years even before that. That's pretty much textbook anachronism right there.
Edit: Of course, that goes for the entire game series, being a 1990s+ take on a 1950s post-nuclear war fantasy, played out in a future we know perfectly well would never come to pass -- but even then, no one in the 1950s would imagine people still listening to the same music in 2077. The music isn't there to add verisimilitude to the world as a 1950s fantasy, it's there to give it some 1950s colour.
While certainly a handful of profanity has remained tried and true, consider what slang and swearing sounded like in 1956. Hell, consider what slang and swearing sounded like in 1989 -- we've experienced that history so it doesn't sound so foreign to us, but imagine how we're going to feel about the slang our grandkids use. (Also, drek is a word.) I mean, that whizzer frood is on fleek, home skillet.
The real answer, obviously, is twofold: avoiding censorship in the 80s/90s, and creating a "punk" future that was partly incomprehensible to a modern reader (tvtropes warning).
It actually is. The most common definition of 'Digital' does apply in this case:
displaying a readout in numerical digits rather than by a pointer or hands on a dial
Old school flip clocks like this one used to be called digital clocks, despite being entirely mechanical.
They aren't electronic, but the displays in both cases are digital according to the pre-computer-revolution definition of the word.
Why can't it be both? He is a hero for using his intelligence and professionalism in not allowing a series of events to occur that might have triggered WWIII. Maybe the higher-ups would have been just as rational as him, but maybe not. Given that he's not a hero sandwich, I'd say this first definition fits him very well. He was courageous and brave in disobeying orders, especially in the strict and often retaliatory Soviet Union.
>Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook on Wednesday morning sounded an almost desperate tone in a fundraising email, saying Mrs. Clinton needs more money or she risks falling even further behind against Mr. Trump.
>“I can’t say this enough times: These polls don’t predict the future. We can change them by making sure voters know about Hillary’s vision for our country. But we need to get started RIGHT NOW,” he said before asking supporters to donate to the campaign.
Actually, head to head polls this late in the primary season have been shown to be REALLY predictive, Robby.
I like to say French Fries.
I saw somewhere (Forgot where) that French in French fries could have come from:
"French" (often lowercase) to cut (snap beans) into slivers or thin strips before cooking.
>information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
Propaganda doesn't have to come from the government. Propaganda doesn't even need to be political at all. Every single commercial you see on TV is propaganda. If it's promoting a particular viewpoint, it's propaganda.
>We as audience are supposed to criticise the product we're receiving.
I hate statements like these. It's this overwhelming negative culture that seeps into people who spend even just a fair amount of time online. The point of a product is to enjoy it. Generally you buy things you think you will enjoy, and by extension the point is to enjoy it.
if you don't enjoy it, or if some parts just don't live up to what you hoped, that's when criticizing is needed. This inherently negative thought process that you think you need to criticize or scrutinize everything is unnecessary and only doing yourself the disservice of having a harder time enjoying anything.
If you go into something with the intent to find fault with it, you're just not going to have a good time. At least not as good as you could've had if you would just relax on your convictions a little.
> Cleanse an area of Prophe*cized* vermin
> Complete a Prophe*cised* Mission for a master
Should probably be consistent or correct.
Chthonian is a term that existed before Lovecraft was born, referring to earth and underworld-aligned deities and spirits. In all likelihood, the term probably influenced him instead of the reverse. More you know!
Wow, a word I've never heard of before:
1. of, relating to, or characterized by atavism; reverting to or suggesting the characteristics of a remote ancestor or primitive type.
Essentially, a genetic throwback:
Now what the hell is he?
7. to disable; impair; weaken
Your post reads like someone just looking for something to be offended about. You might want to work on that choosing your battles thing.
> "It really bothers me when people confuse nerd with geek.
As well it should since the <em>original</em> definition of a geek is a man at the circus who bites the heads of live chickens.
>Regardless doesn't "well trained, supplied, and led" inherently mean regulated by the government?
Why ever would you think that? Until the 20th century, the raising of militia units was undertaken by individuals, towns, and by volunteers themselves all the time. Some of them elected their own officers, even. The Civil War is full of examples. So is the Revolutionary War. We have existing descriptions of militias, as well as how they were raised and run, going back centuries. The early Militia Acts corroborate the fact that militias involved citizens with their own arms.
The idea that government must be involved in the arming of citizens is a modern myth. It's sole purpose is to pretend that the 2nd amendment does not apply to citizens, regardless of the fact that the other nine amendments exist solely to protect the individual rights of citizens, not to limit the rights of citizens.
Is /u/irbytremor illiterate?
>Neither of those are myths. If you'd like a myth, open your dictionary to 'Misandry'
Oh. Wait. It won't be in there. :)
characterized by assumption of dignity or importance, especially when exaggerated or undeserved:
a pretentious, self-important waiter.
making an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.
full of pretense or pretension; having no factual basis; false.
Yup...that's literally what the word backlash means.
a strong or violent reaction, as to some social or political change"
I'm going to REALLY be that guy.
the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group
OP is saying something that isn't completely true. While the primary definition of jealousy is as he says, the dictionary will also state that "jealousy" is a synonym of "envy".
The tabla to be precise, but yes. But let's not get too amazed. This little girl has obviously been forced into becoming a performer at the age she should be in school. And, I would bet that the money she gets is not even going to her but that guy playing the tabla.
The phrase you're looking for is "I hereby pronounce", not "hear by announce".
Also, it's "hon*<em>o</em>*rary", not "honarary", and "me*<em>d</em>*al", not "metal".
Edit: And while I'm at it, why did you upload a picture of a tweet instead of linking to it?
Interesting question. The word omnipotent is defined (1, 2, 3) as "having unlimited power."
If you accept the premise that God is omnipotent, then therefore his power is by definition without limits. In that case, I think the answer to your question is no, it is not to limit God's power - or rather, it doesn't make any sense for that to be possible.
Now, that premise is a debate in and of itself, but that's a whole separate can of worms.
The definition of Kayak is literally "a canoe of a type used originally by the Inuit, made of a light frame with a watertight covering having a small opening in the top to sit in."
Doesn't matter what "your definition" is. It is a type of canoe, plain and simple.
Edit: Yeah! Downvote me! My fact is wrong!
a loan translation, especially one resulting from bilingual interference in which the internal structure of a borrowed word or phrase is maintained but its morphemes are replaced by those of the native language, as German halbinsel for peninsula.
This site defines hate speech as " speech that attacks, threatens, or insults a person or group on the basis of national origin, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. "
So, when they insult us based on our gender, that's hate speech.
If we insult them based on their opinions and ideas and purported behaviors, that's hateful speech. We are discussing how much we hate them, true, but that isn't what that term means.
Now, I don't hate them personally. I just don't think they matter enough to create any real emotion in me.
I'm sure there are people who genuinely hate them here. While that's probably unnecessary, that isn't discrimination. Calling it discrimination is some pussy-ass, socially inept, retard, virgin loser, mommy issue having nonsense.
Alright, a couple things here:
> Praxology is a tool not an ideology.
It presupposes, without any evidence, a given view of all sorts of things. Like, for example, human free will, the natural of rational thought, the nature of intention, and the definition of humanity insofar as it relates to action. Then it uses these beliefs to found a theory of economics that gives prescriptions for behavior. That is almost the exact definition of ideology:
>the body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group. *
suggestive of the ancient Spartans; sternly disciplined and rigorously simple, frugal, or austere.
Here's a tip from an older guy: don't be a pedantic little shit, especially when you're not familiar with basic idioms.
Exactly. Females should get no special treatment in business, including politics. It's getting to a point where there is sexism towards men. It's about equality, putting one sex over another.
Yes, I am a female.
Yes, I am a feminist.
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/feminist (in case anyone has been using "urban dictionary" and doesn't know what it really means).
Sorry- I know this is /r/jokes and not really a place for politics but it needs to be said.
Paraphernalia is just a general term, not necessarily tied to religion. Actually, I think I see "drug paraphernalia" more than "religious paraphernalia"...
In a high school environment it absolutely would be considered bullying. Do you honestly think that physical violence is the only kind of bullying? Because I think most would disagree. Psychological abuse is a thing, after all.
>Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power, which distinguishes bullying from conflict.
>a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.
The word is foolhardy. I have nothing more to add to this discussion, I just want to help you not look illiterate in a more heated argument. Feel free to downvote me to death.
>And yes, I consider trans elitists.
TIL, people with extremely high rates of poverty and who suffer such great rates of harassment in school that it affects their ability to perform there. Are collectively, as a group, elitists.
1. construct (something) by putting parts or material together.
"the ironworks were built in 1736"
synonyms: construct, erect, put up, assemble, set up, raise
Seems like English is not your primary language, it's OK, we all make mistakes.
hint: look at the word "parts" and see synonyms.
I'm sorry but the definition of Transgender does not agree with that interpretation. People who identify as gender neutral, genderfluid, etc. all fall under that category. We have a gender neutral flair on this sub for a reason. is respecting pronouns as directly urgent as preventing murder? No, but advocating for basic respect of these people's identities is a good step in convincing the general public "Hey, maybe we shouldn't kill these innocent people".
(/raritywut) Right, that. What was I doing, then?
(/flutterfear-r) Having too much cider.
(/wahaha) Let's do both! (/whattheflut-in-r)
Why are you being so obtuse? They are not even used in the same way.
>exalt - verb (used with object) - 1. to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate: He was exalted to the position of president. 2. to praise; extol:to exalt someone to the skies. 3. to stimulate, as the imagination: The lyrics of Shakespeare exalted the audience. 4. to intensify, as a color: complementary colors exalt each other. 5. Obsolete. to elate, as with pride or joy.
>exult - verb (used without object) - 1.
to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant: They exulted over their victory. 2. Obsolete. to leap, especially for joy.
Even more tellingly, at the bottom of the page:
>Can be confused :
You probably should have linked a source. Such definitions, while not the most common, are still used. Granted, I could not find your exact definition, but I could find similar definitions.
Of course, if people disagree with you, it would be more useful for them to explain why, rather than just downvote you. Discussion is more conducive to learning than burying opinions you don't like/agree with.
What the fuck is happening to this country? Is everyone a special snowflake now?
'The Great Unwashed' just means the general public. Are we getting offended by nearly two hundred year old phrases now?
I mean it's my second language, but I don't think so.
> a couple of, more than two, but not many, of; a small number of; a few: It will take a couple of days for the package to get there.
Is the missing "of" the problem?
According to dictionary: a person who regularly enters competitions in newspapers, magazines, etc, esp competitions offering consumer goods as prizes + anime
It can be used in this context http://www.dictionary.com/browse/cue
"a prescribed or necessary course of action."
Although I'd never use it like that.
I'd only really ever use it as in snooker cue or cue actor to come on stage.
A: It can be used as a general term.
> \3. a minister of any religion.
B: I specifically gave blessing wine as an example of a drug being blessed.
He's objectively wrong?
Objectively? As in you're saying he's wrong objectively, meaning there is absolute empirical and clear evidence that he's clearly in the wrong?
Something tells me you don't really know what objectively actually means, do you?
>objectively (adjective) - not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; <strong>based on facts and unbiased</strong>: an objective opinion. 6. intent upon or dealing with things external to the mind rather than with thoughts or feelings, as a person or a book.
So you're telling me you've got access to some magical fact database telling you that there are no memorable locations in Skyrim, yet Witcher 3 somehow is filled entirely with memorable locations?
Alrightey, let me 'objectively' give my 'fact-based' perspective on the memorable locations of Skyrim and Witcher 3.
...Now clearly as you can tell I think a lot of locations from Skyrim are pretty memorable, so clearly my 'objective' perspective isn't objective at all. It's subjective.
Just like your opinion is about memorable locations in Witcher 3.
Seriously, just actually pause and read what you're writing for a single bloody second for once.
>...in end of itself
in <em>and</em> of itself.
Not sure if it was a typo or just a misheard expression, but either way just trying to help, not trying to be a dick.
>the person is also in a state of mind that mutilating their genitals makes good sense.
No, the person is suffering from a condition where the gender of the Brain does not match the gender of the Body... this is not a state of mind, this is a physical mismatch.
The only viable treatment is GRS... in all it's various forms and degrees.
>And trans people aren't hated and vilified
You just posted something that matched the fucking definition of Vilify to a fucking "T"... well done, you just vilified Trans people.
I saw this in /r/bestofoutrageculture earlier but I missed this gem...
>More people will sign out into their VR worlds (imagine World of warcraft on steroids combined with porn) and we will have accelerated population attrition and huge swathes of new MGTOWs.
Oh yeah, virtual reality porn is the ONLY thing stopping "swathes" of men from forsaking women entirely in favor of being bitter, misogynistic, socially inept winners like these guys. It'll be like World of Warcraft but porn!
I would like to suggest to you that you clarify what exactly you're objecting to. You seem to be taking issue solely with using "female" instead of "girl/woman" when female IS a noun. I would also suggest users don't try to police the language others use outside of our established rules. This comment thread is being removed and if it continues the post will be locked and ban warnings given out.
Apathy is the fault of the person feeling it.
EDIT: Okay, I obviously didn't explain what I was trying to say. The argument was that the system is designed to create voter apathy. I do not believe that it is rigged, just that the people who bring about change are those who are informed and willing to actually work within the system. Those that are not willing to inform themselves of the system, are by definition, apathetic.
It's about being a noncommercial craft, size isn't really a factor:
There is already a word:
1300-50; Middle English bougre < Anglo-French bugre < Medieval Latin Bulgarus heretic, literally, Bulgarian, by association of the Balkans with heretical sects such as the Bogomils and their alleged deviant sexual practices
You simply have to be being obtuse on purpose for the sake of fighting about this, otherwise you'd realize the use of "you" in this case is not the accusatory form targeted at you personally.
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/you (its definition number 2, just in case this is too hard)
Reprehensible ideas are best addressed when they're allowed to fail under the scrutiny of reasonable people, and exposing hypocrisy is one of the tools to lead to such a pass.
Why is it that both dictionary.com and wordnetweb.princeton.edu say it's a fungus? Wikipedia disagrees however. Not sure what to believe.
I wasn't using the legal meaning of the word there, no.
I called it a slanderous lie. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/slanderous
Because it fits the definition above, he did not state any individuals.
I don't think it's stupid at all. Here are a few standard dictionary definitions of murder:
All three of these define murder as a crime or an unlawful killing. Thus, the very definition of the word "murder" comes from law. Using it to describe homicide of any kind is simply incorrect.
Finally, please keep in mind that this is /r/neutralnews. Please try to be civil; calling people stupid will probably not convince them of anything you are saying, and can get your comment removed per the subreddit rules. The sidebar has more information on this kind of thing.
Both are accepted forms.
"Sneaked" has always been much more common.
Wrong. Both forms are acceptable.
See, for example, the Oakland A's
Sluta anta att ett ord bara kan betyda en sak.
the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization; well-being:
to look after a child's welfare; the physical or moral welfare of society.
Just because a TOS allows them to act as censors doesn't mean it's magically not censorship.
an official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds.
any person who supervises the manners or morality of others.
3-5 are historical / obscure definitions
as a verb (used with object)
to examine and act upon as a censor.
to delete (a word or passage of text) in one's capacity as a censor.
I think you misunderstand what "armchair developers" means. It's similar to "armchair quarterback":
> a person who offers advice or an opinion on something in which they have no expertise or involvement
He's not criticising amateur devs, which is what you're talking about.
I think "ungodly" would have worked just as well.
> outrageous; shocking; dreadful; insufferable:
> an ungodly roar; an ungodly hour to drop in.
Hey ass hat....... read definition #2 on the dictionary definiton of waiting
serve/wait on are interchangable adjectives.
Being arrogant about your opinion doesn't make you right.
> Since when is nationality a race?
Since race ceased being a biological term and started to be used as a social term. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/race?s=t
>any people united by common history, language, cultural traits, etc.: the Dutch race.
You can also read the "Usage Note" which explains about how race is used and this includes National and geographic location and religious affiliation.
Dude chill. Here is the definition of a "Joke":
> Something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act.
I hope it helps.
> Don't say "ethnic". You can say International or just name the cuisines. The food I was raised with wasn't "ethnic food" it was just "food".
pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.
You're welcome to be offended or sensitive if you'd like, but I used the word correctly and with respect. The problem is yours, not mine.
> indeed, I got confused between my french and my english.
As a matter of fact, you were using perfectly correct English. <em>Résumé</em> has the same meaning in English as it does in French. It's not as common with this meaning as words like summary, so some English speakers may be ignorant of it, but I say let them broaden their vocabulary!
We do realize there's a difference between Waterproof and Water-resistant right? The ad states it is water-resistant Like so. So, Consumer Reports is right (as the phones fail the water-resistant test) but Fortune is wrong as the phones weren't waterproof to begin with.
>We don't need "a lot" added as an official definition for "a million."
> 8. amounting to a very great number:
> a million things to do.
According to this one, an opinion is
> a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.
According to this photo link [Imgur Mirror], it is of my opinion that using something so recently tragic in the news is rather tasteless. Yes, it's a gorilla, but it still died. No, it's not as tragic as a human being shot, but it still died. Tragedy + Time = Comedy, and Time is still functionally 0, since it's literally still controversial in the news.
Obviously, I'm quite alone in my analysis, but I think I suitably backed up mine with pseudo-scans.
a doctrine or belief centered on the phallus
(Anatomy) the penis, the clitoris, or the sexually undifferentiated embryonic organ out of which either of these develops.
I mention this because even my own mother (whose demographic is unfortunately the same as TERFs but she has not been so overt in her beliefs) has asked me no less than 4 times so far in one year, what my plans are for my penis.
The next answer may be more crude than she expects.
Well, floccinaucinihilipilification actually is a word. The definition has almost a self-deprecating feeling to it when using it as a name for your blog.
Dictionary.com lists octopi and octopuses as valid plurals, but not octopodes. Hmm.
Oxford only lists octopuses, and includes this usage note:
>The standard plural in English of octopus is octopuses. However, the word octopus comes from Greek, and the Greek plural form octopodes is still occasionally used. The plural form octopi is mistakenly formed according to rules for Latin plurals, and is therefore incorrect.
>an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation:
the rape of the countryside.
The English language thinks that's a legitimate use for the word rape.
I also wouldn't want to play in any of your games because I'd have to be on constant edge that anything I say might offend you.
It is exactly an act of terrorism. That's what terrorism is:
the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
And stop calling it "terror". Terror is an emotion. Terrorism is an act.
I just double checked, and I have to respectfully say either you're wrong or we're both paying fealty to different authorities on the English language. I believe you're mistaking the phonetic similarity to "ignore" as being etymologically significant, when the reality is they invoke quite different assumptions (to ignore implies willful choice, to be ignorant does not necessarily imply will). The reality is that "ignorant", as I understand it, comes from the prefix "i-" (like "a-", roughly meaning "without) and the root "gnosis", meaning knowledge. Perhaps you could offer me conflicting sources that I might expand my mind on this.
>An small but interesting bit of information about the Corvians
*A!!! Literally unreadable.
jk, nice find. It means that there is some poetic connotation with corvian crow heretics being storytellers.
We already know from Corvian Scythe description that Corvians have some connection with Priscilla and Painted World. Now, do they come from there, or are they only a manifestation of the unwanted beings, like the inhabitants of Ariamis were? Either way they must have some connection with Velka.
I never thought that Iudex was a latin word for judge, haha.
Xanthous actually means yellow or yellow-ish, but XANTHOMA means tumor in Greek. Fits well with the Xanthous Crown with its blood stains and huge appearance, no?
Pretty sure the violent chapters of the KKK can be classified as a terrorist organization as well.
Terrorism: the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
That said, the hullabaloo about the KKK is over exaggerated. I'm not saying that it doesn't exist or that it's not a problem, but...
There are more black on black homicide in two years than black people that have been lynched between 1882-1968
> You're are literally the only person I've ever seen make that claim.
I sincerely doubt that.
>Since god is obviously not physically in front of me
This just supports my point that God's presence isn't merely physical. So if he's omnipresent, he's present in all ways. Not just physical presence.
>I doubt anything could be omnipresent as your definition describes.
If God can be absent, how do I know he's not absent right now? How do I know that his absence is somehow punishment if I can't confirm his presence?
>It certainly doesn't mesh with the most common definitions http://www.dictionary.com/browse/omnipresent
I see meshing. I don't see contradiction. If there's a place to be (even if that place is non-physical), God is there. God can't not be there.
As we both know, that's called "back peddaling". I wonder if Derek's bike has multiple reverse gears given how much he ends up going in that direction?
>1. to ~retard~ the forward motion by pressing backward on the pedal, especially of a bicycle with coaster brakes.
>2. to retreat from or reverse one's previous stand on any matter; shift ground:
Disclaimer: Bold added by self for emphasis ;)
You should scroll down that page more. Not only are you wrong in correcting the word, but the word you used to correct the title is actually the act of putting something somewhere. Such as laying bricks.
If you are on the ground such as she is in this picture you are lying (to lie down).
The link you provided defines lie(2) as the word it was used as in the title. Here's your link in case you delete your post:
That's ethnocentrism, but maybe if you gave your reasoning for why you believe that it might also be racism.
Racism has been defined. Maybe you could offer some examples of things you don't think is racist but others do.
Oculus is engaging in business practices that are incredibly immoral and hypocritical, as outlined in the OP and the other front-page posts about exclusivity. They are also, in my opinion, actively destroying the growth of the one piece of technology that I am interested in at the moment: VR.
One definition of evil is "Immoral." So you can quibble about semantics and hyperbole all you want, but to me, Oculus and it's business practices are evil.
Your house isn't a state.
But if someone kicks in your door and throws you out or simply murders you in your bedroom, it is still an invasion.
The description is correct.
If you mean white, say white. Don't try and garb it in words like "traditional" that really just hearken back to segregation. There was no such things as the United States until relatively recently. There is no basis in fact for the idea that Native Americans as a single group were enemies of the United States for any significant period of time.
Well, here's my conspiracy theory, further cemented by reading this thread: there are government (or other) forces at work that want to twist the public understanding of the word 'conspiracy' to somehow mean untrue or ridiculous.
Heads up everyone, the word conspiracy means a group of people plotting together behind closed doors. Here is a god damn dictionary definition if you don't believe me.
I see way too many people say something like "My conspiracy theory is this" and someone go "nono that's not a conspiracy, that's true." THAT MEANS IT IS NO LONGER A CONSPIRACY THEORY, IT IS NOW SIMPLY A (known) CONSPIRACY.
I agree with you that referring to them as television shows is inaccurate, but I'm not a big fan of the word "serial." I spent a few minutes looking up possible words and then realized that one already exists: "Series." The Mirriam-Webster and Dictionary.com definitions corroborate that a series is, to paraphrase slightly, a collection of sequential episodic content.
I think the solution to the dilemma that you described is to help push the word "series" into more conversations where "television show(s)" would be inaccurate. Examples:
Part of the beauty of the word "series" is that it is both plural and singular, depending on context. It does not need to be modified. Examples:
Note: I know that British television shows have used the word "series" instead of the word "season" for a long time already. You guys can decide if you want to adopt the word for new media shows or not, since you already use different words for a lot of things.
TL;DR: "Serials" is acceptable, but I think "Series" is a better word that is already used for episodic content.