They haven't gone anywhere. That's the problem. When you look at them, you should see a giant multi-billion dollar industry with a business model that is completely based on the production and sale of (personal-non-commercial use only) Abacuses.
When slide rulers came out, they sued and lost.
When calculators hit the scene, they sued and lost as well. However, they were successful in lobbying Congress to outlaw the act of looking at someone else's calculator, and also banning the practice of writing down any information obtained from the calculator.
They followed this up with a massive ad campaign that stated "You wouldn't multiply a CAR". Every calculator at the time had a huge FBI warning label on the box.
By the time PC's were common and everyone started getting online, they effectively lost their collective shit. They attempted to patent the number 4. They paid several disinfomation specialists to spread propaganda that division was only something loose women did with their legs.
They are still in court to this day, and 62% of the quarterly profits are lawsuit winnings, and the rest is actual larceny.
His mother is a teacher, hell, if you read the article you would've come across his using a $20 word. Seriously, who can just spout off the word intransigence without it being awkward?
I'll agree with your sentiment though, I am starting to have an even more serious man-crush on Matt Damon.
Turns out it's from "attire"
>[Middle English, iron rim of a wheel, probably from tir, attire, short for atire, from attiren, to attire; see attire.]
so it was YOU crazy people who had to go and change the spelling. Also, Tyre is a city in Lebanon, not an inflatable piece of rubber.
Your post leaves me asking too many questions.
Copy & Paste from one of my old posts explaining the modern misuse of 'ye':
'The' was written as y^e , like 'that' was written y^t . So modern readers just confused the 'e' as part of the same line as 'y' and didn't understand it was a shortening/symbol for a different word entirely. I've also seen the y with superscript e in plenty of text reprints from the 1800s.
This explains how 'y' came to be used over thorn to begin with. The letter þ was used for 'th' sound but wasn't on typesetters, so a letter resembling it, 'y', was used. The 'ye' misunderstanding does result from superscript "e"s used to spell 'the'.
> c. A person, often a prostitute, who is hired to spend time with another as a companion.
They should just say "no prostitutes" if they want to be correct. Escorts are precisely who they're connecting people with.
Um... I've seen this argument before, but most dictionaries consider "agnostic" to also be perfectly acceptable as a noun.
Honestly, it seems like a ridiculous semantic game played for little to no reason.
EDIT: Wow. I got a downvote on this baby instantly. Someone doesn't like dictionaries...
Erm... I meant actual or updated. Not a native English speaker, though.
However, it could make sense as an intransitive verb... to become actual.
> Usage Note: A number of critics have remarked that utilize is an unnecessary substitute for use. It is true that many occurrences of utilize could be replaced by use with no loss to anything but pretentiousness, for example, in sentences such as They utilized questionable methods in their analysis or We hope that many commuters will continue to utilize mass transit after the bridge has reopened. But utilize can mean "to find a profitable or practical use for." Thus the sentence The teachers were unable to use the new computers might mean only that the teachers were unable to operate the computers, whereas The teachers were unable to utilize the new computers suggests that the teachers could not find ways to employ the computers in instruction.
Taken from here
a. To oppose or resist with boldness and assurance: defied the blockade by sailing straight through it.
b. To refuse to submit to or cooperate with: defied the court order by leaving the country.
To be unaffected by; resist or withstand: "So the plague defied all medicines" (Daniel Defoe).
To challenge or dare (someone) to do something:* She defied her accusers to prove their charges.*
Not really. This is what one protester said in the comments of the article:
> I would like to point out an information that was left out.
>This wasn't just a stamp of UV ink, they scraped it into my skin. It felt very much like they were carving something into the top of my hand with a nail. I couldn't see what they were doing because my hands were tied behind my back. Furthermore they lied to me when I asked what they were doing to me.
> I could not wash this UV ink out of my hand, not even with abrasive soap.
as far as the definition of branded, it looks like definitions 3 and 4 apply:
> 3) To mark with disgrace or infamy; stigmatize.
> 4) To impress firmly; fix ineradicably: Imagery of the war has branded itself into the national consciousness.
Whoa someone has been fisted by a gorilla today.
They are alternative game reviews. Or maybe sketches with gaming as the constant theme. Either way they're amusing.
This title (as well as the article) is misleading.
definition of "ammo"/"ammunition"
It appears that the shooter did NOT purchase ammo from the US, but rather purchased all of it legally in Norway.
This article states that he purchased "clips" from the US, but that term is incorrect. He purchased magazines. These are *not bullets - and without bullets they are useless.
Although he purchased the magazines for his rifle from an online vendor based in the US, he purchased the high-capacity magazines for his pistol in Norway. While a 30-round magazine for a rifle is arguably not high-capacity, a 30-rd magazine for a pistol is certainly high-capacity.
It is also worth pointing out that although he purchased the magazines from the US, he could also have purchased them in Norway - however, they were simply cheaper when purchased online. This is nothing new under the sun. Haven't you purchased from an online vendor because it was cheaper than buying locally?
Actually, you couldn't be more wrong. It absolutely is a meme. Crack a dictionary and you'll see that meme is defined as "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture". As such, South park is right, and you are wrong.
That's one of the definitions, yes. Especially on the internet, it more commonly refers to sound. However, it certainly is the adjectival form of aura, which references pervasive character. Second definition here. First definition here.
> Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity: an unwieldy parcel; an unwieldy bureaucracy.
> 1. too heavy, large, or awkwardly shaped to be easily handled
> 2. ungainly; clumsy
I hear it used properly all the time.
It's clear from your post history (and a few others like you) that you have a significantly different philosophy behind why you post things to reddit, as compared to the average user.
From my perspective, you like to post funny pics and funny gifs to reddit with the goal of "upvotes" or "karma." This is evidenced by the gloating on your facebook wall (<em>w00t! 60,000 Link Karma on reddit.com. Thanks for all your upboats everyone.</em>)
I don't come to reddit to get a "high score." That's what video games are for. I come to reddit to share things with others. Sometimes I come here to have discussions with others, but mostly I like to share funny pictures/videos that I found.
It seems at first glance that you're doing the same thing, but then I notice that all your gifs have a little watermark that says "4gifs" and "senorgif.com"
So there is somebody out there who collects funny gifs and posts them to a site called senorgif.com. Good for him. Now you take those gifs, copypaste them to imgur and submit them to reddit all day long.
You aren't posting things here to "share" with us. You are trolling another website (I'm using the nautical definition for trolling), collecting all their gifs and re-hashing them on another site. I feel sorry for the senorgif guy; he runs a business over there that relies on ad revenue and you deny him that ad revenue and give it to the imgur guy (do you still wonder why some people think you are working for an SEO?).
I don't have a strong opinion on who gets ad revenue, my strong opinon is that if I really wanted to see the same stupid gifs all day long, I would change my homepage to 4gifs.com or senorgif.com (or I would subscribe to r/gifs).
I am probably going to get downvoted into oblivion but that's the problem. "My parents couldn't force me to go outside and play." Yes they can and they should. I'm not sure where kids got this idea that they are on some strange equal level as there parents. Maybe its parents wanting to be best friends with there kids instead of parents. I'm not saying that's the case with you but its a parents responsibility as there children's guardian (for the people who can't click a link 1. One that guards, watches over, or protects.
2. Law One who is legally responsible for the care and management of the person or property of an incompetent or a minor.)
>What is this claim that human people have been thrown overboard? This is a case of chattels or goods. Blacks are goods and property; it is madness to accuse these well-serving honourable men of murder. They acted out of necessity and in the most appropriate manner for the cause. The late Captain Collingwood acted in the interest of his ship to protect the safety of his crew. To question the judgement of an experienced well-travelled captain held in the highest regard is one of folly, especially when talking of slaves. The case is the same as if wood had been thrown overboard.
Solicitor General, John Lee
Fact: Factoids are not actually facts, but rather made up.
SO now Im confused as to wether you are using the correct definiton, or the incorrect one, when you state the Bulldog breeding thing.
English isn't my native language, and it's a little pedantic to bring it up. In my defense, though:
Article - 5. A particular part or subject; a specific matter or point.
Part of comic. Article of comic. Fuck you.
To forbid by authority: Smoking is prohibited in most theaters. See Synonyms at forbid.
To prevent; preclude: Modesty prohibits me from saying what happened.
>The clergy in our church are not paid a salary or any other financial compensation for their ministry work. They are expected to support themselves through secular employment.
Fair enough. Then Google's exclusion of your church is unfair.
>there is nothing bigoted about the Boy Scouts
They admit gays and atheists now? Did I miss something? (Serious question, although Google -- boo Google! -- says no.)
>But your accusation makes you a progressive bigot
Do elaborate, bearing in mind the actual definitions of words, please. I'm not even a political progressive.
I will admit, I read it and believed, then I read your comment and questioned.
I figured I'd look it up, the Wikipedia article seems correct, according to the dictionary.
Source: This is your brain on music
Music draws out memory, emotion, and engages our mind for predicting rhythm and patterns. These three things explain a few of our preferences.
Ex. I like complex electronica songs because they engage my mind, especially when they do a drop when I'm expecting a pattern to continue. However, I find I can 'solve' simple beats much too easily and get bored.
Also, combining sounds of different timbres can yield a unique one, such as guitars+drums->rock and roll, and this will yield preferences, similar to how a chef can combine different flavours to make a dish.
Finally, humans are also intrinsically sensitive to some scales and patterns. For example, we love 4/4 time and music translates across languages. There are a few TED talks about this.
berm Grew up in and received my first driver's license in Pennsylvania. TIL "berm" is a regional definition. For the rest of the world: "That's why they make a 'shoulder of the road'; pull over safely and call."
Someone else suggested shooting the offender with an AK47. I've never fired one but I'd bet they require two hands to hold and aim accurately
That seems to be a thin argument, considering both testicle and testimony have the common root of "testis", which actually means "witness" in latin.
Some quick googling says that it comes from balls "bearing witness" to a man's virility, or to him being a man at all.
That is an awkward word, but it does exist:
>n. pl. re·sis·tiv·i·ties
>2. Electricity An intrinsic property of a material that is measured as its resistance to current per unit length for a uniform cross section.
EDIT: Nevermind, failed to see my own misspelling.
According to both of these sources Till is appropriate.
And then according to this
'Til is actually the incorrect use.
Historically, flammable and inflammable mean the same thing. However, the presence of the prefix in- has misled many people into assuming that inflammable means "not flammable" or "noncombustible." The prefix -in in inflammable is not, however, the Latin negative prefix -in, which is related to the English -un and appears in such words as indecent and inglorious. Rather, this -in is an intensive prefix derived from the Latin preposition in. This prefix also appears in the word enflame. But many people are not aware of this derivation, and for clarity's sake it is advisable to use only flammable to give warnings."
The Bris Bane
This is a product of a bushwacka and a randomly found name tag. It took me a while to think of a clever sniper/knife related name, but now I find it affects the way I play sniper. I'm more likely to perform the jarate/melee combo just so I can show it off.
Well, sounds as though the design was original! Just not the idea. It all depends on what you define as an invention, but if we use the free dictionarys', it states: "A new device, method, or process developed from study and experimentation."
Which I would call this.
I mean, I'd call a pen and a pencil different inventions, although they are both means to the same end. No?
Edit: PS. Very cool indeed.
nope. definition 5 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/parole (well, reddit renumbered for me)
a. the freeing of a prisoner before his sentence has expired, on the condition that he is of good behaviour
b. the duration of such conditional release
(Law) a promise given by a p
risoner, as to be of good behaviour if granted liberty or partial liberty
(Law) a variant spelling of parol
(Military) US Military a password
5. (Linguistics) Linguistics language as manifested in the individual speech acts of particular speakers Compare langue, performance  competence 
The song is actually inviting someone to have a sex in a car.
Jagger means a hanging flap along the edge of a garment.
Let's see the lyrics:
So get in the car
We can ride it
Wherever you want
Get inside it
And you want to steer
But I'm shifting gears
I'll take it from here
And it goes like this
Then the chorus tells that he can move smoothly like a piece of hanging cloth (jagger).
Next is Christina's turn to sing. She is known for this incident.
Preclude: Prevent from happening; make impossible.
He probably meant "include", but maybe Mr Intelligent-and-educated used a word that he didn't know as well as he thought. Or it was just a typo.
edit By "Mr Intelligent-and-educated " I mean RunsWithWolves.
I, too, find that musicians who use laptops are often misrepresented on novelty joke t-shirts.
Joke t-shirts are very serious business, and I'm glad someone is speaking out against them.
I find this article covers the subject well.
Hack: To gain access to (a computer file or network) illegally or without authorization.
Accessing someone else's voicemail messages without permission clearly falls within this definition.
I am no fan of Galloway, I think he's a mercenary opportunist whose primary concern is promoting George Galloway, with everything else very much secondary to that.
That said I have to give credit where it's due and he's an excellent orator. His finest moment, in my opinion, came in 2005 when he testified to the US Senate. It's long but worth watching the whole way through. Gorgeous George doesn't start talking until about six minutes in, before that he's being read details of the allegations and information about the Senate- boring but provides the context in which he later delivers his testimony.
In 2005 he was elected to Bethnal Green and Bow, unseating Oona King.
Hmmm...yeah, no, it's not called traitor when I'm not recognized as a citizen of China but a citizen of Taiwan. Below is a link for the definition just in case you are confused. And I owe no loyalty to China and your communist leaders. You are the scum who thinks you have the right to meddle in Taiwan's business. Sun Yat-Sen fought against people like you, and I'm glad he did. Taiwan is by far more educated and more advanced than your country ever will be. Yeah you got big military you think you can oppress people to follow your orders just bc you got big guns, welcome to the 21st century douchebag. Plenty of people will back Taiwan before they back you.
This isnt a panorama
It is a really nice picture, but people are not allowed to be wrong on the internet
TIL it's spelled shoo-in
(btw this isn't a "HAHAHA I'm CORRECTING YOUR GRAMMAR" moment but a "whoah...cooooool" moment. I was originally going to say something along the lines of "With words like shoe-in you must be a hit with the cobbling crowd!" ...and then someone would have taken hit...and so-on...)
The original pronunciation of "short lived" (shôrt'līvd) comes from the noun "life" and not the verb "to live", so the I is actually a long i as in "eye", and not as in "if".
Etymologically, the short i sound is correct as well, but it still makes me cringe.
Or inferred by inductive reasoning.
For example, he might have seen that her order total was around what you would expect from a laptop + the super warranty plan and induced that the extra money came from the super warranty plan. This would fit the story and invalidate your post!
edit: (/melvin) (/melvin)
>how do we know killing a blastocyst isn't murder?
Technically because it's not a human being and/or because it's legal.
"Murder" revers to "the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another." Even if one thinks a blastocyst is a person, wherever abortion is legal it cannot be murder.
I believe it refers to gemstones before they're cut/polished? "Diamond in the rough": One having exceptionally good qualities or the potential for greatness but lacking polish and refinement.
> it actually refers to using it to promote something horrible that is untrue
No, taking something "in vain" means using it "irreverently" or "disrespectfully". Fail.
More documents published, including the actual complaint, which shows that Sony going for the jugular. Sony is demanding:
Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
A mischievous trick; a prank.
An amusing or ludicrous incident or situation.
a. Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality: The accident was no joke.
b. An object of amusement or laughter; a laughingstock: His loud tie was the joke of the office.
v. joked, jok·ing, jokes
To make fun of; tease.
At first I considered words like "mortified," "discomfit" or "dejected," but these miss the mark, I think.
I think the word you're looking for is chagrin;
>A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event
I did, just to make sure I wasn't being a dick.
You affect change. You do not effect change.
EDIT: Fuck, apparently it goes both ways. Affect deals more with influencing, effect more with causing. In this sense, affect is more indirect, while effect is more direct.
Ok guys, I'm a dick.
EDIT 2: But it does seem affect is used more often in the phrase "affect change."
EDIT 3: No, I'm right. I was confused. 'Affect' is the proper word here.
EDIT 4: This is a lot of edits. Should I continue? Y/N
10 seconds of googling would have revealed this. A few minutes with google would have confirmed it.
A 'unit rule' would be if there were 10 delegates who supported Ron Paul from a state, and 90 delegates who supported Mitt Romney, and the state had a rule that forced the 10 Paul supporters to vote for Romney, because more of the delegates supported him.
That is the only thing being prohibited. Ben Swann is just a liar or an idiot of fantastic proportions.
Actually, there are a few kinds of links that I downvote on principle. Not because I feel myself morally superior, but more because they aren't the links I want to see on Reddit. That's why people can vote. If more people want to see that than don't then it stays and more of those links are posted, otherwise they go away. That's why it's called voting : A means by which such a preference is made known, such as a raised hand or a marked ballot.
It is a whiny post though.
First of all, it isn't genocide.
Assimilation isn't the same as extermination By your own claims of what's happening, it isn't genocide. You're using that word incorrectly, and so I ask you again to please stop.
Second of all, you can't exactly state that "any normal white man," would find it threatening and repulsive because "normal" is subjective. I'm a white man, and I simply don't give a shit about any Levis ad one way or the other.
Lastly, why does it matter? Can you honestly answer me that? We aren't club-wielding cavemen trying to steal each others' women, we're a (relatively) civilized group of individuals. And individuals, in my opinion, should be treated as individuals and allowed to make their own choices.
If a white person falls in love with a black person, or a white person, or a Filipino person, or what have you, shouldn't it be their choice whether they want to get married? This isn't some retarded whites-vs-blacks team sport to see which race can pop out the most babies. This is real life!
This isn't some sort of conspiracy, this is you saying that people shouldn't have the right to marry whomever they want, and that they must marry in their own race. Again, it seems to me that saying that is as much an anti-white sentiment as it is an anti-anything else sentiment.
Somehow, I doubt you spend excessive amounts of time perusing suit collections or cigarette cases on youtube.
If you want to say frag videos, say frag videos.
> patzer: <em>n</em>. Slang: A poor or amateurish chess player.
Just in case anyone else reading this thread isn't, you know, super up on the fancy chess lingo.
cum 1 (km, km)
Together with; plus. Often used in combination: our attic-cum-studio.
used between two nouns to designate an object of a combined nature a kitchen-cum-dining room
[Latin: with, together with, along with]
Context: Bart has lied to Homer that the kids don't need a babysitter. Homer believes him until he checks the card he always carries. Bart replies with "Blast, that infernal card!"
The scene is funny at face value, but what put a grin on my face was the double entendre of card (definitions 1. the actual piece of paper, and 7. Homer)
What subtle jokes keep you coming back for more?
Dialog: Variant of dialogue; a conversation between two persons; the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
Dialogue: conversation between two or more persons; the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc.
>Do you honestly think a wikipedia definition of "gaming" informs the Paymate terms of service? Are you serious?
No. You were obviously confused as to the meaning of the word "gaming" so I turned to a popular encyclopedia to define it for you. Here's another one. And another one. And another one. As you can see, the most common usage of the word "gaming" is to refer to gambling. Legal language is very precise, a lawyer wouldn't be stupid enough to write "gaming" when she meant "video gaming." She wrote gaming because she meant gaming.
>"Illegal" is a specific qualifier. "Brand damaging" is extremely broad and vague. It can be meant to apply to anything.
Yes, "brand damaging" is broad. Broad enough to cover their ass. Your argument is that they specifically mention video games. They specifically do not mention video games.
>For God's sake do not give anyone legal advice. Ever.
I don't intend to. I do, however, reserve the right to interpret the public terms-of-service released by Paymate. And I have the critical thinking skills necessary to understand the frame of mind of the lawyer who wrote it and to understand the given context of the usage of the word "gaming" in the clause you posted.
Trolling means fishing for something, or searching an area for something. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/trolling
The usage you are familiar with is fishing for reactions on the internet. Their usage is talking about searching college networks for specific data.
It's not a very good word to describe what they are describing, but it's not a monumental misunderstanding of The Internet, either.
Looking at the list of largest rivers by discharge, I think its flow rate is pretty significant. Of course we need to find the definition of river.
>1.A large natural stream of water emptying into an ocean, lake, or other body of water and usually fed along its course by converging tributaries.
I'd say it does classify as a river, from what we know about it.
Upvoted for your efforts in explaining this technique but the word you want is "gist", not "geste"; geste is real word but something completely different. (Also: "areas".)
Mais yé pas normal d'aller a ce genre de place à cet age. C'est plus normal de parler ensemble dans un petit groupe d'ami(e)s proches... Avec ceci, on fait juste le "grooming" de ces ados pour les vrais boites de nuit.
Puis en plus, ils vont prendre de la drogue pareil.
Richer people had servants to do it for them. For many others (in England at least) there were people who would come by and knock on the shutters of people's houses to wake them up. This gave rise to the expression to "knock up," which now could be used to mean "to be woken up," or "to be made pregnant." To knock up is an understandable euphemism for the latter - how else does one get pregnant than by someone coming by one's bedroom/sleeping area window while everyone else is asleep?
Of course this all required someone knowing what time it was. There were hour candles, sundials (including large ones on church towers and town square walls for the use of everyone), water clocks, hourglasses, etc, and for the poor and those without immediate access to a candle or sundial, church bells. In my village they still ring the church bells on the hour (one peal for every hour), on the quarter hour (one peal), the half hour (two peals) and the three-quater hour (four peals), although now they are rung by a machine on a timer instead of a sleepy monk. I suppose that the church bells themselves could serve as an alarm, but from experience I can tell you that one quickly learns to sleep through them.
In the past, shunning was seen as a fit punishment for antisocial conduct. It should make a comeback, and extend to family members. After a few Mrs. Piggys have to travel 35 miles to grocery shop, and Piggy Jrs. aren't allowed on the sports teams, maybe Mr. Piggy will consider another line of work, or at least work to clean up his department.
Repeat offenders can be banished, another golden oldie from the non-PC past.
The Dev kit is free, you only have to pay a 25% (I think) royalty after making $75K or something like that. Or you can license the engine for a few hundred thousand and get access to full support, the source code and I think you also get dedicated time where they send a programmer over to help you out if need be.
EDIT: Also, don't call me Shirley, unless you meant surely?
dictatorship - defintion
>A dictatorship is defined as an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by an individual, the dictator.
"would give their eye teeth" is an idiom, referring to:
>eye tooth - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
As someone who used this term from the mid-70s onward, I approve either this spelling, or "psych".
"Syke/Sike" make no sense except as (incorrect) phonetic attempts to spell "psych(e)".
"Psyche" is shorthand for "psych(ed you) out" a.k.a. "fucked with your head."
Are you sure the interpretation of the troll didn't come from the actual word "troll," meaning to fish by a moving baited line? Trawl and troll are relatively synonymous, with the exception that trawling involves the utilization of a net (symbolically related to pissing a crapload of people off) while trolling uses a moving baited line (implying that the "troll" in question is luring the victim into its trap). I would have thought that of trawl and troll, "troll" would have been the accepted term of origin, most likely due to people's common association of the word to a mythological creature. When a typically person interprets "troll," they tend to think of an Orcish being rather than a form of fishing. So, in my experiences the following has been true:
trawler/troller (nouns) -> trawl/troll (nouns + verbs) -> troll (noun + verb)
Don't be fooled, gents. I have a sister. I know women quite well.
Ambition = Money
Let us look up this word in the dictionary.
"An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power."
Oh and independence also means money.
While the word evolves from the French meaning 'leisure' I cannot fund an English definition that doesn't involve the word 'physical'
It's also not recognised as a sport in the UK...
Recognised 'sports' in UK
> i got downvoted pretty bad when i pointed this out to someone who said she had been sexually harassed by attractive men.
When I say I have been sexually harassed by conventionally attractive men, I am referring to the following two incidents which occurred in my workplace:
> The first occurred when a male coworker told me that he thought my breasts were getting larger. I was deeply embarrassed by this comment, but I did not report this incident myself, another of our coworkers reported it. The aftermath of this incident was embarrassing enough for both myself and the male coworker involved that (a) we stopped speaking to one another except when we absolutely had to and (b) I vowed never to report sexual harassment again, due to how much I was embarrassed and blamed for an incident that I did not even report myself. The second incident occurred this summer, when a newer male coworker slapped my ass in what I assume he believed was a flirtatious manner as I walked past his desk. I had NO plans to report this incident, and only did so when a superior pulled me aside and asked me if Male Coworker made me uncomfortable. I then told my superior what occurred, but it was handled privately and said male coworker and I no longer interact.
Read the thread where I originally wrote this here.
These men were creepy. They did actually creepy things. Their behavior went beyond flirting and into the realm of creepy, based on this definition of the word "creepy":
adj. creep·i·er, creep·i·est Informal
Of or producing a sensation of uneasiness or fear, as of things crawling on one's skin: a creepy feeling; a creepy story.
Annoyingly unpleasant; repulsive: the creepy kids next door.
Says the guy that just had an argument over the definition of a word. I'll consult some more references for you
Google says you don't know what you're talking about
n. pl. pla·ce·bos or pla·ce·boes
a. A substance containing no medication and prescribed or given to reinforce a patient's expectation to get well.
b. An inactive substance or preparation used as a control in an experiment or test to determine the effectiveness of a medicinal drug.
Sorry, I just really don't like it when people can't admit that they are wrong and decide to ignore it by being a dick.
That's not what <em>statutory</em> means. It means that an offence is such specifically because of a particular statute; while all offences require a statute to be such, most are understood are being "wrong" by any reasonable person. For those that are not, this term is added.
The term you're looking for is strict liability.
> Anti-feminism and anti-feminist aren't the same thing.
Actually, I believe they pretty much are:
> How does posting the question here answer that question?
It's a good way to get input and it doesn't look like I'm going to get censored here for asking. Also, there's the advantage of getting input in regards to how everyone feels about the mod situation which should be valuable information to those in charge. (ie. if a vast majority is against something, perhaps the idea wasn't the best one)
> There are threads about this subject in at least 2 other subreddits, and I feel bad about taking up this wall space here when imho this has nothing to do with feminist issues.
How does this not have anything to do with feminist issues? It's about an anti-feminist becoming a mod in a feminist subreddit. That seems pretty involved with feminism to me. It raises issues such as, should we trust someone who is very anti-feminists and has a mission statement that involves getting rid of feminism completely. Is it a threat to the well being of the subreddit. Etc.
If you have questions about it too, why would you fight me and try to hinder my attempts to get more information and more input to see what the general consensus was and to see if there was a large enough number of people who didn't approve of the mod situation to make it worthwhile to look into trying to change? It seems counter-productive.
Moot dictionary entry:
> a moot question -- Of no practical importance; irrelevant.
Strictly speaking, the poster posed a question, he did not make a point though he did insinuate one.
As far as I've read, acronyms are simply abbreviations that are considered a single pronounceable word, and are not specifically a subset of initialisms, i.e., they may use the initials or parts of words. So all of radar, scuba, and PIN would be considered acronyms.
I said 'abrasive'. Abrasive: tending to abrade (to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing).
I said 'corrode'. Corrode: To destroy a metal or alloy gradually, especially by oxidation or chemical action (I do not take 'especially by' to mean 'exclusively by', so I feel the word was correctly used in this context).
The title of the post tells a story of sexual intercourse atop moon rocks.
The linked story said he stole moon rocks.
The part of RealStudent's comment that I quoted corrected that point, and asserted that the samples were actually dust samples. What I was alluding to was that there seems to be a twist in the story whereby two people who should know a hell of a lot better are implied to have tipped out onto a bed a substance, exposure to which carries well known health risks, and then rolled around in it (presumably) naked.
In summation: fuck you buddy. If you want to be contrarian and talk down to people, be better at it.
Ah OK :)
I bet you something. I bet you don't know what mayhem means. Seriously.
No cheating. Think in your mind roughly what the definition of mayhem is. Then look and be amazed!
There are other uses for that word. I still tend to think of it as a fishing term.
Slang To patrol an area in search for someone or something.
Now I'm confused:
> 2. A number; a sum.
> Usage: The use of a plural noun after amount of (an amount of bananas; the amount of refugees) should be avoided: a quantity of bananas; the number of refugees
Interesting about.com page:
> "Amount is also used with plural count nouns when they are thought of as an aggregate:
> - . . . who wrote the U.N. that he'd be glad to furnish any amount of black pebbles. --New Yorker, 20 Sept. 1952
> - . . . the high amount of taxes. --Harper's Weekly, 29 Sept. 1975
> - $6.5 billion: Amount of advertising dollars spent on pre-buys for the fall season. --Time, 7 June 1999
>This less common use of amount is sometimes called incorrect, but the critics bring forward no cogent reason for condemning it. The use is well established in general prose."(Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary of English Usage, Merriam-Webster, 2002)
>"Use amount with singular mass nouns (an amount of money; the amount of love), and use number with plural count nouns (the number of castles; a number of sophomores). Common and Vulgar English frequently use amount with plural count nouns (a huge amount of children on the playground), and repeated exposures to that usage often blur the Standard models for us. There are also instances where plural count nouns are treated as representing those items in mass and hence usable with amount (He contracted for an enormous amount of apples). In speech such a use might go almost unnoticed, but Edited English would most likely change it to number or find an entirely different way to say it."
(Kenneth G. Wilson, "amount, number," The Columbia Guide to Standard American English, 1993)
>So this is a liberal movement?
Google could have told you that
liberal [ˈlɪbərəl ˈlɪbrəl]
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) relating to or having social and political views that favour progress and reform
At the heart of bigotry is intolerance. Not agreeing with someone's world view doesn't make you intolerant or a bigot.
"One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is <strong>intolerant</strong> of those who differ."
"A person who is obstinately or <strong>intolerantly</strong> devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and <strong>intolerance</strong>"
"a person who is utterly <strong>intolerant</strong> of any differing creed, belief, or opinion."
>You can wear anything you wan't. You can wear makeup, pony tails, whatever, it's your life, your body, your opinion.
But your opinion doesn't supersede mine or vice versa.
That is not something a bigot would say. That is not intolerance, that is a difference of opinion.
> A better word would be simplicity.
Try minimal. (I find simplicity to lack the cohesive/restrained sense that is essential to being minimal)
> and you're misusing the word
>I had a cinch
Noun: An extremely easy task.
I think you may be looking for hunch. Correct me if I'm wrong. I love learning new words/uses for words!
That shit always pisses me off too! But apparently it's correct.
>Till and until are generally interchangeable in both writing and speech, though as the first word in a sentence until is usually preferred: Until you get that paper written, don't even think about going to the movies. <strong>Till is actually the older word, with until having been formed by the addition to it of the prefix un-, meaning "up to."</strong> In the 18th century the spelling 'till became fashionable, as if till were a shortened form of until. Although 'till is now nonstandard, 'til is sometimes used in this way and is considered acceptable, though it is etymologically incorrect.
There are two definitions of "minority". One is in terms of numbers, the other is in terms of power. By no means is the free dictionary the end all be all, but the definition "A group having little power or representation relative to other groups within a society" is pretty commonly used.
It's root means "placed on the opposite page to the editorial" (i.e. the facing page in a newspaper), not necessarily an opinion in opposition to one expressed in an editorial, although it may be.
No, Ministry, as in "the act of serving"
n. pl. min·is·tries
a. The act of serving; ministration.
b. One that serves as a means; an instrumentality.
a. The profession, duties, and services of a minister.
b. The Christian clergy.
c. The period of service of a minister.
a. A governmental department presided over by a minister.
b. The building in which such a department is housed.
c. The duties, functions, or term of a governmental minister.
d. often Ministry Governmental ministers considered as a group.
It may mean explicitly religious things, but can also be other service, completely unrelated to any kind of religious instruction.
I think if you look again, you will notice that I never said logical fallacy. There are logical fallacies, and then there is the english word - fallacy [ˈfæləsɪ]: incorrect or misleading notion or opinion based on inaccurate facts or invalid reasoning.
I forgot that your one copy/paste definition is the only definition of the word scam.
>a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation
>A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.
>a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit; swindle.
** The emphasis is mine
A simple google search could have saved you some emberrasment. It's mother lode, not mother load.
1. The main vein of ore in a region.
2. An abundant or rich source:
"dude what", what?
Foreign, as in located in a different country (US as opposed to UK).
Gaol, as in a place where they lock people up.
According to the definition of the word 'provided', this is how it reads:
No religious test is required to qualify for office or public trust in Texas.
As long as you believe in a God, you won't be excluded from holding office because of your beliefs.
pro·vid·ed (pr-vdd) conj.
On the condition; if
De fapt cuvantul folosit: 'ALIEN' este ABSOLUT CORECT. Voi nu va uitati la emisiuni pe Discovery despre imigranti si alte deastea? Daca v-ati fi uitat ati fi vazut/auzit ca termenul de alien este termenul folosit pentru a [desemna o persoana straina](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_(law).
Edit: Nu stiu ce are linku de wikipedia, nu merge cum trebuie. Fratilor, in limba engleza, termenul de alien este folosit pentru a desemna un strain. Acum datorita media si culturii OZN, termenul de alien este asociat de marea masa de oameni cu niste omuleti verzi din spatiu. Si asta este corect, dar, mare dar, termenul de alien de asemenea poate fi folosit si pentru a desemna un cetatean strain.
d. Foolish or impractical; senseless
its intentionally redundant :\
Anti-Semitism is prejudice or discrimination against Jews, not against "Semites."
English words do not always correspond exactly with their surface morphology: "racism," for example, does not refer to an irrational hatred of the Kentucky Derby, despite the fact that this situation describes the irrational hatred of a "race."