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So, Faye seemed stressed out. What stresses you out the most?

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Life, man
People you meet
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2455-2459 (27-31 May, 2013) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 71708 times)

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guys, I'm sorry, but could you please take care with spelling my name? It's an h before the r. It's not really important, but it is slowly getting annoying…
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Whoa! My sister was at Amherst College during those years, and that's when I went up to visit and occasionally went to ABC, so we may have been there at the same time once or twice. I couldn't have a restricted root beer, since I was in high school at the time, but I always got their homemade root beer. So good. I definitely have to find a reason to go back (it's not too far out of the way when I drive from Jersey to New Hampshire) and try that.

Anyway, welcome back!

And ankhtahr, mind telling us the meaning behind the name? Just curious.
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You might have rootbeer, but we have... uhm.

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Spezi! Also known as Mezzo-Mix or Schwip Schwap

...Americans don't have that? But. It's literally just Fanta and Cola mixed 50:50!

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guys, I'm sorry, but could you please take care with spelling my name? It's an h before the r. It's not really important, but it is slowly getting annoying…

Fixed. 

TBH, I was proud of myself for placing the first h correctly...
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So good. I definitely have to find a reason to go back (it's not too far out of the way when I drive from Jersey to New Hampshire) and try that.

Don't know how long it's been for you, but FYI they moved to a new (gigantic) location in 2011. They're no longer on the main drag, but in a strip mall about half a mile away, down Amity St.  Reviews on the new space seem to be mixed on Yelp, but I was disappointed.  They still make a damn fine IPA though, so I guess it's not all bad.
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Last time I was in town was 2009 but I don't think I've been there since 2004 or so. And I'm disappointed to hear about the move. I guess it's not really worth going out of my way for anymore.
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I'm seriously loving this week. Everybody is being super cute, Marten and Hannelore being like siblings (super cute), Pintsize saying TL;DR (I just want to hug him) and Claire blushing... duuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhwwbbbblblblblblblblblblbl

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And ankhtahr, mind telling us the meaning behind the name? Just curious.

actually it's a name I stole from a video game (Spellforce: Order of the Phoenix), which I adopted as my first nickname ever, and it kind of stuck. I've got two other nicknames I use regularly, one mainly for gaming purposes (bhtooefr knows which name that is) and one for more serious activities.

But I got so used to it, and I've never seen it used by somebody else, so I really identify myself with it now, and don't see the video game reference in it anymore. The first part is easy to remember, just think of one of these:
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. And for the second part, I don't know, just keep it in mind as a sound (taar, not thar).
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The Ankh Symbol is known to Wikipedia. I did recognize it, because it is also used in a puzzle/logic game I play a lot with my son. The connection between the two is a bit forced. I would guess it just caught the fancy of the guy who does the coding for the game.
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I suspect part of the problem is that "tahr" is weird spelling for a native English speaker, normally, and, well, damn you brain autocorrect!

(I stumble on typing things that are in German into Google Translate all the time, because German spelling goes against a lot of ingrained English rules.)
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Anyone else think Claire being told the hole Marten-Faye backstory is setting up for something critical?  i.e making some witty remark at the worst possible time?
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I suspect part of the problem is that "tahr" is weird spelling for a native English speaker, normally, and, well, damn you brain autocorrect!

(I stumble on typing things that are in German into Google Translate all the time, because German spelling goes against a lot of ingrained English rules.)

I now feel reminded of a discussion on pronunciations, where a person from Germany was talking of an [i] sound, and somebody else said it would be more of an [e] sound. The German pronunciation of i is exactly the English pronunciation of e.
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It begs the question, whose paddle is that? Pintsize's? We know he has some underwears and condoms stocked up. But a paddle? He would need a partner in spanking. Unless it belongs to other occupiers of the place. Marten? We know he is strictly vanilla. Faye and Angus? Well, that could work.I do not see either of them bottoming, so, switches?

Why not? Supposedly dominatrices stay in business taking money from alpha business types who want a break from giving orders and being responsible all the time. Self-identified subs I've met online have tended to be confident and assertive people.

Given that Pintsize has samurai armor, a paddle is not a particularly exotic thing to keep on hand just in case.
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I now feel reminded of a discussion on pronunciations


Perhaps now is an opportune time to complain about the weirdness of the English language.

Why is it "to judge" with an e, but "judgment" without an e?
Why is it "to pronounce" and "pronoun" with an o, but pronunciation without an o?
Why is it "awe" with the e, but "awful" without, but "awesome" with?
I swear I had another example a few moments ago.

Don't even get me started on the gh sounds.
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Why is it "to judge" with an e, but "judgment" without an e?

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What is that supposed to mean?
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Given that Pintsize has samurai armor, a paddle is not a particularly exotic thing to keep on hand just in case.

He also has a gimp suit, and didn't he dress up as Lincoln and Castro (with pube hair beard) once?
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I now feel reminded of a discussion on pronunciations, where a person from Germany was talking of an [i] sound, and somebody else said it would be more of an [e] sound. The German pronunciation of i is exactly the English pronunciation of e.
And then you've got the pronunciation of V and W (the letters especially, but in a word, too - folksvagen, for instance, instead of volkswagen), for the real WTF. (But, every time I watch a German car video talking about VW/Audi diesels, hearing "TDE" is pretty jarring.
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I wonder if Claire is trying to escape or reluctantly assuming the position to be paddled
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It looks like escaping to me.

My wife spells it "judgement" as a form of civil disobedience.
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I suspect part of the problem is that "tahr" is weird spelling for a native English speaker, normally, and, well, damn you brain autocorrect!

(I stumble on typing things that are in German into Google Translate all the time, because German spelling goes against a lot of ingrained English rules.)

I now feel reminded of a discussion on pronunciations, where a person from Germany was talking of an [i] sound, and somebody else said it would be more of an [e] sound. The German pronunciation of i is exactly the English pronunciation of e.

That was me. I am Danish, not German. Many sounds are the same in both languages, but far from all.

The name of the letter I in my language is the same as the sound in English fit or ship. Or so it sounds to me. And I can hear no difference other than vowel length between ship and sheep.

The name of the letter E is a sound I don't know if exist in English. It is the sound of German e in e.g. Nebel, or French é in e.g. été. In Danish most short I's have this sound, and I use like that in English words like in or this (but not e.g. it). But I suspect that this, like so much of my English pronounciation, is an approximation.
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Ah, you're Danish! Cool!

I frikkin' love Denmark. Been to København a few times, and we're regularly spending our vacations on Rømø.


Well, there is definitely a difference between ship and sheep, at least in Received Pronunciation. The i in ship is more like a short version of "eh", while the ee in "sheep", well it would translate to "ieh" in German.
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"pronounce" and "pronoun" are twin sins of different mothers - they happen to look the same, but have different etymologies.  As for pronunciation... yeah, I got nothin', except to remind you that of all languages, English is easily the most irregular, having developed in a forge of conquest and defeat over millennia with no standards of spelling until quite recently, and a grossly undereducated majority of speakers. 

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The name of the letter E is a sound I don't know if exist in English. It is the sound of German e in e.g. Nebel, or French é in e.g. été.

There are 2 "e"s in Nebel, so I'm not sure if you mean the first or the second, but both sounds exist in English. The first like the "ei" in neighbor, while the second is more like the "u" in pull (which makes sense, weil in Althochdeutsch es Nebul buchstabiert war), although now I think that isn't a perfect match. Of course, we could solve all of these problems if we used the IPA.

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As for pronunciation... yeah, I got nothin', except to remind you that of all languages, English is easily the most irregular, having developed in a forge of conquest and defeat over millennia with no standards of spelling until quite recently, and a grossly undereducated majority of speakers.

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I'll stick to Ginger Beer.

Careful Pintsize, Claire might wind up paddling you.

Then again, he might just enjoy that.
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no standards of spelling until quite recently


I just went and checked. German had no official standard orthography until 1901 :P To be fair, it's also sometimes far from consistent, particularly when they try to forcefully germanize words of foreign origin into German spelling, like phasing out the ph out of Greek words to replace it with f.

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But then how would I kvetch about it?
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hehe, the u in 'pull' can be quite interesting too. In Scottish accents "pull" and "pool" are homophones, they sound the same.
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But then how would I kvetch about it?
Or make up humorous exaggerations like so:

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Between asking Claire for makeouts and going to fetch his toys I wonder if Pintsize has a thing for Claire.
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Pintsize does that to almost every female acquaintance of Marten's that he meets.
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Frankly, I am surprised Claire hasn't done horrible things to Pintsize yet, like Faye, or Momo, or Marigold.
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Frankly, I am surprised Claire hasn't done horrible things to Pintsize yet, like Faye, or Momo, or Marigold.

Give her time ... haven't they just met?
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Yes, and Pintsize's crazy.
He gave her his hijinks,
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Frankly, I am surprised Claire hasn't done horrible things to Pintsize yet, like Faye, or Momo, or Marigold.
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Yes, and Pintsize's crazy.
He gave her his hijinks,
So she will crush him maybe?

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Pintsize is crazy.
He gave her his hijinks.
She'll crush him, maybe?
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Haikus are easy.
Five seven five.
Shit.

Haiku's need to be about nature or similar topics. So any not based in nature is not in the spirit of Haikus.
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Traditionally, yeah, but common use of the term just requires 5-7-5. Or maybe just a very broad definition of "nature".
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Wrong amount of syllables though.
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Shit is natural.  :roll:

Dare ya to make a haiku about poo.
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