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Author Topic: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)  (Read 2331 times)

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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #50 on: 13 Oct 2021, 23:20 »

Clinton is just trying (and succeeding) to needle his sister.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #51 on: 14 Oct 2021, 00:15 »

Claire is right: A polite barista in Coffee of Doom? How many times has Clinton been there anyway to have that expectation?
Actually a polite barista in Coffee of Doom is nowadays the standard.

Raven introduced the concept and it stuck and spread.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #52 on: 14 Oct 2021, 01:05 »

"Can't I leave a note on the blackboard to prove I read it?"

If you can explain how it works for you with an "uh" sound, I'd be fascinated.

I meant that the I in cantilever doesn't sound like "eye" in any anglophone accent I know, but yes, there are both Southern and Midwestern US accents that use similar sounds for that letter. There's a particular Midwest one where it'd sound like, "Can't-eh-leave-err note [etc.]?" and in that accent, that sound would make sense as an I. It's the one you may hear used jokingly even by people from outside the region, with a grunt-like, enthusiastic delivery of a sentence that sounds something like, "Mmm-hmm, that's what uh like!" as a random example.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #53 on: 14 Oct 2021, 03:01 »

"Can't I leave a note on the blackboard to prove I read it?"

If you can explain how it works for you with an "uh" sound, I'd be fascinated.

I meant that the I in cantilever doesn't sound like "eye" in any anglophone accent I know, but yes, there are both Southern and Midwestern US accents that use similar sounds for that letter. There's a particular Midwest one where it'd sound like, "Can't-eh-leave-err note [etc.]?" and in that accent, that sound would make sense as an I. It's the one you may hear used jokingly even by people from outside the region, with a grunt-like, enthusiastic delivery of a sentence that sounds something like, "Mmm-hmm, that's what uh like!" as a random example.

Rural Midwest, pick a patch either along the Kansas-Missouri boarder or the the Kansas Oklahoma boarder. Or pick somewhere west of Wichita that's smaller than Salina, KS.

EDIT: Now that I think about it, there's some pretty small towns it can be heard in in Nebraska, too. Weirdly, a lot of people from Lincoln, NE and Omaha, NE sound like they're from Oklahoma. The smaller places have what I can best describer as a more tinny rural twang.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #54 on: 14 Oct 2021, 03:57 »

Alas, Claire might be there for a while.

I spent a few years as an elected library trustee three towns north from Northampton, ironically enough.  Pretty much the standard up and down the Valley is that even highly qualified candidates -- Masters in Library Science from top LS schools like Simmons + 20 years of experience -- get by through piecing together two or three part-time gigs: 10 hours a week in this town, 15 hours a week in that town, and yeah, 15 hours a week working out of the field.  Someone in Claire's boots -- a recent grad with no work experience beyond internship -- would have to be very lucky to snag one of those gigs.  Certainly, with the handful of openings we had in our own library system, her CV wouldn't have gotten her as much as an interview.

A full-time library gig would be out of the question ... at least not in the area in which this comic is set.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #55 on: 14 Oct 2021, 06:14 »

Is this why my time machines never work?

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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #56 on: 14 Oct 2021, 10:16 »

-snort-  Claire & Clinton even fight when they are agreeing about something!
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #57 on: 14 Oct 2021, 12:32 »

Nope, .. still can't make myself like Claire.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #58 on: 14 Oct 2021, 19:19 »

New comic.

It's true. The only person in the Augustus family with any chill (that we have met, anyway) is Aurelia. And maybe Cosmo.


IMHO, I think the worry of 'screwing over your relationship' never really goes away.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #59 on: 14 Oct 2021, 19:47 »

I thought the 'crispr drawer' tag was a reference to 'chill'.
Thanks to Google, TIL...
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #60 on: 14 Oct 2021, 20:27 »


It's true. The only person in the Augustus family with any chill (that we have met, anyway) is Aurelia.

One suspects she discovered 'chill' via weed. :D

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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #61 on: 14 Oct 2021, 20:50 »

I thought the 'crispr drawer' tag was a reference to 'chill'.
Thanks to Google, TIL...

... that it was a truly awful great pun?
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #62 on: 14 Oct 2021, 23:42 »

If you're looking for someone more experienced to verify if you are handling a new relationship in the right way, this strip teaches two important lessons:
  • Every relationship is unique and the likelihood is that you and them don't have that many common experiences
  • They're probably making it up as they go along too.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #63 on: 15 Oct 2021, 01:40 »

I thought the 'crispr drawer' tag was a reference to 'chill'.
Thanks to Google, TIL...

... that it was a truly awful great pun?

Hey now, that was a pretty good nerd pun.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #64 on: 15 Oct 2021, 02:18 »

Hinted at possible character development:

Claire is going to work out that the temperature gradients she's working in is not conducive to wearing her glasses so she's going to wear her contacts from now on (yes, she has those - remember Marten's dad's wedding party?). Everyone is going to like her without glasses and, as with Clinton, the fact that she wore them is going to be quietly forgotten.

Maybe Claire will get more attention and even more interviews without them, reminding us that people are essentially shallow in decision-making. I'm sure it is possible to make a running joke about no-one recognising Claire when she's wearing her contacts instead of her glasses.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #65 on: 15 Oct 2021, 03:09 »

Dale, Penelope, and Faye wear glasses and have successfully operated the coffee machine for years. Claire will figure it out.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #66 on: 15 Oct 2021, 09:19 »

He's never been in a relationship?
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #67 on: 15 Oct 2021, 10:39 »

He's never been in a relationship?
Given his past interactions with Hannelore - he was REALLY creepy around women.  He didn't have a script in his head on dating men since he had never considered that until Elliot expressed interest.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #68 on: 15 Oct 2021, 15:57 »

Dale, Penelope, and Faye wear glasses and have successfully operated the coffee machine for years. Claire will figure it out.

Yeah, the idea that it's difficult to operate an espresso machine with glasses on is news to me.

Source: two espresso making courses and life observations.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #69 on: 16 Oct 2021, 15:13 »

He's never been in a relationship?

As far as I can remember, Clinton went out on the one (whacky) date with Emily, and that's as far as it went.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #70 on: 16 Oct 2021, 17:04 »

"As far as I can remember, Clinton went out on the one (whacky life-changing) date with Emily, and that's as far as it went."
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #71 on: 18 Oct 2021, 00:24 »

So ... where is the new WCDT ?

*F5* *F5* *F5* *F5* ...


P.s.: ... *F5* *F5* *F5* *F5* ...
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #72 on: 18 Oct 2021, 01:54 »

Feel free to create one ;-) Otherwise I'll do it tomorrow morning (my time)
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #73 on: 18 Oct 2021, 21:22 »

where are they?
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #74 on: 18 Oct 2021, 23:38 »

The new WCDT? Here: https://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php?topic=34931

If you're asking about Clinton and Elliot's location: I'd guess Elliot's apartment.
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Re: WCDT Oct 11 - Oct 15 (4631-4635)
« Reply #75 on: 20 Oct 2021, 19:28 »

You know, thereís something wrong with that newsletter, but I canít put my finger on it.
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