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Re: Language Corner

Post  woo on Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:56 am

Yakima Canutt wrote:

woo likes to read NewsBusters while watching The Daily Show, so to transcend what Palpatine called "the dogmatic, narrow view of the Jedi"





Do not! Heck, I have only watched one episode of Daily Show since the new dude took over. I am not up that late any more; and I do not care for the new guy either. I do not what Palpatine is talking about. I do not who or what a Palpatine is or if a dogmatic view of the Jedi is a good or bad thing.


I heard one of the contestants say she is going to perform a Anne Lennox song, and then performs 'Many Rivers To Cross.' I was so upset that she didn't give props to Jimmy Cliff that I told my neighbors that she should be kicked off for that. My neighbors are not happy with my interruptions of one of their favourite shows. Maybe I need to call Ruslana the assassin and have her pay my neighbors a visit. Hmmmmm? I hear it is the last season of that piece of poo American Idol. I made it all these years without seeing it. I hear maybe five minuets of it total and I find myself understanding why there are those who hate us. I mean come on! Those freaks cannot sing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  


OK, fine, this song is OK for a Pop song. Didn't know she was one of the A.I. folks until some time after first hearing song on radio.




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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:32 am

I learned a new phrase today. Very Happy

"Laissez les bon temps rouler!" Cool


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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:15 am

Let the record show that the pinhed (which autocorrect always changes to "pinned") knows how to spell "Zoolander," and it only comes out "Zealander" because of autocorrect. Rolling Eyes

I might also point out that "pinhed" always appears as a predicate or direct/indirect object in a sentence (in any case, a noun), so any intelligent program should be able to recognize that changing it to a verb in the past tense has to be wrong. study

So, if autocorrect is to be imposed on us uninvited, it should at least be schooled in grammar and pop culture. bounce

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:05 pm

^
From time to time some gub'mint administrators will say that translation work should be automated, because human translators are fallible, and also slow.

The down side is that "...to say that I am sorry for all I've done to you ..."

can come out as:

"There is no need to say sorry to you, I'm done."

So rude.  This could lead to unfortunate misunderstandings.

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:18 am

To be fair, Google translate is getting surprisingly good.

It translated the following perfectly:

"Я знаю вас уже года полтора, вы не покидает мой плейлист. Скачал ваши live версии песен с ютуб."

Not only did it get the correct meaning of "Скачал," it also got "плейлист" and "ютуб", which are obviously made-up internet words, and "live," which isn't even Russian. Shocked

And the grammar even came out right -- mostly. study

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:14 am

Autocorrect changed "dubya" to "bubba."

Is that correct? I'm not sure.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:51 pm

According to experts with academic credentials in the field of the romance languages, "gilipollas" is a word that is characteristic of Spain, and is not encountered in Mexico or Latin America. Suspect

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:23 am



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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:50 am

pedetemptim is Latin for "toe-in-the-water."

I learned that reading about climate change elephant study , but I didn't know whether to post it on the "real" or "unreal" thread. scratch


btw, this other thread should be linked: http://acrosstheuniverse.forummotion.com/t269-language-corner?highlight=language

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:42 am


bloody sports broadcasters keeping pronouncing 'pundit' as 'pundint'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandit

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:30 pm

I restaurant reviewer reports that a new restaurant in the neighborhood has "wonderful ambivalence."

I don't know whether to blame the education system or autofill.

Probably autofill (unless the reviewer finds himself wonderfully of two minds about the restaurant).

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:51 pm


Don Drump's campaign manager lady said his message has great "restinance" with the American voter

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:01 am

In "suicide squad," Harley Quinn tells the other team members to rise to the challenge--to "step up to the plate," in a manner of speaking.

I only mention this, because I saw it with Albanian subtitles, so I learned that "Come on, pussies..." in Albanian is "Ejani, frikacake ..."

I can us that now next time I'm in Albania. silent

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:00 pm


an FYI for maroons

http://grammarist.com/usage/until-till-til/

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:26 am

It's time for the grammerists to get lost, because in this age of autofill and autocorrect, everything written correctly will automatically be "corrected" to something wrong.

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Re: Language Corner

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:48 am




http://grammarist.com/usage/champing-chomping-at-the-bit/

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:11 am

Sometimes instead of "No, sir," Americans say "Uh-uh."

But Svetlana says "Nyeh-uh."

I never heard that before.

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:22 am

^
It means "Uh-uh."

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Re: Language Corner

Post  pinhedz on Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:24 am

"Elevador no funciona."

That's the word from the rangers at the Washington monument. Shocked Sad


Google translate thinks it's "Ascensor no funciona." [dummies ]

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