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rachlan

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Location: nyc
Gender: Female


Posted: May 31, 2009 - 8:06am

 helenofjoy wrote:

The crazy woman that lives in the building next door to me is really crazy too!  I can't keep my big mouth shut and I'm afraid she will retaliate someday for my confrontational behavior.  She's dealing meth out of her apartment, she's on every social and private program she can get, is legally disabled for a "serious mental illness," and she is cagey as a fox.  She juggles all these case workers and church people like its childs play.  I'm amazed and astounded at what she gets away with, all the while we pay for it.  She calls the ambulance at least twice a month for her many crises.  She tries to act like everybody's best friend and I'm worried she will poison my dog if I don't start playing along!  This is not merely paranoia.
 
I hear you!   I have a woman on my floor that hates my cat.  she is a busy body and nasty to me even before she knew i had a cat.  I live next to the elevator and she gets paranoid that I listen to her talking to people there.  i don't.  nothing bores me more.  she accused me of watching her.   i truly never did or do.  the people in the building seem to like her.   she talks to everyone.  she knocked on my door at 12:30 at night accusing my cat of cruising the hall.   my cat never goes out in the hall unless I am with her.  we have gone for walks side by side after midnight when nobody is around, and if we hear someone we run back in. we do this maybe once a month.  she said my cat peed on the carpet.  my cat has never peed anywhere but in the bathroom.   then she got on the board!  and then it was posted that no animals should be without a leash in the halls.   then she knocked again and asked me if I saw that.  i don't like her.   one time in the laundry room she put one piece of clothing in each of the dryers after I did a wash and i couldn't dry my clothes for hours.  she is crazy!

helenofjoy

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Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Gender: Female


Posted: May 31, 2009 - 5:14am

 samiyam wrote:
The crazy woman upstairs is really crazy.

 
The crazy woman that lives in the building next door to me is really crazy too!  I can't keep my big mouth shut and I'm afraid she will retaliate someday for my confrontational behavior.  She's dealing meth out of her apartment, she's on every social and private program she can get, is legally disabled for a "serious mental illness," and she is cagey as a fox.  She juggles all these case workers and church people like its childs play.  I'm amazed and astounded at what she gets away with, all the while we pay for it.  She calls the ambulance at least twice a month for her many crises.  She tries to act like everybody's best friend and I'm worried she will poison my dog if I don't start playing along!  This is not merely paranoia.

samiyam

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Location: Moving North


Posted: May 30, 2009 - 9:19pm

The crazy woman upstairs is really crazy.
jadewahoo

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Location: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Gender: Male


Posted: May 30, 2009 - 9:08pm

 starcloud wrote:
you've never had a true friend

 
I've never had want of one.

starcloud

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Location: Geo Update: 35.568622, -121.10409 you're close enough
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Posted: May 30, 2009 - 7:45pm

you've never had a true friend
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Posted: May 30, 2009 - 6:56pm

 cookinlover wrote:
You can make a working pistol using chewing gum and sawdust. If you're going for high caliber, be sure to buy Wrigley's gum.

 
for fully automatic function, nicorette is recommended.

cookinlover

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Location: Auckland, New Zealand (former Boston native and Atlanta transplant)
Gender: Male


Posted: May 30, 2009 - 6:54pm

You can make a working pistol using chewing gum and sawdust. If you're going for high caliber, be sure to buy Wrigley's gum.
jadewahoo

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Location: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Gender: Male


Posted: May 30, 2009 - 2:45pm

 dionysius wrote:


Not true with the lexicon for any given modern language, for example, which tends to get bigger and more complex as time goes by. English itself is a famous example. Why, we have a word for everything.  And some modern languages are quite conservative grammatically, like Lithuanian, which proudly boasts all seven of the original Indo-European noun cases (wow, an instrumental case?!). Lithuanian also has the richest participle system of all I-E languages, with participles derived from all tenses with distinct active and passive forms, and several gerund forms. Sounds exhausting. Linguistic evolution isn't simply a progress from complexity to simplicity or vice versa; change can work in many different ways, some of them producing greater complexity, or leaving past complexity in place.

 
Would you say all that again in plain Ingrish?

PoundPuppy

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Posted: May 30, 2009 - 2:28pm

Actually I think it is OK to Hassle the Hoff.
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Posted: May 30, 2009 - 2:22pm

I'm big in Japan
rachlan

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Location: nyc
Gender: Female


Posted: May 30, 2009 - 7:23am

 the term nerd was invented by Dr. Seuss
... in his 1950 book, "If I Ran the Zoo."
justin_thyme

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Location: Windward O`ahu, Hawai`i
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 2, 2008 - 1:20pm

FYI, Derek Bickerton's not just a gifted linguist and author; he's also the proud father of two famous sons:  Ashley Bickerton, an astoundingly talented and successful mixed-media artist, and James Bickerton, a Honolulu superlawyer whose skillful advocacy on environmental, free speech, and community issues has been instrumental in preserving our quality of life here in Hawaii.  (Ash and Jim are also amazing surfers . . . they travel all over the world chasing the best waves.)  {#Clap}
justin_thyme

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Location: Windward O`ahu, Hawai`i
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 2, 2008 - 12:56pm

 Lazy8 wrote:

{#Cheers} Thanks, I now have the perfect gift for somebody!
 
You're very welcome.  It's a great read . . . that "somebody" will really enjoy it!  {#Sunny}
Talalala

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Location: Århus, Denmark
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 2, 2008 - 12:55pm

justin_thyme wrote:

Speaking of languages: I recently finished re-reading Bastard Tongues by linguist Derek Bickerton. It's a fascinating and very entertaining exploration of the evolution of creole languages around the world — as much an adventure story as anything else. I heartily recommend it! Here's the Amazon link in case anyone's interested.

I'll have to check that out!  I read his book Language and Species when I was in college and really enjoyed it..   He is a good writer, too.  Keeps you engaged.

Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 2, 2008 - 12:44pm

 justin_thyme wrote:
Speaking of languages:  I recently finished re-reading Bastard Tongues by linguist Derek Bickerton.  It's a fascinating and very entertaining exploration of the evolution of creole languages around the world — as much an adventure story as anything else.  I heartily recommend it!  Here's the Amazon link in case anyone's interested.
 
{#Cheers} Thanks, I now have the perfect gift for somebody!

justin_thyme

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Location: Windward O`ahu, Hawai`i
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 2, 2008 - 12:16pm

 Lazy8 wrote:

Languages tend to get simpler as they get older . . . .

 
Speaking of languages:  I recently finished re-reading Bastard Tongues by linguist Derek Bickerton.  It's a fascinating and very entertaining exploration of the evolution of creole languages around the world — as much an adventure story as anything else.  I heartily recommend it!  Here's the Amazon link in case anyone's interested.

Talalala

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Location: Århus, Denmark
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 2, 2008 - 12:04pm

JustineFromWyoming wrote:
Eating all this English toffee won't make me any less sleepy.


Sooooo wish I could help you!

JustineFromWyomi...

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Location: Teetering on the edge of Avenue D
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 2, 2008 - 12:01pm

Eating all this English toffee won't make me any less sleepy.
dionysius

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Location: The People's Republic of Austin
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 2, 2008 - 4:43am

 Lazy8 wrote:

Languages tend to get simpler as they get older, and the bits that fall off are the ones that carry no information. Like gender.
 

Not true with the lexicon for any given modern language, for example, which tends to get bigger and more complex as time goes by. English itself is a famous example. Why, we have a word for everything.  And some modern languages are quite conservative grammatically, like Lithuanian, which proudly boasts all seven of the original Indo-European noun cases (wow, an instrumental case?!). Lithuanian also has the richest participle system of all I-E languages, with participles derived from all tenses with distinct active and passive forms, and several gerund forms. Sounds exhausting. Linguistic evolution isn't simply a progress from complexity to simplicity or vice versa; change can work in many different ways, some of them producing greater complexity, or leaving past complexity in place.


winter

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Location: in exile, as always
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 2:57pm

 Lazy8 wrote:

Languages tend to get simpler as they get older, and the bits that fall off are the ones that carry no information. Like gender.

Numbering systems tend to get simpler too—counting in Mandarin is much simpler than in English, which is simpler than French.

French has a further disadvantage: l'Académie Française. The French language actually has a sort of governing body that decides what is French and what isn't, a sure-fire way to freeze the evolution of the language and doom it to the dustbin of history in a few centuries. Assuming anyone pays it any attention.
 


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