Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    I don't really care for phonetics as a the primary way to classify language, by that logic Bavarian is low German because it is largely exempt from the second consonant shift despite having High German compound formations and syntax, and English North of the Humber would be a North Germanic language, while to the south would be a North Sea West Germanic. I tend to side with linguists who classify based on grammatical constructs more than by grouping phonemes, although I think they both have their place. This is also why I think the geneological model is inherently flawed, because a language like Danish, which is clearly North Germanic, can exhibit changes in lexicon and pronunciation due to extended contact with German, but should clearly not be considered a form of Plotdeutsch...

    Jstor is a lot better than I remember it being a few years ago, and I'm in the humanities, so most of the articles I use are 30+ years old... Science, tech and anything requiring more recent reading I recall being a bit of an issue.
     


  2. ghandis brosef

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    I don't get why these May Day protesters are ruining my city.
     


  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I feel you, brother.
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    It's not over? May Day was yesterday.
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    April added 119,000 jobs. These fucking idiots missed the boat.
     


  6. ghandis brosef

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    Here in Seattle, the "Black-Bloc" threatened an even bigger demonstration if more arrests are made.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The cops should just shoot all of them. Fuck em'.
     


  8. indesertum

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    i believe we were talking about high school
     


  9. Fang66

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    I think we need to separate Rock 'N' Roll and Rock. I think Rock 'N' Roll of the late 50s early 60s derived a lot from Country, Western Swing, the Blues and other genres. Modern Rock from the 60s/70s through to today was of course influenced by Rock 'N' Roll but it was more so a reinterpretation of the same roots as Rock 'N' Roll with less emphasis on the other genres and more on the Blues. One of the reasons that guys like Cash and Waylon are considered more Country these days is because that's where their influences came from and in turn they had a far greater influence on modern Country than on modern Rock.

    If I can modify my original flippant comment, you guys might not have been listening to Pat Boone but without the British invasion you certainly wouldn't have been listening to Rock music as we know it today.
     


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    Valet. I don't mind a walk. Guess that cements my small timer status.
     


  11. Kid Nickels

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    It a paradox of sorts...I mind the walk but I don't want that asshole touching my ride! :paranoia:
     


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    Exactly! And keys to your car and everything inside it.
     


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    I prefer to walk.
     
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  14. patrickBOOTH

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    There should be a wife valet service.
     


  15. Connemara

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    A lot of the husbands would pay big bucks to make sure the wives never come back.
     


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