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  1. ethanm

    ethanm Stylish Dinosaur

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    This. Streetlight rule!
     


  2. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    anywhere from 6-8 pm depending on season and DST. but I did grow up in California - sunset times were about the same over there too
     


  3. Find Finn

    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    There you go, 2ish hours earlier than these kids, if I came to bed at 11pm on a school night at that age, I would have been useless in school the day after.


    I overheard a conversation between two immigrant kids (14-15) the other day on the metro, who were proud of the fact the teacher had said, they were the worst students in the class and averaged d-f in all subjects, wtf.
     


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    let me guess kids are arab/turk?
     


  5. Find Finn

    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    The ones on the playground are a mix of Somalian, Arab and Turk, the ones on the train looked Arab.
     
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  6. ethanm

    ethanm Stylish Dinosaur

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    Why do people think that data is both the singular and the plural?
     


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    Gibonius Stylish Dinosaur

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    A number of official style guides are allowing "data" to be used for both.
     
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    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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    "The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco."
     


  9. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    When I read your name now, am I supposed to say "falcon" or "fawlcon?" Or maybe "fuhlcun?" (I have heard that third pronunciation betimes.)
     


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    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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    Why would you say it out loud are you reading my posts to a ghost author and making a book of my posts in order to sell millions of copies and retire early to the south of France with a houseboy named Felipe?
     


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    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    That is the gist of it, yes.
     


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    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    Does Felipe speak French? Or will you have to learn French in addition to being schooled by him in the ways of love?
     


  13. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    Je m'appelle L'Incandescent; je parle françois! (Oddly enough, I speak 18th century French to where I say "françois" and not "français," but I will be understood irregardless.)
     


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    Bravo L'Incandescent...

    Tu es un poete..
     


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    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    True story: I read a lot of 18th century French, and so I don't think twice when I read words like "parloit" and "connoitre." Well one day I was reading contemporary French and I was getting annoyed that the author kept misspelling "sçavoir." And then a little while later I felt stupid.
     


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