Predominantly Erroneous (Exohedron nonsense blog)

Discussion in 'Your Bijou Blogette' started by Exohedron, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Like, sure Bilbo found the One Ring in a cave, but this was after the party had already found swords from the Hidden City of Gondolin in a cave. And yeah, sure, the swords weren't necessarily cursed or evil or anything, but they'd been lost a lot longer than the One Ring. Beleriand sank into the ocean during the War of Wrath! Meanwhile Sauron gets a paper cut and then Isildur drops the One Ring in a river and the One Ring vanishes for a few measly centuries.
    Look, the point is that sometimes you just find things in caves.
     
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  2. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Is it too early to start making "vax evasion" jokes?
     
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  3. HonestlyVan

    HonestlyVan a very funny person who never tells jokes

    No, that's genius actually.
     
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  4. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Look, if you're going to name your new secret project "Monkey's Paw", that sets certain expectations.
     
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  5. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Today on Making Matt Levine Unhappy: $DOG crypto coin, not to be confused with dogecoin, is crypto shares of an NFT of the doge image. The original NFT was bought for $4 million; the shares suggest a market cap of $225 million.
     
  6. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    I think I've reached the age where deliberately getting pop culture references wrong is amusing to me. This somehow makes me feel older than when I refinanced a mortgage.
     
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  7. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    I think this post about nostalgebraist-autoresponder is the scariest thing I've seen recently.
    How long did it take you to realize that this text is computer generated, and not actually a meta post from nostalgebraist?
     
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  8. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    I didn't?? Though that does explain why it's so muddled. Daaamn.
     
  9. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Mildly interesting thing found today: a Wikipedia page containing a usage of singular "they" that contains a link to the Wikipedia page on singular "they". Spotted on the Foliation page in the section on Holonomy.
     
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  10. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    More adventures in cooking with hot peppers: almost 24 hours later, my fingertips feel like they've been sunburned.
     
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  11. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    New "which of your ocs" idea: which of your ocs would be the sole non-Muppet in a Muppet version of your [fic/comic/unrecorded daydreams/etc]
     
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  12. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    But I suppose that cursed gold is in fact a pretty metal way to die.
     
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  13. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    I really like how in Chrononauts, a game about time travel, the move where you discard cards and draw to replace because you don't have any better options is called "killing time".
     
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  14. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Adding to the list of words that I've started mispronouncing because I say them so often (in the particular context of this one person who I talk to often), I would say "what's up?" to indicate interest in whatever nonsense (usually the result of a bizarre programming error) she called me over for, except it's morphed into "wuzzup?" because consonants are too much effort.
     
  15. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Being mathematicians, at one point some of my colleagues and I went through the various Standard Mathematician Jokes, mainly by reciting the punchlines since one could basically reconstruct the entire joke from those.
    A more interesting exercise (maybe?) would be to pick a not-terribly-illuminating sentence from the middle of the joke and try to work outwards to both ends.
    For instance,
     
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  16. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Back on the subject of color names, we call it the "Red Sea", not the "Vermillion Sea". And the eastern chunk of the Khanate's army was called the "Blue Horde", not the "Azure Horde". So why can't we just say "Red Bird" and "Blue Dragon"?
    Or is it just that the original Chinese word doesn't distinguish between blue and green the way Westerners do? Still, "Azure"?
     
  17. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Just realized that I have, more than once, quoted scripture for my own purposes.
     
  18. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    I don't think I'll ever really care about food to be a great cook, but I would feel like a more competent cook if it didn't always take me a few tries to open the spice bottles if I'm not looking directly at them.
     
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