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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #135 on: June 10, 2013, 08:51:02 AM »
What's going on up in here?
To think that something is going on in this thread after two years is a misnomer.
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #136 on: June 10, 2013, 10:49:11 AM »
What's going on up in here?
To think that something is going on in this thread after two years is a misnomer.

OR just gross misconduct.
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #137 on: June 10, 2013, 10:58:00 AM »

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #138 on: September 14, 2013, 01:04:59 PM »
"the annals of recorded history"

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #139 on: September 14, 2013, 02:29:12 PM »
LIKE, as a crutch word.

I was, like, driving to church today and almost hit a bird.

Sadly, this was somehow ingrained into me and I cannot, for the life of me, remove this word from my speech. I can't not say it. In my experience it seems that most people under, like, 30 talk this way.

Oh, that I had the Valley Girl cadence and tone to go with it. OMG that'd be, like, totally.

There have always been what you call "crutch words" or intonational patterns in speech which serve the same function: hold on, I am still thinking and am not quite finished yet.

The development of the so-call "Valley Girl" talk is interesting. The raising tone on nearly every sentence, which typically in English suggests a question, functions primarily to suggest that anyone is allowed to break into the discourse. This pattern of speech can been seen in Appalachia through to the Ozarks and those folks settling into the LA valley brought that cadence of speech with them.

Where I grew up, most sentences had an upwards rising tone to function as described above. Not nearly as pronounced as the Valley-Tone, but it was still there.
 
Dude I just watched Clueless the other day.

Great movie...wow.
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #140 on: September 14, 2013, 02:44:54 PM »
Dude I just watched Clueless the other day.

Great movie...wow.

Alicia Silverstone is always better in movies that make me feel uncomfortably turned on by her, like The Crush.

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #141 on: September 14, 2013, 03:18:38 PM »

From a football commentator:

“Five straight plays in a row.”
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #142 on: September 14, 2013, 07:18:19 PM »
I can't tell - are we still being ironic? Or just sarcastic?
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #143 on: September 14, 2013, 07:24:51 PM »
"Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, except for all the others that have been tried" - Franklin D. Churchill

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #144 on: September 14, 2013, 07:35:21 PM »
"Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, except for all the others that have been tried" - Franklin D. Churchill

Wow, who knew a wrestler could be so profound?
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #145 on: September 15, 2013, 01:36:56 AM »
How about the overused: devestating, devestated, etc. is my favorite in this category.

Decimated!

Just the other day, a neighbor told me their team decimated the other in some stupid video game.

I asked: You reduced them by a tenth?

Neighbor: *Blank stare*

I havent heard that one since high school and the know it all
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #146 on: September 15, 2013, 01:45:59 AM »
Well, yes, our beloved football coach - the best coach in college football - did indeed refer to the football field as a "triangle" today. But I forgive him. His geometry may be poor, but he still knows how to coach!  ;)


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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #147 on: September 15, 2013, 01:50:56 AM »
Well, yes, our beloved football coach - the best coach in college football - did indeed refer to the football field as a "triangle" today. But I forgive him. His geometry may be poor, but he still knows how to coach!  ;)


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The only thing more of joke than the NFL is NCAA football. Maybe the SCC has a scintilla of legitimacy. But really, I have no idea how anyone can support college sports, especially football. I've met crack dealers with more scruples than a University Athletic Director.

And save me from Ohio State fans. Notre Dame fans. And Michigan fans. In that order. They are the worst.

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #148 on: September 15, 2013, 03:23:02 AM »
The only thing more of joke than the NFL is NCAA football. Maybe the SCC has a scintilla of legitimacy. But really, I have no idea how anyone can support college sports, especially football. I've met crack dealers with more scruples than a University Athletic Director.

And save me from Ohio State fans. Notre Dame fans. And Michigan fans. In that order. They are the worst.

All this and no Sandusky mention?

Or was that the scruples bit?

The NFL has been a joke for years but I still watch.
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #149 on: September 26, 2013, 09:44:31 PM »
"Exploring my spirituality has been a long personal journey for me."

Hey orthonorm, I tried to pack in as much irritating stuff as I could in as short a space as I could, but I'm curious: what irritates you most about this quote?

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #150 on: September 26, 2013, 11:08:10 PM »
"Exploring my spirituality has been a long personal journey for me."

Hey orthonorm, I tried to pack in as much irritating stuff as I could in as short a space as I could, but I'm curious: what irritates you most about this quote?

You shudda tossed in narrative somewhere. Everyone is using it. It is a plague worse than journey.

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #151 on: September 27, 2013, 01:52:43 AM »
"Exploring my spirituality has been a long personal journey for me."

Hey orthonorm, I tried to pack in as much irritating stuff as I could in as short a space as I could, but I'm curious: what irritates you most about this quote?

personal journey exploring spirituality.

You traveled across the world to find that irritating. I went around the world to pack sardines
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #152 on: September 27, 2013, 02:29:17 AM »
"Let me ax you a question..."

[ahem] This venerable metathesis is traceable back to Old English. [/ahem]

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #153 on: November 18, 2013, 02:58:44 AM »
I reject your reality and substitute my own.

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #154 on: November 18, 2013, 03:10:58 AM »
Y'all must of been English majors!!!

English as a second language.

No wonder the interest in linguistics!
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #155 on: November 18, 2013, 03:20:03 AM »
I shouldn't of posted in this thread, but for all intensive purposes, I could care less.

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Beautifully executed with a common English mistake in each clause.

Several of my English professors lamented that most of their Freshmen English students did not realize that "I shouldn't of" is not proper English as students are replacing "of" for "have." However, they write the way they talk.
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #156 on: November 18, 2013, 03:21:42 AM »
Question:  What is irony?
Answer:  Ferrish?

OK it has been a day and I have no idea what you getting at here. I humbly ask you clarify.

It was a bad joke...it take a while to decipher it, I suppose.  I simply took "irony" to mean something like "metalish"...that is like a metal, or like an iron....hence the "ferrish"

Don't quit your day job . . .

did anyone with a physics or chemistry background get it?

Yes, I got it. Biology and science background. My dad would have loved that one as he was a chemical engineer and astrophysicist.
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #157 on: November 18, 2013, 03:25:43 AM »
That's unpossible!

Ahh, hopefully taken from another category: Pop culture/internet vernacular.  "Trickeration" would be an example. 

I didn't get your ferrish joke, but that's my fault; I need my sciences to be spongy. 

Another:  Calvary substituted for Cavalry, or vice versa.  Come to think of it, visah versa bugs me a bit too.  ;D

The Church's canons are often misspelled as the Church's cannons.
Has the church ever used cannons to knock out the heretics?
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #158 on: November 18, 2013, 12:50:07 PM »
That's unpossible!

Ahh, hopefully taken from another category: Pop culture/internet vernacular.  "Trickeration" would be an example. 

I didn't get your ferrish joke, but that's my fault; I need my sciences to be spongy. 

Another:  Calvary substituted for Cavalry, or vice versa.  Come to think of it, visah versa bugs me a bit too.  ;D

The Church's canons are often misspelled as the Church's cannons.
Has the church ever used cannons to knock out the heretics?
Only other Christians, at Pascha.
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #159 on: September 08, 2014, 06:24:44 PM »
I greatly dislike that "if not..." phrase people use. Ok, maybe not every use of it, but some statements drive me up the wall.

"The city will have enough money to repair the swimming pool, though not the entire park, thanks to this grant."

OR

"The city will have enough money to repair the swimming pool, though perhaps not the entire park, thanks to this grant."

NOT

"The city will have enough money to repair the swimming pool, if not the entire park, thanks to this grant."

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #160 on: September 09, 2014, 02:08:12 PM »
I greatly dislike that "if not..." phrase people use. Ok, maybe not every use of it, but some statements drive me up the wall.

"The city will have enough money to repair the swimming pool, though not the entire park, thanks to this grant."

OR

"The city will have enough money to repair the swimming pool, though perhaps not the entire park, thanks to this grant."

NOT

"The city will have enough money to repair the swimming pool, if not the entire park, thanks to this grant."
I am apathetic to this concern.

As a side note, I was excited to see orthonorm had started a thread, but then I realized it was from 2011.  Oh well.
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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #161 on: September 09, 2014, 02:10:24 PM »
Vagueness loses its utility and power when it is bandied about willy nilly!

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Re: That begs the question: What is irony?
« Reply #162 on: September 09, 2014, 03:33:18 PM »
Vagueness loses its utility and power when it is bandied about willy nilly!

if not purposefully  :P
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