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Postby yourdad » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:35 pm

this restaurant uses ipads as menus. this is a first
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby exprof » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:04 am

Any linguists here? Does anyone know how proficient you have to be at a given language so that you may detect an "accent"? Also, are some languages easier to blend into? I feel like French is one language that is especially difficult to perfect...
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby fun_yunchables » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:00 am

being sick sucks but the silver lining is that i got a free cup of tea today
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby Syeknom » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:00 am

exprof wrote:Any linguists here? Does anyone know how proficient you have to be at a given language so that you may detect an "accent"? Also, are some languages easier to blend into? I feel like French is one language that is especially difficult to perfect...


Not a linguist but you don't need proficiency in a language to hear accent - just enough exposure and the ability to recognise words instead of a stream of nonsense. I find a few months is good for getting to that stage.

French and Germanic languages are "easy" for English speakers due to huge overlap in vocabulary. That said I find French very demanding to follow without study. Dutch is kinda straightforward once you learn key words. Grammar and sentence building in both is the bit that requires effort.
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby LandslideBaby » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:21 am

I can detect some different obvious accents in french and I'm not that proficient. I don't think some languages are more difficult to perfect, it's just that people mocking english natives speaking french is common. You don't see people mocking english natives/wtv natives people speaking portuguese, but most of them struggle a lot especially with sounds like "lh" "nh" "ão" and with the whole everything being masculine/feminine (this is also shared with spanish/french/most languages(?)). Sometimes that is not even the issue but things like tone, as you tend to speak other languages with the same "metric" as you speak yours.
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby vgtbls » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:00 pm

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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby JonjoShelvey » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:33 pm

bro just share a name w/ a couple famous people and use no social media boom people can google you all you want

it's that easy
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby exprof » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:18 pm

@syeknom @lostie you're absolutely right, I completely forgot about grammar and how it varies. Come to think of it syntax might give you away (at least in writing) the most, I know that in french certain sentence structures are entirely different from their english counterparts.

@landslidebaby sounds are definitely one of the most difficult to master, the ability to roll your "r"s is definitely not obvious.
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby vgtbls » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:33 pm

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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby ramdomthought » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:44 pm

i only spent $80 on groceries this month

a lot less when i actually started tracking what i buy
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby IsaiahSchafer » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:38 pm

Couple people asked on irc, so I found a few pics to show the backyard wedding and such.
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby arcticsound » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:23 pm

Went to the weirdest party last night. It was thrown by Export A at a really shitty club way out in the burbs. They gave us three drink tickets and four free packs of cigarettes at the door and the whole place was jungle themed for somer reason. It was invite only for industry people (restaurants, bars, etc.), but it ended up being a pretty normal club crowd which was kind of a bummer. DJ was absolutely awful as well, sounded like his library was just 'top 10 of a year' albums and he barely even mixed. Used all my drink tickets in, like, half an hour, then left. Now I have a bunch of cigs and I don't even smoke.
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby ramdomthought » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:59 pm

cheers @deadkitty. soaked hash browns in a brine and they came out significantly better -- less starchy and cooked better to a crispier sort of taste
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby jrisk » Thu May 01, 2014 10:32 am

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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby exprof » Thu May 01, 2014 2:46 pm

My aunt gave me a cowboy beer boot as a belated birthday gift lol
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby nevergreen » Thu May 01, 2014 2:59 pm

been putting a conscious effort towards eating and eating healthy (before i would actually be too lazy to eat/make something). past few days i've made myself a nice healthy lunch and it feels good. i mean i never really ate poorly, just didn't really eat healthy, if that makes sense.

also went to the gym for the firs time in forever on tuesday. upper body is sore but my elbows are absolutely killing me... going back today to work legs and i'm excited to get back in shape.
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby Bootz_Rex » Thu May 01, 2014 3:09 pm

I'm also trying to eat a little healthier. Less processed foods. Natural stuff like fruits, veggies, meat. It's not really hard to do but so much less convenient. When I pack my lunch for work it's like I have to spend 10 minutes preparing something instead of just throwing granola bars and yogurt into a bag and calling it good. + 1 on the positive change though. That's always a good thing.
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby starfox64 » Thu May 01, 2014 3:23 pm

did anyone own that makr key bottle opener? @cameron- ?

i thought someone had it and said that it sucked
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby sparkyoriental » Thu May 01, 2014 3:48 pm

signed up for a CSA today (community supported agriculture), excited to get all kinds of weird veg and fruit all summer!
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby g2x222 » Thu May 01, 2014 3:50 pm

ramdomthought wrote:i only spent $80 on groceries this month

a lot less when i actually started tracking what i buy


that's awesome. details? did u extreme coupon?
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby ramseames » Thu May 01, 2014 4:26 pm

starfox64 wrote:did anyone own that makr key bottle opener? @cameron- ?

i thought someone had it and said that it sucked


Pretty sure ben said that.

I have this in ti with the round end so it fits in my key case and it's swell

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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby nevergreen » Thu May 01, 2014 5:06 pm

Bootz_Rex wrote:I'm also trying to eat a little healthier. Less processed foods. Natural stuff like fruits, veggies, meat. It's not really hard to do but so much less convenient. When I pack my lunch for work it's like I have to spend 10 minutes preparing something instead of just throwing granola bars and yogurt into a bag and calling it good. + 1 on the positive change though. That's always a good thing.

yep the biggest thing is the convenience. i'll be ready to sleep and think to myself shit i have to make lunch. although it ends up being better than any bean energy bar or yogurt or anything.

i used to eat breakfast very rarely because i'd want to get all the sleep i can get before going to work/school, but i've been making food every morning recently. it's hard to go wrong with some eggs, veggies, toast, and fruit. and of course throw in some bean energy in the form of nuts or meat. i haven't done all of these, but the ones i've tried so far have been so so good and so simple. takes >10 minutes to put everything together and start eating.
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby can- » Thu May 01, 2014 5:29 pm

starfox64 wrote:did anyone own that makr key bottle opener? @cameron- ?

i thought someone had it and said that it sucked

I had one, it's convenient but it fell off my belt loop and I lost all my keys. not very secure
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby Blastoise » Thu May 01, 2014 5:51 pm

Officially admitted to the university that I was planning to transfer to this fall (Twin Cities). Woo.
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby prawnzee » Thu May 01, 2014 7:17 pm

I've almost recovered from may day. drank a lot of kilju starting at 2pm and ending at.. can't recall. the cool thing is I spent 0€ the whole night! the last song of the night was the moomin theme, sang that shit as loud as I could and slow danced with a cool girl. nice stuff
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby smiles » Fri May 02, 2014 12:43 am

@exprof says I sound like a kangaroo. What it do
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Re: ramdom thoughts

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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby freddy » Fri May 02, 2014 9:27 am

it seriously takes me 2-3 days to do laundry, i don't know how ppls put up with me
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby stappard_ » Fri May 02, 2014 1:20 pm

It really annoys me that index isn't capitalised in "Board index" on this forum
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Re: ramdom thoughts

Postby RycePooding » Fri May 02, 2014 3:48 pm

Taking my first test run to a state park this weekend. Wish me luck (smiling)

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