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  • Deckard1 10 Apr 2012 14:45:54 27,273 posts
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    Wait Titantic is real? How fucking old is Leonardo DiCaprio, he must be in his hundreds?!?
  • Dougs 10 Apr 2012 14:46:42 66,760 posts
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    Yeah, I made a gag on FB about DiCaprio being horrendously miscast as the bloke IRL was nothing like that. Don't think anyone got it though.
  • Fatiguez 10 Apr 2012 14:46:46 8,707 posts
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    He looks amazing for his age.
  • Salaman 10 Apr 2012 15:57:00 18,889 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    here
    Somebody needs to do a Hindenburg movie. Suddenly those dumb "huge manatee" pics will make sense to so much more people.
  • glaeken 10 Apr 2012 16:18:27 11,108 posts
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    With the amount of documentaries about Titanic I would have thought it would be difficult to miss it being real these days. You would probably only notice this though I guess if you watch documentary channels.

    I do remember when I was at school we had a guest speaker who had seen the Titanic sailing by (he lived near Southampton) when he was a child. At least I think I remember this. Now I think about it almost feels like I am repeating someone else's story. The clouds of time descend upon me.

    My Grandma did claim she remembered it happening though I worked out she was only 3 at the time. That one is definitely my memory. Though possibly my memory of my Grandma's faulty memory.

    Edited by glaeken at 16:21:43 10-04-2012
  • MetalDog 15 May 2012 11:33:10 23,708 posts
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    Today I learned the German word for vocabulary - wortschatz, which as far as I can tell literally means 'word treasure', which made me smile :)

    So now I can say, Ich habe der wortschatz aus einem Papagei. Or at least I could if I had any idea how to pronounce Papegei.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Rusty_M 15 May 2012 11:40:56 4,595 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    Today I learned the German word for vocabulary - wortschatz, which as far as I can tell literally means 'word treasure', which made me smile :).gif" class="smilie" alt=":)" />

    So now I can say, Ich habe der wortschatz aus einem Papagei. Or at least I could if I had any idea how to pronounce Papegei.
    pretty much "papa guy"

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • MetalDog 15 May 2012 11:45:33 23,708 posts
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    Ooh, cheers!

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Rusty_M 15 May 2012 11:52:35 4,595 posts
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    Also, would that not be "wie einem Papagei"?

    I haven't really spoken any German since 2004 though so I'm not sure

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • MetalDog 15 May 2012 12:01:35 23,708 posts
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    Quite possibly. I never claimed to be a grammatically-correct parrot!

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • LeoliansBro 15 May 2012 12:06:50 43,321 posts
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    Favourite German word is for when you're depressed so you overeat: 'kummerspeck, lit. 'grief bacon'.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Salaman 15 May 2012 12:07:31 18,889 posts
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    Yeah "papa guy" is a pretty good approximation.
    Cool site for stuff like this is LEO. It looks incredibly pants but the content is good and you can click to hear the words pronounced.

    And yeah your original sentence does say "I have the vocab from within a parrot." or "I have the vocab out of a parrot". :-)

    I like to think the extraction process involves you strangling the bird to force out it's words.
  • Salaman 15 May 2012 12:08:56 18,889 posts
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    I think my two favourite German words are terms to indicate someone is a bit of a pansy or a "soft boiled egg" (Weichei).

    Sitzpinkler and Warmduscher.
  • Rusty_M 15 May 2012 12:18:15 4,595 posts
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    I always liked this little poem. It doesn't translate well. (hope I can remember it)

    Ein Hase saß auf einem Bank.
    Sein A war, ach so matt und krank.
    Da kamen Booten grad vorbei.
    Die hatten von der O gleich zwei.
    Der Hase bat, man gab ein O.
    Die Booten waren boten so.
    Der Hase staunte "wunderbar"
    Dass er nun eine Hose war.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • mad_caddy 15 May 2012 12:27:18 3,306 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    here
    Somebody needs to do a Hindenburg movie. Suddenly those dumb "huge manatee" pics will make sense to so much more people.
    already done, sort of.
  • Salaman 15 May 2012 12:33:38 18,889 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    I always liked this little poem. It doesn't translate well. (hope I can remember it)

    Ein Hase saß auf einem Bank.
    Sein A war, ach so matt und krank.
    Da kamen Booten grad vorbei.
    Die hatten von der O gleich zwei.
    Der Hase bat, man gab ein O.
    Die Booten waren boten so.
    Der Hase staunte "wunderbar"
    Dass er nun eine Hose war.
    :-) Never heard that.
    A bit confused on the Booten boten but the hare bits make sense.
  • Tonka 15 May 2012 12:34:35 20,028 posts
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    That there actually is such a thing as a Douchebag.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Rusty_M 15 May 2012 12:44:06 4,595 posts
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    boten being past participle plural of bat, also if you remove one o from booten, you get boten. They gave the o to the hare who threw away his a.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • roz123 15 May 2012 12:50:37 7,112 posts
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    Winkelmesser means protractor
  • L_Franko Moderator 15 May 2012 12:56:12 9,694 posts
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    The new version of the OS mapping program I use sucks the big one!
    The old version was a pain at times but this new version makes me want to hurt myself.

    Stupid work!!!
  • Salaman 15 May 2012 13:24:14 18,889 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    boten being past participle plural of bat, also if you remove one o from booten, you get boten. They gave the o to the hare who threw away his a.
    Que?
    The only Booten I could think of is boats. Boten didn't make any sense to me but apparently is a messenger.
    Can't quite follow the bat to boten logic but then my grammar lessons are so far beind me I'v eno idea which one the pas participle is anymore.

    Still .. cool little poem. =)
  • localnotail 14 Aug 2012 11:05:02 23,093 posts
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    Strong evidence that Comic Sans is officially the font of losers (hearken, CERN)

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • localnotail 22 Aug 2012 14:27:31 23,093 posts
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    Birmingham stranger than ever imagined - dinosaur cosplay

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • localnotail 11 Oct 2012 00:36:17 23,093 posts
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    1. Kubla Khan was Gengis Khan's grandson. KHAAAAAN!

    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animals_with_fraudulent_diplomas

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • crashVoodoo 21 Nov 2012 11:33:20 3,853 posts
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    if you create a file in a folder in android called ".nomedia" without the quotes it will exclude it from being displayed in the gallery.

    I've been getting my theme hat on with my phone and added a load of folders with icons. They all started to show in my gallery and it was getting untidy.

    create file called .nomedia and then 10 seconds or so later they disappear from the gallery

    \o/

    a Nexus a day keeps the apple away

  • Deleted user 21 November 2012 12:07:59
    Today I learned that Jennifer Lawrence has one fiiine lookin' booty.
  • Maturin 21 Nov 2012 12:15:16 2,892 posts
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    crashVoodoo wrote:
    if you create a file in a folder in android called ".nomedia" without the quotes it will exclude it from being displayed in the gallery.

    I've been getting my theme hat on with my phone and added a load of folders with icons. They all started to show in my gallery and it was getting untidy.

    create file called .nomedia and then 10 seconds or so later they disappear from the gallery

    \o/
    There's even an app in the market that will do this for you.

    Link me do
  • RedSparrows 21 Nov 2012 13:36:00 22,103 posts
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    Wait, Titanic, what.

    I don't get why Titanic is taught in schools, other than as a convenient cultural reference for fin-de-siecle decadence and the moment before the storm.

    And even that isn't the point of the lessons, IIRC.

    Newsflash: ships sink.
  • FogHeart 21 Nov 2012 13:36:48 944 posts
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    crashVoodoo wrote:
    if you create a file in a folder in android called ".nomedia" without the quotes it will exclude it from being displayed in the gallery.

    I've been getting my theme hat on with my phone and added a load of folders with icons. They all started to show in my gallery and it was getting untidy.

    create file called .nomedia and then 10 seconds or so later they disappear from the gallery

    \o/
    Yeah, knew this, it's how you HIDE THE PORN!
  • Deleted user 30 November 2012 04:03:03
    Today I learned that pigeons understand the probability and strategy behind the Monty Hall problem faster than humans.
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