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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6105 on: 02 May, 2018, 10:58:31 pm »

So that's what you call it in this universe. In the universe I'm from, it didn't exist...

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6106 on: 03 May, 2018, 05:49:44 am »
There's even a song about it.

I was taught the same as you TLS, and seem to have been arguing about it ever since - I can report no sudden break, just shifting differences in preference.

Now if you want to talk about the change from Oil of Ulay to Olay...

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6107 on: 03 May, 2018, 06:10:09 am »
It's probably an example of confirmation bias, thinking about it. As soon as I started noticing the Oxford comma (thanks for teaching me about that, Cosh), it simply stood out more in my consciousness. Probably. Maybe it's because I read fewer novels and more factual books these days, the two having different preferences. Maybe.

My Mum always used what I remember as Oil of Ulay, I remember because we all used to deliberately mispronounce it in "hilarious" ways.


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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6108 on: 03 May, 2018, 11:51:46 am »
My Mum always used what I remember as Oil of Ulay, I remember because we all used to deliberately mispronounce it in "hilarious" ways.

That's nothing, my mum used to eat some slimming chocolates called AIDS



EDIT - damn, just googled it and they were called AYDS.
You're right Sharky, some malign force is rewriting history and altering our memories!
« Last Edit: 03 May, 2018, 11:53:25 am by Dandontdare »

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6109 on: 03 May, 2018, 12:04:56 pm »
I do remember the advert "Aids cubes for slimmers," which seemed to come out about a fortnight before the A.I.D.S. monolith adverts in probably the most spectacularly ill-timed ad campaign in history!

I don't remember them being called "Ayds," though - maybe that was a bit of hasty and futile re-branding after the fact?


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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6110 on: 04 May, 2018, 09:18:22 pm »
As a 51 year old English graduate it’s rare that I come across a word I  don’t know- I have just learned ‘haptic’ and I’m delighted

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6111 on: 04 May, 2018, 09:24:59 pm »

My deepest contratifibulations, DDD!

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6112 on: 05 May, 2018, 12:07:22 am »
In Soviet Russia women pass on you.


Close, just one letter out (if you pay for the... privilege).

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6113 on: 05 May, 2018, 12:11:30 am »
It knows EVERYTHING. http://en.akinator.com/

I almost killed it with Johnny Alpha. The first time it guessed Barry Trotter and when I said it was wrong and tried to continue it crashed.
I tried again and after one wrong guess of Ben Hope it finally got there with Johnny.

It amazingly got Rogue Trooper.

When I chose Nikolai Dante I thought it might actually get him when the last two questions were “does he have a beard?” and “is he Russian?”

Then it accused me of being ‘a smart guy who answers randomly”!

Then it continued, but still didn’t get it.

I’m not surprised that it didn’t get Dante as he is not a well known character, but those two last questions the first time. Quite a coincidence.

I tried it on Nemesis - there were two questions that made me pause though - one about whether they've ever lived on Mars and whether they're a robot - well, if you're counting Deadlock as part of Nemesis then yes to both of those, but I answered no, as Deadlock was only one with Khaos for a short(-ish) time.

Eventually it got it wrong and presented me with a list, one of which had Nem on.

"Character already played 197 times,
last played on 17/04/2018 - 02H43."  - which of you was up at quarter to three in the morning educating it unto the ways of the Warlock?

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6114 on: 05 May, 2018, 11:10:47 am »
As a 51 year old English graduate it’s rare that I come across a word I  don’t know- I have just learned ‘haptic’ and I’m delighted

See now, if you'd done Computer Science you would've know that one.

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« Reply #6115 on: 05 May, 2018, 11:43:53 am »
As a 51 year old English graduate it’s rare that I come across a word I  don’t know- I have just learned ‘haptic’ and I’m delighted

See now, if you'd done Computer Science you would've know that one.

Or paid attention to Indigo Prime*



* Prog 2057, art by Lee Carter, script by Nigel Long

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6116 on: 05 May, 2018, 12:54:43 pm »
As a 51 year old English graduate it’s rare that I come across a word I  don’t know- I have just learned ‘haptic’ and I’m delighted

See now, if you'd done Computer Science you would've know that one.

Before I hit wiktionary - something to do with touch?

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6117 on: 05 May, 2018, 02:33:53 pm »
yep.  Some sort of feedback when pressing or interacting with devices.

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6118 on: 05 May, 2018, 06:35:15 pm »
ok, so everyone knows this word except me!  :-[

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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #6119 on: 05 May, 2018, 06:58:58 pm »
CNN calls Kanye a white supremacist.  :lol: :lol: :lol: