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Re: Creationism.

Postby Kimra » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:17 am

Where they grow bananas is where they grow pot. Point in case, about 30min from here we have the Pot capital of Australia. Go Nimbin.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby mountainmage » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:30 am

Kimra wrote:Where they grow bananas is where they grow pot. Point in case, about 30min from here we have the Pot capital of Australia. Go Nimbin.


My neighbors have a banana tree, does that mean they have a pot farm?

Also, I believe the phrase is "case in point".
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Re: Creationism.

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:30 am

Only in the northern hemisphere.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby mountainmage » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:32 am

Yeah? That seems highly dubious.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby Kimra » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:45 am

Well I'm no linguist, but I'm going with this guys explanation.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby LordRetard » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:51 am

I'm a linguist, and in my professional opinion these phrases rarely make sense, because they often rely on antiquated ideas and are sometimes messed up along the way.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby Kimra » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:54 am

Also my understanding of language is that it is an evolving thing, and English's versatility and ability to evolve is actually the reason for it's continued popularity and use. So therefore as long as it's understood, it is correct enough.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby LordRetard » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:02 am

Didn't I say that to you already? Except that English's supposed versatility compared to other languages is all historical. Not that exciting when you look at why, actually. In fact, the popular opinion at the moment is that overwhelming use of English is crushing many languages where they used to be spoken by indigenous populations. I think that's a very dumb thing to say but it captures the real reason for English's prevalence and use better; it's because of the extent of the British Empire, back what when it was around.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby Kimra » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:19 am

Any dominate language / culture / other crushs the non-dominate. That is sadly a human characteristic we shall not get over in a hurry. But English is versatile and it does adapt (I fear for the future of people who can only type in text speak. It's kind of like Christianity* (except more popular), it has a hundred subdivisions that don't quite get along and don't necessarily understand each other, but all come from the same roots.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:58 am

*A major world religion.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby smiley_cow » Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:15 am

LordRetard wrote:Actually, I think it comes from Jamaica. That's what I been told. At my high school we had this Jamaican connoisseur of marijuana, who could tell you what was bad and what was really good, but the weird part was that he was straight-edge and super-Christian*.


Actually I've been told that at the competitions in Amsterdam, B.C. consistently wins top prize for the best pot.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby LordRetard » Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:56 am

Kimra wrote:Any dominate language / culture / other crushs the non-dominate. That is sadly a human characteristic we shall not get over in a hurry.

Doesn't bother me in the least. It's life.
Kimra wrote:But English is versatile and it does adapt (I fear for the future of people who can only type in text speak. It's kind of like Christianity* (except more popular), it has a hundred subdivisions that don't quite get along and don't necessarily understand each other, but all come from the same roots.

The thing I don't think a lot of people get is that other languages are undergoing similar processes... All languages have their own form of "text speak", and the most obnoxious I've actually seen myself is the people who use Latin alphabets to type in Cyrillic languages, because they pick the letter that looks the closest but other than that don't really know any "standard" methods of romanisation or pay attention to how the sounds are different, and they mix in different caps because they can't tell the difference. It's "why on earth do you have so many N's in the middle of your words?"
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Re: Creationism.

Postby Thomas Aquinas » Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:03 am

LordRetard wrote:
Kimra wrote:Any dominate language / culture / other crushs the non-dominate. That is sadly a human characteristic we shall not get over in a hurry.

Doesn't bother me in the least. It's life.

Yeah, I don't see the problem with this either. This is basically how evolution works, not just humanity, and in humans it leads to a stronger society. Imagine how much better the world would be, for example, if everyone spoke the same language.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby LordRetard » Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:04 am

Tower of Babel, yo.
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Re: Creationism.

Postby Kimra » Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:06 am

Let me think... have I mentioned Japan today? Because Japanese steals from every language. Just add a couple of extra vowels, destroy all r's and make them l's, and it's a Japanese word.

p.s. I can also talk about not having running water but after that I fall flat on conversation topics.
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