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Re: [2015-6-9] - The meaning of self?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:25 am
by jtgibson
Heh... six posts discussing the comic, nine discussing Ada Marie. =P

Back on topic, I didn't get the misunderstanding either; I thought the persistence thing was somehow the joke in itself (which I really didn't get), and didn't make the mental connection for the wink wink nudge nudge about her not following the proper rules for "saving" oneself. That meant that I had no idea what the priest would have whispered to her, which made the hover text equally incomprehensible to me. =)

Now that I *get* it, it's amusing, but one of the most obscure jokes I've seen in ages...

Re: [2015-6-9] - The meaning of self?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:38 pm
by nerd
The joke is not that difficult to get. From the way she talks, the priests knows that she doesn't understand what "preserving herself" means in this context, so he explains it means her virginity. Then, she misunderstands that as "self" being a general euphemism for the word "virginity". Then, it suggests you that every time a person says a sentence including "self", you should mentally replace all of those instances with the word "virginity", because that's hilarious.

Have I made myself clear?

Re: [2015-6-9] - The meaning of self?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:36 am
by Bard
Thisfox wrote:
Edminster wrote:
Thisfox wrote:..Also, I don't see how Ada or Marie are nerdy names, but hey, that's a matter of opinion.


I'm a teacher. I know many many girls called Ada and Marie. They're normal. The nerdiest name I've encountered so far? Hazchem. He's a lovely lad, but his parents have a lot to answer for. I also have taught kids called Yacht, Rainbow, and River. In different schools, with different parents. Ada and Marie? Tame.
Perhaps I do think too oddly.


I think we have a troll here Edminster. Clearly ignoring why Ada Marie would be nerdy and instead going for "in general they are normal names" displays a lack of intelligence which a teacher couldn't (or shouldn't?) have.'

Also, on topic: I also thought the joke was a little cramped - I scratched my head and wondered. (Which is a thing I've been doing for years while studying philosophy - self, reality, ethics, fundamental physics, linguistics, all surrounded with lame student jokes...it should have prepared me well enough for this joke)

Re: [2015-6-9] - The meaning of self?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:40 pm
by GUTCHUCKER
Bard wrote:Also, on topic: I also thought the joke was a little cramped - I scratched my head and wondered. (Which is a thing I've been doing for years while studying philosophy - self, reality, ethics, fundamental physics, linguistics, all surrounded with lame student jokes...it should have prepared me well enough for this joke)

Studying philosophy is great. At the end of your degree, you can use it to get a job teaching more people philosophy. Isn't it magical?

Re: [2015-6-9] - The meaning of self?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:45 am
by Tar
Me or Ma Self? wrote:PS: I don't get the "What is the nerdiest possible thing you could name your child?" either.



Pissed that "Optimus Non-composite" was rejected.