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20 minutes ago, Wise Kraken said:

As ye have all been warned -- in Momlike style -- the Wise Kraken rises!  Unfortunately, my value here will most likely only be as an occasional warning to others of wading too far out into randomness. (Hey, everyone needs a purpose.)

 

Regarding the Latin translation, it is true, I am he who believes in giving chants a piece. 

 

-Wise Kraken

(I bring thoughts of the deep.)

Were you given any warnings at all upon choosing your name and how it would be interpreted here in Randomness among ReaperConites?  

If so... Kudos... If no... Best of luck!

I'm not up on Gregorian Chant technicalities, but I bet I could harmonize it. In the upper octaves.

Well, as much in the upper octaves as a fully intact male can get...

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29 minutes ago, Wise Kraken said:

As ye have all been warned -- in Momlike style -- the Wise Kraken rises!  Unfortunately, my value here will most likely only be as an occasional warning to others of wading too far out into randomness. (Hey, everyone needs a purpose.)

 

Regarding the Latin translation, it is true, I am he who believes in giving chants a piece. 

 

-Wise Kraken

(I bring thoughts of the deep.)

 

Welcome your Tentacliness!

 

26 minutes ago, Thes Hunter said:

Welcome to the boards oh wise kraken. But we shall render this warning to ye as well. 

 

Puns with enough bite, shall earn ye a Bonk.

 

Thes lies. There was no bonk to the Great Bovine Punnery. 

 

Puns shall be returned with puns. 

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Ya know, I think I will go paint a bit. Tired as can be, but too early for bed. I'm a bit Leary of painting on my planned entries, as I fear I will mess them up but I really need to continue them.

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Will it merge? Don't think so. Too much time past. Felt good to get some paint put down. Not exactly happy with the shading, but then again, I can fix that. But I do think it's time for bed now. Night all!

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1 hour ago, Zink said:

Considering my only lesson in Latin was Romani eunt domum and my friend Biggus Dickus I'm not one to condemn or correct other people's knowledge.

 

The people called Romans go towards the house? 

1 hour ago, Cyradis said:

 

Welcome your Tentacliness!

 

 

Thes lies. There was no bonk to the Great Bovine Punnery. 

 

Puns shall be returned with puns. 

 

 

Yes. I do lie. All the time. Usually I'm not caught either. However in this I don't lie. 

 

Right @Aryanun

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12 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Thank you, I sorely needed that laugh.

 

This is why

 

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I just witnessed a pretty brutal car crash, and feel like it's my fault.

 

I was driving home from work on a 4 lane road (2 north, 2 south, with an additional lane on either side for making turns onto the cross street). I came to a line of cars waiting at a red light; I noticed the driver immediately to my left had left a larger than normal gap between their car and the one in front of them; someone was trying to make a left hand turn into the business on my side of the road. I stopped and left them enough space to be able to complete their turn into the business.

 

As they passed in front of my car, the passenger waved at me to say 'thank you'.

 

 

And then they got t-boned by someone in the turning lane going pretty fast.

 

Now, rationally and logically, I know that I did nothing wrong. I didn't cause anything, I was just trying to be courteous.

Irrationally, all I know is that the last thing I saw was that person waving their thanks, then screeching tires, crumpled metal, broken glass and blood.

 

If I'd been a jerk, they'd still all be ok.::(:::(:::(:
 

 

 

 

 

:hugs: That's awful ::(:

 

11 hours ago, Argentee said:

Chaoswolf, I'm so sorry you went through that. It is NOT your fault.

This.

 

8 hours ago, Pingo said:

Indignant child:

 

"Hot chocolate is not hot chocolate milk!"

Hubby has made very much this point. Because if you heat up chocolate milk (the kind you get at the store) it doesn't taste as good as making hot chocolate with the mix. Of course, you have to use milk to make the hot chocolate, otherwise it tastes like garbage. 

 

Protip: add a bit of vanilla to your hot coco. Makes it so yums!

 

7 hours ago, Argentee said:

Or, more colloquially. "I like big butts, and I cannot lie..."

This is brilliant! Thanks for the laugh!

 

 

I think I must have cried enough yesterday, because I felt much calmer today. I visited with my dad and he was doing well. I set up an appointment with his regular doctor, which I'm going to accompany him to. 

 

He he obviously knows there's an issue, because instead of being offended, he was grateful for my help.

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7 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Let's give that a try. (Warning, my knowledge of Latin extends only so far as to know that it was the language of the Lats. :rolleyes:):

 

Specta Maculam curro! Curre, Macula, curre!

 

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Notes:

  • Videre or Spectare? I'm unclear on the difference, and thus unclear on which to use in the sense of "watch, see, pay attention to".
  • Would a proper name that is also a common noun be declined? I suspect not, but there are so many more opportunities for error in the attempt that I just had to.
  • All that said, I'm sure I ended up with an ungrammatical hash, but it was fun to try.

 

 

Proper names are declined: Asterix, Asterigis ...

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7 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Let's give that a try. (Warning, my knowledge of Latin extends only so far as to know that it was the language of the Lats. :rolleyes:):

 

Specta Maculam curro! Curre, Macula, curre!

 

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Notes:

  • Videre or Spectare? I'm unclear on the difference, and thus unclear on which to use in the sense of "watch, see, pay attention to".
  • Would a proper name that is also a common noun be declined? I suspect not, but there are so many more opportunities for error in the attempt that I just had to.
  • All that said, I'm sure I ended up with an ungrammatical hash, but it was fun to try.

 

 

My Latin is decades rusty, though, so all I could think at the first sentence was something like  "I run mirrors"?

 

I think it might be better served with something more like "videte".  Second person imperative of "video, videre", "to see".

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2 hours ago, redambrosia said:

:hugs: That's awful ::(:

 

This.

 

Hubby has made very much this point. Because if you heat up chocolate milk (the kind you get at the store) it doesn't taste as good as making hot chocolate with the mix. Of course, you have to use milk to make the hot chocolate, otherwise it tastes like garbage. 

 

Protip: add a bit of vanilla to your hot coco. Makes it so yums!

 

This is brilliant! Thanks for the laugh!

 

 

I think I must have cried enough yesterday, because I felt much calmer today. I visited with my dad and he was doing well. I set up an appointment with his regular doctor, which I'm going to accompany him to. 

 

He he obviously knows there's an issue, because instead of being offended, he was grateful for my help.

 

Having someone come to appointments is very helpful btw. 

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8 hours ago, Wise Kraken said:

As ye have all been warned -- in Momlike style -- the Wise Kraken rises!  Unfortunately, my value here will most likely only be as an occasional warning to others of wading too far out into randomness. (Hey, everyone needs a purpose.)

 

Regarding the Latin translation, it is true, I am he who believes in giving chants a piece. 

 

-Wise Kraken

(I bring thoughts of the deep.)

 

Welcome to the Forums!

Irony and jests are in Purple Text.

People are friendly and silly here.

Have fun!

 

12 hours ago, Pingo said:

Indignant child:

 

"Hot chocolate is not hot chocolate milk!"

 

Correct! Hot Chocolate is a Band!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Chocolate_(band)

 

15 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Thank you, I sorely needed that laugh.

 

This is why

 

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I just witnessed a pretty brutal car crash, and feel like it's my fault.

 

I was driving home from work on a 4 lane road (2 north, 2 south, with an additional lane on either side for making turns onto the cross street). I came to a line of cars waiting at a red light; I noticed the driver immediately to my left had left a larger than normal gap between their car and the one in front of them; someone was trying to make a left hand turn into the business on my side of the road. I stopped and left them enough space to be able to complete their turn into the business.

 

As they passed in front of my car, the passenger waved at me to say 'thank you'.

 

 

And then they got t-boned by someone in the turning lane going pretty fast.

 

Now, rationally and logically, I know that I did nothing wrong. I didn't cause anything, I was just trying to be courteous.

Irrationally, all I know is that the last thing I saw was that person waving their thanks, then screeching tires, crumpled metal, broken glass and blood.

 

If I'd been a jerk, they'd still all be ok.::(:::(:::(:
 

 

 

 

 

 

You are not to blame here!

You were kind, that's it!

Thinking what might have happened if you acted different? You don't know what might have happened then?

Perhaps there would have been a collission anyway but with a different car?

 

I understand the feeling. But please, you're NOT to blame.

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I'm awake.

I'm dressed.

Shortly, I will be leaving for work.

I'd rather go back to bed.

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9 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Let's give that a try. (Warning, my knowledge of Latin extends only so far as to know that it was the language of the Lats. :rolleyes:):

 

Specta Maculam curro! Curre, Macula, curre!

 

  Reveal hidden contents

Notes:

  • Videre or Spectare? I'm unclear on the difference, and thus unclear on which to use in the sense of "watch, see, pay attention to".
  • Would a proper name that is also a common noun be declined? I suspect not, but there are so many more opportunities for error in the attempt that I just had to.
  • All that said, I'm sure I ended up with an ungrammatical hash, but it was fun to try.

 

That made me think of the following:

kuro vocant penna cooperi

I still don't know what any of it means.  And I'm sure curro is not equal to kuro, but it was where my mind went right away, so I invoked (without summoning).

Then I ran translate and started laughing.  Not the same at all... bwahaaahaaa....

 

Edit: And then I ran mine backwards and it doesn't even make sense that way.... hmmm...

 

Edit 2: Ok, let's do it this way:

 

kuro vocant lautus setis  

Edited by Grayfax
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Fine.  Let's face it, I'm ixthsay enerationgay igpay atinlay

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