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Feed happy

Short Circuit (52384) writes | more than 5 years ago

User Journal 8

So I threw together a few more feeds. Here's the list of all the ones I've got right now:

Bad English: Usages of the English language that annoy me. Currently aggregates searches for "begs the question" and "could care less". Feel free to suggest more; If I like them, I'll add them.

So I threw together a few more feeds. Here's the list of all the ones I've got right now:

Bad English: Usages of the English language that annoy me. Currently aggregates searches for "begs the question" and "could care less". Feel free to suggest more; If I like them, I'll add them.

Facepalms and Headdesks: Aggregates searches for the unconventional emotiwords (I don't know a better term; I don't think onomatopoeia) terms "facepalm" and "headdesk". If you have any more along these lines, let me know...

Meme Happy: Currently aggregates "in im ur", "it's over 9000" and "do a barrel roll". I also added a search for '"ours is not to wonder why, ours is but to do or" -die' ... Need more memes.

Zero Wing: When I tried to come up with memes for "meme happy", I kept thinking of references to Zero Wing. So that got its own feed.

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/ducks (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 5 years ago | (#27683917)

Irregardless? Decimate also gets me since it really means losing 1 in 10. But its taken on meaning a far more grievous loss. The other one is "War on x." See wars are actually fought a little differently. Not that I'm necessarily opposed to artillery and crack houses, but there's got to be some limits...

Re:/ducks (1)

Short Circuit (52384) | more than 5 years ago | (#27684089)

Added irregardless, already have some hits, including this one [msu-underground.com] , which I took the opportunity to reply to.

Not so sure about decimate or "War on x".

Re:/ducks (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 5 years ago | (#27688515)

Awesome. I know I'm pretty alone with decimate because, well, not everyone studied as much Roman history as I did;-) War on x always gets me because of how much that kind of rhetoric pervades our culture, be it a politician or CEO.

Did you add "/ducks" to your list?

Re:/ducks (1)

Short Circuit (52384) | more than 5 years ago | (#27688787)

Google's helpful search keyword mutation would lead me to pick up on every mention of mallards and other fowl.

And you don't have to be familiar with Roman history to be aware of the word's etymology. Heck, anyone who remembers the SI prefix set ought to be aware of it. (Though it's amusing when people confuse deci with deka.)

Re:/ducks (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691779)

True that. I wonder, can you do a wildcard search for anything between :: and ::? I've seen those used a lot with "headdesk" and "facepalm," ie, ::headdesk::

Re:/ducks (1)

Short Circuit (52384) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691909)

If only Google searches supported regex...

"begs the question" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27689303)

The so-called "correct" meaning was bad English in the first place. The proper translation from the Latin phrase would have been something closer to "seeking the principles", which is also a better English description of the logical fallacy (making an argument that proves your assumptions -- the "principles" -- given your assumptions). It has nothing to do with begging or questions.

Re:"begs the question" (1)

Short Circuit (52384) | more than 5 years ago | (#27689687)

Sure. But it still annoys the hell out of me. :-)

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