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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Jovankat » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:21 pm

Just filled in the volunteer form :)

I'm volunteering to do something a bit different, to meet people and to give my week a little bit of structure.

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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby BBadger » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:39 pm

Jovankat wrote:Nope, sounds exactly like every single person I've ever had a conversation about maths with. Seriously, things get done differently in some places and that is ok. Don't make me tell you to calm down and then pat you on the head.


It is good news for all that that people are speaking out against this "maths" non-word menace, treating it as the lingual -- and moral -- outrage it is.

Eric wrote:Moveable type and dictionaries have frozen the spelling of words, but their pronunciation has gone on changing (laughter, aspirin, Wednesday: think how you really say them as opposed to how they're spelled: laf/ter, as/prin, Wens/day) - French is even worst than English on this.


Though in the case of "aluminum," the moveable type helped cement its original misspelling and mispronunciation.
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Jovankat » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:50 pm

BBadger wrote:It is good news for all that that people are speaking out against this "maths" non-word menace, treating it as the lingual -- and moral -- outrage it is.


You misunderstand I was replying to your comment of ""Maths" sounds like someone has a speech impediment. Try putting that before the word "is" such as "maths is hard". It sounds like Kaa the Python is talking." by saying that "maths" sounds completely normal to me. Seriously, calm down dude. Maths is RIGHT in more places than math is. Learn to live with it.

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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Just_Joe » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:57 pm

I volunteer for the bitchin' bic lighter.

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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Aurelia » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:40 am

Please do not calm down

Remain exactly as aroused as possible; because this is IMPOTANT shit
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Jovankat » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:23 am

aserendipity wrote:Please do not calm down

Remain exactly as aroused as possible; because this is IMPOTENT shit


Fixed that for you ;)

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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:41 am

Jovankat wrote:
aserendipity wrote:Please do not calm down

Remain exactly as aroused as possible, because this is IMPOTENT shit


Fixed that for you ;)


Fixed it even more!
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby BBadger » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:38 pm

We are actively working to rid Newspeak of this unfortunate "maths" dialect-mistake. Already this "maths" has caused irreparable harm to communications and understanding, assaulting the very dignity of this language. A massive reeducation program is currently in the works to help people unlearn this "word", lest it continue to hold future generations hostage.
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Jovankat » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:40 pm

Who is this we?

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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby BBadger » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:02 pm

The Society for the Trusted and Uncorrupted Practice of Intelligible Dialects.
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Jovankat » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:22 pm

If you use the 16th century french spelling for your acronym it could be The Society for the Trusted and Uncorrupted Practice of Intelligible Dialects of English which would be more correct. :wink:

But doesn't the pluralisation of "dialects" imply that you accept that there is more than one acceptable dialect of English?

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Postby BBadger » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:29 pm

Intelligible dialects.
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Jovankat » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:32 pm

The users of the dialects that say maths instead of math have no trouble being understood by each other or other dialect speakers. Cause that is the meaning of intelligible; being able to be understood, or does it have a different meaning in your dialect?

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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:49 pm

As a spokesperson for the American Select Society for Helping Others Less Enlightened, I fully support the unlearnification of that un-American un-word.
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Jovankat » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:52 pm

Unlearn all the Americans you like but the rest of us are busy doing our maths homework, maybe that's why our test scores are so much better.

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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby A-RockLeFrench » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:33 pm

Talk about grammar nazis... What's next? A crusade to overthrow the metric system and replace it with imperial measurements because it's the way we do it in 'Merica?


Uniform language is boring as shit. Uniformity is boring as shit.

Dialects and accents make things fun. This only fuels my theory that Bbadger hates fun, especially when other people are having it.

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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Jovankat » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:38 pm

They are fun, American Boyfriend and I play fight over word pronunciations all the time. We've had entire Skype conversations that pretty much just involve us saying words back and forth in our own accents while trying to keep a straight face. After a few rounds of ban-air-na/ban-ah-na they both sounds silly.

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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Eric » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:01 am

A-RockLeFrench wrote:This only fuels my theory that Bbadger hates fun, especially when other people are having it.


This only fuels my theory that Bbadgers hysterically funny humor is too dry for the average bear.
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Jovankat » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:58 am

Well I'm having fun in this thread because of Bbadger so I'm not sure what that means...

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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Aurelia » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:14 am

What it means to me is that JK is one of the other and BB is right on .
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Eric » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:49 pm

Jovankat wrote:Well I'm having fun in this thread because of Bbadger so I'm not sure what that means...


It means you're not the average bear*




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the average bear*



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Roberto Dobbisano wrote:
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Dizzy Allen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:00 pm

I bet if we wax that bear it would turn into a screaming little monkey

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Postby Aurelia » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:29 pm

wouldn't that be fun
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby BBadger » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:55 pm

Of course people in their own dialects are going to understand each other. It's like how every single village in China has a different dialect, and yet inter-communications between villages is extremely difficult, causing the PRC to push for a single spoken language. Now imagine the horror of having subversive babble-words such as "maths" introduced that make the populace sound like they have lisps? Cleansing this foul language saboteur is why I support the Directorate on Opposing Unamerican Corrupt and Heretical English. I hope it will stem the tide of word-noise, at least in the States, lest we fall down a slippery slope, allowing words like "sheeple," "nemaste," or the abuse of "synergy" to infest this language for all eternity.

A-RockLeFrench wrote:A crusade to overthrow the metric system and replace it with imperial measurements because it's the way we do it in 'Merica?


No, because a base-10 measurement system sucks. At least a foot has 12 sub-units. The number 12 is a "superior highly composite number" giving it many useful factors. What do we get with base 10? Numbers 2 and 5. Try dividing 10 by 4 and you're already adding decimal places. In US customary units, even when breaking down an inch, it's often done in fractions. The "mile" sucks, but we can blame Europe for having a zillion different "miles" to choose from. If we're going to change things up though, we ought to be using the Babylonian base-60 system. The Babylonians really had a head on their shoulders. The number 60 divides into so many different whole numbers that it makes it very useful. This is evidenced in our continued use of a base-60 system in hours and minutes, degrees on a circle, etc. Can you imagine how much it'd suck to have a metric time system? Good thing those French didn't push that!

All that inconsistency and variety of measurement -- diversity which you appear to love -- was the problem-reason why the metric system was so important to Europeans. It wasn't because it was an absolutely amazing system, but because it was simply "metric" -- a standard, some standard. Warring nations in Europe literally provided escorts to envoys of the enemy who carried the metric standard across their lands. See, they understood the need for now allowing ruinous anomalies such as "maths" to undermine whole nations. Across the ocean, the US didn't have such problems. One nation indivisible. We already standardized (where it mattered) and define our own standards. So shall we continue by ridding the planet of this "maths" evil.

Uniform language is boring as shit. Uniformity is boring as shit.


But that's because you're a hippie and would be content to sow weeds (or just weed?) into your garden for no other reason than "diversity" or "fun." But let's get back to reality here. You don't create a healthy crop by allowing every last plant to infest your land. You ensure that harmful plants are removed and the healthy, productive plants survive. In this case, the invasive, noxious weed is the non-word "maths." The zebra mussel on the ship of English. It has spread like a malignant cancer, harming once-prosperous English speaking countries. It must be stopped.

Look at what happened to the British Empire after the use of "maths" systematically destroyed the ability to communicate with members of the commonwealth. Look at all the "G'day mate" babble that goes on in Australia, caused by its tolerance for speech impediment words such as "maths". Canada has fared somewhat better because of its proximity to the US, but still suffers Quebec. The surviving bastion of lingual sanity is the United States of America (and perhaps parts of its northern hat), and it is our obligation to fight this word-enemy in all lands, at the very least to protect our own language and values, but also to save English-speaking humanity itself -- a noble pursuit given the number of people who speak this language.
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Ratty » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:49 pm

Today someone told me, "All over Americas soccer is very popular. Except in the United States and Canada."
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Aurelia » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:43 am

BB
Although I am not a "hippie" ..and am still reasonably slim,
I do appreciate "slippery slopes".

So, back to the far adrift topic here.
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:09 am

in the inner city, we do the mathz, bitchez.
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Re: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:15 am

Hear hear!
I would go as far as to support the eradication of all words ending in "th" being made plural by the addition of "s" when not pronounced like "z".

Well shit... there's that "We believe these truths to be self evident" crap in the Declaration Of Independence...
But then again, it simply says that they are self evident, not "by these maths they are evident".
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