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Postby aububs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:54 am

that quote seems to be conflating labyrinth and maze as the same thing when they can be seen as two distinct things? possibly the Britannica entry needs to be updated I don't know

the wiki has this to say

In English, the term labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze. As a result of the long history of unicursal representation of the mythological labyrinth, however, many contemporary scholars and enthusiasts observe a distinction between the two. In this specialized usage maze refers to a complex branching multicursal puzzle with choices of path and direction, while a unicursal labyrinth has only a single path to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and presents no navigational challenge.
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Postby Mesh » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:15 pm

aububs wrote:that quote seems to be conflating labyrinth and maze as the same thing when they can be seen as two distinct things? possibly the Britannica entry needs to be updated I don't know

the wiki has this to say

In English, the term labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze. As a result of the long history of unicursal representation of the mythological labyrinth, however, many contemporary scholars and enthusiasts observe a distinction between the two. In this specialized usage maze refers to a complex branching multicursal puzzle with choices of path and direction, while a unicursal labyrinth has only a single path to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and presents no navigational challenge.


Wow, so like colloquial usage has rendered the terms interchangeable mostly because the distinction is so refined as to only matter to the moneyed few who can pay to have a labyrinth or maze built for them. The rest of us can just do mazes in puzzle magazines and call them labyrinths all we want. Fuck, even the etymology is a goddamn mess:

https://www.etymonline.com/word/labyrinth

c. 1400, laberynthe (late 14c. in Latinate form laborintus) "labyrinth, maze, great building with many corridors and turns," figuratively "bewildering arguments," from Latin labyrinthus, from Greek labyrinthos "maze, large building with intricate passages," especially the structure built by Daedelus to hold the Minotaur, near Knossos in Crete, a word of unknown origin.

Apparently from a pre-Greek language; traditionally connected to Lydian labrys "double-edged axe," symbol of royal power, which fits with the theory that the original labyrinth was the royal Minoan palace on Crete. It thus would mean "palace of the double-axe." But Beekes finds this "speculative" and compares laura "narrow street, narrow passage, alley, quarter," also identified as a pre-Greek word. Used in English for "maze" early 15c., and in figurative sense of "confusing state of affairs" (1540s). As the name of a structure of the inner ear, the essential organ of hearing, from 1690s.


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Postby Spooky Jim » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:55 pm

“The Cat’s Meow” refers to something that makes a pussy [cat] scream out, is good and pleasurable.
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Postby Jefferson Zeppelin » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:45 am

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Postby mcwop23 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:28 am

Gnarls wrote:Rap City

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Postby Mesh » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:20 am

separator wrote:pawn stars


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Postby Mesh » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:30 am

So far from obvious but:

There's an old Midwest indie rock band called Ass Ponys.

I assume an "ass pony" would be a young/little donkey?

The band's best known song was 1994's "Little Bastard."

In Season 3 [2011] of Parks and Recreation, set in the Midwest, there was a miniature horse called "Little Sebastian."

The show also featured a song by a local band about Little Sebastian.

That band was called Mouse Rat.
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Postby becky » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:38 am

what
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Postby speakers » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:45 am

the mego virus is spreading
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Postby Mesh » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:45 am

becky wrote:what


I am making an extremely small claim: That three things sort of connect one piece of media to another and that it's sort of weird and really weird that it just occurred to me out of absolutely nowhere when I woke up this morning.

It's the fact that it don don'd me at all that I'm noting here.
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Postby Mesh » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:23 pm

speakers wrote:the mego virus is spreading


Look man I'm not saying you have to like the LBAP/LSP&CsubMouseRat matrix OK?
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Postby Spooky Jim » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:35 pm

Spooky Jim wrote:“The Cat’s Meow” refers to something that makes a pussy [cat] scream out, is good and pleasurable.


You mean to tell me all you fools already knew that "the cat's meow" was a sexual innuendo?
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Postby Kenny » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:42 pm

I think it means something that's so good it's essential like the cat's meow is to the cat
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Postby speakers » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:46 pm

Mesh wrote:
speakers wrote:the mego virus is spreading


Look man I'm not saying you have to like the LBAP/LSP&CsubMouseRat matrix OK?


i don't understand any of that post
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Postby Mesh » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:53 pm

speakers wrote:
Mesh wrote:
speakers wrote:the mego virus is spreading


Look man I'm not saying you have to like the LBAP/LSP&CsubMouseRat matrix OK?


i don't understand any of that post


You do. You can. I believe in you.

Ass Pony is sort of similar to Mouse Rat.

Little Bastard is structurally and phonetically similar to L'il Sebastian.

Ass Pony = little donkey; L'il Sebastian = little horse

Band and show are Midwest things.

That's all.
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Postby Kenny » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:54 pm

lil sebastian sounds something like belle and sebastian, how deep does this rabbit hole go...
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Postby speakers » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:57 pm

#prayformesh
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Postby blurst of times » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:02 pm

Country names often end in "-stan" because the people who live there are "Stans" for those countries :shock:
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livery (as in private car) and delivery
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Postby Kenny » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:33 am

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Postby mattstan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:16 am

What a weird way to be reminded of Ass Ponys for the first time in twenty years
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Postby hbb » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:19 am

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Postby Mesh » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:16 am

mattstan wrote:What a weird way to be reminded of Ass Ponys for the first time in twenty years


Exactly. That stupid shit just sprang into my mind. Peak #trumpwarp.
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Postby worrywort » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:38 pm

in a semi-related don don, i didn't realize ken tremendous was mike schur until a couple weeks ago.
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Postby black mamba » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:44 pm

blurst of times wrote:Country names often end in "-stan" because the people who live there are "Stans" for those countries :shock:


incredible find. ty user blurst of times
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Postby loaf angel » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:11 pm

only just dond don me the other day that spaghetti westerns are called that because they're mainly italian produced
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Postby Ferrous Bueller » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:18 pm

I'll have what mesh is having
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Postby internetfriend » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:42 am

loaf angel wrote:only just dond don me the other day that spaghetti westerns are called that because they're mainly italian produced

off of this, "spigots" are so named because they resemble the "droopy pistol" of antagonists from spaghetti westerns
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Postby internetfriend » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:42 am

also, bird calls are a form of human talking...or of our literature
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