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Postby RIXX » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:21 am

The Unblinking Eye wrote:
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RIXX wrote:I don't know if this is a don don but the latest episode of Lexicon Valley discussed the fact that subject/object rule for personal pronouns, ie John and I went to the store rather than John and me went to the store, was essentially just made up by someone in the late 1800s and then caught on in classrooms and now is taught as a general rule.

and the host gave a bunch of reasons why the rule doesn't really make sense. maybe you should just listen to the episode though instead of me transcribing them all


It seems to make sense to me as I wouldn't say "me went to the store"

Unless they used to say that back then


one of the examples the host used was say you're knocking at someone's door and they ask, "who's there?" you don't say "it is I" you say "it is me" (or the shortened version, just "me") even though me/I is the subject of that sentence.

No it isn't. In the sentence "It is me," 'It' is the subject.


And you should say "It is I" since "I" is the predicate nominative.


right, but his point was that if you said "It is I" in real life, you would get extremely weird looks

anyway i suggest people just listen to the podcast because I probably fucked something up in translation
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Postby Kenny » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:05 am

You say: It me
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Postby Spooky Jim » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:03 am

“It is I” sounds very drama-kid, it I suppose just Shakespeare.
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Postby Smerdyakov » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:37 am

The rucksack was named after perennially youthful actor Alan Ruck.
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Postby grammatron » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:31 pm

Yeah "It is I" is some villain pulling off his mask reveal shit.
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Postby joe » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:09 pm

Parum pum pum, my fellow child barons! It is I, the famed Boy Caspian Rutherford of unfathomable wealth.
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Postby Brain Stew » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:46 pm

Smerdyakov wrote:The rucksack was named after perennially youthful actor Alan Ruck.

They were created to commemorate his turn in the cinematic adaptation of Biloxi Blues. Unfortunately, it was actually his Ferris Bueller co-star, Matthew Broderick, not Ruck!
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Postby palmer eldritch » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:20 pm

is microsoft excel a pun
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Postby tgk » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:58 pm

A sawyer is someone who cuts down trees
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Postby Mesh » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:57 am

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Postby Mesh » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:59 am

Also wind is used in winnowing.
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Postby alaska » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:36 am

palmer eldritch wrote:is microsoft excel a pun


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Microsoft Excel

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Never post a don that's already been don'd
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Postby brittle » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:59 am

KNOTs are a NAUTical measurement
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Postby hiddenicon » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:25 am

brittle wrote:KNOTs are a NAUTical measurement


Knots Don
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Postby Quixotic » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:13 pm

knots originates from counting the number of knots as a rope unspooled off a boat not from nautical
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Postby kayke » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:33 pm

I'm still waiting for how microsoft excel is a pun to don don me.

is it because cell is what the little rectangles are called? plz hlp
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Postby buriedinspace » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:48 pm

kayke wrote:I'm still waiting for how microsoft excel is a pin to don don me.

is it because cell is what the little rectangles are called? plz hlp


Something to do with XL, maybe? I was trying to figure it out too.
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Postby buriedinspace » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:49 pm

Would like to create an amendment to don don thread rules that you must explain in thorough detail your thought process on the don don. For science.
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Postby brittle » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:22 pm

I don't get Excel either.

But thinking through possible meanings did cause me to recall the fuzzy feeling I got when i finally realized where Cut Copy got their name. :oops:
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Postby grammatron » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:46 pm

Glad I'm not the only one who non don'd Excel.
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Postby joe » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:19 am

Like that excel had a meaning before Microsoft used it?
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Postby number none » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:59 am

to "excel" is to be particularly good at something

the individual components of a spreadsheet are called "cells"

"Microsoft Excel" helps you do spreadsheets good
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Postby separator » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:14 am

Did you guys all skip comp sci 101?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spreadsheet#Concepts
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Postby tarantula » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:41 am

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Postby That Demon Life » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:19 am

number none wrote:to "excel" is to be particularly good at something

the individual components of a spreadsheet are called "cells"

"Microsoft Excel" helps you do spreadsheets good


Plus iirc it was that it would excel over Lotus123, its competition at the time. I think that's how they advertised it, at least.
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Postby Spooky Jim » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:13 pm

In Portuguese and Spanish massa is dough, amassar is knead...so in english...
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