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Postby Viz » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:38 am

It's actually a don-don for me that you could read OK Computer like that.

I've always read it as "It's not great, but its an OK computer."
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Postby brittle » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:21 pm

yeah, i always read it like a play on unintentionally charming, lost in translation, cross cultural marketing/branding.

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Postby quinine » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:30 pm

Viz wrote:It's actually a don-don for me that you could read OK Computer like that.

I've always read it as "It's not great, but its an OK computer."


yeah I mean that was the original don that I came in here to post, the google stuff is just something else that occurred to me while I was looking into it

and @banquo, I think grammatically that still only works in those contexts because the "ok" is acknowledging a prior statement or an external situation (your assistant's lack of work). I guess it more or less works the same way if you conceptualize your voice commands as part of an indefinitely ongoing conversation with your virtual assistant, even tho that's not the reality of how they function . ofc I’m not trying to argue that usage can't evolve
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Postby brittle » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:30 pm

but yeah, quinine's right on:
The title OK Computer is taken from the 1978 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series, in which the character Zaphod Beeblebrox speaks the phrase "Okay, computer, I want full manual control now." The members of Radiohead listened to the series on the bus during their 1996 tour and Yorke made a note of the phrase.[45] "OK Computer" became a working title for the B-side "Palo Alto", which had been considered for inclusion on the album.[97] The title stuck with the band; according to Jonny Greenwood, it "started attaching itself and creating all these weird resonances with what we were trying to do".[50]

Yorke said the title "refers to embracing the future, it refers to being terrified of the future, of our future, of everyone else's. It's to do with standing in a room where all these appliances are going off and all these machines and computers and so on ... and the sound it makes."[55] He described the title as "a really resigned, terrified phrase", to him similar to the Coca-Cola advertisement "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing".[50] Wired writer Leander Kahney suggests that it is an homage to Macintosh computers, as the Mac's speech recognition software responds to the command "OK computer" as an alternative to clicking the "OK" button.[98] Other titles considered were Ones and Zeroes—a reference to the binary numeral system—and Your Home May Be at Risk If You Do Not Keep Up Payments.[97]
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Postby quinine » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:35 pm

like if you walked into the office at 9am and just said "ok steven, I'd like you to review the samsonite files" I think you'd come off like

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Postby quinine » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:11 pm

wow Your Home May Be at Risk If You Do Not Keep Up Payments is also a great title tho
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Postby Ted Pikul » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:24 am

the "watery tarts dispensing swords" line from monty python is a joke about how tarts are too soggy if they aren't cooked right


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Postby Mesh » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:50 pm

Ted Pikul wrote:the "watery tarts dispensing swords" line from monty python is a joke about how tarts are too soggy if they aren't cooked right


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Wait, you mean in addition to it being a joke about the Lady of the Lake, who provides Excalibur to the chosen kind of England or however that goes?
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Postby Ted Pikul » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:50 pm

Yeah tart is a double entendre
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Postby Mesh » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:52 pm

Ted Pikul wrote:Yeah tart is a double entendre


Huh, ok.
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Postby gauchebag » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:56 pm

so what about "moistened bint" in the next line? lobbing scimitars
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Postby Ted Pikul » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:56 pm

Paul hollywood: you've got a soggy bottom
Mary Berry: it's a beautiful flavor but no basis for a system of government
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Postby deadbass » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:32 pm

Calling foul on that don don. Tart is slang for prostitute in Britain.
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Postby hbb » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:45 pm

But then what about that song that’s like

Watery tart, watery tart, watery tart, watery tart
He’s a music man
He’s a what?
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Postby wintergreen » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:08 pm

dexter is the opposite of sinister.
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Postby Coca Cola » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:05 am

Ppl on Twitter are apparently shocked to learn the broiler part of the oven has a purpose. They’ve been storing their pots and pans in their, of course, and they all swear that they checked and theirs actually is just a drawer, lol. Which would be a pretty silly design feature if it were true. Tiny hot pot drawer under the oven.
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Postby deadbass » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:43 am

It is just a drawer in many ovens though. I think I’ve only ever seen one that could be warmed, and it’s only a broiler for some gas ovens.
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Postby garbiel » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:45 am

Coca Cola wrote:Ppl on Twitter are apparently shocked to learn the broiler part of the oven has a purpose. They’ve been storing their pots and pans in their, of course, and they all swear that they checked and theirs actually is just a drawer, lol. Which would be a pretty silly design feature if it were true. Tiny hot pot drawer under the oven.


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Postby That Demon Life » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:48 am

Mine is absolutely just a drawer.
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Postby Kiki » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:53 am

Coca Cola wrote:Ppl on Twitter are apparently shocked to learn the broiler part of the oven has a purpose. They’ve been storing their pots and pans in their, of course, and they all swear that they checked and theirs actually is just a drawer, lol. Which would be a pretty silly design feature if it were true. Tiny hot pot drawer under the oven.


That’s not the broiler
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Postby becky » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:53 am

yeah same. our broiler is on the top of the oven part, you just raise one of the grates up to the closest notch under it.
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Postby Kiki » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:54 am

The drawer at the bottom of the oven is the proving draw. The broiler or grill is at the top.
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Postby quinine » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:56 am

lol best inverse don in a while

you can tell if it's just a drawer because ovens with integrated broilers will have a second heating element at the top. (drawer broilers save some money because it uses the same element for both)

my current oven just has a dummy panel that doesn't open :/
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Postby the scofflaw » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:57 am

quinine wrote: (drawer broilers save some money because it uses the same element for both)


now this is a piping hot don don
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Postby Night porter » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:09 am

That’s the grill
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Postby hbb » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:35 am

the scofflaw wrote:hot don don


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Postby wintergreen » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:52 am

let me just slide this valid don onto this page:

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Postby something sensible if » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:33 am

the joyce manor song "last you heard of me" takes place at a karaoke night lol
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Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:38 am

receipt/receive/recipe all have the same root word. a RECEIpt is a document of RECEIving something.
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Postby That Demon Life » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:54 am

goofy's dead wife wrote:receipt/receive/recipe all have the same root word. a RECEIpt is a document of RECEIving something.


Well yeah and receipt is also a noun meaning the act of receiving something.
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