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[PA Comic] Friday, March 15, 2013 - The Lexiconnoisseurs

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    Viktor WaltersViktor Walters Registered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    What the heck is a "Rude Boy"? Like, in the context of a Rihanna or other raggae song?

    From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rude_boy:

    "The rude boy subculture arose from the poorer sections of Kingston, Jamaica, and was associated with violent discontent youths.Along with ska and rocksteady music, many rude boys favoured sharp suits, thin ties, and pork pie or Trilby hats; influenced by the fashions of American jazz musicians and soul music artists. American cowboy and gangster/outlaw films from that period were also influential factors in shaping the rude boy image. In that time period, unemployed Jamaican youths sometimes found temporary employment from sound system operators to disrupt competitors' dances (leading to the term dancehall crasher). The violence that sometimes occurred at dances and its association with the rude boy lifestyle gave rise to a slew of releases by artists who addressed the rude boys directly with lyrics that either promoted or rejected rude boy violence. Starting in the 1970s, Jamaican reggae music replaced the ska and rocksteady music associated with the rude boys. In the 1980s, dancehall became the main Jamaican popular music genre, drawing some parallels with the earlier rude boys in its culture and lyrical content."

    tl;dr: I thought it was sort of common knowledge, but basically a rude boy/girl is sort of a reggae/2 tone ska fan with a specific clothing style and attitude. Sort of like punks or scene kids or whatever.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    I'd guess that people get worked up about "decimate" because it's got the clear etymology right in there, staring you in the face, plus it's a quick and graphic story you can tell people about (over and over).

    Sort of along similar lines (not as old though), I heard somewhere that the word "electrocute" used to mean specifically killing someone by shocking them ("electricity" + "execute"), whereas today it mostly just means to get a pretty serious electric shock.

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    ArbitraryDescriptorArbitraryDescriptor changed Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Steve is plotting a dark end for Tycho in Panel 3.

    It will involve colloquial uses.

    When viewed in portrait mode, I thought he was smirking mischievously (as only one with such a mustache can) at his successful trolling of Tycho.

    In landscape I was disappointed to see his dark mirth transformed into anger.

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    Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    And today I gained the knowledge of what a Rude Boy is.
    mehmehmeh wrote: »
    Don't get me started on when people say rhaphanidosis but after I get all excited, turns out they don't intend on using a radish at all.

    had to google this and wikipeida gives us
    Rhaphanidosis is the act of inserting the root of a plant of the
    raphanus genus (commonly known as horseradish) into the anus. It is
    reported to have been a punishment for adultery in ancient Athens of
    the 5th and 4th centuries BC... Rhaphanidosis was not the only
    penalty available; sodomy by mulletfish was common as well, or the man
    could simply be killed on the spot.

    I am upset that the wiki entry on mulletfish has no mention of its uses as an adultery punishment tool.

    enjoying the see also articles
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figging
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gingering

    Man

    The Greeks are way into butt stuff...

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    Dannyboy83 wrote: »
    If Harold had dark hair, he would be Maki from Strip Search.
    What if....

    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Ancient Rome.

    Never forget! :cry:

    I'll always remember where I was the day Rome fell.

    Edit: Also, I've been meaning to ask Tycho on twitter, but he rarely (if ever) responds to anyone on there. I figure this thread may draw the attention of an amateur wordsmith or two, so I'll ask here.

    What the heck is a "Rude Boy"? Like, in the context of a Rihanna or other raggae song?

    First result on Wiki and it's the one I was looking for: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rude_boy Jamaican slang for cool kids. Made popular in a lot of ska and rocksteady songs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGDQ85Dg-ss

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Man, check out Hipster Snidely Whiplash over there.

    BLM - ACAB
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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
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    MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    Since fiasco comes from glassblowing, I'm not sure where people catching on fire comes from. I have never heard of that definition.
    Epicenter is the word that drives me crazy. Just use the word center unless you are talking about something that is above the center, please.

    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
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    ArbitraryDescriptorArbitraryDescriptor changed Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    "He was at the epicenter of the conflict because he started it, but felt contributing to the resolution was beneath him."

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited March 2013
    Tycho needs to shut his mouth when Waluigi is talking.
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    CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Any time people insist that an older definition of the word is the only definition anyone should use, I tell them they are far too nice. And by that I mean, too exact.

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    On my sleeve, let the runway start
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    WoofskiWoofski Registered User new member
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Any time people insist that an older definition of the word is the only definition anyone should use, I tell them they are far too nice. And by that I mean, too exact.

    Interestingly, I created an account specifically so I could point out that the boy scout braid is actually a 'woggle', which unfortunately hoists this otherwise lovely comic on its own petard. But maybe I'm being too nice.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Language never stop evolving. I love the nuances of language, using similar words to describe the same thing can lead to vastly different interpretations. But I hate when people insist on using only the archaic forms of a word.

    I do love this comic, though.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    I love when Tycho gets to be wordy inside the comic. This was wonderful.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Woofski wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Any time people insist that an older definition of the word is the only definition anyone should use, I tell them they are far too nice. And by that I mean, too exact.

    Interestingly, I created an account specifically so I could point out that the boy scout braid is actually a 'woggle', which unfortunately hoists this otherwise lovely comic on its own petard. But maybe I'm being too nice.

    Hey who're you calling a petard?

    ... sorry that's all I've got.

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    CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Woofski wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Any time people insist that an older definition of the word is the only definition anyone should use, I tell them they are far too nice. And by that I mean, too exact.

    Interestingly, I created an account specifically so I could point out that the boy scout braid is actually a 'woggle', which unfortunately hoists this otherwise lovely comic on its own petard. But maybe I'm being too nice.

    Hey who're you calling a petard?

    ... sorry that's all I've got.

    Fart jokes, is that what the intellectual elite of PA have come to? Well!

    Peace to fashion police, I wear my heart
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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    I hope Steve returns in future comics as Tycho's nemesis. Not so much a "worthy opponent" nemesis, but a "his grammar terribleness is enraging to me" nemesis.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    I hope Steve returns in future comics as Tycho's nemesis. Not so much a "worthy opponent" nemesis, but a "his grammar terribleness is enraging to me" nemesis.

    I thought that was Gabe's shtick.

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Woofski wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Any time people insist that an older definition of the word is the only definition anyone should use, I tell them they are far too nice. And by that I mean, too exact.

    Interestingly, I created an account specifically so I could point out that the boy scout braid is actually a 'woggle', which unfortunately hoists this otherwise lovely comic on its own petard. But maybe I'm being too nice.

    Hey who're you calling a petard?

    ... sorry that's all I've got.

    Petard.jpg

    Worst job ever.

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    The BraysterThe Brayster UKRegistered User regular
    Dat mustache...

    Also, Harold. I just love that name. It's a shame (and probably a good thing for them) that I have never met a single Harold. I love the name and would just like to slot it in all conversations.

    "Sorry Harold", "Damnit Harold", "I'm not sure that's fair on Harold".

    Just say Harold enough and it'll just slide off your tongue and you'll enjoy the experience every time. Harold.

    Harold

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Dat mustache...

    Also, Harold. I just love that name. It's a shame (and probably a good thing for them) that I have never met a single Harold. I love the name and would just like to slot it in all conversations.

    "Sorry Harold", "Damnit Harold", "I'm not sure that's fair on Harold".

    Just say Harold enough and it'll just slide off your tongue and you'll enjoy the experience every time. Harold.

    Harold

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    PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Woofski wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Any time people insist that an older definition of the word is the only definition anyone should use, I tell them they are far too nice. And by that I mean, too exact.

    Interestingly, I created an account specifically so I could point out that the boy scout braid is actually a 'woggle', which unfortunately hoists this otherwise lovely comic on its own petard. But maybe I'm being too nice.

    Hey who're you calling a petard?

    ... sorry that's all I've got.

    What do French siege explosives have to do with anything?

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    Wandering IdiotWandering Idiot Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    Hmm... For reals though, I feel like "boondoggle" has connotations of a sort of slow-motion disaster, an albatross around the neck of a larger organization or construct that takes place over a significant period of time, and we don't have that type of perspective on SimCity and the issues aren't likely to be relevant long enough for it to really work. The development of Duke Nukem Forever was a boondoggle for 3D Realms, this is just a regular old shittastrophe.

    Woofski wrote: »
    Interestingly, I created an account specifically so I could point out that the boy scout braid is actually a 'woggle', which unfortunately hoists this otherwise lovely comic on its own petard. But maybe I'm being too nice.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boondoggle

    They appear to be alternate terms.


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    ResunaResuna Registered User new member
    Woofski wrote: »
    Interestingly, I created an account specifically so I could point out that the boy scout braid is actually a 'woggle', which unfortunately hoists this otherwise lovely comic on its own petard. But maybe I'm being too nice.

    Yes, I think you're being too nice. That's also why I'm here. Even if that was the usual term for a woggle, any dictionary that had that as definition one needs to be thrown out, buried in soft peat for six months, and recycled as compost starter at a dog kennel. The first definition should be the most common one, and the common definition for boondoggle is a wastefully corrupt pork-barrel project.

    There's no trademark on the name "Webster", and there's dozens of "Websters Dictionaries" out there. The only dictionary worth using in this kind of debate is Oxford... which is actually trademarked by Oxford University Press, so when you look up a definition in Oxford, you're looking it up in Oxford!

    http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/english/boondoggle

    Or maybe that's an Americanism? Nope.

    http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/boondoggle

    Webster, my god, have we sunk so low?

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    InAustralia the thing that kept the scout scarves together was called a woggle.

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