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Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"



Shibawanko posted:

i just hate canned phrases and slang is mostly canned phrases

You would say that

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Shibawanko
Feb 13, 2013



ESL people and particularly english teachers who fake a ridiculously fancy british accent as their default

Foxfire_
Nov 8, 2010



Helith posted:

What else are you going to call it?
Getting ‘shot’ sounds terrible.
A small prick

CJacobs
Apr 17, 2011

Death Defied.


Killingyouguy! posted:

My bad for interacting with Tiggum in the peeves thread, but unless you're seeing people telling others 'it's not called a vaccine it's called a jab' or something then lmao wtf, people are allowed to use slang instead of being obligated to use the ~correct~ terminology

Nah this bullshit is why we are forced to say 'wear your face covering' instead of 'put on a mask' in retail and commercials and even PSAs in America so screw that. This isn't some Adobe™ Photoshop™ type situation where it's folks going 'well TECHNICALLY'. People do it because they're uncomfortable talking about the subject but I don't care, they can get over it and be adults, the time for playing off like it's just a thing you're doin' after work happened a couple hundred thousand unnecessary deaths ago

edit: I say this because I had to really push my grandparents to actually go and get it, they were just gonna do it "when we go get our next round of shots" because people keep minimizing its importance

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Brawnfire
Jul 13, 2004

Come play my CYOA!

Save your reality from the Constructors... then save all the rest of them.



Foxfire_ posted:

A small prick

Pastry of the Year
Apr 12, 2013



When a dump truck is just trundling down the highway with an unsecured load of some bullshit, branches and huge dirt clods and construction debris, and then having the absolute loving balls to be sporting a sticker that says NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BROKEN WINDSHIELDS!

So I guess I can just drive around throwing, like, sandwich bags full of nails out of my windows as long as I put a sticker on my car that says NOTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU IN MY PRESENCE IS MY FAULT

Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"



Pastry of the Year posted:

When a dump truck is just trundling down the highway with an unsecured load of some bullshit, branches and huge dirt clods and construction debris, and then having the absolute loving balls to be sporting a sticker that says NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BROKEN WINDSHIELDS!

So I guess I can just drive around throwing, like, sandwich bags full of nails out of my windows as long as I put a sticker on my car that says NOTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU IN MY PRESENCE IS MY FAULT

One weird trick to get away with drunk driving- moms hate this!

MightyJoe36
Dec 29, 2013

Cat Army


Pastry of the Year posted:

When a dump truck is just trundling down the highway with an unsecured load of some bullshit, branches and huge dirt clods and construction debris, and then having the absolute loving balls to be sporting a sticker that says NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BROKEN WINDSHIELDS!

So I guess I can just drive around throwing, like, sandwich bags full of nails out of my windows as long as I put a sticker on my car that says NOTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU IN MY PRESENCE IS MY FAULT

Here in southwestern Ohio, driving around throwing trash out your window seems like it's a local sport.

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


Pastry of the Year posted:

When a dump truck is just trundling down the highway with an unsecured load of some bullshit, branches and huge dirt clods and construction debris, and then having the absolute loving balls to be sporting a sticker that says NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BROKEN WINDSHIELDS!

So I guess I can just drive around throwing, like, sandwich bags full of nails out of my windows as long as I put a sticker on my car that says NOTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU IN MY PRESENCE IS MY FAULT

Tangentially related, but I remember being in middle school and throwing poo poo out the back of the bus on the freeway, those people looked pissed. Now that I'm old, I probably would have been too, but it was hilarious to be a little poo poo at the time. They didn't have a sticker like that on the back of the bus.

Riatsala
Nov 20, 2013

All Princesses are Tyrants



Those aren't legally binding fwiw. Turns out if you call the company and start talking about "dashcam footage" and "unsecured loads" and "getting police involved" the asshat construction managers will cough up a check for your windshield replacement in a real hurry.

MisterBibs
Jul 17, 2010

dolla dolla
bill y'all


Fun Shoe

I don't know which is more of a peeve, when Wish sends me stuff that is decidedly poo poo (a pair of bluetooth headphones that don't, directly, or through the manual, tells you which random gibberish is the item in question), or the fact that my racist-as-poo poo Dad's voice is still in my head and I can hear him being racist about 'lovely Japanese products'.

Also in the theme of FWP, I want to go to the zoo, even when COVID is still a thing and it's not exactly walking-around-the-zoo weather.

FreudianSlippers
Apr 12, 2010

Shooting and Fucking
are the same thing!



Riatsala posted:

Those aren't legally binding fwiw. Turns out if you call the company and start talking about "dashcam footage" and "unsecured loads" and "getting police involved" the asshat construction managers will cough up a check for your windshield replacement in a real hurry.



So you're saying I can get free money just by tracking down a random construction company and putting together a halfway convincing story?

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Helith posted:

What else are you going to call it?
Getting ‘shot’ sounds terrible.

Nanobots

Midig
Apr 6, 2016



Setting up a Call of Cthulhu group. Basically similar to DnD for those who dont know. To have a game it requires having 3-4 people online and they have to meet up consistently. I give out time zone. I set the time. Its 14:00-18:00 eastern time. Get loads of requests, half of them from the US basically signing up for playing a horror game at 8am on a saturday...

Silver Falcon
Dec 5, 2005

Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and barbecue your own drumsticks!



Midig posted:

Setting up a Call of Cthulhu group. Basically similar to DnD for those who dont know. To have a game it requires having 3-4 people online and they have to meet up consistently. I give out time zone. I set the time. Its 14:00-18:00 eastern time. Get loads of requests, half of them from the US basically signing up for playing a horror game at 8am on a saturday...

Unless people demonstrate themselves to be massive flakes, I don't see the problem here? If people want to play a horror game at 8am on the Saturday then... cool?

Also where in the US are these people where 14:00 eastern equates to 8am?

SubNat
Nov 27, 2008



I'm misunderstanding you a bit there.
Are you upset that their timezones put them in the morning, and you're upset that they'd be playing a horror game in the cheery morning?
Or is the issue that they're barreling through, going 'lol wut r tim zones?' and applying for the incorrect times?

From playing some board games with goons online now and then, there are absolutely a bunch of americans up for playing games early in the morning, and as long as they show up it's all good.

e: ^^^ beaten

BioEnchanted
Aug 9, 2011

He plays for the dreamers that forgot how to dream, and the lovers that forgot how to love.

I've always preferred playing horror games during the day rather than night because I'm a bit of a baby and the atmosphere often overwhelms me otherwise.

Midig
Apr 6, 2016



Silver Falcon posted:

Unless people demonstrate themselves to be massive flakes, I don't see the problem here? If people want to play a horror game at 8am on the Saturday then... cool?

Also where in the US are these people where 14:00 eastern equates to 8am?

Incorrect times. If they expect to spend 4 hours every week. They could at minimum read the post and understand what that will mean for them.

Brawnfire
Jul 13, 2004

Come play my CYOA!

Save your reality from the Constructors... then save all the rest of them.



There's no day and night in the unfathomable depths of the ocean or the yawning celestial reaches, and the place where they fold in on each other is especially wonky time-wise. I don't think the sleeping gods mind terribly when you play!

MisterBibs
Jul 17, 2010

dolla dolla
bill y'all


Fun Shoe

I bought two cheapy bluetooth earbuds on wish for me and my partner, different brands and poo poo, and both don't even bother to tell me what name it sends to my phone. I know, get what you pay for, but I live in an apartment building, and at any one time I've got a handful of bluetooth devices my phone picks up. Just say "oh it'll pair with the name XXXX" so I don't try to attach to my downstair's neighbor's vibrator, or whatever.

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Brawnfire
Jul 13, 2004

Come play my CYOA!

Save your reality from the Constructors... then save all the rest of them.



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