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Forum: Rantidote 22 March 2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 35,766
Posted By Blatherskite
When the extremists on one side are getting...

When the extremists on one side are getting increasingly violent and the extremists on the other are often annoying on Twitter then, no, both sides are not just as bad. I don't know about you, but...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 March 2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By Blatherskite
Who doesn't butter bread for a sandwich, though?...

Who doesn't butter bread for a sandwich, though? I'm counting using margarine and dairy-free spread as buttering, of course.

I'm guessing it was once a name for a particular type of soft bread...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 March 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By Blatherskite
I use the word 'butty' a lot anyway, but I use it...

I use the word 'butty' a lot anyway, but I use it interchangeably with 'sandwich' except for a few fillings. Chip butties are never sandwiches, of course, but neither are peanut butter butties, bacon...
Forum: Rantidote 16 March 2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 35,766
Posted By Blatherskite
Just to join in on the public toilet cloggage...

Just to join in on the public toilet cloggage related issue -

Pushing the paper towel dispenser button repeatedly in close succession does not make the paper towels come out faster. You can palm...
Forum: Rantidote 16 March 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 42,737
Posted By Blatherskite
My gender seems to be UK 10 EU 38 KEEP AWAY FROM...

My gender seems to be UK 10 EU 38 KEEP AWAY FROM FIRE.

It annoys me how these nitwits seem to think they're using common sense and keeping things simple, but confusing gender with biological sex...
Forum: Rantidote 20 February 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 42,737
Posted By Blatherskite
There's too much stupidity to unpack in that...

There's too much stupidity to unpack in that one,smittykins, so I'll just address the 'Trump won the election and the libs are still crying!' comment because that sentiment pops up a lot and it...
Forum: Rantidote 13 February 2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 57,744
Posted By Blatherskite
Describing somebody as a [noun] [noun] rather...

Describing somebody as a [noun] [noun] rather than an [adjective] [noun] can be grammatically accurate, though, is that not correct? So for instance you can have pirate ninjas rather than piratical...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 08 February 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By Blatherskite
This method seems more wasteful to me than...

This method seems more wasteful to me than microwaving popcorn in a bowl with a lid/with a plate over it.

Unless you want to take the popcorn out somewhere and zapping it in a bag means that it...
Forum: Social Studies 03 February 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,641
Posted By Blatherskite
I understand the need for female/male only...

I understand the need for female/male only spaces. But most of those spaces would never involve actually seeing other people's bits and bobs. The only example I can think of is with public showers,...
Forum: Social Studies 03 February 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,641
Posted By Blatherskite
As a teen going through a minor 'not like the...

As a teen going through a minor 'not like the other girls' phase of rejecting anything feminine (and especially anything pink), I used to have a kneejerk emotional reaction to the concept of gender...
Forum: Fun House 29 January 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,231
Posted By Blatherskite
A shop in my village puts signs out with great...

A shop in my village puts signs out with great groanworthy jokes.

Highlights include:

What's big, grey and doesn't matter? An irrelephant.

I've heard that 'icy' is the easiest word to spell....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 January 2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,720
Posted By Blatherskite
What I find telling about his silence and his...

What I find telling about his silence and his fixed smile is that he alleged to have remained that way because he didn't want to be goaded into a fight. He thought he was being the 'better man', so...
Forum: Rantidote 24 January 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 57,744
Posted By Blatherskite
I've certainly never seen it! According to the...

I've certainly never seen it! According to the great wise Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.uk):

'GB is the UK's ISO 3166 country code. However, the .uk domain had been created separately...
Forum: Social Studies 24 January 2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,005
Posted By Blatherskite
I've just discovered something about myself...

I've just discovered something about myself today, after tracing a load of x's in the air with my finger and looking like the world's most ineffectual conductor.

I write the letter 'x' in the...
Forum: Rantidote 22 January 2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 57,744
Posted By Blatherskite
Well, there's your problem. They must have got...

Well, there's your problem. They must have got seriously bruised thrashing about with a load of other fun guys at a metal concert!
Forum: Rantidote 22 January 2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 42,737
Posted By Blatherskite
I have, unfortunately, heard people using the...

I have, unfortunately, heard people using the word autistic that way. It's depressingly common on reddit.

It's not used in entirely the same way the word 'retard' is used, but the result is the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,720
Posted By Blatherskite
ETA: I wonder why 'Muslim' was the religion that...

ETA: I wonder why 'Muslim' was the religion that popped into this mother's head when talking about a group called the Hebrew Israelites??

Let me try to piece together a rough outline of what...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 January 2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,585
Posted By Blatherskite
Believe me, the frustration is growing in the UK...

Believe me, the frustration is growing in the UK as well.

It's a major source of tension and anxiety for a huge portion of the British public. Even my 9? 10? year old nephew has said that he's...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 January 2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,526
Posted By Blatherskite
Whereas 'white nationalist' and 'white...

Whereas 'white nationalist' and 'white supremacist' are racist fog horns.

ETA: unless you're just talking about them as concepts, rather than justifying the concepts of course!
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,176
Posted By Blatherskite
They don't have to. They just have to know...

They don't have to.

They just have to know the first thing about flat Earthers, which is that they're anti-science.

Science doesn't require 99% of people to understand it to be real. I accept...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,961
Posted By Blatherskite
Technology doesn't stop people from being...

Technology doesn't stop people from being bastards, it just makes being a bastard more efficient.
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 January 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,204
Posted By Blatherskite
Now that Thirteen has had a full series followed...

Now that Thirteen has had a full series followed by an after-dinner mint (in the form of a New Year's special rather than the usual Christmas special) I think I'm long overdue my usual Doctor Who...
Forum: Social Studies 02 January 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By Blatherskite
Fake News is when a falsehood is presented as a...

Fake News is when a falsehood is presented as a legitimate news story either out of mischief or in order to be shared on social media as a way of getting advertising revenue (think of false...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 January 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By Blatherskite
Or, stealthier still, the people who laugh at...

Or, stealthier still, the people who laugh at characters like Cartman and end up repeating some of the attitudes in a way that's supposed to be ironic but just ends supporting people who genuinely do...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 31 December 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,256
Posted By Blatherskite
I wonder which one toppled first?

I wonder which one toppled first?
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