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Forum: Techno-Babble 25 March 2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,429
Posted By Hummelcat
No, ATNM, you don't post too many threads. I need...

No, ATNM, you don't post too many threads. I need the amusement you provide to accompany my breakfast. Post away!

And thank you! :)

...oh, yeah, about the pre-dinosaur topic, I have nothing to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 February 2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,472
Posted By Hummelcat
Which people? The Jews? The Muslims? The folks...

Which people? The Jews? The Muslims? The folks who are blowing up other humans?

I do hope that you mean this as a wry joke.
Forum: Social Studies 31 January 2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By Hummelcat
There is a discussion...

There is a discussion (http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=17384) about this article in the linguistic blog Language Log.

In the comments, linguists and others discuss the pros and cons and...
Forum: SLC 30 January 2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 46,987
Posted By Hummelcat
I was well into adulthood when I started watching...

I was well into adulthood when I started watching one of my favorite animated characters, "Shawn the Sheep". With my American accented English background, it was only recently that I realized that...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 December 2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,034
Posted By Hummelcat
He claims...

He claims (http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30512694) that the wind did it:
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 07 August 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,454
Posted By Hummelcat
What Nick said. Thanks for putting into...

What Nick said. Thanks for putting into intelligent words what was going through my brain!
Forum: Technical Questions 02 August 2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 36,408
Posted By Hummelcat
As payment for my sins (or for complaining about...

As payment for my sins (or for complaining about being hijacked, take your pick), today I got pop-up ads every time I clicked on a new page. They finally gave up after 9 times (I counted). This isn't...
Forum: Technical Questions 31 July 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 36,408
Posted By Hummelcat
I have had to stop reading Snopes on my iPad...

I have had to stop reading Snopes on my iPad because of hijacking like Rebochan is reporting. This made me unhappy for a few weeks while I didn't have access to my "big" computer with ad blocking. :-(
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 July 2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 113,124
Posted By Hummelcat
He's baaaack

Toronto mayor Rob Ford returned to work at city hall on Monday, delivering a tearful speech in which he apologized for his past substance abuse but said he would seek to remain in elected office.
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,029
Posted By Hummelcat
And the reason for the lack of visible minorities...

And the reason for the lack of visible minorities on the benches is... ? Are they all (men and women alike) stayin' home to mind the chilluns?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 April 2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,394
Posted By Hummelcat
I don't think it's appropriate to compare this...

I don't think it's appropriate to compare this event with how any other embassy would (or should) react. North Korea has demonstrated that anyone who displeases "Dear Leader" receives dire...
Forum: Social Studies 28 March 2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,582
Posted By Hummelcat
Only semi-spanked??? I'm outraged! Oh, wait, was...

Only semi-spanked??? I'm outraged! Oh, wait, was there a context to that? :lol:
Forum: Social Studies 28 March 2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,582
Posted By Hummelcat
The OP article now seems to indicate that the...

The OP article now seems to indicate that the account isn't controlled by either Colbert or the show itself, and Colbert himself has said that he didn't tweet it.

Also, since Tweets are limited to...
Forum: Politics 07 March 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,646
Posted By Hummelcat
No problem! I enjoyed the giggle. :D OK,...

No problem! I enjoyed the giggle. :D

OK, y'all can get back to your serious discussion now.
Forum: Politics 07 March 2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,646
Posted By Hummelcat
I git it now!

I kept reading the title as "no person named Romney goes into a voting booth and votes (=verb) in Philadelphia districts". But instead it means that a person named Romney received no votes (=noun) in...
Forum: Social Studies 21 February 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,243
Posted By Hummelcat
Japan Uh, I for one am glad that ganzfeld spoke up....

Uh, I for one am glad that ganzfeld spoke up. Thanks, ganzfeld. :)
Forum: Critter Country 13 February 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 38,111
Posted By Hummelcat
Welcome to the Boards, GboroGent! I hope that...

Welcome to the Boards, GboroGent! I hope that someone with some credentialed background information (or at least better Google-Fu) can chime in here.

My "I'm not Jane Goodall and have no monkey...
Forum: Rantidote 13 February 2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 47,634
Posted By Hummelcat
In defense of a huge number (I'm WAG-ing, no...

In defense of a huge number (I'm WAG-ing, no facts to get in the way of my hypothesis) of native English speakers who have absolutely no talent for spelling, it appears that they are not concerned...
Forum: Police Blotter 13 February 2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,324
Posted By Hummelcat
Cow There. Fixed that for you.

There. Fixed that for you.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 07 February 2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,112
Posted By Hummelcat
Icon23 I did manage to find a no-flavor-added toothpaste...

I did manage to find a no-flavor-added toothpaste in my local health food store. I bought a bunch of it and was blissfully using it to clean my teeth with no added flavor (!!!). Then I went to my...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 February 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,407
Posted By Hummelcat
I agree with the points made by Luka_the_Pooka....

I agree with the points made by Luka_the_Pooka. It isn't just a statue of a nearly naked man. It is a very realistic statue of a nearly naked man. It would freak me the hell out, and I don't even go...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 01 February 2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,112
Posted By Hummelcat
Icon84 The bizarre flavours aside...

For those of us who are trying to keep our teeth clean, so as not to listen to too much tsk-tsk-ing from our dental hygienists every six months, I appreciate that using tooth paste is an important...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 30 January 2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,961
Posted By Hummelcat
Ah, yes, thanks. "Se" = reflexive "self", and...

Ah, yes, thanks. "Se" = reflexive "self", and "lo" = "it".

So he didn't want to share. :D
Forum: Wild Kingdom 30 January 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,961
Posted By Hummelcat
Bonsai Kitten I don't speak Italian, but I recognise mangiar as...

I don't speak Italian, but I recognise mangiar as similar to the Spanish word for "to eat". My half-educated WAG is that it means "to eat it". As in, he got all those kitties "in order to eat them"....
Forum: Police Blotter 30 January 2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,163
Posted By Hummelcat
Bonsai Kitten The crazy cat lady is a crazy python man??? :eek:

The crazy cat lady is a crazy python man??? :eek:
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