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1 month ago - Sunday 2/17/19 - 12:54:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
In an homage to a certain yters and his journals, let’s bring back this tradition.
Maybe they’ll lead to interesting exchange.
1 month ago - Sunday 2/17/19 - 12:55:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just learned that George Takei, at 5 years old, was sent with his family to an internment camp.
1 month ago - Sunday 2/17/19 - 1:11:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I learned that you can subscribe to things you purchase often on amazon. Which is cool for me.

And that everyone has an opinion on liquor. I'm restructuring a bar at work and literally EVERYONE who knows what I'm doing has an opinion about what should be on the shelf.

And I have learned that skin care routines don't have to take a long time (I just avoided doing anything like self care forever bc I thought I would have to invest a lot of time each day to make it work) and I'm happy about that. Yay better skin.
1 month ago - Sunday 2/17/19 - 1:37:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
I learned that there's a passage in the bible describing a ritual where a woman accused of adultery by her husband would be made to drink a potion that would cause an miscarriage. So apparently, the bible is pro-abortion.
1 month ago - Sunday 2/17/19 - 1:38:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh and a few days ago I learned you can make scrambled eggs in the microwave. Why the f*ck did no one ever tell me that?! Why have I wasted so much of my life frying eggs and scrubbing frying pans?!
1 month ago - Sunday 2/17/19 - 9:05:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Acedia (/?'si?di?/; also accidie or accedie /'æks?di/, from Latin acedia, and this from Greek ???d?a, "negligence", ?- "lack of" -??d?a "care") is a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world. It can lead to a state of being unable to perform one's duties in life. Its spiritual overtones make it related to but arguably distinct from depression.[1] Acedia was originally noted as a problem among monks and other ascetics who maintained a solitary life.

1 month ago - Sunday 2/17/19 - 10:54:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sounds like the name of a new post punk band.
1 month ago - Sunday 2/17/19 - 11:46:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
i recently learned James Blake is 6'5 and i haven't f-cking recovered
1 month ago - Monday 2/18/19 - 10:59:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 2/17/19 - 11:46:32 PM Dirt_ wrote:
i recently learned James Blake is 6'5 and i haven't f-cking recovered

Hm he's going to have to lose a couple of inches. I don't allow people to be taller than me.
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 4:22:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 2/17/19 - 1:38:51 PM Hael wrote:
Oh and a few days ago I learned you can make scrambled eggs in the microwave. Why the f*ck did no one ever tell me that?! Why have I wasted so much of my life frying eggs and scrubbing frying pans?!



Did you know if you mash a banana and mix in an egg and a bit of cocoa or fruits like berries, and microwave for a minute, it makes a very healthy little pudding?

Today I learned that in the list of diversity things that Kmart accepts about it's customers, You know, race, religion, appearance etc....attitude is one of them...they included it in a list played over the store PA....apparently it's fine to come in and act like a dick, so long as you buy something...

I told the boss he can't comment on my attitude any more because kmart would see it as discrimination..he rolled his eyes..
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 11:31:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Woohoo! No more discrimination against us assholes at work!
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 11:53:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sammy and her boss are definitely sitcom material.
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 11:57:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
I bet she tells him to kiss her grits.
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 12:07:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
According to this chart, Celtic languages are closer to French than they are to English.
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 5:55:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hm maybe. I think that tree is still unsettled and sort of controversial.

Here's a prettier version I have on a poster:


I don't know which branches split first, but it was clearly that cat's fault.
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 5:59:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Also putting Norwegian with Icelandic, separate from Swedish and Danish seems really odd. Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish are largely mutually intelligible, and Icelandic definitely isn't with any of them.
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 6:45:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Aren’t there two Norwegian languages? One obsolete and one reconstruct from other Scandinavia languages?

I remember reading that somewhere.
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 6:58:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Norwegian has 2 different written variants: Bokmål and Nynorsk. Bokmål is based on the merger of Danish and Norwegian spoken when Norway was under Danish rule and Nynorsk is based on "purer" Norwegian speech. But they only regulate writing, not speaking. And about 87% learn Bokmål and 13% learn Nynorsk so Bokmål is what outsiders usually learn.

There are also 2 unofficial forms: Riksmål which is a little closer to Danish, and Høgnorsk which is basically a reconstructed form that is much closer to Icelandic and Faroese but I don't think anyone really uses it.

And Sami is also an official language in Norway but is completely unrelated to Norwegian.
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 7:51:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
From the Wikipedia pages on Germanic languages and Icelandic, it looks like Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian both developed from a common dialect (Old West Norse, compared to Old East Norse which Danish and Swedish developed from). They also say that Modern Icelandic is fairly similar to old Norse, whereas Danish then influenced the development of modern Norwegian, like Hael said.

I guess the tree branches are a good metaphor for showing historical development, but not so much for showing later cross-pollination between languages.
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 8:28:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hey, thanks for that, guys.
1 month ago - Tuesday 2/19/19 - 9:33:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've also heard Norwegian described as Danish the way it's supposed to be spoken, or as the way a Swedish person would pronounce Danish. And some people just say Danish sounds like a drunk person speaking Swedish.

That's not entirely a joke:

"Police in western Sweden initially thought a man whose car was stuck in the snow was Danish, but after a while they realized he was slurring his words because he was drunk."
1 month ago - Thursday 2/21/19 - 8:40:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
158.723 is Dewey Decimal for job stress and burn out. Handy. Thanks, Postsecret librarian submission!
1 month ago - Thursday 2/21/19 - 10:47:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
today i learnt that my doctor surgery is full of ass hats.
1 month ago - Thursday 2/21/19 - 10:50:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
Today I learned that Milwaukee is being considered for the 2020 Democratic convention.
1 month ago - Thursday 2/21/19 - 12:46:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Duluth, Minnesota and Quebec City are about the same latitude.

I want to apologize to Minnestoeans for not believing they had “real” winters.

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