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Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:59 pm
by François
Works of the most brilliant genius always seem obvious in retrospect.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:54 am
by Friday
<@Friday> I can get over every weirdo-british thing
<@Friday> like elevator/lift
<@Friday> trunk/boot
<@Friday> all of them
<@Friday> EXCEPT cookie/biscuit
<@Friday> what the fuck
<@Friday> why do you call cookies biscuits
<@Friday> and what the fuck do you call biscuits
<@Friday> do you call biscuits crumpets?
<@Friday> then what are crumpets?
<@Friday> WHERE DOES THE MADNESS END
<@Silversong> I think they don't eat biscuits
<@Silversong> I think they just have scones instead
<@Silversong> crumpets are leaky english muffins
<nosimpleway> Friday teeechnically the only people who get biscuits right are the Italians
<Stushcinta> Crumpets are like weird thick bubbly pancakes
<nosimpleway> "Biscuit" means, if you dig back enough, baked twice. And the only one that's baked twice anymore is Italian biscotti
<nosimpleway> Oh yeah where pancakes are crumpets and crepes are pancakes
<@Silversong> mmm, biscotti
<Stushcinta> But yeah, like, chips are the following things
<Stushcinta> The thin sliced potato ones in a packet, the fried rectangle ones, the ones made of corn in a packet
<Stushcinta> But, if they're thin they're fries
<@Friday> NO
<@Friday> THIS IS A BISCUIT
<@Friday> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biscuit_(bread)#/media/File:Biscuit_which_has_been_broken_open.jpg
<@Friday> THERE ARE NO OTHER VALID BISCUITS
<@Friday> I just don't understand
<@Friday> was there some sort of flour/bread demon?
<@Friday> he was like
<@Friday> hahahaha
<@Friday> I'm gonna make it so
<@Friday> nobody who speaks english from other countries
<@Friday> can fucking talk about bread
<@Friday> at all
<@Friday> without confusion
<Stushcinta> That's a scone
<Stushcinta> Like, that's not a goddamn biscuit
<Stushcinta> That's a scone
<nosimpleway> That's not a scone, scones and American biscuits (and English biscuits) are made of entirely different batters/doughs

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:14 am
by Mongrel
Technically "Biscuit" is a French word,'bis' (archaic term for twice or second) 'cuit' (cooked).

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:41 pm
by mharr
But how do you differentiate cookies and biscuits? Cookies are the awesome chewy almost-cake things, where biscuits are dry and crunchy and often vaguely disappointing. Also where do jaffa cakes and brandy snaps fit into the language?

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:24 pm
by beatbandito
Put some flour, egg and butter in a bowl with sugar or whatever else for the type of flavor you want and make it hot until it looks different, then let it become less hot and put it in your mouth.

Anything past that is overthinking it.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:24 pm
by Mongrel
mharr wrote:Also where do jaffa cakes and brandy snaps fit into the language?


I'd lay odds there's some convoluted Eastern European word for those.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:27 pm
by Friday
I'm not kidding, it's impossible for any given English speaking country to talk to any other given English speaking country about bread.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:28 pm
by Friday
like does England have biscuits and cream flavored Oreo ice cream? WHERE DOES THE MADNESS END

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:30 pm
by Büge
British people must choke down nausea when they see "biscuits and gravy" on an Ameircan menu.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:40 pm
by nosimpleway
Mongrel wrote:Technically "Biscuit" is a French word,'bis' (archaic term for twice or second) 'cuit' (cooked).


That sounds familiar, I think I've seen it somewhere before.

beatbandito wrote:Put some flour, egg and butter in a bowl with sugar or whatever else for the type of flavor you want and make it hot until it looks different, then let it become less hot and put it in your mouth. Anything past that is overthinking it.


Fight me.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:29 pm
by Mongrel
nosimpleway wrote:
Mongrel wrote:Technically "Biscuit" is a French word,'bis' (archaic term for twice or second) 'cuit' (cooked).


You said Italian >:3

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:00 pm
by nosimpleway
...I... certainly did use the word "Italian" at a couple points, yes...?

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:09 pm
by Mongrel
If you guys REALLY want to go crazy, you should see the number off different things that turn out to be pancakes.

I mean, I think North American English already has something like a dozen words for pancakes as it is.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:27 pm
by mharr
That one's not too bizarre. In general, they tend to be cakes. That you make in a pan.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:58 pm
by Friday
<@Friday> I've been reading GoT
<@Friday> and every time I start a new book
<@Friday> I read the "praise for blah blah blah" section
<@Friday> and each and every review says the same fucking thing
<@Friday> and it drives me up the goddamn wall
<@Friday> this is related to binary thinking
<@Friday> they all say
<@Friday> "Martin has created a MASTAPIECE, and UNLIKE THAT FAG TOLKIEN, his world has MORAL AMBIGUITY, not UGLY orcs and PRETTY elves"
<@Friday> over and over and over
<@Friday> every single review
<@Friday> and it's like
<@Friday> okay
<@Friday> here's the fucking news
<@Friday> 1. you are literally retarded
<@Friday> 2. tolkien has less moral ambiguity than Martin
<@Friday> 3. that doesn't mean zero, fuckshit
<@Romosome> it's such a brave story where some of the humans are shitty to each other before the ice zombies show up
<Sede> lack of morality is not more ambiguity
<@Romosome> that didn't happen in lord of the rings right
<@Romosome> like could you imagine in lord of the rings
<Sede> nah humans were all super dope
<@Romosome> if one of the humans who was like
<@Romosome> built up as a good guy, who we knew and trusted
<@Romosome> decided to betray them
<@Romosome> and then was fucking murdered like right there
<@Friday> yeah imagine if Gandalf showed up and Denethor didn't like him and didn't cooperate with him and tried to burn his own son alive
<@Friday> what a story that would have made
<@Friday> but instead Denethor is just a good guy
<@Friday> imagine if Gollum had been a moraly split character, and not just a good boy guide
<@Romosome> why didn't the eagles just throw the ring in the volcano
<@Romosome> why didn't the americans just fly a plane into hitler

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:54 pm
by Mongrel
I'm pretty sure that most Tolkien haters got about a chapter in (if that), complained that Hobbits were gay, and stopped there.

GRRM on the other hand is edgy n shit.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:56 pm
by Mongrel
...I could probably rant for a long time about how Boomer and Gen X writers decided that what really made a story serious n' grown up n' stuff was lots and lots of indiscriminate killing and death, JUST LIKE REAL LIFE, MAN.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:28 am
by zaratustra
when someone is a dick in Tolkien it's usually because they were influenced by evil magic

when someone is a dick in GoT it's usually because their house has a proud history of dickery

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:15 am
by beatbandito
Tolkien? More like Keeps Talkin', where dem tiddies at? What does the R.R. stand for? That's right. George Tiddies Tiddies Martin.

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:57 am
by Silversong
I really, really enjoyed the books, when I read them 13 years ago. It sounds like your problem is that you Read the Comments.