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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Aubade » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:27 pm

beornus wrote:Njall, we have found your Doctorate topic! Get on it!
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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Arjuna » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:48 pm

Thalia wrote:I think they will also consider the Emo's an underground cult of dark siders who used their power of emotion to wreck havoc.

lol, would be fun to see :D
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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Invisusira » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:59 pm

We had a night-wrecking thought the other night at the club when one of the diamonds in Nika's ring glowed under blacklight and the other two didn't.

Turns out it's perfectly normal; twenty percent of diamonds have natural fluoresce and glow under blacklight.
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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Snake-Aes » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:01 pm

Oh man, the lack of sparkling sure shocked.
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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Nikachelle » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:22 pm

beornus wrote:Njall, we have found your Doctorate topic! Get on it!

Where IS he anyway?
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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Shamora » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:05 pm

Nikachelle wrote:
beornus wrote:Njall, we have found your Doctorate topic! Get on it!

Where IS he anyway?

I believe he is in his hidden volcano lair trying to take over the world with science.
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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Fivelives » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:56 am

I had two night-wrecking thoughts tonight.

#1: How come there are no perfect anagrams for the word "anagram"? (closest you'll get is "agar man", which isn't perfect because it's a one word anagrammed into two words)

And

#2: Why isn't the word "palindrome" a palindrome?
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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Passionario » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:51 am

Fivelives wrote:How come there are no perfect anagrams for the word "anagram"? (closest you'll get is "agar man", which isn't perfect because it's a one word anagrammed into two words)


The perfect anagram for "the word anagram" is "great hadron maw".

AFAIK, the standard definition of "perfect anagram" simply requires that the letters remain the same (without removing, adding or substituting any). There are no requirements to keep the number of words unchanged.

Fivelives wrote:#2: Why isn't the word "palindrome" a palindrome?


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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Marblehead » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:58 am

Fivelives wrote:I had two night-wrecking thoughts tonight.

#1: How come there are no perfect anagrams for the word "anagram"? (closest you'll get is "agar man", which isn't perfect because it's a one word anagrammed into two words)

And

#2: Why isn't the word "palindrome" a palindrome?


Cause they're both based on greek words that are not meant to be what they're referring to, but to describe an effect.


In detail:

#1: "Anagram" comes from the greek word "αναγραμματισμός", which is the result of 3 components "ανα" + "γραμμα" + "ισμος". a) "ανα" is a prefix that has the meaning of doing something again in a different way, b) "γράμμα" (or "γράμματα" in plural form) means "letter", c) "ισμος" is a suffix (just like "-ism" in english) that gives the word a sense of procedure. So it describes the procedure of rearranging the letters, not only in a word, but in larger documents too.

However, to be fair, the english language didn't borrowed the word "anagram" from the greek language. Latin was the first language to borrow the word "αναγραμματισμός" using it as "anagramma" and afterwords english borrowed it from latin.


#2: "Palindrome" is directly borrowed from the greek work "παλίνδρομος", which is composed from the following 2 words: a) "πάλι" (or "πάλιν") which means "again" and b) "δρόμος" which means "road". It carries the meaning of traveling a path back and forth again and again.
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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Aubade » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:53 am

Marblehead wrote:
Fivelives wrote:I had two night-wrecking thoughts tonight.

#1: How come there are no perfect anagrams for the word "anagram"? (closest you'll get is "agar man", which isn't perfect because it's a one word anagrammed into two words)

And

#2: Why isn't the word "palindrome" a palindrome?


Cause they're both based on greek words that are not meant to be what they're referring to, but to describe an effect.


In detail:

#1: "Anagram" comes from the greek word "αναγραμματισμός", which is the result of 3 components "ανα" + "γραμμα" + "ισμος". a) "ανα" is a prefix that has the meaning of doing something again in a different way, b) "γράμμα" (or "γράμματα" in plural form) means "letter", c) "ισμος" is a suffix (just like "-ism" in english) that gives the word a sense of procedure. So it describes the procedure of rearranging the letters, not only in a word, but in larger documents too.

However, to be fair, the english language didn't borrowed the word "anagram" from the greek language. Latin was the first language to borrow the word "αναγραμματισμός" using it as "anagramma" and afterwords english borrowed it from latin.


#2: "Palindrome" is directly borrowed from the greek work "παλίνδρομος", which is composed from the following 2 words: a) "πάλι" (or "πάλιν") which means "again" and b) "δρόμος" which means "road". It carries the meaning of traveling a path back and forth again and again.



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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Fivelives » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:43 am

What Aubade said.
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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Barathorn » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:36 am

Fivelives wrote:What Aubade said.


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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby linthos » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:13 am

A bit late maybe, but the closest thing to "mundane" archaeological findings I can think of are wall graffiti from Pompeii..some follow (some are pretty graphic, no pics just text)

http://www.pompeiana.org/Resources/Anci ... ompeii.htm

In fact, this is the closest to a shopping list from that page:

"Herculaneum (bar/inn joined to the maritime baths); 10674: [a bar tab] …Some nuts …? coins; drinks: 14 coins; lard: 2 coins; bread: 3 coins; three meat cutlets: 12 coins; four sausages: 8 coins. Total: 51 coins "
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Re: Day-wrecking thoughts

Postby Arcand » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:06 pm

Passionario wrote:Because the map is not the territory and the medium is not the message.


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