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Steve C Team Marina
I have hit a new low. My fallback when someone doesn't speak English is Spanish (I'm in So Cal so it works a lot of the time). Unfortunately my brain doesn't think before it jumps to new language so Spanish has come out when I'm in Tokyo for example. Today I used it with a deaf person.
Luckily I've known her for years so once i understood the confused look on her lip reading face we both laughed. :) - Steve C Team Marina
Deaf people can know Spanish, too, Steve. GAH! - Kristin
this happens to me! when English isn't happening I auto-switch to Spanish. I talked to everyone in Thailand in Spanish. it was pretty ridiculous. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I did the Spanish thing when I was in Sweden. It didn't help that Spanish, French and Italian were used with the people I hung out with. - Anika
Konnichi-hola! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
My fallback is gesturing. =( - Andrew C (✔)
Gesturing usually works with my deaf colleague :) - Steve C Team Marina
Mine is...gibberish. German words (with incorrect gender), French accent (or possibly Belgian), English grammar and syntax. Gibberish. - Slippy
*smiles nervously and points to own ears* - Big Joe Silence
Sailor Moon in the streets, Popeye in the sheets.
Uhhh.. ummm... I—.. maybe flip that around or... *side eye* dude, that's weird. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
L O L A Lola - Steve C Team Marina
Nerdier version: "Usagi Tsukino in the streets, Sailor Moon in the sheets." - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @mashable: The New York Times called Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman," and now they're dealing with an angry everybody:
RT @mashable: The New York Times called Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman," and now they're dealing with an angry everybody:
Andrew C (✔)
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Andrew C (✔)
Goofus and Gallant: A Tale of Two Protagonists -
"Gallant always tries to be a likable protagonist. Goofus feels entitled to the same things you do, and that makes you feel uncomfortable. He is pathologically broken in a way that you would prefer to pretend does not exist." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
and in comments: "Goofus cannot truly respect anyone who likes him or enjoys his company because he knows he is fundamentally garbage. A person who has such low standards must have terrible judgement and is not worthy of empathy. He pushes and pushes the boundaries of what they deem acceptable behavior until they ultimately leave him, and he is satisfied that he has been proven right,... more... - Andrew C (✔)
The Tironian et (⁊) in Galway, Ireland | Sentence first -
The Tironian et (⁊) in Galway, Ireland | Sentence first
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"The Tironian et is a remnant of Tiro’s shorthand system, which was popular for centuries but is now almost entirely discontinued. The mark lives on in just a couple of writing systems, one of which is Irish." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Language Evolution: Word of the Month: Proto-Indo-European ‘Four’ -
Language Evolution: Word of the Month: Proto-Indo-European ‘Four’
"The Proto-Indo-European numeral ‘four’ had several intriguing properties. It was the largest non-complex cardinal number that agreed grammatically with a noun it modified. Consequently, it was inflected for gender and case, like any ordinary adjective. It shared that property with the words for ‘one’, ‘two’ and ‘three’. For obvious semantic reasons, their declension was defective: ‘one’ was normally singular, ‘two’ was declined only in the dual number, and ‘three’ and ‘four’ only in the plural." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The basic forms of the numeral ‘4’ (as reconstructed in handbooks) were the animate “count plural” *kʷetwores and the inanimate (neuter) “collective plural” *kʷetwōr (from earlier *kʷetwor-h₂). There is some uncertainty about the accentuation of these forms: some reconstruct them with PIE stress on the first syllable, others on the second (the comparative evidence is not unambiguous)." - Maitani
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @ohnoshetwitnt: Coworker: Ugh my computer's frozen. Me: The cold never bothered me any- Coworker: Sarah. Don't.
Let it go... - Steve C Team Marina
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @garwboy: Last night my mate asked to use a USB port to charge his cigarette, but I was using it to charge my book. The future is stupid.
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @ravenskye420: We just get each other lol
RT @ravenskye420: We just get each other lol
Steve C Team Marina
This Is Why Disney Characters Rarely Have Moms - MSN Movies News -
"“I’ll give you two stories that are the reasons. I never talk about this, but I will. One reason is practical because the movies are 80 or 90 minutes long, and Disney films are about growing up. They’re about that day in your life when you have to accept responsibility. “Simba ran away from home but had to come back. In shorthand, it’s much quicker to have characters grow up when you bump off their parents. Bambi’s mother gets killed, so he has to grow up. Belle only has a father, but he gets lost, so she has to step into that position. It’s a story shorthand." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
“The other reason—and this is really odd—Walt Disney, in the early 1940s, when he was still living at this house, also bought a house for his mom and dad to move into. He had the studio guys come over and fix the furnace, but when his mom and dad moved in, the furnace leaked and his mother died. The housekeeper came in the next morning and pulled his mother and father out on the front... more... - Steve C Team Marina
Andrew C (✔)
RT @kimkierkegaard: You're the funniest person I know!!! But in your joy, I hear the laughter of despair.
holly #ravingfangirl
Grosse Pointe Blank is still so good.
Some things, like me for instance and Grosse Pointe Blank and wine and bourbon, only get better with age. - Friar Will
what's not to like about John Cusack?! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Just watched that again! - Yolanda
I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been? - Kristin
"10 YEARS, MAN!" - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Congratulations! Please view the attachment.
lulz - Marie
but you won the microsoft-cokeacola-amazon lottery for one gazillion dollars!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Does that work as a pickup line in a bar? - Steve C Team Marina
Son of Groucho
Hoping the Scottish people make the right decision today. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what the right decision is! Wish us luck!
Good luck! Sealbh math dhuit! - Spidra Webster
Good Luck ... - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Lykke til! - Jenny H. from Android
Whatever happens, this has been a perfect execution of democracy in the raw. I think we can be proud of that. - Son of Groucho from iPhone
Tomorrow you'll wake up a Nordic man :) - Eivind
Good luck! - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
I hope the result works out for the best. - John (bird whisperer)
Best of luck, whatever the path you take! - Jennifer Dittrich
Many thanks for the comments! Scotland has rejected indepence for now but the referendum has enabled vocalisation of deep dissastisfaction with the UK's political system that exists far beyond Scotland. Look out Westminster: the Facebook generation of the UK is coming to get you! - Son of Groucho from iPhone
Jason Toney
RT @neiltyson: ǝɔɐds oʇ ʇnO ˙ɹǝʇuǝɔ s’ɥʇɹɐƎ ɯoɹɟ ʎɐʍɐ suoᴉʇɔǝɹᴉp llɐ sᴉ ,,dn" ʇᴉƃǝl ʎluo ǝɥ┴ ˙dn ɥʇɹoN ʍoɥs ɥʇɹɐƎ ɟo sdɐɯ ʇɐɥʇ ʎɹɐɹʇᴉqɹɐ s’ʇI
Steve C Team Marina
Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study finds - LA Times -
Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study finds - LA Times
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" A single dose of a popular class of psychiatric drug used to treat depression can alter the brain’s architecture within hours, even though most patients usually don’t report improvement for weeks, a new study suggests. More than 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. use these drugs, which adjust the availability of a chemical transmitter in the brain, serotonin, by blocking the way it is reabsorbed. The so-called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs, include Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Paxil and Zoloft." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"The findings could be a first step toward figuring out whether a relatively simple brain scan might one day help psychiatrists distinguish between those who respond to such drugs and those who don’t, an area of mystery and controversy in depression treatment." - Steve C Team Marina
Thinking of rebooting my diary. My origin story needs some tweaking.
"He came from Pluto to save us. Then they said his home wasn't a planet. He made it his mission to restore his planet and home to the honor it deserved. He is Zamms, the Plutonian!" - Sir Shuping is just sir
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
For those of you following along at home my Wu Tang name is Phantom Prophet. ⚡
Ooh. I want a Wu Tang name! - SAM
Behold! Sarkastik Leader --> - SAM
Dynamic Overlord. That sounds right. - Betsy
Tha Ninja - Kevin Johnson
Respected Menace - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I had to use the other one ( because "Excitable Misunderstood Genius" >> "Irate Overlord" - Andrew C (✔)
Unlucky Demon? ouch. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Bittah Pupil. Uh, okay. - Corinne L
You know, Andrew... Excitable Misunderstood is practically the same as Irate... so... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
=P. The precise shade of meaning is different! - Andrew C (✔)
E-ratic Ambassador. - Steven Perez
Lucky Wizard - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
L.A.M.B. tbh
"I'm a fiddler crab! Shoot me! It's fiddler crab season!"
Andrew C (✔)
RT @antderosa: CNN, you never fail to disappoint
RT @antderosa: CNN, you never fail to disappoint
They are working 110% to serve your news reading and viewing needs. - Joe
Margaret McFee
“I’m Scott Brown and I’m committed to Massach… I mean New Hampshire.”
Kårín Dalzĭel
RT @beckyjane87: I'm sure my coworkers are getting sick of the Adventure Time whiteboard art, but the door was left…
Andrew C (✔)
RT @gerryduggan: Huh. RT @Vikings we're proud to announce the signing of undrafted rookie Haydrian Feeterson Jr.
RT @gerryduggan: Huh. RT @Vikings we're proud to announce the signing of undrafted rookie Haydrian Feeterson Jr.
Andrew C (✔)
… ohhhh #indyref is "independence referendum", not "indie [music/movie] reference". *nod*
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Why does it hurt when your mouth floods with saliva? Is that why dinosaurs where so angry all the time? #random
It hurts? I don't think that's normal. - Andrew C (✔)
I thought she just meant that pinch you get when you eat something way too sour and your mouth is all WTFDIDYOUDO? for a second before it tries to wash everything out. - Jennifer Dittrich
^Fucking exactly. Jennifer knows my feels. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Ah, gotcha. Yeah, too much fluid flowing through narrow ducts all at once :) - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
RT @charlesjaco1: Here are all of researcher @ShaunKing's Tweets re:Mike Brown. Read them all, pls. click all links. If true, damning.
RT @evanengel: Our in-depth look at the first Native American cryptocurrency, and what it means for altcoins w/ @biancaconsunji
Phil Plait
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