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t-ra: taking the piss
my favorite British-isms from this weekend:
"naff" is another way to say "rubbish" that originally meant someone is Not Available For Fucking, but now just means anything lame. - t-ra: taking the piss
"knickers" is only used for women's underwear (which disappointed me, honestly, bc I love the word). men's underwear are "undercrackers." - t-ra: taking the piss
"rude boy" is a term some are dubious of and others embrace. vaguely meaning a working class tough guy type I think. - t-ra: taking the piss
"hunters" are a kind of wellington boot worn by snobs. - t-ra: taking the piss
"undercrackers", eh? i'm sad it's not "undernadgers". - Big Joe Silence
Undercrackers aren't exclusively for males but they are predominantly so. - Mark H
"fairy liquid" is dishwashing detergent based on a brand name. - t-ra: taking the piss
they really do call cigarettes "fags". and they really do say "punt a fag" to bum a cigarette. - t-ra: taking the piss
they don't really say "saucy" that much. (also a disappointment) - t-ra: taking the piss
Never heard the term "punt a fag" used before; bumming a fag, yes. - Mark H
they felt "pulled pork" was a terrible thing to call food, as it seemed a vulgar phrase. - t-ra: taking the piss
Mark, maybe it wasn't "punt." It was another p word though that caught me off guard and became yet another conversation about lexicon. - t-ra: taking the piss
Could it have been pinch a fag? That would be a fairly common thing to say over here. - Mark H
ah... yeah, maybe. there was a lot of beer involved, you see. I'm trying to document from shoddy memory. - t-ra: taking the piss
overall I adored the melodic effect of ending statements in a question so that conversations have a kind of upbeat tempo regardless of the topic. that was infectious. I'm probably still doing it. "I couldn't rightly help myself could I?" "Lovely morning isn't it?" "They've done a smashing job haven't they?" - t-ra: taking the piss
oh, and saying "spectacles" instead of glasses. - t-ra: taking the piss
and "petrol". looking for a "petrol station to grab some fags" in Burlington was a fun errand. needless to say I did all of the direction asking on that one. - t-ra: taking the piss
and "dodgy". I was so pleased to learn dodgy is a real expression. I love that word. - t-ra: taking the piss
and "trainers" instead of sneakers. - t-ra: taking the piss
O hai! Was wondering how you got on ;-) - Heleninstitches
the naff etymology is likely... naff ;) - Pete
I'm still laughing at your discovery of fairy liquid... For hands that do dishes can feel as soft as your face.... - Heleninstitches
T-ra, I've heard something similar, like "pont a fag" before. - Big Fat Yeast Roll! from Android
Helen, we watched an insane film at the house night before last that mentioned it a lot. Can't remember the whole title... "Mr Jolly something something Next Door" I think? - t-ra: taking the piss
Sarah G.
RT @waldojaquith: Instead of meeting for coffee or beer, I wish that the default was to meet for milkshakes.
See ya at the malt shop! - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
Or just ice cream. Imagine business deals made over a giant banana split. :) - April Russo
Brent's comment reminded me of this song: http://youtu.be/ZbW_IlIjVSA - Corinne L
Corinne: that somehow makes me feel nostalgic for something I've never experienced :) - Brent Schaus
MMC is like that, Brent. :-) - Corinne L
Mahdi
The Best Edible Flowers: Organic Gardening - http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-a...
The Best Edible Flowers: Organic Gardening
The Best Edible Flowers: Organic Gardening
The Best Edible Flowers: Organic Gardening
به به ریحان - وارَش
وارش از کالاندولا یا گل همیشه بهار هم غافل نشو خیلی خاصیت داره. آخرین عکس هست. از اینجا ببین: http://bit.ly/WHJ0S7 - Mahdi
چه جالب - وارَش
گل لادن هم هست :) - همصدا
بله اولی لادن هست :) - Mahdi
من هستندی :دی - ladanooo from iPhone
ای وای اختلال در سرچ :دی - Mahdi
گل دوم رو بدهید می برم .ممنون - Primavera
گل دومی ریحان هست. - Mahdi
t-ra: taking the piss
Some of the Brits have never seen lighting bugs. They are stoked.
Until recently I didn't know that lightning buds weren't everywhere. We don't see them much in the city, but we all have seen them at some point. Where don't they live? And why? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
We don't have them in SoCal. It was one of the things I missed when we moved from MO. - Anika
Fireflies, lightning bugs, whatever you want to call them - to me they represent summer. Miss them a lot living in CA. - Corinne L
I've never seen 'em. - Spidra Webster
There are fireflies in the western US, but I think the ones that light up as adults are much more prevalent in the east. - John (bird whisperer)
[oops, did not read John's comment!] I have never seen any in california or in Colorado - thinking they don't go west of the Rockies? Such a magical vibe - I love them. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Growing up with them I tend to forget not all see them. Our Japanese guests were so excited at their first sighting. - Janet
Victor Ganata
Denying the legitimacy of someone's emotional state is certainly no way to build a fruitful relationship….
Shevonne
Weeklong vacation with the family @ Anna Marie Island, FL, USA http://instagram.com/p...
Weeklong vacation with the family @ Anna Marie Island, FL, USA http://instagram.com/p/q7Eum8OV3S/
April Buchheit
RT @foundersatwork: @paultoo on YC: "I like to be in the place where history is happening." #startupschool
maʀtha
Shelf Check: Approachability Buttons - http://shelfcheck.blogspot.com/2014...
Shelf Check: Approachability Buttons
Shelf Check: Approachability Buttons
Shelf Check: Approachability Buttons
I love the magic 8 ball one - maʀtha from Bookmarklet
I should just buy a Magic 8 ball for the desk - maʀtha
Magic 8 ball FTW! - RepoRat
omg I love the argyle one - Soup in a TARDIS
holly #ravingfangirl
Arugula Watermelon & Feta Salad https://flic.kr/p/oqev52
Arugula Watermelon & Feta Salad https://flic.kr/p/oqev52
Ooooh. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
very tasty choice, if you have to wait until 8:30 to eat dinner. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Meg made this last week. only with mint instead of arugula. very yum - jambina
i totally would have put mint on it if i had remembered to get some. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
I really wish Costco ever sold arugula. - Meg VMeg
Amit Patel
Woot, I was published in Hacker Monthly http://hackermonthly.com/issue-4...
Nice! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The comment from gggg was—interesting. - Professor A.I.
Also you've got one of the most popular posts of the past week still sitting on the front page, for you're updated interactive page. https://news.ycombinator.com/item... http://www.redblobgames.com/pathfin... - NOT THE CRICKET
Comment from gggg? I missed that. NOT THE CRICKET: yep, fun!! :) Also on reddit/r/gamedev and reddit/r/programming - Amit Patel
congrats! - imabonehead
Amit, the comment from gggg - http://theory.stanford.edu/~amitp... - NOT THE CRICKET
I thought Amit handled gggg in a very gentlemanly manner, and the red starfish-like avatar reminded me of the FriendFeed of old. - Professor A.I.
Ah, that gggg! Those kinds of comments are rare but they do happen. I try to be polite to everyone. - Amit Patel
Big Fat Yeast Roll!
Itty bitty coloring.
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Ooh. Where's the page from? - Laura
A postcard book called _Secret Garden_ by Johanna Basford, available from Amazon. - Big Fat Yeast Roll! from Android
Cool - WarLord
I have that postcard book on my wishlist ^_^ - Melly
I think I learned about it on FF. :) - Big Fat Yeast Roll!
Andrew C (✔)
"Minicomputers" used to be no bigger than one or two (non-Narnia-containing) wardrobes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Todd Hoff
Has anyone here experimented with Transcranial direct-current stimulation?
Glad you asked. A drinkin buddy of mine brought this up the other night and we're very tempted to. We need a skull map though. Or a neuroscientist consultant. - t-ra: taking the piss from Android
No, but I'm interested. Over 10 years ago, Melinda was seeing a psychologist involved with neuro-bio-feedback, who was mapping her brainwaves. Unfortunately, she moved away from the area. - Greg GuitarBuster
I have some friends who have experimented with it -- with interesting and good results, according to them. - Sean McBride
My brain seems quite interested in its own continued survival, so I'm, or should I say my brain, is hesitant to do these kind of things on the off chance it my turn its little grey cells to goo. - Todd Hoff
Monique Judge
Another straight A average this fall guarantees I will graduate summa cum laude, so I am already preparing for no social life. #fb
t-ra: taking the piss
But seriously, y'all. Sometimes I think I am having too much fun for real life. Everything is awesome! #legomovie #earnedit #lovinlife
Big Fat Yeast Roll!
Which brand / style did you get? I'm er um asking for a friend. - Amit Patel
Are they Sakura Gelly Rolls? - Laura
They're a no-name kind from Big Lots. See http://friendfeed.com/colorin... - Big Fat Yeast Roll! from Android
I got Sakura Gelly Rolls for a friend (birthday present). I was looking at the Pilot Juice for me, mostly because it has lots of non-glitter colors too, and I want all my pens to be consistent. - Amit Patel
Holly's favorite Anna
Have a #Fitbit, #Jawbone UP or #MovesApp? Join me on Fitt and keep me moving. http://fi.tt/in/i6mvUhXX
Have a #Fitbit, #Jawbone UP or #MovesApp? Join me on Fitt and keep me moving. http://fi.tt/in/i6mvUhXX
lris
It's very confusing to work on a big project with people who don't use Dropbox or Google Docs or anything similar.
yep. I'm also confused when they say things like "i'm not to good with technology, so it's better to call me than do email" - Sir Shuping is just sir
"Oh, can you send it to me as an attachment?" *headdesk* - Catherine Pellegrino
Yep - lris
Or people who say 'text me' instead of using email. - Professor A.I.
Or who CALL ME. ON THE PHONE. Because I asked questions on their website ONE MINUTE AGO. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
if a project is urgent and the need for assistance is immediate, the fact that phone calls can't be accidentally deleted and don't require waiting around is HUGE. IM is a decent stand-in. sometimes. - Big Joe Silence
our faculty senate president doesn't understand google forms. which we're using to collect feedback at a major faculty event in about 4 weeks. - ~Courtney F
I have so little patience for this kind of thing. Keeping current with the tools used in a work environment seems like a basic requirement for continued employment. I always want to say to these people, "You have a brain, use it and learn something new." Sigh. - Laura Krier
I'm working on a complex SaaS migration right now and *thank god* we're using Basecamp. We always used Basecamp on the prior work I did. Our org as a whole has not standard tool and it just pains me to no end. We have Sharepoint and Chatter but that is so inferior. I wish we just had Asana or Box or something. I force people to use GDocs because ... I just can't with the revision nightmare. - Laura Norvig
I've used Basecamp and it always seemed remedial to me. Stuck in some kind of Web 1.0 time warp along with Salesforce. - Professor A.I.
Sean McBride
Inside the Artificial Brain That’s Remaking the Google Empire http://zite.to/1mU2UCl
Inside the Artificial Brain That’s Remaking the Google Empire http://zite.to/1mU2UCl
Kevin Fox
The magnetic poles are flipping faster than we thought. Thank goodness for GPS. Dunno what this means for aurorae. http://kottke.org/14...
1) Exciting! - Brian Johns
2) How can this be politicized? - Brian Johns
3) GUNS! - Big Joe Silence
4) Profit! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
t-ra: taking the piss
my therapist told me today that every time she ends a session with me she has a big smile on her face b/c she is so proud of my progress and I am so close to not needing her anymore... I got gold stars on my mental health homework and something in my eye.
Girl, this. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
<3 You're amazing. - Tamara J. B.
Proud - - - > - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
thanks y'all! I still feel kinda giddy about such a deep and unexpected compliment. so of course at the thought of her leaving me I immediately explained how it's all very tenuous and I could fall backwards at any moment. we had a good laugh, and then she explained about Flight From Health. good times. - t-ra: taking the piss
maʀtha
Happy Birthday to our Marie!
Happy birthday, Marie :) - Pete
Happy Birthday! - lris
yay :) - Julian
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARIE! - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
happy birthday! - Marianne
Happy birthday! - Jen
Happiest of days! - laura x from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Big Fat Yeast Roll! from Android
aw, i luh y'all. thanks. - Marie
Happy Birthday!!!! - Katy S
Phew, still have a few more hours to get my birthday greetings in. Hope you're having a great day. - Stephen Francoeur
Happy birthday!!!! - Galadriel C. from Android
Bret Taylor
At the FriendFeed birthday dinner
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Happy birthday FF! What a year! - Mike Doeff
hmmm where's all the all the laptops? - Brandon
I have never eaten fondue, but I dipped a graham cracker in a chocolate fountain once. - Pete D
Happy Birthday FFers (and THANKS) - Charlie Anzman
Cheers! - FFing Enigma
Congratulations on your first year! - Anne Bouey
Yeah, Melting Pot! - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Congratulations and Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! :) - Mona Nomura
Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday, you're !!!!!!111!!!!!!ONE!!11 - Pete D
Happy Birthday... and Thank You - Johnny
프렌드피드 일주년을 축하드립니다. 더욱 더 발전하시고 더 좋은 서비스를 제공해주시기 바랍니다. 생일 축하드립니다. :D - zizukabi
Thank you for being such a huge part of my life this year! - Robert Scoble
heppy birfdeh young buck, you've had a bangin year. Tequila tonight, tomorrow we ride (as the Hells Angels say) - Marko Bon from fftogo
happy birthday and many more to go! FF ftw! :) - imabonehead
happy birthday guys! congrats on a terrific first year - John Lilly
Happy Birthday and thank you for an excellent service! - Mustafa K. Isik
Happy Birthday! I love FriendFeed! - Igor Poltavskiy
Awesome... I love small startups - Chris Lamprecht
Happy Birthday. Is that Ana busting open a screwcap? - Richard Chen
Happy Birthday FriendFeeders and thanks for great service. - Alexander Arsky
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! - Vista
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed!!! Love ya'! *mwah* - Lisa L. Seifert
C'mon. It's FriendFeed... They should be having Birthday Pie (Chart). Either blue or orange. Both taste yummy. - Lisa L. Seifert
happy birthday friendfeed, and jeanette.....i miss u guys - goutham
Many happy returns, FriendFeed! - Richard Walker from twhirl
Happy Birthday FriendFeed! It's been amazing, so happy to have been a tiny part of it! - Iain Baker
A belated Happy Birthday, great service! - Bo Stern
Happy birthday! Long may you continue! - Martin Bryant
Congratulations and happy first birthday, guys. FrF is awesome, you're awesome, and your achievements in this year are awe-striking as well! :) - BDSM SQL
Happy birthday and congratulations! - Joe Dawson
FF is the best way of social communication atm - Phil Smirnov
Happy BIrthday Friendfeed crew! - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Once again Ana is the only one doing any work in a FF picture. - Steve C
“~~~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIENDFEED!!! ~~~” Fondue! I love fondue... jealous!! Let's have many more birthdays! Best of Luck, Success FTW!!! - Susan Beebe
congrats - Alex Hammer
I see here how it's okay for you to play on your iPhone during dinner ;) - wiredgnome
Wow! Posted almost 6 years ago and there it is on my TL (after someone I follow either posted a comment or liked it). This is the kind of features only Friendfeed was able to provide. Hope everybody on that picture had the career they were hoping for back then. - Pascal le Rudulier
*.* - LilaLaMarea from Android
lan... - akaşa
Kevin Fox
Carpe per diem.
Yeah, that was a funny Robin Williams bit circa 1980-82. :). "Seize the check". - Ken Gidley from iPhone
CAJ hates pants
7 Unconventional and “Crazy” Ways to Increase Productivity - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement - http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog...
7 Unconventional and “Crazy” Ways to Increase Productivity - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
"Being productive is one of the phrases we hear over and over again in our day-to-day lives. In some contexts, it means doing work when you’re supposed to. In others, it’s all about cleaning the house during your days off. Whatever your personal definition is, however, we can all agree on one thing: some days, productivity can be as hard to find as a unicorn in a haystack." - CAJ hates pants from Bookmarklet
I might be TOO good at #7. - CAJ hates pants
mashable
LG has built a TV you can literally roll up and take with you: http://mashable.com/2014... https://twitter.com/mashabl...
Jeremiah Owyang
Wanna play Zynga games but don't want to use Facebook? Now you can. http://venturebeat.com/2012... (1/2)
Sean McBride
# what's cool about structured data for representing facts about the world
1. compact 2. data-minable 3. easy to read 4. easy to write 5. interoperable 6. machine-inferencable 7. machine-processable 8. machine-readable 9. modular 10. recombinable 11. reusable 12. self-documented 13. simple 14. standalone 15. unambiguous - Sean McBride
All the unstructured data in the world will gradually be converted to structured data. - Sean McBride
Bret Taylor
Quip is now available in Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish, and Russian! I know there are lots of Turkish folks here, so wanted to post on FriendFeed specifically. If you haven't already installed Quip, now you have no excuse :) https://quip.com/blog...
/* Welcome back, Bret, after mere 4 years! */ - 9000
bret, turklerden ekmek yiye yiye villa yaptirdin kendine. - emre yilmaz
:D emre+1 - Omar KURT
canım özlettin kendini^^ - Aynebilim G.
There was an inheritance scam right here. In FrF, in French, in comments to Bret Taylor's post. This is just awesome. - f355
Todd Hoff
Here's an entitlement program I don't hear anyone wanting to cut - The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane to Nowhere - http://www.foreignpolicy.com/article...
Here's an entitlement program I don't hear anyone wanting to cut - The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane to Nowhere
I came across a colorful phrase the other day: "warfare queens." - Sean McBride
That's appropriate. - Todd Hoff
"In the case of the F-35, the short answer is: a lot. Counting all of its suppliers and subcontractors, parts of the program are spread out across at least 45 states. That's why there's no doubt lawmakers will continue to fund the program even though this is the third time in 17 months that the entire fleet has been grounded due to engine problems. In fact, in the version of the defense... more... - Bruce Lewis
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