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  • Mr C
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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9280 on: April 09, 2021, 01:59:43 pm »
I saw this on an edgy poutine meme site I frequent just yesterday. 


This might be the strangest sentence I've ever read.  Certainly top 10.


  • VanIslander
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9281 on: Yesterday at 11:22:48 am »
I saw this on an edgy poutine meme site I frequent just yesterday.
This is not a strange sentence, grammarwise. It is natural for a native speaker.

Instead, it is an awesome sentence for an expression.

To explain...

I frequent a website (frequent is used as a verb as well as an adjective);
"an edgy"... is an interesting description... "poutine meme" is an intriguing compound noun,... at least, to this Canadian ;)

EDIT: A comma after 'frequent' may have been an apt comma splice to do, to reflect the natural pause in cadence.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 11:27:42 am by VanIslander »


  • Mr C
  • The Legend

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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9282 on: Yesterday at 01:55:49 pm »
This is not a strange sentence, grammarwise. It is natural for a native speaker.

Instead, it is an awesome sentence for an expression.

To explain...

I frequent a website (frequent is used as a verb as well as an adjective);
"an edgy"... is an interesting description... "poutine meme" is an intriguing compound noun,... at least, to this Canadian ;)

EDIT: A comma after 'frequent' may have been an apt comma splice to do, to reflect the natural pause in cadence.


No, no, no.  You've completely misunderstood.  I do not find the sentence grammatically strange nor did I have any difficulty in understanding it.

I find the idea that there is a website devoted to poutine memes quite strange.
The idea that there are enough poutine meme sites that some may be edgier than others strikes me as odder still.
Then for someone to say that they actually frequent such a website seems to me strangest of all.  YMMV.


  • VanIslander
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9283 on: Yesterday at 06:37:36 pm »
I find the idea that there is a website devoted to poutine memes quite strange.

The idea that there are enough poutine meme sites that some may be edgier than others strikes me as odder still.

Then for someone to say that they actually frequent such a website seems to me strangest of all.  YMMV.
Huh.

You do realize the Internet has over a billion posters and there are several websites devoted to fart jokes in Hindi, spider snacks, pumpkin sex, carving soap bars and ways to die in Minecraft.

Nothing strange about a Canadian fast food that is beloved by millions.

Of course, if you think likewise about ketchup potato chips, clam-tomato Caesar cocktail and maple walnut ice cream then you just may be anti-Canadian, Mr. C (C not = Canadian). Eh?
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 06:43:31 pm by VanIslander »


  • Mr C
  • The Legend

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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9284 on: Yesterday at 07:58:09 pm »
Huh.

You do realize the Internet has over a billion posters and there are several websites devoted to fart jokes in Hindi, spider snacks, pumpkin sex, carving soap bars and ways to die in Minecraft.

Nothing strange about a Canadian fast food that is beloved by millions.

Of course, if you think likewise about ketchup potato chips, clam-tomato Caesar cocktail and maple walnut ice cream then you just may be anti-Canadian, Mr. C (C not = Canadian). Eh?
If there are meme sites devoted to ketchup potato chips, clam-tomato Caesar cocktail, etc, and enough of these meme websites that there are edgier and indeed more staid clam-tomato Caesar cocktail meme-devoted websites, I have to say I think that's a bit strange.

I don't want them shut down or anything, more power to 'em. 


  • JNM
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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9285 on: Today at 01:35:40 am »
If there are meme sites devoted to ketchup potato chips, clam-tomato Caesar cocktail, etc, and enough of these meme websites that there are edgier and indeed more staid clam-tomato Caesar cocktail meme-devoted websites, I have to say I think that's a bit strange.

I don't want them shut down or anything, more power to 'em. 

Edgy clam-tomato Caesar cocktail sites have memes with different vegetables than the traditional celery.  Hot peppers, string beans... even saw one with a dill pickle!

Madness!


  • VanIslander
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9286 on: Today at 04:49:58 am »
Anything with a dill pickle is worth it!

Macaroni & cheese is so much better with a dill pickle. A sandwich with a pickle is first rate. I speed boil shin ramyeon and throw in a chopped up pickle and the pickling juice/vinegar.


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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9287 on: Today at 05:18:18 am »
South Korea’s age demographics:
60-69: 6.87 million
50-59: 8.61
40-49: 8.25
30-39: 6.81
20-29: 6.76
10-19: 4.76
00-09: 3.90
____________
The average age is now 43.3.
http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210411000043


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9288 on: Today at 05:22:28 am »
More older folk means Korea is a safe place to be.

With age comes wisdom and reduced impulsivity.


  • VanIslander
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9289 on: Today at 05:41:00 am »
South Korea’s age demographics:
60-69: 6.87 million
50-59: 8.61
40-49: 8.25
30-39: 6.81
20-29: 6.76
10-19: 4.76
00-09: 3.90
____________
The average age is now 43.3.
http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210411000043

Do you see why you should cash out your pension contributions rather than wait decades for NPS (allowed last.year to invest contributions in riskier returns) to pay you monthly.

There is a big gap in contributions to the pension fund coming in 20 years. High school students now are double f'd. They ain't getting a pension. The writing is on the wall.


  • Kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9290 on: Today at 07:01:47 am »
More older folk means Korea is a safe place to be.

With age comes wisdom and reduced impulsivity.
Oh really? Then why is it that old people are far likelier to die than young people??
Because of all the drugs and crazy shenanigans, that's why! Old people are a menace to society!


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9291 on: Today at 07:27:24 am »
No, no, no.  You've completely misunderstood.  I do not find the sentence grammatically strange nor did I have any difficulty in understanding it.

I find the idea that there is a website devoted to poutine memes quite strange.
The idea that there are enough poutine meme sites that some may be edgier than others strikes me as odder still.
Then for someone to say that they actually frequent such a website seems to me strangest of all.  YMMV.

I should clarify that I made that up. 


  • Mr C
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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #9292 on: Today at 07:39:28 am »
I should clarify that I made that up. 
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