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The Very-Many-Questions-Not-Worth-Their-Own-Thread Thread ΛΕ

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Takhisis, Sep 7, 2018.

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  1. metatron

    metatron deplorable ally

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    [ESL person whose English was maligned as eclectic]

    Beyond @Takhisis' point on Norman confusion:
    Yes, you people sure love your idioms. And proverbs. And cliches.

    Take the most cringe inducing dad-joke peddling morning news team in America and you can be sure that that someone on a rainy day in England centuries ago made sure that happened.
    Actually when i put it like that, a fair bit may be Shakespeare's fault. People being pretentious about his work and their knowledge thereof have surely contributed to turning Anglospherians into the linguistic equivalent of hoarders.

    And the difficulty is already apparent in examining the natives.
    Being a person who knows the motto of the Confederacy (not that one) as the motto of the Confederacy (not that one), never mind the original "means", i was mildly triggered when this dude here takes the new bridge (roughly 2.02).
    And i had to explain the deal with King John and the Wash to a Brexiteer.

    I'm probably in some secret point-collection program.
    All that is left for me to do is explain "rain check" to a dumb entitled millenial from Brighton Beach...
    ...and then suddenly there'll be balloons and i'll get a free washing machine.​

    [/ESL person whose English was maligned as eclectic]


    Don't file me as ungrateful.
    English is pretty and fun. And i could use a new washing machine.
     
  2. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Temporary Pattern...reassembling...

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    Speaking of idioms, does anybody here work a nine to five job ?
    I've worked from six to two, seven to three, eight to four and ten to six, but I've never worked a single day from nine to five.
     
  3. Samson

    Samson Chieftain

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    I do, it is pretty relaxed and different people do different hours, but 9-5 works well for me.
     
  4. MaryKB

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    I used to work from 9am to 5pm for a couple years, until I moved into working from my home office and now I set my own hours, so I work from about 6am to 9pm but only bits and pieces at a time.
     
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  5. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I could, if I wanted (but I really don't, not a morning person), but I do normally 10 to 6.
     
  6. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Thread Killer Moderator

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    I work 9 to 4 with a lot of homework. Does the homework count?
     
  7. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    I sometimes work nine to five. Othertimes, eight to four, ten to six, or twelve to eight. It's a rotating shift pattern, and they change it around every two months or so, usually not for any clear reason.
     
  8. Lexicus

    Lexicus Warlord

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    Come on, how else are they going to reinforce l a b o r d i s c i p l i n e? They have to remind you that you're just dehumanized cogs in a profit-making machine somehow!
     
  9. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Temporary Pattern...reassembling...

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    After replies from Britons, Americans and Canadians I now conclude that nine to five is an Anglo thing.
    The sample size is quite small, but I have it on good authority that 72% of statistics are made up and it doesn't really matter.
     
  10. Hrothbern

    Hrothbern Warlord

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    I think not many of those 9-5 jobs were in the industry ;)

    Most of the time I worked I started at 7.30, had a coffee walking through the workshop, before I really started at 8.00, against which time the admin people started as well.
     
  11. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Honestly, it's mostly just a client who can't plan more than two weeks into the future.
     
  12. Takhisis

    Takhisis ΑΛΗΘΩС ΑΝΕСΤΗ

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    up yours!
    This whole sentence adds ever more credence to my postulate that Real Life™ is just the largest cross-platform MMO ever compiled.
     
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  13. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    ^^^Perfect!!! the problem is that atm half the population doesn't know what an MMO is. :(
     
  14. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    You need to unionize and stop working off the clock.
     
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  15. Takhisis

    Takhisis ΑΛΗΘΩС ΑΝΕСΤΗ

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    up yours!
    And the other half engage in MMOs within the MMO, so this feels as if we were inside a poorly written sequel to The Matrix.
     
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  16. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    A "9-to-5" is only eight hours so no, never worked that or seen anybody else work that. paid lunches are the way of the dodo bird around here.
     
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  17. hobbsyoyo

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    Yup. I could work 9 to 5 if it wasn't for lunch
     
  18. EgonSpengler

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    I wonder how many 100-game-winning teams have not even had an 18-game winner on the pitching staff? At first, I figured it must be wildly unusual, but I'm not sure that it is. The 2015 Cards didn't. The '08 Angels didn't. Last year, the Astros didn't even have a 15-game winner. I haven't looked back further than that.
     
  19. rah

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    I'm sure it will be more rare the farther back you go since pitchers back then pitchers were more likely to have 40 starts instead of the 30 they get these days.
     
  20. Commodore

    Commodore Technology of Peace

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    Is CFC going to follow EA's lead and add the phrase "white man" to the auto-censor list?
     
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