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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8190 on: August 20, 2013, 06:26:24 PM »
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why is SEVEN the only one with two syllables?
It got the second one after it ate 9.



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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8191 on: August 20, 2013, 06:28:17 PM »
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why is SEVEN the only one with two syllables?
It got the second one after it ate 9.

Even the crickets went silent :)


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8192 on: August 20, 2013, 06:59:04 PM »
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why is SEVEN the only one with two syllables?
You must be one of those weirdos who says "zed" instead of "zero"...  :)
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8193 on: August 20, 2013, 07:31:00 PM »
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why is SEVEN the only one with two syllables?
Just noticed this recently aside from the "zero" because my 16 month old daughter is starting to count 1 to 10 and she always skips 7.  I theorized it was because of the multiple syllables.  Another possibility is she likes it when we correct her as she starts laughing everytime we say 7. 

Side note-Oddly, she says 10 with a southern accent.  Not sure where that came from. 


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8194 on: August 20, 2013, 08:16:23 PM »
That's close. It's almost a syllable and a half when she says it.  It's a cross between
"tin" and "t-yen."


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8195 on: August 20, 2013, 08:26:33 PM »
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why is SEVEN the only one with two syllables?
Just noticed this recently aside from the "zero" because my 16 month old daughter is starting to count 1 to 10 and she always skips 7.  I theorized it was because of the multiple syllables.  Another possibility is she likes it when we correct her as she starts laughing everytime we say 7. 

Side note-Oddly, she says 10 with a southern accent.  Not sure where that came from.

She says "tin"? I HATE that they can't fucking distinguish that vowel down here.  And that they say "Oal" instead of "oil."

And of course, the ever popular /nuke-you-lar/... weren't the people who say this taught to sound out words when they read?  N-U-C-L-E-A-R - there is no vowel between the 'C' and the 'L', and there is an 'E' after it.  Hell, even if these people said /new/-/clear/ it'd at least have some relationship to the spelling.

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8196 on: August 21, 2013, 03:20:33 AM »
aluminium. that is all.
dF = 0
d*F = J


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8197 on: August 22, 2013, 01:04:23 AM »
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8198 on: August 23, 2013, 06:21:15 PM »
this grand theft auto game is somewhat violent, but at least it's teaching me how to drive in a busy city.
dF = 0
d*F = J


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8199 on: August 23, 2013, 06:29:02 PM »
aluminium. that is all.
The story of how the second "I" was added after the fact is a bit convoluted, but interesting to we history fans.  Long story short: Americans pronounce it the way the guy who named it pronounced it.  Pretty much everywhere else, everyone uses the extra "I" so that it conforms to the names of other elements.

So, Americans as non-conformists...  Who'da thunk?

Not me. The I is actually missed off aluminum so that the names of all the oxides conform to the parent metallic elements.

Beryllium -> Beryllia
Yttrium -> Yttria
Aluminum -> Alumina


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8200 on: August 24, 2013, 08:26:51 AM »
Just learned that in Boise, a former Mormon is called a "Jack Mormon"


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8201 on: August 24, 2013, 08:55:21 AM »
It's more like someone who identifies as Mormon, but doesn't really follow it.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8202 on: August 24, 2013, 11:04:20 AM »
My buddy Pat says "If you go fishing with one Mormon, he will drink all your beer."


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8203 on: August 24, 2013, 02:19:02 PM »
Or coffee come to that.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8204 on: August 24, 2013, 02:21:44 PM »
And marry your wife.