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Re: Funny stuff found on the intrawebs ver. 2.0

Postby black bart » Sun May 20, 2012 11:16 am

^ :lol:
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Postby daftbeaker » Sun May 20, 2012 11:18 am

black bart wrote:What does 'scally' mean?

It's what they call chavs in Liverpool. Compare with charvers in Newcastle and neds in Scotland.
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Postby black bart » Sun May 20, 2012 11:22 am

That reminds me we have a landmark in our street which we call 'The Chavvy Fountain'. I must try to take a photo of it.
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Postby PKMKII » Sun May 20, 2012 9:01 pm

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Postby Roland Deschain » Mon May 21, 2012 4:00 pm

"Chav Talk"? :facepalm:

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Postby PKMKII » Mon May 21, 2012 5:44 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:When you fail on Facebook, you fail hard - I lost faith in humanity after this :cry: :haha:


To be fair on the first one, most maps in American public schools look like this:
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So it's not entirely unreasonable that someone (especially if the person in question was young) would be confused about where Alaska is. More common, as the note on the map indicates, is it results in people thinking Alaska is much, much smaller than it really is:
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Postby pieces o'nine » Mon May 21, 2012 10:50 pm

Yes, the maps here generally look like that. But usually there is also a globe. :facepalm:
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Postby gronank » Tue May 22, 2012 8:04 am

pieces o'nine wrote:Yes, the maps here generally look like that. But usually there is also a globe. :facepalm:

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Postby pieces o'nine » Tue May 22, 2012 6:08 pm

^ :grin:
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Postby PKMKII » Tue May 22, 2012 6:45 pm

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Postby PKMKII » Fri May 25, 2012 2:05 pm

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Postby Roland Deschain » Fri May 25, 2012 6:19 pm

^ :haha: ... :whip: ... :haha:
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Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Fri May 25, 2012 9:24 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:When you fail on Facebook, you fail hard - I lost faith in humanity after this :cry: :haha:


gronank wrote:
pieces o'nine wrote:Yes, the maps here generally look like that. But usually there is also a globe. :facepalm:

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And to combine the ideas, today a facebook friend posted this conversation from a chat room. Some guy thinking it's perfectly reasonable to have no idea of scale when map reading, and that it would be pleasant to drive to Australia from the US. Direct. :facepalm: :facewall:

My friend is 'bunsen'. I think DB might like that! :haha:

The clueless one (who wants someone to build a bridge) is jmusbach

jmusbach wrote:17:13:25< jmusbach> then how does the sf bridge work if it spans the pacific ocean?

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Postby pieces o'nine » Fri May 25, 2012 9:54 pm

Tig, that was...something...to read. :facepalm:
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Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Fri May 25, 2012 11:01 pm

It was indeed. Such density.

And now for something the teachers in our midst might appreciate. Australian School's new answerphone message.

Shame that the transcript is inaccurate and mis-spelled. I recommend not watching but just listening.


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