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  1. markmoss1 commented on B.C. about 16 hours ago

    There were originally several languages in Korea; eventually one tribe conquered the others, and imposed their language. If the Japanese originated in Korea, as seems likely given the geography, they must have spoken one of the other languages. Modern Korean and Japanese have borrowed considerably from each other, but they were quite distinct languages, especially in the oldest surviving written samples.

    There is a proposed Altaic language group, which includes Turkish, Mongolian, and many of the Siberian tribal languages, but it’s not accepted by most experts. It takes a language family that broad to include both Japanese and Korean, and even that is questionable.

  2. markmoss1 commented on Wizard of Id 1 day ago

    At last, Sir rodney found an enemy he can defeat.

  3. markmoss1 commented on Free Range 1 day ago

    So that’s what happened to the dinosaurs!

  4. markmoss1 commented on Calvin and Hobbes 3 days ago

    Calvin didn’t learn his vocabulary at school.

  5. markmoss1 commented on B.C. 5 days ago

    “Actually espresso has LESS caffeine than regular coffee.” But do you drink more of it?

  6. markmoss1 commented on Wizard of Id 5 days ago

    It’s Sir Rodney, reverting to the oldest tax collection method.

  7. markmoss1 commented on Pearls Before Swine 5 days ago

    With USPS, I’ve had way too many letters and packages that simply disappeared. On two occasions, a half-dozen items mailed at the same time disappeared; one set finally arrived six months later – which isn’t so good with a stack of checks for bill payments that I already replaced – and the other never reappeared. A more recent problem is that the mail carrier for my home cannot tell the difference between Elm Street and Elmore Street.(They’re parallel and one block apart.)

    The electronics factory where I work often ships and receives around 20 packages a day by UPS, with very few problems. UPS to my home is a problem, because UPS whisks it across country, then hires USPS to deliver to the home – with that same mail carrier…

  8. markmoss1 commented on Dogs of C-Kennel 5 days ago

    One more thing about pit bulls – a lot of those “vicious pit bulls” aren’t pit bulls, they’re just vicious dogs misidentified by people who think any stocky mean dog in various colors are pitties. E.g., my daughter’s chocolate Labrador growled at a trespasser – so he’s supposedly a pit bull. I have little experience with pitties, aside from a neighbor’s that will bark fiercely and then run up to be petted. As long as I don’t do anything that could look like an attack on the owner or his family, that dog is not dangerous at all, but if I was a criminal or an idiot, it could do a lot of damage…

    However, from the statistics I’ve seen, Labs are more likely to bite than pitties – but what wasn’t in those stats was how serious the bites were. Pitties have a reputation for biting hard and holding on when they do bite. I have a lot of experience with Labs, and they don’t seem likely to do a lot of damage. I suspect most Lab bites were from play that got these excitable dogs too excited. A Lab will like to roughhouse but might nip when too excited, or simply try to get a hold on your arm with their mouth – they can hold a terrified-to-paralysis duck in their mouth without hurting it, but if you start wiggling and try to pull the arm out, you’ll drag unprotected skin across their teeth…

  9. markmoss1 commented on Free Range 6 days ago

    Why not? Americans drive to the gym to get some exercise.

  10. markmoss1 commented on Wizard of Id 8 days ago

    Is Sir Rodney rejecting the rule, or does he make 50 cents a month?