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  1. 1 day ago on Pearls Before Swine

    I suspect he was being sarcastic. Logic is not involved.

  2. 1 day ago on Pearls Before Swine

    That may (or may not) be true. But as Mongolia had a population of 37*, it really doesn’t say much. The Roman Empire comprised virtually every city of any size in the world at the time. And everyone in between. Approaching 60 million, which was a good chunk of the world’s population at the time..*rounded up.

  3. 7 days ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    And eny fule kno that he took his cues from Shakespeare, not that Khayyam fella.

  4. 8 days ago on Pickles

    … sez the ‘oh so humble’ CAT!!!!! ;-)

  5. 12 days ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    The tragedy is that @ermolig doesn’t even know it’s doing it. One day there’ll be logic transplants, and some poor hamster may have to be sacrificed for it. Until then, it’ll troll away.

    Internet Rule #22(ii): “Anyone using the term ‘ad hominem’ as a substitute for intelligent comment is just about to launch an ad hominem attack”.

  6. 13 days ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    No good being rational with @eromlig: he’s like wee Donnie. He doesn’t do rational. He only does dumb and nasty. Oh, and double-dumb.

  7. 15 days ago on Speed Bump

    Eating was easier, too.

  8. 26 days ago on Speed Bump

    The increasing use of nouns as verbs is everywhere, and so widespread, that it’s probably here to stay. But there’s no point getting upset about it; language has always been a living thing, and probably always will.I once attended a lecture on Thomas Hobbes (1588 – 1679); the first question afterwards was “Can we get a translation?”. And don’t start me on Chaucer!As a Brit [sic], I used to be appalled at the American use of English. Now I’ve taken lessons (Mostly cable TV), I don’t worry. What matters is that we understand them. Language is about communication – if it does that, it’s OK.

  9. 26 days ago on Speed Bump

    Well spotted … and even then it was 12 years too late!

  10. 27 days ago on Speed Bump

    Nice, but 25 years too late ;-)