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  1. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Would make for an awesome sticker on a VGA!!!!!
     
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    Obviously, if you are personally introducing yourself to people, you have the luxury of dictating your preferred pronuncuation of your own name, but if my name appeared in an article, for instance, and was read aloud,I cannot expect to change deeply entrenched lingustic practices on a mass scale. The protagonist of Back to the Future is both MarTy and MarDy McFly, depending on who you're talking to. ;)
     
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    I just called em all McFly like Biff did;)
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Agreed, but like TLM stated, if Data had a preference, that would be the way to pronounce it. Granted, if you are like me and know jack about Star Trek, I would have never known unless he had said that quote, and I would have probably used both pronunciations until I was better informed.
     
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    My mother is an avid science fiction fan, so as a child I watched all the re-runs of the original series. I am by no means a devoted fan or in any way obsessed, but I am a fan nonetheless. Star Wars was released when I was five and that was a life-changing experience: I only wish somebody had exchanged serious words with Mr Lucas, even to the point of violence, before allowing him to produce the abomination commonly referred to as the second trilogy.
     
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    The second trilogy damn near ruined some of the only positive childhood memories I had. Going to see Return of the Jedi with both my parents was awesome. Seeing Jar Jar Binks almost made me kill myself.
     
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    I still say Eddie Murphy would have made a great Jar Jar. :laugh:
     
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    I see no room for Jar Jar in any capacity.
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Or humor I can see, lol. (aka I wasn't serious)
     
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    This is not about preferences or speech logistics. My names is pronouced 1 way and 1 way only. All other variations outside an accent are not correct. You say you can't force people to change there way of saying stuff, first that is not true. Second, while I can't change the way you say words, I can change the way you say MY name. Because if someone corrects you and you continue to say it wrong, most people will take that as disrespect and punch you in the mouth.
     
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    I figure with all of the Star Wars avatars, this is fitting.


    Wouldn't the way someone says your name be only about preference (completely opposite of what you say in your first sentence). And wouldn't it be about speech logistics as well since when you read someones name you would say it based on how you think it should be pronounced, then they correct you with their preference (back to that :p). If it's not about preference or speech logistics, what could it be possibly about?
     
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    i heard you Americans need invites to use spotify, so if any of you want one i've had them building up for while now...
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Our chunk of land is the best chunk of land because we're free and have a thriving democracy that is fair and inclusive and every other chunks of land is jealous because God isn't on their side because he only blesses America cause we have the most money and we bomb the most people which inherently makes us superior.



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    And our dicks are bigger.
     
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    Everything is bigger:)
     
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    Was going to say your starting to sound like a Texan now... but then I seen you live in the one state thats larger, so maybe Texans just sound like Aslaskans?
     
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    Everything is bigger in Texas. Including the people :p
     
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    So who in here is happy about the downgrade and wishes we would start defaulting on shit?
     
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    We might as well start now and get it over with. Our Gov't has proven that nothing is going to change until it collapses anyway.
     
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    Its needs some restructuring thats for sure.

    1. Term limits. Stop these career politicians already. I mean how many more years do I have to hear Chuck Shumer open his fucking about about shit he doesn't understand.

    2. Ban lobbyist. No more of this green industry/big oil crap.

    3. Fair tax. EVERYONE pays. Just not the rich and middle class. EVERYONE.

    4. Down size the fucking military. 600 billion a year? Really? Who the fuck are we gonna fight Godzilla?

    5. Limit welfare programs to two years and one child. Pop another kid? Your problem.

    6. Legalize weed and tax it. Debt solved.

    7. Cut federal pensions. 200 billion a year saved right there. Limit it to one career and this shit will drop 50%.

    8. Public Unions? Buh bye.

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    if I didn't know better MM, I'd say you were my brother. I'm pretty sure he's rattled off those same things in that exact order.

    Though I have an amendment for #5
    Drug test EVERYONE on any form of government aid. You don't pass the test you don't get your $
     
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    Look at the face on Chuck Shumer. Hes just got that dick head look about him.

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    you need to choose a better video for the OP kid rock is terrible
     
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    Hes great in concert. However you give me a better video and Ill post it.
     
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    Honestly, it doesn't matter to me if the system collapses. It will give us a chance to realize that living isn't dependent on our economic status and hopefully we will rebuild with a better system in mind.
     

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