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Jedi Joe wrote:
It's pretty awesome to argue with Sam Witwer on Twitter, especially when the subject is the order to watch the SW movies... Very Happy


Lol, I actually retweeted that Witwer tweet.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Jedi Joe wrote:
It's pretty awesome to argue with Sam Witwer on Twitter, especially when the subject is the order to watch the SW movies... Very Happy


Why argue though? He's right. 4-5-1-2-3-6 is the best order.


Because I don't have that same opinion? Wink
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One week until the parents leave for their week long 25th anniversary trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando. This will be the first time since 1995 that I won't go with them; instead I'll be staying home to spend the nights with my grandparents and the days at our house looking after the black Lab and the chickens (the 2 cats are staying with one set of grandparents and the Mountain Fiest is going to WDW with the parents since she wouldn't live a week without Mom.)


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Happy Birthday Tsuneo Ninomiya who worked for the Animation Department on Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie. You are the least popular, #799, person on IMDB whose birthday it is today.

It's also Clark Ashton Smith's birthday, who was an awesome pulp writer and friend of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.
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I found this "guide" to the names of the dwarves in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to be rather entertaining: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/17/hobbit-dwarves-spoof_n_2495843.html
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Salaris Vorn wrote:
I found this "guide" to the names of the dwarves in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to be rather entertaining: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/17/hobbit-dwarves-spoof_n_2495843.html


You're so darn right, I actually found it quite funny!
I don't think there is an awesome thing of the day thread so I'll just post this super amazingly awesome photo I found of the Millennium Falcon right here:

http://cf3.8tracks.us/mix_covers/000/652/311/51686.original.jpg
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^That's is awesome, will make a nice desktop wallpaper Cool
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Jedi Joe wrote:
Taral-DLOS wrote:
Jedi Joe wrote:
It's pretty awesome to argue with Sam Witwer on Twitter, especially when the subject is the order to watch the SW movies... Very Happy


Why argue though? He's right. 4-5-1-2-3-6 is the best order.


Because I don't have that same opinion? Wink


I read about that reading order online. It's designed to preserve the spoiler that Vader is Luke's father, as well as preserve the happy ending of Episode VI. You get that Vader is Luke's father, then you learn the backstory, then you see the ending.

Though, of course, once we get subsequent movies, this will likely be moot.
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courtesy of a facebook friend:
http://iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=20473

This one really made me pause and think about how screwing English can be. Shocked
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^LOL so true! Laughing

This reminds me of something my sister once emailed me:

English is ridiculous

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,
and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?
Then one may be that, and three would be those,
yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
but though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.
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Technically, we have sistren ...
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Life Is The Path wrote:
Technically, we have sistren ...


Really? I did not know that...?

My best friend's reaction when I showed her a pic of a Tusken Raider:

"Um, I thought Star Wars had aliens, not Frankenstein mummies in brown robes."
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^I've shown a Gamorrean to a friend once and he said. "Cool. I didn't know SW has Orcs" Laughing


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Hogy wrote:
^I've shown a Gamorrean to a friend once and he said. "Cool. I didn't know SW has Orcs" Laughing


Now that reminded me of the video of how lightsabers would improve Game of Thrones and got me thinking how Lord of the Rings would be even more epic with lightsabers. Cool

EDIT: and look at that someone already did http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39eoqDdD_hY

(warning for those of you who, for some reason, have yet to see LOTR it is a scene from a climactic chase and therefore could be considered a spoiler. But then again it has lightsabers so maybe just this once breaking your "no spoiler" rule will be ok Wink )
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JainaSolo wrote:
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Technically, we have sistren ...


Really? I did not know that...?



Yep. From Chaucer: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sistren?s=t

As for the above poem, known as The English Lesson, there are various reasons why we have such oddities in the English language (as well as other languages). Here are two websites that provide some information:

http://www.infoplease.com/askeds/plural-ox.html
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_the_plural_of_goose_geese

Here's a summarised version: The English language has many sources from which it draws its inspiration, its grammatical laws and list of words. Chief among these are German (Saxon), French (Norman), Gaelic, Celtic, Welsh, Breton, Latin, Greek, Norse, Scandinavian, Danish as well as many other countless dialects and 'dead' languages. All of these have jockeyed for dominance. As seen in the wiki article, only a few Old English words and grammatical forms have survived to this day. As language has evolved, some words have been dropped, and some have not. As seen, we do not say 'beek' but 'books'. But we do say 'mutton' as well as 'lamb'. This is because, when the Normans invaded, and became the new aristocracy, they brought their words. Like Moutton.

Now, in regards to the original article, that, too, is a demonstration of word evolution. Wound and wound would not always have been spelt (or spelled) the same. 'Knife' would have a pronounced K, for example. It is not perfect, of course, but it is understandable how it came to be. Out of the mishmash of languages colliding, morphing into one, we're bound to get some oddities.
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