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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2019, 07:33:06 PM »
The O in the title of this thread is actually a 0.

Just realised that people are going to be realising that all bloody year, aren't they?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2019, 08:33:14 PM »
That the “O” in the thread title is a 0

Not trying to steal anybody’s thunder but some pedantic twat pointed that out thirty minutes after the thread was started. What sort of sad life must he have, eh readers?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2019, 09:05:42 PM »
That's the thing with obvious things, though.  People keep noticing them.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2019, 09:06:32 PM »
Just realised that people are going to be realising that all bloody year, aren't they?

The very thought of it gives me arousal.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2019, 10:02:48 PM »
Funeral and urinal are suspiciously similar words and things.

Especially when you're pissing your life away.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #65 on: January 03, 2019, 11:36:01 PM »
The very thought of it gives me arousal.

You say that like there’s something which doesn’t.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #66 on: January 04, 2019, 12:13:09 AM »
That's the thing with obvious things, though.  People keep noticing them.

Yes, I’ve noticed that.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2019, 12:37:56 AM »
You say that like there’s something which doesn’t.

Well I say it because it is one of the many, many things that does, which is everything, yes.

But again, always worth mentioning.  Always worth getting it out there.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2019, 03:45:08 AM »
It's trompe l'oeil you utter cretins, not 'trompe d'oeil' as you've been witlessly thinking for the last 40+ bloody years despite having seen the ACTUAL PHRASE God knows how many hundreds of times.

And it took an episode of Pointless of all things to make you realise your imbecility. Honestly, you disgust me sometimes, all of you.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #69 on: January 04, 2019, 08:40:08 AM »
Wrong, I've not seen that phrase and don't know what it means.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #70 on: January 04, 2019, 09:00:12 AM »
It's trompe l'oeil you utter cretins, not 'trompe d'oeil' as you've been witlessly thinking for the last 40+ bloody years despite having seen the ACTUAL PHRASE God knows how many hundreds of times.

And it took an episode of Pointless of all things to make you realise your imbecility. Honestly, you disgust me sometimes, all of you.
Direct translation "the deceived eye" or similar?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2019, 05:03:36 PM »
Direct translation "the deceived eye" or similar?

It’s a carved fresco or something isn’t it?

Edit: no it isn’t.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2019, 05:16:44 PM by FerriswheelBueller »

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #72 on: January 04, 2019, 05:07:09 PM »
" fool the eye " ?

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #73 on: January 04, 2019, 06:22:45 PM »
When you see it, you will déféquer des briques.

manticore

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2019, 03:58:08 AM »
'Trompe d'oeil' just sounds right. Is it just that it's easier to say? It's just so strange to me that I went through my whole adult life thinking that.

I had a similar problem with 'thesaurus', thinking it was 'theasaurus' like a dinosaur or something for about 30 years until I was corrected with much ridicule by a girlfriend. Very odd, these points aveugle.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #75 on: January 05, 2019, 05:46:28 PM »
I was listening to something about language the other day, I forget what it was, but I listened with horror as they claimed the word "specific" was probably going to die out, as more and more people are saying "pacific" instead. On the one hand, I know this is the way language develops and a great many of the words we use today have gone through a similar process in the past and left their original forms behind - but on the other hand, fuck people who can't get a simple common word right.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #76 on: January 05, 2019, 07:08:37 PM »
I was listening to something about language the other day, I forget what it was, but I listened with horror as they claimed the word "specific" was probably going to die out, as more and more people are saying "pacific" instead. On the one hand, I know this is the way language develops and a great many of the words we use today have gone through a similar process in the past and left their original forms behind - but on the other hand, fuck people who can't get a simple common word right.

And pacific is already an existing word with a completely different meaning, which really shouldn't be how language develops.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #77 on: January 05, 2019, 07:15:42 PM »
And pacific is already an existing word with a completely different meaning, which really shouldn't be how language develops.

Yes, it means something like clearly or precisely defined, doesn’t it?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #78 on: January 05, 2019, 08:07:06 PM »
Yes, it means something like clearly or precisely defined, doesn’t it?

Yes it does, IN HELL.

Voltan (Man of Steel)

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #79 on: January 05, 2019, 08:32:47 PM »
Oops! I shouldn’t of made such a silly mistake. I think I’ll go and make myself an expresso.

Hackles rising yet?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #80 on: January 05, 2019, 08:56:38 PM »
Oops! I shouldn’t of made such a silly mistake. I think I’ll go and make myself an expresso.

Hackles rising yet?
Yes, defiantly.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #81 on: January 05, 2019, 11:45:19 PM »
Yes, defiantly.

An apple was originally a napple and a butterfly was a flutterby, so there you go.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #82 on: January 05, 2019, 11:46:59 PM »
When you see it, you will déféquer des briques.

Après moi le déluge...

icehaven

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #83 on: January 07, 2019, 10:41:59 AM »
Since bloody when has it been ukulele and not ukelele?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #84 on: January 07, 2019, 11:03:18 AM »
In the Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Travelin' Band" the lyric "747 comin' out of the sky" refers to the 747 model of aeroplane and not in fact a flight that leaves at the time of 7:47.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #85 on: January 07, 2019, 01:14:54 PM »
This reminds me that as a child I had a lot of trouble understanding this:

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Mr. Brown goes off to town on the eight twenty-one,

until eventually I realised it meant a bus.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #86 on: January 07, 2019, 02:01:15 PM »
Thomas Haden Church from Sideways is not Anthony Michael Hall from The Breakfast Club. To be fair, my brain only made this erroneous connection about a month or so ago, so I've hardly been labouring under the delusion for a lifetime, but still happy to have the scales fall from my eyes, nonetheless.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #87 on: January 07, 2019, 03:11:03 PM »
This reminds me that as a child I had a lot of trouble understanding this:

until eventually I realised it meant a bus.

I thought it was a train that left at 8:21?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #88 on: January 07, 2019, 05:12:23 PM »
I thought it was a train that left at 8:21?

Oh, it could be yes. It caused me a lot of confusion.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #89 on: January 07, 2019, 07:50:03 PM »
The default message tone and ringtone on Samsung phones feature the same 5-note tune.