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by Tortoise
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pulling My Leg - English Language Usage thread
Replies: 31
Views: 349

Re: Pulling My Leg - English Language Usage thread

Mountaineer wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:36 pm
Is the relationship between locked up and locked down, anything at all like the relationship between knocked up and knocked down?
How about tearing up a piece of paper vs. tearing down a structure?
by Tortoise
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Meme Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1342

Re: The Meme Thread

Smith1776 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:56 pm
An unfortunate naming collision. They aren't related. O0
Okay, so then it must be purely a coincidence that both r/wallstreetbets and r/WSB use the same thumbnail image of the cartoon guy wearing the suit and sunglasses... ;)
by Tortoise
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pulling My Leg - English Language Usage thread
Replies: 31
Views: 349

Re: Pulling My Leg - English Language Usage thread

I think the media coined the word “bigly” when they didn’t think Trump properly enunciated the two words in the phrase “big league” and mocked him for it. Then Scott Adams further popularized the neologism by including it in one of his book titles. I disagree with a lot of Scott Adams’ positions, bu...
by Tortoise
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Meme Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1342

Re: The Meme Thread

Ah, thanks for the background, Smithy!

It looks like r/wallstreetbets is publicly accessible, but r/WSB is private. What’s the story there — are they related?
by Tortoise
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Meme Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 1342

Re: The Meme Thread

Omg guys. Please do yourself a favour and watch this video. https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/kxdb67/bb_weve_only_just_begun/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Have no idea what I just watched. Is there an online primer somewhere that initiates the unwashed masses i...
by Tortoise
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pulling My Leg - English Language Usage thread
Replies: 31
Views: 349

Re: English

Mountaineer wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:55 pm
I am appalled at your use of “big-time”...
Personally, I prefer the word “bigly”. ;)
by Tortoise
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3734
Views: 190923

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I agree, Vinny, we shouldn’t study the works of people whose ideas are criticized by others. And certainly not if any people have called them a conspiracy theorist.

It’s just common sense.
by Tortoise
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3734
Views: 190923

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

His name [Klaus Schwab] is thrown around like whatever he has to say has the same impact as when someone far more highly known has to say something. I didn't recognize his name, either, but when I googled it, I discovered that he's the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum -- a...
by Tortoise
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3734
Views: 190923

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Here Vinny, let me Google that for you. This article by Schwab in the World Economic Forum was the top search result for "Klaus Schwab on coronavirus": The only acceptable response to such a crisis is to pursue a “Great Reset” of our economies, politics, and societies. Indeed, this is a moment to re...
by Tortoise
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1416
Views: 70446

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Finally returned to barbell strength training last night after six months off following the birth my baby daughter. Felt really good. Part of what felt so nice about it was that the routine of the workout reminded me of what my life was like prior to the insanity of the 2020 election. Simpler times....
by Tortoise
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political Humor and Satire
Replies: 45
Views: 1539

Re: Political Humor and Satire

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by Tortoise
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Biden is President! We can Reopen Our Economy!
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: Biden is President! We can Reopen Our Economy!

Would that be like letting private businesses impose their own speech and decency requirements? If you don't like it, then just go elsewhere kind of thing? Yes, basically. Some businesses have signs that say "No shoes or shirt, no service". Other businesses cater to upscale clientele, so if you wal...