Okay, so a Catholic, a Muslim, an Atheist and a duck walk into this cosplay convention…
Shamus Young is a programmer, an author, and nearly a composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.
Psst! E before I except when the word isn’t “atheist”.
Stupid English language…
Also, Muslim is traditionally spelled thusly.
On that note, I believe we can all agree that we need to kawaii them all, and let Rei sort them out.
Okay, I spelled 2 out of 3 wrong. If Don comes in and tells me I mis-spelled Catholic I think I have to quit blogging.
It’s generally traditional to capitalize “Duck”…
this joke setup would make for a good webcomic :)
Naah, leave him in lower case. (Damned schizmatic…)
re: caps and “duck”
On Earth, it’s lower-case.
If it’s Glorantha, however, it’s capitalized.
Um… I’ve never heard it.
So don’t stop…
“I before E, except whenever the hell it feels like it.”
The inclusion of a duck in such a situation offends my sensibilities.
I believe the animal was in fact a platypus. (beware its venom)
I’ll give you venom, Steven… you people are SO narrowminded, so bloody humanocentric.
its called dry humor.
it was a play oin the concept that a duck billed platypus has a duck bill, and thus could have been miscontrued as a duck, and thrown in with that was the idea that many thought the platypus, when originally discovered, was actually a fake creature thrown together by prankster taxidermists.
Additionaly, I was attempting to play on the religious fanatics who claim that the platypus is proof of intelligent design based upun the melange of apparent animal types all rolled into one.
I always figured the platypus was proof of polytheism, since that poor creature HAD to have been designed by committee… That, or God likes to get stoned once in a while, like Robin Williams once joked. (Yes, I’m kidding about that last part. Please don’t be offended, anyone.)
Aside to Pixy Misa: “I before E except after C, or pronounced like A as in ‘neighbor’ and ‘weird’.” -_^ (I mess up more English majors with that one!)
“wonderduck,its called dry humor.”
You don’t say? Maybe you should look into it yourself… hmmmm?
I over reacted to your original reply.
Chalk it up to a bad day at work.
I work with people who take things too literally, and I fall victim to it myself occasionally.
Shamus has a great site here, and I am justifiably chastised for resorting to bickering on it.
Keep the fun stuff rolling, and forgive a too quick response on my part.
Oh wow. You don’t see this sort of self-correction nearly often enough. Thanks Steven.
Yep, nicely done, Steven. Feel free to drop by The Pond anytime!
Thank you guys.
I usually try to avoid putting my foot in my mouth with my first post, but sometimes, the brain disengages and the ego goes full steam ahead. (right into a wall)
I am one of the johnnie come lately fans brought on board by the LOTR spoof, and I don’t want to wear out my welcome right off the bat.
I will do my best to mind my reactions prior to opening mouth and inserting foot.
I would like to hear the rest of the aforementioned joke though ….
What exactly did happen at that cosplay convention?
Enquiring minds want to know.
…We’ll never tell!
I before E, except after C
or if it sounds like an A, as in neighbour or weigh
or Tuesdays or Holidays, and sometimes in May
and you’ll always be wrong, no matter WHAT you say!
– Brian Reagan
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