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When Memes Attack

matociquala to sovay

Pick up the nearest book to you. Turn to page 45. The first sentence describes your sex life in 2012.

-mal of the phylum Arthropoda, with a segmented body, jointed limbs, and an external skeleton,l e.g. an insect, spider, or CRUSTACEAN

The Canadian Oxford Paperback Dictionary


*shudder*

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barry_king
Jan. 12th, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
Ha! In a piece of long fiction I'm shopping around, I borrowed some elements of the Filipino (i.e. largely Chinese) family structure, with formal titles for first daughter, second daughter, etc. One piece of feedback I received was "why did you add in all this irrelevant world building stuff? I mean, it's cool, but why is it necessary? Don't you think it would be confusing, since NOBODY has to deal with this kind of issue in the real world?"
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barry_king
Jan. 12th, 2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
Well, Kudos to you for learning the written language. Far too daunting for me. I used to work for a Viet-heavy NGO. At one point (thinking I could, I guess), two Viet speakers there asked me to read the wall calendar to see what my pronunciation was like. Whether I talked like Saigon or Hanoi, I think was the question. They laughed and laughed and never told me just WHAT I'd actually been saying. If anything.
cecile_c
Jan. 12th, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the crustaceans. Keep a pot of boiling water handy, you never know :p

I get "If that will aid him, then I have done ill". Don't know what that should mean, but apparently 2012 will be complicated :p
barry_king
Jan. 12th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Yes, not very comforting at all, is it?
acwise
Jan. 12th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
If our deadline hadn't just passed, I would have said that would make the perfect jumping off point for a story for the Journal of Unlikely Entomology's Valentine's Day issue :)
barry_king
Jan. 13th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
And one MORE attempt for me to write a sufficiently "buggy" story, getting sidetracked, and going down a completely different tangent.
capomes
Jan. 13th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
IF (RIGHT(@soundex,2)='NT') SET @soundex=LEFT(@soundex, LEN(@soundex)-2) + 'TT'

I think this means I'm going to sound even more confused than ever on the subject ;)

Now if it had been a multi-insert statement ... or even a partition statement ...
barry_king
Jan. 13th, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
Hm... If I was an interpreting sort, I'd have to say that you need to pay close attention to exactly what name you call out in the... ahem... throes, as it were.
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