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 gd_barnes 2008-12-23 09:07

Funny stuff & gripes about friends/relatives

We need to have a good jokes and funny stuff thread to lighten up the mood in these projects a little. Everyone, feel free to post anything you want here that is liable to get a good chuckle out of people.

This initially came about when Max and I were debating whether a word was really a swear word or not. It was really quite funny in it's own right because he was one admin sensoring another admin within the project that we co-admin together. It was the below post that he inserted the "censored" emoticon in for a questionable word that I actually use again in a post further down just to annoy him a bit for sensoring me. (lol) See for yourself.

It was also inspired by my pet hamster who is fond of changing my posts in a funny way without me knowing it.

You can also post gripes about your mother-in-law, wife, girl friend, or whomever that you're sure won't read this forum. Perhaps we can give you good advice!

Here is the memo that started all this...

[quote=Flatlander;154126]Riesel base 143 tested to 15k. Unreserving.

Primes for n>10k:
584*143^11344-1
208*143^13313-1
1118*143^14838-1

I'll email the results and sieve to Gary.[/quote]

OK, now slow down just a little bit. You're causing me to take extra time and you know how :censored: I get when I have to take extra admin time. lol

You didn't send me a list of k's remaining for base 143. I could figure it out but...

I only see primes in one Email up to n=1000. Then in another Email there are primes for n>8700. So I need the primes for n=1000-8700.

So if you can send me both the 29 k's remaining and those primes, then I can post everything on the pages.

Edit: Well, I got on tonight thinking that I could get the pages updated in an hour...not a chance. This is a lot of work that everyone has done and I haven't even looked at any of the base 3 stuff yet. Oh well, I got in some updates for bases <= 32. I'll get to all of these late Tuesday and Wednesday during the day.

Gary

 gd_barnes 2008-12-27 01:42

Ahem. I didn't know bitchy was a bad word. It's only describing a state of annoyance. lol

Now, if you remove the 'y' to make it a noun, that's a different story.

 mdettweiler 2008-12-27 01:50

[quote=gd_barnes;155225]Ahem. I didn't know bitchy was a bad word. It's only describing a state of annoyance. lol

Now, if you remove the 'y' to make it a noun, that's a different story.[/quote]
Um...well, at least from what I've seen, derivatives from swear words are usually considered swear words, too. :ermm:

 gd_barnes 2008-12-27 01:56

[quote=mdettweiler;155227]Um...well, at least from what I've seen, derivatives from swear words are usually considered swear words, too. :ermm:[/quote]

So we can't say frick, friggin, fudge, etc. as is commonly used by my teenagers? (lol) And no, I don't allow any outright swearing in the house nor does their mom in her house.

Obviously this is a useless debate and things are different in different households, states, countries, parts of the U.S., etc. To avoid any issues here, I'll avoid use of the term previously used.

Gary

 mdettweiler 2008-12-27 02:01

[quote=gd_barnes;155231]So we can't say frick, friggin, fudge, etc. as is commonly used by my teenagers? (lol) And no, I don't allow any outright swearing in the house nor does their mom in her house.[/quote]
Hmm...well, the derivations of those particular words is not necessarily from swear words anyway. The first two can be traced back to "freak", which is obviously not a swear word, and "fudge" is obviously just a tasty food. :smile: :wink:

 gd_barnes 2008-12-27 03:06

[quote=mdettweiler;155232]Hmm...well, the derivations of those particular words is not necessarily from swear words anyway. The first two can be traced back to "freak", which is obviously not a swear word, and "fudge" is obviously just a tasty food. :smile: :wink:[/quote]

Oh, you're stretchin' there Max. Clearly you don't have teenage kids. When my son says, "Well, frick!" when he can't figure out a homework problem or has a computer issue, he definitely doesn't mean "Well, freak". lmao

Yes, in the literal sense of the word "derivative", you're probably correct that my use of the b..... word is a derivative of the swear word and the ones that my teenagers use are not derviates of the f... word, but in the contectual sense, the ones they use definitely go right back to the swear word! :smile:

We should have a "misc." thread in the 2 projects for discussions such as this kind of like the main forum does. I like the one where they have grammatical pet peaves. I think such debates can be fun as long as people don't get nasty or anything.

Gary

 mdettweiler 2008-12-27 06:43

[quote=gd_barnes;155238]Oh, you're stretchin' there Max. Clearly you don't have teenage kids. When my son says, "Well, frick!" when he can't figure out a homework problem or has a computer issue, he definitely doesn't mean "Well, freak". lmao

Yes, in the literal sense of the word "derivative", you're probably correct that my use of the b..... word is a derivative of the swear word and the ones that my teenagers use are not derviates of the f... word, but in the contectual sense, the ones they use definitely go right back to the swear word! :smile:

We should have a "misc." thread in the 2 projects for discussions such as this kind of like the main forum does. I like the one where they have grammatical pet peaves. I think such debates can be fun as long as people don't get nasty or anything.

Gary[/quote]
Hmm...well, I guess in that particular usage of "frick", it could be traced back to the swear word. When you mentioned it the first thing that came to mind was the context of "this frickin math problem doesn't want to work out!" or something along those lines. :smile:

Interesting that you mention the grammatical pet peeves thread...maybe this would be an interesting discussion to move there? :smile: (Or maybe it deserves its own thread in the Lounge? Regardless, it's probably better suited there than in the Conjectures 'R Us forum.)

 IronBits 2008-12-27 06:47

You guys are frick and frack.
Up to you to figure out which witch is which tho :grin:

 gd_barnes 2008-12-27 07:35

[quote=mdettweiler;155258]Hmm...well, I guess in that particular usage of "frick", it could be traced back to the swear word. When you mentioned it the first thing that came to mind was the context of "this frickin math problem doesn't want to work out!" or something along those lines. :smile:

Interesting that you mention the grammatical pet peeves thread...maybe this would be an interesting discussion to move there? :smile: (Or maybe it deserves its own thread in the Lounge? Regardless, it's probably better suited there than in the Conjectures 'R Us forum.)[/quote]

Funny...I must have a dirtier mind than you. lol

Used in your context, I would also trace it back to the swear word. I've heard people use "freakin'" or "frickin'" or "friggin'" before in that context but I always thought they were just trying to avoid use of the f...in' word.

To loosen or lighten up the projects a little, I think that a misc. thread like this would be good here. Even my pet hamster had suggested something like a "joke of the day" or "funny" thread within the project threads when I started them. Stuff like this just lightens the mood a little. I may do it at some point.

Gary

 gd_barnes 2008-12-30 10:14

[quote=gd_barnes;155265]Funny...I must have a dirtier mind than you. lol

Used in your context, I would also trace it back to the swear word. I've heard people use "freakin'" or "frickin'" or "friggin'" before in that context but I always thought they were just trying to avoid use of the f...in' word.

To loosen or lighten up the projects a little, I think that a misc. thread like this would be good here. Even my pet hamster had suggested something like a "joke of the day" or "funny" thread within the project threads when I started them. Stuff like this just lightens the mood a little. I may do it at some point.

Gary[/quote]

Now, I have to ask everyone, did anyone happen to see what Mike (Xyzzy) did to my post?

He is such a ham!

He changed "XYZZY" to "my pet hamster". :lol::missingteeth:

And of course he's able to change it without the little "last fiddled with" message appearing at the bottom. Pretty sneaky!

Thanks for always giving me a good laugh Mike! :smile:

Gary

 Flatlander 2008-12-30 14:06

[quote=gd_barnes;155752]...
He is such a h__!

...
Gary[/quote]
You should know that that word is highly offensive in Flatland.

 gd_barnes 2008-12-31 06:06

[quote=Flatlander;155796]You should know that that word is highly offensive in Flatland.[/quote]

And where might Flatland be?

 IronBits 2008-12-31 07:04

Right next to Far Far Away of course :big grin:

 gd_barnes 2008-12-31 08:11

[quote=Flatlander;155796]You should know that that word is highly offensive in Flatland.[/quote]

HA HA! He said "that that". What a half-wit!

I think we should ban people that repeat words for no no reason.

But then again, what good with that do? Others woud com along and start leaving leters out of sentences.

 mdettweiler 2008-12-31 08:13

[quote=gd_barnes;155987]HA HA! He said "that that". What a half-wit!

I think we should ban people that repeat words for no no reason.

But then again, what good with that do? Others woud com along and start leaving leters out of sentences.[/quote]
LOL--actually, in this particular case the repetition of "that" is completely grammatically correct. :smile:

 henryzz 2008-12-31 08:23

[quote=mdettweiler;155989]LOL--actually, in this particular case the repetition of "that" is completely grammatically correct. :smile:[/quote]
although that is true i am not certain that a single "that" wouldn't have been grammatically correct

 gd_barnes 2008-12-31 08:24

[quote=IronBits;155259]You guys are frick and frack.
Up to you to figure out which witch is which tho :grin:[/quote]

Or whether the weather will be good today or whether it will be good two days from now too.

OK, I have a challenge for everyone:

Construct a sentence 30 letters or longer that has a ridiculous # occurrences of the same letter in it. We can divide it up in two categories:

(1) Many occurrences of a vowel (excluding y).
(2) Many occurrences of a consonant (including y).

For consonants, any sentence with 30% of the same letter gets a bronze medal. 35% a silver medal. 40% a gold medal. Add 5% to each of those for vowels.

The sentences must be English, make grammatical sense, not be fragments, and not include proper names. Slang words are allowed but if questionable will be put up for others to review.

Gary

 gd_barnes 2008-12-31 08:30

[quote=mdettweiler;155989]LOL--actually, in this particular case the repetition of "that" is completely grammatically correct. :smile:[/quote]

[quote=henryzz;155992]although that is true i am not certain that a single "that" wouldn't have been grammatically correct[/quote]

Of course I knew that that was grammatically correct. :smile: But he could have said:
You should know that the word you used is offensive in Flatland.

I think Henry is also right. Wouldn't a single use of the word "that" in that context have been correct IF the word "know" is highly emphasized as in:

"You should KNOW that word is highly offensive in Flatland."

I think that that makes some sense, don't don't you?

 xilman 2008-12-31 12:39

[QUOTE=gd_barnes;155993]Or whether the weather will be good today or whether it will be good two days from now too.

OK, I have a challenge for everyone:

Construct a sentence 30 letters or longer that has a ridiculous # occurrences of the same letter in it. We can divide it up in two categories:

(1) Many occurrences of a vowel (excluding y).
(2) Many occurrences of a consonant (including y).

For consonants, any sentence with 30% of the same letter gets a bronze medal. 35% a silver medal. 40% a gold medal. Add 5% to each of those for vowels.

The sentences must be English, make grammatical sense, not be fragments, and not include proper names. Slang words are allowed but if questionable will be put up for others to review.

Gary[/QUOTE]
Sis hisses as she susses his less sassy sister's sissy tassles.

I make that 63 characters, 51 letters and 26 of a single consonant.

What does >50% score me?

Paul

 mdettweiler 2008-12-31 17:30

[quote=xilman;156013]Sis hisses as she susses his less sassy sister's sissy tassles.

I make that 63 characters, 51 letters and 26 of a single consonant.

What does >50% score me?

Paul[/quote]
Diamond medal? :bow:

 gd_barnes 2009-01-01 05:23

[quote=xilman;156013]Sis hisses as she susses his less sassy sister's sissy tassles.

I make that 63 characters, 51 letters and 26 of a single consonant.

What does >50% score me?

Paul[/quote]

OMG. Oustanding!

It scores you a diamond and a gold metal! :flex:

Keep 'em coming everyone. You don't have to match Paul here, which would be quite a challenge, especially for a consonant.

I'll create a post that has all of the top scores here and I'll arrange it by letter. Obviously j, q, x, & z will be a bit harder than s & t. lol

Gary

 gd_barnes 2009-01-01 05:27

Top % use of a single letter in a >= 30-letter English sentence:

Overall:
[code]
letter % use sentence
e 53.3 "Eerie eels see eerie green bee's eyes."
s 51.0 "Sis hisses as she susses his less sassy sister's sissy tassles."
o 45.5 "Good cooks cook good food for good rooks."
a 34.4 "Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?"
[/code]

By letter:
[code]
letter % use sentence
a 34.4 "Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?"
e 53.3 "Eerie eels see eerie green bee's eyes."
o 45.5 "Good cooks cook good food for good rooks."
s 51.0 "Sis hisses as she susses his less sassy sister's sissy tassles."
[/code]

We'll show the top 3 for each letter and the top 10 overall. New rule: A submission for a specific letter cannot contain over half of the same words as a prior submission UNLESS it has a higher percentage of use. Otherwise, I could just change "hisses" to "hissed" (and "susses" to "sussed" to make it grammatically correct) in the above submission and have an excellent 2nd place submission for 's'.

Gary

 michaf 2009-01-01 23:15

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

That's 11 a's in a total of 32 letters. (34,4%)

wordwise it's 12 words, and 6 can's (7 if you count the canner :) )
(50% or 58,3%)

 michaf 2009-01-01 23:28

"Good cooks cook good food for good rooks."

That's 15 o's in 33 letters, 45,5%
(Not bad for a non-native speaker, if I might say so myself ;))

I couldn't come up with a better word then rooks... seems a bit odd that good cook will cook at all for rooks...

 gd_barnes 2009-01-02 13:30

[quote=michaf;156248]"Good cooks cook good food for good rooks."

That's 15 o's in 33 letters, 45,5%
(Not bad for a non-native speaker, if I might say so myself ;))

I couldn't come up with a better word then rooks... seems a bit odd that good cook will cook at all for rooks...[/quote]

Nice sentence! :smile:

Yes it is very odd but nobody said there had to be much chance of the sentence actually happening in real life...just that it makes gramatical and contectual sense. In other words, it is possible.

If the only definition of rook was the piece in a chess game, the sentence would still make gramatical sense but would not make contectual sense so it would not be allowed. After all, you can't cook for an inanimate object! lol

Gary

 gd_barnes 2009-01-02 13:39

Eerie eels see eerie green bee's eyes.

16/30 e's = 53.3%

 gd_barnes 2009-01-02 13:43

I was just thinking of something: We should disallow the use of a word more than once in a sentence. If you do that, that knocks out mine and both of Micha's submissions.

Regardless, xilman's sentence is by far the most impressive. Not only does it not have a repeat word, it is a far longer sentence than any of the rest with > 50%!

I haven't made it a rule yet but I just thought I'd throw the idea out there.

Gary

 Uncwilly 2009-01-02 14:28

Normally, I don't even lurk over here....

Tittle-tattle, tot, tote that tat to the titto.

19 t's, 36 letters, 47 characters (includes the .)

52.5%

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