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September 6th, 2016, 14:10
Another thread, this time for things that acually might be interesting (thus outsede the scope of the "Things you don't need blablabla" thread. Things not particularly scientific, thereby eliminating the science thread. And things not so important that it deserves a thread of its own.

Here are some news about the Antonov 225 aircraft. There is only one of these jumbo-freighters alive today, now there may be more, after negotiations between the Ukrainian factory and surprise, surprise the Chinese. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar…a-pact-428949/

From a Norwegian source it sems that the first aircraft will take to the sky in 2019.

Here's a take off video from Zürich:
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September 6th, 2016, 23:49
Is your poop normal?
The Bristol Stool Chart and Poop colors.
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September 7th, 2016, 00:03
Originally Posted by pibbur who View Post
Another thread, this time for things that acually might be interesting (thus outsede the scope of the "Things you don't need blablabla" thread. Things not particularly scientific, thereby eliminating the science thread. And things not so important that it deserves a thread of its own.

Here are some news about the Antonov 225 aircraft. There is only one of these jumbo-freighters alive today, now there may be more, after negotiations between the Ukrainian factory and surprise, surprise the Chinese. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar…a-pact-428949/

From a Norwegian source it sems that the first aircraft will take to the sky in 2019.

Here's a take off video from Zürich:
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Reminds me of the 'spruce goose'!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_H-4_Hercules
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September 9th, 2016, 04:20
There's an order to adjectives in the English language: http://www.npr.org/2016/09/08/493157…-language-rule

Opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, purpose. Switch them around and everybody is looking at you funny. I've been speaking the president's English for decades and I never even noticed!
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September 9th, 2016, 10:57
Originally Posted by Zloth View Post
There's an order to adjectives in the English language: http://www.npr.org/2016/09/08/493157…-language-rule

Opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, purpose. Switch them around and everybody is looking at you funny. I've been speaking the president's English for decades and I never even noticed!
Interesting, didn't know that. I suppose this is one way non native english speakers reveal themselves.

Tryng the combinations out in Norwegian, it seems like we have similar (unwritten) rules, although perhaps not as rigid. Changing the order of age, shape and colour doesn't sound weird to me, the others should be in the order given to sound right.

Are there differences between English and pseudo English spoken over there and down under? And scottish?

pibbur who wonders how it is in German.

PS. As with other rules of that kind (like the old blue-should-be-in-the-background-rule in painting), I suppose the order may be deliberately broken for artistic or expressive purposes. DS.
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September 9th, 2016, 11:10
A follow up.

Are there similar rules for other words in sentences? I don't think about verb after actor and before an object rules (which are often broken in poems for rhyming).

Consider one of the sentences in my previous post:

"the order may be deliberately broken"

Could also (at least technically) be written:

"the order may deliberately be broken"
"the order may be broken deliberately "

To me they sound alike, but are they? Some of them wrong?

pibbur who deliberatley may deliberately combine them all deliberately to avoid confusion. Deliberately.
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September 9th, 2016, 11:34
In German you can order adjectives any way you like:
das schöne, blaue, große Haus
das große, blaue, schöne Haus

If you emphasize one adjective it is more important for you.

Some adjectives can have qualifier-words in front of them:
das sehr schöne, blaue, große Haus
das schöne, blaue, ziemlich große Haus
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September 9th, 2016, 12:12
The, beautiful, blue, quite big House ? Just testing my german skills…
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Originally Posted by Zloth View Post
There's an order to adjectives in the English language: http://www.npr.org/2016/09/08/493157…-language-rule

Opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, purpose. Switch them around and everybody is looking at you funny. I've been speaking the president's English for decades and I never even noticed!
Never knew that. And I am not too thrilled about knowing now…. From this day on whenever I use more than one adjective, I'll wonder about the order. Because, yeah, like the interesting, short BBC (yes, that order sounds good) article said: almost impossible to learn!
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Originally Posted by HiddenX View Post
In German you can order adjectives any way you like:
das schöne, blaue, große Haus
das große, blaue, schöne Haus

If you emphasize one adjective it is more important for you.

Some adjectives can have qualifier-words in front of them:
das sehr schöne, blaue, große Haus
das schöne, blaue, ziemlich große Haus
So, what you're basically saying is …. German is quite an easy language?!
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September 10th, 2016, 02:16
I think it's only when you mix German with French that you get into trouble.

I don't think there are any difference between `Merican, British, and Oz English on this front mainly because, if there were, it would have stuck out like somebody using "pants" as an adjective or using the plural verb form for a company (e.g. Activision are a game company).
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September 19th, 2016, 09:38
In case you haven't seen this, some amazing photographs!!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/09/th…of-this-world/
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In case you haven't seen this, some amazing photographs!!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/09/th…of-this-world/
Very nice pictures. However, I find the aurora picture from Adventtoppen Mountain in Norway a bit underwhelming, compared to how it really is up north (I've lived there).

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September 24th, 2016, 22:10
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Very nice pictures. However, I find the aurora picture from Adventtoppen Mountain in Norway a bit underwhelming, compared to how it really is up north (I've lived there).
That's true of great sunsets, too. The WHOLE SKY is lit up but you can only take a picture of a tiny little square (or warp the bahoovies out of it). Ya need a 360 camera and a VR headset to really see it right.
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September 27th, 2016, 17:01
If you want to know what over 5 million people before you saw:

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If you want to know what over 5 million people before you saw:

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My wife sent this to me yesterday. I do not get it.
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September 29th, 2016, 19:05
Spider bites Australian man on penis again.

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September 29th, 2016, 19:10
I think the second time you get bitten on the penis by a spider, it's time to start asking questions about what you're doing with the spiders.
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Spider bites Australian man on penis again.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37481251
I'm not surprised as he's from Sydney
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