Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 85 (8951 total)
38 online now:
Newest Member: Mikee
Post Volume: Total: 866,985 Year: 22,021/19,786 Month: 584/1,834 Week: 84/500 Day: 42/42 Hour: 9/8


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   Humour VIII
Tangle
Member
Posts: 7194
From: UK
Joined: 10-07-2011
Member Rating: 3.4


Message 1111 of 1133 (867208)
11-22-2019 6:22 AM



Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


Replies to this message:
 Message 1112 by Thugpreacha, posted 11-22-2019 7:24 AM Tangle has responded

  
Thugpreacha
Member
Posts: 13371
From: Denver,Colorado USA
Joined: 12-30-2003
Member Rating: 1.1


Message 1112 of 1133 (867210)
11-22-2019 7:24 AM
Reply to: Message 1111 by Tangle
11-22-2019 6:22 AM


Image not found. What were you trying to show us?

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. ~RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
~"We, humans, are engaged in an ongoing war of ideologies. I see it in this microcosm of EvC Forum just as I see it in the governments and attitudes of people throughout the world. Take your pick: Oppression or Seduction .
"~Thugpreacha

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

“As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.”
? R.C. Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1111 by Tangle, posted 11-22-2019 6:22 AM Tangle has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 1113 by Tangle, posted 11-22-2019 7:48 AM Thugpreacha has not yet responded

  
Tangle
Member
Posts: 7194
From: UK
Joined: 10-07-2011
Member Rating: 3.4


Message 1113 of 1133 (867213)
11-22-2019 7:48 AM
Reply to: Message 1112 by Thugpreacha
11-22-2019 7:24 AM


Phat writes:

Image not found. What were you trying to show us?

it's the logged/logged out problem - sadly I can't fix it as, if I log out of the forum the image is on, I can't get into it to copy the picture.

Pity, it's the best joke in 2,000 years.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1112 by Thugpreacha, posted 11-22-2019 7:24 AM Thugpreacha has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 1114 by jar, posted 11-22-2019 8:33 AM Tangle has responded

  
jar
Member
Posts: 31766
From: Texas!!
Joined: 04-20-2004
Member Rating: 2.6


Message 1114 of 1133 (867214)
11-22-2019 8:33 AM
Reply to: Message 1113 by Tangle
11-22-2019 7:48 AM


It's only there if it's in your cache. Logged in or out it's not there for anyone else.

My Sister's Website: Rose Hill Studios     My Website: My Website

This message is a reply to:
 Message 1113 by Tangle, posted 11-22-2019 7:48 AM Tangle has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 1115 by Tangle, posted 11-22-2019 9:27 AM jar has not yet responded

  
Tangle
Member
Posts: 7194
From: UK
Joined: 10-07-2011
Member Rating: 3.4


Message 1115 of 1133 (867215)
11-22-2019 9:27 AM
Reply to: Message 1114 by jar
11-22-2019 8:33 AM


I mean logged into the forum that has the original image.

Posting the url of the image here doesn't work because this forum would have to be logged into that forum to be able to grab it.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1114 by jar, posted 11-22-2019 8:33 AM jar has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 1116 by AZPaul3, posted 11-22-2019 12:41 PM Tangle has not yet responded
 Message 1117 by dwise1, posted 11-22-2019 12:44 PM Tangle has not yet responded

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 4785
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 4.9


Message 1116 of 1133 (867234)
11-22-2019 12:41 PM
Reply to: Message 1115 by Tangle
11-22-2019 9:27 AM


Do you have reverse image search? That same image may be out on the net somewhere that might be more accessible from this forum.

I wouldn't want to miss the best joke in the last 2000 years.

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 1115 by Tangle, posted 11-22-2019 9:27 AM Tangle has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 1118 by caffeine, posted 11-22-2019 1:01 PM AZPaul3 has acknowledged this reply

  
dwise1
Member
Posts: 3867
Joined: 05-02-2006
Member Rating: 3.2


Message 1117 of 1133 (867235)
11-22-2019 12:44 PM
Reply to: Message 1115 by Tangle
11-22-2019 9:27 AM


My approach is to have an images directory on my web site, upload the image to that directory, and then use its URL in the img tag here.

Just in case that idea might help.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1115 by Tangle, posted 11-22-2019 9:27 AM Tangle has not yet responded

  
caffeine
Member
Posts: 1730
From: Prague, Czech Republic
Joined: 10-22-2008
Member Rating: 5.8


(3)
Message 1118 of 1133 (867237)
11-22-2019 1:01 PM
Reply to: Message 1116 by AZPaul3
11-22-2019 12:41 PM


At this stage I feel it would cheapen the image to see it. The reality will never be able to compete with the 'Image Not Found' of our imaginations.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 1116 by AZPaul3, posted 11-22-2019 12:41 PM AZPaul3 has acknowledged this reply

Replies to this message:
 Message 1119 by Thugpreacha, posted 11-22-2019 3:34 PM caffeine has not yet responded

  
Thugpreacha
Member
Posts: 13371
From: Denver,Colorado USA
Joined: 12-30-2003
Member Rating: 1.1


Message 1119 of 1133 (867241)
11-22-2019 3:34 PM
Reply to: Message 1118 by caffeine
11-22-2019 1:01 PM


Actually, image not found is a subtle joke in and of itself. What happened 2000 years ago? Do we have pictures? Icons maybe?...i think i see subtle humor.

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. ~RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
~"We, humans, are engaged in an ongoing war of ideologies. I see it in this microcosm of EvC Forum just as I see it in the governments and attitudes of people throughout the world. Take your pick: Oppression or Seduction .
"~Thugpreacha

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

“As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.”
? R.C. Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1118 by caffeine, posted 11-22-2019 1:01 PM caffeine has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 1121 by dwise1, posted 11-28-2019 3:05 AM Thugpreacha has not yet responded

  
dwise1
Member
Posts: 3867
Joined: 05-02-2006
Member Rating: 3.2


Message 1120 of 1133 (867570)
11-28-2019 3:01 AM


New Humor Uploads to my Web Site
Second is a list of "fortune cookie" sayings which was current for the UNIX fortune circa 1988, which is when I downloaded the text file from CompuServe.

UNIX Fortune Cookie List

First is a similar list of Irish and Scottish sayings/proverbs. My posting of this list prompted me to also post the "fortune cookie" list above. This list gives the original Gaelic saying followed by a translation.

Seanfhocail: Irish and Scottish Proverbs

BTW, here "sean" means "old", so I assume that "fhocail" must mean something like "saying". Similar is the term "sean tigh", "old house", which sounds like "shanty" which gives us the term, "shanty town", that part of town consisting of old houses. There are several surprising borrowings from Irish to English.

 
Share and enjoy!


Replies to this message:
 Message 1122 by Heathen, posted 11-28-2019 8:50 AM dwise1 has responded

  
dwise1
Member
Posts: 3867
Joined: 05-02-2006
Member Rating: 3.2


(1)
Message 1121 of 1133 (867571)
11-28-2019 3:05 AM
Reply to: Message 1119 by Thugpreacha
11-22-2019 3:34 PM


Icons maybe?...i think i see subtle humor.

Two or three decades ago I downloaded some computer humor files, a few of which purported to be actual technical help sessions over the phone.

In one, the customer was using Windows, so the techie instructed the customer to click on an icon. "I'm a Christian! I DO NOT BELIEVE IN ICONS!" It's been a decade or two, so I forget tech support's response to that.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1119 by Thugpreacha, posted 11-22-2019 3:34 PM Thugpreacha has not yet responded

  
Heathen
Member
Posts: 1064
From: Brizzle
Joined: 09-20-2005


(1)
Message 1122 of 1133 (867574)
11-28-2019 8:50 AM
Reply to: Message 1120 by dwise1
11-28-2019 3:01 AM


Re: New Humor Uploads to my Web Site
I assume that "fhocail" must mean something like "saying".

"Fhocail" (focail) is Irish for "words",(focal is the singular - word) the"h" will come and go depending on useage it is a aid to procunciation and generally renders the "f" silent.

Seanfhocail is pronounced "shan-uckal"

Edited by Heathen, : No reason given.

Edited by Heathen, : No reason given.

Edited by Heathen, : No reason given.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1120 by dwise1, posted 11-28-2019 3:01 AM dwise1 has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 1123 by dwise1, posted 11-28-2019 1:28 PM Heathen has not yet responded

  
dwise1
Member
Posts: 3867
Joined: 05-02-2006
Member Rating: 3.2


Message 1123 of 1133 (867584)
11-28-2019 1:28 PM
Reply to: Message 1122 by Heathen
11-28-2019 8:50 AM


Re: New Humor Uploads to my Web Site
So then "seanfhocail" would mean "old words". Makes sense. Thanks.

The action of that "h" sounds like lenation, a common sound change of consonants in Scottish Gaelic. The problem I had in trying to study that language was a lack of spoken examples coupled with a complex set of pronunciation rules that seemed to frequently change out from under me, not helped by a lack of phonetic renderings (at least the very few I saw, such as "tigh" for "house", were in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Guess I'm going to have to win the lottery so I can go to that language school in Inverness (assuming it's still there).

For our USA members, when I was in Scotland and Ireland (though not Northern Ireland) all the street signs were bilingual English/Gaelic.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1122 by Heathen, posted 11-28-2019 8:50 AM Heathen has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 1124 by caffeine, posted 11-28-2019 2:10 PM dwise1 has responded

  
caffeine
Member
Posts: 1730
From: Prague, Czech Republic
Joined: 10-22-2008
Member Rating: 5.8


Message 1124 of 1133 (867590)
11-28-2019 2:10 PM
Reply to: Message 1123 by dwise1
11-28-2019 1:28 PM


Re: New Humor Uploads to my Web Site
For our USA members, when I was in Scotland and Ireland (though not Northern Ireland) all the street signs were bilingual English/Gaelic.

Not sure when you were there, but I think you may be misremembering. Most road signs in Scotland are not bilingual. They are in Wales.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1123 by dwise1, posted 11-28-2019 1:28 PM dwise1 has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 1125 by dwise1, posted 11-28-2019 2:32 PM caffeine has acknowledged this reply

  
dwise1
Member
Posts: 3867
Joined: 05-02-2006
Member Rating: 3.2


Message 1125 of 1133 (867591)
11-28-2019 2:32 PM
Reply to: Message 1124 by caffeine
11-28-2019 2:10 PM


Re: New Humor Uploads to my Web Site
That was in July 2015. I noticed it in and around Inverness which is where I especially noticed it, but I didn't notice it in the previous stop, Edinburgh, nor was I looking for it near Glasgow. It could well be that the practice of bilingual road signs is regional. BTW, I did notice it in Dublin (but didn't pay attention in the Cobh region) and I noticed its lack in Belfast and the surrounding countryside.

It was out of Inverness that I got clued in that the word "inbher" ("inver" in English) refers to the mouth of a river. "Inbher Ness" is at the mouth of the River Ness, as Invergordon is at the mouth of the River Gordon. And near Glasgow our guide took us to a village on the mouth of the Ary, Inverary (and to the castle there that was used in an episode of "Downton Abbey").


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1124 by caffeine, posted 11-28-2019 2:10 PM caffeine has acknowledged this reply

  
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2019