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Rrhain
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From: San Diego, CA, USA
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Message 305 of 603 (775360)
12-31-2015 4:44 PM
Reply to: Message 300 by NosyNed
12-30-2015 5:35 PM


Re: Number of "S" s
NosyNed writes:
quote:
I am not sure what is right but it seems to me that, maybe, since "pus" has one "s" maybe purulent should be pusy with one "s".
There are a couple things going on here.
The rules of English regarding the relationship between pronunciation and spelling (and for simplicity's sake, I'm restricting myself to single syllable words) is such that if it ends with a vowel and a single consonant, the vowel is short:
cop (a police officer)
rap (a short strike upon a surface)
In order to get a long vowel sound, you add a silent-e to the end:
cope (to handle a situation)
rape (to engage in sexual activity against someone's will)
When you attach a suffix to these words, the rule is that if it ends with a consonant and the vowel is short, you double the final letter:
cop + -ing => copping (to admit to)
rap + -ing => rapping (to repeated strike a surface)
This is because when you add an ending to a word that ends with silent-e to the end, you drop the silent-e, leave the final consonant alone, and then add the ending:
cope + -ing => coping (to be handling a situation)
rape + -ing raping (to be engaging in sexual activity with someone against their will)
There's an employment agency, "Jobing.com," that always annoys me when I see it: It should be spelled, "Jobbing.com." I don't know what "jobe-ing" is."
If the word has more than one consonant at the end, you don't touch them but simply tack on the suffix:
fall + -ing => falling
bless + -ing => blessing
So with "pus," to add a suffix to it, you would typically double the s and add the suffix:
pus + -y => pussy
This has the same short "u" sound as the original "pus."
The problem, of course, is that we have another word that uses the short "oo" sound that is written with a "u": puss. We can't spell it "pus" because with the consonant-vowel-consonant construction, that is pronounced with a short "u." In order to indicate that it is pronounced with a different vowel sound, the spelling is different: "puss" with a doubled s.
So if we want to add -y to the end, you leave the consonants alone because there is more than one:
puss + -y => pussy
This has the same short "oo" sound as the original "puss."
And thus, we end up with two words that are spelled the same due to following standard rules of English but are pronounced differently. Context will let you know if you are referring to putrescence or something related to weakness or cats.
[Note: Yes, I know. It's English and thus there are any number of exceptions to the rules.]

Rrhain

Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can use mine.

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Rrhain
Member (Idle past 119 days)
Posts: 6351
From: San Diego, CA, USA
Joined: 05-03-2003


Message 316 of 603 (775950)
01-07-2016 3:07 AM
Reply to: Message 306 by jar
12-31-2015 5:30 PM


Really, jar? Homophobia? That's the best you can do?
What a pussy pussy. Grow up. My god, how many years are you going to do the, "HE'S GAY! EWWW!" shriek?
Look, I'm not going to sleep you. You need to get over it. No matter how many times you ask, no matter how much you beg, it simply isn't going to happen. I get it. You have this need to be humiliated. The more public the better. But provoking someone into attacking you in order to fulfill your masochism is not healthy. They don't have any respect for you and you are only setting yourself up for disappointment. At best, you simply have a man using you with no concern for your well-being which will leave you empty and unsatisfied. More likely, they will actually abuse you.
And the first step is to admit what you want. Stop beating around the bush and come out, jar. Simply be honest about your need to be a submissive and take pride in that. There is no shame in being a sub. If it's what you want, then own up to it. Projecting your self-hatred onto others isn't going to make you feel any better in the long term. It only serves to remind you of your shame.
So stop obsessing about my sex life. You're never going to be a part of it no matter how much you wish to be.
I'll make you a deal: You stop salivating over my penis and let's see how long I can go before I talk about it.

Rrhain

Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can use mine.

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Rrhain
Member (Idle past 119 days)
Posts: 6351
From: San Diego, CA, USA
Joined: 05-03-2003


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Message 320 of 603 (776053)
01-08-2016 3:38 AM
Reply to: Message 318 by jar
01-07-2016 10:06 AM


So clearly, the loony is me
I am not trying to excuse my behavior but simply explain what was going on in my head. The unfortunate problem is that there is a history here of people throwing around homophobia in my general direction and since everything is always about me (egotistical narcissist with delusions of grandeur that I am), I read your comment as being about my pedantic post rather than about Swanson.
So I'm just going to crawl away with my head up my ass and die of embarrassment. As for the post, I leave that up to you, jar: I am perfectly willing to leave it up as a monument to my shame and a reminder to myself of how I need to keep working on getting over myself unless you want to put me out of my misery and let me delete it.
I apologize and hope you can forgive me.
Edited by Rrhain, : Phrasing something better.

Rrhain

Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can use mine.

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Rrhain
Member (Idle past 119 days)
Posts: 6351
From: San Diego, CA, USA
Joined: 05-03-2003


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Message 529 of 603 (831439)
04-17-2018 6:30 PM


It's all them saved daylight hours....

Rrhain

Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can use mine.

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