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The Random Crap Thread 2: It Hits the Fan.

Discussion in 'General' started by North_Ranger, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. MindDetective

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    yeah, the genetic mutation for adult lactose tolerance occurred after homo sapiens expanded into Europe, I think somewhere in the region of France, if I recall correctly.
     
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    Was it a mutation? Or was it just because of the custom of abandoning dairy in all forms once adulthood is reached? (or did one cause the other?)

    --Patrick
     
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    Cheese. Now THAT is #WhitePrivilege
     
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    Now we see the digestive violence inherent in the system.
     
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    Make America grate again
     
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    swissmiss.jpg

    --Patrick
     
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    I spent nearly all day in a very dull meeting today, which barely had anything to do with me and what I do. It involved an eternal consultant coming to our company and talking about, well, stuff. I was so bored in the meeting, I ended up writing a poem.

    This random guy is ramb'ling on and on,
    About some stuff that's naught to do with me.
    There's other work that I need to get done,
    And other places where I need to be.


    I honestly have honestly no clue
    What this meeting is meant to be about.
    I have some cases that are overdue.
    The client prob'ly wants to punch my snout.


    At least the girl who's sitting next to me
    is kinda cute - I wonder what's her name?
    Her dress is blue and stops above the knee.
    Her shoelace colors are not quite the same.


    Oh shit the speaker's looking in my way.
    I think he's noticed I'm not listening.
    It's not my fault I hate to waste a day
    On useless meetings, like this stupid thing.


    And then, at this point, the external consultant asked me a question, so I had to stop writing.
     
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  11. Bubble181

    Bubble181 The odd one out

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    I'm not sure about the double "honestly" in the first line of the second stanza, but otherwise, very nice :)
     
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    Did you give her the poem?
     
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    Roll for chutzpah...
     
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    ...failed to translate that...
     
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    fade Insert "Yo mama" joke here Staff Member

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    Dog flea amd heartworm meds all sound like Decepticon names.
     
  16. LittleKagsin

    LittleKagsin la femme

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    So every year or so, this video shows up on my Facebook feed - and it's a video of Utah names and making fun of the names people come up with here - which are bonkers, don't get me wrong. I wanna know though, is if Utah is this weird anomaly of naming. Don't other states have weird names? Or is it just us?
     
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    I'll go ask Billy Bob and Bobby Rae, see if they think Cletus'n'them got funny names :p
     
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    LittleKagsin la femme

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    This is for real. Like 1000%. The names in this video...are legit names people have in Utah. So, help me out - how do other states compare?
     
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    Well, I made a joke about southern names, but the names in your video remind me of a Mormon friend of mine, who has a sister and three brothers, and all his siblings, children, and neices and nephews all have names that start with the letter K.

    Keenan
    Kottie
    Kayern
    Kris
    etc.

    So, I didn't know it was a thing, but it matches up with other things I've known.
     
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    A few of those names pop up around here, but not those spellings. However, I do have a close friend whose name is Tahlia, and spelled the same way, but I think she said it had to do with Jewish ancestry.

    Now, between Li'l Z's school, soccer, and other kid-loaded places, I swear we're living in a sea of Siena/Siennas. :confused:
     
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    When I was a kid, it was Jennifer and Chris. I was once in a grade school class that had 3 Jennifers and 4 Christophers. We literally numbered them. "Hey Chris 3, come here!"
     
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    Null Random Internet Nobody

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    And if they get those orange spray tans, then they're burnt sienna.
     
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    Same around here, although I'd add Michael/Mike, and Jon/John. Usually they'd use their last names.
     
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    Squidleybits Pika Pika Choo Choo!

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    My parents gave me such a boring name. I always wanted something more fun and interesting. I thought I had done that with our daughter and I was so proud and then characters on two prime time shows appear with her name shortly after her birth and there are several other girls with her name in the lower grades :(

    Our son is the only guy at school with his name which surprises me because I didn't think it was that out there.
     
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    Well, there was the random-letter-den epidemic of about 5 - 7 years ago; you had your Caiden, Braden, Jaden, Aiden, etc., but that was about it for Washington, aside from just ethnic names. All of my friends growing up seemed to come from strong Germanic OR Austrian* stock, so while they had some interesting surnames (Schulteiss, Scharnhorst, Druffel), their given names were all pretty normal (Greg, Nathan, Jessica). The only really "odd" thing we had was the number of older couples who had what used to be considered male or unisex names but are now primarily female. Like Carol and his wife, Pat.


    *It was a whole big thing, involved the Catholic church, and two separate towns, you did not want to confuse one of the Austrian Druffels for a German Druffel - the German Druffels did NOT look kindly upon being conflated with those poor people from Austria.
     
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    My kid's names are exactly mainstream, but I don't think they're way out there:

    Grant
    Hunter
    Micah
    Asher
    Gideon
    Ezra
    Levi
    Adalyn
    Jared

    Out of these the one I had the hardest time assimilating at first was adalyn, but it's been in the top 200 names chosen in the US for the last 5 years. But what can I say, my wife wanted uniques names (doesn't want our kids to end up in a class with three of them with the same name), and I wanted a name that others would rarely have to ask how to spell (so it had to be a combination of common enough people would be familiar with it, and it had only one popular spelling variant, with the other variants being uncommon).

    That said, if I fit the stereotype, I'm still not moving out there. I got enough of Utah culture serving my mission in Salt Lake City, and I couldn't then, and still can't now, see how I could raise my kids there and have them turn out ok. I'm not knocking the parents who do live there - they manage just fine. I just don't think I'm cut out for Utah life and the culture, and I wouldn't be the parent I'd need to be to teach my kids what I need them to learn while also teaching them that there's a difference between religion, faith, and culture when they aren't separate there.
     
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    drifter Porkchop Express

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    I would have guessed that is parody video, either of white people names or girls coming up with a porn pseudonym.

    I mean, I guess it's a matter of frequency. I see names spelled like that every once in a while, but it's unusual.

    Do people do the same thing with boys names over there?
     
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    Yeah, it's not a parody. I mean it is and isn't - they're clearly making fun of the names, but they are real, honest to god names here. And yes, it's the same with boy's names, though more common with girl's in my opinion.
     
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    There are Cadens, Bradens, Aidens and Jadens all at school with the kids lol.
     
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    Without meaning judgement, the only two names on your list I'd consider common are Grant and Jared (and in my experience, Jareds usually turn out to be the school bully :p).
    Most of the rest definitely fit the profile of coming from a large, religious family. One of the hallmark flags is Biblical names that aren't a single degree of separation from JC himself (Apostles or family members).

    But my info could be getting stale, apparently other Biblical names are making a comeback.
     
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    I somehow have both an incredibly common name and made it all throughout school without sharing it with a classmate.
     
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    I'm in the same boat - there was usually only one other kid in any given entire school that shared my first name, which kind of surprises me, looking back.
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 13, 2017 ---
    Hah, and boy oh boy did the Chris/Jennifer thing date me -

    [​IMG]

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    "Why yes, I was born between 1970 and 1990, almost exactly between, how could you tell?"
     
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    When I type Jennifer into my Facebook search bar, at least 10 people pop up from my friends list alone.
     
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    Lucky!! I was always one of many in my classes and at work. I used to get the wrong emails all the time at one of the firms I worked for.

    There were six of us at my university with the same first and last name! And someone with a close enough birthdate and my name with a record that I needed to be finger printed to get my job. Super embarrassing because until the results come back, it looks pretty shady :)
     
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    You weren't kidding about Michaels born circa 1979.