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Cake day: July 6th, 2023


  • itsnicodegallotomemes@lemmy.worldMore like zombie language
    11 days ago

    I get that in pop culture, Latin sounds mysterious and ancient, but demons were ancient by the time folks were speaking Latin. It sounds like I’m nitpicking, but my point is that it’s kinda funny when you think about it.

    The whole concept that demons speak Latin implies that Hell universally chose to learn a new human language between around 600 BC and 700 AD only spoken in Europe, North Africa, and West Asia, (completely ignoring every other civilization on Earth), and that also implies that, despite somehow successfully becoming almost universally fluent and literate in Latin, Hell couldn’t be bothered to pick up another textbook for the following 1300 and some-odd years till today.

  • itsnicodegallotoScience Memes@mander.xyzThe Pack
    16 days ago


    Goose comes from Old English, where they pluralized [go:s] (think “goes” with a soft S) by adding [iz] (like “ease”).

    When saying [go:siz], it was kinda hard for the mouth to switch the vowels from the [o] to the [i] quickly, so to save themselves the trouble, they’d change the first vowel to make it a little more similar to the second, so [go:siz] became [ge:siz].

    Then, that was too long, so they dropped the [z]. [ge:si] (think “guessy” but the “e” lasts a bit longer than usual).

    Then, that was too long, so they dropped the [i]. [ge:s] (“guess” with that same drawn out “e”).

    📯It’s the Great Vowel Shift!📯 Now, [go:s] and [ge:s] become [gu:s] and [gi:s]. Almost there!

    The vowels become a tad short over time, and now, you have [gus] and [gis] which are written “goose” and “geese”.

    But “MOOSE”? That’s Algonquin. It has nothing to do with all that noise. “But they sound the same and are written the same?!” So? Haven’t you heard? English orthography is a dumpster fire. Nobody knows what they’re doing. Not even the words.

  • Sorry, I haven’t had somebody jump to the worst possible conclusion about what I meant for the sake of being argumentative and flexing their moral superiority in a public space since college, so I’m a little out of practice here.

    Please stop telling me what I think after I corrected you. That’s gaslighting. Additionally, as a nonbinary person, I also don’t appreciate a stranger forcing their paradigm of gender roles onto me like that. Please check yourself.

  • My assumption was the joke was that OP’s mom does their laundry for them as if is OP was a child, not that women are constrained to doing laundry. It’s not like I didn’t clock the joke. The kernel of truth was the idea that doing those 3 things might be a pain to do, and even my partner complained about having to be careful with certain clothing when I taught her how to do the laundry (which I still primarily do), but it’s good for people to have these skills, regardless of gender. On the flip side, she stopped complaining when she realized how much longer her clothing lasts now.

    Also, my parents divided chores up, and my mom was in charge of the laundry while my dad did the cooking growing up because they each preferred doing those chores. Had nothing to do with gender, but maybe that’s why I didn’t immediately consider the assumption that somebody’s mother does their laundry as sexist. Sometimes, it’s just like that.

    On the topic of you making wild assumptions about another’s thought process (unless you’re a mind reader, and I missed that), I was carrying on to say with my comment that OP should do all that. Not their mother.

  • I actually have a pretty sensitive sense of smell.

    The smell is caused by bacteria blooming. If you’re using good detergent, it kills the bacteria. Likewise, soap is bipolar, so one end of the molecule grips the oils you excrete and grime you pick up, and the hydrophilic end gets it all yoinked off during the rinse.

    1. OP can turn them inside out themselves when they take the shirts off and put them in the dirt clothes hamper.
    2. You don’t change the settings for every individual article of clothing. You turn the knob or press the button once. This is not hard.
    3. Hanging stuff up is easier and faster than folding it. The actual drying part is slow though.

  • itsnicodegallotomemes@lemmy.worldIt’s always with my best shirts
    1 month ago


    1. Turn your shirt inside out before putting it in the machine.
    2. Set the machine to cold water, delicate/gentle cycle.
    3. The picture you posted is of a dry, hot desert, right? What do you think a machine called a dryer that uses heat will do? Hang them to dry on a cheap rack from Amazon or your shower curtain rod instead.

    I have shirts that still look practically new after dozens and dozens of washes.

  • itsnicodegalloto196@lemmy.blahaj.zoneSick Rule
    1 month ago

    Not all famous people’s friends are famous. 🤷🏼 They both used to be part of the cosplay community that would attend a lot of anime conventions, but somebody made a joke about doxxing myself, so I don’t feel comfortable saying much else.

  • What you’re saying is like, “You complain about being sweaty??? So what, do you complain at the gym too?”

    I’m not in a theater. I’m at home. I don’t want the TV crazy loud for a number of reasons which can include the fact that I’m not a terrible neighbor, the time of day, my partner may be asleep, etc.

    If I wanted to go to the theater, then I go to the theater where I have certain expectations which includes well-mixed, loud sound. That’s fine, and I will hear both things that way.