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I think Randall Munroe is running out of ideas.. Answered

I think Randall Munroe of xkcd is running out of Ideas.

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Kiteman (author)2009-10-05

(checks) Nope -that disturbing thing you see is called "colour".

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Molten Boron (author)Kiteman2009-10-05

Every time I see the British spelling my brain yells "Call Hour!!!" At least "Call Or" is closer to the way it's really pronounced. Is there a forum where we're SUPPOSED to kvetch about this??

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lemonie (author)Molten Boron2009-10-06

Hi Molten, do you pronounce "solder" without the "l"? L

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Molten Boron (author)lemonie2009-10-06

I always include it! It's just silent... How do you pronounce it?

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lemonie (author)Molten Boron2009-10-06

With the "l" of course, where did the "silent l" thing come from? L

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Molten Boron (author)lemonie2009-10-07

Probably the same place as other silent letters: H... E... Double K!
Apparently Great Britain is the only place in the world that still says it that way... And you guys leave out so many other important consonants!

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lemonie (author)Molten Boron2009-10-08

I think maybe there was a typo on a popular brand of soldering-iron, or perhaps the technique became popular in a State where the local accent / dialect didn't sound it. And then everyone else followed what those people were saying?<br />I find the etymology has soudure and souder in it, but I don't know.<br /><br />L<br />

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Molten Boron (author)lemonie2009-10-08

It's probably the Queen.
Every time she mispronounces something, you all have to change your diction.

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PKM (author)Molten Boron2009-10-08

I think you're getting us confused with Spain :)

Aww, I was hoping you were from the UK so I could ask if you came from Bolton, I see that spoonerism every time I read your name.

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Molten Boron (author)PKM2009-10-08

ME TOO! LOL! It makes my name so ironic.

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Haha, yes.......Bolton Moron.

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lemonie (author)The Ideanator2009-10-12

It might not be very clever, but being reasonably close to Bolton (wrong side of the border) I did chuckle at your comment - thanks.

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Actually, I said something about that on my Orangeboard. Funny it got brought up now.

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The not so funny comic on Monday.

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But how is that any different than any of his other comics?

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Lithium Rain (author)2009-10-05

Ah, you don't get today's comic? Look up polish notation. ;)

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canida (author)Yerboogieman2009-10-06

I got it, but didn't think it was funny. XKCD is hit and miss with me.

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Lithium Rain (author)canida2009-10-06

Yes, same here - for example, I wasn't particularly enthralled with 594.

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I thought that was pretty clever, the part about calculating the hertz.

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That is actually one of my favorite ones, because it made my friend laugh when she was ...hertz-ing...

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lemonie (author)2009-10-06

What happened to Larson? L

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crapflinger (author)2009-10-05

you write a comic 3 times a week....let me know if they're all "winners" (which...by the way is in the eye of the beholder)

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