I think Randall Munroe of xkcd is running out of Ideas.
Nope -that disturbing thing you see is called "colour".
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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??
Hi Molten, do you pronounce "solder" without the "l"?
I always include it! It's just silent...
How do you pronounce it?
With the "l" of course, where did the "silent l" thing come from?
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!
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 />
It's probably the Queen.Every time she mispronounces something, you all have to change your diction.
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.
ME TOO! LOL! It makes my name so ironic.
Haha, yes.......Bolton Moron.
It might not be very clever, but being reasonably close to Bolton (wrong side of the border) I did chuckle at your comment - thanks.L
Actually, I said something about that on my Orangeboard. Funny it got brought up now.
The not so funny comic on Monday.
But how is that any different than any of his other comics?
Ah, you don't get today's comic?
Look up polish notation. ;)
I got it, but didn't think it was funny. XKCD is hit and miss with me.
Yes, same here - for example, I wasn't particularly enthralled with 594.
I thought that was pretty clever, the part about calculating the hertz.
That is actually one of my favorite ones, because it made my friend laugh when she was ...hertz-ing...
What happened to Larson?
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)