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Hey Thump

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by iambrutus, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    have an apple........oh wait.....

    [​IMG]
     
  2. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    this keyboard sucks!
     
  3. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    I have an office.

    I'm eating an egg sandwich.

    I have a voice message but don't want to check it.

    I am post padding ... I like Post-It pads.
     
  4. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    i hate voicemail, we have a PC based phone system at the office and its very easy to transfer voicemail to other people, very nice :)
     
  5. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    is grads name gary?
     
  6. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    Thump, how can you be sure? Is the fruit called an orange because it is that color or is the color named orange because it resembles the fruit. Or is their a third explanation. There was (is?) the royal House of Orange in Europe, so where does that name come from......hmmmmmmmm
     
  7. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

  8. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    I've always been curious about that.


    That's the answer.

    Here's some add explanation from an etomological source:

     
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Struggling today eh 27 :roll2:

    I gave you props for a good one yesterday. Therfore, I feel completely comfortable telling you both attempts at humor in this thread sucked.

    Sorry. You'll have to try again in another thread.

    :cool:
     
  10. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Ouch!!
     
  11. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    i'm very impressed with the topics covered with this thread
     
  12. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    I just did an etomological search with the Oxford English Dictionary and found the same thing....so my question becomes valid:

    If an orange was blue, what would we call it? Since we already have the word "blue" to describe a color, the word would not be derived from the fruit. Therefore, we would not likely call it a "blue" as Thump suggested. My guess is that we would still call it an orange regardless of whether it was blue, red, white, or pink.
     
  13. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

  14. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    I guess in the Ukraine they call eggplants "blue." (This is according to a Russian firend of mine... yes I realize they are purple, so maybe Ukranians are color blind)... but... If I had to wager, they already had a word for blue and took to calling the vegetable that.

    This more or less goes back to one or two phenonema, depending on your point of view.

    The first, we just had a thread about... which is the "Coke, Soda, Pop" thread where in certain places they call all carbonated beverages coke... even after Soda was already available to describe it. (Coke was accidentally invented as it is now when a Soda Jerk used Soda-- carbonated water-- to mix with cola syrup instead of water- or whatever he was supposed to use--... at the time it was a headache remedy)

    The other is the a "rose by any other name" philosophy.
     
  15. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Chicken Tenders Rule.

    BTW, I'm going to Popeye's Chicken for the first time tonight, any recommendations or feedback on the place?
     

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