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Offline DakotaT  
#11 Posted : Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:35:40 PM(UTC)
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Nonstopdrivel said: Go to Quoted Post
That doesn't matter! Packers fans should be outraged that their team was slighted in this manner! [aiee]



Don't be a jackass! That's my job. I don't steal your thunder and use words nobody has ever heard of do I. Fricken momoluc.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:33:08 PM(UTC)
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DakotaT said: Go to Quoted Post
Don't be a jackass! That's my job. I don't steal your thunder and use words nobody has ever heard of do you I. Fricken momoluc.


Er, what's a momoluc?

(I only have four project binders and two classes worth of grades left, so I'm taking a break and I see big words I don't know.)
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#13 Posted : Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:58:22 PM(UTC)
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Wade said: Go to Quoted Post
Er, what's a momoluc?

(I only have four project binders and two classes worth of grades left, so I'm taking a break and I see big words I don't know.)


Couldn't find it on dictionary.com. But then again, Dakota's spelling ability is between 2nd and 3rd grade so who knows what he was shooting for.
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Offline DakotaT  
#14 Posted : Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:48:51 PM(UTC)
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Couldn't find it on dictionary.com. But then again, Dakota's spelling ability is between 2nd and 3rd grade so who knows what he was shooting for.



I told you dumbasses this before. Cliff Clavin used the word to describe Carla's new husband when he was goaltending for the Bruins.

Oh yeah, that's how much detail I put into television. I have a mind chock full of uselessness.

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#15 Posted : Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:24:19 PM(UTC)
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A Mamluk (transliterated variously as mamlouk, mamluq, mamluke, mameluk, mameluke, mamaluke or marmeluke) was a slave who served as a soldier in Arabic cultures from the 9th through 19th century. The word comes from the Arabic مملوك (mamlūk), which meant "owned."

Berittener Mamluk in einer Darstellung von 1810
Ermordung der Mamluken in Kairo 1811

The famous Mameluke sword looks like this:

Mameluke sword wielded by Napoleon.

They are still carried by U.S. Marines in certain ceremonial contexts.

Marine ceremonial Mameluke sword

As an insult, it fails. I think people try to use it with the connotation of "troglodyte" or "Neanderthal" or something similar, but it misses wide of the mark.
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#16 Posted : Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:38:34 PM(UTC)
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A Mamluk (transliterated variously as mamlouk, mamluq, mamluke, mameluk, mameluke, mamaluke or marmeluke) was a slave who served as a soldier in Arabic cultures from the 9th through 19th century. The word comes from the Arabic مملوك (mamlūk), which meant "owned."

Berittener Mamluk in einer Darstellung von 1810
Ermordung der Mamluken in Kairo 1811

The famous Mameluke sword looks like this:

Mameluke sword wielded by Napoleon.

They are still carried by U.S. Marines in certain ceremonial contexts.

Marine ceremonial Mameluke sword

As an insult, it fails. I think people try to use it with the connotation of "troglodyte" or "Neanderthal" or something similar, but it misses wide of the mark.



God you're a geek. [grin1]
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God you're a geek. [grin1]


For translating Dakotaspeak into plain English? I almost wanna give NSD an applause point for that.
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#18 Posted : Thursday, December 22, 2011 9:25:24 PM(UTC)
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I would think it would be more like calling someone a mercenary.

To me, calling someone a geek is an admission that they are smarter than you.
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#19 Posted : Friday, December 23, 2011 10:44:02 AM(UTC)
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I would think it would be more like calling someone a mercenary.

To me, calling someone a geek is an admission that they are smarter than you.



Most of you are smarter than me.
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#20 Posted : Friday, December 23, 2011 11:15:54 AM(UTC)
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Most of you are smarter than me.


With all due respect, I used to carpool with a Motorcycle Mechanic. I had just started my first job in Software Engineering. I forgot the context, but he called himself stupid. I said, "you're not stupid. You're smarter than half the Engineers I work with. You could get broken vehicles to work and make head shots at 100 meters without a scope."

Yes, I was serious.

In the ol' Dungeons & Dragons, there's Intelligence & Wisdom. They are two separate scores. In real life, I have about a 15 or 16 Intelligence and a 6 or 7 Wisdom. I'll do stupid stuff that very few other people here will do in real life. I've made more mistakes than any of you. The ONLY reason we're doing well today is that I happen to be very good at accounting.

If I had my Intelligence and your Wisdom, I'd be unstoppable. Unfortunately I got my Intelligence and my common sense, of which the latter is pretty close to nil.
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