Jul 12 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Young Kraken


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    Well let’s just hope that roaring he doesn’t rise and on the surface die.

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    With apologies to Alfred ‘Maud’ Tennyson

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    alas, poor Theon.

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    ‘n Krakentje! Un Krakenillo, ein Krakenchen!

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    Mauve Monster of The DEEEP.

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    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    @ René

    ‘n Krakentje!

    ‘n Fok’n klein blerrie moerse Seekat.

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    @ theophontes

    blerrie moerse

    Which dialect is that?

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    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    Kombuis Nederlands Afrikaans

    (translation: “bloody great/big”)

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    @ teophontes: You know that Afrikaans typewriters used to have an ‘n character available with a single keystroke? In prehistoric extended ASCII it was also present as a single code point. (BTW, I’m a little lazy today, but usually I do my best NOT to use a ‘smart’ comma instead of a proper apostrophe.)

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    chigau (違う)

    it’s Friday?

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    I went to the new aquarium in Denmark the last day of my holdidays (before going to here a talk about the Human Genome Project). I think they had more people than fish there. And a kid knocked over my beer.

    The had a poor, single, solitary sepia that looked very pale – most of the time it tried to hide just at the edge of the aquarium. They had a crab in a glass jar in there with it, but I guess it wasn’t hungry yet.

    I did get a nice, colourful squid in the giftshop, though, so now I can show my colours at meetings.

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    Akira MacKenzie

    “We do not sow!”

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    Rene@9: That character, ʼn, is U+0149 in Unicode

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    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    @ René / jefferylanam

    Die seekat in die bad.

    (“The octopus in the bath.” You will understand the story even if you don’t understand the language.)

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