A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

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Re: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

Post by uwot » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:11 am

Arising_uk wrote:Well my phone for one and goggle for another and the iphone for a third. Oh! And loads of help desks.
The point I was making, me old China, is that, so far, they depend on us using particular language patterns that they recognise. Maybe they will become so sophisticated that they can identify all regional, cultural, faddish meanings, but it's an interesting thought that language development may be constrained by our need to communicate with technology. Even so, I don't think they rely on the work of Russell/Whitehead, Wittgenstein, the logical positivists, Quine and so on, but that is much more your field and if you say otherwise, I am bound to agree.

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Re: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

Post by Dalek Prime » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:36 pm

Could we please clean up our language, and switch to the epithet Old Dutch instead? 8)

http://www.olddutch.ca/en/cleaners.php

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Re: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

Post by Arising_uk » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:04 am

Dalek Prime wrote:Could we please clean up our language, and switch to the epithet Old Dutch instead? 8)

http://www.olddutch.ca/en/cleaners.php
It's old cockney rhyming slang, 'China plate' - mate, which as is common got shortened to 'china', so 'me old china' - my old mate.

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Re: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:32 am

Arising_uk wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:Could we please clean up our language, and switch to the epithet Old Dutch instead? 8)

http://www.olddutch.ca/en/cleaners.php
It's old cockney rhyming slang, 'China plate' - mate, which as is common got shortened to 'china', so 'me old china' - my old mate.
I'd heard it before, but didn't know the breakdown. Thanks Arising. I should take a peek around the net to learn a bit of rhyming slang.

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Re: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:56 am

Arising_uk wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:Could we please clean up our language, and switch to the epithet Old Dutch instead? 8)

http://www.olddutch.ca/en/cleaners.php
It's old cockney rhyming slang, 'China plate' - mate, which as is common got shortened to 'china', so 'me old china' - my old mate.
I used to love rhyming slang as a kid, and loved the fact that the Bonzos used it in one of their songs "Death Cab for Cutie", sadly i'm the only one I know that heard it. And has caused one or two arguments along the way.
In the song Viv Stanshall sings;
"She left her East Side drum so drab". All those with an ear to the slang knows that 'drum', is drum-roll, hole. meaning her gaff.
But everyone I know seems to hear; "She left her East Side room so drab." which I find disappointing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkSfRsC ... C_054#t=22

At 13:13 what do you hear?

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Re: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:10 am

Dalek Prime wrote:
Arising_uk wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:Could we please clean up our language, and switch to the epithet Old Dutch instead? 8)

http://www.olddutch.ca/en/cleaners.php
It's old cockney rhyming slang, 'China plate' - mate, which as is common got shortened to 'china', so 'me old china' - my old mate.
I'd heard it before, but didn't know the breakdown. Thanks Arising. I should take a peek around the net to learn a bit of rhyming slang.
Jump dahn the apples, leave your drum and hav' it on your plates dahn the frog, until you get to the smoke. Git wifin the sahnd of Bow Bells and ask any geezer.

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Re: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:59 am

I have no idea what you just said, Hobbes lol!

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Re: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:47 pm

Dalek Prime wrote:I have no idea what you just said, Hobbes lol!

Jump dahn the apples,

(apples and pears - stairs)

leave your drum

(drum roll - hole - house)

and hav' it on your plates

(have it on your plates of meat - feet, i.e. take a walk)

dahn the frog

(Frog and toad - road)


, until you get to the smoke.

(The Smoke = London)


Git wifin the sahnd of Bow Bells

(Get within the sound of Bow Bells - that is the vicinity of Cockney land)


and ask any geezer.

(Inquire upon any local gentleman)

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Re: A Simple Language Test for Analytical Thinkers

Post by uwot » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:58 pm

Just goes to show that in order for technology to understand us, we will have to speak its language.

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