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Old 02-17-2013, 08:57 AM   #3121
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Aww but because of things like this, Frodo and Sam managed to escape the orc troops!
Which is quite a bad thing from the orc perspective.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #3122
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Just a tad envious that the planets were not aligned and the magical flu didn't pay me a visit at work last night.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:26 AM   #3123
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Physics lab reports. Need more writing than essays for English class. Take a page from chemistry, physicists - you don't have to write three pages explaining how to mix two solutions together! Why do you want that amount of writing for something simpler and much more basic, that doesn't even require any special knowledge or terminology?


Also, getting your email inbox spammed by a spammer that doesn't even advertize anything . The message is always asking me to add the person on facebook or messenger, but the person's name and screenname change regularly. So does the wording of the email and the email itself. Which makes filters kinda useless...
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:40 PM   #3124
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #3125
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #3126
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:51 PM   #3127
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No offence, Saurondil, but... what does that mean?
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:51 PM   #3128
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:50 AM   #3129
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Floods, even though they should rather belong to Orthanc (they have their own experience with floods there, after all, and Mordor might welcome a little water here and there, but that's more akin to Sam's wish that the snow from Caradhras goes to the Shire). But the mess they make is definitely something Mordor would deserve (and the Nazgul in it would appreciate, too).
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:23 PM   #3130
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #3131
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:14 AM   #3132
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I'm going to the beach. I'm going to get a great parking spot.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:36 PM   #3134
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-16 degrees Fahrenheit this AM in Michigan. But we're expecting a warm-up to perhaps +17 degrees by this evening.
I do feel grateful that it isn't worse. For me personally, it's more of an inconvenience than anything else.

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Highs here Saturday might get in the 60's! I'm breaking out the tank tops and flip flops.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:18 PM   #3135
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Yes, but I'll still have a better parking spot.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:32 AM   #3136
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-16 degrees Fahrenheit this AM in Michigan. But we're expecting a warm-up to perhaps +17 degrees by this evening.
We've been wavering between these temperatures for two weeks now. Every time I think it might get above -10C, it gets colder again. Now it's also windy. I've been permanently wearing a scarf over my face like a Talibani. You give me the good spot, or I'll shoot.

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Old 02-03-2014, 04:52 PM   #3137
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Phonetics should go to Mordor. Including all people who actually like phonetics. They scare me.
J. R. R. Tolkien obviously had to deal with phonetics in his professional career and obviously enjoyed it. I am also one of the people who actually like phonetics. So, as another example, is Tolkien author John Garth. Who I would send to Mordor is people who post a request for the pronunciation of some word but then ask that no-one use phonetics to give the pronunciation.

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The difference between English and American spelling should go to Mordor, too. Honestly, why couldn't you keep it at one system and vocab?
Again, Tolkien was a linguist who knew about such differences. And there are more supposedly correct spellings than two for many words. British English has the currently taught version, used in European Common Market documents, and the Oxford English Dictionary system, used in United Nations documents and in many academic documents.

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Also, the expression sanguine about definitely does not belong in a happy land. Nobody knows what that means, anyway *sulks*
The word is often used, and I think that most who use it think they know what it means. Just look up the word in a dictionary if you have doubts and really don ’t know. See http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sanguine , or http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sanguine , or http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sanguine or various other sites that will provide an answer more quickly than it took you to type the question in your post.

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Old 02-05-2014, 03:09 AM   #3138
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:25 AM   #3139
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:00 PM   #3140
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:18 PM   #3141
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:42 PM   #3142
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:43 PM   #3143
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:22 AM   #3144
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I can so relate to that! I could add brakes that barely work so especially if it's wet, you have to be very careful if you don't want to be hit by a car, and which get so rusty that if your bike stands still for two days, you'll have to use violence on the rear brake.

I need to do some fixing.

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I assign to Mordor the speech pattern known as "vocal fry" (lowering one's voice and creaking to sound like Ke$ha).

Fingernails on chalkboards sound better than girls speaking in vocal fry. Cats mating sound better than grown women speaking in vocal fry- especially when combined with overuse of the word "like" and high-rising terminals.

Ugh.
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Wasps, clearly of the fauna of Mordor. I'll sting them back, yet.

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Definitely, but only because of the lack of enthusiastic complaining.

I assign course selection, difficult babies, and movies that won't load and get stuck every couple minutes.
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Trying desperately for several hours to create a network connection to the campus wifi, both using various buttons and manually, failing, dragging your computer to the tech help desk, only to find that your idiot computer somehow connected to the wifi completely on its own while you're standing in line. I still don't know how it did it considering that it refused to do so even with my promptings the past couple days. Also, did it have to wait until I was practically at the help desk?
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:55 AM   #3158
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This isn't really dastardly enough to assign to Mordor, but I think I'll assign an English text book for 10-14 year olds (or so) I was looking at today at work which asked students to view and write an introduction for the LotR films, but named two characters from the opening as "Saron" and "Gollom".

Putting the disservice to the text aside, how unprofessional is it to not bother researching the correct spellings of the names of fictional characters in an educational publication?!? I believe another title in the same series set the Star Wars films as science fiction texts for study and named the primary antagonist from them as "Emperor Paladin". Utterly pathetic.
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:34 AM   #3159
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That's pretty funny, actually, Zigur. "Let's show these kids today we're hip to all that sciencial fiction they watch on that, you know, interminet thing."
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:07 AM   #3160
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Leaving aside the despair that an English textbook is referencing the films, I don't think this is quite as bad as the biology textbook that said that penguins were part of the staple diet for polar bears...
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