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(Yahoo)   6,000 rare Irrawaddy dolphins found in waters of South Asia. Japan dispatches fishing vessels to investigate   (malaysia.news.yahoo.com) divider line 39
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2009-04-01 11:43:36 AM
Dericious.
 
2009-04-01 11:44:26 AM
tora tora tora
 
2009-04-01 11:45:36 AM
Awwrr, maybe dis wiw finarry make mah wee wee hawd!
 
2009-04-01 11:47:03 AM
farm1.static.flickr.com

tastes like urchin
 
2009-04-01 11:47:50 AM
Or the Chinese go out to grind them up to put into traditional medicines. If modern medicine would come into most of china we could save most of the worlds species.
 
2009-04-01 11:48:56 AM
FTFA: "First International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas in Maui, Hawaii."

God-damnit I went into the wrong field.

/got to go to Denver a few years ago
//it snowed
///in October
////on the day I (eventually) flew out
 
2009-04-01 11:49:13 AM
so they haven't left Earth yet?
 
2009-04-01 11:50:29 AM
I rike the Dorphins. They so cute. Me sucky sucky
 
2009-04-01 11:53:28 AM
DubyaHater: I rike the Dorphins. They so cute. Me sucky sucky

rame
 
2009-04-01 11:53:38 AM
They're "RESEARCH VESSELS" Subby! Or should I say "Lesearch Vessers"

/Loves me some tasty research
 
2009-04-01 11:59:36 AM
Thisbymaster: Or the Chinese go out to grind them up to put into traditional medicines. If modern medicine would come into most of china we could save most of the worlds species.

Except for the Irrawaddy dolphins.

/They'd be grinded up.
//Anyone else read it as "6,000 rape Irrawaddy dolphins"?
///No?
 
2009-04-01 12:04:46 PM
DubyaHater: I rike the Dorphins. They so cute. Me sucky sucky

Our inability to pronounce "L" and "R" correctly does not make us retards. At least we're smart enough learn a second language in the first place.
 
2009-04-01 12:06:06 PM
dragonchild: Our inability to pronounce "L" and "R" correctly does not make us retards. At least we're smart enough learn a second language in the first place.

But apparently not smart enough to avoid teaming up with Hitler
 
2009-04-01 12:07:24 PM
deltabourne: But apparently not smart enough to avoid teaming up with Hitler

I'd say Godwin-ing on a troll attempt is an automatic 0/10.
 
2009-04-01 12:13:14 PM
dragonchild: DubyaHater: I rike the Dorphins. They so cute. Me sucky sucky

Our inability to pronounce "L" and "R" correctly does not make us retards. At least we're smart enough learn a second language in the first place.


And whose language would that be, cupcake?
 
2009-04-01 12:14:36 PM
dragonchild
Our inability to pronounce "L" and "R" correctly does not make us retards. At least we're smart enough learn a second language in the first place.


But thinking eating Tiger d!@k makes you bigger does!!!
 
2009-04-01 12:16:57 PM
dragonchild: deltabourne: But apparently not smart enough to avoid teaming up with Hitler

I'd say Godwin-ing on a troll attempt is an automatic 0/10.


im going to say no to this as he is not comparing you to hitler or hyperbolizing - it is a literal fact
no Godwin
 
2009-04-01 12:19:16 PM
ElFugawz: dragonchild: deltabourne: But apparently not smart enough to avoid teaming up with Hitler

I'd say Godwin-ing on a troll attempt is an automatic 0/10.

im going to say no to this as he is not comparing you to hitler or hyperbolizing - it is a literal fact
no Godwin


Hmm, yes, I think ElFugawz is correct in his assessment.

You know who else labeled people?
 
2009-04-01 12:24:10 PM
Xlr8urfark: those silly Japanese, what will they think of next.
Oh, wait..


Ha Ha, wait...what?
 
2009-04-01 12:27:13 PM
deltabourne: dragonchild: Our inability to pronounce "L" and "R" correctly does not make us retards. At least we're smart enough learn a second language in the first place.

But apparently not smart enough to avoid teaming up with Hitler


I LOL'd.
Although really, that was more about the dynamics of being at war with the USA but not being at war with Britain (which had British SE Asian interests that Japan could plunder if they were). No real love or admiration for the Nazi idea really. If they could, the Japanese Imperial yahoos would have happily killed the Germans too.
Now, the rape of nanking, the "comfort women" in Asia (some of whom were westerners) etc. etc.
Be *real* nice if the Japanese government could simply admit it happened, apologise and move on, instead of continuing to use euphemisms, denial and lets-piss-off-the-chinese-again tactics instead.

/ For the record, all of this is aimed at the douchebags that happen to run Japan, not the Japanese people, whom I find groovy, and fun. Although you *do* vote for these muppets. That being I said, I live in the UK.....
// Didn't vote for Labour though. SNP all the way baby.
 
2009-04-01 12:45:23 PM
Xlr8urfark: those silly Japanese, what will they think of next.
Oh, wait..


Hmmm that may be the hottest half person I have ever seen...
 
2009-04-01 12:46:00 PM
Wizard Drongo: No real love or admiration for the Nazi idea really. If they could, the Japanese Imperial yahoos would have happily killed the Germans too.

Well, I could've pointed that out, but I'm getting the feeling this place has gone way past the line of "everything goes snark" like the usual L/R pronounciation joke and into outright bigotry. Some of the rhetoric upthread goes beyond what I'd consider "take a joke" level of nastiness.
 
2009-04-01 12:53:15 PM
I was expecting over 9,000 rare Irrawaddy dolphins found.
 
2009-04-01 01:06:48 PM
Welcome to 6 months ago (when this study was completed).
 
2009-04-01 01:11:30 PM
dragonchild: DubyaHater: I rike the Dorphins. They so cute. Me sucky sucky

Our inability to pronounce "L" and "R" correctly does not make us retards. At least we're smart enough learn a second language in the first place.


Are you saying "I rike the Dorphins. They so cute. Me sucky sucky" was where it got into outright bigotry? Otherwise, where exactly did you think this thread was going to go when you implied Americans were stupid without supplying any joke at all?
 
2009-04-01 01:24:13 PM
Xlr8urfark: those silly Japanese, what will they think of next.
Oh, wait..


I, for one, approve, welcome, and eagerly anticipate this change.
 
2009-04-01 01:48:40 PM
See, I try for a legitimate godwin, and dragon goes the over-sensitive route.
 
2009-04-01 02:16:07 PM
Xlr8urfark: those silly Japanese, what will they think of next.
Oh, wait..


are those (crosses fingers, looks at filter) "clit-huggers", perchance?
 
2009-04-01 02:25:29 PM
no pics...didn't happen
 
2009-04-01 02:32:54 PM
6000 ? Doesn't sound so rare to me
 
2009-04-01 03:40:58 PM
Lay out the harpoons and man the boats, mateys!
We're taking a few thousand of them for research purposes.
 
2009-04-01 03:44:28 PM
Actually I prefer my dolphins medium rare, I at least like the middle a little warm.
 
2009-04-01 05:32:44 PM
www.movieactors.com

/irrawadiddy diddy dum diddy doo.
 
2009-04-01 06:12:11 PM
dragonchild: DubyaHater: I rike the Dorphins. They so cute. Me sucky sucky

Our inability to pronounce "L" and "R" correctly does not make us retards. At least we're smart enough learn a second language in the first place.


It's also worth noting that there are non-rhotic accents in English as well. Say "The Harvard-Dartmouth Garden Party at Bar Harbor".

French, German and Dutch have aveleor Rs and are arguably non-rhotic as well, but that doesn't stop them from joking about Asians.

English has an R and two Ls - the bright L as in "lean" and the dark L as in "full".

Modern (Irish) Gaelic has seven liquids, which makes English look pretty weak.
 
2009-04-01 06:18:05 PM
All the great East Asian rivers -- The Ganges, the Brahmaputra, the Irrawaddy, the Mekong the Red the Pearl the Yangtze and the Yellow -- which all start in the same place, except the Ganges -- used to have dolphins. They are ugly because they don't have the fatty faces that insulate their brains and make them look like babies. In fact the look a lot like crocodiles.

www.nationalwildlife.org
 
2009-04-01 06:49:21 PM
Zafler: See, I try for a legitimate godwin, and dragon goes the over-sensitive route.

Sorry, dude; this has nothing to do with you. Corollary of Godwin's Rule is that you can't trigger it on purpose, especially after deltabourne went there for real.

tripperday: where exactly did you think this thread was going to go when you implied Americans were stupid without supplying any joke at all?

Where did I imply Americans were stupid? One culture's struggles to learn a second language have nothing to do with the intelligence level of a culture that chooses not to. But the latter insinuating the former is stupid is absurdly dumbass, so damn right I'm gonna call it out. If I'm at a party and someone breaks a bottle over my head "to be funny", I don't give a fark if he meant nothing by it. I'm not going to laugh it off but I'm not going to cry and say I'm a victim and shiat either. What I am gonna wanna do is punch the stupid prick in the nose for being an obnoxious idiot. Frankly, the insinuation that I'm the one playing overly sensitive victim is way ironic when everyone else is throwing a collective hissy fit. WTF?

No, what I really think's happening here is that everyone's all offended that someone spoiled everyone's fun by calling out a racist joke. Took all the fun out of the "dorphin" jokes. Well, boo-farkin'-hoo. You'll get over it by tomorrow.
 
2009-04-01 06:55:31 PM
ilambiquated: It's also worth noting that there are non-rhotic accents in English as well. . .

Uh. . . you lost me at "It's".

Seriously, the way I know it is, the Japanese can't pronounce "L" or "R" because they only have a single phoneme that sits right halfway between the two. My friends make fun of it; I'm used to it. Heck, I make fun of it. I don't have a problem with that.

Ironically, the Japanese word for dolphin is "イルカ", which uses that very phoneme -- it can be spelled "iluka" or "iruka" in Roman letters. Which is to say, an American trying to pronounce "イルカ" would sound just as ridiculous as a Japanese trying to pronounce "dolphin".
 
2009-04-02 08:29:47 AM
dragonchild: Sorry, dude; this has nothing to do with you. Corollary of Godwin's Rule is that you can't trigger it on purpose, especially after deltabourne went there for real.

Except, you know, he didn't. He stated a verified historical fact, not a comparison of anyone's actions to those of the Nazi's.

But go on with your persecution complex, it's amusing.
 
2009-04-02 09:51:38 AM
Rising sea levels caused by climate change also threaten the freshwater dolphins, the researchers said.

More water is a problem? If so, does less air bode us better times?
The climate hasn't changed before? The illiogic 'splode me mind.


/Howard Johnson says "Rrarra!"
 
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