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2012-10-02 05:01:38 PM  
This got greened. Really?
 
2012-10-02 05:07:02 PM  

Corvus: This got greened. Really?


Really.
 
2012-10-02 05:12:06 PM  
O, Rly?
 
2012-10-02 05:14:13 PM  
Seriously? It's ironic, I am literally tired of this.
 
2012-10-02 05:23:30 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: O, Rly?


Rly, rly
 
2012-10-02 05:24:01 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Really?
 
2012-10-02 05:29:07 PM  
I prefer the much more creative, "you shiattin' me?"
 
2012-10-02 05:35:57 PM  
Fo' Realz?
 
2012-10-02 05:37:36 PM  

fusillade762: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]

Really?


Ha! Who doesn't love that scene?

/I have to find one of those heads for use on halloween
 
2012-10-02 05:43:23 PM  
 
2012-10-02 06:12:19 PM  
medicalcenter.osu.edu

Reah Lee
 
2012-10-02 06:16:16 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-10-02 06:16:45 PM  
Writing 101: write whatever it is that you're writing. Then go back and cut out every single word that ends in 'ly'. Re-read. 99 times out of 100, you didn't need that word.

Examples:

I'm very happy that you really liked your present! I seriously hoped that you would totally dig it. - No 'ly' words are needed in this sentence. In fact, they make it sound juvenile.

The idea of 'of the people, for the people, by the people' necessarily entails a democratic setting - The one 'ly' word in this sentence could be left out, if you're trying to edit for space, or it could be left in, if you think it makes a stylistic difference.

When removing the pan from the over, release the handle quickly, or you will be burned! - The 'ly' word is necessary to the meaning of the sentence. Removing it will substantively (ha!) alter the meaning of the sentence.

/ each semester, I have to give this tutorial to at least one undergrad...
 
2012-10-02 06:32:43 PM  
Sometimes I feel that the actual events of the world are so far removed from my hopes and expectations that I am forced to exclaim the rhetorical question, asking if what is real is real, as a way of pleading with reality to drop the cruel and endless charade of absurdity and simply reveal a world that both works and makes sense.

But rather than going for a mediocre and over stylized rant about existential stress suitable for a first year philosophy-psych double major, I just ask "Really?"
 
2012-10-02 08:22:42 PM  
Well, the author does kinda have a point. Our English is in the process of devolving into Valley Girl talk (like, you know, like, dude)
 
2012-10-02 08:30:36 PM  
meh
 
2012-10-02 08:33:26 PM  
Please Log In

Never mind.
 
2012-10-02 08:33:50 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
Re..e..e...e...e...e..e....eally.
 
2012-10-02 08:34:02 PM  
i48.tinypic.com

/Ya, rly
 
2012-10-02 08:34:42 PM  
An entire article about one word? Not as lame as a discussion about an article about one word.

/had to try that once to see if it felt good or something. Hmmm.... nope.
 
2012-10-02 08:36:27 PM  
An entire article about one word? Really?

i50.tinypic.com
Is it "poontang"?
 
2012-10-02 08:36:48 PM  

whistleridge: Writing 101: write whatever it is that you're writing. Then go back and cut out every single word that ends in 'ly'. Re-read. 99 times out of 100, you didn't need that word.

Examples:

I'm very happy that you really liked your present! I seriously hoped that you would totally dig it. - No 'ly' words are needed in this sentence. In fact, they make it sound juvenile.

The idea of 'of the people, for the people, by the people' necessarily entails a democratic setting - The one 'ly' word in this sentence could be left out, if you're trying to edit for space, or it could be left in, if you think it makes a stylistic difference.

When removing the pan from the over, release the handle quickly, or you will be burned! - The 'ly' word is necessary to the meaning of the sentence. Removing it will substantively (ha!) alter the meaning of the sentence.

/ each semester, I have to give this tutorial to at least one undergrad...


Nice. I'm stealing that.

/oven...
 
2012-10-02 08:36:49 PM  
Not as bad as "I know, right?"
 
2012-10-02 08:37:53 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: Not as bad as "I know, right?"


I know right?
 
2012-10-02 08:40:08 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Walt_Jizzney: Not as bad as "I know, right?"

I know right?


I was going to put a note saying I was expecting that, but I didn't....
 
2012-10-02 08:40:29 PM  
i1162.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-02 08:40:33 PM  
Wheelie?

www.hahastop.com
 
2012-10-02 08:42:08 PM  
 
2012-10-02 08:42:39 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-02 08:42:43 PM  
Welcome to reruns of Friends.

Real- . . . . ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhghhhhhhhhh!!!!!
 
2012-10-02 08:44:54 PM  
Wow, just wow.
 
2012-10-02 08:45:16 PM  
Word.
 
2012-10-02 08:48:02 PM  
A word is worth a thousand words.

Or something like that...
 
2012-10-02 08:48:53 PM  
my dad has been using that on job sites for over 20 years.
its a simple exclamation at the idiocy of whoever he is dealing with at the time.
it is usually at the end of a profanity laced tyraid.
THIS MOTHERFARKER WANTS US TO SOMEHOW MOVE THE COLUMN BOLTS IN THE FARKING CONCRETE OVER 4 INCHES BECAUSE THE CONCRETE FARKWADS BLEW IT AND DIDNT CHECK THE GRIDLINES?
REALLY?
REALLY?
then he usually walks off and a sane person handles the negotiations from there.
hello change orders.
 
2012-10-02 08:49:32 PM  
IKR?
 
2012-10-02 08:50:00 PM  
is the word b*m?
 
2012-10-02 08:51:33 PM  
Really?

What... too soon?
 
2012-10-02 08:52:36 PM  
marclaidlaw.com
 
2012-10-02 08:53:08 PM  
 
2012-10-02 08:53:52 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: Not as bad as "I know, right?"


We've turned that into a drinking game in my area.
 
2012-10-02 08:55:49 PM  
Civilization crumbles a little bit almost every time I turn on the television, and a single word-and-punctuation-mark combination is inflicting the damage. 

There's your problem Einstein...

Where has THIS beacon of culture been?

The guy probably goes to Hometown Buffet every week an laments the poor quality of food...
 
2012-10-02 08:56:30 PM  
If the word is "cunnilingus" then I'll go there. Need some help here readers.
 
2012-10-02 08:58:58 PM  
I'm guessing someone tried to justify their job as a columnist, you dig?.
 
2012-10-02 08:59:11 PM  

ammaro: A word is worth a thousand words.

Or something like that...


A word is worth a thousand pictures.

(That word is "tits")
 
2012-10-02 09:00:56 PM  
Wait, what?
 
2012-10-02 09:04:05 PM  
Penis.
 
2012-10-02 09:04:52 PM  
 
2012-10-02 09:09:39 PM  
No shiat?
 
2012-10-02 09:10:55 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Walt_Jizzney: Not as bad as "I know, right?"

I know right?


inorite?

/kthxbai
 
2012-10-02 09:11:03 PM  
Was it


poundit.files.wordpress.com
 
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