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2013-01-05 11:20:40 PM  

enderthexenocide: don't they have nicknames over there? can't the girl just have a her legal name and then have "blaer" as her nickname among family? is that so hard?


There is a village in my home province that used to publish a nickname based phonebook as a school fundraiser because the region has a only 3 family names and a gene pool the size of a shotglass.
 
2013-01-05 11:57:47 PM  

mjjt: Interesting side story - when they took DNA from just about whole population of Iceland, they found that, as you'd expect, most of male chromosomes traced back to Viking genes. But the female ones mainly Scottish and Irish.

Suggested explanation was that the boys, with few prospects at home, went adventuring. But couldn't get many female volunteers for a long cold sea voyage in an open boat. Solution was to stop off at Scotland and Ireland and grab some women on the way through.


Do you know why I know you don't understand genetics?
 
2013-01-06 12:18:43 AM  
Being isolated, Icelandic is more like Old Norse than the other Scandinavian languages and maintains some of its arcane features. It has four cases for nouns. So people don't know how to say "Blaer's" or "to Blaer" or "I just farked Blaer."
 
2013-01-06 12:26:51 AM  

Coco LaFemme: On one hand, I don't think the government should control what you can name your kid.  On the other, seeing what some people in this country choose to saddle their offspring with.......I can understand it's usefulness.


Ya know, this is one case of government oppression I can actually see a point to. You're not inflicting a stupid name on yourself, you're legally inflicting a stupid name on another person who has no say in the matter. There's been real, documented cases of kids named not just something stupid or nonsensical like Jaquarius, but things like Loser, or Temptress. Imagine having to go through life with that being your legal name throughout childhood, and on your birth certificate for life. It's practically child abuse.
 
2013-01-06 12:27:34 AM  

lack of warmth: mjjt: Interesting side story - when they took DNA from just about whole population of Iceland, they found that, as you'd expect, most of male chromosomes traced back to Viking genes. But the female ones mainly Scottish and Irish.

Suggested explanation was that the boys, with few prospects at home, went adventuring. But couldn't get many female volunteers for a long cold sea voyage in an open boat. Solution was to stop off at Scotland and Ireland and grab some women on the way through.

Do you know why I know you don't understand genetics?


ok you cd be right - here's a link which seems to support what I've said:
The ancestry of the settlers is more controversial. Historical evidence suggests that not all of the settlers in Iceland originated from Scandinavia (Jones 1984). At the very least, it is believed that the settlers included a number of women and slaves from Norse settlements in the British Isles. There are numerous references in Icelandic medieval writings to the keeping of slaves, many of whom were obtained through raids on settlements in the British Isles (Jones 1984). Thus, the Icelandic founding gene pool may have received a substantial maternal contribution from the British Isles.

Link

or did l express it poorly in Boobies?

feel free to suggest a link which educates me (seriously)
 
2013-01-06 01:13:20 AM  

mjjt: lack of warmth: mjjt: Interesting side story - when they took DNA from just about whole population of Iceland, they found that, as you'd expect, most of male chromosomes traced back to Viking genes. But the female ones mainly Scottish and Irish.

Suggested explanation was that the boys, with few prospects at home, went adventuring. But couldn't get many female volunteers for a long cold sea voyage in an open boat. Solution was to stop off at Scotland and Ireland and grab some women on the way through.

Do you know why I know you don't understand genetics?

ok you cd be right - here's a link which seems to support what I've said:
The ancestry of the settlers is more controversial. Historical evidence suggests that not all of the settlers in Iceland originated from Scandinavia (Jones 1984). At the very least, it is believed that the settlers included a number of women and slaves from Norse settlements in the British Isles. There are numerous references in Icelandic medieval writings to the keeping of slaves, many of whom were obtained through raids on settlements in the British Isles (Jones 1984). Thus, the Icelandic founding gene pool may have received a substantial maternal contribution from the British Isles.

Link

or did l express it poorly in Boobies?

feel free to suggest a link which educates me (seriously)


Uh, the genetics fail that lack of warmth was pointing out wasn't that the Icelandic gene pool has British and other ancestry in it, it's that you apparently think males and females from the same gene pool have two separate sets of genes.
 
2013-01-06 05:42:39 AM  

hackhix: BFD!

My first name is an initial, and my middle name is my name - try filling out any type of form w/that!

/I blame my parents...


i136.photobucket.com

His mom and dad couldn't agree on what the S stood for, so he said to hell with it and the S didn't stand for anything.
 
2013-01-06 07:27:52 AM  

Need_MindBleach: mjjt: lack of warmth: mjjt: Interesting side story - when they took DNA from just about whole population of Iceland, they found that, as you'd expect, most of male chromosomes traced back to Viking genes. But the female ones mainly Scottish and Irish.

Suggested explanation was that the boys, with few prospects at home, went adventuring. But couldn't get many female volunteers for a long cold sea voyage in an open boat. Solution was to stop off at Scotland and Ireland and grab some women on the way through.

Do you know why I know you don't understand genetics?

ok you cd be right - here's a link which seems to support what I've said:
The ancestry of the settlers is more controversial. Historical evidence suggests that not all of the settlers in Iceland originated from Scandinavia (Jones 1984). At the very least, it is believed that the settlers included a number of women and slaves from Norse settlements in the British Isles. There are numerous references in Icelandic medieval writings to the keeping of slaves, many of whom were obtained through raids on settlements in the British Isles (Jones 1984). Thus, the Icelandic founding gene pool may have received a substantial maternal contribution from the British Isles.

Link

or did l express it poorly in Boobies?

feel free to suggest a link which educates me (seriously)

Uh, the genetics fail that lack of warmth was pointing out wasn't that the Icelandic gene pool has British and other ancestry in it, it's that you apparently think males and females from the same gene pool have two separate sets of genes.


ah l did say 'chromosomes' rather than 'genes', and my understanding is that they are identifiably different (X and Y), which was how they came up with the Iceland scenario in first place
 
2013-01-06 08:35:17 AM  
When 'Blaer' is outlawed, only outlaws will be named 'Blaer'...
 
2013-01-06 08:36:39 AM  
o.onionstatic.com
 
2013-01-06 08:40:50 AM  
"Breaking baby name rules Baby named Like after Facebook button Celebs provide source of baby name inspiration"

And THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is why you never, never ever, never ever ever EVER let the cat type your news article.

/Even if it IS 'Let your pet do your job' day.
 
2013-01-06 09:14:49 AM  
Need_MindBleach: mjjt: lack of warmth: mjjt: Interesting side story - when they took DNA from just about whole population of Iceland, they found that, as you'd expect, most of male chromosomes traced back to Viking genes. But the female ones mainly Scottish and Irish.

Suggested explanation was that the boys, with few prospects at home, went adventuring. But couldn't get many female volunteers for a long cold sea voyage in an open boat. Solution was to stop off at Scotland and Ireland and grab some women on the way through.

Do you know why I know you don't understand genetics?

ok you cd be right - here's a link which seems to support what I've said:
The ancestry of the settlers is more controversial. Historical evidence suggests that not all of the settlers in Iceland originated from Scandinavia (Jones 1984). At the very least, it is believed that the settlers included a number of women and slaves from Norse settlements in the British Isles. There are numerous references in Icelandic medieval writings to the keeping of slaves, many of whom were obtained through raids on settlements in the British Isles (Jones 1984). Thus, the Icelandic founding gene pool may have received a substantial maternal contribution from the British Isles.

Link

or did l express it poorly in Boobies?

feel free to suggest a link which educates me (seriously)

Uh, the genetics fail that lack of warmth was pointing out wasn't that the Icelandic gene pool has British and other ancestry in it, it's that you apparently think males and females from the same gene pool have two separate sets of genes.


I'm sure he was refering to Mitochondrial DNA (which is passed from your mom's mom's mom's etc back to your bloodlines "genetic Eve") on the females and the Y chromosome on the males which is passed from your dad's dad;s dad;s etc side back to your bloodline's "genetic Adam"
 
2013-01-06 10:39:23 AM  

EvilEgg: You get twenty six characters, use them as you feel best, So Le-A.


The dash don't be silent!
 
2013-01-06 02:49:00 PM  

Oldiron_79: I'm sure he was refering to Mitochondrial DNA (which is passed from your mom's mom's mom's etc back to your bloodlines "genetic Eve") on the females and the Y chromosome on the males which is passed from your dad's dad;s dad;s etc side back to your bloodline's "genetic Adam"


No wai. Shut up with ur science. Pffft.

Clearly, u r a witch.

/Fark: Genetics, how do it works? Is my global warmings yet?! Buh buh but Xians, burn thems!!!!
 
2013-01-07 11:20:42 AM  
Yes, not hiring people because of their name is such a sensible reaction. After all, they could very easily have spent months of their time and hundreds of dollars in legal fees getting it changed. (Depending on location of course.) It's their own fault that their parents named them Typhyny Meeshell Smith and Luekas Airyn Jones, right? Obviously their parent's choice of names means that they had to grow up to be useless incompetents, because that's just how it works.

Yeah, some names are pretty ridiculous. Bully magnets. In theory, most people eventually become mature enough to realize that a person's name is not a reflection of who they are, it's just something they happened to get stuck with when they were born.

/disclaimer- my name is boring and traditional enough for anyone
 
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