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(The Chive)   Let's just say catching isn't this dog's forte. In internet terms, "He forgot how to dog"   (thechive.com ) divider line
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2014-02-20 07:54:32 AM  
That's not a dog. It's a hairy rat with learning disabilities.
 
2014-02-20 09:51:47 AM  
Maybe it would help if he used a softer lob.
 
2014-02-20 11:03:31 AM  
Off topic, but what is the name of that song?
 
2014-02-20 11:08:40 AM  
Seems a little... farsighted.
 
2014-02-20 11:18:44 AM  

gopher321: That's not a dog. It's a hairy rat with learning disabilities.


Allergies and probably can't breed without a rack or give birth without a scalpel, either. Man's best friend.
 
2014-02-20 11:26:29 AM  
Pretty sure he plays 3rd base for the Yankees.
 
2014-02-20 11:29:04 AM  

Krymson Tyde: Off topic, but what is the name of that song?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw
 
2014-02-20 11:30:49 AM  
That apartment is gay.

In the complimentary sense of the word.
 
2014-02-20 11:43:54 AM  

Githerax: Krymson Tyde: Off topic, but what is the name of that song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw


Thank you for the link and for not ridiculing my lack of culture and shiat.
 
2014-02-20 02:12:40 PM  
OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?
 
2014-02-20 02:19:06 PM  
Lets just say nothing on a page that gives NoScript a scroll bar is worth the risk.
 
2014-02-20 02:22:29 PM  
Nice pad. Decorated in early fark.
 
2014-02-20 02:27:56 PM  
The dog seems to have a problem with depth perception.
 
2014-02-20 02:30:29 PM  
Fetching is different from catching, subby

/that sounds gay
 
2014-02-20 02:34:08 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Githerax: Krymson Tyde: Off topic, but what is the name of that song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw

Thank you for the link and for not ridiculing my lack of culture and shiat.


Lot's of movies use it now, but here is it's best usage of all time:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK9tT-734dw
 
2014-02-20 02:56:17 PM  
1. Fast pitch baseball at dog until it curls up and whimpers.
2. Let it recover physically
3. Record it freaking out at whiffle ball being tossed at it.
4. Profit!
 
2014-02-20 04:02:37 PM  

neuroflare: Fetching is different from catching, subby

/that sounds gay


One means you're attractive.  The other means you're contagious.
 
2014-02-20 04:18:48 PM  
22 trackers and 18 ads prevented me from watching that video. Fark that shiat.  I'll go dig it up on YT.
 
2014-02-20 05:52:57 PM  
Never mind steak: he might have done it for tuna.
/fark orff
 
2014-02-20 05:54:53 PM  

GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?


For-tay.
 
2014-02-20 06:22:37 PM  
Who knew that that thing Nuns used to say about going blind if you licked your own sack much was true.
 
2014-02-20 07:35:00 PM  

GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?


Fort.
 
2014-02-20 07:36:04 PM  

BiffDangler: Krymson Tyde: Githerax: Krymson Tyde: Off topic, but what is the name of that song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw

Thank you for the link and for not ridiculing my lack of culture and shiat.

Lot's of movies use it now, but here is it's best usage of all time:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK9tT-734dw


Yeah, and I once knew its name, but that was long ago.
 
2014-02-20 07:36:31 PM  

BiffDangler: Krymson Tyde: Githerax: Krymson Tyde: Off topic, but what is the name of that song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw

Thank you for the link and for not ridiculing my lack of culture and shiat.

Lot's of movies use it now, but here is it's best usage of all time:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK9tT-734dw


I am such a lowlife I was expecting a beer commercial.

And I cannot begin to list the vast amount of culture I have only learned through fark.
 
2014-02-20 08:41:14 PM  

Krymson Tyde: GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?

Fort.


I got unlazy and used that crazy Google thing.

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/1545/is-forte-pronounced- fo rt-or-for-tay

If you want to be perfectly and unimpeachably correct, you will pronounce the word forte, meaning something that is one's strong point, identically to the word fort, and reserve the FOR-tay pronunciation only for the musical term.

Most people don't know about this distinction and pronounce it FOR-tay for all senses, both the "strong point" sense as well as the musical term. Most people will not notice or care if you do that. In fact, if you say that some subject is or is not your "fort", people will look at you quizzically and perhaps even ask "do you mean FOR-tay?". On the other hand, if you use the pronunciation "FOR-tay" those of us who know the difference may judge you to be ignorant.
 
2014-02-20 08:45:40 PM  
Wish I could get my pup to play fetch. He knows how to do it perfectly... he just refuses. If I get him to do it a couple times when he's really bored - and he'll do it pretty much perfectly - after a few times he'll run off with the object we're fetching and try to destroy it so I can't continue the game.


GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?



"For-tay"
 
2014-02-20 08:58:54 PM  

mongbiohazard: Wish I could get my pup to play fetch. He knows how to do it perfectly... he just refuses. If I get him to do it a couple times when he's really bored - and he'll do it pretty much perfectly - after a few times he'll run off with the object we're fetching and try to destroy it so I can't continue the game.


GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?


"For-tay"


From that link:

(fôr′tā′, fôrt, fōrt)
Usage Note:The word forte, coming from French fort, should properly be pronounced with one syllable, like the English word fort. Common usage, however, prefers the two-syllable pronunciation, (fôr′tā′), which has been influenced possibly by the music term forte borrowed from Italian.

Basically, people have pronounced it incorrectly for so long that pronouncing it correctly is frowned upon and confuses people.
 
2014-02-20 09:01:38 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Off topic, but what is the name of that song?


Gopher Tuna
 
2014-02-20 09:21:56 PM  

GanjSmokr: Krymson Tyde: GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?

Fort.

I got unlazy and used that crazy Google thing.

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/1545/is-forte-pronounced- fo rt-or-for-tay

If you want to be perfectly and unimpeachably correct, you will pronounce the word forte, meaning something that is one's strong point, identically to the word fort, and reserve the FOR-tay pronunciation only for the musical term.

Most people don't know about this distinction and pronounce it FOR-tay for all senses, both the "strong point" sense as well as the musical term. Most people will not notice or care if you do that. In fact, if you say that some subject is or is not your "fort", people will look at you quizzically and perhaps even ask "do you mean FOR-tay?". On the other hand, if you use the pronunciation "FOR-tay" those of us who know the difference may judge you to be ignorant.


I learned the correct pronunciation from George Carlin.
 
2014-02-20 09:47:19 PM  

GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?


Cum-ber-bund sas-kwa-tch
 
2014-02-20 11:40:12 PM  

GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?


fyorta
 
2014-02-21 01:11:14 AM  

GanjSmokr: mongbiohazard: Wish I could get my pup to play fetch. He knows how to do it perfectly... he just refuses. If I get him to do it a couple times when he's really bored - and he'll do it pretty much perfectly - after a few times he'll run off with the object we're fetching and try to destroy it so I can't continue the game.


GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?


"For-tay"

From that link:

(fôr′tā′, fôrt, fōrt)
Usage Note:The word forte, coming from French fort, should properly be pronounced with one syllable, like the English word fort. Common usage, however, prefers the two-syllable pronunciation, (fôr′tā′), which has been influenced possibly by the music term forte borrowed from Italian.

Basically, people have pronounced it incorrectly for so long that pronouncing it correctly is frowned upon and confuses people.


It's the exact same word. The only difference is whether you pronounce it as a French speaker or as an Italian speaker. Either way, it means "strength" and is derived from Latin. The US has adopted more Italian culture than French culture, so it's no surprise most people pronounce forte the Italian way.
 
2014-02-21 08:56:58 AM  

HotWingAgenda: GanjSmokr: mongbiohazard: Wish I could get my pup to play fetch. He knows how to do it perfectly... he just refuses. If I get him to do it a couple times when he's really bored - and he'll do it pretty much perfectly - after a few times he'll run off with the object we're fetching and try to destroy it so I can't continue the game.


GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?


"For-tay"

From that link:

(fôr′tā′, fôrt, fōrt)
Usage Note:The word forte, coming from French fort, should properly be pronounced with one syllable, like the English word fort. Common usage, however, prefers the two-syllable pronunciation, (fôr′tā′), which has been influenced possibly by the music term forte borrowed from Italian.

Basically, people have pronounced it incorrectly for so long that pronouncing it correctly is frowned upon and confuses people.

It's the exact same word. The only difference is whether you pronounce it as a French speaker or as an Italian speaker. Either way, it means "strength" and is derived from Latin. The US has adopted more Italian culture than French culture, so it's no surprise most people pronounce forte the Italian way.


It's only the same word in spelling - the two words have different meanings, different pronunciations, and different origins.  Would you say tear (as in crying) and tear (as in ripping a piece of paper) were the exact same word as well?

for·te 1  (fôr′tā′, fôrt, fōrt)
n.
1. Something in which a person excels.
[French fort, from Old French, strong, from Latin fortis; see fort.]


for·te 2  (fôr′tā′) Music
adv. & adj. Abbr. f
In a loud, forceful manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
n.
A note, passage, or chord played forte.
[Italian, strong, forte, from Latin fortis; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.]
 
2014-02-21 11:45:54 AM  

GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?


"Fort". French for "strong".

"For-tay". Italian for "loud".
So, the former. As per my grandfather.
 
2014-02-21 11:48:24 AM  

LesserEvil: GanjSmokr: OT: How does everyone pronounce "forte"?

"fort-ay" or "fort"?

fyorta


No, that's 14 in Norwegian.
 
2014-02-21 05:05:48 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Githerax: Krymson Tyde: Off topic, but what is the name of that song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw

Thank you for the link and for not ridiculing my lack of culture and shiat.


Idiot.
 
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