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PeterTheAleut said:
I have long had the impression that he really fabricated his translation just to pick on us sophomores.
He could have just used the adjective "sophomoric":

soph·o·mor·ic Pronunciation (sf-môrk, -mr-, -mr-)
adj.
1. Of or characteristic of a sophomore.
2. Exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgment.
 

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Or the colloquial "sophomoron..." which would have been more appropriate than misusing academia to throw an insult...

Real skill lies in using what academia already has at its fingertips (i.e. Psychology, physiology, etc) to insult the sophmores in the class...
 

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cleveland said:
Or the colloquial "sophomoron..." which would have been more appropriate than misusing academia to throw an insult...

Real skill lies in using what academia already has at its fingertips (i.e. Psychology, physiology, etc) to insult the sophmores in the class...
AHHH.  Play head games with 'em.  I see how you are.  ;)
 

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Oh, well.... I'm not that devious.


(Oh, alright - thank you!)

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Oh, well.... I'm not that devious.


(Oh, alright - thank you!)

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:p THHHHHHPPPPFT!!! (Bronx cheer) :p
 

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Isn't part of the Bronx cheer getting a battery thrown at me? (JK)

If so, I'm honored!
 

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Well thank you... the accolades of one who comes from the center of the universe, er, I mean, NY (at least that's what they think of it) means a lot to me.
 

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cleveland said:
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Just another trick using the aforementioned academia tools.
 

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Darn you, foiled again!

Nah, just want to make sure no-one overreacts to what is being said... it has happened before (at school, no less)...
 

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Dare I fall into a trusting stupor only to be psychologically manipulated to bawk like a chicken?  I think NOT, kind sir!
 

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Well thank you... the accolades of one who comes from the center of the universe, er, I mean, NY (at least that's what they think of it) means a lot to me.
If you think I'm from NY just because I use a Bronx cheer, you're more than 3000 miles off target.  I'm actually in Oregon, which is on the opposite coast.  (Even so, we Oregonians think we're the center of the universe.)  I've never been to NY.  So, NYAH!!!  :p
 

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Whew.  That takes a load of my mind.  Not like your current city is ever an indication of your city of origin, but that's good to hear.

I have a cousin in Portland, and I've been meaning to get out to see him - I hear it's a beautiful part of the country out there!
 

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Zoe said:
Dare I fall into a trusting stupor only to be psychologically manipulated to bawk like a chicken?  I think NOT, kind sir!
Oh, making you think you're a chicken isn't the goal of the exercise!

........

Making you think your family is comprised of chickens is much more fun!
 

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Whew.  That takes a load of my mind.  Not like your current city is ever an indication of your city of origin, but that's good to hear.

I have a cousin in Portland, and I've been meaning to get out to see him - I hear it's a beautiful part of the country out there!
Yeah, here we don't bawk like chickens, we grow webbed feet and QUACK LIKE DUCKS!  ;D  (What else can I say?  It rains a lot here.)
 

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Oh, making you think you're a chicken isn't the goal of the exercise!

........

Making you think your family is comprised of chickens is much more fun!
*mock taken aback gasp*  That's just..just....SICK!

Which reminds me of the chicken I was forced to eat after consuming lamb and potatoes because my Theia was not at the house when it occured.  Le sigh.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Yeah, here we don't bawk like chickens, we grow webbed feet and QUACK LIKE DUCKS!  ;D  (What else can I say?  It rains a lot here.)
You're a U of Ore fan?
 

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Zoe said:
Which reminds me of the chicken I was forced to eat after consuming lamb and potatoes because my Theia was not at the house when it occured.  Le sigh. 
Wow.  Tragedy at its highest... chicken after lamb.
 

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ahhh FAFSA...source of ongoing suffering to so many.

but it is the means by which I am still in school, and may still be for a while, so it can't be all that bad.

but, I sympathize.

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Yeah, I can appreciate FAFSA once you get over the first-year "filling out fafsa" thingie - after that it's all easy going with Renewals and whatnot.  But it's so darned frustrating when you can't find your pin, then it tells you you've tried too many times, then that you have to disable it, then reestablish it....oh shoot me!
 

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Oh, that darned and tricky PIN.... I like how they have to have a seperate website just for that damned 4-digit number.
 

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Yeah, you know, I can appreciate the security.  I sure do feel secure when I can't even think about accessing someone else's information when I can't even access my own!
 

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And you really, what's the most important information in a FAFSA application?  My soc?  OK!!!

Much like credit card theft, if anything were to happen I'm sure there'd be a way to remedy it, right?  SO WHY DO I NEED TO BE LOCKED OUT OF MY OWN ACCOUNT????


Oh man.  Bishop of Metaxa, help me out here.
 

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well, while i can do much with brandy, i am powerless when dealing with FAFSA
 

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cleveland said:
You're a U of Ore fan?
Yeah, except for the college baseball season.  UO doesn't have a baseball team, so I root for the Oregon State Beavers, instead.  Hey, the Beavers just placed their softball team into the College Softball World Series in Oklahoma City for the first time ever, and their baseball team starts NCAA regional tournament play this coming weekend (at home) with the goal of returning to the College Baseball World Series after making the trip to Omaha last year.  GO BEAVERS!!!
 

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Is there the kind of blood-rivalry between Duck and Beaver fans over there as what we're used to on this side of the country?  I'm used to the rivalry image of OSU-Michigan, Alabama-Auburn, etc....
 

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Is there the kind of blood-rivalry between Duck and Beaver fans over there as what we're used to on this side of the country?  I'm used to the rivalry image of OSU-Michigan, Alabama-Auburn, etc....
Here we have the annual Civil War football game between the Ducks and Beavers which arouses a lot of the rivalry spirit of which you speak.  Outside of that, it seems that we have a fair number of Duck fans who root for the Beavers and, likewise, a lot of Beaver fans who root for the Ducks--when they're not playing each other.  I'm part of this group as a Duck fan.  My ideal college football season would have the Ducks going 12-0 and winning the national championship (which they almost did during QB Joey Harrington's senior year) and the Beavers going 10-2, losing only to the Ducks in the Civil War and in the BCS title game.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Here we have the annual Civil War football game between the Ducks and Beavers which arouses a lot of the rivalry spirit of which you speak.  Outside of that, it seems that we have a fair number of Duck fans who root for the Beavers and, likewise, a lot of Beaver fans who root for the Ducks--when they're not playing each other.  I'm part of this group as a Duck fan.  My ideal college football season would have the Ducks going 12-0 and winning the national championship (which they almost did during QB Joey Harrington's senior year) and the Beavers going 10-2, losing only to the Ducks in the Civil War and in the BCS title game.
See, the only reason why I would want Michigan to only lose 1 or 2, and they be all to my Buckeyes, is so that they could choke on the fact that they lost to us, ruining what would have been a perfect season.... otherwise, I hope they go down in flames... (figuratively speaking, folks)
 

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cleveland said:
See, the only reason why I would want Michigan to only lose 1 or 2, and they be all to my Buckeyes, is so that they could choke on the fact that they lost to us, ruining what would have been a perfect season.... otherwise, I hope they go down in flames... (figuratively speaking, folks)
For me, there's a family reason why I thoroughly enjoyed the Ducks Civil War football win over the Beavers last fall (UO 56, OSU 14; yup, a royal arse-kicking).  My uncle is an OSU alum, so when I visited him for Christmas last year I enjoyed heckling him about how his Beavers did in the game.  They sucked!!!  (The Ducks were already bowl eligible, but the Beavers started the game one win away from becoming bowl eligible themselves.  Obviously, they didn't qualify for a bowl berth.)
 

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Having been lost to the world of laziness I return yet again...

Firstly, EkhristosAnesti...a belated "you bastard" for the vision tricky thingy

Secondly, I wholeheartedly agree with Zoe for FAFSA commentary.  My favorite part is puting a 0 for income and 0 for bank accounts.  That always makes the process more enjoyable. 

Thirdly.  Any NCAA teams out there named after the platipus?  (sp?)
 

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serb1389 said:
Having been lost to the world of laziness I return yet again...

Firstly, EkhristosAnesti...a belated "you bastard" for the vision tricky thingy

Secondly, I wholeheartedly agree with Zoe for FAFSA commentary.  My favorite part is puting a 0 for income and 0 for bank accounts.  That always makes the process more enjoyable. 

Thirdly.  Any NCAA teams out there named after the platipus?  (sp?)
platypus

No, I don't think so.  The NCAA does have Horned Frogs (Texas Christian), though.  This web site, http://www.halcyon.com/marcs/mascot.html , might be a good place to look for other unusual college mascots.
 

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So I wasn't the only one to read "Duck and beaver" and think of a platypus.

Oh drat!  ;D

Ebor
 

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Ebor said:
So I wasn't the only one to read "Duck and beaver" and think of a platypus.

Oh drat!  ;D

Ebor
Well, living in Oregon for so long, I've often thought that if UO and OSU ever merged into one university, they should adopt the platypus as their mascot.  :D
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Well, living in Oregon for so long, I've often thought that if UO and OSU ever merged into one university, they should adopt the platypus as their mascot. :D
Which reminded me of the last verse of a Tom Lehrer song:

Or you may find yourself with a quite complex complex
And you may end up like Oedipus.
I'd rather marry a duck-billed platypus
Than end up like old Oedipus Rex.

:D

Ebor
 

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serb1389 said:
Now we're moving to random musical quotes??

I'm so not pop-culture oriented man....

ah the bain of being a foreigner...
Hey, there's actually an 80's band called Foreigner.
 
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