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TheMadCapper

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« Reply #80 on: 01-21-2012 22:12 »

My Lord, I think it's apropos to edit if someone points out en error. Why, you could even edit away your own pointing out of the error, once they've rectified the situation.
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« Reply #81 on: 01-22-2012 00:09 »

I've done some work as a freelance copy editor, and studied in part to do so professionally. Really obvious grammar mistakes annoy me greatly.

Even I know that I don't have to be a dick about it.
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« Reply #82 on: 01-22-2012 01:35 »

Context matters. If I know the person has a legitimate reason for not using the language properly, such as it being a second language, that's much less grating to me than when I know the person just doesn't care if they're doing the grammatical equivalent of crapping their pants because they're too lazy to undo their belt.

Yes, I know that was a run-on sentence. I'm being hypocritical right now. Oh well.
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« Reply #83 on: 01-22-2012 01:48 »
« Last Edit on: 01-22-2012 01:50 by totalnerduk »

When one native English speaker is correcting another native English speaker and is fairly egregiously wrong, I think that being a dick about it is fairly well justified.

Anyhow, this has run rather badly off-topic. For which I am almost as responsible as SGB. My apologies.

Back on topic, I use "Oh my, yes" in everyday conversation a lot. If I'm talking to one person in particular, he usually answers with "To shreds, you say?". To which another of the people we hang out with will usually ask "And how is his wife holding up?". This brings back "To shreds, you say." (yes, it has a full stop the second time rather than a question mark).

At which point I'll usually remind us all that we still have Zoidberg. You ALL still have Zoidberg.
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« Reply #84 on: 01-22-2012 02:13 »

I have a friend who does just drop 'Futurama' quotes into conversations all the time - but they're rarely justified by the context and it's never a seemless integration into his own conversation - rather, he sort of stops what he's saying to do a bit from 'Futurama'. As a result, the room normally goes silent for a while because I'm the only person who "gets it" and I don't find it funny because pointless quotes like that annoy me. Seriously, it's like he secretes tumbleweeds.

I use lots of 'Futurama' quotes here and there, but it's almost always relevant to the discussion and just something I do to amuse myself rather than being "the joke". I know I go to "the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention" a lot when I try to explain irony to people if that counts.
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« Reply #85 on: 01-22-2012 05:05 »

Champaggin
e-wha...?
Coffeecoffeecoffeecoffee
Hi-yah!(when doing something like pressing the 'post' button)
Also when running away from anything my brothers and I tend to make 'woopwoop' Zoidberg noises.  laff
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« Reply #86 on: 01-22-2012 07:55 »

I sometimes squeeze quotes into conversation.

Whenever a get a compliment (which is almost never  cry ) I often say "Please, you give me too little credit."

I've also often used Bender's "Interesting... no wait. The other thing: tedious." relatively often.

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« Reply #87 on: 01-22-2012 12:47 »

Used one the other night at a party... everyone was talking about what kind of tv shows they enjoy, so i used "i prefer shows of the genre worlds blankiest blank".
and yes, no one understood but i felt good.
And i also use the word "Dip"and "Dip indeed" on a regular basis
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« Reply #88 on: 01-22-2012 13:19 »

Coffeecoffeecoffeecoffee

I say that whenever anyone mentions coffee.
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« Reply #89 on: 01-22-2012 14:28 »
« Last Edit on: 01-22-2012 14:35 »

I am a project manager, and I delight in saying "Good news everyone!" to non-fans at work on conference calls.  

One guy who sits across from me also has seen all the episodes, so we trade quotes a bit.  

"We're boned." is very popular.  Also "I do intend to finish someday, Kif."

And sometimes we let the talking Bender punctuate a conversation with a random quote, usually with great hilarity!   As the box says, he does have 'more than 12' quotes.   It's 13.

Edit: Oh yeah, hard to pull off but the Flexo gag is great to confuse people.   "You are the biggest <blank> I've ever met!   Naw, I'm just kidding, you're great."
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« Reply #90 on: 01-23-2012 20:42 »

Just had to alter Bender's line from Overclockwise "I can conceive of gravies that would boggle your tiny mind!" into "I can conceive of sexual fantasies that would boggle your tiny mind!".

Long story.
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« Reply #91 on: 01-24-2012 01:17 »

Good luck Danny, just don't mention giving Amy a backrub.....
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« Reply #92 on: 01-24-2012 01:22 »

'Futurama' is one of those shows where when I watch it now, every few episodes I sit up, spit my drink out and shout "So THAT's where I got that from!"
Mostly, this is due to me picking up the way someone says a particular word rather than a full on quote. I can't think of a good example off the top of my head - I suppose I often pronounce "robot" as "robutt" like Dr. Zoidberg.
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« Reply #93 on: 01-24-2012 01:47 »

Used one the other night at a party... everyone was talking about what kind of tv shows they enjoy, so i used "i prefer shows of the genre worlds blankiest blank".
I said to someone last week, "Don't you worry about money, let me worry about blank."
Needless to say, they were highly confused...

Coffeecoffeecoffeecoffee

I say that whenever anyone mentions coffee.
I do it when I'm making coffee...
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« Reply #94 on: 01-24-2012 01:56 »

I pronounce "hedonism" as "heedonism" because I learned of the word through 'Futurama' and that's how they pronounce it.

I've been corrected by many people who claim that it's pronounced "head-onism" but I've always stuck with "heedonism" because I prefer it. I always assumed that "heedonism" was just an American thing, but apparently (at least according to the Oxford English Dictionary) "heedonism" is indeed the correct pronunciation regardless of where you're from and all those people were just wrong.

I'm going to use the word as often as I can now to entrap people into correcting me so that I can turn around and tell them they're idiots because that's the sort of petty person that I am.
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« Reply #95 on: 01-24-2012 02:25 »

Doesn't hedonism mean enjoying life or something like that?
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« Reply #96 on: 01-24-2012 02:28 »

Something like that. Sort of. Kind of. Maybe.
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« Reply #97 on: 01-24-2012 02:29 »

I pronounce it the Futurama way as well. Might be some weird American pronunciation, like how they say "Aluminium".  tongue
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« Reply #98 on: 01-24-2012 02:31 »

Aluminuminuminuminum.
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« Reply #99 on: 01-24-2012 02:53 »

"Al-um-in-i-um" sounds so much better than "A-loo-min-um"  tongue
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« Reply #100 on: 01-24-2012 02:54 »

"Al-um-in-i-um" sounds so much better than "A-loo-min-um"  tongue

Is the Space Pope reptilian? tongue
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« Reply #101 on: 01-24-2012 03:05 »

That wouldn't really make any sense unless UnrealLegend had posed their statement in the form of a question.
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« Reply #102 on: 01-24-2012 03:10 »

Aluminominominominom sounds rather tasty.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #103 on: 01-24-2012 03:12 »

That wouldn't really make any sense unless UnrealLegend had posed their statement in the form of a question.
Which I didn't...  wtf?

Yeah... it didn't make much sense to me either.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #104 on: 01-24-2012 21:23 »

That wouldn't really make any sense unless UnrealLegend had posed their statement in the form of a question.
Which I didn't...  wtf?

Yeah... it didn't make much sense to me either.

Well, since you asked...

No it didn't make much sense.
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« Reply #105 on: 01-28-2012 13:06 »

 hmpf I once said "No I'm doesn't" then I got called a retard..
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« Reply #106 on: 01-28-2012 14:36 »

The problem rests with them, not with you, young grasshopper. You are special, never forget that.
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« Reply #107 on: 01-29-2012 07:51 »

I recently noticed that I say "You a big dummy" the way Bender does all the time.
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« Reply #108 on: 01-30-2012 01:07 »

Doesn't hedonism mean enjoying life or something like that?

I think it's when you do NOTHING BUT enjoy your life, in a lazy self-gratifying way...I think.

One quote that I've been repeating ever since the original air date is Zapp's "What are you, gay?" line from AWITM. Of course when I do it it's not nearly as funny, that line still makes me LOL every time.

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« Reply #109 on: 01-30-2012 01:16 »

I also find myself using that one a lot.

That and "You know it, pork pie!"
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« Reply #110 on: 01-30-2012 02:19 »

The two that I probably use the most are:

First one, then the other
as said by the moon farmer in Episode Two: The Series Has Landed, and

Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! ... Fix it! Fix it! Fix it!
as said by Fry in A Clone of My Own


As an added bonus, I have set my alarm on my cell phone telephone to:
Wake Up!
as shouted by Bender to Leela in Anthology of Interest II. Yes, I wake up everyday to the sounds of Bender shouting at me. Glorious.
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« Reply #111 on: 01-30-2012 02:35 »

As an added bonus, I have set my alarm on my cell phone telephone to:
Wake Up!
as shouted by Bender to Leela in Anthology of Interest II. Yes, I wake up everyday to the sounds of Bender shouting at me. Glorious.

That's pretty damn rad, where'd you find that ringtone (or did you just record it onto your phone)?
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« Reply #112 on: 01-30-2012 02:42 »

I played the DVD on my computer and recorded the audio with Adobe Audition. Then I just cut down the audio to the small portion that I needed and emailed it to my phone.
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« Reply #113 on: 01-30-2012 03:36 »

"First one, then the other."

Thanks for reminding me of that. I also say that a lot. smile
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« Reply #114 on: 01-30-2012 17:14 »

As an added bonus, I have set my alarm on my cell phone telephone to:
Wake Up!
as shouted by Bender to Leela in Anthology of Interest II. Yes, I wake up everyday to the sounds of Bender shouting at me. Glorious.

Even better, change it to this.

Also, I often quote the show in real life, but each month or every week or so I have a new quote stuck in my head, at the moment it's "No chance, hot pants!"... big grin
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #115 on: 01-30-2012 23:34 »

I was playing Minecraft online yesterday, and out of frustration I muttered "Poodle spit!" without realizing it.  laff

It took everyone by surprise, including myself.
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« Reply #116 on: 02-01-2012 06:28 »
« Last Edit on: 02-01-2012 06:31 »

I occasionly will replace phone booth with street corner telephone parlor, and cellphone with cellphone-telephone.
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« Reply #117 on: 02-01-2012 06:31 »

and celphone with celphone-telephone.
I don't occasionally do this; I always do this! tongue

This thread has actually made me realize how much Futurama affects the way I talk.  wtf?
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« Reply #118 on: 02-01-2012 10:16 »

I just used the word "ice cream soup" in a sentence...as in, I may burn mac n cheese, or screw up salad, but at least I do know how to make ice cream soup.
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« Reply #119 on: 02-01-2012 15:34 »

One time when I was 8 I melted my ice cream by accident and drank it with a spoon. There were a few chunks of cookie dough, but it ended up alright in the end.
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