Stupid Sayings

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  1. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    Clocks do not measure TIME

    They indicate AGE from one arbitrary moment to another arbitrary moment

    Clocks can be used to pick your arbitrary moment (s)

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  3. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    For the foreseeable future, I am going with time.

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  5. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    Read

    The Invention of Time and Space by

    Patrice F. Dassonville

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    Chapter 3 digs deeper into these issues, which are related to the failure of
    dialectics. It outlines the confusion between time and event, and describes the
    semantic disorder concerning the duration of the ongoing (or present) time,
    countless metaphors, aphorisms, sophisms, truisms, and so forth, including artifacts
    (i.e., conceptions based on an idea, such as a clock or a clepsydra, used to evaluate
    the duration between two events).

    A clock is a device whose functioning is correlated with the configuration of the
    Sun and Earth (Fig. 3.1). When used as clocks, the rhythms of nature do not
    generate time. A clock does not produce time and it does not consume time; the time
    displayed is subject to strict international conventions. The idea (concept) of
    measuring changes (phenomena) is made concrete by the invention of the clock
    (artifact): this is conception or design, i.e., the materialization of a concept through
    the gnomon, sundial, clepsydra, and clock. Consider what Petronius (?–65 AD)
    said: … a clock near which a “bucinator” (latin word for a “trumpet player”) warns
    us of the flight of the days, and time gone by ([11]: XXV).
    Days and hours cannot be measured; it is changes that are measured.

    Chapter 3
    The Failure of Dialectics
    Abstract The failure of the dialectics of time and space has various origins:
    • The confusion between time and event, e.g., the confusion between past time
    and past event.
    • The non-rigorous use of language, e.g., questions like the duration of present
    time.
    • The difficulty in understanding the difference between a phenomenon which
    belongs to physical reality, and the corresponding mental construct or concept,
    e.g., we measure changes instead of hours.
    • The dichotomy between time and space, attempting to make time, space, and
    spacetime, physical realities.
    • The countless metaphors in which time has an active role (dynamics of time,
    action of time, arrow of time), and in which space has a materiality.

    The Invention of Time and Space by

    Patrice F. Dassonville

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    The extracts do not do it justice

    Read if you can

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  7. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Same difference when you get docked for lateness.
     
  8. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    Don't get your knickers in a knot

    Anyone here
    Ever gone out
    Obtained a knot
    Put their knickers inside?

    Or bought them pre packed inside a knot?

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  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I say I'm thirteen at heart but my legs are a hundred and thirteen and the rest of me is somewhere in between.
     
  10. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    No but in Britain we speak of getting one's knickers in a twist rather than a knot. Some girls' knickers are sufficiently insubstantial that I can imagine them getting twisted, giving rise to an uncomfortable "dental floss" effect. I had always assumed this was the origin of the expression. Perhaps we need a woman's perspective on this, though.
     
  11. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    I've heard either from British folks, but you've the experience.

    Ever heard of a wedgie? The trick is to pull hard enough so they don't rip away, but still leave friction burns. Or to flip the recipient off his feet.

    I can't imagine doing that to a woman. There are easier ways...
     
  12. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Nothing easy is worth doing (having).

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  13. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    I can think, with zero effort, since it's rarely far down my subconscious, of one spectacular exception.
     
  14. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    Stupid sayings right?

    God is

    Not well known and if not on any list of stupid sayings it should be added

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  15. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    IF somehow I became convinced some god exists, that saying would yet be utterly frigging stupid.
    "I did not say god exists. I said god is."

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  16. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    To those of us Brits of a certain age, "wedgie" means only one thing: our one time far left nutcase Labour minister, Anthony Wedgewood-Benn.
    So I had to look this up. Wiki has pictures of it being done to both sexes. A Melvin sounds painful. As for a Minerva, well maybe that is too.

    In our family we used to use the expression "starsky" to denote anything that painfully compressed the gonads, after a story that in the TV series Starsky and Hutch the actor ruptured a testicle leaping over a car, due to his tight 70s trousers.

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    Later, the term was redeployed, Cockney slang style, to mean a small city flat, rented for the purpose of carrying on an illicit affair. As in a f***- hutch.
     
  17. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    To be fair, the saying is really the other way around: Nothing worth doing is easy. But that's also untrue.
     
  18. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Nobody has any common sense.

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  19. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    i asked everyone and no body said anything

    statistically this is highly improbable for 2 reasons
    1 it would be impossible to ask everyone
    2 if you managed to ask everyone at least 1 person would have said something even if unrelated.
     
  20. river

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    I know everything
     
  21. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    everyone else thinks the same
     
  22. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    how can you think that
     
  23. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    1 of the very many things people say using everybody or everywhere or always inappropriately.

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