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Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:38 pm
by Alec Taylor
Dyolf wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:14 pm
TIL that, apparently, Americans find the way Brits tell the time confusing. Specifically, I'm talking about phrases like "half six". I had never, ever thought that this could be ambiguous because these expressions are so ubiquitous in the UK. Apparently, to Americans "half six" instinctively means 5:30.... which fries my brain.... why would you hear "six" and think "five"?! "Half six" obviously means 6:30! We're just lazy and leave out the word "past" - "half (past) six".
I've never heard the phrase before, but that makes perfect sense to me.

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:06 pm
by Artisan
Half six clearly means three.

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:06 pm
by Dyolf
Artisan wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Half six clearly means three.
;)

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:17 pm
by The Silver Lining
Dyolf wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:14 pm
TIL that, apparently, Americans find the way Brits tell the time confusing. Specifically, I'm talking about phrases like "half six". I had never, ever thought that this could be ambiguous because these expressions are so ubiquitous in the UK. Apparently, to Americans "half six" instinctively means 5:30.... which fries my brain.... why would you hear "six" and think "five"?! "Half six" obviously means 6:30! We're just lazy and leave out the word "past" - "half (past) six".
I find your point of view really interesting. In Dutch, "half zes" (which literally translates to "half six") is the one and only way to say 5:30. The same logic is used in German and Polish.

French, on the other hand, follows the "half past five" logic (5 heures et demi).When I hear an Englishman saying "half six", my immediate assumption will be that he means 5:30. Then again, this isn't even wrong if you take our time zone difference into account. :D

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:56 pm
by Dyolf
The Silver Lining wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:17 pm
When I hear an Englishman saying "half six", my immediate assumption will be that he means 5:30. Then again, this isn't even wrong if you take our time zone difference into account. :D
:D

Welsh follows the English too: hanner awr wedi chwech is literally "half (an) hour past/after six".

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:01 pm
by Dyolf
So this eBay auction is going better than I had hoped.

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:55 pm
by Dyolf
Diwrnod da i fod yn Gymro yw heddiw! Today is a good day to be Welsh!

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:32 pm
by Alec Taylor
its not a good day to be midwestern, all of our shit is getting flooded to high heaven. largest flood event since '93, so fortunate to not live along those floodplains any more.

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:41 am
by The Silver Lining
I just wanted to share that, after all these years, listening to Pink Floyd's Live 8 performance still leaves me absolutely speechless.

Crazy to think it has been 14 years since then.

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:55 pm
by Alec Taylor
Where all you bitches at?

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:52 pm
by Artisan
Not New York anymore!

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:57 am
by The Silver Lining
Woah, what happened? Everyone wants to live in New York!

Still Kessel-Lo here.

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:52 pm
by Artisan
Don't you remember my anti-New York rants? I spent my formative years there and it probably explains why I'm a miserable ball of pessimism constantly toeing the line of full-on misanthropy. So I got the hell out and I'm very happy about that! It's been over 100 degrees for most of the past month, but that's better than having to seriously consider that it might snow (as it did on April 27th in NY).

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:31 pm
by Alec Taylor
I miss everyone here. I miss the magic of hearing so much Pink Floyd for the first time, and sharing all of those memories with all of you. I know a lot of PFO and here had been Floyd fans for a long time, but I hadn't gotten on board until Summer '12. Even now, I still find new things in old favorites like The Division Bell and other pieces I didn't give a fair shake all those years ago like The Final Cut.

Even as I find new bands that I love (seriously guys, Porcupine Tree is a Floyd-tier band for sure), there has yet to be a band that captures my ideal musical mindset the way that Pink Floyd has been able to do.