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The Master Board / Etymology
« on: June 24, 2017, 01:19:21 AM »
I thought I'd start a thread for any interesting etymology sites or connections anyone wants to add that might not fit into another thread. Here's a couple I found while investigating the words "Tyger" and "Symmetry":

    suffix representing "ten" in cardinal numbers that are multiples of 10 (sixty, seventy, etc.), from Old English -tig, from a Germanic root (cognates: Old Saxon, Dutch -tig, Old Frisian -tich, Old Norse -tigr, Old High German -zug, German -zig) that existed as a distinct word in Gothic (tigjus) and Old Norse (tigir) meaning "tens, decades."
    English, like many other Germanic languages, retains traces of a base-12 number system. The most obvious instance is eleven and twelve which ought to be the first two numbers of the "teens" series.
    Old English also had hund endleofantig for "110" and hund twelftig for "120." One hundred was hund teantig. The -tig formation ran through 12 cycles, and could have bequeathed us numbers *eleventy ("110") and *twelfty ("120") had it endured, but already during the Anglo-Saxon period it was being obscured.
    Old Norse used hundrað for "120" and þusend for "1,200." Tvauhundrað was "240" and þriuhundrað was "360." Older Germanic legal texts distinguished a "common hundred" (100) from a "great hundred" (120). 

cemetery (n.)
    "graveyard, burial place," late 14c., from Old French cimetiere "graveyard" (12c.), from Late Latin coemeterium, from Greek koimeterion "sleeping place, dormitory," from koiman "to put to sleep," keimai "I lie down," from PIE root *kei- (1) "to lie," also forming words for "bed, couch."
    Early Christian writers were the first to use it for "burial ground," though the Greek word also had been anciently used in reference to the sleep of death. In Middle English simeterie, cymytory, cimitere, etc.; forms with cem- are from late 15c. An Old English word for "cemetery" was licburg (see lich (n.)).

"What immortal hand or eye, dare frame thy fearful cemetery?"

Here's a couple other links with a ton of info:

The Master Board / W.B. Images
« on: May 11, 2017, 10:51:11 PM »
Here's an example of how quickly the images change when moved just a fraction of an inch:

The Master Board / Interesting reddit thread on "red-pills"
« on: April 21, 2017, 12:39:39 PM »
I know reddit is trash, but this thread shows how many people have opened their eyes in the last year or so. There are a few interesting comments.

The Master Board / The deluge of inappropriate kids videos online
« on: March 25, 2017, 10:45:00 PM »
  About a year ago I noticed a disturbing trend on youtubes "kids" videos. It's only gotten worse, and I removed youtube from all devices that my kids have access to. The video content and themes are all similar:
-Masks (batman, spiderman, joker)
-Sexual innuendo, and much more...

  Many of the vids contain clear copyright violations and horribly inappropriate content, but routinely show up in "recommended" (even the kids app). Here's a link to a report that h3h3 productions did on one of them.

  These videos are intentionally harmful and traumatic to kids. Parents I have mentioned this to have no clue about it until I show them one of the vids. Here's a couple more links to the actual vids, there are thousands of these:

Gog-El's support of this trash doesn't surprise me, but it's so blatant. Anyone have any thoughts?

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