Ask a simple question, get an overly complex response

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  1. Closet Gamer

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  2. triggerfinger12

    triggerfinger12 Well-Known Member

    Water is not wet, it gives the sensation of being wet. While one says that an object is wet, it is actually simply laiden with water. Also, some things, like hydrated copper(II)sulfate have water as a part of their molecular structure, but give the feeling of being dry. Something is only wet if we feel that it is wet. We call things wet when they have water because we know that, if we touch it, it will feel wet.

    Why is school so long?
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  3. GamerwithnoGame

    GamerwithnoGame Forum Addict

    Because its difficult to unambiguously shorten the word. The pronunciation symbol uː is used to represent the "oo" sound in school, but it too consists of two symbols. I suppose possibly ū or ü might represent it? And you could change out the ch for k, so...

    in short, "School" is so long because the English language is awkward.

    What is Esperanto?
  4. Closet Gamer

    Closet Gamer Guest

    Today is a good day, I just learnt something new!

    Esperanto was intended to be an international constructed language that was invented by L.L.Zamenhof around 1880 in order to give people a common language to speak in addition to their local language. Zamenhof was an idealist who believed everyone should work together, sharing knowledge and wisdom - one of the barriers to this is language and so, he developed Esperanto. The language grew in popularity and was spoken accross the world including China, Japan, America and Central Europe.

    Zamenhof was presecuted by the Nazis who believed that Esperanto was part of the Jews master plan to take over the world - his family were executed.

    Today Esperanto is not officially recognised as a secondary language in any country, however it is in the education system of several countries such as Hungary and China.

    What a marvellous ideal to aspire to...

    What is colour?

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  5. GamerwithnoGame

    GamerwithnoGame Forum Addict

    Wow! I also learned something new - I didn't know the history of Esperanto, just what it was! Definitely a marvellous ideal. In the background fluff of Red Dwarf, its become an international language, and Rimmer's attempts to learn it are a source of some comedy.

    Colour is a perceptual manifestation of the way certain wavelengths of electromagnetic light interact with sensory organs, and materials within the world. Within the narrow wavelength range of approximately 400 to 700 nanometres, sensors (both biological and mechanical) may be capable of detecting both the intensity and wavelength of the radiation, and the differences between these are perceived as "colour". Objects may appear coloured by either direct emission of those wavelengths of radiation, or by selective absorption/reflection/scattering of some wavelengths but not others. For example, in broadband "white" light (where there is emission across the whole range), an object may appear "red" (corresponding to the 700 nm end) by reflecting or scattering only the wavelengths around that area.
  6. Closet Gamer

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  7. triggerfinger12

    triggerfinger12 Well-Known Member

    Because computer scientists just wanted to say that they were bilingual

    Why did I treat this thread as "ask a silly question get a silly answer?"
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  8. LordPINE

    LordPINE Well-Known Member

    Because these forum games are easy to get confused with one another, which leads to a different interpretation of the game in question. This can also be seen with the other forum games, which regularly devolve into "the first thing" and other such games. It is only natural for you to get confused with such a large amount of these games to keep track of.

    What is minecraft?
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