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Cake day: August 3rd, 2023

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  • German is the biggest contributor to modern English

    Common misconception. English and German are West Germanic languages with a common ancestor, whose ancestor in turn is common among Norwegian, Gothic, Saxon, etc etc. The only influence German has now is the odd loanword, like Weltschmerz and Schadenfreude. English loaned a lot of words from French a thousand years ago because Norman was the substrate language in England a thousand years ago and is still a sort of prestige language. Dutch is much the same but you never hear anyone say that.







  • The bread is a sop. You can’t sop with toast; that’s insane. The “undefinable brown liquid” is stock and is common across the world’s cuisines. If you season the potatoes further, assuming they’re lightly salted, you run the risk of overseasoning the dish (they’re sitting next to a very rich stew). You’re just making these up now.

    I cannot fathom how it tastes

    Then don’t say anything! Easy peasy!

    Edit to add: The only problem as it were with this food is that it lacks colour, so of course you wouldn’t serve this at a restaurant. But when’s the last time anyone gave a fuck about colour when bashing out tea on a thursday eve?







  • BobtoFunny@sh.itjust.worksBut why?
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    I get the feeling they’re tied to public transport times, but then the first bus or train of the day usually comes at the same time. I used to work on the railway and sometimes I’d have to start work at like 05:17 or finish at 00:06 or whatever.


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    If they’re food places, that’s either because the food takes longer than ten minutes, or because it’d been slow and they’d started packing up, or they were lying because they wanted to go home on time. Almost nothing more annoying than someone coming right at the end of your shift to order food.






  • They do not value humans and animals equally and thus see no problem in treating them differently.

    Yes, vegans very much know that (and I don’t see how you might think otherwise, given that they say it so often), so the question becomes why that is exactly, to which the answer is arbitrary.

    “gotcha”

    I don’t think you quite know what that is? Or you’ve applied it wrong here at least.