Duality

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

  • Best Pony
    Chancellor Neighsay
  • Best Pony Race
    Pegasus
  • Best Princess
    Amore
  • Best Mane Character
    All six of them
  • Best CMC
    All three of them
  • Best Secondary/Recurring Character
    Bubbles
  • Best Episode
    The Last Problem
  • Best Song
    Open Up Your Eyes
  • Best Season
    3

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    On average, about 149,608,900km from the centre of the sun.
  • Personal Motto
    Omnia dicta fortiora si dicta Latina
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    - Engineering (particularly geotechnical),
    - Physics,
    - Mathematics,
    - Formal logic,
    - Philosophy,
    - Adorable things (especially ponies, cats, bunnies, and grey ducks),
    - Collecting/accumulating various aesthetically pleasing oddments,
    - Collecting/accumulating various interesting antique miscellanies,
    - Collecting/accumulating various second-hand dictionaries/thesauri,
    - Collecting/accumulating various nifty and often archaic vocabillularary words,
    - Finding and categorising various forms of genetically mutated daisies,
    - Making things up on the spot (intellectual ad-libbing is my forte),
    - Owl City, Pentatonix, & chipper chiptune music,
    - Reading Sir Terry Pratchett & Brandon Sanderson novels,
    - Reading C.S. Lewis' classic theology books,
    - Reading the surviving observations and deductions of various ancient philosophers and scientists (e.g., Da Vinci, Aristotle, etc.),
    - Lego (great for modelling simple engineering problems),
    - Minecraft,
    - 8-bit games,
    - Irony,
    - Being interesting.

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  1. Did you know! The difference between sauce and jam (jelly for y'all illiterates) is not determined by their constituents (sweet or savoury) or their method of delivery (squeezed or spread), but in fact by their method of manufacture! Sauces are made by liquefying ingredients before combining them, whereas jams are made by mashing up solid and liquid ingredients into a sort of sumptuous slurry!

    As such, 'chocolate sauce' is indeed a sauce despite being sweet, tomato sauce (ketchup y'all) is a sauce even when stored in a jar and spread with a knife (people do this), and marmalade is in fact a sauce due to being made via liquefaction of ingredients! In fact, if you shake a can of baked beans until it all mushes together into tasty mulch, you have yourself a technical jam!

     

     

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    Disclaimer: The above status update is unrepentant fabrication in its entirety. If you were fooled, duped, or otherwise bamboozled, your penance is to spread this story across the internet to enrage cuisine pedants.

    Also, if knowledge was power I'd be a street magician. :wau:

     

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    2. Duality

      Duality

      @Widdershins

      Consistency is a direct result of manufacture, so our definitions are isomorphic under some intent-invariant linguistic transformation but also my definition is causally prior and thus superior. :proud:

      @Mirage

      See above, but also burn the jelly heretic

      @Altastrofae

      Unfortunately the good old Uncomfortably Associated States of 'Murica contain several dialects (collectively referred to as 'heretic English') that refer to jam as jelly and jelly as Jell-o, hence my bracketed translations. Obviously they're not the same thing but occasionally they're referred to by the same word, much to the confusion of non-illiterates.

    3. Mirage

      Mirage

      I shall take no responsibility for the predatorial food empire which brainwashes the masses so much that our language actually changes as a result, ie, Jell-O, which is actually product name that has also become an adjective. It is the greatest success of a brand - to become a part of the language.

    4. Altastrofae

      Altastrofae

      Yeah, it's gelatin, and where I'm from, no one calls Jelly, "Jell-o" we only use that term for actual gelatin

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