Harmless Drudge: xkcd on Period Speech
Posted: 26 July 2010 06:32 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The web comic does it again.

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Posted: 26 July 2010 06:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You know what really grated my cheese was people citaging about Costner using an American accent in Prince of Thieves: what, like Robin Hood with a modern British accent is more authentic??

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Posted: 26 July 2010 07:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yes, for my money the greatest Robin Hood was Errol Flynn, accent and all, in the Michael Curtiz movie.

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Posted: 26 July 2010 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Sort of similar…
In the Futurama episode “Roswell That Ends Well”, the main characters have accidentally traveled back to 1947. Leela and Prof. Farnsworth are in a restaurant:

Waitress: What’ll you folks have today?
Farnsworth: I’ll have some Soylent Green, with a slice of Soylent Orange and some Soylent coleslaw.
Waitress: Huh?
Leela: [whispering] It’s the 20th century, Professor.
Farnsworth: Oh, right. I’ll have a croque monsieur, the paella, two mutton pills, and a stein of mead.
Leela: I’ll just have a small injection of Fem-a-slim.
Waitress: Uh, two chili dogs comin’ right up. 

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Posted: 26 July 2010 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Isn’t the mouseover text usually there when you reproduce xkcd comics?

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Posted: 26 July 2010 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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My grandmother passed away about 10 years ago, and when my father was cleaning out her attic, he ran across a box of mementos that belonged to my grandfather.  My grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for the Kansas City Southern railroad.  In the box were a number of telegraph transmissions that he had saved for some reason.  Most were dated around 1915.  It seems that he and the other operators up and down the line would exchange messages when they were bored.  Sort of an early 20th century chat-room.  Like all young men they talked about girls, having a good time, etc.  Some of the messages were difficult to understand because of the vernacular of the day.

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Posted: 26 July 2010 10:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Isn’t the mouseover text usually there when you reproduce xkcd comics?

I think I’m doing something wrong, but I’m not sure what.

The code I’m using is:

<a href="http://xkcd.com/771/" target="blank"><img src="http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/period_speech.png" width="400"></a>

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Posted: 26 July 2010 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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You left off the title attribute.

<img src="http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/period_speech.png" title="The same people who spend their weekends at the Blogger Reenactment Festivals will whine about the anachronisms in historical movies, but no one else will care." alt="Period Speech" />

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Posted: 26 July 2010 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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You should put them up somewhere, donkeyhotay

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Posted: 27 July 2010 06:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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You left off the title attribute.

Thanks. Xkcd doesn’t provide embedding code, only a url for the image. So it’s difficult to include the mouseover text when you embed.

(I usually avoid embedding, but xkcd explicitly provides the url for embedding, so I assume they are okay with doing it.)

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