Working from home today and feeling distinctly unmotivated.
This might end up being my least productive WFH day ever, not that it would have been that much better if I'd hauled my arse into work
@accalia That's Fi? Looks like Google Voice. I tried Google Voice a while back, and cancelled it because it makes MMS messages disappear, and way too many of my friends use them. If Fi lets you do that and supports MMS properly, I may have to take a look at it.
it's the google voice settings for my fi number. google piggypacks fi on google voice so there's some configuration you nee to go to google voice for. but it all still works\
I live in Ch'ti country
You already said it was France, it's implied how Ch'ti it is.
No, not at all. The evidence of Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (an elaborate French ethnic joke, in the form of a feature-length film) suggests strongly that a lot of people in other parts of France would be mystified or even offended if you accused them of being even slightly Ch'ti. It's sort of like saying that all Americans are rednecks or hicks from rural Iowa(1). Or equating "British" with "wurzel from Somerset".
Ch'ti country is a diffusely-defined area in the extreme north of France, and it isn't exactly rural hicks - the area has been fairly heavily industrialised(2), and Lille, squarely in the middle of the area, is one of the largest cities in France, fourth or fifth in that particular challenge. But it has a characteristic accent, dialect, and cuisine. (Shared to a certain extent with a neighbouring swearified(3) buffer state.)
(1) When my late wife was in the US Air Force, one of her fellow airmen was, indeed, a hick from rural Iowa (might have been Idaho or one of the other rural Northern Tier states). He had a deeply scary blind trust of authority.
(2) Not so much any more - the area suffered heavily following the flight of the textile industry from Europe to various sweatshop countries in parts of Asia, and again as the coal-mining industry ran into issues.
(3) Notoriously, of course, by Douglas Adams.
What does Ch'ti look like it would be pronounced as, assuming on knowledge of French?
@cursorkeys My wife had to go to the extent of making ghost noises once before they twigged.
My favourite for accidents is to act confused, say I don't remember any accident, then mention that my memory isn't so good since the accident. I once got asked what accident and said I didn't remember
Most of the time, cats are obviously a solid. But sometimes, they appear like a liquid,
and they readily sublime, behaving like a gas.
PHYSICS PRIZE [FRANCE, SINGAPORE, USA] — Marc-Antoine Fardin, for using fluid dynamics to probe the question "Can a Cat Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?"
Who on Earth uses a HISTORY LIST like this?
I don't use history that often, but when I do it's usually to find a specific page and I'll know what day I visited but not necessarily what time in the day. That alphabetical list might be better for me
Does Boomzilla really hate ponies so much he has to downvote all references? This is a lawn thing, isn't it? There was once a pony who took a dump on his lawn or something ...
Do you want to test that theory? I quadruple-dog infinity dare you!
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