metashirt May 19, 2007 5:52 PM   Subscribe

I got home from work yesterday to find my totally awesome MetaFilter t-shirt waiting for me in my pile of mail! Anyone else sporting one of these totally cool and very blue t-shirts?
posted by punkrockrat to MetaFilter-Related at 5:52 PM (125 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

If you received one, you must prove it with a pic, not by linking to the site.

Otherwise, you are clearly lying.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:00 PM on May 19, 2007


You'll need a carton of milk and a loaf of bread in that photo, too.
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:06 PM on May 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


I got one a few days ago. I'm in the UK and the shipping was lightning fast, so hats off. A++++++++++ Would buy branded website tie-in t-shirt again.
posted by fire&wings at 6:20 PM on May 19, 2007


I had mine shipped to a friend's house, where it's now waiting for me along with my new MacBook. When I get to his apartment in a week, I just have to remember to act happy to see my friend, too.
posted by veggieboy at 6:37 PM on May 19, 2007


$5
posted by daisyace at 6:39 PM on May 19, 2007


There are several shirts on the metafilter tag at flickr. Mine showed up on Friday just as I was leaving for the airport so I won't have them to photograph for a couple more days.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:51 PM on May 19, 2007


I wore it all over a Vancouver, WA stripmall today. I was not accosted, but only, I presume, out of respect for my work.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:55 PM on May 19, 2007


See? Matt's totally lying. He doesn't even have a shirt. He's just trying to be cool.
posted by loquacious at 6:55 PM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I got mine last week.


I wore it to school to show off to my MeFi hating friends.
posted by niles at 6:57 PM on May 19, 2007


(where last week = Tuesday)
posted by niles at 6:58 PM on May 19, 2007


If you're really a punkrockrat, you'll post a pic of a ripped-up shirt bristling with safety pins, worn under an old leather jacked with an anti-swastika patch on it.
posted by nasreddin at 7:09 PM on May 19, 2007


Jacket. Uckfay.
posted by nasreddin at 7:09 PM on May 19, 2007


Mine is sitting on my couch, I am wearing it tomorrow.
posted by exlotuseater at 7:45 PM on May 19, 2007


I already found one at Goodwill!
posted by Balisong at 7:55 PM on May 19, 2007


Huh. I didn't order one because I didn't like the way it looks in the photo. But looking at cortex's pic, I decided it looks pretty nice and so I just ordered one. I already have the album. Why not the tee-shirt?

Next, I think that Matt should offer a mefi-branded personal assistant1.

1. And by “personal assistant”, I of course mean “slave”—preferably a mefite chosen via MetaTalk pile-on. Or pie-on. Whichever.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:04 PM on May 19, 2007


Cortex pic is way way off on the color. This is the color that we are get, and I emailed them and no it's not a mistake.
posted by bigmusic at 8:16 PM on May 19, 2007


I got one a few days ago. I'm in the UK and the shipping was lightning fast, so hats off.

WHAT.
THE.
FUCK.
CANADA.
POST?!?

Just kidding, I mean, it's Canada Post, fer Christ's sake.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:27 PM on May 19, 2007


Yeah, my photo is way color corrected for my own personal amusement. The shirt really is a bright blue/cyan.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:29 PM on May 19, 2007


So wait the shirts aren't anywhere near 336699? I'll save my $19 until they are.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:33 PM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is the color that we are get,

Wow, that is so retarded. What part is personally amusing, the part where people open the box and see that the shirt looks nothing like the picture they clicked on to order it?
posted by phaedon at 8:45 PM on May 19, 2007


Well, to be fair, bigmusic's pictures is kind of washed out and a bit lighter than the actual shirt. The real color is a happy medium between that and the coudal shot, I'd say.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:50 PM on May 19, 2007


Still not as good as "MetaFilter's Own The Deej."
posted by The Deej at 8:50 PM on May 19, 2007


Yeah, I just got the shirt too. The colors are completely off.

Serious question: Was this photo edited to look more like metafilter? If so, that's not cool at all. If not, I don't see how he can be wearing the same shirt I received in the mail.
posted by null terminated at 8:51 PM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


So wait the shirts aren't anywhere near 336699? I'll save my $19 until they are.

Well, damn. I don't like the color in Big Music's photo. And, yeah, that isn't 336699. How come?

I thought MeFi was a hotbed for Mac users and designers. Don't you people use color management and calibrate your monitors? I'm neither a Mac user nor a designer and I bought (and use) a Spyder2Pro.

On Preview: “The real color is a happy medium between that and the coudal shot, I'd say.

Well, that'd be a bit better, I guess.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:51 PM on May 19, 2007


It's really impossible to get a 006699 shirt without custom dyes. This shirt is brighter than the site color, but I didn't consider it totally far off, just a tad more blue than green on the official color and a bit brighter.

I've searched for the past two years looking for a t-shirt maker that did a shirt anywhere close to the mefi color, and eventually found a small brooklyn-based company that did something really close to the color. I ordered a few blanks to test and they showed up in the right color but too bright.

A few months went by and I got a threadless shirt in an aqua/blue and it was next to the custom NYC shirt in my laundry when I realized the fruit of the loom shirt color was very close in hue, though too bright.

When this company asked me if I wanted to try mefi shirts, I said sure and the easiest option was this pacific blue fruit of the loom shirt (the NYC company shirts were several dollars more and are too tight and thin anyway).

I've asked tshirt companies about custom dyes and they like to do them in lots of 10,000 or so and it adds a few dollars per shirt.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:54 PM on May 19, 2007


Sorry, I meant 006699, but seriously, wtf?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:54 PM on May 19, 2007


[on preview] and now I know wtf.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:55 PM on May 19, 2007


Hey, the shirt I got was the fake uncool color as well!

But I'm on Key West, so no one has any idea wtf metafilter is anyway.

And btw? I love my metafilter shirt....suckers!
posted by humannaire at 8:56 PM on May 19, 2007


Yeah, honestly, the day that one of us walks down the street in a mefi shirt and someone says, "hey, asshole, that's nowhere near ought six niner, wtf?!" will be a day worth celebrating.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:03 PM on May 19, 2007 [4 favorites]


Fruit of the Loom Swatches:

1 - 2 - 3

The pacific blue in swatch # number 3 is the pacific blue that I got.
posted by bigmusic at 9:06 PM on May 19, 2007


I realize it's difficult to get a shirt the exact correct color, but I'd still like to see the original version (if it's been modified) of this image. There's a big difference between saying "this is the best we can do" and deceiving people into buying something.

I never expect to wear this shirt--it just looks wrong. Maybe it'll make a good gift. *shrug*
posted by null terminated at 9:08 PM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ok, so I've looked at the offical fruit of the loom swatch and the shirt I received is actually the Jade.
posted by bigmusic at 9:10 PM on May 19, 2007


Just make a version that says "calibrate your monitors, bitches" and all is well.
posted by The Deej at 9:11 PM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hey, I liked it. It says MetaFilter for crying out loud.
posted by niles at 9:13 PM on May 19, 2007


Yeah, honestly, the day that one of us walks down the street in a mefi shirt and someone says, "hey, asshole, that's nowhere near ought six niner, wtf?!" will be a day worth celebrating.

Celebrating a waste of nineteen dollars, for sure.
posted by phaedon at 9:25 PM on May 19, 2007


Just make a version that says "calibrate your monitors, bitches" and all is well.

Heh. I meant to be more jokey than belligerent. It sounds like Matt has tried his best to get the color right. But the color in big music's photo is way too, um, bright for me. It's just not a color I like in a shirt I'd wear—I'd prefer something either washed out (which I could engineer, I guess) or darker.

Of course there's just no telling how accurate all this color reproduction is—we should keep that in mind when we argue about this. A properly calibrated monitor is only the last step. The various photos and even that swatch page could, and probably are, off.

I'm not sure why/how I got to be so anal about color reproduction even though I'm not involved with the things that typically make someone care about this stuff. I think it started when I calibrated my home theater TV and realized how much better it looked. Then after I first calibrated my monitor with software and started using color management, everything on the computer looked better and I realized that I had been missing a lot of color subtlety. Partly, too, I'm fascinated by human color vision as both a biological and theoretical topic. So I do realize how difficult this all is. But even so, normalizing things so that either they are "true" to life or that we are getting as close as possible to what the designer/photographer/whomever intended just seems "right" to me.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:25 PM on May 19, 2007


Just change the color of MetaFilter to match the shirt.
posted by brain_drain at 9:29 PM on May 19, 2007 [5 favorites]


How about a white or black shirt, with the blue and yellow logo/words in the appropriate colors? They can get something approaching 006598 and cccc00 for the screenprinted color right?
posted by Rhomboid at 9:41 PM on May 19, 2007


I'm still holding out for the grey MeTa t-shirt.
posted by sveskemus at 10:20 PM on May 19, 2007


I got mine last week too.
posted by bshort at 10:20 PM on May 19, 2007


Yeah, the "Pacific Blue" would've been closer than the "Jade" that I got.

I wasn't happy when I opened the package, but whatever. It's a shirt.
posted by exlotuseater at 11:27 PM on May 19, 2007


I can't wear this color. But I think I'll make a pillow out of mine.
posted by trip and a half at 1:26 AM on May 20, 2007


My shirt can beat up your shirt.
(the autograph from Jessamyn make it my Honus Wagner)
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:40 AM on May 20, 2007


The obvious and straightforward answer is for the shirt to come with a supply of glasses with colour filter lenses, carefully calibrated to render the t-shirt blue into #069, which the wearer can hand out to admiring onlookers.
posted by chrismear at 3:12 AM on May 20, 2007


That wouldn't work. But you were just joking, so pretend I didn't say anything.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 4:35 AM on May 20, 2007


Betrayed yet again by my poor grasp of optics.
posted by chrismear at 5:10 AM on May 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Your favorite T-shirt sucks.
posted by grouse at 6:39 AM on May 20, 2007


I got mine earlier in the week as well. Request for next time: custom printed user numbers on back.
posted by psmealey at 6:44 AM on May 20, 2007


That shirt color looks like something Don Johnson would have worn on Miami Vice. I'm with jessamyn on this one, and will wait until t-shirt 2.0 comes out.
posted by terrapin at 7:00 AM on May 20, 2007


Yeah, I was disappointed in the color. Think I'll sew the bottom hem together and turn it into a onesie for our imminent bundle of joy. Nobody points and laughs at a one-month-old for wearing day-glo.
posted by gleuschk at 7:08 AM on May 20, 2007


Think I'll sew the bottom hem together and turn it into a onesie for our imminent bundle of joy.

Either that, or you could always turn it into a ninja mask.
posted by psmealey at 7:11 AM on May 20, 2007


I got mine last week. I wore it to Coffee Cartel in the STL yesterday.
posted by Kwine at 7:13 AM on May 20, 2007


It's not that I care if it matches. It's that I don't wear cyan.
posted by smackfu at 8:32 AM on May 20, 2007


oh aren't you guys a bunch of hip motherfuckers - I've seen the meetup photos: what are you worried it's going to clash with your Prada pants?

Whatever color it is, it rocks the bells yo.
posted by The_Partridge_Family at 9:08 AM on May 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'll stick with my Old Skool MeFi shirt, thanks.
posted by languagehat at 12:09 PM on May 20, 2007


so THAT'S what cortex looks like. I can now stalk all three moderators, whee!
posted by shmegegge at 12:13 PM on May 20, 2007


This shirt is brighter than the site color, but I didn't consider it totally far off, just a tad more blue

As am I. I know it's silly to be irked by something like this, and sure the ad says "As close as possible", so we got the caveat emptor covered, but why not put up a new ad of Smiley McNopants that's a little closer to the real thing? Hell, when bigmusic posted his pic I initially thought he got a bum copy or something. Honestly, I'd have rather bought this.

And so ends Alvy's Eye on Couture for this week; join us next week, when we explore the pros and cons of synergising pant retention apparati - that's right, fashion vultures! Suspenders with belts are back, and bigger than ever!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:54 PM on May 20, 2007


I ordered one for NortonDC and it looks more like the pacific blue color than the jade color. I think the pacific blue color is nice, and will only get nicer with repeated washing.
posted by onlyconnect at 12:57 PM on May 20, 2007


Does anyone think that there was more than one run, with different colored stock? It doesn't make sense that there would be such a wide variation/ deviation from the "correct" color. I don't care that it's not #336699, just that the blue in the pic seems a far cry from even the "Pacific Blue" color. Mine looks like Bigmusic's pic. Like seawater in Bermuda.
posted by exlotuseater at 1:13 PM on May 20, 2007


oops 006699 hurfdurf
posted by exlotuseater at 1:14 PM on May 20, 2007


Honestly, I'd have rather bought this.

Now THAT is great idea! It might even cause me to re-think my "I don't wear T-shirts with writing on them" rule.
posted by The Deej at 1:22 PM on May 20, 2007


I'm waiting for the grey MeTa shirts with the Old English "BANNED FOR LIFE" gansta-graphic on it.

Though, I'll probably have to earn it by deploying plan goatlemonknifetubpartybuttgirlse.jpg and actually getting banned for life.

But the T-shirt would be so fucking awesome.
posted by loquacious at 1:28 PM on May 20, 2007


Now THAT is great idea!

Idea ®©™ &mperCorp Concepts, LLC.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:59 PM on May 20, 2007


006699 hurfdurf

My husband has requested an alpha channel of 0x33 for my shirt. Should I be concerned?
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:35 PM on May 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I stand by my original comment: impressively close to the real color. Mine doesn't look nearly as cyan as bigmusic's does in his photos.
posted by danb at 2:35 PM on May 20, 2007


I'm waiting for the grey MeTa shirts with the Old English "BANNED FOR LIFE" gansta-graphic on it.

It's in the works. The slow works, but the works.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:37 PM on May 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


If nothing else, this thread just reinforces how representations of colors of a simple jpeg vary wildly depending on monitor age/type/calibration, OS gamma settings, ambient lighting type/amount, viewer's physiological peculiarities, and so on.

I still say a plain white shirt of high quality fabric that just has the MetaFilter text logo would be perfect.
posted by Rhomboid at 2:41 PM on May 20, 2007


I'm shocked no one has taken a photo in front of a monitor showing MeFi yet.
posted by smackfu at 3:33 PM on May 20, 2007


When I opened it my first reaction was about how bright blue it was, but heck, it's still a great shirt!
posted by gallois at 4:15 PM on May 20, 2007


The obvious and straightforward answer is for the shirt to come with a supply of glasses with colour filter lenses, carefully calibrated to render the t-shirt blue into #069

Sort of like being in the Emerald City, huh?

I wouldn't mind having the shirt if it had a different neckline: v-neck, or scoopneck. Crew necks look terrible on me. Until that's up for sale, I'll just keep wearing my Cafe press babydoll t-shirt.

Yeah, Matt, we really are relentlessly demanding.
posted by orange swan at 4:30 PM on May 20, 2007


One each "girl-cut", all cotton, sized medium/large and I think after having seen the blue shirts, I'll wait for the grey Metatalk shirt, thankyouverymuch! (adding my wishes to the relentless demands)
posted by Lynsey at 4:45 PM on May 20, 2007


I'm so torn here. See, I print t-shirts for a living, and I rarely if ever spend cash on someone else's t-shirt. Besides, I think at last count, I have 850 of the things, more or less, in my closet, my son's closet, spilling out of drawers, and in three full boxes in the store room.

But I actually want one really bad.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:54 PM on May 20, 2007


whiny bitches
posted by The Deej at 4:56 PM on May 20, 2007


OK, with all the whining going on, I suggest Mathowie offers a choice of one of the following phrases under the MeFi logo:
--------------
LanguageHat is on my Library Thing

I know user #1, and you're no user #1!

Quonsar commented on my FPP

I'm overthinking a plate of beans

I got your Pony Request... right here!

Librarians are hot!

and my favorite:

Your Mom doubled my Post
posted by The Deej at 5:04 PM on May 20, 2007


The nice thing about shirts is that people can get them signed at meet-ups.
posted by smackfu at 5:06 PM on May 20, 2007


I'm sure they make crocs to match.
posted by justgary at 5:16 PM on May 20, 2007


I'm sure they make crocs to match.

hey!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:23 PM on May 20, 2007


I think I will wind up cutting it up, maybe intercutting it with other logo tees. Meanwhile, I have some cyan earrings to match. Rawk!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:43 PM on May 20, 2007


What about some iron-on logos? They would only be a buck or two and we could put em on whatever damn t-shirt we want. In fact, I could make curtains, put one on the butt of my overalls, et cetera.

(nice crocs there, jess.)
posted by snsranch at 6:00 PM on May 20, 2007


A to tha V, if I was a girl I'd dig the cyan too. Rockin' it girl!
posted by snsranch at 6:02 PM on May 20, 2007


Seconding the MeTa iron-on idea.
Your favorite T-shirt color sucks.
posted by Balisong at 6:36 PM on May 20, 2007


Thirding MeTa Iron-ons.

I'm going to purchase this existing shirt because I can't not. XXL?
posted by snsranch at 6:59 PM on May 20, 2007


Shirts, mugs, iron-on logos, baby bibs, what's next, coffins?

MeFi: The KISS of internet brand marketing.
posted by orange swan at 9:16 PM on May 20, 2007


When can I order my "MetaFilter Flame War Victim" cremation urn?
posted by The Deej at 10:12 PM on May 20, 2007


Until you offer something in XXL, I am just going to continue to wear my "Macho Broccoli" shirt, which happens to be closer to AskMeFi green than the MeFi shirt is to MeFi blue.

Actually, their Forest Green "self-centered universe" shirt (scroll down) is even closer to AskMeFi color, if somewhat darker (hex 2d4c3c vs. 426746). And look at the background color on "Please do not eat this t-shirt". It's hex 005D8B and the other shirts I've gotten from goats.com have been very true to their illustration colors. (I may buy it myself just to find out) When you think about it, webcomics artists who sell t-shirts are probably going to know color better than most people, and be more perfectionist about it.
posted by wendell at 10:12 PM on May 20, 2007


I'll take one that says

"."

in 200 point Helvetica.
posted by grateful at 11:14 PM on May 20, 2007


It's myspace on a shirt: Competition time!
posted by acro at 4:12 AM on May 21, 2007


Can the ones who don't like their shirts just send them to me so they don't go to waste? 'Cause I'd really like one! :D
posted by Lush at 5:47 AM on May 21, 2007


I got mine today! Yay!
posted by armoured-ant at 8:01 AM on May 21, 2007


Until you offer something in XXL, I am just going to continue to wear my "Macho Broccoli" shirt...

In other words:
This will not fit Wendell.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:41 AM on May 21, 2007


Damn it. What happened to the CafePress store? I really like the white shirt better than the blues ones. And now even blue ones are limited and not in the size I want.

I'm now on my third MeFi shirt and it looks like I need to try and make sure the current one doesn't wear out ever? Very sad.
posted by Devidicus at 9:55 AM on May 21, 2007


I took the cafepress store away because I hadn't sold anything in 5 months and I was never happy with the low-quality of their iron-on style stuff (which is probably why you went through three shirts).

I want to do real screenprinted shirts that last so I took the cafepress stuff down.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:17 AM on May 21, 2007


Threadless was where I first got a shirt in this color. Here's a Pacific Blue shirt there that is close to the shirt color. It's not super far off mefi's color, but it is a bit brighter.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:59 AM on May 21, 2007


I thought this was timely.
posted by srboisvert at 1:58 PM on May 21, 2007


Not lying.

I think I'd prefer one that was wrong by being too dark, rather than one that was wrong by being too bright.

But that's just because I like to hide in the dark spaces.
posted by chrismear at 4:30 AM on May 22, 2007


I don't need to be seen as Hip, Now & With-It badly enough to spend $19 on a shirt I'd then have to explain to gobs of people who think Calvin pissing is the epitome of wit. Nor do y'all want those people knowing what Metafilter is, I figure. Now a Fark tee OTOH....
posted by davy at 9:48 AM on May 22, 2007


"When can I order my "MetaFilter Flame War Victim" cremation urn?"

Hey languagehat, got a potter's wheel handy?
posted by davy at 9:50 AM on May 22, 2007


Why DON'T we pronounce the N in kiln?
posted by davy at 9:52 AM on May 22, 2007


Yoohoo, loquacious!

"Your search - goatlemonknifetubpartybuttgirlse.jpg - did not match any documents."
posted by davy at 9:54 AM on May 22, 2007


"Your search - goatlemonknifetubpartybuttgirlse.jpg - did not match any documents."

Sweet, sweet originality
posted by grobstein at 12:10 PM on May 22, 2007


Why DON'T we pronounce the N in kiln?

From Barbara Strang's A History of English (1970), p. 166: "There were also widespread tendencies for the loss of consonants. Probably of early 15c date are the loss of /n/ after /m/ and /l/ in damn, condemn, mill, kiln (the last restored by spelling-pronunciation in RP but not in craft or dialect use), and of /p/ in cupboard, raspberry." (A review of the book in Studia Neophilologica complained that "In damn, condemn, mill and kiln (166) there has been assimilation rather than loss of /n/, and myll is first recorded as early as 1020!" But that doesn't affect the point at issue. Call it assimilation or loss, early 11th century or early 15th century, it happened a long time ago, and potters still leave the /n/ out while people who never saw a kiln in their life put it back in because they see it written; they probably also pronounce chitterlings and victuals the way they're spelled.)
posted by languagehat at 2:18 PM on May 22, 2007


they probably also pronounce chitterlings and victuals the way they're spelled

Not after today.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:28 PM on May 22, 2007


What happened today?

*runs excitedly to news site*
posted by languagehat at 2:38 PM on May 22, 2007


Why DON'T we pronounce the N in kiln?

I DO.
posted by The Deej at 2:39 PM on May 22, 2007


So do I, every chance I get.
posted by Cranberry at 3:29 PM on May 22, 2007


I do only when I'm Kill'n with my Kiln (does not happen as often as I might like actually come to think of it)
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:38 PM on May 22, 2007


So, wait. People pronounce kiln "KILL"?
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:50 PM on May 22, 2007


People who actually use them do. Don't worry, nobody's going to think you're a wanker because you don't pronounce kiln like a potter does.

Wanker.
posted by languagehat at 3:52 PM on May 22, 2007


What happened today?

"They" being "me" and "what happened today" being your comment.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 3:54 PM on May 22, 2007


Hey, the color of my shirt is really super close to this.
posted by humannaire at 8:45 PM on May 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


*Shoots humannaire in head, waits for everyone to start talking about what an awesome MeFite he was*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:57 PM on May 22, 2007


huma-who?
posted by The Deej at 9:05 PM on May 22, 2007


Per dictionary.com:

Victuals = vittles
Chitterlings = chitlins
Kiln = kil or kiln

I've seen both victuals and chitterlings spelled they way they're pronounced but never connected the two.

Thanks, languagehat!
posted by deborah at 3:20 PM on May 23, 2007


Thanks, languagehat!

*doffs hat, rides off into sunset*
posted by languagehat at 5:01 PM on May 23, 2007


I've seen both victuals and chitterlings spelled they way they're pronounced but never connected the two.

Isn't that a weird feeling? I've gotten old enough now that this almost never happens to me anymore, which is both a relief and sort of sad. As a youngster, I really wasn't around people that used many of the words in speech that I read. So, like many people in my position, I often would logically sound-out new words and then, many years later, discover that some word I'd heard (but rarely read) was the same word as some word I'd read (but rarely heard).

So, I too, am really thankful for lauguagehat for his comment. Not to mention that I didn't know about kiln, either.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:41 PM on May 23, 2007


Can we PLEASE just have ONE image back? The "Paging LanguageHat" image would be great. I'm tired of climbing on the roof to use the 'Hat Signal.
posted by The Deej at 11:10 AM on May 24, 2007


The LanguageHat Signal.
posted by The Deej at 2:35 PM on May 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


*rides back in*

I like it!

*ties horse to hitching post, goes into saloon for a quick pick-me-up*
posted by languagehat at 2:57 PM on May 24, 2007


It is a weird feeling, EB.

I own up to pronouncing (when I was a kid!) "intrique" as "inn - treh - gyoo" and "misled" as "mizz - ld".
posted by deborah at 3:08 PM on May 24, 2007


That would be "intrigue", of course.
posted by deborah at 3:09 PM on May 24, 2007


*sticks head out of saloon*

When I was a kid I thought bedridden was the past participle of a verb bedride (and of course pronounced it be-DRID-den).

*spits, goes back in*
posted by languagehat at 3:19 PM on May 24, 2007


It may not be 336699, but I look MeFine in it.
posted by humannaire at 12:57 PM on May 25, 2007


And I mean it.
posted by humannaire at 12:57 PM on May 25, 2007


Look at that rakish adam's apple!
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:10 PM on May 25, 2007


A girl in my middle school English class thought she'd be smart and drop the word "risqué" into an essay. When she read it aloud, she pronounced it "risky." The teacher laughed.
posted by danb at 8:50 PM on May 28, 2007


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