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Got a third copyright strike before the oldest first one had expired.

Short of one of the three sympathising with the emails I have sent out and retracting their claim (highly unlikely) looks like my 10+ year old mostly personal youtube channel is gone forever.

Goodnight sweat Prince.

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When I was younger and a non-native English speaker the way how "sweat" and "sweet" are pronounced confused me frequently. It makes no sense, you fuckers. Why not write "sweat" simply "swet"? I'm going to start pronouncing "beat" as "bet" and "the Beatles" as "The Betles" from now on.

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7 minutes ago, zkom said:

When I was younger and a non-native English speaker the way how "sweat" and "sweet" are pronounced confused me frequently. It makes no sense, you fuckers. Why not write "sweat" simply "swet"? I'm going to start pronouncing "beat" as "bet" and "the Beatles" as "The Betles" from now on.

Haha, that reminds me of this... Mohammed woke up fucking mad and ready to rumble.

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2 minutes ago, Squee said:

Haha, that reminds me of this... Mohammed woke up fucking mad and ready to rumble.

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Wait until he learns about the things that the Brits call "pudding"..

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As a teenager I used to frequent a snackbar that had some conically shaped fried snack based on separated chicken/beef and I think sweet soy sauce. It was called "Sweet Meat" but they had decided to spell it as "Sweat Meat" on the menu. There ya go, a badly told boring anecdote straight from my own life instigated by another man's loss of over a decade's worth of creative work.     

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3 minutes ago, zkom said:

Wait until he learns about the things that the Brits call "pudding"..

And then you hear about chicken and waffles and think "ok, must be some sort of savoury potatoe based waffle then." But then it's just waffles. With syrup. I used to eat baloney sandwiches with finely ground sugarcoated aniseed pellets as a kid but was a bit disappointed with the chicken and waffles tbh.     

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7 minutes ago, user said:

As a teenager I used to frequent a snackbar that had some conically shaped fried snack based on separated chicken/beef and I think sweet soy sauce. It was called "Sweet Meat" but they had decided to spell it as "Sweat Meat" on the menu. There ya go, a badly told boring anecdote straight from my own life instigated by another man's loss of over a decade's worth of creative work.     

"Sweetmeat" in itself is confusing. It's not actual meat now is it? Like sugared pork or something.

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24 minutes ago, zkom said:

"Sweetmeat" in itself is confusing. It's not actual meat now is it? Like sugared pork or something.

Well the thing that was on offer at the snackbar was a meat based snack. The snack is no longer on the market (zero porn when searching for sweet meat btw, wtf google) and the only traces online are the press release from when the sweet meat entered the market and a product page on a wholesaler's website, sadly sans picture. 

https://www.missethoreca.nl/horeca/nieuws/2003/12/oosterse-vleessnack-2-10139738?io_source=www.missethoreca.nl    

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56 minutes ago, zkom said:

When I was younger and a non-native English speaker the way how "sweat" and "sweet" are pronounced confused me frequently. It makes no sense, you fuckers. Why not write "sweat" simply "swet"? I'm going to start pronouncing "beat" as "bet" and "the Beatles" as "The Betles" from now on.

What I find even more disturbing is that "whip" is pronounced "wip", but "whole" is pronounced "hole". WTF?

When I was young, we were visiting some acquaintances of my parents in another town, and while sightseeing in the city, we quickly stepped into a Burger King, where my parents' friend (he was that professorial type who'd probably never set foot in a burger joint before) ordered a "hopper". I found it a bit funny at the time, but in a way he was just being consequential.

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2 minutes ago, IDEM said:

What I find even more disturbing is that "whip" is pronounced "wip", but "whole" is pronounced "hole". WTF?

When I was young, we were visiting some acquaintances of my parents in another town, and while sightseeing in the city, we quickly stepped into a Burger King, where my parents' friend (he was that professorial type who'd probably never set foot in a burger joint before) ordered a "hopper". I found it a bit funny at the time, but in a way he was just being consequential.

Yeah, the silent w's and h's are baffling. I think I was like 30yo when I learned that you don't actually pronounce the w in 'sword'.

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1 minute ago, zkom said:

Yeah, the silent w's and h's are baffling. I think I was like 30yo when I learned that you don't actually pronounce the w in 'sword'.

And don't even get me started on "knight" oder "psychedelic" ...

Yes, these are all very serious (and stupid) first world problems.

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1 hour ago, user said:

Well the thing that was on offer at the snackbar was a meat based snack. The snack is no longer on the market (zero porn when searching for sweet meat btw, wtf google) and the only traces online are the press release from when the sweet meat entered the market and a product page on a wholesaler's website, sadly sans picture. 

https://www.missethoreca.nl/horeca/nieuws/2003/12/oosterse-vleessnack-2-10139738?io_source=www.missethoreca.nl    

as opposed to sweetbreads

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetbread

Us Brits have got strange ideas about both puddings and sweets :^)

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2 hours ago, zkom said:

When I was younger and a non-native English speaker the way how "sweat" and "sweet" are pronounced confused me frequently. It makes no sense, you fuckers. Why not write "sweat" simply "swet"? I'm going to start pronouncing "beat" as "bet" and "the Beatles" as "The Betles" from now on.

I used to be a strong advocate of an English spelling reform (lol) but these days I enjoy how English maintains a string to the past with its ancient spelling. A lot of words that have a weird spelling have German homologues cognates where the weird spelling still makes sense, which was something interesting for me to discover. E.g. light -> Licht; knight -> Knecht; though -> doch, etc.. If our English teachers had told us that at school English would have been a lot easier to learn.

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