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Um... why is my name red?

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Is it just because of the date or something?

 

Nobody else's name is red, so why mine? :confused:

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Aww! And I thought they'd made me an administrator. BooHoo.


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Ha HA HA! Happy April the 1st! I've just noticed that for today I am the 'Chief Pony Wrangler"! LoL!

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Chief Pony Wrangler for a day?

 

It shows red for each user, I suppose.

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Your names not in Red, Mine is!

 

 

Are your parents american?

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Chief Pony Wrangler for a day?

 

It shows red for each user, I suppose.

 

I have the Pony Wrangler thing too. Not sure what that means :confused:

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Me too, I wonder if there's anything special about today? :eyebrow:

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When are we going to wrangle some ponies?

 

Does it even show that I am a pony wrangler to anyone else but me? If not, then I suppose nobody will let me in on the wrangling fun. :P

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Better dead than fed.. eh better fed than red. Something like that.

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ippeppers, i dont see your pony wrangler. i see mine though.

 

i guess its like that with some people. i see it on some people though.

 

for a second i thought i was some kind of administrator. damn.

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I LIKE my red name :)

But alas, Im the only one that can see my red.

And the pony wrangler thing too...I think...

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awww I would give my soul to be a real pony wrangler! ........... >:D

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awww I would give my soul to be a real pony wrangler! ........... >:D
I LIKE my red name :)

But alas' date=' Im the only one that can see my red.

And the pony wrangler thing too...I think...[/quote']

 

 

They build your hopes up with the red and the pony wrangling, making you feel all special - then they dash them on the rocks when you discover it's just you that can see it and everyone's got them.. it's give with one hand and then take away with the other. :rolleyes:

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Um... why is my name red?

 

Because you are on Fire!

 

Be sure to stay away from flammable materials.

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Why isn't inflammable the opposite of flammable?

 

Did they forget how English works?

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Why isn't inflammable the opposite of flammable?

 

Did they forget how English works?

 

This looks like an interesting explanation:

 

Blame it on Latin and its tricky prefixes. In the beginning, there was "inflammable," a perfectly nice English word based on the Latin "inflammare," meaning "to kindle," from "in" (in) plus "flamma" (flame). "Inflammable" became standard English in the 16th century. So far, so good.

 

Comes the 19th century, and some well-meaning soul dreamt up the word "flammable," basing it on a slightly different Latin word, "flammare," meaning "to set on fire." There was nothing terribly wrong with "flammable," but it never really caught on. After all, we already had "inflammable," so "flammable" pretty much died out in the 1800's.

 

"But wait," you say, "I saw 'flammable' just the other day." Indeed you did. "Flammable" came back, one of the few successful instances of social engineering of language.

 

The Latin prefix "in," while it sometimes means just "in" (as in "inflammable"), more often turns up in English words meaning "not" (as in "invisible" -- "not visible"). After World War Two, safety officials on both sides of the Atlantic decided that folks were too likely to see "inflammable" and decide that the word meant "fireproof," so various agencies set about encouraging the revival of "flammable" as a substitute. The campaign seems to have worked, and "inflammable" has all but disappeared.

 

That left what to call something that was not likely to burst into flames, but here the process of linguistic renovation was easier. "Non-flammable" is a nice, comforting word, and besides, it's far easier on the tongue than its now thankfully obsolete precursor, "non-inflammable."

 

The Oxford English Dictionary adds this usage note: Historically, flammable and inflammable mean the same thing. However, the presence of the prefix in- has misled many people into assuming that inflammable means "not flammable" or "noncombustible." The prefix -in in inflammable is not, however, the Latin negative prefix -in, which is related to the English -un and appears in such words as indecent and inglorious. Rather, this -in is an intensive prefix derived from the Latin preposition in. This prefix also appears in the word enflame. But many people are not aware of this derivation, and for clarity's sake it is advisable to use only flammable to give warnings.

http://www.write101.com/W.Tips215.htm

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