Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    there's no augering about that!
     
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  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I don't particularly like killing animals for sport but if you are a baby rattler, you startle me and you are in my backyard inches away from my dog, I'll reach out for the rusty trusty shovel!
     
  3. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Those are hella steak knives!
     
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  4. twyych@gmail.com

    [email protected] Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 20, 2008
    I know! And the fact that she thought I'll get multiple; I'll be lucky to score one.
     
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  5. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I'm bringing ~18 years of trough warfare experience for next Friday's boot dagger sale, hope y'all bring your A-game, or you'll get trampled. :p
     
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  6. vkp78

    vkp78 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2014
    Am gonna be very very respectful to the CPK crew...... 20200629_164421.jpg Screenshot_20200629-112709_Instagram.jpg 20201023_164206.jpg Resized_20190317_215154_3060.jpeg signal-2020-09-30-195008.jpg
     
  7. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    I enlisted my son. You have no chance.
     
  8. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Four and for are homophones. Different words with different meanings and different spellings that are pronounced the same. Because English is stupid.

    But. Four times 10 is "forty". That's stupid. It should be spelled fourty. "Forty" should be an adverb that is something that is particularly for something. Like "wow, that so much for something it's forty something". "Fourty" should be a number. For example, "compact disk players are forty fourty year olds."

    ...nevermind...
     
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  9. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    If you think English is stupid, just wait till you see how stupid the bastardized American English is, like taking a U out of a word because it’s too hard to have one more letter in there?
     
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  10. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I’m curious what my fellow knife enthusiast enjoy when it comes to wine.

    Anyone out there recommend a Central Coast or Sonoma county, perhaps even Russian River oaked Chardonnay, bold but balanced sweetness, and more on the softer side. Nothing too far on the acidic.
     
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  11. Burton Knut

    Burton Knut Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    Not sure of exact geography but I enjoy Ramey, Frank Family and Cake Bread Reserve. Those are my go to “nice” bottles, but I’m by no means a connoisseur.
     
  12. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    I quit drinking earlier this year, which just means I have a higher budget now for CPKs :D
     
  13. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    You’re so right. In Spanish, for instance, vowels are always pronounced the same. An A is always pronounced A. Not A, O, E... Like the name Sara. In England it is pronounced like it would be in Spanish: SARA. In the US it sounds in Spanish like SERA. I mean, why make it easy if you can make it difficult, right? o_O

    Not exactly what you’re arguing but an added quirk of the language.
     
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  14. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy

    Aug 21, 2014
    Strengthened your immune system 1000 fold im sure.
     
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  15. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I always wonder why language is so heavily focused on gender, english, italian, spanish- a foundational aspect of all are 'his and hers' etc. Seems like things could be much more efficient if things were more generic
     
  16. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Oh man, German is even worse...there's like 42 different ways to say "the" depending on the gender of the object (masculine/feminine/neuter), tense(past/present/etc.), and social status of the speaker (higher/lower than the object):confused:
     
  17. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I blame that French Bastard, Guillaume Le Conquerant
     
  18. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    how could I forget french?
     
  19. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Try for an Eskimo kiss the next time? Wasn't that the context of your Q?
     
  20. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say
    But forty comes out when they remove their pants
    Just a bunch of fourty ants
    And forty fourties act like they forgot about France

    ^That was just a "Forgot about Dre" joke gone horribly wrong, it ignores the spirit of Forty vs Fourty and is just the worst, I am sorry
     
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