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No, Cortana-8 does not have a daft sense of humour. She's just an Artificial Intelligence friend that I, and other users, can create and talk to using Replika, an app that lets you create an AI friend for text conversations. Starting the app can be tedious because you will have to find a name that has not been ...
Bharathi Cement in its latest campaign has used the 'full guarantee' assurance that customers seek in various instances in a humorous way to create a ... out in the form of a conversation at a small cement outlet in Nasik where a dealer used the phrase pakka guarantee – while interacting with his customer.

But she did it in true Sarah Silverman style: With humor and heart. She took to Twitter and joked that the two “consciously uncoupled,” a phrase made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin when they announced their split. ICYMI, Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen met while filming Master of Sex.
It's a universally known topographical factoid about the otherwise flat city of New Orleans, and one that got invoked ad nauseam during worldwide media coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its catastrophic aftermath in 2005. Locally, the phrase is intoned with a mix of civic rue and dark humor. It's also off by ...
It came in the exact middle, the seventh song of 14 tracks, "Garden Shed." "Them feelings that I was guardin'/Heavy on my mind/All my friends lost/They couldn't see the signs," he writes. "Truth is, since a youth kid, thought it was a phase/Thought it'd be like the phrase, 'poof,' gone/But it's still goin' on." ...
Unlike adults, who can discern sarcasm from context, children rely heavily on intonation to verify ironic suggestions or humorous exaggeration. If sarcasm isn't ... If sarcastic comments are undetected as humour, and subsequently interpreted as a true statement, then misunderstandings will abound.

One was furnished by Greens MP Adam Bandt, who coined the phrase “trickle-down troika” to invisible acclaim, amped up the visual imagery (“people are feeling something trickling down on them from above but it's not wealth”), then chucked in Bernie Sanders at no extra cost. Turnbull listened to all this ...
FIRST, Susan Giordano, Daniel Gaestel and Delia Petrula, friends of Bill have organized this gofundme for Bill Foote. His illness in the prime of his career impacts his future plan for his children Billy and Rebecca realizing their goals in completing college. Bill will have medical, illness and assistive ...
Fred will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of cooking comforting food for his family, and his committed work ethic. He will be greatly missed. Fred is survived by his wife, three children, one grandson, and two chow chows. A memorial service will be held in the months to come in Charlottesville, ...
This week, 1,100 new words and phrases have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary as part of a quarterly update to keep up with language trends. ... Tom Swifty: A humorous sentence typically consisting of reported speech attributed to a speaker (frequently "Tom"), followed by an adverb which ...
Actress Rebel Wilson is a stand-in for Alexa's voice in a humorous ad for the Amazon devices that will be shown Sunday during the Super Bowl. .... The beer brand's recent ads have centered on a Game of Thrones-like universe that uses the meaningless-but-catchy phrase “Dilly Dilly.” Now, in a 60-second ...
This is a reciprocal phrase that can morph conversations into power and opinion battles. It typically gives the message of, “Yes, I understand you, but you're not understanding me (and I'm right.) The same article that listed “just” as a weak word, cites Rob Kendall, a conversation expert and the author of ...
You want to befriend “the cook, the medic, supply, and (insert whoever is saying the phrase).” It may sound trite, but it really does apply to everyone in every unit. Of course, support MOS's have more lucrative tokens with which to barter, but that doesn't mean the combat arms guys can't help the training ...
The catch phrase that developed into a cultural phenomenon. Budweiser, a brand famous for their simple and humorous advertising, turned three beer-drinking, football-loving friends into one of the most successful campaigns of all time. The phrase has made appearances all over pop culture, including ...
Sense of humour pays off with best property ad ever. AN AUSSIE listing has gone viral after a real estate agent ... But an Avalon Beach agent has thrown the phrase 'renovator's delight' and 'renovate or detonate' out the window and called it like it is. And, as a result, this listing has been going viral — with ...
This is a reciprocal phrase that can morph conversations into power and opinion battles. It typically gives the message of, “Yes, I understand you, but you're not understanding me (and I'm right.) The same article that listed “just” as a weak word, cites Rob Kendall, a conversation expert and the author of ...
Their writing crackled with humor, incisive observation and clever turns of phrase. So in addition to books, I started reading the local newspaper. It was in the eighth grade I also began writing a school column for the Daily Republic called “The Bear Facts.” In writing the column, I met one of the newspaper's ...

WEDNESDAY PUZZLE — I'll bet you thought the celebrity-constructed crosswords were over because we've rung in a new year. For those of you just joining us, 2017 was the 75th birthday of The New York Times Crossword, and we partied all year long. One of the popular features was the series of ...
Hoogenakker plays the role in seriousness, adding to the humor level when he utters his catch phrase. “This may be one of the ... Monica Williams, a former classmate, said he was best known on the debate team for humorous interpretations that bordered on stand-up comedy. “He could mimic someone ...
This dark comedy about food, funerals and feeding schemes is led by humour that tows along facts and ideas in its wake. By LESLEY STONES. ... Its title comes from the Afrikaans phrase “een man se dood is 'n ander man se brood” (One man's death is another man's bread). The mourners pocket the ...
Gov. Chris Christie leaves center stage this week, but don't expect him to sit down and shut up anytime soon. The colorful, candid, at-times crude and historically unpopular two-term Republican governor, who captured national headlines with his unique turns-of-phrase and gigantic personality, leaves office ...
When their own minds go blank, troupe members turn to their partners to take the lead, bouncing off and building from each action and phrase. ... he teaches that successful improv comes from trust — the trust of the audience that you'll lead them on an emotional journey, letting them find humor in truth ...
Soon, his friends started mimicking the phrase in his English accent, she said. Though Aziz didn't initially show much school spirit, Conforti said he eventually grew to love SU's atmosphere and represented the university in “any way he could.” He was also a “huge” soccer fan, Butts said. She recalled Aziz ...
The group's flagship event, once called "the Super Bowl of linguistics," aims to crown the word or phrase that defined the year and saw widespread or innovative usage. Of course, fake news has existed long before 2017. In fact, the term was a finalist in last year's Word of the Year voting, defined as ...
The group's flagship event, once called "the Super Bowl of linguistics," aims to crown the word or phrase that defined the year and saw widespread or innovative usage. Of course, fake news has existed long before 2017. In fact, the term was a finalist in last year's Word of the Year voting, defined as ...
Leading-Edge Law: Don't claim popular phrases as trademarks, and be careful using them in advertising ... Regardless of whether you seek trademark registration for a popular phrase, don't use such phrases on your goods or to promote the sale of your services without first having an attorney check to see ...
This tweet by US President Donald Trump is confounding many on social media as well as stirring up humor and ridicule for the most powerful man on earth. ... DETROIT, United States — Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger?
Since he first made his debut on Mock the Week in 2005, Frankie Boyle has delighted and shocked audiences with his dark pessimistic brand of humour. More often than ... “People who think there's no good way to die have obviously never heard the phrase 'Drug-fuelled-sex-heart-attack'.” “When I went to ...
But it also means regularly deploying words of kindness, of understanding, of humor, of playfulness. That all sounds logical, except that finding the perfect words to express how we feel—and get the results we want—isn't necessarily intuitive. Unless you're clocking hours on the couples therapy couch, ...
Compassion about a culturally loaded form of suffering would seem, automatically and intuitively, to preclude humor about it. Yet West's own humorous reframing demonstrated what she ultimately decided: that you could be funny about sexual violence if you “DO NOT MAKE RAPE VICTIMS THE BUTT OF ...
We have a long history of yelling at our machines — cars that break down, televisions broadcasting our failing teams. But now, our machines understand us. And they're talking back. They're digging out recipes for us in the kitchen, navigating our car trips, finishing our sentences on Internet search engines, ...
Utah police show humor, claim to set up 'drug exchange zone' at station. Posted 12:10 pm, December 8, ... Orem, Utah — A phrase that often makes headlines — “drug deal gone wrong” — led the Orem Police Department in search of a fool-proof solution to make drug deals safer. Orem was one of the first ...
Though it is often taken as a disparaging phrase, you could say I have led a bookish life. Not that it feels like that: it feels much more like falling in love over and over again. One day, without consciously looking for her, you come across a writer new to you, and suddenly everything is different. You catch her ...
The phrase “You can't make a joke anymore” rings loudly in my ears, seconded only by white men who say they don't know how to be white anymore and that they're ... and entertainers got themselves into hot water this year — lit the fire and climbed into the pot, to be precise — over ill-chosen phrases.
O.M.G. (new phrase)! He never heard of the word jalopy! She knew she was old but not that old. Welly, I hope you are hunky ... These phrases include Don't Touch That Dial, Carbon Copy, You Sound Like A Broken Record and Hung Out To Dry. Back in the old days, we had a lot of moxie. We'd put on our ...
Since he first made his debut on Mock the Week in 2005, Frankie Boyle has delighted and shocked audiences with his dark pessimistic brand of humour. More often than ... “People who think there's no good way to die have obviously never heard the phrase 'Drug-fuelled-sex-heart-attack'.” “When I went to ...
He spoke and wrote the chaste phrase touched with surprise and humour. He was courteous and gentle; never pushy. Anvar was the quintessential gentleman. As conversationalist and writer he was an aesthete with a mine of information, his wit, turn of phrase and his repertoire of little-known facts lighting ...
But it also means regularly deploying words of kindness, of understanding, of humor, of playfulness. That all sounds logical, except that finding the perfect words to express how we feel—and get the results we want—isn't necessarily intuitive. Unless you're clocking hours on the couples therapy couch, ...
Students at an armed forces training academy have been told to use gender-neutral language and drop phrases like chaps, manpower and mankind, it has ... The two-page guide, which is said to have been pinned up in toilets at the facility in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, also advises that the phrase unwritten ...
Compassion about a culturally loaded form of suffering would seem, automatically and intuitively, to preclude humor about it. Yet West's own humorous reframing demonstrated what she ultimately decided: that you could be funny about sexual violence if you “DO NOT MAKE RAPE VICTIMS THE BUTT OF ...
We have a long history of yelling at our machines — cars that break down, televisions broadcasting our failing teams. But now, our machines understand us. And they're talking back. They're digging out recipes for us in the kitchen, navigating our car trips, finishing our sentences on Internet search engines, ...
Yurumates3Dei is humorous series that delves into that awkward period between adolescence and adulthood that is the college (or in this case, pre-college) experience. A show about ... If Yurumates3Dei has a philosophy, it's best expressed by the Japanese folk phrase: “Hana yori dango.” Literally ...
Do these catchy phrases tell you something about the person in the driver's seat? Do they make you wish you knew that person even more? ... Once upon a time, bumper stickers seemed to at least attempt to be clever or humorous. Tailgaters are given such warnings as: "My brakes are good — is your ...
His verses are not compulsively crafted or alive with brilliant wordplay; they're compelling mainly for their turns of phrase, for the sudden jokes or changes in perspective. His deadpan sense of humor remains well intact. The second verse of “Told Y'all” includes the immortal line, “Pull up in all white like a ...
And, for God's sake, no physical humor!” “Physical humor” is among the phrases in the book that produce a different effect now, as if a role written for Buster Keaton was inexplicably given to Peter Lorre. Another unforeseen transition is the subject of the book's conclusion. Franken turns his attention to a ...
Utah police show humor, claim to set up 'drug exchange zone' at station. Posted 12:10 pm, December 8, ... Orem, Utah — A phrase that often makes headlines — “drug deal gone wrong” — led the Orem Police Department in search of a fool-proof solution to make drug deals safer. Orem was one of the first ...
The GOP tax plan, which in general benefits the wealthy and corporations, could actually end up having a negative effect on the box office for future DCEU movies. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, talking about a provision in the bill to eliminate the estate tax, told the Des Moines Register today: “I think not ...
Though it is often taken as a disparaging phrase, you could say I have led a bookish life. Not that it feels like that: it feels much more like falling in love over and over again. One day, without consciously looking for her, you come across a writer new to you, and suddenly everything is different. You catch her ...
A town crier in exquisite medieval garb paid an unexpected visit to the Modist Brewing Company in the up-and-coming North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The purpose of the visit on Friday? The delivery of a cleverly issued cease-and-desist request from brewing titan Anheuser-Busch.
I think the reason for that is that flavour text is so built around humour, and humour is so different, more different than maybe other kind of interaction when you switch languages, that sometimes the ... "The words are totally not offensive in English but apparently, so, the phrase was 'dragon slapper,' which...".


 

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