Essay talk:Really dumb mistakes made by evil 'geniuses'

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This page is teh suck. Z3rotalk 13:20, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Didn't I read a hundreds-of-items-long version of this like, five years ago? Is this CUR's doing? Sigh. TheoryOfPractice 14:45, 21 February 2009 (EST)
Yup. Everything a huge community can do over a long period CUR can do in an afternoon. Time educated Phantom Hoover! 15:39, 21 February 2009 (EST)
Well, cheetahs ARE the fastest animal on earth. That's gotta help. TheoryOfPractice 15:44, 21 February 2009 (EST)
Yes, but they don't have incredibly fast neural networks in their heads capable of simulating the behaviour of hundreds of nerds. Time educated Phantom Hoover! 15:48, 21 February 2009 (EST)
I had INSPIRATION! Anybody want to help? I'm feeling rather active today. --"C, U Rthe ecumenical, gluging oddball. 15:49, 21 February 2009 (EST)
I feel a barnturd coming on. Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. 15:59, 21 February 2009 (EST)
No, the bigger list is better by far. Time educated Phantom Hoover! 16:00, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Does Assfly make any of these mistakes at Conservapedia? Proxima Centauri 16:12, 21 February 2009 (EST)

No, it's a pathetic attempt to mimic the true overlord list. Time educated Phantom Hoover! 16:14, 21 February 2009 (EST)
It's only pathetic now. --"C, U Rthe ecumenical, gluging oddball. 16:16, 21 February 2009 (EST)
You know that the other list was compiled from the best material from several forums over a large period of time, right? Time educated Phantom Hoover! 16:27, 21 February 2009 (EST)
Which is why this will be compiled from the best material over a large period of time. And yes, I do know. --"C, U Rthe ecumenical, gluging oddball. 16:28, 21 February 2009 (EST)
And I am going to start a thread on the forum, where I hope to get some inspiration. --"C, U Rthe ecumenical, gluging oddball. 16:38, 21 February 2009 (EST)
What part of "it's been done before" is unclear to you? BTW, do we have a "Lame" namespace? TheoryOfPractice 17:10, 21 February 2009 (EST)
So it's been done. So? Anything that has been done is worth doing again. Usually. --"C, U Rthe ecumenical, gluging oddball. 17:12, 21 February 2009 (EST)

(EC) I was about to nominate this for deletion. Almost all of the entries were reworded (and less funnier) copies of the ones in the overlord list (some from the dungeons), with the last one a direct copy. IANAL, but I believe the copyright notice means we cannot include this here, but even if it were public domain, what's the point of copying it here? Even worse, I get the feeling you were trying to reword them and pretend you came up with them. -- Nx talk 17:15, 21 February 2009 (EST)

I was not. --"C, U Rthe ecumenical, gluging oddball. 17:16, 21 February 2009 (EST)
(EC) I'm sorry for assuming bad faith, but that was the impression I got. Still, there's no point in having slightly reworded versions of those entries here. If you can't come up with something original, this will have to be deleted. -- Nx talk 17:22, 21 February 2009 (EST)
I'm only added ones that have actually been made by people in fiction, citing where they have come from, and have moved it to essay. I think the conflict has been resolved. --"C, U Rthe ecumenical, gluging oddball. 17:24, 21 February 2009 (EST)
All right -- Nx talk 17:26, 21 February 2009 (EST)
You know that the plural of "genius" is "genii", right? Time educated Phantom Hoover! 17:24, 21 February 2009 (EST)
Whoops. . . --"C, U Rthe ecumenical, gluging oddball. 17:24, 21 February 2009 (EST)
Wrong! "Genii" is only used in Roman mythology. Plural of "genius" in its everyday meaning of an intelligent or talented person is "geniuses". ωεαşεζøίɗWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 06:28, 23 February 2009 (EST)
So the plural of "radius" is "radiuses", not "radii", and the plural of "formula" is "formulas", not "formulae"? Time educated Phantom Hoover! 14:39, 23 February 2009 (EST)
English. Is. Weird. --"C, U Rthe ecumenical, gluging oddball. 14:42, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Am I the only person here with an OED? Used to be "genii," "geniuses" now standard:

6. Applied to a person. {dag}a. With qualifying adj.: One who has great, little, etc. ‘genius’ (sense 4) or natural ability. Also, one who has a ‘genius’ (sense 3) or disposition of a specified kind. Obs. [1647-1697: see 6b.] 1731 A. HILL Adv. Poets 18 Vulgar Genii, sowr'd by sharp Disdain. 1768 W. GILPIN Prints 237 With a little genius nothing sways like a great name. Ibid. 240 A trifling genius may be found, who will give ten guineas for Hollar's shells.

b. A person endowed with ‘genius’ (in sense 5). (Now only geniuses in pl.) The earlier examples, in which the word is accompanied by a laudatory adj., probably belong strictly to 6a.

TheoryOfPractice 14:47, 23 February 2009 (EST)