"Does she get drunk and ruin family parties?"
"Does your person have alcohol dependency issues that they refuse to acknowledge even when it is apparent by the third hour of any family gathering?"
“Ha, well that just narrowed it down to five.”
The less you care, the weirder you become.
Q:What would the Latin term for DNA be? And is there a resource with the Latin words for scientific terms/vocabulary (besides the latin names used in binomial nomenclature)?
The Neo-Latinists came up with Acidum Desoxyribonucleicum, but really, I do not think it is a big deal to reverse the order of the words to get Desoxyribonucleicum Acidum and then have a reason to use the familiar abbreviation DNA. That Vicipaedia entry introduces the abbreviation ADN, but there seems to be some hesitation on the writers’ part about using that new abbreviation because their entry uses the usual DNA.
Is there a resource with the Latin words for scientific terms/vocabulary? I am not aware of such a thing. However, I have suggestions. Vicipaedia is the most obvious place to find terms like that, but the entries are normally collections of sources and not sources themselves. It is best to look at the sources of the terms at Vicipaedia. David Morgan’s Lexicon Latinum (which is not difficult to track down) has many scientific terms together with notes on where the author found them. Now if you want to know what terms people like Newton and Linnaeus introduced, it would be a good idea to track down specific commentaries and such on those authors’ works. Stearn’s Botanical Latin, for instance, brings up some of Linnaeus’ terminology. If you are really ambitious, you can read the Latin works themselves.
I don’t see a reason to bother with reversing the order just to use the acronym you’re used to in a different language; in Spanish (and I am assuming other romance tongues), it is indeed ADN in everyday modern use.
oldie but goodie, memo to brogrammers
…sure, sure, neat, but did she tell a man about it?
Redditor fungiside was in the right place at the right time to capture this awesome image of a giant digital billboard during a video calibration test. We’re pretty sure this is a lot more fun to look at than whatever advertisement was subsequently displayed.
"The video is a test to make sure all of the individual panels are working together to make one complete picture. And actually, if you look about a quarter of the way up from the bottom, you will notice a horizontal line going all the way across and breaking the pattern. This is what they are looking for when doing a test like this."
[via Twisted Sifter]