unnamednewbie13
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Maybe it's an American thing? If you google "podium" you get results for lecterns, listed as "podium." Everyone's going to know what you're talking about when you say "podium" in reference to a lectern. I could have pointed out the technical error in my last post, but I'm not much for podantry.
uziq
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don't normalise american illiteracy. it's a misnomer, pure and simple. and for an educator to wrongly name the thing they use every day is especially ironic. like a builder not knowing the difference between a spade and a shovel.

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/media/english/fullsize/p/pod/podiu/podium_rostrum_lectern.png

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*cough* I guarantee you that apart from some of the dilberts in trades occasionally raising a stink, spade vs. shovel is going to be interchangeable to some extent in contractor circles, like crowbar vs. prybar, wrench vs. ratchet.
uziq
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this is why america is a declining power and the chinese are going to run everything. you can't misuse an ideogram.
unnamednewbie13
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See now, the Chinese sell "English-language" tees in poetic amounts of gibberish, but Americans don't even notice the difference unless it's calling a "sporting rifle" an "assault rifle." Which is really the most important thing, after all.
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uziq wrote:

this is why america is a declining power and the chinese are going to run everything. you can't misuse an ideogram.
At least we can heat our homes. You people are going to be using your podiums to heat your homes in a month.
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uziq will be kept nice and snug thanks to burning australian coal.
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Sorry uzi the dictionary agrees that podium can be used when talking about a lectern
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
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Uzique thinks men should be called women but doesn't believe that a lectern can be a called a podium.
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unnamednewbie13
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

uziq wrote:

this is why america is a declining power and the chinese are going to run everything. you can't misuse an ideogram.
At least we can heat our homes. You people are going to be using your podiums to heat your homes in a month.
As funny as this side bit was, Americans still have to choose between food and medicine and can't even afford to be in the same room as a lectodium.

RTHKI wrote:

Sorry uzi the dictionary agrees that podium can be used when talking about a lectern
It seems I may have had it right (fw:1). OED, where uzique got the pic, refers to that use as a North Americanism, and MW reinforces usage validity and links to another article about how words change meaning over time.

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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Maybe it's an American thing? If you google "podium" you get results for lecterns, listed as "podium." Everyone's going to know what you're talking about when you say "podium" in reference to a lectern. I could have pointed out the technical error in my last post, but I'm not much for podantry.
America, where men are men and lecterns are podiums.

e: Incidentally, I remember people using "podium" that way since at least the 80s which gives that usage 30 some odd anecdotal years. Probably older, maybe much older.

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I always called them lecterns
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well fuck you too ken
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Its probably a remnant of my catholic upbringing. The people chosen to read during the liturgy of the word were referred to as "lectors". They speak from a lectern.
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I forget you were an alter boy. You probably talked that up to the priest that gave you a hand job that one time in band camp. You came onto the priest. One in a 135,739 occurrence but you managed. I know you seduced the priest. The Church knows you seduced a priest.
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???
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You mentioned the other day you got a hand job at movie time during Jesus Camp.
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It was an "all night movie night" type of thing. Probs says more about you that you immediately associate that with sexual assault, but whateva, you're the one trying to be catholic!
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Depending on how tomorrow goes I might become a Buddhist.
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RTHKI wrote:

Sorry uzi the dictionary agrees that podium can be used when talking about a lectern
which dictionary? don't cite to me some wheezy woke rag like merriam webster. a podium is not a lectern. stop abusing our language, american swine.

from the MW (renowned as the most lax and american of dictionaries, by the way):

But lecterns are also sometimes referred to as podiums (or podia, if you want to use a plural that nods to the word's Latin history), at least in North America. And this has been true since around the middle of the 20th century.
ouhhhhh, okay. so because a bunch of semi-literates on the conference circuit in north america started confusing the terms in 1983, we should all follow suit.

no! fuck you!

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uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

uziq will be kept nice and snug thanks to burning australian coal.
i live in a high-density apartment building, above a laotian restaurant, actually. i've never had to put the heating on. the building is toasty enough.

what's the carbon footprint of your suburban spread?

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Shopping for clothes on ebay. I recommend it.

Some clothes I bought for work from Kohls are no longer carried. I am sure they have some new version but I would have to go to kohls and try things on and it is all just too much. I looked up the exact everything of the clothes and get hits from ebay. Brand new clothes with tags and everything. I assume the stuff was shoplifted and then fenced to an ebay seller. God bless those shoplifters. God bless the Indian businessman and his warehouse of stolen goods.
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Knocking around ebay and thrift stores to find the old clothes you like is a sure sign of old people brain. Save that for when you're 80 and want to dress like the aughts.

Not that I particularly follow seasonal fassions every year..
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Redecorating the classroom. I got a cool FDR poster I am now waiting to come in. I covered up a window leading to the hallway with some map posters and cardboard paper I had. I already have a Rosie the riveter poster and uncle Sam pointing one up. I want to add a Kennedy one too. I will probably ask one of you to design one I can submit to Etsy.
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Is it school protocol to cover the windows to the hallways?

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