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Funko
28-11-2011, 16:33:27
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2011/nov/25/moons-astronomer-christmas-cards

The moon was wrong in 40% of Dutch books and 65% of Dutch gift wrap.

Fistandantilus
28-11-2011, 16:47:38
Flabbergastingly unacceptable

mr_B
28-11-2011, 17:11:53
and now the important question

DO WE CARE????

Funko
28-11-2011, 17:19:51
Probably not you hedonistic fools.

zmama
28-11-2011, 17:19:53
Dutchies don't moon? What a shame.

Funko
28-11-2011, 17:20:08
They don't moon correctly.

Lurker
28-11-2011, 18:10:30
:lol: Time for an esteemed biologist to expose the flying reindeer nonsense.

MDA
28-11-2011, 18:16:21
or we could have Beta do it :)

MOBIUS
28-11-2011, 22:00:05
They don't moon correctly.

They get their cocks out instead of their butt-ocks?

C.G.B. Spender
29-11-2011, 07:00:48
I wish I had the job of that astromantje!

mr_B
29-11-2011, 08:09:44
http://astro.unl.edu/naap/lps/animations/lps.swf

pretty pretty kewl, now even drekkus will understand

Funko
29-11-2011, 08:41:15
Is the next Twilight book called Waning Gibbous?

Cheshire Cat
29-11-2011, 10:47:58
They don't moon correctly.
to be precise, their mooning doesn't occur at the correct time of the night


Moreover, a Waning Crescent is also an oxymoron!

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/crescent
adjective
10. increasing; growing.

Origin:
1350–1400; < Latin crēscent- (stem of crēscēns ) present participle of crēscere to grow

Funko
29-11-2011, 11:32:46
In this context Crescent is a noun though?

Cheshire Cat
29-11-2011, 11:44:44
OGP

yeah, and how does this change things?

the etymology stays the same: a crescent is an object having the shape of a growing moon
see for instance the french "croissant" which is so good at breakfast

or do you think that a noun and the related adjective stem from separate origins?
did you have to make me look a pedant at all costs???

I moon at you!

Fistandantilus
29-11-2011, 12:11:34
Do you luodly complain if they serve you a croissant aligned like a C or you just quietly turn it yourself in the correct position?

MDA
29-11-2011, 12:24:18
or ask for a hot English muffin and wink, wink?

Funko
29-11-2011, 13:36:03
OGP

yeah, and how does this change things?

the etymology stays the same: a crescent is an object having the shape of a growing moon
see for instance the french "croissant" which is so good at breakfast

or do you think that a noun and the related adjective stem from separate origins?
did you have to make me look a pedant at all costs???

I moon at you!

The etymology stays the same, but there is no "a growth" meaning for Crescent in English, whilst there is for the adjective. So it's not technically an oxymoron.

From your link:

noun

1. a shape resembling a segment of a ring tapering to points at the ends.
2. something, as a roll or cookie, having this shape.
3.Astronomy .
a.
the figure of the moon in its first or last quarter, resembling a segment of a ring tapering to points at the ends.
b.
the similar figure of Mercury and Venus on either side of inferior conjunction, when seen through a telescope.
4. the emblem of Turkey or of Islam.
5. the power, religion, or civilization of Turkey or of Islam.
Also called Chinese crescent, Chinese pavilion, jingling Johnny, pavillon Chinois, Turkish crescent. a musical percussion instrument of Turkish origin, consisting of a pole bearing a crescent-shaped metal plate, topped with a pavillon, and hung with small bells.
7. Chiefly British .
a.
a curved street, often having solid fašades of unified architectural design.
b.
the curve or curved portion of a street.
8. Heraldry . a representation of a crescent moon, horns upward unless otherwise specified, used as the cadency mark of a second son.

Lurker
29-11-2011, 15:50:06
Oh lord.

mr_B
29-11-2011, 17:13:09
you called ??

zmama
29-11-2011, 17:14:55
CGB Spender is busy and sent his elf?

mr_B
29-11-2011, 17:23:31
no

Cheshire Cat
29-11-2011, 17:45:44
Hey man, is that a crescent hanging out of your pants?!?

mr_B
29-11-2011, 17:56:30
no

MDA
29-11-2011, 18:14:33
earthworm?

mr_B
29-11-2011, 18:15:34
nope

zmama
29-11-2011, 18:36:54
undies?

MDA
29-11-2011, 18:39:54
Stinkhorn?

mr_B
29-11-2011, 21:52:57
no no no

Koshko
29-11-2011, 22:36:52
Wouldn't the C moon be correct during some years? :hmm:

Cheshire Cat
30-11-2011, 08:41:33
in our upper hemisphere, when you "read" the moon as a C, it's actually Decreasing
when you read it as the belly of the D [that is, like a ) ], it's actually "Crescent" (growing)

that's also why they say the moon is a liar

____


the issue in the OP was NOT about Crescent / De-crescent and the side of the curve, anyway
it was about the time of the night you'd see the crescent at that elevation in the sky