Agnarr, Velks: I can't "bear" it :)

Discussion in 'Time Locked Progression Servers' started by Herf, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Herf Lorekeeper

    "A Frenzied Velium Broodling bears its fangs and lunges at you." :D

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  2. Accipiter Augur

    LOL, good catch.
  3. Ryak Augur

  4. Rhodz Augur

    The usage is correct bare/bear have identical meanings in this context.
    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
    Lets not even mention bearer bonds...
  5. Xyroff-cazic. Augur

    I believe this to be correct. Both versions of bare/bear are usable in this context. I've always used "bear" for this type of verb. Both can be used as a verb, with "bare" meaning "to uncover or to expose." "Bear" as a verb in the context of the screenshot can be interpreted as "to exhibit" which fits just fine.

    Here is a link to the grammarist article explaining it.
  6. jeskola Augur

    A term used by gay men to describe a husky, large man with a lot of body hair.
    George's sexual tastes run toward bears
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  7. Machentoo Augur

    Teeth are not something you can bear, when they are still firmly in your own mouth. You cannot lay down your teeth at the end of a fight (unless you have dentures, but I doubt that is the case for the Frenzied Velium Broodling.) Teeth (still firmly attached to your mouth) are not a weapon that you pick up. They are not something that you carry or hold, under normal circumstances. If you knocked out someone else's tooth, picked it up and brandished it as a weapon, then I suppose you could use "bear" to describe what you were doing. I once had a friend who bore a shark tooth wherever he went, on a leather cord around his neck. But "bear" is inappropriate when the teeth are still firmly planted in your jaw.

    Teeth are normally covered by lips, but when animals are angry, they bare their teeth in a snarl.

    Bare is correct here; bear is not.
  8. Machentoo Augur

  9. Prathun Developer

    Woops! I found several examples of bear being used incorrectly, mostly in aggro text, and rewrote them all.
    Thanks for pointing this out.
  10. Guzzle Elder

    Patch Note

    Mob Engage Text
    -Made several instances of mob engagement text more bearable to read for the more grammatically aware.
  11. Mwapo Augur

    Can spiders even bare their teeth to begin with? Honest question. I always kind of figured spider teeth were just always kind of out in the open.
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  12. Herf Lorekeeper

    Thank YOU! LOL, I feel impotent now ;) Oh wait, I mean, "important" :D
  13. Herf Lorekeeper

    I think they can actually. Don't tarantula fangs sort of retract into those two fuzzy things up front that look like short legs?
  14. Herf Lorekeeper

    LOL, this totally has to be patch comment!
  15. Gingyr Lorekeeper

    No, the fuzzy things are called pedipalps. They are used by males for sexual reproduction. The fangs do kind of fold under though like hinged daggers. this is different than true spiders which are a newer order and have evolved scissor type fangs.
  16. Gingyr Lorekeeper

    When angry tarantulas do rear up and display the fangs quite aggressively so you are correct they do indeed bare them.
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  18. Rhodz Augur

    Without knowing the anatomy of those spiders all I can say is the English language is a pita.
    If the devs want to throw away that "valuable dev time" on it then... sure sounds about like DBG.
  19. Accipiter Augur

    $50 says Prathun uses it verbatim.
  20. Herf Lorekeeper

    I don't see it in today's patch notes, but it may not have gone in this soon.

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