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Old 05-21-2020, 07:08 AM
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Wow, I *just* made a "Dirk picks on Squeak" joke over in another thread! It really is a universal constant!
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...that's a Milestone, right?
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Yes, it is.

For the record:

Jokes about Squeak = Milestone
Squeak making a joke = millstone

easily confused, but there you have it.
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It's even more confusing since we don't interact with either.

(I've never milled anything, and we don't use miles here!)
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Dirkoth didn’t grow up with the imperial system either. I believe the units of measurement from his childhood was cubits.
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It's even more confusing since we don't interact with either.

(I've never milled anything, and we don't use miles here!)
Never milled? Really? Not even pepper?

I thought fresh ground pepper was the new thing again....
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It's even more confusing since we don't interact with either.

(I've never milled anything, and we don't use miles here!)
I'm not sure we have a good synonym for milestone that won't make us sound weird. I mean, 'breakthrough' makes us sound like we're intelligent; so does 'discovery'. 'Event' or 'occasion' are so boring. I guess 'landmark' sorta means the same thing as milestone, but these days that usually means special places you go to. If you've got suggestions, though...
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Marker has too many other connotations to use... and while Occasion and Event are probably the best, I can see that they are vulgar and plebeian.

Perhaps just Celebrations, although that pushes us to the happier side. Some milestones may not be a true celebration, but they are a marker.
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Pepper: not really, Happy to have it pre-crushed, but I'm more about the chilli sauce.

I'm more than happy with the term "milestone", as our best equivalent might be "route marker"...
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