Llamas

Covid-19 discussion, bring your own statistics
Post Reply
User avatar
shpalman
Dorkwood
Posts: 1186
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Location: One step beyond

Llamas

Post by shpalman » Sun May 17, 2020 10:59 am

molto tricky

User avatar
Martin Y
Catbabel
Posts: 786
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:08 pm

Re: Llamas

Post by Martin Y » Sun May 17, 2020 12:13 pm

Well now we're just going to create a race of Llamamen. And then where will we be? Earwormed by that Steve Wright in the Afternoon jingle off of the '90s:

"Llamaman, llamaman
Does whatever a llama can
He can bleat, he can trot
Has whatever a llama's got..."

User avatar
veravista
Clardic Fug
Posts: 216
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Location: Directly above the centre of the earth

Re: Llamas

Post by veravista » Sun May 17, 2020 12:25 pm

Ha! But she's Belgian! An EU Llama, oh the ignominy.

AMS
Clardic Fug
Posts: 190
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:14 pm

Re: Llamas

Post by AMS » Sun May 17, 2020 12:46 pm

Camelid family domain antibodies are a well known thing in the biotech world. But we don't need to bleed millions of llamas - gene sequencing and GMP recombinant protein manufacture are mature technologies.

User avatar
Little waster
Snowbonk
Posts: 437
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:35 am
Location: About 1 inch behind my eyes

Re: Llamas

Post by Little waster » Sun May 17, 2020 5:20 pm

Martin Y wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:13 pm
Well now we're just going to create a race of Llamamen. And then where will we be? Earwormed by that Steve Wright in the Afternoon jingle off of the '90s:

"Llamaman, llamaman
Does whatever a llama can
He can bleat, he can trot
Has whatever a llama's got..."
Alpaca your coat, it’s time for you to go!
Shamelessly recycling old jokes since 1952.

Herainestold
Fuzzable
Posts: 323
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:23 pm

Re: Llamas

Post by Herainestold » Sun May 17, 2020 6:36 pm

As long as its llamas they are going to bleed and not lamas.

The one L lama, he's a priest
The two L llama, he's a beast
And I will bet my silk pyjama
There isn't any three L lllama.
-- O. Nash

User avatar
bolo
Fuzzable
Posts: 274
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Location: Washington DC

Re: Llamas

Post by bolo » Sun May 17, 2020 11:00 pm

Isn't Llamaman a place in Wales?

User avatar
Bird on a Fire
After Pie
Posts: 2138
Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Location: with the birds

Re: Llamas

Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon May 18, 2020 2:27 pm

Herainestold wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:36 pm
As long as its llamas they are going to bleed and not lamas.

The one L lama, he's a priest
The two L llama, he's a beast
And I will bet my silk pyjama
There isn't any three L lllama.
-- O. Nash
The original pronunciation of the two L llama would be more faithfully rendered as 'yama' in English, as it comes from a Quechuan word via Spanish (and AIUI the two languages roughly share spelling conventions).

So we could solve the problem by de-Anglicising the pronunciation or fixing the spelling.

Alternatively, the scientific name is Lama glama, so we could use Lama (with appropriate capitalization), as the priestly kind is only capitalised when part of a title.

That said, context generally provides valuable clues as to the type of llama/lama/Lama being discussed. I've rarely been confused.
When tyranny is law the Revolution is order

FlammableFlower
Fuzzable
Posts: 336
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:22 pm

Re: Llamas

Post by FlammableFlower » Mon May 18, 2020 3:19 pm

This is my favourite image in a paper - surprised llama vs giant syringe

Unfortunately I can't seem to view the original images to see it in all it's glory. It had me in stitches when I was reading the paper (yes I know it's sad).

Oooo, tracked it down - how can I upload images?

User avatar
shpalman
Dorkwood
Posts: 1186
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Location: One step beyond

Re: Llamas

Post by shpalman » Mon May 18, 2020 3:30 pm

AMS wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:46 pm
Camelid family domain antibodies are a well known thing in the biotech world. But we don't need to bleed millions of llamas - gene sequencing and GMP recombinant protein manufacture are mature technologies.
Well in the meantime I think Italy is bleeding ex-covid-sufferers dry and lots of antivax morons are all like bIg pHaRmA wAnT tO sElL tHe vAcCiNe wHeN pLaSmA iS fReE despite monoclonal antibodies being a thing.
molto tricky

User avatar
Martin Y
Catbabel
Posts: 786
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:08 pm

Re: Llamas

Post by Martin Y » Mon May 18, 2020 3:41 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:27 pm
Alternatively, the scientific name is Lama glama, so ...
Right. I am now going to invent a llama and turkey dish, perhaps some kind of turkey escalope with llama milk cheese, purely so it can be called lama glama dindon.

plebian
Stargoon
Posts: 101
Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:45 pm

Re: Llamas

Post by plebian » Mon May 18, 2020 5:28 pm

Martin Y wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:13 pm
Well now we're just going to create a race of Llamamen. And then where will we be? Earwormed by that Steve Wright in the Afternoon jingle off of the '90s:

"Llamaman, llamaman
Does whatever a llama can
He can bleat, he can trot
Has whatever a llama's got..."
Llamamen is just down the valley from Machynlleth, near the Centre for Alternative Technology.
Pithy, well, a right helmet at least.

plebian
Stargoon
Posts: 101
Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:45 pm

Re: Llamas

Post by plebian » Mon May 18, 2020 5:29 pm

bolo wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:00 pm
Isn't Llamaman a place in Wales?
Damn.
Pithy, well, a right helmet at least.

User avatar
jdc
Hilda Ogden
Posts: 342
Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:31 pm

Re: Llamas

Post by jdc » Mon May 18, 2020 8:24 pm

FlammableFlower wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:19 pm

Oooo, tracked it down - how can I upload images?
It's this to link to an image hosted elsewhere:

Code: Select all

 [img]https://scrutable.science/download/file.php?id=1002[/img]
And if you want to upload from yer computer it's the "attachments" tab down there under the post you're writing. (Click "add files" or drag and drop from yer folder, then click "place inline".)

FlammableFlower
Fuzzable
Posts: 336
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:22 pm

Re: Llamas

Post by FlammableFlower » Mon May 18, 2020 9:09 pm

Like this?
Llama.png
Llama.png (263.12 KiB) Viewed 91 times
Llama detail.png
Llama detail.png (28.37 KiB) Viewed 91 times
It had me amused anyway - was looking for methods of surface modification of fluorescent nanoparticles and found a surprised llama.

FlammableFlower
Fuzzable
Posts: 336
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:22 pm

Re: Llamas

Post by FlammableFlower » Mon May 18, 2020 9:10 pm

And thanks jdc - had never gotten to look at the options below...

Post Reply