Talk:2843: Professional Oaths

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added transcript Me[citation needed] 05:47, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

every /^H.*ic$/ would be 4 syllables if it wasn't for hydroelectric Me[citation needed] 05:55, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

Maybe that should be "hydrœlectric", then! 21:59, 19 October 2023 (UTC)


Clearly some lone editor had a grudge against hermeneutics, putting 'study' in scare quotes like that. AzureArmageddon 07:38, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

Hippopotamic Oath: First, lead your horse to water. 08:02, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

Cap doffed. Cap very much doffed. Yorkshire Pudding (talk) 20:16, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

Hypobolic Oath: Do your worst! 09:55, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

Hypochondriac Oath: First, pretend to be sick! Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 13:05, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

Nitpick: Hypochondriacs don't pretend to be sick, they believe they have an illness or are unduly worried about the possibility of having an illness. Someone who pretends to be sick is a malingerer. 16:43, 19 October 2023 (UTC)
Ok, fair :) So: Hypochondriac Oath: First, consult your doctor! Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 08:32, 20 October 2023 (UTC)

"A hippodrome is a circular arena" The classical Greek/Roman was not circular: "One end of the ancient Greek hippodromos was semicircular, and the other end square with an extensive portico" Maybe it would be more correct to talk about pairs of hypergolic substances? Rps (talk) 12:19, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

I think the hyperbaric oath is probably referring to hyperbaric chambers, which are used in medical settings, such as treating scuba divers suffering from the bends. 14:08, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

I wonder if the "holigraphic" one is directly inspired by this recent display. (Although, by my reading, that's not really holographic, just an advanced form of stereographic display.) 06:01, 20 October 2023 (UTC)

I missed the Hydroponic Oath (“first, maintain nutrient concentration”), the Hypocritic Oath (“first, judge others as you don't wish to be judged”), and the Hyperbolic Oath (“first, take two intersecting asymptotes”). 15:34, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

Isn't the Hypocritic Oath just "First, don't do this"?

I prefer the Hypocritical oath (insert political party of your choosing here). 17:29, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

All of them. Trogdor147 (talk) 18:18, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

The Hypodermic Oath: "I've got you, under my skin..." Yorkshire Pudding (talk) 20:20, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

The Hypoglycemic Oath: "First, eat some sweets!" 00:17, 20 October 2023 (UTC)

The Hypothetical Oath: "First, presume there is an oath." 00:23, 20 October 2023 (UTC)

The Hieroglyphic Oath - “First, do no tomb-robbing.” Miamiclay (talk) 04:16, 20 October 2023 (UTC)

Hippy Oath: First, chill out, man!
Hip-shaker Oath: First, do a shimmy.
Hypotenuse Oath: First, find the squares of the other two sides.
Hyperactive Oath: First, eat no sugar. 10:36, 20 October 2023 (UTC)

Hip-shaker Oath: First, do not lie. 20:18, 23 October 2023 (UTC)

Hydrophilic Oath: First, attract water!
Hydrophobic Oath: First, repel water!
Hydrox Oath: First, enjoy a cookie!
These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 14:24, 22 October 2023 (UTC)

Hydrogenic Oath: First, make water! TenGolf MathHacker (talk) 14:13, 31 January 2024 (UTC)

Quite surprised that he didn't include a "Hypocritical Oath". An idiot (talk) 06:11, 24 October 2023 (UTC)

Hypocritical Oath: First, don't take this oath. Psychoticpotato (talk) 20:23, 6 May 2024 (UTC)

I'm struggling to accept the shape of the hydroelectric turbine which appears more like a table fan to me. Is there something that could be explained? 19:05, 25 October 2023 (UTC)

Randall also had to draw all of the bricks in the wall. Maybe his hand was just tired. 21:59, 27 October 2023 (UTC)
Kaplan Turbines are still popular and do indeed look just like that, ranging from 3-8 blades. There are other types, they all have their tradeoffs and sweet spots. 21:23, 29 October 2023 (UTC)

Hula-hooping Oath: First, buy a large inedible donut!
Hylonomic Oath: First, be a small forest lizard! TenGolf MathHacker (talk) 14:13, 31 January 2024 (UTC)