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2003-05-01 10:07:46 AM
Although, I must say, I can think of tons of words that would/should be in the dictionary before bling-bling. But hey, it fills the requirements, so...
 
2003-05-01 10:10:52 AM
Weemill
Strong words from a man with pasty white ass cheeks in his bio...Heh-heh, we, like, totally mooned the camera...heh-heh, yeah that was gay.
 
2003-05-01 10:11:46 AM
http://www.oed.com/public/inside/history.htm

I was wrong on the weight above. It is actually closer to 150 lbs. than 120. Not that weight has any bearing on quality, but it should impress upon you the enormity of effort behind such a work.
 
2003-05-01 10:12:46 AM
Pollexabator
Laf, that's not me. I don't have many, if any, images on the web anywhere, at least not anymore that I know of.
 
2003-05-01 10:13:33 AM
RAT

as long as i do not get flamed here...

i am a fed actually ..bout all i can say about that :-)
 
2003-05-01 10:13:45 AM
Boyakasha.

 
2003-05-01 10:13:47 AM
Weemill, if you can think of words that should be in the dictionary, feel free to submit them to the OED.

Step one: Make sure the word isn't in the OED (the best way to do this is buy a subscription ($550 US/yr).

Step two: Track down the first publication of the word, and subsequent publications.

Step three: Send the info to the OED.

It's easy! ;-)

0ok
 
2003-05-01 10:14:22 AM
Rik_D -- Is that Blackadder? God, haven't seen any of them for years.
 
2003-05-01 10:27:12 AM
Did you know the word "gullible" is not in most dictionaries or spell-checkers?
 
2003-05-01 10:34:05 AM
this article is definately deserving of a new tag that should be created for topics such as this:
S.O.A (Sign of the Apocolypse)
 
2003-05-01 10:34:16 AM
Yup...OED has very strict requirements for what makes it in. Like it or not, "bling bling" hs come into common usage. It's in a variety of print publications, as well as broadcast media.

It seems to me that folks are all torqued up (that phrase probably isn't in the OED) because it has a "street" or "ghetto" origin. If it came from a rap song, then we can ignore it...is that your rationale? You must know how that sounds...

Besides, I wouldn't trust an English or Linguistics professor who wasn't up to date on the state of the language(s) they profess to know.

The marketplace of ideas will determine if tha blang lives or dies. Remember, "cool" (as in favorable, pleasing, etc.) was once black slang too.

To paraphrase George Carlin: "Isn't it interesting how the most oppressed groups have the most creative language?"
 
2003-05-01 10:35:15 AM
Word to your motha.

I too just wanted an excuse to include that picture.


/Go ninjas, Go Ninjas, Go!
 
2003-05-01 10:36:30 AM
Despite what the article may suggest, it is NOT all about the bling-bling. The bling-bling is but a small part of an overall effect. I repeat: It is not all about the bling-bling, and never was. What good is mad bling, for example, if you fail to be the top-dogger shot-caller if your hood? You would be but a wanna-be Infidel with a big ring. You would be nobody. The bling does not take care of the biz-nazz. When one of your 15 year old mules cuts your sweet, sweet Peruvian flake an extra time and pockets the diff, it is not your Escalade that caps him in his punk-ass head behind the In and Out Burger. The dominance of the bling is the nefarious myth of the Great Satan.
 
2003-05-01 10:37:36 AM
Comical_Ali
Jeebus Keerist, but that is the funniest thing I've heard all day!
 
2003-05-01 10:40:44 AM
snowblind n.
A usually temporary loss of vision and inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by exposure of the eyes to crackers or 'white folk'.

"I gots to git outta herre, I's goin' snowblind wit all dees honkeys aroun'"
-said by suburban white boy to urban black man (sad but true)
 
2003-05-01 10:44:26 AM
There is a syndicated TV show on now (hosted by Carmen Electra, need I say more?) called "Living Large" and it repeats about 100 times per show, "We're living Large!" or even better, "We're large and in charge!" It is about nothing except overconsumption and bling-bling and self-absorption. Another worthy addition to the OED--"living large!"
 
2003-05-01 10:45:08 AM
Comical_Ali
That gave me a headache to read and decipher. I can only imagine what it did to you to write it.

0ok
 
2003-05-01 10:46:03 AM
Christ on a toothpick. We truly are living in the end days.

Let's just add "fvcktard" to the OED and get it over with.
 
2003-05-01 10:46:41 AM
wegro (wee'-gro) n. Contraction of white + negro
a Caucaisian who uses the language, wears the clothing, listens to the music, et al. of the African-American urban culture.
 
2003-05-01 10:47:41 AM
I still wouldn't hire anybody who used it (or wore it) to a job interview.
 
2003-05-01 10:49:35 AM
Don't be a player hater, NaTaX, be a playa-partici-payta.
 
2003-05-01 10:53:52 AM
Axe me about Ebonics!
 
2003-05-01 10:54:56 AM
Here's a word for the dictionary: vomitrocious
 
2003-05-01 10:55:27 AM
"Pardon me, I speak jive"
 
2003-05-01 11:00:08 AM
 
2003-05-01 11:01:52 AM
Isn't it great to live in a world where the culture of asshats is celebrated?!
 
2003-05-01 11:03:30 AM
NaTaX
Glad to hear it. Now I feel better about discriminating against those who use other dictionary words...namely "God" and "Square Dancing"
 
2003-05-01 11:04:14 AM
What a Quizibuc!
 
2003-05-01 11:04:49 AM
Cryin Livin large is a phrase. If phrases are part of the dictionary, have at it. But i'm more than sure its usually just words.

ass-hat (ass'-hat) n. A Farker who likes to make derisive comments for no purpose than to be a snide, pompous thinks-he-knows-it-all. [see J777D,Vokkentonic]


Asshaticus Farkticus


Honestly, its funny to me how many of you live in this happy go lucky world where white is right. Its mentalities like this that make it difficult for minorities to receive equal and fair treatment. Whether its women, blacks, asians, or religion, some of you have to try to put others down to build yourselves up, because you 'know' what's right and proper. Its truly pathetic.
 
2003-05-01 11:06:56 AM
My esteemed colleagues and I be hooked on ebonics as well. My vote for the next word to be added is BOOYAKASHA.
 
2003-05-01 11:08:24 AM
does that mean i can use 'bling' in scrabble? Both won't fit!

/can't actually play scrabble
 
2003-05-01 11:09:33 AM
And isn't it great that we live in a country where smug white folks can denigrate other people's cultures and lifestyles? Isn't it swell that we can declare said lifestyles as substandard, savage, and invalid, yet the words of those people are still accepted as actual additions to our language?

I'm just curious which culture of asshats we're celebrating: the hip-hoppers or the crypto-racists?

Remember gang (and this is an important point), just because it's in the OED doesn't mean that anyone has given "bling bling" the imprimatur of "proper English." It is, and most likely will remain, slang. It has merely become officially recognized as widely-used slang. That's it; nothing more or less. Cope.
 
2003-05-01 11:11:10 AM
One last thing...

"bling bling" embiggens us all. It's a perfectly crebulent word.
 
2003-05-01 11:17:13 AM
Wow Weemill. You take an article about adding the word "bling" to the dictionary and turn it into a racial discrimination issue. And all by yourself.
 
2003-05-01 11:23:38 AM

Actually, rhiannon, if you read the inane comments by most of your other fellow farkers, regarding race, sex, and religion, you'd realize that they usually are the ones to sneak discrimination into it.


My esteemed colleagues and I be hooked on ebonics as well. My vote for the next word to be added is BOOYAKASHA.

Isn't it great to live in a world where the culture of asshats is celebrated?!

Axe me about Ebonics!

wegro (wee'-gro) n. Contraction of white + negro
a Caucaisian who uses the language, wears the clothing, listens to the music, et al. of the African-American urban culture.

I still wouldn't hire anybody who used it (or wore it) to a job interview.

"I rock ice! Bring-bring!"



I could continue, but there's no point in posting more, when you can read them for yourself. Discrimination exists. Maybe if you were on the receiving end a little more often, you'd notice it more.
 
2003-05-01 11:23:41 AM
The problem with them putting it in the dictionary is that no one... not even in this listing can accurately define bling-bling because it means different things to different people.

I'm cool with that. Of course we all know that cool means free of venerial disease, right?

>To a white, middle class, man like myself bling-bling >means that I'm going to have to purchase my child a >dictionary other than the Oxford English...

I dare say that no sane person buys their child an OED. It'd be like getting your child a subscription to "Chemical Abstracts" or "Nature" because they were interested in science.

It's likely that it's going to sound realy stupid in about 10 years in much the same way as describing something as "Boss" now makes you look like a refugee from a mid-80's sit com. Then again, it might be the next cool, or OK. Who knows.

The OED doesn't add these things for you and me. Picture the poor SOB 150 years from now doing research on the early 21st century, and comming accross the term "bling bling" or any of the other silly nonsensical words that have peppered our language over the years.
 
2003-05-01 11:28:59 AM
I'm famous!
 
2003-05-01 11:29:07 AM
Ooooo, I just thought of one.

If I had half a cent for every time the term "23 Skidoo" was said in the 20's, or there about, I could probably buy controling interest in Microsoft.

So what does it mean?

That's what the OED is for.
 
2003-05-01 11:31:23 AM
Surely someone will photoshop a "DOWN WIFF OED" seal of approval.
 
2003-05-01 11:33:18 AM
"A lot of my best friends are black, I'm just saying I wouldn't want my daughter to marry one. What would the children look like!?"

Right Fark?
 
2003-05-01 11:34:10 AM
I know... Cops used to tell guys on 23rd street in new york to beat it/ bc apparently there was a 'breezeway' created by the way the buildings went. the wind from the breezeway was so bad that they had cops had to patrol that area, telling the pervs, "23 skiddoo" while they were waiting for chicks skirts to fly up.

wrote it badly, but you get the point... work sucks

/off to work again, bah
 
2003-05-01 11:38:11 AM
BET's Spring Bling was more blingin than MTV's Bling Break-

word
 
2003-05-01 11:38:15 AM
 
2003-05-01 11:42:15 AM
WEEMIL: Honestly, its funny to me how many of you live in this happy go lucky world where white is right. Its mentalities like this that make it difficult for minorities to receive equal and fair treatment. Whether its women, blacks, asians, or religion, some of you have to try to put others down to build yourselves up, because you 'know' what's right and proper. Its truly pathetic.
______________________________________________________

HA HA HA HA HA!
I got a kick out of this one weemil, thanks for breaking up the monotony of the work day. Only white men are bigots... "you people" ... "white is right" ... that's rich.

By the way, a general sidenote, it is now acceptable if you have a sentence that you use a preposition to end with.
 
2003-05-01 11:43:21 AM
I move that we pass a motion that people can no longer be quoted in articles saying, "Hip hop is now a part of the mainstream."

Hip hop has been a part of the main stream for almost two decades since RUN-DMC donned the adidas and rocked out w/ Aerosmith. I think two decades is enough to prove that hip hop and rap is not a passing fad. It is not my favorite music in the world, but can these people stop saying this in articles, it does not make them look any more smart.
 
2003-05-01 11:43:35 AM
I don't know what everyone's complaining about. "Bling-bling" is a perfectly cromulent word. It helps to embiggen the expressiveness of our language. Without words like that, it will be unpossible for English to grow.

/simpsons
 
2003-05-01 11:51:24 AM
Iz gots to give mad props to my main man ChemWeapon fo' postin tha infamous Ali G up in dis muthafarkin tread. One love. Out.
 
2003-05-01 11:54:00 AM
By the way, "d'oh" is also in the OED. Discuss.
 
2003-05-01 11:56:21 AM
this is the stupidest thing in the world.
 
2003-05-01 11:57:48 AM
For some reason "any more smart" does not sound right to me. Grammar nazis, can you help me out?
 
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