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(Tulsa World)   In 2013 could we all agree to stop using made-up words like 'amazeballs' and 'cray-cray'?   (tulsaworld.com) divider line 183
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2012-12-30 01:58:15 AM  
Totes.
 
2012-12-30 02:12:30 AM  
soitantly
 
2012-12-30 02:43:08 AM  

BSABSVR: Totes.


I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.
 
2012-12-30 02:45:03 AM  
I stopped using such words before it was cool
 
2012-12-30 02:49:12 AM  
If we all stopped using made-up words, we'd be left with
 
2012-12-30 02:51:14 AM  
There is a reporter at a competing paper to mine (and one that I worked at for seven years) who is absolutely ripped and more then a tad nuts. My former colleges have informed me they refer to him as "Cray-cray," while the staff at my current magazine calls him "abs." This has led to my roommate and I combining both to come up with "crabs," something we have both gotten quite a lot of enjoyment out of, especially when we are commenting on his work in the White House briefing room.

So I say keep that one. Also, adorkable is a wonderful and useful term.
 
2012-12-30 02:54:20 AM  
Considering I just came form Kentucky, I would be happy if I never heard the "N" word again.
 
2012-12-30 03:11:06 AM  
Yeah, I just say "Hey black girl" and it seems to work just as well.
 
2012-12-30 03:12:16 AM  
That is NOT is response to WhiskeyBender!
 
2012-12-30 03:49:20 AM  

dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.


Times like that I really wish i had a cockpunchatron6000 . That and you jelly ? good Gawds.
 
2012-12-30 04:25:35 AM  
Okey doke.
 
2012-12-30 04:34:04 AM  
Let's leave the discussion of this rampant neolexification for another day and discuss "needs ".
 
2012-12-30 04:36:40 AM  
Err. "Needs <past_tense_verb>", that is.
 
2012-12-30 07:18:12 AM  

vartian: There is a reporter at a competing paper to mine (and one that I worked at for seven years) who is absolutely ripped and more then a tad nuts. My former colleges have informed me they refer to him as "Cray-cray," while the staff at my current magazine calls him "abs." This has led to my roommate and I combining both to come up with "crabs," something we have both gotten quite a lot of enjoyment out of, especially when we are commenting on his work in the White House briefing room.

So I say keep that one. Also, adorkable is a wonderful and useful term.


Reporter in question?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-30 07:42:01 AM  
Aw hell, here comes the grammar po po.
 
2012-12-30 08:33:19 AM  
That's ridonkulous.
 
2012-12-30 08:35:56 AM  

dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.


I have an umbrella made by Totes. I think that's cray-cray.
 
2012-12-30 08:52:17 AM  
www.edwardbosworth.com
 
2012-12-30 09:00:30 AM  
Unpossible.
 
2012-12-30 09:49:34 AM  
Fark that.
 
2012-12-30 09:50:38 AM  
This is my favorite thread!
How many days in a row does this make it-5?

Amazeballs.
 
2012-12-30 09:50:53 AM  
What I got out of this article is that you can not know the word "contraction" and have to type a full sentence describing it instead and still somehow get a job as a columnist.

I clearly picked the wrong field, that sounds like the easiest job ever.
 
2012-12-30 09:50:57 AM  
That's an overbroad request.
Not in my merica, compadre!
 
2012-12-30 09:50:58 AM  
Honey Boo Boo.
 
2012-12-30 09:51:58 AM  
Language changes. It doesn't really have an absolute form.

However, like democracy, it is of course our right to rail and rant against those changes. :) Just remember that, in so ranting, you're representing a group that's afraid of losing its power through language change... so almost by definition, you're on the wrong side of history.

The whole process is kind of beautiful, when you think about it. If you get hung up on a random word or two, just remember that "cool" was pretty ridiculous to older people as a descriptor for "popular / awesome," right up until the advent of West Side Story. Et cetera.

/ Just play it cool, Farkers... real cool.
 
2012-12-30 09:53:20 AM  
All words are made up.
 
2012-12-30 09:53:39 AM  
Fighting against words like amazeballs it tots ridic. YOLO!
 
2012-12-30 09:53:45 AM  
The rhythm of "amazeballs" is actually excellent. It scans well, and therefore it is a great addition to English slang. Cray-cray is terrible though.
 
2012-12-30 09:55:03 AM  
But I just got used to those words.
What's going to replace them?
I would like to be at the cutting edge of a trend for once instead of the usual "point and laugh at Granny trying to be cool" side.
 
2012-12-30 09:56:32 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That is NOT is response to WhiskeyBender!


*snork*
 
2012-12-30 09:56:55 AM  
What the fark?
 
2012-12-30 09:58:07 AM  

skinink: Honey Boo Boo.


You suck, sir.
 
2012-12-30 09:58:25 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Cray-cray is terrible though.


Gotta say, any slang that takes longer to say than the normal word or phrase that it replaces is bad slang.

I may feel that I can validly assume anyone that says 'totes' is stupid, but at least they're being efficient in their stupid.
 
2012-12-30 09:58:29 AM  
Whatevs.
 
2012-12-30 09:58:43 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That is NOT is response to WhiskeyBender!


i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-30 10:00:09 AM  

dogdaze: That's ridonkulous.


UGH. My sister uses that a lot, and I hate it, but I can't punch her in the crotch.


/she'd punch mine
 
2012-12-30 10:00:55 AM  

dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.


I told my wife that something was "totes cray-cray" recently. She looked at me like I was retarded for about 5 seconds and then slapped me. Maybe she doesn't appreciate irony.
 
2012-12-30 10:02:39 AM  

dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.


Tote is a verb that means "to carry". I tote, he totes, she totes, they tote.
 
2012-12-30 10:02:49 AM  
The fark is 'cray-cray'?
 
2012-12-30 10:03:57 AM  
The last invented word to be acceptable to the English language was "computer". Any word that was created after that is not a real word, and anyone who uses these fake words should be beaten to death with a sledgehammer.

/it'll take care of overpopulation
 
2012-12-30 10:04:57 AM  
Has anybody pointed out yet that ALL words are made up? There isn't some inherent language that all mankind speaks...outside of grunts, but that is reserved as the official language of Mississippi...
 
2012-12-30 10:05:22 AM  

dogdaze: That's ridonkulous.


"Ridonkulous" is soooo fifteen minutes ago. The new one's "degronkulous"!
 
2012-12-30 10:05:45 AM  

Notabunny: I stopped using such words before it was cool

 
2012-12-30 10:05:57 AM  

Robots are Strong: dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.

I told my wife that something was "totes cray-cray" recently. She looked at me like I was retarded for about 5 seconds and then slapped me. Maybe she doesn't appreciate irony.


your wife seems smart.
 
2012-12-30 10:06:03 AM  

dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.


And a kick in the throat from me. Hopefully one that ensures that they can never speak again.
 
2012-12-30 10:06:06 AM  
All words are made up
 
2012-12-30 10:07:23 AM  
Amazeballs - Adding "ball" to the end of a word does not make it better.

Agreed. Adding "-ass" has made it better for decades now and there's no reason to change a good thing.

/I anticipate someone posting an XKCD strip in response to this
 
2012-12-30 10:07:36 AM  

Mister Peejay: dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.

Tote is a verb that means "to carry". I tote, he totes, she totes, they tote.


Good thing English doesn't have any words that are spelled/pronounced the same but have different meanings.
 
2012-12-30 10:08:08 AM  
Can we also also ban, upon penalty of tongue excision, "preggo" and "preggers?" Those grate on my senses like no others.
 
2012-12-30 10:09:57 AM  
Can we also figure out the difference between "then" and "than"?
 
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