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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"?
 
2012-12-30 10:10:00 AM  

gerbilpox: 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


I punched her crotch last night, so I've got you covered.
 
2012-12-30 10:12:20 AM  
I wonder where she got this idea and much of that list...

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/12/26/poll-what-word-should-be-banished - in-2013/

http://www.fark.com/comments/7505773/81518121#c81518121
 
2012-12-30 10:12:22 AM  
Is "whatever'" still used?
Please tell me that its time has passed.
Don't groan...I heard you groan.
 
2012-12-30 10:12:52 AM  
I concur with the writer's points, however her inability to use proper paragraph or list form mitigates the article's effectiveness.

C-
 
2012-12-30 10:13:18 AM  
Link

Link

now with "clickiness"
 
2012-12-30 10:15:00 AM  
This thread AGAIN?

/DNRTFA or TFT
 
2012-12-30 10:15:36 AM  

BillCo: Unpossible.


I would like to point out that unpossible is a perfectly cromulent word.
 
2012-12-30 10:15:45 AM  

Bob_Laublaw: If we all stopped using made-up words, we'd be left with


Came here to say this.

All words are made up, subby.
 
2012-12-30 10:16:11 AM  
Subby sounds young and self-involved. The sort that's about to get a lesson in how words are 'made up' in the first place. YOLO!
 
2012-12-30 10:16:19 AM  
But awesomesauce is still okay, right?
 
2012-12-30 10:16:34 AM  

Make More Hinjews: 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.


Are you cray-cray?

My ambition is to write a story using all of following from Time's list:

artisanal: If you have to listen to one more hipster brag about something being artisanal, you are going to snap their Ray-Bans in half. "Artisanal" has become such a commonplace label that it will soon have all the selling power of "MSG-free."

cray: You thought it was cute at first, saying that crazy things were "cray-cray" and then walking it back to the more familiar "cray." Unfortunately, cute is rarely a quality that endures.

fiscal cliff: TIME chose this as the Buzzword of the Year. And that's fine; you just want the world to leave the tired metaphor in 2012. You've heard it so many times, your dreams are haunted with doubloon mountains. Plus, economists say fiscal slope is a more accurate depiction of the U.S.'s impending plight. So there.

Gangnam style: Heeeeeey, sexy lady! Stop it. Just stop it.

jelly: You think people who say "jelly" instead of "jealous" makes them sound like 15-year-old girls who believe the height of tragedy is having unbalanced skin tone. (To be clear, this has no effect on your enthusiasm for PB&J.)

literally: You have figuratively had it up to here with people using literally when they mean, say, metaphorically. To paraphrase the great Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, precision is the very soul of communication.

meh: This was a fine reaction to the lackluster Republican field during the election. Now you're over it - and think we could all do with a little less apathy in general. Employ some constructive criticism, people.

mommy porn: Much like the sex scenes in E.L. James' Fifty Shades trilogy, you think this phrase has gone from gasp-inducing to novel to unbelievably overdone. If only there were a safe word you could use to stop the pain.

teehee: Approximating laughter in written form is difficult. However, only the likes of mischievous cartoon mice should be using "teehee." Use "guffaw" or "bwahaha" or "spit take." Just retire this tittering nonsense.

totes: Simply abbreviating something doesn't make it cool. This word has totes magotes lost its staying power.

YOLO: You Only Live Once - so stop wasting your fleeting breath on this terrible acronym.

zombie apocalypse: What is it with the undying zombie fixation? You'd rather hear about almost anything else at this point: a werewolf apocalypse, a kraken apocalypse, a toaster apocalypse!
 
2012-12-30 10:16:59 AM  
Whatever
 
2012-12-30 10:17:05 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.


I like adorkable too

It's the perfect way to describe Matt Smith
 
2012-12-30 10:17:07 AM  
 
2012-12-30 10:17:24 AM  

Krieghund: Bob_Laublaw: If we all stopped using made-up words, we'd be left with

Came here to say this.

All words are made up, subby.


Dan Brown also writes novels. Doesn't necessarily mean they're worth reading.
 
2012-12-30 10:18:47 AM  
Groovy. Gnarly. Cowabunga. Hipster douche canoe.

/I suddenly hate words.
// let's go back to gruntin' and humpin'
 
2012-12-30 10:19:40 AM  

Carth: Good thing English doesn't have any words that are spelled/pronounced the same but have different meanings.


Don't be pushing your liberal, homonym agenda on me!.
 
2012-12-30 10:20:17 AM  

way south: That's an overbroad request.
Not in my merica, compadre!


Should be, for best resonance and proggie chic, 'Murikkka

Love "proggie." Captures the infantile nature so well.
 
2012-12-30 10:20:25 AM  

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


Nubian please!

/what's a nubian?
//watched Chasing Amy last night, sorry...
 
2012-12-30 10:20:34 AM  
Yes, as opposed to naturally occurring words that fall from the clouds or could be found in forested areas.

*rolls eyes*
 
2012-12-30 10:20:48 AM  
Now, people speaking internet abbreviations... they can go.
 
2012-12-30 10:21:06 AM  

alienated: 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.


Quiet, she'll hear you.
 
2012-12-30 10:21:17 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: The last invented word to be acceptable to the English language was "computer"


computer (n.) Look up computer at Dictionary.com
1640s, "one who calculates," agent noun from compute (v.).

So you're saying no words have been invented since 1640.
 
2012-12-30 10:21:49 AM  

Carth: Fighting against words like amazeballs it tots ridic. YOLO!


Excellentsy!
 
2012-12-30 10:22:56 AM  
Baby-faddah

/It's 'my baby's father' or 'the father of my baby', you ghetto rats!
 
2012-12-30 10:23:25 AM  

Krieghund: Pants full of macaroni!!: The last invented word to be acceptable to the English language was "computer"

computer (n.) Look up computer at Dictionary.com
1640s, "one who calculates," agent noun from compute (v.).

So you're saying no words have been invented since 1640.


Indeed, and forsooth.
 
2012-12-30 10:24:07 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Yes, as opposed to naturally occurring words that fall from the clouds or could be found in forested areas.


"Rain" and "bears"?
 
2012-12-30 10:24:40 AM  

Ronin_S: Baby-faddah

/It's 'my baby's father' or 'the father of my baby', you ghetto rats!


I'm sorry the correct phrase is "Baby Daddy", spoken as one word.
 
2012-12-30 10:25:33 AM  

Krieghund: Pants full of macaroni!!: The last invented word to be acceptable to the English language was "computer"

computer (n.) Look up computer at Dictionary.com
1640s, "one who calculates," agent noun from compute (v.).

So you're saying no words have been invented since 1640.


I don't know,,, let me go google it....

/hey, wait a second!
 
2012-12-30 10:27:07 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Can we also also ban, upon penalty of tongue excision, "preggo" and "preggers?" Those grate on my senses like no others.


Could we please add "teen-pregnant" to that list?
 
2012-12-30 10:27:09 AM  

whatshisname: Can we also figure out the difference between "then" and "than"?


And "were" vs. "where"?
 
2012-12-30 10:28:59 AM  
I'd like to see people stop using the term 'all these feels'.
 
2012-12-30 10:29:41 AM  

vinniethepoo: whatshisname: Can we also figure out the difference between "then" and "than"?

And "were" vs. "where"?


and "loose" vs "lose"

Also ... Totes Cray Cray Jelly. Now with more Cray Cray.
 
2012-12-30 10:29:51 AM  
Totes mcgotes

/that s**t cray
 
2012-12-30 10:30:36 AM  
 
2012-12-30 10:32:42 AM  
can people also stop tacking "-gate" onto the end of every scandal going?

unless of course it involves a hotel with "-gate" in its name
 
2012-12-30 10:33:14 AM  

dopekitty74: 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.

I like adorkable too

It's the perfect way to describe Matt Smith


That word really does describe him quite well. My 62 year old mother found out about it and has started calling me that which, yes, accurate, but also really farking weird.
 
2012-12-30 10:33:34 AM  
I think that's haveable.
 
2012-12-30 10:34:35 AM  
you twazy!
 
2012-12-30 10:38:00 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.


I once saw the Toddies in concert...
 
2012-12-30 10:38:56 AM  
I propose a moratorium on anyone over the age of 15 using "My bad". Seriously, all of you 60+ year-olds using this need to stop. And if anyone hears those two words issue forth from a 60+ year-old person they have the option to nuke the offender on the spot.
 
2012-12-30 10:38:58 AM  
Is it bad that I was not familiar with these? I have heard them, coming from people much younger than I, but I had no idea what they meant.

Oh, and Rufus Lee King, please send me a new keyboard. Your words have truth, great truth.
 
2012-12-30 10:39:09 AM  

A Shambling Mound: Ronin_S: Baby-faddah

/It's 'my baby's father' or 'the father of my baby', you ghetto rats!

I'm sorry the correct phrase is "Baby Daddy", spoken as one word.


Baby Faddah is Jamaican. Baby Daddy is the American variation.
 
2012-12-30 10:42:16 AM  
Aw man, if all these things gets banned, the number of words that can come out of Chris Hardwick's head-hole are going to be cut in half.

(Full disclosure: I like most things Nerdist, but apart from occasional gems like "sasquatching" enough with the words and the cutes and the made-ups and the froynleyven.)
 
2012-12-30 10:42:44 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.


You're lucky. I have to pay her extra for that.
 
2012-12-30 10:44:20 AM  

sandbar67: vinniethepoo: whatshisname: Can we also figure out the difference between "then" and "than"?

And "were" vs. "where"?

and "loose" vs "lose"


And "an" vs "and". (although I suspect auto-complete is to blame for that one)
 
ows
2012-12-30 10:44:36 AM  
that would be hellacool.
 
2012-12-30 10:46:35 AM  

Rufus Lee King: You have brought up a point, here.

This is my personal opinion, mind you.

Anyone over the age of twelve should not use the word "awesome".

Any adult using it just sound silly.]


tvmedia.ign.com
 
2012-12-30 10:47:04 AM  

Satosuke: I'd like to see people stop using the term 'all these feels'.


That's still in late-stage meme form. Wait until it hits the mainstream. You'll have to take cover in your bunker for a while.
 
2012-12-30 10:47:28 AM  
I wish the phrase "You realize that _____________ , right?" would die out. It's really used way too much. If I'm reading comments anywhere, chances are somebody is going to be saying it to somebody else.
 
2012-12-30 10:48:01 AM  
Stop? I haven't even startballed yet.
 
2012-12-30 10:49:19 AM  

ows: that would be hellacool.


for shizzle.
 
2012-12-30 10:53:47 AM  

BSABSVR: Totes.


dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

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


i'm fine with slang, or at least tolerant of most slang, but "totes" is one word that really grates on my nerves terribly
 
2012-12-30 11:03:22 AM  
Is this the part where I talk about how my 52 year old mom used the term "true dat" once...I told her not to EVER say that again, heh heh
 
2012-12-30 11:04:47 AM  
Even as a furry, I really would like for other furs to stop saying "yiffy" and I think that most of the community agrees with me.
 
2012-12-30 11:06:39 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Can we also also ban, upon penalty of tongue excision, "preggo" and "preggers?" Those grate on my senses like no others.


Add the moronic term 'baby bump' and you've got a deal.
 
2012-12-30 11:08:19 AM  
"It doesn't does not really save any time not finishing all the words."

Only lazy people use contractions!
 
2012-12-30 11:10:40 AM  
But these words embiggen the soul.
 
2012-12-30 11:13:02 AM  
starslip.chainsawsuit.com
/character is sending up the future-slang from Firefly
 
2012-12-30 11:19:18 AM  
Using text abbreviations in conversation deserves a good smack.

Yeah there's a comic for this.
 
2012-12-30 11:19:23 AM  

TheMysticS: This is my favorite thread!
How many days in a row does this make it-5?

Amazeballs.


Jesus Christ this. Is Fark even trying anymore? I think Fark's resolution for 2013 should be to hire people that don't greenlight the same crap over and over.
 
2012-12-30 11:22:07 AM  
Out here on the ranch we speak English correctly. Last hip thing anyone out here said was gigabyte
 
2012-12-30 11:24:51 AM  
I'd appreciate it if we all learned the difference between "rein" and "reign" in 2013.
 
2012-12-30 11:26:46 AM  

Rufus Lee King: I'm sure that this will be taken wrong, but white people should never say things like "cray-cray". It just shouldn't happen.

[cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 650x520]


Pfft... amature.
bestbathroombooks.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-30 11:27:54 AM  
Artisanal is not a new word.

Of course, every single word and word usage in every single language is new at some point. Some people have a problem with this.
 
2012-12-30 11:44:39 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-30 11:47:47 AM  
w00t
Epic
Winning
Occupy
 
2012-12-30 11:49:03 AM  
Dat and Lulz need to be bludgeoned to death, and no it's not because I'm mad, it's because I'm tired of knowing that I'm surrounded by farking idiots every time I play a game.
 
2012-12-30 11:50:47 AM  
TOTES CRAY CRAY CUZ YOLO
 
2012-12-30 11:53:39 AM  

dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

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


i789.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-30 11:53:48 AM  

sandbar67: vinniethepoo: whatshisname: Can we also figure out the difference between "then" and "than"?

And "were" vs. "where"?

and "loose" vs "lose"

Also ... Totes Cray Cray Jelly. Now with more Cray Cray.


"They're" and "their"

"You're" and "your"

"Whether" and "weather"

Can we also learn that you cannot make a plural by adding an " 's". It's not the 70's, it's the 70s.
While we're at it, perhaps even learn the difference between "it's" and "its"
 
2012-12-30 11:55:23 AM  
These words gifted me an example, but now it eludes me.
 
2012-12-30 11:55:31 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Dat and Lulz need to be bludgeoned to death, and no it's not because I'm mad, it's because I'm tired of knowing that I'm surrounded by farking idiots every time I play a game.


I was going to get "4 TH LULZ" as a license plate, because the car was built for shiats n giggles. But then I realized that if I wanted to spend $50 a year to look silly, I'd buy TotalFARK and participate in TFD.
 
2012-12-30 11:59:36 AM  
My personal idea of hell is being stuck in a room with people who speak to me exclusively using words from the Profanisaurus, as collated by Roger Mellie (the man from the telly).

(shudder).
 
2012-12-30 12:00:25 PM  
Keep using all these crap words, next thing you know, you'll sound as stupid as the British!
 
2012-12-30 12:01:03 PM  

Spanky McStupid: I propose a moratorium on anyone over the age of 15 using "My bad". Seriously, all of you 60+ year-olds using this need to stop. And if anyone hears those two words issue forth from a 60+ year-old person they have the option to nuke the offender on the spot.


That's just crazytalk!
 
2012-12-30 12:01:06 PM  
'Amazeballs' and 'cray-cray'and all the rest of them in this thread are perfectly cromulent words.
 
2012-12-30 12:02:19 PM  
I must lead a really sheltered life. I haven't never heard anyone say "cray-cray", and I never even heard of "amazeballs" till a similar thread a week or so ago here on fark.
 
2012-12-30 12:03:29 PM  

Rufus Lee King: I'm sure that this will be taken wrong, but white people should never say things like "cray-cray". It just shouldn't happen.

[cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 650x520]


The truly terrifying thing is that this person is, presumably, contributing to the gene pool.
 
2012-12-30 12:06:14 PM  

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


You got some helluva timing man!

HA!!
 
2012-12-30 12:06:58 PM  

Rufus Lee King: Spanky McStupid: I propose a moratorium on anyone over the age of 15 using "My bad". Seriously, all of you 60+ year-olds using this need to stop. And if anyone hears those two words issue forth from a 60+ year-old person they have the option to nuke the offender on the spot.

You have brought up a point, here.

This is my personal opinion, mind you.

Anyone over the age of twelve should not use the word "awesome".

Any adult using it just sound silly.

[img802.imageshack.us image 400x310]


My wife's new social worker (the lazy incompetent biatchy twat one) uses that constantly. She's in her mid to late twenties, for God's sake!
 
2012-12-30 12:11:19 PM  
I love those words.

They immediately warn me of people with whom I would not wish to waste even five seconds attempting intelligent conversation.
 
2012-12-30 12:15:56 PM  

phenn: TofuTheAlmighty: Can we also also ban, upon penalty of tongue excision, "preggo" and "preggers?" Those grate on my senses like no others.

Add the moronic term 'baby bump' and you've got a deal.


What about "lady lumps"?
 
2012-12-30 12:17:42 PM  
Why? Those are totes cromulent words.
 
2012-12-30 12:19:05 PM  
I don't know which is worse; the people who say these things, or the assholes who write entire articles about how annoying it is that people say these things.
 
2012-12-30 12:20:00 PM  

FatherChaos: Here, if that page didn't irritate you enough, check this one out


FTA

"14. I caught myself saying "shopping cart" instead of shopping trolley today and was thoroughly disgusted with myself. I've never lived nor been to the US either. Graham Nicholson, Glasgow"

Well you don't say?
I was literally irritated having read that article. Thanks!
 
2012-12-30 12:21:23 PM  
I'd settle for restrictions on using "hot" or "hottie" as bait to click the link. Look up three threads for an example.
 
2012-12-30 12:40:35 PM  
The phrase "like a boss" has to go. It is one of the very few sayings that makes the speaker immediately known to posses a mental handicap. We touched on this subject in another thread months ago. Likewise "derp" needs to vanish as well.
 
2012-12-30 12:44:21 PM  
How does someone get an amazeball job writing totes bullshiat stories? My mains and I are so jells that we can't write about cray-cray percents. We could literally actually write about baby bumps and mommy porn while shopping for artisan hipster posters. Jeah. That writer is adorkable!
 
2012-12-30 12:49:45 PM  

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


lmao
 
2012-12-30 12:52:35 PM  

Notabunny: I stopped using such words before it was cool


Wow, a hipster etymologist.
 
2012-12-30 12:58:10 PM  

angryjd: Baby Faddah is Jamaican. Baby Daddy is the American variation.


I did not know that. Thanks.
 
2012-12-30 01:04:25 PM  
How does one pronounce MicroSD? I say MY-crosst, she says my-CROSS-ed. Please help.
 
2012-12-30 01:13:38 PM  
I was not familiar with either of those "words" before reading about them in the article.

Fbxrd.
 
2012-12-30 01:14:49 PM  
This columnist sounds unbearable to be around at parties. Well, probably life in general. Language flexes and changes. There will always be slang. She needs to get the dark over it. Totes. Whatevs. Suck it.
 
2012-12-30 01:18:07 PM  

capt.hollister: sandbar67: vinniethepoo: whatshisname: Can we also figure out the difference between "then" and "than"?

And "were" vs. "where"?

and "loose" vs "lose"

Also ... Totes Cray Cray Jelly. Now with more Cray Cray.

"They're" and "their"

"You're" and "your"

"Whether" and "weather"

Can we also learn that you cannot make a plural by adding an " 's". It's not the 70's, it's the 70s.
While we're at it, perhaps even learn the difference between "it's" and "its"


Yes, everyone should know all the correct homonyms to use in written expression. Every single farking one!

Just kidding. There are many gifted, brilliant and accomplished folks who are challenged by homonyms and apostrophes. I am a copy editor. And I totally suck ass at math. Worse, I'm an absolute moron when it comes to politics and government issues.
 
2012-12-30 01:22:31 PM  
My grown ass sister in law used the word "adoramous" and I wanted to punch her in the face.

My son's girlfriend calls Facebook "the F-Beezy".
 
2012-12-30 01:24:26 PM  

NeverDrunk23: But these words embiggen the soul.


Came for the "embiggen". Went home fulfilled.
 
2012-12-30 01:32:07 PM  

WhiskeyBender: Considering I just came form Kentucky, I would be happy if I never heard the "N" word again.


I feel the same way about Oakland.
 
2012-12-30 02:16:36 PM  
Never used, or even heard of, either words before and dont plan to start using them now.
 
2012-12-30 02:48:20 PM  
I honestly thought "cray-cray" was some made up internet crap used as an example of how obnoxious some folks can be.

Until a couple of days before Christmas. I was minding my own business at work when a customer- a fully grown, well-dressed woman - described something as "totes cray-cray."

I was so shocked that I couldn't even summon the tiniest bit of sarcasm.
 
2012-12-30 02:49:21 PM  
By the way, the word is no longer "homonyms." It's "gaynyms."

That's why I felt so self-conscious the other day when my register tape from Piggly-Wiggly said I had bought "homo milk." I guess some changes will take longer.
 
2012-12-30 03:58:04 PM  
I actually like "amazeballs". It's so demented that it works nicely.
 
2012-12-30 04:00:41 PM  
Anyone who says "va-jay-jay" should be put to death. Horrible, slow, painful, flaming death.
 
2012-12-30 04:04:20 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Anyone who says "va-jay-jay" should be put to death. Horrible, slow, painful, flaming death.


Sounds like you got sand in your bajingo.
 
2012-12-30 04:40:26 PM  

capt.hollister: sandbar67: vinniethepoo: whatshisname: Can we also figure out the difference between "then" and "than"?

And "were" vs. "where"?

and "loose" vs "lose"

Also ... Totes Cray Cray Jelly. Now with more Cray Cray.

"They're" and "their"

"You're" and "your"

"Whether" and "weather"



"Burro" and "burrow."

Some folks don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.
 
2012-12-30 04:48:50 PM  

TheBystanderEffect: I don't know which is worse; the people who say these things, or the assholes who write entire articles about how annoying it is that people say these things.


Or contributing to a thread doing more or less the same thing. =)

For the record, I too am an occasional user of 'awesome'. Moderation is the key, people. Moderation. Although cray-cray is pretty ridiculous. Even loco is better than that.
 
2012-12-30 05:05:29 PM  

Rufus Lee King: Ok, since we're all pretty much biatching, what the hell is it with the "Well, DUH!" thing that I see in virtually every thread here and elsewhere? That "expression" was popular in my 1973 high school days, but I thought it had died. It seems to have had a horrible revival.


No doy.
 
2012-12-30 05:28:16 PM  

BSABSVR: Totes.


I'd let lost without my godless NPR Nina Totenberg tote bag!

www.npr.org
 
2012-12-30 05:29:04 PM  

nmemkha: BSABSVR: Totes.

I'd be lost without my godless NPR Nina Totenberg tote bag!

[www.npr.org image 481x395]


/catlike
 
2012-12-30 05:50:42 PM  

dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

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


here, borrow my ASP steel baton. Great for busting skulls.
 
2012-12-30 05:51:20 PM  
Obozo
Oblamer
Obumbles
Obummer
Obammy
 
2012-12-30 06:09:30 PM  
23 skiddoo!
 
2012-12-30 06:29:45 PM  
Get a load of the gams on that tomato; they're the bee's knees!  She's one ritzy sheeba, and that's no line.
 
2012-12-30 07:16:58 PM  

Uppity Do: Obozo
Oblamer
Obumbles
Obummer
Obammy


Fartbama's still ok though, right?
 
2012-12-30 07:31:00 PM  
I remain hopeful that we can kill "should of" before it gets well-established.
 
2012-12-30 07:31:54 PM  

angryjd: A Shambling Mound: Ronin_S: Baby-faddah

/It's 'my baby's father' or 'the father of my baby', you ghetto rats!

I'm sorry the correct phrase is "Baby Daddy", spoken as one word.

Baby Faddah is Jamaican. Baby Daddy is the American variation.


Doesn't matter what regional variant, they all put me in a stabby mood.
 
2012-12-30 09:49:55 PM  
I'm not giving up flabalanche...
 
2012-12-31 12:30:19 AM  
Life will go on and language will change and still no one will care about your opinion.
 
2012-12-31 01:42:47 AM  
I can't decide what infuriates me more: cray cray or the equally stupid vacay.

Also, every British "journalist" that comes up with new shortenings of words should have their crotch hit with a shotput. Repeatedly.
 
2012-12-31 01:56:15 AM  
So farking sick of these stupid hipster articles. Language evolves over time. Deal with it.
 
2012-12-31 02:02:21 AM  

Spanky McStupid: I propose a moratorium on anyone over the age of 15 using "My bad". Seriously, all of you 60+ year-olds using this need to stop. And if anyone hears those two words issue forth from a 60+ year-old person they have the option to nuke the offender on the spot.


Everyone over the age of 15 actually knows where the term came from . It was a made up phrase used in Clueless. Anyone under the age of 15 never saw Clueless when it came out. So maybe they should be the ones to sit down and shut the fark up.
 
2012-12-31 04:41:27 AM  
The first new word of 2013 could be "tbldgk."
Say it with me: (ta BULL da gook).
All I need is a definition. Let's make it happen.
 
2012-12-31 05:48:56 AM  

blankwhiteboard: The phrase "like a boss" has to go. It is one of the very few sayings that makes the speaker immediately known to posses a mental handicap. We touched on this subject in another thread months ago. Likewise "derp" needs to vanish as well.


rescuetime.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-31 08:55:24 AM  

blankwhiteboard: The phrase "like a boss" has to go. It is one of the very few sayings that makes the speaker immediately known to posses a mental handicap. We touched on this subject in another thread months ago. Likewise "derp" needs to vanish as well.


However, "Like a BAWSE" exemplifies class and intellect.
 
2012-12-31 11:51:17 AM  

Doomed: TheBystanderEffect: I don't know which is worse; the people who say these things, or the assholes who write entire articles about how annoying it is that people say these things.

Or contributing to a thread doing more or less the same thing. =)

For the record, I too am an occasional user of 'awesome'. Moderation is the key, people. Moderation. Although cray-cray is pretty ridiculous. Even loco is better than that.


That self-satisfied little smiley just made me very sad for you in a lot of ways.
 
2012-12-31 01:33:11 PM  

take_flight: flabalanche


I say we threadjack this with new words we think should be added to the English language. I would vote for flabalanche.
 
2012-12-31 02:32:10 PM  
Language has fads, just like anything else. Sometimes it sticks, like sneakers or "cool" or texting, and sometimes it flames out, like bell bottoms or "radical" or bluetooth headsets. Getting pissed off at the way someone talks is as pointless as getting pissed off at any other personal choice they make - the best thing to do in all cases is point and laugh.
 
2013-01-01 12:22:07 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: However, "Like a BAWSE" exemplifies class and intellect.


goingdownswinging.org.au

/Like a Bossy
 
2013-01-01 08:00:23 PM  

Jim_Callahan: 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.


They wouldn't let me read it:

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2013-01-01 08:09:11 PM  
If you don't like Cookies you can't read the article. Note they capitalize it:

Cookies Required

According to your browser, you do not have Cookies enabled. Cookies are required for the tulsaworld.com website to function properly. If your browser does not support Cookies, we recommend that you upgrade to one of the following Cookie enabled web browsers:

/doesn't like cookies
 
2013-01-01 08:21:05 PM  

Rufus Lee King: Ok, since we're all pretty much biatching, what the hell is it with the "Well, DUH!" thing that I see in virtually every thread here and elsewhere? That "expression" was popular in my 1973 high school days, but I thought it had died. It seems to have had a horrible revival.


Well, duh!
 
2013-01-01 08:23:05 PM  

vinniethepoo: whatshisname: Can we also figure out the difference between "then" and "than"?

And "were" vs. "where"?


Then can we tackle "looser" vs. "loser." Maybe "allot" after that.
 
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