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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 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)
 
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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.
 
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