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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 41
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2012-12-30 08:52:17 AM
7 votes:
www.edwardbosworth.com
2012-12-30 03:12:16 AM
7 votes:
That is NOT is response to WhiskeyBender!
2012-12-30 02:51:14 AM
4 votes:
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 10:25:33 AM
3 votes:

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 10:20:34 AM
3 votes:
Yes, as opposed to naturally occurring words that fall from the clouds or could be found in forested areas.

*rolls eyes*
2012-12-30 02:54:20 AM
3 votes:
Considering I just came form Kentucky, I would be happy if I never heard the "N" word again.
2012-12-30 02:45:03 AM
3 votes:
I stopped using such words before it was cool
2012-12-30 11:10:40 AM
2 votes:
But these words embiggen the soul.
2012-12-30 10:19:40 AM
2 votes:

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 10:10:00 AM
2 votes:

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 10:00:55 AM
2 votes:

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 09:50:38 AM
2 votes:
This is my favorite thread!
How many days in a row does this make it-5?

Amazeballs.
2012-12-30 07:42:01 AM
2 votes:
Aw hell, here comes the grammar po po.
2012-12-30 02:49:12 AM
2 votes:
If we all stopped using made-up words, we'd be left with
2012-12-30 02:12:30 AM
2 votes:
soitantly
2012-12-31 05:48:56 AM
1 votes:

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
2012-12-30 09:49:55 PM
1 votes:
I'm not giving up flabalanche...
2012-12-30 05:28:16 PM
1 votes:

BSABSVR: Totes.


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

www.npr.org
2012-12-30 04:40:26 PM
1 votes:

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 04:04:20 PM
1 votes:

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 01:13:38 PM
1 votes:
I was not familiar with either of those "words" before reading about them in the article.

Fbxrd.
2012-12-30 12:44:21 PM
1 votes:
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 12:20:00 PM
1 votes:

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 12:01:03 PM
1 votes:

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 11:50:47 AM
1 votes:
TOTES CRAY CRAY CUZ YOLO
2012-12-30 11:44:39 AM
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2012-12-30 10:42:44 AM
1 votes:

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 10:23:25 AM
1 votes:

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 10:21:17 AM
1 votes:

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 10:21:06 AM
1 votes:

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 10:16:59 AM
1 votes:
Whatever
2012-12-30 10:15:36 AM
1 votes:

BillCo: Unpossible.


I would like to point out that unpossible is a perfectly cromulent word.
2012-12-30 10:12:22 AM
1 votes:
Is "whatever'" still used?
Please tell me that its time has passed.
Don't groan...I heard you groan.
2012-12-30 10:07:23 AM
1 votes:
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 10:05:45 AM
1 votes:

Notabunny: I stopped using such words before it was cool

2012-12-30 09:55:03 AM
1 votes:
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 09:53:39 AM
1 votes:
Fighting against words like amazeballs it tots ridic. YOLO!
2012-12-30 08:35:56 AM
1 votes:

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 08:33:19 AM
1 votes:
That's ridonkulous.
2012-12-30 07:18:12 AM
1 votes:

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 01:58:15 AM
1 votes:
Totes.
 
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