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(Facebook)   Grab some boneless wings, kick the can down the road and cross one more thing off your bucket list: The gurus at Lake Superior State University have released the 2013 Banished Words List   (lssu.edu) divider line 101
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2012-12-31 07:59:17 AM  
List fails without "Mantua".
 
2012-12-31 08:05:40 AM  
I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.
 
2012-12-31 08:08:34 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.


The house way and means committee just released this report an hour ago:
"We're out of ways. And you know what that means."
 
2012-12-31 08:09:34 AM  
repeatedly the acronym 'yolo' is called a word. morans.
 
2012-12-31 08:09:45 AM  
Never really understood the whole "trying to cull the expansion of language" deal. Do you not realize language is fluid and always changing? And if you genuinely have serious issues with the usage of the lower end of the zeitgeist then go buy some coal, stick it up your butt, and at least come away with some diamonds.
 
2012-12-31 08:10:09 AM  
Thank god. I simply cannot function without my daily "irritating words and phrases thread" fix.

/what's it, 4 days in a row now?
 
2012-12-31 08:14:19 AM  
KrispyKritter: "repeatedly the acronym 'yolo' is called a word. morans."

How do you feel about "laser"? At least you didn't use "anymore" to start your sentence.
 
2012-12-31 08:19:06 AM  
You'd think a state college could differentiate between a word and phrase. "Kick the can down the road" is not a word.
 
2012-12-31 08:19:24 AM  
Already this thread is Spocked out and Aspergery.
 
2012-12-31 08:19:42 AM  
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DubtodaIll: Never really understood the whole "trying to cull the expansion of language" deal. Do you not realize language is fluid and always changing? And if you genuinely have serious issues with the usage of the lower end of the zeitgeist then go buy some coal, stick it up your butt, and at least come away with some diamonds.


Language is a virus
 
2012-12-31 08:19:44 AM  
I'm OK with banishing 'trending' but the rest of 'em, meh.
 
2012-12-31 08:20:14 AM  
"Sometimes ass to mouth is OKAY"
 
2012-12-31 08:20:49 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Thank god. I simply cannot function without my daily "irritating words and phrases thread" fix.

/what's it, 4 days in a row now?


THIS.
 
2012-12-31 08:21:10 AM  
I vote for any word that is the result of adding "man" to the front of another word. Man-cave. Mancession. Manscaping. Lemme mansplain this to you: it's annoying.
 
2012-12-31 08:22:08 AM  

Son of Thunder: I vote for any word that is the result of adding "man" to the front of another word. Man-cave. Mancession. Manscaping. Lemme mansplain this to you: it's man-noying.


Admit it, you knew that was coming.
 
2012-12-31 08:22:18 AM  
Trending is the only one of those that REALLY bothers me. As for most of the rest, meh. I could do without "morans"--but I like Fark--so I'm just SOL with that one.
 
2012-12-31 08:23:36 AM  
I find the best approach is to not be a silly asshole and get my panties all twisted about someone else's word usage.
 
2012-12-31 08:24:20 AM  

DubtodaIll: Never really understood the whole "trying to cull the expansion of language" deal. Do you not realize language is fluid and always changing? And if you genuinely have serious issues with the usage of the lower end of the zeitgeist then go buy some coal, stick it up your butt, and at least come away with some diamonds.


Listen Dennis Miller, nobody has serious issues with the lower end of the zeitgeist. It's just a lighthearted way of remembering the more annoying aspects of the past year.
 
2012-12-31 08:24:53 AM  
Gangnam. I'm so farkin' tired of seeing "Gangnam-this" and Gangnam-that". Everything's farkin' Gangnam. STOP IT!
 
2012-12-31 08:30:49 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.

 
2012-12-31 08:31:15 AM  

vudukungfu: . DubtodaIll: Never really understood the whole "trying to cull the expansion of language" deal. Do you not realize language is fluid and always changing? And if you genuinely have serious issues with the usage of the lower end of the zeitgeist then go buy some coal, stick it up your butt, and at least come away with some diamonds.

Language is a virus


The nam-shub of Enki is liuhasldfka lksadflkas oakdfsf dsfs0pol kldfl lsekajrlwke
 
2012-12-31 08:35:12 AM  
We should should keep 'hipsters.'

I LOVE talking shiat about hipsters. It's so fresh and exciting.
 
2012-12-31 08:37:16 AM  
Is it legal yet to take a hammer to anybody who utters the expression, "It is what it is"?
 
2012-12-31 08:37:48 AM  
From the comments..
"Better nip this in the bud - it's already morphed into 'quadruple down.'" Marc Ponto, Milwaukee, Wisc.
img571.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-31 08:40:01 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: KrispyKritter: "repeatedly the acronym 'yolo' is called a word. morans."

How do you feel about "laser"? At least you didn't use "anymore" to start your sentence.


Or radar. Or scuba. But I think KrispyKritter will be AWOL from this thread from here on.
 
2012-12-31 08:43:12 AM  
Tanthalas39: Or radar. Or scuba. But I think KrispyKritter will be AWOL from this thread from here on. anymore.

Pet peave.
 
2012-12-31 08:43:27 AM  

EyeballKid: Is it legal yet to take a hammer to anybody who utters the expression, "It is what it is"?


Whatever will be will be
The future is ours to see
Que sera sera
 
2012-12-31 08:44:50 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.


Oo, so close. Just one word wrong. Do you know which word it is?
/hint, it wasn't a liberal that said, "Deficits don't matter"
 
2012-12-31 08:45:30 AM  

EyeballKid: Is it legal yet to take a hammer to anybody who utters the expression, "It is what it is"?


You're just going to have to learn to 'go with the flow.'
 
2012-12-31 08:48:15 AM  
I'm going to throw this list under the bus.
 
2012-12-31 08:51:33 AM  
I like looking back over some of the old lists.

At This Point in Time - still grossly overused

Detente - I like this one. Let's dust it off.

Perfectly Candid - never followed by anything truly candid

Medication - At this point I'd prefer it over the ubiquitous "meds."

Do-able - never got any better

Past History and Fruitworthy - The banishment must have worked, because I can't say I've heard either one recently.

Sit On It - I'm going to start using this one today.
 
2012-12-31 08:53:09 AM  
Yeah, I'm not a fan of Job Creator. It's a misnomer. Just because you own a busuinesss doesn't mean you created a job for anyone, other than yourself. There are plenty of family owned buisnesses who don't have anyone but themselves on payroll.
 
2012-12-31 08:55:14 AM  

Frehar: EyeballKid: Is it legal yet to take a hammer to anybody who utters the expression, "It is what it is"?

Whatever will be will be
The future is ours to see
Que sera sera


Thanks for remembering.....
theredlist.fr
 
2012-12-31 09:02:13 AM  

Sybarite: I like looking back over some of the old lists...

Sit On It - I'm going to start using this one today.


That's what Fonzie told Ralph to do.
 
2012-12-31 09:03:57 AM  
I am glad they did not include the word lame on the list.
 
2012-12-31 09:04:16 AM  
I got a speeding ticket from a police officer with radio detecting and ranging apparatus in his vehicle. He also had light amplification by simulated emission of radiation gun in his vehicle.
 
2012-12-31 09:05:05 AM  
For the record, "double down" does not mean repeat or reiterate, as the article claims. It means to take the amount by which one has lost on a position and to wager that amount on the losing position. There are variants--such as to wager the losing amount in another game, but on a different hand. Or to increase one's bet on an apparently losing position. They are all versions of martingale betting.
 
2012-12-31 09:10:10 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Tanthalas39: Or radar. Or scuba. But I think KrispyKritter will be AWOL from this thread from here on. anymore.

Pet peave.


*peeve
 
2012-12-31 09:11:16 AM  

EyeballKid: Is it legal yet to take a hammer to anybody who utters the expression, "It is what it is"?


I can only hope so. Every time I hear this I start looking around for a baby to punch.
 
2012-12-31 09:13:46 AM  
"Redouble" should have made the list. I think you need to double ones efforts initially before you can redouble them. Or try making an effort to begin with. Stupid condescending politicians, they're all Man assballs...
 
2012-12-31 09:16:34 AM  
Boneless is an apt term for the product. It distinguishes them from wings with bones.

"Ma'am in the referee outfit, can I get 12 wings without them there skeletal pieces?"

/boneless are better. Fact.
//now wants wings
 
2012-12-31 09:17:44 AM  
Boneless wings aren't just chicken, they are chicken bites with wing sauce. It's much easier just to call them boneless wings, so what? And if they hear this too much, maybe they are spending far too much time at BWW and should try a real restaurant every now and then.
 
2012-12-31 09:19:08 AM  

CruJones: Boneless is an apt term for the product. It distinguishes them from wings with bones.

"Ma'am in the referee outfit, can I get 12 wings without them there skeletal pieces?"

/boneless are better. Fact.
//now wants wings


Dammit...me too.
Also. I don't get why boneless is on that list. It is a good descriptor. For example: "I prefer traditional wings, not boneless wings."
*shurgs*
 
2012-12-31 09:19:19 AM  

CruJones: Boneless is an apt term for the product. It distinguishes them from wings with bones.

"Ma'am in the referee outfit, can I get 12 wings without them there skeletal pieces?"

/boneless are better. Fact.
//now wants wings


They aren't wings. "boneless wings" are chicken nuggets, from the breast.

Boneless suck
 
2012-12-31 09:22:55 AM  

CruJones: /boneless are better. Fact.


This is the most wrong anyone has ever been.
 
2012-12-31 09:27:39 AM  

Girion47: Boneless suck


Cheap drumsticks. Shake n bake.
Leftover bones for broth.
 
2012-12-31 09:32:38 AM  
Issue.

Issue needs to be on this, and all similar lists. Somewhere along the way, someone decided that the word issue is a perfectly cromulent replacement for the word problem.

I blame daytime TV.

Recently at work I tried an experiment: I printed up a 5x7 index card with the phrase "Issue is not a synonym for problem" and quietly displayed it at meetings when the offending phrase was used.

Surprisingly, no one assaulted me, but I'm certain that, behind my back, they said I "must have issues."
 
2012-12-31 09:44:10 AM  
repeat
 
2012-12-31 09:49:00 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.


Yeah, stupid libruls. Who do they think they are, using language like some language-using libruls. Stop it, libruls! No language for you!
 
2012-12-31 09:49:52 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.


Look who can't not talk about politics, but totally doesn't have an unhealthy obsession with it.
 
2012-12-31 09:50:18 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.


Supporting links to your own blog to prove your point? You're really showing the trolls around here a thing or two.
 
2012-12-31 09:57:08 AM  
And "tits" doesn't even belong on the list! It seems like such a friendly word.
 
2012-12-31 09:57:25 AM  

kwame: I find the best approach is to not be a silly asshole and get my panties all twisted about someone else's word usage.


A sense of proportion and sanity in a fark thread? Not impossible, just highly improbable.
 
2012-12-31 10:01:33 AM  

LawrencePerson: liberals


DRINK!
 
2012-12-31 10:12:41 AM  
lesliessexxy: "*peeve"

That's the joke.
 
2012-12-31 10:19:18 AM  
I was sad to see that "afterparty" didn't make the list.

/there is no such thing as a farking "afterparty"
//THERE IS ONLY ANOTHER PARTY, GOD DAMMIT
 
2012-12-31 10:22:40 AM  

mammal: Issue.

Issue needs to be on this, and all similar lists. Somewhere along the way, someone decided that the word issue is a perfectly cromulent replacement for the word problem.

I blame daytime TV.

Recently at work I tried an experiment: I printed up a 5x7 index card with the phrase "Issue is not a synonym for problem" and quietly displayed it at meetings when the offending phrase was used.

Surprisingly, no one assaulted me, but I'm certain that, behind my back, they said I "must have issues."


At my work we don't have problems either. We have challenges. An employee selling black tar heroin while on the clock is a challenge?!? Ok then.

I just took a plunger and a set of double flushes to put my latest issue to bed.
 
2012-12-31 10:23:39 AM  
As long as we can still use MILF.

I love using MILFs.
 
2012-12-31 10:27:43 AM  

mammal: Issue.

Issue needs to be on this, and all similar lists. Somewhere along the way, someone decided that the word issue is a perfectly cromulent replacement for the word problem.

I blame daytime TV.

Recently at work I tried an experiment: I printed up a 5x7 index card with the phrase "Issue is not a synonym for problem" and quietly displayed it at meetings when the offending phrase was used.

Surprisingly, no one assaulted me, but I'm certain that, behind my back, they said I "must have issues."

If you're in a meeting, one would assume that issue is a synonym for problem. Since a problem being discussed is an issue... and you're in a meeting discussing it.
 
2012-12-31 10:33:47 AM  

Girion47: CruJones: Boneless is an apt term for the product. It distinguishes them from wings with bones.

"Ma'am in the referee outfit, can I get 12 wings without them there skeletal pieces?"

/boneless are better. Fact.
//now wants wings

They aren't wings. "boneless wings" are chicken nuggets, from the breast.

Boneless suck


Boneless are an abomination and an insult against all that is good in the world. Their existence is proof that too many Americans are culinary beotians.

A wing is a recognizable part of the chicken. It is held together by bones and has varying thicknesses of meat which make them challenging to cook properly, but so much more rewarding to eat when properly done. Boneless wings are just processed pieces of chicken for people who prefer their food pre-chewed.
 
2012-12-31 10:40:23 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Tanthalas39: Or radar. Or scuba. But I think KrispyKritter will be AWOL from this thread from here on. anymore.

Pet peave.


you might wanna revisit your word choice...


/when i see a grammar nazi, all i can do is pat them on the shoulder and say: there their they're
 
2012-12-31 10:42:42 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: List fails without "Mantua".


I don't get it, when I google that in brings up a small town that's about 40 Mi. away from me
 
2012-12-31 10:45:34 AM  

Bmorrison: OtherLittleGuy: List fails without "Mantua".

I don't get it, when I google that in brings up a small town that's about 40 Mi. away from me


urban dictionary it :) (at work and site is blocked so can't cut/paste or link) :(
 
2012-12-31 10:47:28 AM  

suthrnrunt:
/when i see a grammar nazi, all i can do is pat them on the shoulder and say: there their they're


Me two.
 
2012-12-31 10:57:44 AM  

Son of Thunder: I vote for any word that is the result of adding "man" to the front of another word. Man-cave. Mancession. Manscaping. Lemme mansplain this to you: it's annoying.


You sound manstipated
 
2012-12-31 11:01:09 AM  

endosymbiont: For the record, "double down" does not mean repeat or reiterate, as the article claims. It means to take the amount by which one has lost on a position and to wager that amount on the losing position.


Which is exactly how it's been used recently, actually. Politicians pushing policies that have been proven to plotz. It's a losing idea, but they want to do it more.
 
2012-12-31 11:06:01 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.


Legitimate Crazy Person.
 
2012-12-31 11:32:17 AM  

lesliessexxy: Quantum Apostrophe: Tanthalas39: Or radar. Or scuba. But I think KrispyKritter will be AWOL from this thread from here on. anymore.

Pet peave.

*peeve


Peave
 
2012-12-31 11:34:42 AM  
Folks. I'm sick of folks.
 
2012-12-31 11:35:29 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: lesliessexxy: Quantum Apostrophe: Tanthalas39: Or radar. Or scuba. But I think KrispyKritter will be AWOL from this thread from here on. anymore.

Pet peave.

*peeve

Peave


/rotsky
 
2012-12-31 11:42:30 AM  

Ishidan: endosymbiont: For the record, "double down" does not mean repeat or reiterate, as the article claims. It means to take the amount by which one has lost on a position and to wager that amount on the losing position.

Which is exactly how it's been used recently, actually. Politicians pushing policies that have been proven to plotz. It's a losing idea, but they want to do it more.


I agree. It's a great phrase for certain things. Mike Huckabee is a good example. He tried to start a Chik-fil-a appreciation day and he defended Todd Akin's legitimate rape comment. Two instances of doubling down. The article didn't seem to understand the phrase. Sarah Palin doubled down so frequently, she's infinitely thick.
 
2012-12-31 11:51:17 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.
DDDDeeerrrrpppppppppp


Why is it that so many Republicans evidently need mental health care?
 
2012-12-31 11:56:31 AM  

Ishidan: suthrnrunt:
/when i see a grammar nazi, all i can do is pat them on the shoulder and say: there their they're

Me two.


Laikwaiz.
 
2012-12-31 11:59:27 AM  
Ah, the folks at LSSU create their annual Banished Words List, AKA what to do over the winter in the Soo if you don't like hockey....
 
2012-12-31 12:18:45 PM  
Jeebus Farking Crisco
 
2012-12-31 12:19:02 PM  
"Baby mama". What is that? A midget mother? A pregnant 8 year old...what?
 
2012-12-31 12:27:25 PM  
files.artlung.com.s3.amazonaws.com

As an Amiga user/fan, the word "Guru" is staying right where it is in my vocabulary. So suck it, Lake Superior State University!

/hawt
 
2012-12-31 12:33:04 PM  

endosymbiont: For the record, "double down" does not mean repeat or reiterate, as the article claims. It means to take the amount by which one has lost on a position and to wager that amount on the losing position. There are variants--such as to wager the losing amount in another game, but on a different hand. Or to increase one's bet on an apparently losing position. They are all versions of martingale betting.


That's not what it means in blackjack at all.

You double the bet on a hand and are dealt one more card. If you're smart and it was a good hand, it's a solid play. If you're an idiot and are doubling while showing a hard 20, you deserve the loss you'll take.
 
2012-12-31 12:55:13 PM  
Why is there a link to some podunk school's website, with the Facebook logo for its source image?

Something tells me subby goes to said podunk school and has had a raging chub all morning because this got greenlit.
 
2012-12-31 12:58:04 PM  

thurstonxhowell: endosymbiont: For the record, "double down" does not mean repeat or reiterate, as the article claims. It means to take the amount by which one has lost on a position and to wager that amount on the losing position. There are variants--such as to wager the losing amount in another game, but on a different hand. Or to increase one's bet on an apparently losing position. They are all versions of martingale betting.

That's not what it means in blackjack at all.

You double the bet on a hand and are dealt one more card. If you're smart and it was a good hand, it's a solid play. If you're an idiot and are doubling while showing a hard 20, you deserve the loss you'll take.


Interesting. I did not know that. You have shown another nuanced meaning that the article missed entirely.
 
2012-12-31 01:21:12 PM  
LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue tohttp://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=15865" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(61, 61, 255); text-decoration: initial; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgb(255, 94, 153); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;">spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Whenever I see someone mention "liberals" in anything, I find it hard to take anything else they say seriously, even when they're right.

I swear, there's a whole class of people out there absolutely OBSESSED with the idea of LIBERALS, LIBERALS, LIBERALS....

These people listen to too much talk radio, or something, and now they're fixated on some all-present bogey men (LIBS!!!) which represent everything that is bad. They obsess over liberals the same way Nazis used to obsess about Jews...or Muslims currently obsess about...well...Jews.

It's like a mental illness. Get help.
 
2012-12-31 01:25:59 PM  
There is one new usage that really gifts me a pain in the ass.
 
2012-12-31 01:39:04 PM  

Bmorrison: OtherLittleGuy: List fails without "Mantua".

I don't get it, when I google that in brings up a small town that's about 40 Mi. away from me


Think "Romeo and Juliet". :)
 
2012-12-31 01:45:17 PM  
And now a word from my linguistics professor:


Link

Happy New Year and remember Bill Safire's admonishment

"Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; seek viable alternatives. "
 
2012-12-31 02:15:19 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: From the comments..
"Better nip this in the bud - it's already morphed into 'quadruple down.'" Marc Ponto, Milwaukee, Wisc.
[img571.imageshack.us image 338x425]


If I may put my prescriptivist hat on for a moment:

"Double down" doesn't mean (or shouldn't men) simply "to repeat yourself.'   It means "to assert the same general idea more strongly than before" or "to take an even more extreme position than previously held."  And if we aren't going to use "double down" for that, then we ought to come up with a new expression, because it's a concept we really do need a term for.  It happens all the time, just on Fark alone.

/ takes prescriptivist hat off
 
2012-12-31 02:20:54 PM  

Sybarite: I like looking back over some of the old lists.

Do-able - never got any better


Like with "double down," this is a term we really need.  Or to be more precise, the term describes a concept that we really need a word for.  You can argue that we don't really need "do-able" because "possible" works just as well, but I feel that there's a useful distinction between "possible" and "do-able" that's lost if we just use "possible" in both cases.

Also, if it matters, "do-able" is already in some dictionaries.  Not that "It's in the dictionary!" is the ultimate argument, but I suppose the fact carries some weight.
 
2012-12-31 02:23:07 PM  

endosymbiont: For the record, "double down" does not mean repeat or reiterate, as the article claims. It means to take the amount by which one has lost on a position and to wager that amount on the losing position. There are variants--such as to wager the losing amount in another game, but on a different hand. Or to increase one's bet on an apparently losing position. They are all versions of martingale betting.


I think that more eloquently said what I was trying to say.  Even if not, it was interesting.  I was not familiar with the term "martingale betting."  Thank you.
 
2012-12-31 02:26:07 PM  

HootyMagoo: "Redouble" should have made the list. I think you need to double ones efforts initially before you can redouble them. Or try making an effort to begin with. Stupid condescending politicians, they're all Man assballs...


Except that it's had essentially the same meaning for over 500 years, so you're too late.  Especially so, since the theme of the article was NEW words.
 
2012-12-31 02:43:31 PM  

ciberido: Sybarite: I like looking back over some of the old lists.

Do-able - never got any better

Like with "double down," this is a term we really need.  Or to be more precise, the term describes a concept that we really need a word for.  You can argue that we don't really need "do-able" because "possible" works just as well, but I feel that there's a useful distinction between "possible" and "do-able" that's lost if we just use "possible" in both cases.

Also, if it matters, "do-able" is already in some dictionaries.  Not that "It's in the dictionary!" is the ultimate argument, but I suppose the fact carries some weight.


feasible?
 
2012-12-31 03:00:19 PM  

Girion47: ciberido: Sybarite: I like looking back over some of the old lists.

Do-able - never got any better

Like with "double down," this is a term we really need.  Or to be more precise, the term describes a concept that we really need a word for.  You can argue that we don't really need "do-able" because "possible" works just as well, but I feel that there's a useful distinction between "possible" and "do-able" that's lost if we just use "possible" in both cases.

Also, if it matters, "do-able" is already in some dictionaries.  Not that "It's in the dictionary!" is the ultimate argument, but I suppose the fact carries some weight.

feasible?


Hmmm ... I think you're right.  "Feasible" does the same job just as well as "do-able."  Very well.  I shall retire "do-able" and use "feasible" in its stead.
 
2012-12-31 03:03:23 PM  

Girion47: ciberido: Sybarite: I like looking back over some of the old lists.

Do-able - never got any better

Like with "double down," this is a term we really need.  Or to be more precise, the term describes a concept that we really need a word for.  You can argue that we don't really need "do-able" because "possible" works just as well, but I feel that there's a useful distinction between "possible" and "do-able" that's lost if we just use "possible" in both cases.

Also, if it matters, "do-able" is already in some dictionaries.  Not that "It's in the dictionary!" is the ultimate argument, but I suppose the fact carries some weight.

feasible?


Although.... apparently "doable" dates back hundreds of years, so if one's objections to "doable" is that it's a neologism, i suppose we should accept it.

For make sake, personally, I think I'll use feasible, but I can't fault anyone for using "do-able."
 
2012-12-31 03:20:04 PM  

ciberido: Girion47: ciberido: Sybarite: I like looking back over some of the old lists.

Do-able - never got any better

Like with "double down," this is a term we really need.  Or to be more precise, the term describes a concept that we really need a word for.  You can argue that we don't really need "do-able" because "possible" works just as well, but I feel that there's a useful distinction between "possible" and "do-able" that's lost if we just use "possible" in both cases.

Also, if it matters, "do-able" is already in some dictionaries.  Not that "It's in the dictionary!" is the ultimate argument, but I suppose the fact carries some weight.

feasible?

Although.... apparently "doable" dates back hundreds of years, so if one's objections to "doable" is that it's a neologism, i suppose we should accept it.

For make sake, personally, I think I'll use feasible, but I can't fault anyone for using "do-able."



I don't really care where it comes from. It's both annoying and grossly overused. In about 99% of the cases I've ever heard it used, what the speaker really means is "I (or we) can do that." Saying something is "doable" is generally an unnecessary abstraction. I don't want to know if it can happen. I want to know if you are capable of doing it.
 
2012-12-31 03:36:33 PM  

PunkTiger: [files.artlung.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 600x92]

As an Amiga user/fan, the word "Guru" is staying right where it is in my vocabulary. So suck it, Lake Superior State University!

/hawt


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Approves.
 
2012-12-31 03:47:02 PM  

Sybarite: I don't really care where it comes from. It's both annoying and grossly overused. In about 99% of the cases I've ever heard it used, what the speaker really means is "I (or we) can do that." Saying something is "doable" is generally an unnecessary abstraction. I don't want to know if it can happen. I want to know if you are capable of doing it.



I don't know how much of it is linguistic (or you care at all about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis) and how much of it is cultural, but I find it interesting how focused on the AGENT English is, and native speakers of English generally are.  English has a perfectly cromulent way to express a complete sentence without an agent (the passive voice), and yet people condemn it and style guides insist that would should avoid it.

Even in cases where there IS no agent, English insists that we insert a dummy subject because we are uncomfortable with a sentence that lacks a subject.  So we insist upon saying, for example, "It's raining," with the dummy subject "it" that holds no meaning and refers to nothing at all, simply because we are married to the notion that every sentence must have a subject.

Anyway, I'm not trying to criticize you or disagree with you.  I just find it interesting that you are so focused on agency.  There's nothing wrong with that, but I think you would find native speakers of other languages who had grown up in other cultures might not consider it as important.
 
2012-12-31 04:09:16 PM  

lostcat: Why is there a link to some podunk school's website, with the Facebook logo for its source image?

Something tells me subby goes to said podunk school and has had a raging chub all morning because this got greenlit.


Subby here. The link to the site was submitted a year ago (Podunk school reuses the same Web address for the current list) and I didn't feel like waiting for the Podunk local news to pick up the story
 
2012-12-31 05:09:05 PM  

suthrnrunt: Bmorrison: OtherLittleGuy: List fails without "Mantua".

I don't get it, when I google that in brings up a small town that's about 40 Mi. away from me

urban dictionary it :) (at work and site is blocked so can't cut/paste or link) :(


Fun fact: If we're talking about the town in Ohio, it's pronounced "mant-a-way". No kiddin'.
 
2012-12-31 05:20:21 PM  
gastro-pub

Please god, kill the term gastro-pub
 
2012-12-31 08:17:40 PM  

Infobahn: gastro-pub

Please god, kill the term gastro-pub


I agree so much. When I hear gastro, it almost always follows its a diarrhea causing disease. I assume the food at those places does the same
 
2012-12-31 08:58:21 PM  

suthrnrunt: Bmorrison: OtherLittleGuy: List fails without "Mantua".

I don't get it, when I google that in brings up a small town that's about 40 Mi. away from me

urban dictionary it :) (at work and site is blocked so can't cut/paste or link) :(


I did and it came up with stuff referencing the Small town in Ohio
 
2012-12-31 10:05:09 PM  
ciberido, how about reblow me then.
 
2013-01-01 11:37:08 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: List fails without "Mantua".


Also fails without "ermahgerd"
 
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