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(New Zealand Herald)   Dear old people: stop using young people's slang. Whatevs, stop hatin', yo   (nzherald.co.nz) divider line 118
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2014-02-15 04:19:23 PM

bunner: "Tracts"

(pet peave)



That should be 'peeve'.
 
2014-02-15 04:21:50 PM
Most of these I've never heard.

You know what I'm saying? You know what I'm saying?
 
2014-02-15 04:24:04 PM

bratface: bunner: "Tracts"

(pet peave)


That should be 'peeve'.


That was sort of the point.  Yeah.  I was trying to make a funny.
 
2014-02-15 04:27:24 PM
Love doing this to my students. It drives them nuts.

/it's all I got
//*sniff*
 
2014-02-15 04:55:44 PM
Dear young people, are you perchance mad brother?
 
2014-02-15 05:29:13 PM

ciberido: pushcart: tylerdurden217: I'm fine with most of these words remaining in the vernacular. What bugs me is the misuse of the word literally. People use that word to express the magnitude or severity of whatever they are describing.

With that said, I want my epitaph on my headstone to read, "I literally died."

About that...

Last year The OED shook its head, sighed, and added 'figuratively' to the definition of 'literally'.

Since that actually happened in 1903, I assume you don't mean "last year" literally.  But the "figuratively" usage dates back to the 1680s.  Literally.

Along with getting involved in a land war in Asia, one of the classic blunders is to get involved in a fight that was lost before you were even born.


:) I like you!
 
2014-02-15 06:56:53 PM

pushcart: ciberido: pushcart: tylerdurden217: I'm fine with most of these words remaining in the vernacular. What bugs me is the misuse of the word literally. People use that word to express the magnitude or severity of whatever they are describing.

With that said, I want my epitaph on my headstone to read, "I literally died."

About that...

Last year The OED shook its head, sighed, and added 'figuratively' to the definition of 'literally'.

Since that actually happened in 1903, I assume you don't mean "last year" literally.  But the "figuratively" usage dates back to the 1680s.  Literally.

Along with getting involved in a land war in Asia, one of the classic blunders is to get involved in a fight that was lost before you were even born.

:) I like you!


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2014-02-15 06:59:33 PM
Most of those are words you shouldn't use if you're over 35 human.
 
2014-02-15 07:47:45 PM
I like using it.  It gives me road cred.
 
2014-02-15 10:57:54 PM
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2014-02-16 12:17:22 AM

Nix Nightbird: Your Hind Brain: Synergy.
Good fit.
Issue.
Best practice.
Jack-hole.
Stupidfark.

/Mondo


Gag.

My employer is suddenly all about constantly using the term "best practice". It's mind-numbing. I hate business school graduate lingo. All they really mean when they say it is, "Do your job and don't fark around" or simply "rules".

Report header: BLANK ACCOUNT BEST PRACTICE
=
BLANK ACCOUNT RULES
or
WHEN YOU WORK ON BLANK ACCOUNT, DO WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO AND DON'T FARK AROUND (in other words, treat it like every other part of your job. We're just making up words here to justify our middle-management paychecks.)


Yep. I know.
How do you get into the mind of a middle manager?
Open the skull.
 
2014-02-16 01:01:51 AM

Your Hind Brain: Synergy.
Good fit.
Issue.
Best practice.
Jack-hole.
Stupidfark.

/Mondo


At my job, we were told once that "You're all salespeople. Come on, you know which verticals we sell into." I didn't even know what "vertical" meant in that context. (It means "industry," but it "pops" better. Airlines are one "vertical," fast food is another, and etc.)

/I'm a software developer/manager. fark you I'm not a salesman, that's your job. DO YOUR GODDAMN JOB.
 
2014-02-16 01:22:42 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: Your Hind Brain: Synergy.
Good fit.
Issue.
Best practice.
Jack-hole.
Stupidfark.

/Mondo

At my job, we were told once that "You're all salespeople. Come on, you know which verticals we sell into." I didn't even know what "vertical" meant in that context. (It means "industry," but it "pops" better. Airlines are one "vertical," fast food is another, and etc.)

/I'm a software developer/manager. fark you I'm not a salesman, that's your job. DO YOUR GODDAMN JOB.


Holy shart. I went from annoying kids talk to MBA vernacular. I should start another thread.

/Self starter
//Or anything Linkedin says that is no longer cool
///Good fit for my underwear
 
2014-02-16 01:48:42 AM
Maybe these:

Calibrate Expectations
Fun
Outside the Box
Color in the lines
Strategry
Rightshoring
Clear goal
Moving forward
Bang for the box
Seasoned broken interval
Hep X
Administrative assistant
Project manager of fo shizzle

/This isn't fun anymore
 
2014-02-16 04:51:06 AM

DarkVader: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Selfie is not in there because it's not a word that over 35's should stop using, it's a word that everyone should stop using.  Selfie sounds like a faddish word used by teenagers because to them it sounds cool

It's a perfectly cromulent word.  It simply means self portrait.  I have a feeling you'd better get used to it, because it's likely to be in the language for a long time.


I don't know about anyone else, but to me, it sounds as silly as saying "cray-cray" instead of "crazy" and "peeps" or "ppl" instead of "People."
 
2014-02-16 09:53:43 AM

Your Hind Brain: Holy shart. I went from annoying kids talk to MBA vernacular. I should start another thread.


Meh. Discussions naturally wander, even in person.

Apropos of nothing, have you seen the Lego Movie?
 
2014-02-16 10:55:49 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: Your Hind Brain: Holy shart. I went from annoying kids talk to MBA vernacular. I should start another thread.

Meh. Discussions naturally wander, even in person.

Apropos of nothing, have you seen the Lego Movie?


No, I haven't. Should give it a try.
 
2014-02-16 07:03:12 PM

bunner: English, when spoken by the English, has a quality of being used to establish ideas and solidify.  English, when spoken by Americans, tends to be used as a bludgeon or to push things out of the way.  We're running out of things or people to push out of the way 'cause we're all moved in, y'all.  Look into actual English.  Speak well.  Impress your friends.  See also: Spelling and Grammar.


Oh really?

Here are some examples of English as spoken by the English:

"Hoy a hamma owa here, hinny."

"Howay, man, marra, let's gan doon the pub for some beltas scran."

"Hoy us a snout, marra. I'm gasping" and also, the refrain of the charva (see 35), "Gis a tab I can lend till the morra"

Translation for all three of them: Who the fark knows?

Lifted from here: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-sayings - updated-top-56-6466922

These aren't exaggerations. I have known people who talk like that. In fact, when I was a child I spoke like that. Now I speak with an Australian accent which is arguably even worse - easier to understand but more grating to the ears.

On the whole, Americans are far better speakers of English than the English.
 
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