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Posted: Sep 3, 2008 7:42 pm
 
"in this day and age"

I understand "day" but "age"? are we still in the "age of quarrel", or have we moved on to the "age of makeup sex"?
Posted: Sep 3, 2008 7:50 pm
 
baseball phrase: rackey tack
Posted: Sep 3, 2008 8:10 pm
 
When Sambeaux says terms I don't know I have learned that I should not ask what they mean
Posted: Sep 3, 2008 8:29 pm
 
I could probably make a whole list of Ebonical references but:

"He called me outside my name."

Huh?

-Outside Ryan
Posted: Sep 3, 2008 8:34 pm
 
"I think this is a great start for a design, I mean it works. I think it just needs something to make it pop."

grrrrr "make it pop"(!!!)
Posted: Sep 3, 2008 8:59 pm
 
Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Trig...
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 5:18 am
 
Dude, that's totally Trig!
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 5:19 am
 
Oops, I meant to put quotes around that like I was saying it...
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 5:20 am
 
Or, 'I'm out of smokes, maybe I could Willow one offa that guy'.
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 5:22 am
 
Pushing the Envelope. Unless it means lesbian sex. But then it would not be an envelope. More like a clam. Pushing the Clam. I get it. But it still stinks.
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 9:53 am
 
"shit ton"
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 10:03 am
 
Alice B Toklas/ screamo the clown

resurrected!!!
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 10:06 am
 
where's the beef?
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 10:29 am
 
"What the fuck is your problem!"
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 11:28 am
 
"It's gone down the tubes",
what fuckin tubes
-George Carlin
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 12:17 pm
 
"I feel like I been et by a coyote and shit over a cliff."

Actually I totally understand that one.
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 1:18 pm
 
Family values
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 1:32 pm
 
"Pushing the Envelope" is a term that comes from test pilots. The "flight envelope" is the set of speeds and altitudes in which an airplane can perform. "Pushing the envelope" means to take the plane to the limit of what it is designed to do and beyond. For example, if the specs say the plane cannot go beyond 50,000 feet in altitude, trying to take it to 50,100 feet is "pushing the envelope." I think the term was popularized by Tom Wolfe in The Right Stuff.
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 1:40 pm
 
Family values

That has no meaning, just like all Republican talking points.
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 2:04 pm
 
" ive had it up to here with you!! " where?

anyone who uses the word "albeit".
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 2:05 pm
 
"Pushing the Envelope"
it shouldnt seem all that hard to push an envelope..they're pretty light.
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 5:45 pm
 
Gay
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 5:46 pm
 
"I'm not Gay"
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 5:46 pm
 
Really
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 6:29 pm
 
"You're missing the forest for the trees."

Huh?
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 6:33 pm
 
"do you know why I pulled you over?"
"do you love me?"
"do you know the way to san jose?"
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 12:40 pm
 
"GET BENT!"

Get bent for what? Anal sex?
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 12:59 pm
 
Yeoman Purser
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 5:21 pm
 
Fair to Middlin'
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 7:15 pm
 
poop deck
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 8:43 pm
 
Family values

That has no meaning, just like all Republican talking points.


yeah, I don't understand Republicans period but this thread isn't strictly about politricks now is it?!
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 9:39 pm
 
family entertainment/ "this film has been edited for family viewing" etc.

pretty much I feel that if a movie or a record offends somone in its intended state, that whoever is offended by it should stay the fuck away from it; like taking the bad words out of, oh, "Mr. Brownstone" doesn't change the fact the song is about heroin addiction now does it?!

the latter term up there I saw on a DVD of Josie and the Pussycats at Dollar General here in town; the damn thing was only rated PG-13 in the first place people!! anybody offended by a PG-13 movie has no business watching the goddamn thing in the first place, now do they?!
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 9:49 pm
 
"I feel like I been et by a coyote and shit over a cliff."

"You look like you been shot at and missed and shit at and hit."
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 10:46 pm
 
seems like we're talking about phrases, not terms. I'm getting a little irritated.
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 10:57 pm
 
phrases....terms....they're all words, and words suck
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 11:53 pm
 
"You're missing the forest for the trees."

Just means you're focusing so much on details that you're missing the big picture....most times you hear it as 'you can't see the forest for the trees'. Like in Different Drum by Stone Poneys.
Posted: Sep 6, 2008 1:54 am
 
"No, not now!"


???????????????
Posted: Sep 6, 2008 11:20 am
 
Fair to Middlin'

This a reference to grades of cotton.

Fine
Good
Fair
Middling
poor

I think "in high cotton" is much more self explanatory.
Posted: Sep 7, 2008 1:06 am
 
"growing" your business. Or your whatever that is not a vegetable. That phrase drives me nuts.

"albeit".
Man, I love that word. Also "ergo," but I never actually use that one. What can I say? Blame the English degree...
Posted: Sep 7, 2008 12:22 pm
 
"At the end of the day..."
and
"You're/ we're laughing"
Are two phrases I can not stand. Especially the 2nd one. I think it may be more common among the construction people.

Example: "We get this boarded cut and nailed up we're laughing."

What the fuck is that shit? I am not laughing anytime I am at work. I would say it is more of a frown that I have going. Unless somebody cuts their finger off I am not laughing.
Posted: Sep 7, 2008 7:46 pm
 
"her heart is in the right place"
Posted: Sep 7, 2008 9:03 pm
 
I'm the one fucking this chicken, you're just holding the head.
Posted: Sep 7, 2008 9:13 pm
 
Are two phrases I can not stand. Especially the 2nd one. I think it may be more common among the construction people.

Example: "We get this boarded cut and nailed up we're laughing."

What the fuck is that shit? I am not laughing anytime I am at work. I would say it is more of a frown that I have going. Unless somebody cuts their finger off I am not laughing.



when i used to work construction with red eyed willie one of our co-workers ate a live grasshopper for $5. we laughed all day!
Posted: Sep 9, 2008 11:33 pm
 
PIN number. Should it not be P.I. Number? For that matter, why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?

Regardless, shouldn't it be irregardless?

Inflammable is synonymous to flammable.

To wit,

viz.

& etc.?
Posted: Sep 9, 2008 11:39 pm | Edited by: spyceeburrito
 
PIN number. Should it not be P.I. Number? For that matter, why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?

Regardless, shouldn't it be irregardless?

Inflammable is synonymous to flammable.

To wit,

viz.

& etc.?


If goose are geese why isn't moose meese?
Posted: Sep 10, 2008 12:09 am
 
Regardless, shouldn't it be irregardless?


AAArrrrggghh!! Noooo. Irregardless is redundant. Regard-less...without regard. Adding the 'irr' on is overkill. Drives me crazy. Like when people say 'orientated'. >cringe< Go look it up at the 'libary'.

From Wikitionary: 'Although well attested, this term is frequently regarded as nonstandard and an illiteracy for regardless or irrespective, and may be inappropriate in some contexts.' Sorry. I am a word Nazi.
Posted: Sep 10, 2008 4:36 am
 
fuckin' A
Posted: Sep 10, 2008 7:31 am
 
PIN number. Should it not be P.I. Number? For that matter, why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?

Regardless, shouldn't it be irregardless?

Inflammable is synonymous to flammable.

just PIN and just GPS

no reason to eek out a Number or a System

regardless is a great word --although oft confused with irrespective
Irregardless is not a word


re inflammable

yes you are right; i have never seen even a HYPER correct separation of the two words' meanings


BUT

they are not contradictions in etymologies either: IN here at least does not mean "not" as in indistinct. it is an intensifier, which might help us with the two words:

To wit:
My cotton shirt is highly flammable.
When Alice Cooper is called great my temper gets inflammable.

i do however love the word cleave; the word contains its own contradiction:

Cleave means separate (cleaver, cleft palate, cleavage)

AND

hang onto tightly like
Bazooka Joe used to cleave to his mama's skirt at the Paramus Mall (last year).
Posted: Sep 10, 2008 11:36 am
 
"conversated" is my favorite non-word to hate. Why can't people say "talked" or "conversed"?

"Irregardless" gets my goat too...although I'm not sure what the derivation of "gets my goat" is all about!
Posted: Sep 10, 2008 11:39 am
 
Posted: Sep 10, 2008 11:49 am
 
Regardless, shouldn't it be irregardless?

I was just being a jackass.

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Posted: Sep 10, 2008 12:31 pm
 
Heard in office-type workplace situations: "Let's try to be proactive."

I have no idea what this means.
Posted: Sep 10, 2008 12:38 pm
 
"conversated" is my favorite non-word to hate. Why can't people say "talked" or "conversed"?

"Agreeance" is like this. I mean, the word is "agreement," douchenozzle.
Posted: Sep 14, 2008 5:26 pm
 
you're a rock star, like when the dude in accounting finishes his crunching of numbers and his boss says ...
Posted: Sep 14, 2008 6:07 pm
 
In the workplace: "Tasked" (my manager says this and now, I've started. Gross). HATE IT.

My fave word I understand without understanding: "Riff Raff".
Posted: Sep 14, 2008 6:33 pm
 
PIN number. Should it not be P.I. Number?

I always mix this up at work to keep myself awake.....

"P. Identification N."
"P.I. Number"
"Secret Code"
etc....
Posted: Sep 14, 2008 6:34 pm
 
Heard in office-type workplace situations: "Let's try to be proactive."

I have no idea what this means.


Just tell them that you can't, it would violate your amateur status....
Posted: Sep 14, 2008 6:47 pm
 
PIN number. Should it not be P.I. Number?


see also: ATM Machine.
Posted: Sep 14, 2008 6:50 pm
 
Regardless, shouldn't it be irregardless?


one of my favorite ever goner conversations:
http://www.goner-records.com/board/index.php?action=vthread&forum=4&to pic=19122&page=0#msg277752
Posted: Sep 14, 2008 7:45 pm
 
one of my favorite ever goner conversations:
http://www.goner-records.com/board/index.php?action=vthread&forum=4&to pic=19122&page=0#msg277752


wow ned hayden was a real gem.
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