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   In 2013 could we all agree to stop using made-up words like 'amazeballs' and 'cray-cray'?

30 Dec 2012 09:46 AM   |   4816 clicks   |   Tulsa World
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BSABSVR    [TotalFark]  
Totes.

30 Dec 2012 01:58 AM
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sithon    [TotalFark]  
soitantly

30 Dec 2012 02:12 AM
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dickfreckle     

BSABSVR: Totes.


I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.

30 Dec 2012 02:43 AM
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Notabunny    [TotalFark]  
I stopped using such words before it was cool

30 Dec 2012 02:45 AM
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Bob_Laublaw     
If we all stopped using made-up words, we'd be left with

30 Dec 2012 02:49 AM
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vartian    [TotalFark]  
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.

30 Dec 2012 02:51 AM
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WhiskeyBender    [TotalFark]  
Considering I just came form Kentucky, I would be happy if I never heard the "N" word again.

30 Dec 2012 02:54 AM
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
Yeah, I just say "Hey black girl" and it seems to work just as well.

30 Dec 2012 03:11 AM
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
That is NOT is response to WhiskeyBender!

30 Dec 2012 03:12 AM
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alienated     

dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.


Times like that I really wish i had a cockpunchatron6000 . That and you jelly ? good Gawds.

30 Dec 2012 03:49 AM
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Lorelle    [TotalFark]  
Okey doke.

30 Dec 2012 04:25 AM
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Nullav     
Let's leave the discussion of this rampant neolexification for another day and discuss "needs ".

30 Dec 2012 04:34 AM
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Nullav     
Err. "Needs <past_tense_verb>", that is.

30 Dec 2012 04:36 AM
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coco ebert     

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

30 Dec 2012 07:18 AM
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Krymson Tyde     
Aw hell, here comes the grammar po po.

30 Dec 2012 07:42 AM
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dogdaze    [TotalFark]  
That's ridonkulous.

30 Dec 2012 08:33 AM
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Donnchadha    [TotalFark]  

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.

30 Dec 2012 08:35 AM
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cmunic8r99    [TotalFark]  
www.edwardbosworth.com

30 Dec 2012 08:52 AM
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BillCo     
Unpossible.

30 Dec 2012 09:00 AM
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Buttle not Tuttle     
Fark that.

30 Dec 2012 09:49 AM
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TheMysticS     
This is my favorite thread!
How many days in a row does this make it-5?

Amazeballs.

30 Dec 2012 09:50 AM
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Jim_Callahan     
What I got out of this article is that you can not know the word "contraction" and have to type a full sentence describing it instead and still somehow get a job as a columnist.

I clearly picked the wrong field, that sounds like the easiest job ever.

30 Dec 2012 09:50 AM
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way south     
That's an overbroad request.
Not in my merica, compadre!

30 Dec 2012 09:50 AM
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skinink     
Honey Boo Boo.

30 Dec 2012 09:50 AM
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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.

30 Dec 2012 09:51 AM
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glwtta     
All words are made up.

30 Dec 2012 09:53 AM
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Carth     
Fighting against words like amazeballs it tots ridic. YOLO!

30 Dec 2012 09:53 AM
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Bennie Crabtree     
The rhythm of "amazeballs" is actually excellent. It scans well, and therefore it is a great addition to English slang. Cray-cray is terrible though.

30 Dec 2012 09:53 AM
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anniesmom    [TotalFark]  
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.

30 Dec 2012 09:55 AM
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TheOther     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That is NOT is response to WhiskeyBender!


*snork*

30 Dec 2012 09:56 AM
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Pie_Cz     
What the fark?

30 Dec 2012 09:56 AM
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chaosweaver     

skinink: Honey Boo Boo.


You suck, sir.

30 Dec 2012 09:58 AM
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Jim_Callahan     

Bennie Crabtree: Cray-cray is terrible though.


Gotta say, any slang that takes longer to say than the normal word or phrase that it replaces is bad slang.

I may feel that I can validly assume anyone that says 'totes' is stupid, but at least they're being efficient in their stupid.

30 Dec 2012 09:58 AM
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mat catastrophe     
Whatevs.

30 Dec 2012 09:58 AM
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A Shambling Mound     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That is NOT is response to WhiskeyBender!


i.imgur.com

30 Dec 2012 09:58 AM
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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

30 Dec 2012 10:00 AM
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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.

30 Dec 2012 10:00 AM
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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.

30 Dec 2012 10:02 AM
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abhorrent1     
The fark is 'cray-cray'?

30 Dec 2012 10:02 AM
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Pants full of macaroni!!     
The last invented word to be acceptable to the English language was "computer". Any word that was created after that is not a real word, and anyone who uses these fake words should be beaten to death with a sledgehammer.

/it'll take care of overpopulation

30 Dec 2012 10:03 AM
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Tarl3k     
Has anybody pointed out yet that ALL words are made up? There isn't some inherent language that all mankind speaks...outside of grunts, but that is reserved as the official language of Mississippi...

30 Dec 2012 10:04 AM
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Pants full of macaroni!!     

dogdaze: That's ridonkulous.


"Ridonkulous" is soooo fifteen minutes ago. The new one's "degronkulous"!

30 Dec 2012 10:05 AM
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SurelyShirley     

Notabunny: I stopped using such words before it was cool


30 Dec 2012 10:05 AM
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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.

30 Dec 2012 10:05 AM
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Crackers Are a Family Food     

dickfreckle: BSABSVR: Totes.

I farking despise that 'word.' Anyone saying without irony gets an immediate punch in the crotch.


And a kick in the throat from me. Hopefully one that ensures that they can never speak again.

30 Dec 2012 10:06 AM
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RandomExcess     
All words are made up

30 Dec 2012 10:06 AM
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Super Chronic     
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

30 Dec 2012 10:07 AM
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Carth     

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.


Good thing English doesn't have any words that are spelled/pronounced the same but have different meanings.

30 Dec 2012 10:07 AM
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TofuTheAlmighty     
Can we also also ban, upon penalty of tongue excision, "preggo" and "preggers?" Those grate on my senses like no others.

30 Dec 2012 10:08 AM
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whatshisname     
Can we also figure out the difference between "then" and "than"?

30 Dec 2012 10:09 AM
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