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A sign I'm getting old!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by tjreishus, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. tjreishus

    tjreishus Well-Known Member
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    I feel that I have now officially reached "old age". As I grew up I saw it in my dad; the inability to adapt to the changing of the english language. New words like "sweet", "dude", "awesome", and "rad". They drove my dad crazy and I couldn
     

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  2. CRPercodani

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    Good post put this belongs in off topic lol. MEH
     
  3. tjreishus

    tjreishus Well-Known Member
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    Your right, another sign.... I can't follow instructions very well anymore.
     
  4. Barbara

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  5. shivers316

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    Really? Because I use "meh" as a statement of me not really caring about something.

    Example:

    Person: "Hey, shivers316, what do you think of the iPhone?"

    Me: "Meh, it's ok."
     
  6. rjoudrey

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    Nothing wrong with you some under the counter medication wouldn't cure! I am 54, I understand, be loose dude! lol :eek:
     
  7. tjreishus

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    Im learning something here. There may be hope for me after all.
     
  8. shivers316

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    As we grow, we must adapt...lol.
     
  9. ari-free

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    canadian: These hot dogs are pretty good, eh?
    American: Meh, not really.

    So meh is the negative response to an eh
     
  10. Aerimus

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    This thread is full of win.
     
  11. hansangb

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    Too funny. When I was in the Army, we used to say "Hooah" to everything. But the versatility of the word became readily apparent on a 96 hour non-stop tactical exercise. At 0300hrs, someone comes up to you -*JUST* as you are about to catch some precious ZZZzzzs - and says "hooah?" Which translates to, "I know you're just about to catch 10 min of shuteye, but I need you to go on a patrol. Grab your gear and get ready"

    To which my reply was a subdued "hooah" Which translates "This really blows but I'll go"

    Who needs words when you have 'hooah'? ;)

    One that that always bothered me. The "www" It's the ONLY alphabet that has three syllables. The words "World Wide Web" has three syllables total. So we take a three syllable word and turn it into a nine syllable letters. :) No wonder people resorted to 'dub dub dub'
     
  12. aileendq

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    From MY Army days (a long time ago in a galaxy far away- or so it seems) it was "HUA." Which, it was explained to me, was a way of telling your superiors that they had their Heads Up (their)...Well, you know.

    And yes, you are right, variations in intonations and accenting gives the sound different meaning- but I always chuckled at the origins of the word, especially when it was O Dark Thirty and some idiot wanted me to get out of my nice warm bunk/sleeping bag, etc.
     
  13. hansangb

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    Huh..I actually never heard that. Interesting. I remember seeing one Bradley with BOHICA written on the front. I asked them what that meant and they said "Bend over, here it comes again!" :)
     
  14. HotDawg

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    So "meh" is Canadian? Lol

    Who was the comedian that had the routine illustrating the 6000 ways to use "dude"?
     
  15. MisterEff

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    (n.) A multi-purpose response, primarily used to imply a degree of indifference. Tone of voice and circumstance often implies a meaning. Can be used when you don't want to answer an awkward or embarrassing question, or if you just plain have nothing else to say, and you want the other person to interpret the "meh" however he/she chooses. As in: Q: "What do you think of my new dress?" A: "Meh." or Q: "What do you want to do tonight?" A: "Meh."
     
  16. Mamahnita

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    iphone hahaha cost tooooooo much. I know you wasn't addressing me but I couldn't help myself.
     
  17. detroid

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    You're only as old as you let yourself be.
     
  18. TheNorthernForest

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    I know, right?
     

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