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fordnmerc
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From: Watkins Glen, NY USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 06-13-2002 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you noticed?

In the 20th it was: THING

In the 21st it is: THINGY

Why the Y?

Are we soon going to be hearing people say THONGY???

Any other....changes in the language that anyone would like to mention?

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fordnmerc
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From: Watkins Glen, NY USA
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posted 06-13-2002 12:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The times, they are a changin'....

In the 20th: The Cat in the Hat

In the 21st: The Thingy in the Thongy

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LaserStang
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From: Monterey, CA
Registered: Jun 2002

posted 06-23-2002 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LaserStang   Click Here to Email LaserStang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh I could go on forever about this one! D

"Tight" used to mean something that isn't loose. Now it has replaced "Cool"
"Hella" has replaced "Very"
"Sick" used to mean "not well". Then it meant "gross"... Now it means "Hella Tight"
"Keep it on the down-low" has replaced "Keep it on the QT"
A "Cracker" was something you ate with your soup...
"I'm getting my groove on" didn't used to mean ANYTHING. Now kids use it to describe their "coolness"...
"Hit it" used to mean 'to strike something'...
"Laughs" used to be an adverb, now it's an adjective.. (go figure?)
Nothing is "very funny" anymore, now it's "hella laughs".
A "dog" was your best friend. Now it's a form of greeting and the spelling has changed to "dawg".
Double dutch, much to my dismay, is making a comeback (I guess some things just won't die..)
"Bling bling" wasn't anything. Now it's an onomatopoeia used as either a verb, adverb, adjective, or noun. (Argh!)
Oh yeah, and "cell" (as in cellphone) has become "celly". Note the completely nonsensical use of the trailing "Y"...
"Call me on my cell phone" has been replaced by, "Hit me up on my celly".
"Fat" used to mean "overweight". Now "phat" is something that's "hella sick".
"Pimpin'" was something only pimps did. Now EVERYONE'S "Pimpin the new threads" or "Pimpin some bling bling" or "Pimpin the new ride"...

I could keep going, but I'm hungry and need to go get my grub on..

Peace out, yo!

~Brian

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-23-2002 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All I know is 'Smoke a fag' has different meanings in England, San Francisco, or Texas!

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 06-23-2002 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
All I know is 'Smoke a *** ' has different meanings in England, San Francisco, or Texas!


LOL,Your so right on that Steve.

SCOOP

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