Totally like whatever, you know?

  • masculumpedes

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    Jan 02, 2010 5:33 AM GMT
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    In case you hadn't noticed,
    it used to be uncool
    to sound like you knew what you're talking about?
    and not sound like a fool.

    Declarative sentences -- were so-called
    because they used to, like, DECLARE
    Like, don't think I'm uncool just because I know this;
    It's like what I've heard here and there.

    What happened to our language?
    Did we have, like, nothing to say?
    Did society become so, like, totally...
    I mean absolutely... You know?, Gone astray?

    I guess the 80's way of speaking
    was clever in it's own day.
    To disguise the fact that the things we said
    Were in a most confusing way....Like Whatever!
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    Jan 02, 2010 5:44 AM GMT
    like WTF are you on about old man?


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    Jan 02, 2010 5:45 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidlike WTF are you on about old man?


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    Hey, I remember the 80's.......do you? icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 02, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
    I think this is what he was trying to say icon_wink.gif

    I posted it a while back, can't find it now.

    Typography from Ronnie Bruce on Vimeo.

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    Jan 02, 2010 5:56 AM GMT
    malefeet said
    lilTanker saidlike WTF are you on about old man?


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    Hey, I remember the 80's.......do you? icon_wink.gif

    No, I don't, I was born in 82
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    Jan 02, 2010 5:59 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    malefeet said
    lilTanker saidlike WTF are you on about old man?
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    Hey, I remember the 80's.......do you? icon_wink.gif

    No, I don't, I was born in 82


    '89 here.

    I blocked out the 80s. I was wild.

    Best 3 months of my life.
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    Jan 02, 2010 6:00 AM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier said
    lilTanker said
    malefeet said
    lilTanker saidlike WTF are you on about old man?
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    Hey, I remember the 80's.......do you? icon_wink.gif

    No, I don't, I was born in 82


    '89 here.

    I blocked out the 80s. I was wild.

    Best 3 months of my life.

    HAHAHAHA you damned smart arsed whipper snappers icon_razz.gif hahaha
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    Jan 02, 2010 6:01 AM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidI think this is what he was trying to say icon_wink.gif

    I posted it a while back, can't find it now.



    Yeah.....This is great...Thanks!!! icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 02, 2010 6:42 AM GMT
    lol clever.

    i would like to propose a motion to bring back the old school, straight up like homeboys used to scribble back in the dizay.

    ie...

    "The station which we occupy among the nations of the earth is honorable, but awful. Trusted with the destinies of this solitary republic of the world, the only monument of human rights, and the sole depository of the sacred fire of freedom and self-government, from hence it is to be lighted up in other regions of the earth, if other regions of the earth shall ever become susceptible of its benign influence. All mankind ought then, with us, to rejoice in its prosperous, and sympathize in its adverse fortunes, as involving everything dear to man. And to what sacrifices of interest, or convenience, ought not these considerations to animate us? To what compromises of opinion and inclination, to maintain harmony and union among ourselves, and to preserve from all danger this hallowed ark of human hope and happiness."

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    Jan 02, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
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    Plain English is good English! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 02, 2010 1:21 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier said'89 here.

    I blocked out the 80s. I was wild.

    Best 3 months of my life.

    LOL! Well I was '49 here, and remember 1950s things that are laughable now. But then so were things in the '60s, '70, '80s, '90s...

    To me, malefeet's little composition is more of a template, that could apply to any decade, and will probably describe the new decade we're just entering, as well. Per the old saying: "The more things change, the more they remain the same."
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    Jan 02, 2010 1:59 PM GMT
    i hate when my 12 yr old sister has all her gfs around me . "like" is the most used word in their vocabulary along with "dude" they sound like hens running around with their heads cut off
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    Jan 02, 2010 2:08 PM GMT
    waxon saidi hate when my 12 yr old sister has all her gfs around me . "like" is the most used word in their vocabulary along with "dude" they sound like hens running around with their heads cut off

    Withe the exception of "dude" you would have heard much the same thing from a bunch of girls in the late 1950s: like, cool, neat, ya' know, etc. If anything, what surprises me is the persistence of some of these slang words & phrases, outliving their more short-lived counterparts prior to WWII. Of course, we have more recently acquired such gems as "awesome" but the number of others that are older than 40 or 50 years is notable in our modern world.
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    Jan 02, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidI think this is what he was trying to say icon_wink.gif

    I posted it a while back, can't find it now.

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    Very smart, very well executed...Thanks, ThePenIs!
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    Jan 02, 2010 2:24 PM GMT
    Don't mean to hijack your thread, Malefeet, but that cow in your main post reminded me of this cow:



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    Jan 02, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Don't mean to hijack your thread, Malefeet, but that cow in your main post reminded me of this cow:




    No problem my friend...Thanks for the comment! icon_biggrin.gif
  • JackSilver

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    Jan 02, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    I seem to talk like that sometimes, sometimes, not all the time.

    When two people in a conversation know each other well enough, a simple "you know" and "duh" can mean as much as a complete sentence can. But I do agree, some of the things we hear today is way too carried away.

    I think speech is not our generations biggest problems. Spelling, typing and writing is. People seem to use far more abbreviations than needed, and have a common disregard to typos.

    I had a few cramps while trying to write my final exams for the past semester. I had to write far less than I had to in my high school exams 2 years ago, but I can't seem to recall writing so many words, by hand, since then, so did a lot of my friends.

    Still, you can make a full sentence without using "like", "totally" and "whatever", if you want to sound old and uncool and out that isicon_wink.gif
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    Jan 02, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    Oh my gosh, you're, like, totally on point icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 02, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
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    waxon saidi hate when my 12 yr old sister has all her gfs around me . "like" is the most used word in their vocabulary along with "dude" they sound like hens running around with their heads cut off

    Withe the exception of "dude" you would have heard much the same thing from a bunch of girls in the late 1950s: like, cool, neat, ya' know, etc. If anything, what surprises me is the persistence of some of these slang words & phrases, outliving their more short-lived counterparts prior to WWII. Of course, we have more recently acquired such gems as "awesome" but the number of others that are older than 40 or 50 years is notable in our modern world.


    i dont mind sayings like "awsome" or "totally" or even "utterly fantastic" but the words "like" and "dude" are the worst ones IMO they make u sound uneducated
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    Jan 02, 2010 4:22 PM GMT
    The first time I came to visit the US, I was worried that my knowledge of the language may be insufficient. The funny thing was that most of the people I met didn't even try to speak correctly. Everybody told me that my English sounds British, because Americans didn't pronounce the whole words and didn't use long sentences. I guess what they meant was that it sounded right ... which is a great compliment for me, but not so much for them.

    But that's not only happening to English. It's all over the world, people don't care that much. About anything icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 02, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidI think this is what he was trying to say icon_wink.gif

    I posted it a while back, can't find it now.

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    Brilliant, visually and for what it says.

    Also, I think I might be guilty of this? Like, a lot.
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    Jan 02, 2010 7:16 PM GMT
    That video was brilliant.

    Its funny when people preface their thoughts with "I don't want to sound like..........." and then go ahead and sound like whatever it is they don't want to sound like.

    And quite simply, they ARE what they sound like.