Oh, those fads in modern English speech.

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  1. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Look.

    I just want to be sure about the situation on the ground here at HTF. I've been trying to connect the dots by reading several of the posts here, but, at the end of the day, I find my brain going to mush.

    BTW, isn't the phrase "been there, done that" so 1994?
     
  2. Ted Lee

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    i'm trying to bring back "sheesh!"...but it's not really working. so, i think i'm going to try "yikes!" instead. anyone with me?

    fo shizzle!
     
  3. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    "my bad"

    I cannot stand that phrase. It's not even a phrase, it's just nonsense. Where the hell did it come from?

    My best friend uses it all the time, driving me absolutely bonkers! [​IMG]
     
  4. John Watson

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    Last I heard it was "Been there, Done that, and Bought the T-Shirt"

    Totally clever of you to work "Dots", "end of the day", "So", whatever, in the mild rant Jack [​IMG]

    Bottom line, dude, is we're lost without our cliches.
     
  5. Zen Butler

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    Very 1994, very 1997 Dr. Dre


    Jack, sorry to spin your head around. Even in my 30's, it's tough to break from. Does Brit slang, that seems to carry well into 60's. bother you as much?
     
  6. Ron-P

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    Word Up Jack!
     
  7. Jack Briggs

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    See, this is the situation on the ground here. That having been said, I keep on keeping on.
     
  8. Ron-P

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    Jack, go pick up Ms. Stella Artois, sit back and enjoy, it's all good.
     
  9. brentl

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    Right on!
     
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    I'm with ya...Yikes is all that and a bag a chips.
     
  11. Mark Hayenga

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    A friend and I were trying desperately to bring back "clean" and "proper" in ~2001. We failed miserably, as the 'crunk' juggernaut had yet to wane.
     
  12. Zen Butler

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    Jack, "Keep on Truckin' [​IMG]

    Mark, "clean" has never left the automotive industry.

    Now, "proper", [​IMG] "break ya off sump'in' real proper like"
     
  13. Carlo Medina

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    Eek is the new Yikes.
     
  14. JasonF

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    What about cinch or cinchy? Like, thats a cinch. Or that was cinchy. very 80's
     
  15. Ted Lee

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    don't worry jack. just realize there is nothing within your power to make them whipper-snappers take shape.

    hey, check out this desktop pic -- now that's boss!
     
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    Why don't you tell us what you reeeally think? [​IMG]
     
  17. Rob Gardiner

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    N E Who,

    I use "neat" or "neato" on an almost daily basis. It used to drive my roommate crazy. He said it reminded him of the way they talk on Leave It to Beaver: "that's neat and junk".
     
  18. Bob Graz

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    "cool" has survived a long time, at least with me....
     
  19. Mark Shannon

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    Ditto for cool. I still use it now and then.

    hmmm, Ditto...
     
  20. Rob Gardiner

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    How about "cool beans"? [​IMG]


    Back in high school, my friends and I tried to get "knobby" into general usage but apparently it never caught on. Ex: "Gee, Steve, aren't you knobby."
     

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