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« on: December 15, 2004, 04:43:43 PM »

Cowboy Up

Nothing is lamer to me than that phrase. I see it on stickers on the backs of trucks. The entire Red Sox team used it as their rallying cry 2 years ago. What the hell does it mean? Is it like when you're biking and someone says, "Car back"? Do I look up to see a Cowboy?

Holy Hell

I have a friend that uses that phrase all the time and it sounds so forced and premeditated when he says it I want to stuff a fist down his throat. Plus, I've seen it on two thread topics in the past few days. Make it stop!

Mad props

Not so prevalent with the people I know, but whenever I watch tv (maybe I shouldn't watch tv), that seems to pop up somewhere. STOP TRYING TO BE COOL!! Just say "congratulations" and leave it at that!

What bugs you?

What drives you nuts?
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2004, 04:45:25 PM »

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Nothing is lamer to me than that phrase. I see it on stickers on the backs of trucks. The entire Red Sox team used it as their rallying cry 2 years ago. What the hell does it mean? Is it like when you're biking and someone says, "Car back"? Do I look up to see a Cowboy?

Do I just live in a cave?  I've never once heard that phrase in my life.  Odd.  Of course now I'm sure I'll start hearing it all the time. Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2004, 04:48:08 PM »

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Cowboy Up

Nothing is lamer to me than that phrase. I see it on stickers on the backs of trucks. The entire Red Sox team used it as their rallying cry 2 years ago. What the hell does it mean? Is it like when you're biking and someone says, "Car back"? Do I look up to see a Cowboy?

Do I just live in a cave?  I've never once heard that phrase in my life.  Odd.  Of course now I'm sure I'll start hearing it all the time. Tongue

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Try living in Texas married to a West Texas gal whose brother is about as cowboy as you can get, while you're about as citified as it's possible to be. Whoo doggie.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2004, 05:01:43 PM »

Word.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2004, 05:05:06 PM »

I know "cowboy up" basically means the same thing as "get back on the horse".  Recovering from a tough loss.  Kevin Millar (a Texan) said after a tough loss last season "No worries, we'll just cowboy up", and it caught on.

Anyways, that's how cowboy up became the Sox slogan last year.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2004, 05:13:20 PM »

I've been waiting five years for "bling bling" to disappear from the pop lexicon...
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2004, 05:32:19 PM »

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I've been waiting five years for "bling bling" to disappear from the pop lexicon...


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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2004, 05:49:09 PM »

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I've been waiting five years for "bling bling" to disappear from the pop lexicon...


This is what happens when MTV tries to create a catch-phrase. It's then used by VJ's and half-ass rockers and rap artists, while a lot of their target audience thinks it's stupid and waits for the corporate creators to recognize that. Of course, I've thought MTV stopped being relevant over a decade ago when it stopped showing "dangerous" music and focuses exclusively on pop and rap, neither of which have been "dangerous" for a while.
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2004, 05:53:27 PM »

"batshit crazy"
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2004, 08:08:07 PM »

Holy hell!  mad props to all of you going batshit crazy over this dangerous bling bling!  Maybe you should all just cowboy up with some gaming goodness.

Word.


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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2004, 08:12:02 PM »

Beyond your imagination!

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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2004, 08:26:20 PM »

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Cowboy Up

Nothing is lamer to me than that phrase. I see it on stickers on the backs of trucks. The entire Red Sox team used it as their rallying cry 2 years ago. What the hell does it mean? Is it like when you're biking and someone says, "Car back"? Do I look up to see a Cowboy?



Cowboy Up is a very popular phrase in the PBR. "He's needs to Cowboy Up" or He's going to Cowboy Up for ya." is used quite frequently. It means to step to the plate or to perform.

BTW...PBR=Professional Bull Riding.
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2004, 08:32:30 PM »

"hella" used anywhere.  That's hella cool, that's hella tight, that's hell retarded.  I hate that word.

"tight" is retarded.
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2004, 08:53:49 PM »

That's big pimpin.

Shizzle-Nizzle, dizzle and all that ignorant shit.

I hate both of those.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2004, 12:25:34 AM »

"Folks"...I hate just plain "folks".

The only time I hear this is when some management type ass thinks he needs to appear down to Earth and connect with the workers. As in "well you know folks...." or "the folks over in..."

Folks = proles
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2004, 12:45:35 AM »

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"Folks"...I hate just plain "folks".
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Don't ever visit the south!  There are lots of folksy folks down here.  :wink:

I've never heard "Cowboy Up," but I am familiar with the variation, "Man Up."  From the context I always take it to mean "be a man" or "prove your manhood."

As for the topic, I am not a fan of purposely embracing bad grammer just to look "hard," cool, or just plain ignorant.
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2004, 12:46:43 AM »

Yeah, I hate all that stuff to.

Too add my own.


"That's Ill!" A completely needless variation of "Sick," which itself isn't exactly a spell binding piece of verbiage.


"Dog," as in: "Yo, dog, what's up"

"Hit me up," as in: "Dude, when you pay your phone bill again, hit me up."

"Peace" and all usages such as: "Peace, I'm out." and "Peace out"
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2004, 04:17:08 AM »

"Surreal"

People overuse the term to describe non-surreal events.  "I just got in a car accident.  It was surreal."  No, getting into a car accident is one of the more "real" events that can happen to a person in life.  


"Random"

*Someone makes an odd comment* -- "Dude, that was so random." Ugh.
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2004, 04:36:51 AM »

Another one...

Describing something good as "Off the <noun>"

Off the "chain" (this one particularly bugs me)
Off the "hook"
Off the "heezee"
etc.
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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2004, 07:35:24 AM »

Holla back.

Similar to

Shout out.

Make it stop!
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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2004, 09:59:32 AM »

"gaming goodness"

Video game "journalists" are an immense source of English-language annoyance to me.  I hereby strike them with a pox.
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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2004, 01:45:22 PM »

"Thats sick!" anytime  someone uses 'sick' to describe something cool i just wanna bash thier face in. usually used during that other pastime i HATE which is drifting.
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« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2004, 02:13:04 PM »

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Cowboy Up

Nothing is lamer to me than that phrase. I see it on stickers on the backs of trucks. The entire Red Sox team used it as their rallying cry 2 years ago. What the hell does it mean? Is it like when you're biking and someone says, "Car back"? Do I look up to see a Cowboy?

Do I just live in a cave?  I've never once heard that phrase in my life.  Odd.  Of course now I'm sure I'll start hearing it all the time. Tongue

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Try living in Texas married to a West Texas gal whose brother is about as cowboy as you can get, while you're about as citified as it's possible to be. Whoo doggie.


You know...I live in the same metroplex...and I've never heard this term.  OF course, since I've been out of high school, I've been pretty sheltered from non-citified folk.
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« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2004, 10:48:02 PM »

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"Thats sick!" anytime  someone uses 'sick' to describe something cool i just wanna bash thier face in. usually used during that other pastime i HATE which is drifting.


Well, that probably comes from Quebec where they use the French term to mean Awesome. It doesn't translate so well to English though.
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« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2004, 12:01:01 AM »

"big baller" and all the variants of ball or baller.  hate it and hate anyone who uses it in a regular fashion.  there's a dj on a local radio station who uses that word quite often and it makes him sound very stupid.  of course, he also talks with a stoner voice which he thinks makes him sound cool and goes by the name of "the ricker"  

biggest a-hole on the radio and the reason i don't listen to the station any more.
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« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2004, 12:41:36 AM »

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"big baller" and all the variants of ball or baller.  hate it and hate anyone who uses it in a regular fashion.  there's a dj on a local radio station who uses that word quite often and it makes him sound very stupid.  of course, he also talks with a stoner voice which he thinks makes him sound cool and goes by the name of "the ricker"  

biggest a-hole on the radio and the reason i don't listen to the station any more.


that'sright my bre. Seattle, right?

He bugged me at first, now he's kinda funny, though I hate the music they play on the station now.
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« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2004, 12:47:55 AM »

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that'sright my bre. Seattle, right?

He bugged me at first, now he's kinda funny, though I hate the music they play on the station now.


yup.  seattle is it, although i actually live in so king co.  

i don't know about him actually.  he almost sounds like that phil henry on the buzz late at night.  he takes a very serious sounding position on topics too crazy to be real by fake guests.  i get the impression that he's putting on an act, but it just bugs me anyway
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« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2004, 01:23:07 AM »

The only thing making mad props acceptable is when you, in jest of course, give specific numbers of them.

For example:
"That was clever.  You get two props."

That tends to annoy people who actually use it in conversations because they realize how dumb they sound.

Me, I'm waiting until I get enough props to trade for a turbojet.
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« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2004, 01:24:42 AM »

Just hope you never meet a radio dj...Growing up we had some cool sounding djs on the radio then one day they came to our school...omg the dweedy nerds they were...and the women sound hot on air but in person you could saddle them up and ride away..ugh.

And no Im no prize either lol.
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« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2004, 10:00:49 AM »

Hm. Let's see. Any use of the word "gay" as a negative. Example:

"That's so gay!"
"You're gay!"
"That's gay!"

There is not a single phrase I hate more.
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« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2004, 10:56:20 AM »

i know this is mostly online but PWNED and TEH.

I see a topic with these words in and i won`t even bother reading it let alone reply to it.
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