Friday, June 22, 2007

Say What?

Did someone change the meanings of words in the English language last month or am I the only one who – at times – has no idea of what is being said?

What the heck is a “throw down” on the Food Channel? I caught the last half of a program and one of the chefs had just won a burger “throw down.”

Did they throw burger buns at a target? Did they toss hot burgers back and forth until someone dropped one? Did they have a burger eating contest to see how many the winner could “throw down” without “throwing up?”

Are most television programs based on competition and/or violence?

Maybe it’s time to “throw down” my remote control and go find a good book!

Geeze.

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6 comments:

  1. I've heard people on the weather channel say "It's juicy outside." I always thought "juicy" referred to steak and chewing gum. I'll have to chew on that one for a while.

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  2. They change the language on a daily basis I think Suzz, new words with ever more obscure meanings.

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  3. This happens to me a lot. The one that particularly bothers me is gangbangers which, I think, refers to certain rap artists.

    I first heard this word in high school when it referred to gang rape. So I am always startled when I hear it now in its new incarnation.

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  4. I know what you mean. It is hard to keep up because the changes occur so rapidly. Not all of them are good - or make sense either.

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  5. p. mona10:28 AM

    I think the new language is trying to keep up with the lingo that we get from the 1-800 operators. No one understands them either.

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  6. My son thinks it's just too hilarious to watch my face and my reaction when he plays some rap music in the car. I'm pretty open-minded, and I even understand and like some of it...some; you know the parts between all the swear words. YIKES! This apparently is what my son finds so amusing. Ha, Ha....very funny.

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