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!


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  1. Anonymous12:57 PM

    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.

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

  3. Anonymous10:48 AM

    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.

  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.

  5. Anonymous10:28 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.

  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.