Dude, that's hella rad!

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I'm pretty sure either Xeney or Pamie asked this question a while ago, but since I'm a biter, I'll just ask again.

What words and phrases do you say too often? Especially the ones that give a clue as to where you're from.

Hella. I say it all the time. I'm from NoCal, what do you expect? It's an intrinsic part of our vocabulary. We invented the damn word. We are never just bored, hot or stoned, we're hella bored, hella hot and hella stoned.

I also tend to use tired 80's words way too much. Rad, awesome, cool and sucks (Or hella rad, hella awesome, hella cool and hella sucks). I think this is due to spending way too much time at Stasi and Jolene's place in 1995. I also unfortunately, use the words dude and man waaaaaaaay too much.

Sometimes I'll say bitchin' but not very often since it's usually followed with me having "Bitchin' Camaro" stuck in my head for hours.

I have never and will never use the word wicked.

And sometimes, when I read too much Douglas Coupland, things are hot instead of cool.

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2000


I haven't said RAD in ages!!! K-rad was my favorite.

Man, I am so old now, I can tell. I still laugh when people say that things are "the bomb," which is totally old-school now, I'm sure. I also love it when people say "my baby mama" or "my baby daddy"... that's what I'm going to start calling Dan. "Oh, me and mah baby daddy went out to Chinese food and it was the bomb."

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2000

Hey, I say hella, and I'm not from NoCal, so...I also say "groovin'". I say "rad" and "awesome" and "dude, y'all".

I have no idea where I picked this shit up. All my friends laugh at me because I'm the only person in all of Ohio that speaks like that.

(Okay, granted, most people in Ohio are slack-jawed, rednecked yokels, but that's not the point.)

Oh, I say "not the point" and "that's hardly the point" all the time, too.

I suck.


-- Anonymous, April 26, 2000

I say rad. I want to say yo at the end of sentences, but I am too embarrassed when it comes out.

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2000

I like made-up words. Like "fuckity" and "shitful" and "bogosity".


Fuckity, interjection: Fuckity! I spilled this soda on my new shirt!
Fuckity, adjective:This stupid fuckity car won't start.
Shitful, adjective:I hate shitful people. Why can't people just be decent to each other? I'm having a really shitful day. Screw this shitful job.
Bogosity, noun: I can't believe you expect us to believe the bogosity you just spouted. You know it's utterly untrue and lame.

(I also use "lame" as an adjective meaning 'worthless', not to imply that something has a sore paw or bad foot or whatever.)

Actually, depending on who I'm talking to, I will unconsciously adopt their favorite sayings and even their accent if we stay in close proximity long enough. Ten years ago (before the band got 'big'), I had a friend who constantly said "No doubt!" to imply agreement or "you don't say", so I picked it up.
And after reading Squishy for a while, I started saying "mih!" and "ih!" to my cat, who seems to know what I'm saying. He always 'takes a memo' and says he'll get back to me on that later.

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2000

Bring me guy? (Used to be "Bring me cookie dough", But I moved on.)
Sick and Wrong. And a million other bits, since everything I say is taken from previous conversations or quotes from the media. I am a conscientious dialogue recycler.

-- Anonymous, April 28, 2000

All of my friends and I say, "Probably not" about twenty times a day.

It's sarcastic and sometimes mean. For example:

"Yeah, I told that girl that if she didn't want to give me a BJ it would be cool. *pause* Probably not."

Or I'd say:

"I MIGHT work all day Saturday and Sunday. *pause* Probably not."

You have to say 'probably' with a bit of a chuckle and in a very smart-assed way...oh, forget it :)~ I guess you just have to be there.

-- Anonymous, April 28, 2000

"Oh. My. Buddha." That's the one I used to say a lot.

Or I used to anyway.

When I was still friends with The Family, we all did this "I mean..." thing. Like, when we would walk in the house Loud, Obnoxious Guy would scream and then say: "I mean: How you doing?" It was actually kinda funny, but got kinda old.

We also used to say "And I'm all..." all the time. I don't know the meaning behind that one, we just used it in a very... odd sort of way, let me see if I can do an example:

"So, today, I actually got into a discussion on Xeney's forum, Mike Leung was saying all of these things about Rob, and then Rob said some stuff and then I said some stuff, and then Mike said some stuff, and I responded, sticking to my point, because Mike didn't even really rebuke it, and then finally I just stopped posting... and I was like... And I'm all..."

It's kinda like a wrapper up sort of thing. But kind of not. It's weird. I think I really do still use that one sometimes, but only with Jake, because he's the only one that really understands it. I do it with other people and they're like: "And you're all... what?!" They just don't get it.

-- Anonymous, May 01, 2000

Words/Phrases I use too much . . .

Bitchin. So it goes. Something like that. "ummm....sorry....NO!". I dont know but you are goina tell me. No shit captain obvious.

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2000

I use "hella" on occasion.

Matt got me started with saying "hells yeah" which is both annoying and funny at the same time.

I quote Space Ghost a lot. Which means that some of the things I say only make sense to Space Ghost fans.

I also habitually say "well alllrriiiiiight!" to say that I like something. It's a reference to a sketch on Mr. Show. Of course, none of my co-workers watch Mr. Show, so they have absolutely no clue where the phrase (and the delivery, it's all in the delivery) came from.

I also say "awesome" and sometimes I affect a really strong Long Island accent, even though I am not from Long Island, I'm from Chicago, but I think that Long Islanders sound really neat when they say "awesome."

Heh, I'

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2000

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