Post a new slang word/phrase

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by visceral_instinct, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    One I heard on the net last night, cannot remember where:

    Getting one's bowels in an uproar. It means to get over-emotional.
     
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  3. PieAreSquared Woo is resistant to reason Registered Senior Member

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    wigga..although not new bears mention
     
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  5. ThinkingMansCrumpet Registered Member

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    Hi V.I.

    It's not TMC but Spud who couldn't log in for some strange reason ( no, that reprobate never did get banned) under his own moniker and so has stolen his good woman's handle for reasons of frustration and indolence.

    O.K ...Preamble over, the new slang term is Ranga...for redhead, as in oRANG Utan. It's been in common use in OZ for a good few years but probably hasn't filtered down (up) to the R.O.T.W so quickly.
     
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  7. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    It's possible you might of had Capslock on when you attempt to enter your password, what you'll have to do if you truly can't get into your account is of course ask for a new password through the "forgot password" link. Of course this will require you to still have access to your old email address (the one you have entered in for your profile) if you haven't got access, then you'll have to ask an Administrator to reset the password for you, they will require you to tell them the email address you had however.

    Then you can give your Mrs's her account back.
     
  8. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Probably because we wouldn't get it. We're not as close to the orangutan's habitat so we're not as familiar with its appearance. If you asked Americans what color orangutan fur is you'd get a random assortment of answers, including lots of "What kind of fur did you say?"
     
  9. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    One of mine: Moglet or Mogling, meaning a kitten.

    From 'moggy' and -let or -ling meaning diminutive.
     
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    What's a moggy and where did that word come from?
     
  11. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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  12. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    my husband says "don't get your panties in a wad" as if I'm being so anal, they are being sucked right in and getting bunched up
     
  13. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    Local radio personality: "Don't get your nickers in a swivet."
     
  14. noodler Banned Banned

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    Come on and
    ...rack me, I'm atheist.

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  15. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    One of mine: 'Take the sand out of your foreskin' meaning stop being so emotional. For a female you can say 'Take the sand out of your vagina'.
     
  16. Omega133 Aus der Dunkelheit Valued Senior Member

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    I here my friends say this alot: Dang that's raw. It means that it's hardcore and cool looking.
     
  17. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    So apparently it's Cockney slang but nobody really knows where it came from. That's not unusual for slang words. Sometimes they're just syllables that sound good and they catch on.

    It's "knickers" with a K, short for "knickerbockers," early American slang for the Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam (now New York) and the short pants they wore, originally the name of a fictional character.

    The original British phrase was "Don't get your knickers in a twist." The more alliterative "... in a knot" is, in my observation, more common in America.
    Uh okay. But why is having sand in your genitals a metaphor for being emotional??? Sounds a lot more like pure physical discomfort to me!
    Don'cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me, don'cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?
    Don'cha?
    Don'cha wish your girlfriend was raw like me, don'cha wish your girlfriend was fun like me?
    Don'cha?

    "Don'cha," by Cee-Low, but covered and made astoundingly popular by the Pussycat Dolls.
     
  18. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Because they're acting as if they were in that much discomfort, emotionally, over something that doesn't warrant it.

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  19. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks, I stand corrected. I still love to hear them say it, "Don't get you Knickers is a swivet". The sound of "swivet" just makes me smile.
     
  20. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Swivet, from Dictionary.com:
    • A state of nervous excitement, haste, or anxiety; flutter, e.g., "I was in such a swivet that I could hardly speak."
    • Extreme distress or discomposure.
    • ca. 1890, origin unknown
    Sounds like its basic meaning is more applicable to a mind than to a pair of undies.

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  21. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe linguistically, but not to me. I conjure up a picture of a someone blithering, kind of a wimp, with their undies personified as being in a state of nervous excitement, all aflutter, sending the pansy into distress and discomposure. But maby it is just me

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  22. Walter L. Wagner Cosmic Truth Seeker Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe for most.

    But some time ago I learned that 'orangutan' is a westernized version of orange utan, because the utans had such orange-colored fur. But I believe it was French, and became contracted into orange-utan, with the Americans simply hearing orangutan, which became their American name. Or something like that.
     
  23. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    No, that's a folk etymology. Orang hutan is simply Malay for "man (of the) forest."
     

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