Thursday, March 01, 2007

Lyndon BBQ Beans Johnson --Eat My Words

Anyone else out there having trouble with the "My Bad!" expression? It's still making the rounds and, subsequently, upsetting my sleep cycle. I'm wondering if one can actually petition the Gov't to drive a lame expression out of circulation ? The thought gives me hope. After all, the City of New York has just done it with the "N"-word but that's another discussion. That's for mature people. That's not what we do here.

On the other hand, the popular exclamation "Awesome!" has survived much longer than I expected and I've sort of adapted to it. Just when I thought "awesome!" was dead, it returns, enjoying waves of resurgence. "Awesome" got a lucky break. It works amongst dunderheads and the Urban Chic alike (and aren't they really the same anyway?). It's an equal-opportunity Republican or Democrat. "Awesome" is a changeling; a betrayer AND a lover. "Awesome" can stay but must be watched carefully.

So well-done "Awesome"! Hats off to you. However, "my bad" is no "awesome".

12 comments:

The Farting Barber said...

Wow, finally! You've hit the hammer on the head. I've totally got a lot on my page and I'm fully on the same plate with you on this one!

Geritopia said...

And i generically concur with you too and will sell you meds at 1/2 price!

Picayune Order said...

“Dude”:
Another one that has to go is “No, you di-int”. Right now!
Can you tell Congrefs? (Old Tyme-y spelling)

missy said...

Bitchin'!

Geritopia said...

I forgot to mention that the whole point of this post was that we need to get rid of certain catch phrases to make room for the re-introduction of "23 Skidoo!".

Joey Polanski said...

Kim Possible says "My bad!"

Im in love wit her. All is fergiven.

Charlie Bo Barley said...

It's strangely difficult to resist using these linguistic memes, as irritating as they are.

It's easy to understand the persistence of slang from our personal youth (like awesome, right, SoCal surfer dude?). But I do catch myself using the occasional my bad or hecka, and it's frankly embarrassing.

My father, bless his crotchety soul, continues to correct my bad grammer, as I approach fifty years old. (Or should I say my bad grammer?)

Charlie Bo Barley said...

But if I ever use the word dawg, just shoot me.

And if I ever use the phrase just shoot me...

missy said...

Radical!

polly esther said...

So howzabout the old self congratulatory "my awesome"... How does that rate?

treespotter said...

awesome is hugely popular in Oz. Or so it seems, they say it all the time.

spoo said...

That's "oz-some". As in "If the Osmonds were Aussies, they'd be ozsome in Auckland". A common mistake for Australians to make. You're upside down, after all.