Ridiculous Slang

February 26, 2008 at 6:09 am 4 comments

Who came up with the phrase “Jacked up”? Since when did jacked replace screwed, messed, fouled, gummed, loused, mucked and that oh so favorite one that sure sounds like mucked, but starts with the infamous F?

And second of all, who decided we need 8 different words to proceed up to mean the same thing??

Who I ask you, who?


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  • 1. Richard  |  February 26, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Is this a realization? It sounds like a complaint.

    Should we constrain our vocabulary to the limited lexicon of John Q. Public? The plethora of terminology for comparable expression is what makes language interesting. I propose that it is idioms and jargon that season the vernacular of common dialog.

    “Ridiculous Slang” also can unite generational, regional, professional, ethnic, and social association. I recall a time when the expression “hooped” [to be jacked up] held special meaning if only for the handful of team members for which it had any meaning at all.

    Do we need 8 words for one? Most affirmatively, certainly, definitely, most assuredly, positively, precisely, undoubtedly, and unquestionably YES!

    Highest Regards.

  • 2. steveconroy  |  February 26, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Comment of the year

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  • 4. the Anti-Johnny  |  October 4, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Since when is the letter “F” so infamous?


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