grunge speak poll

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surprised we haven't done this yet

Poll Results

OptionVotes
harsh realm – bummer 14
swingin' on the flippity-flop – hanging out 5
tom-tom club – uncool outsiders 4
cob nobbler – loser 4
wack slacks – old ripped jeans 2
rock on – a happy goodbye 2
lamestain – uncool person 2
score – great 1
bloated, big bag of bloatation – drunk 1
kickers – heavy boots 0
plats – platform shoes 0
fuzz – heavy wool sweaters 0
dish – desirable guy 0
bound-and-hagged – staying home on Friday or Saturday night 0


the greates (crüt), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:02 (twelve years ago) link

kneejerk vote would have been for flippity flop but instead went for harsh realm

hilare appendage (electricsound), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:03 (twelve years ago) link

big bag of bloatation ... b/c it's damn near unpronounceable and makes absolutely no sense (much less its stated meaning).

it might look subversive, but it's actually crap ... crap does exist (Eisbaer), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:10 (twelve years ago) link

swingin' on the flippity flop

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:12 (twelve years ago) link

I mean...just try saying it out loud

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:12 (twelve years ago) link

Shortly after the release of The Baffler's story, some people in Seattle began selling and wearing t-shirts with the words "lamestain" and "harsh realm" printed in the same font as the famous banner of the Times.

lol would wear one of these

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:13 (twelve years ago) link

lamestain is kinda ... neat

it might look subversive, but it's actually crap ... crap does exist (Eisbaer), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:14 (twelve years ago) link

I could have seen lead vocalist of Seaweed calling someone a lamestain

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:15 (twelve years ago) link

cob nobbler

eating a sausage as I type this (admrl), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:17 (twelve years ago) link

"harsh realm" is easily the most immortal of these imo

Alshipleyan Goalpostmover (some dude), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:19 (twelve years ago) link

Nobler, no doubt

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:23 (twelve years ago) link

whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the plats and kickers of outrageous lamestains or to rock on against a sea of wack slacks

Alshipleyan Goalpostmover (some dude), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:29 (twelve years ago) link

A+

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:29 (twelve years ago) link

iirc, the NYT got the name of Sub Pop wrong in the sidebar and called them Caroline records... We lol'd when we read it.

queequeg (peter grasswich), Thursday, 9 February 2012 02:52 (twelve years ago) link

lol @ NYT honestly thinking anyone under the age of [insert any age] would say "swingin' on the flippity-flop"

if you ever leave me peggy, leave some propane at my door (zachlyon), Thursday, 9 February 2012 03:01 (twelve years ago) link

didn't they also get punked wr2 alleged williamsburg hipster slang 10 years ago?!?

it might look subversive, but it's actually crap ... crap does exist (Eisbaer), Thursday, 9 February 2012 03:03 (twelve years ago) link

you gotta imagine paulie shore saying all of these

RudolfHitlerFtw (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 9 February 2012 03:05 (twelve years ago) link

i've actually used cob nobbler irl. it's just too funny not to use.

adolf jingle bells (latebloomer), Thursday, 9 February 2012 10:54 (twelve years ago) link

whether 'tis nobbler in the cob...

[apologies to some dude]

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Thursday, 9 February 2012 11:17 (twelve years ago) link

i've actually used cob nobbler irl. it's just too funny not to use.

several of these seem to have endured: esp cob nobbler and lamestain. wasn't harsh realm a TV show for a while?

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Thursday, 9 February 2012 11:19 (twelve years ago) link

It was a comic then a TV show?
IIRC 'lamestain' entered into semi-real non-ironic actual use.

White 'Poop' Jesus (snoball), Thursday, 9 February 2012 11:20 (twelve years ago) link

('semi-real' and 'non-ironic' are of course slang terms that all the hip kids down the mall are using nowadays)

White 'Poop' Jesus (snoball), Thursday, 9 February 2012 11:21 (twelve years ago) link

examples:
"Dude, I got completely drunk last night, tightrope-walked along the edge of a 20 foot high balcony, and nearly fell off. It was semi-real."
"That new Justin Bieber album is totally non-ironic!"

White 'Poop' Jesus (snoball), Thursday, 9 February 2012 11:29 (twelve years ago) link

"Wack Slacks" because slacks seems like the kind of word the NY Times might actually use to refer to pants. A nuanced bit of trolling there, if so.

beachville, Thursday, 9 February 2012 12:45 (twelve years ago) link

Would be interested if someone punked them re: Williamsburg hipster slang.

I remember this one:

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/02/seven_second_de.html

beachville, Thursday, 9 February 2012 12:47 (twelve years ago) link

It's all about cob nobbler. It just sounds so Shakespearian. (like codswollop)

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Thursday, 9 February 2012 13:16 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 13 February 2012 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

Wow, I am so uncool, I have been using some of these in everyday discourse.

The New Dirty Vicar, Monday, 13 February 2012 18:57 (twelve years ago) link

I got a girl to say cob nobbler on web cam once

rubber belly hand necker (CaptainLorax), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:02 (twelve years ago) link

never heard anybody say any of these, except for Rock On, I guess

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

lamestain

Have never heard anyone say 2/3 of these, esp wack slacks?!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

rock on
cob nobbler
score
dish

are all things i have heard

i even noted the use of dish as recently as last week, but it was not within a grungey context whatsoever.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 19:04 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

Wack slacks were in my dream last night!

things you're secretly kinda libertranny about (beachville), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 09:46 (twelve years ago) link

tom-tom club was robbed

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:33 (twelve years ago) link

Ha, that's the one I voted for because it just sounded the best

Dalai Mixture (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 February 2012 15:30 (twelve years ago) link

six years pass...

Just about replicated this poll rn. Glad I checked first. I have no idea how I missed this at the time. I'm such a lamestain.

Funkface LLC (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 18:55 (five years ago) link

The best part of this is that Megan is now the EVP/CEO of SubPop.

An interview she did last week on KEXP:

https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/8/10/sub-pop-30-megan-jasper-interview/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:10 (five years ago) link

Haaaaa, I had no idea.

Funkface LLC (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:31 (five years ago) link

Gives me hope that my ceaseless acts of dipshittery might someday earn me the prestige I so deeply deserve.

Funkface LLC (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:32 (five years ago) link

at Sub Pop's anniversary festival on Saturday, two of the four stages were named The Harsh Realm Stage and The Flippity-Flop Stage.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:50 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

Megan Jasper was on the History of Tower Records podcast recently and talks about the NYT piece (along with Sub Pop history, being Dinosaur's roadie, etc.) how sillier the words got, etc. The Baffler, NYT's reaction, the t-shirts C/Z Records made...

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-89-megan-jasper-ceo-sub-pop-records/id1624366888?i=1000654017304

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 04:11 (one week ago) link


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