good luck with that

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is kinda becoming the new "have a nice day" - an expression that began as a simple pleasantry that evolved to become sorta a self-aware signifier of expressing a simple pleasantry, and later took on a more layered meaning. "Good luck with that" is no longer really about wishing someone good luck with something, it's almost like it means, "What you propose to do is likely to fail and I don't care."

Are there other expressions like this?

sarahel, Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:58 (ten years ago) link

"Be lucky"

so says surgeon snoball (snoball), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:00 (ten years ago) link

Who says "be lucky"?

bamcquern, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:16 (ten years ago) link

cockney geezers

so says surgeon snoball (snoball), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:17 (ten years ago) link

Oh.

bamcquern, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:19 (ten years ago) link

yeah i hadn't heard it either.

sarahel, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:27 (ten years ago) link

We don't know many cockney geezers.

bamcquern, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:28 (ten years ago) link

but seriously - what other expressions are there that evolve to come to mean almost the opposite of their initial meaning?

sarahel, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:30 (ten years ago) link

"great thread"

Lamp, Saturday, 21 November 2009 19:14 (ten years ago) link

on ilx - definitely, good one.

sarahel, Saturday, 21 November 2009 19:38 (ten years ago) link


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