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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by joeycarpunk, Feb 15, 2020.
Something tells me they already let it go about as far as they could.
Late 50's in So Cal. - "Short" = "Car"
It happened on the strip where the road is wide
Two cool shorts standin' side by side
Yeah, my fuel injected Stingray and a four-thirteen
Revvin' up our engines and it sounds real mean
"Pop th' clutch."
True Dat...,makes me cringe
reading a post today " back in the 60 's we stopped using them " so many things have changed in the past fifty years
I can handle about 90% of what's been posted here. I work on a college campus and hear some of the most ignorant shit you can think of.
"I can't adult today."= I can't get up and do what I'm supposed to do today.
"I ain't tryin' to hear dat". = I do not agree with you.
"That shit is LIT"= It's cool or awesome.
"I'm weak, or I'm dead." = That was funny.
"Hundo P" = 100 % or for certain.
"Low-Key" = A warning about what they are about to say isn't something they want repeated to anyone.
"Staight fire" = Something hot or trendy.
But the two I absolutely detest are "bruh" and "fam". I want to throttle the little shits who use those two.
There's so many more but those are the ones I hear most often
My friends use “ believe that” that runs into “ bledat” . One even has it on his car tag..... I didn’t even know what it was for a while! Lol
Professionally describing something may not mean it's done better.
Fixing to do something.
Blew the tires off.
400 big block poncho.
Current phrase - "Out of an abundance of caution" means "We're screwed"
He is my baby daddy !!
"Antique Cars Are A Solid Investment When The Stock Market Is Down"...
made far worse when you add sauce!
I know, I'm way late to the party, there used a place local called Greenville Wheel and Rim. Owned by Harold Painter. About the only place around to get custom or racing wheels. This was 40 years ago.
Not sure why people don't like using rims, but have an idea.
only reply to this one is "I shit you negative"
i grew up in san antonio and recall use of "damn straight" in that time frame (late 60s). not challenging your claim but very curious to understand how you think its use might have spread. this expression is well understood by my friends now and back then
Used in the movie Shawshank Redemption. Movie depicted in the 40's
Actually, I lived in the Chicago suburbs at the time. The reason I can pin down the date and other circumstances is because of who I was with and the car we were sitting in. My girlfriend made a big deal about it and I was able to affirm to her that I thought it up and hadn't heard it somewhere. So it's a graphic Post-It Note in my mind. I have to give her 100% credit for spreading it around and where ever it went from there because I didn't. And she continued to make a big deal over it whenever she heard it used later on.
To more directly answer your question, I'm not surprised it made it to San Antonio in short order. It's simple, easy to remember and appeals to the broadest masses of our unwashed street people who are anxious to jump on the next fun, fad catchphrase to pass along. Frankly, I'm totally floored it caught on to the degree it did. I don't think I'm a trendsetter or particularly clever by any measure. It's not like I wrote a bestseller novel. This has happened to millions of others. Many millions of someones have been the first to say or write anything and everything new.
Welcome to the HAMB forum. What kind of HAMB friendly vehicle do you have?
69 firebird i bought 47 years ago
just for grins...i googled "damn straight" and got the following results:
Straight meaning “honest” or “true” dates from the 1530s, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, but the earliest citation of damn straight comes from Roger D. Abraham's 1964 Deep Down in the Jungle: Black American Folklore from the Streets of Philadelphia: “God damn straight, I'll be there.”Jul 23, 2015
I've seen the word "short" as a slang name for a taxicab in a story written in the 1920s in New York. I prefer "heap" for an old car, slang from the 30s or 40s.
Something you don't hear anymore, and may have only been in my area of Ontario Canada, 'stunned' or 'dozy' for someone who is not too swift on the uptake.
A minor annoyance is the term "very unique" or the word unique with any modifier. The literal meaning of unique is, one of a kind or the only one in the world. So how can something be more unique in comparison if there is nothing to compare it to?
Another is normalcy. There is no such word as normalcy, you mean normality. Someone made this mistake 100 years ago and it has been repeated by ignorant people ever since.
"You feel me" No, "But to be honest" I have felt your sister..
That's very interesting to me, personally, thanks. I have to concede that it obviously precedes my use of the phrase by 4 years, no doubt about it. But I do stand firm that to my knowledge I came up with it independently without having ever read an obscure black folklore book. I also won't argue that the saying didn't actually explode into popular verbal culture until I (re)introduced it in '68 because of the distant possibility I may have been exposed to it subconsciously.
The one and only thing I will hang on to is the weird little tingle I feel whenever I hear or read the phrase. That's mine to keep.
Unfortunately, the Firebird is too new to be discussed or shared on this forum. But if you have or are interested in older vehicles prior to '65, this is a good place to hang out.
If you have lived through all the crap and long enough to be a recipient of social security why not be grumpy, you've paid your dues and that's one of the perks! ya old Fart! HRP
I ain’t there yet, but you can bet when I do get there I’ll be as grumpy as I can be !
Over used? "Old school" & "Traditional".
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