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    On the word "meh"

    I thought this was a funny, literate assessment of usage of the word "meh" by John Hodgman, a writer who also plays the "PC Guy" on the recent series of Mac commercials.

    http://waxy.org/2009/02/john_hodgman_on_meh/

    hodgman: Did I ever tell you people how much I hate the word "meh"? Nothing announces "I have missed the point" more than that word.

    hodgman: It is the essence of blinkered Internet malcontentism. And a rejection of joy. Also: 12 hive mehs in the replies SO FAR

    hodgman: By definition, it may mean disinterest (although simple silence would be a more damning and sincere response, in that case)

    hodgman: But in use, it almost universally seems to signal: I am just interested enough to make one last joyless, nitpicky swipe and then disappear

    wordwill: @hodgman Isn't rejecting joy how one traditionally demonstrates one's superior cool? Though, at the same time, to hell with that.

    hodgman: @wordwill yes. It's part of the toxic Internet art of constant callous one upsmanship. And it is a sort of art, but not for me.
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    Re: On the word "meh"

    meh

    (well, someone was going to do it)
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: On the word "meh"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    meh

    (well, someone was going to do it)
    What a surprise.

    Rem

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    Re: On the word "meh"

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    What a surprise.

    Rem
    meh

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    Re: On the word "meh"

    That entire dialogue was basically him saying 'meh' in many more words. I'm going to give him an 'F' for 'Fail'.

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    Re: On the word "meh"

    It's one of my favorites. Right up there at the top of my list of favorite words. Right under the F-Bomb.

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    Re: On the word "meh"

    "meh" is right up there with "whatever" which causes Roy to get lit up like a skyrocket.

    Passive aggression drives me up a wall.

    Pay attention to the open sky

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    Re: On the word "meh"

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    "meh" is right up there with "whatever" which causes Roy to get lit up like a skyrocket.

    Passive aggression drives me up a wall.
    meh..whatever old dude


    Go Gators!

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    Re: On the word "meh"

    meh off my grass.
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    Re: On the word "meh"

    And "PC Guy" is like way high up towards the top of the list of people I follow when it comes to intraweb etiquette.

    Hell. I spelled etiquette correctly on the first try, but firefox red dots intraweb.

    meh.
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    Re: On the word "meh"

    I prefer "pfffffft."
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful

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    Re: On the word "meh"

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    I prefer "pfffffft."
    meh.
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    Re: On the word "meh"

    Phonetically spelling farts is an internet must.

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    Re: On the word "meh"

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    That entire dialogue was basically him saying 'meh' in many more words. I'm going to give him an 'F' for 'Fail'.
    cue LtlAbner with an epic fail picture...

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    Re: On the word "meh"

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    meh..whatever old dude


    Hi Krono


    Pay attention to the open sky


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