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digiboy

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Dec 4th, 2017 12:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lately I have been hearing that expression used a lot. I think it's trending.

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Dec 4th, 2017 12:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've used that since my old Navy days. I haven't heard anyone use it lately, although, I usually hang out with geezers my age or older.

SS2

Alexandria, Virginia

Dec 4th, 2017 12:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Used that term since long ago... never have used "awesome".

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Dec 4th, 2017 12:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I remember that from the 70's. In fact my dad, the Polish Norm Crosby, used to say "Not too shaggy".

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Dec 4th, 2017 12:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I haven't heard that used since the early mid 70s. It was kind of Hippie speak/slang.

"Not to shaggy" Is that code for "I would not hit that?"

jazzguy

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Dec 4th, 2017 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

totally


myshka

Canada

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Dec 4th, 2017 01:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I never use awesome ...it's reserved for the Facebook/GoDaddy/I can't even ... crowd.
We didn't say not too shabby much ...it was more "not too duckin' fusty" when I was a yute.

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Dec 4th, 2017 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah -- it's been around since before the millennials were born. What will they dig up next -- Groovy?, Outtasight?, Far out?, It's a gas?.

I'm a hep cat, man -- these kids are a drag.

digiboy

New York City

Dec 4th, 2017 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Awesome" has always sounded a little ridiculous to me the way kids throw it around. Even more so when adults use it cuz it's the hip term the kids use.

Very few things in this world IMO are truly "awesome", maybe Victoria Falls, The Grand Canyon, and Anita Ekberg in her prime, that's about it.

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Dec 4th, 2017 02:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's all good.

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It's all gravy from here on...
Dec 4th, 2017 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When my grandkids 8 & 6 say "awesome", it's because they really think it is. I'm OK with that.

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Dec 4th, 2017 03:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't heard "not too shabby" in person that I can recall. What I immediately recalled when I read this thread was it being included in the lyrics of Adam Sandler's song, "The Hanukkah Song."

at 2:28 min. into video

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Dec 4th, 2017 03:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been fighting with Costco concerning a screwed-up dryer.

I've been told "Not a problem" about 15 times so far. Hate that phrase, which seems to have replaced "You're welcome."

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Dec 4th, 2017 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awesome is a word. It is a good word. Yes, it's usually over emphasizing, like "I love chocolate ice cream", or the new Neil Young album is "great".

I have no issues with awesome. My wife's young coworkers have been using "awesome sauce", to make awesome even more grandiose. I've tried awesome sauce, wasn't too shabby.

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Dec 4th, 2017 03:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I've tried awesome sauce, wasn't too shabby.


LMGAO!

The "G" stands for "Groovy".

I had a sound gig yesterday for a local music school recital. 6 sets, 1pm-8:30pm. During one of the sets one of the dads would yell awesome after each performance. Needless to say in got old quickly.

myshka

Canada

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Dec 4th, 2017 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awesome isn't even ... used much anymore.
These days things are "lit" or "fire"

eg: When the people at the really "lit" party you're at appreciate your "fire" playlist ..that's awesome!

C'mon you guys ... get with the program.

digiboy

New York City

Dec 4th, 2017 05:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"C'mon you guys ... get with the program."

I'm not woke,
I'm not even on fleek.

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Dec 4th, 2017 07:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If a waiter or waitress replies to a simple request and says " not a problem" one percentage off the tip.

If they ask if you need or want your change.. we are down to 10%.

As to "not a problem", I hope not, isn't that your job..
Which goes along with a 20 something hostess/host greeting a couple easily double/triple the host's age.. as "you guys" or the server addressing customers as "you guys" .. that is simply awesome.. and inexcusable new age drivel and disrespectful.
And in my parent's restaurants, that is grounds for .. find another occupation.

And do not ever address me as "you people"...
equally awesome.


Zounds !
Far out man!
Stellar!
Cosmic!
Groovy!


(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 07:50 PM, Dec 5th, 2017)

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Dec 5th, 2017 03:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You're a hard man jefe!

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Dec 5th, 2017 04:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jefe46: "And do not ever address me as 'you people'..."

Man, people get all upset over "you people". People outside the south should start doing like us southerners and say "Y'all" as the plural for "You." "Y'all" is a good word.

Oh, and 009 beat me to it about the Adam Sandler thing. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title.

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