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Title: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 18, 2006, 05:26:07 pm
I'll start. My husband and I have different inner thermostats, so we're always fighting over the temperature in our house. Yesterday evening, when he cranked the AC just about high enough to frost the windows, I fled to the 87-degree comfort of the back porch. He came outside briefly and admitted that it was, in fact, pretty nice out. So I said:

"You know it could be like this, just like this, always ... if you'd turn down the air conditioner and open the windows."

Let's hear about your experiences of using Brokieisms in everyday conversation -- especially when the other person in the conversation hasn't seen Brokeback and thus has no idea you're alluding to anything (this applies to my example above). Extra points if:

-- The quote requires you to employ slang or bad grammar that is otherwise uncharacteristic of your speech habits.

-- The snippet of movie dialogue (or story text) is more than one sentence long.

-- You normally don't speak English, but find a way to use the phrase anyway (either still in English or translated into your other language).

TWO BONUS POINTS for using any of the following: stem the rose, put the blocks to, wrang it out, son of a whoreson bitch, paw the white out of the moon.

FIVE BONUS POINTS for using "this is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation" in a convincing enough way that the other person doesn't burst out laughing.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 18, 2006, 05:54:18 pm
I say "This is an unsatisfactory situation!" almost every day! I can't claim the extra credit because I leave the most important words out (because I am saying this to my son!)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: gattaca on June 18, 2006, 05:54:41 pm
I actually said "this is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation" on Friday afternoon at work, to my boss of all people (we have a very good working relationship) over some critical items for a project that had not yet arrived, despite paying overnight shipping charges.
I don't know if that actually counts though, because I might have popped off with a colorful phrase like that anyway, without having seen Brokeback Mountain. I tend to call them as I see them.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ednbarby on June 18, 2006, 06:23:06 pm
I have done that very same thing, gattaca - said "This is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation" to my boss about a piece of a project we're working on being late to arrive from the vendor.  I said it before she saw the movie, and she just kind of chuckled in agreement.

Once when I was playing golf with my parents and I was on a roll of having some awesome drives, I looked down at my ball before I teed off and said, "You know, it could be like this - just like this - always."  Does saying any of the lines to inanimate objects count?

I say "Dumbass mule" on a regular basis, both at home and at work, and mostly when referring to just about any right-wing Republican or otherwise ignorant person I know.

I also enjoy throwing in a "The hell they are" at every opportunity.  For example, late last week, a coworker said, "I could never move back up north.  The winters are too cold."  I said "The hell they are," and she goes, "There's something wrong with you."  I said "The hell there is."  That signaled the end of the interview.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 18, 2006, 07:01:33 pm
This isn't very interesting... but "tell you what..." is now a regular part of my speech pattern.
 :-\
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Mikaela on June 18, 2006, 07:16:23 pm
"Tell you what" has become a regular part of my writing pattern.   :) Along with various other lines straight out of BBM.

But as for speech and conversation - not so much. None of the lines work half as well when translated. I've on occasion used the original English lines in getting points across to our dog.  ::)

I do however use "Shit" or  "Sheeeet" quite a lot..... (too much, I'm afraid   :o ) because it works equally well as a not-too-terrible expletive in my language. 

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 18, 2006, 11:13:38 pm
Great examples, you guys! Thanks!

I have some friends who keep saying they're going to visit. First April fell through, then June, now July doesn't look like it's going to work. So now we're talking August. And -- you know what's coming -- I am almost hoping they'll cancel then, too, so I can say

"Well what the hell happened to August?"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: cmr107 on June 18, 2006, 11:23:34 pm
Great examples, you guys! Thanks!

I have some friends who keep saying they're going to visit. First April fell through, then June, now July doesn't look like it's going to work. So now we're talking August. And -- you know what's coming -- I am almost hoping they'll cancel then, too, so I can say

"Well what the hell happened to August?"


Hahaha, I told you on that other thread that I'll be back in the Chicago area and can meet you in September. Perhaps this quote could be applied to our situation too?

My dog likes to bark at anything she hears outside, both real and imaginary. I used to say "It's ok" to try to get her to stop. Now I say (what else?) S'alright.

I also say Tell you what more than I did before (which was never).

I've also said Never enought time, never enough more than once when things were crazy at school at the end of the semester.

Guess I don't get any bonus points.  :-\
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: wolf on June 18, 2006, 11:39:52 pm
I'd like to hear about someone using:

"rodeoin' ain't what it was in my daddy's day"

convincingly in conversation with an unBroken.  anyone up for it?

W
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: David In Indy on June 19, 2006, 01:13:32 am
I've started saying "ummmm" and "hmmmm" a lot. I blame this on Ennis! :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 19, 2006, 08:36:06 am
I'd like to hear about someone using:

"rodeoin' ain't what it was in my daddy's day"

convincingly in conversation with an unBroken.  anyone up for it?

LOL. Good challenge, Wolf! Extra credit if, in response, the other person just shakes their head "no" and takes a drag off their cigarette.

And David, I used to say "Excuse me?" or "Pardon me?" when I didn't catch what somebody said. Now I just say, "Hunh?" It may not sound as polite, but I enjoy it much more!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: gattaca on June 19, 2006, 08:40:22 am
I'll start. My husband and I have different inner thermostats, so we're always fighting over the temperature in our house. Yesterday evening, when he cranked the AC just about high enough to frost the windows, I fled to the 87-degree comfort of the back porch. He came outside briefly and admitted that it was, in fact, pretty nice out. So I said:

Oh! We'd make great roommates! I keep the a/c in the house at about 84 during the day (it's 107-110 in Tucson in June/July) but I can't handle the indoor temps being that chilly either. It's not healthy.
But at night, the air outside here in Tucson is just glorious!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 19, 2006, 09:10:53 am
This isn't very interesting... but "tell you what..." is now a regular part of my speech pattern.
 :-\

Mine, too, and that's about it. But I never used that phrase BBBM (before Brokeback Mountain).

Hmmm. Now, there's a thought: A new way to reckon time: BBBM (as above) and ABBM (after. ...).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 19, 2006, 09:30:16 am
Another thing I say all the time is "No instruction manual needed." If I ever run into someone else who's read the story, I will know it right away when I say that!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 19, 2006, 09:37:33 am
If I ever run into someone else who's read the story, I will know it right away when I say that!!

I always fantasize that I'll use one of those distinctive phrases while, I don't know, standing in a supermarket line or sumpn -- when I'm in town, and then when I go out on the pavement -- and some stranger's ears will perk up and our eyes will lock and we'll know. And maybe it will turn out to be someone from here!

You "tell you what" folks may have to step it up a notch if you want to have this kind of experience. Now if you'd start sprinkling "dumbass mules" throughout your conversation ...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ednbarby on June 19, 2006, 10:42:32 am
You "tell you what" folks may have to step it up a notch if you want to have this kind of experience. Now if you'd start sprinkling "dumbass mules" throughout your conversation ...

I do, actually.  And no bites yet.  ;)

I also find myself saying "Shiii-it" like the drunken Ennis and "Hell, ..." like Ennis before the infamous "that's the most I've spoke in a year" quite regularly.  Yes, I swear like a sailor - always have.  I try to keep it down to a dull roar in department meetings and what-not, but with friends, I let it all hang out.  It's also quite easy to work in "Truth is..." and so I do often.  I even got a "before I knock his ignorant ass into next week" in recently.

Sigh.  Still finding that some things I do just for me.  And no one ever asks about the cowboy hat charms I always wear (thank you, Jenny!  :)).  I notice people looking at them from time to time, but then they just give me a quizical (sp?) look not unlike the way Ennis looks at Jack riding away after he says, "Best git unless you wanna sit around tyin' knots all day."  But maybe someday...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 19, 2006, 07:27:23 pm
I always fantasize that I'll use one of those distinctive phrases while, I don't know, standing in a supermarket line or sumpn -- when I'm in town, and then when I go out on the pavement -- and some stranger's ears will perk up and our eyes will lock and we'll know. And maybe it will turn out to be someone from here!

LOL!   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Well, this isn't a Brokie-ism, but it is a BetterMost-ism.  I found myself saying "Well this is off-topic,...." to my boss today.  It actually sounded fine in the context of the conversation, but swear to god, I never figured I'd find message-board lingo slip into my everyday speech.  By the way, I find that I do say "swear to god" (a la Jack in the motel) a lot these days.  I think it's hard to think of examples of Brokie-isms in my everyday life because they just seem normal now.
 ::)

Lee, I like your suggestion for secret test phrases for guaging a passerby's level of BBM proficiency.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 19, 2006, 09:04:10 pm
"Swear to god," "Tell you what" and "Hunh" are good phrases that don't make you feel too, you know, out there. Also, I've proudly reclaimed my use of "sumpn." I used to say that all the time, then I tried to smarten up and improve my pronunciation. No longer! Being a Brokie means never having to feel bad about bad grammar!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: OldeSoul on June 19, 2006, 09:35:22 pm
I've been finding it to be greatly amusing to insert the f*ing adjective in between people's first and last names. It always gets a double reaction because for one, no one I know has seen the movie. And two, I hardly ever curse at all.

Also been saying, "You bet." and "What're ya wating for cowboy, a matin' call?"
Calling people "Friend" a la Jack
And singing Water Walking Jesus at the top of my lungs  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 19, 2006, 09:46:59 pm
Welcome, Oldesoul. Yes, I've been calling people "friend" too more often, but it often doesn't seem to get thru, even with my Brokie compatriots. I'll keep saying Friend tho like Jack did and hope that eventually I will prevail.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Fran on June 19, 2006, 10:06:31 pm
I find Alma Jr.'s less-than-enthusiastic "good enough" works well for me.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 19, 2006, 10:46:13 pm
"What're ya wating for cowboy, a matin' call?"

Good one, OldeSoul! I'd like to hear more about how you slip this into ordinary conversation. I think you should get some bonus points for that. [First name] f'in [last name] is great, too. I haven't been able to bring myself to use that one yet, but the great thing about it is you can use it in any mood: joyful welcoming, frustration, or seething anger.

Welcome to BetterMost and the Open Forum, Olde-F'in-Soul! (That was the first kind.)

I've been calling people "friend" too more often, but it often doesn't seem to get thru, even with my Brokie compatriots.

Tell you what, Friend, it sure gets through with me!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: OldeSoul on June 19, 2006, 11:19:57 pm
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Welcome to BetterMost and the Open Forum, Olde-F'in-Soul! (That was the first kind.)
haha!  :laugh: Well, thank-ya much, lat F'in joreme!

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I'd like to hear more about how you slip this into ordinary conversation
I was actually waiting for a friend of mine to get in the car, and I was just planning on saying, "What are you waiting for?" But of course the last part naturally followed (much to his confused amusement)

Oh, and I find calling people simply "Friend" very endearing, if they understand the original context or not.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 19, 2006, 11:32:53 pm
Yeehaw!!!!


This is my 500th post!  Note that this is not off topic because I used one of my favorite Brokie-isms.  Now I only need to post 500 more times to make it into the fancy 1000+ club.
 :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 19, 2006, 11:34:59 pm
Friend, if they measured in words rather than individual posts, you'd be there already.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 19, 2006, 11:44:17 pm
Friend, if they measured in words rather than individual posts, you'd be there already.  :)

LOL!   :laugh:

Well, Friend, thanks for taking note of all the words I've spoke in the past 3 months.  Are you trying to tell me that I talk a blue streak?
 ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 19, 2006, 11:55:35 pm
 :laugh:  You're a lively little gal!  ;)

Actually, you have contributed many observant, insightful, witty and lengthy posts. You make the world a better and safer place for all of us long-posters (and appreciative readers!).
 :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: David In Indy on June 20, 2006, 02:07:21 am
Yeehaw!!!!


This is my 500th post!  Note that this is not off topic because I used one of my favorite Brokie-isms.  Now I only need to post 500 more times to make it into the fancy 1000+ club.
 :D

That certainly IS worth a good YEEHAW!! If I ever get there, I'll figure out a way to put it in neon lights!!

Congratulations!!! :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 20, 2006, 04:38:10 am
Let's see if I can get some extra points here  :).

Sometimes I use "You bet", which is not very exciting, but I use it in English when talking to other Germans (puzzled looks guaranteed).

I love, love, love to use "Tent don't look right", no matter what kind of thing doesn't look right (but only to my husband who knows).

I attend an English conversation circle, meeting other people who can speak English to get more practise. And there I sometimes use Brokie-isms. For example I called one of my daughters a "lively little gal" (what she is indeed) and once used the "dumbass mules".

I use "Tell you what", translated to German, more often than I did to before BBM.

But I can't count the times adequate Brokie-isms pops up my mind during everyday conversations and I don't say them.




Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 20, 2006, 08:32:33 am
You do get extra points, Penth! Here they are:

 :) :D :D :) :D :D :)

Brokie-isms pop into my mind throughout the day, too, without me saying them. I have little shadow conversations going on in my head whenever somebody says anything familiar -- even routine phrases like "Me neither" or "Son of a bitch" or "How do you figure that?"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 20, 2006, 08:46:33 am
Thanks for the extra points, Katherine. This one is for you in return:  :-*

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I have little shadow conversations going on in my head whenever somebody says anything familiar
:laugh: Couldn't describe it better. I like the expression "shadow conversations".  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 20, 2006, 09:24:20 am
First of all, congrats Amanda!! Friend, U may not belong to the 1,000 posts club yet, but as Phillip said quality is more important than quantity!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 20, 2006, 07:55:07 pm
Tell you what, Friends I sure do appreciate all your warm sentiments.


 :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 20, 2006, 09:50:43 pm
Silly me!

How could I have forgotten the times I have been able to use "Sure enough," "You bet," and "smarten up."

Sometimes I can be such a dumbass mule. ... :P
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: alec716 on June 20, 2006, 09:53:21 pm
Great examples, you guys! Thanks!

I have some friends who keep saying they're going to visit. First April fell through, then June, now July doesn't look like it's going to work. So now we're talking August. And -- you know what's coming -- I am almost hoping they'll cancel then, too, so I can say

"Well what the hell happened to August?"


The desire for a premeditated Brokie-ism triumphs over the desire to see old friends... tell ya what, that takes it to a whole new level!  Gotta respect such dedication to a worthy cause.  thanks for the much-needed laugh  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 20, 2006, 11:59:00 pm
The desire for a premeditated Brokie-ism triumphs over the desire to see old friends... tell ya what, that takes it to a whole new level!  Gotta respect such dedication to a worthy cause.  thanks for the much-needed laugh  :laugh:

 ::)  :laugh: Once again, I need a blushing icon. Would it help if I added that they are slightly annoying friends?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: alec716 on June 21, 2006, 09:13:37 pm
Would it help if I added that they are slightly annoying friends?


Now don't be so humble... take the extra credit you deserve!   :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 22, 2006, 12:19:57 am
This is not a saying...but...I am fixated on a tree outside my house. It is an ancient Ponderosa pine tree, and I call it (to myself) the Brokeback tree. Something happened to it recently...in the last 50 years or so. Maybe lightning hit it. Anyway, the top split in two, and the two main branches grew intertwined. It looks like two wings unfurling. It reminds me of the vision I see when I hear the song "Wings." I will try to post a photo of it for you, but it is too dark and rainy here tonight. BBM is everywhere I look!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 22, 2006, 04:05:26 am
I used to say "Excuse me?" or "Pardon me?" when I didn't catch what somebody said. Now I just say, "Hunh?" It may not sound as polite, but I enjoy it much more!

What a great thread!  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 22, 2006, 04:10:32 am
Friend, if they measured in words rather than individual posts, you'd be there already.  :)

Or even in original ideas. 

An Amanda Admirer
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 22, 2006, 06:47:17 pm
OK, here's one. My family moved in January and my sons -- ages 10 and 11 -- still hate it here. HATE IT. They nag me every day about moving back. Complain constantly. Threaten to run away. Threaten suicide. Go on hunger strike. Stop speaking. Offer me bribes. Beg me to divorce my husband so we can move without him (he has a job here).

I have done my best to be patient and sympathetic and help them find fun things to do here (including buying season passes to the public pool two blocks away!). But sometimes I just get worn down.

So today, they each wrote on their arms "172 days at Camp Suicide" in black pen and, beneath that, 172 hash marks -- one for every day they've been here. Then they spent about two hours whining about how much they hate it and how bored they are and blah blah blah ...

"Look," I finally said, "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it."

Unfortunately, they didn't ask "For how long?" because I would have had an answer for that, too -- one that would have earned me two bonus points!

Instead they just went back to whining.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 22, 2006, 11:19:13 pm
Gee Clarissa!  Really, thanks! 
 :)


Katherine I'm sorry to hear that your kids don't like your new place.  But, your post sure was amusing.  Under the circumstances, Ennis's motto seems like a good response... normally I wouldn't recommend it as a solution to most things.  But, it certainly seems like a reasonable way to think about having to adjust to new surroundings (when there's not much choice in the matter).

Lee,  do you have a photo of that tree?  It sounds cool.

I'm sad to say that I don't utter any Brokie-isms today.  It feels like a bad day when no opportunity to use a Brokie-ism presents itself.
 :-\
Let be.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: alec716 on June 22, 2006, 11:21:13 pm
I'm sad to say that I don't utter any Brokie-isms today.  It feels like a bad day when no opportunity to use a Brokie-ism presents itself.
 :-\
Let be.

See, you did get one in before the day was over -- good save!

A day without Brokieisms is like... a day without anyone in the so-called real world staring at you and asking you what you just said...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 22, 2006, 11:38:32 pm
A day without Brokieisms is like... a day without anyone in the so-called real world staring at you and asking you what you just said...

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Hell, if all else fails, I like to start a sentence or two each day with "hell." That's something I didn't do very often before, but it's pretty easy and doesn't call too much attention to itself.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: OldeSoul on June 22, 2006, 11:52:19 pm
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Hell, if all else fails, I like to start a sentence or two each day with "hell." That's something I didn't do very often before, but it's pretty easy and doesn't call too much attention to itself.


oh lord- I catch myself doing that ALL the time now. And I'm even starting to talk with a twang. It came out today at work and people just stared....good times.

I'm currently awaiting an opportunity to work the following phrases into a converstaion:
"I got tired of your dumbass missin'"
"You're better off sleeping in the tent"
and
"You pair of deuces looking for work, you better get your scrawny asses in her pronto."  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: alec716 on June 22, 2006, 11:53:50 pm
"You pair of deuces looking for work, you better get your scrawny asses in her pronto."  :laugh:

great Freudian typo...  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: OldeSoul on June 22, 2006, 11:57:31 pm
great Freudian typo...  ;)
Oh my god! hahahaha  :laugh:
Hell, what am I thinkin'?  :-*
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: David In Indy on June 23, 2006, 12:25:58 am
great Freudian typo...  ;)

That was a good one! :D

Was that really on accident Stephanie? Because if it was, it's a classic! :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: OldeSoul on June 23, 2006, 12:33:30 am
I'm gonna go ahead and plead the Fifth on that one, Friend.

Is my Freudian slip showing?  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: David In Indy on June 23, 2006, 01:26:24 am
I'm gonna go ahead and plead the Fifth on that one, Friend.

Is my Freudian slip showing?  ;)

You go ahead and take the Fifth Stephanie. I perfectly understand.  But it sure was cute! :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: starboardlight on June 23, 2006, 01:31:06 pm
my brokieism is subtle. "Tell you what" come naturally now. I also say "dumbass" replacing the mule with with ever it is that's bothering me. "Dumbass driver." "Truth is" has also worked it way into my conversation.

My most noticable, though not sure it's a brokieism, is to use "Ennis" to describe my quiet introspection. I was hanging out with my friend, and we had great talks going. One moment, while walking along the sidewalk (yes it happens sometimes in LA) I realized I had not said a thing to him for two blocks. "Sorry man, I got all Ennis on you there, didn't I?"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: David In Indy on June 23, 2006, 06:29:33 pm
my brokieism is subtle. "Tell you what" come naturally now. I also say "dumbass" replacing the mule with with ever it is that's bothering me. "Dumbass driver." "Truth is" has also worked it way into my conversation.

My most noticable, though not sure it's a brokieism, is to use "Ennis" to describe my quiet introspection. I was hanging out with my friend, and we had great talks going. One moment, while walking along the sidewalk (yes it happens sometimes in LA) I realized I had not said a thing to him for two blocks. "Sorry man, I got all Ennis on you there, didn't I?"

I haven't used "Ennis" yet in my conversations, at least not like that, but the day is coming I suppose! :)

I have been  using "truth is" much more than I did before Brokeback Mountain.

It really is strange how this movie has not only affected the way I act and think, but even how I talk. I don' think any other movie has had such an impact on me. "Jaws" was pretty close. We went to the Bahamas a few months after it was released and I  was terrified to go into the water! :o
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on June 23, 2006, 06:56:55 pm
Okay, guys ..... I haven't seen this one yet ...

I live in Indiana, my boyfriend lives in South Carolina .... I said:

"You have no idea how bad it gets! I'm not you. I can't make it on couple of high altitude f--ks once or twice a year!"

Let's just say he thought I had completely lost my mind. ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 23, 2006, 07:02:15 pm
Today my boss said to me, "If you can't fix it, you've got to deal with it." I said, "Hunh?"  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 23, 2006, 07:12:21 pm
"You have no idea how bad it gets! I'm not you. I can't make it on couple of high altitude f--ks once or twice a year!"

Especially because neither Indiana nor South Carolina is high-altitude, hunh? Kidding. Tell you what, dly, I am very impressed. Working that phrase into your ordinary (or, sounds like in this case, not-so-ordinary) conversation earns you SEVEN EXTRA BONUS POINTS. Here they are:

 :D :o ::) :-* :laugh: ;) ;D

And F-R, do you suspect your boss is a closet Brokie? The phrase isn't exact, but it's suspiciously close, as if he's trying to cover by substituting jargon. For responding with "Hunh?" -- a valiant attempt to draw him into a conversation in Brokie-ese -- you get ONE bonus point.  :D  Sorry, but you would have earned TWO if your response had been "For how long?" just to see if your boss would reply, "Long as we can stay atop of it. Ain't no control mechanism on this one."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on June 23, 2006, 07:34:16 pm
Especially because neither Indiana nor South Carolina is high-altitude, hunh? Kidding. Tell you what, dly, I am very impressed. Working that phrase into your ordinary (or, sounds like in this case, not-so-ordinary) conversation earns you SEVEN EXTRA BONUS POINTS. Here they are:

 :D :o ::) :-* :laugh: ;) ;D

Let's say it was a relatively ordinary conversation ... ;D .... Hmmmmm. What does that say about us?

Here's another one ("tell ya what ...",  I have too many of these to count) ... one of the guys I work with went down to the Rockies to do some fishing .... Guess what I said? Oh, yes ....

"You didn't go down there to fish ... "

He looked at me like I had lost my grip and said, "yes I did".  ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sheyne on June 24, 2006, 05:05:39 am

We had one of these back on IMDb, didn't we??  :D

My main brokeism is the use of "tell you what".. I say it all the time.

Oh! But I did get to make myself useful in the kitchen the other day and slipped in "I am pretty good with a can-opener".  My sis knows my obsession and tell you what, if her eyes had rolled any further up into her head, she woulda lost em in her hair..  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 24, 2006, 06:02:44 pm
Yes, Sheyne and we also had one next door on CT, now buried... New summer Brokyism--I enjoy wearing my gardening gloves neatly folded and tucked in my right rear jeans pocket...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: OldeSoul on June 24, 2006, 06:25:08 pm
New summer Brokyism--I enjoy wearing my gardening gloves neatly folded and tucked in my right rear jeans pocket...
Now that's hot  8)

Do I get a point for using the word "pissant" today at work? Never heard it before BBM.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on June 24, 2006, 06:42:31 pm
Now that's hot  8)
Do I get a point for using the word "pissant" today at work? Never heard it before BBM.

Believe it or not, I think the first time I heard "pissant" was on the Walton's. That doesn't seem likely, but I think it was Erin who said it. Hmmmm ....

Here is another one I have used (I told you I have a billion) .... I was in a debate with my brother who, I thought, was making lame brain comments. So I said, "you're a real thinker there ..." The look he gave me .... whoa! I thought he was going to kill me!  :o I let him know I was joking (I valued my life too much  ::))

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on June 25, 2006, 12:52:44 am
I finally have one I haven't seen yet...I use most of the common ones that have been mentioned, like 'Friend' and 'Tell you what' and 'The truth is...' and 'Not often' and 'Me neither' and 'You bet'.

But at lunch Friday, my boss and a co-worker got on the subject of their teenage daughters and how kids don't tell parents everything...I got to pipe in with 'All them things you don't know...'  I stopped there, of course, and just kinda shook my head and grinned.

 ;)

Another thing is that I was once given grief about how I drop the 'g' from words endin' in '-ing', which I always attributed to the southern accent.  I'm not lettin' that one bother me anymore.

-Lynne
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 25, 2006, 02:14:49 am
Another thing is that I was once given grief about how I drop the 'g' from words endin' in '-ing', which I always attributed to the southern accent.  I'm not lettin' that one bother me anymore.

Good one, Lynne. One thing I love about Brokeback is that it gives us permission to fire our inner English teacher. Did your lunch companions think it weird when you said "them things"?

I always want to say "in them days," and I have sneaked it in a few times, but it's hard for me to be subtle about that sort of thing because it's pretty out of character.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 25, 2006, 03:08:50 am
Tell you what, I'm pretty much droppin' endin's all the time when I write these days.  For a while I did it a la Annie Proulx, sans apostrophe, but got corrected too often, so I've been puttin' apostrophes in.

I wrote on another thread the other day about how in ten minutes time, 4 differnt signs I passed reminded me of BBM or one of you all.  So the last couple of days, when drivin', I've been challengin' myself with any sign I look at to find a connection.  And it's usually not hard a do.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 25, 2006, 03:55:58 am
Tell you what, I'm pretty much droppin' endin's all the time when I write these days.  For a while I did it a la Annie Proulx, sans apostrophe, but got corrected too often, so I've been puttin' apostrophes in.

I've been writin sans apostrophe, myself. The one Annie-esque thing I can't bring myself to do is write "a" for "have" or "of." As in, "I shouldn't a let you out a my sights."

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I wrote on another thread the other day about how in ten minutes time, 4 differnt signs I passed reminded me of BBM or one of you all.  So the last couple of days, when drivin', I've been challengin' myself with any sign I look at to find a connection.  And it's usually not hard a do.

Good idea! I live near a Monroe Street, so that's a start. But I'll keep goin.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on June 25, 2006, 12:38:53 pm
Good one, Lynne. One thing I love about Brokeback is that it gives us permission to fire our inner English teacher. Did your lunch companions think it weird when you said "them things"?

As a rule, they would have thought it weird because it would be outta character for me, but I think they attributed it to local color/emphasis.  It's Alabama, after all.

Just as a test, it did pain me to type 'outta,' so I guess inner English teacher is not totally standing aside. :)

-Lynne
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 25, 2006, 01:56:41 pm
Another one: I love using spellings that have evolved on this board that differ from how I would spell the words otherwise.

For example, in every other context I would spell it, "Huh?" but here I like throwing in that N! (Which actually seems like a more accurate spelling of the way Ennis pronounces it.)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: twistedude on June 25, 2006, 02:29:56 pm
Not sure if writing is real life or not--but it isn't fanfiction. I stole "let be," "Sure enough" and "I did my best by" (slight cfhnage of person and number).  I find myself saying "for what it's worth" all the time.

I try to avoid Brokieisms in my tiours, because I lose my train of thought when I do.

I spent 5-6 hiours with another brokie last night, and even though we spent at least 3 hours compring DVDs, we used surprisingly few brokieisms with eachother.  We tended to talk ABOUT the movie and the shiort stiory in very precise English...y'know, scholarly shit.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on June 25, 2006, 04:50:40 pm
Another thing is that I was once given grief about how I drop the 'g' from words endin' in '-ing', which I always attributed to the southern accent.  I'm not lettin' that one bother me anymore.

I have a very strong northern Indiana accent. Over the years I have diligently worked on speaking properly. Now, all of a sudden, I am hearing myself with a slight twang. I am saying stuff like "friggin'" and "nothin'". I also have to really watch that I don't swear at work because I work for a Christian organization. Let's just say I can't yell to someone,"Hey! Jane f--kin' Doe". I think they would trip over their jaws from falling on the floor. And for a person who generally hates to swear, I have gotten really loose with my tongue! I need to "tape my mouth shut"! :-X
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nakymaton on June 26, 2006, 12:02:00 am
Just got back from my first night in a tent since BBM came out. *Coulda had the entire conversation in BBM-speak:

"Beans is 'bout all we got left."
"No more beans."
"You got whiskey or sumthin?"
"Freeze your ass off when the fire dies down. Better off sleepin in the tent."
"You're commutin four hours a day? Sheeeeit. That's hard."

And in response to the thousand-dollar water filter that wouldn't pump any water:

"This is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation."

But I am shy, so "no more beans" was as close as I got. Woulda been fun to riff a bit, though.

* I still use the improper spellings that I've always used. It's interesting, because now that I've read the way Annie writes out the accent, I've realized that, yes, people in the mountain west really do separate the "a" (for "to") from the preceding word. So I used to say "gonna," and that's still what I write, but I find that I'm lengthening the sounds to something like "goin a" when I speak. Still looks weird to write it, though, so I don't.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 26, 2006, 03:32:35 am
So I used to say "gonna," and that's still what I write, but I find that I'm lengthening the sounds to something like "goin a" when I speak. Still looks weird to write it, though, so I don't.

Interesting! I'd always thought Annie's spelling looks/sounds a bit odd, but maybe because I'm not used to that particular accent. Makes sense.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on June 26, 2006, 09:16:58 am
I still use the improper spellings that I've always used. It's interesting, because now that I've read the way Annie writes out the accent, I've realized that, yes, people in the mountain west really do separate the "a" (for "to") from the preceding word. So I used to say "gonna," and that's still what I write, but I find that I'm lengthening the sounds to something like "goin a" when I speak. Still looks weird to write it, though, so I don't.

Ditto ... it is hard to do that. It is like the "s'alright" thing. I always write it out like "It's alright". My speech has got the twang thing going, however. OMG! My Brokeback speak is going kill all the work I have done to speak with more enunciation!  :-\
Title: Brokeback Mannerism?
Post by: David on June 27, 2006, 08:12:07 pm
Tell you what....

   I had washed my hands quickly in the kitchen sink and caught myself wiping my hands on the back on my pants just like Ennis did after reading Jacks first postcard!   
Title: Re: Brokeback Mannerism?
Post by: serious crayons on June 27, 2006, 11:24:01 pm
Tell you what....

   I had washed my hands quickly in the kitchen sink and caught myself wiping my hands on the back on my pants just like Ennis did after reading Jacks first postcard!   


I do that, too! Especially because in my messy kitchen (never enough time to straighten up) I can never find a towel.

I won't add a reminder of what I think Ennis' next stop is, after the hand-drying.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 28, 2006, 07:20:58 am
Yesterday morning, I got out to the car, realized something and said, "I can't believe I left my damn keys up there."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: starboardlight on June 28, 2006, 08:13:28 am
Yesterday morning, I got out to the car, realized something and said, "I can't believe I left my damn keys up there."

he he. me too. i got off the plane in SF and was about to call Eric and Ruby when I realized I left my phone in my car. "Can't believe I left my damn phone up there."
Title: Re: Brokeback Mannerism?
Post by: dly64 on June 28, 2006, 09:07:49 am
I do that, too! Especially because in my messy kitchen (never enough time to straighten up) I can never find a towel.

I won't add a reminder of what I think Ennis' next stop is, after the hand-drying.

Love it!! Honestly, I never thought of that before. But, Ennis surely does look excited!  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nakymaton on June 28, 2006, 10:23:08 am
Yesterday morning, I got out to the car, realized something and said, "I can't believe I left my damn keys up there."

Me three. I was out in the mountains this weekend, thrashing through the brush off trails and stuff. Lunch time rolled around, and I felt in my pocket for my knife, and it was gone. "I can't believe I left my damn knife up there." Didn't say it out loud, though.

Tell you what, I was pretty damn glad that I had left my car keys in my tent. They coulda been left on the mountain with the knife, and then I woulda been stuck locked out of a car, locked away from my cell phone, on the mountain overnight until Search and Rescue came looking for me and helped me break into my car.

Good thing Ennis didn't have anything important in the pocket of that shirt.

Well, ok, I guess his blood was on it. And symbolically I guess it's kinda like Ennis tried to leave his heart in that shirt on the mountain, except Jack took it and kept it....................

Guess that's more important than a driver's license or car keys, huh.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 28, 2006, 10:33:13 am
Here at work this morning I used "Sure enough" and "Tell you what" in e-mails to my supervisor.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on June 28, 2006, 12:31:47 pm
Here at work this morning I used "Sure enough" and "Tell you what" in e-mails to my supervisor.  ;D

OMG, Jeff! I just saw the little sub-text under your name! Too funny! Too bad that expression ("gun's goin' off") didn't find it's way into the film!  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 28, 2006, 02:33:47 pm
OMG, Jeff! I just saw the little sub-text under your name! Too funny! Too bad that expression ("gun's goin' off") didn't find it's way into the film!  ;)

That's one of my favorite lines in the story.  ;D

I wish the avatar were a little larger. People probably can't make it out from the picture, but I'm sort of making a visual pun: In the photograph I'm holding an antique Civil War rife; hence, "Gun's goin' off!"  ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on June 28, 2006, 03:53:01 pm
That's one of my favorite lines in the story.  ;D

I wish the avatar were a little larger. People probably can't make it out from the picture, but I'm sort of making a visual pun: In the photograph I'm holding an antique Civil War rife; hence, "Gun's goin' off!"  ::)

I didn't notice the gun. What a crack up!   ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 28, 2006, 06:59:24 pm
I didn't notice the gun. What a crack up!   ;D

It's good to get your hands on something long and hard. ...  ;D
Title: Re: Brokeback Mannerism?
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 28, 2006, 09:28:00 pm
Love it!! Honestly, I never thought of that before. But, Ennis surely does look excited!  ;D

LOL, oh man... the famous "wrang" it out debate!  What thread was that from?  Does anyone remember?  It was at the very least, quite entertaining.
 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 28, 2006, 11:39:15 pm
Well, as far as I know, I'm the first one to introduce that possibility, and even I can't remember where I first mentioned it. I'll admit that the reaction to my suggestion was decidedly mixed. But to me, Ennis looking all perky as he reads the postcard and then immediately striding quickly out of the kitchen as he dries his hands (and remembering the "wrang it out line" in the story, figuring it logically must apply to Movie Ennis, too, but not seeing it dramatized anywhere else in the movie) just suggests that interpretation. But it's one of those cute little moments that you could just easily think mean absolutely nothing.

It's kind of like, as I was saying yesterday, the old Cowboy Etiquette joke about Ennis parking in the back lot, directly under the "Laundromat Entrance in Front," to show what entrance he REALLY likes using. Doesn't it seem at least remotely possible that that was deliberate?

 :laugh:



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 29, 2006, 01:47:17 pm
He coulda been hurrying off to go get his pen, so he could redline it to the post offfice to write the YOU BET postcard. 

(That sentence reminds me of when I was a kid, my friends and I would crack up at the written sentence "The PEN IS on the table.")
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: starboardlight on June 29, 2006, 02:35:11 pm
He coulda been hurrying off to go get his pen, so he could redline it to the post offfice to write the YOU BET postcard. 

(That sentence reminds me of when I was a kid, my friends and I would crack up at the written sentence "The PEN IS on the table.")

he he. in high school a girl had borrowed a pen from me. Moments later passed me a note say "Your penis running out." I looked at her for a long second. She finally reread what she wrote and turned completely red, as she added a "/" between "pen" and "is".

but yeah, it's very possible Ennis is running to grab his pen.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on June 29, 2006, 08:34:37 pm
He coulda been hurrying off to go get his pen, so he could redline it to the post offfice to write the YOU BET postcard. 

(That sentence reminds me of when I was a kid, my friends and I would crack up at the written sentence "The PEN IS on the table.")

This is too funny! How about his "pen is" in his hand? I don't think he's using it to write a letter, however.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: cmr107 on June 30, 2006, 06:41:41 pm
Tell you what, I started doing something new after seeing BBM. At school, I worked in the scene shop building sets for the theatre. I frequently used work gloves, but never put them in my pocket. Where did they start going after I saw BBM? You guessed it, my back right jeans pocket. It was uncomfortable, but I just had to do it. ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on June 30, 2006, 11:10:26 pm
Hubby asked the other night what was for dinner....I said "lets just have something light, how about baked beans on toast?".......yeah you guessed it.....

His reply...."Im sick o beans".........and hubby only saw the movie once, so isnt an addict like me, so was wondering why i fell over laughing.....


And another one ive used, when my friend told me something privately and asked me not to tell anyone, I replied "no ones business but ours"......not having seen the movie, so not understanding the relevance of the quote, she replied "well, yes, thats a nice way to put it"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: starboardlight on July 01, 2006, 02:46:15 am
Hubby asked the other night what was for dinner....I said "lets just have something light, how about baked beans on toast?".......yeah you guessed it.....

His reply...."Im sick o beans".........and hubby only saw the movie once, so isnt an addict like me, so was wondering why i fell over laughing.....


ooh! a new game. let's see if we can manipulate other people into using Brokieisms. lol.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nakymaton on July 02, 2006, 10:36:47 pm
I was trail-running on Friday, and got out of the way of a small herd of mountain bikers. We exchanged a few pleasantries, and then I said, "nice morning for a ride."

The rider replied: "You bet."

I tried to think of the appropriate response, but the only one that came to mind was to slam her against the wall and kiss her until she saw stars. But 1) there weren't any walls around, 2) I wasn't actually looking for someone to slam against the wall (I'm happily monogamous, after all), and 3) I don't generally kiss complete strangers. So I let the moment pass.

("Son-of-a-bitch" didn't seem like quite the appropriate response, either.)

I was even too tired to red-line it all the way back to a computer to post about it.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 02, 2006, 10:39:53 pm
It was nice to think of it tho! Think back to that time when You bet meant nothing special. Isn't it great to be here now!!?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nakymaton on July 02, 2006, 10:43:42 pm
I've started wondering if "you bet" is a regionalism that I had never noticed -- I normally say "Yup" (or "ayup") instead. I hear "you bet" all the time now, though.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on July 02, 2006, 10:57:33 pm
I've started wondering if "you bet" is a regionalism that I had never noticed -- I normally say "Yup" (or "ayup") instead. I hear "you bet" all the time now, though.

Is it regional or is it just more obvious since we've noticed it in BBM? I am guessing it is the latter. I've said "you bet" for years as well as "ya betcha" and "sure" et.al.

Just a thought!  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: mvansand76 on July 04, 2006, 07:10:40 am
Hi all, I really try to use Brokeisms in my language, which is def. harder because I live in Holland. But... I am a translator for a market research agency and if I get the chance to use a Brokeism, then I will!

So if my company does market research for a bean company, I will definitely slip in a few of the jokes from BBM. Hasn't happened yet, though, unfortunately!  >:(

I use Brokeisms when I visit my sister who lives in England. But you know what the funny thing is, I often use them without even TRYING. I have watched the movie so many times that the dialogue is almost in my blood!

But what about Jack and Ennis' GESTURES and FACIAL EXPRESSIONS? Do any of you catch yourself making the same facial expressions or gestures that Jack and Ennis make?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on July 05, 2006, 12:31:14 am
But what about Jack and Ennis' GESTURES and FACIAL EXPRESSIONS? Do any of you catch yourself making the same facial expressions or gestures that Jack and Ennis make?

Constantly! Now that's something that no one would ever notice me doing, even if they'd seen the movie 100 times, because I'm sure I look nothing like them from the outside when I do it. But I feel like them from the inside. Here are some of my expressions:

-- The one Jack makes when he says "Course, he hates my guts." (I also say "course" rather than "of course" more often these days.)

-- The one Ennis makes after Jack says "Now let's git, unless you want to sit around tying knots all day." (I try to do the slightly crossed eyes.)

-- The one Ennis makes when he's packing up the horse after TS1 (not the baleful one he gives to Jack about supper, just the stoic one right before that).

-- The one Ennis makes after telling the story of Earl and Rich. Or maybe I don't actually do that one, but I think about it a lot.

-- When I'm lying in bed and want to turn and look out the window behind me, I flip my neck back in that graceful way Ennis does when he's lying in the tent carving the horse (I probably don't look quite as graceful, though).

I'll try to think of some others. Tell you what, mvansand76, I am constantly aware of this expression thing! Good topic.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: starboardlight on July 05, 2006, 02:24:09 am
...

But what about Jack and Ennis' GESTURES and FACIAL EXPRESSIONS? Do any of you catch yourself making the same facial expressions or gestures that Jack and Ennis make?

ah yes, we had a small thread back at imdb about this. My Jack face is the one he makes as he says "I might be back." My Ennis face is that look of apprehension and nervousness he has at the very beginning as he waits outside Aguirre's trailer.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Bucky on July 05, 2006, 05:45:31 am
I have noticed that I am saying "the truth is" a lot anymore.  I picked it up from Jack Twist telling that to Ennis in the lake scene when he tells Ennis "truth is I miss you so much that i can't hardly stand it."  Another thing that I have noticed that I am saying without thinking is "about (whatever) I mean."  I took that from Lureen telling Ennis to see Jack's parents about his wishes being carried out "about the ashes I mean."  I know at check out lines in the supermarkets and Wal Mart that they think I am adding a lot of unnecessary information but since watching Brokeback Mountain that is becoming a habit with me.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on July 05, 2006, 09:52:22 am
Okay guys ... I have a new one. I never thought I'd use it, but I did.

I was trying to get a friend to go on break with me. He was too busy and said he couldn't go. And, yes I said it ...

"You used to come away easy, now it's like seein' the pope."

At least this friend has seen BBM, so he knew I wasn't completely off of my rocker.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on July 05, 2006, 05:10:42 pm
You get a group of people, brokies, together like I experenced recently and you'll find any and every question can be answered by a brokieism. "it could be like that always" if we put some effort into it.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 05, 2006, 06:38:28 pm
Well, I didn't say this out loud, but when I entered the subway on my way home from work this afternoon, I sure enough said to myself, "Damn, summer in the city. This subway smells like cat piss or worse!"

 ;D

(I think it was actually the "or worse.")
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on July 06, 2006, 06:01:57 pm
Some a my facial expressions -

Jack in the doorway, right after LD says, "I'n he the spittin image of his grandpa?"

Lureen at her desk, waving her fingers, counting "two, three times a year." And I say that as often as possible too.

Ennis after Jack says, "tying knots all day."

Ennis lookin' at Jack with love after sayin' "probably deserved it."

Ennis looking off to the side with tears, while sitting in the trailer with Alma Jr.

Alma Jr. right after sayin' "that's alright Daddy" in the truck.

Cassie crunchin' her nose over "castratin' calves."

I've considered giving the look Ennis gives Alma in the grocery store that convinces her to take the girls pronto.

Oh, a favorite - the last look Ennis gives The Basque is he's leading the mule away at the bridge.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Amber on July 06, 2006, 06:05:20 pm
*lol*  These are great  :)

Like everyone else I find myself using "tell you what" not only in my posts and conversations with friends online but also spoken in actual conversation.

I call my husband "cowboy" all the time now - and actually I caught HIM using cowboy while we were in Alberta ... there we were driving down the road and this road maniac passes us going close to 70 (WAY over the speedlimit) and there goes my husband shouting "WHOA!  Slow down there cowboy"  ... I about lost it *lol*

I have used "This is a goddamn bi$ch of an unsatisfactory situation" with a friend who sadly said Crash was better than BBM *lol*

I have also recently used "You may be a sinner but I ain't yet had the opportunity" with another one of my friends still in college who was considering doing some rather shady things.  Luckily the lawyer in me convinced him otherwise *lol*

As far as facial expressions ... I'm a lot worse when I'm wearing my cowboy hat.  When that baby is on I'm in total BBM mode.  Luckily my husband still thinks its cute.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on July 07, 2006, 02:15:32 am
Tonight, unloading the dishwasher, I'd already put a bunch of the dishes away when I pulled out a spatula that still had food on it. With horror, I realized: These dishes have never seen water in their lives!

Oh, a favorite - the last look Ennis gives The Basque is he's leading the mule away at the bridge.

Oh, that's a good one -- I do that, too. That quarter-of-a-second smile. Kind of like the one he gives as Cassie is dragging him onto the dance floor. "Ennis ... del Mar."

Another one I try to incorporate is Ennis when he asks the girls if they need a push or sumpn.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: mvansand76 on July 07, 2006, 07:33:41 am

Jack in the doorway, right after LD says, "I'n he the spittin image of his grandpa?"

Oh, a favorite - the last look Ennis gives The Basque is he's leading the mule away at the bridge.



OMG! I do these two all the time! In stores, with colleagues, my boyfriend, parents etc. I thought I was crazy (might still be). Because I can't use Brokeisms (English not native language) I have to do with facial expressions!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: mvansand76 on July 07, 2006, 07:40:32 am

I call my husband "cowboy" all the time now - and actually I caught HIM using cowboy while we were in Alberta ... there we were driving down the road and this road maniac passes us going close to 70 (WAY over the speedlimit) and there goes my husband shouting "WHOA!  Slow down there cowboy"  ... I about lost it *lol*

As far as facial expressions ... I'm a lot worse when I'm wearing my cowboy hat.  When that baby is on I'm in total BBM mode.  Luckily my husband still thinks its cute.

 :laugh: That's classic!

Yeah, I also wear my cowboy hat and I also go into full BBM mode when I do, my boyfriend is also more accepting then...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: mvansand76 on July 07, 2006, 08:36:01 am
oh oh!!  :o you know what I also do, in the very beginning that thing Ennis does with his lips when he first leans against the trailer, before Jack arrives. Anybody know what I mean?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on July 07, 2006, 09:33:41 am
oh oh!!  :o you know what I also do, in the very beginning that thing Ennis does with his lips when he first leans against the trailer, before Jack arrives. Anybody know what I mean?

Yes! But I can't really do it, so I have actually practiced trying to do that one!!! (Not in front of a mirror, though. I'm not that crazy -- yet. Just when I'm, say, driving or waiting in line or sumpn.)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: stevenedel on July 07, 2006, 04:37:32 pm
I tuck my shirt into the back of my pants every time I get up. But come to think of it, I did that even before I saw BBM...

And today, somebody said to me I could be sure of something "hunderd percent", and he changed into Aguirre on the spot.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: David In Indy on July 07, 2006, 05:09:08 pm
I tuck my shirt into the back of my pants every time I get up. But come to think of it, I did that even before I saw BBM...

And today, somebody said to me I could be sure of something "hunderd percent", and he changed into Aguirre on the spot.

Oh no!

Ik heb hem (Aguirre) vanochtend gezien... mijn werkgever!  :o

And I thought  I was the only one these kinds of things happened to! ;)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 07, 2006, 10:25:30 pm
It probably doesn't count because I used it in a PM to a fellow Brokie, but today, with reference to a real-life issue, I got to write:

"You shut about [name]. It ain't [his] fault. He used to come away easy, but now it's like seein' the pope. This is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation."

 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: David In Indy on July 08, 2006, 01:10:23 am
It probably doesn't count because I used it in a PM to a fellow Brokie, but today, with reference to a real-life issue, I got to write:

"You shut about [name]. It ain't [his] fault. He used to come away easy, but now it's like seein' the pope. This is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation."

 ;D

Jeff -

This sounds interesting! What was this conversation about? Fill us in!

Inquiring minds want to know!  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: David In Indy on July 08, 2006, 01:26:46 am
:laugh: That's classic!

Yeah, I also wear my cowboy hat and I also go into full BBM mode when I do, my boyfriend is also more accepting then...

Melissa -

Jan-Willem responds to the cowboy hat? Thanks for the tip girl friend!  ;)

Ik ga winkelen!  :D

God. I'm going to try this out on Cory and see what happens.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: mvansand76 on July 08, 2006, 02:51:03 am
Melissa -

Jan-Willem responds to the cowboy hat? Thanks for the tip girl friend!  ;)

Ik ga winkelen!  :D

God. I'm going to try this out on Cory and see what happens.

 ;D :laugh:
Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  ;)
Good luck...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 08, 2006, 12:17:04 pm
Jeff -

This sounds interesting! What was this conversation about? Fill us in!

Inquiring minds want to know!  ;)

I'm afraid it's actually quite mundane, David. It was about someone I'm sort of casually dating--I'm trying to court him, you might say. But since there is no commitment, there is also no imperative to rearrange summer travel plans to accommodate each other. It may well be late August till we're able to arrange to "hang out together" again. (What the hell happened to July?  ;D )

I was being advised to look for someone else. The situation is complicated by the fact that he lost his partner of 14 years less than a year ago. But he's such good husband material that if I don't get and keep my hand in, someone else will be at third base when I haven't even come up to bat!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on July 08, 2006, 02:39:38 pm
A guy at work used the phrase "tell you what..." to start a sentence yesterday.  Hmmmm.... now my suspicions are up about that one.  It would really be awesome to discover a Brokie someplace in the real-world purely through overhearing an overt Brokie-ism.  I'd still find it hard to ask whether or not he was thinking of Jack Twist as he said it.
 ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on July 08, 2006, 04:42:20 pm
A guy at work used the phrase "tell you what..." to start a sentence yesterday.  Hmmmm.... now my suspicions are up about that one.  It would really be awesome to discover a Brokie someplace in the real-world purely through overhearing an overt Brokie-ism.  I'd still find it hard to ask whether or not he was thinking of Jack Twist as he said it.
 ::)

Why don't you subtly up the ante with a "sure enough" or "s'alright" or a "you bet" or a "me neither"? Then he might respond with a "son of a bitch or a "dumbass" or a "course he hates my guts." Then you can throw in "talks a blue streak" or "what the hell happened to (month)." And he'll say "you know, it could be like this, always" and you'll say "you have no idea how bad it gets" and so on and so on, kicking it up a notch each time, until eventually one of you is saying "this is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation" and the other is replying, "if you can't fix it, you gotta stand it" and you'll both KNOW -- without either of you ever having overtly mentioned the movie!!!

 :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on July 08, 2006, 05:02:07 pm
Well, that's a good suggestion.  I'll start with the more subtle ones.
 ::)


I wonder what most difficult Brokie-isms would be for use in real-world conversation.  I remember that the "Rodeoing ain't what it was in my Daddy's day."  was highlighted as a phrase that would earn us extra points.  Maybe "Goddamned paint brands wore off." would be another.  And, surely, things like "couple of high-altitude f**ks once or twice a year."  and "earlier today I was castrating calves" must be among the toughest.




Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on July 08, 2006, 05:09:15 pm
Yeah, some of those would be hard to slip into a conversation with your coworkers, say, if you don't happen to work on a ranch.

How about "stemmin the rose" "wrang it out" or "puttin the blocks to"? Those are difficult because they're all about sex, of course, but also because they're so colloquial. Your conversational partner would just go, "Hunh?" -- and s/he wouldn't be imitating Ennis.

"On the QT" would be relatively easy, though.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on July 08, 2006, 07:58:17 pm
I wonder what most difficult Brokie-isms would be for use in real-world conversation.  I remember that the "Rodeoing ain't what it was in my Daddy's day."  was highlighted as a phrase that would earn us extra points.  Maybe "Goddamned paint brands wore off." would be another.  And, surely, things like "couple of high-altitude f**ks once or twice a year."  and "earlier today I was castrating calves" must be among the toughest.

Amanda - I did use the "high altitude f..ks" ... check out my previous post. Oh yes ... the reaction I got was one of ... "what in the hell are you talking about?!"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Amber on July 10, 2006, 05:14:29 pm
Yesterday someone called and had the wrong number.  I said "Who?  Who is this?"  ... just came out like it's something I say all the time.  I suppose I could have told him I was "out castrating calves" but that just didn't seem natural *lol*
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Daphne7661 on July 10, 2006, 05:54:20 pm
I am cracking up at all of these, guys!  I thought I was the only one who felt as though our BBM buddies have infiltrated my spirit...

Each day gets worse and worse.  My friend and I e-mail each other at work sharing the news and frustrations of the work day and almost always end each story with "Ya know what friend?  This is a GDBOAUS" ("God Damn Bitch of an Unsatisfactory Situation")

Every time someone asks for or to do something, I say, "Fer Whuht?"

If I don't hear someone clearly, I say "Hunh?"

Whenever I favor something, I now say "Nyyycce"

If I agree with something, I say "Sure 'n uff"

Even my mannerisms have changed.  At any given time, I actually feel as though I have been possessed by Jack or Ennis.  I either feel myself smiling Jack's smile or pursing my lips the way Ennis does...

And at any given moment, I can be heard mumbling to myself...

"Goddamn paint brands wore off...."

"Tent don't look Ryyight"

"FuucccccccKKKK Aguirrrrrrreeee"

"...get on in there and untangle them Chilean sheep owtta ours, I guess..."

"The hell they are..."

"You may be a sinner, but I ain't yet had the opportunity."

"Whuutttrrrrrrr you doin?"

"It's awright... it's awright"

"Let's git, unless you wanna sit around tying knots all day."


Every line is genious!!!

 ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on July 10, 2006, 08:50:08 pm
To Daphne:

These are great! :)  I find myself telling my daughter when we don't have money to buy her some trinket: "If you  can't fix it, ya just gotta stand it."   She rolls her eys and walks away! ;)

I love to tell my daughter when she has friends over for a sleepover and I'm trying to get the sleeping arrangements figured out,   "Ya sleep there!"

And you are right, every line is genius, brilliant!


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on July 10, 2006, 10:41:07 pm
I am cracking up at all of these, guys!  I thought I was the only one who felt as though our BBM buddies have infiltrated my spirit...

Each day gets worse and worse.  My friend and I e-mail each other at work sharing the news and frustrations of the work day and almost always end each story with "Ya know what friend?  This is a GDBOAUS" ("God Damn Bitch of an Unsatisfactory Situation")

Every time someone asks for or to do something, I say, "Fer Whuht?"

If I don't hear someone clearly, I say "Hunh?"

Whenever I favor something, I now say "Nyyycce"

If I agree with something, I say "Sure 'n uff"

Even my mannerisms have changed.  At any given time, I actually feel as though I have been possessed by Jack or Ennis.  I either feel myself smiling Jack's smile or pursing my lips the way Ennis does...

And at any given moment, I can be heard mumbling to myself...

"Goddamn paint brands wore off...."

"Tent don't look Ryyight"

"FuucccccccKKKK Aguirrrrrrreeee"

"...get on in there and untangle them Chilean sheep owtta ours, I guess..."

"The hell they are..."

"You may be a sinner, but I ain't yet had the opportunity."

"Whuutttrrrrrrr you doin?"

"It's awright... it's awright"

"Let's git, unless you wanna sit around tying knots all day."


Every line is genious!!!

 ::)
To Daphne:

These are great! :)  I find myself telling my daughter when we don't have money to buy her some trinket: "If you  can't fix it, ya just gotta stand it."   She rolls her eys and walks away! ;)

I love to tell my daughter when she has friends over for a sleepover and I'm trying to get the sleeping arrangements figured out,   "Ya sleep there!"

And you are right, every line is genius, brilliant!

You guys are cracking me up!!! I am laughing my head off. I have just learned I have to watch my tongue because I work at a Christian organization. I don't think they'd appreciate me saying, "Son of a whoreson bitch" or (what I said to my BF in SC) .... "I'm not you ... I can't make it on a couple of high altitude f--ks once or twice a year!" Whew! Lordy! I'm fornicating ...  Yikes! I better keep that under wraps, too.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: David In Indy on July 10, 2006, 10:44:25 pm
You guys are cracking me up!!! I am laughing my head off. I have just learned I have to watch my tongue because I work at a Christian organization.

Yes Diane. I can't even imagine the looks you'd get if you invoked one of these "brokieisms" at your job!

Whew!!!

I just can't even imagine.....

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on July 10, 2006, 10:57:02 pm
Yes Diane. I can't even imagine the looks you'd get if you invoked one of these "brokieisms" at your job!

Whew!!!

I just can't even imagine.....

I have used a few and get these blank stares like, "what are you talking about??" I am also the only one in the whole building who has three pictures of BBM hanging in her cube, plus a very sexy picture of Jake!! YEEHAW!!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on July 11, 2006, 08:25:31 am
Why don't you subtly up the ante with a "sure enough" or "s'alright" or a "you bet" or a "me neither"? Then he might respond with a "son of a bitch or a "dumbass" or a "course he hates my guts." Then you can throw in "talks a blue streak" or "what the hell happened to (month)." And he'll say "you know, it could be like this, always" and you'll say "you have no idea how bad it gets" and so on and so on, kicking it up a notch each time, until eventually one of you is saying "this is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation" and the other is replying, "if you can't fix it, you gotta stand it" and you'll both KNOW -- without either of you ever having overtly mentioned the movie!!!

 :D

Put this whole thread in the archives and bronze this post!  Where's them clappin' hands when ya need 'em?  :)


I just learned how to do sudoku this weekend.  I was sittin' doin' one yesterday and found I had made an error and the puzzle din't look right.  I looked up at the empty room and said, "What r we supposed to do now?"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on July 11, 2006, 03:17:10 pm
I just thought of another one!

One day a co-worker who I don't see very often asked where I had been.  I couldn't resist and said,

"Oh, here and there."

 But I said it with a "smile" in my voice so it wouldn't sound flip.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on July 11, 2006, 04:13:09 pm
But I said it with a "smile" in my voice so it wouldn't sound flip.

Looks like we got the message in any case. ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on July 11, 2006, 09:36:57 pm
[quote author=littlewing1957 link=topic=2723.msg56907#msg56907 date=1152645430
 But I said it with a "smile" in my voice so it wouldn't sound flip.


Looks like we got the message in any case. ;)

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: coffeecat33 on July 16, 2006, 11:54:42 am
I TELL YOU WHAT ... I said "this is a goddamn b*tch of an unsatisfactory situation" to a coworker describing work. She hasn't seen the movie but laughed because it's such an apt description of our workplace right now. (Do I get any points for that?) This same coworker's favorite swear word is b*tch so I introduced her to son of a whoresn b*itch.  I admit I find some relief muttering that under my breath.

Another coworker and I always say, "I'll miss you!" even if we are going to the copier and coming back. This often segues into some version of "I wish I knew how to quit you!"

There are so many phrases that I think to myself or sometimes say aloud that I could quote the entire book & movie but there's never enough time, never enough.

cc33
 
 
 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 16, 2006, 04:57:35 pm
This is not very funny, but I find myself clutching at my neck just like Ma Twist did whenever I have to deal with some very irritating person...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 28, 2006, 04:32:26 pm
Lately when I am sending off a proposal, I include the statement, "Thank you for the opportunity" and I have to stifle a snicker.  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on July 28, 2006, 08:22:11 pm
Lately when I am sending off a proposal, I include the statement, "Thank you for the opportunity" and I have to stifle a snicker.  ;)

OMG! I'm going to have to do that!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on July 28, 2006, 09:07:17 pm
Today we were on the patio watching the cat stalk (but not catch) birds at the bird feeder.  I got to say 'That's some high-class entertainment.'   8)

-Lynne
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on July 31, 2006, 08:14:55 pm
I was at the wonderful and happenin' Wal-Mart the other day in my rural Indiana town. There were two guys who were loading lawn furniture in a pickup. The one guy said to the other … “It ain’t goin’ nowhere, let it be.” Immediately, I thought …. did you two “he men” watch BBM? I had to smile.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 01, 2006, 11:02:57 am
When I'm driving and look in the side mirror, I think of myself as having the expression that Jack does when he's driving his truck away from Signal and glancing back at Ennis. Only in my case, instead of seeing the love of my life recede in the mirror, I'm just looking at the car behind me.  :-\
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 01, 2006, 11:17:21 pm
My girlfriend is having an affair....she is married, he is single.....so there are many many problems happening, and she talks to me about it, and asks my advice....


I dont know how many times I have said to her...."If you cant fix it, you gotta stand it".......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 02, 2006, 10:07:29 am
Katie, she could fix it by getting a divorce, couldn't she? And dly, you should have called out, "Harmonica don't sound right either" to see what their reaction would be!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on August 02, 2006, 10:27:22 am
And dly, you should have called out, "Harmonica don't sound right either" to see what their reaction would be!

LOL!!! Who knows? They may have been another Jack and Ennis!  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 02, 2006, 11:24:03 am
Katie, she could fix it by getting a divorce, couldn't she?

Without getting too entangled here about my girlfriend,  I just needed to say, that as is the case for many women having an affair, she is still in love with her husband, and that might sound hypercritical, and maybe should be the subject of a new renamed thread on the topic of "having an affair", but it is true....People dont necessarily have an affair because they dont love their husband....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: JT on August 02, 2006, 11:40:42 am
I've seem to use a lot of "I gotta go, I'll see you in the morning", "Dumbass mule", "Time to get goin'", "Alright", "sure enough"...lately.

I'm still trying to use as many as I can.  Sometimes it just comes out with out me noticing it until it was said. 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: 2robots4u on August 06, 2006, 10:35:05 pm
I loved these comments.  Even though I left the south, and small farm, at age 10, I still retain the way of life, expressions, and speech, so I could fit right in with the guys (Jack and Ennis).  "Tell you what", "Shit", "let it be", and "dumbass mule" are some that I've used over the years.  When I was still working and ran into some I had not seen for a long time, I would use the "first name fuckin' last name" to emphasize their presence,
and "the hell they are" when disagreeing with anything.  Now, whenever I'm asked if I've been there, or done that, I say "I ain't never had the opportunity" ("ain't" has been a part of my vocabulary from the time I learned to talk...very common where I come from). I'm sure more BBM gems will pop into my speech as time goes on.

Now, a question....what is the circumstance of the phrase "paw the white out of the moon"?  I have seen the movie too many times to count, but don't remember this expression (read the short story only once). Where do I find it?

Thanks..Doug


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 07, 2006, 12:22:29 am
When I was still working and ran into some I had not seen for a long time, I would use the "first name fuckin' last name" to emphasize their presence

Cool, Doug! I didn't realize this was a common "real life" expression. I don't know if I could ever do it at this point without feeling self-conscious, but it's nice to know someone can.

Quote
Now, a question....what is the circumstance of the phrase "paw the white out of the moon"?  I have seen the movie too many times to count, but don't remember this expression (read the short story only once). Where do I find it?

IMO, this phrase from the short story is not in the movie in actual words, and it's not explicitly illustrated in the movie, either. It describes the way Ennis felt, riding back to the sheep one night, when their frienship had started really developing. In the movie, I think we just have to extrapolate that Ennis feels that way (as does Jack).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: 2robots4u on August 07, 2006, 12:41:18 am
atherine...the situation would have to be confortable for all parties in observance.  I certainly wouldn't use to a minister, whom I might know very well, not in front of a group of "up-tight" individuals.  The F word was considered a very vulgar word in the early 1960s, and I was working at a major airlines in the maintenance hangar. Let me tell you the mouths on mechanics are worse than sailors... Because I was just a young college freshman a lot of the older men treated me like a son, but the younger ones, and some were just 4-5 yrs olded than me, wanted to show off.  I guess it worked because I learned a lot.  I though saying F was cool, and used it a lot.  Then one day I heard a mechanic greet one who was returning to work after a long absence and the expression stuck.  I don't use it to much today.

Thanks for the info on the moon.  I will pay close attention when I reread the book to see if I can locate it. 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Rutella on August 07, 2006, 08:00:02 am
I have a tendancy to nod and add approving grunts a la Ennis in the motel when people are talking to me. Two problems inevitably ensue, either I get distracted by thinking of that scene, drift off into a little fantasy and forget about the conversation at hand or I get carried away start speaking in more Brokieisms and the other person laughs at my strange accent (BTW I'm English so I do sound stupid when I say things like son of a whoreson bitch in a v bad accent)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 07, 2006, 08:27:27 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 07, 2006, 10:04:51 am
(BTW I'm English so I do sound stupid when I say things like son of a whoreson bitch in a v bad accent)

Anyone who is able to say "son of a whoreson bitch" with a straight face in any accent gets credit in my book.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on August 07, 2006, 12:41:20 pm
I get carried away start speaking in more Brokieisms and the other person laughs at my strange accent (BTW I'm English so I do sound stupid when I say things like son of a whoreson bitch in a v bad accent)

CLASSIC! I can imagine that you would get some very odd looks!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nakymaton on August 07, 2006, 05:03:59 pm
I bet "son of a whoreson bitch" sounds really, really cute in a British accent. (At least to these American ears it would! :D)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ekeby on August 07, 2006, 06:01:54 pm
I find myself using a nonverbal Brokieism . . . After Alma says "You got a postcard. It come general delivery," Ennis whirls around to pick it up off the kitchen table. I find myself whirling in my tiny galley kitchen from one side to the other exactly in this way . . . did I always do this, I wonder? It's got to the point where I cannot turn from the stove to the sink without seeing that scene in my mind's eye . . . .
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 07, 2006, 06:02:46 pm
yeah to an ausssie, you poms always seem so la de dah, (posh, if you like)...so how the hell do you say "son of a whorseon bitch" and say it so it sounds "rough"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on August 07, 2006, 09:22:36 pm
I can only imagine BBM lingo in an English or Aussie accent ...  ;D I just have a very strong northern (Midwestern) accent. I have been accused of speaking in a “Fargoesque” way. (BTW … my accent is not nearly that severe). But, get my nasal, harsh accent and mix it with the BBM way of speaking and you get a sound like a New Yorker on steroids.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 07, 2006, 09:56:36 pm
just so you know....in aussie......Ennis rhymes with "tennis"....whorson sounds like "war son"......jack rhymes with "back".....Riverton sounds like "river ten"....
I Swear sounds like "I care"......Alma sounds like "al ma".....Laureen sounds like "lawreen"......Bobby rhymes with "hobby".....

Cant think of anymore........

                 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Rutella on August 08, 2006, 04:06:56 pm
yeah to an ausssie, you poms always seem so la de dah, (posh, if you like)...so how the hell do you say "son of a whorseon bitch" and say it so it sounds "rough"

Well my normal speech isn't exactly unpeppered with swear words and the like but even so fitting the 'whoreson' in is the most difficult! If you say it in an English accent you have to really spit out the 'bitch' bit to make it sound ok. Actually out of interest had anyone said 'whoreson' before cos I'd never heard it before BBM. But back to the point no it doesn't sound very realisitic to anyone else hence the strange looks I get. One day I'll met someone who gets it...sigh. 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on August 08, 2006, 04:12:48 pm
Well my normal speech isn't exactly unpeppered with swear words and the like but even so fitting the 'whoreson' in is the most difficult! If you say it in an English accent you have to really spit out the 'bitch' bit to make it sound ok. Actually out of interest had anyone said 'whoreson' before cos I'd never heard it before BBM. But back to the point no it doesn't sound very realisitic to anyone else hence the strange looks I get. One day I'll met someone who gets it...sigh. 

The "whoreson'" term was a new one to me ... and I've heard a lot. Personally, I have to reign in my swear words. I work for a Christian organization ... so saying something like "Son of a whoreson' bitch" would cause numerous cardiac arrests.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: coffeecat33 on August 08, 2006, 08:13:31 pm
Actually out of interest had anyone said 'whoreson' before cos I'd never heard it before BBM. But back to the point no it doesn't sound very realisitic to anyone else hence the strange looks I get. One day I'll met someone who gets it...sigh.

Well, that's why you're on the Bettermost website - because we all get it!  I never heard whoreson before. When I told friends they thought I was saying horse's son or horseson.  I find it very satisfying to say Son of a whoreson bitch, even if I have to mutter it under my breath. I picture Jack spittin out those words. I also really love "This is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation." Which reminds me of the line from Cool Hand Luke "What we got here is failure to communicate." (I don't know why)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on August 08, 2006, 08:29:08 pm
I also really love "This is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation." Which reminds me of the line from Cool Hand Luke "What we got here is failure to communicate." (I don't know why)

I see why one reminds you of the other ...  but "Cool Hand Luke's" version is a bit more watered down ... to be sure.   ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 08, 2006, 11:01:02 pm
I saw a friend of mine from out of town last weekend, but didn't get a chance to spend much time with her. So I just emailed her and at one point said "Never enough time!" (I chickened out of the second "never enough"). I wonder if she'll recognize it.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on August 08, 2006, 11:29:18 pm
Does anyone find themselves using a "Brokieism" and in mid sentence realize that this will make absolutely no sense to the person with whom you are speaking? This happens to me all of the time. Sometimes I’ll say something and think it is completely hilarious and I get a look like I had completely lost my mind!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Rutella on August 20, 2006, 09:52:59 am
this isn't exactly a brokieism, but it makes me giggle anyway.... My parents-in-law were up visiting me and my husband a bit ago and they bought us a few bottles of wine. We don't drink wine much anyhow and almost never drink white wine so there is a bottle of white in the fridge that I can't imagine us drinking. Every time I open the fridge door I see it and wonder whether I'll have to wait till I have a daughter who is getting married before we open it  ;D  My (non-Brokie) husband is rather confused as to why I find a bottle of wine so funny.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nakymaton on August 20, 2006, 10:50:41 am
Does anyone find themselves using a "Brokieism" and in mid sentence realize that this will make absolutely no sense to the person with whom you are speaking?

Heh. Last night I told a friend that I had a low startle point. She's seen BBM (and loved it, but isn't obsessed with it), but I'm not sure she caught the reference.

She understood, in any case.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on August 20, 2006, 11:06:38 am
I've taken to using "Little darlin'" for my cats and any kids who come my way.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: horo35 on August 20, 2006, 12:56:20 pm
Well no phrases were said in my experience but a couple of weeks ago I went camping with a friend and his girlfriend and kids.  His girlfriend and kids slept in one tent...and well me and my buddy slept in the other.  And let me tell you this tent we slept in was about as big as the tent used in the movie..very small!  As soon as we bunked in together that tent scene from the movie flashed in my mind!  We are both heterosexuals so we stayed pretty close to the opposite sides of the tent walls! lol  When I awoke in the morning we were still in the same place!  Guess that was a good thing coming from my lifestyle! ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: dly64 on August 20, 2006, 01:03:00 pm
Well no phrases were said in my experience but a couple of weeks ago I went camping with a friend and his girlfriend and kids.  His girlfriend and kids slept in one tent...and well me and my buddy slept in the other.  And let me tell you this tent we slept in was about as big as the tent used in the movie..very small!  As soon as we bunked in together that tent scene from the movie flashed in my mind!  We are both heterosexuals so we stayed pretty close to the opposite sides of the tent walls! lol  When I awoke in the morning we were still in the same place!  Guess that was a good thing coming from my lifestyle! ;D

Too bad it wasn't with somebody that you could have used the size of the tent to your advantage!  :laugh: ;) ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Daphne7661 on August 20, 2006, 11:40:53 pm
I have no idea why, but I find myself saying,

"It don't mean nuthin' Alma!"

...all the time!!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 20, 2006, 11:51:19 pm
LOL! And I find myself saying "What's a point of ridin' some piece a stock for eight seconds?" all the time.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 21, 2006, 12:49:43 am
Well no phrases were said in my experience but a couple of weeks ago I went camping with a friend and his girlfriend and kids.  His girlfriend and kids slept in one tent...and well me and my buddy slept in the other.  And let me tell you this tent we slept in was about as big as the tent used in the movie..very small!  As soon as we bunked in together that tent scene from the movie flashed in my mind!  We are both heterosexuals so we stayed pretty close to the opposite sides of the tent walls! lol  When I awoke in the morning we were still in the same place!  Guess that was a good thing coming from my lifestyle! ;D

OMG the vision of you and a bloke in the tent, really gives me a gigle, especially knowing what was probably going thru your mind....

this isn't exactly a brokieism, but it makes me giggle anyway.... My parents-in-law were up visiting me and my husband a bit ago and they bought us a few bottles of wine. We don't drink wine much anyhow and almost never drink white wine so there is a bottle of white in the fridge that I can't imagine us drinking. Every time I open the fridge door I see it and wonder whether I'll have to wait till I have a daughter who is getting married before we open it  ;D  My (non-Brokie) husband is rather confused as to why I find a bottle of wine so funny.

This too is funny, but quite understandable to a fellow brokie.......

My problem is that whenever i hear someone say "Jack", I gotta bite my tongue from saying "fuckin Twist"......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Rutella on August 21, 2006, 10:04:02 am
My problem is that whenever i hear someone say "Jack", I gotta bite my tongue from saying "fuckin Twist"......

My husband's name is Jack and I also have this problem! He also is a mountaineer and spends most weekends away with his mates, sharing v small tents with them.... at least I think he climbs mountains   :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: 2robots4u on August 21, 2006, 02:24:35 pm
Hi, Rutella...when I read your post I interpreted "mountaineer" to be someone who enjoys the mountains, like hiking, camping, etc. Then you last comment .."at least I think he climbs mountains" made me laugh.  Throw in Katie's "...Fuckin' Twist" reference and I'm just cracking up.  Hell, that's the most laughin' I done in a long time, to paraphrase Ennis. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  Oh, my, now I need a tissue to wipe my eyes.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on August 21, 2006, 02:42:49 pm
I find myself using a nonverbal Brokieism . . . After Alma says "You got a postcard. It come general delivery," Ennis whirls around to pick it up off the kitchen table. I find myself whirling in my tiny galley kitchen from one side to the other exactly in this way . . . did I always do this, I wonder? It's got to the point where I cannot turn from the stove to the sink without seeing that scene in my mind's eye . . . .

I catch myself doing similar things, ekeby.  I wonder what causes this sort of phenomenon?  For me it's things like 'seeing' Ennis walking away whenever I check my sideview mirror, or when walking, sometimes I'll feel like I'm apace with Jack and Ennis walking to the bar the first day they met.  On the way to work today, I did a double-take, then another because I was sure I saw a realty sign that said Farm and Ranch (one-line) Employment (next line).  What it really said was Farm and Home Realty. ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 21, 2006, 09:34:48 pm
My husband's name is Jack and I also have this problem! He also is a mountaineer and spends most weekends away with his mates, sharing v small tents with them.... at least I think he climbs mountains   :laugh:

If he says he's "goin fishin", tie a note to his fishin line.........

Whenever anyone says to me now, that they are going fishing, I think "are they really goin fishin?"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on August 22, 2006, 05:46:31 am
I used a Brokieism lately:
My son, who had his third birthday yesterday, is behind the normal acquisition of language for his age. He barely speaks at all. One day last week, he didn't eat his bread I had made him for kindergarten. I asked him *why* he hadn't eaten it. He pointed at it and said "Eeeeee" (like in eerie), which means as much as Yuck!
I answered: You don't say much, but you get your point across  :). It occurred to me at this moment, that this sentence just nails it for him: he doesn't say much, but he has no problems to let the world know what he wants (or doesn't want).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ekeby on August 22, 2006, 09:05:09 pm
I used a Brokieism lately:
My son, who had his third birthday yesterday, is behind the normal acquisition of language for his age. He barely speaks at all.

My nephew was like that until about age four. He rarely did more than utter monosyllables until a thanksgiving dinner my sister was hosting. Suddenly, out of nowhere, he turned to one of my sister's friends and said, "Hans, will you please pass the rolls?" My sister was stunned. It was the first thing he ever said. From then on he talked, and always in complete sentences. We figured before that he just didn't have anything important enough to say. (For the record, he turned out to be very, very intelligent.) So . . . hang in there!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: moremojo on August 22, 2006, 09:39:40 pm
It's good to get your hands on something long and hard. ...  ;D
Touche, and it is also sometimes reported that a hard man is good to find! ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: moremojo on August 22, 2006, 09:54:56 pm
I find myself addressing friends as 'friend' quite a bit in writing, as well as 'bud', 'pardner', and sometimes even 'cowboy' (or 'cowgirl'). "Tell you what" seems like second nature to me, now. I've become quite conscious of quite frequent use of 'hmmmm' and the less regular 'hunh' in my vocabulary. I sometimes sense Ennis (and less often Jack) in my facial expressions and my demeanor. I could never be half the cowboy of our Wyoming boys, but somehow they live on in me.

I also have adopted beloved expressions learned from our forum here. "Pornstache" is now my preferred term for that hirsute concoction that some men are known to sport on their upper lip (including, at present, yours truly). And I love the endearing way that nakymaton's little boy referred to the BBM soundtrack--"cowboy hat music". I like to think of country-and-Western music that way now.

Peace,
 8)
Scott
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on August 23, 2006, 08:47:41 am
On my camping vacation last week, my friend John couldn't get his propane stove to work. It turned out that the part that connects the propane cylinder to the stove proper was faulty. I was depending on that stove to boil water for morning coffee, so the stove not working was truly "a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation!" And I said as much!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 25, 2006, 08:33:33 pm
When I'm feeling very Jack, my tongue starts to get very active, sneaking outside my mouth for a little look around, and I can't keep it under control!!
 ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: 2robots4u on August 27, 2006, 10:47:35 pm
I'm leaving on a trip to Seattle in a few days and was gathering up items from the bathroom.  After unwrapping a new toothbrush I started to drop the wrapper in the trash can, but no liner, so I stuck ther toothbrush into my mouth, just like Ennis did.  It wasn't until I had taken 3 steps that I realized what I had done, and I have NEVER done that before. 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Anya_Angie on August 28, 2006, 02:39:53 pm
I normally don't say the phrase "Tell you what..." Normally I just say "You know what?" or "You know..." Yet today I found myself using that phrase to my mom.

"So Bob's (my stepfather's) complaint about the (Oreo ice cream) cake (from Dairy Queen) wasn't chocolatey enough?"

Mom: Yes.

Me: Tell you what, we'll get him the extra chocolate kind for HIS birthday next February because I believe the Dairy Queen we got this one from is a year-round one!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Momof2 on August 28, 2006, 04:07:50 pm
We do not see alot of sheep around were I live.  Out of the blue Saturday night my little boy was in the floor (he is 4 yrs old) and said, Mommie I love sheep.  I said You do.  He said yeah they make a dumb noise but I like them.  My husband said, What does he know about sheep.  I said I do not know maybe he heard someone at school talking about them.  I told him S'alright if you like sheep baby.   Then he told me he was going to be a cowboy and I died out laughing.  My husband who knows nothing of BBM said What is so funny.  I said Oh nothing, our little boy wants to be a cowboy and loves sheep.  He of course did not get it. 

Then he was coloring and he said, Mommie am I going to fast.  I said, "Fast or slow I just like the direction you are going."  So now I am quoting BBM to my 4 year old.  He just looks at me and smiles.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: JT on August 28, 2006, 08:36:44 pm
Lately, I find myself using "Tell you what..." a lot when I try to come to an agreement with someone.

On one of my recent camping trip, I forgot to nail a couple of stakes and when I stand back and take a look, I said "Tent don't look right".  I was hoping someone named Jack would say, "Well it ain't going no where, let it be".

At work, we use pallet jacks to pull freights and in one incident, a coworker ask if a particular jack was mine, I said "No.  My Jack has a f*ckin' Twist to it".  Of course they had no idea what I was talking about and thought I was mad at something.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: coffeecat33 on August 28, 2006, 08:48:44 pm
My cats are now all "Little Darlin'"  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 29, 2006, 12:48:09 am
My cats are now all "Little Darlin'"  :)

Yes, I find myself calling lots of things "darlin" now.....my dog, my grandkids, my friends,.......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on September 07, 2006, 09:45:08 pm
Ive just started a diet, high protein, low carbo.......i have to eat three cups of vegetables every day.......so now I can honestly say.......

"I'm sick o' beans"......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 08, 2006, 01:07:18 am
"I'm sick o' beans"......

I had beans for dinner a couple of nights ago -- good ones, limas cooked in the crock pot -- and went "mmm" like Ennis does when eating them.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ekeby on September 08, 2006, 01:59:39 pm
Ive just started a diet, high protein, low carbo.......i have to eat three cups of vegetables every day.......so now I can honestly say.......

"I'm sick o' beans"......

wait a minute . . . beans are high in carbs . . .  you shouldn't be eating them!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on September 08, 2006, 06:34:23 pm
wait a minute . . . beans are high in carbs . . .  you shouldn't be eating them!

Its fresh beans I'm allowed to eat, and what I'm sick of......I did ask the dietician if I could have baked beans, but she said "No (baked) beans".......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nakymaton on September 18, 2006, 12:45:49 pm
I had to spontaneously come up with a name for a hypothetical deceased relative today.

Uncle Harold.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 18, 2006, 01:16:08 pm
I had to spontaneously come up with a name for a hypothetical deceased relative today.

Uncle Harold.

Did you need a day off work, Mel?  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: malina on September 18, 2006, 01:32:48 pm
I haven't had time to read through the entire thread so these might be repeats.

I think someone else mentioned doing this, too: Now, when someone says "sorry" to me, I always say "It's alright". It's subtle but it's not the phrase I would've used previously. I used to say 'it's okay'. It's subtle but a particularly powerful one because I really do feel more open and forgiving when I say it. It's a little mini Jack incantation. It takes a little longer to say and something about forming that initial "aw" ... open-mouthed, as opposed to the "o" in okay.. says forgiveness and comfort.

I also love saying "there ain't never enough time, never enough" and I say it every chance I get, whenever someone (usually my daughter) mentions time.

I think we use Brokeisms because it's a way of carrying the movie around with you and bringing it into 'real' life. Certainly the act of using them is "suffused with pleasure".
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 18, 2006, 01:40:05 pm
I haven't had time to read through the entire thread so these might be repeats.

S'alright, Malina. This is a thread where repeats are welcome. Particularly if you've found a way to work "puttin the blocks to" or "son of a whoreson bitch" or "stem the rose" or "this is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation" into your daily conversation -- with non-Brokies.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nakymaton on September 18, 2006, 02:27:44 pm
Did you need a day off work, Mel?  ;D

Never enough time...

(At least I haven't worked up to "this is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation" or "I wish I knew how to quit you.")
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 18, 2006, 04:01:38 pm
I made a special dish the other day: bean soup!! It was kind of a synthesis of Jack and Ennis, homey and spicy and solid and liquid, all thrown together! Then, my son was eating a bowl of it and started to go "mmm-hmmm" very quietly, just like Ennis. I had to go give him a big hug, tho he didn't know why!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 18, 2006, 04:50:00 pm
Is this a Brokieism or not? I was sending out a request for contributions for a wedding present for my co-worker Kathryn. I kept writing Katherine and I couldn't get my fingers to write Kathryn!! Maybe that is more of a BetterMostism than a Brokieism, but I am going to report it anyway and see if I can earn a few brownie points with our moderator.  ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 18, 2006, 04:57:25 pm
Lee:

 :-* :-* :-*

BetterMostisms count, too. Maybe one day I will be writing "FRiend" and I'll find myself capitalizing the first two letters!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 18, 2006, 07:59:47 pm
People think we're dorks. Which we are, but we don't mind.

But fun dorks! And no dorkier than everybody else here.  :)

Welcome to BetterMost, Kristin. You and your husband sound like a fun couple. And I like your avatar!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on September 19, 2006, 02:00:34 am
Gee, what a fun bloke your husband must be, Kristen.....at last, a partner that can share in the fun and light humour that we have all found here on the board.

And the "Ennis Day" and "Jack Day"....what a great idea.....I'm sure a few of us here will use that too, now.

Welcome to the board, I am virtually a newcomer here too, joined up in June, but you will find, as I did, theres a great bunch of people here, and we are going to be looking forward to your posts....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 22, 2006, 11:50:28 pm
Does Ennis say "oh come on" at that moment?  :o That's the first I've heard that! That belongs on the nearly indiscernible moments poll/thread!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 24, 2006, 10:39:34 pm
I was riding the shuttle in from the airport in Kansas City today and when we got to the Westin Hotel, the man sitting next to me in the window seat (I was crammed in the middle) said, "This is me" meaning that he wanted me to get out so he could get out. Instead I said, "Nice to know you Mr. Westin!" I did  not extend my hand like Jack did though.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 25, 2006, 08:35:30 am
'Nother one. I was talking about one of the achievements I am most proud of, playing Alma on the Performance Thread. I boasted to lauragigs that I got the chance to play Alma "through the flipover scene" and my daughter, who was half listening, started laughing so suddenly that iced tea went up her nose!!  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: mvansand76 on September 25, 2006, 10:47:58 am
Three weeks ago, I was preparing for our camping trip to Switserland and the tent we were bringing was lying at the top of the stairs and I called to my boyfriend to come bring it downstairs and then I realised the price tag was still on the bag that holds the tent and the poles.  the last time we used it was 2003, so I shouted to my boyfriend "Price tag still on it, after three years!". The only thing my boyfriend gave me was one of his cute confused looks!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 29, 2006, 06:48:53 pm
Somebody asked me a question yesterday, and I answered "Sure do!" just the way the bartender does when Jack asks if he knows Lureen. I love the way he says that line.

And here's one you don't get to say every day: My husband out of the blue the other night said that when he dies he wants his ashes scattered at a certain place, and asked if I'd do that for him. So I said, "I'll make sure your wishes are carried out -- bout the ashes, I mean."

If I'd said "your wishes is carried out" it would have been cooler, but that would have sounded a little too weird coming from me.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on September 29, 2006, 07:02:08 pm
I was driving my hubbys car yesterday and put in a cd he had there....it was a compilation of country and western songs......well dang me, guess what came on...."King of the Road".....I'm singing along to it, and when it got to the part "king of the road" couldnt help but hit the steering wheel and have a big grin on my face at the same time.........

I love how happy Jack was feeling when he sang that song, it made it all the more sad, when Ennis turned him down.....but whenever I hear that song now, I will think of the sheer joy that Jack was feeling.......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: fruitbat on September 30, 2006, 07:36:42 am
I was driving my hubbys car yesterday and put in a cd he had there....it was a compilation of country and western songs......well dang me, guess what came on...."King of the Road".....I'm singing along to it, and when it got to the part "king of the road" couldnt help but hit the steering wheel and have a big grin on my face at the same time.........

I love how happy Jack was feeling when he sang that song, it made it all the more sad, when Ennis turned him down.....but whenever I hear that song now, I will think of the sheer joy that Jack was feeling.......
Ditto that Katie. Can't help watching that without feeling more than a tinge of sadness knowing what follows, but for that moment isn't that smile something to see?

Back O/T, i did the exact same thing at work (well almost). The song came over the radio and i just HAD to grin and bang my fist down on my desk.  ;D At least my work buds don't bat an eyelid anymore!! :-X
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: mvansand76 on September 30, 2006, 12:50:58 pm
I was driving my hubbys car yesterday and put in a cd he had there....it was a compilation of country and western songs......well dang me, guess what came on...."King of the Road".....I'm singing along to it, and when it got to the part "king of the road" couldnt help but hit the steering wheel and have a big grin on my face at the same time.........

Oh my God Katie!! I did the same while listening to this song while driving through the Swiss mountains! Hee hee hee...The scariest thing is, I didn't even think about doing that, it just happened!!!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: JT on October 02, 2006, 05:26:07 pm
Oh my God Katie!! I did the same while listening to this song while driving through the Swiss mountains! Hee hee hee...The scariest thing is, I didn't even think about doing that, it just happened!!!!

I think you're saturated with Brokeback Mountain.  I know I am.  Many things I do reminds me of the movie with out me noticing it at first.  Recently I often look at my driverside mirror then take a deep breath just like Jack was doing whan they parted, but didn't realize it until I've done it.  Many of my Brokieisms usage became subconscious now.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on October 02, 2006, 05:43:14 pm
Looks like we are all "steering wheel, hitters"....isnt it amazing, and we do it, without even thinking......I love it.....

Also, how many of us use the term "never enough time" now, when we dont have the time to do things we would like to do.....I used to use the term "I havent got the time"...now, its just "never enough time"...it says it all......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: JT on October 02, 2006, 05:49:25 pm
Looks like we are all "steering wheel, hitters"....isnt it amazing, and we do it, without even thinking......I love it.....

Also, how many of us use the term "never enough time" now, when we dont have the time to do things we would like to do.....I used to use the term "I havent got the time"...now, its just "never enough time"...it says it all......

Oh I use that a lot now too!  Even at work when I couldn't get my work done, I would say that.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 02, 2006, 05:56:57 pm
I tell you, FRiends, it's real FRustrating when your son is earning an F in English...and you're a professional writer and English major!! So, I told him, "This is a (ahem) unsatisfactory situation" and he shot back "Mom, it's AN unsatisfactory situation, not A unsatisfactory situation!!"

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: moremojo on October 02, 2006, 06:17:22 pm
Lee, that reminds me of my school-days, when I struggled mightily with mathematics, and was lucky to scrape by with a C or even a D, and yet had a father who was a physicist and a brilliant mathematician. That was the source of many a conflict in my adolescence.

Try to be patient with your son, especially if you know he is trying his best. Good luck!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 04, 2006, 06:44:34 pm
I'm setting up web sites at work so that people all over the world can work on a project or proposal. The engineers I work with don't like to go online (what's wrong with them?). Yesterday I had to tell two of them to "get your scrawny asses in there!"

I haven't ever met these guys to know the state of their asses, and now I hope I never do!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 10, 2006, 04:46:00 pm
I have a happy brokieism and an unhappy one. When my daughter, Front Ranger Jr., was a toddler, she loved to talk on the telephone. Whenever she would see a telephone, she would start muttering "call buddies" under her breath. We were visiting a friend one time and she spied a phone and started in on her chant. I told her, "no you can not call your buddies right now" which caused my friend to break out in fits of laughter!

The sad one--my husband has informed me that he'll be happy to leave me alone and has moved into the guest room (and I'm just now at an age where I don't have to worry about taking precautions!) But I still have my cat to keep me company.  :'(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: horo35 on November 10, 2006, 04:54:51 pm

The sad one--my husband has informed me that he'll be happy to leave me alone and has moved into the guest room (and I'm just now at an age where I don't have to worry about taking precautions!) But I still have my cat to keep me company.  :'(

Ohh my? Really? That sucks Lee. :-\ 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on November 10, 2006, 04:55:45 pm
The sad one--my husband has informed me that he'll be happy to leave me alone and has moved into the guest room (and I'm just now at an age where I don't have to worry about taking precautions!) But I still have my cat to keep me company.  :'(


Oh, Lee, that's so sad. I'm sorry for you. I hope things will be better soon between you and your husband. And I'm sending you some big bear ((((hugs))) and a Brokie-kiss  :-*
Chrissi
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on November 10, 2006, 05:44:02 pm
((((((((Lee))))))))

That's a GDB of an unsatisfactory situation.   :(

Maybe you oughtta go to Mexico....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on November 10, 2006, 08:41:41 pm
So sorry to hear that Lee.  :(  Hang in there Bud.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 12, 2006, 05:25:53 pm
Thanks for your sympathies, sister brokies. Ha! I heard what U whispered Meryl! No, I didn't go to Mexico, but I did go to a party in Aurora, Colorado, last Friday with a group of guys and gals who are planning a BBM get-together in Colorado next spring. And somehow it gave me the courage to corner my recalcitrant mate in the shower and show him who's boss! So, the GDBOUS seems to be resolved for now!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on November 12, 2006, 05:44:09 pm
Yeehaw, Lee!  That's how to wrangle an ornery husband, and no mistake!  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on November 13, 2006, 05:32:50 am
Lee i am SOOO proud of you!!
I've only met you a few times, yet if he doesn't appreciate what you are, he's an idiot!! Showers work. As a male, i will say showers always work.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on November 13, 2006, 05:49:16 am
Brokebackisms i use ALL the time, don't even have to think on it, they just pop out:

I redlined it all the way up here.

Whut?

No More Beans. < I had enough bad beans last summer in Nebraska to last me a lifetime. Even in OMELETTES. But made at home I still like.>



Brokebackisms i used BEFORE exposure to Brokeback:

Bud, what we GOT is one  goddamned BITCH of an unsatisfactory situation! <direct quote>

You're harder to see then the Pope. <direct quote>

What, are we goin a see each other every EVERY FOUR FUCKING YEARS?!?
<direct quote lol>

And all 3 to the same guy..........



brokebackisms I use when under the  appropriate circumstances:

Sure enuf.

That horse has a low startle point. <surprisin how many horses DO have a low startle point!>

'Water waaaalkin Jeeeesus!!!!'

You may be a sinner but I haven't yet had the opportunity.

We may be late, get to talkin and all....



I'm sure more Brokebackisms will be added....



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on November 13, 2006, 06:08:28 am
So, the GDBOUS seems to be resolved for now!


Glad to hear this  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Noviani on November 15, 2006, 04:28:27 am
Hi everyone,

i work for a couple and today the wife came wearing a very short skirt with high heels, a very attractive look for my indonesian coworker..

and so one said, "you ought to try same style, Novi..."

i replied with less enthusiasm (considering my hubby will lock me at home if i do...)

" i ain't had the oppurtunity.."

and he bursted.

damn ass mules...

 :(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on November 15, 2006, 05:52:51 am
that is very very funny!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 15, 2006, 04:59:20 pm
Yes, Noviani, give us more!!

Just got an email from a work colleague who owes me a report that I'm supposed to edit and send on to the client. But instead of attaching the report, he just said, "Current thinking is that we'll email the report at mid-day on Friday, saying that we've been out commemorating Veteran's Day ceremonies..."

My answer?

"You're a real thinker there."

Yes, I'm getting quite a rep at work!  ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Noviani on November 15, 2006, 11:21:51 pm
i don't swear much until BBM.

my company is struggling after the merger was cancelled in March, so the guys are accustomed with the tight money, so am I, until i watch BBM.

earlier this week. the accountant whined about "so less income this month..ooh..afraid we're not gonna able to pay you guys wages... etc etc.."

probably i was fed up listening the same drama over the past quarter (it may be a campaign for not giving bonus this end-year), so i stood from m chair, and with a stern look at her:

"this is a goddamn b** of an unsatisfactory situation..."

oh that jaw dropping from her,..and a confused look from  a bypassing coworker.and examining he says:

"what's up with you? just learning to swear?"


 >:(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on November 17, 2006, 03:19:23 am
Even James Bond is getting into Brokieisms! Here's a much-quoted line from the new Bond movie, Casino Royale:

Quote
Asked by a bartender if he prefers his martini shaken or stirred, Craig's Bond snaps, "Do I look like I give a damn?"

Nice line. But you just know Bond really wanted to snap, "Do I look like I could afford a f'*ckin ropin horse?"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on November 17, 2006, 08:16:03 am
Quote
Nice line. But you just know Bond really wanted to snap, "Do I look like I could afford a f'*ckin ropin horse?"

 :laugh: I just picture him doing exactly *that*  :laugh:
So completely out ot context, 007 talking about a roping horse, just like that.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Mikaela on November 17, 2006, 11:20:52 am
Of course, now you two haave got me picturing Bond saying:

Frankly, my dear, I can't even afford a f**kin ropin horse.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on November 17, 2006, 06:10:58 pm
And when asked his name ........."Its Twist........Jack f***ing Twist"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on November 17, 2006, 08:19:34 pm
And when asked his name ........."Its Twist........Jack f***ing Twist"

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on November 18, 2006, 08:34:29 am
Or maybe I should have said........."Its Bond......James f***ing Bond"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 05, 2006, 02:26:25 am
I love it!

Brought bean soup to the holiday potluck today...my symbolic marrying of Jack and Ennis. Cheers!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on December 05, 2006, 03:04:01 pm
Brought bean soup to the holiday potluck today...my symbolic marrying of Jack and Ennis. Cheers!!

Hey FRiend, never thought about that before. Good one!

Here's one that actually happened a couple of weeks ago, but I forgot to report it at the time. I was walking about five paces behind a woman I didn't know on an otherwise deserted sunny sidewalk. I slouched a little, jammed my hands into my pockets, and coordinated our steps. So I was playing Ennis -- and little did she know she was my Jack!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: JT on December 11, 2006, 01:00:35 am
I love it!

Brought bean soup to the holiday potluck today...my symbolic marrying of Jack and Ennis. Cheers!!


Hey, I had bean soup quite often.  I never thought about that.  Now, bean soup will never be the same again. 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 11, 2006, 12:37:08 pm
Yup. and for my son's 15th birthday today, I made him a . . . cherry cake!! He doesn't care what kind of cake it is long as the frosting is chocolate!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on December 13, 2006, 07:22:47 am
well hapy bday to him, Lee!

I think, by the way , that my best brokebackism was our cowboy engagement up in Cheyenne. When she said yes i kissed her and whispered lil darlin, realised it AFTER and thought: you have seen that film one too many times lolol
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 13, 2006, 06:21:04 pm
No, never too many, jack! That was such a romantic Brokieism!! I have called my son little darlin too and he just about punched me. So now I call him my Sunshine (but I think little darlin!)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: BBM-Cat on December 13, 2006, 08:56:12 pm
In my profession as a psychologist I have to giggle to think that it would not go over very well, therapeutically, to state during a session to a client after they have expressed their main concerns: "(That) is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation"!. I would certainly mean it very empathically, but still, I do not think that would go over very well. Or, the other famous line: "if you can't fix it, you got to stand it"!      Thanks for the fun.  :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on December 13, 2006, 11:32:13 pm
However, BBMcat, if a client on the couch complains of flatulence you COULD say: No More Beans!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: BBM-Cat on December 14, 2006, 12:42:52 am
OMGosh! That is too funny! 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 14, 2006, 10:50:48 am
BBMCat, what you should do is get your client to say That's a GBOUS!!! Over and over!! It makes me feel better anyway.

My Brokieism for today is that yet again I am wearing my favorite color combination, blue and brown, to marry our two heroes together.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on December 14, 2006, 01:54:20 pm
My kids tell me there is a hole in the side of our house leading into the basement and that the neighbors' cats are getting into it. I have never seen this and am not sure if I believe it. But tell you what, I was down there today, and that goddamn basement smells like cat piss or worse.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on December 14, 2006, 10:26:16 pm
My kids tell me there is a hole in the side of our house leading into the basement and that the neighbors' cats are getting into it. I have never seen this and am not sure if I believe it. But tell you what, I was down there today, and that goddamn basement smells like cat piss or worse.


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on December 14, 2006, 10:50:25 pm
My kids tell me there is a hole in the side of our house leading into the basement and that the neighbors' cats are getting into it. I have never seen this and am not sure if I believe it. But tell you what, I was down there today, and that goddamn basement smells like cat piss or worse.

That is one of the funniest "brokeisms" Ive heard...... :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on December 14, 2006, 10:51:33 pm
LMAOOOOO!!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 16, 2006, 03:29:59 pm
I am using alternating blue and yellow (no brown available) highlighters to mark passages in the book I'm reading, as yet another homage to our boys.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on December 16, 2006, 08:57:06 pm
If nothing else proves this movie is a miracle, this does: the smell of cat piss bringing us joy.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on December 17, 2006, 07:02:54 am
But tell you what, I was down there today, and that goddamn basement smells like cat piss or worse.

If nothing else proves this movie is a miracle, this does: the smell of cat piss bringing us joy.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I don't know wich quote cracks me up more  :laugh:

You gals rock!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: saucycobblers on December 17, 2006, 09:27:31 am
I was at a Christmas party a couple of days ago when my dear friend Kieran got into conversation with a lovely bloke, David, who has...er...LaShawn tendencies. Kieran's new boyfriend Chris came over to get Kieran for the drive home. The conversation went like this...

Chris: Kieran and I are off soon.

Me: Better get comfortable, Chris. David's lovely but the man talks a blue streak.

Chris: Hunh??
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on December 17, 2006, 06:07:20 pm
If nothing else proves this movie is a miracle, this does: the smell of cat piss bringing us joy.



Yes, it just goes to show, that the term "cat piss" ....to us Brokies......aint no ones business, but ours............
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on December 17, 2006, 06:15:43 pm
I used one on my son Friday as he helped me pick out something to get married in.  {If it wasn't for him I'd have looked like JT at the Childress Children's Home Dinner}

After twenty-two [22] jackets which pinched under the arms I shook my head and said:
 Nicolas, this is a goddamned bitch of an unsatisfactory situation.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on December 17, 2006, 06:39:04 pm
When I drive out of my driveway, and go to town, this is the scene that is front of me.......the land is very flat, but there in the distance is "my mountain".....and everytime I see it, I think of our boys...........
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on December 18, 2006, 11:16:56 am
I don't have a real-life Brokieism to report, but I'd like to announce that this is the six-month anniversary of this thread. I'm excited that it's still active and that, after all this time, we haven't stopped weaving the language of Brokeback into our daily lives.

This is a goddamn bitch of a SATISFACTORY situation!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 18, 2006, 07:40:43 pm
There ain't no reins on this one!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on December 19, 2006, 12:33:17 am
I say pronto a lot.

:)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Fran on December 19, 2006, 01:31:43 am
I received an e-mail from Urban Outfitters today with this subject:  What are you waiting for?  (Shop now and ship in time!)

I deleted the "Shop now" part, and sent back this reply:

A matin' call?

I couldn't resist.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on December 19, 2006, 01:33:13 am
I received an e-mail from Urban Outfitters today with this subject:  What are you waiting for?  (Shop now and ship in time!)

I deleted the "Shop now" part, and sent back this reply:

A matin' call?

I couldn't resist.  :)


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Good one!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 19, 2006, 12:18:21 pm
As if we don't already have way too many goodies in the office for Christmas, today somebody brought in chocolate cake with creamy vanilla frosting with chocolate sprinkles.

I cut myself a small slice.

I said: "I'll take a piece for later. I can't eat no cake just now."

 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: insane-romantic on December 20, 2006, 12:01:14 pm
I say "you bet" quite a bit.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 20, 2006, 12:15:48 pm
As if we don't already have way too many goodies in the office for Christmas, today somebody brought in chocolate cake with creamy vanilla frosting with chocolate sprinkles.

I cut myself a small slice.

I said: "I'll take a piece for later. I can't eat no cake just now."

 ;D
Do our colleagues wonder why our grammar has gone all to hell these past few months??!!

My latest brokieism is that when people wonder why I don't go Xmas shopping or watch television anymore, I just spread my hands out (with imaginary gloves) and say, "I gotta work..." in a plaintive voice.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 20, 2006, 03:18:54 pm
Do our colleagues wonder why our grammar has gone all to hell these past few months??!!

My latest brokieism is that when people wonder why I don't go Xmas shopping or watch television anymore, I just spread my hands out (with imaginary gloves) and say, "I gotta work..." in a plaintive voice.


I think mine do. We just had a pizza lunch to celebrate a colleague's birthday. Someone noticed when I said, "I'm gonna have me another slice." Not exactly a Brokieism, but I guess that qualifies as Brokienglish.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 21, 2006, 11:23:58 am
Somebody stole the pencil sharpener.

Well, I suppose it hasn't really been stolen, but. ... We had this really good electric pencil sharpener that lived on a shelf in the room with the copy machine. It put a really good, even point on your pencil. This morning, when I went to sharpen a couple of pencils, the pencil sharpener was gone, and I know not where it is.  >:(  You can imagine what I had to say about that: "A goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 21, 2006, 03:02:15 pm
Can anybody beat this one? A pic of me in my straw cowboy hat made it onto the front of our Christmas card!!

And here is the pic:

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-8/1210035/DSCN0771.jpg)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on December 21, 2006, 06:21:40 pm
Great pic, and the mountains in the background really set the Brokeback theme....

Merry Christmas !!!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Faye92 on December 21, 2006, 08:00:12 pm
Hi Katie.

What a nice picture! That's you Front Ranger?

My real life Brokieism is "I swear." Being a southern gal, I've used this phrase for years until my grandma scolded me as a little girl and told me that it's a sin to swear!!   :o
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on December 22, 2006, 02:57:13 am
Can anybody beat this one? A pic of me in my straw cowboy hat made it onto the front of our Christmas card!!

And here is the pic:

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-8/1210035/DSCN0771.jpg)

Four beautiful people and one beautiful view! I can't wait to see two of them, anyway, next week!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: angry little lawyer on December 22, 2006, 03:57:02 am
LOL. It just so happens that this last week my little brother was working on a report for school and we needed our cool three hole pucher that punches three holes at a time..the three hole puncher was broken and my mom asked exasperadedly what we were going to do now. So I walk up to her with my single hole puncher and actually said "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it."

However, my mom appears to have more Jack in her than Ennis because she managed to fix the three hole puncher.  ;D

Just today I went looking for a jacket that I knew for a fact was buried under a mountain of clothes in my room. I stared at the clothes mountain and thought "well this is a goddam bitch of an unsatisfactory situation."

Post script: I'm actually quite proud of myself for saying "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it" flawlessly because for some reason lately, I find myself completely unable to say this quote. Must be the combination of having the word "fix" in the quote and the word "broke" in the title of the movie because every time I try to say this quote I end up saying things like "If it ain't broken you gotta fix it." "If you can't stand it, it's broken" or "If you can't fix it, its broken."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: saucycobblers on December 22, 2006, 06:53:55 am
LOL. It just so happens that this last week my little brother was working on a report for school and we needed our cool three hole pucher that punches three holes at a time..the three hole puncher was broken and my mom asked exasperadedly what we were going to do now. So I walk up to her with my single hole puncher and actually said "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it."

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Love it! I'm already mentally stockpiling Brokeisms to confuse my folks with over Christmas! ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 22, 2006, 01:19:10 pm
Thanks everybody, about the picture I mean. That photo was taken just before we went to see Crosby Stills Nash and Young in concert. That's the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in the background, from whence I get my name.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on December 23, 2006, 03:36:48 am
Post script: I'm actually quite proud of myself for saying "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it" flawlessly because for some reason lately, I find myself completely unable to say this quote. Must be the combination of having the word "fix" in the quote and the word "broke" in the title of the movie because every time I try to say this quote I end up saying things like "If it ain't broken you gotta fix it." "If you can't stand it, it's broken" or "If you can't fix it, its broken."

I think you should be proud the other way around, angry little lawyer. If you're having trouble putting "fix" and "stand" together in a sentence, and when you think of something broken can't help the impulse to fix it, that sounds like a good thing.

I have used the "if you can't fix it, you gotta stand it" line on my 10- and 12-year-old sons on several occasions and, unfortunately, they don't buy that. They can't stand it, and they want me to fix it. Pronto.

I'm hoping that by the time they're 18 -- or, preferably, sooner! -- they realize it's THEIR job to fix it.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: BBM-Cat on January 02, 2007, 02:38:19 am
Awesome pic Front Ranger! That is beautiful scenery as well.

Ok, I am so proud of my husband - he sat down to watch BBM with me on Christmas day (his first viewing, and my third). I'm even more proud of this real-life Broke-ism:

Approximately 30 minutes after watching the movie his parents called to organize my birthday party the following day. To make a long story short, after my husband hung up with his parents, he announced that we were responsible for "bringing the hamburger patties and the condiments" for the party. I said, 'the what?' and without missing a beat he said 'ketchup'. Then we both laughed. He's a pretty fast learner if you ask me.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on January 02, 2007, 02:47:29 am
he announced that we were responsible for "bringing the hamburger patties and the condiments" for the party. I said, 'the what?' and without missing a beat he said 'ketchup'. Then we both laughed. He's a pretty fast learner if you ask me.



ketchup..????.......cat piss..????......Sure doesnt take much to make us Brokies have a laugh........Great stuff.....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on January 02, 2007, 03:28:00 am
Lee - that's an awesome family picture - thanks for sharing it!

Approximately 30 minutes after watching the movie his parents called to organize my birthday party the following day. To make a long story short, after my husband hung up with his parents, he announced that we were responsible for "bringing the hamburger patties and the condiments" for the party. I said, 'the what?' and without missing a beat he said 'ketchup'. Then we both laughed. He's a pretty fast learner if you ask me.

You can't beat that one, BBM-Cat - LOVE IT!!

When leaving Truman a coupla weeks back in VA, I got to say 'Well, see ya next month then.'  :P
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 03, 2007, 03:53:11 pm

To make a long story short, after my husband hung up with his parents, he announced that we were responsible for "bringing the hamburger patties and the condiments" for the party. I said, 'the what?' and without missing a beat he said 'ketchup'. Then we both laughed. He's a pretty fast learner if you ask me.



Ooh, he's a keeper!  :) 

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: BBM-Cat on January 03, 2007, 11:17:16 pm
Thanks everyone! This forum is so fun. My husband and I are going on a short cruise this upcoming week...I have a pre-meditated Brokieism - imagine standing on the deck of the cruise ship overlooking the ocean and the sunset...'It could be like this,...etc.

I'll let you all know how it goes! I can bearly stand to be away from my BBM DVD and this forum for a week but again, real life calls!  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 11, 2007, 05:32:14 pm
I was standing at the kitchen sink looking up at the clouds through the window in front of me.  I craned my head back a bit to see more sky, and looked harder.  Suddenly I was Ennis drying his hands on the towel in Alma's Thanksgiving kitchen, peering out at the snow with the squuncny face. 

I couldn't find what I wanted at Striped Wall.  Ennis has already lost the sort of silly, displeased look by this point:

(http://www.divshare.com/uploads/thumbs/2007/01/11/41632/41632-b2d.jpg) (http://www.divshare.com/download/41632-b2d)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on January 11, 2007, 05:38:51 pm
I can picture exactly the craning, scuuncny (that's a new word for me) look ou're describing, though.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on January 11, 2007, 10:13:26 pm
So, I'm here to report a genuine new use of a Brokieism in my real life recently.  It actually just slipped out and I felt totally sheepish upon doing it.  At work, I called one of my colleagues "Bud"... not once, but twice during the same day!  Granted... I was very sleepy that day (partially due to being up late reading BetterMost).  Those two "Bud" exclamations were completely un-intentional.  It's now just part of my subconscious now I guess.  I think my colleague was more perplexed by my "sheepishness" following the second "Bud" instance than by the use of the term itself. 

:-X :-\

ps. "Brokieism" is a funny looking word when it's typed out.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 12, 2007, 03:40:18 am
Amanda, you using the word "Bud" has always given me the courage to use it too.   :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 13, 2007, 09:42:59 am
Yesterday before leaving for work I went up to my husband who was standing at the campfire stove making breakfast and gave him a dozy embrace. I think I will always do it that way!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on January 16, 2007, 09:33:28 pm
My son and daughter in law announced last week that they were expecting a new baby in september........then yesterday, my son told me the names that they have chosen....Madison if its a girl, and Jack if its a boy.......

I turned to him with a big smile, and out of my mouth came, "Jackfuckin' Twist"....I swear, I couldnt stop the words spilling out of me.....

My son laughed, and said "I knew, you would think of Brokeback when I told you that".....and I laughed and said, "good, and I love the name"......

Only trouble now is.......if it is a boy, and he's called Jack, how the hell am I ever gonna be able to say his name without thinkin' "fuckin' Twist" after it..........

Maybe it might be best if it turns out a girl........I like Madison (Maddy) too........
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on January 17, 2007, 08:47:33 am
My son and daughter in law announced last week that they were expecting a new baby in september........

Congratulations, it's always a joy when a new baby comes to the family  :).

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then yesterday, my son told me the names that they have chosen....Madison if its a girl, and Jack if its a boy.......

I turned to him with a big smile, and out of my mouth came, "Jackfuckin' Twist"....I swear, I couldnt stop the words spilling out of me.....

 :D That's sweet, funny and understandable.  :D

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Only trouble now is.......if it is a boy, and he's called Jack, how the hell am I ever gonna be able to say his name without thinkin' "fuckin' Twist" after it..........

Call him Jackie as long as he's little. Later you will be used to Jack without 'fTwist' behind it  ;D.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on January 17, 2007, 11:01:15 am
Only trouble now is.......if it is a boy, and he's called Jack, how the hell am I ever gonna be able to say his name without thinkin' "fuckin' Twist" after it..........

 :laugh: My son's name is Jack, and I've never once been even momentarily tempted to think or say "Jack fuckin' Twist" to him (of course, now I will probably think of it). He's 10, so I knew him for a long time before I saw BBM, though. And, as Chrissi suggests, we started out calling him Jackie.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 17, 2007, 05:22:03 pm
Plus, there's no stoppin' a heavy-duty Brokie from adding those two words after ANYone's name. :)

Congratulations on the future grandbaby, Sue!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on January 17, 2007, 07:03:15 pm
Thanks everyone for your best wishes on the new grandchild.....

Have a feeling that the little bloke will end up with an "add on" to his name anyway....dont ask me why, but with our other two grandsons, instead of shortening their name, we actually add on something extra...like Jai,(pronounced Jay).. we add on "man", and call him "Jai Man"...and Logan, we call "Logan Berry".....so guess if Nana gets in first, little Jack might just happen to get "Jack Twist"...(I'm sure I can curb my thoughts to leave out the f***n' bit)......

Anyway......might not be a little Jack....might be little Maddy (Madison), where no doubt, I will think of "County" on the end of that one......Bridges of Madison County, was probably my all time favourite movie before i saw Brokeback.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 18, 2007, 02:07:57 pm
I ran an errand to the post office over my lunch hour.

Here in Philadelphia this afternoon, the sky is gray and lowering, and the air is damp, with a certain smell to it that usually precedes snow. So when I got back to the office, I said to my cubemate. ...

"It's gonna snow tonight for sure."

 :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on January 18, 2007, 02:16:39 pm
Gee, Jeff, I hope it does.  Our East Coast tent don't look right somehow without it.  :P

I was listening to the weather on the news this morning when the words Del Mar jumped out at me.  The weatherman was describing the weather south of us in an area he called the Del-Mar peninsula:  where Delaware and Maryland come together.  8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 18, 2007, 02:25:11 pm
Gee, Jeff, I hope it does.  Our East Coast tent don't look right somehow without it.  :P

I was listening to the weather on the news this morning when the words Del Mar jumped out at me.  The weatherman was describing the weather south of us in an area he called the Del-Mar peninsula:  where Delaware and Maryland come together.  8)

 :laugh: You sure you didn't just miss the last syllable? It's usually "Delmarva." Virginia comes in there, too, down at the bottom.  ;D

A winter without snow don't sound quite right, either.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on January 18, 2007, 02:30:35 pm
:laugh: You sure you didn't just miss the last syllable? It's usually "Delmarva." Virginia comes in there, too, down at the bottom.  ;D

Nope, he just said Del-Mar.  Must be a closet Brokie.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 18, 2007, 02:34:20 pm
Nope, he just said Del-Mar.  Must be a closet Brokie.  ;D

 :laugh:

It didn't wait till tonight. Just started to snow in the past couple of minutes. Bet it won't stick an hour, though.  :(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 18, 2007, 05:33:36 pm
I forgot to tell this one (I think) - The day in Virginia, a month ago, when I was going to have lunch with Lynne and shakestheground, I left home wearing a blue skirt and blue short sleeve shirt.  The last few days it had been really warm.  On the way there I was chilly, so I put on the one long sleeved shirt I had with me, which was brown.  It never would have ever occurred to me to pair blue and brown in my clothes, except in this instance when it was the only choice.

Driving along, coming closer to my Brokie Buds I was about to meet for the first time, it dawned on me that I was wearing Jack AND Ennis's colors, and that rather than feeling like a wrong color combination, it felt really, really right.  I started LOVING what I was wearing.  I was all excited about telling them when I got to the rendezvous spot, but actually forgot.

Since that day, I have had days where I have deliberately chosen to embrace/declare my Brokieness with blue and brown or tan clothes.  It always feels really good.

---------------

I've been having problems with my internet at home the last few days, so I'm sitting in an Internet cafe right now.  Just as I opened this thread to post in it, the announcer on the radio being played announced a song by Feist.  To me, she is a Brokieism unto herself, because I watched the YouTube video with her song "Secret Heart" so many times before the DVD came out.  If you haven't seen it, it's one of my two favorites:

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Cameron on January 18, 2007, 06:22:55 pm
I haven't said it yet but I cannot get " your good enough" out of my mind.  It is just stuck there so I am sure I will say it soon.  I don't know why 'your good enough' is stuck in my head.

The past couple of days I been wanting to say "why is it always so damn cold"  only its not really true cause where I am it hasn't been cold at all the entiire winter but still it a great line to say.


Okay I am saying it 'your good enough' but why is it always so damn cold? ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on January 21, 2007, 03:51:44 am
I put on the one long sleeved shirt I had with me, which was brown.  It never would have ever occurred to me to pair blue and brown in my clothes, except in this instance when it was the only choice.

Driving along, coming closer to my Brokie Buds I was about to meet for the first time, it dawned on me that I was wearing Jack AND Ennis's colors, and that rather than feeling like a wrong color combination, it felt really, really right.  I started LOVING what I was wearing.

Since that day, I have had days where I have deliberately chosen to embrace/declare my Brokieness with blue and brown or tan clothes.  It always feels really good.

When I met Front-Ranger and EDelMar in Denver, I didn't have anything Brokieish to wear. Front-Ranger often looks stylishly western. And EDelMar ... well, he was a perfect Ennis, including an actual jacket and shirt used in the movie.

All I had was a brown sweater and jeans. Nothing much. But it's a combination I would never normally wear. And by wearing it, I felt at least a tiny bit closer to my Brokie identity.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 22, 2007, 11:53:38 am
You looked good in blue and brown, Katherine! I recently got a pair of Wrangler jeans--a gift from EDelMar--and I can't bear to take them off long enuf to even wash them!! Now I'm in the market for a brown sweater like yours!


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 22, 2007, 12:11:09 pm
You looked good in blue and brown, Katherine! I recently got a pair of Wrangler jeans--a gift from EDelMar--and I can't bear to take them off long enuf to even wash them!! Now I'm in the market for a brown sweater like yours!

Wrangler's are good! Mostly all I wear these days. My guess would be that Ennis and Jack wore Levis, but I hear Levi Strauss moved its production "off shore," and also that they changed the cut of their jeans, and for several years now I haven't been able to find a pair of Levis that fit worth a damn.  >:(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on January 22, 2007, 03:38:46 pm
I hear Levi Strauss moved its production "off shore," and also that they changed the cut of their jeans, and for several years now I haven't been able to find a pair of Levis that fit worth a damn.  >:(

So you're saying that if Levi Strauss hadn't made those changes, we'd know you as Jeff Levi?  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 22, 2007, 03:43:05 pm
So you're saying that if Levi Strauss hadn't made those changes, we'd know you as Jeff Levi?  ;D

Probably not. I get mistaken for a rabbi too much as it is.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 23, 2007, 12:23:22 am
I was just reading in this week's New Yorker that one of the hot colors for this year is: Brokeback Bronze!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: SFEnnisSF on January 23, 2007, 01:29:11 am
I was just reading in this week's New Yorker that one of the hot colors for this year is: Brokeback Bronze!!


wtf is Brokeback Bronze?  LOL.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 23, 2007, 03:44:46 am
I think they're talking about Ennis's colors there!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 23, 2007, 12:53:40 pm
I'd love if someone could post a picture of an example of Brokeback Bronze. 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 23, 2007, 02:21:58 pm
I'd love if someone could post a picture of an example of Brokeback Bronze. 

Sounds like the color of the older Ennis's tanned and weatherbeaten face.  :(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 25, 2007, 02:28:29 pm
Two of them at work this morning!  :o

My supervisor sent me an e-mail that made no sense. Ultimately it turned out that she had sent it accidentally to me, and it was intended for someone else, but, meanwhile, I e-mailed her back: "Hunh?"  ;D

Then, on my lunch break, instead of eating, I had to run out to get my watch battery replaced. That was a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on January 25, 2007, 02:34:36 pm
My supervisor sent me an e-mail that made no sense. Ultimately it turned out that she had sent it accidentally to me, and it was intended for someone else, but, meanwhile, I e-mailed her back: "Hunh?"  ;D

Interesting that you should bring this up, Jeff. As an editor, how would you spell that word normally? I'd spell it "huh." But to me, "hunh" is a Brokieism itself. Maybe because that looks more like the way Ennis pronounces it? For whatever reason, that spelling is so common at BetterMost that, while I might not use it when writing something for somewhere else, I ALWAYS use it here. It connects me with my Brokie identity. I have talked other Brokies into switching to that spelling, too.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on January 25, 2007, 02:43:36 pm
That's true for me, too, Katherine.  In fact, when Spooky first published his list of all the "huh's" of Ennis, he used the usual spelling, but for Cult purposes I had to qualify it by saying he used the "archaic" spelling.  ;D

"In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Heath, and the Word was Hunh...."

For the full list, go here (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,3653.msg100086.html#msg100086).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 25, 2007, 02:48:04 pm
Interesting that you should bring this up, Jeff. As an editor, how would you spell that word normally? I'd spell it "huh." But to me, "hunh" is a Brokieism itself. Maybe because that looks more like the way Ennis pronounces it? For whatever reason, that spelling is so common at BetterMost that, while I might not use it when writing something for somewhere else, I ALWAYS use it here. It connects me with my Brokie identity. I have talked other Brokies into switching to that spelling, too.

I always spelled it huh also, until I picked up hunh here. Using hunh to my supervisor was kind of like making an inside joke with myself; I'm sure she had no clue, maybe didn't even notice the n.

I have come to the opinion, though, that adding that n does convey the nasal quality that many people, including me, and not just Heath/Ennis, use when they make the inquiring noise customarily spelled huh.

I really don't know who is responsible for adding that n, however.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on January 25, 2007, 02:56:19 pm
I have come to the opinion, though, that adding that n does convey the nasal quality that many people, including me, and not just Heath/Ennis, use when they make the inquiring noise customarily spelled huh.

Good way to put it! Not only do I now say "hunh" more than I ever used to, I say it with more of that nasal quality than the kind of higher, breathier "huh" that I used to say.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 25, 2007, 03:19:54 pm
I use "hunh" anywhere and everywhere now, spoken and written.  It's one of my favorite and most primal ways of being ein Brokie.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on January 25, 2007, 03:24:57 pm
I use "hunh" anywhere and everywhere now, spoken and written.  It's one of my favorite and most primal ways of being ein Brokie.

Sure enough.   ;D

'Hunh?' and 'Sure enough.' convey most of what I have to say most days to most people ;).

Wayne was saying on the way to WV that he's pretty sure that if it can't be said by a Broke aphorism, it doesn't need saying.  Of course, I had to go look up aphorism:

Aphorism (from the Greek αφοριζειν, to define), literally a distinction or a definition, is a term used to describe a principle expressed tersely in a few telling words or any general truth conveyed in a short and pithy sentence, in such a way that when once heard it is unlikely to pass from memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphorism

Ennis was master of the aphorism, wasn't he?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: injest on January 25, 2007, 07:34:53 pm
hunh is something I have heard all my life...


huh...to me is the same as what?? (neutral)

hunh is more "Well what the heck are you talking about now?" with a trace of exasperation or disgust behind it...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on January 25, 2007, 08:13:22 pm
huh...to me is the same as what?? (neutral)

hunh is more "Well what the heck are you talking about now?" with a trace of exasperation or disgust behind it...

Me too, but I'd come to think of "huh" as being less polite than "what" or "excuse me?" and tried to avoid it. But the hell with politeness!  :laugh: We're reclaiming the word.

When I use it, it's in either "what?" or "what the heck are you talking about?" senses that you mention, Jess. Those are the ways it sounds most natural coming out of my mouth. But when Ennis says "hunh" it usually means, "don't you agree?" He tacks it on the end of a declarative sentence, the way Canadians say "eh?" As in, "That snow barely stuck an hour, hunh?"

Or sometimes (referring to SpookyRabbit's EDM Catalogue -- thanks, Spooky! And thanks, Meryl, for linking it!) he says it to drive home a question, as in "What if Aguirre finds out, hunh?"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 26, 2007, 01:19:20 am
Sure enough.   ;D

'Hunh?' and 'Sure enough.' convey most of what I have to say most days to most people ;).


:)  I love this. 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on January 26, 2007, 02:51:50 am
:)  I love this. 

Hunh.

 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 26, 2007, 12:24:28 pm
Hunh.

 ;D

Sure enough.

:)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 27, 2007, 04:51:05 pm
I was just reading in this week's New Yorker that one of the hot colors for this year is: Brokeback Bronze!!


Brokeback bronze was one of the answers Mario Battali got wrong on "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" today. That's the NPR news quiz that's on every Saturday.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Cameron on February 07, 2007, 05:14:35 pm
I did it today ::) ::) ::)

I was speaking to a group of people at work, and I was about to express my thoughts on something and all of a sudden

"Tell you what"  came out.

I never ever said that before and it just came out.

Does actually using Brokisms in real life mean I am now entering a new stage?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nakymaton on February 07, 2007, 05:53:17 pm
I dunno, marlb, if it's a new stage or just acceptance of the obsession.

I used "never enough time, never enough" yesterday.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Cameron on February 07, 2007, 06:15:54 pm
I dunno, marlb, if it's a new stage or just acceptance of the obsession.


Or maybe when one starts using Brokisms unconciously, it means it is truly a part of us somehow, not just a stage or phase.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: SFEnnisSF on February 08, 2007, 01:01:54 pm
I've begun using "You just shot my airplane outta the sky" a lot lately...  :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: saucycobblers on February 08, 2007, 02:00:27 pm
I was trying to arrange meetings for my boss yesterday and said, without thinking, "It's like tryin' ta see the Pope" - and with the faintest trace of a Midwest accent too! (People do look at you a little strangely when you do that in the UK... :-\)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 08, 2007, 02:00:58 pm
Who shot your airplane out of the sky?? Lemme at 'im! I'll give 'im a black and blue eagle in the eye!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 08, 2007, 05:47:54 pm
I was trying to arrange meetings for my boss yesterday and said, without thinking, "It's like tryin' ta see the Pope" - and with the faintest trace of a Midwest accent too! (People do look at you a little strangely when you do that in the UK... :-\)

I have been having difficulty meeting up with my mate in america, in IM lately, due to the time difference, said what a bitch of an unsatisfactory situation it is, and meeting up with her is like seeing the Pope.

Hi Dev......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 09, 2007, 11:57:57 am
The one I'm using the most lately is "tent don't look right"; I'm even starting to say it when things do look right because, well, I just love to say it!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on February 11, 2007, 05:06:37 pm
I had occasion the other evening to say 'I sure didn't know we was gonna get into this again.'

It was completely in context, and no further details will be forthcoming!!

 8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on February 11, 2007, 05:28:04 pm
It was completely in context, and no further details will be forthcoming!!
 

 ;D ;D ;D
No questions asked
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 11, 2007, 08:18:26 pm
I had occasion the other evening to say 'I sure didn't know we was gonna get into this again.'

It was completely in context, and no further details will be forthcoming!!

 8)

Aint no ones business but yours.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on February 11, 2007, 08:52:43 pm
Aint no ones business but yours.

Good one!!!
 :D ::) :D

And a forum of 840 people since I posted about it!!

 ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 16, 2007, 11:14:30 am
This is actually a BetterMostism. I sent an email thanking my boss for a Friday funny she sent me, and I actually signed it, "FRiend Lee." I noticed my mistake before I actually clicked the send button, though!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 23, 2007, 08:44:30 am
I was having a small argument with my husband last night, and to express how I felt about him I called him "Bob Nasty" .....(his name is Bob)....

The look he gave me was like "what in the hell did she just call me?".....and even though I was angry, I broke out laughing at both what I had just said, and the look he gave me.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on March 05, 2007, 09:49:36 am
Seems like I'm using brokerisms all the time lately......

I've been playing Texas Holdem poker on the net, and the one I play, you can write messages to whoever else is at the table....some good chat sometimes....anyway....the other day, the pot was getting bigger and bigger, and I wrote....."there's some SERIOUS money here".........it wasnt till I thought about it later where I got that term from.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 06, 2007, 06:22:51 pm
Believe it or not, a guy sitting in my office just told me that the equipment being used on a job was "held together with chewing gum and baling wire"!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: David on March 20, 2007, 01:02:28 pm
I find myself using the word Darlin alot at work.

Could you pass me that?

"Sure thing Darlin"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on March 20, 2007, 06:22:44 pm
Whoo-eee. After a long, long while I finally have the opportunity to use a Brokieism from time to time - because there is someone who understands English! Thanks to Leslie!

Today I told her something about my husband staying up half the night, checkin for damn coyotes  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on March 20, 2007, 10:02:31 pm
Whoo-eee

Tell you what, I think that "whoo-eee" and the related "whoo-eee, yeah!" may be the new "yeehaw".  I feel like I'm noticing more and more Brokies drifting towards "whoo-eee."  It's more cumbersome to type, but it is awfully fun (and a bit under-used up until noe).

 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on April 03, 2007, 04:04:21 am
Do we have a thread that is about things we see or hear in our so-called "real life" that reminds us of BBM/BetterMost/Brokie-life?

I have two I've been meaning to post - the first was a truck that passed me on the highway that had the words "Lee & Eastes" on the side.  Which, of course, reminded of the BBQ being planned partly by LEE, that will take place in ESTES Park, CO.

The other was a little beauty salon/spa I saw called, "Face Haven."  I took the words in idly as I went by, and then was like, Why does that have such a familiar ring to it?  Of course!  It's like SAFE HAVEN.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: RossInIllinois on April 03, 2007, 09:52:43 am
Read my Post its #2  ;D  I use that one all the time.

http://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18662
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brokeback_Dev on April 03, 2007, 10:37:11 am
I have been having difficulty meeting up with my mate in america, in IM lately, due to the time difference, said what a bitch of an unsatisfactory situation it is, and meeting up with her is like seeing the Pope.

Hi Dev......

Hi Sue.  Yes it is a bitch of an unsatisfactory situation.

sure enough
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: HerrKaiser on April 04, 2007, 01:00:03 pm
I, against all my better judgment, have taken up saying "yes ma'am" when on the phone with airlines or what have you customer service type women. The ALWAYS respond positively and once got an upgrade. Seems the semi-sexist term of endearment still works wonders!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 04, 2007, 01:07:55 pm
I think that's a nice idea, HerrKaiser. And I don't find it sexist, not even semi! I wouldn't try it with "little darlin," though!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Scott6373 on April 04, 2007, 01:10:37 pm
I think that's a nice idea, HerrKaiser. And I don't find it sexist, not even semi! I wouldn't try it with "little darlin," though!  :laugh:

That's odd that you would say that...I think it's the only "ism" I have picked up.  That and "y'all".
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 04, 2007, 01:16:24 pm
That's odd that you would say that...I think it's the only "ism" I have picked up.  That and "y'all".

Do you mean "little darlin," Scott? I meant that in context. I know you, so if you said it to me, I wouldn't mind. Jeff, for instance, says it frequently to lots of people here, and I think that's nice.

But if you said it to an airlines or other customer-service-type women, not all of them are going to take it well. But maybe Jeff has done that, too, and can tell us firsthand how they reacted!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: HerrKaiser on April 04, 2007, 02:52:51 pm
I think that's a nice idea, HerrKaiser. And I don't find it sexist, not even semi! I wouldn't try it with "little darlin," though!  :laugh:


Well, it is a pleasure to know there are some nice terms that are not considered sexist! And you are from Chicago where people seem every so much more sensible about life.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on April 06, 2007, 05:13:42 am
Brokieisms are infective. My husband, who isn't even a Brokie, used one yesterday. Or at least he tried  ::).

I had some good news for him via email and this was his reply:

This demands for a true Brokeback Y Y Y E E E P P P E E E ! ! ! 

 :laugh:

Okay, I have to teach him that it's Yee-haw, not Yeeppee, but I found it cute.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 06, 2007, 03:37:37 pm
 ;D

At least he's tryin!!!

Put a little whiskey in his tin cup and see what he does next!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: HerrKaiser on April 11, 2007, 05:14:34 pm
another one I have come to enjoy, now that our culture has 'evolved' to a point where some previously impolite language is generally acceptable, is the delivery Jack used when Ennis told him that his folks had died when he was 13.

jack said "shet" with a sort of inhale of breath and tightened cheeks that made the word seem ever so harmless, and more of an expression of empathy and understanding, if not compassion. i have gotten away with such use in the most snooty of circles!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: RossInIllinois on April 12, 2007, 08:56:21 pm
My latest is Shhiiittttt as in missing shooting the Coyote.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: RossInIllinois on April 12, 2007, 10:03:46 pm
Do you mean "little darlin," Scott? I meant that in context. I know you, so if you said it to me, I wouldn't mind. Jeff, for instance, says it frequently to lots of people here, and I think that's nice.

But if you said it to an airlines or other customer-service-type women, not all of them are going to take it well. But maybe Jeff has done that, too, and can tell us firsthand how they reacted!  :laugh:

WoW Your from Chicago? Well Stop down to Downers Drove for a cuppa coffee and a piece of cherry cake!  Or visit my latest movie filming Down Town!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 12, 2007, 10:41:17 pm
Do you mean "little darlin," Scott? I meant that in context. I know you, so if you said it to me, I wouldn't mind. Jeff, for instance, says it frequently to lots of people here, and I think that's nice.

But if you said it to an airlines or other customer-service-type women, not all of them are going to take it well. But maybe Jeff has done that, too, and can tell us firsthand how they reacted!  :laugh:


Who, me? No, I dont use "Little Darlin'" to "outsiders." I only use it to other Brokies--female and gay male Brokies--and to other gay men who have known me a long time--the gay men who are used to me calling them "Sweetheart"!  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 13, 2007, 01:35:13 am
I actually once upbraided someone who kept calling me darling or sweetheart or something like that. She was a receptionist for someone I was trying to get in touch with, and she kept not letting me make the connection, and was very self-important and authoritative about it -- like her boss was way too important to make time for the likes of me. So finally, after she'd officiously told me for about the 16th time that my source was unavailable, darling, it pushed me over my limit, and I said could you please not call me that.

That's the only time I ever really objected, even though when I lived in New Orleans I heard it on just about a daily basis.

From you, Jeff, it just sounds nice!  :)

WoW Your from Chicago? Well Stop down to Downers Drove for a cuppa coffee and a piece of cherry cake!  Or visit my latest movie filming Down Town!

Well, "from Chicago" would be a huge exaggeration, Ross. I've lived here just over a year (actually I live in Oak Park). To demonstrate, I have no idea where Downers Grove is. But I would love to get together for coffee and cherry cake.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on April 13, 2007, 01:37:24 am
I have had the privilege of saying both "Ain't nobody's business but ours" and "serious money" - that last one was in relation to what I have to pull together for Denver and Alberta in the coming months...if only I had some farm machinery to sell!!

 ::) 8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on April 13, 2007, 01:47:24 am
I actually once upbraided someone who kept calling me darling or sweetheart or something like that. ...

From you, Jeff, it just sounds nice!  :)

I agree - it bugs me when people with no personal relationship with me use diminutives - servers in the south are particularly bad about it - I think they believe they are being folksy, so I try to cut them slack.

Jeff's 'Little darlin' is affectionate - like Ennis with his girls and horses (and Jack!) - and doesn't bother me a bit...I think context matters the most in such situations.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 13, 2007, 03:20:17 am
.I think context matters the most in such situations.

That's it exactly, Lynne. When Jeff says it, it's really nice. When a waitress says it, I'm OK with it, too, because it's usually friendly and sort of reflexive. What bugged me when the receptionist said it was that there was a power issue going on that made it seem condescending, a way to put me in my place in comparison to her big powerful boss (whoever the hell it was; I can't begin to remember) who didn't have time to talk to me.

When I asked her to quit calling me that, she acted all flustered and felt obliged to apologize (coldly) and change her ways. That actually gave me a little leg-up in our stupid little power struggle.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 13, 2007, 09:11:35 am
Jeff's 'Little darlin' is affectionate - like Ennis with his girls and horses (and Jack!) - and doesn't bother me a bit...I think context matters the most in such situations.

That's it exactly, Lynne. When Jeff says it, it's really nice.

Awww. ...  ::)

We used to have a diner in my neighborhood--it closed back around the turn of the century--where everything, the furniture, the fittings, and, I'm afraid, the waitresses, had been around since the 1950s. The waitresses called everybody, indiscriminately, "Hon"--as in, "What'll ya have, Hon?" As Lynne says, context matters, and in that context, it was kinda cute and even endearing.

Lynne, you want a make some serious money in farm machinery, it better be hunnerd-thousand-dollar tractors 'n' sh*t.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: HerrKaiser on April 13, 2007, 11:17:16 am
it's somewhat amazing how more and more of the lines come to play in "real Life".

frequently I also use "don't have nothin', don't need nothin' " to replace the usual response of 'whatever' or 'c'est la vie' or 'thats the way it goes'

sometimes, folks will cast a semi-bland stare and then say 'I like that'.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Cameron on April 13, 2007, 07:04:31 pm
At work today I said "see you around" instead of my usual "see you later" to someone, but I didn't say "huh."

I guess it still counts, huh?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 13, 2007, 07:09:10 pm
At work today I said "see you around" instead of my usual "see you later" to someone, but I didn't say "huh."

I guess it still counts, huh?

Of course it counts, but you need to make it a little more nasal: "Hunh?"  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Cameron on April 13, 2007, 07:13:25 pm
Alright, alright....
next time I'll be sure to add the...... huuuuunh?

 ;D



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 15, 2007, 07:14:32 pm
I was driving down the street...and I swerved and almost turned into a parking lot with a sign that said "ENNIS". But then I noticed that there was a T on the beginning that was obscured, LOL!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: HerrKaiser on April 20, 2007, 09:58:26 am
One Brokieism I CAN'T do is find a pair of Levis in the color of Ennis' very pale blue version. I see them on other men, but none of the stores have that shade anymore.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on April 20, 2007, 12:12:29 pm
Even Gilbert & Sullivan reminds me of Brokeback.  I went to see a friend in The Yeomen of the Guard the other night, and afterwards, every time I was referring to the character of Jack Point I said "Jack Twist" and had to correct myself.  ::)

Speaking of seeing Ennis everywhere, I saw an ad on a bus for something spelled Enyce, so of course my mind went straight to our cowboy.  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on April 23, 2007, 12:53:01 am
OK, I have a question.  A few times, here and there, lately I've wanted to refer to our use of Brokieisms as a language.  But, it doesn't sound quite right to say the language of Brokieism.  So, how would we refer to this language in the way we would say "English" or "Chinese" or "French"?  For instance,  I can't really write, "I speak Brokieism" and have it sound right.
Any suggestions?  It's a wierd dilemma and "Brokie" is difficult to turn into a word equivalent to "English" or "Chinese."
 ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 23, 2007, 01:08:24 am
Any suggestions?  It's a wierd dilemma and "Brokie" is difficult to turn into a word equivalent to "English" or "Chinese."

Well, I guess it would be Brokish or Brokese! Though I wouldn't use those terms with non-Brokies; they'd probably sound a little like when people say they speak Elvish or Klingon. :laugh:


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on April 23, 2007, 01:14:21 am
Well, I guess it would be Brokish or Brokese! Though I wouldn't use those terms with non-Brokies; they'd probably sound a little like when people say they speak Elvish or Klingon. :laugh:

Well, I'm used to strange looks, being one of those who thinks Elvish and Klingon are perfectly legitimate forms of communication!  ;)

I like "Brokish."  Sounds official.  "Brokese" could be confused with Brokies.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on April 23, 2007, 01:52:01 am
"Brokese" could be confused with Brokies.  :)

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  That's very true Meryl, but also sort of great.   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I feel like this matter needs to be figured out in advance of the BBQ and Alberta.   ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 23, 2007, 01:55:00 am
Well, I'm used to strange looks, being one of those who thinks Elvish and Klingon are perfectly legitimate forms of communication!  ;)

And so they are. As long as there are other people who understand what you're saying, that's all that matters.  :)

I'm still trying to get used to the strange-look thing. It might be even stranger for a Brokie. Even as an outsider, I knew there is such a thing as Elvish and Klingon -- but how many non-Brokies have heard of Brokish?!  :laugh:

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on April 23, 2007, 02:24:12 am
OK, I have a question.  A few times, here and there, lately I've wanted to refer to our use of Brokieisms as a language.  But, it doesn't sound quite right to say the language of Brokieism.  So, how would we refer to this language in the way we would say "English" or "Chinese" or "French"?  For instance,  I can't really write, "I speak Brokieism" and have it sound right.
Any suggestions?  It's a wierd dilemma and "Brokie" is difficult to turn into a word equivalent to "English" or "Chinese."
 ??? ??? ???

How about Brokie-lingo?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: HerrKaiser on April 25, 2007, 08:08:40 pm
Here's a way-out one....

I find myself moving between office locations, at times, in that posture Ennis showed when he came home to Alma and the two babies screaming. when he entered the kids' room, he had a semi bent demeanor, shuffle, yet purposed movement with eyes on target. everytime I seem to strike this movement, his essence hits me again.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on April 25, 2007, 08:55:15 pm
LOL, it's always great to hear when Brokieisms extend beyond meer language and begin to creep into movements and other aspects of "RL".
 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sheriff Roland on April 25, 2007, 09:03:58 pm
OK, I have a question.  A few times, here and there, lately I've wanted to refer to our use of Brokieisms as a language.  But, it doesn't sound quite right to say the language of Brokieism.  So, how would we refer to this language in the way we would say "English" or "Chinese" or "French"?  For instance,  I can't really write, "I speak Brokieism" and have it sound right.
Any suggestions?  It's a wierd dilemma and "Brokie" is difficult to turn into a word equivalent to "English" or "Chinese."
 ??? ??? ???

Mebbe we're not talkin bout the same thing, but I consider I've developped(?) or learnt a third language and I refer ta it as 'Ennis Speak' - and within that 'language' I most certainly use some brokieisms. - you know I do.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2007, 11:11:41 am
I'm getting more brazen in my Brokiespeak lately. This morning in response to a request for pictures of a project I replied, "Here are some updated photos, none of them very good, but s'all we got."

 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on May 16, 2007, 11:42:37 am
I got off an elevator in an apartment building.  An arrow pointed to the left for apartments J-P, and another pointed right for apartments Q-T.  You know I started thinkin' about that pup tent.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 16, 2007, 11:51:00 am
I like "Brokish."

"Brokish"?  ??? Oy, vey. ...  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on May 16, 2007, 12:17:02 pm
Gosh, I find I use them all the time!

I'm starting out sentances with "Friend", more and more.
I used "If we can't fix it we have to stand it"
I've used "truth is" and "tell ya what" a lot too.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on May 16, 2007, 12:50:21 pm
"Brokish"?  ??? Oy, vey. ...  ;D

Must be from living in NY all these years.  ;D

Maybe Yiddish isn't so bad a comparison.  It has lots of great words and phrases that have entered everyday speech, and I'll bet Brokish will, too.  ;D

oy vey = shit, that's hard
kvetch = bitch
pisher = pissant
tush - ass
gelt = bucks
schlong = dick
mensch = good ol' boy
bris = dick-clip
chutzpah = balls
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on May 16, 2007, 12:56:29 pm
putz = dumbass
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on May 16, 2007, 01:35:59 pm

Maybe Yiddish isn't so bad a comparison.  It has lots of great words and phrases that have entered everyday speech, and I'll bet Brokish will, too.  ;D

oy vey = shit, that's hard


*smacks hand on forehead*
That's why I immediately understood Jeff's oy vey. It's oh weh in German. Guess I'm a bit slow-witted today  ::).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Scott6373 on May 16, 2007, 01:38:54 pm
Hey what a cool idea...let's re-write the script...Yiddish style...now that's funny...I don't care who ya are!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on May 16, 2007, 01:41:45 pm
Hey what a cool idea...let's re-write the script...Yiddish style...now that's funny...I don't care who ya are!   :laugh:
Oy I don't know, I might all verklempt!  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on May 16, 2007, 01:46:52 pm
Must be from living in NY all these years.  ;D

Maybe Yiddish isn't so bad a comparison.  It has lots of great words and phrases that have entered everyday speech, and I'll bet Brokish will, too.  ;D

oy vey = shit, that's hard
kvetch = bitch
pisher = pissant
tush - ass
gelt = bucks
schlong = dick
mensch = good ol' boy
bris = dick-clip
chutzpah = balls

putz = dumbass


omigawd, these are hilarious!

verklempt = one of those asthma spells or overcome with incendiary rage
babka = cherry cake
shpilkis in the genechtagazoink = gut cramps
shayna punim = good looking (little gal over in Riverton)
bubkes = I'm nothing, I'm nowhere
nebish = Bobby
nosh = we gotta do somethin' about this food situation
facacta = you're a real thinker there
meshugina = you ever get the feeling...like they all know?
pupik = below Cassie's tube top
shmendrick = Aguirre
shmatas = Alma's wardrobe
shtik = Jack's mock-rodeo-mating dance
kvel = how Ennis loves his little girls
mazel tov/ l'chaim = To Alma and Curt
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2007, 02:07:29 pm
There must be one for "sure enough" ?

An it's not, ya, you betcha'!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on May 16, 2007, 02:11:46 pm
There must be one for "sure enough" ?

An it's not, ya, you betcha'!!


Funny! I used that today and didn't even think twice about it till now.
One of the sales guys asked me if his order would make it out today. I replied  "Sure enough"  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 16, 2007, 02:29:26 pm
*smacks hand on forehead*
That's why I immediately understood Jeff's oy vey. It's oh weh in German. Guess I'm a bit slow-witted today  ::).

Sure enough! Because Yiddish is actually descended from Old and Middle High German (you can look it up).

All those wonderful "sch" words in Yiddish come from the German.

Among my people, the Pennsylvania Germans, Oi is as common an exclamation as it is in Yiddish (but note the different spelling). Oi anyhow would kinda be the Pennsylvania German equivalent of Sure enough!

Hey what a cool idea...let's re-write the script...Yiddish style...now that's funny...I don't care who ya are!   :laugh:

You mean like this, Scott? "You'll like workin' for Roy Taylor. He's a mensch."  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 16, 2007, 02:51:55 pm


All those wonderful "sch" words in Yiddish come from the German.

Among my people, the Pennsylvania Germans, Oi is as common an exclamation as it is in Yiddish (but note the different spelling). Oi anyhow would kinda be the Pennsylvania German equivalent of Sure enough!




that is correct; the reason Yiddish came from German is that German Lutherans issued baptismal documents to Jews in Spain during the Inquisition in order to save them from death. The Jews came to Germany and adopted a type of German sub language. Their new names were in general two words put together--that's why many German names such as Goldstein, Eckblatt, etc tend to be Jewish.

and the so-called Pennsylvania Dutch is really Pennsylvania Deutsch or translated Pennsylvania German.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 16, 2007, 03:02:24 pm

that's why many German names such as Goldstein, Eckblatt, etc tend to be Jewish.


Or you might turn that around and say that's why many Jewish surnames are so Germanic. Likewise, surnames that in places like Brooklyn or Queens might be Jewish--like Miller--will be Lutheran or Reformed Protestant in Central Pennsylvania.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on May 16, 2007, 03:04:38 pm
omigawd, these are hilarious!

verklempt = one of those asthma spells or overcome with incendiary rage
babka = cherry cake
shpilkis in the genechtagazoink = gut cramps
shayna punim = good looking (little gal over in Riverton)
bubkes = I'm nothing, I'm nowhere
nebish = Bobby
nosh = we gotta do somethin' about this food situation
facacta = you're a real thinker there
meshugina = you ever get the feeling...like they all know?
pupik = below Cassie's tube top
shmendrick = Aguirre
shmatas = Alma's wardrobe
shtik = Jack's mock-rodeo-mating dance
kvel = how Ennis loves his little girls
mazel tov/ l'chaim = To Alma and Curt

Brilliant translations, Paul!  :laugh:

My favorite:  shpilkis in the genechtagazoink = gut cramps  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on May 16, 2007, 03:19:45 pm
Brilliant translations, Paul!  :laugh:

My favorite:  shpilkis in the genechtagazoink = gut cramps  ;D

Thanks, Meryl, I'm plotzing! :)  Here are some more:

schlep = what one does with sheep
schmootz = Lureen's fingernails
shvitz = what Ennis does when being outed in Alma's kitchen
shmata = warshrag
shikse with the megillah = LaShawn
nudnik = LaShawn
nachas = TS2


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 16, 2007, 03:30:41 pm
Can't vouch for the spelling, but I guess you could say L.D. Newsome was a big macher in Childress, Texas?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on May 16, 2007, 03:48:25 pm
Can't vouch for the spelling, but I guess you could say L.D. Newsome was a big macher in Childress, Texas?
Oh I think putz fits him better!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 16, 2007, 03:58:18 pm
Oh I think putz fits him better!

Schmuck or schlmiel would be more accurate, don't you think?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on May 16, 2007, 04:01:28 pm
Actually, putz and schmuck both mean penis.  So, either fits LD!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on May 16, 2007, 04:48:14 pm
We've got the beginnings of a best-seller!

Tsebrokhn-pleytse Barg

Someone can just photoshop the boys with yarmulkes instead of cowboy hats, and we're in business.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on May 16, 2007, 06:07:40 pm
How about these, Meryl?  YeeHaw and Shalom y'all!

(http://www.chosencouture.com/images/products/cowboyyarm-l.jpg)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 16, 2007, 06:47:35 pm
Actually, putz and schmuck both mean penis.  So, either fits LD!

Tell you what, for whatever reason, for me putz seems to have ... diminutive connotations. I'd say LD is a great big schmuck.

Or maybe he's a great big schmuck with a tiny little putz?  ;D

That might explain a lot. ...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Cameron on May 16, 2007, 09:44:18 pm
This is great!!!
A few more:

Alma Jr. is such a shayna maidala.

Alma and Ennis had a small chassina, not many of the muspucha came.

Ennis was a zer swer arbiter, so he couldn't meet Jack till November, but he still never had any gelt.

Alma was able to buy a lot of chotzkas when she married Monroe.

They all had asach tsuris, thats why they were all so sad all the time.

(I have no clue about the spellings.)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on May 17, 2007, 12:24:37 am
Paul, I love the yarmulkes with cowboy hats!  :laugh:

Good ones, Cameron!  Spelling schmelling, we get the gist.  ;D

Puny putz syndrome explains a LOT in this world, Jeff.  :P
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on May 17, 2007, 02:57:17 pm
My sister-in-law used a Brokieism today without even knowing it  ;D.

Today is a public holiday in Germany and the family met to celebrate my niece's birthday. My sister-in-law's husband said something she didn't approve of and when she criticized him, he answered

"I just thought so..." - close enough, but not yet a Brokieism.

Then his wife countered with "Yeah, yeah. You're a real thinker here."

Made me chuckle.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 17, 2007, 11:48:39 pm
My sister-in-law used a Brokieism today without even knowing it  ;D.

Today is a public holiday in Germany and the family met to celebrate my niece's birthday. My sister-in-law's husband said something she didn't approve of and when she criticized him, he answered

"I just thought so..." - close enough, but not yet a Brokieism.

Then his wife countered with "Yeah, yeah. You're a real thinker here."

Made me chuckle.  :)

Yay, they're just getting you in the mood for your big Brokie reunion!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 18, 2007, 08:33:58 am
"You're a real thinker here."

"Du bist ein vierglich denker, hier?"

Sorry, my German is very rusty.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on May 18, 2007, 09:41:28 am

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"You're a real thinker here."

"Du bist ein vierglich denker, hier?"

Sorry, my German is very rusty.  :)


Hey, that's quite close, Jeff! Very good  :) - and not rusty at all.

vierglich = wirklich

She said: "Ja, ja. Du bist ein echter Denker hier."

In German, the two words wirklich and echt both mean real.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 18, 2007, 10:22:41 am
"Du bist ein vierglich denker, hier?"

Sorry, my German is very rusty.  :)



Hey, that's quite close, Jeff! Very good  :) - and not rusty at all.

vierglich = wirklich

She said: "Ja, ja. Du bist ein echter Denker hier."

In German, the two words wirklich and echt both mean real.

Thanks, Little Darlin'!  :D

I'd still call it rusty, though. I should have remembered how to spell wirklich, and to capitalize all nouns (Denker). My pronunciation used to be pretty good, though.

I had one year of Deutsch in high school (after five years of French  :P  ;D ), and one year in college to fulfill the language requirement for graduation. The college professor was a native speaker, and she asked me if we spoke the language at home!  :o

Maybe you can take the family out of Rheinpfalz, but you can't take Rheinpfalz out of the family (we've been in Pennsylvania since 1748.  :P )
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on May 18, 2007, 11:00:35 am
Thanks, Little Darlin'!  :D

I'd still call it rusty, though. I should have remembered how to spell wirklich, and to capitalize all nouns (Denker). My pronunciation used to be pretty good, though.

I had one year of Deutsch in high school (after five years of French  :P  ;D ), and one year in college to fulfill the language requirement for graduation. The college professor was a native speaker, and she asked me if we spoke the language at home!  :o

Maybe you can take the family out of Rheinpfalz, but you can't take Rheinpfalz out of the family (we've been in Pennsylvania since 1748.  :P )

I'm looking forward to speak a few words German with you at the BBQ  :). I can even demonstrate the local dialect to you, as it is spoken hier in the Pfalz.

Do you know from which area your family comes?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 18, 2007, 12:04:25 pm
I'm looking forward to speak a few words German with you at the BBQ  :). I can even demonstrate the local dialect to you, as it is spoken hier in the Pfalz.

Then you'll have to speak r-e-a-l-l-y s-l-o-w-l-y and distinctly!  ;D

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Do you know from which area your family comes?

My great uncle, now deceased, was an amateur genealogist. It's been a long time since I last looked at his work. Some of it wasn't that good, as it lacked real documentation, but if I remember correctly, the immigrant ancestor came from Zweibruecken (sorry, I don't know how to do umlauts here). Possibly the family roots go even farther back to Thuringia, to a Reformed Pfarrer who came from Thuringia to the Pfalz in the mid-seventeeth century.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: HerrKaiser on May 18, 2007, 02:38:48 pm
es ist immer etwas neues!  ;)

another BBMism...I find myself saying "no whaay" in the manner Ennis did their first evening at camp along the river in response to Jack's "..it could be like this always".
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on May 18, 2007, 05:22:33 pm
..., but if I remember correctly, the immigrant ancestor came from Zweibruecken

Zweibrücken is not far from me. About an hour by car.
Die Welt ist ein Dorf. (It's a small world)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on June 07, 2007, 11:45:31 pm
I was talking to my cousin about religion. I was not sure about what she believed in, and when I asked her she said that she was Penecostal. That was my opening to ask her- "What exactly is the Pentecost?" As I said that, I was laughing to myself because I was thinking about the way that Ennis asked that same question to Jack.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 08, 2007, 12:29:55 am
Delmardeb, that's not a Brokieism you get to hear every day!!  :laugh:

So what exactly IS the Pentacost?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on June 08, 2007, 08:35:43 am
Delmardeb, that's not a Brokieism you get to hear every day!!  :laugh:

So what exactly IS the Pentacost?

You can read about the Pentacost in Acts.
The Pentacost is when the Holy Spirit descended on the  Believers. They spoke in tounges and preformed Miracles. Up until that time the Holy Spirit had been in Heaven with the Father and the Son. After Christ Ascended into Heaven the Holy Spirit Descended to be with us on Earth.
The Pentacost was the day that happened.
Now, Some people believe that after the Day of Pentacost people no longer speak in tounges or heal or do any of the things that were don on the day of Pentacost. Some do believe that those things are still to be done and are gifts of the spirit. Those who believe that are called Pentacostals.
Thats my understanding, you results may differ.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Shasta542 on June 08, 2007, 05:33:46 pm
Any time the opportunity presents itself, which is pretty often.......I say, "me neither"  like Jack said it, and I always think of Jack when I say it, a pleasant thing in itself.  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on June 08, 2007, 05:46:12 pm



         I find most Brokies never lose the opportunity to use the lingo from the film and book as often as
it presents itself.. I find myself using" sure enough "a lot.. and" very good."..They are easy to use in everyday language.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 08, 2007, 06:01:54 pm


         I find most Brokies never lose the opportunity to use the lingo from the film and book as often as
it presents itself.. I find myself using" sure enough "a lot.. and" very good."..They are easy to use in everyday language.

And "You bet!"  :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on June 08, 2007, 06:18:49 pm
Hell, sometimes I'm quoting whole scenes!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on June 08, 2007, 08:04:51 pm
LOL Loneleeb3 and ineedcrayons  :D

My cousin did say that "speaking in tongues" was part of the Pentacostal religion, and that she could do it, but her sister could not. That's as far as we got with the conversation. However, what Loneleeb3 said about the Pentacostal religion is also what I have read about it. To add, after I asked my cousin about the Pentacost I wanted to say- "My folks, they was Methodist!" :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on June 09, 2007, 03:04:40 am
        My folks was Christian before it was POLITICALLY CORRECT.  They were Baptists...Now I think you have to be a Republican to be a real Christian.. I am neither.  My husbands family were however Pentacostal, and his paternal grandfather was a minister, as are many members of their family...But" i tell you what"...Lee is pretty much right on about it..I cant abide those ideas of theirs. and neither can my husband...I have no natural
distaste for many of the religions..but some of the things they do are a bit backward and foolish...Like not believing in doctors, and such...His grandfather sat and let himself die, rather than go to a doctor for a skin cancer, he could have had removed...They believe the husband is the law in the home..which explains a lot of
Jacks moms attitude in  allowing him to be treated the way he was..It goes on, "well i wont " ...Im done with my rant... sorry...I always say dont get me started.....Im going back into hiding from the rocks i may get
thrown in my direction.. but its my opinion and i stand by it/  I have to say though...it is mostly the dogma
that i cant abide, not the part about the Pentacost, per se

If this is too hot a topic,, mod can feel free to deleate it..
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 09, 2007, 08:16:04 am
Here's a way-out one....

I find myself moving between office locations, at times, in that posture Ennis showed when he came home to Alma and the two babies screaming. when he entered the kids' room, he had a semi bent demeanor, shuffle, yet purposed movement with eyes on target. everytime I seem to strike this movement, his essence hits me again.

And do you say "Whoop whoop whoop!" at the same time?  That would really help you feel Ennisian.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 09, 2007, 08:38:57 am
omigawd, these are hilarious!

verklempt = one of those asthma spells or overcome with incendiary rage
babka = cherry cake
shpilkis in the genechtagazoink = gut cramps
shayna punim = good looking (little gal over in Riverton)
bubkes = I'm nothing, I'm nowhere
nebish = Bobby
nosh = we gotta do somethin' about this food situation
facacta = you're a real thinker there
meshugina = you ever get the feeling...like they all know?
pupik = below Cassie's tube top
shmendrick = Aguirre
shmatas = Alma's wardrobe
shtik = Jack's mock-rodeo-mating dance
kvel = how Ennis loves his little girls
mazel tov/ l'chaim = To Alma and Curt


These are sublime, all of them!

klutz = why Ennis couldn't get a job down at the power company
luftmensch = why Jack's ideas never come to pass
mach schnel = don't want to get caught with no elk
nebbish = it's cause a you Jack, I'm like this
noodge = just thinkin out loud
schmaltz = what Annie Proulx has an horreur of
shanda = Two men livin together?  No way.
shiksa = Sure do.  That's Lureen Newsome.
schlemiel = As in, "Just tryin' to get a foot rub, schlemiel."
schmooz = We may not be sorority sisters, but...
schtup = no instruction manual needed
tsuris = a GDBOAUS
tuches = where Ennis and Jack liked to schtup
zaftig = Cassie Cartwright

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on June 09, 2007, 11:53:50 am
These are sublime, all of them!

klutz = why Ennis couldn't get a job down at the power company
luftmensch = why Jack's ideas never come to pass
mach schnel = don't want to get caught with no elk
nebbish = it's cause a you Jack, I'm like this
noodge = just thinkin out loud
schmaltz = what Annie Proulx has an horreur of
shanda = Two men livin together?  No way.
shiksa = Sure do.  That's Lureen Newsome.
schlemiel = As in, "Just tryin' to get a foot rub, schlemiel."
schmooz = We may not be sorority sisters, but...
schtup = no instruction manual needed
tsuris = a GDBOAUS
tuches = where Ennis and Jack liked to schtup
zaftig = Cassie Cartwright

Those are fabulous!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Dagi on June 09, 2007, 04:50:30 pm
Hi folks!

I call my  black cat Jack whenever I stroke his furry belly...

I murmured "you are worse than Bobby when it comes to losin´ stuff" when my son asked me where his Lego dragon was...he answered :"redst du scho wieda englisch??"

When  one of the kids interrupts us in the bedroom I might mumble "there ain´t never enough time, never enough.."...

I use many hunh´s...

And I often find myself repeating some line like " you pair of deuces lookin´for work......", just speaking to myself...mad, huh?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Cameron on June 09, 2007, 07:01:14 pm
These are sublime, all of them!

klutz = why Ennis couldn't get a job down at the power company
luftmensch = why Jack's ideas never come to pass
mach schnel = don't want to get caught with no elk
nebbish = it's cause a you Jack, I'm like this
noodge = just thinkin out loud
schmaltz = what Annie Proulx has an horreur of
shanda = Two men livin together?  No way.
shiksa = Sure do.  That's Lureen Newsome.
schlemiel = As in, "Just tryin' to get a foot rub, schlemiel."
schmooz = We may not be sorority sisters, but...
schtup = no instruction manual needed
tsuris = a GDBOAUS
tuches = where Ennis and Jack liked to schtup
zaftig = Cassie Cartwright


I think these are great too. ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 12, 2007, 08:56:05 pm
Tonite, my husband (who has never seen the movie) and I were talking while he was cooking and I was ...surfin the Internet! He was telling me about his struggles to repair our hot tub and said that he used a bicycle tire patch to repair a flexible hose. I interjected "chewing gum and balin wire" with a Texas accent. He looked at me...and I knew what was coming. "Is that a line from your movie?" he asked. I had to admit it was and said, "Oh God you are on to me!"

After we laughed about it, I mentioned that it was a classic Larry McMurtry line and he was astounded to learn that the macho Larry McMurtry would participate in the project...and not only that, win the Academy Award for it! I will win the guy over yet!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 12, 2007, 11:05:13 pm
I call my  black cat Jack whenever I stroke his furry belly...


Hi Dagi,

I have a black cat too!  But, she's a girl so I don't call her Jack.  Her name's Vivien.  :)


And Lee, that's just amazing to me that your husband still hasn't seen BBM.  The "chewing gum and balin wire" is such a great line.
:)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 12, 2007, 11:09:18 pm
And Lee, that's just amazing to me that your husband still hasn't seen BBM.  The "chewing gum and balin wire" is such a great line.

Mine neither. Which is why he didn't recognize it when I promised to see that his "wishes was carried out ... about the ashes, I mean" or when I told him that it was so nice and warm on the back porch and that if we turned off the damn AC "it could be like this, just like this, always" inside the house, too.

OK, I said I'd see that his wishes "are" carried out. If I'd used a singular verb, he definitely would have wondered.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 13, 2007, 05:33:38 am
Mine neither. Which is why he didn't recognize it when I promised to see that his "wishes was carried out ... about the ashes, I mean" or when I told him that it was so nice and warm on the back porch and that if we turned off the damn AC "it could be like this, just like this, always" inside the house, too.

OK, I said I'd see that his wishes "are" carried out. If I'd used a singular verb, he definitely would have wondered.  ;D
That's what gives me away...the accent, and the vernacular! I'm a happy Brokie, but my grammar's shot all to hell!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 13, 2007, 08:32:49 am
After we laughed about it, I mentioned that it was a classic Larry McMurtry line and he was astounded to learn that the macho Larry McMurtry would participate in the project...and not only that, win the Academy Award for it! I will win the guy over yet!!

While it's difficult to believe you didn't calf-rope him and force him to watch at some point, for some reason it really astounds me that he didn't know Larry McMurtry was involved in the project.  ???
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 14, 2007, 11:15:26 am
He was so proud of his latest purchase--a De Lillo racing bike--that he bought a De Lillo hat. When I saw it, I especially admired the embroidered rainbow patch that came on it. I mentioned that it looked like a diversity symbol. My fatal error. I won't tell you the crude reply he made, but it was similar to Ennis's "I ain't no queer." He said that was the logo of the Italian Racing Team. I noticed today that he actually removed the rainbow from the hat!!  >:(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 14, 2007, 11:23:51 am
He was so proud of his latest purchase--a De Lillo racing bike--that he bought a De Lillo hat. When I saw it, I especially admired the embroidered rainbow patch that came on it. I mentioned that it looked like a diversity symbol. My fatal error. I won't tell you the crude reply he made, but it was similar to Ennis's "I ain't no queer." He said that was the logo of the Italian Racing Team. I noticed today that he actually removed the rainbow from the hat!!  >:(


I don't know whether to be shocked  :o or just sad.  :'( I guess sad. ...  :'(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on June 14, 2007, 12:00:15 pm
I don't know whether to be shocked  :o or just sad.  :'( I guess sad. ...  :'(

What Jeff said.  :'(

One can hope for him, though.  He's married to Lee, after all.  Perhaps it's only a matter of time til her true Brokie vibes penetrate that crusty exterior.  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 14, 2007, 12:16:03 pm
Thanks, Meryl and Jeff. Hmmm, I like the calf-ropin idea!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 14, 2007, 12:30:30 pm
One can hope for him, though.  He's married to Lee, after all.  Perhaps it's only a matter of time til her true Brokie vibes penetrate that crusty exterior.  ;)

Been, what, almost a year and a half, though? What's it goin a take, a matin' call?  :-\

Hmmm, I like the calf-ropin idea!!

Better start practicin' with that rope, Little Darlin'. ...  8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on June 14, 2007, 12:43:17 pm
Been, what, almost a year and a half, though? What's it goin a take, a matin' call?  :-\

Some dudes are crustier than others, I guess.  That's how come Lee end up here.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on June 14, 2007, 01:48:00 pm
let's see.

at the Co. bbq, I was hugged goodbye by one of the members at breakfast, and he said to me....


"I don't wanna say good bye.  It's not fair, Chucksie....it's not fair."

my reply


"Life's not fair, but if you can't fix it, ya gotta stand it."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: THE WINGS on June 14, 2007, 10:17:11 pm
I guess, especially ever since I bought the Story to Screenplay Book, I've been using certain expressions even more.  Most of my fellow workers, of course, don't have a clue about what I'm saying, and I kinda like to keep 'em guessing a bit.

I find myself saying "Tell you what" a lot, especially when I'm trying to emphasize an important point.
Of course, when I'm a bit upset with someone, "Son of a whoreson bitch" seems to just slip out. A lot!
When things just don't seem to be working out, "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it", is my usual response.
And sometimes, just to tease someone, especially some of my closer friends, "I wish I knew how to quit you" just flows off my tongue.

 Naturally, I try to say all these things  in a 'Wyoming with a smattering of Texas' accent.

There are probably more, but I'm sure others have much better Brokieisms to share.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 14, 2007, 11:52:35 pm
That's how come Lee end up here.  ;D

OMG, that's a good twist on a Brokeism!! Can I steal it?!

Better than my "there ain't no rains on this one" about Rodney's Mustang convertible!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on June 15, 2007, 12:19:47 am
OMG, that's a good twist on a Brokeism!! Can I steal it?!

Better than my "there ain't no rains on this one" about Rodney's Mustang convertible!


Sure enough, Lee!  But "no rains" is pretty damn fine.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 15, 2007, 11:04:49 am
I just saw a Today show segment about a dad who was having trouble balancing work and family. One big problem, the reporter said, was that

HE WAS COMMUNTIN FOUR HOURS A DAY.

Wonder if that reporter is a Brokie?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 18, 2007, 06:26:57 am

Better than my "there ain't no rains on this one" about Rodney's Mustang convertible!



Ha!  I thought it was a typo til I read Meryl's response.  Good one!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on June 18, 2007, 09:16:36 pm
I used 2 brokeisms today. The first one- I am a teacher and some of my students were around my desk turning in books and asking questions about the final exam schedule, among other things. It got a bit overwhelming and I said to them-
Why don't you just "let me be." They looked at me as if I was crazy, and at that moment I felt like I was going a little bit "crazy."

The second was when I got home and the Ennis in me wants everything to be perfect so as I was fixing my blinds I said to my husband- "the blinds don't look right." This was one day that I wish that I was in that tent that didn't look right. LOL
 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 19, 2007, 10:38:01 pm
OK, here's a kind of crazy one. I was taking a walk today and saw two chairs next to each other in someone's backyard. Only they weren't side by side -- one was pulled up directly behind and against the other, facing in the same direction. Maybe because it was a weird arrangement for chairs (you wouldn't be able to sit in the back one without moving it) or maybe because Brokeback got me good, but looking at these two chairs made me think of the Dozy Embrace!!  :o ::) ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on June 19, 2007, 11:39:10 pm
That is so funny. We even look at inanimate objects that remind us of Jack and Ennis. ;D

I was on my terrace and looked to the left and what did I see-the reflection of a red light bouncing off of someone's window. I felt like I was Jack looking at the fire while Ennis was in the camp. Brokeback definitely got us good.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 20, 2007, 06:24:36 am
I used 2 brokeisms today. The first one- I am a teacher and some of my students were around my desk turning in books and asking questions about the final exam schedule, among other things. It got a bit overwhelming and I said to them-
Why don't you just "let me be." They looked at me as if I was crazy, and at that moment I felt like I was going a little bit "crazy."



You didn't call anyone in the class a son of a whoreson bitch, though, did you?  When that happens, you will have gone a might far.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on June 20, 2007, 08:12:14 am
I keep seeing a FOR SALE sign, nailed to a fence on a property, along the road i travel into town......

As I pass, I only get to read the first few words of the sign, and they are .......COW AND CALF.......

And everytime I see it, I hear Jack talking to Ennis about "maybe havin a cow and calf operation goin"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on June 20, 2007, 09:41:17 am
I keep seeing a FOR SALE sign, nailed to a fence on a property, along the road i travel into town......

As I pass, I only get to read the first few words of the sign, and they are .......COW AND CALF.......

And everytime I see it, I hear Jack talking to Ennis about "maybe havin a cow and calf operation goin"

I just *love* this thread  :D.  It's so amazing that this long after the movie we these allusions crop up in our day-to-day lives regularly.

Katie - yours reminds me of a realty sign I see on my commute, which I believe I've reported before - It's for 'Farm and Home Realty' but my brain always translates it to 'Farm and Ranch'.

And I have a new one!  Today, I noticed that one of the 'founding' families in Winchester, TN - the Henley's (they own sawmills, lumberyards, etc...) - have opened a new business.  Below the words 'Henley's Self-Storage' were "Trailers for Sale or Rent".  Because the line was in quotes, I have to believe they are familiar with the song (or their sign-maker was!).  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on June 20, 2007, 10:28:13 am
and today I was dealing with a client who was delaing with a police detective called Mr Brockie. I kept not seeing the C!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on June 20, 2007, 07:25:31 pm
Kelda- that's a good one. ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on June 21, 2007, 04:12:40 am
I just *love* this thread  :D.  It's so amazing that this long after the movie we these allusions crop up in our day-to-day lives regularly.


My feelings too, Lynne........and also the fact that we can write it down and send it in here, and know that everyone understands...............
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Mikaela on June 21, 2007, 11:59:51 am
Not especially unique compared to most of the other things in this thread, - but "Sure enough" (in English) has become quite the standard expression of mine. I note that I'm using it to confirm things, agree with someone or say yes. When I'm talking to people in my own language, mind you.  :) English expressions are not uncommonly used now and then in spoken language here, I should probably add, so I don't think anyone's been reacting to it or thinking it out of the ordinary.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on June 21, 2007, 12:08:24 pm
Quote
It's so amazing that this long after the movie we these allusions crop up in our day-to-day lives regularly.
LOL, It hasn't been that long for me. I'm only two months in.
Some of these expressions I have used anyway. I guess the rural south and the rural west have some similarities.
I used the ole "chewing gum and balin wire" a lot this past weekend at my Dads farm. Every piece of equipment he has is held together that way. I was woking on the Bobcat and he has an old Mercedees diesel powering it. The switch to turn it on fell off in my hand! LOL I had to re-secure it with electrical tape.  I told my Step Mom that" it sure would be nice if everything around here wasn't held together with chewing gum and balin wire."
I thought she would bust a gut laughing! SHe's never seen the movie either.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 22, 2007, 03:27:30 pm
I just *love* this thread  :D.  It's so amazing that this long after the movie we these allusions crop up in our day-to-day lives regularly.


Lynne: here's one especially for you:
My daughter has a t-shirt with the writing LynnLake on it  :D. Of course it reminds me of you.

And a few days ago, we had a lively conversation during family dinner when said daughter asked me: "Who is the meanest person in the world you ever knew?"

John Twist was the first who automatically popped into my mind (note: we spoke of mean persons, not of murderous bastards).

Talk about being obsessed... ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Mikaela on June 22, 2007, 04:59:46 pm
I was visiting my elderly relatives today for dinner, and one of them had a little catnap in the sofa after dinner, while sitting up. I asked if he'd not rather lie down for a spell, and he joked that he was napping the way horses do. So of course I just *had* to say it:" You're sleeping on your feet like a horse".   And he agreed to that, smiling.  :) (Though I know he didn't get the reference because he hasn't seen the film.)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on June 23, 2007, 04:49:05 pm
I was visiting my elderly relatives today for dinner, and one of them had a little catnap in the sofa after dinner, while sitting up. I asked if he'd not rather lie down for a spell, and he joked that he was napping the way horses do. So of course I just *had* to say it:" You're sleeping on your feet like a horse".   And he agreed to that, smiling.  :) (Though I know he didn't get the reference because he hasn't seen the film.)

Reading this, was thinking of the two different visions of this going thru ur minds......

Relative......Horse standing, head down, eyes closed

Yours........Ennis standing behind Jack in a beautiful embrace
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 23, 2007, 09:51:32 pm
A minute ago, while I was actually catching up on this very thread,  a friend who is a member of an organization I belong to called me for another person's phone number.  Half in BBM-world, I told him that I don't have that person's phone number,  "but I'm sure it won't be hard to find a Brokie who does."  I heard what I'd said, and stammered, "I mean I'm sure someone's got it."   Hell, now "Brokie" has come to mean "person" to me.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sheriff Roland on June 23, 2007, 10:08:25 pm
... "but I'm sure it won't be hard to find a Brokie who does."  I heard what I'd said, and stammered, "I mean I'm sure someone's got it."   Hell, now "Brokie" has come to mean "person" to me.  :laugh:

Ouch! You got it BAD girl! And it is funny too.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 23, 2007, 10:42:28 pm
Half in BBM-world, I told him that I don't have that person's phone number,  "but I'm sure it won't be hard to find a Brokie who does."

 :laugh:

That deserves a category of its own -- accidental Brokieisms.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on June 23, 2007, 10:59:34 pm
Lynne: here's one especially for you:
My daughter has a t-shirt with the writing LynnLake on it  :D. Of course it reminds me of you.

Thanks, Chrissi!!  :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Shasta542 on June 24, 2007, 10:44:20 am
I was watching a rerun of "Will and Grace" today. Will yelled and woke up Grace.

Grace: Thanks for waking me up during a sex dream with Ang Lee.

Will: A sex dream with Ang Lee? How was that?

Grace: A little slow-paced, but visually stunning.


;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on June 24, 2007, 01:38:55 pm
That is hilarious, Shasta!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 25, 2007, 03:06:17 am
I was watching a rerun of "Will and Grace" today. Will yelled and woke up Grace.

Grace: Thanks for waking me up during a sex dream with Ang Lee.

Will: A sex dream with Ang Lee? How was that?

Grace: A little slow-paced, but visually stunning.


;D


I love it!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on June 27, 2007, 11:03:20 am
Well, everyone here at work knows I'm completely taken with Brokeback Mountain.

They've seen my mug, button, keychain, bumperstickers, magnets, calendar, and other stuff in my cubicle at work.

Because of me, they've also seen the movie.  ;)

One of the RMs (relationship managers) walked by and was telling everyone he is going on a fishing trip next week.

I looked at him, raised an eyebrow and said "Oh really, a fishing trip?"

he turned to me and said "Chuck, coming from you, it takes on a whole different meaning!"

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on June 27, 2007, 11:06:53 am
Well, everyone here at work knows I'm completely taken with Brokeback Mountain.

They've seen my mug, button, keychain, bumperstickers, magnets, calendar, and other stuff in my cubicle at work.

Because of me, they've also seen the movie.  ;)

One of the RMs (relationship managers) walked by and was telling everyone he is going on a fishing trip next week.

I looked at him, raised an eyebrow and said "Oh really, a fishing trip?"

he turned to me and said "Chuck, coming from you, it takes on a whole different meaning!"

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

That was great!  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh: I needed a good laugh!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 27, 2007, 11:11:22 am

.....

I looked at him, raised an eyebrow and said "Oh really, a fishing trip?"

he turned to me and said "Chuck, coming from you, it takes on a whole different meaning!"

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


That's a good one Chuck   :laugh: :)  ;D

And it's great that your collegues saw the movie and "get" a Brokieism  :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Shasta542 on June 28, 2007, 08:14:59 pm
It's not so much what I say but the way I say it.  I've got a fairly posh British Accent and yet I keep talking with a  Southern Drawl... my kids roll their eyes and say "Brokeback Mountain" to anyone who's looking at me curiously!

Brokeback sure got me good! (http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/3/3_11_3.gif)


Susie (http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/11/11_1_201.gif)

LOL--Your neighbors will think they have a wild Yank amongst 'em!!   :P
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on July 21, 2007, 09:02:21 pm
Yay! Here's one I haven't seen before.

My son and I were at the farm market today. We only had a limited amount of cash, and we had to get a bunch of stuff. So as the money started to run low, I asked, kind of rhetorically, "Should we get some beans?" then, thinking about how we'd just gotten a big bag of (yellow) beans last week and not even finished them yet, I said, "Nah, I'm sick of beans."

My inner mental ears pricked up. The line sounded familiar, and of course I knew why. PLUS I thought about how it's only July and we'll be going to many more farm markets and wanting to buy more vegetables and soon that would probably include beans, so I added,

"Too early in the summer to be sick of beans."

I did not say it in a Basque accent. My son, of course, was oblivious.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on July 21, 2007, 11:46:25 pm
I always feel like any beans reference (either in "real life" or in chat) should get extra-Brokie-bonus points around here at BetterMost.  8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on August 01, 2007, 12:21:41 pm
I used a Brokieism during our vacations. Well, in the English speaking world it might not be a Brokieism, but used by a German in English I think it should count  ;D

My husband had a second softdrink during a meal while I didn't have a second one. Before drinking the rest of it, he asked me "Do you want some of this Fanta?" (in German) and sure as hell I replied in English: "It's all yours." with the according Jack tone.  :)

My husband drank the softdrink, but gave no further reaction. He's long gotten used to all things Brokie and even doesn't tease me about it anymore.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on August 07, 2007, 10:40:19 pm
Hi all and for all of you that went to Alberta I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful memory filled time!!!

I didn't actually use a brokeism, but as I was rummaging through all of the junk in the trunk of my car, I ran across a tire iron. Instantly I thought about Jack, and it was not a good feeling. (need I say more)

Before BBM, a tire iron was simply that, but after seeing this powerful movie, a tire iron is no longer just a tire iron!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 08, 2007, 12:16:13 am
Before BBM, a tire iron was simply that, but after seeing this powerful movie, a tire iron is no longer just a tire iron!

Oh yes, Deb, know the feeling....i feel the same when i see a mountain peak, a postcard, a blue denim shirt even a dam fishing tackle creole.....

And just you mentioning the tire iron, gave me a feeling of dread...

Nothing was ever going to be the same, once Brokeback got us good....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on August 08, 2007, 11:59:21 pm
You are so right Katie- "Brokeback got us good!"

I went on a picnic at a lake the other day and the trees that were above the lake looked like a mountain range. You and all of the other Brokies know what my first thought was. It is so strange- the smallest things in life that you never paid attention to in the past, after BBM, you pay attention to them,especially if these things were in the story or the movie.

I wanted to throw that tire iron away- but it is a tool that you need!!

And like you said- nothing is ever going to be the same!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: BBM-Cat on August 09, 2007, 12:50:28 am
Well, my husband and I were in the kitchen today (we live in Texas) - to our horror we saw a Texas-size spider.....we were both unnerved, and it called for a GDBOUS!

We were able to tag team the death of this critter - Mike with the 20-foot distance Raid spray, and I with the kitchen broom and dustpan. Thus, it turned out to be a very 'satisfactory situation' after all, I am happy to report.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 10, 2007, 03:52:37 am
Well as some of you know, I not only have an addiction to Brokeback, but I also am addicted to on line poker (the non cash version)

Anyway, when you play at the poker table, there is a chat section down the side, where you can chat to whoever else is at the table.....

The other day  I noticed a player, whose name was "dusty ol cowboy"....so that got my interest straight away.....

He was chatting to someone and next thing i see him answer with "you bet".....wow....i couldnt take my eyes off those two words, they were like a flashing sign....I continued to read his conversation, and soon after he wrote "yes m'am" now  i dont even know if that was in the movie but it sure sounded like something Ennis would say...

I couldnt resist any longer, so I asked him where he came from....his answer...."Wyoming".......well, i nearly fell off my chair......so then I asked if he lived anywhere near Riverton, and he answered..."bout two hours drive from Riverton".....

He left the table not long after.....probably to get away from the inquisitive Aussie sheila who was asking him questions......but he made my day, that dusty ol cowboy.....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on August 10, 2007, 07:16:46 am
thats a great story Sue!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on August 17, 2007, 04:55:45 pm
A couple of days ago, I was driving in the area of town I used to work in.  As I passed the turn off I used to take for work, I suddenly realized/remembered for the first time, that it was on Riverton St.  I had not made that connection, since I stopped working there four years ago.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on August 17, 2007, 04:57:04 pm
Also want to say that I love PMing and talking with Brokies where we can Brokify all we want in what we say, and follow each other's meanings.  You know who you are.  :-*
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 17, 2007, 07:23:25 pm
Ive got another story about someone I was talking to on the poker the other night.....

A lady in Mebourne, Australia, who i have been chatting to spasmodically over the last couple of months, mainly about the poker, and just day to day things....

Anyway, we got on the subject of movie stars the other night, and I just said...."I like Jake Gyllenhaal".....then she said...."yes, he's nice, did you like him in that movie with Heath Ledger?"................well, as you can imagine, a big smile came on my face, my thoughts were....."oh god, just let me tell you how I loved that movie".....but i played it a bit cool and just said....."Do you mean Brokeback Mountain?".........I was hanging out for her comment or reaction........her reply was...."Oh yes, Brokeback Mountain, I love that movie, saw it three times, cried every time".......

Well i couldn't contain myself any longer, and just went into a mass of chatter about the movie, about Bettermost and everything else i could fit in ....i think she was dumbfounded, and surprised to hear about "Brokies", and flabergasted about the Bettermost site.......I couldnt fit everything in I wanted to tell her about, on the poker chat table, so I ended up writing a very long email and sending her the link to Bettermost, as well as some fan art pictures.

I thought of what it would be like for someone new going into Bettermost...thought of all the stories in there....so many words written, so many friendships made, just so much in there, I wondered how and if, a newcomer would be able to catch up on it all......it will be interesting to see if she joins up, and to hear her comments.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on August 17, 2007, 09:20:06 pm
Katie that's a good one!!! Just to make that unexpected connection with someone is a wonderful feeling!!!

Today my husband and I were talking to a friend who had a birthday party for her son. My husband asked her about the cherry cake. I said cherry cake.....
Instantly I thought about Ma Twist's cherry cake with that one cherry in it :)
My husband was wrong about the cake because she said it was a cake made with all kinds of berries- strawberries, blueberries etc.

Boy do I love this movie!!!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on August 30, 2007, 06:43:24 pm
At work we hired a new person to join my team. She commutes by train from Newark, Delaware, to Philadelphia. She told me today that it takes her two hours one way.

Then it hit me: Including her return home, she's commutin' four hours a day!  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 30, 2007, 06:53:27 pm
Then it hit me: Including her return home, she's commutin' four hours a day!  ;D

So did you offer to switch with her?

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on August 30, 2007, 10:37:23 pm
So did you offer to switch with her?

 :laugh:

Nope, she wasn't bitchin' about it. Unlike Jack, she likes it!  :o
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: heath4oscar on September 08, 2007, 06:40:14 am
I regularly answer "Here and there" when anyone asks me where I've been lately. 

It's so wonderfully non-committal!



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: heath4oscar on September 08, 2007, 08:08:53 am
Thought of some more.....

I also like to use "I don't need your money, I ain't in the poorhouse" at work when someone offers me loose change at the vending machnes.  They don't get the connection and just think I am messing about.

If someone asks me for a pencil sharpener, I say: "What's the matter with you?  There's a thousand of 'em."

When it is lunchtime, I sometimes announce: "Supper's on the stove!"

My work colleagues just don't understand my obsession.  One woman does and she often gives me a wink.  "Good for you", I say.

What fun!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: heath4oscar on September 08, 2007, 08:29:56 am
I am an Aussie living in the UK.  Shortly after Brokeback Mountain the movie was released, I was in the US.  At a party, I got talking to a friendly woman with a Southern drawl.  It must have been obvious to her that I am gay (my partner was there with me) yet when I asked her where her husband was, she said: "He's off on ANOTHER fishing trip.  I swear, that man spends more time with his buddy fishing than he does with me!"

There was not a shred of irony in what she said.  She just said it, matter of fact.  Brokeback was quite a news item at the time, so I cannot believe she hadn't heard anyhting about it at all.

I just stared straight ahead, knowing that if I caught my partner's eye I would burst out laughing.

I wonder if she ever saw the movie?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Marge_Innavera on September 08, 2007, 11:03:50 am
I often catch myself muttering "there's never enough (fill in the blank), never enough...."

And even more often:  "(fill in the blank) don't look right!"  It's a kind of shorthand to signal that a fellow Brokie is present.    :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on September 20, 2007, 10:10:37 am
Well, this happened in SF this past weekend.

I landed in the airport, and went to the rental area to get my mini van.  The guy behind the counter starts talking to me about the conditions and stuff, and then says to me:

"Now, you have unlimited miles on this car, but that doesn't mean you can drive it to Mexico."

I started laughing, and he asked what was funny.  I told him it would be too long to explain.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on September 20, 2007, 11:17:41 am
Well, this happened in SF this past weekend.

I landed in the airport, and went to the rental area to get my mini van.  The guy behind the counter starts talking to me about the conditions and stuff, and then says to me:

"Now, you have unlimited miles on this car, but that doesn't mean you can drive it to Mexico."

I started laughing, and he asked what was funny.  I told him it would be too long to explain.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Chuck, this is grrreat!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 20, 2007, 12:08:39 pm
My friend is trying to lose weight, and so far she has lost 46 pounds. I said, "That's great!" She said, "Yeah, but it's taken me 18 months." I said, "Fast or slow, I just like the direction you're going!"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on September 23, 2007, 07:54:48 pm
Well, today I went to a family wedding.  My 2nd cousin got married. 

On the tables there was a form to fill out, with questions or notes for you to leave the happy couple.  The last question was:

"Do you have any advice for us?"

This was my answer:

Always remember the happines of this day, and carry it through to all your days.  To quote my favorite movie, Brokeback Mountain,

"It could be like this, just like this, always."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on September 23, 2007, 09:16:23 pm



      I say the phrase "sleepin on yer feet like a horse"  a lot to my grandson...when I tell him its time to go to bed...
      And when we get home from a trip,,,,"well here we are"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 26, 2007, 10:05:49 am
Does anyone else have this happen to them? Old pick-up trucks are the most fascinating vehicles on the road!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on September 26, 2007, 11:08:36 am
Well, today I went to a family wedding.  My 2nd cousin got married. 

On the tables there was a form to fill out, with questions or notes for you to leave the happy couple.  The last question was:

"Do you have any advice for us?"

This was my answer:

Always remember the happines of this day, and carry it through to all your days.  To quote my favorite movie, Brokeback Mountain,

"It could be like this, just like this, always."
Awww Chuck!
That was a beautiful use of a Brokeism!
I love it.
You are such a tender heart! :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 26, 2007, 12:15:50 pm
Does anyone else have this happen to them?

If it does I don't know what they do, maybe go to Denver.  :laugh:

Quote
Old pick-up trucks are the most fascinating vehicles on the road!!

I've always thought so!  :D



So yesterday I was in a job interview, and the guy asked me to talk about my background. I went through and described all my jobs, and where I'd lived, why I'd done this or that, blah blah blah... and then said, "That's how come me end up here."


 ::)

Well, OK, I actually said, "That's how I wound up here," or something like that. But I thought it the other way!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Shasta542 on September 26, 2007, 09:34:26 pm
Does anyone else have this happen to them? Old pick-up trucks are the most fascinating vehicles on the road!!


Front-Ranger--I learned to drive in my granddad's old (1955 Chevy step side) truck with a stick shift in the steering column. This was in the 70's, so it was pretty old by then. Sometimes the stick got stuck and grandpa taught me to open the hood and unstick it!!  :)  Sometimes I got to drive it to school. I loved that old truck---wish I still had it.

Later on I had a pick up for a couple of years---I always picked up hitchhikers when I had that truck. They were glad to sit in the truck bed for a ride. (I don't pick up hitchers now with a car, tho.)

EdDelMar is so lucky to have that great pickup---the Brokeback truck. How cool!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 26, 2007, 10:13:47 pm
Yes, he is a lucky guy. Thank you for that story, dear Shasta!!

I am so crazy about old pickup trucks, that I stopped and took a pic of this on up "on blocks" just like Cassie!
For some reason, I sorta identified with it!

(http://www.divshare.com/img/634682-55b.jpg)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 01, 2007, 09:50:40 pm
It is a joy and a pleasure whenever I have to....


tuck in my shirt!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 02, 2007, 12:07:34 am
It is a joy and a pleasure whenever I have to....

tuck in my shirt!!

Good one, FRiend! I never use that Brokieism because I never tuck in my shirt. But if I ever do, I will think of this!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on October 05, 2007, 10:20:58 pm
I'm not a shirt-tucker either.  I think that's a big personality dividing line for lots of folks.  Once in a while I try to go to work wearing a shirt tucked in... but it only lasts until lunch usuallly.

And, my interest in old pick-up trucks has increased by nearly 100 percent due to the influence of BBM in my life!  :D  I love Adam's Ennis truck... it was just so awesome to be able to ride in it at the BBQ.
 8)


OK... here's my use of a Brokieism for today.  It's sort of lame... but I was deliberately thinking about BBM when I said it.  My boss and our assistant were meeting this morning in my boss's office and she was talking about needing to email a contact to ask him for his mailing address because up until this point we've only been in touch with this person via email and phone.  But we do know what state he lives in...  So, I suggested that we send the letter "general delivery" to XYZ state and see if it gets there.  And, they both laughed.  I realize that to be truly accurate in this scenario we should have been talking about what town the person lives in.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 07, 2007, 02:02:50 pm
If you don't tuck in your shirt, how do you show off your minor rodeo belt buckle then??  ::)

I LOVED your general delivery story! People are really getting out there with their Brokeisms!! Last nite, I came the closest I ever have to discovering a new Brokie by using a Brokieism. I was ordering lamb in a restaurant and I said, "I'm here to eat the sheep, not guard them."

Read what came next here!!

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,8591.msg264210.html#msg264210 (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,8591.msg264210.html#msg264210)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on October 11, 2007, 04:49:40 am
I too have noticed an affinity for seeing classic trucks on the road - I don't know one from the other, but it always makes me happy.  :D

Lee - excellent job with the Brokie contraindication there!

I got to say 'What happened to my blue parka?' today.  I'm having to send to TN for some warmer weather clothes, my blue ski jacket among them, so it would have just been WRONG to phrase it any other way.  Of course then I had to launch into a complicated explanation of what I actually wanted, but it was still too good to pass up.  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Shasta542 on October 11, 2007, 05:33:08 am
There are old trucks in every other drive (or yard) around here!  :)  I don't know if they are classics, but they have character.  ;)  
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nic on October 16, 2007, 09:30:01 pm
Does anyone else have this happen to them? Old pick-up trucks are the most fascinating vehicles on the road!!

Indeed they are!  I've just moved to a new place & there seems to be a hobby of either doing up old cars or buying kit cars which look like "pimped up" old cars, & many of them are that old truck style.  By "pimped up", I mean in a cool fashion, it's hard to explain but kind of like a villian's car in a superhero comic, shiny paintjobs in unusual colours, lots of chrome - not with ugly spoilers, huge stereos & blacked out windows like the other kind of car pimping.  I always wonder what Jack Twist would make of such a sight.  I think he would like it, being that he liked to show off his own looks.

I've just had to open quite a few new online accounts & have used combinations of initials, dates, place names & significant words from BBM to help me out with all the new usernames & passwords I have to think of.  I'm so glad to have a source from which to draw on for these as it's such a chore usually to think them up.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on October 19, 2007, 10:15:41 am
this morning, a woman in the elevator was complaining about not having enough hours in the day.

I looked at her and said "Never enough time....never enough."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on October 26, 2007, 11:39:23 pm
This morning I was wearing a single-breasted, lapel-type jacket over my clothes.  When I went out, it was chillier than I expected, so I buttoned the top two buttons of the jacket, and then got side-tracked from buttoning the rest.  After a moment, I realized I was replicating Heath's sartorial buttonization.  Not BBM, but BBM-related.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on October 26, 2007, 11:49:36 pm
...After a moment, I realized I was replicating Heath's sartorial buttonization.  Not BBM, but BBM-related.  :)

 ???

Hunh??   :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on October 27, 2007, 12:01:51 am
???

Hunh??   :)


Clearly not a denizen of the Heath Heath Heath thread, are you Lynne?  :)  Though I did make up the word buttonization.  :)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on October 27, 2007, 12:21:46 am

Clearly not a denizen of the Heath Heath Heath thread, are you Lynne?  :)  Though I did make up the word buttonization.  :)

Fine!  I'll go research it myself!!  >:( >:( :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on October 27, 2007, 01:49:08 am
Fine!  I'll go research it myself!!  >:( >:( :D

I thought you were just teasing me.  We've been talking about Heath's sartorial and tonsorial issues - two words new to many Heathens, and fun to use.  I'm trying to find those posts with search, but not having luck.  It's in the last month or so.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on October 27, 2007, 10:49:40 am
This was nothing that was said, but I felt like Ennis when:

I was at work and had free time, so I sat at a desk by the window. When I looked out at the parking lot, I felt like I was Ennis looking out of Jack's bedroom window. Then, I noticed the book in the window that is there to hold the window up- just like the stick that was used to hold Jack's bedroom window up. Whenever I open the window, I always have to put a book there so that the window won't fall on anyone's hand, but I never associated that with the stick used for Jack's bedroom window until now.

Also, when I looked to my left as I sat at the window, was a closet that I use to put my things in. Again, I never associated this room with BBM until now.
This was a weird, but a good feeling.

The brokeisms continue..............................

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on October 27, 2007, 11:47:57 am
My husband bought a GPS. We used it for the first time when we went on our vacation a few weeks ago. My husband asked me to name the GPS system (the female voice in it). His collegue had named the voice Claudia, after the receptionist of their company.
We were driving through our neigbour village when we talked about that. And we drove another way than the GPS suggested. The femal voice continued to say we should drive to the right at the next crossroads. And at the next, and the one after this one, and so on. The female voice just wouldn't shut up.
It was easy then to name it: we now have our own LaShawn  ;D.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on November 01, 2007, 04:07:17 pm
Yesterday morning, as I was making breakfast, I put on "Spiritual" by Charlie Hayden and Pat Metheny.  My daughter was drawing at the table.  After a few moments of the music, she got down from the table, picked up her most beloved doll, and stood their holding it to her chest and slowly rocking.  She turned it into a little ballet, and then was done.

As you probably know, "Spiritual" is the piece of music that Annie Proulx says she played over and over as she was writing the Dozy Embrace scene.

It felt like a hushed miracle, and I wish you all could have been there.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on November 01, 2007, 06:53:37 pm
Yesterday morning, as I was making breakfast, I put on "Spiritual" by Charlie Hayden and Pat Metheny.  My daughter was drawing at the table.  After a few moments of the music, she got down from the table, picked up her most beloved doll, and stood their holding it to her chest and slowly rocking.  She turned it into a little ballet, and then was done.

As you probably know, "Spiritual" is the piece of music that Annie Proulx says she played over and over as she was writing the Dozy Embrace scene.

It felt like a hushed miracle, and I wish you all could have been there.

 :o
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on November 01, 2007, 11:33:05 pm
Yesterday morning, as I was making breakfast, I put on "Spiritual" by Charlie Hayden and Pat Metheny.  My daughter was drawing at the table.  After a few moments of the music, she got down from the table, picked up her most beloved doll, and stood their holding it to her chest and slowly rocking.  She turned it into a little ballet, and then was done.

As you probably know, "Spiritual" is the piece of music that Annie Proulx says she played over and over as she was writing the Dozy Embrace scene.

It felt like a hushed miracle, and I wish you all could have been there.

That's awesome, Clarissa.  Thanks for sharing.  :-*
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on November 02, 2007, 09:26:08 am
Thanks for that, Clarissa.

It is like a lullaby. 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on November 02, 2007, 11:29:53 am
Well, today I went to a family wedding.  My 2nd cousin got married. 

On the tables there was a form to fill out, with questions or notes for you to leave the happy couple.  The last question was:

"Do you have any advice for us?"

This was my answer:

Always remember the happines of this day, and carry it through to all your days.  To quote my favorite movie, Brokeback Mountain,

"It could be like this, just like this, always."


I'm quoting myself, because I did this again at a friend's wedding last weekend.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 07, 2007, 05:45:35 pm
This is not a Brokieism, it's a BetterMostism! I have developed the habit of adding the word "FIXED!" at the end of my sentences, thanks to those wacky ABCs players!!

 ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on November 09, 2007, 06:39:14 am
A wild creature got into my mother-in-law's garage, probably the same red fox who suns herself while lying on her back on top of a very large rock, watching me plant a couple of thousand spring bulbs in her garden.

That fox doesn't move unless I come very,very close; she just watches me as if to say 'You gotta problem with this??'

This fox has ATTITUDE.

Today I went over there to plant.........and was rewarded by God.

It stank so badly I could finally use THE quote in an appropriate situation.

So I said, 'Tootie, this goddamned garage smells like cat Piss or worse!'

She got hysterical
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on November 09, 2007, 07:13:45 am
It stank so badly I could finally use THE quote in an appropriate situation.

So I said, 'Tootie, this goddamned garage smells like cat Piss or worse!'

She got hysterical

Whoo-hoo! That's a great one  :D.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on November 13, 2007, 01:55:37 am
Elle - I love your story about Spiritual and your daughter - thanks so much for sharing!  :-*
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on November 13, 2007, 03:13:12 am
My husband bought a GPS. We used it for the first time when we went on our vacation a few weeks ago. My husband asked me to name the GPS system (the female voice in it). His collegue had named the voice Claudia, after the receptionist of their company.
We were driving through our neigbour village when we talked about that. And we drove another way than the GPS suggested. The femal voice continued to say we should drive to the right at the next crossroads. And at the next, and the one after this one, and so on. The female voice just wouldn't shut up.
It was easy then to name it: we now have our own LaShawn  ;D.

     Perfect name Chrissi.  Good job... :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on November 18, 2007, 05:13:04 pm
Well, this isn't a "brokieism", but ......

The bank I work for uses this time of year to raise money for March Of Dimes.  They do it by selling paper pumpkins, and call it "pick a pumkin".  Small ones are $1.00, big ones are $5.00.

So, I went into two different branches, and I got 2 big pumpkins, and on one, wrote "Jack Twist" and on the other "Ennis Del Mar" and asked that they be put side by side when they are hung up.

I recently went into the two branches recently, and in both of them, there are the JT and EDM pumpkins, side by side, taped to the wall.

 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on November 19, 2007, 10:46:20 am
That's really awesome Chuck!  Great idea and thanks for telling us about this. :)


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on November 19, 2007, 05:10:54 pm
Great idea Chuck......

I remember a couple of years ago, Truman (Shakes) wrote about a similar thing.....where people bought pavers or bricks dedicated to someone special....and he bought two for our "special boys"....they were laid on a walkway to a museum or library.....

I cant remember all the details now, except for the wonderful sentimental gesture of it, that needs no explanation where Truman is concerned....

If you are reading this Tru, tell us about it again, and post the pictures again.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on November 19, 2007, 10:12:21 pm
Love that CellarDwellar. That was a cute gesture for our boys  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on November 20, 2007, 05:31:24 am
Chuck that is really really cute! ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on November 20, 2007, 02:14:42 pm




       That is such a Chuck thing to do...I love it.         :-* :-*
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on November 20, 2007, 09:37:20 pm
That is such a Chuck thing to do...I love it.         :-* :-*


 ;) ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on November 23, 2007, 01:51:29 am
anybody else use that line today?

you know?

lol

Why? I'm goin a be eatin this for the next 2 weeks!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Shasta542 on November 23, 2007, 01:48:55 pm
anybody else use that line today?

you know?

lol

Why? I'm goin a be eatin this for the next 2 weeks!

 :laugh:  :laugh:

 Not me -- we eat up our leftovers quickernat!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on November 26, 2007, 02:52:35 pm
anybody else use that line today?

Well I certainly didn't hear "the meal his mama spent three hours making." My mother-in-law spent more like three days!

Here's my Thanksgiving Brokieism. It snowed a little on Thanksgiving Eve. So that day I told my sons they should go outside and play in it, have a snowball fight or sumpn. One of them said his shoes were leaking. The other suggested they could go out and play barefoot. I said, "Oh, yeah, that's a great idea. Good thinking." Then I realized I could follow that up with:

"You're a real thinker, there!"



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on November 26, 2007, 11:33:32 pm


This is perhaps a minor Brokieism... but when I carried the yams-with-marshmallows into the dining room on Thanksgiving I said.. "Well, here we are"  and tried to say it with a similar inflection as Jack when he brings in the turkey.
 ::) ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Delmardeb on December 13, 2007, 11:40:10 pm
[This is perhaps a minor Brokieism... but when I carried the yams-with-marshmallows into the dining room on Thanksgiving I said.. "Well, here we are"  and tried to say it with a similar inflection as Jack when he brings in the turkey.
 ::) ;D]

None of our Brokieisms are minor. It just seems as if this movie has had such an impact on so many of us that when we do certain things, like your Thanksgiving dinner, we just automatically think about Jack and Ennis.  :)

Yesterday I was talking to a co-worker that I hadn't seen in awhile because he's been out sick. When we ran into each other he said- I really missed you. Finally, I got the opportunity to say to him- "Sometimes I missed you so much that I could hardly stand it." I felt like Jack when he said it to Ennis.  :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on December 14, 2007, 12:03:46 am
One day at work I was in the elevator when a colleague got on, wearing her coat.  I greeted her with "Well, look what the wind blew in!".  She didn't miss a beat, saying, "Yeah, it sure is windy today."  I decided against trying to explain to her that I'd never given a thought to the weather before I said that.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on December 19, 2007, 04:50:22 am
I was writing on another list I'm on, telling my story and concluded with

As Ennis says in "Brokeback Mountain, " "That's how come me end up here."  (I love that syntax.)

I didn't get any comments on it, but felt connected to myself and you anyway.  :)


BTW, this is one of my favorite threads in all of Brokiedom.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 19, 2007, 11:03:19 pm
I was writing on another list I'm on, telling my story and concluded with

As Ennis says in "Brokeback Mountain, " "That's how come me end up here."  (I love that syntax.)

I didn't get any comments on it, but felt connected to myself and you anyway.  :)


BTW, this is one of my favorite threads in all of Brokiedom.



{{{{{Ellemeno}}}}}
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 06, 2008, 02:12:04 am
I was writing on another list I'm on, telling my story and concluded with

As Ennis says in "Brokeback Mountain, " "That's how come me end up here."  (I love that syntax.)

I didn't get any comments on it, but felt connected to myself and you anyway.  :)


BTW, this is one of my favorite threads in all of Brokiedom.




Oops!  I did it again, this time on IMDb itself!
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0026402/board/flat/2404430

:)

What can you say?  When a phrase is right, it's right.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katness on January 08, 2008, 09:27:45 pm
Hah, actually one time I was in my Humanites class at TAFE and I was reading something on human rights it was to do with the Vietnam war and people being arrested for not allowing themselves to be drafted into it by tearing their papers up and other students were either in the library catching up on work (because it was almost the very last day of the very last week of the end of the course just with Christmas around the corner). And when I read that about the Vietnam war I said out loud well more under my breath "this is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation" and Cate who is a sort of friend in that we were not really close but we both were the oldest there and we got along very well. She was reading the same thing, and she replied with "I agree".

I tend to use that quote in any situation that is....well, a goddamn bitch, these days. And also, at home, now I never used to swear as much when I was younger. However as I got older and learned more about life, I've automatically become more sarcastic and ruder. Anyway, I was in the kitchen using one of our Mundial knives for which my sister's boyfriend keeps really sharp. At one point I forgot almost how sharp they were and cut my thumb open. When I did that I said quite loudly because it hurt "son of a whoreson bitch". However this time my sister heard me and said "Kat?!" then looked at me with a look on her face that was something like  :o. I then said "Eh I cut my thumb" and held it up and stopped the bleeding then went back to what I was doing.

And no, I'm not trying to earn bonus points, honestly.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sandy on January 09, 2008, 09:00:57 am
My husband and I use two:  He always says "you're sleeping on your feet like a horse".  And when we are getting, ahem, intimate, I say, "what are you waiting on cowboy, the mating call?".  Just a wee 'in' joke!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: brokebackjack on January 10, 2008, 06:25:37 pm
I remind myself I acted on love....'and that's how come me end up here.'
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Artiste on January 28, 2008, 12:08:54 pm
Great thread!

Thanks!

May it continue... long times!!

Hugs!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: forsythia12 on January 29, 2008, 10:24:27 pm
well i always say about my kids "i've got two little girls" or "they smile alot"....and i even say it with an accidental southern drawl

and if i'm working on a design for work, or rearranging my furniture, i say "that don't look right"

and if i'm cleaning out my kids' room, or taking out  the garbage i say "this smells like cat piss or worse".

when my hubby goes to work i say "see ya for supper"

and i stick my feet on his lap and say "i'm tryin' to get a foot rub... dummy"

my daughter had a friend over the other day, and she said her name was melissa and i said "your folks just stop at melissa?"

lol


i could go on for ever. ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on January 30, 2008, 12:21:52 am
Oh dear.....how many have we used in this past week.......

"Never enough time, never enough"

"Time to get going, Cowboy"

" I cant begin to tell you how bad I feel"

"aint no reins on this one"




Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Shasta542 on January 30, 2008, 12:34:05 am
well i always say about my kids "i've got two little girls" or "they smile alot"....and i even say it with an accidental southern drawl

and if i'm working on a design for work, or rearranging my furniture, i say "that don't look right"

and if i'm cleaning out my kids' room, or taking out  the garbage i say "this smells like cat piss or worse".

when my hubby goes to work i say "see ya for supper"

and i stick my feet on his lap and say "i'm tryin' to get a foot rub... dummy"

my daughter had a friend over the other day, and she said her name was melissa and i said "your folks just stop at melissa?"

lol


i could go on for ever. ;D

 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on January 30, 2008, 03:31:23 am
Yes those brokeisms of forsythia are so funny.......

got a visual of them all as I read them.......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Nevermore on January 30, 2008, 04:08:56 am
Not me, but two guys at work. To lay the scene, I work in an industrial environment, huge building, and we always have contractors coming in to install equipment--in this case it was yet another addition to already ginormous internal communications, about six months or so after Brokeback Mountain was released.  These three fellows were working in a team, two in a lift truck running fiber optics and the other on the ground with a handheld computer.
They were there for a few weeks and we got to know them pretty well, and at some point found out the engineer and one of the electricians were old, good friends. On this particular day, one of the team of three was missing and the engineer(Jeff) was in a lift, working with his buddy, the electrician (Matt), and it was obvious that Jeff, though brainy, was no mechanic, fumbling around with the tools.
They were assembling a major junction, a complicated fitting full of tiny wires into tiny holes on several circuit boards, secured by tiny screws with a tiny screwdriver, twenty feet in the air and keeping in contact with radios, on a channel shared by some of the in-house maintenance crew.
It was getting late and Matt's patience was wearing thin--Jeff had dropped tools, screws, etc. several times,watched all the while by the mechanics from their stand-by area. They were at the connection testing phase, and we could clearly hear the dialogue that passed between them:
[exchange consisting of  recital and confirmation of various connections, voltages, lights coming on]

Jim: "Echo-three-one-one."
Matt: "Echo-three-one-one, negative."
J:"What do you mean, negative?"
M: "I mean, zero volts. No lights, nothing."
J: "OK, a green LED should come on on the CCP board, top right..."
M: "Dude, I know where the light is at, I got no volts."
J: "Lemme check the connection."
M (sounding a bit peeved) "Yeah, why don't you do that."
J (can be seen fumbling with his tool belt): "Ah, I see what--I got a bent pin here--"
M (Talking on top of Jeff) "Well don't break the fucker--"
J: "Hold on, lemme get it--you know, I could sure use a small needle nose--"
M:"Don't force it, man."
J: "Or maybe a pair of tweezers...See if I can just...Ah, shit! Shit!"
(the mechanics see Jeff look over the side of the lift down at a series of conveyor belts)
M: "Tell me you didn't break it. You broke it."
J: "I uh, dropped the screwdriver down in that, uh,  machine down there."
M: (a short silence, followed by a sigh):" I wish I knew how to quit you, Jeff."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on January 30, 2008, 04:41:58 am
What a funny story Nevermore and your description of the scene very funny.....

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Artiste on January 30, 2008, 12:19:13 pm
May I say that I am glad that you continue this thread.


We all need sense of humour, even in dire times.

WE are  still sad, and this thread helps to be happy again.

Continue to candle Brokieisms.. it sure lights up miy life and others,

hugs, hugs, hugs!!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: pnwDUDE on January 30, 2008, 04:56:28 pm
Nevermore, great story. Reminds me of one.

There are a group of guys outta my precinct, the fraternal order of GANG cops, we call em'. Yeah, a tight-knight bunch of guys (1 lesbo cutie who is one of em) age 25-35 (GANG assignment for them youngin's). They all like the mirror and, like the SWAT guys, spend lots of time in the gym. Nice guys. Not the hyper macho stereotype ya'll are probably thinking (some of you rollin' eyes, I know  ;) )  I always thought some of these guys were a bit too close. At times, flirtin' and grab-assing with each other. Boys will be boys. Now because Brokeback got me good, I started paying attention to things. These guys know about me, and a few of em' seem to be friendlier--not trying to put the make on or anything like thay. They are all married. But they just seemed a bit different. Could be that I was different. More open. Happier. BBM allowed me to quietly break through. So I start noticing when these guys are working out, they started playing country western music. One day when I was walking past their cubicles (they were sitting and didn't know who was passing by on the other side of the cube, I heard one of the guys pull his radio out of the charger, and, Jack-like to his partner, "time ta' git' goin', cowboy". Shit, I welled up a bit in the chest and a huge smile crossed my face.  Not claiming any one of em' is homo (well, I do think two of em' swing both ways with enough alcohol-another story entirely).

I took every Friday off early, after BBM was out for about a month, and caught the late showing until it was pulled from the theaters. Initailly, now and then I noticed groups of young guys (not gay looking, acting--it seemed those guys saw it once when if first came out and that was enough--not enough sex, I guess) , looking uncomfortable and uncertain kinda sneeking in after the lights were down and planting themselves far away from everyone else. They were usually yuckin' it up a bit, but after the FNIT I noticed these little groups would be quietly glued to the rest of the story. I can see these guys I work with doing just that. These guys got together, snuck off, and saw Brokeback Mountain!

Yeah, BBM probably isn't too much on their minds like it was, but at work, the Country Western music stuck.

Brad

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: forsythia12 on January 30, 2008, 09:17:57 pm
okay.  i bought some 'rinse free' floor cleaner to mop my kitchen floor today.  so i'm mopping away, and when i was done, i emptied the bucket and put away the mop.  my hubby asks "aren't you going to rinse it?" and i said:

"no, it's rinse free ......this is a one shot deal we got going on here." ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on January 30, 2008, 09:42:51 pm
okay.  i bought some 'rinse free' floor cleaner to mop my kitchen floor today.  so i'm mopping away, and when i was done, i emptied the bucket and put away the mop.  my hubby asks "aren't you going to rinse it?" and i said:

"no, it's rinse free ......this is a one shot deal we got going on here." ;D

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Your brokeisms make me laugh forsythia..............(how good it is to laugh again)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: forsythia12 on January 30, 2008, 10:57:43 pm
well thanks katie.  i'm wishing we had a "knife and fork" restaruant in my town, 'cause i'm absolutely dying to use that line.
lol
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 31, 2008, 02:43:05 am
well thanks katie.  i'm wishing we had a "knife and fork" restaruant in my town, 'cause i'm absolutely dying to use that line.
lol


Oh, I wouldn't let realism stop me from using it.  :)

I like your stories too.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: forsythia12 on January 31, 2008, 04:17:07 am
okay ellmeno.  i said to my husband "maybe we should go to the knife and fork tonight.....get a sitter?"
and he's like "what the f**ck is the knife and fork?"   lol :laugh:


and then today , when i made my kids clean their room i said "you pair a dueces lookin' for work i suggest you get your scrawny asses in here pronto"   ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Nevermore on January 31, 2008, 04:37:33 am
Haw!  Crow,I loved how you laid this all out, you wouldnt be a screenwriter by anychance <wink>. I am going to rip this off borrow this in a story sometime. No made-up dialogue is ever as good as the real thing.

Those other mechanics have any idea what Matt was referring to?

In answer to your questions and points (and Brad's, below)-- Yes, I have tried my hand at screen and playwriting, as you well know.  A fine Irish playwright, Billy Roche (Google), who I was lucky to meet a couple of times, acknowledged that he, like me, was an incorrigible eavesdropper--got some of his best dialogue this way, and a few times had been tempted to offer money for a really prize exchange.  Blue-collar  sorts, particularly veterans, are excellent sources of material.  Many a time have I joked that "I'm writing a novel about thi place--all of you are in it," and they thought I was kidding...
Yes, most of the mechanics listening in on the maintenance channel knew what Matt was referring to. John Gibson's commentary on Heath Ledger's death would not have made sense if that line, "I wish I knew how to quit you!" had not been a pop culture phenomenon.
There's a Landmark theater up here, the Neptune Theater near the University of Washington, that has a  schtick of putting catchy film quotes on its old-fashioned marquee--when Brokeback was first released in mid-December of '05, they had "I wish I knew how to quit you" up there for weeks, even though the film was actually playing several miles away on Capitol Hill (yeah, the gay part of town). It just had that buzz, like "what we have here is failure to communicate."
It had crossover potential, so, as Brad describes so deliciously,even straight guys who would never watch Adam and Steve, even on HBO at 4 AM, were curious enough that they had to know what all the fuss was about, even if it meant sneaking in after the trailers were over.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: forsythia12 on February 02, 2008, 05:08:03 am
i think this thread is addicting because my brokieisms are becomming a common household joke around here....and i feel the need to report them to all my fellow fans.
so the lastest one goes like this:
my husband likes to do various outdoor activities, including snowmobiling, shooting, goldpanning, hiking, etc....but the latest faze is snowshoeing.  of course he's got a friend or two he chooses to go with, (A.K.A. "huntin' buddies").  lol....Anyways, all of them have seen brokeback mountain, and i'm always teasing them about these 'trips' being more than what they claim.  do i really think my hubby is gay?  no....but it's sure fun to tease him. 
so a few weeks ago he ordered a pair of snowshoes on ebay, and made plans to go out for another "day trip" with one of his  friends........but i couldn't resist........

i knew what i had to do....and i did it!

so,  he comes into the room with a snowshoe in hand , demanding an answer as to why there's a note tied to the end of it.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on February 02, 2008, 05:22:36 am


         I love that...so cute.       "they didn't go up there to," snowshoe.    ;D ;D

         How come they didnt never bring back no shoes?/
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: forsythia12 on February 02, 2008, 05:25:22 am
"those snowshoes haven't ever touched snow.  price tag still on 'em after five years!"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on February 02, 2008, 06:06:48 am



        " You dont know nuttin bout it.  We was making sno cones."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on February 02, 2008, 03:29:13 pm
"Jack Frost? Jack Nasty!"

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: forsythia12 on February 02, 2008, 04:37:09 pm
"jack frost" from ineedcrayons


that was helarioius !!!!!!! :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Dagi on February 02, 2008, 07:18:36 pm
okay ellmeno.  i said to my husband "maybe we should go to the knife and fork tonight.....get a sitter?"
and he's like "what the f**ck is the knife and fork?"   lol :laugh:


and then today , when i made my kids clean their room i said "you pair a dueces lookin' for work i suggest you get your scrawny asses in here pronto"   ;D

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on February 07, 2008, 01:55:57 am
"Jack Frost? Jack Nasty!"




Feels good.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on February 07, 2008, 02:02:53 am
I went for coffee with a co-worker and he mentioned being short of cash.  I told him I could make him a loan and he could pay me back when we got back to Signal.   ;)  He looked at me like I'd lost my mind, so I explained it to him and that the appropriate response is that he ain't in the poorhouse. :D

I think he'll watch BBM with me soon...told him he'd have to if he ever wanted to understand half of what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on February 07, 2008, 03:21:37 am
I went for coffee with a co-worker and he mentioned being short of cash.  I told him I could make him a loan and he could pay me back when we got back to Signal.   ;)  He looked at me like I'd lost my mind, so I explained it to him and that the appropriate response is that he ain't in the poorhouse. :D

I think he'll watch BBM with me soon...told him he'd have to if he ever wanted to understand half of what I'm talking about.

 :laugh: Ha ha. I think this is a great use of a Brokieism Lynne  :). When we get back to Signal - I try to picture the coworker's face. Did he at least respond with an Ennis-like hunh? or Whut?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on February 07, 2008, 03:24:34 pm
:laugh: Ha ha. I think this is a great use of a Brokieism Lynne  :). When we get back to Signal - I try to picture the coworker's face. Did he at least respond with an Ennis-like hunh? or Whut?

Yes, it was definitely a 'Hunh?' face. ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on February 07, 2008, 03:37:59 pm
I went for coffee with a co-worker and he mentioned being short of cash.  I told him I could make him a loan and he could pay me back when we got back to Signal.   ;)  He looked at me like I'd lost my mind, so I explained it to him and that the appropriate response is that he ain't in the poorhouse. :D

I think he'll watch BBM with me soon...told him he'd have to if he ever wanted to understand half of what I'm talking about.


This really is a great post, Lynne.  Thanks for the chuckle.  :laugh:

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 07, 2008, 07:22:35 pm
Hahahahha.....we reallly do have a language of our own now dont we.....?

Not one Brokie here would not have understood or got the humour of what you said to your friend....no explanation needed, we all just "get it".......

Oh yes, the visual of your friend's "Hunh" brings a smile to us all.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 07, 2008, 07:29:20 pm
We are having a few days away, and we were looking for our holiday apartment when we arrived here yesterday..looking at the street signs......

One in particular caught my eye.....a sign pointing to the "Pentecostal church".....

First time I have ever seen anything about Pentecosal  here in Ausralia.

Its amazing how a simple street sign can sitr the Brokeback emotions, when you are least expecting them.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on February 07, 2008, 10:27:00 pm
Hahahahha.....we reallly do have a language of our own now dont we.....?

That we do, Sue!  :-*

I like your Pentecostal church sighting.  I used to see them all the time in the Southeast US.  I don't know why I never thought about it before, but when I got married, it was in a Methodist church.  Huh.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 12, 2008, 03:06:38 am
I had an epissaphy tonite...

I went to dinner with Brokie friends and had some delicious catfish, but I couldn't finish it all, so I asked for a box. Then, my friends and I retired to the hot tub for a little soak. When I jumped into my car to go home, I complained that my car smelled like catfish. Then, I had to amend it: my car smelled like catfish...OR WORSE!!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: myprivatejack on February 12, 2008, 12:37:19 pm
Well,my case is slightly different,´cause I don't usually speak English in my day-to-.day life; but I do the best I can... ::) Besides of finishing my questions with a "huh?"-it's not original...-,sometimes when something that has happenned to me is good,I express my joy with a "Yeehaw¡",just like Jack in the dumb-ass missin´scene...
The problem is that my job is commercial agent,so if a client sign a contract it's not a good idea to shout at him/her like this-even to show I'm grateful to him/her; the client can think I'm crazy and break the contract¡ OMG¡ :laugh:  I also say or write "You bet" when I agree with something,even if the person doesn't understand what I mean... ???  Or I call  my good friends"little darlin´".
All this is almost an heroe behaviour,because I use to speak in Spanish or in Catalan in my daily life¡. :o
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 15, 2008, 10:40:44 pm
Wow, hard to believe I found this thread not on the 1st page, not on the 2nd page, but on the 3rd page of the open forum!! Scary!!

I had an em-bare-assing moment today. I have been noting BetterMost chats, birthdays, and other milestones in Microsoft Outlook, and I just realized these appointments are visible to everyone in my company who cares to take a look at my calendar appointments. Whoa!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on April 15, 2008, 10:52:25 pm
Wow, hard to believe I found this thread not on the 1st page, not on the 2nd page, but on the 3rd page of the open forum!! Scary!!

I had an em-bare-assing moment today. I have been noting BetterMost chats, birthdays, and other milestones in Microsoft Outlook, and I just realized these appointments are visible to everyone in my company who cares to take a look at my calendar appointments. Whoa!!



 :laugh: :laugh:  That's awesome Sister-Mod!  8)

Yes, I think there's an option with Outlook calendars... you can make them visible or invisible (at least where I work you have that option... maybe at some workplaces the calendar is automatically made visible).

LOL, oh geez, I have lots of back-of-mind worries about people at work stumbling across an open BetterMost window or something when I'm not looking.  I leave BetterMost minimized a lot at the bottom of my computer screen at work.  So that I can sneak-peeks throughout the day.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on April 16, 2008, 02:49:21 pm
 :laugh:

yeah in outlook there is a little private tick box in the bottom right hand corner
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on April 16, 2008, 03:01:00 pm
I'm mostly out of the closet at work with BetterMost - the friends I've been working closely know enough of my personal stuff - but I haven't papered the walls with Jack and Ennis the way I was comfy with at my old job in Alabama.  (Of course, part of that was perverse satisfaction in pushing peoples buttons a bit...) BUT yesterday, I changed my computer background from Canadian Rockies to this one

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,16717.msg361009.html#msg361009

and got a comment from someone I don't know well - 'You're not a country girl, are you?'

I just smiled and said 'I'm from Tennessee - what do you think?'  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: optom3 on April 16, 2008, 04:14:40 pm
Not quite a brokieism but pertinant all the same.I was in bed today with killer migraine and had mindless t.v on in the background.There was a programme called dinner takes all.Diabolically bad.Anyway the entertainment provided by the host was poker.The winner got to choose a DVD.yep you guessed it,chose BBM. he asked what it was about and was informed it was a cowboy love story.
So can't even have my migraine in peace!!!!!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 10, 2008, 05:42:41 pm
Front-Ranger Jr and I were going to the farmer's market and she wished she could have a stand there (but she can't just yet, because she's still a student). I said I would give her the money to start a little fruit and vegetable operation...it would be a sweet life. What did she say back to me? She yelled, "Mom you can go now, it's a green light. And why are you so spacy all the time?!?!?" After I got my head back down to earth, I said very quietly to myself, "You know it could be like this, just like this, always..."

 ::)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 10, 2008, 05:48:56 pm
Why didn't you just reply.........I aint queer

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 10, 2008, 06:20:51 pm
Hehe, Sue...I will use that line next time. Cause I know there's definitely gonna be another time when my daughter will accuse me of spaciness!!

And then, I will have other lines I can use, like, "Well, you know I ain't set up for that" and "It ain't a-gonna be that way" etc!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 10, 2008, 06:35:19 pm
Make sure you tell us about it......

Isn't this a fantastic thread, whenever I read back, I always have a giggle...

Aint no reins on this one
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 10, 2008, 07:03:15 pm
Make sure you tell us about it......

Isn't this a fantastic thread, whenever I read back, I always have a giggle...

Aint no reins on this one

Yes, and it's hard to believe that I found it languishing on page 3 with no one having posted in it since April!! We were in danger of having to say "whatever happened to August? (and July, and June, and May!)"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on August 12, 2008, 08:28:13 am
Ya know, its funny. I find that I use these phrases in my everyday conversations all the time now.
For what its worth, tell ya what, you bet,Truth is, Sure enough, etc etc.
SOme I have always used and some have just snuck into my vernacular.
I use the bubblegum and bailin wire a lot too.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 15, 2008, 05:41:42 pm
I had just brought the groceries home and had put some meat on the kitchen bench. I turned around for five minutes and my dog Jake  (named after a good lookin actor), had grabbed it and pulled it down onto the floor  and was beginning to eat through the packaging. I bent down to get it off him, and for the first time ever, Jake growled at me.

I yelled at him.....JAKE.....JAKE........JAKE...NASTY

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: optom3 on August 15, 2008, 08:07:45 pm
My children have seen some or all of BBM at some point.They now have whole ways to describe me.

If I am dithering and not able to commit to say a red or white shirt, they say Mom is having an Ennis moment.!!!

If I sing in the car, then I am doing a Jack.(I do sing very badly)!!!! as in water walking Jesus. I get a chorus of ,oh god, mom's doing a Jack.

Anything that upsets me, is me having a BBM moment, or sometimes a Heath moment.

If I seem lost in thought and distracted, they look at each other and groan, moms back on BBM.

Anything that is striped is  a Heath.

As you can see, my fixation is pretty well  known to my family
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 15, 2008, 08:38:34 pm
Yeah, my family is much the same.....at first when i got "obsessed" they thought it would pass......(Mum's on a Brokeback Mountain kick)

When i tried to explain just what the movie was all about....(yeah, Mum, sounds good)

Then when I hung posters and stuff all over the wall in the bedroom we use as an office.....(Well, lets just humour her, it will pass)

But gradually, and as time went on, they realized that it wasn't going away......

And the first phone calls I got on the day that Heath died, was from my two sons saying...."Are you Ok mum?"

And now, when I watch the DVD ....again....my hubby always sits with me, for the final scene, and says "Thats really sad, isnt it"........

......and I know, that NOW he really does know how I feel.





Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on August 18, 2008, 01:13:55 pm
Quote
And now, when I watch the DVD ....again....my hubby always sits with me, for the final scene, and says "Thats really sad, isnt it"........

......and I know, that NOW he really does know how I feel.

What a great guy!!  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on August 20, 2008, 11:45:27 am
As you can see, my fixation is pretty well  known to my family

......and I know, that NOW he really does know how I feel.


I had a moment like that with my mom.

Mom had seen the film with me, and knew of my Brokeback fixation.  She couldn't understand the fact that I was so close to the people on the forums.  She couldn't conceive that people could get close over the 'net.

One day, I got a package from Europe.  A friend from the Netherlands sent me a copy of the DVD she made of the first BBM Backyard BBQ in Texas 2 years ago.  I popped it in, and just at that moment Mom walked in.  She sat down and watched the whole DVD with me.

It came time for the good byes, and she watched us all hugging and crying.....and I turned to mom, and she had tears running down her face.  She looked at me and said:

"I wasn't even there, and I'm crying.  I don't know how you all got through it.  I get it now."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on August 20, 2008, 12:28:12 pm

I had a moment like that with my mom.

Mom had seen the film with me, and knew of my Brokeback fixation.  She couldn't understand the fact that I was so close to the people on the forums.  She couldn't conceive that people could get close over the 'net.

One day, I got a package from Europe.  A friend from the Netherlands sent me a copy of the DVD she made of the first BBM Backyard BBQ in Texas 2 years ago.  I popped it in, and just at that moment Mom walked in.  She sat down and watched the whole DVD with me.

It came time for the good byes, and she watched us all hugging and crying.....and I turned to mom, and she had tears running down her face.  She looked at me and said:

"I wasn't even there, and I'm crying.  I don't know how you all got through it.  I get it now."

Bless her heart!
That is so cool!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 20, 2008, 04:23:51 pm
It is great Chucky, isn't it, when finally, those around us, know, that this is not just a one shot thing.

It is so much a part of who we are now, and will always be and maybe earlier in the journey it was nobody's business but ours but, there are now so many things we need to share with others about this, that its refreshing to be able to talk about it to them, and know that they do understand...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on August 21, 2008, 10:20:22 am
nobody's business but ours


I do use that line from time to time.  :D :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: optom3 on August 21, 2008, 02:43:54 pm
Bless her heart!
That is so cool!

I will second that. I would LOVE for just one person close to me to get it.Not that anyone knocks it.In fact most I have introduced, think it's a pretty good movie.Not one however has developed the fixation I have. Well, one has but I am a very long way away from him.
It would give me such pleasure to have someone in flesh and blood who I could chatter away with about BBM.
My family humour me and I don't talk to friends about it anymore as they just glaze over.
I have had 2 brief respites ,when I could casually drop it into a conversation, one being the terrible events of Jan, and the other when TDK came out.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on August 21, 2008, 03:45:34 pm

I had a moment like that with my mom.

Mom had seen the film with me, and knew of my Brokeback fixation.  She couldn't understand the fact that I was so close to the people on the forums.  She couldn't conceive that people could get close over the 'net.

One day, I got a package from Europe.  A friend from the Netherlands sent me a copy of the DVD she made of the first BBM Backyard BBQ in Texas 2 years ago.  I popped it in, and just at that moment Mom walked in.  She sat down and watched the whole DVD with me.

It came time for the good byes, and she watched us all hugging and crying.....and I turned to mom, and she had tears running down her face.  She looked at me and said:

"I wasn't even there, and I'm crying.  I don't know how you all got through it.  I get it now."

I love this story, Chuck!  Thank you for sharing it with us.  :-*
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 11, 2008, 03:51:01 pm
Brokeism for recent times: When you ain't got nothing, you don't need nothing!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 11, 2008, 05:46:00 pm
I can't live on a couple a high-altitude Brokeisms a month!!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on November 11, 2008, 06:08:03 pm
Brokeism for recent times: When you ain't got nothing, you don't need nothing!

Thanks, F-R. I'm making that my mantra!

Title: Check out a Brokie-ism that really works !!!
Post by: LauraGigs on November 11, 2008, 08:08:16 pm
Tell ya what: here is a Brokie-ism that I just recently adopted — but I wish I'd done long ago.  Because it's surprisingly effective in real life!
 
I'm talking about the Lureen Nod — which occurs in the film after Jack's verbal daddy-in-law smackdown. Lureen gives Bobby a full-on stare, then intensifies it with a slight nod and a raise of her eyebrows — an expression which in primate code seems to mean: You know exactly what I want. Get to it.
 
My husband + I were in the bath dept at Lowe's, waiting to speak to the salesman. He had been helping another couple for several minutes, and then their conversation swung around to small talk — the kind that can go on forever, and typically involves the other party either leaving in a huff or 'rudely' cutting in. Instead, I gave the salesman The Nod from where we stood (around 15 feet away). He promptly and smoothly ended his chat with the other couple and attended to us.
 
A few days later I was in water aerobics — a class of benign ladies in a collective struggle to get fit amid echoing swirls of screaming kids, splashing pool-jumpers and hurtling projectiles. I tried The Nod (again, from several yards away) at a 14-year-old apparently intoxicated by testosterone and the sound of his own yelling, and — amazingly — he settled the f*ck down!
 
Seriously, I've been amazed at the effectiveness of this!  Another way Brokeback Mountain has revolutionized my life.  Heehee.
 
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn108/LauraGigs/LureenLook.jpg)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 11, 2008, 08:12:29 pm
Wow, friend that rocks! I'm gonna have to try that soon myself!! Maybe it will get my wayward son to do his homework!!

And I noticed the "Tell you what" too!!

Way to go, friend!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on November 11, 2008, 11:09:31 pm
Well done Laura.....I will have to practice it in front of the mirror, to make sure I get it right before I use it too...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: August7th on November 12, 2008, 02:22:54 pm
Recently, after hearing about someone's arrogant behavior, I said they must think they're the "stud duck."

BTW, I thought that Annie Proux may have made up that term, but I found online that it is oilfield jargon. One Web site defines it as follows: "Stud duck--The person having the most authority. Sometimes this was the toolpusher or the company man, depending on the type of drilling contract and the personalities of those involved. This was also the name given to a B-17E flown in the South Pacific during World War II by the US 43rd Bomber Group."



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on November 14, 2008, 10:23:25 am
Great Story Laura!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 11, 2009, 03:09:14 pm
My dog is a bit ambivalent about rawhide chewy treats. He often chews them for a while but then leaves big chunks of them on the floor. So today I was sweeping the floor and complaining to him about how many he'd left lying around, and I said, "What's the matter with you? There's a thousand of 'em."

Fun to still be able to dust off a Brokieism now and then! Especially to an appreciative audience like my dog.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on April 11, 2009, 03:31:54 pm
My dog is a bit ambivalent about rawhide chewy treats. He often chews them for a while but then leaves big chunks of them on the floor. So today I was sweeping the floor and complaining to him about how many he'd left lying around, and I said, "What's the matter with you? There's a thousand of 'em."

Fun to still be able to dust off a Brokieism now and then! Especially to an appreciative audience like my dog.

That's great K! :)
I don't know if you would have noticed from the Lonesome Dove thread, but the "but there's thousands of 'em" complaint was used by McMurtry, not in Lonesome Dove itself but in one of his pre-quel novel to Lonesome Dove called Dead Man's Walk.  In that case it's in reference to a huge herd of buffalo which a group of rangers is forbidden to hunt by one of their captains.

Lately, I've been having fun detecting some of the roots of Brokieisms (as they exist in the screenplay) in McMurtry's other writing.  It's been a while since I've used a significant Brokieism in real life, beyond little things like "tell you what" and "sure enough."  I think "sure enough" is probably my most common Brokieism.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on April 11, 2009, 04:53:12 pm
Just yesterday I used something similar to a Brokieism.
Family meeting for my aunt's birthday. My brother-in-law (who loves BBM) and my husband usually take the aunt's dog for a walk and escape the lively event for a while ;D.

Yesterday both the dog and my BIL couldn't join my husband because of accident injuries (my BIL) respectively old age and a big tumor on the dog's side (sad story). Hubby went for a walk alone to see the new housing estate area.

Kidding comment by my BIL: "OH, Chrissi, don't you think you should be worried about your husband wandering off all by his own? Don't you think it's suspicious?"

My reply: "As long as he doesn't go with his fishing buddy I don't care." ;D

It was nice to share an inside joke with another BBM lover. I gave the DVD to my BIL not long ago and yesterday I got FB on it: he absolutely LOVES BBM! :D He said it's the best film ever, and he has seen it three times already. Yay!

He asked me what I think how Jack died! Sounds familiar? ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on April 11, 2009, 05:08:37 pm
Just yesterday I used something similar to a Brokieism.
Family meeting for my aunt's birthday. My brother-in-law (who loves BBM) and my husband usually take the aunt's dog for a walk and escape the lively event for a while ;D.

Yesterday both the dog and my BIL couldn't join my husband because of accident injuries (my BIL) respectively old age and a big tumor on the dog's side (sad story). Hubby went for a walk alone to see the new housing estate area.

Kidding comment by my BIL: "OH, Chrissi, don't you think you should be worried about your husband wandering off all by his own? Don't you think it's suspicious?"

My reply: "As long as he doesn't go with his fishing buddy I don't care." ;D

It was nice to share an inside joke with another BBM lover. I gave the DVD to my BIL not long ago and yesterday I got FB on it: he absolutely LOVES BBM! :D He said it's the best film ever, and he has seen it three times already. Yay!

He asked me what I think how Jack died! Sounds familiar? ;D

Wow!  That's very cool to have a budding Brokie in your own family!  If he's seen it 3 times, maybe that's an indication of the beginnings of Brokie-fever.  ;D

He's lucky to have a Brokeback expert for a sister-in-law so that you can have some serious discussions together. :)



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on April 11, 2009, 06:49:19 pm
OH.....the questions.........how many have there been?

And how many answers to the same question?

Your BIL's comment made me drift back to when I had so many things to wonder about.

And truth is, even after all this time, I still dont have some of the answers.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on April 11, 2009, 10:47:36 pm
That's a great story, Chriss!

 :-*

It's funny too because I recently sent my DVD home with a friend from work.  We'd been talking about what I'd been up to for the past 10 years, and that's hard to summarize and leave out the last three.  Also, he's on my FB, so he followed Dev's and my road trip, so he wondered how we knew all these people along the way.

The upshot is that he loved BBM, and one of his first questions was 'How do you think Jack died?'

This ain't no little thing.

 8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Shasta542 on April 12, 2009, 01:35:06 am
OH.....the questions.........how many have there been?

And how many answers to the same question?

Your BIL's comment made me drift back to when I had so many things to wonder about.

And truth is, even after all this time, I still dont have some of the answers.

Me neither.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on April 12, 2009, 05:18:24 am
Wow!  That's very cool to have a budding Brokie in your own family!  If he's seen it 3 times, maybe that's an indication of the beginnings of Brokie-fever.  ;D

He's lucky to have a Brokeback expert for a sister-in-law so that you can have some serious discussions together. :)


I hope we'll have some discussions about the movie in future. Last Friday we only talked briefly about it, we were a large group of people and conversations were running high and higgledy-piggledy over the table. But I was happy to hear that he loved the movie. I just knew he would, that's why I bought him a copy :).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on April 12, 2009, 07:22:07 am


And truth is, even after all this time, I still dont have some of the answers.
that´s how it is for me too. And I suspect we´ll never have them either.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: nagsheadsea412 on May 28, 2009, 01:35:50 pm
Whenever I sigh, i keep thinking of Jack peeling that potato....whenever I use the vaccum cleaner and it doesn't quite reach the socket, I think, 'never long enough'. Whenever my husband spies something left on my plate and wants it, I say, 'it's all yours'.  Whenever I really give someone a genuine hug, I think of Jack and Ennis at that first reunion.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on May 28, 2009, 02:35:06 pm
Whenever I sigh, i keep thinking of Jack peeling that potato....whenever I use the vaccum cleaner and it doesn't quite reach the socket, I think, 'never long enough'. Whenever my husband spies something left on my plate and wants it, I say, 'it's all yours'.  Whenever I really give someone a genuine hug, I think of Jack and Ennis at that first reunion.
thanks for sharing, and the thing about the vacuum cord is hillarious :)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on May 28, 2009, 06:15:12 pm
I have a friend in Sydney, who I met and worked with, over 20 years ago. We email frequently, not only me and him, but me and his wife as well, as she worked for the same company back then too. I always visit them when I go to Sydney.

Anyway, the went to a reunion a couple of weeks ago, in Sydney, of former employees of the company, and he wrote and told me about it.

I wrote back, asking if he had told them that we still keep in touch, then added, "not that they need to know, no one's business but ours".......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on May 28, 2009, 06:18:49 pm
Whenever I sigh, i keep thinking of Jack peeling that potato....whenever I use the vaccum cleaner and it doesn't quite reach the socket, I think, 'never long enough'. Whenever my husband spies something left on my plate and wants it, I say, 'it's all yours'.  Whenever I really give someone a genuine hug, I think of Jack and Ennis at that first reunion.

 :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: LauraGigs on May 28, 2009, 07:05:50 pm
A Firefox dialog box that pops up frequently has the choice: Remember Password or Not Now

I always think "Not nowwww, Alma"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: optom3 on June 01, 2009, 12:18:59 pm
This is not strictly a Brokieism but it show how much BBM has moved into popular culture.
I am reading a novel, fairly superficial, called slummy mummy (I liked the title ) written by Fiona Neill, liked the author's name and also the fact that she writes for the London Times.
There is a phrase in the book which says, 'Walking like a cowboy in that way urban men do when they sense a rare chance to show off manly qualities.He is even wearing a plaid shirt. This is northwest London, not Brokeback Moutain, I want to say.
Now in spite of the fact that the author is presumably at the peak of her occupation, idiots to not write for the Times, she is writing a light hearted novel, destined for the beach, and there, right in the middle of the book, she refers to BBM, even mentioning the "plaid shirt"
I long to contact her and see if she is a convert.
I was so taken aback to read that sentence I kept re reading it. Does BBM get under the skin I wonder of even the most hard nosed journalists. ??

Considering how it was snubbed by the Oscars, I get the feeling that it was much more widely viewed and accepted in the U.K.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 01, 2009, 01:17:53 pm
Thanks for mentioning that, Fiona! Let us know if you like the rest of the book. I could use a good beach read, even though I'm not planning to go to a beach. I'm a mountain girl, y'know.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on June 01, 2009, 01:38:52 pm
I walked to the store today to buy a new toothbrush. As usual it took a while before I could decide what color I wanted etc.  O0
Now that I logged on, it hit me that I'd bought a boothbrush exactly like the one Ennis has in his mouth in the banner pic. Same type, color etc. I must have stared at that banner pic a little too much lately, huh?  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: tamarack on June 02, 2009, 12:46:30 pm
Did anyone notice the reference to the "Quit you" scene during the latest episode of The Bachelorette? The guys were playing parts in a movie, two of them were gay cowboys and their lines came right from the scene at "I Did Once" Lake.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on June 02, 2009, 07:39:35 pm
Did anyone notice the reference to the "Quit you" scene during the latest episode of The Bachelorette? The guys were playing parts in a movie, two of them were gay cowboys and their lines came right from the scene at "I Did Once" Lake.

You watch The Bachelorette?  ;D

I hope it was "tastefully done."  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 04, 2009, 01:48:15 pm
I've found that I wish that everyone I write to knew what GDBOAUS meant.  It's so handy.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on June 04, 2009, 01:50:11 pm
I've found that I wish that everyone I write to knew what GDBOAUS meant.  It's so handy.

I've stopped myself more than once from describing something as a "gidbowse" (my own pronunciation) to the uninitiated.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 04, 2009, 02:29:01 pm

LOL!  I love "GDBOAUS"... it cracks me up because the number of letters involved in the abbreviation here only emphasizes how much of a mouthful that full phrase really is.
 :laugh:

I love all the various means of complaining suggested in BBM... from "dumbass" to "well, I won't", etc.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on June 04, 2009, 02:57:36 pm
I love all the various means of complaining suggested in BBM... from "dumbass" to "well, I won't", etc.

For those who haven't seen it: 

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unj5uFrdj-4[/youtube]
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 04, 2009, 03:13:43 pm
For those who haven't seen it: 

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unj5uFrdj-4[/youtube]


That is exactly what I was going to go find as a response to Amanda too!  Very fun.  What a kvetcher.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: tamarack on June 06, 2009, 09:01:42 am
You watch The Bachelorette?  ;D


Trust me, I'm laughing too! I get sucked in every once in a while if I see it and then really like someone who got sent home and they end up being the next Bachelor/Bachelorette.  ;D   It's even more ridiculous when you know that I don't have a TV (that's hooked up as a TV) so I have to watch it on my computer!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 17, 2009, 01:31:36 pm
... I don't have a TV (that's hooked up as a TV) so I have to watch it on my computer!

I wondered how to do this last nite because I wanted to watch "Ask Not" on PBS and our one TV was being used to watch "Dirty Harry" for the upteenth time, which takes precedence.  ::)

Enniway, here's my Brokieism for the day: I took a cup of coffee out of the fridge to warm up and as I did, I asked myself how long it would be before I start peeing in the sink!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 21, 2009, 01:50:36 am
I saw this in a parking lot the other day:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/Photo_042409_002.jpg)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 21, 2009, 09:37:15 am
Good one, C! It took me a moment.

I wondered how to do this last nite because I wanted to watch "Ask Not" on PBS and our one TV was being used to watch "Dirty Harry" for the upteenth time, which takes precedence.  ::)

Our TV was used to watch Dirty Harry a couple of weeks ago, though only for the first time. I tried to watch it, but fell asleep.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 21, 2009, 09:45:39 am
I saw this in a parking lot the other day:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/Ellemeno_2006/Photo_042409_002.jpg)

How sweet!! Of course, if it were Jack and Ennis, they wouldn't ride together!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 21, 2009, 12:33:09 pm
Elle's photo took me more than a moment, it took Lee's comment to finally make me click. Thanks FRiend.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on June 21, 2009, 12:39:05 pm
How sweet!! Of course, if it were Jack and Ennis, they wouldn't ride together!!


And as far as we know, it wouldn't have been the black top in back.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 21, 2009, 12:59:46 pm

And as far as we know, it wouldn't have been the black top in back.


Now that would make a hell of a TOTW :laugh:.

Kidding, of course!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 21, 2009, 02:39:59 pm
LOL!!! It took me a minute too!
Maybe this photo should also be added to the black had, white hat thread too. :)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 16, 2009, 01:15:00 pm
My reply whenever I'm pressured to take too much food at the dinner table: "One's enuff." Said wistfully, with a sigh.  :-\
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 19, 2009, 11:51:39 pm
Tonight my dog was trying to go somewhere I didn't want him to go. "No, Charlie," I said. "It ain't gonna be that way."

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on October 20, 2009, 12:27:50 am
I said, "Jesus H!" today.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on October 20, 2009, 12:32:00 am
Tonight my dog was trying to go somewhere I didn't want him to go. "No, Charlie," I said. "It ain't gonna be that way."


:laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on October 20, 2009, 12:51:55 am
Yay!  I'm so happy to see this thread revived. :)

I guess the only Brokieisms I tend to say these days are basic ones like "sure enough" (which I say a lot).  I also think (without saying out loud), "dumbass" a lot these days when I'm frustrated with something.

Tell you what though, whilst watching a bull riding event this weekend I was struck by the fact that the commentators used the phrase "get up off his pockets" or "he's leaned back on his pockets" (or variations of that phrase) repeatedly, at least 3 times, when describing various rides.  It actually seems to be a very commonly used term.... and I, of course, always think of BBM when I hear it.  I think we've talked about the "pockets" phrase before someplace on BetterMost.  But, this weekend the use of that phrase really was notable.

From day one I've been waiting to hear a commentator use the word "twist" in any kind of specific or pointed way, and I haven't noticed a special use of that word yet (at least not in any way that stands out in my mind as a particularly bull riding-specific term).  Maybe it's more of an old fashioned term... or maybe I just haven't caught them using it yet.  I can't believe I've been following this sport now for over 2 years.  Lately, the duration of Brokie-ness is really striking me.




Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on October 20, 2009, 09:07:25 am
My girlfriend sent me an email, to ask if it was ok to come up from Sydney to stay with us.

The first words in my reply back to her were ......YOU BET!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: optom3 on October 23, 2009, 11:18:55 pm
My girlfriend sent me an email, to ask if it was ok to come up from Sydney to stay with us.

The first words in my reply back to her were ......YOU BET!
That's funny, I use you bet quite a lot and it has only just struck me that it is a Brokeism. !!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on October 24, 2009, 08:21:19 am
I often hear an intonation, or sometimes a phrase, in my head. Usually with no connection to what's going on around me. I know it's from BBM, and even if it sometimes takes a while, I always find out from what line it is.

Like e. g. when the girls say "daaaaaddddyyyyy" when Ennis is leaving for a fishing trip.
That specific intonation I often hear, but without the word.


Is it weird, or is it weird??  :-\
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on October 24, 2009, 03:51:12 pm
My most common Brokieism is by far "this is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation". I never say it because...well it would sound weird to curse in a foreign language...but I often think it. And everytime I think it, I feel like Jack. Sometimes, to amuse myself, I even open my jacket like that.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on October 24, 2009, 04:02:03 pm
Is it weird, or is it weird??  :-\

Weird.......wonderful.......whatever........I guess its all part of who we all became once BBM got into our soul.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sophia on October 24, 2009, 04:23:12 pm

  I haven´t been a person who consider myself being a hugh brokie. But slowly during couple of weeks something have happen to me. I have started to hear Brokeback mountain music. Just the first instrumental part and it comes just over me just like that . Sometimes when I listen to the radio I go OHHH thats sounds like .... BBM intro then its a new popsong or something. And in my head; I go, damn... they should play something much better.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on October 24, 2009, 04:29:36 pm
Weird.......wonderful.......whatever........I guess its all part of who we all became once BBM got into our soul.

Yeah..... who could've guessed...?

It's still a wonder and a mystery to me...

One that I'm very grateful for.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on October 24, 2009, 04:31:46 pm
  I haven´t been a person who consider myself being a hugh brokie. But slowly during couple of weeks something have happen to me. I have started to hear Brokeback mountain music. Just the first instrumental part and it comes just over me just like that . Sometimes when I listen to the radio I go OHHH thats sounds like .... BBM intro then its a new popsong or something. And in my head; I go, damn... they should play something much better.
that´s cool, Sophia!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on October 24, 2009, 04:32:48 pm
  I haven´t been a person who consider myself being a hugh brokie. But slowly during couple of weeks something have happen to me. I have started to hear Brokeback mountain music. Just the first instrumental part and it comes just over me just like that . Sometimes when I listen to the radio I go OHHH thats sounds like .... BBM intro then its a new popsong or something. And in my head; I go, damn... they should play something much better.

Oh yes.......I doubt if there is any one of us, that doesn't get a shiver from that haunting guitar at the beginning and end of the movie. And it lingers long long after.....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: optom3 on October 24, 2009, 06:51:51 pm
That final bit of music,the wings always reduces me to a blubbering mess. Can't imagine a time when it wont.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 24, 2009, 09:15:01 pm
This isn't a Brokieism I used myself, but I can't think of where else to post it. I was just reading a review of the movie about Amelia Earhart, which I haven't seen, and I ran across this:

Quote
As for the rumors about Earhart's lesbianism, they're addressed only in two oblique scenes, one where, sitting in a bar with Vidal, she admires a woman's legs, and another where she turns down Putnam's proposal with "I'm not the marrying kind." There's no need to throw in wild speculation about Earhart's imagined Sapphic grapplings, but if the subtext is going to remain that submerged, why let it peek out at all?

http://www.slate.com/id/2233305/ (http://www.slate.com/id/2233305/)


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on October 25, 2009, 05:47:15 am
Good find, K!  i wonder - does it clearly imply gay when someone uses that phrase?  I didn't know that.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on October 25, 2009, 05:51:12 am
Did a quick Google:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9YpYqeGyGw[/youtube]
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 25, 2009, 10:04:24 am
Wow, I didn't know Elvis was gay!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on October 25, 2009, 10:07:51 am
Wow, I didn't know Elvis was gay!


All them things you don't know ....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on October 25, 2009, 10:32:43 am
Oh I love Elvis......thanks for the clip.....he was really in his prime in that one.....what a good lookin hunk he was....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on October 27, 2009, 03:35:18 am

All them things you don't know ....



Thanks for this Brokieism, Chrissi.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: LauraGigs on October 27, 2009, 12:38:12 pm
Yeah that was awesome, Chrissi!    ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: sel on October 28, 2009, 03:46:35 am
I suffer from a chronic condition. When friends I haven't heard from in a while ask me how things with my health are my  reply is:
"Things could be better, things could  be worse. And if you can't fix it you've got to stand it".

 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: tango on December 01, 2009, 02:35:14 pm
I used "a bitch of an unsatisfactory situation" the other day in an email to my husband when discussing our dog Cowboy and his attitude regarding not getting Thanksgiving leftovers the next night too.  I couldn't resist since it summed up the whole situation perfectly.   :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on December 01, 2009, 02:47:46 pm
I used "a bitch of an unsatisfactory situation" the other day in an email to my husband when discussing our dog Cowboy and his attitude regarding not getting Thanksgiving leftovers the next night too.  I couldn't resist since it summed up the whole situation perfectly.   :)

LOL, that's great tango!  It's a cute name for a dog too. :)

Welcome to BetterMost!  Want a cup of coffee, and a piece of cherry cake?
 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: tango on December 01, 2009, 05:35:01 pm
No cherry cake, my doctor thinks I'm gluten intolerant so have to avoid it until the test results come back. But I'd love some coffee.   ;)

My husband named the dog Cowboy because he's a Black Mouth Cur which is a dog primarily bred in the Southern US used to herd cattle and for hunting. Which Cowboy did when we had cows but now he's retired old and grumpy. Here's what Cowboy looks like, they're very handsome, rugged, fearless and loyal dogs.  
 (http://files.dogster.com/images/dogster/breeds/black_mouth_cur.jpg)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on December 01, 2009, 05:50:02 pm

He is a handsome dog! :)

And, here's some coffee for you.  :D

<img src="http://www.divshare.com/img/4012760-697.jpg" border="0" /> (http://www.divshare.com/download/4012760-697)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on December 01, 2009, 07:22:23 pm
No cherry cake, my doctor thinks I'm gluten intolerant so have to avoid it until the test results come back.

LOL, something about the way you turned down the cake (but accepted coffee) made me imagine Ennis saying, "I'll take a cup of coffe, but I can't eat no cake just now -- my doctor thinks I'm gluten intolerant so I have to avoid it until the test results come back."

 :)   I hope it doesn't sound like I'm making a joke at your health's expense, tango. The wording just struck me funny. If you get the OK from your doctor, come on back and I'll serve you a big piece!  :)

Until then, how about a piece of leftover turkey?

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j266/thisiskaty/thumb_brokebackmtn_2751.jpg)


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 01, 2009, 07:32:48 pm
I heard this from Jake's lips last night, "You're the spittin image!"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on December 02, 2009, 12:02:07 am
No cherry cake, my doctor thinks I'm gluten intolerant so have to avoid it until the test results come back. But I'd love some coffee.   ;)

Better yet, tango -- gluten-free cherry cake!

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j266/thisiskaty/2414_MEDIUM.jpg)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on December 02, 2009, 02:00:37 am
Better yet, tango -- gluten-free cherry cake!

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j266/thisiskaty/2414_MEDIUM.jpg)


Gluten free and even more than one cherry! :o
Mrs. Twist must have won the lottery or smpn. Enjoy, Tango :).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on January 14, 2010, 12:44:42 pm
Today I put one shirt inside another -- not for any deep emotional reason, but just to see if they would look good worn together. Then I realized I was acting out a Brokieism.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on January 14, 2010, 12:45:26 pm
Today I put one shirt inside another -- not for any deep emotional reason, but just to see if they would look good worn together. Then I realized I was acting out a Brokieism.





Wow.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on January 14, 2010, 02:08:09 pm
Today I put one shirt inside another -- not for any deep emotional reason, but just to see if they would look good worn together. Then I realized I was acting out a Brokieism.




LOL K!   :laugh:

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on January 15, 2010, 11:23:32 pm
Im heading over to the States in April and at the beginning of my trip, I am staying with a friend in San Diego....and while I am there.........I AM  GOING TO MEXICO
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on January 16, 2010, 12:48:03 am
Well, wanna know what they got there for girls like you?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on January 16, 2010, 12:58:45 am
Well, wanna know what they got there for girls like you?

lol........what you dont know, all them things you dont know could get me "a bad reputation", if you should come to know them........
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on January 16, 2010, 07:13:04 am
Im heading over to the States in April and at the beginning of my trip, I am staying with a friend in San Diego....and while I am there.........I AM  GOING TO MEXICO

yay!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on February 18, 2010, 02:22:12 pm
I had a fun one yesterday on FB... :)

A high school friend had gone to his Lutheran church to get ashes for Ash Wednesday and there were several comments about how a lot of people say something about having dirt on your face and try to wipe it off.  I said that I once made that mistake when I was much younger but the Catholic in question was patient with me and explained.  I followed it up by saying something like 'my folks was Methodist and they didn't teach that, about the ashes, I mean.'

 :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on February 18, 2010, 04:17:00 pm
I had a fun one yesterday on FB... :)

A high school friend had gone to his Lutheran church to get ashes for Ash Wednesday and there were several comments about how a lot of people say something about having dirt on your face and try to wipe it off.  I said that I once made that mistake when I was much younger but the Catholic in question was patient with me and explained.  I followed it up by saying something like 'my folks was Methodist and they didn't teach that, about the ashes, I mean.'
 :)


 :D

That's a mixed double Brokieism! Wow. If it were figure-skating, you'd have a certain 10 for it!
Great, great one. Thanks for sharing Lynne :).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 18, 2010, 08:29:51 pm

 :D

That's a mixed double Brokieism! Wow. If it were figure-skating, you'd have a certain 10 for it!
Great, great one. Thanks for sharing Amanda :).

She meant to say Lynne. Although Amanda's really good at those Brokeisms too!! She's the one who suggested I go out and collect hail in my cowboy hat when we were lunching together at the Del Mar Crab House!! Those were the days...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 18, 2010, 08:54:50 pm
She meant to say Lynne. Although Amanda's really good at those Brokeisms too!! She's the one who suggested I go out and collect hail in my cowboy hat when we were lunching together at the Del Mar Crab House!! Those were the days...

Oh that is so so Brokie.....OMG only a Brokie would understand that straight away.... :o :o

That is so funny.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on February 19, 2010, 01:01:25 am
Cool, Lynne! Way to mix up your Brokieisms.

It's so gratifying to see that, more than three and a half years after this thread began, people are still using Brokieisms!  :D


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on February 19, 2010, 02:10:25 am
Cool, Lynne! Way to mix up your Brokieisms.

It's so gratifying to see that, more than three and a half years after this thread began, people are still using Brokieisms!  :D

I think it's near impossible not to...something about the meter and the multi-layered meanings make them irresistible when opportunity presents itself!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on February 19, 2010, 02:11:18 am
Oops. Sorry Lynne! Will change my post and credit you accordingly.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on February 22, 2010, 01:37:56 pm
Two nonverbal Brokieisms:

My sons tossed me some keys. I wanted to catch them in a graceful, nonchalant Ennis way. Unfortunately, I was more of a Jack. (Only in a Brokie, BTW, would those words immediately summon screencap-like images.)

I have three sets of shirts-within-shirts hanging in my closet. They're not tributes to lost loves -- they're potential outfits I want to remember to wear sometime. But this feels like a Brokieish way to handle the outfit problem.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 23, 2010, 10:28:35 am
Two nonverbal Brokieisms:

My sons tossed me some keys. I wanted to catch them in a graceful, nonchalant Ennis way. Unfortunately, I was more of a Jack. (Only in a Brokie, BTW, would those words immediately summon screencap-like images.)

I have three sets of shirts-within-shirts hanging in my closet. They're not tributes to lost loves -- they're potential outfits I want to remember to wear sometime. But this feels like a Brokieish way to handle the outfit problem.
Both wonderful Brokeisms!!
 :-*
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 23, 2010, 06:33:49 pm
When I go off on one of my trips way out in the middle of nowhere, I'm in the habit of saying "See you Sunday, latest" and then dragging my scrawny ass back home the latest on Sunday that I can.  :-\
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 23, 2010, 08:45:29 pm
Two nonverbal Brokieisms:

My sons tossed me some keys. I wanted to catch them in a graceful, nonchalant Ennis way. Unfortunately, I was more of a Jack. (Only in a Brokie, BTW, would those words immediately summon screencap-like images.)

I have three sets of shirts-within-shirts hanging in my closet. They're not tributes to lost loves -- they're potential outfits I want to remember to wear sometime. But this feels like a Brokieish way to handle the outfit problem.



After reading what you said there, I decided to do my own "brokie" tribute for my dear husband who passed away in November.
The dress, which whenever I wore it, my hubby would say..."oh, I see you have my favourite dress on again"...I have had the dress for over 10 years.....it was the one I wore to his funeral........it now hangs on the hanger, under his favourite shirt, where they will remain forever.

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/suekat777/IMGP0129.jpg)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on February 23, 2010, 09:22:43 pm
After reading what you said there, I decided to do my own "brokie" tribute for my dear husband who passed away in November.
The dress, which whenever I wore it, my hubby would say..."oh, I see you have my favourite dress on again"...I have had the dress for over 10 years.....it was the one I wore to his funeral........it now hangs on the hanger, under his favourite shirt, where they will remain forever.

I love this, Sue! A beautiful way to remember a loved one, Brokie style.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on February 24, 2010, 02:31:02 am
Sue, that's a wonderful tribute!  Thank you for posting it.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 24, 2010, 09:58:02 am
After reading what you said there, I decided to do my own "brokie" tribute for my dear husband who passed away in November.
The dress, which whenever I wore it, my hubby would say..."oh, I see you have my favourite dress on again"...I have had the dress for over 10 years.....it was the one I wore to his funeral........it now hangs on the hanger, under his favourite shirt, where they will remain forever.

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/suekat777/IMGP0129.jpg)

THey look great together!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 04, 2010, 08:25:08 pm
My mother asked me how my daughter was doing today. I said that after celebrating Purim last night, she was so tired she was "sleeping on her feet like a horse." My mother laughed as if that was the most clever thing she had ever heard!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on March 04, 2010, 11:38:22 pm
I heard about a middle-school trivia night tomorrow, and thought the price ($3) and location (at the school, three blocks away) sounded good, and hoped my son would be interested in attending. So I suggested he smarten up and call some friends and go to it.

He replied, "That fire and brimstone crowd? sounds extremely boring."

I, imagining myself as Alma, said, "Well, I think it would be nice."

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 04, 2010, 11:47:04 pm
Haha! I assume your son isn't in on the joke, as my mom isn't either. But, my husband is savvy. One time I mentioned that I thought a certain something was held together with "chewing gum and balin' wire" and he said "That's from your movie, isn't it." Yup, it was.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on March 04, 2010, 11:56:38 pm
Haha! I assume your son isn't in on the joke, as my mom isn't either. But, my husband is savvy. One time I mentioned that I thought a certain something was held together with "chewing gum and balin' wire" and he said "That's from your movie, isn't it." Yup, it was.

Nobody I know in real life is in on the joke.  :-\

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on March 05, 2010, 11:52:34 am
Nobody I know in real life is in on the joke.  :-\



Yeah, that's one of the odd aspects of deliberately using Brokieisms in real life.  They're mainly for my own amusement when I use them.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on March 05, 2010, 01:15:52 pm
They're mainly for my own amusement when I use them.

But also, I think about how I will post it here, where I can share the moment with people who appreciate it.

 :D


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on March 05, 2010, 01:51:34 pm
But also, I think about how I will post it here, where I can share the moment with people who appreciate it.

 :D


Sure enough, Bud!
 ;D


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 06, 2010, 12:04:50 am
You bet! :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on March 06, 2010, 09:32:56 am
After Lynne's move:

SuperD:  "Why'd you give your old landlord your new address?"

Lynne:  "So I could get my deposit back."

Paul:  "Money's a good point."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 06, 2010, 11:25:21 am
After Lynne's move:

SuperD:  "Why'd you give your old landlord your new address?"

Lynne:  "So I could get my deposit back."

Paul:  "Money's a good point."

I have to agree.  8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 23, 2010, 09:38:45 am
My mother was listening raptly to the radio when I walked in her abode, and she said it was a talk show on "long term care." I couldn't think of anything to reply so I said "Sounds like some high-class entertainment!"   :-\
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on March 25, 2010, 10:16:18 am
After a long time, today I used a Brokieism.  :D It popped right into my head and it was the only possible comment at that moment ;D.


My daughter and her friend were talking about second names and saying that another friend (I'll call her Mary) doesn't have a second name at all.

Me: "Her folks just stopped at Mary?"

Puzzled faces around me :laugh:.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on March 25, 2010, 10:45:18 am
After a long time, today I used a Brokieism.  :D It popped right into my head and it was the only possible comment at that moment ;D.


My daughter and her friend were talking about second names and saying that another friend (I'll call her Mary) doesn't have a second name at all.

Me: "Her folks just stopped at Mary?"

Puzzled faces around me :laugh:.

Did you say it in English, when up until then everybody was speaking German? That would add to their confusion (and the humor!).

Actually, this brings up an interesting question, in general. Chrissi, do you usually say/think your Brokieisms in English? How about you other non-native-English speakers?

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on March 25, 2010, 12:45:54 pm
Did you say it in English, when up until then everybody was speaking German? That would add to their confusion (and the humor!).

Yep.


Quote
Actually, this brings up an interesting question, in general. Chrissi, do you usually say/think your Brokieisms in English? How about you other non-native-English speakers?

It's English all the way. Everything BBM and BM related is in English for me. For the greatest part, I'm thinking in English when writing posts. I don't translate for myself, it's the English version which pours out of my brain into my fingers without thinking about it. Sometimes, when I miss a word or expression, I'm asking myself how I would say it in German, then use my online dictionary.
Sometimes it's different, I know in German what I want to say and have to translate it. But mostly not.

Heck, I even dream in English, when it's something BBM/BM related. :laugh:
I started dreaming in English years ago, long before BBM, during several vacations in England. It always stopped automatically when back in Germany.
I dream in English either when I am actually in an English speaking country or when it's BBM related. Makes ense.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on March 25, 2010, 01:07:19 pm
Did you say it in English, when up until then everybody was speaking German? That would add to their confusion (and the humor!).

Actually, this brings up an interesting question, in general. Chrissi, do you usually say/think your Brokieisms in English? How about you other non-native-English speakers?



Interesting question.

The reason I don't use Brokieisms aloud in my everyday life very often is that Brokieisms can only be expressed in English! And since that's not my everyday language, there's not often room for them.  :'(
But I think them to myself often enough.

Like Chrissi, I often think in English, and when I write posts I do it in English without Swedish detours. Only when I miss a word or a phrase to express something I want to say, I have to think it in Swedish first and then use my online dictionary. Which I of course also use when there are words I don't understand in a post.

My English has really improved over these past few years!!

I don't think I ever dreamt in English though.

I did use a Brokiesism today, in connection with a small crochet-project I'm in the middle of. I had failed several times with a tricky little thingie, and almost felt like giving it up, and said to myself, "you're too much for me Ennis, I wish I knew how to quit you."

  :D







Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on March 25, 2010, 01:45:44 pm
I am in awe of the second language skills of you Eurobrokies!  :D

I guess I occasionally think of a phrase in French or Italian, if that's where I first heard it or it's otherwise famous or it's just fun to say ("A la recherche du temps perdu," "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose").

Or, Chrissi, in German I sometimes think of the lines we had to learn in my one semester of high-school German: "Gutenmorgen, Emil, warum bist Du so Blass?" "Ich bin krank." ("Good morning, Emil, why are you so pale?" "I am sick," for you non-German-speakers) or "Blut ist im Schuh" ("blood is in the shoe," from the non-Disneyified Euro version of Cinderella, in which the stepsisters cut off parts of their feet to fit into the glass slipper). Unfortunately or fortunately, none of these situations come up too often.

But I am very far, sadly, from having any foreign language flow easily from my brain without having to stop and think and translate and, in most cases, turn to Babel Fish.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 25, 2010, 03:17:39 pm
I am in awe of the second language skills of you Eurobrokies!  :D
I second that!! Here in the U.S., we can't even understand people who speak with an accent, much less in a different language!

I guess I occasionally think of a phrase in French or Italian, if that's where I first heard it or it's otherwise famous or it's just fun to say ("A la recherche du temps perdu," "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose").
Ooo, I like it when you speak French!! (Shades of Pepe LePew!) My attempts at French stop with "Viva la difference!" Or "C'est la vie!"

"Gutenmorgen, Emil, warum bist Du so Blass?" "Ich bin krank." ("Good morning, Emil, why are you so pale?" "I am sick," for you non-German-speakers) or "Blut ist im Schuh" ("blood is in the shoe," from the non-Disneyified Euro version of Cinderella, in which the stepsisters cut off parts of their feet to fit into the glass slipper). Unfortunately or fortunately, none of these situations come up too often.
Blech, I'm glad I never had the opportunity to speak German...muy difficile!!

But I am very far, sadly, from having any foreign language flow easily from my brain without having to stop and think and translate and, in most cases, turn to Babel Fish.
Me too. Although inexplicably, I sometimes dream in French...or at least I think it's French. Or maybe it's just some made-up place language where bleubirds sing and there's a champagne spring!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 25, 2010, 03:58:51 pm
Ooo, I like it when you speak French!! (Shades of Pepe LePew!) My attempts at French stop with "Viva la difference!" Or "C'est la vie!"

That should be "Vive la difference." I believe viva is Italian.

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Blech, I'm glad I never had the opportunity to speak German...muy difficile!!

Ach, du Lieber! Mein Gott! Deutsch schwer? Nein! Don't let Chrissi hear you say that!  :o

 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on March 25, 2010, 04:05:45 pm
LOLing at the German sentences here, esp yours Katherine!

It reminds me of all the stupid sentences I've had to learn over the years in various languages in school!  ;D


Some of the first things we learned in English in 4th grade was things like: "This is a pencil. Is this a pencil? Yes, this is a pencil", and "Is this a car or a ball? This is a ball", and "This is a cap, and that is a record."  ::)

I'm sure glad I've come a bit further since then!  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on March 25, 2010, 04:17:38 pm
In French, it was, "Je vais rechercher un bon vin dans la cave" -- "I will go look for a good wine in the cellar."  ;D

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 25, 2010, 04:18:12 pm
Remember, this comes from the land of the Pennsylvania Dutch!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on March 25, 2010, 04:27:31 pm
In French, it was, "Je vais rechercher un bon vin dans la cave" -- "I will go look for a good wine in the cellar."  ;D



Um.....something tells me you didn't start learning French in 4th grade, but rather a few years later..... ::) ::) ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on March 25, 2010, 04:28:07 pm
Remember, this comes from the land of the Pennsylvania Dutch!!


???
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 25, 2010, 04:38:03 pm

???

Wikipedia explains it here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Dutch).

The Pennsylvania "Dutch" were really German people who settled in that area. The word Deutsch was corrupted to Dutch.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on March 25, 2010, 04:56:42 pm
Wikipedia explains it here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Dutch).

The Pennsylvania "Dutch" were really German people who settled in that area. The word Deutsch was corrupted to Dutch.

Oh, thanks for the link and explanation.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 25, 2010, 06:20:25 pm
In French, it was, "Je vais rechercher un bon vin dans la cave" -- "I will go look for a good wine in the cellar."  ;D

At least you learned to say something useful.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 25, 2010, 06:22:16 pm
Wikipedia explains it here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Dutch).

The Pennsylvania "Dutch" were really German people who settled in that area. The word Deutsch was corrupted to Dutch.

By the English. In their typical zenophobic way, they formerly lumped the peoples of Germany and the Netherlands all together and called them all "Dutch."  >:(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on March 25, 2010, 06:35:33 pm
I am in awe of the second language skills of you Eurobrokies!  :D

As am I!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on March 26, 2010, 02:21:00 am
Um.....something tells me you didn't start learning French in 4th grade, but rather a few years later..... ::) ::) ;D

No, we didn't even have the opportunity to study a second language in school until 7th grade!  >:(

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on March 26, 2010, 07:29:53 am
No, we didn't even have the opportunity to study a second language in school until 7th grade!  >:(



That's too bad.

Nowadays they start teaching English in first grade in most schools here I think.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on March 26, 2010, 09:06:15 am
No, we didn't even have the opportunity to study a second language in school until 7th grade!  >:(

10th grade for me  >:(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on March 26, 2010, 11:21:39 am
For a couple of years, my kids attended a suburban school district where they teach Spanish from kindergarten on. In their more financially challenged urban district, they don't teach it until junior high. High school offers three languages.

On the other hand, I can see where, geographically, learning a foreign language would be of more immediate practical value to Europeans. I also have seen, say, German and Italian people interacting in English, so I can understand why it would be good to learn English early.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 26, 2010, 12:27:03 pm
I also have seen, say, German and Italian people interacting in English, so I can understand why it would be good to learn English early.

At the risk of offending somebody--no one in particular, just anyone in general--I have heard it said that English is now the international language that French once was. I also believe I remember hearing that all airline communication is in English, for example.

Of course, if this is truly the case, it's yet another disincentive for Americans to learn another language besides their own.  :-\

And that's still a shame. At least the way languages were taught when I was in junior high and high school, a lot of history and cultural learning/appreciation went along with learning how to conjugate verbs. ...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on March 26, 2010, 12:45:02 pm
Of course, if this is truly the case, it's yet another disincentive for Americans to learn another language besides their own.  :-\

Good point. Even when Americans travel, they often find enough people who speak English that they (usually) have few problems.

Also, when picking a second language to study, there's no obvious best choice. I have urged my sons to learn Spanish, because that's the one they woul most often be able to use right here in their own country. But ultimately it's their choice.

Quote
And that's still a shame. At least the way languages were taught when I was in junior high and high school, a lot of history and cultural learning/appreciation went along with learning how to conjugate verbs. ...

True! Not to mention one's own language -- I have learned a lot about English through studying other languages.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on April 02, 2010, 03:57:51 pm

Heya!

I'm here to report that I used a Brokieism today at work while talking with my boss.  While describing a pastel that we were discussing... the phrase "bonelss blue" slipped out of my mouth when I was trying to verbalize the quality of the depicted sky!  LOL, I didn't even think about it or process it as an "about to use a Brokieism moment" before I said it.  My boss seemed to know exactly what I meant... so the whole thing was very seamless and smooth.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 02, 2010, 10:15:59 pm
Awesome, friend!!  :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on April 03, 2010, 05:29:05 am
Go Amanda! :D
"Boneless blue" is a wonderful phrase. I think most people know instantly what is meant, even if they've never heard it before. I did.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 03, 2010, 02:46:52 pm
My friends Offline Chuck and Adam were helping me move my mom's stuff and I dug a very tangled bunch of cord out to tie everything down in The Truck. To amuse us while I was straightening it out, I said, "We got to git in there and untangle those Chilean cords out of ours." To which Chuck answered right back, "Some of these tangles didn't go up there with you." He always has a Brokeism ready. As for Adam, well, he IS a Brokeism!!

And then Chuck went on to ask if the Chile was with or without beans. I assured him it was with...BetterMost beans!!

I have a picture to prove this all happened!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 03, 2010, 10:07:02 pm
Post that picture, FRiend!

You are so lucky to have friends with you in person who know a good Brokieism when they hear it!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 03, 2010, 11:46:00 pm
Here you go, friend!!

(http://www.divshare.com/img/midsize/10963770-c72.JPG) (http://www.divshare.com/download/10963770-c72)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 04, 2010, 12:06:20 am
Okay, I go to the trouble to post this, and right now there are 40 guests viewing fanfic, two other guests, and 4 members all viewing the home page. Sigh...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on April 04, 2010, 02:48:16 am
I think it's great, Lee. Thanks for sharing! :*

I have one, not so much a Brokeism, but another example of how BBM has become incorporated into our consciousness.

I met Mike from Providence in RI today for antiquing at a Panera. Now, the song "They will know we are Quakers by our Love" has been in my head since I played it a month ago at the retreat.

So today, across the crowded restaurant, I spot Mike in his cowboy hat. For the rest of the day, I'm hearing "They'll know we are Brokies by our hats" in my brain.

Almost five years later and there are no reins still.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 04, 2010, 08:56:22 am
"They'll know we are Brokies by our hats" 

Almost five years later and there are no reins still.

Yeee-haw!!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: loneleeb3 on April 05, 2010, 08:48:28 pm
It's funny, I will be riding down the road and see a peice of land and it will remind me of Brokeback.
The other day I was with Gene at an endurance race. I couldn't ride because of my recent injuries, so I sat in the vet check area freezing my ample arse off then the wind started blowing.
At first I was preturbed because I was already cold. hen I began to think of it as Jack, playin a trick on me and I din't mind so much.
Guess this thing has taken hold!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on April 06, 2010, 04:19:37 am
your recent injury Rich?

Lee, I'm at work so cant see your pictures. Plan to see them at home tonight.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 18, 2010, 02:09:55 am
My ex-husband, who is moving, described some apartments he had looked at. He mentioned one that was well located but not aesthetically pleasing.

"Well, you could fix it up real nice," I said.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on April 18, 2010, 05:03:31 am
My ex-husband, who is moving, described some apartments he had looked at. He mentioned one that was well located but not aesthetically pleasing.

"Well, you could fix it up real nice," I said.

 ;D ;D :D

I still love Brokieisms!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on April 18, 2010, 05:07:50 am
Me too! That was a great Brokieism!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on April 18, 2010, 02:04:30 pm
Me three!

I wish I could use more Brokieisms in my everyday life, but somehow it isn't the same in Swedish.....   ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on April 19, 2010, 03:05:37 am
Me three!

I wish I could use more Brokieisms in my everyday life, but somehow it isn't the same in Swedish.....   ;D

I hear ya!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on April 19, 2010, 04:36:04 pm
Well this is a very cute one.....yesterday Dev, Fiona and I sat down to watch Brokeback Mountain together, and Dev went and got her cowboy boots and cowboy hat on.......Soooooo cool.....

And by the way, there is nothing better than watching BBM with other Brokies...loved it.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on April 20, 2010, 10:01:48 am
BBM with Brokies, so true.

There is a woman in my life, we have not warmed up to each other, I'm not sure why.  But a few days ago, in emails between us and others, her response to someone was "YOU BET!"  In that moment, my feelings for her shifted more fully to the positive.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on April 21, 2010, 10:26:53 am
A couple of days ago I got a blue demin shirt as a gift from my parents. Today I wore it for the first time and paired it up with a pair of blue jeans. I´ve been going around all day, feeling like Jack Twist
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on April 21, 2010, 11:21:08 am
A couple of days ago I got a blue demin shirt as a gift from my parents. Today I wore it for the first time and paired it up with a pair of blue jeans. I´ve been going around all day, feeling like Jack Twist

And yet you right on style! Double denim is all the rage at the moment!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on April 22, 2010, 10:39:05 am
And yet you right on style! Double denim is all the rage at the moment!!
Jack Twist was SO before his time!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on April 22, 2010, 03:49:54 pm
Yesterday I biked home through a hailstorm.

Does that count as a Brokieism?   ;D


But to my huge disappointment there was no good looking cowboy who invited me into a cozy tent....    >:(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on April 22, 2010, 08:05:20 pm
Yesterday I biked home through a hailstorm.

Does that count as a Brokieism?   ;D


But to my huge disappointment there was no good looking cowboy who invited me into a cozy tent....    >:(

To me, anything counts as a Brokeism if when you see it, hear it, say it, do it, taste it, sing it or whatever.... somehow it reminds you of BBM.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 22, 2010, 10:27:30 pm
To me, anything counts as a Brokeism if when you see it, hear it, say it, do it, taste it, sing it or whatever.... somehow it reminds you of BBM.

You bet, friend!!  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: LauraGigs on April 23, 2010, 01:24:05 am
I've got one (another Lureenism)!

One time my band played at a club, and this guy kept talking my ear off, even after I told him I'm married, etc.  The show ended; he kept talking.  We put our instruments away; he kept talking.  Other customers cleared out; he kept talking.  Bar staff were cleaning up and putting chairs up on tables; he kept talking.  

Finally the drummer came up, wrapped his arms around me and said loudly,
"Honey, did you call the babysitter about the kids?"


(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn108/LauraGigs/YouWere.jpg)

I gave him a wide-eyed look and said, "I thought you were gonna call."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on April 23, 2010, 02:09:28 am
:)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on April 23, 2010, 03:51:13 am
I've got one (another Lureenism)!

One time my band played at a club, and this guy kept talking my ear off, even after I told him I'm married, etc.  The show ended; he kept talking.  We put our instruments away; he kept talking.  Other customers cleared out; he kept talking.  Bar staff were cleaning up and putting chairs up on tables; he kept talking.  

Finally the drummer came up, wrapped his arms around me and said loudly,
"Honey, did you call the babysitter about the kids?"


(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn108/LauraGigs/YouWere.jpg)

I gave him a wide-eyed look and said, "I thought you were gonna call."

 :laugh:

LOVE IT!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on April 23, 2010, 03:15:54 pm
To me, anything counts as a Brokeism if when you see it, hear it, say it, do it, taste it, sing it or whatever.... somehow it reminds you of BBM.

Great definition of Brokieism, Sue!!    :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on April 23, 2010, 03:17:05 pm
LOL at "I though you were gonna call"!!   ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 23, 2010, 06:07:29 pm

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn108/LauraGigs/YouWere.jpg)

I gave him a wide-eyed look and said, "I thought you were gonna call."
:laugh: :laugh:

To me, anything counts as a Brokeism if when you see it... somehow it reminds you of BBM.

Whenever I see my friends pensively looking through their mail, it reminds me, especially when they're stroking the postcards with their thumbs.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: optom3 on April 24, 2010, 08:35:56 am
To me, anything counts as a Brokeism if when you see it, hear it, say it, do it, taste it, sing it or whatever.... somehow it reminds you of BBM.

I agree 100%, even if I see a pick up truck with a guy in a cowboy hat, that is BBM for me. Cowboy boots, same thing.
One sad one for me just this week was when yet again I said I would take James back to England if we could not get him into a residential program, at least the other two would not then live in fear.
Nigel responded with, what good will that do.
Without even thinking about it, I responded, you got a better idea !
I never realised at the time it was a Brokieism not until I started to read this thread !
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on April 26, 2010, 03:36:49 pm
I've got one (another Lureenism)!

One time my band played at a club, and this guy kept talking my ear off, even after I told him I'm married, etc.  The show ended; he kept talking.  We put our instruments away; he kept talking.  Other customers cleared out; he kept talking.  Bar staff were cleaning up and putting chairs up on tables; he kept talking.  

Finally the drummer came up, wrapped his arms around me and said loudly,
"Honey, did you call the babysitter about the kids?"


(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn108/LauraGigs/YouWere.jpg)

I gave him a wide-eyed look and said, "I thought you were gonna call."


          That is my favorite Brokieism of all time*** :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 30, 2010, 12:28:39 am
I was making pesto for pasta tonight. I didn't have the recipe anymore and was going by memory, so at first I put only 1/4 cup Parmesan in, when really it needs 3/4 cup.

It was bland and liquid-y.

"Pesto don't taste right," I said to my son.



OK, so Ennis wouldn't normally comment on pesto. I wouldn't normally use a plural noun with a singular verb. But together -- Brokieism magic!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: LauraGigs on June 30, 2010, 11:33:58 am
Quote
OK, so Ennis wouldn't normally comment on pesto. I wouldn't normally use a plural noun with a singular verb. But together -- Brokieism magic!

 ;D   :D   :laugh: 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 30, 2010, 12:07:15 pm
OK, so Ennis wouldn't normally comment on pesto.

Ennis wouldn't know from pesto!  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on June 30, 2010, 12:32:37 pm
I've been brought up short lately when walking in the neighborhood by print ads similar to this on the bus shelters:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Catchall/blackberrybbmad.jpg)

Ennis wouldn't know from pesto!  ;D

Ennis wouldn't know from Blackberries either!  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 30, 2010, 12:51:47 pm
I wouldn't normally use a plural noun with a singular verb.

Plural verb with singular noun, I mean. Maybe I'm not so far from Ennis, grammar-wise, as I think.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 30, 2010, 02:37:10 pm
Ennis wouldn't know from Blackberries either!  ;)

Maybe the kind that bears eat. ...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 30, 2010, 04:56:56 pm
There's a radio station in the Chicago area called WBBM that always kind of startles me in the same way Meryl.



I've been brought up short lately when walking in the neighborhood by print ads similar to this on the bus shelters:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Catchall/blackberrybbmad.jpg)

Ennis wouldn't know from Blackberries either!  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on June 30, 2010, 06:06:07 pm
At work today, I suddenly saw the name Aguirre on a paper.  I was quite startled, had to look twice to make sure I read it correct.

I suppose it's not an unusual Spanish name, but I've never seen it in a non-BBM context before.

It added a little something to my day.  :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on July 06, 2010, 03:13:58 am
I've been brought up short lately when walking in the neighborhood by print ads similar to this on the bus shelters:

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Catchall/blackberrybbmad.jpg)

Ennis wouldn't know from Blackberries either!  ;)

Thanks for sharing that, Meryl!

"Personalize your BBM bar code"

Makes me think of Jack and Ennis feeling the necks of their beer bottles while talking about the 42 sheep; of Jack walking up to Jimbo; of colored handkerchiefs in left and right pockets; even of Lureen talking of matin' calls, and Cassie saying "drunks like you."

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on July 06, 2010, 03:14:38 am
Thanks for sharing that, Meryl!

"Personalize your BBM bar code"

Makes me think of Jack and Ennis feeling the necks of their beer bottles while talking about the 42 sheep; of Jack walking up to Jimbo; of colored handkerchiefs in left and right pockets; even of Lureen talking of matin' calls, and Cassie saying "drunks like you."




And of the lonely fellow in the Mint Bar with the hungry look in his eyes.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on July 06, 2010, 12:26:03 pm
Didn't think of "bar code" like that, but it sure enough applies to our BBM.   ;)  8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on July 24, 2010, 01:57:31 pm
I'm watching the movie The Front, where Woody Allen's character is a front for blacklisted scriptwriters.  A producer says of him, "He's the best writer we've got.  Hell, he's the only writer we've got."  Accent was quite different, but delivery exactly the same.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on July 24, 2010, 05:29:26 pm
I'm watching the movie The Front, where Woody Allen's character is a front for blacklisted scriptwriters.  A producer says of him, "He's the best writer we've got.  Hell, he's the only writer we've got."  Accent was quite different, but delivery exactly the same.

Interesting! Because I bet Larry and Diana have seen The Front.

Is it good, BTW?

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on July 24, 2010, 08:05:10 pm
It's worth watching.  Several of the main people involved were actually blacklisted in the early 50s. 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on July 25, 2010, 02:35:04 pm
That's a good one Elle.  It's been a while since I've watched a Woody Allen movie... sometimes I go through phases when I really, really want to watch his movies.  But, I've never seen that one.

I always find it fun when there are Brokieisms tucked into other films/shows/books/music, etc.  They usually have nothing to do with BBM, but they always get my attention in any case.

For whatever reason, during the moving packing and unpacking I've been in the mood to listen to a band called Placebo endlessly... they're a band that I've always liked and I saw them live in 2003.  But, normally I don't listen to them so constantly.. for some reason they've definitely seen me through this move.

Anyway, on their most recent album there's a song titled "For What It's Worth."  ;D  The album is copyrighted 2009... still I doubt that there's any BBM connection (aside from the fact that they're lead singer is bisexual and the bassist is gay).

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on July 26, 2010, 01:22:59 am

Anyway, on their most recent album there's a song titled "For What It's Worth."  ;D  The album is copyrighted 2009... still I doubt that there's any BBM connection (aside from the fact that they're lead singer is bisexual and the bassist is gay).





[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm6NeM-6vBE[/youtube]
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on July 26, 2010, 11:29:38 am
That's a great song C!  Love it.  But it's a very different song from the Placebo tune I was thinking about.  I'll post a YouTube when I get home from work (yes I have high speed internet at home now!).

For now:

For What It's Worth:

The end of the century
I said my goodbyes
For what it’s worth
I always aim to please
But I nearly died

For what it’s worth
Come on lay with me
‘Cause I’m on fire
For what it’s worth
I tear the sun in three
To light up your eyes

For what it’s worth

Broke up the family
Everybody cried
For what it’s worth

I have a slow disease
That sucked me dry
For what it’s worth

Come on walk with me
Into the rising tide
For what it’s worth

Filled a cavity
Your God shaped hole tonight
For what it’s worth

No one cares when you’re out on the street
Picking up the pieces to make ends meet
No one cares when you’re down in the gutter
Got no friends got no lover


For what it’s worth
Got no lover

Got no friends got no lover

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 06, 2010, 09:06:00 am
I'm working with some great new people in my new job, and yesterday my artist was emailing me an apology for something she forgot to do on a piece, so I emailed her back "S'alright."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on August 06, 2010, 09:20:21 am
 :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on August 06, 2010, 11:57:29 am
I used a Brokieism last Saturday, and just remember it now.

At lunch time my oldest daughter asked me which of the leftovers I wanted to have: pizza or canneloni. Both were only small portions, so I said: "It's all yours." - same intonation, and of course in English.

It's nice that meanwhile she speaks enough English to understand a lot.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 07, 2010, 05:30:22 pm
There are many Brokeisms that are appropriate for this sad day, but the one that echoes in my head the most is what Meryl selected for her signature: "See you in the morning." These were the last words that Ennis spoke to Jack in the movie and, like the bright windowpane and the mystical blue light, they give us hope.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on August 14, 2010, 02:46:15 pm
OK, so- for what it's worth- I've finally resolved all my recent, crazy computer issues.  And, now that I have fast internet at home YouTube is quickly going to turn into my new internet addiction.  For music, and for immediately being able to drill down into really interesting obscure footage, concert films, etc.  it's just unbelievable.

So, here as promised is one of many YouTube options for Placebo's "For What It's Worth."  Placebo is my total obsession lately.  This is a performance they did of it for BBC Radio.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pazT1wxBoWE[/youtube]



That's a great song C!  Love it.  But it's a very different song from the Placebo tune I was thinking about.  I'll post a YouTube when I get home from work (yes I have high speed internet at home now!).

For now:

For What It's Worth:

The end of the century
I said my goodbyes
For what it’s worth
I always aim to please
But I nearly died

For what it’s worth
Come on lay with me
‘Cause I’m on fire
For what it’s worth
I tear the sun in three
To light up your eyes

For what it’s worth

Broke up the family
Everybody cried
For what it’s worth

I have a slow disease
That sucked me dry
For what it’s worth

Come on walk with me
Into the rising tide
For what it’s worth

Filled a cavity
Your God shaped hole tonight
For what it’s worth

No one cares when you’re out on the street
Picking up the pieces to make ends meet
No one cares when you’re down in the gutter
Got no friends got no lover


For what it’s worth
Got no lover

Got no friends got no lover


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on August 30, 2010, 10:14:46 am
I got to use another Brokieism, yay :D.

Last night the girls and we were watching Juno on TV (recommended BTW, lovely movie!).
The cat suddenly got one of his "I MUST kill something" fits and started to chase his own tail, balancing on the armrest of the couch while doing so. It was so funny to watch, as he slipped from the armrest multiple times, but always went back up there :laugh:. And when he cought his tail, he bit into it. Stupid cat ::) ;).

Anyway, we all didn't want to miss something from the movie, but also wanted to watch the cat. My daughter made a comment about it, and I stated that it's some high-class entertainment fer sure. :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 30, 2010, 10:35:43 am
Once again, Chrissi, we're living parallel lives. I was just coming here to report that I said "Sounds like some high-class entertainment" to my son regarding some funny thing the dog did.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on August 31, 2010, 11:38:01 am
Once again, Chrissi, we're living parallel lives. I was just coming here to report that I said "Sounds like some high-class entertainment" to my son regarding some funny thing the dog did.

Tse he :laugh:. Hello my seperated at birth twin :).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 31, 2010, 11:52:38 am
Oh, that's a good one. I always love when I get to use that Brokeism! My Brokeism of the day is I got three cracked vertebrates! Not cracked actually, but twisted, and pressing on some nerves in my neck. Not high-class entertainment for sure, but I get to have some physical therapy and extra rest while it's healing. Let me tell you that spending 14 hours driving would not be a good idea with cracked vertebrae. Jack was so devoted to Ennis to do that.

Coincidentally, I was listening to a favorite song by Mark Knopfler, Speedway at Nazareth, and in it he sang of driving from Phoenix to Nazareth (PA) with three cracked vertebrae.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on September 05, 2010, 12:19:13 am
     
  6 TESTARHYTHM 2.8   2.9 1.7   
       

   2.75 1.35   
   T CLARK   2  55.5   W   X13 94   
  7 ALMA'S FURY 30.4   34.7 7.4   
       
   51.00 11.00   
   G BUCKLEY   14  55.0      6X5 84   
  8 BUTT I'M READY  10.9   10.7 3.1   
       

   The names of two horses in a race yesterday....I took them in a quinella, but lost
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 05, 2010, 08:55:47 am
Cute names!! What's a quinella?
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Post by: Katie77 on September 05, 2010, 09:05:20 am
Cute names!! What's a quinella?

A quinella is when you bet on two horses to run first and second.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 25, 2010, 11:45:20 am
I find Brokieisms in the most unlikely places. Last night I was reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, volume I, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and on page 653, Sherlock is analyzing some handwriting on a note written by two hands, and remarks on the "bold, strong hand of the one, and the other rather broken-backed..."!

Then, this morning, I was working out while listening to NPR's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" (August 7 edition) on my ipod. There was a hilarious exchange about the proposed plan to do a biopic of Justin Beiber, who is all of 16 years old, and who the director might be. They speculated how Chris Nolan, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow and other directors might approach the daunting project, and then played a song about catching "Beiber fever", hehe!

WWDTM was pretty funny, also with a segment on Warren Buffett and Bill Gates personally calling their fellow billionaires to ask them to pledge to donate some of their billions to charity. Peter Seigel referred to them as Warren Gates, and the panel responded with excitement about a Warren + Bill marriage, pleased that they didn't waste any time after the overturn of Prop 8!!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 28, 2010, 01:07:22 pm
Not my use of a Brokieism, but here's a post of mine from the In the New Yorker Thread:

Quote
Well, here's a familiar phrase!

Today while I eat lunch I'm reading William Finnegan's "Letter from Tijuana" in the October 18 issue. Describing the retired army colonel who had been given the top police job in Tijuana, Finnegan writes, "Leyzaola himself was, unmistakably, the new stud duck in town."

 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on October 29, 2010, 12:43:20 am
Not my use of a Brokieism, but here's a post of mine from the In the New Yorker Thread:


That's so cool, to find a Brokieism so unexpectedly. And even in the New Yorker, which has itself gained a Brokie connection through the aforementioned thread.
 8)
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Post by: Kelda on November 01, 2010, 09:34:34 am
Not my use of a Brokieism, but here's a post of mine from the In the New Yorker Thread:

 
Stud duck.. brill!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lumière on November 03, 2010, 03:52:48 pm
This isn't a Brokieism per se...  :)

But I will say that I've been thinking of Ennis a lot lately - 

Ennis in the trailer after Alma Jr drives away.
Ennis avoiding Jack's eyes when they first encounter each other outside Aguirre's trailer.
Ennis sitting at the table with Ma & Pa Twist.
Ennis dashing down the stairs after those 4 fuckin' years.
Ennis and all the nights he spent in that trailer, pissing in the sink and not needing nothing 'cause he's got nothing.
Ennis Ennis Ennis...

I don't know.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 03, 2010, 06:13:05 pm
This isn't a Brokieism per se...  :)

But I will say that I've been thinking of Ennis a lot lately - 

Ennis in the trailer after Alma Jr drives away.
Ennis avoiding Jack's eyes when they first encounter each other outside Aguirre's trailer.
Ennis sitting at the table with Ma & Pa Twist.
Ennis dashing down the stairs after those 4 fuckin' years.
Ennis and all the nights he spent in that trailer, pissing in the sink and not needing nothing 'cause he's got nothing.
Ennis Ennis Ennis...

I don't know.
:)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 07, 2011, 10:58:24 am
My two children inadvertently participated in Brokeisms while my daughter was visiting yesterday to use the kitchen to cook dinners for later on when her baby arrives. She rapidly filled up the garbage can, unpackaging all the food, and asked my son to empty it for her. It can be kind of tricky getting the plastic bag out of the garbage can because when you lift the handles of the bag, the can comes with it. Someone needs to pull the can away or otherwise shake or kick it to break the suction. My son chose the last option since I was standing there amusedly watching him instead of helping. "If I had four hands, it'd be easy!" he said. I got a flash of him juggling two crying children and wondered if, as the uncle, he'd be doing just that in a few years!

Later on, with large bags of food safely stored in the freezer, my eight-months-pregnant daughter asked for, and got, a footrub from her brother.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 31, 2011, 10:06:20 am
This one isn't exact, but it's close.

Last night I was chatting on line with someone who purported to be a rodeo jock. I asked him whether he rode bulls or horses, and he responded, "Broncs. But anyway, I said to him, "I don't rodeo myself. ..."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 31, 2011, 10:21:23 am
This is even more of a stretch because it doesn't involve saying anything, but Saturday night I did smarten up and go to the church social.  ;D

(Actually, it was the retirement party for our assistant minister.)

We aren't a fire-and-brimstone crowd. ...  ;D
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Post by: serious crayons on January 31, 2011, 11:28:36 am
Last night, I said that something or other had "never come to pass."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on January 31, 2011, 02:08:28 pm
This is even more of a stretch because it doesn't involve saying anything, but Saturday night I did smarten up and go to the church social.  ;D

(Actually, it was the retirement party for our assistant minister.)

We aren't a fire-and-brimstone crowd. ...  ;D

 :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 31, 2011, 02:38:34 pm
Great Brokeisms friend!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on February 17, 2011, 08:38:29 pm
For many years, my ex-husband has been joining four or five male friends for an annual ice-fishing expedition. This year, he asked to leave his car at my house while he was gone, and I said sure. He dropped off the car this morning and got picked up by a friend for the drive up north. While my ex was inside getting his gear, I chatted out front with his friend.

ME: Well, good luck with the fishing!

FRIEND: We don't go up there to fish.

 :o :o :o

What I think he actually meant was that they don't go up for the fishing, they go up for the drunken camaraderie. But who knows?!




Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 17, 2011, 09:23:30 pm
How on earth did you keep a straight face!!?? I've been longing for a good new Brokeism lately; thank you, I've found it!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on February 18, 2011, 05:44:50 am
For many years, my ex-husband has been joining four or five male friends for an annual ice-fishing expedition. This year, he asked to leave his car at my house while he was gone, and I said sure. He dropped off the car this morning and got picked up by a friend for the drive up north. While my ex was inside getting his gear, I chatted out front with his friend.

ME: Well, good luck with the fishing!

FRIEND: We don't go up there to fish.

 :o :o :o

What I think he actually meant was that they don't go up for the fishing, they go up for the drunken camaraderie. But who knows?!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Penthesilea on February 18, 2011, 12:14:07 pm
For many years, my ex-husband has been joining four or five male friends for an annual ice-fishing expedition. This year, he asked to leave his car at my house while he was gone, and I said sure. He dropped off the car this morning and got picked up by a friend for the drive up north. While my ex was inside getting his gear, I chatted out front with his friend.

ME: Well, good luck with the fishing!

FRIEND: We don't go up there to fish.

 :o :o :o

What I think he actually meant was that they don't go up for the fishing, they go up for the drunken camaraderie. But who knows?!


 :o
 :laugh:


Wish we could have seen your face!
 8)
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Post by: Monika on February 18, 2011, 12:24:33 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 18, 2011, 07:43:15 pm
Love it ....love it.... :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on February 18, 2011, 07:53:16 pm
Today at work one of my coworkers showed up with a yellow cake with cherries on top.

She opened it up, and I turned to some nearby coworkers and said "Wanna cup of coffee, doncha?  Piece of cherry cake?"

Of course, none of them got it, but I knew......:laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 18, 2011, 08:57:56 pm
Today at work one of my coworkers showed up with a yellow cake with cherries on top.

She opened it up, and I turned to some nearby coworkers and said "Wanna cup of coffee, doncha?  Piece of cherry cake?"

Of course, none of them got it, but I knew......:laugh:

Sometimes I feel we are a secret society......cause WE know, and WE get it
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Post by: Katie77 on February 18, 2011, 09:17:41 pm
This one's a bit different but amazing, just the same.

My son Adam, is in China, and Skypes me all the time...

Yesterday afternoon when he Skyped me, he had his guitar with him, and he said "Hey Mum, see if you recognise this"

And then he struck that first note and I knew instantly it was the Gustovo Santiolalla opening theme from BBM....

I felt like I was going to burst open, that tune coming from my sons guitar was one of most amazing things I have ever heard.

And the other amazing thing I realized, is that my son truely knows how much it means to me...

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Post by: Kelda on February 19, 2011, 07:19:27 am
Sometimes I feel we are a secret society......cause WE know, and WE get it

very true!
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Post by: Kelda on February 19, 2011, 07:20:08 am
This one's a bit different but amazing, just the same.

My son Adam, is in China, and Skypes me all the time...

Yesterday afternoon when he Skyped me, he had his guitar with him, and he said "Hey Mum, see if you recognise this"

And then he struck that first note and I knew instantly it was the Gustovo Santiolalla opening theme from BBM....

I felt like I was going to burst open, that tune coming from my sons guitar was one of most amazing things I have ever heard.

And the other amazing thing I realized, is that my son truely knows how much it means to me...



awwww...
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Post by: Sason on February 19, 2011, 09:13:54 am
Sometimes I feel we are a secret society......cause WE know, and WE get it

My thought exactly!
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Post by: Sason on February 19, 2011, 09:19:05 am
Yesterday I was talking to and praising a patient about something she had achieved recently but couldn't herself see the significance of.

I said to her: That's no little thing you have achieved there, it's quite a big step for you!


Of course, like Chuck said, she had no idea, but I knew!    ;D
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Post by: Front-Ranger on February 19, 2011, 08:30:44 pm
This one's a bit different but amazing, just the same.

My son Adam, is in China, and Skypes me all the time...

Yesterday afternoon when he Skyped me, he had his guitar with him, and he said "Hey Mum, see if you recognise this"

And then he struck that first note and I knew instantly it was the Gustovo Santiolalla opening theme from BBM....

I felt like I was going to burst open, that tune coming from my sons guitar was one of most amazing things I have ever heard.

And the other amazing thing I realized, is that my son truely knows how much it means to me...



Priceless!!   :)
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Post by: CellarDweller on February 20, 2011, 12:12:49 am
Sometimes I feel we are a secret society......cause WE know, and WE get it

That's why we're the Brokies!  ;D


I felt like I was going to burst open, that tune coming from my sons guitar was one of most amazing things I have ever heard.

And the other amazing thing I realized, is that my son truely knows how much it means to me...


;D  Sweet story, Sue!
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Post by: Monika on February 21, 2011, 04:54:00 am
This one's a bit different but amazing, just the same.

My son Adam, is in China, and Skypes me all the time...

Yesterday afternoon when he Skyped me, he had his guitar with him, and he said "Hey Mum, see if you recognise this"

And then he struck that first note and I knew instantly it was the Gustovo Santiolalla opening theme from BBM....

I felt like I was going to burst open, that tune coming from my sons guitar was one of most amazing things I have ever heard.

And the other amazing thing I realized, is that my son truely knows how much it means to me...


sweeeeet!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 21, 2011, 01:34:09 pm
Yay!! I got to use a new Brokeism today!! "He's just the spittin' image of his grand...ma!" I welcomed my first grandchild into the world. And yes, I was tempted to throw the keys at "Rodeo" and tell him to take a hike!! But he's a nice guy so I didn't.  ;D
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Post by: Meryl on February 21, 2011, 01:45:39 pm
Congratulations, grandma!  That's way cool, Lee.  8)
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Post by: Penthesilea on February 21, 2011, 03:17:19 pm
Yay!! I got to use a new Brokeism today!! "He's just the spittin' image of his grand...ma!" I welcomed my first grandchild into the world. And yes, I was tempted to throw the keys at "Rodeo" and tell him to take a hike!! But he's a nice guy so I didn't.  ;D


What a joyous event!
(http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/Penthesilea09/fbd5e85e.jpg)
Congratulations grandma Lee!!!
All the best to the new baby and the whole family.
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Post by: Kelda on February 21, 2011, 06:00:43 pm
Whbat Chrissi said!



What a joyous event!
(http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/Penthesilea09/fbd5e85e.jpg)
Congratulations grandma Lee!!!
All the best to the new baby and the whole family.
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Post by: Sason on February 21, 2011, 06:20:49 pm
Yay!! I got to use a new Brokeism today!! "He's just the spittin' image of his grand...ma!" I welcomed my first grandchild into the world. And yes, I was tempted to throw the keys at "Rodeo" and tell him to take a hike!! But he's a nice guy so I didn't.  ;D

Congrats to you and the whole family, Lee!!   :)

How cool to be able to welcome your grandchild with a brokieism!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 21, 2011, 08:12:24 pm
Yay!! I got to use a new Brokeism today!! "He's just the spittin' image of his grand...ma!" I welcomed my first grandchild into the world. And yes, I was tempted to throw the keys at "Rodeo" and tell him to take a hike!! But he's a nice guy so I didn't.  ;D

Congratulations Lee.....you are in for the ride of your life....grandchildren are wonderful......there aint no reins on this one.....
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Post by: CellarDweller on February 21, 2011, 08:28:55 pm
Congrats Lee!

:-*
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 23, 2011, 12:33:52 pm
Yay!! I got to use a new Brokeism today!! "He's just the spittin' image of his grand...ma!" I welcomed my first grandchild into the world. And yes, I was tempted to throw the keys at "Rodeo" and tell him to take a hike!! But he's a nice guy so I didn't.  ;D

Hey, I just caught up to this now! That's wonderful news!  :D
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Post by: ifyoucantfixit on February 25, 2011, 09:14:08 pm

    My most sincere congratulations Lee:

      There is absolutely not one single thing in this world more wonderful.  Not money, nor fame, nor anything at all.  More lovely than your own grandchildren.
You have to be careful there.  That thing has  a low startle point.  The love
you will feel truly has no reins on it.  It is a gut shot feeling for sure.

                                        All my best to you and your whole family, Janice
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Post by: Front-Ranger on February 27, 2011, 04:41:17 pm
Thank you very much Janice! I agree a hunerd percent! Just came from holding my little "Finn" for a few moments after church. He was crotchety after enduring a diaper change but settled right down when he was in my arms. He's quite a snuggle bear. I used to tell my daughter that, by coming into my life, she taught me the meaning of the word JOY, and now she has doubled my joy. Beside this baby, all the chores and stresses and trials of life just seem to fade away. To use another Brokeism, I feel like I can paw the white out of the moon!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on March 06, 2011, 12:01:58 pm
Today, my friend was attempting to put our feline friend into the new carrier, when she said, "the old carrier smells like cat piss", to which I replied, "or worse".  
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on March 06, 2011, 12:29:28 pm
Today, my friend was attempting to put our feline friend into the new carrier, when she said, "the old carrier smells like cat piss", to which I replied, "or worse".  


The only possible comment of course.  :D

Now I'm asking myself what on earth smells worse than cat-piss? - Err, no, let's better not go there, I don't wanna know. ;D :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Lynne on March 06, 2011, 03:07:10 pm
Today, my friend was attempting to put our feline friend into the new carrier, when she said, "the old carrier smells like cat piss", to which I replied, "or worse".  

 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on March 06, 2011, 04:58:40 pm
Not a "brokieism" but a fun story.

I went over to my brother's last night for his 40th birthday.  On the wall in his "rec room" he had a poster titled 101 lines from classic movies.

I expected (and found) lines from Grease, Star Wars, Good Fellas.

#12 was "I wish I knew how to quit you."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on March 06, 2011, 05:03:49 pm
yay!

Not a "brokieism" but a fun story.

I went over to my brother's last night for his 40th birthday.  On the wall in his "rec room" he had a poster titled 101 lines from classic movies.

I expected (and found) lines from Grease, Star Wars, Good Fellas.

#12 was "I wish I knew how to quit you."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on March 06, 2011, 05:11:29 pm
I don't think I've posted this before, but when my daughter had her friends in for sleepovers, my job was to supply the food, drinks (of course) and a place for the girls to sleep.  I had fun assigning a sleeping area to the girls.  When I pointed out a spot for my daughter to bed down for the night, I smiled at her and said, "ya sleep there!"  Now, my daughter is almost as much a Brokie as I am, but she looked at me and rolled her eyes!   :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 22, 2011, 08:48:38 pm
My son just arrived and my husband saiid, "Look what the wind blew in!"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 22, 2011, 10:55:03 pm
My son just arrived and my husband said, "Look what the wind blew in!"

 :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 03, 2011, 12:54:18 am
This wasn't a Brokieism by me, but one I witnessed when watching an old episode of my new favorite TV show, "Justified." (I started watching in its second season, going on now, but am catching up by renting Season 1 episodes. And by the way, it's highly recommended for anyone who likes shows featuring handsome men in cowboy hats.)

This is what I saw: A character sitting alone in a booth in a cafe, eating a piece of pie.

She was even sitting in exactly the same part of the cafe -- wall by the door, back to the door, window to the right -- that Ennis sat in. And although this scene takes place in Kentucky, the cafes looked so similar I was tempted to go to Striped Wall to see if they might possibly be the exact same set.

Another character came over to talk to her and, from then on, this scene unfolded differently than the one in BBM. And her pie looked like cherry rather than apple. But still, given that people don't really sit in alone in cafe booths eating pie all THAT often, I took this as a startling Brokieism.

 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on April 27, 2011, 11:03:43 am
I'm working on a show at the opera that features a revolving house, complete with parlor, kitchen and upstairs bedroom.  A picture hangs in the parlor between two sconces.  It's a picture of mountains!  Casey Cornelius would love it.  8)  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on April 28, 2011, 10:55:44 am
I'm working on a show at the opera that features a revolving house, complete with parlor, kitchen and upstairs bedroom.  A picture hangs in the parlor between two sconces.  It's a picture of mountains!  Casey Cornelius would love it.  8)  ;D
very cool!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on April 28, 2011, 11:01:28 am
Not something said, but rather me reacting to the way I looked today.
An hour or so ago I went to the bathroom here at work and looked at myself in the mirror while washing my hands and all of a sudden I went "damn...I got Heath written all over me". I am wearing my yin/yang necklace and I had me sleeves rolled up so my leaf tattoo was showing. It brought a smile to my face cause I like that my Brokeback experience has left visible marks on my appearance.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Benson on April 30, 2011, 05:17:58 am
I keep seeing a FOR SALE sign, nailed to a fence on a property, along the road i travel into town......

As I pass, I only get to read the first few words of the sign, and they are .......COW AND CALF.......

And everytime I see it, I hear Jack talking to Ennis about "maybe havin a cow and calf operation goin" 8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on April 30, 2011, 02:28:35 pm
cool jeff!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on May 01, 2011, 05:10:02 pm
I brushed past Rufus Wainwright in the lobby of the theater today during intermission!  8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on May 01, 2011, 05:28:54 pm
ooooooooohhhh!!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on May 02, 2011, 06:07:20 am
I brushed past Rufus Wainwright in the lobby of the theater today during intermission!  8)
very cool!

Now, those kind of things just don´t seem to happen here at home... 8)
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Post by: Sason on May 04, 2011, 08:41:13 am

Now, those kind of things just don´t seem to happen here at home... 8)

Weeeellllllll...... I've seen Mikael Wiehe at a pharmacy. And Mark Levengood in a bookstore....   8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 04, 2011, 08:42:58 am
Yesterday I saw a car with the letters EDM on the licence plate.   :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on May 04, 2011, 03:25:38 pm
Weeeellllllll...... I've seen Mikael Wiehe at a pharmacy. And Mark Levengood in a bookstore....   8) 8) 8)

 O0


 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on May 04, 2011, 03:31:47 pm
I had a Brokeback moment riding a bus home from work today. I listened to The Wings on my Ipod and had an Ennis moment right there and then, always working between those precious moments when I can meet up with people I enjoy spending time with and in whose company I feel like myself. When I look back at my life, I rarely remember work. It´s like in the movie when Ennis´s life inbetween his meetings with Jack just flash by.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on May 04, 2011, 03:33:30 pm
Weeeellllllll...... I've seen Mikael Wiehe at a pharmacy. And Mark Levengood in a bookstore....   8) 8) 8)


And you're bragging about seeing these guys?  Not exactly Jack and Ennis.   :laugh:

(http://www.mikaelwiehe.se/mikael/mw_lumpen.jpg)(http://sverigesradio.se/diverse/appdata/isidor/images/news_images/2071/267075_366_250.jpg)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 04, 2011, 03:37:08 pm
I had a Brokeback moment riding a bus home from work today. I listened to The Wings on my Ipod and had an Ennis moment right there and then, always working between those precious moments when I can meet up with people I enjoy spending time with and in whose company I feel like myself. When I look back at my life, I rarely remember work. It´s like in the movie when Ennis´s life inbetween his meetings with Jack just flash by.

(((( Monika )))))
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on May 04, 2011, 03:41:13 pm

And you're bragging about seeing these guys?  Not exactly Jack and Ennis.   :laugh:

(http://www.mikaelwiehe.se/mikael/mw_lumpen.jpg)(http://sverigesradio.se/diverse/appdata/isidor/images/news_images/2071/267075_366_250.jpg)

here´s Mark Levengood with his husband Jonas. See - very Brokeback.



*Sonja, I´ll accept cash*
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 04, 2011, 03:41:15 pm

And you're bragging about seeing these guys?  Not exactly Jack and Ennis.   :laugh:

(http://www.mikaelwiehe.se/mikael/mw_lumpen.jpg)(http://sverigesradio.se/diverse/appdata/isidor/images/news_images/2071/267075_366_250.jpg)


LMAO!!!!

For the record: I didn't compare them to Jack and Ennis, it was a reply to Meryl seeing Rufus Wainwright!   8)


That old picture of Mikael Wiehe is hilarious!!  :laugh:

He's been one of the most popular and most left wing artists in Sweden for ages.

Mark Levengood is one of the three most well known and popular gay artists in Sweden.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on May 04, 2011, 03:44:41 pm
I'll take Rufus any day!  In fact, I also brushed past him on East 20th Street on the way to the Gramercy Tavern last September.  Tall, handsome and world-weary.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 04, 2011, 03:45:35 pm

*Sonja, I´ll accept cash*

You want money because I've seen Mark and Mikael???   ::) ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on May 04, 2011, 03:45:59 pm
Rufus must be stalking brokies! :o
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on May 04, 2011, 03:47:32 pm
You want money because I've seen Mark and Mikael???   ::) ::)
No, because I was trying to help you out.
Now I´m gonna go and sulk in a corner while hugging a picture of Mark and Jonas.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 04, 2011, 03:48:17 pm
I'll take Rufus any day!  In fact, I also brushed past him on East 20th Street on the way to the Gramercy Tavern last September.  Tall, handsome and world-weary.

I remember you told that.

Well, I'll take Mark Levengood over most anybody any day!! Too bad he's already married!

He's a really nice guy, and speaks with the most beautiful Finnish accent.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 04, 2011, 03:50:17 pm
Rufus must be stalking brokies! :o


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Roles reversed.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 04, 2011, 03:51:48 pm
No, because I was trying to help you out.
Now I´m gonna go and sulk in a corner while hugging a picture of Mark and Jonas.

Ooooh, sorry I misunderstood!

Can I come sulking with you?

You can keep the picture though, I'll just hug Mark instead.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on May 04, 2011, 03:55:47 pm
Ooooh, sorry I misunderstood!

Can I come sulking with you?

You can keep the picture though, I'll just hug Mark instead.



yeah, alright. I think you, Mark, me and my picture of Mark all in the same corner might get slightly crowded though.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 04, 2011, 03:58:50 pm

yeah, alright. I think you, Mark, me and my picture of Mark all in the same corner might get slightly crowded though.

Ok then, so Mark and I will just find ourselves another corner.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 04, 2011, 04:13:17 pm
Sorry to interrupt all you Scandinavians, but I have an amusing Brokieism that cropped up. Climbing buddy Offline Chuck and I were canyoneering over in Utah this past weekend. I had obtained my son's climbing harness that I bought him a few months ago, and I was lending it to Chuck to use while rappelling. He took it out of the bag and observed that the price tag was still on it, so I said I figured all those times when my son and his girlfriend went out to do some rock climbing that "they didn't go up there to fish" and we both laughed!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 04, 2011, 04:16:36 pm
^^^^^^^^^

LOL!!  That's a good one, Lee!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on May 04, 2011, 04:16:53 pm
Sorry to interrupt all you Scandinavians, but I have an amusing Brokieism that cropped up. Climbing buddy Offline Chuck and I were canyoneering over in Utah this past weekend. I had obtained my son's climbing harness that I bought him a few months ago, and I was lending it to Chuck to use while rappelling. He took it out of the bag and observed that the price tag was still on it, so I said I figured all those times when my son and his girlfriend went out to do some rock climbing that "they didn't go up there to fish" and we both laughed!!
:laugh:
Good one, Lee!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on May 04, 2011, 04:54:50 pm
Sorry to interrupt all you Scandinavians, but I have an amusing Brokieism that cropped up. Climbing buddy Offline Chuck and I were canyoneering over in Utah this past weekend. I had obtained my son's climbing harness that I bought him a few months ago, and I was lending it to Chuck to use while rappelling. He took it out of the bag and observed that the price tag was still on it, so I said I figured all those times when my son and his girlfriend went out to do some rock climbing that "they didn't go up there to fish" and we both laughed!!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 06, 2011, 12:23:03 pm
Just before I went home from work today, I went to the postroom to leave some letters.
There was a funny and not very pleasant smell in there, and I was just about
to say: "this place smells like cat piss or worse."   ;D

But I caught myself. I don't think it would have gone over very well with my co-workers....   ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 16, 2011, 11:54:24 pm
My son has been getting in trouble lately. Today I was casting about for solutions to the problem, and (very) briefly considered the possibility of sending him out to stay with my brother. Then I remembered that, among other complications, my brother's work takes him out of the country very frequently, in fact maybe close to half of the time.

But the way I thought of it was,

He's not set up for that.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 17, 2011, 12:53:08 am
^Good one!  And, a fairly rare one K.  I'm impressed.  8)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 17, 2011, 01:31:07 am
^Good one!  And, a fairly rare one K.  I'm impressed.  8)

Thanks. It's a measure of how deep Brokieisms go, I think, that even when I no longer think about BBM on a daily basis, the right set of circumstances can still cause one to pop right up. Probably always will.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on June 18, 2011, 07:26:06 am
I hope you have solved the problems with your son now K.. xx
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 18, 2011, 10:41:51 am
I hope you have solved the problems with your son now K.. xx

Not until he's at least 25, probably.   ;D

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on June 18, 2011, 01:11:03 pm
Not until he's at least 25, probably.   ;D


 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 21, 2011, 01:41:58 pm
The film society office complained about a fruit fly infestation they have and I posted:

It's too early in the summer to be sick of fruit flies.

Do you think they'll get it?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 21, 2011, 02:08:25 pm
The film society office complained about a fruit fly infestation they have and I posted:

It's too early in the summer to be sick of fruit flies.

Do you think they'll get it?


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 21, 2011, 02:17:03 pm
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

You've been hanging around a certain punster too much, Jeff!  :P I got a text from offline Chuck yesterday: what's the difference between a person caught standing in amazement and a leopard's tail?

One is rooted to the spot and the other is spotted to the root.  ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 21, 2011, 02:46:25 pm
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

He he. This one liners are all fun to this foreign speaker, because they're all new to me. ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 21, 2011, 02:59:34 pm
You've been hanging around a certain punster too much, Jeff!  :P I got a text from offline Chuck yesterday: what's the difference between a person caught standing in amazement and a leopard's tail?

One is rooted to the spot and the other is spotted to the root.  ::)

No such thing as "hanging around a certain punster too much."  ;D

I didn't get the "time flies/fruit flies" one from him. I don't remember where I heard that one, but I'm sure it wasn't from him.  ???
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on June 25, 2011, 05:30:23 am
This is not me using a brokieism as such, but still a brokieism, kinda.

While driving the other day, I listened to the radio with one ear, wihtout paying much attention. It was a programme with little music and a lot of talking. (I find it helps me concentrate when I drive)

Suddenly the word 'Gyllenhaal' stood out to me, and my ears immediately perked up!

It was about a military historian named Lars Gyllenhaal, who has written something or other. But still....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on June 25, 2011, 05:32:46 am
I think that could be called "selective Brokeback hearing" Sasoon.....
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on June 25, 2011, 05:36:38 am
I think that could be called "selective Brokeback hearing" Sasoon.....

 ;D

I guess you're right.

I suppose it's only one of the many symptoms that constitute the Brokeback fever.   ::)   ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on June 25, 2011, 06:18:03 am
too true!

;D

I guess you're right.

I suppose it's only one of the many symptoms that constitute the Brokeback fever.   ::)   ;D

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Andrew on June 25, 2011, 11:21:25 am
Careful! They say it is when a cold or fever gets into your ears that it can get dangerous!   :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on June 25, 2011, 11:29:34 am
Careful! They say it is when a cold or fever gets into your ears that it can get dangerous!   :D


 ;D ;D

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 25, 2011, 11:42:31 am
It was about a military historian named Lars Gyllenhaal, who has written something or other. But still....

Could be a relative. I met a Gyllenhaal a few years ago (dad of a classmate of my son's), and he turned out to be a second cousin or something like that. And the former editor of the paper I work for is Jake's uncle.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on June 25, 2011, 11:56:17 am
He sure is a relative, although distant.

Gyllenhaal is a noble dynasty, and they're all related.

Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal emigrated to the States in 1866, and Jake and Maggie are his great great grandchildren.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on July 15, 2011, 11:43:06 pm
I was driving home from Chicago about a week ago, through rural Illinois, and I came upon a passage of road with freshly laid blacktop. With the fresh blacktop in the foreground and the long stretches of green fields and blue sky in the background, I was reminded of the pavement-spreading scene.

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j266/thisiskaty/thumb_brokebackmtn_1435.jpg)


Suddenly I passed a sign that said "Uneven Pavement." As a Brokie, of course my first thought was that the sign contained some deeper message than simply a warning about the highway surface. I considered the possibility that it was telling me something about my life.

I didn't come up with a really solid interpretation, but I thought it was interesting -- it's so Brokieish to scrutinize a mundane highway sign for larger hidden meanings.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 16, 2011, 12:11:36 am
I hear you friend. That reminds me of Ennis's question about "when you go out on the pavement and the people look at you like they all know." That statement spoke so clearly of Ennis's desire to have rocks and soil under his feet again so he could feel at ease.

A strange sign I encountered in Britain last year was "Changed Priorities Ahead". Now that is quite a deep statement!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on July 16, 2011, 11:15:24 am
I hear you friend. That reminds me of Ennis's question about "when you go out on the pavement and the people look at you like they all know."

Yes, and I think the fact that he uses the word "pavement" instead of "street," as people usually would in that context, is a subtle reference to the pavement scene earlier.
Quote
A strange sign I encountered in Britain last year was "Changed Priorities Ahead". Now that is quite a deep statement!!

 :)

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 16, 2011, 10:32:54 pm
A while ago I was watching the show "Chopped" while working out, and one of the chefs who was competing said he had taken great pains with his presentation of the dish because "we eat with our eyes." That phrase stuck in my mind...where had I heard that before? I seemed to hear the echo of someone saying it with a Texas accent. "We eat with our eyes." Suddenly tonight it came to me! It was L. D., saying "We don't eat with our eyes"!!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on August 17, 2011, 04:38:17 pm
That's great, Lee!!

Sometimes I also hear, or think of, something - often it's just a tone of voice.
I know it reminds me of BBM, but I don't know what line, or who said it.

It usually comes to me sooner or later, and I hear the line said in that very tone of voice in my head.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 15, 2011, 11:16:24 am
I was reading of the upbringing of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, this morning. He spent summers on his grandfather's ranch: "he learned how to clean stalls, to brand and castrate cattle, to install plumbing and handle other ranch-hand tasks." This conjured up visions of Ennis as an Internet mogul, relying on his early upbringing. Can you just see it??
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 17, 2011, 12:23:32 am
I was reading of the upbringing of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, this morning. He spent summers on his grandfather's ranch: "he learned how to clean stalls, to brand and castrate cattle, to install plumbing and handle other ranch-hand tasks." This conjured up visions of Ennis as an Internet mogul, relying on his early upbringing. Can you just see it??

Can I just see Ennis founding Amazon? Well ... no.  :laugh:

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2011, 04:36:08 am
Can I just see Ennis founding Amazon? Well ... no.  :laugh:




Not even Hamley's Saddle Catalog.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2011, 04:37:39 am
One of those tangential Brokieisms:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/305894_10150371276569617_103137454616_8068512_623134719_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 17, 2011, 07:57:50 am
Good one, E. But who's the guy on the left?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on October 17, 2011, 08:34:00 am
Good one, E. But who's the guy on the left?

Could it be "Mr. Science"?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 17, 2011, 09:35:43 am
Could it be "Mr. Science"?

You mean Bill Nye, the Science Guy?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Ellemeno on October 17, 2011, 12:08:27 pm
You mean Bill Nye, the Science Guy?


Yes, what Lee said.  That's Bill Nye, the Science Guy, a Seattle local who made it nationally with a television show for kids.  He's a very good guy.

L to R: Bill Nye, Fred Rogers, Carl Sagan.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sophia on October 18, 2011, 06:20:07 am
Can I just see Ennis founding Amazon? Well ... no.  :laugh:



 :laugh: :laugh:

Well perhaps Facebook!?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 18, 2011, 09:52:28 am

Yes, what Lee said.  That's Bill Nye, the Science Guy, a Seattle local who made it nationally with a television show for kids.  He's a very good guy.

L to R: Bill Nye, Fred Rogers, Carl Sagan.

I figured it was somebody like that.





:laugh: :laugh:

Well perhaps Facebook!?

No, nor Google nor eBay nor Twitter nor BetterMost nor really any dot-com enterprise.



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 18, 2011, 10:05:29 am
Well, I can see some parallels between him and Mark Zuckerberg. That scene when they were all celebrating and Sean Parker came up and gave him a hug and he just sat in his chair, and Sean said, "I know, you're not a hugger!" Mark had a mean streak, just like Ennis did.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 18, 2011, 10:37:52 am
Offhand anecdote: Bezos initially planned to call the company "Cadabra" but changed it to Amazon because somebody thought he was saying "cadaver". He should have just added Abra before the name. There's an instance when having an English major handy would have saved the day.

Here's the link to the article:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203914304576627102996831200.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_6
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 19, 2011, 06:25:01 pm
One of those tangential Brokieisms:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/305894_10150371276569617_103137454616_8068512_623134719_n.jpg)

"Tangential Brokieism"? I don't get it.  ???

That is, I get the concept, just not this particular one.  ???
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 19, 2011, 06:30:40 pm
OK, I'll put this here. While it's not a personal use of a Brokieism, I think it illustrates how much BBM has come to inform my life.

I had the TV on, tuned to the local evening news broadcast. I was not in the same room as the TV set, but I could hear the audio, and I would have sworn I heard the local anchor start talking about "beaver fever."  ???

Puzzled--but a little delighted--I hurried into the living room to listen more closely. Of course, what the anchor was really saying was Bieber fever (as in Justin). ...  ::)

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on October 19, 2011, 06:37:03 pm
"Tangential Brokieism"? I don't get it.  ???

That is, I get the concept, just not this particular one.  ???

"Some men just want to watch the world burn"--from  Dark Knight.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 19, 2011, 10:55:27 pm
"Some men just want to watch the world burn"--from  Dark Knight.

Oh.  ::)

Thanks.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on October 20, 2011, 03:07:43 am
OK, I'll put this here. While it's not a personal use of a Brokieism, I think it illustrates how much BBM has come to inform my life.

I had the TV on, tuned to the local evening news broadcast. I was not in the same room as the TV set, but I could hear the audio, and I would have sworn I heard the local anchor start talking about "beaver fever."  ???

Puzzled--but a little delighted--I hurried into the living room to listen more closely. Of course, what the anchor was really saying was Bieber fever (as in Justin). ...  ::)

 :laugh:
;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 10, 2011, 11:33:48 pm
In the PSS program "The Fabric of the Cosmos" Brian Greene was mentioning odd bits of material, and he included "My Uncle Harold", I thought "Brokeism!!"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on November 11, 2011, 02:09:42 am
In the PSS program "The Fabric of the Cosmos" Brian Greene was mentioning odd bits of material, and he included "My Uncle Harold", I thought "Brokeism!!"

 :laugh: Good one.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on November 11, 2011, 02:22:02 am
I used a Brokieism last weekend:

Jens and his father fixed new curtain rails for our living toom. My FIL was standing on a stool, holding the curtain rail up with both hands for me to judge if it's in the right place. When it was, I said: "That's it, keep it like that and mark it with a pencil."
FIL: "Well..." looking at the pencil in his front pocket.

Me: "If you had three hands you could."

Since I said the Brokieism in English, the poor man was somewhat confused. ;D

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on November 11, 2011, 09:23:11 am
Me: "If you had three hands you could."

Since I said the Brokieism in English, the poor man was somewhat confused. ;D


 :laugh:  Did you tell him it's a favorite old saying among a certain American subculture?

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on November 11, 2011, 02:04:32 pm
:laugh:  Did you tell him it's a favorite old saying among a certain American subculture?


Now that would have been a good comeback to his "Hunh?". :)
Instead I just said nevermind.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on November 21, 2011, 03:11:33 pm
I was attending a work related course today.

Lunch was at a nearby restaurant that had a sallad buffet to accompany the main dishes.
On the buffet table was also several jugs of water.
I did not want to pour my water from the coldest jug, so I felt one of them with the back of my hand before gripping it. The moment I did, the gesture seemed familiar to me, and it only took a second to realize that it was the same gesture Jack uses when feeling and gripping the coffee pot at supper in camp.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 22, 2011, 03:34:53 pm
Isn't it funny how these Brokeisms have penetrated our lives!! Thanks for sharing...I'll have to try that when I pour my Thanksgiving drinks. I was always told to test the temperature of a baby's bottle by sprinkling a few drops on the back of my hand, which is more sensitive than the palm.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on November 22, 2011, 03:45:26 pm
Lee, I think there is also another reason for testing temperature with the back of your hand, on a reflex level.

Should it be too hot, and you burn your hand, you're better off with a burn wound on the back of your hand. A burn wound in your palm will be a lot more disabling, and probably hurt more.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 22, 2011, 10:55:59 pm
You bet, friend. And Jack, with all his experiences with lightning and fire, would have known that.  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 08, 2012, 03:13:10 pm
At church this morning we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany, which was actually Friday (January 6).

The custom of the parish is to have a Three Kings cake at coffee hour on the Sunday we celebrate the feast. I decided not to stay for coffee hour today. I told the friend who was sitting with me this morning, "I'm going right home. I can't eat no cake just now."

 ;D

(If you find in your piece of cake one of the three tokens baked into the cake, you get to wear a crown. I told my friend, "In our parish it ought to be a tiara.")
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on January 08, 2012, 09:04:50 pm
At church this morning we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany, which was actually Friday (January 6).

The custom of the parish is to have a Three Kings cake at coffee hour on the Sunday we celebrate the feast. I decided not to stay for coffee hour today. I told the friend who was sitting with me this morning, "I'm going right home. I can't eat no cake just now."

 ;D

(If you find in your piece of cake one of the three tokens baked into the cake, you get to wear a crown. I told my friend, "In our parish it ought to be a tiara.")

That's like the king cake custom in New Orleans. Every cake has a little plastic baby baked into it. The person who gets the baby has to buy the next king cake.

Between the holidays and Mardi Gras, there's king cake in the office just about every day. No wonder a lot of people in New Orleans don't consider early January the Diet Season -- they hold off until after Mardi Gras.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 23, 2012, 09:36:15 am
Perhaps this doesn't quite fit the topic, but anyway. ...

On last night's episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the perp had a pet dog, and that dog was  ... a Blue Heeler!  :o
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on February 23, 2012, 11:16:25 am
My mum lives in a retirement village, and was telling me about one of the other residents who, prefers to have backed beans instead of the normal meals served up for dinner.....My mum said...."you would think he"d be sick of em by now"......






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Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on February 24, 2012, 12:45:31 am



         "Sick a beans!" 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 10, 2012, 12:16:11 am
Tonight my friend and I stopped at Dairy Queen and each got an ice cream. I had my cone in one hand and her cell phone in the other and then, because she was driving, my friend asked if I'd hold her cone for a minute. I said, "If I had three hands, I could."

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on June 10, 2012, 12:44:03 am
It´s been real windy here in southern Wyoming today with wind gusts up to 50mph. Driving west or east on I-80 has been a challenge cause once I hit 60-65 mph, my little black car is gets hard to steer. There are lots of horse trailers on the roads here and just about every time I´ve met one, I´ve caught myself thinking "it could be bad on the highway with the horse trailer". But at least Ennis was planing on having horses in his trailer - traveling with an empty trailer must be much worse.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 10, 2012, 06:15:02 am
Tonight my friend and I stopped at Dairy Queen and each got an ice cream. I had my cone in one hand and her cell phone in the other and then, because she was driving, my friend asked if I'd hold her cone for a minute. I said, "If I had three hands, I could."



 :laugh: Great use of a Brokieism! 8)



It´s been real windy here in southern Wyoming today with wind gusts up to 50mph. Driving west or east on I-80 has been a challenge cause once I hit 60-65 mph, my little black car is gets hard to steer. There are lots of horse trailers on the roads here and just about every time I´ve met one, I´ve caught myself thinking "it could be bad on the highway with the horse trailer". But at least Ennis was planing on having horses in his trailer - traveling with an empty trailer must be much worse.


Aw, that's sweet. :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 10, 2012, 10:33:05 am

 :laugh: Great use of a Brokieism! 8)


Thanks, Bud! I came back here to add that, for extra authenticity, I said it in a Wyoming accent.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 10, 2012, 06:00:43 pm
Thanks, Bud! I came back here to add that, for extra authenticity, I said it in a Wyoming accent.

Monika and Kathryn, you're a pair a deuces!!  :)

You all be careful out there in your vehicles...cones or not!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on June 10, 2012, 09:08:40 pm



     Be careful out there on the road.  It is not always the one with the horse trailer.  Sometimes its a motorhome, or a semi that gets hit with a gust of wind that is blown into the opposite side of the road... 
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 22, 2012, 04:40:39 pm
Who said this?

“Love and trust, in the space between what’s said and what’s heard in our life, can make all the difference in the world. ”

Remind you of something?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 22, 2012, 05:00:23 pm
Who said this?

“Love and trust, in the space between what’s said and what’s heard in our life, can make all the difference in the world. ”

Remind you of something?


Sure enough.

There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe...

No idea though who said it (the sentence you quoted of course ;D).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 22, 2012, 06:41:23 pm
You bet, friend. The person who said that first quote was Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sophia on July 04, 2012, 06:07:56 pm
I felt a bite down today. So tonight I toke a walk down the lake. For once we had good weather so it wasn´t that chilly. While I was walking alongside seasore, close to the camping area. I suddenly saw a brokeback sign...



We have got our OWN Jack´s Café.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 05, 2012, 06:33:48 pm
That would definitely cheer up any Brokie! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sophia on July 23, 2012, 05:31:25 pm
Today I went shopping... look what I found.

A sweet white sheep....unfortunately it had some evil quality's.  :o :laugh: 8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sophia on July 23, 2012, 05:33:03 pm
This is for Jonah Falcon...

 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 27, 2012, 05:20:14 pm
Did you hear the Brokeism that British prime minister David Cameron used?

Quote
We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games [way out] in the middle of nowhere.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 07, 2012, 01:14:24 pm
Two Brokieisms I thought to myself lately:

(When it cooled down last week): What in the hell happened to August?

(When I considered making a batch of corn chowder): Never enough corn, never enough.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on August 07, 2012, 03:25:08 pm
Good ones, both of them!   :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 25, 2012, 06:26:00 pm
Driving this evening, I stopped at an intersection and suddenly, inexplicably, smelled cat pee.

Smells like cat piss or worse, I thought.

Luckily, the smell vanished when I drove on.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 25, 2012, 10:48:49 pm
Phew! or Pew! Both!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on October 26, 2012, 01:22:19 am
Driving this evening, I stopped at an intersection and suddenly, inexplicably, smelled cat pee.

Smells like cat piss or worse, I thought.

 :)

Before Brokeback, who would have ever thought cat piss can bring lovely memories? O0
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on October 26, 2012, 06:14:57 am
:)

Before Brokeback, who would have ever thought cat piss can bring lovely memories? O0

You said it Chrissie......I just love Brokieisms......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 28, 2012, 11:39:18 am
Before Brokeback, who would have ever thought cat piss can bring lovely memories? O0

Exactly! And a sense of community. As soon as I thought it, I thought, Hey, I'll have to go on BetterMost and report this on "Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called 'real life.'"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 29, 2012, 01:58:22 pm
I was just reading the Cloud Atlas Phrasebook and thought...hey, we need a Brokeback Phrasebook!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on October 30, 2012, 05:49:45 pm
Great idea!   :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 02, 2012, 06:22:55 pm
I think I'll start a new topic for the phrasebook.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on November 03, 2012, 04:39:30 pm
Maybe not a brokieism as such.

But I just saw a programme on Danish tv, and after it was finished there were trailers for upcoming programs.

Suddenly I hear The Wings!!!!   :o

From the BBM score!!!  :o

It accompanied the trailer for some random program, absolutely unrelated to BBM.

It was totally unexpected, and almost brought tears to my eyes.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 07, 2012, 03:56:34 pm
I've been starting my year-end correspondences with those who I only correspond with annually. Before writing a long email, I asked one of them to get back to me and "say if you're there." I had to fight the urge to write "your there"!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on December 08, 2012, 12:51:29 am
I've been starting my year-end correspondences with those who I only correspond with annually. Before writing a long email, I asked one of them to get back to me and "say if you're there." I had to fight the urge to write "your there"!

 :laugh:  Probably wouldn't make the greatest impression, but I can understand the urge.

The other day on Facebook, I wrote "hunh." It was in response to a Brokie, so I felt compelled to use that spelling, but I thought, if a non-Brokie sees it, they'll think I misspelled it.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 16, 2013, 01:08:06 pm
I used a new Brokeism this morning. It was too cold to walk around the house barefoot and I have a cozy pair of velour mules that I like to wear but they went missing. Wandering around looking for them I heard myself mutter "dumb ass mules".  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 16, 2013, 02:36:32 pm
I used a new Brokeism this morning. It was too cold to walk around the house barefoot and I have a cozy pair of velour mules that I like to wear but they went missing. Wandering around looking for them I heard myself mutter "dumb ass mules".  :laugh:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on January 19, 2013, 09:00:24 am
I used a new Brokeism this morning. It was too cold to walk around the house barefoot and I have a cozy pair of velour mules that I like to wear but they went missing. Wandering around looking for them I heard myself mutter "dumb ass mules".  :laugh:
:laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 25, 2013, 03:07:47 pm
Kind of a stretch, but a friend of mine who is British asked me where he and I should "muster" before we go into a meeting together, so I replied that we should muster in the parking lot and ketchup before we go into the meeting.  8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on January 25, 2013, 03:56:27 pm
I was planning a family dinner with my s-i-l, the same day she and my brother will return after a ski vacation. She was planning to cook when they came back, but I thought that was a bad idea.

So I hear myself saying: You're planning to drive 5 hours on winter roads, come back at around 4 and start to cook? What if you have a couple of hours delay - that could easily happen - and then you'll come back hungry as hell and there's no food!

 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on January 25, 2013, 09:14:06 pm
Kind of a stretch, but a friend of mine who is British asked me where he and I should "muster" before we go into a meeting together, so I replied that we should muster in the parking lot and ketchup before we go into the meeting.  8)

The wha' ...?  ;D

A stretch as a Brokieism, maybe, but nice quick-thinking wordplay!  :D



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on January 25, 2013, 09:41:56 pm
I was watching an episode of "Hoarders" the other night, where a woman had 6 or 7 cats in the house.....yeah you guessed it....said to my son...."that house has gotta smell like cat piss".......UGH !!!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Fran on January 25, 2013, 09:44:41 pm
I was watching an episode of "Hoarders" the other night, where a woman had 6 or 7 cats in the house.....yeah you guessed it....said to my son...."that house has gotta smell like cat piss".......UGH !!!

Or worse!   ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on February 26, 2013, 04:41:13 pm
I just remembered something I've been meaning to share for some time. It's not "my" use of a Brokieism, but here goes.

Necessary background info: In many areas of Philadelphia, the city has done away with individual parking meters. Now you pay at a kiosk, which prints out a receipt, which you place on the inside of your windshield (and then hope the parking authority doesn't give you a ticket. ...  :P ). Anyway, one of these kiosks is located less than half a block from where I live, and somebody has applied grafitti to it that includes the word señor. I can't walk past that kiosk without thinking of Jack in that alley.  :(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on February 27, 2013, 06:14:09 pm
Today I walked through the cafeteria area and passed a guy sitting there watching his food spin around through the glass microwave door as if riveted by a TV screen. I said "Wow, that's some entertainment!" Should have inserted"high-class."

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 25, 2013, 10:16:21 am
This weekend I used three--count 'em!--three Brokeisms. I have already reported that I cried out, "If I had three hands, I could" while taking care of my three-month-old grandson. And then, when I was preparing for going back to work on Monday, I hung the shirt I was planning to wear on a hanger and the jacket on the same hanger with it. In a moment of serendipity, I put the sleeves of the shirt inside the sleeves of the jacket, so this morning, I put both on at the same time, warmed by the thought of Jack and Ennis's immortal shirts. This being Holy Week, I'm very introspective about those kinds of things.

The third Brokeism I'll report a bit later, when I remember it  ::).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on March 25, 2013, 05:51:21 pm
Not my use of a Brokieism as such, but a Brokieism that happened to me last weekend:

I was going by city train from Hamburg train station to the airport, when a man with a guitar got on the train and started to sing a few songs, mainly in Italian and Spanish.

I didn't listen very carefully as I had things on my mind, but suddenly I heard him sing a tune I know, and the words: "quizás, quizás,    quizás".

I smiled to myself - Brokeback is everywhere - and soon after he left the train. Such a lovely little moment on a totally Brokie-unrelated weekend.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 26, 2013, 06:52:35 pm
That must have been magical when you heard that song being played! What a great thing to happen on a train ride.

Today I was trying to check out a housing inspector and so I texted my friend Chuck and asked him if he knew a guy "name of so-and-so". He's one of the very few people who would catch the Brokeism there.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 06, 2013, 09:59:34 am
I just ran across this on Facebook, and I swear, this has to be an undercover Brokieism.

Someone had posted an article from Slate about words that some people find disgusting for no reason besides their sound. (Common example, for some reason, "moist.") Anyway, people were commenting on their disgusting words, and someone -- not a FB friend; someone I don't know at all -- posted this:

Diane Smelser Catsup. Ketchup. Sounds like Cat sip or worse.


Question: Do you think there's any chance that Diane Smelser WASN'T making a Brokie pun?


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 09, 2013, 12:34:14 pm
Yes, it just has to be a conscious or subconscious Brokeism! Maybe Diane is related to our own Oregondoggie?

My cat went through a bad spell a week or two ago, just when the weather was getting nice enough for her to get outside occasionally. She barfed all over my Oriental rugs and then wouldn't eat or drink for several days. She was creeping around and I expected to wake up some morning to find her still lifeless body. But, praise be, she bounced back and is as good as new again. I've decided to nickname her Uncle Harold.  8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on May 09, 2013, 03:40:24 pm
I just ran across this on Facebook, and I swear, this has to be an undercover Brokieism.

Someone had posted an article from Slate about words that some people find disgusting for no reason besides their sound. (Common example, for some reason, "moist.") Anyway, people were commenting on their disgusting words, and someone -- not a FB friend; someone I don't know at all -- posted this:

Diane Smelser Catsup. Ketchup. Sounds like Cat sip or worse.


Question: Do you think there's any chance that Diane Smelser WASN'T making a Brokie pun?


Yes, it just has to be a conscious or subconscious Brokeism! Maybe Diane is related to our own Oregondoggie?

Yeah, I tripped over the Smelser surname, too. No idea however how common or uncommon it is.
Maybe she's a friend of a friend of a friend.... and linked to our Brokie community. ? ? ?
If you're curious enough, click on her name and skim her friends list for familiar names. Some people keep their friends list private, but others don't.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on May 09, 2013, 03:42:05 pm
My cat went through a bad spell a week or two ago, just when the weather was getting nice enough for her to get outside occasionally. She barfed all over my Oriental rugs and then wouldn't eat or drink for several days. She was creeping around and I expected to wake up some morning to find her still lifeless body. But, praise be, she bounced back and is as good as new again. I've decided to nickname her Uncle Harold.  8)


Glad your kitty is back to being well!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on May 11, 2013, 05:33:03 pm
Speaking of FB and people who may be linked to our Brokie community..

Does anyone know who Helga Süss is?
She's FB friends with a lot of Brokies, but I have no idea who she is.
Is she on any of the forums?

Sorry for going OT.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on May 12, 2013, 12:28:46 pm

Yeah, I tripped over the Smelser surname, too. No idea however how common or uncommon it is.
Maybe she's a friend of a friend of a friend.... and linked to our Brokie community. ? ? ?
If you're curious enough, click on her name and skim her friends list for familiar names. Some people keep their friends list private, but others don't.

I did. We share only one friend, and it's someone with no obvious Brokie connection.

I wrote her the following message, but never heard back:

Hi Diane,

I know we're total strangers and all, but after seeing your comment in [name of mutual friend]'s post about disgusting words, I had to write to congratulate you on what I read as a brilliant pun on a line from one of my favorite movies. I swear ...

Enjoy your weekend!


Oh well. I suppose it will always be a mystery. But it just seems too odd to be an accident; maybe she saw BBM, forgot the line but then subconsciously echoed it without even making the connection herself.



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on May 12, 2013, 06:54:28 pm
Speaking of FB and people who may be linked to our Brokie community..

Does anyone know who Helga Süss is?
She's FB friends with a lot of Brokies, but I have no idea who she is.
Is she on any of the forums?

Sorry for going OT.

I'm curious, too!  I've friended Helga because she posts such beautiful photos, but I don't know anything about her Brokie credentials.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on May 13, 2013, 01:35:31 am
I'm curious, too!  I've friended Helga because she posts such beautiful photos, but I don't know anything about her Brokie credentials.  :)

Based on your comment, I got curious and sent her a friend request. This may be a Brokie/FB first -- hearing of someone here and then, knowing nothing more about them, attempting to friend them there.

Speaking of FB and people who may be linked to our Brokie community..

Does anyone know who Helga Süss is?
She's FB friends with a lot of Brokies, but I have no idea who she is.
Is she on any of the forums?

Sorry for going OT.

Her photos show her visiting Brokieland sites. She may not be a BetterMostian, but she's most definitely a Brokie.

I'm wondering if some of our more DCF-actve members may know her?


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on May 13, 2013, 07:58:16 am
Yes, it just has to be a conscious or subconscious Brokeism! Maybe Diane is related to our own Oregondoggie?

I was just about to ask that as well.  Isn't Smelser the surname of Larry (OregonDoggie)?  I know when I get emails from him, they appear as "Larry Smelser", or something very similar.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on May 13, 2013, 08:01:54 am
Speaking of FB and people who may be linked to our Brokie community..

Does anyone know who Helga Süss is?  She's FB friends with a lot of Brokies, but I have no idea who she is.  Is she on any of the forums?

Sorry for going OT.

I'm curious, too!  I've friended Helga because she posts such beautiful photos, but I don't know anything about her Brokie credentials.  :)

Based on your comment, I got curious and sent her a friend request. This may be a Brokie/FB first -- hearing of someone here and then, knowing nothing more about them, attempting to friend them there.

Her photos show her visiting Brokieland sites. She may not be a BetterMostian, but she's most definitely a Brokie.

I'm wondering if some of our more DCF-actve members may know her?

Meryl, I did the same thing!  She sent me a friend reqeust, I didn't recognize her name.  I looked at the mutual friends, saw all the brokies, so I accepted her.

She does post great pics, and there are pics of her at the filming locations, so she is defintiely a Brokie.  However (to answer Kathrine's question) I have no idea if she has a user name on DCF, and I don't ever recall speaking to a Helga there.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on May 13, 2013, 08:39:12 am
Well, unless she's infiltrating our community on some top-secret, undercover, anti-Brokie mission  ;D, she seems like she's going to be a good friend. She accepted my request, thanked me for the welcome, then "liked" some of my photos and posts. A cartoon she posted yesterday got a "like" from Diana Ossana!



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2013, 10:31:16 pm
My son won fifth place in a cycling competition and I asked him if he won a ribbon, trophy or other bling. He said he only won money. So I had to return with the obligatory "Money's a good point."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on May 24, 2013, 10:43:41 pm
This week my supervisor was quiet, and I asked her if something was wrong.  she told me she was thinking about something, and I answered with "You're a real thinker there, Maria."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 08, 2013, 12:41:05 pm
I guess this is a candidate for Throwback Thursday, since it hasn't had a Brokeism to warm up its pages since May!!

This is actually a BetterMostism. I was talking to Offline Chuck about possibly renting my lower level apartment that I've got open. It has windows, but they're at ground level, so it's partly underground. He said that since he's not completely offline anymore he'll have to take up a new nickname, and since Online Chuck's living on the second floor now, maybe he can be called Cellar Dweller!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on August 08, 2013, 02:43:54 pm
:laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on August 08, 2013, 02:50:19 pm
I guess this is a candidate for Throwback Thursday, since it hasn't had a Brokeism to warm up its pages since May!!

This is actually a BetterMostism. I was talking to Offline Chuck about possibly renting my lower level apartment that I've got open. It has windows, but they're at ground level, so it's partly underground. He said that since he's not completely offline anymore he'll have to take up a new nickname, and since Online Chuck's living on the second floor now, maybe he can be called Cellar Dweller!!  :laugh:

If that apartment is available, why don't you move into it, if you want some place other than your house?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on August 08, 2013, 04:19:29 pm
Clever Offline Chuck!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 08, 2013, 06:01:51 pm
If that apartment is available, why don't you move into it, if you want some place other than your house?

*Spreads arms* "I gotta work have an income!" (Trying to keep the discussion relevant to the thread)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on August 08, 2013, 08:43:31 pm
*Spreads arms* "I gotta work have an income!" (Trying to keep the discussion relevant to the thread)

Yeah I guess some of us forget what its like to be poor......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Meryl on August 09, 2013, 02:09:39 am
I forgot I was going to post a Brokieism after my trip to the UK. 

We were going on a boat ride in the Norfolk marshes and I said to my friend, "Hey, those are some big-ass binoculars you've got there."  She shot back, "Well, we're gonna look at some little-ass birds!"  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on August 09, 2013, 08:01:14 am
Yeah I guess some of us forget what its like to be poor......

That was used at work the other day here.  There was one of those huge lottery drawings, and we went in on it.  The prize was about $450 million dollars. 

One of my coworkers said that if we won we could "forget what it's like to be poor.".  I smirked.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 09, 2013, 11:53:33 pm
That was used at work the other day here.  There was one of those huge lottery drawings, and we went in on it.  The prize was about $450 million dollars. 

One of my coworkers said that if we won we could "forget what it's like to be poor.".  I smirked.


It's funny that lotteries always draw the most attention when they get way up there into the multiple hundred-millions. For me, if I won, oh, say, $5 million, I would think, "I ain't in the poor house" and would be pretty pleased.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on August 10, 2013, 09:14:20 pm
It's funny that lotteries always draw the most attention when they get way up there into the multiple hundred-millions. For me, if I won, oh, say, $5 million, I would think, "I ain't in the poor house" and would be pretty pleased.

I'd be happy with a million.  LOL   I wouldn't be able to retire, but I'd be comfortable!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 12, 2013, 09:56:35 am
I'd be happy with a million.  LOL   I wouldn't be able to retire, but I'd be comfortable!

I know. How crazy is it that a million dollars isn't enough to retire? But yes, I could use a million dollars.

To evaluate whether an amount of money is worth getting excited about, I always think of it this way: If it were a coupon, would I clip it? So if it's, say, "save 75 cents when you buy any three Lean Cuisine meals," and I'd have to go to the trouble of finding the scissors, cutting the coupon, carrying it around in my purse, remembering to buy the three LCs and then get the coupon out at the register and give it to the cashier (and it's that last step where I usually fail, leaving me annoyed that I went to all the other trouble), for 75 cents I figure it's not worth the bother of even trying.

But if it was a coupon for a million dollars, I'd clip it!  ;D


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on August 12, 2013, 11:31:57 am

It's funny that lotteries always draw the most attention when they get way up there into the multiple hundred-millions. For me, if I won, oh, say, $5 million, I would think, "I ain't in the poor house" and would be pretty pleased.

I think I'd rather win one of those "$XXX a week for life" lotteries. But let be, let be.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 12, 2013, 07:27:19 pm

We were going on a boat ride in the Norfolk marshes and I said to my friend, "Hey, those are some big-ass binoculars you've got there."  She shot back, "Well, we're gonna look at some little-ass birds!"  ;D

There is an aphorism here. If you want to see some little-ass birds, you've got to have some big-ass binoculars.  :P
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on August 13, 2013, 07:51:37 am
I think I'd rather win one of those "$XXX a week for life" lotteries. But let be, let be.

I buy those tickets, every pay day, just a few......and I dream!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 13, 2013, 09:48:20 am
I buy those tickets, every pay day, just a few......and I dream!  :laugh:

John, who was in financial difficulty, walked into a church and started to pray. ''Listen God,'' John said. ''I know I haven't been perfect but I really need to win the lottery. I don't have a lot of money. Please help me out.''

He left the church, a week went by, and he hadn't won the lottery, so he walked into a synagogue. ''Come on, God,'' he said. ''I really need this money. My mom needs surgery and I have bills to pay. Please let me win the lottery.''

He left the synagogue, a week went by, and he didn't win the lottery. So he went into a mosque and started to pray again. ''You're starting to disappoint me, God,'' he said. ''I've prayed and prayed. If you just let me win the lottery, I'll be a better person. I don't have to win the jackpot, just enough to get me out of debt. I'll give some to charity, even. Just let me win the lottery.''

Suddenly, the clouds opened up. A booming voice said, ''John, could you at least buy a damn ticket!''



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on August 14, 2013, 09:17:32 am
:laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 14, 2013, 06:23:31 pm
I was just now interacting on Facebook with Barb, a onetime active BetterMostian who hasn't been around much these days. We were talking about the weather and envying each others' climates. She said, "Wanna trade?"

I said, "You bet.  ;)"

Hope she got the double entendre!





Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 30, 2013, 10:18:00 am
Just got an email from someone asking if we could be related because her parents, whose last name is spelled the same (slightly unusual) way mine is, were born in the state where I live.

"My parents were from Iowa," I replied. But I was sooo tempted to write, "My folks was Iowan."

After 7 1/2 years, the dialogue is still echoing in my brain!


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on September 01, 2013, 06:30:43 pm
I think it still echoes in all of our brains.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 15, 2013, 11:54:07 am
Addendum to my earlier post: The other day, for some reason I can't remember, I was wondering what religion an acquaintance had grown up in, whether she was Catholic or what. But the way I phrased it in my mind was, "Was her folks Catholic?" I realized that I now always think about that situation using that sentence structure and grammar. My own folks was agnostic.

I'll probably say it that way out loud to someone at some point, and they'll probably wonder why I've slipped into folksy nongrammatical dialect, but it's such a short sentence they'll probably just let it pass.



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 15, 2013, 11:46:50 pm
The disagreement of verbs with their nouns in Brokeback Mountain is significant and telling. Plural with singular, singular with plural.

On a more general note, I can never get used to the European plural usage of the corporation. "BHP were" as opposed to "BHP was".
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on September 16, 2013, 01:24:20 am
Not quite a Brokieism, but telling nevertheless:

A couple of weeks ago, I sorted through some old papers and receipts and found a receipt from my bank about exchanging Euros into US dollars. Only that the receipt was from 2004. Before Brokeback, I had never been to the US and didn't have any ties over the big pond.
Helen (my middle child) commented: "Why did you exchange dollars in 2004? That was before BBM!"

Even my kids divide the world into before and after BBM! :laugh:
At least sometimes.

After a while it dawned on me: that was the time before we Germans could buy English books from Amazon, and before paypal. So I used to buy books from Ebay US (and Ebay UK) and send cash in an envelope. The times, they are a-changin'...
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on September 16, 2013, 05:01:27 pm
One of my co-workers brought home made apple pie for us today.
When another coworker saw the pie on the table in the kitchen, she said jokingly: "Oh good, then I don't have to bring out the cake I brought today!"

To which I replied: "Never enough cake!"

Only after I said it did I realise what I had actually just said.  ;D

I guess there's no going back. Brokeback is so deeply engraved in our souls and brains that we're not even aware of it anymore!    8)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 21, 2013, 07:10:10 pm
One Brokieism has come to mean a lot to me, and I find myself saying it again and again.  It speaks to a dark part of my soul:  "If you can't fix it, you've got to stand it."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 22, 2013, 10:40:58 am
That's a good one, x-man. Only I hope you don't use it the way Ennis did, which was self-delusional. He could have fixed it, or at least tried, and wouldn't necessarily have had to stand it.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 22, 2013, 03:13:11 pm
That's a good one, x-man. Only I hope you don't use it the way Ennis did, which was self-delusional. He could have fixed it, or at least tried, and wouldn't necessarily have had to stand it.


Thank you for the insight and candour of your reply--you obviously got my message.  But I fear there comes a time in life when trying to "fix it" reveals itself as the self-delusion, or perhaps more accurately as self-deception, and "standing it" is the only realistic course to follow.  You can't know how much I wish I were wrong.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: milomorris on September 22, 2013, 03:45:11 pm
I totally agree, x-man. In the words of the Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Poor Ennis didn't have the courage or the wisdom he needed.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 23, 2013, 09:45:52 am
In what I wrote originally about this, (posting 985 above) I had in mind the ultimate conclusions drawn from surveying ones life, rather than those situations we face in the midst of life that can still be "fixed," gone on from, triumphed over.  Proceeding from the Serenity Prayer, perhaps the wisdom involved is knowing when to say "enough is enough."  I'm not talking about suicide, just the recognition that it is time to "stand it."  But let's take it back to BBM, and compare Ennis to George, the professor, in Single Man (postings 190--195 at that site).

Ennis and Jack were 19 when they began, 39 when Jack died.  Except for the first summer and their deepening love for each other, they had to "make it on a couple of high-altitude fucks once or twice a year."  When Jack died they were only 39, but Ennis faced a meaningless future, his life was going nowhere, and with all his hangups his prospects of finding a new Jack were remote indeed.  Ennis did not lack "wisdom" to "stand it:"  Given his whole being, he could do no other, except perhaps to sink into absolute despair.  He really was doing the best he could.  (And I will not comment on another man's courage.)

The situation in Single Man is similar in many ways, but different in crucial ones.  George and Jim were together, really together, for 16 years.  When Jim died, George had been grieving for a year before the events of the last day shown in the film.  I was irritated that after a year of grief George was not moving on.  I was taken to task by Southendmd, milomorris, and Jeff Wrangler for this shortsighted view, and I backtracked.  I agree that in putting away the gun George was showing that he was ready to "change it," to move on.  I still can't forgive him for turning away from those 3 gorgeous men, but he did show signs that, had he lived, there would be more gorgeous men in his future.  George was basically unlike Ennis and he was willing to go on.  (That he was not able to because of the heart attack is a subject for another time.)

So Ennis was doomed to "stand it," while George was still in a position to "fix it."  Add more years to their ages and chances of "fixing it" grow increasingly dim.  At the risk of sounding simplistic, I think the message here is: if you can, get it while you can, before it is too late.  "Never enough time, never enough time."
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: milomorris on September 23, 2013, 06:58:08 pm
Ennis and Jack were 19 when they began, 39 when Jack died.  Except for the first summer and their deepening love for each other, they had to "make it on a couple of high-altitude fucks once or twice a year."  When Jack died they were only 39, but Ennis faced a meaningless future, his life was going nowhere, and with all his hangups his prospects of finding a new Jack were remote indeed.  Ennis did not lack "wisdom" to "stand it:"  Given his whole being, he could do no other, except perhaps to sink into absolute despair.  He really was doing the best he could.  (And I will not comment on another man's courage.)

We're looking at different points in the BBM story, and talking past each other. When I refer to Ennis lacking the "wisdom to know the difference," I'm talking about the time when Jack was still alive. Ennis couldn't see the possibility of the life Jack wanted for the two of them.  Nor did he have the courage to change something that he very well could have.

And no, I don't have a problem evaluating another man based on his courage. That is one of the many factors that men use when assessing each other. And not only is it an important factor when men are building relationships between each other, but it is a key factor in the dynamic between Jack & Ennis. Jack was far less risk-averse than was Ennis. And this, IMO, contributed greatly to Jack's frustration with Ennis and their situation. This difference in courage is clearly visible during their final argument. Ennis is still at a loss for a "better idea," and Jack maintains that he had one once.

And you are right. After Jack was gone, Ennis did indeed have the wisdom to "stand it." We'll never know if the alternative of suicide ever crossed his mind, but I tend to doubt it.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 24, 2013, 08:41:33 am
Nor did he have the courage to change something that he very well could have.

And no, I don't have a problem evaluating another man based on his courage. That is one of the many factors that men use when assessing each other. And not only is it an important factor when men are building relationships between each other, but it is a key factor in the dynamic between Jack & Ennis. Jack was far less risk-averse than was Ennis. And this, IMO, contributed greatly to Jack's frustration with Ennis and their situation. This difference in courage is clearly visible during their final argument. Ennis is still at a loss for a "better idea," and Jack maintains that he had one once.

I try to use "courage" in the way that Hemingway defines it as "grace under pressure,"  NOT as successfully triumphing over everything in ones psychological makeup.  To ask courage of Ennis, as you seem to use the word, is to ask the superhuman.  You and I actually do not disagree about much at all here, but where we do is the core of my argument--that Ennis was doing the best he could while the dark forces that shaped his personality simply would not permit him to act otherwise.

Yours is a very existentialist understanding of the world.  It seems to be, formally put, that "existence precedes essence."  This is just a way of summarizing the idea that we are free to act any way we want to in the world, and only later after looking at the pattern of our behaviour, do we come to some conclusions about human nature.  In the case we are talking about here, like everyone, Ennis is free to act in total freedom, to choose to do anything he wants to do, however unique or novel.  Indeed existentialist writers go on to speak of our being condemned to be free, that we must act freely, and we do not have the luxury of pointing to a nonexistent human nature as an excuse not to act.  They would tell Ennis he is a coward in not acting to "fix" his situation with Jack.  All he has to do is go ahead and act; everything he has done or not done before does not count.  So, to be courageous, Ennis could simply choose, if only he really wanted, to settle down and live openly with Jack.  This is an appealing and at first liberating way of looking at the world.  But I don't think the world and our actions within it are as Camus and Sartre would have us believe.  To a great extent we are prisoners of our own worldviews, and our choices are limited.  Courage--grace under pressure--is our acting valiantly within that worldview.  This may not be as optimistic, but I think it more accurately describes the world as it really is.

"Come on, Jack, lighten up on me," Ennis pleads.  And Jack did seem to realize Ennis' plight:  After the final argument, and Ennis had fallen on his knees and he was embraced by Jack (to mix story with movie) "...somehow...they torqued things to almost where they had been, for what was said was no news.  Nothing ended, nothing begun, nothing resolved."  As much as the blows in the final argument hurt, they were on one level an exercise in button-pushing on both sides.  I believe Jack knew this, and he never "quit" Ennis as another topic site suggests he did. Jack accepted in Ennis what he could not change, his comments to his father about Randall not withstanding.  Even the night before the final argument Jack already knew the way things would always be between them and was reluctantly content.  Jack said, The truth is, sometimes I miss you so much I can hardly stand it."

It is in the face of this way of looking at things that I wrote that I will not evaluate another man's courage.  Where you say "courage" I would say "seeing things as clearly as one possibly can, and then to act bravely."  The degree to which a person can do that we can legitimately look to in evaluating them.  I say again that Ennis was acting as bravely as he could--and so was Jack.  Jack's advantage was that he could see more clearly than Ennis.  Shawn Kirchner's BBM song illustrates this, having Jack sing to Ennis "You can't see in your shadows what I can see in the sun."  Ennis did not "choose" to be in the shadows.  The anguish in his face in the final argument tells us he would join Jack in the sun if only he could.

Ennis is the tragic figure in BBM.  However valiantly, he struggled against forces stronger than his own.  The limited forces he could marshal were just not enough, and he was to remain "nothing and nowhere."  Please do not judge him too harshly.  Ennis was simply not free to "choose" to be rid of his emotional baggage and the way it dragged him down.  None of us are.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 26, 2013, 11:09:52 am
Very thoughtful points, milo and x-man. What is courage anyway? In this story, Jack might be thought to be the courageous one, although perhaps he was just more headstrong and impetuous. Ennis may be thought to be the cowardly one, although he was perhaps more circumspect and with more modest ambitions. His rodeo career was cut short the first time he was thrown from a bronc, but Jack got back on the bull time after time until he was literally brokeback (with two busted "vertebrates"). Stand it, or fix it, both require courage, I feel. In the end, I think that's why Ennis, standing before the closet altar and the entwined shirts, uttered the oath "Jack, I swear..."  :'(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 27, 2013, 01:13:37 pm
Interesting conversation, Milo and x-man! And x-man, that's one of the deepest analyses of the psychology behind Ennis' predicament I've seen, and that's saying a lot (having spent about two years discussing every imaginable facet of the film, or so I thought, in minute detail, with some brilliant posters).

Also, if you buy the idea that your parents largely shape your adult character and outlook (which in real life I don't, but that's irrelevant here, in any case it's a venerable tradition in literature, if nothing else because it serves as a convenient and powerful way to represent a character's formative experiences of the world), then Jack and Ennis were raised to be very different people. Ennis' upbringing taught him that homosexuality was the ultimate shameful transgression, an offense so great it justified death by torture. Whereas Jack's parents, at least in the movie, tacitly acknowledged their son's sexual orientation and tolerated it. Contrary to some assumptions based on his off-putting personality, Old Man Twist isn't particularly homophobic. He knows where Brokeback Mountain is all right, but is disappointed in his son for failing to move back to help with the ranch -- even if it meant leaving his wife for a male partner!

Ennis grew up in terror of giving away any clue about his sexuality. Jack grew up not worrying about that so much. Their relative views of the world's rules and dangers were shaped accordingly.

So if Ennis and Jack had done the exact same thing (moved in together for the sweet life) it would have required a lot more courage on Ennis' part than Jack's.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 27, 2013, 02:24:26 pm
Contrary to some assumptions based on his off-putting personality, Old Man Twist isn't particularly homophobic. He knows where Brokeback Mountain is all right.

Isn't it funny? Maybe some distance was required, but it really only comes to me now that the reason I disagree with you about Old Man Twist's lack of homophobia is because when I hear him say that he knows where Brokeback Mountain is, I hear the same contempt in his voice that I hear in Ennis's when he tells Jack that he knows what they've got in Mexico for boys like Jack. In other words, it's not what he says, or what he doesn't say, but the way he says what he does say. I know homophobia--hatred and contempt for "queers"--when I hear it.

But let be, let be. We both know by now we're not going to change each other's mind on this point.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 28, 2013, 07:15:58 pm
Regarding the serious crayons and Jeff Wrangler postings above:

Guys, you both make assumption that John Twist (and the mother) knew about Jack's being gay, and according to each of you, did or did not accept it graciously.  What am I missing?  Why can't the father be telling Ennis, although scornfully, that since he knows where BBM is doesn't need Ennis' help?

It seems to me that the evidence is very suppositional.  1.  From the story, the "knowing look" by the father.  Proulx never hints at what he might "know."  2.  From the movie, John Twist does seem to give added emphasis to the "Tell you what, I know..." line, but never elaborates.  3.  When Jack returns to the family home after the first summer, to "go back up to my daddy's place, give him a hand over the winter"  he most likely talked at the dinner table, etc., about Ennis all the time, and told them he wanted to return to BBM to repeat his experience of the first summer.  4.  At some point Jack must have told his mother NOT to wash The Shirts.  Mothers obsessively was their children's clothes.  At some point in the 20 years she "kept his room like it was when he was a boy" she would have found the shirts and, given all the blood, would have washed them, unless she had been warned specifically not to.

A knowing look that is never explained, Jack's talking about Ennis all the time, the warning about the shirts: is it really enough to suggest that the parents knew they were lovers rather than just good friends?

I wish I could see more to it than that the father did indeed know where BBM was and did not need help.  If I were going to be persuaded by anything, it would be the shirts--a very romantic gesture by Jack to be sure, but is it really enough to alert the 2 parents, who were not the most sophisticated people in the world?  And it was 1963, not 2013, after all.  I am really asking this as a question--is there anything more to it than what I am suggesting?

By way of a personal note, that we are reaching back to 1963 is important.  When I was 19 I lived in a place far more enlightened than rural Wyoming.  I was living on-and-off at my parents' home.  But I had a lover (in personality he was Jack, but otherwise he was Ennis to my Jack--JW, you know what I am saying).  I very frequently brought him home to sleep in the "guest room."  We always slept in the same bed, and my parents were not stupid.  They must have known it, but they didn't ask, and I didn't tell.  They were far more worldly than the Twists, but in 1958 you had to be pretty brave to take on the uproar that coming out would cause.  I wasn't up to it, and neither were they.  So it is hard for me to comprehend Jack's parents, given when and where they lived, knowing and tacitly accepting Jack's sexual orientation, especially since they never saw the two together.  In my own case, years later when I again infrequently saw my parents, I simply talked as if they knew, and they did the same.  Alma's reaction to knowing about Ennis was far more the "enlightened" order of the day back then.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 28, 2013, 08:45:19 pm
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A knowing look that is never explained, Jack's talking about Ennis all the time, the warning about the shirts: is it really enough to suggest that the parents knew they were lovers rather than just good friends?

I wish I could see more to it than that the father did indeed know where BBM was and did not need help.  If I were going to be persuaded by anything, it would be the shirts--a very romantic gesture by Jack to be sure, but is it really enough to alert the 2 parents, who were not the most sophisticated people in the world?  And it was 1963, not 2013, after all.  I am really asking this as a question--is there anything more to it than what I am suggesting?

I wonder whether you're not giving rural Wyomingites enough credit, x-man? Remember Ennis's story of Earl and Rich? Ennis says he was about 9 years old when Earl was murdered, which would place that event in about 1953--and the clear implication, the reason Ennis tells Jack the story, is that Earl was killed because he was known to be queer.

"They" say parents always know. If your parents knew without you telling them that you're--ahem--queer, don't you suppose Jack's parents would know?

That "knowing look" says about it all to me. Jack's father knew exactly what went on up on that mountain. And then he had to listen to Jack prattle on about leaving his wife and moving back to Lightning Flat with another man?

Incidentally, maybe you've mentioned it elsewhere and I just haven't seen the post, but otherwise this seems to me an appropriate place to suggest you get yourself a copy of Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay. Annie Proulx' essay, Getting Movied, included in the book, is priceless. She discusses the lives of rural gay men with whom she is acquainted, and also rural homophobia.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 28, 2013, 08:53:20 pm
And you are right. After Jack was gone, Ennis did indeed have the wisdom to "stand it." We'll never know if the alternative of suicide ever crossed his mind, but I tend to doubt it.

I don't think it did, either, whether one is talking about the story or the film. In both genres he's still got family. He's not alone in the world--and the film gives us an ending that shows him being more open to "being there" for his daughter when she wants him.

In her essay Getting Movied, Annie Proulx mentions the high rate of suicide among elderly single rural men, but she also discusses the importance of family in the lives of rural people, and Ennis still has family.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 29, 2013, 03:14:26 am
JW, I took your advice and ordered BBM: From Story to Screenplay.  I had put off getting it because I saw it criticized here in BetterMost.  Thanks for the suggestion.

About the main issue, I like what you say, but it leaves me with more questions: 

Rich and Earl.  Ennis seems to say that Earl was murdered just because he was living in the same house with another man, and no women on site.  "Two guys livin together?  No way."  Rich and Earl would have come out of the 30s and 40s when homophobia was just as rampant as it was in the 50s (1953 you suggest).  The two old men  would have had a built-in caution about appearing queer in front of other people. I  can't imagine them holding hands in public, or behaving like Ennis and Jack did at the reunion.  Did their ranch house have only one bedroom?  They would have been smart enough to have a second fake bedroom.  Would  small things like an embrace secretly  witnessed by a cowhand gradually add up in the minds of the "rural Wyomingites" you mention to a reason to murder?

My parents knew/suspected I was "ahem, queer" because I did queer things like bring my lover home all the time, to sleep in the same bed all night, often wake up late, show up for breakfast together, and then take off in his convertable for a day of adventure.  I never talked about girls and took no interest in them.  Now that I look back, I practically hit my parents over the head with it.  You ask that, if my parents knew without my telling them, wouldn't Jack's know about him?  Not if he didn't do anything queer.

Jack lived a more isolated life.  Did he have any boyfriends before Ennis?  I would think that Ennis was the first, except that it was he who initiated the the first encounter in the tent.  So what was it that first alerted the Twists that Jack was queer?  Or do you believe that it was only events after the first summer that did it?  You never do say what told John Twist what his son was doing on BBM.  Are you saying that we must read backwards from his talking about Ennis all the time, and his "prattling all the time about leaving his wife and moving back to Lightening Flat with another man?" 

Early on we learn that the first time for the two young men on the mountain was actually Jack's second summer there.  There is no suggestion that there was a previous Ennis.  The passion of the first night did seem to catch them both by surprise, but Jack was quick to turn over on his stomach.  He knew what to do and how.  (Say, do you think they ever learned how to do it face to face?)  Serious crayons points out that settling down together would have required more courage from Ennis than from Jack.  She might say that this could be as a result of Jack's not being as fucked up emotionally as Ennis, rather than his having prior experience to bring to the tent.

These are many questions revolving around a few issues.  I am willing to change my mind here--convince me.  Sorry this more rambling than are my usual.  This is because I am still asking questions chaotically, rather than making rhetorical points.  I would, at this point, add a happy bear face, but I don't know how to do that.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Monika on September 29, 2013, 04:10:30 am

Jack lived a more isolated life.  Did he have any boyfriends before Ennis?  I would think that Ennis was the first, except that it was he who initiated the the first encounter in the tent.  So what was it that first alerted the Twists that Jack was queer?  Or do you believe that it was only events after the first summer that did it?  You never do say what told John Twist what his son was doing on BBM.  Are you saying that we must read backwards from his talking about Ennis all the time, and his "prattling all the time about leaving his wife and moving back to Lightening Flat with another man?" 

Early on we learn that the first time for the two young men on the mountain was actually Jack's second summer there.  There is no suggestion that there was a previous Ennis.  The passion of the first night did seem to catch them both by surprise, but Jack was quick to turn over on his stomach.  He knew what to do and how. 

Thanks for an interesting post, X-man! I´m gonna try and address this part, since my interpretation is that Jack does have previous experience. Here is why; In the short story, Annie Proulx mentions early on that it was Jack´s second summer on the mountain. Given the fact how short the story really is and how economical she is with words, I figure that sentence must be there for a good reason. And I think the sentence was left in the story to suggest that Jack has some previous experience and Ennis hasn´t (this being his first "summer" and all).
I also tend to think that´s how Diana Ossana/Larry McMurthy/Ang Lee chose to interpret it given how the first tent scene played out in the movie with Jack seeming to know what he was doing. Annie Proulx also hints at this during that scene, letting Jack be the one that initiates the encounter.

I tend to think that Jack hadn´t had any previous boyfriends per se, but had had at least one previous sexual encounter. But I  do think that when it came to the emotional impact of their time together, he was just as unprepared as Ennis. Brokeback Mountain left both of them shell shocked, and neither one ever fully recovered from it.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on September 29, 2013, 08:29:37 am
Interesting discussion. Thanks, x-man, for reviving analysis and discussion about our movie!

I think Ma Twist knew Jack was gay, and what Ennis meant to him. Her knowing little smile when Ennis returns downstairs with the shirts tells me that. Maybe the reason she even suggested he go up there, was that she hoped he'd find the shirts.

Also, given OMT's form of fatherhood (the bathroom incident in the book, his open contempt with Jack, his lack of fatherly support etc), I think it's very likely that Jack did in fact not rave about Ennis when his father was around, but kept those confidences for his mother alone.

The fact that OMT knew where Brokeback Mountain is, and the way it emphasized it, doesn't necessarily mean that he knew anything about Jack's and Ennis' relationship, but rather the contempt he felt for his son who wished to be buried at some godforsaken mountain rather than in the family plot. His overall disappointment with Jack doesn't necessarily mean that he knew Jack was gay - he did, after all, marry and have a kid.


 
Brokeback Mountain left both of them shell shocked, and neither one ever fully recovered from it.

Monika, I love the way you worded this!
The same goes for us, really.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 29, 2013, 08:55:22 am
We're still waiting to hear from serious crayon and Jeff Wrangler, but I just want to add one small point.  Monika, I agree with your analysis that Jack was the one who knew what he was doing, and I alluded to this.  Proulx and the movie do have Ennis catching on pretty quickly, but he is responder, not initiator.  It is the Second Night that gets my attention.  After telling Jack that afternoon that what they done the previous night was only a "one-shot thing," Jack lies in the tent, waiting; Ennis sits by the fire, thinking.  Then he slowly gets up and goes into the tent.  Serious crayon, this is where Ennis really shows his courage.  Consider what it took, with all his fears, for Ennis to show that it was not to be a one-shot thing at all.  He then goes in and shyly offers himself to Jack.  Here we go beyond sex, to love.  Whatever they end up doing, Jack is here making love to Ennis, and showing that he, Jack, is a knowing, experienced, and tender partner.  He indeed knows what he is doing, and doing a pretty good job of it.  Whether that experience was from random encounters around Lightening Flat in previous times, or with the previous herder the summer before, we may never know.  Except, if that experience HAD been with the previous year's herder, would Jack have waited so long to get things going with Ennis?  If he had had a previous encounter on the mountain, would he not have thought that sex was just a regular part of the scene on BBM?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 29, 2013, 09:05:36 am
Excellent points, Sason, especially about the mother knowing and hoping Ennis would find the shirts, Jack's guardedness around his father, etc.  Your position is closer to my original posting--now I don't know what to think.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on September 29, 2013, 09:51:51 am
I agree, x-man. Going into that tent where he knew Jack was waiting for him, was probably the most courageous thing Ennis ever did in his life. For the main part, he just did what was expected of him in a given situation. But going into that tent - that was really challenging his internalised homophobia, his fears, his self denial, his life long strive to pass for a "normal" straight man.

now I don't know what to think.

Well, welcome in the club!   ;D

That's part of the beauty of BBM - there are so many ambiguities, we can never be sure of so many things. They will always be open to interpretation and new input. If you follow the usual course of the brokie fever, you'll eventually settle with the not-knowing, x-man.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 29, 2013, 10:15:00 am
We're still waiting to hear from serious crayon and Jeff Wrangler.

I'm glad you ordered a copy of Story to Screenplay. I can't imagine who criticized it here--but let be, let be.  ??? As I said, Annie's essay is priceless, and it will also give you a screenplay--though not necessarily a "shooting script," and you'll notice there are lines in the film--ad libs?--that aren't in the screenplay.

No offense meant, but it seems to me that some of your questions are getting into the area of "counterfactual history," so to speak. We don't know how Earl and Rich behaved in public, or how many bedrooms their house had. It's just a "given" of the story that they were a couple of "tough old birds," but also that they were "a joke" around Ennis's home town. Let's put it this way. It might be within the realm of possibility that they weren't even homosexual, but the "given" is that at least the community presumed they were homosexual, and that's the important point: The community assumed they were "queer," and that's why Earl was murdered. You will read in Annie's essay that the author herself says the story is not about "two gay cowboys in love." It's about the effects of rural homophobia.

Annie's essay also discusses homosexual sex among guys doing the type of isolated work that Ennis and Jack did. I've assumed since I read the story that Jack had some experience of homosexual sex because it wasn't his first summer in the mountains, and because he took the initiative. He knew what to do to get the ball rolling.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 29, 2013, 03:09:20 pm

No offense meant, but it seems to me that some of your questions are getting into the area of "counterfactual history," so to speak.

 You will read in Annie's essay that the author herself says the story is not about "two gay cowboys in love." It's about the effects of rural homophobia

My remarks about Earl and Rich were indeed straying into counter-factual history, but there is a lot of that going on around here.  It is easygoing, and sometimes does make a point.  MY point, perhaps over extended, was to comment on your wondering if I were not giving rural Wyomingites of 1963 enough credit for concluding who was or was not gay (Earl and Rich, my parents knew about me so wouldn't Jack's parents know about him? etc.)  You say in a previous posting that "Earl was killed because he was known to be queer."  Ennis suggests that for him and Jack it would not be simply living together:  "You and me can't hardly be decent together if what happened back there...(at the reunion)...grabs on us like that.  We do that in the wrong place we'll be dead."  He does not seem to be highly crediting rural Wyomingites for figuring out what's what, but more that when passion catches you unaware you are bound to mess up eventually, no matter how careful you try to be.  In my own case, it was not rural Wyoming and I did not have THAT much to lose--certainly not my life.  In the event, Ennis' fears were well-grounded and Jack was murdered, we suppose because he and Randall had been indiscreet.

I look forward to reading the Proulx essay you mention in Story to Screenplay.  Perhaps knowing more about gay sex "among guys doing the type of work that Ennis and Jack did" I will understand how John Twist could know with any certainty what went on at BBM.

The BBM short story may not be about two gay cowboys in love, but I would suggest that the movie IS.  It is about two gay cowboys in love who, at least partially, triumph over rural homophobia.  That is why the movie has gripped us the way it has.  Was Proulx's essay written before or after the movie?  If after, could she be trying to counteract the discounting of the film as "the gay cowboy movie," to which everyone took such great exception?

The criticism of Story to Screenplay I saw here in BetterMost focused on its being "inaccurate," perhaps being a reference to the screenplay in the book not being the shooting script.

To someone, anyone!: how the hell do you add the little bear faces to postings?   I can't figure it out.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Berit on September 29, 2013, 05:03:44 pm
Interesting discussion. Thanks, x-man, for reviving analysis and discussion about our movie!

I think Ma Twist knew Jack was gay, and what Ennis meant to him. Her knowing little smile when Ennis returns downstairs with the shirts tells me that. Maybe the reason she even suggested he go up there, was that she hoped he'd find the shirts.

Also, given OMT's form of fatherhood (the bathroom incident in the book, his open contempt with Jack, his lack of fatherly support etc), I think it's very likely that Jack did in fact not rave about Ennis when his father was around, but kept those confidences for his mother alone.

The fact that OMT knew where Brokeback Mountain is, and the way it emphasized it, doesn't necessarily mean that he knew anything about Jack's and Ennis' relationship, but rather the contempt he felt for his son who wished to be buried at some godforsaken mountain rather than in the family plot. His overall disappointment with Jack doesn't necessarily mean that he knew Jack was gay - he did, after all, marry and have a kid.


 
Monika, I love the way you worded this!
The same goes for us, really.

I have allways thought that both parents knew, mMa Twist with love and Pa with great  dislike.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on September 29, 2013, 05:22:35 pm
Isn't it funny? Maybe some distance was required, but it really only comes to me now that the reason I disagree with you about Old Man Twist's lack of homophobia is because when I hear him say that he knows where Brokeback Mountain is, I hear the same contempt in his voice that I hear in Ennis's when he tells Jack that he knows what they've got in Mexico for boys like Jack. In other words, it's not what he says, or what he doesn't say, but the way he says what he does say. I know homophobia--hatred and contempt for "queers"--when I hear it.

Well, I'm not saying he's president of the local PFLAG chapter!  :laugh:

I just meant that his main beef with Jack isn't about his sexual orientation, which is telling enough in itself. Sure, they had a bad relationship. Sure, the old man is a contemptuous jerk. It's just that when he looks back at his dead son, the thing he expresses the most contempt about is that Jack failed to carry out his plan to leave his wife and bring another man home to live together and help with the ranch. Compared to Ennis' dad or even just the average rural Wyoming guy of that era, he's far less upset about Jack's gayness than you'd think.

Guys, you both make assumption that John Twist (and the mother) knew about Jack's being gay, and according to each of you, did or did not accept it graciously.  What am I missing?  Why can't the father be telling Ennis, although scornfully, that since he knows where BBM is doesn't need Ennis' help?

Almost every single line in BBM serves more than one function. In this case, the text says that he knows where the damn mountain is. The subtext, given that we know that Brokeback Mountain symbolizes Jack and Ennis' relationship in its most idyllic, almost heaven-like version, is that he knows they had a relationship.

But if you don't want to parse out the literary implications, you can find clues in the main text, too, like the one I mentioned above. He wasn't concerned that his son was going to leave his wife and move in with a man. He was concerned that his son didn't do that, because he could have used the help on the ranch. Again, this is not evidence that he was a nice guy, or that he was enlightened by 2013 standards, just evidence that he was more enlightened than Ennis would have expected, because in Ennis' mind anyone who knew what was going on with Jack would be reaching for the tire iron.

BBM is full of characters who act in less homophobic ways than Ennis would expect -- there are some awkward moments but no tire irons (outside of Rich and Earl, plus Ennis' vision at the end). Aguirre knows they're gay but doesn't say anything until Jack returns the next summer. Lureen at least semi-knows but expresses it only in veiled complaints at the dance. Even Alma knows for years but doesn't say a word about it until that fateful Thanksgiving. That's one of the ironies (yuck, no pun intended) of BBM. Ennis had a disproportionate fear of the world's homophobia, even in 1960s Wyoming, because of his horrifying childhood, and that trapped him for life.

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It seems to me that the evidence is very suppositional.

Yes, analysis of good literature and film does often require leaps of supposition.

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  1.  From the story, the "knowing look" by the father.  Proulx never hints at what he might "know."  2.  From the movie, John Twist does seem to give added emphasis to the "Tell you what, I know..." line, but never elaborates.  3.  When Jack returns to the family home after the first summer, to "go back up to my daddy's place, give him a hand over the winter"  he most likely talked at the dinner table, etc., about Ennis all the time, and told them he wanted to return to BBM to repeat his experience of the first summer.  4.  At some point Jack must have told his mother NOT to wash The Shirts.  Mothers obsessively was their children's clothes.  At some point in the 20 years she "kept his room like it was when he was a boy" she would have found the shirts and, given all the blood, would have washed them, unless she had been warned specifically not to.

I should clarify that my thoughts above apply mostly to the movie. The story is a bit different here. I think this is something Larry and Diana wrote into it, that Proulx may or may not have intended, but I think it improves the irony.

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A knowing look that is never explained, Jack's talking about Ennis all the time, the warning about the shirts: is it really enough to suggest that the parents knew they were lovers rather than just good friends?

Yes. Good film writing can be very subtle. And this film is jammed with subtle writing and nuances.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 29, 2013, 07:02:02 pm
Jack was murdered.

Be prepared for a wh-o-o-o-le lot of argument about that!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on September 29, 2013, 07:47:08 pm
Be prepared for a wh-o-o-o-le lot of argument about that!  :laugh:

Indeed!  Even after all these years (and after reading the story, the screenplay and watching the movie at least 25 times) I'm not sure how Jack died!   :-\
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 30, 2013, 03:05:17 am
Be prepared for a wh-o-o-o-le lot of argument about that!  :laugh:

I am very surprised to learn that some people are uncertain about how Jack died.  My belief that he was murdered is based om the following:

1.  As many of you have said, lines and scenes are there for a purpose.  Each adds something new and must be taken seriously, especially in the light of Proulx's writing style.

2.  The murder flashback scene happens when Ennis is on the phone with Laureen, and Ennis is unsure "which way it was, the tire iron or a real accident."  But, when Ennis learns from Jack's father about Randall, he concludes that Jack and Randall had been found out, just as Rich and Earl had been, and  "So now he knew it had to be the tire iron."  Not that "he believed" it, or that "he thought" it, or any other uncertain verb, "he KNEW it."  How much clearer could Proulx make it?  We cannot ask for an autopsy of Jack's body; we have to take Proulx's word for it.

Each of us has drawn definitive conclusions from lines/scenes in the story and movie based on far more subtle wordings than "he knew."  I know that what I have said is NOT news to anyone in BetterMost.  Where have I gone wrong?  What am I missing?  Until I know that, in the words of Martin Luther (not my favourite person) "Here I stand, I can do no other." LOL
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on September 30, 2013, 03:40:48 am
About the phrase "he knew it":
Put the emphasis on the other word

not "he KNEW it",
but "HE knew it".

Ennis "knew". For Ennis it was clear as day, he was certain. But this certainty is inside Ennis' head, it's not an absolute.

And even for Ennis, this certainty was only in that moment. Later on, "there was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe".


I'm gonna look for an old thread where we discussed the question how Jack died and link it for you. It used to be an often and passionately discussed topic around here. O0
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on September 30, 2013, 03:52:08 am
Here you go, x-man

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,16166.0.html (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,16166.0.html)

Here's the poll we had about the question, from Jan. 2008:

Do you think Jack was murdered or was it an accident as Lureen described it to Ennis?

I'm sure it was murder:  13 (17.8%)
I tend to think it was murder, but can't say for sure:  14 (19.2%)
I just don't know:  1 (1.4%)
I think it was an accident, but can't say for sure:  4 (5.5%)
I'm sure it was an accident:  10 (13.7%)
My opinion on this question changes:  7 (9.6%)
We are not supposed to know:  24 (32.9%)
Other (please explain):  0 (0%)

Total Voters: 54
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on September 30, 2013, 07:52:34 am
Thank you for this very much.  When I wrote "What I have said is NOT news..." I just knew that somewhere there was a thread, topic site, etc., devoted to the subject (since there had been for the Wooden Horse, a previous preoccupation of mine).  This is a curse and a blessing to someone relatively knew to BetterMost like me:  On the one hand, old hands here kindly point me to sources of new information, like Pentesilea has done here.  On the other hand, I risk creating a big yawn amongst old-timers who would say "Oh not that old thing again."  Of you old-timers I ask patience.  There must be newcomers drifting into town all the time.  We all appreciate finding access to the results of work and thought by people who have been here before.  Thanks again to all of you.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on September 30, 2013, 02:43:27 pm
X-man, I seem to remember an interview with Annie Proulx I read somewhere, where she says that we're actually not supposed to know for sure how Jack died. She meant for it to be ambiguous like that.

That's only one of all the ambiguities built into this story and movie.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 01, 2013, 11:24:39 am
Be prepared for a wh-o-o-o-le lot of argument about that!  :laugh:

 :laugh:


Indeed!  Even after all these years (and after reading the story, the screenplay and watching the movie at least 25 times) I'm not sure how Jack died!   :-\

I'm surprised, M! I thought you were convinced, as I was, by Clancy's argument.

About the phrase "he knew it":
Put the emphasis on the other word

not "he KNEW it",
but "HE knew it".

Ennis "knew". For Ennis it was clear as day, he was certain. But this certainty is inside Ennis' head, it's not an absolute.

And even for Ennis, this certainty was only in that moment. Later on, "there was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe".

My computer is slow today and I have to get to work, so I only have time for a few quick comments on why I firmly believe Jack was killed the way Lureen said. My belief rests on ideas about how literature works and what the overarching theme of the story is, which may not be convincing to everybody. But here goes:

1) The scene of Jack getting murdered exists only in Ennis' mind. Ennis has been consumed by fear, almost his whole life, that the consequence for gay relationships is death by tire iron. So what are the chances that Jack would die in exactly that way?

2) Even if you interpret "tire iron" as a symbol representing murder by any means, the very fact that Ennis fully expects it makes him an unreliable source of information about it. So the fact that he "knew" it -- with no other evidence do go on outside of Jack's freak-accident, isolated death -- does not imply that we, the viewers/readers, should also "know" it. Ennis is not us.

3) We already know that Ennis has a somewhat exaggerated fear of the way people on the pavement would respond if they knew about Jack and Ennis. The Rich and Earl episode was horrific and emotionally scarring for Ennis, but others -- Aguirre, Alma, the bartender, the guys around the pool table, the Twists -- may be homophobic, but they do not react as extremely as Ennis might expect them to. (He didn't see the bartender and pool players, but we do; they may or may not be contemptuous -- even that's not entirely clear, and could be a result of still further paranoia! In any case, they're not violent.)

4) That indicates that a lot of the crippling effects of societal homophobia exist not just in real life (see treatment of Earl and Rich), but in the heads of the people whose lives are constrained by it. Societal homophobia not only damages lives, in other words (by keeping people who love each other apart), but it actually reaches in and damages souls, like Ennis', by making them afraid to be true to themselves.

5) All of this makes more sense from a literary standpoint, because it's a more powerful and interesting theme than, "Ennis always expected a gay man to be murdered, so he avoided a committed relationship, and sure enough then Jack was murdered. The end." Indeed, that would prove Ennis was smart all along to avoid committing to Jack. I don't think that's the point we're supposed to take from BBM.

6) Even "Ennis always expected a gay man to be murdered, so he avoided a committed relationship, and sure enough then Jack might have been murdered, though we'll never know for sure" strikes me as a less interesting narrative than "societal homophobia screwed up Ennis' life by permanently afflicting him with internalized homophobia."

There are a few counterarguments, including the scene with the mechanics that was filmed but not included (seen in trailer), which suggests that Ang Lee interprets the death as intentionally ambiguous and decided the mechanics made it less so. Also, if Annie Proulx said so in an interview, then maybe she does, too (unless she was being coy).

Thanks much to ClancyPants of IMDb, who presented that interpretation after reportedly watching and reading BBM hundreds if not thousands of times, and convinced me, a former "we're not supposed to know"ist.



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 01, 2013, 03:17:04 pm
I am a bit troubled by what you have said, but given your argument as a whole, and the comments by others, you have convinced me that Jack's death was probably as Lureen described it.  That Jack's death would exactly match Earl's is not likely.  But I am not willing to put down the tire iron just yet.

If you have the chance, check out my comments about internalized homophobia, particularly the way it affects Ennis, on "How would Lureen have reacted if..."  I wrote that before I read what you say here, but while I might now nuance what I said there, I stand by my original point that Ennis was not homophobic in the way we usually use the word, that "homophobic" applied to him means fear of death, and, by extension to us--but not necessarily to Ennis--being hurt.  In calling Ennis'  fear of what people would think if they knew "overly exaggerated" I think you are only seeing part of the problem.  Internalized homophobia is not just fear of what others might do to you if they knew, but the feeling that you are sick, sinful, worthless, despicable, and all the other words of self-loathing--feelings put there by parents, the Aguirres, the Almas, and others who might not necessarily try to kill you, but let you know what a miserable piece of shit you really are.  I respectfully suggest that as a straight person you cannot know how devastating that can be, and how liberating it is to be free of it.  This is why I give Ennis more credit.  He was not homophobic in this sense, but legitimately afraid of what being open would bring down around him.

The overall message of the film and story may well be, as you suggest in your point 4, that "Societal homophobia not only damages lives...but...reaches in and damages souls," but does that simple message really get to the heart of the matter?  Is it why so many people were/are so profoundly moved?  In my case it was not.  I knew all too well the world in which Jack and Ennis played out their lives.  It was the realization that we have to get out of that worldview that did it for me.  In the young, the point of the story and movie is a call to action, in the old, sadly, regret.

BTW, when you speak of the bartender and the men standing around the pool table, you are, I presume, referring to the scene where Jack meets the rodeo clown.  What are you pointing to about the bartender?  Was his suggestion to Jack any more than what he said?  The clown refuses Jack, saying that lots of grateful rodeo cowboys want to buy him a drink.  When he moves off to the pool table, are you imagining that, in gesturing back at the bar, he is saying, "That guy just tried to hit on me"?  The others do not laugh, or suddenly look over at the bar.  Men, gay or straight, do not regard every gesture of friendship by another man as a sexual come-on.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 01, 2013, 06:32:01 pm
In calling Ennis'  fear of what people would think if they knew "overly exaggerated" I think you are only seeing part of the problem.  Internalized homophobia is not just fear of what others might do to you if they knew, but the feeling that you are sick, sinful, worthless, despicable, and all the other words of self-loathing--feelings put there by parents, the Aguirres, the Almas, and others who might not necessarily try to kill you, but let you know what a miserable piece of shit you really are.  I respectfully suggest that as a straight person you cannot know how devastating that can be, and how liberating it is to be free of it.  This is why I give Ennis more credit.  He was not homophobic in this sense, but legitimately afraid of what being open would bring down around him.

I agree with you that as a straight person I can't know exactly how a gay person feels (though keep in mind that we're talking about a story written by a straight woman). But I disagree on your other point -- I think Ennis IS homophobic in that self-loathing sense. Both the book and movie make references that imply Ennis was extremely uncomfortable about his sexual orientation, even when just alone with Jack-- in the book, for example, Ennis will only hold Jack from behind. I think when Ennis says, "You know I ain't queer," he's expressing both what he thinks being "queer" means -- a shameful thing -- and his own wish not to face that he fits that label.  I think the rational fear instilled by his earlier experiences came accompanied by feelings of shame and sickness.

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The overall message of the film and story may well be, as you suggest in your point 4, that "Societal homophobia not only damages lives...but...reaches in and damages souls," but does that simple message really get to the heart of the matter?  Is it why so many people were/are so profoundly moved?  In my case it was not.  I knew all too well the world in which Jack and Ennis played out their lives.  It was the realization that we have to get out of that worldview that did it for me.  In the young, the point of the story and movie is a call to action, in the old, sadly, regret.

I think that's the literary/cinematic theme, but not necessarily the reason people are profoundly moved. Or maybe more to the point, a summary of the plot could include both elements. Ennis' homophobia-damaged soul leads him to miss his call to action and live the rest of his life with regrets.

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BTW, when you speak of the bartender and the men standing around the pool table, you are, I presume, referring to the scene where Jack meets the rodeo clown.  What are you pointing to about the bartender?  Was his suggestion to Jack any more than what he said?  The clown refuses Jack, saying that lots of grateful rodeo cowboys want to buy him a drink.  When he moves off to the pool table, are you imagining that, in gesturing back at the bar, he is saying, "That guy just tried to hit on me"?  The others do not laugh, or suddenly look over at the bar.  Men, gay or straight, do not regard every gesture of friendship by another man as a sexual come-on.

I think we're meant to see the men's and the bartender's behavior as at least ambiguous, possibly including hostility or even danger but not necessarily, a reflection of what Jack experiences as he goes through life; he can never know how people will react to him, but he's willing to take a chance anyway. As far as the scene goes, under other circumstances we might not think a thing about either the pool players or the bartender. But we know it's a homophobic society, that Jack is taking a risk by hitting on Jimbo, that the bartender is likely to overhear and disapprove, that Jimbo lashes back at the offer and then goes over to talk to a group of tough men holding long sticks. That all seems threatening, under the circumstances. That a real threat does not materialize may or may not be a lucky break, as Jack probably realizes. He may not have shared Ennis' horrifying early experiences, but he certainly knows how his society feels.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 01, 2013, 07:09:35 pm
a group of tough men holding long sticks

When you put it that way, it almost seems pornographic. ...  ;)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 02, 2013, 08:50:52 am
When you put it that way, it almost seems pornographic. ...  ;)

 :laugh:  And most of them are erect!


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 02, 2013, 09:36:53 am
:laugh:  And most of them are erect!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 02, 2013, 11:27:41 am
I think Ennis IS homophobic in that self-loathing sense. Both the book and movie make references that imply Ennis was extremely uncomfortable about his sexual orientation, even when just alone with Jack-- in the book, for example, Ennis will only hold Jack from behind. I think when Ennis says, "You know I ain't queer," he's expressing both what he thinks being "queer" means -- a shameful thing -- and his own wish not to face that he fits that label.  I think the rational fear instilled by his earlier experiences came accompanied by feelings of shame and sickness.

I think we're meant to see the men's and the bartender's behavior as at least ambiguous, possibly including hostility or even danger but not necessarily, a reflection of what Jack experiences as he goes through life; he can never know how people will react to him, but he's willing to take a chance anyway. As far as the scene goes, under other circumstances we might not think a thing about either the pool players or the bartender. But we know it's a homophobic society, that Jack is taking a risk by hitting on Jimbo, that the bartender is likely to overhear and disapprove, that Jimbo lashes back at the offer and then goes over to talk to a group of tough men holding long sticks.

I hope I am not flogging a dead horse.  I think we have here, and at the "What if Lureen..." site, moved from looking at homophobia as how straight society views gays, and how it reacts to them, to interiorized homophobia--the self-loathing part of it.  When people point to Ennis being self-loathing, the evidence is slim.  Yes, by definition, Ennis' fear of being killed is a subset of homophobia, but I keep insisting on using it "as we usually use the word." 

Some argue that Ennis must have been self-loathing because the place and times were homophobic, and he was a product of them.  This is a conjecture based on an argument from silence.  I don't think we can legitimately do that; instead we are constrained to look directly to the book and movie for our evidence.  The characters can only be labeled homophobic or internally homophobic based on what they say and do.

Curiously, serious crayons, we come to different conclusions about Ennis being comfortable with his sexuality when he is alone with Jack.  I regard those times--in contrast to when they around other people and thus might expose themselves to discovery--as being when Ennis is quite comfortable.  In the movie Ennis utters the "You know I ain't queer" line the afternoon of the second day, when he is still a little surprised at what happened the night before.  He is undoubtedly saying that he does not self-identify as gay, but what could he say but "queer"?  It was the only word he knew for gay.  And in the movie he says it before the events of the second night in the tent where he seems to reevaluate somewhat.  In the book a version of the line occurs in the motel.  Ennis is talking at some length, trying to account for his being married with children, yet still being attracted to Jack and their sex being far better than what Ennis has experienced with women.  He seems to me to be genuinely bewildered, rather than homophobic.  In the book Ennis does say "I ain't queer" later in the summer after they had been having a lot of sex and obviously enjoying it thoroughly.  I read it as an off-hand comment to counter his realization that he was indeed queer.  "I ain't queer, but this is great!"  Again, what other word could he use?  To read into it intense self-loathing is going a bit far.

"Ennis will only hold Jack from behind"?  I missed that.  We see them face to face in the second night in the tent, the following scene where Aguirre sees them (meant in the movie to stand for the Proulx passage "...both knew how it would go for the rest of the summer...as it did go"), and at the reunion when they were definitely face to face.  You aren't basing your argument solely on the dozy embrace flashback, are you?  Or by "holding" are you referring to fucking?  (I  refuse to say anal intercourse or coitus per anum.  They are surely not necessary here, and are so last-century.)  This business has been thoroughly explored in "Double meanings: Lines that can be taken more than one way",  including Jeff Wrangler's charmingly blunt comments in posting #284.  The idea that the top is somehow more of a man than the bottom is a stereotype mostly among straights.  Amongst gays it is only for the seriously deluded, and probably a source of amusement for their friends and sex-partners.  I don't think such stereotyping fooled Ennis for very long, in spite of the "boys like you" line.  There Ennis was out to hurt, not to be rational.  So, where is Ennis uncomfortable with Jack?  I thought that one of the points of book and movie was that only when they were together alone could either man be truly comfortable and happy--hence the mountains=freedom, town=oppression motif.

You still see Jack as hitting on Jimbo.  My gaydar is firmly in place.  I did see Randall hitting on Jack, but not with the rodeo clown.  I agree that if Jack's initial innocent offer had ended up more serious, that he would certainly have been all for it, but it didn't and that's not how it started.  "Jimbo lashes back"?  I heard a polite refusal and explanation.  The bartender overheard something he had heard a thousand times before, and showed no signs of disapproval.  I say again that in 1963 a man could offer to buy another man a drink without it being seen as a proposition.  I know, I was there.  I offered and was offered drinks to/by other men without anything sexual being implied or inferred.

In short, I don't believe that a strong case for Ennis' self-loathing due to homophobia being the guiding force in his life can be made from the evidence in the book and movie.  It is reading into his character something that cannot be shown to be there without a great deal of inference.

If we are going to do critical analysis of BBM, we are probably already going too far by mixing movie with book the way we do, but we don't seem to be able to avoid it.  I really wonder if adding outside information like what others, including Proulx, have to say about motivation for the finished products is really legitimate.  Also we must look to the "sitz im leben" of the works, that is, look at the works in the context of their own time.  For the book that time was 1997, for the movie 2005--not 1963.  By those latter days it was possible to escape interiorized homophobia, and I think Ennis is an example of such an escape--not that it did him much good.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 03, 2013, 06:59:42 pm

My copy of BBM Story to Screenplay has arrived and I am now getting into it.  ("Oh good," I hear you say, "Now he will lighten up!")

I now have the Collector's Edition of BBM, Proulx's short story, Story to Screenplay, three BBM wall posters, Kirchner's Meet Me on the Mountain, and I subscribe to BBMRadio.  Is that it?  Or do I need more to have the complete BBM tool kit?  Please let me know what else I need.  I can't afford the Wooden Horse or The Shirts.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 03, 2013, 08:33:51 pm
When people point to Ennis being self-loathing, the evidence is slim.

I don't consider it slim. But you do have to be open to reading subtexts. For example, he speaks highly of his father, suggesting he respects his father's opinions. Yet his father had subjected him to a terrifying experience and, one assumes, kept Ennis more or less constantly terrified once he got old enough to really think about his own sexuality. Put two and two together, and you can surmise that Ennis considered the old man to be right about homosexuality, too.

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Some argue that Ennis must have been self-loathing because the place and times were homophobic, and he was a product of them.

Not me. Jack is a product of the same times and is not self-loathing. This conclusion is based on his character, as I interpret it in both the story and movie, especially the latter.

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The characters can only be labeled homophobic or internally homophobic based on what they say and do.

Agreed on this. No wait, not quite. I think the characters can be labeled based on what the book/movie tells us about them, which isn't always the same thing.

Sometimes it is their direct actions, but obviously no BBM character comes out and says, "I am homophobic." You have to look at what they say and do (Ennis praising his father, saying "You know I ain't queer," preferring to hold Jack from behind, canceling August, telling Jack "It's because of you I'm like this"). But you also have to ask yourself why the book and movie make a point of showing them saying and doing those things, and other things. They're not just filling time.

For example, why do you suppose both book and movie have Ennis getting in bar fights? Why, in the movie, does one of them occur when some bikers are talking sexually, and another right after Alma's explosive Thanksgiving confrontation?

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Curiously, serious crayons, we come to different conclusions about Ennis being comfortable with his sexuality when he is alone with Jack.  I regard those times--in contrast to when they around other people and thus might expose themselves to discovery--as being when Ennis is quite comfortable.

He is. But part of him is also uncomfortable about his time with Jack, to the point of canceling the get-together in August.

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In the movie Ennis utters the "You know I ain't queer" line the afternoon of the second day, when he is still a little surprised at what happened the night before.  He is undoubtedly saying that he does not self-identify as gay, but what could he say but "queer"?  It was the only word he knew for gay.

If you think I was saying that's evidence he was homophobic because "queer" is a slur, no, that's not what I meant. He said it because he thinks of being "queer" as something terrible, and desperately wants to reject that label for himself.

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And in the movie he says it before the events of the second night in the tent where he seems to reevaluate somewhat.  In the book a version of the line occurs in the motel.  Ennis is talking at some length, trying to account for his being married with children, yet still being attracted to Jack and their sex being far better than what Ennis has experienced with women.  He seems to me to be genuinely bewildered, rather than homophobic.  

True, Book Ennis is more outspoken, and perhaps less self-loathing, than Movie Ennis. Both the screenplay and Heath's performance turn Movie Ennis into a more bottled up, damaged figure than Book Ennis.

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"Ennis will only hold Jack from behind"?  I missed that.

It's in the book description of the dozy embace.

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We see them face to face in the second night in the tent, the following scene where Aguirre sees them (meant in the movie to stand for the Proulx passage "...both knew how it would go for the rest of the summer...as it did go"), and at the reunion when they were definitely face to face.

Right. The movie shows them face to face, but the book says Ennis never wanted to embrace Jack face to face.

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 Or by "holding" are you referring to fucking?

No.

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You still see Jack as hitting on Jimbo.  My gaydar is firmly in place.  I did see Randall hitting on Jack, but not with the rodeo clown.

I'm not going to argue that my gaydar is stronger than yours. Obviously it's not. I'll only say that in the seven years since I saw the movie and started discussing it, I don't remember many people not interpreting the scene that way.

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I say again that in 1963 a man could offer to buy another man a drink without it being seen as a proposition.  I know, I was there.  I offered and was offered drinks to/by other men without anything sexual being implied or inferred.

Of course. But it's not just that Jack offers Jimbo a drink, it's that he makes intense eye contact and holds it for longer than normal in a non-pickup situation. It's that Jimbo immediately senses what's going on and turns down the offer. That Jack then gets flustered and angry and storms out of the bar.

If you don't see that as a failed pickup, then what's the point of the scene? Jack stops in a bar and offers a clown a drink, the clown says no thanks, Jack leaves. Why would they bother to tell us that? Keep in mind that every scene, in fact every line, in BBM is there for a reason.

And remember, if you're tempted to argue that gay men do or don't do this, remember that this book was written by a straight woman, and the movie was written, directed and acted by straight  people for a largely straight audience. It doesn't stretch credulity to think they are using body language that straight people would recognize, deliberately and/or inadvertently.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 04, 2013, 09:39:31 am
Hey, anybody who's reading this thread now, I just made some revisions to my last post. I was in more of a hurry when I wrote it, and decided I'd better flesh it out a bit.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 04, 2013, 10:45:09 am
He is. But part of him is also uncomfortable about his time with Jack, to the point of canceling the get-together in August.

I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here, or, if I do, I think I don't agree. You're referring to the "What the hell happened to August?" August?

Ennis is certainly uncomfortable telling Jack he can't make it because he predicts, correctly, that Jack's going to be really angry. But I've always taken Ennis's explanation at face value. They're both older--39--and money--or the lack of it--is weighing more heavily on Ennis than when they were in their 20s, say. People often get more cautious as they grow older, less willing to quit jobs and run off to the mountains for a high-altitude fuck. Ennis has had a harder life than Jack, and I wouldn't be surprised if he was "older" at 39 than Jack was. I also wouldn't be surprised if he owed back child support, and in view of that scene in the kitchen, I expect Alma would be just the person to keep after him for it, even if she really didn't need the money for the girls (she seems to have moved up in the world to a resonably comfortable middle class existence).

No, I can't say as I see that cancellation as coming from discomfort with being with Jack per se.

(Of course, bear in mind that a couple of years ago my whole team on my own job was told we shouldn't schedule vacation for August because our supervisor expected us to be very busy at that time of year! So I can really relate to Ennis here! :laugh:)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 04, 2013, 11:11:34 am
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here, or, if I do, I think I don't agree. You're referring to the "What the hell happened to August?" August?

Ennis is certainly uncomfortable telling Jack he can't make it because he predicts, correctly, that Jack's going to be really angry. But I've always taken Ennis's explanation at face value. They're both older--39--and money--or the lack of it--is weighing more heavily on Ennis than when they were in their 20s, say. People often get more cautious as they grow older, less willing to quit jobs and run off to the mountains for a high-altitude fuck. Ennis has had a harder life than Jack, and I wouldn't be surprised if he was "older" at 39 than Jack was. I also wouldn't be surprised if he owed back child support, and in view of that scene in the kitchen, I expect Alma would be just the person to keep after him for it, even if she really didn't need the money for the girls (she seems to have moved up in the world to a resonably comfortable middle class existence).

I agree with you aside from the part about Alma, which I think is overly negative (regardless of their relative financial pictures, both parents need to contribute child support, but it's based on income, so if Ennis' is low the monthly payments would also be low). Absolutely, Ennis uses his job as an excuse, and I don't think he's lying. I just don't think he's telling everything to Jack, maybe not even to himself. Though I think Jack gets it.

There's another level of emotion going on below the "what the hell happened to August" exchange. To Jack, their HAFs are the most important thing in the world. He'd get there even if it meant losing a job. Just like he drove across the country on an impulse to see Ennis after the divorce. Ennis isn't holding their trips at the same priority.

And why not? Because Ennis is poorer, sure, and has to worry more about jobs and work. But also because he's much more ambivalent than Jack about the whole relationship. Yes, he loves Jack and is comfortable in his company. But he's very uncomfortable with the idea of himself as someone who would be most comfortable with "this thing" that grabs ahold of them. He not only doesn't want others to find out, he just doesn't want to be that person at all. So he finds other explanations -- work, money -- to cancel.

Writing this, I suddenly thought of Ennis' much earlier line, "I ain't in the poorhouse yet" in a new light. He sure winds up in the poorhouse in the end. Not just financially, but in terms of his life. If poverty can apply to happiness and life experiences and emotional fulfillment, his little trailer represents "the poorhouse" that way, too.

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 04, 2013, 11:42:40 am
If we look only at the book, the dozy embrace lines, "Nothing marred it, even the knowledge that Ennis would not then embrace him face to face because he did not want to see nor feel that it was Jack he held.  And maybe, he thought, they'd never got much farther than that," completely destroys my argument about Ennis' interiorized homophobia.  I had been reading the "then" as "then at that moment."  The next line clinches it for you: "They'd never got much farther than that."  Yours is the clear meaning of the text.  I was actually rather shocked to reread those lines as saying that it had always been that way.  I realized that I was misreading the text to suit my own desire for everything to be well with the two.

I am still troubled by the reunion.  The book describes a scene if anything more passionate than the movie.  Ennis is not troubled by embracing Jack face to face.  This is accentuated by his virtual indifference to Alma's catching them when she opened the door a second time.

Would you accept the idea that movie Ennis is less homophobic than book Ennis?  Besides the reunion, in the movie, we have the "I ain't queer" happening before the second night in the tent only.  Also it is obvious to me that from their behaviour towards each other from their second night on they were lovers not casual sex-partners.  It is inconceivable to me that in 20 years their lovemaking would be limited only to Ennis taking Jack from the back and that was all there was to it.  If all there was to it was "a couple of high altitude fucks once or twice a year" would Jack even bother to say "I wish I knew how to quit you"?  If Jack just wanted a fuck he knew how to get it without Ennis.  Ennis provided love, and he must have shown it.

I think the problem disappears if we treat the movie and the  book  as separate texts.  In the book there are inconsistencies that cannot be gotten rid of by interpretation.  The movie removes them by leaving out any reference to lovedmaking as Ennis-top/Jack-bottom/fuck only.

About the Jimbo bar scene.  You ask a good question, "What's the point of that scene?"  The point is either, as I suggest #1, to show a vulnerable Jack, lonely, reaching out unsuccessfully  to another human being, emphasizing what he has lost in being separated from Ennis.  #2, as you suggest, Jack was cruising Jimbo, Jimbo knew it and was repelled, while the bartender looked on disapprovingly.  You appear to be basing your case on the screenplay as presented in Story to Screenplay: "The CLOWN looked surprised...JACK stands close to his shoulder...There is something , a frisson, a vibe that gives the CLOWN an uneasy feeling...although he remains perfectly friendly...takes his beer, stands up (and after the exchange with the bartender) JACK slams down the rest of his beer.  Looks around anxiously.  Puts a ten on the bar.  Leaves"

If that were what we saw in the movie, I would agree with you.  But that was NOT in the movie.  Jack walks over, sits on the next stool--he does not stand close to him--and the frisson and vibe to not make it from screenplay page to the actor's expression.  What we actually do see is #1.  Cruising is a more complex maneuver than looking directly at someone longer than necessary, as you claim Jack did.  Screenplay bartender watches the whole Jack/Jimbo exchange and has "seen it all."  Movie bartender does not say to Jack "Well, you win a few, you lose a few--nice try."  He does ask Jack if he has considered a roping horse, apparently discounting his efforts in the ring that day.  Only then does Jack react in anger.  He stalks out, he does not "look around anxiously."  You seem to be saying that straight people would see the scene as homoerotically charged.  Would they if not previously warned by the screenplay?

I am coming more and more to the conclusion that the difference in our positions is based on not separating the book from the original screenplay, and from the movie, and on the book having internal inconsistencies that cannot be explained away.  
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 04, 2013, 11:43:33 am
There's another level of emotion going on below the "what the hell happened to August" exchange. To Jack, their HAFs are the most important thing in the world. He'd get there even if it meant losing a job. Just like he drove across the country on an impulse to see Ennis after the divorce. Ennis isn't holding their trips at the same priority.

Agreed.

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And why not? Because Ennis is poorer, sure, and has to worry more about jobs and work. But also because he's much more ambivalent than Jack about the whole relationship. Yes, he loves Jack and is comfortable in his company. But he's very uncomfortable with the idea of himself as someone who would be most comfortable with "this thing" that grabs ahold of them. He not only doesn't want others to find out, he just doesn't want to be that person at all. So he finds other explanations -- work, money -- to cancel.

Well, OK, I agree with this, up to the last part. Sounds to me like you're over-emphasizing his internalized homophobia--which is what you're describing--as his reason for cancelling. I've often said that I believe that human beings have an infinite capaclity to lie to themselves, but I think we'll just have to agree to disagree on this point. I don't think August--specifically August--bgoes any deeper than what Ennis says. He does, after all, offer the alternative of a get-together during the hunting season, when the ranch work has slacked off. (However, I recognize that two guys getting together in an isolated cabin during the hunting season might be less likely to raise eyebrows and questions than two guys getting together in August might. Straight guys do that sort of thing all the time.)

(BTW, I didn't know that level of child support was pegged to income, but I still think Alma is not the type of person to let Ennis slide on that, not in view of the anger that finally boiled over in the kitchen that Thanksgiving.)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 04, 2013, 04:18:52 pm
I don't think August--specifically August--bgoes any deeper than what Ennis says. He does, after all, offer the alternative of a get-together during the hunting season, when the ranch work has slacked off. (However, I recognize that two guys getting together in an isolated cabin during the hunting season might be less likely to raise eyebrows and questions than two guys getting together in August might. Straight guys do that sort of thing all the time.)

I don't mean August, specifically, because it's the 8th month and in Deuteronomy, 8 means ... or because it's named after Augustus, who was known for ... No. I don't even think getting together in hunting season vs. fishing season seems really that much safer.

I just mean he's willing to let a whole get-together slide, wait an additional three months before seeing Jack again. That, to me, is the behavior of someone who has changed considerably since his eager "You bet," drinking 12 beers, "Jack Fuckin Twist" days. He's either grown more cautious or more conflicted or both. The night-before conversation and the breakdown scene suggests internal conflict is at least one big factor. "It's because of you I'm like this." He loves Jack, but he doesn't want to be "like this."

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[ Alma is not the type of person to let Ennis slide on that, not in view of the anger that finally boiled over in the kitchen that Thanksgiving.)

Agreed. Though at 19 Junior is no longer of coverable age, so the payments would be half of what they used to be.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 04, 2013, 08:41:06 pm
I just mean he's willing to let a whole get-together slide, wait an additional three months before seeing Jack again. That, to me, is the behavior of someone who has changed considerably since his eager "You bet," drinking 12 beers, "Jack Fuckin Twist" days. He's either grown more cautious or more conflicted or both.

How about simply older and wiser?

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The night-before conversation and the breakdown scene suggests internal conflict is at least one big factor. "It's because of you I'm like this." He loves Jack, but he doesn't want to be "like this."

True. He's nowhere and nobody because he kept quitting jobs to run off to the mountains with Jack. And I think it's rather unfair of him to blame Jack for that.

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Agreed. Though at 19 Junior is no longer of coverable age, so the payments would be half of what they used to be.

Seriously, if slightly OT: Once a kid "ages out" of child support, are you still legally liable for arrears that were owed at the time the kid became no longer coverable?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: southendmd on October 04, 2013, 08:48:16 pm
x-man, if I may, I'd like to introduce you to a few golden-oldie, but apropos threads that you might like to peruse at your leisure.  I have my own theory, regarding a pact of self-deception that Jack and Ennis share, that gets blown up in the Lake Scene, that helps me understand their psychologies. 

How did Jack die? (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,1575.0/all.html)

do you think Jack was murdered or was it an accident as Lureen describes it to Ennis? (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,16166.0.html)

sexual orientation, jealousy and the definition of infidelity (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,18015.0/all.html)

Question about the Lake Scene (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,7494.0/all.html)

Lies and deception (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,3587.0/all.html)

You can't say we haven't been thorough, over the years!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 05, 2013, 02:02:04 am
How about simply older and wiser?

Well, I'll give you older.

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True. He's nowhere and nobody because he kept quitting jobs to run off to the mountains with Jack. And I think it's rather unfair of him to blame Jack for that.

Do you feel like he's blaming Jack for his financial situation? I feel like he's blaming Jack for his own sexual confusion and screwed-upness.

If it weren't for Jack, he'd be peacefully, if not really contentedly, dating Cassie.

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Seriously, if slightly OT: Once a kid "ages out" of child support, are you still legally liable for arrears that were owed at the time the kid became no longer coverable?

Oh, I would imagine so. After all, let's say Ennis is in this situation with Alma. Alma presumably would have made up the difference to cover the kid's needs out of her own pocket while waiting on his payments. So it becomes a debt to Alma (whether she needs the money or not).


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 05, 2013, 02:05:36 am
x-man, if I may, I'd like to introduce you to a few golden-oldie, but apropos threads that you might like to peruse at your leisure.  I have my own theory, regarding a pact of self-deception that Jack and Ennis share, that gets blown up in the Lake Scene, that helps me understand their psychologies. 

How did Jack die? (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,1575.0/all.html)

do you think Jack was murdered or was it an accident as Lureen describes it to Ennis? (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,16166.0.html)

sexual orientation, jealousy and the definition of infidelity (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,18015.0/all.html)

Question about the Lake Scene (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,7494.0/all.html)

Lies and deception (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,3587.0/all.html)

You can't say we haven't been thorough, over the years!

Wonderful old threads! Thanks for posting them, P!


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 05, 2013, 08:58:49 am
Thank you, southendmd, for sending these posting sites my way--not only my way, but to lots of newer BetterMostians who missed them first time around.  They will provide food for thought for some time.

Does this mean the ride of the past 4 pages is over?  I had thought, in my puppydog enthusiasm, that "There's no reins on this one," but I have to be realistic.  "Well, see you around I guess."  But maybe some day soon I can say "Swear to god I didn't know we was goin a get into this again," about another topic, perhaps, but with the same preoccupation with all things BBM.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on October 05, 2013, 09:12:50 am
Thank you, southendmd, for sending these posting sites my way--not only my way, but to lots of newer BetterMostians who missed them first time around.  They will provide food for thought for some time.

Does this mean the ride of the past 4 pages is over?  I had thought, in my puppydog enthusiasm, that "There's no reins on this one," but I have to be realistic.  "Well, see you around I guess."  But maybe some day soon I can say "Swear to god I didn't know we was goin a get into this again," about another topic, perhaps, but with the same preoccupation with all things BBM.

X-man, as long as there's a discussion going, it's not over!

As you can see, people are enthusiasticly engaging in this, no matter how thoroughly it's been debated before.

So, keep on, to your hearts content, as long as there's any interest in the discussion.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on October 05, 2013, 09:20:29 am

If that were what we saw in the movie, I would agree with you.  But that was NOT in the movie.  Jack walks over, sits on the next stool--he does not stand close to him--and the frisson and vibe to not make it from screenplay page to the actor's expression.  What we actually do see is #1.  Cruising is a more complex maneuver than looking directly at someone longer than necessary, as you claim Jack did.  Screenplay bartender watches the whole Jack/Jimbo exchange and has "seen it all."  Movie bartender does not say to Jack "Well, you win a few, you lose a few--nice try." He does ask Jack if he has considered a roping horse, apparently discounting his efforts in the ring that day.  Only then does Jack react in anger.  He stalks out, he does not "look around anxiously."  You seem to be saying that straight people would see the scene as homoerotically charged.  Would they if not previously warned by the screenplay?


Not being of cowboy descent, I'm out of my comfort zone here. But I've been told that among some people (cowboys), calf roping is considered less manly than other cowboyish arts executed on the rodeo circuit.

I've always considered the bartender's remark as a way of insulting Jack for hitting on Jimbo. Meaning that the bartender recognized that that's what Jack was doing. And imo, Jimbo was well aware of it too.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 05, 2013, 10:22:33 am
Do you feel like he's blaming Jack for his financial situation?

That's how I'm taking the "I'm nothing, I'm nobody" lines. He's never made anything of himself because he kept quitting jobs to run off to the mountains with Jack.

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I feel like he's blaming Jack for his own sexual confusion and screwed-upness.

Different "layer." But in the context of the "economic layer" of the conversation--why he can't take off in August--yes, I think he's blaming Jack for his own economic situation.


And on that note--waves hand as he heads out the door for the airport to catch a flight to Denver. ...  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 05, 2013, 12:57:26 pm
Not being of cowboy descent, I'm out of my comfort zone here. But I've been told that among some people (cowboys), calf roping is considered less manly than other cowboyish arts executed on the rodeo circuit.

I've always considered the bartender's remark as a way of insulting Jack for hitting on Jimbo. Meaning that the bartender recognized that that's what Jack was doing. And imo, Jimbo was well aware of it too.

I have become fascinated by the Jack/Jimbo scene.  Serious crayons raises the interesting point that the people connected to the film were straight and they were aiming it at a predominately straight audience, so they would present their intentions in a way comprehensible to a straight audience.

It would seem that if serious crayon's point be true, we must rethink the scene as a man approaching a woman, and that in such a scene what the man (Jack) said would be enough to alert the woman to his intentions.  Would I be right in concluding that straight men just do not offer to buy a strange woman a drink without a sexual agenda?  Or is it that women are so paranoid or have been through it often enough that they mistrust any such overture?  Or both?  If so, it is a shame.  Many enjoyable conversations or even potential friendships must be missed.

Now, if the Jack/Jimbo scene were played out in a gay bar, what Jack said would be enough to make any sexual intentions clear, although we might expect a little conversation to precede the drink offer.  The only thing different would be that the bartender would not likely be disapproving.  If the roping horse remark were made, and Sason is right--calf roping is less "manly" than bronc or bull riding-- then it is a put-down, something like saying, "Try for something more realistic."  But anyone who looks like Gyllenhaal can get anybody he wants.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on October 05, 2013, 01:30:12 pm
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"Try for something more realistic."

That's not how I understood the bartender's remark.

I've always thought of it more like the bartender is saying "You sissy boy". The calf roping remark is derogatory.

But hey, I'm neither gay nor cowboy, so what do I know?   ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 05, 2013, 02:01:04 pm
That's how I'm taking the "I'm nothing, I'm nobody" lines. He's never made anything of himself because he kept quitting jobs to run off to the mountains with Jack.

That too. I don't think he's lying about the financial part, or that he's speaking openly of their sexual orientation. I think he's making kind of devastated sweeping statements that cover the whole thing. He's used to being poor and getting by on very little, so although I doubt he's thrilled about it, that alone would not be enough to make him collapse in despair all of a sudden. If he were comfortably middle class, like Jack is thanks to Lureen, I don't think the scene would have played out much differently.

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Different "layer." But in the context of the "economic layer" of the conversation--why he can't take off in August--yes, I think he's blaming Jack for his own economic situation.

Oh. Well, I've never read the "it's because of you I'm like this" quite that literally. I've always read it as, "it's because of you my whole life is a deadend mess" which could include his happiness, his marriage, his kids, his job and everything else.

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And on that note--waves hand as he heads out the door for the airport to catch a flight to Denver. ...  ;D

Have a great time! Say hi to Front Ranger and any other Brokie you see!


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 05, 2013, 02:09:20 pm
I have become fascinated by the Jack/Jimbo scene.  Serious crayons raises the interesting point that the people connected to the film were straight and they were aiming it at a predominately straight audience, so they would present their intentions in a way comprehensible to a straight audience.

There's been talk that the second tent scene, nonexistent in the short story, is presented in a more romantic way than, say, Tent Scene 1, partly to appeal to/communicate with straight audiences.

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It would seem that if serious crayon's point be true, we must rethink the scene as a man approaching a woman, and that in such a scene what the man (Jack) said would be enough to alert the woman to his intentions.  Would I be right in concluding that straight men just do not offer to buy a strange woman a drink without a sexual agenda?  Or is it that women are so paranoid or have been through it often enough that they mistrust any such overture?  Or both?  If so, it is a shame.  Many enjoyable conversations or even potential friendships must be missed.

Straight men would rarely buy a strange woman a drink without a semi-sexual agenda, which is not to suggest that by accepting it she's committing to sex. If single straight people of opposite sexes start talking at length in a bar, period, regardless of who buys, the suggestion of sex is probably more at the forefront than it would be between two men. Maybe even if both were gay, unless maybe they're in a gay bar, where at least the potential for sexual agenda is sort of in the air, right? Well, then consider that 95 percent of bars are "straight bars," for all practical purposes, and you can extrapolate accordingly.

However, a straight man might by a female coworker a drink without an assumed sexual agenda, which is essentially what Jack is doing with Jimbo -- they're not strangers. But the eye contact lets Jimbo know he's looking for more than a casual chat at the bar.

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But anyone who looks like Gyllenhaal can get anybody he wants.

Except, apparently, Jimbo. Guess clowns can afford to be picky.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 05, 2013, 02:36:20 pm
No, sc, you misunderstand me.  I was imagining the bartender's remarks as they might be understood in a gay bar, a gay cowboy bar, situation.  Given that they were in a straight, homophobic bar, and if the remarks were meant to be a put-down, I would certainly agree with you.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 06, 2013, 09:45:47 am
I think my fascination with the Jack/Jimbo scene stems from a personal event which I will tell you about in a moment.

After taking all the evidence into consideration, I think we are left with this:  BBM is a straight film being marketed to a straight audience, and designed to be comprehensible to them.  The original screenplay makes it clear that a pick-up was intended.  If the scene were pitched to a gay audience, it would have been done differently--different conversation, verbal and body-language cues, etc.  Unanswered questions for me are, Why would Jack even take such a chance in that bar, and done it so boldly, and so clumsily?And why Jimbo?  Looking like Jack, if he only wanted to hook-up with a friend, he would just have to sit there for a while.  Given the size of the bar and how crowded it was, Jack was not alone, however homophobic it was.

A couple of years before Jack hit on Jimbo, I went down to the US to visit a friend of mine from military days.  We drove south from SF to LA, then across Arizona, up to Denver, and across to Chicago.  I was all cautious and shy, but not Bill.  He gave new meaning to Out Front.  His motto was "When I cruise them they KNOW they've been cruised."  This made him quite a hit in Denver, but not in Flagstaff, AZ.  The bar we stopped in there was basically the one in the Jack/Jimbo scene.  After a couple of beers I was alone, while Bill was in the back near the pool table "interacting" with the cowboys.  The bartender came over and said, "You both have to leave."  "Why? I asked.  "You KNOW why," he replied.  And I did know.  I was just sitting there keeping my eyes to myself, but I pretty well knew what Bill was up to.  When I found him, talking to a group of rather alarmed cowboys, he was outraged that we were being thrown out, but had enough sense not to make a scene.  I realized the bartender was doing us a favour, and that we were risking the tire iron.  I was mad at Bill for putting us in such danger, but mad at myself for being so stupid as to allow it to happen.  If we had been in the Jack/Jimbo bar, I would have been sitting there quietly, while Bill would never even have looked at Jimbo, but have had Jack in a stall in the men's washroom in a flash.  The rest of the trip to Chicago went pretty much the same way.  Looking back, I can hardly believe we took such chances.  He had all the fun; I had all the paranoia.  He is, BTW, living quietly with his longtime partner in Denver, active in church affairs, not at all the wild man of our youth.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 06, 2013, 10:17:48 am
If the scene were pitched to a gay audience, it would have been done differently--different conversation, verbal and body-language cues, etc. 

Like what?

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Unanswered questions for me are, Why would Jack even take such a chance in that bar, and done it so boldly, and so clumsily?And why Jimbo?  Looking like Jack, if he only wanted to hook-up with a friend, he would just have to sit there for a while.  Given the size of the bar and how crowded it was, Jack was not alone, however homophobic it was.

He probably didn't have that much practice. Or maybe he normally had guys hit on him, but it had been a while. Who knows? It was all probably somewhat new to him, whereas Bill sounds much more experienced.

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A couple of years before Jack hit on Jimbo, I went down to the US to visit a friend of mine from military days.  We drove south from SF to LA, then across Arizona, up to Denver, and across to Chicago.  I was all cautious and shy, but not Bill.  He gave new meaning to Out Front.  His motto was "When I cruise them they KNOW they've been cruised."  This made him quite a hit in Denver, but not in Flagstaff, AZ.  The bar we stopped in there was basically the one in the Jack/Jimbo scene.  After a couple of beers I was alone, while Bill was in the back near the pool table "interacting" with the cowboys.  The bartender came over and said, "You both have to leave."  "Why? I asked.  "You KNOW why," he replied.  And I did know.  I was just sitting there keeping my eyes to myself, but I pretty well knew what Bill was up to.  When I found him, talking to a group of rather alarmed cowboys, he was outraged that we were being thrown out, but had enough sense not to make a scene.  I realized the bartender was doing us a favour, and that we were risking the tire iron.  I was mad at Bill for putting us in such danger, but mad at myself for being so stupid as to allow it to happen.  If we had been in the Jack/Jimbo bar, I would have been sitting there quietly, while Bill would never even have looked at Jimbo, but have had Jack in a stall in the men's washroom in a flash.  The rest of the trip to Chicago went pretty much the same way.  Looking back, I can hardly believe we took such chances.  He had all the fun; I had all the paranoia.  He is, BTW, living quietly with his longtime partner in Denver, active in church affairs, not at all the wild man of our youth.

"What do other people do?" "Move to Denver, I guess."



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 07, 2013, 10:54:00 am

Like what?

He probably didn't have that much practice. Or maybe he normally had guys hit on him, but it had been a while. Who knows? It was all probably somewhat new to him, whereas Bill sounds much more experienced.

"What do other people do?" "Move to Denver, I guess.

"Like what?"
This is a hard question for me to answer.  First, I haven't been in a bar, straight or gay, for a long time, so what I would say might be hopelessly outdated.  Secondly, there are probably differences between Canadian and US men, and third, I can't really offer a sort of gay alternative screenplay for the Jack/Jimbo scene because there is an infinite set of possibilities.  So I will limit myself to some general observations.

It is a commonplace amongst gays that straight men are a lot less straight when they are around gay men, and there are no straight women to provoke in them a need for macho posing.  They are softer, more vulnerable, able to be more honest about their feelings, and to open up to other men.  And in these circumstances, a lot of straight men are more up to showing affection, including sex, than they are when women are around.  (Women, you are just going to have to accept the fact that men are not only more promiscuous by nature, but also more experimental than you may realize.  And don't bother asking a straight man if this is true, he will never tell you.)  This makes social encounters between men less hazardous than between men and women.  Men can sit down and talk without all the cultural baggage between them--unless someone amongst them is so repressed he must carry on with the facade of talking about the game and banging bitches, etc.  That kind of talk does put men on guard and limits what they can say to each other.

This lies at the heart of the problem with the way the Jack/Jimbo scene is presented.  Reworking the scene as if it were a man hitting on a woman in order to make the scene comprehensible to a straight audience omits the crucial point that it is indeed between 2 men, and would not begin with eye contact that went on too long, and that preposterous "Let me buy my friend Jimbo a beer'" like he had just donated a million dollars to Cancer.  Any drink buying would be much more low key, something like "Let me get the next round," and would carry no expectations beyond acknowledging that the conversation was worth pursuing.

When it is time to think about sex, the two would already know how friendly they had become, and whether anything more was in the cards and a good idea.  One man might say, "Want to get out of here?" or some such line suggesting that they were together now.  The rest you can imagine.  There would not (at least in Canada) likely be any public displays like touching, groping, or unzipping of flies.  I have had that happen to me in the US, and I let it continue because I was caught up in the sleaziness of the scene, but he was certainly not the man I went home with.  And if you were not interested in anything more than conversation, you would just say so politely--no need to flee like Jimbo did.  Why wreck a nice conversation over that?

Canadian men are more likely to congregate in groups because there are more and bigger tables to sit at--this stemming from the days when Canadian pubs were all tables with no bar, and strangers would sit together at a table, at first perhaps quiet, but gradually joining in the general conversation.  If any special relationships seem to develop, everyone is aware of it, and accommodates accordingly--moving seats etc.  At that point if one of the pair suggests moving on, everyone else will decline leaving the two free to go off by themselves.

Casual sexual hookups such as on the street, in the baths, etc., are a totally different matter.  They can be as gritty as you imagine, and I don't want to talk about them here.

"Bill sounds much more experienced."
Bill was indeed more experienced than Jack.  In Flagstaff I warned him not to start anything, but the sight of a big room filled with cowboys was too much for him.  He was a total slut, and gloried in it.  There was nothing so sexually demeaning or sleazy he would not try, and probably enjoy.  I must admit to a certain envy.  I did try, but I just couldn't--there was no way I could match his enthusiasm and style.  Now I look back with "nostalgie de la boue," nostalgia for the mud--a delightful phrase that exactly captures my memories of the times.  But those days were my early 20's.  I did grow up eventually.  Thankfully, memories do not grow up.

"Move to Denver, I guess."
I actually thought of Bill when I first read those lines in the short story.  I am glad he is happy now.  He certainly was not when playing the slut, in spite of how well he carried it off.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 07, 2013, 12:18:06 pm
(Women, you are just going to have to accept the fact that men are not only more promiscuous by nature, but also more experimental than you may realize.  And don't bother asking a straight man if this is true, he will never tell you.) 

I certainly accept and know that men are more promiscuous. The second part is a little more debatable. The "straight" men that gay men come in contact with are undoubtedly more experimental. The average man in a bar playing pool in Wyoming is not.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 07, 2013, 01:19:38 pm
The "straight" men that gay men come in contact with are undoubtedly more experimental.
 

What experience could you possibly be basing that comment on?  How could you possibly know what kind of straight men gay men come in contact with?  Do you think we LIVE in gay bars and the only straight men we ever meet are the ones likely to wander in?  We do interact with the world at large, after all.  Surely you realize that.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 07, 2013, 01:31:14 pm
I am basing the comment on my experience in being in groups of straight, gay, and bisexual men and women as well as conversations I've had with straight men and gay/bisexual men about their encounters with same. When I made those comments, I wasn't thinking about men encountering other men in bars, although I have been in bars with straight men as well as gay men and have witnessed different kinds of encounters with same, and talked with men about it afterwards. But here I was just thinking about ordinary encounters amongst men at work, in shops, in parks, camping, hiking, etc. And no, I wasn't possibly saying this, I was actually saying it.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 07, 2013, 03:45:12 pm
BBM is a straight film being marketed to a straight audience, and designed to be comprehensible to them. 
X-man, thanks for these thought-provoking comments. My take is that BBM is a film adaptation of the book of the same name by Annie Proulx. She is not a writer of exclusively gay stories but does obviously have some close knowledge of the lives of rural gay men. BBM wasn't marketed to a straight audience exclusively but was marketed as a crossover film, an independent "art house" film that connected with a mainstream audience far beyond the hopes and expectations of its makers. Yes, I agree with you that BBM wasn't made as entertainment for a gay audience...it would be a disaster if so, because it's such a tragedy.

The original screenplay makes it clear that a pick-up was intended.  If the scene were pitched to a gay audience, it would have been done differently--different conversation, verbal and body-language cues, etc.  Unanswered questions for me are, Why would Jack even take such a chance in that bar, and done it so boldly, and so clumsily?And why Jimbo?  Looking like Jack, if he only wanted to hook-up with a friend, he would just have to sit there for a while.  Given the size of the bar and how crowded it was, Jack was not alone, however homophobic it was.

I'm not so sure the screenplay makes that clear. One of the main messages of the movie is that Jack, and especially Ennis, were in a prison possibly of their own making, that everything might have gone all right if they had chosen the sweet life together...but we'll never know for sure.

My answers to your questions: Jack was never one to hesitate, and he was only focused on getting what he wanted, not threats or other people's thoughts. He was desperately lonely and that's why he reached out to Jimbo. Why not Jimbo? He was a young buck like Jack and, besides, he wore makeup!! Jack wasn't at all aware that he was attractive and, in the book, he was not.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 12, 2013, 11:29:15 am
The "straight" men that gay men come in contact with are undoubtedly more experimental.

I really do not know what you mean by this sentence.  Why did you put the word "straight" in quotation marks as though you were using it in a different or ironic way than we usually mean "straight men"?  You did not say "gay" men with quotes just following it.  Are you saying that gay men only encounter straight men who are sexually adventurous, while really straight men would stay away from us?  This is simply not a tenable position to hold.  This is perilously close yo your "the penis provides its own lubricant" remarks about gay sex in postings in another place--I think that there you realized you were in no position to know how we did it, and what we needed to do it.

My main point was that men in general behave differently when with other men only, than they do when women are around.  I have known a lot of men in my life.  I like men; I like to be around them; I like to interact with them; I like to talk to them; I like to work with them; I like to play with them; I like to sleep with them.  I am very sensitive to their moods and behaviour.  I have spent long periods in all-male environments, and have also seen them in action around women--from casual meetings, to interactions with their girl friends, to visits to whorehouses.  I discovered this difference in behaviour in men with, and not-with women when I first began working on a ship when I was 18.  I was quite delightfully surprised to learn this.  And I was quite delightfully surprised when I caught the eye of Blake, the biggest, toughest man on board.  The crew was pretty easygoing, accepting of others, and willing to live and let live.  They certainly knew about Blake and me, but no one said a word.  Of course they wouldn't say anything to Blake about it.  He would have made them "eat the fuckin floor" as Ennis put it to Alma.  I had seen Blake do it.  He was not a violent person at all, but if someone else started it, he would finish it.  They would not have said anything to me because they knew I would tell Blake and it would end up the same way.  But no one really cared.  And Blake and I were not the only ones.  For example, the crew was quite amused--in an accepting and not at all critical way--when two guys were put ashore near the foot of a volcano in the Aleutians to study seismic activity.  They went ashore as nodding acquaintances, and returned 30 days later as lovers.  For them it was summer on BBM, transferred to Alaska.  As Blake once said to me, "There is so little love in the world, you have to get it where you can."  He was a wise man, and taught me a lot.

For my whole life I have seen men reacting to one another in a far deeper emotional way than women might suspect--not necessarily ending up in bed, but sometimes yes.  With men, I think more than with women, intimacy is not strict straight vs gay, but more a continuum.  It runs from always straight through usually straight to the same fuzzied boundary at the gay end of the spectrum.  Sadly there is still enough residual homophobia around that guys at the straighter end of the spectrum are not going to tell women about this, I don't care how many conversations you have with them about it.

Amongst gay men a sometimes topic of conversation is stories of encounters, often humourous and quite surprising, with straight men who turn out to be a lot more adventurous than expected.  And a lot of gay men, including me, have gotten hit on by straight men, some of the more deluded of which think that merely announcing themselves as up for some fun, that the gay man will go for it.  Not true.  It is not wishful thinking on the part of gay men.  Some people have the misguided idea that all gay men secretly want to hookup with straight men because the latter are somehow more masculine.  Neither do we secretly want to, nor do we think that straight men are more masculine.  Yawn.  This is just not true.

Anyway, about this whole business, too bad women are more puritanical about this.  They don't know what they are missing.   
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 12, 2013, 12:13:44 pm
With men, I think more than with women, intimacy is not strict straight vs gay, but more a continuum.  It runs from always straight through usually straight to the same fuzzied boundary at the gay end of the spectrum.

I'm at the always-straight end of the spectrum, so I'm probably not the best judge, but from what I hear from women friends who are closer to the middle, the pattern is not that different.

That said, I do think even "totally straight" men are more sexually flexible, more willing to take whatever's available. I think they're more likely to have same-sex sex in prison, for example, than women who are straight. They are more open to having sex with strangers. They are far more likely to hire prostitutes. They are even willing -- and please don't take offense or see this as some sort of parallel -- to have sex with inflatable dolls and farm animals.

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Sadly there is still enough residual homophobia around that guys at the straighter end of the spectrum are not going to tell women about this, I don't care how many conversations you have with them about it.

Well, that and the fact that not all guys at the straighter end of the spectrum are quite as open-minded as you've depicted. I knew a young man who, while in the Navy, mysteriously fell off the boat and into the ocean and died. I have no idea what the circumstances were, but it crossed my mind he may have been a victim of a hate crime, because there had been several other similar cases in which the targets were thought to have been gay.

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Some people have the misguided idea that all gay men secretly want to hookup with straight men because the latter are somehow more masculine.  Neither do we secretly want to, nor do we think that straight men are more masculine.  Yawn.  This is just not true.

Again, this seems a sort of sweeping generalization. Probably many or most gay men agree with you. But surely not all. II remember one guy I saw a lot online for a while, a member of the Brokieverse, who would brag about luring straight men into bed like it was an especially enviable score. He sounded like the straight guy who assumes that he can "turn" a lesbian straight.

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Anyway, about this whole business, too bad women are more puritanical about this.  They don't know what they are missing.

Sweeping gender generalization combined with pejorative label combined with judgmental assumption that what's best for you is best for others. A trifecta!

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 12, 2013, 01:21:33 pm
x-man, I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability but I am not much of a debater, so don't get up the expectation that we will go back-and-forth on these issues.

Why did you put the word "straight" in quotation marks as though you were using it in a different or ironic way than we usually mean "straight men"? 
Well, even some "straight" men don't know themselves whether they are exclusively straight. I've known several men in their 30s and 40s and beyond who just realized they were gay after getting married to women and fathering children. So, when we encounter men who identify themselves as straight but are attracted to men in certain situations and with certain people, I don't know whether to call those men straight or not, so I say "straight" instead. (The same goes for women)

Are you saying that gay men only encounter straight men who are sexually adventurous, while really straight men would stay away from us? 
No. I assume that gay men encounter the same diversity of people as everybody else, unless they spend their lives on gay-only cruise ships.

This is perilously close yo your "the penis provides its own lubricant" remarks about gay sex in postings in another place--I think that there you realized you were in no position to know how we did it, and what we needed to do it.
In that remark, I was explaining that Annie Proulx, the author of the book, suggested that the way the boys were able to have their first sex was with the help of the "clear slick and a little spit." That is what she wrote.... This was further elaborated to me by more than one gay man. I have further experience with this but I'm not going to go into detail.

In addition, any sexually active woman knows that the penis provides its own lubricant. One fact that men sometimes forget is that women often have sex using orifices other than their vaginas, so some women know pretty well what gay sex is like (they don't have prostate glands, but there are other internal glands that like stimulation).

My main point was that men in general behave differently when with other men only, than they do when women are around.  I have known a lot of men in my life.  I like men; I like to be around them; I like to interact with them; I like to talk to them; I like to work with them; I like to play with them; I like to sleep with them.  I am very sensitive to their moods and behaviour.  I have spent long periods in all-male environments, and have also seen them in action around women--from casual meetings, to interactions with their girl friends, to visits to whorehouses. 
x-man, I like all those things too!

I discovered this difference in behaviour in men with, and not-with women when I first began working on a ship when I was 18....  As Blake once said to me, "There is so little love in the world, you have to get it where you can."  He was a wise man, and taught me a lot.
That was a delightful story about Blake. Thanks for sharing it.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 12, 2013, 05:11:23 pm
To both serious crayons and Front Ranger, you jumped on things I wasn't expecting, and didn't jump on things I expected you to.

You are right that I should not talk about "men" (either straight or gay) without some qualifier such as "many," "most," etc.  I know linguistics and formal logic well enough to know better.  I was doing it as a shorthand, and probably because I do indeed idealize men.  I know very little about women, which I am sure is obvious.  What I have said about them is based on casual encounters, talks with a very few about these subjects, and on statistics I have read.  From this I really did have the idea that women clustered far more to the straight-gay ends of the spectrum than men.  You seem to be saying this is not true.

Sc, your story of the Brokieite who bragged about his straight-male conquests sounds like he is a person very much caught in the past--say, the 1950's--when there was enough self-loathing amongst gays that many would see a straight guy as more masculine.  But surely in these days, since Gay Liberation took off, such deluded men are at the ever-shrinking edge of the picture.  I hope so.

Sc, a trifecta?  Let's not take things too seriously.  I would, however, stick by my original assumption that ability to be more sexually adventurous is better than being limited.  That being said, I am sure it is obvious that I, personally, could not possibly be adventurous with a woman, as much as I think it is a good idea overall.

FR, no I won't get into a long debate about this subject.  Yours and sc's postings are a good counterweight to mine, and I see that in most places we agree.  You did surprise me by one point--your comment about some women knowing about lubricants because of straight fudge-packing.  I thought that sort of thing was frowned on in the straight world, so I didn't take it into account.

FR, glad we agree about how great (most) men are.  I know there are bastards amongst them, but overall they are wonderful.  I think I have learned more positive things about women here in BetterMost than I ever have before.  So, correct me where I am wrong, but don't think too harshly of me.

Glad you liked the mini-picture of Blake.  He looms larger in my mind than anyone else I have ever met.  What a man!  I was so lucky.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 12, 2013, 05:55:55 pm
Sc, your story of the Brokieite who bragged about his straight-male conquests sounds like he is a person very much caught in the past--say, the 1950's--when there was enough self-loathing amongst gays that many would see a straight guy as more masculine.  But surely in these days, since Gay Liberation took off, such deluded men are at the ever-shrinking edge of the picture.  I hope so.

Maybe, but I got the impression this guy was young-ish. Maybe 30s? And in general he was not so much self-loathing as outspokenly pro-gay, slightly heterophobic and openly misogynist. I should clarify my earlier comment. His tone wasn't, "Nyah nyah, I managed to score with an appealingly masculine straight guy"; it was more, "Underneath it all, most straight men would secretly prefer gay sex but pretend to put up with those annoying, unappealing women because they're socialized to do that, but my powers of attraction are such that I was able to get these guys to overcome their inhibitions and show them how much better it could be and I could tell they totally agreed."

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I would, however, stick by my original assumption that ability to be more sexually adventurous is better than being limited.  That being said, I am sure it is obvious that I, personally, could not possibly be adventurous with a woman, as much as I think it is a good idea overall.

It's funny how often straight people are encouraged by progressive, well-meaning others to break out of their rigid (unadventuresome) self-imposed straightness and try some same-sex sex. Gay people get that message in reverse, I know. Except theirs comes from Bible-thumping pastors and far-right-wingers and questionable "therapists" and undereducated relatives and ... People, in other words, to whom those aforementioned well-meaning, progressive friends would be horrified to be compared.



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 12, 2013, 08:07:01 pm
Wow, sc.  That was a real punch in the face, LOL.  You really give no quarter--nor, why should you?  IMO, you are BetterMost gold medal champion hands down.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 12, 2013, 11:41:42 pm
Wow, sc.  That was a real punch in the face, LOL.  You really give no quarter--nor, why should you?  IMO, you are BetterMost gold medal champion hands down.

Hmm ... I guess that's a compliment? I hope so, anyway. Certainly no offense intended, x-man!  :)


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: x-man on October 13, 2013, 12:59:25 am
Hmm ... I guess that's a compliment? I hope so, anyway. Certainly no offense intended, x-man!  :)

Oh very DEFINITELY a compliment.  I did not take offence at all--I am not that ego-involved with my postings.  I did think you were misreading me slightly, but no matter.  I got your message exactly, including the subtexts, for both parts.  The "punch" was a sports metaphor concluding with the "gold medal champion."  You are my favourite person to debate here.  You go straight for the problematic points and brush past extraneous issues, personal anecdotes, etc.  Please don't hold back your punches on my account.

As for me, I am still learning who I can talk to without kid gloves.  You seem to be such a person; I hope you will regard me as the same--as you seem to be doing now.  BTW, I did appreciate what you said about my analysis of Ennis' motivation in my "courage" posting several pages back at this site.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sophia on November 18, 2013, 06:07:23 pm
I was nineteen when I made my first jump...I felt terrified...almost paniced by the thought of jumping. While standing on cliff, I hesitated....but I made the jump. Today I can think both see; the stupid idea of jumping, and the thought of letting go of life. (as it represent for me) 

Today I found this video...and I must say, seeing those to guys jumping at 3.19...made my heart beat a bite extra.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlVBg7_08n0[/youtube]
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on November 22, 2013, 09:01:40 am
Sophia, that song was a pretty big here for Macklemore here in the US.  News stories about it becomming the first gay marriage song to hit the Top 20 were correct, it did get that high, and quite a few people thought it would hit the Top 10.

It just missed, spending three weeks stuck at #11 on the chart, and then it fell back down.  Not bad!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on November 23, 2013, 04:58:08 pm
yeah it did quite well in the UK too. It's quite catchy.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on December 05, 2013, 09:05:33 am
2013 was Macklemore's year!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on December 06, 2013, 03:41:36 am
And there I was, wrecking my brain the other day about 'Macklemore'. I knew I had heard the name before, but didn't remember where. ::) Thanks for bringing this up again. :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on December 06, 2013, 03:46:20 am
Last night we watched a sitcom on TV. A guy was playing around with a t-shirt gun (never heard of such a thing before! :o). Of course he destroyed a huge window pane and I commented "Gun's going off". ;D

It's not often that a woman has the opportunity to say these words. :-X :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on December 06, 2013, 05:02:29 pm
Not only do I (like you, Chrissi) fail to recall where I've heard the word 'Macklemore' before - but I also haven't got a clue what a t-shirt gun is....

I obviously need to get out more  ::)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on December 06, 2013, 07:26:55 pm
Not only do I (like you, Chrissi) fail to recall where I've heard the word 'Macklemore' before - but I also haven't got a clue what a t-shirt gun is....

I obviously need to get out more  ::)


I also didn't know that is even a thing until the other day, so you're in good company. ;D :laugh:
A t-shirt gun is a device that shoots t-shirts. A quick image google will give you an idea.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on December 06, 2013, 07:33:47 pm
A t-shirt gun is a device that shoots t-shirts. A quick image google will give you an idea.

A device that shoots t-shirts?  But of course!!!   8)

 Why don't we see more of them?     Such a useful thing....  ::) ::) ::)

Actually, to preserve my mental health I think NOT googling would be a good idea....   ::) ::)


 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on December 06, 2013, 07:34:39 pm
Oh, and aren't we up late tonight, the two of us?   ;) ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on December 06, 2013, 08:36:32 pm
I paused at the T-shirt gun reference myself, then realized after a moment that I knew what it meant and that I have seen them in action. At baseball games, they give out free T-shirts between innings. The T-shirt gun allows them to fire the shirts high into the stands -- whoever catches one gets a free shirt -- rather than just handing them to the rows within throwing distance.

At first I thought, would that be some kind of gun designed to fit into the pocket of a T-shirt?   ???  :laugh:

And you'd think I'd know my gun terminology, as an American!  :laugh:


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 06, 2013, 10:52:05 pm
At first I thought, would that be some kind of gun designed to fit into the pocket of a T-shirt?   ???  :laugh:

Or a gun made out of a t-shirt. Hey, if they can make guns out of plastic and print them on 3-d printers, why not make one out of a t-shirt?  :-\
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 06, 2013, 10:53:22 pm
I commented "Gun's going off". ;D

How do you say that in German?  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on December 07, 2013, 05:28:26 am
How do you say that in German?  ;D


I said it in English. ;D
There's no good way to translate it, at least no metaphor including guns. Everything you could say is rather along the lines of Jetzt geht's los (here we go) or similar stuff.
Now that you're asking I'm wondering how they translated this in the German version. I own the DVD twice (one still sealed as a safety copy) and have the short story three times. But none of them is in German. :laugh:
I guess they simply translated it to Ich komme (coming!) or Jetzt! (now!).
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on December 07, 2013, 11:48:27 am
But "gun's going off" isn't a familiar metaphor for that in English, is it? (Or is it?) In any case, if you said "The gun is firing" in German under TS1 circumstances, wouldn't a German viewer get the point?

But I can see where metaphors involving guns, like those involving baseball, are probably more of an American phenomenon.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 07, 2013, 12:36:56 pm
I guess they simply translated it to Ich komme (coming!) or Jetzt! (now!).

 :laugh:

I guess "Ich komme" is recognizable in any language!  :laugh:

OTOH, I guess this shows how some (a lot?) of Annie's colorful prose can get lost in translation?  :(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 09, 2013, 03:12:21 pm
I just threw a sopping coffee filter teabag into the trash. Remind you of anybody?  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on December 10, 2013, 01:36:24 am
I just threw a sopping coffee filter teabag into the trash. Remind you of anybody?  ;D

Of course. Do you have a postcard of Brokeback Mountain?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 10, 2013, 10:34:36 am
Of course. Do you have a postcard of Brokeback Mountain?

Nope. How 'bout one of Devil's Tower?  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on December 11, 2013, 12:40:35 pm
(http://rlv.zcache.com/devils_tower_wyoming_postcard-r71959a43fcc644778cb8a1e201e1f8e8_vgbaq_8byvr_512.jpg)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on February 01, 2014, 12:49:06 am
I was talking to my son about my brother and noted that he doesn't have a dog, though he seems like the kind of guy who might like one. Then I remembered he's out of town for work much of the time, and thought, "He ain't set up for that."


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brokeback_Dev on March 15, 2014, 10:20:50 am
This thread has been read over92,600 times.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Brokeback_Dev on March 15, 2014, 10:29:40 am
Its the phrase "You didn't go up there too fish"  said by Alma
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on March 19, 2014, 08:34:18 am
That's a lot of Brokie-isms over the years!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on March 20, 2014, 05:58:41 pm
All this time, and you we ain't found nobody else to marry quote?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on March 24, 2014, 08:21:15 pm
Had this posted on my Facebook page today......it might not have been what was meant by it, but the minute I looked at it, I thought of Ennis and Jack.....(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/suekat777/fishinfriend_zps758b024c.jpg)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 24, 2014, 09:08:14 pm
Fishin' buddy...huntin' buddy...I know that.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on March 25, 2014, 08:03:22 am
awww, that's cute.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on April 18, 2014, 08:40:54 am
I just uploaded photos to flickr. And when they had all been processed.. it came up with a box which said..

YEE-HAW! Your photos have been processed.

 :D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on April 19, 2014, 04:09:53 pm
:laugh:


I'm a member of another forum, and someone was having an issue of some sort that they wanted opinions on.  He titled his thread "Goddamned Bitch of An Unsatisfactory Situation".

After I read the post, I replied with my opinion and added "by the way, quite a Brokeback reference there".

Two days later he replied, "I'm glad you caught it!"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on April 19, 2014, 04:41:27 pm
Little did he know...    ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on April 20, 2014, 05:31:57 pm
Little did he know...    ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on April 26, 2014, 12:56:33 am
This isn't a super exciting one, but it's good to know that, eight years in, the Brokieisms are still happening.

Friend, texting about our lunch date tomorrow: Is 1:45 OK?

Me: You bet!


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on April 26, 2014, 05:14:01 pm
and the Brokie-isms still go on!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 27, 2014, 01:01:17 am
:laugh:


I'm a member of another forum, and someone was having an issue of some sort that they wanted opinions on.  He titled his thread "Goddamned Bitch of An Unsatisfactory Situation".


I prefer GDBOAUS!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Katie77 on April 27, 2014, 08:25:24 pm
Went fishing yesterday, but both places we went we were bombarded with biting insects, so packed up and came home....

I made the comment.......I didn't even get my line wet......
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 13, 2014, 11:31:03 am
It's been so wet in the Rocky Mountains this year that I've burnt through three string trimmers trying to keep the lawn half-groomed. So, I lined up all my string trimmers, looking for one "that had some cut left in it."  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: ChrisC on June 25, 2014, 03:14:43 pm
I often find myself sneaking up behind my partner (he is much slower than me due to a mobility disability) and hold him in my arms in a 'dozy embrace', and whisper in his ear how much I love him.  ;D
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on June 25, 2014, 03:17:35 pm
Aw...that's sweet!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 28, 2014, 04:30:44 am
My colleague unknowingly used a Brokieism the other day. We talked about the upcoming vacations and she said: "Alle Reisen die ich jemals mach' sind mit dem Finger auf der Landkarte." - That's the best translation of "All the traveling I ever do is going around the coffeepot, looking for the handle."
Made me smile big time. :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on June 28, 2014, 04:44:37 am
Nice one, Chrissi!

Maybe your colleague is a closeted Brokie?   ;D



ETA: btw, is that the expression they use in the German dubbed movie?
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on June 29, 2014, 04:05:38 am
ETA: btw, is that the expression they use in the German dubbed movie?


I think yes. But I don't own the German DVD and can't find the (German) scene on youtube.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Sason on June 29, 2014, 11:26:30 am
Nevermind, I was just curious. It's not important.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on June 30, 2014, 12:58:14 pm
Maybe your colleague is a closeted Brokie?   ;D


My thoughts, too! That's a pretty unusual saying to just come about randomly.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 11, 2014, 09:05:51 am
Well, here's an instance of life imitating Brokeback, and not in a good way. I heard on our local morning TV news today that last night a local man was beaten to death in front of his own house; it is thought that the weapon used was a tire iron.  :(
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on July 12, 2014, 02:12:41 am
Well, here's an instance of life imitating Brokeback, and not in a good way. I heard on our local morning TV news today that last night a local man was beaten to death in front of his own house; it is thought that the weapon used was a tire iron.  :(


 :( You're right, shadows of Brokeback, and not the good kind. What a horrible, horrible scenario.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on July 12, 2014, 08:03:19 pm
I always seem to hear Brokie-isms when with Brokies.  :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: morrobay on August 06, 2014, 01:02:57 pm
I finally got to use one at work.  I came back yesterday after being gone for a few months.  In a meeting with purchasing & engineering going over the production schedule for Q4, which started 8/1, September and October were loaded with systems to ship out, but August only had 2, which, of course, prompted me to ask:

What in the hell happened to August?

No one got it  :-\
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 06, 2014, 02:51:53 pm
 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 06, 2014, 06:57:40 pm
What in the hell happened to August?

No one got it  :-\

Good one, butlers fantasy! It's fun to check a crowd for Brokies by using an obvious Brokieism and looking for reactions.


Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 07, 2014, 10:45:49 am
Someone on Facebook just mentioned some Facebook tool I was unfamiliar with, and I replied, "The wha' ...?"

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on August 10, 2014, 01:49:48 pm
The Gospel reading in church this morning was all about water-walkin' Jesus. ...  ;D

(Matthew 14:22-33)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 14, 2014, 11:51:36 am
What in the hell happened to August?


I know it's a bit too early to say this, but what in the hell DID happen to August?  :P
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on August 14, 2014, 05:09:37 pm
It's still here, we're about halfway through!

Temps haven't been very 'Augusty', however.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on August 14, 2014, 07:58:02 pm
Temps haven't been very 'Augusty', however.

No, they haven't. Around here the weather has been more typical of September, but that's a subject for another thread.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on August 16, 2014, 11:53:09 pm
I overheard a couple talking about joining their friends at a karaoke bar.  The woman wanted to go badly, and her boyfriend agreed "as long as I don't hafta sing!"

:laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on August 17, 2014, 06:23:20 pm
Wow, that may be a first for a report on that particular Brokieism used in so-called "real life"!  :D

Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on August 18, 2014, 04:54:00 pm
Yeah, it's good to be first!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 02, 2014, 11:40:18 am
My grandsons just got a playset, so it was time for me to say "You [boys] want a push or somethun?" But they replied, "yah!"
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on October 03, 2014, 03:13:01 pm
Not my use, but right now there are two coworkers standing behind my cube, talking about going to the shooting range after work.....they keep talking about 'guns goin' off'.
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: serious crayons on October 04, 2014, 12:29:48 am
Not my use, but right now there are two coworkers standing behind my cube, talking about going to the shooting range after work.....they keep talking about 'guns goin' off'.

 :laugh:  That's some high-class entertainment at that shooting range!



Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Penthesilea on October 04, 2014, 02:06:16 am
Not my use, but right now there are two coworkers standing behind my cube, talking about going to the shooting range after work.....they keep talking about 'guns goin' off'.


If only they knew...... ;D :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: CellarDweller on October 05, 2014, 07:28:56 pm
:laugh:  That's some high-class entertainment at that shooting range!

If only they knew...... ;D :laugh:


I know!  LOL  I was chuckling to myself!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Kelda on November 15, 2014, 11:05:33 am
:laugh:  That's some high-class entertainment at that shooting range!


 :laugh:
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 15, 2014, 11:54:54 am
Chuck is chuckling at the gunners gushing about guns goin' off!
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: coffeedrinkintexan on November 21, 2014, 09:49:05 pm
Howdy y'all. Neither Texan nor a coffee drinker, but I love that BBM line (recent convert), so.....

...I hope y'all don't mind that my first post is in here. But I have made it a game that no one else knows I'm playing to insert Brokeisms as often as I can into everyday life. It goes right over most people's heads, but occasionally someone will get it and smile. And I make a new friend!

Tonight my 10yo mentioned to me that he'd love to see his school burn down so he could stay home and play video games all day. It's a recurring theme, this looking for a reason to play video games all day (grrrr).

Cue my response: "I already tol' you....it ain't gonna be that way."
 :)
Title: Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 21, 2014, 10:48:02 pm
... I have made it a game that no one else knows I'm playing to insert Brokeisms as often as I can into everyday life. It goes right over most people's heads, but occa