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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #310 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...

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #311 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?"

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #312 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. 

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #313 on: January 26, 2007, 02:51:50 am »
"Laß sein. Laß sein."

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #315 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.
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #316 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?



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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #317 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.
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #318 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.



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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #319 on: February 08, 2007, 01:01:54 pm »
I've begun using "You just shot my airplane outta the sky" a lot lately...  :D