feel like sharing any?
i read a lot and watch a lot of movies. i like throwing what i would call odd or unused/rarely used words and terms into my conversations.
throws people off and i like to watch them with that look on their face as they try to figure out what i am talking about.
lately at work i have taken to referring to my computer as my turing machine. you know if i have to say let me go check the computer real fast i will
say let me go check my turing machine. people kind of gloss over cause they have no idea what the hell i am talking about but they wont say as much or
even ask. hey uh, what the hell is a turing machine btw?
its fun. makes me pass the time.
i just watched episode 4 of fargo and one of the characters said "can i offer you some of the divinity"
then gave the dude some cake. i looked it up and the term started off referring to some nougat confection but in some areas has come to define candy
or cake. im going to start throwing that in my conversations tomorrow.
so i am curious about any terms you know. anything that has stuck with you or sounds cool. anything that is from back in the day.
i also recently calling the # symbol octothorpe whenever i can. that one really gets the dear in the headlight look. most people call it a pound sign
or recently hash tag, which i hate. so i try to use that whenever possible.
its an experiment of sorts i guess. i get a kick out of talking with people(not really. i dont like talking to people so i do this to make it
bearable) and have the conversation going fine and if possible throw something out there that they likely will not know and see them shift gears a
touch. a pause. a swallow. a blink. something to show me yup. he/she dont know and then i wait for them to ask.
they dont ask.
if i hear something i dont know i ask because i dont want to be the one that does not know. then i go into my office and i look it up to make sure
what they told me is true.
a couple days ago i was talking to my boss and he said he has a bunch of sterno in his basement. of course i didnt do the uh huh dumb # look and keep
i said hey man. what they hell is sterno.
then he told me and he looked it up.
so anything you are willing to share?
edit on 18-11-2015 by TinySickTears because: (no reason given)