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Thread: The New Speak

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    The New Speak

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    On a lighter note, a little fun. Language is ever changing and we must accept that otherwise we would still go around saying things like: Hath in the Ram his halfè course y-run” 600 years after Chaucer said it. Or perhaps soldiers will still be marching to "sinister, dexter, sinister dexter"

    Here are my examples of some terms which have crept into the language in the last couple of decades or so.

    I've got this (because I'm so capable)
    Closure (Grieve and then forgetaboutit)
    Forgerrabearit (see Donnie Brasco, the film)
    high five (not a greeting to a quintet)
    24/7 (the answer is not 3.428)
    I'm good (even when I'm bad I can be good)
    synergy (business excuse to sack workers)
    Americano (not a 6' tall man in Hawaiian shirt on holidays)
    dude (Once an urban dandy, now every gormless male)
    bring to the table (a favourite boast in The Apprentice)
    Moving forward (Julia Gillard's favourite)
    wellness (even my phone has a wellness setting)
    Cloud (they don't obscure the sun, but store your secrets)
    glass ceiling (watch out for the shards on the way through it)
    stakeholders (they are not dead vampires)
    cool (hint: nothing to do with the weather)
    Chill (An order to someone when they're not cool)
    google (as a verb)
    We need to talk (I'm breaking up with you)
    MILF (from a porn site, and now to everyday language)
    Uber (not the ride share)
    In your face (as in the close talker from Seinfeld)
    fully sick (as opposed to just a little bit when I hear this)
    Oh wow (essential expression for reality home renovation shows )
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    I do enjoy where your mind goes Robusto,
    speaking of Donnie Brasco watched the Irishman lastnight (DeNiro, Pacino, Pesci - Scorsese directed) worth a watch but LONG!
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    The Irishman...can't wait to see it.

    But only a couple of cinemas in Melbourne are showing it, the rest having boycotted because of Netflix.

    I might have to get a netflix subscription just to see it in the comfort of my home cinema here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    I do enjoy where your mind goes Robusto,
    speaking of Donnie Brasco watched the Irishman lastnight (DeNiro, Pacino, Pesci - Scorsese directed) worth a watch but LONG!
    When it comes to "DeNiro, Pacino, Pesci - Scorsese directed" LONG is good. LONGER is even better.

    Ps dare to live it. Scary stuff.
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    must confess didn't feel like three hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    must confess didn't feel like three hours
    I once watched "The Ten Commandments", now that was LOOOOOONG.
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    the Heston version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    the Heston version?
    The very same.
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    Might have to roll Goodfellas again and Heat with Deniro/Pacino

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    Been re-watching the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy with family over three Saturday evenings.
    No. 2 (The Two Towers) last night was 3.45 in the 'extended' version.
    One of the best 'battle scenes' ever.
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    The Irishman. De Niro is maybe probably my favourite actor but gee, been waiting too long for him to avoid the fluff piece films and start real acting in real films again.

    Yes, Scorsese, de Niro, Pacino and Pesci and I would happily sit through 4 hours. What a combo.

    De Niro had to beg Pesci 38 times to come out of retirement and resume his iconic mobster mantle for the new film.

    Of course, de Niro is far more Irish than Italian despite his surname....and who can forget him playing another Irishman in Goodfellas, Jimmy Conway..."little bit, you insulted him a little bit"
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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto View Post
    On a lighter note, a little fun. Language is ever changing and we must accept that otherwise we would still go around saying things like: Hath in the Ram his halfè course y-run” 600 years after Chaucer said it. Or perhaps soldiers will still be marching to "sinister, dexter, sinister dexter"

    Here are my examples of some terms which have crept into the language in the last couple of decades or so.

    I've got this (because I'm so capable)
    Closure (Grieve and then forgetaboutit)
    Forgerrabearit (see Donnie Brasco, the film)
    high five (not a greeting to a quintet)
    24/7 (the answer is not 3.428)
    I'm good (even when I'm bad I can be good)
    synergy (business excuse to sack workers)
    Americano (not a 6' tall man in Hawaiian shirt on holidays)
    dude (Once an urban dandy, now every gormless male)
    bring to the table (a favourite boast in The Apprentice)
    Moving forward (Julia Gillard's favourite)
    wellness (even my phone has a wellness setting)
    Cloud (they don't obscure the sun, but store your secrets)
    glass ceiling (watch out for the shards on the way through it)
    stakeholders (they are not dead vampires)
    cool (hint: nothing to do with the weather)
    Chill (An order to someone when they're not cool)
    google (as a verb)
    We need to talk (I'm breaking up with you)
    MILF (from a porn site, and now to everyday language)
    Uber (not the ride share)
    In your face (as in the close talker from Seinfeld)
    fully sick (as opposed to just a little bit when I hear this)
    Oh wow (essential expression for reality home renovation shows )

    From job ads:

    Driven - used to be a mental disorder
    Fast paced environment - any workplace
    Dynamic - in gig economy, like a pigeon under the table; disappears and appears according to the falling crumbs.
    Interpretive narrative - something a tour guide delivers.

    Oh, and "fatally wounded" - Dead.
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    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by robusto View Post
    On a lighter note, a little fun. Language is ever changing and we must accept that otherwise we would still go around saying things like: Hath in the Ram his halfè course y-run” 600 years after Chaucer said it. Or perhaps soldiers will still be marching to "sinister, dexter, sinister dexter"

    Here are my examples of some terms which have crept into the language in the last couple of decades or so.
    Yeah like I agree. Like you say, language is like ever changing and there are so many new words, like its like a new language, and like we all needs to learn it like.
    :-)

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by speleomike View Post
    Hi



    Yeah like I agree. Like you say, language is like ever changing and there are so many new words, like its like a new language, and like we all needs to learn it like.
    :-)

    Mike

    I agree "like" used in this manner is irritating, however certainly not new, Hippie's were like, using it like, in the 60's man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    I agree "like" used in this manner is irritating, however certainly not new, Hippie's were like, using it in the 60's man.
    That's like heavy, man.
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    Watched The Irishman.
    Is it long at 3.30 hours? Didn't seem so, but we watched in the comfort of our loungeroom with a couple of small breaks.

    I found it a little overhyped, and not as good as Goodfellas.

    Still, most enjoyable.

    The acting -- now that is worth it. I'd say Al Pacino delivered the masterclass in acting.
    This should've been called Hoffa because I think he really stole the show with the part of the disappeared union president.

    Joe Pesci delightfully underplayed his role...none of the ranting psycho which characterises what he usually does in films such as Casino.

    Now for The Irishman, Robert de Niro's portrayal of Charles Brandt.

    Yes, he was excellent. Couldn't fault him. But I was not convinced that Brandt, as portrayed by de Niro, could've instantly impressed people to rise through the underworld ranks.

    De Niro's Brandt simply has no charisma. Unlike Pacino's Hoffa who overflows with charm.

    Unconvincing to see a ballroom full of gangster heavies and political heavyweights turning up to bestow an honour on Brandt...such an ordinary, ordinary hitman/ stooge.

    The costly computerised de-aging? Skin tones were off. The bodies of the 3 protaginists seemed too heavy.

    And rather than somone in his 30s, de Niro looked way older, in his 50s despite the process.

    Martin Scorsese has made many memorable films. Goodfellas. Gangs of New York. The Wolf of Wall Street. Casino. Raging Bull. Taxi Driver.

    I'm not sure...not quite sure...whether The Irishman will be remembered at least by me, as being up there in that catagory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto View Post

    Martin Scorsese has made many memorable films. Goodfellas. Gangs of New York. The Wolf of Wall Street. Casino. Raging Bull. Taxi Driver.

    I'm not sure...not quite sure...whether The Irishman will be remembered at least by me, as being up there in that catagory.
    Certainly not by us.

    Watched it a few nights back, pretty average fare.

    The way we judge movies is, could you watch it again some time in the future, because of performances or perhaps to pick up points you may have missed, this one didn't make the cut, just another over hyped Netflix offering.



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