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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby Hatori » Thu 07.05.2007 9:43 pm

hyperconjugated wrote:
This thread is gold.

This is what I fully intended! :D
W00T!!!

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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby Mike Cash » Fri 07.06.2007 8:50 am

Hatori wrote:
hyperconjugated wrote:
This thread is gold.

This is what I fully intended! :D
W00T!!!

I say w00t at lease once a day! Remember, kids! Saying "W00000T!" is healthy!


When I see (via the internet) some of the crap that the current generation of American youth come up with I am ever so glad I don't live there anymore. If I hadn't already left, hearing something like "woot" would probably have provided the catalyst to leave.
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby Tspoonami » Fri 07.06.2007 11:13 am

It's amazing how many threads we have going on that have gone completely 荒い

Mike Cash wrote:
When I see (via the internet) some of the crap that the current generation of American youth come up with I am ever so glad I don't live there anymore. If I hadn't already left, hearing something like "woot" would probably have provided the catalyst to leave.

Woot - Wow, Loot! (archaic Dungeons & Dragons slang)

I particularly like the 'archaic' part.
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby HeyItsMatt » Fri 07.06.2007 12:13 pm

Mike Cash wrote:

When I see (via the internet) some of the crap that the current generation of American youth come up with I am ever so glad I don't live there anymore. If I hadn't already left, hearing something like "woot" would probably have provided the catalyst to leave.


Just to play the devil's advocate, what about "groovy" or "boss" or "swell"?

Ok, "swell" and "boss" I don't really get, but I guess "groovy" makes sense in a roundabout way.

Also, don't worry too much, Mike. Originally I only saw w00t in online gaming, but it has become a common internet phrase just because it was adopted by the "I like to use things mockingly to look like I'm sophisticated" internet crowd. However, I never hear it in real life or outside of internet and gaming culture.
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 07.06.2007 2:01 pm

patron wrote:
Maybe a little bit, when they are watching KOBAYASI-san taking again and again the crown for most hotdog eaten in 12 minutes which always held on JULY 4...! but beside this, its a regular day for them! :p


late new bulletin.. kobayashi was dethrowned by joey chestnut.. 66 hotdogs is now the new world record and the Americans brought the belt back home..
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby SenescenceReign » Fri 07.06.2007 4:03 pm

HeyItsMatt wrote:
Originally I only saw w00t in online gaming... I never hear it in real life or outside of internet and gaming culture.


Yeeeeaaaaah. I used to hear it all the time. As a matter of fact, I'll admit to having used it once or twice sarcastically in reference to when a particularly awesome though nerdy friend of mine would out-nerd themself.

My main word of choice is, 'radtacular'. "Rad" being an awesome way of getting attention. Say it out loud to yourself. "Rad". That hard 'd' on the end can abruptly crash almost anyone's neural processers.
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby Hatori » Fri 07.06.2007 9:14 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
Hatori wrote:
hyperconjugated wrote:
This thread is gold.

This is what I fully intended! :D
W00T!!!

I say w00t at lease once a day! Remember, kids! Saying "W00000T!" is healthy!


When I see (via the internet) some of the crap that the current generation of American youth come up with I am ever so glad I don't live there anymore. If I hadn't already left, hearing something like "woot" would probably have provided the catalyst to leave.

LOL. W00t is just fun to say. I mean, I used to say it A LOT, but after a while it seemed a bit stupid. So I evolve with my words. I used to say "awesome" too much about two years ago... Now I say... I'm not really sure what I say a lot nowadays.
And don't worry- I find that America's youth is starting to go down the toilet too. Even though I am a part of the youth, I just have my weird ideas and adults say I think well about things in our society today. :p
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 07.07.2007 6:22 am

HeyItsMatt wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:

When I see (via the internet) some of the crap that the current generation of American youth come up with I am ever so glad I don't live there anymore. If I hadn't already left, hearing something like "woot" would probably have provided the catalyst to leave.


Just to play the devil's advocate, what about "groovy" or "boss" or "swell"?


"Groovy" gives me flashbacks to watching The Brady Bunch reruns as a youth.

I can't recall ever having heard "boss" as as adjective.

"Swell" is something I hear quite a bit, as I spend a lot of time listening to old time radio programs from the 1930s~1950s, and also tend to watch movies from that time span as well.

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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby Hatori » Sun 07.08.2007 3:52 pm

MTFBWU!

http://www.aim.com/acronyms.adp

Mike, you'll love this.
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby Valatunda » Sun 07.08.2007 4:19 pm

Hatori wrote:
MTFBWU!

http://www.aim.com/acronyms.adp

Mike, you'll love this.


I see a lot of abbreviations there.
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby the_haunted_boy » Sun 07.08.2007 4:37 pm

Of course not.
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 07.08.2007 6:05 pm

I notice they didn't have SSDD
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby Hatori » Mon 07.09.2007 1:50 am

Mike Cash wrote:
I notice they didn't have SSDD


Nor do they have STD.
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby tanuki » Mon 07.09.2007 11:05 am

Hatori wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
I notice they didn't have SSDD


Nor do they have STD.


How do you know? ;)
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RE: Do the Japanese celebrate 4th of July??

Postby Hatori » Wed 07.11.2007 11:55 pm

tanuki wrote:
Hatori wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
I notice they didn't have SSDD


Nor do they have STD.


How do you know? ;)


LOL. Good question. :p
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