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Words that have lost their meaning ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Flash, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I think we may have done this before ... maybe last summer. But let's start anew.

    My word: Surreal.

    Means having the intense irrational reality of a dream.

    Athletes feel 'surreal' win they win a championship or award, people feel 'surreal' when they discover they have cancer or see a tornado, kids feel 'surreal' when Paris Hilton gets sentenced to jail.

    The only thought 'surreal' ever conjures in my mind is a piece by Warhol.
  2. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member


    now used to mean a bummer, a coincidence, or absolutely nothing ("the ironic thing about player X's injury is that he was having a bad season").
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Yeah, more often than not, people should be using 'coincidence,' instead of 'irony.'
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member


    I noticed a news story about the two choppers crashing while filming a car chase and two witnesses described the incident as "surreal." I thought that was a bit ... surr... of a coincidence.
  5. It's that Morrissette dame's fault!
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Literally .... "His feet were literally on fire he was running so fast!"

  7. DEB

    DEB Member

    Words that have lost their meaning:


  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

  9. dmc

    dmc Guest


  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member


    I'm watching the first eviction on BB8. The person kicked off turns to the rest of the cast and says "I love you guys." Bullshit.
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