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MoeGates
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Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

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#1 Posted on
I think I started a thread about this on the EZ-board, but I'm still curious.

What "smart" terms to you find using in everyday life? I'm guilty of accidentaly using "over" and "put over" all the time. As in (other person) "what did Tom Cruise talk about on the Tonight show? (Me) He just plugged his new movie and put over his co-stars and director. (other person) What?

I also use "heat" a lot, especially in discussions about politics. Ex: "Mike Bloomberg recently got heat from Rudy Guiliani for postponing his plans to build new baseball stadiums."

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Since: 2.1.02
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#2 Posted on
I use "over" a lot, but the one I use most is "heel", basically to describe anyone (including myself) who is being genuinely asshole-ish.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#3 Posted on
I use "over" a lot. I find I use the term "pop" a lot as well, like "I wonder what kind of pop Jordan will get next weekend in Chicago." I found "juice" entering my speech as well this football season whenever I saw blood too. And "schmozz" from time to time.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#4 Posted on
I use "over" alot too. Especially in meetings. I had to explain that one a few times, but now others are using it up here. Once I said the sentence, "Yeah, if we do that we would look like the babyfaces!" Everyone looked at me like I just walked off a spaceship. I didn't even try to explain. I use "heat" as well. That usually can get by without too much questioning, except when I said, "X-Pac Heat". I even had to laugh at that one.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on
I always catch myself calling people (usually the mailman, the guy who bags my groceries, and guys who knock up 15 year olds) "Jobbers".

One time I even said "Gorilla Position" in conversation, but it wasn't in that kind of context and got slapped real hard for my efforts.

However, when you say something "goes over", it can be used in general context and it's normal English. I found that out when I pointed at a guy in an adult book store I hang out in and screamed "JOBBER!" My plan, as such, didn't go over as planned, so he actually started to cry and dropped his foot long "Manulator (TM)" saying something about his dog, Sparky, and the guy who stocks the vending machines at my old High School rather than get offended.

And yes, I hang out at the adult book store, and always, ALWAYS, put on my old Wal-Mart smock and badge when I see a chick enter the store, then ask how I can service them.

SEE - "and got slapped real hard for my efforts"



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Since: 2.1.02
From: Ft. Hood, TX

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#6 Posted on
"over" is my number one offender folled by "heel" and "face" usually used to describe my superiors.



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Dr Unlikely
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Since: 2.1.02

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#7 Posted on
Heel isn't derived in that use from wrestling, it really does mean a rotten person. Like mark (as a noun to describe a person, at least), it's one of those terms that was co-opted for wrestling but really does mean what you're saying.
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Since: 2.1.02
From: West Palm Beach, FL

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#8 Posted on


However, when you say something "goes over", it can be used in general context and it's normal English. I found that out when I pointed at a guy in an adult book store I hang out in and screamed "JOBBER!" My plan, as such, didn't go over as planned, so he actually started to cry and dropped his foot long "Manulator (TM)" saying something about his dog, Sparky, and the guy who stocks the vending machines at my old High School rather than get offended.





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Since: 2.1.02
From: Oklahoma City

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#9 Posted on
Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
Heel isn't derived in that use from wrestling, it really does mean a rotten person. Like mark (as a noun to describe a person, at least), it's one of those terms that was co-opted for wrestling but really does mean what you're saying.



True, but they aren't commonly used.

I find myself struggling not to use "mark" in everyday conversation, because I know I'd have to do a lot of repetitive explaining.



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Since: 4.1.02
From: The Hague, Netherlands (Europe)

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#10 Posted on

I use most of the common words all the time.
In fact, when discussing LotR with some friends who also follow wrestling, we all insisted Boromir did a quick heel-face turn when he goes after Frodo.
And when he stands up after being pierced by arrows he tried to no-sell.
That Uruk-hai Lurtz was getting a big push until Aragorn squashed him.
Etc etc...

Other than confusing Lord of the Rings with a good episode of Raw I say all the usual things. Someone trying to be popular is going for cheap heat, faces, heels, jobbers, mark out moments.. me and my friends use them all...including several phrases used by wrestlers.
Sometimes it scares me..




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Since: 8.1.02
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#11 Posted on
Mark gets used by my friends and I. I was just on the phone with a friend and told him I picked up the new Almost Famous DVD. He asked why, I said "I'm a Cameron Crowe mark". Ooofah.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#12 Posted on
I`m sure I`ve used "mark out" but mainly "cheap pop". As in, every single band who comes through Philly references cheesesteaks for a cheap pop.

This reminds me of a conversation my friend and I had a few years ago when he called himself a "Pearl Jam mark" rather than "fan".
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Since: 2.1.02
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#13 Posted on
No-sold.

I can't think of any hilarious, non-fictional instances in which it comes up at the moment, though.



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MoeGates
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Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

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#14 Posted on
Osama Bin Laden has totally tried to no-sell the American bombing campaign.

Moe



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(edited by MoeGates on 10.1.02 1531)
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Since: 8.1.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

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#15 Posted on
No selling, over, mark, and the ever popular what? [shiver]

I've actually done that to my boss. He laughed and walked away... and he doesn't even watch wrestling...



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