A collective community project

Hello, got a project idea for the community.

How about we all make a conscious effort to try and reintroduce a dated linguistic reference to something back into wide circulation.

Like (we’ll all agree on what it is actually in this thread but something like) if we all start saying “Simples” from those Meerkat adverts or “Why so serious?” from Batman or something like that. A phrase or term that is recent enough for people to go “bit weird that “why so serious” is making a comeback” but not so recent that it still might be used in some places.

Anyone got any thoughts about any of this?

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Nope

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Hey Tone whaassssssuuupppppp?

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I would do this for “Ha ha ha ha BOOM BOOM!”

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Hearing the word “simples” makes me feel :rage:

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Why so serious?

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Too dated

That’s a shame

My old English teacher once said about something that hadn’t happened yet, “It hasn’t quite come off the carousel yet”, and when we pointed out it was an odd turn of phrase, he said it was something he’d made up following an incident at an airport. Me and a classmate have used the phrase ever since, but it has yet to catch on in the wider populace.

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guess it’s fair to say that phrase hasn’t quite come off the carousel yet

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This idea is so adrenalin

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Beautifully done japes, I really think we could make a good go of this.

Think this is a bit of a Moby Dick move tbh

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Weird that that thread about “everyone is going on about Moby Dick” got over 100 replies innit, was a really poor thread concept and it wasn’t executed well either

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Bit of a sore subject at the minute I’m afraid

Proper bo idea.

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This is a fucking great shout this. “Proper bo” is my current frontrunner.

Is “cowabunga” too old a phrase to be considered for this project?

Good luck with this though, I’m probably not able to actively help, but I’ll be happy to contribute to a crowdfunder if one gets put together at some point.

Are we supposed to start littering our IRL speech with this reference?

Do we have to do that “I tell thee” bit at the end too?