*updating the list as the topic goes on*
I've been frequenting Giant Bomb for over a year, and during this time I've noticed more and more of my vocabulary has been swayed by Giant Bomb. Some examples of things that I've either said or been tempted to say that I would not have without visiting GB:
- Calling something good "dope" or "sick"
- Calling something that strongly epitomizes whatever it happens to be a "(thing)-ass (thing)"
- Calling a whole bunch of something a "grip" of it or "hella"
- Calling something bland or unoriginal (in the context of being disappointingly average) "middling"
- Calling something disappointing or very disappointing "kind of a bummer" or "a real bummer"
- Calling something terrible "a real mess" or "hot garbage"
- Bringing up chemtrails when someone talks about any kind of conspiracy theory
- Using the word "ostensibly"
- Calling things broken, malfunctioning, or otherwise unusual "janky"
- The versatility of the word "dumb," specifically in the context of "dumb, but the kind of dumb I can totally get behind"
- Calling something that's crazy "bananas" or the variation of that, "bandanas" (or the variation of that, "bandeezy") (I think Ryan says this sometimes?)
- Referring to spinning doughnuts in a car as "spinnin' brodies" or "spinnin' hot/sick burners"
- That "OWW!" exclamation Jeff uses when his does his party bro voice
- Calling a song (or anything, really) that I like "my jam"
- "I mean it's like, I don't- what?" (Jeff trying to explain the logic behind someone else's illogical actions)
- Calling North and South Carolina North and South Cackalacky
- Instead of saying "You're right" or "That's true," saying "You're not wrong"
Other words/phrases that I haven't personally started using, but others may have:
- "Copious amounts of..."
- "Actively on fire"
- "Straight-up" as an adverb
- "Skrilla" or however it's spelled meaning money I think?
- Calling something important(?) "clutch"
- Calling something "a thing" (refer to: Alex Navarro)
- "This is going down a dark path"
- "Oh, (specific/unusual phrase)? That's the name of my (genre) band"
- Calling hot dogs "durgers"
I'm not trying to say that all of these originated from the GB crew or community (because that would be patently untrue), but that GB was where I was first and/or most exposed to them.