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#1 Edited by BBAlpert (1369 posts) -

*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"
  • "Zambies"
  • 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:

  • "Duder"
  • "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"
  • "Robits/Robuts"
  • 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.

#2 Edited by Catarrhal (820 posts) -

If you're not also using their favorite adjective of all time (i.e. "janky"), then you've yet to reach the point of no return. I wish you the best.

#3 Posted by BBAlpert (1369 posts) -

@Catarrhal said:

If you're not also using their favorite adjective of all time (i.e. "janky"), then you've yet to reach the point of no return. I wish you the best.

I completely forgot about that one. What worries me is that I think that's become such a part of my vocabulary that I've stopped even noticing it. (added to list)

#4 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Nobody will blame you for saying hot garbage. That is just fun.

#5 Posted by punkxblaze (2956 posts) -

I said a lot of those things before my GiantBam association. Okay, maybe not stuff like hot garbage, that;s 100% OG GB, but stuff like dope, hella, ostensibly, etc. It probably stems from my habit of using really stupid slang ironically, which seems to be the same thing Jeff and Ryan do. It's okay, they're good terms. Bummer is especially good, people don't say bummer enough these days. It's a real bummer.

#6 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

Same here, but they are good words. People seem to take offense to "hella" unusually often for some reason. I'm not from Cali so I dunno, it seems ok to me.

#7 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

Everyone picks up ways of speaking from people they know and things they watch. Welcome to being normal.

#8 Posted by Hexuality (30 posts) -

Ayup, successfully been indoctrinated, it seems. Kind of sticks out somewhat in rural Scotland.

#9 Posted by ShaggE (6325 posts) -

That is a dope list-ass list. Some folks might bring you down by saying your list is middling, a bummer, or even hot garbage, but they're ostensibly just hella jealous, those janky-ass zambies.

... Chemtrails.

#10 Posted by Epidehl (285 posts) -

@BBAlpert said:

  • Calling something good "dope" or "sick"
  • Calling things broken, malfunctioning, or otherwise unusual "janky"

As of late I've caught myself doing these two. My brother actually called me on calling something "dope", apparently it weirded him out.

#11 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (864 posts) -

I have also caught myself in using "janky", but that is such a great word! Not used anything else, naturally, as I speak Norwegian usually. If I suddenly slipped in a "ostensibly" into my normal vocabulary, people would probably think I'm crazy.

#12 Posted by Unmada (68 posts) -

I've noticed myself using their slang on occasion. Mostly, I don't mind one bit and it's kinda fun; as NickL said, we pick these things up. I am, however, actively struggling to keep myself from acquiring one thing they say: "I'm not gonna lie..." This one irks me and I'm trying to erect a barrier in my brain against it.

#13 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1943 posts) -

@NickL said:

Everyone picks up ways of speaking from people they know and things they watch. Welcome to being normal.

Yep.

I definitely use "hot garbage" or "actively on fire" when I talk about bad things. Most of the other stuff I already said ironically or because I'm a sarcastic dumbass.

#14 Posted by VoshiNova (1638 posts) -

My whole god damn family uses the the term "janky" because of me.

For instance, I purchased a box of off-brand fruity pebbles and my mother called them, "Janky as hell."

Fucking Giant Bomb ^_^

#15 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

On a side note, I used most of these words before this site because I hate going with the bland and boring option for describing something.

#16 Edited by Snail (8578 posts) -

The other day I legitimately said "dope", also "sick". I blame Ryan Davis.

I also relate to your second bullet point. Additionally, I've found myself becoming fond of the adjective "copious", especially when prefacing the word "amounts".

#17 Edited by JusticeJanitor (143 posts) -

I've started saying Duder a lot. I blame Giant Bomb.

#18 Posted by Hansolol (364 posts) -

Probably the most pervasive one that's used by everyone except maybe Drew and Dave is saying 'what' with no upward inflection to show disbelief.

#19 Posted by Unmada (68 posts) -

@JusticeJanitor said:

I've started saying Duder a lot. I blame Giant Bomb.

Heh, I've been saying "duder" for ages because of GB, and a friend recently remarked that he'd started saying it too, because of me. He never exposes himself to GB, so it's now second-generation duderism.

#20 Posted by Krataur (340 posts) -

@Hansolol said:

Probably the most pervasive one that's used by everyone except maybe Drew and Dave is saying 'what' with no upward inflection to show disbelief.

wat.

Out of the original list, I only say zambies because it's fun to say.

#21 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

"Duder" is pretty much the only word I've picked up. The rest of that vocabulary I'd used since before I learned to love the Bomb, bearing in mind that it's used 100% ironically.

#22 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

I say "hella" sometimes, but mostly as a joke. Though I won't lie about my vocabulary being colored by the Giant Bomb crew.

#23 Posted by punkxblaze (2956 posts) -

@Jaqen_HGhar said:

I have also caught myself in using "janky", but that is such a great word! Not used anything else, naturally, as I speak Norwegian usually. If I suddenly slipped in a "ostensibly" into my normal vocabulary, people would probably think I'm crazy.

So, wait, have you ever caught yourself spittin' straight Norwegian and suddenly a 'janky' slips out? 'Cause I imagine that would be a little jarring.

#24 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (864 posts) -

@punkxblaze: Yeah, it is kinda jarring. But the few times I have caught myself saying it has been while talking about janky games with my brothers. And they are familiar with the word, so no harm done.

#25 Posted by itspizza (428 posts) -

I know I've said "I know enough to be deadly" on a few occasions. Other than that, I say janky quite a bit

#26 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1787 posts) -

I used all of those in the late nineties and early aughts because of hip-hop. Even Janky.

#27 Posted by michaeldim (82 posts) -

I use "hell-of" in place of hella now.

That and "spinning brodies"

#28 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I say hella, sick, and jank(y) but not because of GB. Non-ironically too :O

@michaeldim said:

That and "spinning brodies"

I have incorporated this into my vocabulary though, thanks Jeff.

#29 Posted by NMC2008 (1231 posts) -

The only thing I have taken from Giant Bomb is their "Let's Call It" or anything involving calling it/ending it here.

#30 Posted by Wacomole (815 posts) -

@W0lfbl1tzers said:

I used all of those in the late nineties and early aughts because of hip-hop. Even Janky.

I listened to a lot of Ostensib Lee's tracks back then. His album "Hot Garbage on my Durger" was a classic.

#31 Posted by jkz (4002 posts) -

The weirdest part to me is that the GB guys use basically all the same slang and manners of speech me and my friends do. But I live in Baltimore. I thought hella, janky, and such were more east coast things, but clearly not

#32 Posted by Jams (2959 posts) -

fragile as Frah gee lay. I'm pretty sure I heard it from them a while ago.

I'm born and raised a Californian and I've grown to fucking loathe the word hella. It's been around for so long to me that I can't stand to hear it anymore. Luckily the fad passed about 10 years ago for my area. But I have to see and hear it every day on Giant Bomb.

Also, did anyone else notice Patrick trying to say "That's Clutch"? I felt like he was trying to make it a thing and stick but he couldn't

#33 Edited by JackSukeru (5903 posts) -

I'm not even sure if I had any proper ironic appreciation for dumb stuff before Giant Bomb, so thanks...

I think...

#34 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

I've done this a lot too. The worst are 'ass' and 'garbage' cos I'm English but 'Zelda-arse Zelda game' and 'hot rubbish' don't sound as good. I say 'dude' a lot more and 'bananas' to refer to something crazy. I've also taken to saying 'That's the worst kind of <insert thing here>' that way that Jeff does sometimes and 'Woah, frame rate!' whenever a frame rate in a game screws up.

#35 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4330 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Nobody will blame you for saying hot garbage. That is just fun.

#36 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

I have kind of internalized the slang, but I never really use it because I don't really talk to anyone else that uses the same type of slang.

#37 Posted by Inkerman (1449 posts) -

I say a lot of those things (like ostensibly and 'copious amounts of') anyway. Is 'grip' a Giantbomb thing? I had a Christian friend say it a lot who I'm fairly confident is not affiliated with the Bomb. I think we decided to use it as a measurement of time.

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#38 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

Dope is my word of choice at this point, I think. Lots of wat, janky, _____-ass-______, hella, bummer, hot garbage, dumb, duder, actively on fire.

From MBMBAM, goofs, alchemy-like, and Griffin's entire sense of humor are now part of my day-to-day.

#39 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

I've used 'dope' and 'sick' as well as 'janky.'

Though I had a similar revelation the other day when I was using the word 'noided' irl and realised I listen to too much Death Grips.

#40 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

Could be worse. You could start using the word "hype" as something other than a verb.

#41 Posted by slyspider (1150 posts) -

I say 'good luck have batman' to people sometimes

#42 Posted by Toug (302 posts) -

I've started to refer to things being "bananas" a LOT. Not an expression I ever used before finding GB.

#43 Posted by ApolloBob (570 posts) -

This list is straight up lacking the usage of "straight up".

#44 Posted by Khessed (91 posts) -

I picked up "talking yang" about something back when Ryan used it more often. Also, I caught myself laughing like Ryan does....

Don't you look at me like that!

#45 Posted by verbalmedal (55 posts) -

I love saying hot garbage.

#46 Posted by Winternet (8004 posts) -

Now imagine listening to the duders for about 10 years. How much more vocab you end up assimilating. But, then you actually don't speak English in your daily life, so all that vocab only exists in your head.

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My head hurts. A lot.

#47 Posted by IAmADwagon (49 posts) -

Whenever anybody makes any joke ever, I approvingly say "topical."

#48 Posted by Bollard (5245 posts) -

Zeitgeist. They were bloody hooked on that word this year, damn.

#49 Posted by coribald (310 posts) -

@Terramagi said:

Could be worse. You could start using the word "hype" as something other than a verb.

You mean like this?

#50 Posted by YOU_DIED (702 posts) -

Some of it is poor english, other bits are just part of the regional dialect. There are lots of bay area folks that talk like that.