So, i mean...what?
@HandsomeDead said:It just makes the video bigger without having to go full screen with it.Something to do with making your dick bigger, I think. EDIT: I can't believe I just made a dick joke. Jesus Christ. I am better than this....no...you're not haha, but seriously...any Idea?
The episode features two neologisms:embiggen and cromulent which were intended to sound like real words but play on the fact that they are completely fabricated.Embiggen, coined by Dan Greaney, has seen use in several scientific publications, while cromulent, coined by David X. Cohen, appeared in the Webster’s New Millennium Dictionary of English.
Oh god. No one here knows do they. Big ups to the cromulent few here.I'm pretty sure everyone's trolling you. It's a very well known thing/joke to the point where embiggen and cromulant have actually become acceptable words.. At least in some places.
@WinterSnowblind: I'm sure the acceptance of those words, chiefly "embiggen", has gotten to the point in which the parodic origin has been lost, and people actually believe that they are real words. Or cromulent, if you wish. I don't think all of them are trolling. Some seem to not be aware of the origin of these words.
In this case, it's not actually intended to be a reference. It was suggested by someone who called in to Dave Snider's radio show.
This. The guy wanted a bigger video player and said he wanted an embiggen button, and Dave and Alexis though it was funny.
The caller also had one of the best voices in the world if I recall.
Oh wow. It was actually from the Simpsons? I completely forgot that it actually was a show at one point. It's crazy how recent years killed any good memories I had about it.
Do what I did -- start at the season 1 DVD, go up from there and stop wherever you thought the show became bad, and ignore the new episodes. I personally have the first 13 seasons on DVD (+1 Blu-ray) and those are some of the best purchases I've ever made.
The last time I watched a new episode of the show, that was in 2003. I've avoided anything past season 13 like the plague.
who caresGotta raise that post count, eh buddy? Shouldn't you be off ranting about illumanti mystics and how 9/11 was an inside job or some shit?
Its sad how few people recognise a great Simpsons moment. In fact I'm going to watch Lisa the Iconoclast again thanks to this thread.
@Ragdrazi said:To be fair that is how all new works tend to start - a small group accepts them and eventually some of them enter the wider public consciousness. The verb "to tweet" being a notable recent example along with a number of other social network terms.Oh god. No one here knows do they. Big ups to the cromulent few here.I'm pretty sure everyone's trolling you. It's a very well known thing/joke to the point where embiggen and cromulant have actually become acceptable words.. At least in some places.
Yeah. I probably should do that. It would be kind of hard to pin point a season since in Russia they were showing whatever they had in random order but thanks for the suggestion, I was running low on tv shows to watch.
Fun Russian fact: There was a period when to avoid losing referential humor in translations a lot of jokes were rewritten to include Russian celebrities like Alla Pugachiova or even weirder some references to older (yet popular even here) movies were rewritten to be about newer movies. Like a star wars joke was changed to be about the matrix. I stopped watching after this point.
I find it funny how it's inclusion on here isn't primarily due to the Simpsons, but because of someone saying it as if it was a real word on one of Dave's Radio shows. But hey, if it makes you feel better pretending you're the knowledge king, more power to you, or something.