Things I like about Millennials

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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by tepista » 02 Nov 2015, 6:21pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Apologies for the hijack, but just this morning I had a weird word pop up in my memory. I remembered that as a kid, condoms were known as dubes. And I realized I haven't encountered the word (to mean condom, anyway) in ages, so I wondered whether I was misremembering somehow. Urban Dictionary comes to the rescue: "condom...used by adolescents in Northern Canada"
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... id=1583897
I never heard "dube" but if it's regional, then you're OK
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Re: Things I like about Millennials

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Dr. Medulla wrote:Apologies for the hijack, but just this morning I had a weird word pop up in my memory. I remembered that as a kid, condoms were known as dubes. And I realized I haven't encountered the word (to mean condom, anyway) in ages, so I wondered whether I was misremembering somehow. Urban Dictionary comes to the rescue: "condom...used by adolescents in Northern Canada"
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... id=1583897
I'd love to find out the etymology there. What sort of population there? Scandinavian?
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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Nov 2015, 7:08pm

eumaas wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Apologies for the hijack, but just this morning I had a weird word pop up in my memory. I remembered that as a kid, condoms were known as dubes. And I realized I haven't encountered the word (to mean condom, anyway) in ages, so I wondered whether I was misremembering somehow. Urban Dictionary comes to the rescue: "condom...used by adolescents in Northern Canada"
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... id=1583897
I'd love to find out the etymology there. What sort of population there? Scandinavian?
Lots of Scandis where I grew up. And Ukrainians. Otherwise, the white population is mostly English and Scottish. I just asked B about it and she'd never heard of it.
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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by revbob » 02 Nov 2015, 8:44pm

Never heard that term... where I grew up they were known as hudson river white fish (used ones anyway).

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Re: Things I like about Millennials

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revbob wrote:Never heard that term... where I grew up they were known as hudson river white fish (used ones anyway).
Oh fuck, that made me laugh.
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Post by revbob » 02 Nov 2015, 9:17pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:Never heard that term... where I grew up they were known as hudson river white fish (used ones anyway).
Oh fuck, that made me laugh.
They are closely related to the Coney Island white fish.

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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Nov 2015, 9:28pm

revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:Never heard that term... where I grew up they were known as hudson river white fish (used ones anyway).
Oh fuck, that made me laugh.
They are closely related to the Coney Island white fish.
Urban dictionary backs you up on this.
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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by Wolter » 03 Nov 2015, 8:56am

101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Apologies for the hijack, but just this morning I had a weird word pop up in my memory. I remembered that as a kid, condoms were known as dubes. And I realized I haven't encountered the word (to mean condom, anyway) in ages, so I wondered whether I was misremembering somehow. Urban Dictionary comes to the rescue: "condom...used by adolescents in Northern Canada"
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... id=1583897
Duberry (shortened to dubes) was the name given to anything you forgot the name of. It was like saying thingy.
In America, a common version of this is "doohickey," but my mother used to say "doo-flotchee," a term I've literally never heard anyone else use.
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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by BostonBeaneater » 03 Nov 2015, 11:53am

Wolter wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Apologies for the hijack, but just this morning I had a weird word pop up in my memory. I remembered that as a kid, condoms were known as dubes. And I realized I haven't encountered the word (to mean condom, anyway) in ages, so I wondered whether I was misremembering somehow. Urban Dictionary comes to the rescue: "condom...used by adolescents in Northern Canada"
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... id=1583897
Duberry (shortened to dubes) was the name given to anything you forgot the name of. It was like saying thingy.
In America, a common version of this is "doohickey," but my mother used to say "doo-flotchee," a term I've literally never heard anyone else use.
My father says grabbenhausen.
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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by BostonBeaneater » 23 Mar 2016, 12:43pm

This is rich...

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Delaney’s attitude is typical of his youthful cohort. Millennials—the demographic group also known as Generation Y, Generation Me, and Daesh—have found it difficult to balance dueling priorities as they exit their parents’ basements and enter the real world.
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Re: Things I like about Millennials

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:Never heard that term... where I grew up they were known as hudson river white fish (used ones anyway).
Oh fuck, that made me laugh.
They are closely related to the Coney Island white fish.
Urban dictionary backs you up on this.
As does Philip J. Fry, who went to Coney Island U, home of the Whitefish.
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Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by revbob » 23 Mar 2016, 6:46pm

Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:Never heard that term... where I grew up they were known as hudson river white fish (used ones anyway).
Oh fuck, that made me laugh.
They are closely related to the Coney Island white fish.
Urban dictionary backs you up on this.
As does Philip J. Fry, who went to Coney Island U, home of the Whitefish.
Is this just a regional term I wonder.

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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by Rat Patrol » 01 Aug 2016, 8:05pm

Things Boomers like about Millennials: their BLOOD. :eek:
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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by revbob » 01 Aug 2016, 9:55pm

Rat Patrol wrote:Things Boomers like about Millennials: their BLOOD. :eek:
This is precisely the type of person you don't want to live longer, let alone forever.

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Re: Things I like about Millennials

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Aug 2017, 9:22am

Millennials become death, destroyers of the economy!
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