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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gman, 11 Mar 2010.

  1. Gman


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,666

    It could be just me, or some sort of nearly the weekend symptom but I seemed to be getting more and more annoyed at peoples increasing use of the term 'meh'.

    It seems that society is de-evolving which is going to end with a language of grunts, umms and arrs. Just the other day one of my mates used it in a spoken sentence :rolleyes:

    What does everyone else think? I call for a forum wide ban and anyone using it should be forced to take English lessons again.
  2. 'Wes


    Joined: 28 Jun 2009

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    Location: Łódź, Poland

    me...i agree.
  3. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 33,914

    It's just an expression the same as a sigh. I can't see the problem with it.
  4. alex24


    Joined: 1 Jan 2008

    Posts: 10,847

    What do you do for a living? perhaps you need a change of pace.

    The use of such words is more of a result of the way we have changed the way we speak in recent years. I don't think it's a new phenomenon to begin to use different slang to better (or maybe worse) describe what you're thinking, it's part of the natural evolution of communication. I don't have a problem with meh, though if someone was talking to me more formally and used it, I'd find it odd.
  5. Baboonanza

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2009

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    Location: London

    If I'm correct then this originated from Seinfeld, and as a verbal exclamation (so technically your mate is using it in it's original context). That's where I first heard it anyway.

    I don't mind it personally, it's a fairly good short-hand for total ambivalence on a subject. Anything is annoying when over-used though.
  6. Cosimo

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    It’s a horrible nerdy expression used by internet fashionistas. It certainly has no place in the spoken or written English language.

    Shoot all users of it. Meh :p
    Last edited: 11 Mar 2010
  7. Ransom


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 860

    Location: Buxton

    meh vs pah.....
  8. jas72


    Joined: 31 Jul 2006

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    Location: Belgium land of chocolate

  9. robgmun


    Joined: 30 Apr 2006

    Posts: 16,414

    Location: London

    oh god, not another moaning thread about 'meh'
  10. dekez


    Joined: 14 Apr 2009

    Posts: 4,332

    Location: Location: Location

    I quite like it TBH, it sums up a complete lack of interest in a subject, along with the desire to expend as little energy as possible when conveying this fact.
  11. Mat


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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  12. Rameses


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,453

    This thread is. meh.
  13. jas72


    Joined: 31 Jul 2006

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    Location: Belgium land of chocolate

    zoidberg's meh is the best.
  14. XRAY

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Dec 2008

    Posts: 1,553

    Wasn't it the Simpsons?

    Homer: Kids, how would you like to go... to Blockoland?!
    Bart & Lisa: Meh.
    Homer: But the TV gave the impression that--
    Bart: We said "meh".
    Lisa: M-E-H. Meh.
  15. No1newts


    Joined: 24 May 2009

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    Location: North East

    thread is meh
  16. snowdog


    Joined: 27 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,553

    Location: Netherlands

    meh, so what, as long as people understand each other. Languages change.
  17. Beasty


    Joined: 6 Mar 2009

    Posts: 2,520

    Location: Nottingham

    Meh was cool to say at the beginning of the last decade, now it's been increasingly shafted into the public domain and used by scene kids and those kids that still find 4chan really edgy and cool or use the memes but know not of where they came. Now I deem it naff to say!

    I am almost certainly reading too much into it!

    Please take this message with a pinch of salt!
  18. I get around


    Joined: 14 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,325

    Meh is just a text way to express you shrugging and sighing.
    It's like facepalm or something.

    But if people start using it in sentences I should be allowed to kill them. A mate used lol in a sentence the other day, I think every had a mutual feeling of "Get out you ****er"
  19. twist3d0n3


    Joined: 3 Aug 2008

    Posts: 10,483

    Location: Bath, England

    i'm getting really annoyed with people saying 'bad/good times'...