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#159253 04/30/06 04:21 AM
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"With sayings from characters in shows such as Little Britain and the Catherine Tate Show providing us with more and more contemporary slang, we thought we needed to reflect this."




When I read this quote, I thought it must be sarcastic. Or have we gotten so pathetically pop-culture-oriented that we look to television shows to teach us slang, instead of actual real-life conversation?

It adds an interesting dimension to the "art imitates life" or "life imitates art" debate. In this case, I guess it's art imitating art masquerading as life.

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art imitating art masquerading as life

Wonderful observation! And welcome aboard.

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Dy-Na-Mite! TV has been a source of slang almost since it first appeared.

it used to be poets and acting companies traveled from place to place, and people learned culture and expressions from them, (Shakespeare presumed when he had Hamlet say "and who is he to Hecuba, or Hecuba to he?" that the audience would know who Hecuba was.

Now, everyone know what "Master of their own domain" means.

TV creates its own culture, and propogates it. and slang, and language along the way. as to whether or not this is a good thing..well that's a value judgement.

the option exist to turn the TV off, (and to miss out on what is so funny about 'being the master of my own domain'.(see discussion in misc)

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A wee bit behind the times if *they think "whatever" is an up-to-date street expression.

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Welcome aBoard, Peri. As to that quote, I took it that the gentleman was speaking as a representative of the company; that the company, not society, was the "us" he was referring to.

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In lieu of a rant I'd like to simply say that whoever coined the term "culturally correct" should be slapped in the face with a sock full of wet mud -- wet, warm, stinky swamp mud -- and made to write a ten page essay on Maoist China.

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How about "humorically correct"?

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Was it something I said?

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it used to be poets and acting companies traveled from place to place, and people learned culture and expressions from them, (Shakespeare presumed when he had Hamlet say "and who is he to Hecuba, or Hecuba to he?" that the audience would know who Hecuba was.
And those who didn't enjoyed or endured the poetry, laughed at the slapstick and dirty jokes and ignored the references. Just like they do at Bard on the Beach these days.

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