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#119138 - 01/08/04 01:30 PM Indie  
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This is what I was trying to look up in Quinion. I hate to show such ignorance, but what, exactly, does this word signify, and where did it come from?


#119139 - 01/08/04 01:34 PM Re: Indie  
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independent, outside the mainstream.



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#119140 - 01/08/04 01:35 PM Re: Indie  
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Indie - the famous auto races?


#119141 - 01/08/04 01:38 PM Re: Indie  
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I know the term in the context of independent record labels.


#119142 - 01/08/04 02:35 PM Re: Indie  
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I've also heard it referring to independent film producers.


#119143 - 01/08/04 04:28 PM Re: Indie  
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There are some West ones I hear. Think they play cricket.


#119144 - 01/08/04 05:37 PM Indie  
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It's what Sean Connery(father) called Harrison Ford (son) in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"


#119145 - 01/08/04 07:57 PM Re: Indie  
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It's what Sean Connery(father) called Harrison Ford (son) in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

Actually he resisted calling him Indiana (or Indy) for most of the film -- "We named the DOG Indiana!" He prefered to refer to his son as Junior -- "[pointing to himself] Henry Jones... [pointing to Indiana]...Junior."

[/unhealthy obsession mode]


#119146 - 01/08/04 08:11 PM Re: Indie  
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...for most of the film...

Does this mean he *did at least once?


#119147 - 01/10/04 01:16 AM Re: Indie  
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To me the word implies independent, especially a small record label or movie production studio, or the products thereof: an indie band, an indie film.


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