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Postby Mongrel » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:30 pm

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Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:45 pm

Ever remember Beavis and Butt-Head calling each other "dill weed" and "dill hole" and wonder where those insults originally came from?

While a few will swear they remember it from high school in the 70's (and in fact characters on The 70's Show frequently used identical or similar insults, reinforcing that notion), it turns out the answer is actually really simple:

Mike Judge just made it up.

So there’s dill weed the spice of course, and obviously I didn’t invent that name. But if you’re calling somebody that as an insult, I’m pretty sure it came from the show. Here’s how it happened: when I was in junior high in the 70s people would call each other dick weed. It was a pretty common insult. I tried to do it in ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ and standards and practices at MTV wouldn’t let me say it. They wouldn’t let me have them call each other ‘dildo’ either.

So one day when I was recording, I had Butt-Head call Beavis ‘dill weed’ and it kind of got a laugh, and it cleared with the network censors, so I just kind of kept doing it. The rest is history I guess.
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Thad » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:56 pm

I'm pretty sure "dumbass" is another insult that That '70s Show got from Beavis and Butt-Head.

("Nimrod" is a biblical name but, as far as I've been able to determine, its use as an insult seems to originate with the Bugs Bunny short "Rabbit Every Monday":

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Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:34 pm

Maybe, but I'm not sure.

Subjectively 'dumbass' is something I recall hearing way earlier with far more ubiquity. Somewhat more objectively, it seems etymologically older, as do most insults with ass in them. "Stupid donkey" or "Stupid idiot" (from the older usage of 'ass' as an insult) makes more sense than "Stupid butt" (unless your age is measured in single digits, in which case any version's all good as well as intrinsically funny).

EDIT: A quick google search shows shows a reference dating to '59. EDIT 2: Merriam-Webster pegs the first recorded use in '58. Collins says the hyphenated version, 'dumb-ass' dates back to the 18th century.

EDIT 3: I just noticed the google entry for Urban Dictionary's version is "Someone who looks up the word "dumbass" in a dictionary." xD
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Postby Thad » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:02 am

Fair enough; it's not that surprising a combination of words. I'd say B&B popularized it, though.

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Postby Yoji » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:50 pm

I mean, I'd be thrilled to find a whole new hominid or proof that we're not alone in the universe. Especially when we're stuck with... *gestures at riot cops*
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Postby Mongrel » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:51 pm

Better for any new hominids to not be found on the same planet as us, I'd say.
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby beatbandito » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:37 pm

turns out the real bigfoot was police violence all along
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Postby Mongrel » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:25 pm

beatbandito wrote:turns out the real bigfoot was good policing all along
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Hey Mothra

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:50 pm

Today I learned...

"Drown" in Spanish is "Ahogarse"

A hog arse.
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Postby Yoji » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:25 pm

I didn't know I needed this story, but I guess I did.
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