"What is the origin of "meh"." Topic
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| John the OFM ||28 Aug 2011 5:48 p.m. PST|
I Googled it, and it refers to an episode of The Simpsons.
Somehow, to me it seemed like something an old Yiddish gentleman would say.
In TMP usage, it does indeed seem to imply apathy.
| Editor in Chief Bill ||28 Aug 2011 5:57 p.m. PST|
|kyoteblue ||28 Aug 2011 6:07 p.m. PST|
| John the OFM ||28 Aug 2011 6:23 p.m. PST|
Well, yes. I looked it up on Wikipedia. As everyone knows, if Wikipedia does not give an answer you are expecting, it must be wrong!
|Lee Brilleaux ||28 Aug 2011 7:18 p.m. PST|
Surely it is contrary to the spirit of this word to show any interest in its origins.
Or, indeed, anything.
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||28 Aug 2011 7:42 p.m. PST|
|Streitax ||29 Aug 2011 1:31 a.m. PST|
So, MJS is a follower of Dra, the Uncaring. I always knew he had 'cultist' written all over him. Unfortunately it is written in blood and what appear to be body parts. Hmmmmm, it's been said he put the 'Thug' in Thugee.
|Waco Joe||29 Aug 2011 3:57 a.m. PST|
I prefer the Urban Dictionary for matters of modern language:
Warning NSFW eye candy used in the definition.
|jpattern2||29 Aug 2011 4:25 a.m. PST|
Simpsons for the win, once again.
|quidveritas ||29 Aug 2011 8:27 a.m. PST|
It is the sound made by a very old and sickly house cat.
|charared ||29 Aug 2011 1:29 p.m. PST|
|Space Monkey||30 Aug 2011 9:57 a.m. PST|
I doubt it originates with the Simpson's but was certainly popularized by it.