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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2011 6:48 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.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Aug 2011 6:57 p.m. PST
kyoteblue Inactive Member28 Aug 2011 7:07 p.m. PST

Maybe so…

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2011 7:23 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! grin

Lee Brilleaux Fezian Inactive Member28 Aug 2011 8:18 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 Inactive Member28 Aug 2011 8:42 p.m. PST


Streitax Inactive Member29 Aug 2011 2:31 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.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2011 4:57 a.m. PST

I prefer the Urban Dictionary for matters of modern language:

Warning NSFW eye candy used in the definition.

jpattern2 Inactive Member29 Aug 2011 5:25 a.m. PST

Simpsons for the win, once again.

quidveritas Inactive Member29 Aug 2011 9:27 a.m. PST

It is the sound made by a very old and sickly house cat.

charared Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2011 2:29 p.m. PST


Space Monkey Inactive Member30 Aug 2011 10:57 a.m. PST

I doubt it originates with the Simpson's but was certainly popularized by it.

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