Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Word Somewhat Powerful

"[REDACTED]: the new word that will make your life slightly simpler, forever." — Is it "death?" Maybe "money?" Or perhaps it's "Vitamix" or "delivery laundry," but that's two words, hmm. I've found that the word "no" is effective for making life simpler; but in rare cases, "yes" works too.

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KarenUhOh (#19)

They spelled it wrong.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@KarenUhOh Oxty morons.

mpb (#799)

"This Weekend" means "The End of This Week."

"Next Weekend" means "The End of Next Week."

"Next" isn't referring to the weekend as a unit separate from the week in question. It's referring to the week as a whole, and then the "end" specifies what part of the week you mean.

@mpb Right. I feel as if the only time this concept is even vaguely confusing might be on a Saturday or Sunday when you're asking about the coming weekend but only because you're still in a weekend.

hershmire (#233,671)

If you hover over "Sunday" on their interactive calender, that weekend that Sunday is in becomes "this weekend", while the Saturday five days from then is "oxt weekend." So now this new, wholly unnecessary word can refer to the coming weekend instead of the weekend after the coming weekend. Oy.

Also, "Oxt Weekend" sounds like some kind of Midlands pagan harvest ritual. "What do you mean you didn't buy the Oxt Weekend biscuits? Now I have to run down to the corner shop and pick them up myself. If they have any left, that is, you barmy bastard!"

Rod T (#33)

if someone wants to hang with me oxt weekend, the answer will be that I am busy, but the truth is that I simply don't want to hang with someone using 'oxt'.

migraineheadache (#1,866)

I feel like this will appeal to the sort of people who say "not tomorrow, tonight!" if you have a conversation at 2am.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@migraineheadache Totally different than having that same conversation at 4am, which for some people could be just after they got up to go to work. So the question is: when does a new day really begin? What we really need to do is to move midnight to about 3 hours or so later! There's a reason we chose that hour to move the clocks for DST changes, right?

holdup!holdmyphone! (#274,038)

a pallid meme, too clever by half

ejcsanfran (#489)

Whose oxt is being gored?

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