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CGB Meme Invitational - What's The ____ Word (8) v. This (9)

Here is the 8 v. 9 matchup. What's The ______ Word? v. This. Read the information behind the fold and then vote in the poll.

Yknow when we were putting the seeding together, Maharg wanted a grouping of our "taglines" and "sayings." These are from that group. There often isn't really any organization from tagline to tagline. So, these are random, too. But hey, let's see who wins.

What's The _______ Word? (8) via Maharg

Like many of you, my vocabulary is woefully lacking of key words or phrases that are necessary to understand a good portion of the jokes on CGB. I don’t know what words like “work” “worthwhile” “be nice” or “the” mean. And sometimes I need them explained. Sometimes I need a definition to help understand what someone is telling me. Take for example the time that Twist told me that he couldn’t participate in a meme off because his boss needed him. Now I’m no doctor, but I’m pretty sure that noone ever NEEDS Twist, much less his B-O-S-S. What does that word even mean? I’ve never seen it or heard it used in reference before, can someone please explain it to me. Or there was that time when HolmoePhobe was writing a “substantive post” can someone please explain what the first word there is?

What’s that ______ word? Is a strong meme, it’s a solid meme. It even has the backing of Berkelium97, and I’m pretty sure he speaks for the other 96 too. You can find Berkelium’s support here in a wonderful thread of What’s that _____ word?

This (9)

A simple Google search for the word "This" reveals, interestingly enough, the website for "This American Life," a popular radio show broadcast by a relative of Philip Glass. The search really should have Rishi pop up. Because when I think of the word "This" I think of "Rishi." And then I usually vomit a lot. A lot. I mean a lot.

Here, though, Rishi popularized the word "This" to mean "I Agree." I am not entirely sure how it started. I think because Rishi attempted to write "This is something I agree with" or something like that, but accidentally hit post or something. I dunno.

But long story short, unlike pretty much EVERY.OTHER.INANE.MEME.THAT.RISHI.HAS.RUN.INTO.THE.GROUND, This caught on. And is used in every day language.

TwistNHook: "I've finished this amicus curae. I just wrote "This.""

HydroTech: "The critic gave my stuffed trout two thumbs up. This!"

CBKWit: It is unclear what CBKWit says, insomuch as we've never heard him ever say anything.

So, congratulations, Rishi. You finally accomplished something vaguely approaching success with a creative endeavor. Now, here's hoping NBC picks up your new sitcom "This."

Also, Maharg wrote something for This:


This. in Dutch is dit, dit hier
This. in French is lequel, celle-ci, celui-ci, ceci, cet
This. in German is diese, dies, diesem, dieses, dieser
This. in Latin is is ea id, hic haec (hec ) hoc
This. in Portuguese is isto
This. in Spanish is esto, esotro, esta, estas
This. in Swedish is detta, denna

This can be said in many languages and in many ways. But to understand it’s true meaning, let’s take a look at how it can be defined

As a demonstrative pronoun, this denotes something that is present or near in place or time, or something just mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned.

As an adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun; as, this book; this way to town.

So now we’ve seen a couple different ways to look at This. but how much do we really understand it? Not at all. To really get the gist of this, we’ll need two definitions. First, I’ll ask HolmoePhobe to define This. and then I’ll give my own unique description.

HolmoePhobe: This" is a proximal demonstrative. It is used to indicate what one is referring to, and is therefore often followed by a noun or pronoun.

Examples of its usage would include:
-(TwistNHook, to Mrs. TwistNHook) "Does this scarf make me look like the guy from Twilight?"
-(Rollonubears, to anyone) "I am toads too young to understand what this discussion is about."
-(HolmoePhobe, to The Maharg) "See this sword? I'm going to kill you with it.

The Maharg: This.