Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Oh noes!!

Being extremely old and un-hip these days, I am far, far behind what is new and cool (the word cool is, for sure, no longer cool). For instance, I don't know the first thing about "The Hills" or "Gossip Girl," and I for certain do not understand whether quasi-reality programs (which I think at least one of the aforementioned is) are actually real or fake reality, and if they are fake reality then I am doubly confused.
I try my best to keep up with what is hip (at least as much as I can stand. Much of what is cool nowadays is also mind numbingly DUMB -- look I used TWO silent Bs in a row!) by reading lots of different types of blogs. And there is definitely some weird lingo out there, and I'm not sure where it originated. I thought, perhaps, that LOLcats started the whole thing but I think there may be an entire internet language, netspeak if you will, that appears to have been created by a generation of fast-typing sarcasm wizards. (No I am not 80 years old, nor have I just been transported here from 1955, I am simply behind the times)
For example! "Oh noes!" I've seen this a few times, almost always used in a sarcastic manner. I think Encyclopedia Dramatica defines it best: "Generally used as a sarcastic reply to dumbass posters bitching about something minor."
I felt I had to bring "Oh noes" up because I keep running into it lately. For instance dooce used it the other day in a post on Sarah Palin (which -- uncomfortable interview much? eww), and earlier last month LOLcats used it (as they often do).
I like "Oh noes" because I loves me some sarcasm and "Oh noes" is so cute in an exclaiming kitty cat kind of way. I hope to use it for reals in the near future but I'm not sure it's gonna work out -- kind of like "Oh snap."

2 comments:

  1. This is the first I read of the Oh Noes. But I like it! And will use it.

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  2. Another one I've always enjoyed is O RLY?

    Please see the O RLY? owl:

    http://www.owlpages.com/the-owls/ORLY+owl.html

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