Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jun 8 19:51:10 UTC 2006

_Mad_ magazine used to use "feh," which  expressed, I believe, slightly greater disapproval.


Jesse Sheidlower <jester at PANIX.COM> wrote:
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Subject: Re: meh-ness

On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 02:33:41PM -0400, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> A Language Log post of potential interest to ADS-Lers:
> "Meh-ness to society"
> Comments welcome.

My comment is that I was struck with the timeliness of it, as
in the last few weeks I've noticed it appearing with great
frequency in a few online fora I read. This is likely some
artifact (i.e. that I never noticed it before but it's been
there all along), but my immediate reaction was "Why is it
always that within seconds of some meme reaching my brain I
discover that Ben's already written about it?"

Jesse Sheidlower

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