bootleg recessionistas (UNCLASSIFIED)
Mullins, Bill AMRDEC
Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Oct 27 16:34:35 UTC 2008
> > >>>
> > >>> "It's disappointing and some guys were extremely mad about it,"
> > >>> Stairs said early Friday evening after the team's workout at
> > >>> Citizens Bank Park. "I think it's bootleg when you
> have the World
> > >>> Series and guys are jogging out to the line and they
> don't take
> > >>> the extra five minutes to introduce the players."
> > >
> > >Fits this Double-Tongued definition pretty well ("inferior,
> > >unappealing, worthless" -- cites from 2001):
> > >
> > >http://www.doubletongued.org/index.php/dictionary/bootleg/
> > >
> > Hmmm. Actually, that use of "bootleg", which I suppose is a
> > generalization of the item in my lexicon in the sense that it no
> > longer has a causal connection to the source of the bootleggery
> > (ripping off the rightful owner, copyright possessor, etc.) and
> > retains only the connotation of poor quality associated with such
> > items, works pretty well for that website I noted, and the poem it
> > contains. But the cite from Stairs would then involve a further
> > transfer, since "bootleg" applies here not to an item of inferior
> > quality (of whatever origin) but to a decision of which he
> > as unfair. I guess "bogus" may have undergone a similar shift
> > ('counterfeit, fake' > 'no good')
> Ah, I see. Well, that sense of unfairness is implied in some
> other "bootleg"
> cites out there, as in this one from the Double-Tongued entry:
> 2003 [Jonathan] Wonder Jonathan (June 17) "Major Bitch": I
> just checked out that Friendster website that Oz makes
> reference to, and I thoroughly don't understand it. To be
> able to actually see other's profiles, you have to invite
> people who in turn invite other people. Then to actually see
> anyone else other than yourself, people you invite have to
> acutally join the site themselves. Sorry Oz...that's bootleg.
> Or this from Urban Dictionary:
> Although the real word means pirated music/software and
> illegal alcohol, the slang term means wrong, broken, fake, or
> bullshit Person 1: "Hey, the teacher gave me detention for no reason!"
> Person 2: "Man that's bootleg!"
I've seen similar usage for "bullshit" -- maybe "bootleg" grew as a
euphemism for BS.
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