[Ads-l] AKA

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 22 13:06:30 EST 2016


I don’t know this expression at all (other than the “also known as” meaning) and as far as I can tell, nobody has said on this thread what the Xfinity example means. I think it’s important to establish the meaning.

"Entering the gates of hell, where there's no wi-fi and no shows AKA Grandma's.” 

I read this as meaning that grandma’s house is hell because she doesn’t have Wi-Fi or TV.

The Urban Dictionary meaning I cited does NOT say that “AKA” means “also known as” or that people use “also known as” in place of “AKA." It says that “AKA” is used to introduce a euphemism. I don’t know this usage, but Googling for “AKA go drinking” yields some relevant results:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/friends-that-bum-me-out-friday-night-vent/ <http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/friends-that-bum-me-out-friday-night-vent/>
by Miss. Meeps
It really makes me sad above all the other emotions when a friend makes comments to me about not around anymore to hang  out aka go drinking on the weekend with them.

https://m.reddit.com/r/EDC/comments/3oz1or/25msweden/?ref=readnext_3 <https://m.reddit.com/r/EDC/comments/3oz1or/25msweden/?ref=readnext_3>
by Kipku
I usually leave my knife at home when I go drinking or go to football games(aka go drinking) but other than that, it's always on my person.

Some others do talk once in a while but usually have better things to do aka go drinking/partying during the weekends :p obviously not my thing

http://therian-wilderness.proboards.com/thread/2758/extremely-protective-over-person <http://therian-wilderness.proboards.com/thread/2758/extremely-protective-over-person>
mateustheferal
Read more: http://therian-wilderness.proboards.com/thread/2758/extremely-protective-over-person#ixzz4QlIw2RLc

The Xfinity example certainly seems within this sort of scope.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 22 Nov 2016, at 09:47, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> "AKA" has been law enforcement jargon for "as known as" (AKA "alias") for
> fifty years.
> 
> That's not the way it's being used either in the Xfinity commercial or on
> UrbanD, even if the UD contributors naively think that it is, or even if
> they should happen to say (which I doubt), "You're so cool, also known as
> you're a huge faggot."
> 
> JL
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:34 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=aka <
>> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=aka>
>> 
>> ——
>> How to introduce a euphemism. Saying something while meaning something
>> else.
>> Used in a sarcastic manner
>> We're going to watch a movie aka we're going to doink
>> 
>> You're cool aka you're a huge faggot
>> #sarcasm #slash #also #euphemism #doink
>> 
>> by John AKA Penis March 26, 2009
>> ——
>> 
>>> On 22 Nov 2016, at 09:30, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> How?
>>> 
>>> JL
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 10:48 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Urban Dictionary would disagree with you.
>>>> 
>>>> DanG
>>>> 
>>>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 10:43 AM, Jonathan Lighter <
>> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
>>>>> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Because nobody talks that way.
>>>>> 
>>>>> In this sentence, "in other words" is the phrase that would ordinarily
>> be
>>>>> used.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Or how about "i.e."?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Time will tell how widespread this novelty becomes.
>>>>> 
>>>>> JL
>>>>> 
>>>>> JL
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 9:50 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Why isn't this just "also known as Grandma's"??
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Nov 22, 2016 6:40 AM, "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 'In other words.'  Xfinity commercial"
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> "Entering the gates of hell, where there's no wi-fi and no shows AKA
>>>>>>> Grandma's."
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> JL


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