[Ads-l] AKA

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 22 14:18:42 EST 2016


Good point. What’s happening, it seems, is that “AKA” is used between the euphemism/circumlocution and the specific expression for comic or sarcastic effect. BB

> On 22 Nov 2016, at 10:55, David Champion <dgc.ads at BIKESHED.US> wrote:
> 
> I've noticed this usage a lot in the past year or so, mostly on social
> social media (as opposed to political/professional social media).
> Introducing a euphemism doesn't feel quite right; I sense that it's used
> more to de-euphemize, specify, or clarify an expression aka it's "i.e."
> in hip drag.
> 
> * On 22 Nov 2016, Barretts Mail wrote: 
>> 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/> <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><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> <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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