[Ads-l] bro down 'become (male )friends'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 27 21:18:33 EST 2017


> Someone who follows Sleepy Hollow might be able to sort this out.

I am that person, but I can't sort it out. Nobody on the show has alluded
to Tolkien  (at least in this way) before.

Have watched every episode.

JL

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 7:50 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Jan 27, 2017, at 4:03 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > A "dildo" allusion seems a little out of place in this context, so my
> money
> > is on a conflation of Bilbo and his young heir Frodo.
>
> Maybe so, but the -doh in “Chill-doh Baggins” does seem to me to invoke
> the “Dildo Baggins” trope, from e.g.
>
> https://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2016/feb/16/john-
> oliver-cant-resist-new-zealand-mp-steven-joyces-dildogate-video
> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585275
>
> (And SNL bits.)
>
> Can’t think of another word/name that actually rhymes with Chill-doh.
> (Unless it’s tildo, a male tilde.).
>
> Someone who follows Sleepy Hollow might be able to sort this out.  I’d
> check Washington Irving, but I suspect that wouldn’t help.
>
> LH
>
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 3:45 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>> On Jan 27, 2017, at 12:33 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
> >
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 2017 _Sleepy Hollow_ (Fox TV) (Jan. 20): Now that we're neighbors, we
> can
> >>> bro down, hang out, and chill, old baggins.
> >>>
> >>> (Sure sounded like "old baggins" to me.)
> >>>
> >> "Hey, man, now that we're neighbors, we can bro down, hang out,
> Chill-doh
> >> Baggins."
> >>
> >> http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=153&t=30669
> >>
> >> Presumably a pun on “Bilbo Baggins” and possibly “Dildo Baggins” but
> since
> >> I’m not a Sleepy Hollower I can’t unpack it.
> >>
> >> “Bro” also appears as a verb in “bro (it) up” (‘to render more bro-y’,
> >> etc.: what you do with your bros after you’ve bro’d down with them) and
> as
> >> the base of the privative verb “de-bro”, as in the headline in the print
> >> version of a Times article,
> >>
> >> "Female voices help de-bro country's hits"
> >>
> >> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/arts/music/country-male-
> >> female-duets.html
> >> [article doesn’t contain a direct reference to de-broing songs, but
> >> describes the process of a pushback against "the blithe, boozy bangers
> that
> >> seemed to rule the genre — the trend referred to by critics as bro
> country”
> >>
> >> LH
> >>
> >
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