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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 27 21:34:20 EST 2017


There is an endless series of "bro" puns on the following webpage; one
pun uses "Baggins"

Title: I'd Like To Expand My Brocabulary
Thread Started by Guest_ISlipRoofies_* , Feb 26 2008 04:40 AM
Poster: Nihilist
Post date: 27 February 2008 - 06:42 PM

http://forum.rekordsrekords.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=51364&st=60

[Begin excerpt]
Bilbro Baggins
Your bro who's obssesed with The Lord Of The Rings.
Example: "Jake's seen The Twin Towers eight times. He's such a Bilbro Baggins
[End excerpt]

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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