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#1 Cocks 'n' Asses

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:43 PM

This is either going to get me good marks, or completely destroy any chance i have of passing...

I'm writing a paper on the definitions of the term "mad" and the varying contexts which it is being used. Most of it is to be written using "thefreedictionary.com", and since we are allowd to incorporate its slang meaning, Urban Dictionary seemed like a good resourse for slang of the younger generation.

I dunno, i have a feeling this is going to kill me...
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#2 ninboy

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:44 PM

Should be a mad essay.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:44 PM

you are the master...




































..Of possible fail.
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#4 castrati

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:45 PM

i can has essy?
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:01 PM

4. essay

a mexican dude
Hey essay, who you tryin to get crazy with? don't you know i'm loco!!!
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:24 PM

use the OED, bro


it might cost money, but i've got it


so even if you're against it, i'm gonna
post this for you

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mad (1) n.

1. A maggot or grub; esp. the larva of a blowfly, which causes a disease (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep. Also in pl.: the disease caused by the larva; strike.

2. An earthworm.

mad (2) n.

1. With pl. concord. With the: mad people as a class.


2. regional and colloq. (chiefly U.S.). Fury, anger; a fit of anger. Phrase to have a mad on. Formerly freq. in to get one's mad up.


mad, adjective

1. Of an animal: abnormally aggressive; spec. (esp. of a dog) suffering from rabies, rabid.

2. Of a person, action, disposition, etc.: uncontrolled by reason or judgement; foolish, unwise. Subsequently only in stronger use (corresponding to the modern restricted application of sense 4a, from which it is now often indistinguishable): extravagantly or wildly foolish; ruinously imprudent.

3. a. Of a person: carried away by or filled with enthusiasm or desire; wildly excited; infatuated. With about, after, for, of, on (chiefly Brit.), over, upon, with.

b. Chiefly Brit. With infinitive: wildly desirous (to do something).

c. Freq. used as the second element in adverbial noun compounds, as music-mad, poetry-mad, sex-mad, etc.

4. a. Of a person: insane, crazy; mentally unbalanced or deranged; subject to delusions or hallucinations; (in later use esp.) psychotic.

b. Causing madness. Obs. rare.

c. Of wind, a storm, the sea: wild, violent.

d. Of behaviour, speech, etc.: that resembles that of an insane person; suggestive or symptomatic of insanity.

5. Of a person: stupefied with astonishment, fear, or suffering; dazed. Obs.

6. a. Of a person: beside oneself with anger; moved to uncontrollable rage; furious.

b. Angry, irate, cross. Also, in weakened sense: annoyed, exasperated (with against, at, with, etc.). Now colloq. (chiefly N. Amer.) and Brit. regional.

7. a. Of a person: lacking in restraint; (wildly) unconventional in demeanour or conduct; marked by irresponsible gaiety; violently exuberant, outrageous, chaotic. Now freq. of an action, disposition, etc.

b. Characterizing a temporary state of fear, panic, etc.: frenetic, unrestrained, extreme.

c. slang (orig. U.S. in African-American usage). Used as a general term of approbation: (a) remarkable, appealing, exciting, wild; excellent, cool; (b) (in later use, as modifier, with stronger implications of extremity or abundance): unrestrained, total; copious, profuse; much.
Originally associated with U.S. jazz music, the term enjoyed a revival in Britain and the United States in the 1990s, esp. among participants in the dance-music and rave culture of the 1990s.

8. Fervent with poetic or divine inspiration. Now literary.

9. colloq. [After Special uses 2a.] Of an animal, esp. a cow: suffering from spongiform encephalopathy.

PHRASES

P1. like mad: (literally) in the manner of one who is mad; (hence) furiously, with excessive violence or enthusiasm; now often (colloq.) in weakened sense, as an intensifier: greatly, to a high degree. Also like any mad, for mad.

P2. Proverbial phrases.

a. as mad as Ajax Obs.

b. as mad as a brush (see BRUSH n.2 Additions).

c. as mad as a buck Obs.

d. as mad as a goose Obs.

e. as mad as a (March) hare (see HARE n. 1b, MARCH n.2 Compounds 2).

f. as mad as a hatter [see mad hatter n. at Special uses 3.]

g. as mad as a hornet N. Amer.

h. as mad as May butter

i. as mad as a meat axe (chiefly Austral. and N.Z.).

j. as mad as a (cut) snakeAustral.

k. as mad as a tup Eng. regional.

l. as mad as a weaver Obs.

m. as mad as a wet hen

P3. to go (also fall, run) mad

a. lit.

b. fig.

c. to drive mad: see DRIVE v. 17b.

d. to go mad (about, for, over, etc.): to allow oneself to be carried away by enthusiasm or excitement.

SPECIAL USES

S1. Parasynthetic.

mad-blooded adj.

mad-humoured adj.

mad-mooded adj.

mad-pated adj.

S2. a. mad cow disease n. colloq. (chiefly Brit.) bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a progressive, fatal disease of the central nervous system of cattle, prominent signs of which are unsteadiness of gait and behavioural abnormalities.

b. mad disease n. (a) humorous (in nonce-uses), an imaginary affliction of a specified animal, person, etc., esp. one causing unusual or erratic behaviour; (b) colloq. spongiform encephalopathy of the named species.

S3. mad hatter n. [after the name of the eccentric host at the ‘mad tea-party’ in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865); in this, and in the phrase mad as a hatter (see Phrases 2), the allusion is to the effects of mercury poisoning sometimes formerly suffered by hat-makers as a result of the use of mercurous nitrate in the manufacture of felt hats] a highly eccentric or crazy character (freq. in mad hatter's tea party).

mad itch n. Veterinary Med. pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease), esp. in ruminants and other species in which intense pruritus is a prominent feature (see PSEUDORABIES n. 2).

mad mick n. [rhyming slang] orig. and chiefly Austral. a pick, a pickaxe (see also quot. 1935).

mad minute n. Army slang a minute of rapid rifle-fire or frenzied bayonet-practice.

mad money n. colloq. money for use in an emergency or in any unexpected eventuality; money that is surplus to one's normal requirements and which may be spent on a whim.

mad nightshade n. [after post-classical Latin solanum manicum, Middle French solanum furieux] Obs. deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna.

Mad Parliament n. [after post-classical Latin insane Parliamentum (see quot. 1274)] Eng. Hist. (a name given to) the meeting of the barons at Oxford in 1258, which passed the ‘Provisions of Oxford’.

mad scene n. Theatre a scene depicting the insanity of one of the characters in a play, opera, etc.

mad scientist n. a scientist who is mad or eccentric, esp. so as to be dangerous or evil: a stock figure of melodramatic horror stories; freq. attrib.

madtom n. any of various small North American freshwater catfishes of the genus Noturus (family Ictaluridae), which can inflict wounds with the poisonous spines in their pectoral fins.

DERIVATIVES

mad-like adj.



mad, verb

1. intr.

a. To be or to become mad; to act like a madman, rage, behave furiously. Obs. (arch. in later use).

b. To become infatuated. With after, upon. Obs.

c. Phrase to go (also run) madding. Cf. MADDING n. Obs.

2. trans. To make mad; to madden, make insane; to make foolish (obs.); to bewilder, stupefy, daze (obs.); to infuriate, enrage. Now chiefly U.S. colloq.: to exasperate.


mad, adverb

1. In a strange or unusual manner. Obs. rare.

2. a. Furiously, with excessive violence or enthusiasm; to the point of madness. Now usually in weakened sense, as an intensifier: greatly, excessively, extremely, very. Now regional and colloq. (esp. in African-American usage).
Recorded earliest in compounds.

b. mad in love: fervently or passionately in love. Now colloq.

COMPOUNDS

C1. (In sense 2a.)

mad-blazing adj.

mad-hardiness n. Obs. rare

mad-hardy adj. Obs. rare

mad-hungry adj.

mad-merry adj. Obs.

mad-proud adj. Obs. rare

C2. mad keen adj. orig. Sc. very keen, wildly enthusiastic.
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#7 castrati

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:38 PM

OED rules


the entry on "fuck" is pretty epic
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#8 Joan Holloway

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:39 PM

I'm sure you'll do fine.

One of my favourite stories involves how I did a first year philosophy essay using wikipedia as my main source and got a High Distinction. The only negative comment I got on that paper was "do NOT reference wikipedia".
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:58 PM

http://www.urbandict.....0Street Sweep
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:00 AM

http://www.urbandict.....0Street Sweep

LOL WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!
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#11 Shakedown Street

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:02 AM

Using the urban dictionary which is mostly a comedy website, or wikipedia which is user generated content is pretty retarded, unless you are writing a paper that is about the fallacy of pop culture. Im not sure what grade level you are in, but i think at any level i would fail you for using illegitimate sources. You may as well fucking cite umbilicalblisters.com and say you found the term used different ways on the message board that you talk on.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:53 AM

:boxxy:
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:57 AM

I wrote the greatest essay about the great gatsby in highschool

I used internet speak and abbreviations

I also gave every character a nickname so if you didn't read the first paragraph you wouldn't know what the fuck I was talking about

I wish I still had it, I got like a B or something.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:00 AM

we have this old dictionary at my house and one day i came across 'fart', which was defined as:
"A slight explosion between the thighs."
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:25 AM

I wrote the greatest essay about the great gatsby in highschool

I used internet speak and abbreviations

I also gave every character a nickname so if you didn't read the first paragraph you wouldn't know what the fuck I was talking about

I wish I still had it, I got like a B or something.


if you are suppose to write in a different style or theme that doesnt fit traditional writing that is one thing. but to use non scholarly sources just seem like a lame theme to me.
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#16 Remedy Malahide

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:48 AM

we have this old dictionary at my house and one day i came across 'fart', which was defined as:
"A slight explosion between the thighs."


hahahaha that's lovely
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:59 AM

OED rules


the entry on "fuck" is pretty epic



my current english professor supposedly worked for the OED
at some point and he did the entry for mother fucker


look the shit up
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#18 robbie

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:15 AM

don't do it

i would never consider it
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:18 AM

speaking of essays

im so sick of fucking essays

im currently working on 3 diff ones and will have even more to do before the month is up

i like writing


but FUCK!
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:19 AM

http://www.urbandict.....0Street Sweep

LOL WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!



someone make a thread for funny sex things like this. lols will be had by all unless you are a ccotton headed ninny muggins
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