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  Reply # 1234253 10-Feb-2015 16:48
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gehenna: ^http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Break+Bad 


That makes not the slightest sense to me....! How on earth you could make those words mean that I simply cannot see.

I think we should have a National Slap an American Day, with ruining a perfectly good language being just one of the reasons.  I started watching American Chopper a few years ago, and couldn't work out why they were saying 'That is totally sick man' about a nice piece of work. Then there are all those 'people of color' which hate to be 'dissed', while they make rap songs that 'feat' other artists. It always seems to me that the harder people demand to be 'respected' the lower their self esteem must be.

OK they take some liberties over in Oz, but at least they are funny.


We are in agreement.

They do it here too of course, turning 'all over the shop' into 'all over the show' and so on. And don't get me started on 'manchester' instead of 'linen'!

Think of "break bad" as "break out bad". Makes much more sense.


I thought of it as more in the sense of 'Break away' I.e. You are on the straight and narrow, then suddenly you break away from that path to a path of being bad. Hence: breaking bad.

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  Reply # 1234285 10-Feb-2015 18:31
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Usually it has some basis in sense. Neither of those words seem remotely related to the definition at all.

I hope the program was less confusing.


Yep, because Cockney Rhyming Slang makes so much sense, and is so closely related to the subject.

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  Reply # 1234295 10-Feb-2015 19:20
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I LOVED Breaking Bad. Probably my favourite show watched to date.

I didn't have high expectations of Better Call Saul, but yesterday's pilot has left me more optimistic. Looking forward to another tonight.




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  Reply # 1234350 10-Feb-2015 21:44
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Episode one was OK. Episode two was excellent. 

Two total legs. Be fair...

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  Reply # 1234372 10-Feb-2015 22:34
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Usually it has some basis in sense. Neither of those words seem remotely related to the definition at all.

I hope the program was less confusing.


Yep, because Cockney Rhyming Slang makes so much sense, and is so closely related to the subject.


As I understand it, CRS was devised as a sort of code to confuse 'the old bill', but seeing as robbers and rozzers probably went to school together, and still enjoy a King Lear together down the rubber-dub on a Sunday Brady Bunch time, I suspect the only people confused were tourists. 

I still love a good British gangster movie, even if too many of them make us suffer Vinnie Jones' terrible acting.  Everyone in the business knows that Vinnie is dire, but no one has dared to tell him.




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  Reply # 1234416 11-Feb-2015 08:00
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Geektastic: 

Usually it has some basis in sense. Neither of those words seem remotely related to the definition at all.

I hope the program was less confusing.


Yep, because Cockney Rhyming Slang makes so much sense, and is so closely related to the subject.


As I understand it, CRS was devised as a sort of code to confuse 'the old bill', but seeing as robbers and rozzers probably went to school together, and still enjoy a King Lear together down the rubber-dub on a Sunday Brady Bunch time, I suspect the only people confused were tourists. 

I still love a good British gangster movie, even if too many of them make us suffer Vinnie Jones' terrible acting.  Everyone in the business knows that Vinnie is dire, but no one has dared to tell him.


How does that make it any different to American slang? You may not be able to relate to it but the rest of the world finds cockney gibberish just as bizarre.

That is of course the point of slang - every community has its own version and everyone else in the world thinks wtf. Chur.

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gehenna: ^http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Break+Bad 


That makes not the slightest sense to me....! How on earth you could make those words mean that I simply cannot see.

I think we should have a National Slap an American Day, with ruining a perfectly good language being just one of the reasons.  I started watching American Chopper a few years ago, and couldn't work out why they were saying 'That is totally sick man' about a nice piece of work. Then there are all those 'people of color' which hate to be 'dissed', while they make rap songs that 'feat' other artists. It always seems to me that the harder people demand to be 'respected' the lower their self esteem must be.

OK they take some liberties over in Oz, but at least they are funny.


How about National Slap an Eleventh Century Norseman Day then? Surely retribution for the loss of gender markers on non-biological nouns is a much higher priority?

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  Reply # 1234504 11-Feb-2015 10:16
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Geektastic: I didn't even understand the title of Breaking Bad so never bothered with it!


Just as an observation I was surprised to learn in another post that you are at least 20 years younger than you appear at times.

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  Reply # 1234607 11-Feb-2015 11:33
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How about National Slap an Eleventh Century Norseman Day then? Surely retribution for the loss of gender markers on non-biological nouns is a much higher priority?
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I tried running the above through Google Translate a few times, but it still isn't looking like English.  frown

'How about the National Day Slap eleventh century Norseman is it? Surely compensation for the loss of these brand names on non - organic is much higher priority ?'




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  Reply # 1234629 11-Feb-2015 12:00
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NPM nailed it - break means a change in direction, for example:

Cougar: "I'm gonna break high and right, see if he's really alone"







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  Reply # 1236537 12-Feb-2015 13:26
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I've enjoyed the first 2 episodes, 2 was better than 1.

My concern is the same I have about all prequels - you already know how it ends. Also, it can be dangerous adding too many elements from Breaking Bad as it should stand on it's own feet. e.g. I wouldn't want to see Tuco becoming a main character.

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  Reply # 1236591 12-Feb-2015 14:22
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Just received from Lightbox:


As the most highly-anticipated new TV series of 2015, Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul had some very high expectations to live up to.

On Monday night, it did exactly that by becoming US cable TV’s highest-rating series premiere ever with 6.9 million Americans tuning in for the premiere.

This success has been mirrored in New Zealand with the first two episodes of Better Call Saul drawing in the highest number of online streams since the service launched – a 37% increase on regular Monday night traffic.






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