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    When and why did 'hella' become a word?

    Is it short for 'hell-of-a'? Helluva?

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    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Blame Canada!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
    That's one of songs I play just before I go out on a ride!

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    dunno.

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    That word is hellastupid.

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    The hella bugs snuck into the interwebz on the bakz of teh lolcats.
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    I have a co-worker who seems to speak in only Internet-inspired phrases, mannerisms, cliches, and buzzwords.

    If I hear or read "epic," "fail", or "this." ever again, I am going postal.

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    ^this.

    okay, realize that my retort was epic in the amount of fail it contains.

    my bad.

    jsharr out, just saying.

    later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    I have a co-worker who seems to speak in only Internet-inspired phrases, mannerisms, cliches, and buzzwords.

    If I hear or read "epic," "fail", or "this." ever again, I am going postal.
    "this." ??? In what context? Use it in a sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austropithicus View Post
    Is it short for 'hell-of-a'? Helluva?
    Wow, there's a wiki page for just about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austropithicus View Post
    "this." ??? In what context? Use it in a sentence.
    k. how bout: "This is how Leroy Jenkins rolls"

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    I get, "OMG, dad." or "She's my BFF."

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    Quote Originally Posted by austropithicus View Post
    "this." ??? In what context? Use it in a sentence.
    This.

    That is all.

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    I first heard hella while hangin' with the next door neighbors in my college dorm in 1989. They were from NorCal, so that jibes with the Wiki.

    Hella can be used as a replacement for "hell of a", but usually isn't. It's typically used as an adverb, to mean "very."

    They also turned me on to Oaktown's 357, while EVERYONE else was spinnin' Ice Ice Baby.
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    It's a hella Norcal thing, ok?
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

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    On a related note, who decided it was cool to call people ****** or ******bag again.

    I could barely tolerate it in the late 70s, now I'm all crotchety and hating it more than ever.

    EDIT: Wow, BF censors hate it as much as I do.
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    It bugs me when people don't use hella right.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annc View Post
    Wow, there's a wiki page for just about anything.
    "With the release of the 2001 No Doubt song "Hella Good","

    See? Everything is Gwen Stefani's fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    "With the release of the 2001 No Doubt song "Hella Good","

    See? Everything is Gwen Stefani's fault.
    Pfffttt, that sh** is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    That's my word and you all should just hella back off.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    the funniest thing was when the christian kids were forbidden from saying "hella" and had to say "hecka". I totally wanted to record a parody christian punk rock album and call the group "hecka".

    Hecka started to catch on for a minute in my town and I forbidden my children from saying the work hecka. I'd make them say hella.

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    i blame "hella" on the east coast. i had NEVER heard of the word till a friend of mine who went to brown in RI came back for christmas after her first semester there.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    But where is she from originally?
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    "Every bizarre affliction that has ever struck mankind originated in California." - my 10th grade Biology teacher.

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