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To hate the expression "let's party"?

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Swedes Sat 04-Oct-08 13:38:45

Please don't use the word party as a verb. It's wrong. And if you are over 35 and say "Let's party" you are a tit.


Overmydeadbody Sat 04-Oct-08 13:43:58

Swedes - you are getting old!grin

Swedes Sat 04-Oct-08 13:47:58

I've been old for ages. But the cantankerousness is fairly new. grin

I had an email from a good friend entitled "It's my birthday not that we need an excuse to party" She is 48.

vjg13 Sat 04-Oct-08 13:48:47

If they say 'let's party' and mean it in an ironic way is that ok?

Swedes Sat 04-Oct-08 13:51:45

vjg13 Could you demonstrate how you might convey irony in this circumstance? Please link to a youtube video of you saying "Let's Party", heavy on the irony.

How do we know you are not just a tit? grin

vjg13 Sat 04-Oct-08 14:03:27

OOoooh no, am I not allowed to use 'cool' either. smile

IorekByrnison Sat 04-Oct-08 14:27:14

I agree, Swedes. Your friend's email is very bad news.

Swedes Sat 04-Oct-08 18:44:10

Iorek - Thank goodness you think so too.

My niece is in her second year at Bath University and said she was going to do less partying this year. I forgive her because she's young, and pretty.

<heaves bosoms>

Kimi Sat 04-Oct-08 18:50:45


Kimi Sat 04-Oct-08 19:16:40

DS1 was looking at Bath uni,

MrsMattie Sat 04-Oct-08 19:18:17

Who says this? It sounds like something from a cheesy American teen film.

BellaBear Sat 04-Oct-08 19:20:36

reminds me of the episode of Black Books where Bill Bailey says 'Let's paaaaarrrrrttt...' and Bernard cuts him off saying "I WILL NOT HAVE THE 'PARTY' USED AS A VERB IN MY SHOP!!!"


TotalChaos Sat 04-Oct-08 19:20:47

and what does it mean? does it imply drink/drugs and clubbing?

Boco Sat 04-Oct-08 19:23:20

What are you talking about Swedes?

I say it all the time, with a cocktail in each hand raised above my head (with one of those fancy glace cherries in each and a tiny umbrella) as I weave out to the red sports car full of hollerin' mates, and then we drive off and I shout 'lets paaarty guys! Woooo HOOOO!'

There's nothing wrong with that and I won't have you ruin it for me.

MrsMattie Sat 04-Oct-08 19:31:17


Do you have a cast of extras applauding you and screaming 'Way To Go!' as your hot rod drives off into the sunset?

Swedes Sat 04-Oct-08 20:34:48

In the 80s we called it 'going out'.

I'll make an exception for Boco as well as she is smart and amusing.

<flicks dandruff off shoulder pads>

watsthestory Sat 04-Oct-08 20:36:19

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Boco Sat 04-Oct-08 20:42:11

Thank you Swedes.

<shakes perm triumphantly>

Janos Sun 05-Oct-08 17:32:25


Also the phrase "Let's do the party right here!" (Cue Woo! Yeah! Aaallll riigghht! etc)

No, let's not.

Blandmum Sun 05-Oct-08 17:33:01

Esp when it is said , 'Par Tay'

BouncingTurtle Sun 05-Oct-08 17:40:47

Or Party on down!!

So very Bill and Ted hmm

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