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"Chillax." Legitimate addition to the language, or horrifically twee bastardisation for which you should be shot?

(30 Posts)
UnquietDad Thu 25-Jun-09 22:09:11


At length if you wish.

wrinklytum Thu 25-Jun-09 22:11:18

Nevr heard the expression- s it a bastardisation of "Chill"

Metatron Thu 25-Jun-09 22:11:21

<loads pistol>

wrinklytum Thu 25-Jun-09 22:11:49


Jacksmama Thu 25-Jun-09 22:11:52

WTF does it mean??

PortAndLemon Thu 25-Jun-09 22:12:27

Have never heard it, but suspect my trigger finger would be itching...

EugeneHCrabs Thu 25-Jun-09 22:13:12

I was told to chillax in pre2001
i thought it was rather witty

UnquietDad Thu 25-Jun-09 22:13:28

I'd never heard it until... I saw it on here. And then after that, one of my writing students said it.

I can only assume it is a conflation of "chill" and "relax".

differentID Thu 25-Jun-09 22:15:24


<loads rifle>

UnquietDad Thu 25-Jun-09 22:17:49

Pedants are my kind of people.

GodzillasBumcheek Thu 25-Jun-09 22:17:55

I hate it.

I even tried using it once.

Had to wash my mouth out with vinegar to relieve the bad taste.

Jacksmama Thu 25-Jun-09 22:18:25

What, are they rationing letters now so we have to have two words for the price of one? hmm

TheFallenMadonna Thu 25-Jun-09 22:19:09

However one feels about neologisms (is that what I mean? I'm scared of This Place), it's a word that surely must send blood pressure through the roof. I see it topped off with a passive aggressive smiley...

GentleOtter Thu 25-Jun-09 22:20:17


Sounds like an enema brand.

DollyPardonme Thu 25-Jun-09 22:21:41

I don't understand. What does this mean?

Er, whatever, chillax, guys.


EugeneHCrabs Thu 25-Jun-09 22:22:26

yes a kid told me in my old job
i left there on 2001
very drole
i like it
where have you lot BEEN

ingles2 Thu 25-Jun-09 22:23:14

you weren't actually considering using it were you UQD????
t'is only for emotionally repressed, 13yr -17yr old boys... I'm sure you don't fit in that category.

UnquietDad Thu 25-Jun-09 22:24:17

Not at all! I saw it, hated it, and wanted the pleasure of seeing my fellow pedants shoot it down in flames.

ingles2 Thu 25-Jun-09 22:25:52

go on... admit it... you were tempted grin

Jacksmama Thu 25-Jun-09 22:26:12

Ahhh. grin All becomes clear.

EugeneHCrabs Thu 25-Jun-09 22:26:35

god oyu is an old fucker UQ

get with it

UnquietDad Thu 25-Jun-09 22:26:44

On in dialogue for an emotionally repressed, 13-to-17-year-old boy.

BruceSpringsteen Mon 29-Jun-09 00:03:25

I use it to wind up my 12 year old in a "isn't Mum dead cool?" kind of way

hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 00:06:20

Scatillogical is similar (as in scatty/illogical). Has very dodgy alternative meaning but I like it. Chillax, on the other hand, is unnecessary.

LovingtheSilverFox Mon 29-Jun-09 00:17:49

Chillax can only be said by those under 16, I know, my Guides told me, when I used it to be (cough, cough) down wiv de yoof.

Apparently the government is considering a tax on letters so you must contract as much as possible. Either that or text messaging is sending this country to the dogs.

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