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AIBU?

"That's wild"

35 replies

Medsy · 22/01/2024 23:35

I hate it.

Like the person thinks they're 19 and living in the 70s or something

OP posts:

Am I being unreasonable?

67 votes. Final results.

POLL
You are being unreasonable
87%
You are NOT being unreasonable
13%
Tothemoonandbackx · 22/01/2024 23:37

Absolutely no context here to go on

7yd · 22/01/2024 23:39

Medsy · 22/01/2024 23:35

I hate it.

Like the person thinks they're 19 and living in the 70s or something

You hate a normal saying? That’s wild.

Bex5490 · 22/01/2024 23:40

I think OP means people using the phrase ‘that’s wild.’

I quite like it. It makes sense as in wild like making a ‘wild guess.’

🤷🏽‍♀️

Judystilldreamsofhorses · 22/01/2024 23:44

It’s because where previously a person might say something like “that’s crazy” or “it’s mental” those are now not acceptable as they are deemed discriminatory towards people with mental health problems. (Work in a very right-on organisation)

DidntReallyMeanIt · 22/01/2024 23:52

I'm Irish, we've said 'wild' for as long as I can remember 😁

CrappyBarbara · 22/01/2024 23:53

It’s a pretty common thing to say. Not sure it’s really associated with a particular age or decade.

TheCraicDealer · 22/01/2024 23:55

I’m from NI and say it at least once a week. Common parlance here, generally used in response to surprising news, gossip or adverse weather conditions.

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betterangels · 23/01/2024 00:01

It's wild that you have such strong feelings about it.

ExtremelyJoyous · 23/01/2024 00:02

I say it all the time 🤣 I think it might be a Scottish thing too??

MeinKraft · 23/01/2024 00:03

TheCraicDealer · 22/01/2024 23:55

I’m from NI and say it at least once a week. Common parlance here, generally used in response to surprising news, gossip or adverse weather conditions.

Wild altogether!

Fionaville · 23/01/2024 00:03

Depends where you are. It wouldn't sound right to me, but I'm all for regional differences. That's crazy, that's nuts, that's bonkers or that's mad, are all used round here. I suppose 'That's wild' is more PC.

CharlotteMakepeace · 23/01/2024 00:04

Can you dig it?

CreakyStairs · 23/01/2024 00:04

That's really wild op.

Medsy · 23/01/2024 00:05

What happened to mental mental chicken oriental

OP posts:
MeinKraft · 23/01/2024 00:26

Medsy · 23/01/2024 00:05

What happened to mental mental chicken oriental

I'm sure there are probably some arseholes out there who still say that.

rooftopbird · 23/01/2024 15:52

I hate it when people describe something as insane as in to describe a dress they've seen or a friends new haircut they really like.

tuvamoodyson · 23/01/2024 15:54
Good Deeds News GIF by Mic

I’ve been saying for about the last three days! ‘It’s wild out there!’

mewkins · 23/01/2024 16:43

Op, I completely agree with you. I consider it to be an Australianism as I think I previously on Home and Away circa 1997.

I also irrationally hate the 'you did, aye' thing (but only when non Scots say it).

I'm glad you brought this up op. I feel better knowing that it pisses you off too.

tuvamoodyson · 23/01/2024 17:16

It’s ’did Ye…aye?’

ManchesterBea · 23/01/2024 17:22

I feel a bit like it has become a worthy replacement for 'that's mad' 'it was mad' etc... Which possibly isn't a particularly appropriate thing to say anymore.

ManchesterBea · 23/01/2024 17:22

Judystilldreamsofhorses · 22/01/2024 23:44

It’s because where previously a person might say something like “that’s crazy” or “it’s mental” those are now not acceptable as they are deemed discriminatory towards people with mental health problems. (Work in a very right-on organisation)

Yes, this.

DidntReallyMeanIt · 23/01/2024 17:29

mewkins · 23/01/2024 16:43

Op, I completely agree with you. I consider it to be an Australianism as I think I previously on Home and Away circa 1997.

I also irrationally hate the 'you did, aye' thing (but only when non Scots say it).

I'm glad you brought this up op. I feel better knowing that it pisses you off too.

I also irrationally hate the 'you did, aye' thing (but only when non Scots say it).

Despite the fact it's a very common saying in Yorkshire?

mewkins · 23/01/2024 17:34

DidntReallyMeanIt · 23/01/2024 17:29

I also irrationally hate the 'you did, aye' thing (but only when non Scots say it).

Despite the fact it's a very common saying in Yorkshire?

Hmm, the next time I see it I will read it in a Yorkshire accent but I'm sure it isn't used in the way it is in Yorkshire. ... now you've got me wondering....

It has, however, only made a recent appearance on MN which is odd.

StarlightLime · 23/01/2024 17:36

Judystilldreamsofhorses · 22/01/2024 23:44

It’s because where previously a person might say something like “that’s crazy” or “it’s mental” those are now not acceptable as they are deemed discriminatory towards people with mental health problems. (Work in a very right-on organisation)

Really?!

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