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Friday, June 25, 2004

Charlize Theron gets naked?

Ynnej hates it when web comics guys can't spell.

Well, I hate it when people use the wrong word. Like when people confuse "buff" with "buffed." They are not, I reapeat, not the same fucking thing.

Buff means naked. Buffed means strong. Period. Buff does not mean strong. Jesus christ, people, get a fucking clue.

So you can imagine my disappointment when I learned that Charlize Theron was not getting buff in her latest movie, as this headline (mis)stated.

7 Comments

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not so fast Mr. Language Person.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=buff

Besides, neither buff nor buffed means strong, rather buff can mean "Having good muscle tone; physically fit and trim."

Think about it: Who is more buff(ed), Brad Pitt or Monocle Man? Who is stronger?

6/25/2004 08:34:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not so fast Mr. Language Person.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=buff

Besides, neither buff nor buffed means strong, rather buff can mean "Having good muscle tone; physically fit and trim."

Think about it: Who is more buff(ed), Brad Pitt or Monocle Man? Who is stronger?

6/25/2004 08:35:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not so fast Mr. Snooty Language Person.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=buff

Besides, neither buff nor buffed means strong, rather buff can mean "Having good muscle tone; physically fit and trim."

Think about it: Who is more buff(ed), Brad Pitt or Monocle Man? Who is stronger?

6/25/2004 02:36:00 PM

 
Blogger ynnej said...

As much as I'd like to prove you wrong, the fucking OED (yay for Hampshire not cancelling my online account yet!) fucking agrees with you -- on the "buff means naked" part anyway. It doesn't say anything about the word "buffed" meaning strong though. And since I've never, EVER heard anybody but you say that, I'm going to continue to disagree with you -- everyone and their mother uses the word "buff" when talking about someone being strong, it's totally fucking ridiculous to start a crusade about it. Ass.

=D

6/25/2004 03:15:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate to disagree with a fellow grammar nazi but "buff" is slang for strong (or toned or whatever). it obviously doesn't have that definition formally but nevertheless.

i.e. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: not naked, just buff (fit)

--yuliya

6/26/2004 08:53:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then again...

http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/luann/

Look at the June 26th strip.

Sorry about the triple post above - in the mornig I was getting wierd apache errors and the posts weren't appearing, so I came back in the afternoon and boom!
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6/26/2004 01:29:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doh! I do know how to spell "weird".

6/26/2004 01:31:00 PM

 

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