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Sophisticated as Hell

Sophisticated as Hell. (As taken from ) Language is linear. Use and context establish tone, with an expe

(As taken from ) Language is linear. Use and context establish tone, with an expectation for its continuation. When one suddenly uses a register, dialect, or vocabulary at a significant distance from that previously employed, the effect is ******* weird.
There's a certain humor in playing with different levels of language use, and the common trick is to mix "sophisticated" language (such as Spock Speak, Antiquated Linguistics, Gratuitous Foreign Language or extremely formal Received Pronunciation British) with "unsophisticated" language (such as the Cluster F-Bomb or Totally Radical) with the necessary awkwardness on both sides. Common examples include:
A quote misattribution ("In the words of the great Oscar Wilde, STFU n00b").
Suggesting a "technical", "professional", or obscure foreign term, followed by slang or profanity ("Your engine is what we in the business describe as 'completely screwed'." "He's what Freud used to call 'spooky'." "As the French say, you, my friend, are le utter cock.") or following a lengthy formal or descriptive analysis.
Slang speech or vulgarity is quoted in an official capacity or environment ("Following the officer's formal warning, the accused threatened to 'pop a cap' in the officer's posterior").
Slang delivered innocuously in a formal speech, especially from someone upperclass.
An attempt at Jive Turkey slang couched in academic or formal terminology, often drifting into Totally Radical.
A normally formal character resorting to profanity due to intense circumstances. (see: Precision F-Strike).

Yer welt, legibility and might not
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User avatar #1 - hashtronaut
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(07/10/2014) [-]
"THROW YOUR HANDS UP IF YOU HEARD OF LUDACRIS.. throw your hands up if you've read Ulysses" - mac lethal
#9 to #1 - stalini
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(07/11/2014) [-]
>Not Odysseus

Latin scum
User avatar #5 to #1 - samxdaxman
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(07/11/2014) [-]
I ******* love Mac, but there's a bit of a difference between hearing of a famous person and reading a book over 700 pages long. A better analogy would be "if you've heard of Ulysses."
#6 to #5 - hashtronaut
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User avatar #7 to #6 - samxdaxman
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Just sayin'
User avatar #8 to #7 - hashtronaut
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User avatar #2 to #1 - mrnaanbread
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(07/11/2014) [-]
If you can cover his alphabet song I'll gift you my coloured text icon.
#3 to #2 - hashtronaut
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(07/11/2014) [-]
I can actually change my color if i wanted to right now lol but, eh...
..white works fine for me.

but yeah, I actually got a little tired of his youtube speed rap... I more listen to like, Irish Goodbye. That said? he murdered the **** out of that alphabet one

i'm in kansas, I got to show love for uncle mac.

User avatar #4 - alimais
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User avatar #10 - lonelybaloney
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(07/11/2014) [-]
I just see some fat 12 year old kid trying to sport his plastic monocle he bought at the nearby anime convention.