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User avatar #45 - ssurtrebor **User deleted account** (05/22/2013) [-]
So when can we stop using "metal" as a descriptor?
#62 to #45 - playcolt (05/22/2013) [-]
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When we stop being so metal
User avatar #53 to #45 - stallwallwriter (05/22/2013) [-]
When things stop being awe-inspiring in a bad-ass kind of way.

Which is a day I hope never comes.
User avatar #57 to #53 - ssurtrebor **User deleted account** (05/22/2013) [-]
The words "awesome," "astonishing," "stupefying," "beautiful," "amazing," "grand," "magnificent," "majestic," "mind-blowing," "impressive," wondrous," and "striking" mean nothing to you?
#125 to #57 - anonymous (05/22/2013) [-]
"Awesome" is to desribe something cool, but not over the top. "astonishing"...what are we the queen of England. Same with "stupefying." "Beautiful" is to describe a girl or the day we are having. "Amazing"...see "awesome." "Grand" Ole Party, also know as conservatives. "Magnificent" is for the sciencetists. "Majestic" is for people who own horses. "Mind-blowing" for when a fact is present, but isn't that cool. "Impressive"....HA GAAAAYYY! Also goes for the word "wondrous." "Stricking" a match, or up a conversation.
So then do somewhat mean something
But non of them have the same effect as the word "metal"
User avatar #63 to #57 - uhidk (05/22/2013) [-]
those aren't even words.
User avatar #61 to #57 - tormain ONLINE (05/22/2013) [-]
they do not
User avatar #60 to #57 - stallwallwriter (05/22/2013) [-]
Yes, they do, but I don't think any of them capture the full essence of what people mean when they call something metal. None have connotations of being engrossing, but also kind of vicious.
For instance, animals that tear off limbs to get away from predators could be called "impressive", but I don't think that recognizes the pain and brutality of ripping off your own arm.
Similarly, the flickering of the star Algol is caused by the star basically eating its neighbour. We could call this Amazing or Magnificent, but again, it fails to capture the kind of morbid fascination of interstellar cannibalism.
Basically, "metal" fits a niche for somewhere between cool and harsh.
User avatar #105 to #60 - ssurtrebor **User deleted account** (05/22/2013) [-]
Cool and harsh...so morbid, yet awesome?

Again, there are words for this sort of thing, you just wrote a whole paragraph describing it without using the word. So why do we even need "metal?" Are we becoming lazier and overcome with the need to use less and less words? Are we incapable of using words already established and instead turning others into ridiculous slang?
#118 to #105 - tehpwnz (05/22/2013) [-]
but you just sound like an idiot, why say a bunch of words when you can sum it up in one? metal.
#152 to #118 - ssurtrebor **User deleted account** (05/23/2013) [-]
I rest my case, you dysfunctional water heater.
#153 to #152 - tehpwnz (05/23/2013) [-]
The fact that a person uses "metal" as an adjective is not an indication of laziness. At least we (metalheads) use real words. Why do you have this personal vendetta against metal when there is such a plethora of horrendously worse grammatical idiosyncrasies out there to be aggravated by? At least there is a reasonable explanation for the use of metal as an adjective. If you want to get angry about the way people talk, why not go after the ***** who spell things incorrectly on purpose, and make up a new word for no reason every other week, just because they want to sound more ******* ?
User avatar #154 to #153 - ssurtrebor **User deleted account** (05/24/2013) [-]
Why do you assume I don't? "Metal" is one of those words that was, in essence, "made up," so here I am.
User avatar #155 to #154 - tehpwnz (05/25/2013) [-]
no metal is a real word. it is a category of matter as well as a genre of music. when it is used as an adjective it is in reference to something that invokes the essence of the musical genre
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