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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:21 pm 
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Wow. It's not often that I'm swayed from my original opinion, but I'm pretty convinced by the arguments presented here. I've never doubted that "Koozie" was a legitimate part of someone's dialect somewhere and I think there are valid points on each side of the language preservation debate: whether a word suffices so long as it gets the message across or whether you must always stick to the original meanings/pronunciations of words. The real crux of the issue for me is, Koozie sounds stupid. And I feel stupid saying it. So I'm not going to. Ever. And I encourage people to do the same.


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PenultimateFrisbee,

Yay! I hate the word koozie too. It sounds so douchey.

I'm all for preserving the integrity of our language, I hate when new, silly words are added to the dictionary. Seriously, made up words like "schizzle" have no place in the dictionary. Ugh! For example, I think that L337 speak is funny, and it's great to have silly urban-speak dictionaries, or whatev... it's just, where do you draw the line?

I draw mine at Koozie.

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Yeah, I definitely agree. I can't say I haven't said koozie before, but it did make me shudder a little like when Hank Hill says many things, such as "tween". As a result, I'm going to excise this silliness from my vernacular.

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u cant really say it without puttin on a southern accent like the guest on jjgo! did when they discuss them

"Like, BEERKOOZIE, YEEHAH!!"

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The neologism I hate most in the whole entire world is webinar.

I hate it so much that I wish I had died before someone invented it. As bad as koozie is, at least it's not trying to be smart or clever or a la mode.


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janey wrote:
The neologism I hate most in the whole entire world is webinar.


I KNOW, RIGHT?!

It is like, why the HELL did they think that was a good idea?



It is number one on my list of words that need to disappear.

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janey wrote:
The neologism I hate most in the whole entire world is webinar.

I hate it so much that I wish I had died before someone invented it. As bad as koozie is, at least it's not trying to be smart or clever or a la mode.


Webinar?

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it's a seminar that is done remotely over the internet (web)

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Evander wrote:
it's a seminar that is done remotely over the internet (web)


Oh dear lord, thats AWFUL! Wat is the world coming to, if u came up with something like that in the 90's u'd have been shot and dumped in river!

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Based on the conversation in other threads I thought I was in the minority with despising "koozie". I'm relieved that so many of you are such reasonable people.


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Koozie is not now, nor has it ever been, nor shall it ever be the proper pronunciation of "cozy." The only time I ever heard of a "cozy" being called a "koozie" was on JJGo. No right-thinking person would ever accept "koozie" as an alternative pronunciation to a beer holding device.

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But accept "koozie"? Never!

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remember those knit things they used to put over tea pots to keep them warm? yeah, they were/are called tea COZIES

So why would a product made to maintain the temperature of a soda/pop/beer/other canned beverage be called something else?

I rest my case.

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"Beer Cosy" = 981 results
"Beer Koozie" = over 16,000 results

The people have spoken. I rest my case.

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One must not put their trust in the majority of fools. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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dukerayburn wrote:
"Beer Cosy" = 981 results
"Beer Koozie" = over 16,000 results

The people have spoken. I rest my case.


I think I broke the Google. I came up with this.


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