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Let's talk about things uber!

 
 
msolga
 
Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 12:49 am
I have good reason to ask. This morning I was accused (or maybe I was being complimented? Very Happy ) of being an uber-liberal on an A2K thread! This, after trying to explain to the poster involved that I didn't reside in the US therefore was not a "liberal" in the poster's sense of the word.
But anyway ....

I really want to know what it means to be uber-anything! I've seen the term, but was not really clear (or cool enough?) to understand it's implications.

So I did a Google search. And amongst other things, discovered a discussion on the use of the word. This was one of the posts:

dude i use that word all the time, it means like super or extra awesome or likethat, as in "dude that pizza was uber tasty" and "whoa, that was some sick uber air you caught dog"

That wasn't much help.

So dear A2Kers, especially the cool ones who understand these things, please talk about what uber means to you.

How do you use uber yourself, in your everyday discources with other folk?

For example, what are your most uber qualities? Hmmmm...?

Politically, how should one enterpret uber when attached to a label like liberal, conservationist, conservative, communist, etc, etc, etc ...

Hey, you can say any old uber thing you like, so long as I get the gist! Very Happy
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 12:55 am
On the site "Overheard in New York City" someone submitted an entry that went like this...

Girl: I don't know what it is that I love about Jewish guys, but they're so hot. I'm totally every Jewish mother's nightmare. I'm the ubershiksa.

--110th & Broadway
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 12:56 am
Oh, I knew I could count on you, Gus! Laughing

I think it's becoming a bit clearer ..?
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 01:03 am
But I understand it's a German word.
Right?
Wrong?

If it is, how do Germans use it? In what context?

Walter?
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 01:17 am
Well, not much enlightenment from you lot! Perhaps this is uber-boring, or something ....?
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 01:42 am
I'm sorry that you haven't had much help so far, Msolga.

This will all become a lot clearer for you, now that I have arrived.

You see, "Uber" is a showbiz word, most commonly used in the music industry. It is simply a word that adds "oomph" to a line, or phrase in a song.

Here are two examples........

"S-o-m-e-w-h-e-r-e UBER the rainbow......w-a-y u-u-up h-i-g-h"

"Oh, UBER doo......I wanna be like you-oo-oo"


SOURCE :- www.ellpuspedia.wotwot
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 01:44 am
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Here are two examples........

"S-o-m-e-w-h-e-r-e UBER the rainbow......w-a-y u-u-up h-i-g-h"

"Oh, UBER doo......I wanna be like you-oo-oo"


SOURCE :- www.ellpuspedia.wotwot


Oh my!!!

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 01:48 am
From the dictionary:

Quote:
about prep. über
above über
across über
at über
atop über
beyond über
by über
of über
on über
over über
super über
sur über
via über
surplus adj. Über-
hyper- über-
beyond


I understand that the use in English is equivalent to "hyper" - we don't use 'über' (or very seldom) in the context like it is done in English.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 01:54 am
Have to correct my last a bit: "Übervater" for instance is used (= uber father) - an "Überfall" however is not a 'uber fall' but an attack :wink:
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 01:54 am
Ah, thank you, Walter. Now I get it!
So this morning I was called a hyper-liberal!
WOW! Surprised
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 01:55 am
Hmm, I knew that, you ... you .... COMMIE!!! :wink:
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 01:56 am
Shhhhhhhhhhhhh, Walter!!!!
Don't tell on me, please! :wink: Laughing
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 02:02 am
Now, don't become uber sensitive now! :wink:
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 02:03 am
Walter Hinteler wrote:
I understand that the use in English is equivalent to "hyper" - we don't use 'über' (or very seldom) in the context like it is done in English.


I think we're getting warm, now .... Uber is a not much used German word that now has an English usage, meaning something akin to the word hyper. How's that? Close?


So now I'm wondering, who are the folk who mostly use this word?
And why do they use it instead of, say, hyper?
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 02:05 am
Walter Hinteler wrote:
Now, don't become uber sensitive now! :wink:


I'll try not to, Walter.
Really hard!
But, you know ......... Sad
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Instigate
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 02:15 am
"uber' in the political sense means, "fanatic" or "extremist"

its an accentuating word. it has no real value, its pretty much meaningless.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 02:27 am
Instigate wrote:
"uber' in the political sense means, "fanatic" or "extremist"

its an accentuating word. it has no real value, its pretty much meaningless.


Ah.
Thanks, Instigate.
So, which types of political groups would be likely to use it? Any idea?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 02:48 am
Lol...yes indeed.


It is very hard to discuss things with the US having such different labels from everyone else's , isn't it?
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 03:24 am
why uber over hyper? Rolling Eyes it's, like, uber cool and hyper's not.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2006 03:30 am
"Uber" properly used with an umlaut and than looks correct: "über"!


(To write 'ü', hold down ALT and press 1 2 9, release, and voila! ü - or use a German keyboard :wink: )
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