Posted by Bob on March 09, 2005
In Reply to: Looking for a word or phrase meaning to be different posted by CHRIS on March 09, 2005
: : : : : can anyone help, im in a band and we are looking for a name for our first recording.
: : : : : We had ideas of somthing along the lines: to be different, outcast's, to not conform e.t.c we are looking for words or phrases nothing to long though
: : : : : thanks
: : : : The Irish word for 'being outcast' is 'scoite,' pronounced (sorta) 'skutch-eh.' Call yourselves 'Skutchy.' It sounds grotty and you'll have no end of requests to explain its meaning.
: : : : And I want commission if you become famous!!
: : : I just got a book about unusual words from different languages. I'll be on the lookout for interesting ones.
: : : And speaking of Irish, this book says there's no word for "yes" and "no" in the Irish language. Celtic, I guess I mean.
: : Yes, there is no word for either 'yes' or 'no' in Celtic languages. The Gaelic equivalents are 'It is the case' and 'It is not the case.' I don't know enough about the other Celtic language to give examples.
: CHEERS FOR THAT WE WILL THINK ABOUT IT HOW ABOUT PHRASES THOUGH? SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF: DOING IT OURSELVES, OUR OWN WAY, NOT CONFORMING ETC ETC SORT OF THING OR AGAIN WORDS MEANING THIS.
How about OutKast? That might ... oh. Never mind. How about Upstream? Do Not Enter? Wrong Way? Major Tom? Contrarian? Free Agent? The B Sharps (Oops. Homer Simpson got there first.)