Posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 09, 2005
In Reply to: Looking for a word or phrase meaning to be different posted by Bob 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.)
How about The Rational Opposition? The Stiff Opposition, The Limp Opposition...
Or The Insurgents, The Exsurgents, The X Urgents, Urgent X...