"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
I am currently addicted to the music of The Black Keys. I never really paid much attention to them in the past, but since I saw a documentary on them on Sunday morning I've been listening to their work over the years. All I can say is that their music is nothing short of amazing. They also seem to be nice guys, so all the more reason for me to adopt them as one of my favorite groups.
good on (just saw this one as in "...good on Barry Trotz...")
What is happening to the English language?
i am hating on this usage and it needs fixin' immediately.
And I don't mean to disrespect anyone.
BTW is anal retentive hyphenated? (but this grammar **** drives me crazy)
"Good on" is derived from an expression common in Ireland, Australia, and parts of England....it's from "good on you", which is a bastardized version of "good for you". The British have their own weird slang; I enjoy "that'll learn you" instead of "that'll teach you", both of which are commonly used there.
The constant use of "hate", as in the common expression "hater", makes me want to stab the user in the neck with a shiv.
But I think the idea of "(verb) on" goes back to that atrocious Missy Elliott song "Get Ur Freak On" from 2001, which used "Ur" in place of "Your", rather than being a reference to the ancient Sumerian city. It didn't take long for that same phrase to become used for all sorts of things...getting lunch would be "getting your eat on", preventing forest fires is "getting your Smokey on" (since a boardroom full of old men adopts 10-year-old slang and butchers it), and so on. And since the original song became popular at the same time as constant references to "the haters", the two eventually merged, forever to be used by the most hideously uneducated elements of society...by which I mean rappers, the suburban teenage girls who emulate rappers, and sports talk radio hosts and frequent listeners.