I was lazing around and playing some NCAA 11 the other day when my roommate popped into the living room to watch while I did my offseason recruiting. As I casually discussed my recruiting strategy to him (and drooled over a small, speedy back whose tendency was nevertheless labeled as "Power"), I seized every chance I had to take away recruiting points from my competitors. And in my rambling explanation of why this was a good strategy, without even thinking about it, this came out of my mouth: "Yeah, I've got way better ratings than all of these schools, so I'm just gonna keep neg-banging them until I get into his top 3."
Ten minutes later, said roommate dropped the term "neg-bang" in a phone conversation with his mother. She was apparently confused by the term, and assumed it was some kind of Gen-Y vulgarity, which is fair because it DOES sound like something you shouldn't say to your mother. He tried to explain that it was simply some kind of internet message board inside joke between me and him, but I think she got lost at "internet."
It has begun. Now it's going to be difficult for me to not think of the term "neg-bang" any time anyone criticizes anything, ever. "Glenn Beck is neg-banging Obama again," or "Movie critics sure neg-banged the crap outta that M. Night Shyamalan movie," or "All my friends neg-bang White Castle, but I find their tiny burgers delicious."
So have any MGoBlog-isms worked their way into your everyday vernacular yet?