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Dani Paradox

Dani Paradox

Permanently Banned
Aug 17, 2018
981
Until googling it just now, I always thought the term was far older than the internet even is. "Kick the bucket"...…."catch the bus"...…"take the pipe"...… I thought it was a really old term, because I always knew what it meant. But apparently it would appear as though it originated on ASH. But I've never even used ASH lol so idk if I heard it somewhere else online back in the day, or what.
 
Lra888

Lra888

Enlightened
Sep 30, 2018
1,142
Until googling it just now, I always thought the term was far older than the internet even is. "Kick the bucket"...…."catch the bus"...…"take the pipe"...… I thought it was a really old term, because I always knew what it meant. But apparently it would appear as though it originated on ASH. But I've never even used ASH lol so idk if I heard it somewhere else online back in the day, or what.
Me too. I assumed it was a reference to something in literature or a movie or something.
 
gingerplum

gingerplum

Enlightened
Nov 5, 2018
1,451
Until a few days ago, I thought ctb was "cease to breathe," or "cease to be". "Catch the bus" was a phrase I was familiar with but never really used. Someone else suggested "close the book," which I think is even better.

I wonder why we say ctb? Is it a euphemism? It's obviously no easier to type than "die". I'm curious, if anyone knows.
 
K

kkatt

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Nov 12, 2018
968
I was using ASH from the early to mid 2000s and although I could have a guess,I cannot be sure how the term arose. But I will ask the few ASHers available whether they know.
There was also a newsgroup at one time called #Alt.suicide.bus.stop and also a couple of chatrooms with the same name.

This link gives a little bit of ASH history although it was itself written in 2010 by which time,ASH was on the descent to where it is now.
http://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/185602
 
gingerplum

gingerplum

Enlightened
Nov 5, 2018
1,451
I was using ASH from the early to mid 2000s and although I could have a guess,I cannot be sure how the term arose. But I will ask the few ASHers available whether they know.
There was also a newsgroup at one time called #Alt.suicide.bus.stop and also a couple of chatrooms with the same name.

This link gives a little bit of ASH history although it was itself written in 2010 by which time,ASH was on the descent to where it is now.
http://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/185602
Great information, thank you!!
 
K

kkatt

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Nov 12, 2018
968
Great information, thank you!!

OH! have it. I checked and I was right.
Hilarious ASH history!

First there was "Bobroshi" arguing we were all witches for a crazy page called £liberty to the captives"
here's the original argument with them: https://alt.usenet.kooks.narkive.co...rid-themselves-of-boboroshi-nagasiva-yronwode

Then there's argument with their representative "Lisa Ruby". We all said our bit to her so you;ll have to follow the links to find that info: http://www.libertytothecaptives.net/ash_busstop_tohell_intro.html

Notice the "bus stop to hell" reference. That's because somewhere in there,we were all supposed to be getting the bus to hell according to them.

The mad part is they are still harping on about it to this day. Along with a whole crazy list of people they accuse of being witches too. Some are not great people,some are just unlucky but that lot running and updating that page are completely bonkers!!!!! https://libertytothecaptives.net/

It's surely only a matter of time before this site pops up on that list. :ohh:
 
gingerplum

gingerplum

Enlightened
Nov 5, 2018
1,451
OH! have it. I checked and I was right.
Hilarious ASH history!

First there was "Bobroshi" arguing we were all witches for a crazy page called £liberty to the captives"
here's the original argument with them: https://alt.usenet.kooks.narkive.co...rid-themselves-of-boboroshi-nagasiva-yronwode

Then there's argument with their representative "Lisa Ruby". We all said our bit to her so you;ll have to follow the links to find that info: http://www.libertytothecaptives.net/ash_busstop_tohell_intro.html

Notice the "bus stop to hell" reference. That's because somewhere in there,we were all supposed to be getting the bus to hell according to them.

The mad part is they are still harping on about it to this day. Along with a whole crazy list of people they accuse of being witches too. Some are not great people,some are just unlucky but that lot running and updating that page are completely bonkers!!!!! https://libertytothecaptives.net/

It's surely only a matter of time before this site pops up on that list. :ohh:

I read just a bit of that... I know mental illness when I see it ;)