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Who are "the repos"?

Postby jjoyce » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:48 am

Repo men? The guys who repossess cars and stuff?

If this is a schtick, it's a very time-consuming one.
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby narcoleptish » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:28 am

One of the guys (Josh) from this show, http://www.spike.com/shows/repo-games used to live here and was a fellow member of Ford's Gym. Not sure if he was really a repo man here or if it's just a story for the show. Don't really care.
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:08 am

Since I generally don't read The Man from Fajardo's posts, this commentary was far too obscure on its face. But know that his abbreviation for "Democrats" is too precious to type more than once (and I already did it in the Abbrev. thread). He's an equal opportunity annoying abbreviator.
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby Michael Patrick » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:19 am

Obviously the abbrev. should be "the repus."
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby jman111 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:53 am

For one, a subset of the (equally, or perhaps more, annoying) "Sconnies".
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby jjoyce » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:19 am

I don't know if I see your point. Not all Sconnies are Repos and not all Repos are Sconnies, right?
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby ilikebeans » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:25 am

jman111 wrote:For one, a subset of the (equally, or perhaps more, annoying) "Sconnies".

Would you prefer "cheeseheads"? "Wisconsinites" is quite a mouthful. Although I suppose it's easier than "Wississippians".

"Repos" seems oddly appropriate, considering the defaults and foreclosures that result from market-based healthcare and unregulated financial markets.
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby jman111 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:30 am

Just a comment on the observation that one's proclivity to use one does not diminish one's desire to (apparently) critique the use of the other.
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby narcoleptish » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:45 pm

Oy vey, politics in the catch all too?

And here I thought we were really talking about repossessing stuff.
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby snoqueen » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:33 pm

Try saying the R's and the D's, save a bunch of keystrokes, and nobody has a reason either to be insulted or to think they sound cool.
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby fennel » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:51 pm

Drop the apostrophe, and you're good to go.
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby snoqueen » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:32 pm

Depends on whose style sheet you follow. I think the NYTimes actually prefers the apostrophe.

Grammatically, I agree with you. Apostrophes are for possessives and contractions.
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Re: Who are "the repos"?

Postby fennel » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:57 pm

Now we can finally ask, why doesn't the media address the R's' propensity to lie at every opportunity?

Nah, looks too much like a railroad crossing.
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