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AllForChocolate

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« on: 12-03-2007 01:13 »

I think Futurama holds the record for most utterances of the word "bone" (as a verb).
How many times is it said in the series? I'll start off with

"Oh cruel fate, to be thusly boned. Ask not for whom the bone bones. It bones for thee."
Kryten

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« Reply #1 on: 12-03-2007 17:05 »

Jeff Smith needs to get that Bone cartoon made. That way, he'd have a shot at the title.
Frisco17

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« Reply #2 on: 12-03-2007 22:14 »

I always wondered where boned came from. I know it means the same as screwed, I've just never heard it anywhere else. Anybody know if it is from something or if it's just a future thing.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #3 on: 12-03-2007 22:32 »

Boned from Wiktionary and Urban Dictionary. Wiktionary basically attributes it to Futurama's pilot. Urban Dictionary references Futurama. However, some of the higher entries on UD infer, in my opinion, that it has roots with "fuck", as in to bone someone ([Bender] WOOOOOOO!!! [/Bender]). Personally, I think that it 's likely been used before Futurama in select groups of people to mean both to have sex with another person and to be screwed, yet the "we're screwed" meaning, the more used meaning, didn't come to prominence until after Futurama's pilot.

Personally, I use "boned" in everyday speak, and nobody seems to think that it's obscene at all.
Bubble Gum

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« Reply #4 on: 12-03-2007 23:04 »

Boned has been used for a long time, Futurama took it to another level. I used it back in school all the time, and that was 15 years before Futurama hit the air.
jacoby

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« Reply #5 on: 12-04-2007 04:32 »

Unless wiktionary was dramatically changed since that post, I think its a bit of an exaggeration to say that they attribute to the Futurama pilot.  They just use the pilot as an example quote.

No idea how old either Frisco or Bubble gum are, but perhaps its more of a 90's word?  I know it from my childhood, and Futurama loves it some 90's jokes, so it seems as though it would fit.
bobbot

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« Reply #6 on: 12-04-2007 07:50 »

Same here Bubblgum, it's been 32 years and we were boned in school as well.  M.G. is just another old hippie. 
DrThunder88

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« Reply #7 on: 12-04-2007 13:48 »

Yeah, weiner is right.  "To bone" is synonymous with "to use a boner."  "Boner" of course, is a euphemism for an erect phallus.  "We're penised!" just doesn't have the same effect.
bobbot

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« Reply #8 on: 12-04-2007 16:13 »

Although we're dicked has a certain je ne sequais about it.
Frisco17

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« Reply #9 on: 12-04-2007 22:32 »

I use it all the time but I'd never heard it before Futurama. And for the record I was around for the 90s mabey I just never heard it. Then again I never was good with stuff like this. I've used the word "agro" in conversation at least once this month so....
Sayna

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« Reply #10 on: 12-06-2007 00:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Jeff Smith needs to get that Bone cartoon made. That way, he'd have a shot at the title.

Off topic, but I'd like to point out that Bone is freaking awesome and that it does need to become a cartoon. As long as it doesn't sell out.

Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 12-06-2007 16:12 »

It was serialized in Disney Advetntures magazine... I think working for the Mouse Corporation is pretty much the definition of selling out, right? Still, it's cool.
Sayna

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« Reply #12 on: 12-07-2007 13:42 »

Ah, that would count. And they DID censor out Thorn's smokin' hot legs and any references to alchohol (what the heck was Barrelhaven Tavern, then? Just a restaurant?) and Smiley's cigar smoking. But overall, Jeff Smith has managed to stay incredibly true to his work.
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