I have a friend who is in his early 30s, and his speech is peppered with this "adjective," if it can be called that.
What's a delicate way of telling them that he's too old to be talking this way?
Say, "Can the puerile patois, polecat!"
Totes relax. It's just a word. Remember, vernacular is never static. Today's slang is tomorrow's Webster's validated definition.
A valuable piece of advice I got from a therapist.
Other people don't know anything about all the contracts you have for them. Full of oughts, shoulds, it would be better ifs, I wish you woulds. Have enough respect and trust in others to live their lives as they choose. This also frees you of unwritten contracts and unspoken expectations. Take care of yourself.
I've followed that advice and I have been much happier. I would intervene if I thought a friend was in harm's way. If your friend hasn't asked for input, keep it to yourself.
R3, did you get that advice from your therapist, or Oprah? I'm betting it was Oprah.
Very cool, R3.
I'm thankful to be sufficiently old to have never heard of "totes" as an adjective. I don't even get it in context.
I do know they make lovely umbrellas and rubbers...oh that word is different too, isn't it?
How do you use "totes" in a sentence that often? Can you provide examples? I can't imagine there are that many uses for the word.
But what about the guy whose female roommate openly masturbates in the common areas of his apartment, R3?
R6, it's a shortened form of "totally." So instead of saying something is "totally awesome," it's "totes awesome."
Yes, it is beyond stupid.
I don't get it. "Totes" as in "she totes that kid around" or what? That would be a verb I believe.
What does this "totes" mean exactly?
"The porter totes the luggage into the storage compartment."
So: "Totie Fields totes totes Totes umbrellas." ?
(Translation: Totie Fields totally carries Totes brand umbrellas)
My friend calls religious people "bible toters"
r8: where's that thread?! I lurve masturbation threads.
Although totes seems a little silly, which I guess might be the intention, I do like "peeps" for people. It usually gets a chuckle from me. The way I figure it is, be informal enough to be able to use informal, slangy speech if you want to in the right situation but be smart enough to know the difference.
I have never heard of "totes." I thought of a tote bag. I guess I will hear it eventually.
I'll add this to my list of other word usage I cannot abide - which includes "rock/s/ed/ing" and "merch".
So you're saying OP that the word "totes" is only embarrassing if someone over 30 uses it?
OMG that is totes ridic! LOL. Whatevs.
It's the German nominative neuter adjective for "dead."
Where oh where is Pollyana Prisspot,School Marm when one needs her? Maybe she'll appear like Glinda in a ball of light. OH POLLYANA PRISSPOT, POLLYANA PRISSPOT........
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
This merch totes rocks!
I love you, man
R24, it's a New York expression.
Uh, no, R32. It's an internet fangurl expression.
You mean actually punching the guy and deleting him from your life Miss Prisspot?
Or you could just shorten it to "Totie totes totes Totes," R12.
I'm still confused. You mean like the totes umbrella I got at Bed bath and beyond with my 20 percent off coupon?
Usage in a sentence: Damn I need a new totes. Where is my coupon?
It can't be called an adjective, because to the extent that it is a word, it's an adverb.
And may I add totes amazeballs to the mix?
Used by insufferable cunts on twitter who also post pics of fat laden food with #nomnomnom alongside
Is your friend Perez Hilton?
Can we have 10 more jokes about tote bags? Please, eldergays?
Actually it started as "totes my goats," used kinda like "floats my boat."
I highly doubt he says it with a straight face...I'm sure it's said jokingly. In which case, chill the fuck out. I like when 'old' people stay fresh.
move it along, totes!
Have you seen the TV commercial with James Earl Jones & Malcolm McDowell, for one of the comms companies?
They're pretending to be texts & FB comments, in conversation:
"Totes adorbs", "Totes megotes"...it's really hysterical...
I stopped using modern slang when British kids started saying "mint" for "good". But I quite like recently outmoded slang like " wack" and the classic " shizzle, ma nizzle"
Totes was the black kid on the "Fact of Life"
I'm so glad people here are finally talking about something important and worldly. Totes Fields really was a great lady.
She means "toots" for christ sakes.
The phrase "mutton dressed as lamb" springs to mind.