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(13) The living end
« on: January 30, 2024, 11:58:42 AM »
The Living End   3:43
« Last Edit: April 11, 2024, 10:15:18 AM by Dutchessy »
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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2024, 02:12:49 PM »
This could have been a wonderfully comical album title, too.

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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2024, 08:07:30 AM »
I had to search google the meaning of that expression... I don't want to be critic but sometimes it's forgotten than many of us doesn't have English as their main language and this kinds of expressions scapes for us...

living end

(idiomatic, preceded by the) The most extreme form of something or the final and most impactful development in a series of events — whether favorable or unfavorable
Synonyms
(most extreme form or final, most impactful event): culmination
(most extreme form or final, most impactful event — favorable sense): best (noun), high point
(most extreme form or final, most impactful event — unfavorable sense): breaking point, last straw, worst (noun)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/living_end
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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2024, 08:23:05 AM »
I had to search google the meaning of that expression... I don't want to be critic but sometimes it's forgotten than many of us doesn't have English as their main language and this kinds of expressions scapes for us...

living end

(idiomatic, preceded by the) The most extreme form of something or the final and most impactful development in a series of events — whether favorable or unfavorable
Synonyms
(most extreme form or final, most impactful event): culmination
(most extreme form or final, most impactful event — favorable sense): best (noun), high point
(most extreme form or final, most impactful event — unfavorable sense): breaking point, last straw, worst (noun)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/living_end

It’s not really a very commonly used phrase. This sums up the usuage as I understand it

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the%20living%20end
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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2024, 08:25:54 AM »
I had to search google the meaning of that expression... I don't want to be critic but sometimes it's forgotten than many of us doesn't have English as their main language and this kinds of expressions scapes for us...

living end

(idiomatic, preceded by the) The most extreme form of something or the final and most impactful development in a series of events — whether favorable or unfavorable
Synonyms
(most extreme form or final, most impactful event): culmination
(most extreme form or final, most impactful event — favorable sense): best (noun), high point
(most extreme form or final, most impactful event — unfavorable sense): breaking point, last straw, worst (noun)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/living_end

It’s not really a very commonly used phrase. This sums up the usuage as I understand it

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the%20living%20end

I also had to search for the meaning of the words used in that link to describe what that sentence means!

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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2024, 11:26:29 AM »
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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2024, 12:15:26 PM »
Yes indeed I wonder how that 2 seconds should explain it.
No idea what this should telling me.

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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2024, 12:22:40 PM »
If someone does something mildly outrageous but amusing you could say "Oh, you are the living end".

So if I turned up at an MK show wearing a dress or dressed with a headband like MK circa 1985 someone could laugh and say that to me.
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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2024, 12:30:37 PM »
If someone does something mildly outrageous but amusing you could say "Oh, you are the living end".

So if I turned up at an MK show wearing a dress or dressed with a headband like MK circa 1985 someone could laugh and say that to me.

Okay thanks. Was able to figure that out with help from Google. Still wonder how you and dmg did come up with that Homer clip the same as if that would make anything clear.  :lol

So maybe it gets clearer with MK's lyrics. I assume it will be something small, funny and irrelevant like Heavy Up or in that tradition.

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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2024, 12:47:19 PM »
If someone does something mildly outrageous but amusing you could say "Oh, you are the living end".

So if I turned up at an MK show wearing a dress or dressed with a headband like MK circa 1985 someone could laugh and say that to me.

Okay thanks. Was able to figure that out with help from Google. Still wonder how you and dmg did come up with that Homer clip the same as if that would make anything clear.  :lol

So maybe it gets clearer with MK's lyrics. I assume it will be something small, funny and irrelevant like Heavy Up or in that tradition.

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Not necesarily, it could be turned round into something else, like death ie the end of living.
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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2024, 01:22:26 PM »
If someone does something mildly outrageous but amusing you could say "Oh, you are the living end".

So if I turned up at an MK show wearing a dress or dressed with a headband like MK circa 1985 someone could laugh and say that to me.

Okay thanks. Was able to figure that out with help from Google. Still wonder how you and dmg did come up with that Homer clip the same as if that would make anything clear.  :lol

So maybe it gets clearer with MK's lyrics. I assume it will be something small, funny and irrelevant like Heavy Up or in that tradition.

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Not necesarily, it could be turned round into something else, like death ie the end of living.

And this direction convinces me more. Maybe it's a very personal song and that's why it's a bonus song
I know the way I can see by the moonlight
Clear as the day
Now come on woman, come follow me home

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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2024, 05:01:19 PM »
Just confirming that it really isn’t a common expression in idiomatic English.

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Re: (13) The living end
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2024, 09:20:06 PM »
Mark is both a history and English teacher! For us, at least. I don't know why, I didn't knew the correct meaning of this title, but my first thought was that it could be about the big mud slide here two years ago. It probably wasn't even known outside Norway, but I heard a stories and thought "Mark could write songs about this". The slide took several houses, and a woman woke up in her bed and soon found herself sliding across mud, in freezing snow, still sitting on her mattress. Taking about nightmare; waking up and realize that the walls REALLY are disappearing in front of your eyes.
Whatever the song really is about, it almost certainly has something I can learn from it.

 

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