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cbuchach
12-12-2001, 07:07 PM
In the Anandtech forums more and more I have seen the word "suck" being used as a noun as opposed to a verb. Ex. Something is suck. Where did this usage come from?? And is commonly used like this in conversation or is its use more restricted to these forums?

Robert01
12-12-2001, 07:08 PM
It's more restricted to these forums...thank God/Allah/Buddha/Me

Viper GTS
12-12-2001, 07:09 PM
It came from someone posting a staples rant with the title "Staples is suck!!!!" It caught on, & people have been using it ever since.

I have never heard it used in conversation, it just sounds awkward used in conversation. Typed it's much easier to deal with, & it's become such a common phrase that people don't think twice about it.

Viper GTS

NaughtyusMaximus
12-12-2001, 07:09 PM
The 'is suck' came from a user who was here a long time ago, and frequently misused the English language. He said 'is suck' once, and for some reason its stuck.

peto
12-12-2001, 07:10 PM
Actually that use would make it an adjective.

cbuchach
12-12-2001, 07:12 PM
Yes, an adjective, it's been a while since high school English.

Wallydraigle
12-12-2001, 07:13 PM
Indeed. Although an article would make it a noun. Something like "Staples is a suck!" or "Staples is the suck!"

NikPreviousAcct
12-12-2001, 07:14 PM
<< Since when has the word "suck" become a noun?? >>

Since the day nateholtrop was born. ;) :P

UglyCasanova
12-12-2001, 07:17 PM
Doesn't an adjective describe a noun, so when you say "Something is suck", suck acts as the noun since it is the object the verb "is" is referring to. For it to be an adjective, there would have to be another noun for it to describe :).

yiwonder
12-12-2001, 07:19 PM
<< Doesn't an adjective describe a noun, so when you say "Something is suck", suck acts as the noun since it is the object the verb "is" is referring to. For it to be an adjective, there would have to be another noun for it to describe :). >>


Wrong. In "Something is suck", suck is a predicate adjective. It modifies "something." This happens in sentences with "linking" verbs (like is and other "to be" verbs).

Stark
12-12-2001, 07:19 PM
<< Since when has the word "suck" become a noun?? >>


as long as nefs have been neffing and wmc's have been crying.

I personally credit the movie "office space," but others attribute it to various members

manuelku
12-12-2001, 07:19 PM
isn't that "suck" means to absorb or something? how come it transforms into an offensive word?

Wallydraigle
12-12-2001, 07:19 PM
No.

kranky
12-12-2001, 07:19 PM
RipRidah was the first, uttering these immortal words: "Staples is suck!"

HardcoreRobot
12-12-2001, 07:23 PM
<< Doesn't an adjective describe a noun, so when you say "Something is suck", suck acts as the noun since it is the object the verb "is" is referring to. For it to be an adjective, there would have to be another noun for it to describe >>



In the sentence, Something is suck, "something" is the subject (noun). "Is" is the verb. Because "is" is a linking verb, "suck" is either a predicate adjective (pa) or a predicate nominative (pn). A pa describes the subject, and a pn renames the subject. Pns are always nouns, and pa's are always adjectives. because "suck" is lacking an article, i believe in this usage it would be an adjective - along the lines of "sucky".

Hooray for high school grammar!

Kwatt
12-12-2001, 07:23 PM
I would like to know why some people think "suck" is bad.

Not everything that SUCKS is bad.


Think about it......

Harvey
12-12-2001, 07:36 PM
<< Ex. Something is suck. >>

I believe your example shows suck used as an adjective, not a noun. :Q Similar example, "Something is blue."

thomsbrain
12-12-2001, 07:39 PM
<< Actually that use would make it an adjective. >>

killface
12-12-2001, 07:41 PM
LOL - I was thinking of posting this same question in the "Verizon is suck" thread.

Logix
12-12-2001, 07:45 PM
So, is there any difference between something that sucks and something that blows? :confused::Q

sandorski
12-12-2001, 08:38 PM
Those who don't speak Anandtech, is suck!

BeauJangles
12-12-2001, 08:43 PM
I thought it always came from that famous Japanese Anime...

All your base belong to us.

And I thought the bad use of english just spread to 'is suck'

Fritoz
12-12-2001, 08:45 PM
<< Since when has the word "suck" become a noun?? >>


You = teh nitpickar

:D

Hamburgerpimp
12-12-2001, 08:46 PM
Came from here, probably not, but it should have. (http://www.engrish.com/)

dethman
12-12-2001, 08:46 PM
RipRidah was cool....:confused:

IJump
12-12-2001, 08:54 PM
I think some people analyze this too much.

using is suck is suck......

Hamburgerpimp
12-12-2001, 09:04 PM
Engrish is suck.

TheBullGod
12-12-2001, 09:05 PM
I heard it before I came to AT. I believe I first heard it through on line games frequently played by koreans(not tyring to make any sterotypes). Their english (engrish) was bad and when they tried to insult an American, they would typically say, "Soandso is suck" or something similiar with grammatical(?)
incorrections.

prodigy
12-12-2001, 09:26 PM
You haven't been here long enough. :confused:

HamSupLo
12-12-2001, 10:46 PM
my fobby cousin used to say "is suck", and that was back in 1994.

TallBill
12-12-2001, 10:52 PM
people who whine are suck.. there .. u happy? :D btw, my cold is suck

cbuchach
12-12-2001, 11:04 PM
OK, so I am not out of the loop-- "is suck" is an Anandtech forums thing for the most part. Good, cuase I'd hate to have to start using the phrase "is suck" in conversation.

cuteybunny
12-13-2001, 12:12 AM
this thread sucks :)

TreyRandom
12-13-2001, 12:21 AM
No, that should be, "This thread is suck." :)

However, I sorta enjoy it.

NikPreviousAcct
12-13-2001, 12:32 AM
Angel Sweet Asse! (http://www.engrish.com/images/recentdiscoveries/Candy.jpg)

Mltsao
12-13-2001, 12:32 AM
funny, i love when people aruge about stuff like this

NikPreviousAcct
12-13-2001, 12:32 AM
Chocolate Colon! (http://www.engrish.com/images/chocolate/Collon.jpg)

PrincessGuard
12-13-2001, 01:12 AM
<< Engrish is suck. >>



But Engrish.com is teh win!