why so many qualifiers for 'new'?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by cynthy160, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. cynthy160

    cynthy160 Senior Member

    New is new. It doesn't get any more new than that.

    But people say things like brand new, brand spanking new, jip dandy brand spanking new. :confused:

    It's much the same with 'forever'. You don't really need to say 'forever and ever and ever'.
  2. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Banned

    Some people like to spice up their language rather than remain plain old boring like everyone else.
  3. Mike Suicide

    Mike Suicide Sweet and Tender Hooligan

    a used car can still be new to somebody if they didn't already own it. that makes it new but not brand new.
  4. cynthy160

    cynthy160 Senior Member

    Newly owned but not new.
  5. Mike Suicide

    Mike Suicide Sweet and Tender Hooligan

    you can also get a new wife or a new girlfriend that still doesn't mean she's not used up.
  6. tubahead

    tubahead Member

    There actually could be a lot of interesting discussion on what new means? Can it be made up of old atoms? What if it is made of recycled material? That is interesting. I had never really given it much thought.
  7. Death

    Death Grim Reaper

    new to me
  8. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    My computer is new. To me. lol

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