Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Wednesday's Workplace Wordage: "Whelmed Up"

Sample usage: “Sorry for swearing guys. I just was really whelmed up over that trade a second ago.”

Cocoa heard this dose of ridiculousness yesterday and suspects it's a hybrid of the terms “overwhelmed” and “worked up,” both of which should NEVER be used by anyone of the non-white male variety at work. For one, only power-hungry, uptight "bitches" get worked up on the job (thought you knew) and, two, it is not polite for black folks to worked up, angry, or overwhelmed in the office....

More sample usage...
GOOD: “Man, I’m really whelmed. I cannot believe dude dissed you like that…what a prick!”

BAD: “Yo, he got a n!gga all whelmed and he wasn’t even talking to me...punk a$$ b!tch.”

GOOD: “No, I can handle it…just whelmed up over that .000000075 percentage point…it was ours man, it was ours.”

BAD: “She is whelming my got-damn nerves!”

GOOD: “As your manager, I’d like to see you more whelmed up over the day-to-day needs of this department.”

BAD: (to the manager) “I don’t see a need for you to get all whelmed up over this stuff…it happens all the time.”

Now you try..

CG./R.

20 comments:

Cocoa Girl said...

First!

LOL

Me (on the phone with the 'privacy' switch on): Yo, that - excuse the French - biznatch is whelming the f*ck out - sorry bout the swear words - she needs to f*cking chill...sorry!

T. Cas said...

Is that real? whelmed up? I'm gonna use this tomorrow and see if I can start a new trend. LOL

Sangindiva said...

hmm...
I wonder if this can catch on in my crew? LOL!

nikki said...

he left a whelm on my ass. i think he thought he hemmed me up good.

Harlem Songstress said...

Ha ha! Whelmed up?! I predict it will sprad like wildfire-LOL Next thing you know Nelly, T.I., Those Franchize Boys, or somebody of those likes will be using that term in their next song...stay tuned!

Unruly Brown said...

Okay, I am whelmed as hell at you being first on your OWN BLOG! LOL! Girl, that is funny to meeeee!! Had a sista confused at first!!

i like liquor and tv said...

Getting drunk usually helps me after a long whelm of a day

Supa said...

Funny!!! Why did we do a similiar post today?!?!?!

"whelming"!! Too fucking cute.

(great minds) :)

Cocoa Girl said...

T.Cas - It is real! I heard my coworker say it yesterday!

Sangindiva - Don't know about your peeps, but mine do just fine without it...sounds a bit cornball-y...

Nikki - Ahem... LOL!

Songstress - I surely hope not!

Storm - Hey girl...where yo' blog???

LQ & TV - There YOU go...combining liquor and the workplace. Cocoa can tell you're an office star!

Knockout Zed said...

I don't feel good using it. It doesn't flow. Maybe I'll try again after some drinks.

KZ

Unruly Brown said...

I took the biz blog off for a few weeks until I'm ready to hit it full stride! The personal blog is up though, and I have coolsista.com and the biz blog both pointing to it for now.

T. Cas said...

I tried to use this in conversation at work today, but people just looked at me like I was stupid. It was fun though.

Cocoa Girl said...

Zed...LOL! Me neither!

Storm...good to know...I can't keep up!

T.Cas...NOW, THAT'S THE SPIRIT, DAMMIT!!!

LOL!

Cocoa Girl said...

Everyone,

Let T.Cas's behavior be an example:

Although he knew very little about the topic, he took it upon himself to learn more; put it into action, and brought back swift and quick results.

Truly took the ball and ran with it to the next level. Brilliant!

Way to go, Cas! Job well done!

P said...

Should I be whelmed at the fact that anyone that is a director level and below at this company gets an annual raise equivalent to the price of a pack of bubbilicious?

Cocoa Girl said...

You most certainly should! LOL

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