Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко (hector_von_kyiv) wrote in linguaphiles,
Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко
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nani nooni

It's me again annoyingly asking native speakers to explain a few obscure lines from The Simpsons :)

I’ll be in my office going over the books on my Subway Sandwich franchise. You call a sandwich maker an artist, it’s like an invitation to steal. That guy’s going nani nooni bananas in there.
(the character saying that is a stage director, if that matters)

I can hardly make heads or tails of it. Why "invitation to steal"? Who's "that guy"?

Mayday, mayday! :)
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    You have to love how slang evolves. In my day, insulting someone was dissing someone from the word disrespect. Now it is throwing shade, especially…

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