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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    When to use "uber"? (AIB Dan)

    What words/terms demand the use of "uber" as a prefix? And why?
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    If you want to pretend you are smart. say uber..instead of super.

    Like, "this post is uber-special."
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    I mostly hear it when women describe another woman as an uber-b*tch.

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    What words/terms demand the use of "uber" as a prefix? And why?
    German words

    Weil "uber" der Überschuß ist, der auf englisch benutzt wird
    Translation: Because "uber" is over used in English

    My understanding is that it means "over" (like "over achieving") but people use it to mean "super"
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    Cyburbian Plan-it's avatar
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    "uber-geek" Usually associated with planner, engineers, and architects (especially in the university setting)
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    To answer Dan’s question… never.
    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    I mostly hear it when women describe another woman as an uber-b*tch.
    Personally I am a fan of the Wayne’s World phrase “Psycho Hose Beast”
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    I don't speak enough German to "defend" this, but I think "Uber" gets used as part of a title in German -- the way we might say "Overlord". So, to my mind, it "elevates" the word while also implying "Nazi". Kind of like "uber-b*tch" would equate to "Supreme High Lord of B*tchdom".

    But that could just be the twisted machinations of a mind warped by growing up in a bilingual (German-English) home without much understanding the German spoken around me.

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    Uber Heady.....when chit chatting with the d00d at the concert you are at who more resembles Chewbacca than a homosapian.

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    uber?

    I've used the word doober and goober but never uber.
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    according to the majority of voters at urbandictionary.com, most people agree that it means this:

    The ultimate, above all, the best, top, something that nothing is better than. Also Über


    Also, wiki has a reasonable explanation of its origin:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cber

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