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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?

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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”
    "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism." - George Washington

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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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