View Full Version : What is Ixnay on the Hombre?

11-12-2004, 07:38 AM
Hey Guys,
Im from germany (so excuse me if my english isnt perfect) and a Fan of The Offspring since one year or somethin...What Id like to know is: What does the title of their 4th album "Ixnay on the Hombre" mean. It would be nice if one of you could explain it to me...

11-12-2004, 07:47 AM

11-12-2004, 11:42 AM
If you read my name, the answer will be told to you.

11-12-2004, 12:23 PM
yeah, basically along the lines of "fuck the government"

11-13-2004, 07:37 AM
So it means sth. like "fuck authority", cool.
By the way I think its the best The Offspring album.
Thx @ll, peace

Unnatural Disaster
11-13-2004, 10:09 AM
I'll just post what i did before....

Here we go: Ixnay on the Hombre

Ixnay is Pig Latin for Nix which means to leave behind.

*In Pig Latin, you just take the first letter of an English word, put it at the end of the word and add "ay"*

Examples: Nix = Ixnay. Hello = Ellohay. Dexter = Exterday

So we have: Leave Behind on the Hombre

We can just get rid of the "on" part.

So we have Leave Behind the Hombre

Hombre means Man in Spanish

Now it's: Leave Behind The Man

The Man is slang for Authority

So we have Leave Behind Authority

We can change Leave behind to just the simple word of Fuck/Screw.

So now the title: "Ixnay On The Hombre" means: Fuck Authority or Screw Authority. Easy as that!

11-17-2004, 05:31 AM
ok unnatural, thats not a blonde proof thing is it?

Left Face Down
11-17-2004, 05:44 AM
Better question, what does "Alla Te Espero" mean?

I actually asked the band this on the old boards, and the reply from Noodles was "Wasn't Ixnay on the Hombre confusing enough?"... a.k.a. I never got a real answer...

11-17-2004, 07:01 AM
I wonder is Dexter screaming in 'Gone away' (after instumental bridge) 'Alla Te Espero' - it sounds like that, isn't it??

11-17-2004, 07:09 AM
God Save Your Soul?

11-17-2004, 07:47 AM
hmmm... interesting. I didn't know that. thnx

Unnatural Disaster
01-14-2005, 06:13 PM
Alla Te Espero definitely means "I'll Wait For You There."

01-14-2005, 06:19 PM
alla isn't the god of the arabs or musulms?

Unnatural Disaster
01-14-2005, 06:24 PM
That's Alla.... (Pronounced ah - la) The Alla we're talking about is pronounced aya

01-14-2005, 06:34 PM
When does Dexter says "Alla te espero"?
It means "I wait for you there".

But never heard that on the song. :confused:

01-14-2005, 06:40 PM
Wow...... The meaning is fucking better than what I thought it was....People used to say down here it was Get rid of the man, Not the government...... :D

01-14-2005, 11:19 PM
I actually asked my spanish teacher that. Its means get rid of the man

01-15-2005, 03:29 AM
I've got "Maximum Offspring" (it's their unathorised biography), Dexter there says that Ixnay On The Hombre is something like - "Fuck The Man (as a whole - people)", but he doesn't know it exactly. Other say that it is translated like - "Nothing On The Man". try to find the word "ixnay" from spanish or latinian, cause "hombre" means people.

Unnatural Disaster
01-15-2005, 05:14 PM
ixnay is pig latin for nix........ hombre is spanish for man.... do I have to go over this again???

Noodles is gay
01-15-2005, 05:17 PM
What the hell is 'pig latin'? It's nothing like latin! But argh - i don't know!

01-15-2005, 05:20 PM
it dont matter...its what its called

Noodles is gay
01-15-2005, 05:20 PM
it dont matter...its what its called

It matters to me, anyway that doesn't tell me what it is!