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Galactyon
10-25-2010, 02:28 PM
Seriously, as a non-native English speaker I'm having trouble understanding the meaning of the album title :cool: What do "Ixnay" and "Hombre" mean?

Tijs
10-25-2010, 02:37 PM
'Ixnay' is used in Latin sayings I believe, it is meant in such a way to curse something. 'Hombre' is Spanish for 'man'. So basically 'Ixnay on the Hombre' means 'Down with the Man'.

Llamas
10-25-2010, 02:47 PM
'Ixnay' is used in Latin sayings I believe, it is meant in such a way to curse something. 'Hombre' is Spanish for 'man'. So basically 'Ixnay on the Hombre' means 'Down with the Man'.

I'm pretty sure "ixnay" is just pig-latin for "nix". Nix means to cancel or forbid. Or to refuse to agree with/to. Ixnay on the Hombre can be translated to "Nix on the Man", which follows your translation. :)

Lord_Gabo
10-25-2010, 03:44 PM
I'm pretty sure "ixnay" is just pig-latin for "nix". Nix means to cancel or forbid. Or to refuse to agree with/to. Ixnay on the Hombre can be translated to "Nix on the Man", which follows your translation. :)

yes there was a good thread about it few years ago..

Outerspaceman21
10-25-2010, 04:09 PM
I'm pretty sure "ixnay" is just pig-latin for "nix". Nix means to cancel or forbid. Or to refuse to agree with/to. Ixnay on the Hombre can be translated to "Nix on the Man", which follows your translation. :)

Yep, I agree with this. Thats how I always saw it. I've never thought of the Offspring to be terribly cryptic in their song titles and their meaning.

yarock
10-25-2010, 07:16 PM
It means that's what she said.

Jojan
10-26-2010, 02:22 PM
It means that's what she said.

That is what Tijs said, is it not?

For Real
10-28-2010, 10:37 PM
ixnay on the = nix on the subject of...

hombre = man

Usually when people say "ixnay on the", it means "shhhh, no talking about"

So, it means - NO TALKING ABOUT THE MAN

Obviously, the MAN has something to hide.........

TheOldMark
11-02-2010, 06:50 AM
dexter said "down with the man"

For Real
11-02-2010, 09:41 PM
dexter said "down with the man"

Dexter lied. lol

Alex101
11-03-2010, 08:28 AM
According to Dexter, the name means either "fuck authority" or "fuck The Man".

Sofinch
11-03-2010, 01:24 PM
I thought ixnay was something like taboo
like previously said: "Nix means to cancel or forbid"
wish refers to what "For Real" said: NO TALKING ABOUT THE MAN

For Real
11-03-2010, 08:12 PM
I thought ixnay was something like taboo
like previously said: "Nix means to cancel or forbid"
wish refers to what "For Real" said: NO TALKING ABOUT THE MAN

See? I told yous.

:p

Lord Phidias
11-04-2010, 12:34 AM
I'm mexican and I have never ever heard "Ixnay" or "nix" in my life...

Outerspaceman21
11-04-2010, 02:06 AM
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ixnay

Pig Latin version of nix; possibly the only Pig Latin phrase to enter common English besides amscray. Ixnay and amscray were used widely in "The Three Stooges" shorts, possibly the main source of popularity for the words.

(transitive) (Used in an imperative) Do not do or talk about (something).