English language under threat

  • 5
  • Question
  • Updated 6 years ago
  • Answered
Do you mean to say ' click to embiggen' when you hover with mouse over the album art...or are you joking?
Photo of Phil Bradbury

Phil Bradbury

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 7 years ago

  • 5
Photo of Zac Johnson

Zac Johnson, Official Rep

  • 3337 Posts
  • 189 Reply Likes
The word "Embiggen" is a reference to The Simpsons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNQb8o...

We thought it was funny.
Photo of Phil Bradbury

Phil Bradbury

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Doh! - missed that!
Photo of george bolton

george bolton

  • 0 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Hello Guys:

I use your sight a lot to find history, Track lists, covers etc. and I am more than happy with what I find here. But today when looking for some info and a bigger cover photo for an album I found this....

"click to embiggen" is this some kind of new NEO english PIG latin.... ??

I must say I got a very good chuckle from it....

Boletus Joe

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
what is "embiggen" ?.
Photo of Dawn G.

Dawn G.

  • 705 Posts
  • 16 Reply Likes
It was a Simpsons reference. :)
Photo of george bolton

george bolton

  • 0 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Cool.... any other ones I/We should know about? Thought I might have been RE-directed to some sort of soft porn sight.......

Boletus Joe
Photo of Phil Bradbury

Phil Bradbury

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
It's funny guys - but does it fit with the spirit of the site in general?
Plus jokes get stale real fast....
Photo of George Vagenas

George Vagenas

  • 35 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Re: enlarging album art, click to embiggen, a joke yes?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
A joke..
Photo of Ian Mackay

Ian Mackay

  • 0 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Re: Album covers and Photo's of artists - There is no word in English "embiggen" The correct term is "enlarge" Small criticism. Tks! Otherwise great site!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Grammar/Spelling.
Photo of Howie

Howie

  • 23 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
If you've never watched an episode of The Simpsons you would not know this and find it either rude or strange. I've never watched an episode - this is just strange and not fitting a "research" (or should I say *former* research) site. If you use the language of a 10 year old that's who you'll attract.
Photo of Chrysta Cherrie

Chrysta Cherrie

  • 731 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
Hi Howie,
Thank you for your feedback. Because music is all about expression, we like to think we can enjoy a laugh while also thinking critically about artists and albums.

You may also hate our 404 page:

If you'd like to elaborate about why you see us as a "former" research site, we'd like to hear it.

Thanks!
Photo of Jonathan William Schult

Jonathan William Schult

  • 4 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Oxford Dictionary supports this idea..


When one clicks on the plus in the middle of an album cover, "click to EMBIGGEN" shows on the computer.
There is no such word as "EMBIGGEN". How would "ENLARGE" work for you?
Photo of Phil Bradbury

Phil Bradbury

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I think 'embiggen' is confusing for non Simpson insiders and as I said before it doesn't fit with the general tone of the site. I love humour but it's not funny enough to bear that much repetition. Having said all that if the AMG staff need want to show their lighter side it's OK with me. BTW I think the new site is great and a big improvement.