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"Stygian"

I don't know if it's just me but have other people noticed different writers over-using the word "Stygian" to refer to deep bass from speakers, etc.? Is this a newly coined cliche or has it always been used in audio-speak? It's pretty lame and annoying. Aside from the fact that Styx runs in the mythological "under"world (har har), what the hell does it have to do with bass? Did the sound of its waves register at 16 Hz according to Hesiod or something?

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Re: "Stygian"

Yeah, time for better hyperbole.

Does stygian bass mean it's dark and gloomy or Hellish bass?

How about stentorian? Well, that's just loud.

Maybe...

Acheronian bass?

Chthonion?

No, wait....

Purgatorial bass!!!!

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Re: "Stygian"

Perhaps as a substitute to 'deep'....Stygian bass instead of deep base...the former simply indicates a slightly better education than the later.

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Re: "Stygian"

The members doth protest too much, methinks.

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"Stygian" cracks me up. I'm going to start using "rump-shaking." Has that been over-used?

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Re: "Stygian"

The booty connotations can be rather scurrilous with that particular wording.

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Re: "Stygian"


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"Stygian" cracks me up. I'm going to start using "rump-shaking."


Your quote automatically had me singing "all I wanna do is zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom and a poom-poom" in my office. Remember that hilarious rap song from back in the day?

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"Stygian" cracks me up. I'm going to start using "rump-shaking."


Your quote automatically had me singing "all I wanna do is zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom and a poom-poom" in my office. Remember that hilarious rap song from back in the day?

I sing that to myself at least once a day. I was going to make a joke about Ice Cube's "jimmy," but I decided against it.

(His jimmy runs deep, in case you hadn't heard.)

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