The Origin of "meh"?
May 17, 2005 10:40 AM Subscribe
Can anyone provide me with the origin of the word "meh"? I mean, yeah, definition-wise, it almost undoubtedly comes from "ehh."
posted by WCityMike to writing & language (29 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My sister first used it, then I picked it up -- and I started seeing it used by bloggers and other people as well. But all in all, it seems a relatively recent phrase.
But I suppose I'm curious as to how "ehh" became "meh" -- who coined the expression, what community it came from, etc., and when. Did it originate from the 'Net? From an author?
I suppose I'm curious about the path the meme took across the blogosphere -- its history. (Ah, two ultra-cliche words in one sentence: "meme" and "blogosphere".)
Dumb question, perhaps, but not the dumbest ever asked on Ask MeFi, I'm sure. ;-)