Welcome to Urban Word Wednesday! New words, phrases, and sayings I am learning (and using in my day-to-day life) brought to you by ME…and the Urban Dictionary. You are gonna love these!
tr;dl: literally: “too rambley; didn’t listen”. This spoken phrase is a takeoff of the popular “tl;dr” (too long; didn’t read). Pronounce the letters, namely “tee are. dee ell”. This verbal response indicates you stopped listening as the other person was blathering on for too long and you lost interest.
Examples Of Use:
Natalie: So what do you want to do for dinner tonight? We can do Mexican, Italian or Chinese. I want to invite Jenny, Tameri and their husbands, but of course you know that Jenny doesn’t like Chinese and Tameri can’t eat late. But the only good Italian place is really crowded so the wait would be really long early…which I guess leaves either that burrito place…or that not so good Italian place, where the waiter was rude to us the last time. So, what do you think?
Happens to me allll the time. I can ramble on and on to hubby about the most mundane, insignificant things and I suspect he tunes me out. Although when given an impromptu quiz “what did I just say????” he usually repeats it back verbatim. Damn him!
Ever have your spouse give you the tr;dl? Share the wealth…