Re: Precocious And Stuff


when I was a kid ('60s) if something was "mickey mouse" it was inferior, low quality junk.

Looks like it's comin' round again.

Posted by: richard riley | Link to this comment | 06-16-03 9:48 AM
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I didn't think of that. One still hears "mickey mouse operation" when people are describing something amateurish. But I haven't heard nine year-olds doing that!

Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06-16-03 9:55 AM
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Maybe the journalist just fabricated the quote!

Posted by: Magik Johnson | Link to this comment | 06-16-03 1:31 PM
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by age 12 (i'm 22 now) "disney" and "g-rated" were both pejorative terms for corny and amateurish. now disney is more of an academic pejorative term for superficial american culture (as in "disneyfication").

Posted by: its jake | Link to this comment | 06-20-03 12:36 PM
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