A History of Meh, from Leo Rosten to Auden to The Simpsons
September 8, 2013 10:48 AM Subscribe
The problem with tracing meh over time, as with so many fleeting interjections, is that it’s terribly underrepresented in the linguistic and lexicographical literature. Scene 2, starring W.H. Auden (1969):
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The British poet W.H. Auden didn't think much of the first lunar landing, and he wrote a poem about it.
to see? I can well believe it.
? Mneh! I once rode through a desert
and was not charmed: give me a watered
lively garden, remote from blatherers
Scene 3, starring the writers of The Simpsons (c. 1994):
INT. HALL OF RECORDS—A FEW MINUTES LATER
Lisa waits at the main desk. A clerk arrives and plops down a two-foot tall pile of fan-fold computer paper covered with tiny print.
Here you go. The results of last month's mayoral election. All 48,000 voters and who each one of them voted for.
I thought it was a secret ballot.
(DOESN'T CARE) Meh.