Fine. It's something we hear at least once a day. To most it just means "okay" or "well". But to some, with the right attitude behind it, it can mean something quite different. Today's society has popularized the word into the exact opposite of it's definition. Whereas now when using the word "fine" it can really mean upset or to instill a challenge.
You know, it's funny to me that every time I learn new lingo it reminds me of a song by Tim McGraw. The song is titled Back When and it's about more simple times back in the day. The reason it's funny though is because I always think of the chorus:
Back when a ho was a ho Coke was a coke And crack is what you were doing When you were cracking jokes Back when a screw was a screw The wind was all that blew And when you said I am down with that Well it meant you had the flu I miss back when I miss back when I miss back when
Mind you I understand the need for slang and multiply-defined words because we're growing as a society. In all honesty, I'd be lying if I said I'd never used a word out of context in order to sound different or original. As a matter of fact, to some people within my inner circle it's all I do!
A fun acronym to remember, it originates (as far as I know) from 2003's version of The Italian Job. FINE: Freaked out - Insecure - Neuritic - Emotional. Which actually describes the word perfectly in my mind.
But where's my point? Well, I suppose I don't have one. That's probably the greatest point of all, there isn't one. This post is serving more as a thought I had, which originated from an episode of Grey's Anatomy.