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Spanish translation: disparatado, insensato, imprudente, incongruente, inverosímil, desatinado y nueva era

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English term or phrase:woo woo and new age
Spanish translation:disparatado, insensato, imprudente, incongruente, inverosímil, desatinado y nueva era
Entered by: Taña Dalglish
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02:09 Jul 3, 2007
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English term or phrase: woo woo and new age
It has been thrilling to see the speed at which this information is sweeping across the globe. It was not very long ago that it was considered 'woo woo' and very new age.
Quiero saber cómo interpretar esta expresión, si existe alguna equivalencia que no se me ocurre. Inclusive quisiera que me dijeran de acuerdo al contexto si esto de woo woo es algo como 'weird' raro o algo así.
Gracias a todos de antemano

Ha sido emocionante ver la velocidad a la cual esta información se disemina a través del globo. No fue hace mucho tiempo que se me consideraba 'woo woo' y de la nueva era o se deja new age.
Rosa Elena Lozano Arton
Mexico
Local time: 06:13
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Explanation:
http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=479368

woo woo = Flaky = disparatado, insensato, imprudente, incongruente, inverosímil, desatinado.

New Age = la nueva era / nueva temporada

"woo-woo" definition from Double-Tongued Dictionary
(June 20) “In The Spirit—New Age Adherents Follow A Personal Path” p. ... (emotional but not too woo woo). There is no logic to the outrage, ...
www.doubletongued.org/index.php/dictionary/woo_woo/ - 38k - 1 Jul 2007 - Cached - Similar pages

woo-woo
Also n., a person who has mystical or new age beliefs. When used by skeptics, woo-woo is a derogatory and dismissive term used to refer to beliefs one ...
skepdic.com/woowoo.html - 9k - Cached - Similar pages

New Woo Woo
Anyone know the first use or derivation of "woo woo" as used to describe something that is flaky ("New Age woo woo"), spooky, odd ...? Thanks. JAL ...
www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/19/messages/402.html - 6k - Cached - Similar pages

woo-woo
Woo-woo (or just plain woo) refers to ideas considered irrational or based on extremely flimsy evidence or that appeal to mysterious occult forces or powers.

Here's a dictionary definition of woo-woo:
adj. concerned with emotions, mysticism, or spiritualism; other than rational or scientific; mysterious; new agey. Also n., a person who has mystical or new age beliefs.

When used by skeptics, woo-woo is a derogatory and dismissive term used to refer to beliefs one considers nonsense or to a person who holds such beliefs.

Sometimes woo-woo is used by skeptics as a synonym for pseudoscience, true-believer, or quackery. But mostly the term is used for its emotive content and is an emotive synonym for such terms as nonsense, irrational, nutter, nut, or crazy.

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Taña Dalglish
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Local time: 06:13
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Explanation:
http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=479368

woo woo = Flaky = disparatado, insensato, imprudente, incongruente, inverosímil, desatinado.

New Age = la nueva era / nueva temporada

"woo-woo" definition from Double-Tongued Dictionary
(June 20) “In The Spirit—New Age Adherents Follow A Personal Path” p. ... (emotional but not too woo woo). There is no logic to the outrage, ...
www.doubletongued.org/index.php/dictionary/woo_woo/ - 38k - 1 Jul 2007 - Cached - Similar pages

woo-woo
Also n., a person who has mystical or new age beliefs. When used by skeptics, woo-woo is a derogatory and dismissive term used to refer to beliefs one ...
skepdic.com/woowoo.html - 9k - Cached - Similar pages

New Woo Woo
Anyone know the first use or derivation of "woo woo" as used to describe something that is flaky ("New Age woo woo"), spooky, odd ...? Thanks. JAL ...
www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/19/messages/402.html - 6k - Cached - Similar pages

woo-woo
Woo-woo (or just plain woo) refers to ideas considered irrational or based on extremely flimsy evidence or that appeal to mysterious occult forces or powers.

Here's a dictionary definition of woo-woo:
adj. concerned with emotions, mysticism, or spiritualism; other than rational or scientific; mysterious; new agey. Also n., a person who has mystical or new age beliefs.

When used by skeptics, woo-woo is a derogatory and dismissive term used to refer to beliefs one considers nonsense or to a person who holds such beliefs.

Sometimes woo-woo is used by skeptics as a synonym for pseudoscience, true-believer, or quackery. But mostly the term is used for its emotive content and is an emotive synonym for such terms as nonsense, irrational, nutter, nut, or crazy.

Suerte.

Taña Dalglish
Jamaica
Local time: 06:13
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agree  Noni Gilbert: Dejaría así la cosa con tus pesquisas: "'woo-woo' ( disparatado) y estilo 'nueva era'", o algo por el estilo.
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  -> Gracias Ace como siempre. Un abrazito.
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Jul 5, 2007 - Changes made by Taña Dalglish:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/47422">Rosa Elena Lozano Arton's</a> old entry - "woo woo and new age" » "disparatado, insensato, imprudente, incongruente, inverosímil, desatinado y nueva era"


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