Sorry Seth Rogen. We think Justin Bieber is a little s**t too, but nonplussed doesn’t mean what you think it does.
Two weeks ago to get some press for his new movie “Neighbors,” (or maybe just to talk some Canadian smack), Seth Rogen decided to call out fellow Canadian and freshly minted bad boy Bieber on Howard Stern.
Rogen told the curly-headed host, “I’ve met him a few times. He’s a good example of someone who you meet who you think you are going to hate and then you get to hate him as much as you (thought) …You meet him and he lives up to every one of your expectations of how you hope he’ll be.” Agreed.
He then continued:
“What the f**k, I don’t want to meet you,” Rogen said, recounting their first meeting backstage at a German talk-show. ‘”Don’t act all nonplussed to meet me. I didn’t want to meet you. I was totally cool with not meeting you.” Also, agree.
However in this context it’s pretty clear that Rogen thinks nonplussed means “not impressed.” (Don’t pretend like you didn’t, Rogen. We won’t belieb you.) It’s like that time Tom Cruise didn’t know what glib meant. That was fun. Total Cruise Uncontrollable.
Nonplussed actually means confused, perplexed. Was Justin Bieber rendered utterly perplexed when he met Rogen? Was he at a total loss as to what to say or do? Was he prohibited from speaking? If only. If ONLY JB was actually nonplussed! But, no.
Don’t feel bad Seth Rogen. A lot of people think this. Nonplussed is the new ironic.
But next time you’re calling out a little saggy-bottom who can’t spell (just how did he get his GED?), you might want to check your rhetoric before you rheck yourself. OR, look in the dictionary before you look like a dick?
And just because it’s Friday, here are some of our FAV Bieber Tweets. Or, as we like to call them, Twiebs.
AND JUST IN CASE YOU FORGOT:
We also feel compelled to apologize to Jerry Lee Lewis for WHATEVER THIS IS. A cat on a piano? A dying baby turtle? The poor cow that 31-year-old Reid Fontaine was caught having sex with while covered in Jell-O? WHAT IS IT@!*&**??/