# Media Reacts To Conan`s Same Sex Wedding News

Submitted by: madest 5 years ago in
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Conan O"Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television.
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Male 12,365
But that envelope is initially theoretical - it`s based on calculations by the designers. If you fly at the limits of the envelope, you can determine how accurate it is. If you can fly the plane at the calculated safe limits, you are testing the boundary of the safe limits in one or more factors - you are pushing the envelope in that sense. If you exceed any safe factor and don`t crash as a result, you have moved the envelope outwards - you are pushing the envelope in that sense.
Male 12,365
[quote]The phrase still doesn`t make any sense. Maybe if it was an envelope filled with thousands of pounds of lead or something I would get it, but it`s pretty stupid.[/quote]

It makes perfect sense once you know that strictly speaking an envelope is *anything* that envelops *anything*. In maths, it`s a well-defined term.

The origin of the phrase "pushing the envelope" comes from the combination of maths and engineering required in aircraft design. It describes the range of combinations of factors that the aircraft designers have calculated as being the safe parameters for flight. For example, flying speed and rate of turn. Below a certain speed, you`ll stall. At any given speed, there`s a limit to how fast you can safely turn without blacking out, losing control surfaces and/or over-stressing some key part of the aircraft. Plot that on a graph and you get a line surrounding the safe area - an envelope.
Male 1,586
The phrase still doesn`t make any sense. Maybe if it was an envelope filled with thousands of pounds of lead or something I would get it, but it`s pretty stupid.
Male 977

I`ve got it. All of the news is responding to the prompts of one writer.
Male 12,365
Here`s an explanation of the phrase that makes sense:

Clicky clicky
Female 3,726
CONAN IS
Male 212
"Fun fact: the envelope in the expression push the envelop was originally a pilot`s term for the safety spectrum for the forces that the human body can take in extreme G flights."

Actually its referring to the plane. Pushing past the aircraft accepted limits of speed usually, sometimes altitude or Gs.
Male 381
2:02. That`s my CBS station. Not surprised. They sorta suck.
Male 358
I`ve heard the word "envelope" too many times. It sounds weird and doesn`t have a meaning anymore.
Male 1,526
I don`t get this.
I feel like that german who doesn`t understand idiomes.
What envelope got pushed that got this phrase popular?
Male 1,312
Conan is the best!
Male 142
"We gotta get an envelope!" LOL
Male 1,735
How is doing something legal pushing the envelope? Slow news day.
Male 1,569
why should someone push an envelope?
Male 73
id pee in their butts.
Female 674
Conan O`Brien may be about to envelope the push.
Male 4,902
Push the envelope?

What? Who is naming this push the envelope?
Male 719
Similar:

Entree, entendre (most commonly in double variety), entourage, entrepreneur, envoy, and others.
Male 719
Envelope was originally a French word.

So it makes sense to pronounce it similar to how it would be pronounced in French.
Male 1,239
I laughed a little bit after the first few and then I started to lose interest. Then it kept going still and I became perplexed and then it became so ludicrous I was laughing all over again. Very original news writers!
Male 3
uatme: Tiny Tim got married on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
Male 2,796
I pushed an envelope once. Just once... and it. was. EPIC.
Male 1,084
Wouldn`t this also be the first marriage (gay, strait or any other combination) on late night TV? anyone know of any marriages that took place on a late night program..?
Male 1,084
wow
Male 39,913

Stupid idots!
It`s easier to pull and envelope!
D`UH!
Male 246
THE WEDDING IS OFF!!!!! All Conan plans on doing is place and envelope on his desk and simply nudge it forward an inch or two.
Male 2,436
I don`t get it.
Is "push the envelope" some sort of gay sex term like "Cleveland steamer" or "rusty trombone"???
Male 240
Also: ConAAn O`Breiyan maybe able to push the lawnvelope on tv late at night
Male 240
it was funny how they all inflected it in a different way
Male 506
I hear Conan O`Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television
Male 2,737
Also,Meh.
Male 159
i am flatulent in my ambivalence.....
Male 3,060
meh
Male 987
Conan the Envelope-Pusher.

Same-sex marriages are old news. If he really wants to do something groundbreaking he should have an inter-species marriage on live TV.
Male 92
I guess Conan O`Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television.
Male 234
"Just goes to show you how controlled the media is. Every single one of them says the same f*cking thing! Does anyone think that every news anchor has the same opinion on the same issues, or are these people hand picked and then passed the same script to read. Talk about mind control. Sheesh! "

Nailed it
Male 10,855
Male 10,855
[quote]Secondly it`s not "onvelope", it`s "envelope".[/quote]

"Eaannh quit pwonouncing it as hoypees why don` ya?"
Male 321
Just goes to show you how controlled the media is. Every single one of them says the same f*cking thing! Does anyone think that every news anchor has the same opinion on the same issues, or are these people hand picked and then passed the same script to read. Talk about mind control. Sheesh!
Male 1,471
Watch out america, Conan O`brien may be about to push the envelope on late night TV !..
Male 497
@ Buiadh

Actually it is both.

They are both correct and it pretty much comes from the area you live in or how you were brought up. In my area, almost everyone says "envelope". I am one of the few who pronounces it "onvelope".
Male 3,619
push the what now?
Male 2,841
I lost track after the 15th clip. Damn these guys are unoriginal.
Male 772
Dear lord that is seriously ridiculous xD Good for the couple getting married on TV too, I just hope Conan doesn`t make it about himself and his show :P
Male 2,552
"Conan O`Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television."
Female 2,674
So many ways to say envelope...
Female 3,562
Fun fact: the envelope in the expression push the envelop was originally a pilot`s term for the safety spectrum for the forces that the human body can take in extreme G flights.
Male 39,913

"Adam and Steve" comments in 3..2..1..
Female 737
"We got to get an envelope!" Bwahahaha
Male 6,737
Firstly what does that even MEAN?

Secondly it`s not "onvelope", it`s "envelope".
Male 47
I guess Conan O`Brien may be about to push the envelope on late night television.
Male 7,378
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