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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:21 AM
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Hey, kids! What's the current lingo?
Fill me in on the new slang, okay? I'm heading for 40 quickly ... I need help ... For example, what's the latest synonym for "cool?"

Thanks, you crazy kids with your rock'n'roll music and those nutty tattoos. Why, in my day ...
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:22 AM
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1. urbandictionary.com
for all your slang needs...one of my favorites: "choad" a penis that is wider than it is long!
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:26 AM
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3. I love this one
Edited on Thu Mar-10-05 12:26 AM by Not_Giving_Up
1. a snag short of a barbie
to have kangaroos in the top paddock; to be a stubbie short of six pack; not the full quid; a nutter or person who is not of the usual intellect

That drongo Bush is a few snags short of a barbie
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=a+snag+s...

Yes, that was their example!
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:23 AM
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2. we are way too old to answer that
Haven't you seen the DU age polls? We're ancient.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:27 AM
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4. hey some of us know how to kick it
a fresh 20 years young right here i know all the hype verse
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:29 AM
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5. if I used it, I'd sound like a fool
There is nothing worse than someone using language that is uncomfortably young or hip. Wouldn't you agree?
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:32 AM
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6. yep
Edited on Thu Mar-10-05 12:34 AM by mark414
though i would say that applies for ANYONE...i think anyone using slang that they don't normally use when in the company of those who DO use the slang always sounds like an idiot...it always sounds forced, because it is

me on the other hand i got my own thing locked down so nothing to worry about

...though i'm sure in 20 years i won't have a clue what those damn youngsters are talking about haha
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:50 AM
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9. exactly
and that is inevitable. We all age, unless of course we die young. Consider the upside. You'll be smarter than you are now.
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 09:08 PM
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27. tonight's episode of the Apprentice was a perfect example
The blond woman trying to use street slang made my skin crawl.
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:53 AM
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10. I hate when people say "Hella"
It makes me hella mad!

Ps. See what I mean.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:54 AM
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11. never go to california...
that's all they say there
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 01:44 AM
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21. I hate "Hella"!!!
WTF?? Who is the genius that came up with that one?
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 01:39 PM
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23. I just hate when people know they're using a "trendy" word!
I mean it never sounds good in a sentence. :eyes:
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Enquiringkitty Donating Member (721 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:57 AM
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13. Like a 60 year old in a mini skirt use to be......YUK!
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 01:43 AM
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20. I had a boss who was in his 40's use the phrase "way cool"...
I cringed every time I heard it.
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barackmyworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:37 AM
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7. people still say cool
and the big problem is when older people try to use slang and say it all slowly, carefully pronouncing of the syllables.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:41 AM
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8. haha my favorite is when i see small town/suburban white kids
interacting with black kids on campus, using hip hop slang and sounding extremely uncomfortable doing so...always makes me laugh
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:57 AM
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12. it is funny
Thats why I dont do it :). Yes, I am very white.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:58 AM
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14. the worst
is when it's done to a black kid who doesn't even use hip hop slang.

haha man that shit is so racist all i can do is laugh
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 01:03 AM
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16. Oh yeah definely
Thats one of the most funny thing ever. I just be myself around people, I dont pander.
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Enquiringkitty Donating Member (721 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 12:59 AM
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15. Speeking of which....What ever happened to Vanilla Ice?
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 01:03 AM
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17. Hes in to motocross now
So I hear :).
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 01:11 AM
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18. I'm 23 and I notice nowadays at my old high school kids say "sick" to mean
"cool"

Personally that's the lamest crap. I mean I know it's the old story, what was "in" when you were younger is considered too old fashioned, ect but seriously taking the word "cool" and forming it to "sick" just what the hell is that supposed to mean??

I mean you think of "cool" and you think comfortable, smooth, excellent....yea baby I'm diggin it ;)

but this "sick" it just makes me wanna puke.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 01:37 AM
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19. it sort of came out of skateboarding
a bit of an alternative to the more hip hop slang of ill, sort of means slick

maybe it's just cause i hang out with a lot of skateboarders but i say it all the time.

sick trick dude, that's a sick car, that sort of thing

eh or not, whatever
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 02:28 AM
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22. um, well, "cool"
"sweet" and "kickass" are acceptable, as well

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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 01:44 PM
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24. for "cool" or "awesome" my son uses
"sick"
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dean_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 01:44 PM
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25. "A bit o' the old in-n-out"*
All the young droogs are saying it these days.
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SixShooter Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 01:49 PM
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26. I use "sick"
But only in sports...when someone makes this ridiculous(theres another one I use) dunk...an amazing catch or move in fball...a sweet double play...thats when "sick" is highly appropriate
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 09:18 PM
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28. You're the most.
You send me.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 09:21 PM
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29. don't make me show you what "woo woo" means again.......
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