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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

For those of us over 30

What are they talking about? 50 words That Kids Think You Don’t Know.

Crackberry: nickname for a Blackberry, the addictive phone, e-mail device and general digital gadget.
Google: to use a search engine, especially Google
Vlog: a Web log of video entries
Webisode: a video short produced specifically for internet viewing
Wikidemia: a term paper that was researched entirely on

Text Message Decoder
BFF: best friends forever
IDK: I don’t know
LOL: laugh out loud
OMG: Oh my God!
ROFL: rolling on the floor laughing
TMI: too much information

Bling: sparkly jewelry, often gaudy
Tatted out: covered in tattoos
Tramp stamp: a tattoo on a woman’s lower back, designed for viewing between a low-riding jeans and short T-shirts
Scooby doos: good shoes
Soul patch: a small tuft of beard under a man’s lower lip, usually with the rest of the face clean-shaven


Baby mama: the mother of one’s children, usually not a spouse
Boo: boyfriend or girlfriend
Cougar: an older woman who dates younger men
Cupcaking: engaging in a public display of affection
Flirtationship: a prolonged flirtation with an acquaintance, not involving physical contact


Brodown: boy’s night out
Bromance: a close but nonsexual relationship between two men
Frenemy: a friend-enemy; someone close to you who often hurts your feelings or competes
Noob: a newcomer, especially one in online gaming. Also noob, newb, newbie
Peeps: people; one’s closest friends or family

Crunk: a hip-hop genre
Disco nap: a short nap before a night out clubbing
Emo: a softcore punk genre and its subcultures of angsty teen fans
Mash up: to take elements of existing pieces of music, usually of different genres, and combine them in a new song; also the resulting song.


Check vitals: to monitor one’s e-mail, cellphone, voice mail, and other electronics
Floss: to show off your wealth, often in a car
Friend: to add as a contract on a social networking website
Jump the shark: to have peaked and now be on a downward slide
Rock: to manifest greatness
Talk smack: to speak negatively or belittle a person, often in the heat of competition

Fo’ shizzle: certainly
Obvi: obviously
Totes: totally


The bomb: an ultimate favorite
Off the chain: the bomb
Ridonkulous: beyond ridiculous
Sick: extremely cool
Tight: fantastic
Wack: unjustifiable

Chav: derogatory term for a working-class youth
Nutter: a crazy person
Snog: to kiss
T5: disorganization, like the infamous new Terminal Five at Heathrow Airport

The End
Bodonkadonk: an attractive derrière

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New words you may want to know!

--Fanboy (1919): boy who is an enthusiastic devotee, such as of comics or movies.

--Infinity pool (1992): outdoor swimming pool with an edge over which water flows into a trough, but seems to flow into the horizon.

--Jukebox musical (1993): musical that features popular songs from the past.

--Kiteboarding (1996): the sport of riding on a small surfboard propelled across water by a large kite, to which the rider is harnessed.

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