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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.

Online
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 Wikipedia.org

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

Fashion
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

Love

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

Friends

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

Music
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.

Actions

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

Affirmations
Fo’ shizzle: certainly
Obvi: obviously
Totes: totally

Descriptors

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

Britishisms
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

2 comments:

Jozette said...

Thank you for this - I wondered what BFF stood for along with most of the others listed here...some I've never heard of. I must keep this list...it'll come in handy when talking to my grandchildren LOL

Holly Jahangiri said...

Ironic that people MY age invented some of them. Only it used to be spelled "n00b." Whatev. :)

I'm going to start a "Word of the Day" parody based on Google's word verification codes. The word today is "thrab."

thrab adj. What your former hearthrob looks like after the novelty of the crush wears off.