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(The Independent)   Blinglish: "Everybody's scared to ask what it means because they'd get laughed at, but I bet if anyone did ask they wouldn't even know."   (news.independent.co.uk ) divider line
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2005-10-30 06:14:01 PM  
Urbandictionary.com is your friend.
 
2005-10-30 06:35:45 PM  
Oh that - we just call it "talking-like-a-farking-undereducated-idiot".
 
2005-10-30 06:46:29 PM  
"Shubs"? "Brap"? "Bare-live"?

Either I'm getting old, or these kids are totally jerking this interviewer's chain. I know that if I were a teenager and some dork tried to get me to teach him "cool" slang, I would totally make shiat up.

"Oh yeah, all us kids call drinking 'kissing the fooslip'. I kiss the fooslip all the time with my wankmonkies."
 
2005-10-30 06:53:12 PM  
You rang?
 
2005-10-30 06:59:52 PM  
brap: You rang?

Only if you bring the mozzerella for some showbiz sherbet. It'll be bare-live.
 
2005-10-30 07:05:50 PM  
At least they don't spell it all out in leetspeak or something horrid like that.
 
2005-10-30 08:23:42 PM  
I'm 19, and I can honestly say that most kids don't speak in all this slang mumbo jumbo that parents get worked up about it. Most of us speak relatively normally with a few slang words that might confuse an adult thrown in there. The kids that talk like the media portrays us are typically seen as trying too hard.

It might also be important for me to mention that I grew up in an upper middle class suburban setting. I'm sure you get more of this in poor urban areas.
 
2005-10-30 08:23:46 PM  
This sounds quite cromulent to me.

/obligatory
 
2005-10-30 08:24:21 PM  
Well that really puts a wark in my hager
 
2005-10-30 08:28:21 PM  
That's "wack", "Home-boy"
 
2005-10-30 08:29:37 PM  
[image from img491.imageshack.us too old to be available]

/brap, yo...
 
2005-10-30 08:30:59 PM  
Lots of people find grep unplesant. I usually just alias it to egrep and be done with it.
 
2005-10-30 08:31:26 PM  
Last night, I cashed my pogey and went to buy a mickey of C.C. at the beer parlour, but my skidoo got stuck in the muskeg on my way back to the duplex. I was trying to deke out a deer, you see. Damn chinook, melted everything. And then a Mountie snuck uo behind me in a ghost car and gave me an impaired. I was S.O.L., sitting there dressed only in my Stanfields and a toque at the time. And the Mountie, he's all chippy and everything, calling me a "shiat disturber" and whatnot. What could I say, except, "Chimo!"

/Will & Ian Ferguson
 
2005-10-30 08:31:35 PM  
I wish someone would ask me because I would say...

I have no f*cking idea what it means other than you must watch MTV and have problems dealing with puberty. Now go play in traffic.
 
2005-10-30 08:31:43 PM  
From Emma Spencer of Stoke Newington: grep (unpleasant) and munter (ugly);

Sorry, but grep already has a well-accepted meaning. It means "to search through a large number of computer files looking for all occurrences of some particular string".

 
2005-10-30 08:34:02 PM  
Whats up with grep? Thats not grep. This is grep!
 
2005-10-30 08:37:39 PM  
My impression is that certain words are used in a particular small group-- one set of friends would use "mozzarella" for cash while another may use "bread" or just the word cash.

Anything bigger would be a meme, like "All Your Base Are Belong To Us."

One of these days I'd make up some slang and see if anyone would buy it. Who knows, I may trick some hapless reporter from the local newspaper into publishing my vocabulary for their lame pop culture slang column.
 
2005-10-30 08:38:23 PM  
I always wondered what Brit bammas would sound like... you guys just can't sop embarrassing yourselves, can you?

/bamma n: white person trying to sound cool by emulating rappers
 
2005-10-30 08:38:41 PM  
It's bad here in the US, but in the UK it's absolutly Brit-tarded.
 
2005-10-30 08:39:20 PM  
"He's speaking in tongues! Meg, start at Psalm 49 and don't stop reading until I tell you!"
 
2005-10-30 08:40:11 PM  
yeah, I forgot to preview... please disregard my typos(s)
 
2005-10-30 08:42:29 PM  
/ban rap
 
2005-10-30 08:43:26 PM  
I recall a time when an interviewer wanted to get the "scoop" on how all the "cool grunge rockers" spoke in Seattle when it was The Big Important Thing back in the early 90's. The journalist talked to a lady who worked at Sub Pop at the time, who sold them a line of total bull ... Beat-up jeans became "wack slacks", boots were "kickers", people considered to be outsiders were a collective called "The Tom-Tom Club" (after the band members of Talking Heads had formed), and their version of 'see you later' was "check you on the flippity flop!"

/Hype! is a great rockumentary.
 
2005-10-30 08:44:21 PM  
1:) Blingish: Characterized by being bling.
 
2005-10-30 08:45:31 PM  
I for one, still lament the loss of "Crescent Fresh", or any variation of that phrase.

you know, it's like, when something is so crescent that it...you know, when it's so cres that it's not crescent...I mean, it's like, you know, crescent fresh, its so cres that..."

/not exact
//Sifl and Olly, best show evar!!!1!1eleventyone!
 
2005-10-30 08:46:05 PM  
metal headgear: Sorry, but grep already has a well-accepted meaning. It means "to search through a large number of computer files looking for all occurrences of some particular string".

maybe even G roup R egular E x P ression
 
2005-10-30 08:46:51 PM  
What the fark is the point in documenting all these words that wont be used in a month anyway? Stupid. I dont understand why all these idiots are trying to legitimatize street-culture, such as it is. It's a waste of time: anyone who really speaks that way probably isnt inclined to crack open a dictionary of any kind, and anyone who actually looks in them for speech pointers should be shot.
 
2005-10-30 08:48:33 PM  
Why don't you go eat a decroded piece of crap?!
 
2005-10-30 08:48:38 PM  
Cripes, you leave the foreskin on and suddenly your vocabulary skills go through the door.

-got nuthin
 
2005-10-30 08:49:23 PM  
So someone give me examples of these other, new forms of English from other countries.

/forgot to mention Fark english
 
2005-10-30 08:50:44 PM  
MadTheologian: One of these days I'd make up some slang and see if anyone would buy it.

My brother and his friends actually did that when they were in high school. One of the words they came up with was "rufus" for something that sucks. Like, instead of saying, "That sucks," they'd say "That's rufus!" I forgot the other words they used, but other kids started using their made-up slang and it was kinda funny.
 
2005-10-30 08:50:49 PM  
Gazzizza, my duznoofas!

/Rocket Fuel, damn!
 
2005-10-30 08:52:10 PM  
I do like the line "Go b*tchcakes"
 
2005-10-30 08:56:34 PM  
Unpossible!

I find this all very hinkey.
 
2005-10-30 09:00:41 PM  
Sifl and Olly, best show evar!!!1!1eleventyone!

...Precious Roy, Precious Roy, making lots of suckers out of girls and boys...

Kinds fits with the theme of reporters being made to look like idiots.
 
2005-10-30 09:01:11 PM  
Timon of Athens

I always wondered what Brit bammas would sound like... you guys just can't sop embarrassing yourselves, can you?

/bamma n: white person trying to sound cool by emulating rappers


...ever seen an episode of Da Ali G Show?
 
2005-10-30 09:02:51 PM  
Groovey, man. Pass that doobie this way and we'll get our jive on.
 
2005-10-30 09:02:56 PM  
pseudodictionary.com

Over 20,000 user submitted slang, in some ways more succint than urban dictionary, which I'm convinced exists for selling t-shirts.

Plus, it has the randomizer, and four-o-find technology. Basically your underground version of urban dictionary, which is run as a business.
 
2005-10-30 09:12:00 PM  
Also try WhatDoesThatMean.

It's a wiki of idioms and slang...
 
2005-10-30 09:12:21 PM  
Gonna pound wuckers today at the massive after a wax-the-lot bender.

Might get some suggins, hope some martins come over to tan me too.

My close friends would know exactly what I said there. Nobody else would....

Language is what you make it. It is a tool that can be used creatively and strategically.
 
2005-10-30 09:13:27 PM  
Sure, yer starry baboochka may think the nadsat's all badiwad, but for the droogs and I it's most polezny.
 
2005-10-30 09:14:13 PM  
Yah, but "biatchcakes" is from the American TV show, News Radio. It's not new slang.

Also, I'm certain that one of the bosses on "Grace Under Fire" (Paul Dooley, to be specific) said "Yada yada yada, the thing the thing the thing" months and possibly years before Elaine Benes said it on "Seinfeld."
 
Jaq
2005-10-30 09:14:16 PM  
CraicBaby
Bwa hahahahaha!

Yeah, last night coming out of the LB some kids asked us to pull for them. They said they'd trade us for darts and vico, but we just took their bunnyhugs for a two-four. Then we went to Tim's and got some butter tarts and nanaimo bars with our double doubles and we were off to the curling rink where a cougar was trying to get into some sexcapades, she was SOL, eh?
 
2005-10-30 09:14:25 PM  
WhatDoesThatMean

/ absolute urls are my friend.
 
2005-10-30 09:15:16 PM  
Blishin pufil lagnort, wigerb plappin frashtie.
 
2005-10-30 09:18:35 PM  
Isn't british slang really REALLY hard to understand already?
Isn't it also wrong to have british rappers?
Its almost as bad a French rap... or Korean Gangster Rap.

/listen to them all
 
2005-10-30 09:20:19 PM  
MadTheologian:

My impression is that certain words are used in a particular small group-- one set of friends would use "mozzarella" for cash while another may use "bread" or just the word cash.


Exactly! Slang in general is a regional phenomenon, and is only spread through music and message boards and such.

I've never heard any of those terms mentioned in the article, so it's very likely that those words are confined to a region or even the interviewee's group of friends.
 
2005-10-30 09:22:11 PM  
I thought "brap" was the sound you made when someone burped. :P

Also...shouldn't the word "fap" be added to this particular dictionary???
 
2005-10-30 09:23:45 PM  
Well when I dated this asian chick I am reminded of one thing she said.

"You guys have alot of words for sex and penises."

I never really thought about it until then, and she was 100% right. We do have many slang terms for sex and penises.

But yeah, in my mini group, mipaired is our slang word. The story is funnier than the word and nobody else will get it.
 
2005-10-30 09:24:01 PM  
CraicBaby & Jaq

Beauty, eh? Give'r. And possibly get 'er done.
 
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