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  • Nah’mean

    Etymological Analysis: the phrase: “Do you know what I mean?”

    Part of speech: contracted phrase (slang)

    Definition: The contracted or shortened form of the question “Do you know what I mean?” This word is usually used at the end of informal speech to verify that the audience is comprehending what the speaker is attempting to convey. It is almost always posed as a question.


    “…And reload man extra magazine

    Nah Mean…” – Nas Lyrics: "Nah Mean" (with Damian Marley)

    July 14, 2010

  • Etymology: Trip= step

    It is used as a verb.

    Definition: When someone is overreacting over something small

    This may be described as a word for embellishment or exaggeration over a minor thing.

    Her response: "Oh grow up"

    “Really? Am I trippin? So I email one of my closest friends to get her take on it (she's Puerto Rican, 29) and she responds with, "Yeah, you are weird about that word..."

    “When someone says something stupid or silly, you might say to them 'You must be tripping'.

    July 14, 2010

  • adorkable

    The act of being adorable, yet a dork; used as an adjective

    Dork: a stupid, foolish person; sometimes has a bit of a negative connotation

    Adorable: anyone or anything that is cute, charming, fun


    jesidres says: Keith was adorkable. I wanted to pinch cheeks (and take a razor to his mustache)


    amandakt says: Thank you for the years filled with beautiful music, adorkable moments and miracles.


    Eric Geller says: I, like Mandy, adore the adorkable. Whenever something has both the cuteness factor and the nerd factor, I’m interested.

    * Blog:

    July 14, 2010

  • Murse

    Is a noun and a portmanteau. It is a mixture of the words man and purse and is slang.

    1. A bag that a stylish man would carry which resembles a messenger bag or a “man purse” which is now becoming more and more popular with celebrities.

    2. Refers to a male nurse, a mixture of man and nurse.

    Burberry murse alert!

    "In this age of metrosexuality, why can't a man carry a murse (man purse) around with him?"

    In an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Matt LeBlanc’s character, Joey carries a man’s handbag (“murse”) around.

    In the movie, Meet the Focker’s, Ben Stiller’s character’s profession is a male nurse (“murse”)

    July 14, 2010

  • - adjective.

    1. Slang for excellent or first-rate.

    2. Slang. used as an acronym for Pretty Hot And Tempting.

    3. Phat was adopted in the late ‘80s to refer to rhythms or beats that people liked. They called them “fat” to describe their presence.

    It is also a deliberate misspelling of the word “fat.” For example, if someone called a woman “fat,” they could cover their mistake by telling her that they were referring to the word “phat” in order to prevent being slapped.

    The use of the word “phat” is now considered a faux pas.

    Snakesedrick: Son-Tec - Wrack is mastered finally. KICK ASS! Awesome, phat sound babe!

    July 14, 2010

  • Cyberrhea- slang- Cyber- (to steer)+ rhea (abnormal flow) 1.The act of posting or spreading crap all over the internet usually done by a person or a group that has nothing better to do with his/her/their time

    - “Online journal sites are full of many nincompoops with severe and persistent cases of cyberrhea.”

    - “I tried really hard to wade through that cognitive Lilliputian's editorial post but it was such an odoriferous and asinine example of cyberrhea that I finally wrinkled my nose in disgust and gave up.”-Oct 30, 2005


    2. affliction of some word processor users; excessive frequency and looseness of productivity. Particularly virulent among those who have not discovered the fortifying virtues of revision.


    July 14, 2010

  • Perky

    Perky: perk (to be happy; full of life) + y (SQAP)

    It is an adjective.

    -to have a cheerful attitude

    - It may also be used as a commercial term, as the attestations below illustrate.

    “The first batches of Perky Jerky hit convenience store shelves last August.”

    “Now, getting perky only takes a little jerky.”

    July 14, 2010

  • ETYMOLOGY: slang alteration of hello.

    PART OF SPEECH: verb

    DEFENITION: Holla is a slang word for hello. It’s a salutation or greeting in the English language; to call someone up. This is a very informal way of greeting someone. This is more like a way to say hi to very close friends. Holla would not be a very appropriate way to salute family or business people. People use this word mostly in the streets.

    Quotes: “Holla if you need me you always gon’ be my boo”-

    “Holla Back DC!”

    July 14, 2010

  • gr8

    Gr8 is an abridged version of the word great and is often used as an adjective. Gr8 can also mean a fantastic or a wonderful thing.

    Most often gr8 is used in informal internet or texting conversations, and is common on the internet. Gr8 is also especially common on social networking sites such as twitter or facebook . In addition to this, many young people (especially teenagers) use this word in writing. Some websites, such as Yahoo! Answers also use the word gr8 in some of their web content. Here is one such quote from there:

    “im in gr8 trouble, very much confused what to if i m not got selected in rpet????

    —Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions” (

    July 14, 2010

  • Shawty (Shaw-tee)


    1. A flirty term to describe a sexy, attractive woman or girlfriend.

    “Shawty is an eenie meenie miney mo lover”

    -Justin Bieber & Sean Kingston

    “Eenie Meenie”

    “Shawty got that super thing, Hotter than the sun in Spain, Got me soon as I walked through the door”

    -Sean Kingston

    “Fire Burning”

    “Shawty had them apple bottom jeans, Boots with the fur, The whole club looking at her, She hit the flo, Next thing you know, Shawty got low low low low low low low low”

    -Flo Rida


    July 14, 2010

  • PWNED (verb)

    The word pwned is a misspelling of the word owned. The creator of World of Warcraft attempted to design the game so that when your character died, it says “so and so has been owned” but accidently it was typed out to look like this: “so and so has been pwned” And so started the madness.

    The etymology of the word pwned has become that the “p” is purely and the owned is just owned. Clearly that adds up to purely owned. Examples include :

    “This is to inform everyone that I pwned @ezanee in scrabble. That is all.”

    “LOL you got Pwned in Paint Ball War . Try cover shoot or run and dodge from the paint balls .”

    “never can get enough of england getting pwned :p”

    Other forms of the word pwned are “pwnage”, “pwn”, “pwnocity”, and “pwning.” So go out and use your new knowledge of internet slang but just make sure you don’t get PWNED!!

    July 14, 2010

  • Bromance


    1. The complicated love and affection between two straight males.

    2. A non-sexual relationship between two unusually close guys

    The modern nature and circumstances of bromance are what separate it from more general homosocial practices and historic romantic friendships.

    Aristotle’s classical description of friendship is the prototype of bromance. He wrote around 300 BC, “It is those who desire the good of their friends for the friends' sake that are most truly friends, because each loves the other for what he is, and not for any incidental quality."

    portmanteau of “bro” or “brother,” and “romance.”


    1. Yesterday i saw my kr schoolmates sharing an umbrella lol cute bromance XDDD

    (bbulmon93 on Twitter)

    2. Drake and Josh, best bromance ever!

    (PPENOLOPEEE on Twitter)

    3. Bromance is in the air <3

    (terminalplague on Twitter)







    July 14, 2010

  • Word: Updog

    Etymology: From the preposition UP and the noun DOG (in the sense of DAWG)

    Part of Speech: Noun

    Definition: Updog is used in a saying such as:

    “Something smells like updog.”

    “What’s updog?”

    “Nothing much, you?”




    July 14, 2010

  • Before the time of social networking, people became friends in person. However, this new generation has morphed into a group of social circles that are only rooted on the web and never in person. Sometimes, friendships begin somewhere in between the two.

    “Friend” has become a verb. This new meaning piggybacks off of the old Common Teutonic noun of “friend” and has popped up in the English vocabulary because of Facebook. On this worldwide social networking site, one user connects with another user by adding them as a friend.

    “To friend” is a common phrase heard among high school hallways, malls, and internet cafés. It is used to mean “to add a person to your friend list”. But this word also sometimes has a greater meaning. After meeting someone, a person will “friend” them later. Not only does it imply a physical addition to one’s list of friends on facebook, but it may also suggest that two have just created a positive relationship in real life. The pair may connect and reach out to each other over the internet but also bring that relationship back to reality.

    Conversely, “un-friend”ing a person is intended to be an offensive act to signify the removal of friendship. It is only physically represented on Facebook, yet the break in camaraderie often transfers back into reality.

    Because “friend”ing has become so popular, it has become a controversial topic. Difficulties arise when discussion of who in one’s life should be “friended” and allowed into their personal web circle and who should be blocked. These problems often stem from professional relationships, exes, parents, grandparents, and teachers.

    One online user asks her audience, “Is it OK to friend your boss or your employees on Facebook?”

    Another person online says, “Friending mom and dad, the boss, or other work colleagues opens up the details of your private life for the whole world to see - and you might not be entirely comfortable with that.”

    “I ‘friended’ a whole mess of people I barely knew or didn't know at all. It was an ego move — a lot of people I knew had hundreds of friends. I wanted hundreds of friends too. How shallow!” says a blogger.

    July 14, 2010

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