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I was wondering if anyone knew a MG slang term for "weirdo"? Does anyone use still use that word?

Hmm I remember saying "weirdo" back in the 80's but who knows, maybe that's gone the way of "flake?"

No idea what kids say these days...freak? Dork?
#211 - June 22, 2011, 10:05 PM

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Thanks MysteryRobin and Wonky,

I think I'm going to take the word 'weirdo' out of my w.i.p.


     
#212 - June 25, 2011, 04:50 AM
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me/Roaring Brook Press/2009
Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace/Roaring Brook/April 2013

My kids say "creeper" now.
#213 - June 25, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Thanks, Lunchbox,

I love that. Creeper is a good word. I'm not sure it fits for this situation. But I will be using it sometime soon. 
#214 - June 25, 2011, 02:07 PM
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me/Roaring Brook Press/2009
Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace/Roaring Brook/April 2013

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Being a kiddo myself, this is what I hear a lot:
Oh snap!
Crud!
Oh My Gosh!
Oh-To-The-M-To-The-G!!!
What the heck?
I know, right?
Freak!
Twooce! (OK, it's cool at my school. like, instead of holding up 2 fingers and saying peace, you say twooce!)
Peace.
Crazy people are funny.
Crazy people.
AwKwArD!!!
I'm a NEEEEEENJAAAAAA! HIIIII-YAAA!
Randomness...
Jinx!
Double jinx!
Triple jinx!
Quadruple jinx!
INFINITE JINX!
Why you so stu-pid? (that's my BFF)
OMG I <3 Justin Bieber! (again, my BFF)
#215 - June 26, 2011, 07:11 AM

OMG I <3 Justin Bieber! (again, my BFF)


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#216 - June 26, 2011, 07:47 AM
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FROONGA PLANET, 2008 Holt
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Thanks for the list, Lil Indigo. I copied and saved:) I also like creeper and epic:)  :waiting
#217 - June 26, 2011, 09:51 AM

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Anytime. I'll ask some of my friends to put together a list, see if they agree.
#218 - June 26, 2011, 11:04 AM

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I was thinking of suggesting "freak" for "weirdo" but I wasn't sure if that word was still current.
#219 - June 26, 2011, 06:34 PM

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Have you seen the new NIKE t-shirts flap?  They have t-shirts that have "Dope" (with what looks like a bottle of pills) "High" and I forget what else. . .

It truly looks like they are advertising drugs. 

I know that athletes get a natural high or hit their high at a certain point at whatever sport they do, you can always hear runners talk about hitting that high when they run.  However the pictures on the shirt do not illustrate that sort of high.

As for dope, I think I have heard it used in snowboarding and skateboarding, but I don't think they mean using pills. 

Nike is defending the shirts by saying they are terms athletes use. but the actual t-shirts look like they are promoting drugs.

Slang is tenuous at best.
#220 - June 27, 2011, 11:39 AM
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I was thinking of suggesting "freak" for "weirdo" but I wasn't sure if that word was still current.
Yeah, they are still current, but not  as much as something totally stupid, like calling someone and idiot for no reason. :redtape
#221 - June 27, 2011, 02:41 PM

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According to local high schoolers, "dope," "tight," "bomb," and "sick" all mean awesome or great.   
#222 - June 27, 2011, 02:53 PM

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I do not have a problem with the words, I have a problem with the way NIKE portrayed them on the t-shirts. 

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/#l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-403881/pgid-403883
#223 - June 27, 2011, 05:20 PM
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Thanks for the list, Lil Indigo. I have just used one of the words on your list in my MS. It was just what I needed! :  )
#224 - June 27, 2011, 06:51 PM
My Australia - National Library of Australia (April 2018)
I've Got Eyes! - Amicus Ink (August 2018)

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Some more to my list are:
Freakshow!
Um...
Ugh...
Are you sure?
Never say never (my BFF)
Loco en tha cabeza (crazy in the head. sorry i don't know how to spell Spanish words that well.)
Freakida Schdekida! (Schdekida rhymes with Freakida. this is my mom's saying.)
Dream on!
Duh!
No duh.
No dip.
No dip Sherlock.
Dang it!
Darn.
Dang.
Darn it! (my other BFF)



#225 - June 29, 2011, 01:38 PM

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I've mostly heard "epic" used in the following contexts:
that was an EPIC FAIL! (someone did really, really badly at something.)
that party was EPIC! (huge, crazy, memorable)

(this is among teenagers)

People use "epic fail" a lot online.
#226 - July 11, 2011, 07:00 PM

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"Awesome" really bugs me.  I know quite a few friends who say it and it just doesn't sound right.
#227 - July 12, 2011, 12:55 AM

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I've been seeing "scene" being used to mean "cool" lately. At least, I think that's what it's supposed to mean.
#228 - July 12, 2011, 08:59 AM

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I've been seeing "scene" being used to mean "cool" lately. At least, I think that's what it's supposed to mean.

It's used as an adjective? A scene is, for example, the "indie rock scene."

What is the context you've heard it used?
#229 - July 12, 2011, 05:46 PM

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Is it unheard of to drop the (g) on words in dialogue and thoughts (fixin', laughin') by a young mc in an historical contemporary?
#230 - July 21, 2011, 10:21 AM

I feel dumb, but what is a historical contemporary?

I've been known to use a "fixin'" on rare occasion--if the character says it that way for a reason--but always in dialogue.  Would I do it in narration?  Well, probably not.  I'm not a big fan of the overblown "rural-speak" narration, unless the book is Huckleberry Finn.  I know not everyone feels the same, though.
#231 - July 21, 2011, 02:43 PM

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It's used as an adjective? A scene is, for example, the "indie rock scene."

What is the context you've heard it used?

I've seen sentences like "Justin Bieber's hair is scene!"
#232 - July 21, 2011, 04:10 PM

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I've seen sentences like "Justin Bieber's hair is scene!"

So, "scene" means "horrible"? ;)
#233 - July 21, 2011, 05:34 PM

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So, "scene" means "horrible"? ;)

 :dr :dr :dr
#234 - July 22, 2011, 06:34 PM
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I took a survey amongst my neices and nephews who range in age from 12 to 20, the eldest two are in college now.  I asked them what are some of the sayings and slang they use now.  They were eager to help.  These are some of what they sent me.  

Poppin off (like "what's poppin off?" what's happening? or "it's poppin off" it's going down)
Salty (as in, "she's salty", upset)
Bet money (a way to say "I'll bet you")
Look at my eyes, roll em
what's good? (what's happening?)
True (in agreement)
OD (overdose)
Doing the most (Doing too much, too excited, too eager)
being unnecessary (same as above)
go hard (give it your all)
girl boo (when another girl makes a comment or does something you don't like)
lehgoo
dope
cold
you betta work (encouragement)
stunt (pull one over on someone, can be positive or neg)
putting on (faking it, showing off)
 posing for the cameras
bang with something (go "bang with something" go do something big)
hot mess
pure ridiculous
#235 - July 29, 2011, 10:56 AM
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I like the last one, Inspired.  It sums the rest of them up perfectly.
What has happened to English grammar?
#236 - July 29, 2011, 01:23 PM

About "hot mess," I'd be curious to know how people use this.  I've heard this term used (overused) but the meaning seems to differ. 

I'd understood it to mean a person who was attractive, yet a "mess" in another way (ex. drunk).  Yet I have a friend who uses it all the time to describe people or situations that are just a "real mess." I KNOW she isn't calling the people she's talking about attractive. ??

#237 - July 29, 2011, 03:22 PM

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@thunderingelephants, I certainly don’t see anything wrong with young people making up words and phrases to suit their needs…I think it’s creative. All languages derive and exist from a need to communicate, not for people to condescend.  Sadly, some individuals are never taught how to speak proper English.  Some of this goes back to how certain ethnic groups were introduced to western society, i.e. slaves, who were not taught to speak proper English, and at the same time forbidden to speak their own native tongues.  And considering that some of this is only a handful of generations back, the ramifications are still evident today in a lot of impoverished societies.  With that said, who says language has boundaries?  I am not arguing that when in Rome, don’t speak Italian, but why, if you’re in the privacy of your own home, can a person not speak the way they want and not be judged for it?  I certainly know how to speak proper English, in fact, I have written a dissertation full of proper English.  But at times, when I am with my family and friends, I might be known to throw a few of these phrases around.  If I can get my point across and be understood, why the judgment?

@Jaina,  I’ve never heard it used as an oxymoron before.  When I use it, it’s to say that a person is an all-around mess.  Adding “hot” to the mess just compounds how bad a mess someone is.  I think a good example is how doggy poop is a hot mess, literally. lol
#238 - August 02, 2011, 12:37 PM

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<3

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that's the symbol for a heart in "texting language"
#239 - August 07, 2011, 12:16 PM

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Recent terms for "unfortunate events"

bad news bears
lame sauce

so does that change the book title to A Series Of Lame Sauce? (Lemony Snicket) lol, I had to ask.
#240 - August 07, 2011, 12:20 PM

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