Sister from another mister. Off the hezzie. Recessionista. Bromance.
When you hear undergraduates utter these and other bewildering words and phrases, are you suddenly overcome with FOMO?
Now, I don’t want to get all up in your biznatch — that is, to meddle in your business. But if the answer to the question is “full-on,” you might want to check out the latest edition of “U.C.L.A. Slang.”
Produced every four years in conjunction with an undergraduate linguistics course, the dictionary has become an institution at UCLA, where the slim volume with a yellow cover has been providing “eargasms” since 1989.
…Nouns mysteriously become verbs, as in “napster,” now slang for the verb “to interrupt,” and verbs morph into nouns, as in “epic fail,” now slang for “what a mistake!” Nouns also become adjectives, with “Obama” now used as slang for “cool or rad,” as in: You just aced that exam — you are so Obama!
August 11, 2009
Obama Like That