Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What are you talking about?

Slang has always been used by teenagers and sub-cultures as a way to speak freely without others really understanding what is being discussed. But, today's use of such language can easily be translated on the internet. As more people share their knowledge and the world becomes smaller and smaller due to the speed at which information flies into our lives, it might as well be "Pig Latin"

There are a few blogs that I follow on a fairly regular basis, and today there was an entry that was just too funny and enlightening, I just had to play along. This post Chronicles of a Country Girl: Whiling away the hours on a rainy day in April introduced me to the Urban Dictionary and post a list to look up. I just had to play along, so maybe you want to play along too?

1. Your name. Margaret
A girl who craves attention. Is also one of the most giving people you will ever meet,

~There was a bit more, but you'll have to look it up yourself. Kinda reminded of the Dennis the Menace comic's Margaret

2. Your age? 51
Apparently this is related to recreational pharmaceuticals

~hmm, should I be surprised?

3. What should you be doing? Laundry
a code name for sex

~I should have known it would have something to do with sex

4. Favorite color? Blue
The hue of the portion of the visible spectrum lying between green and indigo, evoked in a human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 420 to 490 nanometers.

~Looks like there is a scientist in the bunch

5. Birthplace? Bronx
One of the five boroughs of NYC which was originally part of Westchester county in the 1800's til they made the subway connection from the Bronx to Manhattan. Home of Hip Hop music and Culture. Home of the Bronx Zoo, The Yankees, Botanical Gardens, Zulu Nation(originally the Black Spades) and birth place of John Gotti. The only borough which has "THE" in front of it's name.


6. Month of your birthday? June
The month the hottest people in the world are born.

~I'd agree :-)

7. Last person you texted? Katie
A happy person who is a good listener and reliable friend. Likes to party and is always there when you need her.

~Pretty good, I'd mostly agree

8. One of your nicknames? Maggie

n. Nickname for Margaret.

~Perfect, although alternate entries left my jaw dropping.

9. What are you doing this weekend? Fundraising
fundraising isn't defined yet, but these are close: Band parents

~Wow, this IS a shocker

10. Random word: Responsible
responsible isn't defined yet

~ yet another gem of a find

While it's great to play along, it's been pointed out that one should not actually use these terms when in conversation with those in the know, cause it just ain't cool for the old folks to talk like dat.

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