Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Relative stupidity of slang...


I work at a lovely establishment...a type of boarding school, if you will. At my chosen place of employment we work hard to turn inner-city troubled male teens into established, debonair, well-groomed young men ready to reenter society.

During my time here at the aforementioned place of virtue, I have gained an impressive knowledge of inner-city slang. For my first blog, I wish to impart my acquired education to you:

john- n. thing, item, person, place, object. (ex- You remember the john with the john?)

drawlin'- v. annoying, unfair. (ex- no gym? Y'all's drawlin'!)

bowl- n. in reference to a person (ex- That young bowl is trippin!)

real rap- v. used in question form to ask if someone is serious or as an affirmation to the aforementioned question. (ex- You been learned that? Real rap?)

corny- adj. stupid or absurd (ex- Them johns is corny!)

youngin'- n. used in respect to someone younger than yourself (ex- You's trippin youngin'!)

raw- adj. adv. unadulterated, hard core, serious. A description of a person, place, thing, or action. (ex- Them johns is raw!)

baller- n. Originally referred ball players that made it out of the streets to make millions as a pro ball player, but now is used to describe any thug that is living large. (ex- I wants to be a baller when I get out)

baby mama- n. The mother of your child(ren), whom you did not marry and with whom you are not currently involved. (ex- I gotsta write my baby mama.)
trippin- v. When someone is overreacting over something small. (ex- Damn Bitch!? Why yo all trippin?)

pre-hype- adv. When a situation is deemed stupid or ridiculous (ex- This shit's pre-hype.)

The slang dictionary is endless and I am fairly certain I could go on...however, I will end the lesson here. Perhaps the education will continue in the next installment of "Relative stupidity of slang...(part II)"

Until then, Keep your johns raw, bitches. Real rap.

1 comment:

chachi said...

It's nice to know someone feels the same way I do about those lame words. I work in an establishment quite similar to the one your talking about and I hear those dumb words all the time.