Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Don't go breakin' your crayons

The Boston Globe has a fun piece on teen slang, and how it's encouraged by Web sites like

If you haven't heard what makes a person "agnorant" and don't know that "gnar" is simply the evolved (and more succinct) form of "gnarly," educate yourself.

And let us know your favorites (or the most absurd).

Mine? "Bluetool," which refers to someone with a perpetual Bluetooth in his ear, even if he's not on the phone (... don't look at me!!). I also love "check your vitals," which is to catch up on your favorite sites and email.

-JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

1 comment:

Dorcus said...

Some great terms for concepts that previous had no efficient way of saying them. I particularly like:

Man Stand

The act of a man standing outside a shop while his wife/girlfriend/partner shops inside. Man Standing involves looking into space, at other women, or in the case of multi story shopping centers, leaning on the railings of an upper floor watching the people below.

"I've been doing the Man Stand outside New Look for an hour!"