Post a new slang word/phrase

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by visceral_instinct, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    No, I think it was I who was being offensive. Please accept my apology.
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  3. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

    A good one I heard:
    Testiculating: Waving your arms around while talking b0ll0cks!

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  5. soullust Registered Senior Member

    Damn you all i will cornobble you.

    cornobble: to hit with a fish

    Old, but i just like it.
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  7. Yellow Jacket Registered Senior Member

    Nuddling: Nookie and then cuddling afterwards

    for those who don't know what nookie is: sex

    Someone used this expression on me recently, I just found out what it meant. And no, it didn't happen, I asked around, LOL.
    Wishboning: spreading her legs and taking it

    This one I heard today:
    "He was weakin' on that!"
    Referring to the person being in a fight and whupping some ass.

    My favorites (because they are silly):
    Skillet: a buddy/"hommie"


    "Oh snap!"
    Said when someone picks on someone and got them good. Or said when something messed up happens. Same idea as "Burn." or "Toast"

    My son said the other day:

    "Work that ponytail, girlfriend!" (He was joking with me because I looked cute that day, LOL) Which means...looking cute, owning it. Yeah, he's a riot.
  8. staciet Registered Member

    No need to apologize.
  9. John99 Banned Banned

    ha ha ha.
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    It's true.
    It's not authentic French, but it's modeled after French words like saucier, "a cook who specializes in making sauces."

    Pronunciation: pep-YAY.

    The French word for "pepper" is poivre, but a poivrier is a pepper plant or a pepper pot, not a person who dispenses it.
  11. NightFall Lazy Hedonist Valued Senior Member

    'work that pony tail' is madTV skit that is popular on youtube
  12. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member


    It's not new, but it is a somewhat rare slang word that baffled me until recently.
    It kind of popped into my head a few days ago, and recently resurfaced when thinking about people on Sciforums who might qualify as one.

    The definition that I attached to it was something like an annoying gnat, or annoying pittance, someone that is grating and possibly shrill or just a plain nuisance, and gets under one's skin, but is of little real consequence or substance. Possibly someone who says asinine shite or routinely does stuff just to get to you, but generally has no purpose.

    So, I finally decided to look it up.

    piss·ant [pis-ant]

    Slang: Vulgar . a person or thing of no value or consequence; a despicable person or thing.
    Obsolete . an ant.

    1655–65, in sense “ant”; piss + ant, prob. orig. on the model of pismire

    Apparently, according to another source, it derives from old or middle english pysse and myre, which refer to piss, and ant, respectively. A reference to a type of ant that has an odour of urine about it.

    According to, among the various definitions, are:

    3. pissant
    1. An insignificant or mediocre person.

    2. A tiny black ant, sometimes called a 'sugar ant.' It is called this because this type of ant is a favorite target in urinals.
    Monty Python wrote the Philosopher's Song in which they declared that 'Immanuel Kant was an old pissant.' I agree.

    Not sure why Immanuel Kant is a pissant. I guess only they would know.

    5. Pissant
    Unrespectable spineless coward who amounts to nothing

    6. pissant
    Def: 1. n. an unskilled worker at an etry level position.
    2. adj. describing unskilled, despicable labor. orig. from the idea of being in an ant colony

    Man, working the grill and McDonald's is such pissant work.

    7. pissant
    Someone annoying or stupid.

    Kayla Borchers is a bitchy pissant.

    WTF is a Kayla Borchers and why is she important? Ah, she must be Lindsay Lohan's lieutenant.
  13. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

  14. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

    My wife used to to be a Wiccan, and last week she told a D&D member:
    "Stop playing with my athame!"
    I pointed out "It's not your athame anymore, you're an atheist."

    So she called it her "Atheiame." I guess the definition of that would be "A knife that used to be an athame of a Wiccan/Pagan who went Atheist."

    *scratches head*
    Probably not too many uses for that one, I suppose.
    (Oh, yeah, when geeks marry...the geek gets squared. Which is appropriate, if you think about it.)
  15. M00se1989 Banned Banned

    A m00sian slip. When a statement has gone so far as to determine its individual purpose before it is ever posted leaving a croud in a quandry. Psychologically it is somewhere between telling the future and setting a trap.
  16. jmpet Valued Senior Member

    "Go to the mattresses". A really obscure reference from Godfather part one. It means "to hire more muscle... to put more beds down so more can sleep in the same place... to beef up.
  17. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    Wikipedia insists that some Wiccans are atheists, after deciding that the god, or the god and goddess, or the multiple gods, are archetypes, not real creatures. This has occurred in other, more mainstream, religions as well, which begs the definition of the word "religion."
    Please explain?
    I don't exactly understand this. Please explain with more clarity.

    Also, this thread is for citing the discovery of new slang in use by a language community, not for words invented by a member and known only to him/her. I tend to grant a lot of leeway when moderating this board, but if this is a word you made up, then at least make that clear. Did you name yourself Moose after the phrase "Moosian slip," or did you invent this (somewhat vaguely defined) phenomenon and then name it after yourself?

    Also... Since this is the Linguistics board, please try to adhere to a higher typography standard than that of the forum as a whole. Use your spell checker! E.g.: "crowd," "quandary."
  18. M00se1989 Banned Banned

    Well If I don't make up a phrase that warrants an explanation its not much of a trap is it?
  19. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    But that's not slang. That's a cant, words deliberately designed to prevent understanding by outsiders.

    This thread is for slang.
  20. M00se1989 Banned Banned


    A phrase often used by one of my friends when ones line of convoluted thought is quickly put to shame by a superior logical argument.

    French: also used to note when an opponent has been hit in fencing.
  21. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    Properly written (even in English) touché, the past participle of toucher, "to hit, to touch." A fencing term acknowledging that one has been hit, dismissing any intention to contest the point as a token of good sportsmanship. Generalized in English as an acknowledgement of a successful rejoinder to an argument. In both cases, the remark is uttered by the person who has been hit. From the lips of the person who scored the hit literally with an épée, it would be poor sportsmanship. In the case of a figurative "hit" in an argument, it would be simply boorish.

    Another reminder: Please be more attentive to your style and typography: "one's line," not "ones line." Although in this sentence it serves as a reflexive pronoun pointing back to "one of my friends," so "his line" or "his or her line" would be better. This board doesn't get a lot of traffic so I try to let the threads serve multiple purposes. Since I'm a professional writer, you can be sure that the teaching of proper writing will be one of them.

    And no, I don't mean for this draconian statement to deter people from posting. We all make mistakes and I don't actually remark on all typos and tiny flubs. I'm just picking on the newbie, a rite of passage!

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  22. birch Valued Senior Member

    touche in modern times is used to say 'right back atcha'. it's not used in the dictionary sense.
  23. M00se1989 Banned Banned

    This newbie doesn't mind. It's all fun and games. I suck at spelling, I misspelled cliff in seventh grade on the board in front of the whole class "KLIF"

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    It was spelled clif, but when everone said I misspelled it I decided to draw a line before the "c" making it into a "lc" or K. LOL

    Still If I made a thread about cants then everyone would know the term was not slang. It would also seem I made the thread just to facillitate a word I made up. That is not its purpose. By definition of a m00sian slip it can not be defined by one who initiates it. A jurry of peers can only determine whether the phrase coined a m00sian slip was a trap or if the phrase held prognostic behaviors. In other words I know I can't spell, but I like defining things.

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