I am personally fascinated with language and how we use words to communicate thoughts to others. It is so intriguing to hear people use words or sayings that they have carried with them for life. Many of us pick them up from a parent, grandmother or grandfather. Others of us pick up language from our kids and/or teens (Vid of me trying to figure out what my 2yo is saying).
I occasionally interupt a converstion by saying with a grin, “Wait a minute, now what did you just say?” I love it! Slang words and phrases are a part of who we and who we come from. Our language is ever changing. Some words or phrases stick and are added to the dictionary, others die over time as our culture moves on (Here a few that a college said should be banned for use for the rest of 2010, for overuse or misuse). Nonetheless, below are: 40 Favorite Slang Phrases of Yesterday & Today (I threw in a few of my own as well as commentary on some of the others). Hope you enjoy and thanks to everyone that participated in the post!
Chad- My father in law is known for: “I’ll be a monkey’s uncle,” “Son of a biscuit” and “Whippersnapper”
ddemoss I use the word “bougie” as in “bourgeoisie” to describe schmancy stuff or people who think they’re schmancy.
AmandaSims A synonym for wonky would be hinky.
katiemoon don’t stage a nutty, hinky & fishmeckeled are 3 of my favs right now. can’t wait to see the blog post this leads to.
princesscossett “swank-a-tonkalous” my daughter made it up. It means really great!
AmandaSims Wonky – and its derivatives: wonked, wonkified, wonked out. (Oh, that means messed up.)
Chad- haha, I used to say womper-jawed
MarcyMcConnell shoot me in the face…means wear me out
adeason123 “Out of Toast” various meanings from messed up; being insane; lost energy/drive. As is: That man is out of toast!!!
Neil Christopher shoot the horse and take the saddle. you cant kill nothing if nothing wont die. everything is somewhere. there’s no use to beating a dead horse with a stick. eat the meat and spit out the bones.
Ginny Gill Back home some folks said “shuckey durn”. About as close as you can get to cursing without doing so!
Bethany Christensen From Grandma, “So forth and so on…”
Shelley R. Smith wellllll dadgum! i’ll be danged! durn it all!
Bob Booth Funky Jo Jimmy. I am surprised you had to ask
Chad- And Bob, you also used to like to call people Jimmy Jack, Jimmy Jack!
Chad- My wife’s grandma used to have a made up name for people who’s name she couldn’t remember. She called women Pearl and men Gordon.
Kyle Moss “Bananas” I’m not sure what it really means, but when used in the right context it sounds glorious.
·Kyle Cretsinger “Caddywompered” – used to describe when something is all bent out of shape. As in “Well have to redo that 2×4 brace because someone put it in all caddywompered.
Amanda Gallie Throwed.. Lol
DannyLYoungerS fave slang phrase is true dat
Chad- Haha, I have a buddy that used to “true dat and a bag of chips” It was kind of like, “That is so true, and I’ll even through in a bag of chips on top.”
Julia Kammerdiener Ekpo Lloyd says, “mother of moses!” and my grandmother got me saying “shoot a monkey” which when I am really mad I say “shoot a monkey in the head”
Melissa Lovin Hibbie Jibbies. As in “that just gave me the hibbie jibbies!”
Kyle Cretsinger Just thought of another one. My dad used to tell me “Stay between the fence posts.” For years I never understood it and finally asked him. It means stay on the road because of the fenceposts on either side of the road so I guess it means “drive straight”.
Shelley R. Smith i use “wonky” all the time; “caddywhumpus” too, and my fave new slang is “intexticated” which is people who drive while texting. urban dictionary says: Describes people who drive while sending text messages on their phones.
“Dude, what was THAT?!” “Probably just some intexticated highschooler.”
Shelley R. Smith new fave from my brit friend: “collywobbles” which is the equivalent of goosebumps; and i have always liked gramma jo’s “twitterpated” which cracks me up given the new propensity to twitter; to her it meant giddy or overly excited/stimulated. ♥
Chad- “Katie bar the door!” This was from my high school football coach, Coach Losack
Brian Edmonds Flub-made a mistake
Angela Nevius Dormer wonky (not quite right or as it should be)
Carlon King Mucus trooper — Your colleague that always gets the worst colds, yet still makes it in to work to cough it all over you.
These are all pretty funny, thank again to everyone who helped write this post!
Ok, what other slang words or phrases are you favorites? Please let us know in the comments! Do any of you use these above or hear them from someone in particular? We’d love to hear!