Monday, August 30, 2004

what's slang to you...

Pamie once put up an entry on all the slang she used in her life.

I have been meaning to do the same for awhile. Here is my first crack at it - I know there are VERY IMPORTANT THINGS I am forgotting. Which I will remedy as soon as my brain decides to cooperate -

Here are the first ones which came to mind -

Buy me diamonds – the name of this blog comes from a conversation Pinky and I had probably two years ago. I can’t even remember how it started, but it involved some kind of gift her husband had bought (or was buying her) and how we are princesses and deserve diamonds. It became something like “we know they are expensive and unreasonable but we don’t care. Buy me diamonds!” and a legend was born.

Cheesewhore – what I am. A whore for cheese. Now four year old Lucie will describe herself as a “cheesewhore!” to any and all who will listen. Possibly inappropriate. Definitely funny.

Chee-tos – the easiest way to describe this is “horny”. Miss Mug is going to write a proper definition for this and I will add it ASAP.

Cool with a K! – This initially came from the Television Without Pity recaps of 24 starring Kiefer. by Gustave. All things belonging to Kiefer would somehow incorporate the K. Kiefer kopter, Kiefer kapture, etc. This all kame to a head when Pinky spotted Kiefer in New York and yelled out “Kiefer, we think you’re cool with a K!” Of kourse, since then, it has pretty much been retired. You kan’t get much better than that!

Crapper – born from the Henhouse. Mereubu knows a kid who used to crap on the floor (charming!) and I one day referred to him as “The Crapper”. It is now a swear (“crapper!”) and also a base for other fabulous words like craptastic and craptacular.

Crying by candlelight – this was invented about Mug’s tragic relationship with He Who Shall Be Unnamed. It was all very Sense and Sensibility, dramatic in darkness and tears by candelight. That’s all there is to it.

DJ Ortho – my fabulous funny cousin (Hi, dude!). She broke a bone in her foot. On her boot there was a reflective sticker which said “DJ Ortho”. That is now her name.

Doll parts – Another born from Pinky and I. She once explained to me at length how she couldn’t wear her hair down b/c she has large parts like “doll parts” in her hair and it was horrible and blah blah blah. Of course, this is imperceptible to anyone else, so it turned into, “that thing you hate about yourself? Doll parts!”

Exciting kick – this comes from Say Anything. I used to use it as a way to say “cool” but I hardly ever do that anymore. Sometimes I still think it though. I am weird that way.

Everyday brain – this is a new one. It may or may not catch on. I was describing something to Mug and said it was “not in my everyday brain” meaning I didn’t think about it on a regular basis. I liked it. I may put it out there as the new cool catch phrase. Or possibly my new band name.

(the) Henhouse – was initially a thread that I (as “ramona”) started on the Frank Black board. At first it was called “Besides Frank” and then it evolved into a topic some 100 pages long about sex and boys and families and fun. I met two of my best friends in the universe there (Mereubu and Ten Percenter) and now we have our own Yahoo group by the same name.

HoYay – another from TWoP. Means “homoeroticism yay!”

Manson lamps – Crazy eyes. From the Sopranos. Funny cause it’s true.

Mereubu - my awesome friend, Sarah. She lives in Arkansas. I wish she lived closer. She has an awesome husband, named Bob and a kid who rocks named Zelda. I heart her.

Pinky - my lovely friend, Jennifer. She doesn't like the name Jennifer. She does like Pink. I started calling her "Pinky" to find our own happy medium.

Starbucks Straw - sometimes at Starbucks you get a medium drink and a straw that is meant for a large drink and it more than you need. This can also be used to describe boys, um, stuff.

Stuff – this is your private area. Your boy parts, or girl parts. Another one Mug will write a definition of. In a sentance it could be "my stuff hurts", good for girls especially b/c it describes the ENTIRE AREA and not just one particular part.

Tallulah – another nickname for me. Comes from the childrens Maisey books. Tallulah is Maisey’s friend who just shows up at convenient or awkward times. Mug's son has a book, we decided I am that chicken.

Ten Percenter - Andy in Edinburgh. He cracks me up on a daily basis (in which I shove my fist in my mouth to not lose my shit at my computer screen). He lives in Scotland with his wife, V, and their three kids. I miss him.

Typical boy – he does something that is so STRANGE and CONFUSING. It’s just typical. Typical boy. This is also my yet to be invented all girls band name.

Mug - my very good friend, selfmademug. Name comes from an Elvis Costello song quote which goes (in part) "a self made mug is hard to break". Once I gave her a necklace with this inscribed on it. I think she liked it.

because I said so