January 18th, 2003

Frolijah

Currently cool slang you will not touch

What is the local currently-hip slang word or phrase that you refuse to use?

I'm not saying it has to offend you (like calling stupid stuff "gay") - just something you don't use, because it isn't you.

For me, here in northern California, it's "hella." (Both as "very" and as "a lot of": "That test was hella hard." "He got hella bruises from snowboarding.") I thought it was extremely bizarre when I first heard it. I'm getting used to it now, but I still don't use it myself. I would feel like a poser if I did; like one of those sad teachers trying to sound cool. Even though I'm not exactly ancient.

Anyway. What is it in your area?
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