slang

02 Jun 2017

How Appropriating Slang Can Be Problematic: Yaaaasss Queen, Even for You!

Maybe You’re Not Woke AF 2014 was overall, a very good year.  The Giants had won the World Series, the world was introduced to Lupita N’yongo and the idea of Trump being President was just a very funny punchline.  It also was the year that brought us ‘On Fleek’, the

Luna Malbroux 16
14 Sep 2015

Forgotten cowboy slang we should all use again

CATAWOMPUS: Fiercely, eagerly, awry, cockeyed, crooked, skewed.

Example of a modern-day use: “Yeah, I don’t know how to feel about last night. She took one look at me without my clothes on, told me I was all catawompus down there, made me wear kitty ears and told me to go for it.”

Rae Bathgate - Down and Out and Overseas 0
17 Aug 2011

How to Be Upwardly Mobile While Maintaining Your Street Cred

I went to an underperforming high school with prison bars around it.  I wore secondhand clothes, loitered on corners, witnessed armed robberies at KFC, and earned the nickname “Tasty Vanilla” from my peers.  Please don’t alert the authorities, but I’ve even spray painted on a wall before.  No matter how

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0