What is that from anyway? It’s in my head as I bounce around in my seat. I think I should have skipped the Mountain Dew at lunch. I’m sure you probably think I should skip it every day. You’re right! But I was feeling fizzylicious. That is now a word.
Speaking of words… sometimes I wonder why they get old. To my dear sister: the fact that you say “hot” every five seconds makes me wonder if “hot” will soon become the new “radical!” or “bogus!” Will you be able to stop yourself from saying it? Will you be the one person who still says “hot” when everyone else is saying the next annoying slang-of-the-moment? Does it matter? Perhaps not. But I think we need to remind ourselves that adjectives are supposed to add description, not heat ;). I think you’re adorable, and you probably won’t read this… but my advice is to let “hot” grow on its own. Just remember how “what cheer” got started: it shot up for a few weeks (much like pop songs on the charts today)… and fell in a glorious shower of fizzling interest (also much like pop songs on the charts today). Nobody got it but us, even though we tried so hard to use it and bring others into the “what cheer fold”.
And by the by, what was that other word? You know what I mean.
Ok so back to the general public… what slang do you think should be revived? What needs a new start? why do certain slang words or phrases stay put in our lexicon while others leak out to never be heard again until some decade-focused TV sitcom?
Examples of both:
Get outta town
The suffix “-izzle”
Bread (as in money)
Don’t have a cow
Take a chill pill
Ownage/Owned (no I will not write this is 1337!)