Say What?

Hey, Balla, get on the sticks

Can it be old words? Because I use balla a lot. A “balla” is a player; you know, like, someone who’s good at something. Another one is get on the sticks. “Get on the sticks” ...

Meanbuggin', Weeble, and Wolf Tickets

Meanbuggin’ is when you start starin’ at someone and you’re lookin’ at ’em bad. Another one is weeble. A weeble is, like, someone who’s comin’ up, but they’re not officially made yet. Like, you introduce ...

F'tchou!

F’tchou! It’s a noise you can use to mean whatever you want. It’s a sound. It’s a placeholder for whatever word you can’t think of. Chills McGillicutty means it’s cold outside. It’s freezin’ outside; it’s ...

Choke, Bombai, and Puka

I am from Hawaii, so most of the slang words that I use are pidgin. Choke means that you have a lot or a bunch of something, like I have choke Christmas presents to wrap. ...

Butt-Cracked

My friends and I have a game that we invented in our group. It’s called “butt-cracked.” Being butt-cracked is when you accidentally see someone bent over with pants that don’t fit well and you see ...

Hobby Lobby

My favorite slang word comes from a Leslie Hall skit. She calls a place the Hobby Lobby. My friends and I took the term “hobby lobby” and started using it to mean something that is ...

I'm Too Junkie for That

I say “I’m too junkie for that.” It means that you are too cool for something or too hip. It’s not a drug reference, though. I think I made it up about two months ago. ...

Sexting

“Sexting” is when somebody —probably somebody who’s drunk — texts you on your cell phone and the subject matter is overtly sexual. So instead of “texting” you, they’re “sexting” you. “Sexting” is sort of the ...

Durts

EMBREY NEWMAN REQUESTED THE REMOVAL OF HER PERSONAL INFORMATION. OK'D BY JIM HOLMAN ON 3/27/09.

Bumping Rims with Creepers

"Bumping rims" is when you meet somebody and you have a connection. So, I would say, “Oh my God, I met the lead singer from The Faint last night and we totally bumped rims.” It’s ...

Crappucino

My slang word has a two-fold meaning. The first is the origin of how I came up with it. I work as a barista at a coffee place that isn’t Starbucks, and I started saying ...

Geektastic!

These words must be said with enthusiasm. Geektastic is something you say to show pride in being a geek. Really, you can add “-tastic” and “-tacular” to any words to make them better. Dorktacular and ...

Bikeroni

“Bikeroni” means urban biking, music, and art all combined together. It’s all about an experience that can’t be defined by what it really is; it’s what you make of it. I ride a road bike ...

Tragesty

The word of the day is “tragesty.” Pretty much because I can’t speak even basic English, a tragesty is something that is not only a tragedy, but a travesty as well. Such as when your ...

Oh, Cheeseburger!

My slang word comes from my quest to swear less. I know that it’s kind of an old word, but I say, “snap.” I say it whenever I’m surprised or shocked or exclaiming about something. ...

Booty

I use the word “booty“ for almost everything. I started saying it about six months ago. I think I heard a friend say it or something. I don’t remember. Anyway, I thought it sounded fun ...

Cray-cray

Linda Castignola Age: 30 Occupation: Retail Manager/Fashion Designer Lives: North Park “Cray-cray,” I got it from my posse of gay friends. [It’s] another word for crazy, and you use it in the context of “he’s ...

Say What: Cinemuck

My slang word is “cinemuck,” which is the stuff on the ground of the movie theaters. All the popcorn and sodas and gross candy and stuff that sticks to your feet. Cinemuck is the word ...

Twanky

My slang word is “sexlexia,” which is pretty much a word for those people that claim that they’re all that in the sack but really don’t know what they’re doing. And “twanky” means that something ...

Right Sized

The word that I’m using is “right sized.” A lot of companies have been laying people off; you know, they’re using “right sized” so that you feel that [being laid off]’s a good thing. The ...

Beasty Snood

I came up with a term because I hate the term “beastly”; I think it doesn’t rhyme off the tongue as well. But “beasty” describes something so gnarly. It’s just, like, anything that is a ...

Dodels and Codels

I have an adorable golden retriever named Charlie who was four years old on May 9. I have always said he should be a dodel, which is a dog model. I don’t know if there ...

Porky Piggin' It

You know how sometimes you’re just kickin’ it at home, wearing a shirt but no pants? That’s called Porky Piggin’ it. If you’ve seen the cartoon Porky Pig, you know he wore a top but ...

Buttery, Bev Watts, and 99 Nanners

Buttery, is something my friend came up with. It means that you did something with no problems. It’s very slick and smooth, something that gave you no problems. Another expression that I say a lot ...

I'onte Mut Know

I’m originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and all my slang is dirty South. “I’onte mut know,” is something that you say if you don’t know an answer. Like if someone asks you if you’re going to ...

Suck Knob

The “suck knob” is a myth I have created with bands, performers, and entertainers. I do sound at bars and events and stuff, and I set up their equipment. I got so sick of being ...

Craptacular

I worked with special-education kids for a very long time, and you have to be really careful what you say around them. You can’t cuss or say anything dirty because they will pick it up ...

Cheedle and Charps

You know when you eat a bag of Chee-tos and you get that orange sludge on your fingers? You have to scrape it off your teeth and it’s really disgusting? That is called “cheedle.” It’s ...

Clonuts

I do not like Krispy Kreme. All of their donuts look like creepy little clones of each other, so I call them clonuts. Where I come from we have Dunkin Donuts. The donuts are beautiful, ...

Siliclone and Affluenza

Siliclone refers to the group of girls that you would usually see in the Gaslamp or P.B. You know, implants, bleached hair, platform flip-flops, skanktastic tattoos. They all look alike to me. I think they ...

Rufus and Anti-Rufus

I have to admit, the word I use the most came from the movie Never Been Kissed. The word is Rufus, and it’s used to describe something really cool. I love the way it sounds ...

Hackintosh

Hackintosh. I made it up to refer to computers that are composed of different components. It’s my way of sticking it to the man. I work on computers for a living, and I believe that ...

Larry

The first time I heard the word Larry was when my old boss said it to me. I bumped into him and he yelled, “Watch out, Larry!” I wondered who Larry was and then I ...

Bodey

A bodey is a euphemism for a cuss word, although it’s not necessarily profane. It’s something that my friends and I made up. It’s a word you can say when you shouldn’t use a real ...

Schwiggler

A schwiggler is a sneaky person, someone who is trying to trick you or hide from you. It’s something my friends and I call each other. Of you’re trying to avoid phone calls from someone ...

Greeth and Grums

Greeth is a combination of ‘“gross” and “teeth.” I guess it could also be “green” and “teeth,” depending on how long it had been since the person brushed. “Grums” is the same idea but pertaining ...

Squadouche!

My word is “squadouche,” which basically means “nothing.” Don’t really know where I heard it from... But basically used in the context, “Hey dude, what’d you get at the store today?” “Squadouche! I didn’t get ...

Manky

Manky is when something is exceptionally unpleasant or gross. It can be applied to just about anything, like telling someone their feet smell manky or saying you had a really manky day. You can yell ...

Ass Antlers and Tanorexic

I just recently heard “ass antlers” and I think it’s wonderful. It refers to tattoos on the lower back, sometimes also called a “tramp stamp.” They are usually tribal tattoos in a v-shape and sit ...

Manscaping, Murse, Hestring

The slang I use is mostly terms for metrosexual guys. I’m a hairstylist, so a large amount of my clients are men. I like “manscaping” for guys who are picky about grooming their body hair, ...

Don't Yuck My Yum

Don’t Yuck My Yum It’s the best thing to say whenever anyone tries to shove their opinion on you. I hate it when I’m into something and someone comes over and starts yucking and making ...

Wetware

Wetware. Hardware is part of the computer; it’s internal and it’s permanent. Software is executed with the hardware, like a game or program. And wetware are the brains in your head that let you keep ...

Dinty

I had these old roommates that used the word “dinty” to describe a good, hearty meal. I don’t know if it comes from Dinty Moore stew, which is not a good, hearty meal, but I ...

Yer Mom

Shawn Gray Age: 31 Occupation: Cafe Manager Lives: University Heights YER MOM It works with everything. Like... Anything, anything. We used to always bust it back and forth. "Yer mom's this, yer mom's dah- dah-dah-dah-dah." ...

Plurr, Candy Kids, Jungle-ist

Jenna Age: 17 Occupation: Barista Lives: Normal Heights Jenna I try not to speak with slang. I know raver slang; I used to be one. There's " plurr ": "Peace, love, unity, respect and responsibility." ...

Barney

Mike Mehaffey Age: 25 Occupation: Student/Retail Lives: Ocean Beach My slang word is Barney because it's funny and it makes me laugh. A Barney is a dork or a loser -- someone who's goofy or ...

Raul, Randy, Canadian

Tim Fair Age: 21 Occupation: Electrical Engineer Lives: Clairemont I have a couple good examples of aliases me and my friends give random people we see in public situations. For example, my go-to name for ...

Noob

Chris Lonner Age: 21 Occupation: Student researcher Lives: La Jolla My friends and I love playing Halo and we're getting ready for Halo 3 by breaking out our video-game slang. A word that gets thrown ...

Homosensual, Chad

Joshua Rego Age: 21 Occupation: Student Lives: La Jolla My guy friends and I give each other a really hard time about how we act around the ladies. If I think one of my friends ...

The Witching Hour

Anna Marie Bickford Age: 21 Occupation: Project Accountant Lives: Pacific Beach My friends and I rediscovered this old-fashioned term, "the witching hour" , which was used to describe creepy things that happened at night to ...

Shralpin' On The Gnar Gnar, Bombin' It

Edward Pickens Age: 34 Occupation: Bookkeeper Lives: North Park "Shralpin' on the gnar gnar," isn't really surfer slang, it's more like making fun of bad '80s surfer slang. I use that one as a joke ...

Lurking The Space, Myspy

Alan Alzona Age: 23 Occupation: Sales Associate Lives: Hillcrest I'm a big MySpace fan, and my friends and me have some good terms we use for general MySpace stalking. We'll say someone was "lurking the ...

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