Is there a word you use that others don't know the meaning to?
Asked by Jane Belanger
October 6, 2010
From East Village (Event Manager)
"Slor.” It means slutbag-whore. I heard it from my friend. It’s still fairly new; it’s just now beginning to hit the mainstream.
From North Park (Unemployed)
There’s a lot of words — “Smashin’.” People say that, but they don’t know why I say it. If someone asks me a question, I’ll just be, like, “I’m smashin’.” There’s a lot of different meanings. If someone’s telling me something I don’t like, I say, “Smash!”
From Applegate, Oregon (Student)
I say, “Awesome, possum!” And people are, like, “What does that mean?” Or I’ll say, “Yeppers, peppers!” or “Sweet, feet!” It’s actually starting to stick. People are starting to say “awesome, possum” and “fo’ sho’.” People in Oregon never said that. They’re starting to catch on to my wordage.
From Bay Park (Photographer)
‘ISO.' It means the sensibility of the camera. Most people don’t know the meaning of that. It’s an abbreviation that means the sensibility of the speed of the film. It used to be ASA and now it’s ISO. They changed it a few years ago.
From Rancho San Diego (Business Manager)
‘Smooofs.' We have it on our license plate. In art school we used to say it. It actually derives from an art teacher that we had. He was from China, and everything he said was plural. “You need to smooofs out the lines in your paintings. You need to make the lines more smoofs.”
From Clairemont (Professional Services Assistant)
‘Eskihos.' The girls who wear the Ugg boots. We call them “eskihos.” But everybody probably knows what that is.