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March 7, 2011

Urban DictSCOnary

by Alison Kronstadt, Online Opinions Editor and Eli Schwadron, Online Sports Editor
Still think a stamp is something you need in order to send a letter? If you hear the word dead, do you feel the need to check someone's pulse? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it's time for you to consult our SCO urban dictionary. There's tons of slang being tossed around Blair nowadays, but we've picked out the best of the best to get you #hip. We've also added a few new terms – let's see if you hear them floating around the SAC come next week.

Disclaimer: We don't expect everyone to use these words. But hopefully we'll have you LLS by the end of this article.
These kids have pretty bad textnique, although the antenna on that one girl's phone is pretty great. Courtesy of Scrape TV
These kids have pretty bad textnique, although the antenna on that one girl's phone is pretty great.

Textnique (noun)
Meaning: The ability to position one's body or possessions so that one can text in class without the teacher noticing.
Blazers text in class, in a lot of ways, for a lot of reasons. Whether or not they get caught is all a matter of textnique – basically, how good you are at hiding your phone from the teacher. The amateurs will just try to be quick and hope the teacher isn't looking, but the slickest texters can send long messages while still seeming attentive. Teachers may not like it, but textnique is just another useful skill we learn in high school.

Stamp: (noun/verb/anything, really)
Meaning: 1. Awesome, sounds good. 2. Making something official.
The stamp phenomenon has taken the Blair community by storm over recent months, becoming a common word in Facebook statuses and on Blair Boulevard. It's pretty much synonymous with other slang terms such as 'bet' and 'gucci,’ and can be used in many different situations.

Kill/Dead: (verb/adjective)
Meaning: 1. That's over and done with 2. That's so whack
This one's pretty easy to understand. If a party is really fun, it's "live." 'Kill' and 'Dead' mean the opposite. Scenario A: If someone tells a terrible joke, yell "Kill!" Scenario B: If your friend tries to convince you to go out with someone you don't like, respond with a "That's so dead!"

Sheenin' (verb)
Meaning: Wylin' out like Charlie Sheen.
Charlie Sheen was recently sheenin' on multiple Prime time talk shows. Courtesy of hollywoodreporter.com
Charlie Sheen was recently sheenin' on multiple Prime time talk shows.
Charlie Sheen is crazy. Like, clinically insane. Check youtube for some of his epic interviews – trust me, you won't be disappointed. Now, whenever you see a friend do something that would make the star of "Two and a Half Men" proud, just shake your head (if it's on Facebook, a simple 'smh' will do) and tell them they're "sheenin'." In the past, we've had "lunchin'" and "kirkin'," but now there's a new way to let people know that they're trippin'.

Hashtag (adjective)
Meaning: A prefix to another slang word.
The hashtag began on Twitter as the symbol for trending topics. Now, it's breached the gap to Facebook, and it's used as an extra emphasis for other words. A few common examples: "Just got into UMD. #Stamp," or maybe, "Mom told me I have to clean my room. #ThatsDead." Some people go the extra mile with the hashtag and say things like, "#ChillinAtSchool #ItsTooDry #NeedToGoHomeNSleep." But beware, folks, if you decide to overuse the hashtag like in the last example, you'll be in danger of "#DoingTheMost."

Trife (adjective)
Meaning: Gross, disgusting.
Slang is weird. For example, if you called a girl phat 15 years ago she'd probably smile, but if you did it now, she'd probably hit you. In the case of "trife," its trickiness comes from the fact that its meaning magically changed. Trife comes from the word trifling, meaning unimportant, but trife more commonly means gross for no logical reason. So this writer’s conclusion is that trife simply means whatever it means because slang, like most things that are cool, doesn't necessarily make sense. Look at our article about Silly Bandz if you doubt me.

Crhyme (noun)
Leona Lewish is a chryminal. Courtesy of Urban Music Direct
Leona Lewish is a chryminal.

Meaning: A terrible rhyme, particularly in a hip-hop lyric.
Say what you want about popular music, but you can't deny that the industry is slowly losing its ability to rhyme. Leona Lewis, your love may be bleeding, but "you" and "truth" just doesn't work, even if you try to make the "th" sound really soft. As for other lyrical catastrophes such as Gucci Mane and the rest of Brick Squad Records, check out Eli's blog. These are all crhymes, I tell you. Crhymes against humanity, or at least my ears.


Defriend (verb)
Meaning: The act of removing someone from one's Facebook friends list.
Because we are a generation who uses Facebook more than we look at actual faces or read actual books, this is the ultimate insult. When people are fighting and one defriends the other on Facebook, everyone knows things have gotten serious. In short, this term means…that you don't want to be their friend, we guess? On Facebook we’re all also friends with tons of people we haven't talked to in years or have never talked to at all, but apparently defriending is still a big deal.

Have any other creative, useful slang definitions that should be in our DictSCOnary? Let us know in the comments!



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  • funkmastaflex on March 7, 2011 at 4:37 PM
    what about "what's gucci?" and "CUUUTE" and the stuff all those other #FrenchForShower+Bags
    • guccilover on March 9, 2011 at 12:45 PM
      Wasss Gucci :)
  • loaf on March 8, 2011 at 12:11 AM
    loaf
  • funkmastaflex on March 9, 2011 at 7:55 AM
    what about "what's gucci?" and "CUUUTE" and the stuff all those other #FrenchForShower+Bags
    • sg on March 9, 2011 at 4:03 PM
      yeaaaa sebi...
  • Dubious (View Email) on March 9, 2011 at 10:29 AM
    I personally believe that anyone who uses any of these words in a normal conversation should be put down.
  • =] on March 9, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    Entertaining article!
    #Stamp!!
  • nik on March 9, 2011 at 6:02 PM
    gumppppppppppppppppppppppp
  • rick (View Email) on March 10, 2011 at 8:43 PM
    STAMPINGTON.
  • gump on March 10, 2011 at 8:44 PM
    you forgot gump
  • wait what on March 13, 2011 at 12:02 PM
    what does gucci and gump mean
    #fail
  • Sawagg on March 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM
    Why is Alison Kronstadt listed, its clear Eli wrote all this.SCO #fakin
  • Bob (View Email) on April 27, 2011 at 8:52 AM
    Im a gump, any pointers?
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