Sunday, June 25, 2006

Teenage Dictionary

Camp was a blast and if I sat here and told you all about it I wouldn't do it justice, so I'll just hit on some moments that made an impression on me.

On Thursday, the first full day, it rained. Rain is not something teenagers plan for. I brought an umbrella. I went to camp from ages 9-19. It always rains, at least one day. Shelbi and I decided to walk to the cafeteria. I took my umbrella to sheild us from the rain. As we rounded the top of the first hill another girl, whose name I forgot to get, shouted, "You have an umbrella, that's beast!" I smiled and agreed that yes, I did indeed have an umbrella as we pasted on the road. I then turned to my teenage companion and asked if I had just been complimented or insulted.

Beast has not made it into Dictionary.com as a slang word, but if it was there I imagine the definition would look something like:

Slang.
Excellent; first-rate: You brought an umbrella, that's beast!


Our group later decided to make up our own words and use them. Our positive word is Skant(sk-ant). Used in a sentence would look something like this, 'The music was skant!' or 'I have money left over! That's skant!'

Our negative word is actually being used in Enid High already, but I feel like I've been accepted as a cool person by being introduced to the word Boof (boo-f). Used in a sentence it would look something like this, 'The cafeteria food was boof!' or 'The bottle of water that I buy at home for $.89 cents cost me $1.50! That's boof!'

Now that I've shared these three words with you, feel free to use them around teenagers. They'll probably look at you like you're crazy, but when don't they?

6 comments:

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

It sounds like you had a rather beastly trip, Leslee. When I was younger, I used to boof. But now that my bark is deeper, it's more of a woof.

Aunt Jo said...

i think 'boof' sounds like a positive word!

madcapmum said...

I feel so old.

Badoozie said...

beast/marvy, all the same

glad you had fun at camp, now all the fretting for nothing, you silly girl

Leslee said...

Mugsy, I should've known you'd totally understand the lingo of teenagers today!

AJ, I just report the news, I don't make it up. Well, sometimes I make it up, but...

Mum, there were several times when I felt like the kids and I were speaking different languages. It was very sad.

Susie, I knew I had no reason to fret. I am silly! That's boof!

Mel said...

Glad you're back!