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Welcome to the coreAPPLER glossary for new, cool and never used words. Don’t merely expand your vocabulary by learning new more advanced words, make your own up too-I do.

ANTIHORNY any event, action, person that causes you to completely lose your lust for sexual ANYTHING; Bummer, utter disappointment.

Examples: Your with your girl and she tells you “Use your whole fist” [antihorny]; You thought you won the lottery, but you were one number off [#antihorny].

Origin: If you don’t know where this term came from, ask Maia Campbell, just make sure you have so Hot Lays and fresh Jack$on. [2:08]

*[Shoutout to @PerfectEnigma for for fully committing the word into here daily repertoire]* [see also ASSKNUCKLES]

ASSKNUCKLES interj./n. It’s like saying ‘bummer’ or ‘buzzkill,’ it’s what you say when something totally just doesn’t go your way.

I got this one from a friend of a friend of a friend who gave me the literal definition as well, and it ain’t pretty: “…it’s what happens when you’re fucked up and you go to wipe your ass, and you get shit all over your knuckles…” [see also ANTIHORNY]

BALDERDASH AND SHAGANGERY (BS) n. If Joe Wilson was in the House Of Parliament in England this is what he would have shouted to the speaker.  I first heard this one on Buffy like a decade ago and it cracked me up for like the next four years. [see also HULLABALOO and POPPYCOCK]

BIKINI (y) interj./sym. For my fellow Blackberry users and MSNers, as well, you know that the *thumbs up* shortcut key is (y). (just like *thumbs down* is (n).) Well, @mskimothy saw that and said “bikini,” I mean the symbol does kind of look like J-Lo whit her pants off (if you use the lower-case “y”), but I couldn’t stop cracking up when I first read that. Now we have like 3 new ways to agree on something (y):

“Kim, I’m on my way, I’ll be at the train station in 10 minutes”

“Bikini!!”

BOSS interj. [Cali lingo] In your best Beachbunny Bimbo Becky accent, this is what you would say when you’re “hella stoked about the waves coming in on the point, for suuure… BOSS!!” (@MzKellyBabay)

BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS n. [see post]

CONCRETE JUNGLE [see MANNY HANNY] (@mciscart)

COPASETIC adj. Very satisfactory or acceptable. (wikipedia)

CRIOSPHINX n. A Sphinx with the body of a Ram. (see post) (webster)

There are many theories to the origin of copasetic. It is widely accepted that it originated from some form of American slang. This conclusion stems from the slow introduction of the word into the written language mainly through use in periodicals and in character dialog in 20th century novels. Copasetic may have originated from African American slang in the late 19th century. It was used by African Americans in the American South (most notably by Bill “Bojangles” Robinson) and by jazz musicians in Harlem in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One theory claims the origins are from the Creole French language of Louisiana, specifically from the French word coupersètique (meaning “able to be coped with”; from French couper, to cut.)

DAGGY adj. [A definition from my Aussie friend, @jintanut] funny word, to do with sheep! a ‘dag’ here is someone with no pride in their appearance. It comes from the term a ‘dag’ on a sheep…..it’s when the sheep’s poo gets stuck on the wool and forms a ‘dag’ of dried up poo! how disgusting. <<see post>> [see also ASSKNUCKLES]

GEN MTV n. This goes out to the ‘kids’ in high school, the generation after mine. You’re so ahead in so ways, yet behind and many other ways. It’s amazing that the 15 and 16 year olds that can create a website in 2 hours but cant riite ay prop essa. Great fashion, but they watch The Hills.

  • Turn off MTV/VH1 for NY1/CNN sometimes. (look at the forecast, some local politics or something)
  • Dress with the weather not against it
  • Wear belts
  • Learn how to spell
  • Burn your Uggs
  • You don’t have to make a scene on the train everyday afterschoool.

Grand Central

ILK of the same family name or place [Scottish]. Usually used mockingly or facetiously today. (Dictionary.com)

MANNY HANNY n. Manhattan, NYC, The Capital Of The World.

(At 41st Street and Park Avenue looking north at Grand Central Terminal/42nd Street)

MATRICULATE v. to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college (Merriam Webster)

MOCKURAZZI (mock+paparazzi) taking pictures of random New York City celebrities (the good, the bad, the drunk Ugg-wearing tranny on the A-train.)  We have some of the most diverse, interesting people in this city and they need some highlighting. <<see MOCKURAZZI posts>> (cA.3/09)

Pee Slope StoreMUST-LOVE-DOGS n. Description of the ultra chic up-and-coming neighborhoods and their residents in areas around Downtown Brooklyn: Park Slope; Brooklyn Heights; [The New]Red Hook; Boerum Hill and Fort Greene. These are the people that have their gor-tex running suits on with their babies in $600 jogging strollers and the pooch on the leash in the middle of the afternoon on a Tuesday. This is the land of overpriced boutiques, horrible parking, Bathtubinterracial lesbian couples at vegan bistros,too many realty office and pet stores and Yuppies throwing away perfectly useful stuff (everything from fur coats to vintage bathtubs.) Sometimes the stuff in the stores look like they should be on the street and vice versa.   (cA.4/09)

POPPYCOCK n. Anglicized form of the Dutch pappekak, which literally means soft dung or diarrhea (from Dutch pap pap + kak dung); nonsense. (wikipedia) I first heard this on Family Matters from Urkel, I had no idea it meant “bull shit.” [see also BALDERDASH AND SHAGANGERY and HULLABALOO]

SWAMPISTAN n. My word for New Jersey, the land of swamps.  sweatpants and Uggs, lip-liner and big hair, accents and bad  public transportation. It was established to connect Philly to NYC, I wish I could hold my breath the whole ride through. Oh yeah, they have an airport and a casinos too. (FB.11/08) (@FariyalB)

SWAMPI n. Person, place or thing having characteristics of SWAMPISTAN

OLD SWAMPISTAN n. Staten Island

TWSS [That’s What She Said] Do you watch The Office, are you on Twitter? This is the term you use when someone unintentionally says something remotely sexual, like “I’d rather eat’em raw…” [talking about carrots] or “Push it harder…” [the remote.] Need some more examples, check this: #TWSS. There’s also #TWHS, obviously. [Note: sometimes TWSS has to be put on pause when talking about food, it will never end: Beef gyro, extra white sauce, for example]

That makes for a good drinking game, watch the Food Network, a show like Paula Deen, every time she says something TWSS-worthy, take a shot.

UNCLE PERVIS n. The 40 year  old fat dirty hairy greasy man that spreads his legs wide and licks his lips as he sits across from the Catholic School girls on the subway. He’s not the one who’s neighbors say, “he seemed so nice,” he’s the one that jerked off in the corner of the 6-train in the middle of the day. (cA.2/09)

  1. Kelly
    October 25, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    This is so cool, now I can speak New York!! LOL! Are all of these made up besides Copasetic?

  2. mskitty0303
    October 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Only you would have your own dictionary… so Rappler-ish lol

    • October 26, 2009 at 10:42 pm

      LOL and I got more to come..lol

  3. November 2, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    LOL @ Must Love Dogs so describes BK

    • November 2, 2009 at 1:49 pm

      LOL…I know, once you past Grand Army, things get a little more Real…lol

  4. Rebecca
    November 6, 2009 at 7:49 am

    You already know my favorite definition

  5. Fariyal
    November 8, 2009 at 5:10 am

    Hey I started Swampistan!!! 😛

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