Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 17:09:48 -0800

From: Judi Sanders jasanders[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSUPOMONA.EDU

Subject: Re: "stoked"

Chapman (NDAS,'86) reports "stoked" as excited or happily surprised. Munro

(Slang U, '89) reports both excited and happy meanings for the term and

notes it's been collected at UCLA since '83 (when it meant embarrassed).

Dalzell (Flappers 2 Rappers,'97) traces it from surfing slang and says it

entered mainstream youth slang to mean "excited" in the '60s. I had

several students this year report the "happy" meaning in addition to the

"excited" meaning.

Judi Sanders

Dr. Judi Sanders email: jasanders[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Department of Communication phone: (909) 869-3527

Cal. State Polytechnic U., Pomona fax: (909) 869-4823

3801 W. Temple Blvd. dept: (909) 869-3522

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