Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 17:09:48 -0800 From: Judi Sanders 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 Pomona, CA 91768 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Web: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The College Slang Page: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~