End of ADS-L Digest - 6 Sep 1997 to 7 Sep 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 8 Sep 1997 to 11 Sep 1997 There are 3 messages totalling 160 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Teen Slang; Basketball Hall of Fame 2. Great Wigwam; Murphy's and Rawson's UNWRITTEN LAWS (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 02:52:47 -0400 From: "Barry A. Popik" Subject: Teen Slang; Basketball Hall of Fame TEEN SLANG This is from the Springfield (Mass.) Union-News, 9 September 1997, pg. C6, cols. 5-6: Brush up on your teen slang skillz By CASSIE WARD Central High School Have you ever heard your teenager use a crazy sounding word on the telephone? Well, here's an update on teen-age slang to help with translation. Just remember to listen to how the word is used as it could have more than one meaning. 1. BENJAMINS--Money. 2. BOO--Is usually used to talk about a boyfriend. 3. BOUNCE--To go out somewhere. 4. BUGGIN'--To act crazy or strange. 5. BUMMIN'--To dress in a very tacky way. 6. BUTTAS--Something that is nice or pretty. 7. CHILLIN'--Hanging out or just doing nothing. 8. CREEPIN'--Sneaking around or cheating on someone. 9. HERB--Describes someone with no skills. 10. HOT--Something is very stylish. 11. MOMZ DUKE--Refers to a mother. 12. PARLAYIN'--Hanging out. 13. PEEPS--Very close friend. 14. PLAYA--A person who cheats on someone. 15. POPZ DUKE--Refers to a father. 16. REPIN'--Means to represent something. 17. SHORTY--Is used to talk about a girlfriend. 18. SKILLZ--Means that you are able to do anything. 19. WHILIN'--Means to act crazy or lie. Here are several commonly used words for which you might want to keep an open ear. 1. BOOTY CALL--Having sex for fun. 2. DRAMA--A very serious problem. 3. GAT--Is a gun. 4. WET--Is to be very drunk. These three words refer to a blunt or weed. EL, GOSHA, TRAUM. Now parents, every once and a while use these words in conversation to show your teen that you have MAD SKILLZ!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------- BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME I went to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Unlike the baseball hall in Cooperstown, there is no library to speak of. The librarian wasn't even in. I wasn't shown a single book or article of hoop slang. The internet showed that Springfield College had "Miscellaneous pamphlets on basketball, 1890-1950." I was very interested in this--basketball wasn't invented in 1890! James Naismith invented it in the winter of 1891, right? I got all hot and bothered about the 1890 date!! It was wrong! The James Naismith story is entirely correct. Oh, well.