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Eryn
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Many of us use soo many random slang phrases which are quite odd to poeple of different areas. My brother went to Kentucky over the summer, and they said "Snap, dawg!" That's hilarious! Here, we say word a lot...cna' think of much else of the top of my head, but I thought it would be cool to share some prases with each other...so who's next?
~~Eryn~~

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Here in Portland we're way too inclusive to use regional slang. But last year my husband did meet a guy in New York who was always calling stuff "stupid," meaning "crazy" or "cool." At least, that's what he thought it meant.

(Hmmm. Maybe it was two years ago. Not sure on the spelling, btw. Could be "stoopid.")

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The one that confuses all my American friends is "minging" for unpleasant, smelly, gross etc. Also "it mings" for "it's gross" and "ugh, ming!" It originated in Yorkshire, so I'm told, but I like it.

My boyfriend has a habit of saying "nails!" whenever he's pleased with himself or has succeeded at something. I used to hate it, now I find myself saying it... oh well...


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Eryn
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I know this one guy that like to say "holy poopystones!" I myself tend to call people fudgemonkeys when they anger me.
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I enjoy saying "cool beans!" I don't know why, I just do.

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I don't know why, but that just made me snort tea out my nose.

Gotta love ya, Bob.


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"What the hey"

"Gosh freakin darn it"

"Sup"


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I had a friend who used to understand this.

One of would say "Frequin' A!" The other would have to say "Frequin' B!"

My new favorite phrase is from that Shaggy Song: "It wasn't me." Got to have the right hand wave (dismissive, of course).


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Bubbler.

Wicked cool.

Jimmies.

What the dilly-o. (this ones a little old)


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Eryn
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BOB!!! OMFG!!!!! *I have found someone in the world thatr actually appreciates the phrase cool beans and din't rip it off of me in the first place...finding a tissue...awww!!! Hatrack rocks...
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Somehow I assumed that "cool beans" was a Utah thing. I think "kicking trash" is just a Utah thing (mostly a BYU thing). It sounds cooler than "kicking butt" without being vulgar. My coworkers talked about expanding it to phrases like "kicking rubbish," but I don't think that'll catch on.
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Our friend Carissa uses "Cool Beans!" all the time. It is catchy so I am starting to find myself using it too.
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I've only lived in Philly a few months, but the word "y'all" has worked its way into my vocabulary. Not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing. Also, and this may just be a group of people as opposed to a regional thing, I've started saying "one more gain" (gain pronounced like "again")...I know, I'm weird.
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Australian version of "cool beans": "Cool Bananas!"
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kicking refuse might be fun.

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Jon Boy
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Let's try it out.

Man, this class it totally kicking my refuse!

He really kicked my refuse at Mario Cart the other day.

Hmm. I'm not so sure.


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Hmmm. . . I believe I'm taking this class next semester. . .
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I think I started doing this entirely on my own, and I don't think anyone else has started doing it, but whenever I'm just completely flabbergasted, I'll say, "Woof." The alternative to that is hard to spell, something like, "pppphhhfff."

It's also satisfying to say the letter "F" in moments of extreme emotion. Sometimes you have to follow it up with a "me."

I also like calling people "folks." I guess I don't use actual slang too often.


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I also say "cool beans." I picked it up after I moved to Iowa.
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I picked up "cool beans" in college in Miami. A friend of my wife's from college in Miami also says it. My wife thought her friend had invented it, until she heard me utter it.

Funny thing about "Cool beans" is everyone seems to think they invented it or that they know the person who did. Weird cultural phenomenon, there.


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Personally, I enjoy giving harsh, critical stares to people who use the phrase "cool beans."
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I enjoy sticking my tongue out at people who give harsh, critical stares.

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Icarus
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And actually, that's the truth. There's something delightfully insouciant about an adult sticking his tongue out. I use it IRL whenever people seem too disagreeably huffy.


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A turn of phrase that I've always enjoyed here on Hatrack is katharina's "Oh my stars!".

I used to have a bad habit of picking up turns of phrase that I thought were funny, and then using them in a joking, sarcastic manner until I'd discover that they'd seeped into my regular speech. "Good Lord and Butter", "God's teeth!", "Great Scott" "Odd Bodkins!", and "Odds my Bodkins" (10 points to anyone who recognizes the source of "Odds my Bodkins") are among the terms that unfortunately made it into my regular speech at one point or another. Actually, looking back on that habit I find it a little bit embarassing--I'm not a big fan of affectation, and that's pretty much what that amounted to. I'm managed to purge my speech of all of that, although I do still say "Good Lord!". I've managed to get rid of the "and butter" half of that phrase.


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Sticking your tongue out really ticks off people who flip you the finger in traffic. They want you to be hurt, angry, or offended, and instead you're just pointing out how juvenile their own action is.

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My grandma used to say "My stars and garters!" when she was shocked by something someone said or did.

She also used to use the word "kyarn" to mean filth or ickiness.

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Something I've noticed here, that I've not really heard IRL (so it's probably regional to somewhere else) is the term "snarky." I'm not sure exactly what it means, but I like how it sounds.
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People say y'all in Philly?

I've noticed that people from Delaware and Maryland say, "Golly day," a lot. It can be amusing or annoying, depending on your mood.

I've never heard anyone outside of Georgia say, "Hell's bells." That is what I say when I'm really, really upset.

Another Georgia phenomenon is to say, "bless his/her heart" after saying something ... unpleasant about someone.


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Noemon
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KarlEd, that's really interesting. Could you use "kyarn" in a sentence for us? Where did your grandma grow up?
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I'm from the TV Generation.

I find myself using the phrase, "Shazbot", and "Frelling"
There was an interesting curse word/phrase from the old Battlestar Galactica that I have used as well. I have forgotten it now, but as soon as someone here reminds me of it, I will probably use it again.

I also have called someone a "Scruffy looking nerf herder"


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Dan, it's 'feldergarb' or something like that, I'm checking it now.
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I remembered Feldercarb just as I was bringing this thread back up.
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MrsM, I've heard both "Hells bells" and "bless his/her heart" here in Florida. My mom says the second, but she's from rural, rural Georgia.
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My favorite slang ive ever hear or read is.

"Shards and shells."

" By the first egg."


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Clara says "Moof." It sounds more like "move" than like "woof." It means "hi" or "what's up?"

Vana, I don't really know what snarky means, but snark hunting is from Lewis Carroll:
http://www.literature.org/authors/carroll-lewis/the-hunting-of-the-snark/

I have learned to greet people with a "Wazzaaaaahhh," meaning of course "How're ya doin'?" I got it from some guy I worked with a couple years ago, don't know where it's from but I suspect from some beer commercial on TV.


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<- Uses "frelling" and "frel" a lot. (sp? I found it on a website once...)

My grandparents have funny expressions, like "Jeepers Crow."


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a lot of my friends have picked up Bloody hell-no, we're not english, so this is a bit odd down here.

I say sketi instead of cursing, and oh goodness when someone reminds me of something Ive forgotten to do-picked to last one up from the philosophy teacher


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Anyone know where/when this one originated?:

woot woot!


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Snarky is a recent British import. I once heard that it came from a telescoping of "snotty" and "sarcastic," so it's funny you should mention Lewis Caroll, Martha. But unfortunately I've never seen that explanation in print.
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Snarky is (or at least used to be) one of my Michigan friends favorite words. He got me to start using it too. I like it--it just sounds so cool!

Most of my slang words are things my roommate and I created. I can't think of any right now, though.


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My old roommate uses "hud" as a synonym for "poo." It's somewhat cruder than "poo," but not as crude as "crap."

My favorite: Spoot. (spoot)
interj. Slang
Used to express frustration, annoyance, or disappointment.

Ten points to anyone who can guess where I got it from.

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quote:
a lot of my friends have picked up Bloody hell-no, we're not english, so this is a bit odd down here.

Yeah, I know. They got it from me.

Really.



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<- got it from Harry Potter
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What the fudge

Tear tear (when sad)

I want what he/she is smoking

Yawl


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"Good cow!"

Not spoken to a cow, it has a similar meaning to "Goodness gracious!"

"Balls!"

I've met two people who used this as their most common general expletive. I met them about eight years apart on different sides of the country, and they have never met. I think they are both cool.

"Sick!"

I actually spent time around a bunch of X-treme sports guys on my mission who used this word constantly to mean something of a blend of "Cool" and "Daring" or "Dangerous".


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My friend yells "Balls!" all the time. When he is really mad, he yells "Balls and Marklar!"
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I heard the term "brain" going around for oral sex, as in, "dude, she gave me some brain."

I'm trying to decide if that's cool or stupid.


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My general replacement word for "yes" or "ok" is Jagenschnitzel.

Most of my other slag phrases violate this site's terms of membership.


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Eddie, the fact that you even have any question about it disturbs me I think "giving brain" sounds like an act only possible to dead bodies, and that's nowhere I'd like to go ...
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"Bloody hell" is great! It's the only expletive my mother ever uses, and that only while driving.

Another English favourite is "bollocks" - meaning "balls" and used in the same way.


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