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American slangorama
December 8, 2002 4:59 PM   Subscribe

Not sure if someone wants to beat you, or is asking for a date? Literal vreakdowns of American slang, including explanations of expressions found in movies and pop music. Don't miss the the literally Boschian body-parts slang or the insults, including the classic "I hate you, and if a horse had brought you here, I'd hate it just as much, if not more."
posted by blissbat (25 comments total)

 
Argh. Edit, then spellcheck. "Breakdowns," sorry.
posted by blissbat at 5:01 PM on December 8, 2002


You are such a jerk.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:08 PM on December 8, 2002


This would be a pretty useful site if I wasn't a native speaker. Anything like this for french, spanish, et cetera?
posted by Hildago at 5:17 PM on December 8, 2002


Who calls breasts "bazongas"?

The movie and song translations are entertaining, though.
posted by hippugeek at 5:34 PM on December 8, 2002


If you thought "Pussy Galore" and "Alotta Fagina" were just names, you might be shocked to find out what they really mean. Warning: This section contains super bad words!

This site is GOLD. I love it. So much UHV (unintentional humour value) I'm having trouble believing it's for real.
posted by Space Coyote at 5:50 PM on December 8, 2002


I want to put my "thing" in your "down there" because it smells like "what to eat on Friday." Yo.
posted by Stan Chin at 5:59 PM on December 8, 2002


This actually looks really useful to me for people who are new to the language and North Americal culture. The idea of rating words in terms of "badness" might strike some as lame, but what better way to tell someone new to the culture the relative impacts of certain expressions?

Bravo!
posted by 327.ca at 7:04 PM on December 8, 2002


Who calls breasts "bazongas"?

I think the term fell out of favor when "meat balloons" came into common usage.
posted by rushmc at 7:15 PM on December 8, 2002


Mmmm, honey pot.
posted by adamgreenfield at 7:50 PM on December 8, 2002


Is there something you'd like to share, Miguel?
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 8:18 PM on December 8, 2002


> meat balloons

Or sweater meat?

My friends and I like to objectify women with large meat balloons by saying they are arthritic... Picture your hands make a sign for big'uns.
posted by billsaysthis at 8:23 PM on December 8, 2002


Google shows few hits earlier than November, but I have a hunch when this site reaches Bangalore (or elsewhere), it's golden. Slang is just one part; accent is another.

My cousin in Georgia just lost her job doing medical transcriptions; her company was beaten out by an outsourcer in Bangalore.
posted by dhartung at 8:33 PM on December 8, 2002


my favorite slang terms:

I'mma keep playing these cats out like Atari - I'm taking advantage of the men with the same skill that I play a video game.

there's no way Nelly go for it - Nelly will absolutely not do that.

I'm going to try to work those into regular conversation tomorrow!
posted by mcsweetie at 9:24 PM on December 8, 2002


Wow, I'm really stoked that someone spent all that time breaking down those edgy Avril Lavigne lyrics for me. I was totally lost until I read this... now I can't wait to get back to what Pink is really trying to say when she wants to get that party started.
posted by psmealey at 9:43 PM on December 8, 2002


That's possibly the ugliest website I've ever seen.
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 11:50 PM on December 8, 2002


I'm reminded of the time (cited by Bill Bryson?) some publishing company changed the phrase "doing his damnedest" to "doing intensely his very best."
posted by hippugeek at 11:58 PM on December 8, 2002


this was made by a grandmother who spent a weekend with her 15 y/o grand daughter, wasn't it?
posted by aenemated at 11:59 PM on December 8, 2002


wow, this is great! maybe they can translate my favorite song, sir mix-a-lot's baby got back. i love it, but still haven't figured out what "juicy doubles" are... are they talking about fruit?
posted by popkick at 1:17 AM on December 9, 2002


and the award for the worst site on grounds of design, content and not having a point goes to.....
posted by monkeyJuice at 2:51 AM on December 9, 2002


Bite me, douchebag.
is my favorite from the insult generator. Very 7th grade.
Great link.
posted by putzface_dickman at 4:17 AM on December 9, 2002


And for a full run down of rude words and their meanings, there's always Roger's Profanisarus
posted by seanyboy at 5:00 AM on December 9, 2002


Bite me, douchebag.
is my favorite from the insult generator. Very 7th grade.


Apparently putzface_dickman, you didn't get to the "you stink". Poetic in its simplicity. I'll be working this into my conversation today!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:36 AM on December 9, 2002


Not sure if someone wants to beat you, or is asking for a date?

In my experience it's usually the other way around.
posted by gottabefunky at 10:33 AM on December 9, 2002


And of course, this is vital to know:

Itchy gitchi yaya dada, etc.: These are nonsense words
posted by SisterHavana at 8:49 PM on December 9, 2002


Required reading for our foreign grad students.
posted by Wet Spot at 4:10 PM on December 12, 2002


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