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Bitch Slap (noun) enters the mainstream...
June 17, 2003 5:30 AM   Subscribe

Bitch Slap (noun), buggeration (noun), and trash-talking (noun) are now in the OED. The latest quarterly update of the Oxford English Dictionary is now available. (Scroll to the bottom of the list for the most shocking and transgressive new words).
posted by mfoight (22 comments total)

 
That's a terrible site; I couldn't find any of those words. Moreover, bitch slap is both a noun and a verb, although I personally find the verb form more elegant.

Ex., Rick Fox was bitch slapped good by Doug Christie.

or

Rick Fox got quite the bitch slap from Doug Christie, didn't he?

Either are acceptable.
posted by norm at 5:36 AM on June 17, 2003


Hrm, on review I did find the words at the bottom of the page. And worse for me, the verb/noun distinction was addressed with a hyphen!

bitch-slap, v.
bitch slap, n.

Good thing no one else cares.
posted by norm at 6:33 AM on June 17, 2003


cocksmanship.
posted by sklero at 6:34 AM on June 17, 2003


skunk works? Oh dear...
IMHO? ;)
posted by twine42 at 6:40 AM on June 17, 2003


Gaydar. I knew it was real.
posted by o2b at 7:46 AM on June 17, 2003


That's a shitload of words.
posted by XiBe at 7:52 AM on June 17, 2003


Finally I can play "qigong" in Scrabble (my family plays with the Oxford, not that little Scrabble dictionary). Another word that starts with q- not qu-!
posted by some chick at 7:53 AM on June 17, 2003


Latest new entries only (unframed).
posted by LinusMines at 8:10 AM on June 17, 2003


skank!

But seriously, there's no list of 'most vile' words at the end of the list at all. What are you talking about, mfoight?
posted by delmoi at 8:25 AM on June 17, 2003


Vaginoplasty? What's that? Sounds nasty...

But I am glad "buggeration" is in, one of my favourite expletives.
posted by GrahamVM at 8:32 AM on June 17, 2003


vaginoplasty - from google it looks like it's either cosmetic surgery of the labia or tightening of the vagina.

I feel the need to find a joke about wanting collogen injections in one's lips but being too much of a tight c.... Oh. Maybe not. ;)

On a different tack, my favourite expletive for letting off steam is 'blue buggery fuck'. ;)
posted by twine42 at 8:43 AM on June 17, 2003


Warez with a 'z'? The secret's out!
posted by viama at 9:02 AM on June 17, 2003


When will they add virii? It's about time for it!
posted by shepd at 9:13 AM on June 17, 2003


Hmm...I always thought "bitch slap" was sexist...but apparently it's okay?

That doesn't seem to jive with this earlier post.
posted by taumeson at 9:35 AM on June 17, 2003


although I personally find the verb form more elegant.

So long as Rick Fox is on the receiving end of said bitch slap, I don't care how they spell it or use it.
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:37 AM on June 17, 2003


Careful, some chick, the current paper OED doesn't have "skosh," which really floored me. It could be in an update volume; I haven't checked.
posted by NortonDC at 10:10 AM on June 17, 2003


Crotchless. Finally. I wonder what was holding it up? Ha.
posted by josephtate at 10:12 AM on June 17, 2003


I can't tell you how happy I am to see "bazillion" there. Now it's been set free, walking hand-in-hand with more legitimate numberical nouns such as "googolplex."

My only question was why it took so long for them to recognize "roach motel," which has been in existence for at least 30 years. Meanwhile, "sadcore" gets a free ride in less than five.

And trustafarian? Haven't heard of that one before, but I absolutely love that word.

And is anyone up for Zorbing?
posted by ed at 11:56 AM on June 17, 2003


NortonDC: It's in the online OED:

skosh, n.
U.S. slang (orig. Forces').
    A little, a small amount; freq. used advb. in the expression a skosh, slightly, somewhat.
  [1955 Amer. Speech XXX. 44 Along with.. everyday greetings, Bamboo English employs sukoshi ‘few, some’ and its antonym takusan ‘plenty’, both of which are forthwith made into two-syllable words, dispensing with the voiceless Japanese u.] 1959 (recorded by Prof. A. L. Hench, Univ. of Virginia) 10 May, ‘Just a skosh,’ he said. When I asked him what he meant he said he had picked the word up in Korea. It means ‘a little bit’. ‘Just a little bit left’ was his meaning. 1977 Detroit Free Press 19 Dec. 4-C/1 In the ad, a slightly out-of-breath jogger laments middle-age body bulge and tells how glad he is that a new line of Levis for men is constructed with ‘a skosh more room where I need it’. 1988 Cycle World Sept. 37/1 The GSX-R's seat is more comfortable than the Yamaha's thinly padded perch, and its bars are a skosh higher.
 
posted by languagehat at 12:03 PM on June 17, 2003


What!? They still haven't included slut monkey. I guess they just don't care about the 18-to-24-year-old demographic.
posted by eatitlive at 2:07 PM on June 17, 2003


By all rights, that word should be spelled "scoche."
posted by kindall at 2:49 PM on June 17, 2003


At good ol' Lewis & Clark College, trustafarians were the dominant species. Also known as "trust fund hippies," they were the ones that got out of their Lincolns off-campus and walked to campus in bare feet with their hemp-collared dogs bounding in front of them.
posted by norm at 3:39 PM on June 17, 2003


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