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pangtongshu
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So I'm writing an article for my school newspaper about some of the popular lingo used right now. In this article I'm going to give some of the lingo words (maybe 4-5) and state what their definition has become..and what it actually is. So..I need some words I can use!

Example - Swag (don't have time to put definitions..so look em up yourself please =/)

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Clancy12
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This is somewhat off topic, but "terrific" originally meant "something that causes terror".

megacooper
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Idiot~~~

In ancient greek or latin it was idiotus, which meant non-voter.




Randomness is the way forward

pangtongshu
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I'm not talking about common words and what they used to mean..I'm talking about the popular lingo that seemingly pops out of nowhere and takes a word and gives it a new meaning that doesn't relate to its original meaning.

The three words I have now are Swag, Ratchet, and Icee..if that gives any help

goumas13
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Tweet, fresh, hip, sweet, sick, gnarly, sassy and tubular.

Masterforger
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Nothing really comes to mind, considering this 'lingo that pops out of nowhere' is just that. Never really words before, completely new.

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Might strike a nerve with some people, but you can't please everyone.

Gay. It originally used to mean happy, but everyone here knows what it means now.

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Most of the current curse words are different from their original meanings.
B****: origianally a mother canine
D***: to condemn someone to hell.

a few examples are above, but probably not school appropriate.
Swagger has been shortened to swag, (which you already have and means something that hangs (e.g. a lei))

gay has switched from happy to homosexual.

that's all I have right now.

~~~Darth Caedus

pangtongshu
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I've got my list now...just 5 because it is a short article

Swag (new..the shortened version of swagger. Original..ornamental plant that hangs)

Icee/icy (New..to be cool or fresh...I think. Original..either the drink or the adjective)

Ratchet (New..when someone is "gross", essentially. Original..a mechanical device)

Tweet (New..to post something on Twitter. Original..sound a bird makes)

# (oh yeah..a twist! New...called the hashtag symbol, due primarily to Twitter. Originally called the pound symbol)

pangtongshu
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So yeah..this thread is now completely open to any words that have had their primary meanings changed

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# (oh yeah..a twist! New...called the hashtag symbol, due primarily to Twitter. Originally called the pound symbol)


It is also a common number symbol. Like #3.

But anyways...
#aznswag Cya
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Heh heh.... Queer. it used to mean strange, but now it me - wait it's still the same thing. Master Debater... I'm so tired. This'll probably be flagged. Lolli used to mean sucker now it means LOL-y. I need a nap. Be back later.... ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

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