Thursday, October 13, 2005

pass the camel toad

Poor parents. It's just so hard to keep up with the youth these days! What with their Internets, and that awful heavy punk metal music, and, jeeminychristmas, their language! They must all be on drugs!

Recently, the Local Paper published this editorial in response to the 2005 updated Collegiate Dictionary and the confounding new words it now contains:
They get into the dictionary because they first get into conversations.

RD, whose column runs in a newspaper in Port Huron, Mich., came up with his own list of words to add, fo'shizzle.

To the hip, or at least to those acquainted with the work of rapper Snoop Dogg, fo'shizzle means for sure, as in, "These are the best deep fried cheese curds I've ever had, fo'shizzle."

This article caused great distress among local citizens who do not yet have a close personal relationship with the D-O-double-G.
New words in dictionary difficult to understand

Editor: Re: "Dictionary misses mark, fo'shizzle" (Oct. 7, 2005)
It's hard enough to understand kids now without adding more words to try and figure out. What other words are they going to add? As parents we are going to need a dictionary in our hands everytime we talk to our kids.


Those crazy kids! Perhaps RR can commiserate with this concerned godmother [via Gawker]:

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midwestgrrl said...

I think you mean to say that the kids are on THE drugs, as in the cocaines, the LSDs, and the pots.

Gina said...

Oooh yes, nice edit.

Robo's Drone said...

Oh. Dear. Lord. PS: I'm still at work, and it's the 8PM at night.

Mister Underhill said...

My god. I think I will die laughinmg.