07 April 2006

[Eru]dite Lexicon.

A major tool for expressing our humanity it seems lies in our access to language.
Words, ideas and meanings adapt and evolve over time and give rise to culture which in turn yield subcultures.
Language is dynamic, evolving, non linear and a mutant rat bastard.
It's in pursuit of trying to write creatively while feeling trapped within a limited vocabulary-set that has started me on a fascinating journey in search of new buzz word's, acronym's, cipher and colloquialism's.
The experience of attepting to embrace this constantly streaming flux of Interpersonal Communicati is frankly overwhelming and comparable to drinking directly from a firehose.
Equal part's of obsession and addiction have rapidly turned my healthy lexicuriousity into jealously guarded, Gollum-esque word hording. Therefore, I have decided to add a new section to the LifeCache, dedicated purely to the spreading of these diction's and encouraging their daily usage where appropriate.

Today's verbalisms are extracted from the nouveau bible of hipster parlance and 'must have' Uber item, "The Hipster Handbook" by cultural reporter Robert Lanham.
  • bronson - beer
    "I drank a sixer of bronsons last night while watching the game."
    Origin: Watching Charles Bronson movies while drinking beer is deck. The term spawned from this ritual.
  • bust a moby - to dance
    "Let's go to the Tunnel and bust a moby."
    "Did you see her moves at the party last night? She really knows how to bust a moby."
  • chipper - a woman who's easy
    "She's a real chipper and will sleep with anyone after one bronson."
  • clothesline - the gossip that is on the scene
    sentence: "Yo, I heard on the clothesline that she is sleeping with Billy. She is such a chipper."
  • cronkite - boy
    sentence: "Have you seen Anne's new cronkite? She met him at the cafe and he is such a frado."
  • deck - a key word for most Hipsters, similar in meaning to the antiquated fresh. To be deck is to be up on the latest trends, cutting edge, and/or hip.
    sentence: "That tassel we met at the gallery opening sure looked deck in her cowboy boots."
    " Have you checked out the new Jonathan Lethem book? It's deck."
A Frado
a frado
  • fin - the opposite of deck, similar to outdated terms like "wack" and "lame." Something that is fin is bad or undesirable.
    sentence: "How can you like that Vin Diesel movie? Every film he's ever starred in has been fin."
    "My date with Larry was so fin. He took me to Applebee's and ordered cheese fries as an appetizer."
  • frado - an ugly guy who thinks he's good-looking
    sentence: "Bill thinks all the girls love him, but they all know he's a frado."
  • the frigidaire - the cold shoulder
    sentence: "I don't know what her problem is, but she gives me the frigidaire every time I see her."
  • jerry - a stoner or hippie
    sentence: My pits smell ishtar. I feel like a total jerry.
  • juicer - a ladies' man. An individual who has undeniable sex appeal.
    sentence: "I wish he would ask me out, he's such a juicer."
  • jug - a 40 ounce bottle of domestic beer.
    sentence: "Tassels respect me. I can drink a whole jug and still bust a mean moby."
  • kale - money
    sentence: "Yo Kim, can you slide me some kale? I'm still waiting for my mom to send rent."
  • midtown - uncultured or unhip
    sentence: "He's never heard of Spike Jonze. He's so midtown."
  • piece - cell phone
    sentence: "John is such a nerd. He doesn't even have a piece."
    "I must have been on the subway, my piece didn't ring."
  • shitter - someone who constantly looks like he/she is taking a shit.
    sentence: "Dude, Jake is such a shitter."
  • tassel - girl
    sentence: "Jim is definitely a frado, but somehow he gets a new tassel every night."
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By Erueti Brown with 2 comments

2 Jabber?:

FYI, all of those words from the "Hipster Handbook" were invented for the book. They do not have and have never had any use by anyone else, anywhere else, except where the book was being directly reference.

Oops: "referenced."