New Slang
April 28, 2009 9:25 PM   Subscribe

I love slang and colloquialisms. Where can I go to pick up more?

I'm very into slang and colloquialisms and will often make up my own in the middle of conversation. I'm interested in exposing myself to more via the internet. Where are some places I can go to pick up more? Urban Dictionary is alright, but I don't like its browsing system. I am less interested in non-American slang (including British slang). I remember there being some other sites kind of similar to Urban Dictionary where people would coin new words and vote on them, or something like that.
Also, slang dictionaries (the ones you buy in bookstores) are generally extremely outdated and contain phrases that I don't even consider to be slang anymore.
posted by god particle to Writing & Language (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Online Slang Dictionary
posted by plokent at 9:38 PM on April 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Did you see this previous AskMeFi thread?
posted by BoscosMom at 9:38 PM on April 28, 2009


The Online Slang Dictionary looks great! That previous AskMeFi thread isn't really what I'm looking for, that's all old phrases and nothing fresh.
posted by god particle at 9:43 PM on April 28, 2009


Check out Straight from the Fridge, Dad: A Dictionary of Hipster Slang. It is, as they say, solid, Jackson. (The phrases are almost certainly outdated, but they're still awesome.)
posted by kristi at 10:04 PM on April 28, 2009


Cab Calloway's Hepster's Dictionary

Aphorisms Galore

Twists, Slug and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang

Covey Crump: A to Aye (Navy Slang)

Maybe related: Antagonyms
posted by carsonb at 12:30 AM on April 29, 2009


Oh, and for the freshest Internet slang and colloquialisms—AKA memes—nothing's better than The Encyclopedia Dramatica.
posted by carsonb at 12:32 AM on April 29, 2009


David Mamet movies are full of slang. So much so that I can't watch them, but Mamet is supposed to be obsessive about language. Heist especially so.
posted by electroboy at 7:23 AM on April 29, 2009


How about In 'n Out Burger's Hidden Menu? Does that count?
posted by mmascolino at 10:09 AM on April 29, 2009


The best source for new slang is hip-hop. Listen to some Lil' Wayne, Cam'ron, maybe a little Wu-Tang; you'll pick up some ridiculous things to say that nobody else will be able to understand. (I know, because I do this.)
posted by cosmic osmo at 3:18 PM on April 29, 2009


« Older Does WA state support retroact...   |  What's on Obama's right wrist?... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.