We talk and we talk and we talk some more.
Everybody has something they want to say… about something. Our little messages, indeed.
But when we talk… other people don’t necessarily listen. I guess it all depends on what is being said.
But all that aside. When the words we are looking for… somehow elude us… we can be a creative bunch. And slang is born.
I postulate that “slang” has been around since the human species has been using language itself.
In the times of the Cavemen, Theg probably said to Oeff…
“Uh. Huh. Uh Uggg.”
And then Oeff responded…
“Ugg. Uuuu Ugggg-Leeee.”
And then they hit each other over the head with their clubs.
But slang has evolved I’ll tell you. Right along with language. And our wheels.
We don’t even call it slang, so much, anymore. Phrase-ology. Terminology. Ha. Slang got “slanged”…. Yep. Leave it to us.
I caught myself doing it tonight. I said… “I go from 6:45 in the morning… until 1 or 2 in the morning. I need my little power-nap, but then I am good to go.”
Okay. When did the regular old nap get to be a Power Nap? Heck. At one time… we called it a cat nap. But let us face it people. A nap is a nap.
Power Nap? Really?
Ahhhh…. and RIGHT there is another one. Realllllly? Really? Really?
We overuse “Really.” A lot of people do it. Something or someone annoys us… and we say… “Really?” Yep. Really.
Recently, we’ve had such things as “Wardrobe Malfunctions”; “Cougars”; “Tweets”; “Sexting” and “Can you hear me now?”
There is the clever combinations of two words… like Bromance and Metrosexual” and “Staycation”….
Don’t forget the obligatory text-inspired abbreviations, such as OMG, TMI, WTF, LMAO… and of course…. LOL.
If you do not like what I am writing here… PLEASE don’t “unfriend me.” UN-Friend me? Really? Reeeeaaaallllllly???
Now the 1920s had some great phrases. Actually so did the 30s and 40s. These are the slang phrases you can bite into. They are classic. Beautiful. Slangly.
“Boy. He’s all wet.”
It gives me the Heebie-Jeebies.
You sure are swell.
He was at the Speakeasy, and this Swanky Dame walks in. Boy oh Boy. She had some Gams on her. He was a real Pushover for her… he thought she was the Bee’s Knees. But she just came in for some Hooch. Good thing he didn’t go make nice with her. She was a Moll. Yep. She was Mikey the Spoon’s Best Gal.
Ahhh. Those were the days. A nap was still a nap and the sandman came to visit.
So… back to this century.
Was all of that TMI?
Yeah. Well. Even if you do unfriend me…. I still think you are SWELL. Yep. The Cat’s Meow.
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.” – Winnie the Pooh