Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What embarrassing words are in your repertoire?

The other day I was IMing with my friend Kasey:

Me: S'up?
Kase: Chillin', what u up 2?
Me: Chillin'/bloggin'/workin'. Shit! I just said S'up!
Kase: No worries, I say it too.
Me: You do?'up?!

Sometimes words come out of my mouth, and I think, Wow, did I really just say that? Remember when saying, "S'up" was pretty much the coolest thing you could do in tenth grade? Combining two words together to make one was like...genius.

It reminds me of the scene in the movie, The Sweetest Thing, when Christina Applegate has the "What's Up?" conversation with a dude she meets at a bar. Don't know what I'm talking about? Rent the movie—it's awesome. It taught me the word bejigity. Well, there ya go, ANOTHER word I should strike from my vocabulary!

Speaking of vocabulary, remember when I got all bejigity over the word rubicund in this post?

Tell me: What embarrassing words are in your repertoire? And what are the most impressive?


  1. I used S'up today actually, in an IM. I love using words that are so 1998.

    One I don't like is "tool" - nobody uses it anymore, but once in a blue moon it slips out.

  2. Ah, bejigity. After I saw that movie, my friends and I spent more time than I'm proud of figuring out the best way to spell it so we could use it on the regular. Oh, that's what I say too darn much: "on the regular." Ha!

  3. Glad I'm not the only ones, gals! Kim, I still say tool and I actually don't think it's too bad. It's much better than saying douchebag, in my opinion. And Rosemary, I didn't know it was uncool to say "on the regular." I say it all the time! Ack!

  4. oh my. embarrassing words? i have a jillion! well, i don't think they even embarrass me.

  5. I use "yo" and "dude" all the time. They're the two most popular words in the Philly vocab though, so at least I'm not the only person who sounds like Ted Logan.

  6. "Sup" isn't part of my lexicon is. Although last night I used the word "Gnarly" during a presentation to a room full of lawyers, and judges (including a Georgia Supreme Court justice...smooth move Shipley).

    And I love "The Sweetest Thing". I especially the special "Penis song" that was in the un-cut version (the premise of the song is that you avoid compliment a guy by telling him his is "too big" to avoid hurting his feelings when you don't want to do it yet. Genius). Someone let me borrow that DVD when I had my appendix taken out a week before I turned 21 and it totally made the recovery period more tolerable.


  7. So I just put on my "Nerd" sash because this is the second time I have used the word "lexicon" in response to a post of yours.

  8. I do believe it was on this very blog that a certain young lady who will remain nameless, mocked my use of the term "bite me".