The Kids Of Today May Be Swinging On The Flippity-Flop

Mar 20th, 2007 // 9 Comments

grungehoax.gifWe don’t make any claims about being down with the youth, but something sounds fishy in this Guardian piece that “defines” slang used by teenagers, and it is this:

Listen to a music player with someone else. “I’ve got the new Killers album, want to biPod?”

Okay, stop. First of all, even people who use “MySpace” as a verb would feel stupid using this term. Second of all–well, really, all of our arguments against this usage being real are centered on it sounding absolutely idiotic. We just hope this little bit of slang is actually subterfuge by the next generation’s Megan Jasper, a young lass who knew that the reporter trying to uncover this secret code would never do enough research to find out that all references to “biPod” on Urban Dictionary are related to various weapons used by the British army.

Crack their code: the words kids don’t want you to know [Guardian, via Largehearted Boy]
Tom Frank, “The Great Grunge Hoax,” and The Baffler []

  1. BlimpyMcFlah

    I actually think some of that slang is quite creative, more so than previous generations’ teen slang

    so, get back in the fridge, dad. you all greened over.

  2. Weezy F Baby

    @sparkletone: ahem, i believe you want to BLAP everyone.

  3. Weezy F Baby

    shit. didn’t read further to see that “blaps” is correct.

    sorry, 404 moment.

  4. Poubelle

    @BlimpyMcFlah: Yeah, except very most members of the generation in question probably would want to know if that article is shitting them.

  5. NickEddy

    Does anyone have MP3′s yet of “Maths Was Dry”?

    What? Oh.

  6. Amphiuma

    Megan Jasper is my heroine. An offer of marriage and abject obeisance is forthcoming. Whatever they’re paying her isn’t enough. Oh, where are you, MJ?

  7. Anonymous

    I gotta watch Hype! again. That shit was classic.

  8. Anonymous

    …and “blaps” sounds very West Indian to me (my mom is from Barbados). The UK has many WI immigrants, so that one seems pretty plausible.

  9. deusdiabolus

    So the whole Chef monologue about how we went from “in the house” to “in the hizzy” to “in the heezeezy” to “flippity-floppity-floop” wasn’t that far off?


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