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

noah | March 20, 2007 5:49 am
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We 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:

biPod 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 [cornell.edu]