Mo' Urban Dictionary: Ridonkulous Street Slang Defined
(18 customer reviews)
I have seen the future of slang dictionaries, and its name is urbandictionary.com. --Times (London)
* Move over Merriam-Webster, Oxford, and American Heritage; your version of truthiness has hit the marble ceiling.
Compiled from the wildly popular Web site urbandictionary.com, Mo' Urban Dictionary: Ridonkulous Street Slang Defined includes more than 2,000 of the latest contemporary slang entries.
* Since the site's founding in 1999, more than 2.5 million definitions have been submitted. Thousands of new words and definitions are added each day.
* Each alphabetized entry includes a word, a definition, and a sample sentence.
Applejacked: Having your Apple iPod stolen. Dude, on the train last night I totally got Applejacked!
bacon bit: A rent-a-cop; not good/important enough to be referred to as a pig or bacon. I thought we'd be in trouble when the 5-0 started rollin' up, but then I realized it was just the bacon bits--mall security.
cruiser spoon: To park two police cruisers with the drivers' sides adjacent so that the officers can converse through the open windows. Better slow down, the po-po are cruiser spooning in the parking lot ahead.
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- Binding: Paperback
- 240 pages
About the Author
Founded in 1999 by college student Aaron Peckham as a parody of the dictionary, urbandictionary.com features definitions written by people from all over the world. Since then, Urban Dictionary has been cited in court, in graduation speeches, and by countless news media outlets, including CNN and Time magazine. Aaron listens for the newest words and phrases in San Francisco, Calif.
Most helpful customer reviews
68 of 70 people found the following review helpful.
By Steffan Piper
While I enjoyed the previous edition of this idea, this book left me feeling a little cheated and a bit let down. It seems as if this publisher is now stretching thin a once good idea.
Sure, there are more than enough unusual and interesting entries to give you a few nights worth of guffaws, but overall, you can get more from just visiting the website or signing up for their 'word of the day'.
I usually purchase a lot of pop-culture dictionaries and reference books, but this isn't one of the better ones by a long shot.
Try these if you're so inclined:
1. McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions
2. Knickers in a Twist: A Dictionary of British Slang
3. From Grill to Dome: A Dictionary of African American Slang Words and Phrases
4. The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
5. Talk the Talk: The Slang of 65 American Subcultures
6. The Devil's Dictionary
7. The Devil's Dictionaries: The Best of the Devil's Dictionary and the American Heretic's Dictionary
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
Great Insight into Urban Culture
By I. Espericueta
This is a great book for those who have no idea what is being said on MTV, VH1, or BET! I can now decode hip-hop songs and rather than just going along with what is being said (because I had no clue what "skeet-skeet" meant), I can now decide for myself whether it is something I want to support..
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
By Casey Goranson
Between this and "Urban Dictionary: Fularious Street Slang Defined", these snapshots of popular culture and webculture are, even if debatable on certain entries, key in understanding the way people think nowadays. They may seem irrelevant now, but even in a few decades, they will provide a major source for linguistic research.