UrbanDictionary.com

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  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    Anyone been to it before? I find it useful because I'm a 40 year old trapped in a teenager's body, so I have no clue what people are talking about.

    With true lingo besides, if you actually look something up, like Apple, T-Mobile, Abercrombie, MTV, etc. they say nothing but negative things. That part bothers me.

    Just thought I'd share. You can, too, if you find this thread interesting. :)
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Sometimes I'm a little horrified at what some of these neologisms actually mean. :eek:

    I'm 19 and most of it is utter Greek to me. :p
     
  3. b0tt094 macrumors 6502

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    I love that place, I love typing in random gibberish and getting the most sick and twisted answer that could only be thought of in the fires of hell
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I've always found UrbanDictionary to be an incredibly useful site, even though there are an awful lot of stupid definitions posted along with the useful ones.
     
  5. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    yeah, it used to be a commonplace for me. Not so much that i was clueless to what something meant. I mainly used it to find new words and then use them on others, so they would be like "OMG wat dos tat meen?" and I'd be like "Ha u r so not cool since u don't noes wat dat meen". :D
     
  6. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    MR has even contributed to the dictionary - check out lmco :D
     
  7. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, this modern day lingo can be a bit tricky. I had to search what "scene" mean't. Word.
     
  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i'm particularly close friends with abraham lincoln and emeril


    BAM!
     
  9. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    A friend of mine put me in there a couple of years ago. Search shu and im #2
     
  10. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    My wife teaches 8th graders and we've used it occasionally to "translate" something that she overheard at school.
     
  11. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    I love urban dictionary. Its such a nice resource.

    People on it hate abercombie because they're all goths. JK

    Seriously, search Prep, Preppy, or any words like that. Its funny.
     
  12. sthpark7791 macrumors regular

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    I often end up using to find out what some acronyms mean. I love the site :)
     
  13. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    This is what's great about it.

    However...

    • I don't like when definition posters treat UD like a back-and-forth message board. You should post your definition and not directly mention or insult another definition while doing so (definitions like "Abercrombie" illustrate this point exactly).

    • I don't like cliquish inside-joke definitions (probably 60%+ of all definitions on UD fit in this category).

    With that said, I do enjoy visiting the site, and I do so quite frequently.
     
  14. mpw Guest

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    These two posts made me smile.
     
  15. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I don't have kids yet ... but I already have a great idea for parenting. I'm going to get business cards that say urbandictionary.com on them. When junior comes up and asks me about something super awkward, I'll let them use that site to figure it out.

    Well atleast until DCFS takes my children for letting them learn about very vulgar things.
     
  16. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Which reminds me of a site that is even way cooler than UrbanDictionary. http://www.acronymfinder.com
     
  17. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Cleveland Steamer for instance.
     
  18. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    my first though was anything involving the word "rim"

    but its a sure fire way to avoid awkward moments with your kids.
     
  19. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I knew that one before. It was in the South Park movie. It was in the Starr Report.
     
  20. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    Have you been lurking on my bookmarks bar? :p It's really interesting seeing how language gets created.
     

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    I wonder if they have Yorkshire slang in there...
     
  22. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    i go there every now and then but most of the definitions i feel like are just random words strung together and not actual slang used by anyone :p
     
  23. someguy macrumors 68020

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    I've been visiting the site for a few years now. Mainly as a source of humor, but sometimes to look up some "street slang" I come across at times.
     
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