Iris Salin '20
Hey you, tryna spruce up your mundane slang and/or vocabulary?
Here are some suggestions to help you add some spice to those conversations.
Instead of saying lit, try spiffing up your vernacular with the term poppin’.
Example: Did you hear about the Ruth Garbus concert? It was poppin’!
Alternative terms for this context: ridiculous, twitchin’, choice, really choice, gravy noodles, neato, peachy keen, prime ribs (tofu), a real kick in the head.
Trouble describing the beauty and grace exhibited by your house chairs? How ‘bout swell?
Also: radiant, dreamy (a Marion West classic), charming, magnanimous, virtuous, or perhaps as Devin “Copper” Beckwith suggests: gucci gucci yah yah!
Want to compliment someone's clothing? Try these on for size:
Wow, your coat is incredibly dapper!
You look sharp!
I admire how you carry yourself, and with such zest!
That is a splendiferous hat!
What a groovy wool sweater!
I commend your taste!
Are you Beyonce? Because you are slaying!
Looking for a comeback? Or perhaps a kindhearted jest?
Thou art a crusty piece of crust!
Thou art the crustiest piece of crust to ever crust this crusty crust!
Fool, thou does not knoweth thy foolery!
You are a phony baloney!
Want to suggest a change in location?
Let’s boogie on out of this sandwich shop!
I’m bouncing on over to VAPA—if ya care to join.
Let’s exeunt this popsicle stand!
Shall we away? [Pause] Yes we shall!