Out with the Old

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In our American dialogue lie words from every corner of the world — some Yiddish, some Italian, and many from our own popular culture. Some of these words get tossed in and become everyday lingo. Phrases like “What do you know?” and “It’s cool” or “Schmuck,” have become a regular part of how we speak. And some others have all the plastic charm of a one-hit wonder. I’m thinking “Chillaxin” and “Outside the box.”

Some of these words and phrases have to go.

When it comes to our “cutting edge” colloquial voice, phrases tend to have a short shelf life. This usually happens with words plucked from rap music or hot rod culture, for instance. Favorites like “Old school” or “Kickin’ it” arrive at our ears as street credible hotness — that is until you read it as your mom’s Facebook status.

Just like when the “latest fashions” from New York finally hit Kansas — you know they’re no longer fashionable. So, we’ve started a list. The following are words no longer held within our vocabulary portfolio. Also listed are some we’d like to bring back, as well as some we’d like to contribute as new and fresh:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Done with it

Old school
Outside the box
It is what it is
Kickin’ it
At the end of the day
True Dat
That’s what she said
Keeping it real
Farm out
Just sayin’
Bling (Added 10/26/09)
Sick! (To describe something you like: “That Camaro Z-28 is sick!” – Added 10/26/09)
Livin’ the dream (Added 10/26/09)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Bring it back

Keep on truckin’
Party hearty
Jive Turkey
Numb Nuts
Jibba Jabba (Added 10/30/09)
Sucka (Added 10/30/09)

Something New
Ga-Dow! (Used as an expletive like Whoa! or Damn!)
Coffee nuts (A put down, as in, “Hey, Coffee Nuts, you dropped your Walkman®.)
Push (Something negative: “Going to Friday meetings at 4pm are a total push.”)
Pull (Something positive: “Hey, this egg sandwich was a pull. Yummy.”)
e-Cred (E-mail credibility based on what you forward as funny or important.)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]We’d love to see your comments about our list and feel free to agree, disagree, and add your own.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]