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Friday, September 04, 2009

Transcript

The Urban Dictionary, where anyone can look up some of the most clever and most vulgar words and phrases in the English language, turns 10 this year. Its founder Aaron Peckham talks about a few of his all time favorite entries.

Click here for a long version of Bob's interview with Aaron Peckham. A warning: some edgy language is used.

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Comments [5]

ed villanueva from PA

It appears that B.O. (bob oughton) misfired his fingerguns after making such info d-chy comment.
The fact is that teabaggers did willingly selflabel as such, which just goes to further prove what excellent space cadets they are.

Sep. 09 2009 03:32 PM
ed villa from PA

It appears that B.O. (bob oughton) misfired his fingerguns after making such info d-chy comment.
The fact is that teabaggers did willingly selflabel as such, which just goes to further prove what excellent space cadets they are.

Sep. 09 2009 03:30 PM
Bob Oughton from AZ

There was a major inaccuracy (lie?) in this segment. The participants in the tea parties did not dub themselves "tea-baggers". That appellation was applied to them by alleged homosexual Anderson Cooper and was gleefully embraced by sniggering juvenile tea party-haters.

Sep. 07 2009 05:39 PM
Sarah Ellen from San Francisco

Loved this segment. "Food douche" is awesome--and I am realizing that my NYC roommate was a total food douche (actually, he was just a total douche...or, as my students would say, a "d-bag").

I taught for a year at Berkeley High School, and during that time, I had a really sweet student in my sixth period class whose name was Brandon. One day, he was in my classroom after school typing a paper, and his friend Ashante (another student of mine) was also there, but she was hovering over him and interfering with his ability to get his work done. I told her to get out of his hair, and Brandon said to me, "She called me 'Beezy,' Ms. Fee [Ms. Fee being my nickname at the school]." I didn't think the word had any meaning; I just thought Brandon was annoyed because Ashante didn't call him by his real name. So I started jokingly calling him "Beezy" whenever he would do something exasperating (often) and he never objected.

One day, I called him "Beezy" during class because he was horsing around, and the students were like, "Did you just call Brandon, 'Beezy'?" I said, "Yeeeeesssss...Why? Does it mean something?" The students were cracking up, and I said, "Brandon! What does 'Beezy' mean?" He said, "I can't tell you that, Ms. Fee." So one of my other students, Ceclia, said, "It means that he's your bitch." D'oh! I was like, "Brandon, why didn't you tell me not to call you that?!" It really was funny, primarily because I had a good relationship with that whole class, so they thought it was hilarious, and they didn't make a big deal about it afterward.

I still keep in touch with Brandon and Ashante, both of whom are in college. Neither one is anybody's beezy.

Sep. 06 2009 01:24 AM
jonny goldstein from Philly

This segment is the reason I am a faithful listener of OTM. Thank you.

Sep. 05 2009 10:46 AM

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