I love the site UrbanDictionary.com. The words and definitions people submit are hilarious (some are pretty raunchy, so beware if you’re sensitive to that). They’re reminiscent of the much cleaner Sniglets created by Rich Hall from the 1980s HBO show, Not Necessarily the News. Sniglets are defined as words that should be in the dictionary, but aren’t, while Urban Dictionary (UD) words are more street-wise slang that random people have created and/or submitted to the UD site. Both are very funny.
So we’re going to play a little game. I’m going to give you five words from UD and five Sniglets. You tell me which words are the Sniglets and which words are from UD. I’ll tell you the answers down in the first comment. Then try these words out in conversations with your friends and family and let them know how really cool you are.
Also, I didn’t look up to see if there were overlaps on the lists, so that could totally ruin the whole game, but that’s okay because they’re still funny.
1. Gloatgram – An instagram post that features the user boasting about their life, usually in the form of food or leisure/travel.
“Did you see the gloatgram Shelly sent out? Like who wants to see her stupid new shiny black Hummer. I hate her. We’re having dinner together tomorrow night. She’s picking me up in her Hummer. I can’t wait!”
2. Sprout Lines – Visible lines at the bottom of trouser legs where the hems have been let down.
“Dude, your sprout lines look so bad, you should have just left them as high-waters.”
“Can you believe this? Check out this passhole. He totally sped up and slowed down after passing. Wait until we have two lanes again. Just wait.”
Person 1: “What are you doing to that can? That’s obscene.”
Person 2: “I’m getting the last…garble, garble…Pringle out. I don’t want to…garble…get my hands dirty…or stuck.”
Person 1: “You’re committing Pringlelingus on that thing. You’re disgusting.”
5. Ocrapment – The attachment that you send with the second email after being informed that you failed to attach it to your first email.
“Well, now I look like a flipping’ fool and have to go and send this ocrapment in a second loser email. Crap!”
Person 1: “PBS is running another one of their begathons this weekend.”
Person 2: “Yeah, I saw that. That Sesame Street book bag is kind of cute. Might convince me to donate $50.”
“Didn’t I ask you to clean the mower? I just spent a full 10 minutes cleaning all the mowmuffins out from under that thing. It’s like I’m talking to a wall!”
“Man, I had the worst book hangover after finishing the Hunger Games triology. I lived those books for two weeks and then I was all, ‘Where’s Katniss and Peeta?’ It sucked.”
“I just did a send and run tonight before I left the office about the big client not wanting our business anymore. I’ve got the whole weekend to come up with a way to deal with it.”
10. Nocializing – The act of being out in a social public setting (i.e. Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Coffee shop) and only spending time on your mobile device; not the people with or around you.
“If my husband didn’t say, ‘no phones at dinner,’ when we go out to eat, I’d probably spend the whole time nocializing because I’m addicted to Twitter.”
Can you figure out which ones are which? Do you even care? Probably not. But if you do, tell me which ones you got right. Check the first comment for the answers (it’s probably at the bottom of the comments).