Thursday, February 1, 2007

Ballaholic

I have a bad habit of correcting people's spelling. Constantly (I can't help it). My friend Chris (featured in the photo to the left, enjoying a $24 taco) can attest to this as he is an easy, and frequent, target. I was joking with him yesterday about K-Fed. Chris said he thinks K-Fed is a "douchbag". I politely suggested that he probably meant to say "douchebag". This led him to google douchebag. A lot of "interesting" sites come up when you google "douchebag", but I don't recommend you check for yourself unless you're at home and have an empty stomach.

Among the "interesting" sites, Chris found a definition for this word on the Urban Dictionary. The Urban Dictionary is "a treasure trove of information about current slang and word usage". Simply, it is an online dictionary of slang terms, whose definitions are written and ranked by users. Pretty handy for an oldster like me. It's one of the hilariousest sites I've seen.

Check out the definition for Tori. Clearly, there are some very intelligent and well informed people contributing to this website.

"woah look at tori, shes more ballin then that kid in detroit son."

Unfortunately, the writers lack spelling skills. Kind of ironic, given that this is a dictionary. As I read about myself, I even learned some new words, like ballaholic. Other good ones include "wha" (definition #3) and "meh" (definition #5). Take a break and have some fun learning how to be cool.

3 Comments:

Blogger Hoop said...

For the record my spelling problems have been GREATLY exaggerated by Tori (as well as my triple chin - what is up with that????). And in case you were wondering - the $24 taco was totally worth it...

February 1, 2007 at 4:47:00 PM MST  
Blogger Elysium Strings said...

I've been working on the whole spelling thing with Chris (and Dad, for the record) for 20-odd years (yes, I was a brilliant editor at six). It's pretty much at the point of:

meh.

February 6, 2007 at 3:00:00 AM MST  
Blogger tori said...

did you notice the hand gesture that hoop is making in the picture? its supposed to be "24", in reference to the taco. apparently he struggles with numbers too.

February 10, 2007 at 10:00:00 PM MST  

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