If you still use "dude" or "cool" in a sentence, you’re yesterday’s news. Time to update and grab a copy of the latest UCLA Slang Dictionary. It’s off the hezzie.
With more than 1,000 entries, "U.C.L.A. Slang 6" has words that are a full-on eargasm. Produced every four years since 1989 in conjunction with an undergraduate linguistics course, the dictionary has become an UCLA institution.
Consider a few of these gems:
This year's book marks its 20th anniversary. The 160-page volume comes complete with terms, definitions, parts of speech, sample sentences, usage notes and the etymology of words. The reference provides a glimpse into how language evolves and aims to serve "as the latest word on slang used on the Westwood campus," according to the UC Newsroom.
Thanks to the entertainment industry, slang spreads far beyond its roots.
"So 'U.C.L.A. Slang' tends to be a harbinger of slang that already is -- or soon will be -- spoken across the country," she said in a UC news article.
If you just can’t bring yourself out of the ‘rad’ 1980’s, don’t QQ (cry). Munro assures us cool is still part of the dictionary.