Learn the Lingo
Amish: Anything that Kim
does. See also: Kim,
Amish ho: Kim.
See also: Kim.
Am not/Are too: 1) Strongly logical arguments
employed by esteemed orators. 2) Words most likely to be emerging from
and my mouths. See also: yes/no, uh-huh/un-unh, will not/will too,
is not/is too.
And yeah: The all-purpose story ender. Must
be used at a seemingly random point while recounting something seemingly
trivial. See also: Matt.
"Behg": The Minnesotan pronunciation
of "bag." Or what a dog does. See also: Katie.
Bourghetto: A middle-class neighborhood
ensconced in a filthy rich suburb; a "ghetto with chrome." See
Crazyfun times: Describes events combining
friends, mischief, and excitement and producing all-around guaranteed
Death stare: A look of the utmost hatred and
contempt produced only by Shannon
(when she's wearing her glasses and knitting).
Doooooo it: The most persuasive form of encouragement
available. Generally ignored.
Dude: A sentence-enhancer, sprinkled liberally
throughout conversation to add emphasis. May be used to carry entire conversations.
Eloise the Hungry Hippo: The beloved Chia
Pet of PARC's Suite 2 Blue, who has a
dramatic, tangled family history. Note: Do not call her Heloise.
Funny vegetables: Any plant matter that
is not corn, peas, or carrots. See also: Katie.
something so knee-slappingly funny that it answers to a higher humorous
HoJoe: Refers to guys named Joe who dress
flamboyantly and bring many girls back to their rooms. But certainly refers
to no one Joe in particular.
Icky, Daddy, icky: Describes things so disgusting
they make you revert to childhood. Often said in response to Justin.
I'll give you a dollar: Phrase used to bribe
others to do your work for you. For example:
will you write my paper?
I'll give you a dollar!
Note: Generally does not work.
I win: Phrase expressing the great triumph you
think you have wrought (but usually haven't). Proper usage dictates that
the vowel dragged out in proportion to the phoniness of the victory. See
also: you fail.
Jen with no pants: Refers to the girl who regularly
walks through Suite 2 Blue and who wears shorts no matter what the temperature.
Knitting sticks: Knitting needles, in knitting
Lay-down loner: The ultimate euchre hand,
guaranteed to take all of the tricks. As it often appears after bottoming,
it usually cannot be capitalized on as someone else will call a different
suit. Related to (and often confused with) a lay-down euchre.
Looks like he's still wearing a shirt when he's
not: Describes men with far too much chest hair. See also: The
Prancing with Chex Mix: Don't ask -- I
don't want to remember.
Ridiculosity: The state of being ridiculous.
SAGA rat: One who sits in the dining hall for
up to two hours at a time chatting with everyone who sits down. See
Shannon dance: Spastic twitching of
the limbs and head in no apparent rhythm. See also: Shannon.
Simple user: One who lacks skills in the
operation of computers, such as pointing and clicking, plugging in cables,
and designing high-tech, Java-based web sites.
Sketchy: The classic Northwestern term for
anything strange and sinister. See also: SAGA food, the administration,
Take it up a notch: What residents of New
York City do. See also: Shannon.
Yay for <insert word here>: Used to designate
things that win. Must be said in all seriousness.
You fail: Phrase used to describe 1) a person
who messes up in a comical fashion or 2) a person who does not do what
you want. See also: I win.
Copyright © 2002 Colleen Fischer | Last updated October 7,