Posts tagged "slang"

Douchebags, Sluts & Boners: The Origins Of Some Of The Most Well-Known Slang Words & Insults

Boner. It hasn’t always referred to a penis, you know. In fact, in the early ’80s, there was a sitcom character named Boner, that had absolutely nothing to do with erections. But for those of us born in the ’90s, the term will likely be linked to hard-ons.
There are quite a few words like…

Julie Gerstein / April 24, 2013

The 6 Different Types Of Penis Names

After a bunch of her college students admitted to having contests to see how many penis slang terms they could come up with, linguist Deborah Cameron decided to do a study on the matter. She broke her students up into two groups (male and female) and had them come up with as many penis slang…

The Frisky / January 21, 2013

Houghmagandy, Warming Pan & Lechercraft: 12 Antiquated Sex Terms Applied To Celebrities

People were just as dirty back in the olden days, they just had more entertaining turns of phrase to describe the naughty stuff. I had a little bit too much fun reading the entire 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. And researching other antiquated sex slang. For instance, I learned that houghmagandy was the term for…

Ami Angelowicz / September 6, 2012

Hexclamationists, Vampeers & iPadophiles: A Cyberslang Lexicon For The 21st Century

Every technological and social revolution creates new behaviors and new relationships … and the need for new terminology to describe them. The progress and innovation in our virtual world is moving so fast yet, sadly, our language has not been able to keep up—AT ALL.  Slowly, we’ve added words like “unfriend,” “hashtag” and — just…

Gail Eisenberg & R.D. Rosen / August 21, 2012

6 Made Up Nerd Words That Made It To Common Usage, Plus 8 That Should

Let me let you in on a little secret: writers like words. We like them so much. And so where you might wrinkle your nose and wonder why on earth someone might used the word “pulchritudinous” instead of “pretty,” we’re sitting at our desks and cackling with delight.
We got to use “pulchritudinous” today. And it

The Mary Sue / April 15, 2012

13 Food Terms That Should Never Be Used To Describe Men’s Bodies

On the season finale of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Kandi Burruss finally managed to gross me out. And no, it had nothing to do with her va-jay-jay/pee-pee/sex toy talk. When auditioning male models for her Bedroom Kandi launch party, she referred to a man’s chest hair as something truly revolting. “I don’t care  if…

Ami Angelowicz / April 10, 2012

12 Sex Slang Terms And Phrases To Make You A More Cunning Linguist

“Sexytimes.” “Beej.” “Gettin’ it on.” There is just so much sex slang I would like to see retired, like now. But I can giveth as well as taketh away. After all, we need words and phrases outside the clinical to describe “making the beasts with two backs” (that’s from King Lear, FYI, and it shall…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 20, 2012

30 Unapproved Names For A Woman’s Bush

There’s no eloquent way to talk about bush, or for those of you who prefer to be anatomically correct, pubic hair. But some terms for ladies’ pubic regions are far more inappropriate than others. For example, a certain Frisky employee who shall remained unnamed, referred to her own bush as a “fur pie.” As in,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2011

Ladies, Do You Have A “Buff Bay”?

Because I am committed to bringing you the most current and up-to-date genital slang, I feel obligated to share. My friend (who shall remain nameless) was at work yesterday when a female co-worker was checking out her camel toe. Weird … yes. After staring at her crotch for a full minute, the co-worker said to…

Ami Angelowicz / April 1, 2011

Sex Mustard, Albino Lipstick, Genetic Shower: 18 Revolting Terms For Sperm

Last week, we read about a woman who claimed her yogurt sample tasted like semen. We haven’t touched yogurt since then and it may take us a while before we do. The best thing to cum, er, come out of that unfortunate semen story were some fun (read as revolting) descriptives for man juice found…

The Frisky / January 31, 2011

Drew Barrymore Thinks Justin Long Is The “Cat’s Pajamas”

Starring in a movie with your ex and possibly current boyfriend has some interesting consequences. One of them—that you’re asked about your relationship so many freaking times that you run out of words to describe it. So we are happy to see Drew Barrymore getting so creative with her slang in describing Justin Long while…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 15, 2010

11 New Terms For Giving Him A “Hand”

It seems that women are genuinely shocked that men enjoy genital stimulation via your lovely mitts. But it’s true. They were hot in your parents’ basement when we were teens, and they’re hot now.

But maybe the problem is our terminology. A “blow job” sounds fun. Playful. Kind of like a Blow Pop. But…

John DeVore / March 5, 2010

Why I’ll Never Call My Husband A “Wusband”

Like most people, I have a variety of pet peeves. I can’t stand it when people litter; I hate it when an able-bodied person takes an elevator up one floor; and perhaps what bugs me more than anything else on the planet is a holier than thou attitude, especially when it’s displayed by someone who…

Wendy Atterberry / February 26, 2010

Top 25 Most Overused Words And Phrases Of The Decade

At the turn of the century (the 21st century, that is), everyone was talking about Y2K, the computer bug that many feared would crash computer systems at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999, creating a world-wide apocalypse. That didn’t happen, of course, but “Y2K” became the first of many new overused word…

Wendy Atterberry / December 15, 2009

“Pimp Your Vocab” Book Teaches British Parents About Teenglish

I learned two things from Pimp Your Vocab by Lucy Tobin, a book that attempts to decipher British kids’ “Teenglish.” Numbero uno: no matter how hard adults try to pin down and define teenage slang, they always end up sounding hopelessly out of touch and weird. I mean, really, peeps felt the need to include…

Nikki Dowling / September 17, 2009

25 Words And Phrases We Want To Retire

There are some words and phrases that we here at The Frisky are so over hearing that whenever one of us utters one, someone else says, “Can we retire that word yet?” So far we haven’t been successful in coaxing any of the words into a condo in Boca Raton to live out their Golde…

Wendy Atterberry / September 2, 2009

Is There A Male Equivalent Of “Butter Face”?

Yesterday’s Urban Dictionary word of the day was “butter face,” defined as:”n. A girl who is hot, except for her (but her, butter) face.”Basically, it means a girl with a sexually attractive body but a less-attractive face. So of course I put the link to “butter face” definition in my Gchat away message with some…

Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2009

Friday Quickies!

Please, oh please, don’t let “mancation” become a word that people actually use. [Out.com]
Meet Miss Landmine! [Perez Hilton]
Em & Lo ask, “Do you Google your dates?” Umm, maybe? [Daily Bedpost]
Shine debuts the kind of column that rocks our world: Heavy Petting, devoted to all things cute! [Shine]
If you turn down my

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2008

Rubbers Go Global

A condom by any other name — prophylactic, jimmy hat, raincoat, love glove, Trojan — is still a condom. But aren’t nicknames more fun? Personally, we like “French letters,” a British term, coined around 1856, which is even in the dictionary, making it totally legit. (We don’t actually call them that. We have enough problem…

Catherine Strawn / December 12, 2007