Urban Dictionary: Fularious Street Slang Defined

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Jun 15, 2009 - Humor - 352 pages
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Urbandictionary.com--bearing the slogan "Define Your World"--serves more than 1.5 million visitors each month. Perfect for those who want to pick up some new slang and those who want to translate it, Urban Dictionary is a gritty and witty look at our ever-changing language.

Urbandictionary.com is a wildly successful site that encourages users to define the world with their own unique terms. In Urban Dictionary, site founder Aaron Peckham culls his more than 170,000 definitions for the funniest, and most provocative phrases that define the modern slang scene.

Within urbandictionary.com's lively lexicon are:

* business provocative--Attire used to provoke sexual attention in the workplace.

* compunicate--To chat with someone in the same room via instant messenging service instead of in person.

* dandruff--A person who "flakes out" and ditches their friends.†

* wingman--A guy who takes one for the team by hooking up with a hot girl's ugly friend so his own friend can hook up with the hot girl.

Perfect for those who want to pick up some new slang and those who want to translate it, Urban Dictionary is a gritty and witty look at our ever-changing language.

Urban Dictionary covers the language that encompasses the trials and tribulations that anyone under 30 encounters--and leaves everyone over 30 scratching their heads but wanting to know more.

  

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Review: Urban Dictionary: Fularious Street Slang Defined

User Review  - David Kirschner - Goodreads

Pretty amusing for a while. I made it through "D", which oddly is 1/4 of the book. Why are entries for AD (15% of the alphabet in letters) 25% of this book? I bet it's front-loaded, where synonyms are ... Read full review

Review: Urban Dictionary: Fularious Street Slang Defined

User Review  - Gary James - Goodreads

While the website (handy as it is) manages to get deeper into various meanings and etymologies of the words and phrases now cropping up, this book is a handy reference tool for the times when ... Read full review

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Founded in 1999 by college student Aaron Peckham as a parody of the dictionary, urbandictionary.com features definitions written by people from all over the world. Since then, Urban Dictionary has been cited in court, in graduation speeches, and by countless news media outlets, including CNN and Time magazine. Aaron listens for the newest words and phrases in San Francisco, Calif.

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