The students were all ears as their teacher spoke.
Slang of the day: all ears
Meaning: to listen carefully and attentively
Usage: When my husband speaks; I’m all ears.
Doug – Did you hear what the teacher said in class today about the test?
Peter – Nope, I fell asleep.
Doug – Really? You should be all ears or you’ll end up failing for the year.
Peter – So.
Doug – Well, if you don’t care, never mind.
“Look at my new threads!”
Slang of the day: threads
Usage: Wow, dude! Your threads are cool!
Peter – What did you do today Phil.
Phil – I went to the mall.
Peter – Of course, I should’ve known. I can tell by your cool threads!
“Does anybody want to shoot some hoops?”
Slang of the day: Shoot some hoops
Meaning: Play basketball
Usage: I wanna go shoot some hoops.
Diane – I’m going to school to go play soccer.
Pete – Let’s go shoot some hoops instead.
Diane – Sure, why not?
“Ha, ha, look at that dude’s rug!! You can totally tell it’s not his real hair.”
Slang of the day: rug
Meaning: wig or toupee
Usage: I’m losing too much hair, maybe it’s time for me to buy a rug.
Dick – Did you happen to see Ted today?
Wendy – You mean Ted and his new rug. Yeah, I did see that.
Dick – It looks good, but when you are bald one day and then the next day you have hair, it’s kind of obvious.
“My boyfriend makes mad cash! Look what he bought me yesterday!”
Slang of the day: mad cash
Similar phrases: mad money, mad bank
Meaning: lots of money
Usage: I got a job offer and they offered me some mad cash!
Tony – I really need to get a new job. I just don’t make enough money.
Doug – Oh man, I’m sorry to hear that.
Tony – It’s okay. I’ll find something and then I can pay rent.
Doug – I make mad cash, so let me know if you need some money.
Tony – Um, yeah, I didn’t need to know that, but thanks for the offer.
“My clothes are really quite grubby after I worked so hard at the farm.”
Slang of the day: grubby
Meaning: dirty, messy
Usage: Do you ever wash your clothes? They are always so grubby.
Peter – I’ve been working all day out on the ranch.
Paul – You don’t say…
Peter – I’m serious, I rode my horse for probably 4 hours checking on the cattle.
Paul – I know you did.
Peter – How can you tell?
Paul – I can tell by your grubby clothes and your smell.
Peter – Oh.
“I’m using my spork, because this stew is so thick and full of big meaty chunks.”
Slang of the day: spork
Meaning: It is an eating utensil that is both a spoon and a fork combined.
Usage: I love my spork, I can eat both the broth of the soup and the meat.
Sally – I love this meal. It’s really so great.
Doug – Thanks Sally.
Sally – But, your pork has such a great sauce to it, I wish I had a spork to scoop some up while I eat it.
Doug – Sorry, I don’t have any sporks, but I’ll give you a spoon that you can use with your fork.
Sally – Sounds good.