All Ears

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.


“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.

Mad cash

“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.


It’s really gross to pick your nose!

Slang of the day:  gross

Meaning:  disgusting or offensive

Usage:  Billy is so gross because he always picks his nose and then wipes it on me!! YUCK!


Tom – Did you see Sally last night?

Tim – Yeah, she drank way too much and ended up vomiting all over herself and her date.

Tom – It was so gross.

Tim – Oh yeah, it was.  I’m sure it was their last date.


“It’s been raining for 2 solid weeks and it’s driving me nuts.”

Slang of the day: solid

Meaning: consecutive

Usage: I’ve been in a bad mood for 3 solid days.

Dialog: *on the phone*
Sam – Wow, it’s so sunny here in Texas.
Mia – That’s great!
Sam – Well, it is hot too. How’s the weather there in France?
Mia – It’s been raining for 5 solid days.
Sam – Oh, that’s no fun.
Mia – yup.

Laid back

“I’m always so laid back when I go to the beach!”

Slang of the day:  laid back

Meaning:  relaxed and/or calm

Usage:  You are a very laid back person.  I never see you get angry.


Phil – The neighbor’s dog just pooped in our yard.

Sue – Oh, okay.

Phil – Why do you have to be so laid back.  I think we should pick it up and throw it back in their yard.

Sue – Let’s not do that.  They are such nice people and I’m sure it was an accident.