Pinch Poke, You Owe Me a Coke!

Pinch poke, you owe me a coke!

Slang of the day:  Pinch poke, you owe me a coke!

Meaning:  This is a silly saying you can say when you and a friend say something at the exact same time!

Usage:  Pinch poke, you owe me a coke!


Mom – Who wants the green juice and who wants the orange juice.

Sally and Tommy say at the exact same time – I want the green one.

Tommy – Pinch poke, you owe me a coke!

Sally – I’ll give you a coke, if you give me the green juice.

Tommy – never!

Mom – *sigh*

A Little Something Something

Hey baby, you wanna get a little something something?

Slang of the Day:  a little something something

Meaing:  The meaning can vary on the conversation, but usually it implies something sexual.

Usage:  How about we do a little something something?


Diane – Wanna come over tonight?

Timmy – Sure.  What do you want to do?  You want a little something something?

Diane – I was thinking more along the lines of watching some football.

Timmy – Really?  A little something something sounds better.

Diane – Take it or leave it.

Timmy – I’ll take it. *sigh*


I’ve gotta jet! See ya!

I’ve gotta jet!

Slang of the Day: jet

Meaing:  Another word for go or leave.

Usage:  Sorry, but I’ve gotta jet!


Nicky – Well, we’re all done now.

Prissy – Great, I’m so glad we finally finished decorating the room. I really need to jet.

Nicky – Really?  You headed off?  I thought maybe we could get together for a drink or a little something something.

Prissy – Maybe in your dreams.

Nicky – *sigh*



You’re PDQ!

Slang of the day:  PDQ

Meaning:  PDQ means Pretty Darn Quick

Usage:  You’re PDQ!


Nathan – Wow, your basketball skills are great! You are PDQ down the court.

Tye – Thanks, but what does PDQ mean?

Nathan – PDQ, you know Pretty Darn Quick.

Tye – huh?

Nathan thinks to himself – Obviously the dude is not Pretty Darn Quick in his head!


You’re the Cat’s Meow!


You’re the cat’s meow!

Slang of the Day:  the cat’s meow

Meaing:  The ‘cat’s meow’ is a phrase that means great!  It’s an old phrase created back in the 20’s, but it’s still fun to say at times.

Usage:  You’re the cat’s meow!


Susie – Okay, you’re all done.

Nate – Thanks for helping me with my homework. You’re the cat’s meow.

Susie – So are you!  You helped me so much with my presentation last week!

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The ball is in your court

 The ball is in your court.

This idiom means it is your turn to speak or do something.  Read the dialog below to get a good example of how to use this expression.

Fred – So, did you do it?

Nat – Do what?

Fred – You know…

Nat – No, I don’t know.

Fred – Did you ask Carol if she likes me?

Nat – Oh, yeah, I did ask.

Fred – And?

Nat – She said she does.  Now the ball is in your court.

Fred – I guess you are right.  I’ll wait for her to ask me out.

Nat – No silly!  You need to ask her out!

Hole in one

 “Hole in one!”

“Hole in one!”  is a expression used when a golfer gets their golf ball in the hole in only one stroke.  However, it can also be used in other circumstances.  It can mean that you succeeded on your first try.  Read this dialog to see how else you can use it:

Paul – I scored a hole in one today!

Pete – Really?  You golf?

Paul – No, not me, but I sold my house  right after the first viewing!

Pete – Wow, that is a hole in one, especially in this economy.


“XYZ, dude!”

Slang of the day:  XYZ

Meaning:  eXamine Your Zipper (You’re zipper (fly) is open on your pants.)  Children use this more, but I’ve heard adults say it as well.

Usage:  You just say – “XYZ”


Peter – Bwahhahahahaha

Nate – What?

Peter – Bwahahahaha

Nate – What, man?

Peter – XYZ

Nate – Oh that. *zip*  Are you in 2nd grade or something?

Peter – Actually I never got past 1st grade.

Nate – Figures.