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There are great differences between people. But there are also great things to share. Each of our lives is better if we have the feeling that we are contributing to shared goals. One important goal is simply to make life better. That is best accomplished when people feel respect for each other. Respect for people comes from knowing some things that are going on in their lives. Maybe what is in this section will help in that knowing in some small ways.

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diamond button Slang: talk the talk -- Some slang is only used by particular groups of people. Some is used by most of us. It all offers a little insight into how we think and feel.
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Slang: talk the talk

Slang comes from many places: lines from movies, television programs, books and some is made up by anyone who happens to think of a catchy way of saying something. Here's a list of about 100 slang words most of which are commonly used by many people.

ace- n. The best in a particular field.

bells and whistles- n. Extra features of machines and devices.

blast- n. an exciting experience.

blazing- adj. Extremely attractive. -v. Proceeding quickly

bro- n. Friend.

catch- v. To experience, as in catching a movie. Hearing and understanding something spoken.

catch some Zs- v. Get some sleep.

check out- v. To see, to look at.

chill- v. To relax; hang out.

chow down- v. Eat until you are satisfied.

click- v. To catch on with someone, to intrique someone, to become popular with someone. Example: "Bill and Linda click. They're getting along fine."

clunker- v. Old car in poor condition.

couch potato- n. Lazy person.

coin- n. Money.

deep pockets- n. Source of much money.

dig- v. To like. To understand.

down- adj. In agreement with a plan to do something, as in "I'm down for that." To appreciate, enjoy, or understand something as in "I am down with that girl.

far out- adj. Excellent. Strange.

flick- n. a Movie.

fox- n. Very attractive girl or woman.

freak- v. To react with extreme or irrational distress. "She freaked when she found out." - adj. or n. Abnormal or different. Someone with an alternative lifestyle.

freaky- adj. Frightening, disturbing.

front- n. A deception as in "They use the clothing store as a front for their gambling operation."

funk- n. A bad odor. -adj. Unattractive, as "He's funk.

funky- adj. Smelling bad. Strange.

get into something- v. Become very interested in.

going down- v. Happening.

good to go- adj. Ready, as in "We're good to go." Agreement, as in "I'll meet you at noon tomorrow?" Answer: "Good to go."

go to town- v. To engage in an activity with excessive energy or excitement. "He went to town on that bowl of chili."

gravy- adj. Very good, excellent. Easy.

grub- n. Food.

gunk- n. Any sticky or greasy substance.

hang- v. To relax, usually with friends.

hardcore- adj. To an extreme, as in "Only hardcore computer experts understand how computers works. "

high budget- adj. Extremely high in quality or expense.

hot stuff- adj. Very good at something. Sometimes used sarcastically, as in "That basketball player thinks he's hot stuff."

high-maintenance- adj. Requires much time and effort. Is sometimes said of a relationship in which the other person is demanding or a burden.

hip- adj. Very good, excellent. Understand or the state of being informed, as in "I'm hip about the suffering that smoking can cause."

homey- n. A close friend. A relative.

hook me up- v. To provide or show how to obtain something, as in "He hooked me up with something to eat."

honcho- n. The boss.

item- n. A news-worthy couple, as in "Bill and Linda are an item now." Someone sought after as a girlfriend or boyfriend.

jack- n. In England, a five pound note. Nothing, very little, as in "You don't know jack!" - v. To punch, as in "He got jacked in the face." To steal, as in "My car got jacked."

jiggy- adj. Attractive, as in "The new guy is so jiggy!"

keep it real- v. To stay true to one's self; to resist the temptation to imitate someone else.

keep ones cool- v. Remain calm.

kick back- n. Money paid secretly to an official in exchange for help given to an organization or individual. - v Lay back in a reclining chair. Relax

kicking- adj. Very good, excellent.

kicks- n. Shoes. -v. Is strikingly excellent, as in "This song kicks".

kooky- adj. Strange, weird.

laid back- adj. Calm and relaxed.

loose- adj. Out of control. Uninhibited.

main squeeze- n. Significant other, as in "I'll introduce you to Marty. He's my main squeeze."

make a pit stop- v. Use a bathroom.

max- v. To relax, hang out.

mellow- adj. Calm and relaxed.

mumbo jumbo- n. Speech that is not understandable because of confusing or illogical wording.

nine to five- n. A job. Example: "My nine to five takes a lot of my energy."

no-duh- A sarcastic comment as a response to someone stating the obvious.

old lady- n. Female significant other, such as a girlfriend or wife.

on the fritz- adj. Not functioning properly. Example: "My car is on the fritz again."

peachy- adj. Good. Often given as a response to greetings such as, "How are you?"

piece of cake- n. Something easy to do.

premo- adj. Most attractive, best quality.

psyched up- adj. Mentally ready.

pumped- adj. Excited; psyched. Example: "I was pumped when she asked me to go to the mall with her."

rage- adj. Extraordinarily fun. Example: "The party was such a rage!"

rake in- v. To earn money. Example: "We raked in 300 dollars at the bake sale."

riding high- v. Feeling very good.

right on- A phrase indicating approval.

royally- Very, extremely; often describing some undesirable condition. Example: "She was paid back royally for the chip on her shoulder, when her boyfriend dumped her."

samolean- n. A unit of money; dollars, pesos or whatever.

scope out- v. To watch.

sheesh- A non-offensive expletive.

shook- adj. Shaken up, flustered.

shotgun- n. The passenger seat in a vehicle.

spam- n. Any inappropriate messages or promotional information such as chain letters, advertisements, unsolicited email or web page content.

spaz out- v. To react with extreme or irrational distress or composure.

spiffy- adj. Stylish and apealing, very good, excellent.

stellar- adj. Very good, excellent.

sticks- n. A rural area.

stoked- adj. Excited or energized. Example: "I am so stoked about getting a A on the algebra test!"

sweat- v. To worry, as in "Don't sweat it."

sweet- adj. Good, excellent, much appreciated. Good natured.

take it easy- v. To relax, calm down.

take off- v. To leave.

tight- adj. Very good, excellent. Example: "Her new car is tight."

top dog- n. The person who is the best at something.

torqued- adj. Angry.

twenty-four seven- adj. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

twisted- adj. Displeasing, perverted.

up- adj. Happy and cheerful. Mentally ready.
 
vibe- n. Feelings, premonitions. Example: "I'm picking up some good vibes from my friends."

wannabe- n. Someone who wants to be something that they are not.

waste- v. To destroy.

what's up?- A greeting meaning "What's going on?"

wired- adj. Full of energy. Example: "I'm so wired from the excitement of winning the game, I won't be ready for bed any time soon."

yada- Et cetera. Example: "We talked about the weather, what was on sale and yada yada yada."

yeah right- An expression of doubt or disbelief. Example: "You're going to be president of the United States. Yeah right!"

yo- Used to get someone's attention. Example: "Yo, how you doing.?" Also used to call attention to something just said. Example: "Let's get some pizza, yo."

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My favorite quotes

"Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them, but like the seafarer, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny."
-- paraphrase of Carl Schurz

"Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; Wisdom is humble that she knows no more."
-- Cowper

Credit belongs to the man who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly...
-- paraphrase of Theodore Roosevelt

Self esteem comes from trying to do something no matter how small, and then accomplishing it.
-- Sheri Lewis

Education is more than the filling of a pail, it is also the lighting of a fire.
-- adaption of a quote of William Butler Yeats

"Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away."
-- Carl Sandburg "Poetry Considered"

"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."
-- Woodrow Wilson

"Your success and happiness lie in you. ...Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."
-- Helen Keller

"If your plan is for one year, plant rice.
If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children."

-- Confucius

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
-- Eden Phillpotts


 
Slickditty the jester To form a lasting relationship with someone, you must be able to accept both what you like and what you dislike about each other.

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