Friday, August 8, 2008

Urban Dictionary on Wheels

My daily bus ride has been a very educational experience this week. I have learned a ton of new vocabulary words by overhearing random conversations. It's so much better than Urban Dictionary because it's live and I get all the context and the players involved. Of course, I am guessing on some of the meanings based on context, so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Here are a couple of my new words relating to illegal activities.

"We got rapped the other night."
Rapped - got busted by the cops for doing something illegal

"How long is he gonna sit down for?"
Sit down - be in jail

And I knew that "snitch" was used as a noun for someone who rats someone else out. But I had not heard it as a verb until the other day.
"He started snitchin and got us rapped."
Told the cops about their illegal activities.


Bostonian in NY said...

If I heard those kinds of conversations on my bus route, I'd start biking to work...only during daylight hours...with kevlar.

The Lone Coyote said...

It's funny but this bus route is so crowded that it feels really safe overall.