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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wondering what happened to the forgotten slang of yesteryear.We were pondering the modern slang situation yesterday, remembering the good old days before words like “sick” and “sweet” were being thrown around to mean “cool.” So, we thought we’d take our readers on a stroll down memory lane in hopes of resurrecting some of the long-forgotten buzz words.Our first stop on the journey is “fine,” which means attractive or good lookin’. This was not only the ultimate in slang for its day but also the ultimate in compliments for the opposite sex.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Girl, you are looking foine today.Throwing an “o” into the middle of the word meant someone was looking extra attractive.Next we have “psych!,” which means “I’m just kidding, and you fell for it!” This usually involved some crafty stunt like pretending to give someone a high-five and then jerking your hand away at the last minute. That’s when the money phrase comes in and you yell, “psych!” (As a side note, we’re trying to bring back the high-five. Tell your friends.)Of course there’s always the good old “bling-bling” (fancy jewelry) and “da’ bomb” (really cool, awesome).

OK, we’ve got to “dip” (leave).***A local resident and parent called in on Tuesday to report this Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!! Apparently, someone had taped up a copy of the latest issue of Tiger Tracks, the Summit High School student newspaper, to a wall in the post office. The villain drew and wrote on the page, mocking the efforts of the kids who worked on it.

“It was a personal attack on a kid,” the caller said. “Whoever did this had issues. But to tape it up in the post office is way inappropriate.”To the villain: The next time you’re about to tell a joke, remember this: You’re not funny.***It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to make up some new hip slang. If you have any words or phrases you’d like to share, leave us a message at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or e-mail us at summitup@summitdaily.com.Peace out …


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