A Conversation for American Slang

Re: 'Do I look like I give a s**t?'

Post 21

York Yankee 234250

Thanks Vicki
I read yours and found wer'e both biker chicks. I have to re-take a test in the UK before I can (legally) ride This is after holding a bike license for 20 yrs...I already went thru it for the car test UGH.

Re: 'Do I look like I give a s**t?'

Post 22

Vicki Virago - Proud Mother

I have actually been corrected of the fact that neither of us are biker chicks (according to my sister that is)

Apparently, biker chicks "perch" on the back of a motor bike.....biker babes ride!!! smiley - laugh

So much for not being picky hey sis!!!


Post 23

chickadee (wheee!)

ellee -- up here in portland we call some of the freeways / highways "the" but now that you mention it, i think they're all ones that go to cali, maily the 405. we also do this weird thing with naming certain stretches--some areas i dont know the number of, there's the banfield towards teh airport, and the terwilliger curves on i-5. any other places do that?


Post 24


Though I've heard popular songs that use the word, I've only heard "hella" in common usage when I lived in Washington, where they used it every other word (literally), but no one down here in Arizona seems to ever have heard the word, so I can only assume it's a Northwestern kind of thing.
smiley - booksmiley - geek


Post 25

Jessie, queen of the strange - Nirvana rocks my socks!

I wouldn't know. In Kentucky (yes, I live there, pity me), only serious South Park fans and people who are trying to be ironic use it.

80's slang (and other American things)

Post 26


Having grown up during the 80s in Northern California, perhaps I could shed some light on the origins of "hella." I first heard it around '86 as a contraction for "hell of a..." or "helluva," but soon it took on a life of its own.


Post 27


This is the first time I've heard the word "hella". I live in *western* New York. By western I mean nowhere near NYC. Let's establish that right now because it makes a difference when talking about slang. Who knows, maybe people in NYC say hella. All I know is that western NY doesn't.

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