Monday, January 12, 2015

Slang update

Rekt” is the new “pwned.”

Pwned,” as you will recall, replaced “schooled.”

Schooled” took the place of “crab hustled,” which originated in the San Diego disco scene of 1977.

Crab hustled” came into use over “shellacked like a gramophone,” a phrase first used by U.S. troops at the Battle of the Bulge.

Before “shellacked like a gramophone,” the most common expression in use was “thrice-trounced.” This phrase was brought to the U.S. by Scottish mariners in the 1880’s.

Thrice-trounced” had gained popularity over “cudgeled o’er t’ panky dumpling,” first used by Shakespeare and believed to be Irish in origin.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I love history.