Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Urban Dictionary

The older I get, the more I don't get some current slang. Ah, the price of ageing. Just read a Tweet about something that Trump should do to Carson tonight "to get him stabby."

Get him what?

One of my favorite sites is urbandictionary.com where you type in a word and it gives a variety of definitions, mostly street language. Oh dear, "street language" -- do I sound like an old lady?

In any event, here's the definition of STABBY:

The feeling one has when one is in a particularly bad mood about nothing or something. It doesn't matter. You are feeling borderline homicidal. Ideas of stabbing things to relieve the seething anger come to mind.. Then you get distracted or blog about it and it goes away.
I was cut off many times today on my way to work, then I spilled coffee on my white shirt. It would be a bad idea to piss me off today because I am feeling stabby right now.
me again: It takes a lot to get me stabby, but I've been there...


Barbara said...

I wonder if it wasn't just made up on the spot as a reference to Carson's story about stabbing someone when he was young, that he was a violent kid but then turned his life around.

Urban dictionary can be good but I have found it can also be very unreliable.

Pat said...

No, because Urban Dictionary cites the first use in 2006 which surprised me that I'd never heard it before.