The American word for "Pommes Frites" - a Belgian side-dish consisting of deep-fried, finger-length pieces of potatoes, served hot and salted. Traditionally served to anything from Moule Marienere (clams) to Hamburgers.
Also known as chips in Britain and Australia, Pommes Strips, Belgian Fries, and more recently, Freedom Fries.
Belittling and insulting term for a person who won't do anything that can be regarded as "wrong" or "immoral". A male or female who perceives him/herself (or is believed to perceive him/herself) as morally superior - often also God-fearing and full-bloodedly American.
(Disclaimer: Not very urban or very modern slang these days, though.)
An insult that is apparently a combination of the words bastard and bitch - applying on both sexes. The expression (along with the modern revival of the word frag) originated in the comic book Lobo from DC Comics, in the late 1980s.
"I'll devour ya entrails and thoroughly enjoy it, ya fraggin' bastich!"
Belittling and often insulting term for being absurdly optimistic and good-hearted, believing in a good world where everything works out for the best all tht time. Often in combination with being God-fearing and perceiving oneself standing on a higher moral ground than others.
See also: Daddy's Little Girl, Goody Two-Shoes
The word "Pollyannaish" is derived from "Pollyanna," the heroine of Eleanor H. Porter's famous novel "Pollyanna" (1913), whose outlook on life was one of absolute optimism and whose problems were always straightened out in the end.
(Disclaimer: Not very modern, but still an urban term.)
"Although I've been raped and mishandled by a demon, I'm determined to remain optimistic, no matter what" is a perfect summation of being pollyannish.
American word for Brits.
Derived from Ringo Starr, the famous drummer of British pop group the Beatles. Since there is nothing more British than the Beatles, Ringo has since became a common American slang word for any Brits. For example, this is what Samuel L. Jackson calls Tim Roth in the film Pulp Fiction.
Now Ringo, I'm gonna count to three, and when I count three, you let go of your gun, and sit your ass down. But when you do it, you do it cool. Ready?
An incomprehensible stream of words. Examples: languages you don't understand, baby talk, a sentence that doesn't mean anything, telling a story that doesn't make sense.
(see also gibberish, prattle, chatter)
To engage in babble talk.
Derived from the legend of the Tower of Babel, the Biblical origin of all languages.
-Kneecap, singlehanded, sheetmusic, lottery, gooble gaable orf orf.
-Dammit, will you just stop that babble?!!