When a member of the straight edge
straight edge: one who abstains from smoking, drinking, being permiscious and in SOME cases are vegetarian/vegan and don't consume caffiene --When a member of the straight edge, recalls the day they "claimed" being edge for the 1st time, not everyone knows or cares about it but some do.
Edgeaversary presents don't really happy, parties don't really happen, its just like OH HEY I'VE BEEN BEHAVING MYSELF FOR __ YEARS NOW! THAT OWNS!
sxe kid 1: Eh whens your edgeaversary?
sxe kid 2: Meh l don't remember, but happy edgeaversary anyway! lts cool l'm glad to know theres people who aren't in it for the fashion and scene and actually care about being edge, thats awesome man, stay posi :)
OK, people, help me out here. I'm gonna try to step in and fix this shit. Because apparently the street's understanding of its own heritage is getting sadly confused, and I hate to see that happen. It makes me want to weep.more...
Here's the deal. I look up "booshwa" on Urban Dictionary, hoping for an entertaining, irreverent, saucy explanation of how it's street for "Bourgeois," a French word describing happily domesticated, clueless white people who buy what they're sold, do what they're told, and have no idea what a bunch of sheep they are.
Instead, the top rated definition (which still has 25 down-votes to only 64 up; not a ringing endorsement of its accuracy) is that it just means "bullshit."
Now, I know how this happens. People who actually know what it means use it right. It gets overheard by people who only pick up that whatever it is, it's bad and dumb. And they go write Urban Dictionary definitions.
That is not "booshwa." That, actually, is bullshit.
"Booshwa" is for when you ain't pretentious enough to use a French word, but you need to convey your disdain for how domesticated and clueless somebody is.
Here, for the record, is Merriam-Webster's definition of "Bourgeois," Booshwa's proper, upscale sibling:
1: of, relating to, or characteristic of the social middle class
2: marked by a concern for material interests and respectability and a tendency toward mediocrity
3: dominated by commercial ...
|3.||Perth Amboy High School|
Also called PAHS, it is an overcrowded and outdated school compared to other schools in Perth Amboy. An almost segregated school, it is 86% Hispanic. Puerto Ricans are becoming a minority. What is left of them is mainly Puerto Rican trash. The Dominicans are moving and taking over. Most of the Dominicans are first generation. The rest are second generation. As for the Puerto Ricans, they are just Americans with "blind" pride. They are proud of the flag and the food yet they've never lived in Puerto Rico. You'd be suprised how many do not know Spanish. Instead they'd rather act white, be wapanese or wiggers. The latter being the preferable. How's that for "Mi Orgullo"? However they seem quiet compared to the Dominicans. I ger along with the Dominicans but they all dress, talk, and act loud and boy are they gossipy. They wear tank tops, and miniskirts-even in winter. To put it bluntly they, especially the men, act like they own the place. They copied their sense of pride and code of sticking together from the Puerto Ricans. Go over to PAHS on February 27 (DR ind. day). 35% of the school is draped in flags, shirts,etc. Now go on PR day. Not many people have anything Puerto Rican. There are also, to a lesser degree, Blacks, Whites, and Mexicans. As in any other school, cliques are important. There are geeks, anime freaks, jocks, newly arrived immigrants, and the ditzy/sluts. Spanglish is the language of choice. The suspension rate was 35% no thanks to D Block. D ...more...
I recently moved to NJ from Connecticut. I came here knowing and pretty much believing all of the negative stereotypes about NJ (like "NJ - the armpit of America" -- one of my personal favorites). But I had NEVER ACTUALLY BEEN THERE. Alot of others on this site have done an excellent job of debunking the myths about NJ & its people, so I'll just add this: I'm a million times happier in this state than I ever was or could be in CT and so is just about everybody I know. Nuff said? I'm so glad I'm no longer the superficial, mean, bigoted, insecure tight ass that I was in CT.
The Garden State (NJ nickname)
"NJ - Keeping It Real" (unofficial motto)
Join the Human Race -- move to New Jersey (my advice)
A bit-o-history: Some statesman in the 1700s compared NJ to an immense barrel, filled with good things to eat and open at both ends, with Pennsylvanians grabbing from one end and the New Yorkers from the other. Perhaps PA & NY have drained the periphery areas of NJ so much that they are now the blight that gives NJ such a bad rap. Just a thought.
myspace used to be, for generally OLDER more MATURE well GROWN UP persons to meet new people because they are far too much of carpet munchers to go up to people on their own and resort to a computer to meet them, now it has come to the point where PREteeangers post personality quizs that they lied on, purposely use slutty pictures to attract older man the opposite of their color, write a bullshiting biography so people will (hopefully) find them cool and believe that it is some kind of secret replacment for livejournal even though they have no idea how to use the blogging tool, so they just comment their lives off, but mostly tell each other how hotottttt or sexxxiii or "pretty" each other are, just so they like each other, even though in the back of their minds they are just saying, "that bitch is so hideous" and so they post this shit all over the internet, they are dumb enough to make one, and they are even dumber to think that the internet they post iton only their gay bag friends view even though the entire school reads it, so you approach this hideous piece of shit and say, "hey i have seen your myspace" and they go, "WHAT WHO ARE YOU!?!?! YOU STALKER" and you say, "um it's public, that is not stalking" and then they realize ohhh yeahh like DUH!
"Oh wow hey joe, nice to see you, I'm glad we found a way to keep in touch"
"yes that's rad, we should get together"
*late night online randomly searching this trashbags and comes across a picture of an 8th grader wearing her underwear posing like a porn star*
"EW SICK I KNOW HER..*stares more* I SEE HER FUCKING NIPPLE!!!!!!"
*in school the next day coming across the girl in your algebra class*
"hey i saw your myspace over the weekend"
"UHM WHAT!?!? WHO ARE YOU!?!?"
when you can explain it so someone else; to completely "know"; to be able to explain a subject just like the person who explained it to you; having complete clarity on a particular subject or discussion; no gaps in the comprehension of a subject; the flip side of 'understand'
When I was a student, I understood tai chi. Now that I am a teacher, I really have a better overstanding.
"I'm glad you explained it to me. I sort of understood
before, but now I overstand."
|7.||loch ness monster|
An unidentified animal living in Loch Ness, the largest body of fresh water in Britain. It first came to the attention of the general public in the thirties when a London surgeon R.K.Wilson took a photo of what looked like the head-and-neck of a dinosaur-like creature. What with The Lost World and RKO's King Kong in the cinema, there was an explosion in public interest. The monster's image, however, was to be forever tainted by the pantomime which followed, in which a game big hunter called Wetherall came to Loch Ness and discovered footprints on the shore. The tracks turned out to have been made by a hippo foot, which was some kind of ashtray or other keepsake. What kind of a big game hunter couldn't work out that they were all hippo tracks made by the same foot I don't know, but he left Loch Ness. In 1994 the now-famous surgeon's photo turned out to be a fake, a model on a toy submarine made by Wetherall - revenge on the world that mocked him. Over the years there have been a number of photos and films of unidentified creatures in Loch Ness. Some have been proved as fakes (to be honest, I wasn't surprised when the surgeon's photo turned out to be a fake. I'd always thought there was something odd about it). But there is still strong film evidence and a lot of eye-witness evidence to support the existence of a long-necked animal of some kind. Modern scientists often dismiss eye-witness evidence as non-evidence. I'm glad they're not running the judicial system,...more...