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A sampler of modern slang

The bunk (disgust): busted, ama weak, bogus, dirt, janky, vile, grody, rank, vomit.

The gnar (amazement): sick, ill, tight, nasty, beastly, dank, buttah, pimp, fierce, fresh, all gravity, gravy, all raw, sizzlin', crackin', off the heezy, out the frame, savage.

Money: cabbage, chalupas, cheddar, Gouda, paper, Kraft singles (for dollar bills).

100m hottie: Someone who looks good from afar, but fuzzy up close.

Agnorant: Someone both arrogant and ignorant.

Anchor: To wait.

Bluetool: Someone always wearing a Bluetooth, even when they're not on the phone.

Break your crayons: To upset someone.

Buster: A fake or phony person.

Check your vitals: To do a sweep of e-mail and other essential websites.

Butterfaith: A girl who is attractive by all accounts, except for her devout religiousness.

Dandruff: One who makes plans but often ditches them.

Earjacking: Eavesdropping.

Errorist: Someone who always makes mistakes.

Flossin': Showing off.

Going federal: Making it, usually in reference to rap stardom.

Marinating: Hanging out.

Multislacking: Slacking at a series of things all at once.

Nonpology: An insincere apology.

Noob: An unintelligent person.

Pay out: To dis someone.

Presidential tint: Cars with exceedingly tinted windows.

Remail: Following up on e-mails that have gone unanswered.

Subwoofing: Sitting in your car and blasting your stereo system to show off.

Swiffin: Making up stories.

Work hot: A person who may or may not be attractive, but is the best-looking person at your workplace.

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