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Re: "Wayer" than that #86303
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Way wayer!
Maybe its now been recycled having gone out of use for some time, but Mosh Pit is a term I remember from my youth (even though I never engaged in such activities myself!) and was in use in the UK in the '80s, and probably the '70s too.


Re: "Wayer" than that #86304
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As least as early as '79 here in Shytown!


Re: "Wayer" than that #86305
11/12/02 08:00 PM
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Yep, mosh pit's still in use in the UK, and though I've never been to one, I know quite a few who have - it's a place at the front of a relly loud rock concert where everybody pushes and shoves to get as far forwards as possible, in time to the music(well, sort of...)
Other 'in' words include: (As far as my experiences go, this is UK only)
boom! - cool/brilliant/amazing
heavy! - see above.
random - strange behaviour, changing the conversation to an irrelevant topic, anything unusual.
dodgy - applied to anything suspicious relating to people trying to cheat you or (usually) people/objects with apparently perverted intentions. (Euthemising furiously - e)
manky - horrble/disgusting/old/ugly (applied to inanimate objects.
crusty - see above.
boffin/boff - anyone who works hard at school/gets good grades/teacher's pet etc.
(you) div - stupid/idiot (usually a jokey, affectionate term)
bad/rude girls/boys - people who regulary get in trouble, say stuff like boom and heavy, are rude and spiteful to everyone. (group term, and they're proud of it!)
wicked - cool (less common)
cool - cool (still cool to say cool!)
well good/bad/ugly/nice - alternative to very or really.
shame! - hard to explain, it kinda means ha ha! Like, when someone does something wrong or are told off, spoken forcefully.
sad - often used to describe boffins
yeah man - agreement
like - this is, like, used all the time, like, but don't like, overdo it!
I hope you found this helpful, but beware: it's not cool for an adult to try to be cool... I wouldn't advise most, especially teachers, to use these words (with the exception of the more widely known ones) unless you are fully familliar with them and uset he rest of the lingo - or you may end up being labeled 'sad' or even, 'dodgy'!

EDIT: Oh yeah, and way is way out in the UK! (maybe except for surfers)
EDIT(2): Wayer was never in.

If the world doesn't suck, we'd all fall off.

Re: "Wayer" than that #86306
11/12/02 08:29 PM
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A mosh pit is an area at the front of the crowd, a few rows back from the front row typically, where young males (mostly) engage in a form of dance that involves shoving and ramming, aka slam dancing. There is typically enough room for people to move around in a circle -- imagine a tornado of young men with shaved heads or mohawks -- and gain enough momentum to knock each other down. It's not for the faint at heart.

The crush of fans at a concert's front row isn't necessarily a mosh pit, although you can certainly get "mashed." I once saw the Minneapolis rock group The Replacements a club in Cincinnati called Bogart's. I was at the very front, and was pushed up against the wooden wall in front of me all night. By the end of the concert I felt like I had been in a sumo match with a hippo and lost. But the moshing going on behind me all night was far worse I'm sure.






Re: "Wayer" than that #86307
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In ska lingo, rude boy and rude girl refers to a ska fan, usually dressed in a certain way.

Here's a decent explanation (which I have not read all the way through yet) http://www.rootsworld.com/rw/feature/rudeboy.html


a message to you Rudy #86308
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We don't have rude boys in Manchester, we have:
townies- sportswear wearing and chain pub frequenting mass marketites
scallies- the dodgier version
yonners- people from Oldham ( a town in Greater Manchester)
gees- gangsters or wannabees, usually drug runners
crusties- new age travellers that don't go anywhere, often environmentalists and political activists
hippies- a catch all for the alternative scene, which breaks down into goths, skaters, surfers, indie kids, giggers, skate punks, industrial, party heads, squatters, fetish, retro, and the ketamine kids.
junglists- part of the jungle scene
ravers- part of the dance scene, commercial
students ( the lowest of the low)
the massive- the community
punks- you know what punks are
and straights- everyone else


Re: Say boom shaka massi #86309
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Re: "Wayer" than that #86310
11/14/02 09:41 PM
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the jungle scene
What's that? Somehow I find it hard to conjure up images of a jungle in the middle of Manchester... then again, I've never been...

If the world doesn't suck, we'd all fall off.

da urban jungle innit #86311
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tis not really my deal so I'm not best qualified to explainhttp://www.junglist.com/html/whatisj.htm for a comprehensive overview
http://www.state51.co.uk/hottips/bhangle.html for some interesting and unexpected cultural fusion
http://www.geocities.com/streamingbits/junglist.html for a slang dictionary, getting back to the original point


Re: What's "in" among the young? #86312
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Well, out here in the city of angels, the hottest music on the hip-hop stations is the posthumous release of (yet another) Tupac Shakur double cd, 'Better Daze'. And the cut that is getting all the airplay is the electric version of 'Thug Mansion'. If you really want to know where youth culture is heading, you might want to listen to this (better yet the acoustic version of it) and see how you feel. 'Thug life' may be easy enough for AWADies to ignore, but if you have children in your house, they're gonna be enveloped in these images....

Don't get me wrong. The harsh yet bittersweet acoustic version of this rap is my favorite song right now. Just reminds us how many different roads we all travel, and that there's no way to turn back the clock. My mother was mortified at my worship of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, but at the time, I had no idea why.... It seems I've survived....



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