Today I’m going to discuss a very particular kind of slang. The ridiculous type.
Most languages have words that start out on the fringe but eventually make their way into the common lexicon. For example: cool. Yo dude, that’s cool man.
However, there are always some words or sounds a generation introduces that end up in the gutter. They seem intriguing because of their ridiculousness, but eventually become taboo. I.E: Re-donk-ulous. Fun to say buy kinda cheesy. We’ve moved on.
My mother tongue of Plautdietsch along my peers certainly had a hand in creating a few of our own.
The worst one was:
Say it just like it sounds. You look a fool, yes.
It eventually became edgy to do variations thereof. IE:
The most common use was in a situation where the English equivalent “duh!” would be used. It can also symbolize that the person being spoken to said something that isn’t very bright.
To fully experience the words/sounds, I have recorded a few audio clips.