Are you fluent in BFF? You know, those ridiculous codes that you use with only your nearest and dearest, stuff that would be indecipherable to anyone other than your bestie? The BFF and I have known each other since the tender days of orthodontia and slap bracelets, so many of our conversations are reduced to a short hand discernible only to us: fur babies, work husbands and many a reference to Crispin Glover. A sampling of our dictionary:
to back out of plans that you've already committed to, to 'flake out' and disappoint
"I'm going to Dennis on the movie tonight; I know. I'm lame"
shus: [shuhs] noun
Overly fancy, excessive decorative stuff. Stuff on top of stuff.
"And she had this purse with lace and flowers and ...shus ... all over it. Totally cute though."
spandito: [span-dee-toe] noun
An cyclist (often a male) unnecessarily wearing high-tech, spandex cycling wear.
"You're biking three blocks to the video place - you don't need to put on your special shorts. Don't be a spandito, dude."
Targetista: [Tar-get-eestah] noun
Individuals employed by Target Corporate who must adhere to the company's strict and fashionable dress code. Often spotted en masse in downtown Minneapolis.
"I was feeling pretty good about my sweater vest till I ran into a herd of Targetistas on Nicollette Mall. I think I need to go self-medicate via shopping now."
What is the lexicon within your group of friends?