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American School Slang Expression: Vocabulary I                      [back]


I.B.T.s (n; voc)

 

Itty bitty tittys. Hey I.B.T.s, whas up? [Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH, 1999]

idwic (phr) (pronounced "Id [like the psych term]-Whick")

 

I do what I can. If I don't finish on time, care; idwic! [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI]

I don't got time to flirt (sentence)

 

I'm busy; I don't have time to talk. I've got 3 papers to write. I don't got time to flirt. [University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA]

I feel ya (phr)

 

I understand you; I know what your talking about. Neighbor: It's so hot outside! Friend: I feel ya. [Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1998]

igg (v)

 

To bother. Stop iggin' me; I gotta study. [Auburn University-Montgomery, Montgomery, AL

I guess (int)

 

Whatever; yeah right; if you say so. You wanna see a flick? I guess. [Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

ill

 

1. (adj)  Dope or butters.   That disc is ill. 2. (int) A reply to a sarcastic remark; as if. You got an A? Ill. [St.Francis College, Brookyln Heights, NY]

I'm loving it! (phr)

 

It's great; it couldn't be better. That orange shirt; I'm loving it! [University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1998]

I'm so sure (phr; int )

 

Used to express the feeling of shock or unbelievability. Also used to express something that was not supposed to happen. I'm so sure he called me and asked me to come over!! I'm so sure she's talking shit about you to me! I'm so sure!! [West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhanon, WV, 1998]

I'm straight (phr)

 

I'm fine; I'm set. Usually said when asked a question like do you want some more of a beverage, food, or something being given to you. Do you want some more soda? Na I'm straight. [[Catonsville Community College, Baltimore, MD, 1998]

In bed, nakkid, in the biblical sence. . . . whoa!! (phr)

 

To be said after any comment by another person to incriminate them.Person #1: I saw this really fly chic at the mall today! Person #2 (or rest of group in unison): In bed, nakkid, in the biblical sence!?....whoa! [Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA, 1998]

instagate (v)

 

To cause a fight. If they don't leave me alone, I'm gonna instagate. [Western Oklahoma State College, Altus, OK]

instagater (noun)

 

The person who causes a fight. I heard Jordan was the instagater on that one. [Western Oklahoma State College, Altus, OK]

internship in da white house (n) 

 

Anal sex.  Wanna intership in da white house? [University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario] 

in the cuts (phr)

 

Anywhere far away and obscure from where you are. Usually it's somewhere very narrow, like an alley, or somewhere with a lot of vegetation, like bushes or a field. My car broke down in the cuts yesterday. [Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA]

in the hizou (adj) 

 

In agreement; going along. I'm in the hizou for goin' to the movies. [SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY] 

ish (n)

 

Something very bad; shit. There is some major ish going on here. [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999]

issues (n) (see, have issues)

 

Problems.  That girl got a lot of issues. [Centre College, Danville, KY; Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 1997]

It ain't nothing but a chicken wing (phr)

 

It doesn't bother me. Your ex-boyfriend is dating that hoe. It ain't nothing but a chicken wing. [University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 1998]

It's all gravy baby (phr)

 

Everything is okay. It's all good. Are you mad at me? Naw, it's all gravy baby! [Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, 1999]

It's all maple syrup (phr)

 

Intended as a mockery of the apathetic phrase, "it's all good." It shows how petty the original phrase is. A term of "hip" social hypocracy, used by (would be) activists. You got 24 units? It's all maple syrup! [University of Seattle, Seattle WA] 

I.T.Z. (adj)

 

In the Zone; doing well; performing well. You're always I.T.Z.. [East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 1998]

I was all (phr)

 

In the process of action.  I was all getting ready to study and then she came over to party. [California State University, Hayward, Hayward, CA

izzie (voc; n)

 

A friend; usually used to replace a name. Hey izzie, where ya goin'? [Barton College, Wilson, NC


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