Slang of the Week: chicken
Poor George stayed at home every Saturday night because he was too chicken
to ask a girl out.
"I've been looking at a Bentley; I go and visit and pet it, but I'm
-Comedian Cedric the Entertainer, talking about his fear of spending money
Chicken is usually a children's insult. For more emphasis, you
can say chickenshit, as either a noun or an adjective. However,
chicken by itself isn't just for little kids. Teenagers (and other people
who don't value their lives) sometimes play chicken. In this game,
two cars drive quickly toward each other. The car that changes its path
first to avoid a collision is the chicken. Of course, if neither
driver chickens out (quits because of fear), then they both buy
it (die or suffer serious injuries).
What's new at Slang City?
In ASK AC,
Guyx asks for help with slang heard on Friends. "I have tried every
dictionary I have without any success." Can AC help? Click and find
Announcing the new Slang City Bookstore!
We now offer great books on slang through Amazon.com. This month's pick:
English as a Second F*cking Language. This book explains body parts, sex
acts and bad words with funny examples and detailed discussions of the
differences between words like poontang and muff.